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Feature: Courtney Connley

Hi! I’m Courtney, the mentor in your head with a sweet spot for storytelling and helping millennials win in the workplace and at life. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in journalism, I, like most DMV natives, landed a comfortable job with the government to help me start on… Continue reading Feature: Courtney Connley

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Feature: Rakia A. Clark

Rakia is a freelance book editor in New York City. She works closely with aspiring writers to get their manuscripts and book proposals organized and into shape. She also consults with literary agencies that are seeking new writers. Since beginning her career in 2002, Rakia has worked with many national bestselling authors, including Bill Cosby;… Continue reading Feature: Rakia A. Clark

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Feature: Vanessa K. Bush

  Vanessa K. Bush, award-winning journalist, editor and author, has been named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE, it was announced today by Martha Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc.  Her appointment is effective immediately. As Editor-in-Chief, Bush will serve as the brand's editorial leader and oversee the magazine's content and vision.  Most recently, Bush has served as Acting Editor-in-Chief… Continue reading Feature: Vanessa K. Bush

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Feature: Mia Mckenzie- Black Girl Dangerous

  Mia McKenzie is a writer and a smart, scrappy Philadelphian (now living in the bay area) with a deep love of vegan pomegranate ice cream and fake fur collars. She studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a black feminist and a freaking queer, facts that are often reflected in her stories, which… Continue reading Feature: Mia Mckenzie- Black Girl Dangerous

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Feature: Asha Bandele

Asha Bandele is a poet, political activist, community organizer, editor, a novelist with an MFA…and, as she says, a statistic: a single black mother. In her powerful and lyrical book, Something Like Beautiful, she takes on the myths about single motherhood and tells it like it is, confessing the truths of her battle with depression and… Continue reading Feature: Asha Bandele

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Feature: Folake Kuye Huntoon-Style Pantry

Style Pantry is your fashion and lifestyle stockist. A network that features interviews on industry folks, street style, lookbooks, campaigns and haute finds. In addition, Editor, Folake Kuye Huntoon regularly updates her daily looks, sharing tips and secrets on where/how to shop bargains and vintage treasures. Source

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FEATURE: Jamilah King

Jamilah King is the news editor at Colorlines.com, coordinating story assignments as news breaks, as well as covering urban politics and youth culture. Before joining Colorlines she was associate editor at WireTap Magazine, an online political publication that was a project of The Nation Institute. Jamilah serves on peer review board of the Youth Media… Continue reading FEATURE: Jamilah King