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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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Top African American Female Executive Launches Contest To Help Women/Girls Of Color Entrepreneurs

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Top African American Female Executive Launches Contest To Help Women/Girls Of Color Entrepreneurs

 Photo via: TOFi International  Tamla Oates-Forney lives by the motto: “To whom much is given, much shall be required.” She was raised by a single mother, graduated as a first-generation college student and went on to become a Vice President of Human Resources for one of the world’s most admired companies, General Electric. As the highest ranking African American female executive in a company with over 300,000 employees, Oates-Forney’s roles have included leading diversity and inclusion, human resources leader for GE Africa, and most recently leading the Human Resources Department for an $11 billion global business with over 43,000 employees...

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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 Love: Couple Recreates Barack & Michelle Obama's Sweetest Moments For Their Engagement Shoot

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Black Love: Couple Recreates Barack & Michelle Obama's Sweetest Moments For Their Engagement Shoot

Photo credit: Pete Souza  When we think of the epitome of Black love and real relationship goals, Barack and Michelle Obama are one of the first couples that come to mind. Their beautiful marriage has inspired a nation, and now, a Cleveland couple's engagement photo shoot.  In honoring the Obamas' and their own love, Cassi Pittman and her fiancé Adam decided to recreate the former President and First Lady's most romantic photos for their shoot. The couple initially requested only one Obama-inspired photo, but their wedding planner, Covesa Kelly, had a bigger vision in mind.  "I miss the Obamas SO much that when our bride and...

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Maggie Lena Walker: Richmond Honors First Woman Bank President With Memorial Statue

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Maggie Lena Walker: Richmond Honors First Woman Bank President With Memorial Statue

Photo courtesy of The National Museum of American History On Saturday, the city of Richmond, Virginia honored the legacy of one of its own when it unveiled a monument of pioneering African American businesswoman Maggie Lena Walker on what would have been her 153rd birthday. During her lifetime, Walker blazed her own trail as the first woman in the U.S. to found and lead a bank.  By 1930, Walker's St. Luke Penny Savings Bank merged with two other Black owned banks and was re-named the Consolidated Bank and Trust Company. It was once the oldest-surviving Black bank in the nation, until it was acquired...

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