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While the majority of 20-somethings are struggling to land a job interview, Entertainment mogul-in-the-making Sammye Scott is effortlessly navigating her way to becoming one of the top women in the music business. In the midst of working to discover music’s newest superstars as an A&R at label giant, Atlantic Records, the Spelman graduate also serves as…

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The world of fashion is fickle, but those who possess a keen understanding of style eternally have a seat at the table of haute couture. Jamaican-American stylist and designer Mike Barnett (Mike B.) represents that select few. While working in fashion wasn’t his go-to career choice, fate had the last laugh. Growing up in Greenburgh, New…

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Running a family business can be fraught with challenges, but for the business partners of Theory Communications, sisters Andrea and Erica Hamilton, it’s been a labor of love. The entrepreneurial duo launched their Atlanta-based firm in 2014, which specializes in public relations, digital marketing, event planning, and lifestyle branding. They have attained a high-profile roster…

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From humble beginnings of singing church hymns in Haines City, Florida, to selling out shows in Hollywood, Sevyn Streeter has shown critics her relentless hustle and why “It Won’t Stop” (the 2013 song and video featuring Chris Brown). The 31-year-old singer-songwriter signed with Atlantic Records in 2012 after departing from girl groups TG4 and RichGirl.…

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The New York edition of Miller Lite’s Tap the Future regional competition was a phenomenal success. “Shark Tank” star Daymond John and Kenny Burns, the SVP of brand development for Combs Enterprises, brought the crowd to their feet when expressing how the Live Pitch tour is changing the lives of aspiring entrepreneurs, one investment at…

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There’s no love comparable to the bond between mother and son, much like the relationship between author Holly Schroeder and her son, Manny, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Manny is unable to speak, so Holly gave him a voice through her most recent literary endeavor — a book she wrote and published in his honor.…

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It was the advent of diversity and the need for inclusion that led to many of the modifications that are occurring in Silicon Valley. Twitter itself needed a few new faces and has elected former vice president of global inclusion and diversity at Motorola, Candi Castleberry-Singleton. She’s replacing Jeffrey Siminoff, who stepped down in February.…

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R&B singer Ricco Barrino is “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino’s older brother. Critics believe he may be taking a step in the wrong direction naming his newest project Fantasia’s Brother but the North Carolina native says there’s a method to the madness. Rolling out spoke with Ricco to discuss his new music project and his…

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Actress and comedian Amanda Seales, formerly known by her stage name Amanda Diva, has discovered the essence of what it truly means to be “funny” but in her own voice, of course. The 36-year-old intellectual will make you laugh and have a “come to Jesus” moment at the same time. Contrary to the hypersexualized route…

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Among the bulk of must-attend events at ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans, this year was Ford’s private press junket brunch spearheaded by Ford’s multicultural communications manager, Raj Register.  The festival sponsor hosted an exclusive dining experience for a hand-selected group of Black journalists representing a portion of the most respected media outlets in the country.…

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The McDonald’s 365 Black Awards show was held Sunday, July 2, at the historic Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans closing out the last day of ESSENCE Fest 2017. Each year, the program recognizes and celebrates African Americans who are excelling in their respective fields and for the first time ever the organization awarded only female…

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Ten years ago, My Black is Beautiful was created by a handful of Black Procter & Gamble associates who represented a small percentage of its corporate infrastructure. The bold bunch stepped out of their nine-to-five setting to advocate for Black women who have continuously been made to feel inferior by society. “I so appreciate this platform…

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