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500 Young Men Get On The Spot Jobs Thanks To My Brother’s Keeper Summit

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500 Young Men Get On The Spot Jobs Thanks To My Brother’s Keeper Summit

 Photo credit: Maddie Moree  Former President Barack Obama is keeping his promise of continuing the success and influence of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Last month, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance hosted its "Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit" in Memphis, Tennessee where more than 1,000 young men, between the ages of 16 and 29, had the opportunity to network and interact with potential employers. Photo credit: Maddie Moree  In collaboration with Memphis Office of Youth Services, the Greater Memphis Chamber, Workforce Investment Network, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Police Department, MBK was able to offer...

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How Twitter Just Helped This 23-Year-Old Artist Land A Literary Agent In Less Than 24 Hours

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How Twitter Just Helped This 23-Year-Old Artist Land A Literary Agent In Less Than 24 Hours

Photos via: Twitter/ @artlessjay When 23-year-old artist Natalage Jay Davis reached out to filmmaker Matthew Cherry via Twitter to see if there was any way she could help with his new animated short film "Hair Love", she probably never imagined that it would turn into a life changing opportunity - but it did. Davis was unable to contribute to Cherry's project monetarily, so she offered her talents.  Dear @MatthewACherry, I don't have money, but I'd love to help with Hair Love in any way I can. Sincerely, a young black girl with big hair. pic.twitter.com/JYJsJkKY17 — Jay Davis (@artlessjay) July 16, 2017 While...

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Black Girl Magic Alert: 9-Year-Old Runs Successful Bath Product Line While Maintaining An A Average

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Black Girl Magic Alert: 9-Year-Old Runs Successful Bath Product Line While Maintaining An A Average

All photos via: Lani Boo Bath /Facebook  Nine-year-old Jelani Jones of Fredericksburg, Virginia is proof that success has no age requirement. As the owner of Lani Boo Bath, Jones runs her own successful bath product line that services customers around the country. According to Atlanta Black Star, Jones' inspiration behind the line started after a visit to a local farmers market when her favorite vendor invited her to a class on how to make bath products. After the class, Jones discussed the idea of a starting her own business with her mother and the rest is history. After garnering start-up money for...

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Watch: The First Trailer For Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle In Time' Is Nothing Short Of Amazing

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Watch: The First Trailer For Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle In Time' Is Nothing Short Of Amazing

  Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima / Disney   Ava DuVernay has done it again!  The first trailer for DuVernay's "A Wrinkle In Time" was released on Saturday at the D23 Expo. The Disney project is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 science fiction classic by the same name. Like the book, the film centers on a young girl named Meg Murry (played by newcomer Storm Reid) and her journey through space and time to rescue her scientist father who went missing after working on a top-secret government mission. "The first image I had in my mind was to place a brown girl...

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Michelle Obama Celebrates Malala Day With An Inspiring Message

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Michelle Obama Celebrates Malala Day With An Inspiring Message

Photo credit: Pete Souza / AFP/Getty Images Today, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, turned 20 years old. On her 18th birthday, Malala opened a school for Syrian refugee girls, on her 19th, she visited Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp (the world's largest), and today, on her 20th, Malala is on her world-wide Girl Power Trip advocating for girls' education. To celebrate her special day, another strong advocate for girls' education wrote an inspiring message - our "Forever First Lady" Michelle Obama. Read what Mrs. Obama penned below:   "Twenty years ago today, in a part of Pakistan where women and girls are so...

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