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Macro Ventures Brings Us ‘Fences’

About two years ago, one of the world’s hottest Hollywood agents, Charles D. King, left behind his position at WME to start his own company Marco Ventures, centered at the intersection of content, technology, and brand curation. With a focus on creating film, television, and digital content for African American, …

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I Lived Without My iPhone for 6 Days and I Liked It

(Image: iStock.com/Abraksis) As a millennial, I thought it was going to be really difficult to live without my iPhone for six days. But, as it turns out, life without a cell phone wasn’t as hard as I thought.  Instead, I found myself feeling more content, focused, and less internet-dependent. I …

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New Book Unveils the Hidden Black Women of NASA

‘Hidden Human Computers’ is the latest story about black women hired to perform complex math calculations on behalf of NASA during the 1940s (Image: istock.com/peopleimages) The upcoming movie Hidden Figures is a biographical drama about the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. They were …

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Nurse Alice: 5 Last-Minute Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season! Christmas is right around the corner, and some of us may still be scrambling for that last minute holiday gift. But no worries—you don’t have to come empty handed. Here is a healthy twist on that last minute holiday gift. How about a wellness gift for the mind, body, and soul. What’s …

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MC Lyte Leading Women on the W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience

MC Lyte is unquestionably one of the greatest female rappers to ever pick up a microphone, and she’s long been considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists. Today, the Brooklyn native has taken her feminism and female empowerment movement to new heights with The W.E.A.L.T.H Experience, which stands for “womanhood, expansion, …

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Last-Minute Executive Gifts for the Holiday

Gifts for the busy executives that keep on giving year-round Are you buying a gift this holiday season for your colleague or best friend who travels frequently, always on the work grind? Don’t settle for the usual coffee gift card this year. Instead, give the gift that keeps on giving—and …

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What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?

(Image: iStock.com/portishead1) This is the time of year when merriment is abundant, family and friends are gathering, and laughter, love, and togetherness are of the highest priority. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case for some. For some, this time of year is spent alone. Many people find sadness in the …

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Sorry, America, Santa Claus Isn’t White

(Image: iStock.com/stocknroll) The African American man hired to play Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota earlier this month sparked an uproar on the internet and even a call to boycott the nation’s largest shopping center. Nevertheless, it became pretty clear that America can’t handle the idea of …

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#techieFit :: Set Realistic Fitness Goals This New Year

Five steps to get ready and drop that holiday weight with Romy Antoine, personal trainer, and Nathaniel J., your app-swag expert Romy Antoine Courtesy of Chris Griffin of Virza Images @VirzaImages It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for  #techies. There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, …

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