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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

Author Spotlight: Bri Jones

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Bri Jones is a professional accountant, mentor, public speaker and creative writer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Slippery Rock University and an MBA from The University of Maryland University College.  For the past 18 years, Ms. Jones has Read more

Master P’s New Day Runner App May Be Bigger Than Uber

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Nationwide — Businessman Percy “Master P” Miller, Marvin Walker, and the Day Runner Technology Team have created an app that’s a game changer for the fast-paced courier and delivery service customer. Day Runner is ready for Wall Street and investors are Read more

The 3 Most Memorable Speeches of Black Girls Rock

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This year’s Black Girls Rock Awards was a night to remember with a room full of black girl magic, their were performances from Indie Arie, Sza, Tasha Cobbs and more. This yearly star studded awards show recognizes Black women in the field Read more

Mom of Special Needs Child Spreads Light on Health Care Flaws & Struggles in America

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  While many of us have volunteered and worked with special needs children and adults in the past, those few hours we spent and felt so good about ourselves after completing,  were exactly that, just a few hours or maybe Read more

Baltimore Begins Removing Confederate Statues Overnight

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Cities and states are acting to move Confederate monuments more quickly after the events of last weekend in Charlottesville, VA. Baltimore, Maryland became the latest city to remove its statues, choosing to do so in the middle of last night. Read more

Event Recap: Women Mean Business Expo

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You know who is really behind every successful woman- herself! According to the National Association of Women Business Owners more than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales as Read more

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Shows the City is Standing in Unity

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Charlottesville’s Vice Mayor Dr. Wesley Bellamy took to Instagram this morning to show, Charlottesville is united and grateful for the ultimate sacrifice that Heather Heyer, the 32-year old paralegal who was killed over the weekend standing against hatred and bigotry. Read more

SIXTH ANNUAL BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 AWARD WINNERS

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Philadelphia, PA —  BlackStar Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the 2017 Festival awards. The Festival, which took place August 3-6  in Philadelphia, was the biggest yet, attracting thousands of film enthusiasts from around the world with multiple sold-out events. Read more

#FancysThoughts: 2 Things I Learned at DWD

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Happy Women’s Day! Today I wanted to take a quick minute and share two things I learned about women at one of Love Le Menu’s Dinner With Divas last month. It had been a while since I attended a dinner, Read more

JUAN R. THOMAS SWORN IN AS 75th PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

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The National Bar Association (NBA), the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges, today inducted Juan R. Thomas, Esq. as the organization’s 75th President.   Thomas, Of Counsel to the Chicago law firm of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., and founder and Read more

What’s Worse Than Equal Pay For Black Women?

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With all the Black girl magic we read about in the news and the National Women’s Business Council reporting that there are currently 1,521,494 Black Women owned businesses, equal pay for Black women should be no big deal. We certainly Read more