The One Thing I Regret Not Doing In My Last Job

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By Tee Elle 

I had a habit of establishing myself as a crucial team-player on the job. It was usually unintentional, though. I liked finding ways to make standard processes easier because extra steps annoyed me and I liked working on different projects to break up the boredom that came with crunching monthly sales figures. But I also think an even deeper part had to do with the idea that I had something to prove. Black women are more than capable. We’re not catty and difficult on the job. We get ish done and we can run things better than the white male who earns an average of $21,001 more than we do per year. I wanted those coins. And the maximum annual bonus, too. But my work ethic told my colleagues and upper management a story that was completely different from the one I crafted. 

100 Percent Of The Teens From This After School Program Go To College

New City Kids

By Erickka Sy Savané

Located on the front of a small building on a beat down corner in Jersey City reads a sign that says, ‘New City.’ Every time I pass it I make a mental note to inquire within, but like many things, that day never happens. Until…
My neighbor, a bright 8th grader who uses my computer to print out schoolwork, knocks on my door. “Can you help me write my resume?” she asks. Resume? What’s she applying for, President? Turns out, she has enough accomplishments to make me feel like I’ve wasted my life. Suffice to say, she got the job! A few weeks later, her mom invites me and my kids to a barbecue being held by her future employers. Whatdoyouknow? It’s in that building on that beat down corner.


Prepare For A Career In Front Of The Camera With Media Personality Patrick Riley

 Patrick Riley: Photo by Frank Ishman
 By Sharee Silerio

With almost 30 years of experience in-front-of and behind-the-camera, Patrick Riley is a force in media and entertainment. As an independent personality, pop culture expert, producer and writer, his know-how has landed him clients such as BET, NBC and HBO; and opportunities to interview many power figures, specifically President Bill Clinton, Diana Ross, BeyoncĂ©, Master P, Quincy Jones and more. Riley, who graduated from Atlanta’s Morehouse College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, believes that the digital era has leveled the playing field for aspiring on-camera personalities, and that anyone can be anything they want to be if they put the work in.


The Five Nominees You Oughta Know for the 2018 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

LL Cool J. & Nina Simone
By Nikki Igbo

Last Thursday, 19 nominees for induction into the 2018 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced. While the list included such well-known musical acts such as Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode and Radiohead, here are the five acts of whom you definitely should be aware because of their ridiculously important contributions to music history and Black music history specifically. 


Get Thicker Looking Natural Hair, Today!

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I'm rocking my first twist-out (no rollers) since April '17! I created 20 chunky twists using Ouidad's Featherlight Styling Cream (gifted) and secured the roots with bobby pins.  I twisted the crown section going toward my face for volume and natural hangage. To get BIG, uniform, fluffy results I have to remember to do 3 things:

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