Category: Achievement

Exec Leonard Edwards: Making Money and Making A Difference

Exec Leonard Edwards: Making Money and Making A Difference
By Nakita Nicci While some may be striving for a “seat at the table” or a chance at a plush six/seven figure career, are you really prepared to do what it takes to get there? The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they simply make the best of everything they have. Take Leonard... Read more »

Photos: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference

Photos: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers conference attracts some of the brightest students in the country. Engineering pros and corporate reps gather to meet the students and listen to their ideas. During the event, eight teams of students gathered at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, to compete in the Nissan Design Competition, where... Read more »

Sylvia's Throwback Thursday: "When I Was In Kindergarten"

Sylvia's Throwback Thursday: "When I Was In Kindergarten"
When I was in Kindergarten, I had this amazing teacher named Mrs. Brown.  Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., Mrs. Brown hosted reading circle. The way reading circle was supposed to work, was that my classmates and I would sit at Mrs. Brown’s table in small groups, and take turns reading with each other.  I’m not... Read more »
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Tinita talks: "I Had Lost Faith in Myself"

Tinita talks: "I Had Lost Faith in Myself"
From Hopeless to Hope-FULL By Tinita Tennant When enough is enough, you stop and look yourself in the mirror and ask the tough question, “How did I get here?” As an imaginative little girl, I was full of life, passion, and dreams.  I discovered at a young age, a passion for writing short stories, poems... Read more »

Chicago Students Join Disney Dreamers Academy

Chicago Students Join Disney Dreamers Academy
Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine is a 4-day program at Walt Disney World Resort that inspires and fuels the dreams of high school students. Selected Disney Dreamers–100 students from all across the country–take part in workshops, mentoring sessions, networking and special entertainment designed to encourage them to dream big.  This year,... Read more »

Careers: 6 Things Women In Transition Should Do Right Now

Careers: 6 Things Women In Transition Should Do Right Now
By Zondra Hughes Hey lady, have you shelved your dream in pursuit of a paycheck? Or, are you stuck in a place where you really don’t want to be? If so, this blog is for you. Powerhouse women Mikki Taylor, Sonia Jackson Myles, Loni Love, and MC Lyte appeared at the 9th annual Disney Dreamers... Read more »
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Girl Interrupted: How Brandi Got Her Self-Love Back

Brandi Davis
My Self-Love Journey: If I were honest… By Brandi Davis If I were honest…I used to live life as a scared 12-year-old girl until I learned to love myself… You see by the age of 12, I had dealt with various things that shaped how I viewed myself. Sexual Abuse By 12, my body was... Read more »

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This
By Andrea Nicole As a teen mom in the early 90’s, I was judged and presumed to be a lost cause all because I had a child. The adults around me believed my future was bleak; I must say my image of self-worth was quite distorted and tainted by their views. Still, I had dreams... Read more »

Motivation Monday: 9 Quotes to Start Your Week Like a Boss!

Motivation Monday: 9 Quotes to Start Your Week Like a Boss!
by AZOD Welcome to Motivation Monday! Tamara Hartley is the author of Stop Wasting Your Time Blaming Others for Your Life, Relationships, and Career: 15 Life Lessons to help you overcome difficult situations, live beyond your labels, and take control of your life and your results! In her book, she drops nuggets of wisdom to... Read more »
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Chicago Designer Laurie Underwood Heads to Project Runway!

Be sure to tune into Project Runway this season! Chicago’s own Laurie Underwood will appear on Project Runway season 14; the show is slated to premiere on August 6th at 9pm on Lifetime. At the age of 9, Laurie began designing and creating her own clothing. Focusing on grace and feminine appeal, she birthed the fashion... Read more »