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Tell It Tuesday: Homeless to Harvard Teen Knows Real Success

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Richard Jenkins By Ta-ning Connai  Sometimes the road to success is littered with disaster. For 18-year old Richard Jenkins, homelessness and lots of humiliation tried to obstruct his path. Yet, while living in a shelter surrounded by hopelessness and despair, he reached for books as his way of escape. As word spread at school regarding his obsession with reading, bullies…

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Harvard Law Review Elects First Black Woman President

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ImeIme Umana By Mwabi Kaira Twenty seven years ago Harvard Law Review elected its first black President. His name was Barack Obama. Presidents of the Law Review in the 130-year history have been white, male, female, Hispanic, Asian-American, black, openly gay and now for the first time, the first black women has been elected. Twenty-four-year-old ImeIme Umana, daughter of Nigerian…

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This Harvard Grad Has Created A Beauty App for Women of Color

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Photo courtesy of Debra Shigley Meet Debra Shigley. A Harvard graduate that started her career in journalism, Shigley (The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide) has been passionate about the non-inclusive nature of the beauty industry for a while. She even partnered with her best friend, Jennifer Hyman (founder/CEO of Rent the Runway) to co-write a piece for Harvard’s campus newspaper, The Crimson…

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Esperanza Spalding Becomes A Harvard Professor

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DUSAN RELJIN Esperanza Spalding can officially add Harvard Professor to her long list of accolades. Continue Reading Her appointment as a Professor of Practice at Harvard officially starts this month, but The Harvard Gazette is reporting she won’t officially be in front of students until Spring 2018. The talented Afro-Latina songstress is best known for her breathy, expressive tones, and…

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Yara Shahidi Will Join Malia Obama At Harvard University This Fall

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Black-ish fans! The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived! Remember, we happily reported back in April that the very talented and inspirational Yara Shahidi had gotten accepted into every single college she applied to. Continue Reading At that time, she hadn’t yet revealed which campus she was choosing as her undergraduate dwellings. Well, the time has come and true…

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Jet Magazine May Return To NewsStands With New Focus On Black Millennials

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Photo Source: Colorlines Written by Mike Orie of Afrotrak.com Jet Magazine is considering returning to newsstands with an all-new focus on millennials. Continue Reading In an interview with The Root’s Journal-isms, CEO of Ebony Media, Cheryl Mayberry McKissack discussed the possibility. “We are considering repositioning Jet for millennials with a focus on entertainment and having limited newsstand publication…much more digital…

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