Spelman Alum Opens First Chick-fil-A in Downtown LA


At age 26, Spelman alumnus and Metro Atlantan Ashley Derby became one of the youngest franchise owners of a Chick-fil-A, when she opened a prime location near the University of Southern California (USC) in 2011. She also became the youngest Black female franchise owner in the company’s history.

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How Stacey Abrams Could Become The First Black Woman To Serve As Governor


Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com

Stacey Abrams didn’t just suddenly appear upon the political scene when she officially filed paperwork in early May to enter Georgia’s gubernatorial race. The 43-year-old go-getter is currently the minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives and has served in that top democratic position since 2010. Abrams was initially elected to Georgia’s General Assembly in 2006 and has a habit of making history as she was the first woman to lead either party in the Assembly as well as the first African-American to lead the Georgia House.

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Beyonce Announces 'Formation' Scholarship For Women Pursuing Higher Education


Okay ladies, now let's get education.

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She Lost Her Best Friend To Breast Cancer While Pursuing Her PhD. Here's How She's Still Fighting For Her.

Breast cancer researcher Dr. Joy McDaniel in the laboratory at Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. McDaniel's work may lead to a new targeted therapy for deadly triple negative breast cancer. (HudsonAlpha photo)
Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Dr. Joy McDaniel was pursuing her PhD when her she lost her best friend. At just 24 years old, breast cancer took her life--making Dr. McDaniel's research "personal."

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Barnes & Noble Founder Donates $1 Million To Spelman


Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com

Barnes and Noble founder donates $1 million to Spelman College.

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