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For Black women, hair has always been a form of true expression and for Kelis, this rings true even more. From bold color to sleek cuts and everything in between, the singer-songwriter has always been innovative and expressive with her beauty. Now cutting the international symbol of Black power, a fist, into her hair, the…

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Cherri Gregg is the community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio, where she reports on social justice and civil rights issues, for both radio and television. Gregg is a graduate of Boston University, Howard University Law School and Temple University’s Klein School of Media and Communication. As a licensed attorney, she provides legal analysis and coverage…

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Chicago 300 Black Women is an organization that empowers thousands of African Amerian women from Chicagoland and surrounding areas.  The organization’s leadership has recently decided to establish chapters in Atlanta, Texas, Arizona and Washington, D.C., with more cities to come. Every year, C3BW hosts an annual gala to honor Black women of purpose who are…

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Applemania Cook Bradford is a passionate educator, a charismatic leader, an innovator wife, and mother. The Florida native is a two-time alumna of Florida A&M University. Over the past eight years as an educator in the Rockdale County School District in Georgia, she has been dedicated to cultivating, empowering and serving her academic community. Bradford is currently a doctoral candidate pursuing a…

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Detroit native Andre L. Johnson is president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Recovery Project, a multi-service nonprofit that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s recovery community. Such services include GED preparation; 12-step support groups; housing assistance; job readiness and employment assistance; and HIV prevention, testing and counseling services. Since its…

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In honor of National Recovery Month, Detroit Recovery Project Inc. is hosting the Black Men’s Healing Conference: Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic on Friday, Sept. 14, in Detroit. “We’re just trying to have a real conversation and increase awareness with the brothers. Everything starts and ends with your health and taking care of your health,” said Andre Johnson, president…

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Father and community advocate Robert Shakhan is a recovery coach for the Detroit Recovery Project Inc. His passion is bringing healing to people who have experienced trauma or severe life stressors due to drug addiction. As a certified drug and alcohol counselor, Shakhan is trained in treatment, recovery support and relapse prevention. He will be one…

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Lawrence Kenyatta has dedicated his life to working in the field of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. Having witnessed the devastation that drug abuse has caused his community, he advocates and educates individuals across the state of Michigan about the consequences of substance abuse. He is executive producer of two documentaries, Fratricide I and Fratricide…

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Amber Lewis is making power moves. As the head of digital and social media for Detroit, she creates the narrative for one of the biggest metropolitan cities in the U.S. If there’s newsworthy content happening in the Motor City, she’s the go-to person for communication and transparency. How did you get the position as the head…

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Over the weekend, this writer had the pleasure of attending the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in sunny Phoenix. This three-day conference was dedicated to corporate women on the move who are ready to embrace their power, position themselves for greatness and become leaders in their companies. From candid conversations to powerful panels and…

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This past weekend, Ladies Who Brunch hosted The Connect: Business, Bubbles, and Brunch. Ladies Who Brunch is well known for having successful and experienced speakers like Myleik Teele (CEO of CurlBox), Toya Wright (author and founder of Garb Boutique), Claire Sulmers (founder of Fashion Bomb Daily), Necole Kane (entertainment and lifestyle blogger), and many more…

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Pynk Mogul is a remarkable umbrella company for products and events that are geared toward empowering women. Following a master brand architecture, Pynk Mogul is comprised of the Pynk Mogul travel group, the Pynk Mogul subscription box, image consulting, personal branding and Pynk Mogul philanthropy. It was created by a female dreamer Courtney Mone’t Randolph…

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