Posts in category "African Americans"

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease
  How many of us wake up each day fully healthy with no medical worries? If there are worries, wouldn’t you want someone to help if they could? In honor of women’s history month, we wanted to shed light on an illness that affects many, especially African American women. Bone marrow is considered the flexible... Read more »

Empowering Girls with Hidden Figures

Empowering Girls with Hidden Figures
Now this is a great kick off to Black History Month! Over the weekend, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant kicked off Black History Month 2017 with a free screening of the movie “Hidden Figures” for more than 200 girls in the Greater Jackson area. The event was in partnership with the Central Mississippi Chapter... Read more »

I Went Natural--to Stop Sacrificing My Health for My Hairstyle

I Went Natural--to Stop Sacrificing My Health for My Hairstyle
As someone who has committed my life’s work to helping others achieve personal transformation, my natural hair journey was a reminder that transitions and transformations are not necessarily pre-planned or deliberate for that matter. As I reflect on my decision, I can honestly say my natural hair journey unintentionally happened after my 40th birthday. I... Read more »
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My Coworker Called Me GHETTO

By Nicole Harding Did you ever find yourself using a word that if someone else used you would be offended? Oh…not that word! My family long ago admonished the use of the N word in any type of fashion. Just not happening. So, why then was it so easy for me to drop the word... Read more »

Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network at Chicago State

Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network at Chicago State
You’re invited to attend this FREE  Interactive Social Media Theater Experience at Chicago State University’s Breakey Theatre on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.  An official event of Social Media Week Chicago,  The Black Social Network Play is an artistic performance that demonstrates the impact of solid social media strategy on business and the... Read more »

My Coworker Pulled My Hair At Work

My Coworker Pulled My Hair At Work
My Coworker Pulled My Hair at Work And I Saw Red By Nicole Harding My HAIRstory has allowed my acceptance and understanding of the cultural relevance our hair has, and these days I mostly take anything hair-related with a shrug. Good hair? Don’t care. Natural hair? Don’t care! Curly hair? Don’t care! Hell, kinky hair?... Read more »
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Six Career Myths That Hold You Back

Six Career Myths That Hold You Back
By Zondra Hughes Alicia Boler-Davis is a wife, a mother and a master of multitasking in her dual roles as Senior Vice President, Global Quality & Customer Experience at General Motors. Boler-Davis—the highest ranking African American female executive in the history of General Motors—busted a few career myths at a recent media brunch held in... Read more »

LA Hair's Kim Kimble Provides Leadership Tips

by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster– I had a chance to sit down with celebrity hair guru and star of WETv’s L.A. Hair on a recent visit to The Shrine in Chicago. We talked leadership and her thoughts on how to lead effectively.   Dr. Dawj: What is it that you feel makes a great leader?... Read more »

Twerking and Nappy Hair: A Bad Week for Black Women

By A Comeaux What a week it’s been for the Black woman! As soon as I sat down to write a response to one satirical headline here comes another. Let me catch my breath and spew this with the last shred of restraint I have left. If you don’t know, I’m a black woman. I... Read more »
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50 Years after King: Have We Overcome?

By Tania Brown Marchers will gather this week in the nations’ capitol to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., delivered his I Have a Dream speech. Dr. King’s speech forced America take a stark look at her promise of life, liberty and... Read more »