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

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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. Continue Reading Now Derby will continue to make history as she opens…

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

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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…

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Beyonce Announces ‘Formation’ Scholarship For Women Pursuing Higher Education

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Okay ladies, now let’s get education. Continue Reading Just one year after the release of her stunning visual album, Beyonce is helping women pay for college. In celebration of Lemonade’s anniversary, Queen Bey and her #BeyGood initiative will help to financially support #woke students “who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident” under…

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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.

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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…

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Barnes & Noble Founder Donates $1 Million To Spelman

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Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com Barnes and Noble founder donates $1 million to Spelman College. Read More Spelman College has received a $1 million gift from philanthropists Leonard and Louise Riggio. The donation will be used partly to establish the Riggio Scholars Program and support the college’s planned arts and innovation center. Leonard Riggio is the founder and chairman…

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