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MY PEN IS MIGHTY

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I’m one of those people who celebrates her birthday for an entire month. The festivities begin in late August and end late September, and popping bottles complement almost every meal.

But even before that, summer is chock full of occasions designed for liquid indulgences: street festivals, backyard cookouts, rooftop parties…

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There are not many women of color who can say they hold a senior leadership role in their jobs. The higher up the corporate ladder, the fewer women you will see occupying positions, and it’s more limited for women of color. According to Catalyst’s Women in Management research, 10.8% of…

Opinion

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When met with hardship, the human psyche responds by reacting, adapting, and recovering. This is especially true for Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs and small-business owners, who are no strangers to experiencing surprises, change, and hard times. Once faced with the global Covid-19 pandemic, we saw these businesses tested, and…

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The salon industry’s job growth has consistently outperformed the overall economy in 11 of the past 14 years. It is touted as a career that offers you the ability to be your own boss, travel, and connect with clients, forging relationships across racial lines and class differences. That growth may…

Monitor

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In almost every crisis faced in our country’s 243-year history, it has rallied and, usually, come out on the other side as better than before. It’s why, for so long, we collectively believed in the concept of “American exceptionalism.” The idea being that in comparison to much older nations, we…

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Celebrity nail tech Tacarra “Spifster” Sutton travels between New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta to do nails. And not just any old nails; the 31-year-old creates nail art for the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Danielle Brooks, and Janelle Monáe. The week before Covid-19 took over the news cycle…

Bea Dixon.

When Target asked Bea Dixon to star in a Black History Month and Women’s History Month commercial to market her menstrual and intimate care business, The Honey Pot Company, she was overcome with gratitude. It was a big moment to raise the visibility of her company and to spread her…

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