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Sabreen Shabazz-Straker is the quintessential embodiment of the American Dream. At the pinnacle of her corporate career, Shabazz-Straker left the comfortable confines of her high-stakes, well-paying job to pursue her dreams of giving back to her community by becoming a teacher. While working in education, the Howard University graduate also began pursuing her passion for…

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Ardre Orie is the woman behind the words. Her publishing and celebrity ghostwriting skills have landed her major clients such as VH1’s Christina Johnson, MTV’s Javi Marroquin, Grammy Award winner and founder of iconic group The Commodores, Thomas McClary, and many more. Orie has her own company, 13th & Joan Publishing, which gives writers an opportunity to house…

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  As the publishing industry changes due to technological advancements and economic pressures, Regina Brooks remains at the top of her game. Brooks’ path to publishing began in the world of space as she became the first African-American woman to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Ohio State University. In 2000,…

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