#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

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

Author Spotlight: The Shoe Fetish Movement

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  The Shoe Fetish Movement began with the publication of the fiction series “Shoe Fetish”.  The authors, Sharon Bennett and Bea Moore, quickly recognized the need to expand the conversations after hearing from their readers and through intimate discussions. Thus, Read more

City of New Orleans Urge Residents to Move Vehicles to High Ground

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NEW ORLEANS—Last night, the Sewerage & Water Board lost service to one of its power turbines, which provides power to a majority of the City’s pumping stations serving the East Bank of New Orleans. As a result, the system’s capacity to drain storm 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

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

“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