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There is nothing more exciting than a room full of powerful women. This was the case at Odyssey Media’s “In the Black” affair, which was held in Chicago on Sept. 24. The event was created to connect women business owners, entrepreneurs, and professional women in transition with tools and discussion they truly value. The event was…

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Commencement day for the graduates of Disney Dreamers Academy was full of laughter, tears of joy and excitement as 100 Dreamers were armed with knowledge that to take back to their communities. Steve Harvey, Essence magazine’s Michelle Ebanks and a host of special guests gave the students an experience they will never forget. The Dreamers…

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The second day of Disney Dreamers Academy was filled with seminars, classes called “Deep Dives” at Disney University, and interactive activities with other Dreamers and celebrities. “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” broadcast live from the ESPN Club at Disney’s Broadwalk Resort. The Dreamers’ parents were in attendance and Harvey spoke to them candidly about not…

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Steve Harvey spoke candidly at the eighth annual Disney Dreamers Academy press conference about perseverance. “You get a story and you tell it. You fail well, like Mikki Taylor said; you overcome obstacles like Yolanda Adams said, you understand your place and you keep going,” he said. For more awesome words or wisdom and inspiration,…

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Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine kick off the eighth annual event at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The three-day weekend started March 5 and the 100 dreamers will graduate on March 8. The Academy is a career-inspiration program for 100 high school students from across the U.S. and includes…

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Mc Donald’s 365 Black Awards Show was held this past weekend during the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans. The golden carpet was hosted by TV personality Janelle Snowden. This star-studded event featured performances and celebrities in honor of the outstanding individuals who make valuable contributions to the African American community. Hosted by Terrence Jenkins, who looked…

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Disney Dreamer's Academy Class of 2014

In 2007 the Walt Disney Corporation, Essence Magazine and Steve Harvey instituted a learning and leadership program called the Disney Dreamers Academy.  The DDA takes 100 high school students from diverse backgrounds and situations and brings them to Disney World for an exciting 4 days of immersive learning, leadership and Disney fun. This year’s group…

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On the “A” w/Souleo During an evening inspired by the whimsy of “The Wizard of Oz,” attendees at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) 18th Annual Spotlight Gala didn’t hesitate to delve into less lighthearted topics such as the government shutdown and controversial pop stars. Speaking from behind a shimmering black mask during the masquerade…

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Now in its fifth season, Emerge! A Fashion Runway Show showcased collections by an eclectic ensemble of aspiring fashion designers at New York Fashion Week 2013. Held on Tuesday, February 12, the unveiling featured a diverse lineup of artists from around the world whose unique offerings lit up the runway. Held at the exquisite Broad Street…

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Every day, I find myself rummaging through my wardrobe to find pieces that I have yet to wear on the Harlem scene as I hop on and off A trains. If first lady Michelle Obama were to discover this about me she would call me mad. At least that’s what I gathered from celebrated style…

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