The Baton Rouge Natural Hair Expo Returns Bigger & Better

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Baton Rouge, LA (November 17, 2017) – The Baton Natural Hair Expo returns to the city Sunday at The Belle of Baton Rouge. This time the event will feature a new component to the expo called the Stylist Corner. The Read more

Jeff Sessions at a Loss for Words on Issues Impacting African-Americans

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During his hearing today, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III completely fumbled his answers to questioning on his department’s treatment of African-Americans, specifically in regard to black representation at the DOJ’s senior levels and a heinous FBI report on so-called “black identity Read more

Monday Morning Motivation: Stand in Your Truth

Greetings, Happy Monday! Whenever I have a speaking engagement, I always worry if my subject matter is too “real”, because I’m not a faith based speaker. Like my writing, when I speak, I draw from my life experiences and struggles. Read more

The National Black Programming Consortium Is Now Black Public Media

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The National Black Programming Consortium is Black Public Media (BPM). The 38-year-old media arts institution, the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has changed its name and relaunched its website, blackpublicmedia.org, a resource for independent producers and Read more

BET LAUNCHES NEW BINGEWORTHY DIGITAL SCRIPTED SERIES ‘BROOKLYN.BLUE.SKY.’

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THE EIGHT EPISODE WEB SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON BET.COM BROOKLYN.BLUE.SKY. IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE BEST WEB SERIES AWARD PRESENTED BY XFINITY AT THE 2017 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AND BEST WEBISODE AT THE 2017 BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL NEW Read more

Justice for Lai Dai Han

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Allegations are continuing to emerge that during the Vietnam War a number of Vietnamese women suffered sexual exploitation at the hands of some of the South Korean soldiers serving alongside US forces, and that as a result, many of these Read more

5 Benefits of a Social Media Fast

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Greetings, I took a social media fast over the weekend. While it seems like I just took one while in the hospital earlier last month, this one felt just as long overdue. The more I learn and realize about people Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Kijafa

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Kijafa is an American R&B recording artist, songwriter and businesswoman, who has been known to dance, rap and freestyle during live performances. Kijafa’s gift was recognized at a young age, and her roots in gospel music have done her justice Read more

So Chrisette Michele Connected with Roland Martin After All

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CHRISETTE MICHELE SPEAKS OUT WITH ROLAND MARTIN IN FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE HER INAUGURATION PERFORMANCE. SHARES ON THE BACKLASH, HER PERSONAL LOSS AND HER NEXT MOVE! If you missed today’s episode of  NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, you missed an exclusive interview with Chrisette Michele! Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Dr. Turnera Croom

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An ardent animal lover and advocate, Dr. Turnera Croom is blazing a trail by tapping her life’s work and 3D printing technology to teach others about the fascinating field of veterinary medicine and careers in animal science. As the Founder Read more

3 Benefits of Pageantry According to Miss Black America Coed 2018

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Pageantry has been around for over a century, but it is growing more popular within the Black community. Within the past few months, I know I have discovered at least six. As a child, pageants were so beautiful, but something Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Shanta Judge

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Shanta Judge, the owner of FabWraps, is a native of Jacksonville, NC. She moved from Jacksonville to Charlotte in 1999 and attended American Business and Fashion Institute. With a major in Fashion Merchandising, it was at AB&F, she had the Read more

CFPB Action On Payday Lending Will Help Louisiana Families

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New CFPB Payday Lending Rule Will Reduce Abuses; State Protections Remain Crucial A 36% Usury Cap Would Keep Loan Sharks at Bay BATON ROUGE and NEW ORLEANS — A new rule released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Deneka Vallius

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Deneka Vallius is the owner of online boutique, KoKo Kouture, which prides itself on bringing quality fashion to women at affordable prices. Vallius is a native of New Orleans, LA and first generation Haitian- American, who opened her boutique almost a Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Charity A. Jones

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Today’s Wonder Woman is the Executive Director of Lighthouse Community Development, Charity A. Jones. Jones grew up in a local rural church in Mendenhall MS. She was very active in the youth group and their ministry leadership development program.  She Read more

Louisiana State Rep. Ted James Says Colleague Havard’s Call for New Orleans Saints Budget Cuts Doesn’t Make “Cents”

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Louisiana State Representative, Ted James replied to State Representative Kenny Havard’s call to cut funds for the New Orleans Saints yesterday. On Monday, Havard stated that he wants “to cut millions in state tax dollars, exemptions and credits allocated to Read more

J. Cole Shares Blueprint For Boycotting the NFL Via Twitter

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Many of us watched yesterday to see how things would unfold during the NFL games after Trump’s “sons of b******”  remark, and it was a beautiful thing to see so many of the players taking a knee, in spite of Read more

#FancysThoughts: This Journalist’s Tweet Just Broke Down Trump’s Perspective of Black Athletes

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First let me say, I am so proud of the Black athletes like, Steph Curry and Lebron James, who have spoken out since Trump made his comment about firing the players who kneel. I love it.  I don’t follow sports Read more

Highlights of “Our Science, Her Magic” Neilsen Report

Highlights of African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic include:   Independent and self-made The African-American woman’s independent mindset is present in her growing confidence, self-awareness and rising income. Black women are not only redefining what it means to be a woman for Read more

Suspect In Custody For “Racially Motivated” Murders in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge currently has a suspect in custody for two possibly “racially motivated killings” that occurred last week. A Baton Rouge news station, reported that there may be someone attacking Black men last Thursday. According to the story, the suspect Read more