Crystal Ferguson: From Uber Driver to CEO and Private Chauffeur

Forget Uber Call Elegant Chauffeurs When thinking of a paid car ride in today’s day and age, one of the first names to come to mind might be Uber, Lyft or another common app society somehow managed to convince you to download. These apps were created in light of efficiency. There are so many people trying to get from point Read More …

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A Visual Reminder of the #BlackGirlMagic Created in January 2018

Oprah says NO To #Oprah2020: “I’m not interested. I don’t have the DNA for it.” https://t.co/PFFRv6VFJ7 — Black Girls Allowed (@BlkGirlsAllowed) January 26, 2018 You Can Thank Us Now: Black Women Are Trending And It’s More Than A Moment https://t.co/8xVkMajkjp #BlackGirlMagic #BlackGirlsRock — Black Girls Allowed (@BlkGirlsAllowed) January 28, 2018 Dora Milaje #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/YrpyECcqNV — Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 30, Read More …

Najya Williams: Afro-Caribbean Harvard Student Making Black History Loudly and Without Pause

Najya Williams: “Black History is made everywhere, everyday”… Black History has often been reduced to the works of Harriet’s Tubman, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, as well as other notable figures. While their works are among the most significant, society has reduced the diversity of our history to a handful of people who were able to grab Read More …

The Black Female Gaze Explained

By Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga The gaze has been known as a way of understanding how the look (knowledge, opinions, beliefs, etc.) of the other affects the individual and how this look or response influences the receiver. I am wondering why Black women expressing their feelings and challenging the status quo are often viewed as aggressive rather than progressive. This response could Read More …

Chatting with Myra Hissami: A Female Game Designer

Who is Myra Hissami? She is a designer and marketer (primarily focusing on UI/UX iOS apps) and entrepreneur from Orange County, California. She is most prominently known for her work with The Jackson Family, Michael Jackson’s drummer & friend of 30 years, Jonathan Moffett (who also worked with Madonna, George Michael, Elton John and other top-tier artists), Kevin O’ Leary aka “Mr. Wonderful” (from Read More …

Meet Theresa Gonsalves: She Made Love to Michael Jackson and Inspired “Billie Jean”

by L. Burner Theresa Gonsalves Was Michael Jackson’s Lover How come no women have ever come forward with stories of intimate encounters with Michael Jackson? How come he never dated Black or ethnic girls? If you have ever questioned this and meant it in more than a rhetorical and facetious manner and if you have an open mind and can Read More …

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz

Name and occupation: Natalia Paruz – musical saw player and busker What do you love most about being a woman? I like being a woman in what originally was considered a man’s world: when I started to play the musical saw I was the only woman performing at concerts with about 20 men playing the same instrument. It gave me Read More …

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Mildred Muhammad

Name and occupation: Mildred Muhammad — International spokesperson on domestic  violence, women’s rights advocate, author of “Scared Silent” and founder of After the Trauma, a nonprofit organization that helps survivors of domestic abuse to rebuild their lives What do you love most about being a woman? What I love most about being a woman is being a mother. My children Read More …

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Alaia Williams

Name and occupation: Alaia Williams, Business Organizer, Networking Group Founder, and Dot Connector What do you love most about being a woman? Though challenges still remain and improvements in our culture would be welcomed,  I feel like this is the best time to be a woman. I didn’t grow up during a time when I was regularly told or treated Read More …

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Claudia A. Hoexter

Name and occupation: Claudia A. Hoexter, Founder and CEO of Alexa Brands, LLC Inventor of the Beauty Spoon®, the innovative new beauty tool that helps you spoon out all the remaining liquids located in your product bottles and containers. What do you love most about being a woman? Everything! I love fashion, beauty, and design. I also love the hidden Read More …

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Mag Retelewski

Name and occupation: Mag Retelewski, President and Founer of Clarteza What do you love most about being a woman? Emotional intelligence. Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry? To a certain degree yes but I also experienced bias since I was born in Poland. Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners? Yes, Read More …