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Germaine Bolds-Leftridge is the CEO of GBL Sales Inc., a Maryland-based business that sells and markets health and beauty aids in the Northeastern and Southeastern markets. Bolds-Leftridge, who has been in the beauty industry since 1984, also the founder of  Ubiquitous Women’s Expo, the largest event in Washington, D.C., dedicated to empowering, uplifting and inspiring…

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  Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, up-and-coming female hip-hop artist Kiara Simone showcases her unique style and flow to solidify her position in the new wave of rap music. Kickstarting her career by interning at a local recording studio, the driven MC was able to form significant relationships within the industry. Through these connections,…

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Last week, the National Council of Negro Women Inc. hosted its inaugural GirlTech at its national headquarters located at 633 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., in Washington, D.C. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., the organization’s seventh president and chairwoman of the board, opened and closed GirlTech with powerful remarks that not only addressed the importance of “herstory” recognizing…

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Millennial serial entrepreneur, diversity champion and award-winning executive Natalie Madeira Cofield will deliver the keynote address at the National Council of Negro Women’s first GirlTech event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. GirlTech will bring together successful female leaders in technology and telecommunications to provide young women of color with an opportunity to obtain career guidance and mentorship. The event…

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This fall, Black Restaurant Week is headed to the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. will join Houston, New Orleans, and Philadelphia as cities on the Black Restaurant Week stop list. Black Restaurant Week celebrates Black talent in the food industry in various cities. DMV Black Restaurant Week was established by partners Tate Erinn Tucker, a professor for…

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The best time of day is when the clock strikes 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. You run out of your employers’ office so fast, just to hit up a happy hour and go home to pregame for the weekend festivities. Now, happy hours and weekend entertainment are a nice finale after a grueling work week,…

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Summer Spirit Festival this year hosted by Mike Epps, which is held every year at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., is home to some of the legends in the music industry, as well as some emerging and local artists. Black Alley, which is a native band of the DMV area, took the stage to perform their singles…

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