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WOMEN TO WATCH: AVA DUVERNAY

Ava Duvernay is the new woman to watch in Hollywood. Her most recent film, Middle of Nowhere, is winning awards and attention for the young filmmaker. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Ava was the first black woman to be awarded the Best Director Prize and this was only her second film! In 1999, she entered the movie … [Read more...]

WOMEN TO WATCH: BEVERLY BOND

You may not know Beverly Bond but I guarantee you've used the phrase that she is famous for... BLACK GIRLS ROCK!! Beverly Bond is the DJ and model that created the non-profit BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, which is a youth mentoring and empowerment organization. Since 2006, the organization has mentored 12-17 year old girls of color … [Read more...]

WOMEN TO WATCH: URSULA BURNS

I know you may not have heard of Ursula Burns, but trust me, she is a black woman that rocks! Ursula is currently the Chairman and CEO of Xerox. She is the first black woman ever to serve as CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Ursula was ranked as the 17th most powerful woman by Forbes in 2012. She's began her career with … [Read more...]

WOMEN TO WATCH: MICHELLE OBAMA

For Black History Month I'm launching our Women To Watch series. For this month I'll do a weekly feature and then monthly after that. To start us off, I present the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama!! Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born January 17, 1964 in Chicago, IL. She grew up to become … [Read more...]