#BlackGirlMagic: First African-American Woman Named FDNY Deputy Chief

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This week, Tonya Boyd, a 21- year veteran with the FDNY (New York City Fire Department), made history, becoming the first Black woman to be named deputy chief. “After hearing about the promotion, I couldn’t believe it. I feel like 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

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

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

#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

Black Girl Magic: NCCU to Award First Doctoral Degrees in 53 Years Today

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  North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will award its first cohort of doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in integrated biosciences in more than 50 years at the Graduate and Professional Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 12, at 3 p.m. in McDougald-McLendon Arena, Read more

Black Girl Magic: LSU Asst. Professor Uses Technology to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

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An assistant professor in the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  LaVonda Brown, is said to have discovered a way to predict Alzheimer’s Disease through technology. Brown  came to LSU earlier this year, but through her work for the Emory Read more

More Black Girl Magic: 9 Women Elected Judges in Jefferson County 

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More Black Girl Magic in the news! In Jefferson County Alabama nine Black women were elected district and circuit court judges. Javan Patton, Debra Bennett Winston, Shera Craig Grant, Nakita “Niki” Perryman Blocton, Tamara Harris Johnson, Elisabeth French, Agnes Chappell, Read more

Black Sisterhood: Tracee Ellis Ross Salutes Solange & Her Talents 

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Tracee Ellis-Ross took to Instagram to commend Solange and her talents following Solange’s appearance on Saturday Night Live last night. @traceeellisross: @saintrecords so excited about what you are sharing with the world. You are wonderful. #Solange #SNL #SeatAtTheTable While the Read more

3 Things You Don’t Do When Getting Your Life Together

I declined an invitation to a get together recently, with the reason of “I’m trying to get my life together.” I had given it much thought as to why I was not planning to attend, and while I had plenty Read more

Solange Shares Back Story of “Cranes” 

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​​ Solange took to Instagram not long ago to share her story of how “Cranes In The Sky came about. “@saintrecords: Timing. I wrote “Cranes in The Sky” 8 years ago It was 8 years ago @raphael_saadiq handed me a Read more