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

The Latest Findings of #BlackGirlMagic Revealed in New Special Nielsen Report

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Yesterday Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen, Cheryl Grace and Congresswoman Maxine Waters released the findings of African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic, a special installment in the Nielsen Report Diverse Intelligence series, at the Read more

Local Business Ensures Women Are Making Time For Themselves To Be a Priority

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Contact: Tekeya Priester Telephone:  (678) 948-7472 Email: info@notjustagetaway.com Website: http://www.notjustagetaway.com LOCAL BUSINESS ENSURES WOMEN ARE MAKING TIME FOR THEMSELVES TO BE A PRIORITY Empower. Motivate. Balance. Atlanta, GA (September 20, 2017)- Between summer ending, going back to school, and all Read more

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

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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

The New Tech Tracking Police Interactions, the Raheem.ai Chatbox

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As of today, there has been 848 police involved shootings and/or police involved deaths, which is in part why Brandon Anderson created the Raheem.ai chatbox. Raheem.ai tracks people’s interactions with the police, allowing them to leave a review the way Read more

#FancysThoughts: The Conversations Keneeka Jenkins’s Death is Sparking

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By now we all have heard of the unfortunate death of Keneeka Jenkins, the 19-year old, who according to the Chicago police, died over the weekend after “accidentally walking into a freezer”. While most of us agree that we don’t 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

#FTDOAD: 2 Events to Attend With Me This Weekend

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Attending events can be a business investment for your professional growth when you attend the right ones. I know Hurricane Harvey is this weekend, but if you can get out and attend some events this weekend, may I suggest you Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Integrity in Business

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The other day Jarmel and I were on a call, sharing our thoughts on the magazine. I think I was expressing my disappointment with some numbers and Jarmel says, “but that is one thing about us, if we say we 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

#FancysThoughts: Being a Mom Again

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Being a mom again, I know that phrase may sound a little crazy, but that is the only way I know how to describe this current phase of my life. If you are a new expecting mom, I suppose the 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

Exclusive Interview with Actor Mamoudou Athie

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MJ: Tell me about your new role in Patti Cake$? What do you think the viewers will say right after they leave the theater? Athie: I play a young man that calls himself Bastare who is a very musical person, Read more

#FancysThoughts: That Time Jermichael Finley Forgot He IS Black

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Earlier this week, former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley took to Twitter to share his disgruntled thoughts on Black players speaking on social injustice and politics, and his wife, who is white politely shut him down. In his Read more

BlackGirlMagic: La’Porsha Renea Selects Teen MUA From Hometown For Glam Squad

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While riots and rallies covered the news last weekend, one teenager in McComb, MS was being presented with a huge opportunity. 17-year old Takedra Wagner is now the official makeup artist of American Idol’s star La’Porsha Renea. Wagner first met Read more

National Relaxation Day

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Did you know stress is linked to six chronic illnesses?  According to American Psychological Association stress can lead to heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide, which is why it is important to have days Read more

City of New Orleans First Stop For SwagHer Magazine’s Cover Shoot & Head Shot Party

Local Urban Magazine Opens Cover Shoot to New Orleans Residents and Other Black Owned Businesses New Orleans, LA (August 15, 2017)-SwagHer Magazine will host their Cover Shoot & Head Shot party at NOLA Spaces in New Orleans, LA August 20, 2017. 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