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DJ Niena Drake talks her skill and passion for music

At first glance, you would think Niena Drake is a model — her beauty is a statement. What you may or may not be aware of is that she is one of the most prolific, ...
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New President News | Katy Perry Rocks Patriotic Look To ...

Katy Perry rocked a star-spangled look while hosting a Get Out The Vote concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that was perfectly patriotic! The “Rise” singer wore a custom Prabal Gurung creation on Saturday that riffed on ...
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “Beyoncé’s Type of Feminism Is Not Mine”

Before Beyoncé used a snippet of a TED Talk from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for her hit song “***Flawless” in 2013, Adichie was an acclaimed author. She’d already published Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, ...
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First Black Woman Comic Book Store Owner Will Appear on ...

To our knowledge, Ariell Johnson is the only Black woman currently running a comic book store on the East Coast. She owns Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, and now she’s just made another stride ...
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Serena and Venus Williams Set to Open a Community Center ...

Serena and Venus Williams’ rise to the top tennis began on the courts of their hometown of Compton, California, and now the champions are going to give back to the community they came from.  They ...
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Empowered | The Rebirth of The Colored Girl Campaign

Last month, we were introduced with to the melanin magic that is The Colored Girl. It caught like wildfire over social media and we fell in love with the alllllll the beautiful shades that were ...
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Werk, Pray, Slay Weekend Promotes Women’s Empowerment And Networking

Empowered by the success of her inaugural conference and book release Werk 101, a year ago, Koereyelle DuBose returns with Werk, Pray, Slay weekend. After encouraging herself and other women to become better women and wives, ...
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Tech | Entrepreneur Angela Benton On How Cancer Changed Her ...

Angela Benton has made a lot of changes over the last few months. She’s traded in San Francisco’s Sillicon Valley, a place that she called home for over five years while building her company NewMe ...
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How Kerry Washington’s Purse Is A Conversation Starter on Domestic ...

Kerry Washington may not have ever experienced domestic violence, but that doesn’t mean she can’t use her voice or her celebrity powers to continue the conversation–especially when it’s a subject that’s been hushed for too ...
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Cynthia Addai-Robinson tells how her shy personality is a bonus ...

DC Comics and gladiator fans have grown to love Cynthia Addai-Robinson. The English-born actress did a stint as Amanda Waller on the CW’s “Arrow” before she was surprisingly killed off the show. She also portrayed the ...
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Empowered Couple | Created The “Eric R Beverly Family Foundation” ...

Click Here To Donate I recently attended my 25th class reunion and afterwards I thought of those who couldn’t make it for various reasons. One of those people happened to be a dear friend in ...
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Music exec Jennifer Drake reflects on career highlight: Signing Kendrick ...

Music Exec Jennifer Drake surrounded by her industry friends and colleagues, including Kendrick Lamar, Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Sean Diddy Combs and 2 Chainz – (Photo Courtesy Jennifer Drake) Chances are, if you’re in the music ...