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Unita Blackwell, Civil Rights Activist and First Black Woman Elected ...

Unita Blackwell spent her life fighting for civil rights of Black Mississippians and decades after her last crusade, she has died at age 86. Cynthia Goodloe Palmer, executive director of Mississippi Veterans of the Civil Rights ...
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Michelle Obama: It’s Up to Us as Mothers to Give ...

My mother is a woman who chooses her words carefully. She’ll sometimes speak in clipped sentences, her wisdom packed into short bursts and punctuated with an infectious smile or a wry laugh. It’s a style ...
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‘Big Day For the Culture’: Rihanna Becomes First Black Woman ...

“A big day for the culture.” That’s how Rihanna described the news that her Fenty line will be a part of the French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The partnership makes Rihanna the first ...
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Tech: National Council of Negro Women’s GirlTech is focused on ...

In focusing on its future, The National Council of Negro Women is cognizant of the ever-evolving digital world. Under its “Four for the Future” programmatic platform, the organization has curated GirlTech, an annual convening of ...
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Mariah Carey Receives the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard ...

Mariah Carey received the Icon Award at  the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Before accepting the honor, Mimi took to the stage to perform a medley of her new single “A No No” and several of ...
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She Deserves! Regina King Lands Multi-Year Deal with Netflix

Regina King is taking her talents to Netflix. The Oscar-winning actress signed a first-look deal with the streaming platform. Her Royal Ties production company will produce both series and movies for Netflix over several years. ...
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Sylvia Rhone Promoted to Chairman & CEO of Epic Records

Sony Music Entertainment today announced the promotion of Sylvia Rhone to Chairman and CEO of Epic Records. According to the announcement, in this role, Rhone will report to Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. She will lead the overall creative direction ...
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ASHANTI, CIARA & H.E.R. TO HONOR MOMS AT VH1’S ‘DEAR ...

VH1 today announced its annual “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom” will premiere on Monday, May 6th at 10PM ET/PT.  Grammy Award®-winning artists Ashanti and MTV Push Artist H.E.R. will perform and pay tribute to their mothers who have shaped their success. Ciara, on behalf of #SeeHer, will honor ...
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Oprah Winfrey Considers Second All-Girls School Location in U.S.

Oprah Winfrey founded her all-girls South African leadership academy in 2007 and more than 10 years later, she’s admitting she is considering opening an all-girls school in America. Winfrey made the revelation during “Between the Scenes,” ...
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Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first gay and first black ...

Voters in Chicago on Tuesday elected former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot to become their next mayor, making Chicago the largest city to elect an African-American woman as its top elected official. With votes in 95% ...
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Michael Brown’s Mother Making Run for Ferguson City Council

Michael Brown’s mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son’s death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council. Lesley McSpadden, 39, is among three candidates running ...
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Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall Is the First African-American Female CEO ...

It’s a ‘Woman’s’ world now! Meet the new leader of the Dallas Mavericks. Cynthia Marshall is blazing her own trail as the first African-American female CEO of an NBA Team. She’s up for the challenge ...