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Drew Dixon Speaks: 9 Takeaways from Russell Simmons’ Rape Accuser

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Russell Simmons/Drew Dixon By Brenda Alexander At just 24 years old, Drew Dixon was a rising A&R executive at Def Jam Records at the pinnacle of rap’s rise. Under the influence of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, she produced platinum-selling albums, arranged tours and promotions and was responsible for the classic duet between Method Man & Mary J. Blige. But…

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Black Women are Driving the Growth in Women-Owned Businesses

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iStock/monkeybusinessimages By Charlene Rhinehart There’s no shortage of news about the evolution of women-owned businesses in the past few decades. More women are diving into entrepreneurship and earning a bigger piece of the financial pie that keeps the economy moving. According to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report, commissioned by American Express, the number of women-owned businesses increased by…

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Meet Kelechi Anyadiegwu, the Young Entrepreneur Who Turned Down a Deal on Shark Tank

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Kelechi Anyadiegwu By Winnie Gaturu When entrepreneurs present their businesses and ideas to the sharks on Shark tank, they all wish for one thing, to get a much needed boost. Some end up getting what they wanted or better, while others walk away disappointed. However, there are a select few who turn down offers made to them by the sharks…

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1 Year Later: What Kenneka Jenkins’ Death Taught Me About Drinking And Friendship

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Kenneka Jenkins By Brenda Alexander It’s been a year since the tragic death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago teen whose body was found in a hotel freezer after a night of partying gone wrong. Her case attracted national attention, protests and conspiracy theories, but was ultimately ruled accidental- she got intoxicated at a hotel party, wandered away from her friends…

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