May 2020

Barack Obama to deliver online national commencement address

This year due to high school and college graduation ceremonies around the country being canceled because of Covid-19, commencement ceremonies, a long cherished rites of passage celebrations signaling the beginning of a new chapter of life, have taken on a new normal. With no commencement speakers, this year former president Barack Obama is among the …

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OWN’s Premiers New series “Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant”

OWN’s new series “Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant,” is premiering this Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. This week’s premiere episode will feature Oprah Winfrey and Bebe Winans.  Executive Produced and hosted by popular inspirational life coach and star of OWN’s hit series “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” Iyanla Vanzant offers guidance on how to …

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Covid-19: Essence Study Reveals Key Insights on the Lives of Black Women

May 14, 2020 (New York, N.Y.)— While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the nation in varying degrees, it is having a major impact on the daily lives of Black women.  ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company serving Black women and communities, today released research findings from its Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women study.  This first comprehensive …

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Women in Business: Meet Alexis Hodges, Founder of Natural State of Mind Essentials

 Meet the creative entrepreneur Alexis Hodges behind organic handmade skincare brand ‘Natural State of Mind Essentials’. Alexis is not the ordinary entrepreneur having to overcome obstacles of sickness which resorted to her spending a large amount of time in hospital. Not afraid to let others know she is a survivor of Crohn’s Disease which is …

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Nicholas Johnson, becomes the First Black Valedictorian in Princeton’s 274-Year History ⁦

Princeton University has named its first black valedictorian in the school’s 274-year history. According to their press release, Nicholas Johnson, an operations research and financial engineering from concentrator from Montreal, has been named valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2020. Grace Sommers, a concentrator from Bridgewater, New Jersey, has been named the Latin salutatorian. Johnson told The New …

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Arturo Schomburg’s Unknown Black Cookbook Inspired by Black Ingenuity in the Kitchen

Imagine being told as a child in late 19th century Puerto Rico, that Black people had no history, no heroes, no memorable contributions. Like many Black and Brown folks, Arturo Schomburg recalls being told this all too well, and in his case, by his 5th grade teacher.  The remarks coming from the “so called” educator …

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