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Since the creation of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” in 1954 at the New York City Ballet, there has never been a Black ballerina in the principal role of Marie — that is until 11-year-old Charlotte Nebres. “To me, it just feels like when I dance I feel free, and I feel empowered. I feel like…

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Larry Scott-Walker is the executive director and co-founder of Transforming HIV Resentments into Victories Everlasting Support Services Inc. Shortly after coming to grips with his sexual orientation, the Baltimore native was introduced to the works of novelist James Baldwin, filmmaker Marlon Riggs and poet Essex Hemphill. Falling in love with their passion, persistence and use of…

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On Dec. 1, 2019, Chief Deputy Melody Maddox will make history as the first female to assume the position of sheriff in DeKalb County, Georgia. She will replace Sheriff Jeff Mann, who retires Nov. 30. The Morris Brown College graduate began her career in law enforcement in 1988 with the Atlanta Police Department. She worked…

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In her 20 year career as a photographic artist, Asia Hamilton cultivated a talent for capturing raw composition as a reflection of her authenticity. The Detroit, Michigan, native specializes in portraits, landscapes and texture photography and curates spaces that allow herself and other Black artists to professionally exhibit their work. She is the founder, director…

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In celebration of the third year of the AT&T Filmmaker Mentorship Program, the black carpet was rolled out on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The event premiered five short films written and directed by 10 of the program’s mentees at Hollywood’s NeueHouse. Notable attendees included screenwriter, producer and actress Lena Waithe, who served as this year’s…

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With homecoming festivities, sports events, house parties and other social activities happening on campuses at historically Black colleges and universities, personal safety is a concern among some female undergraduates. Rolling out asked female students at HBCUs in Atlanta if they are worried about the possibility of sexual assault on campus. “Unfortunately, … sexual assault happens…

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The “Hotties” came out in droves and ready to twerk. Hotties — the name Megan Thee Stallion calls her fanbase — is a term for the “hot boys” and “hot girls” all over the country who love and support Thee Stallion. More than 1,000 hotties turned out for the sold-out All Women Hip-Hop concert on…

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ConocoPhillips has elevated its focus on diversity and inclusion by recruiting students at one of the nation’s public historically Black universities for the company’s information technology, supply chain and finance functions. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production company based on proved reserves, production of liquids and natural gas.…

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Leaders at two of the country’s top companies urged participants at rolling out’s 2019 RIDE Conference to explore and embrace the latest technological advances. In its third year, the RIDE Conference is a skills-building event that brings together innovators and influencers in media, business and tech to share their knowledge and expertise to empower the…

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