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After having a successful career in entertainment for more than 70 years, Cicely Tyson is being given her flowers for her accomplishments. Tyson, 95, has been chosen by the Peabody Awards as this year’s Career Achievement Award recipient. The veteran actress who has appeared in roles including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, A Lesson…

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World-renowned tennis player Venus Williams is now entering the world of beauty. Williams, who owns EleVen, a fashion-forward activewear brand that makes tennis apparel to empower women to perform better, has now added skin care to her growing empire. The superstar athlete has collaborated with Credo Beauty to create a sunscreen suitable for all skin…

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R.Kelly has pleaded not guilty once again. The disgraced singer’s arraignment on various new sexual abuse charges took place via telephone conference on Thursday, April 30, 2020, due to the pandemic, with the “Ignition” hitmaker calling into the hearing from the Chicago jail where he is currently being detained. Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak asked…

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Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer turned, tech enthusiast, public speaker, and news correspondent. She is an expert tech contributor for ABC News’ nationally syndicated daytime talk show “Strahan, Sara & Keke.” Humphrey uses social media to help people understand tech basics with her “60-Second Tech Break.” As a public speaker, she uses her signature…

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Angela Hawkins is the founder of Bamblu —  a sleep company that offers bedding, sleepwear and aromatherapy products to help people get the rest they need. Bamblu’s products are made from organic bamboo fibers — a unique fabric designed to promote the deep, restful, restorative sleep people deserve. We spoke with the Bamblu boss lady…

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Taraji P. Henson found her “life’s purpose” in talking about her “mental health.” The 49-year-old actress has been honest about her own battle with depression and anxiety for several years, and in 2018 she set up the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation — which aims to provide resources to those struggling with mental health — in honor…

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Tenille Jackson is the owner and chief digital strategist of Digital Vision Enteprises LLC, a boutique marketing agency. Jackson specializes in digital marketing campaigns, online community building, and social amplification for long-term results. She’s the founder of an interactive online community of moms called The Chicagoland Mom Squad. Jackson also enjoys cultivating talent for the…

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Kerry Washington received one of the “biggest gifts of [her] life” thanks to the Time’s Up movement. The 43-year-old actress thinks the campaign to call a halt to sexual misconduct and gender imbalance in Hollywood has brought women in the profession together instead of pitting them against one another. She said: “One of the biggest…

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Larvetta Loftin is the founder and CEO of L3 Agency, a full-service marketing and communications firm in Chicago. For more than 16 years, her company has executed award-winning marketing and branding campaigns for several companies and national brands, including Verizon, Bacardi and McDonald’s. Loftin also has built a career as a content creator, speaker, community…

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Viola Davis says beauty “is not defined by youth,” as she becomes the new face of L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect — which is specifically designed for women over 50. The 54-year-old actress has said she was thrilled to get the chance to work with the major beauty label because she feels as though someone “finally…

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Sisterhood is valued by Black women. Sisters — biological and unrelated — are the people you celebrate good times with, cry through the bad times with, laugh at your flaws with, and the people who cheer you on like you’re Beyoncé. Sisters are the people you can talk to about anything when you can’t talk…

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