Louisiana Ranked As 2nd Highest State For At-Risk Youth

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Louisiana ranked second as the highest state with at risk youth. Mississippi ranked first. An at risk youth is one less likely to transition successfully into adulthood due to growing up in unstable homes or lacking positive role models. When Read more

Prince William County Donates to Help Save Historic African-American Neighborhood

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 The Alliance to Save Carver Road welcomed a $30,000 donation by Prince William County to support a legal challenge to a planned Dominion Energy power line in the Haymarket, Va., area that would serve an Amazon data center yesterday.   Read more

#BlackGirlMagic: The Phillips Sisters

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Meet sisters Layla and Roxy Phillips, the six year old and four year-old Black girl golfers, who are being compared to Venus and Serena Williams. Layla just placed at the Southern California PGA drive, chip, and putt competition. The sisters 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:

ASCAP Awards Recap w/ MJ

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  Notorious B.I.G, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis were all honored at this year’s ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards. @MJThatMediaGurl was on the carpet to get interviews. Check them out 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

BLACK GIRLS VIEWED AS LESS INNOCENT THAN WHITE GIRLS, GEORGETOWN LAW RESEARCH FINDS

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First study focused on “adultification” of black girls shows significant bias toward girls starting at age 5, younger than in previous research on black boys A groundbreaking study released today by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality finds that Read more

IWE Festival a Gumbo of BR’s Best

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  Earlier this month we attended the IWE Festival on the bluffs at Southern University A&M’s campus. An initiative of Councilwoman Erikah L. Green of District 5 to stimulate unity and economic growth within the North Baton Rouge community. This Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Gaining the Edge Event Recap

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Last month Gaining the Edge hosted its first business conference at the Municipal Center in Baker, Louisiana. The free event focused on four major sectors of business, human resources, finance, marketing, and legal. Speakers included the following: Welcome- LaTania Anderson Read more

Blog & Brunch a CB Experience Recap

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Blog and Brunch a CB Experience presented by Ceesay Banjul was the ultimate chance to celebrate culinary art, up-to-the-minute high fashion, and the joys of being a stylish and empowered woman. Walking up to the reserved, private event art Gallery 43 Read more

The Root of the Issue: Self Worth

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Recently, it appears that our youth are under attack! There seems to be an excessive amount of pressure on them especially concerning school. Among school pressure, the youth struggle to grasp the concept of self-worth and love that seemingly has Read more

Blueprints & Brunch Workshop On the Menu This Weekend

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” – Proverbs 29:18 There is a new vision book workshop happening in Atlanta. Blueprints & Brunch Workshop will be hosted in part by Oasis Media Solutions. Learn more about Blueprints & Brunch Read more

2017 AAMBC AWARDS WILL HONOR ACCLAIMED POET NIKKI GIOVANNI

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(Atlanta, GA) The ninth annual AAMBC Literary Awards will be held in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The featured highlight is the Maya Angelou Lifetime achievement award being presented to acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni. AAMBC creator Tamika Newhouse Read more

X-Posed: Domestic Violence

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  Domestic violence is an epidemic that is grossly spreading all over the world at alarming rates.  The local news of every city in the country reports weekly, if not daily, of this horrific abuse.  The Center for Disease Control Read more

WBEA DARES WOMEN TO BE DIFFERENT AT ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO AND MATCHMAKING

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The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) is gearing up for their 2017 Annual Business Expo and Matchmaking Event. Embracing the quote from Fashion Icon Coco Chanel – “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”; this year’s theme Read more

19th Child of 21 Who Became First Of His Generation to Graduate From College,Shares His Story and Insight for Busy Parents

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Paul Lamar Hunter is the author of No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child, an autobiography about how he was reared in a family of 21 children but went on to beat the odds and be the Read more

Author Spotlight: Ty A. Patterson

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Ty A. Patterson is a writer, motivational speaker, entertainer and entrepreneur. Her first book entitled “Southern Jewel: The Elements Within” was released in 2014. She is the owner of the home décor shop Phenomenal Gifts and creator of Pretty Personality Ministries, which Read more

Author Spotlight: Anika Martin

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    Our author spotlight  today, Anika Ennett (Martin), was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in the Mt. Airy and Germantown sections of the city. Anika has had the opportunity to travel a little, living in Norfolk, VA Read more

Event Recap: “Traces of Her Lipstick”

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On Saturday, October 29th, at the Balzer Theater, in downtown Atlanta, Book Publisher and Playwright – Ardre Orie presented her newest episodic stage play, Lipstick Monologues: Traces of Her Lipstick, in front of a sold out audience. Traces of Her Lipstick, was Read more