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

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