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

3 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend F*N Funny Tonight in BR

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If you are in the Baton Rouge area and looking for a way to unwind before the weekend, Tony King is hosting FN Funny Comedy shows this evening. The FN FUNNY Comedy Series is the premiere entertainment experience in the Read more

2nd Annual “Insecure” Block Party Recap

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Everyone is anticipating the new season of the hit HBO show “Insecure” created by leaded actress Issa Rae. During the 2nd Annual Insecure Block Party, we got the opportunity to experience where a lot of the scenes are filmed in the streets in Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Kim Cross

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  Kim Cross is a small business owner who works for people with skin sensitivities by handcrafting natural goat’s milk soaps, lotions, and 100% soy candles.  Having struggled with psoriasis for 20 years, Kim knows first-hand how problematic it can Read more

Celebs Play Black Card Revoked at McDonald’s 365 Black Awards

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MJ plays Black Card Revoked with celebs such as Timon Durrett and Jessie Usher at the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards. Watch below. Share this:

#BeTheGlow Essence Festival 2017 Recap

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#BeTheGlow was a multi-faceted activation at Essence Festival 2017 highlighting various artists, performers, and influencers within the African American community.  AT&T’s #BeTheGlow campaign is dedicated to shining a glowing light on the people and ideas driving black culture forward. The Read more

Essence Festival 2017 Recap w/ Celeb Interviews

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MJ sits down with  MC Lyte, India.Arie, Tank, and State Representative Maxine Waters (or Auntie Maxine as we affectionately think of her) at Essence Festival 2017. View interview below. Submitted by Mercedes “MJ” Jackson. Share this:

Women Mean Business Expo & Conference

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(NEW ORLEANS) – The fourth annual “Women Mean Business Expo & Conference,” themed this year as “Behind Every Successful Woman is Herself,” will feature several notable New Orleans women business owners and community leaders, uniting Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the Read more

Pamela Elizabeth: Female Entrepreneur & Restaurateur

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  Pamela is the founder of 7 vegan/kosher restaurants in New York City and 1 NY-based but national dairy-free chocolate shop called Cocoa V. Pamela is a major animal activist and all of her ventures are rooted in the foundation to empower Read more

R&B Artist Sammie on His Grown Man Ish…

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Real music lovers know often times when a good artist makes listeners wait on a new project, when their work is ready, they are going to bring the heat. In this case, that artist would be Sammie. I was in Read more

Black Restaurant Week Expands to Atlanta, GA

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Black Restaurant Week (BRW), originally created in Houston, TX, is expanding to Atlanta! BRW will kick off its Inaugural Annual Summer Culinary Series, in the city of Atlanta, Georgia July 31- August 13, 2017. Due to the huge success of Read more

On the Red Carpet @ the BET Awards w/ MJ ThatMediaGurl

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MJ attended the BET Awards last week and caught up with celebs from the likes of Mack Wilds to Loni Love to Irv Gotti and more. Watch below. Submitted by Mercedes “MJ” Jackson. Follow her at @mjthatmediagurl. Styled by @thelifestyleassitant Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Stephanie Brown Kegler

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Stephanie Brown Kegler is the founder of Dancing Without Sin Fitness, LLC. Stephanie’s passion for fitness started when she recognized people who exercised on a regular hardly ever got sick.  The fitness industry was so much fun for her because Read more