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The Real Reason It’s Important Pat McGrath’s 1 Billion Dollar Makeup Co. Surpasses Kylie’s

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Pat McGrath & Kylie Jenner By Erickka Sy Savané Chances are, a lot of you have never heard the name Pat McGrath, the British-born makeup artist born to a single mother of Jamaican decent, who grew up loving makeup and got her start in the 80’s with designers John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. Since then, she’s worked just about every…

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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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This Harlem Woman Loved Hats So Much She Bought a Hat Factory

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Photo of Georgiette Morgan-Thomas by Hillary Swift for TheNewYorkTimes By Winnie Gaturu Georgiette Morgan-Thomas is a woman who wears many hats, literally. She is a pastor, an entrepreneur and a pretty good manager. Over the years, Georgiette has been able to seamlessly incorporate hats into her daily lifestyle, and has a hat for every occasion and wears them just about…

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This Video of a Teenage Tiffany Haddish Talkin’ ‘Bout How She Got Her Start Will Inspire You

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Tiffany Haddish  By Erickka Sy Savané A common misconception that a lot of us have when we see new celebrities is thinking that it happened overnight. Sorry to burst any bubbles, but ain’t no overnight success. By the time a person is in front of us doing their thing at a high level they’ve already put in years worth of…

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This Formerly Incarcerated Author/Publisher is Helping Other Imprisoned Women Tell Their Stories

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Dorothy ‘Serenity’ Hall By Roseann V. Warren Returning to some level of normalcy after incarceration is difficult, especially when the system is designed to perpetuate a disadvantaged state of living. Dorothy Hall, an Augusta, Georgia-based author, dispelled the stigma of being prescribed to poverty and crime when she discovered her calling to write and assist others in getting their stories…

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