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BE Modern Man: Meet ‘Mr. Achiever’ Frederick Barnes

BE Modern Man honors 100 men making an impact in their career, community, and relationships (Image: Tiffany Redden of LadyRedd Creations Photography) Name: Frederick Barnes Age: 44 Profession: CEO, TAC Integrated Solutions, a national security technology and information solutions firm. One Word That Describes You: Determined What does being one …

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Teyonah Parris, Yara Shahidi & Johnetta Elzie Rock Essence

As Black History Month is just a few weeks away, it’s a good time to start reflecting on the incredible milestones reached and accomplishments made by trailblazing African-Americans. In honor of Black History Month, Essence has dedicated its February issue to the next class of young Black females paving the …

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Whoopi Goldberg Produces New Transgender Modeling Show on Oxygen

‘Strut’ follows transgender models breaking into the industry and breaks down stereotypes From Executive Producer Whoppi Goldberg comes a new a series about transgender models breaking down barriers in the industry. The Oxygen network has greenlit  Strut, which follows a set of driven and determined models pursuing their passion of becoming …

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Medical Marijuana for Veterans Approved

Veterans, a time for your uninhibited celebration is right now. According to High Times, as of Thursday, May 19th, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate put their seal of approval on an amendment that would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from using the federal budget to stop U.S. …

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Guess Who Kevin Hart Chose to Be His Best Man

Kevin Hart announced recently that he’ll be walking down the aisle again on August 8. Right by his side during his nuptials to model Eniko Parrish will be his best man — his eight-year-old son Hendrix. The actor revealed his choice for the honor to Howard Stern this week. “My …

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Celebrating Men’s Health Month in June

BE Savvy By Carolyn M. Brown+ | June 3, 2016 Around the world, people are celebrating June as Men’s Health Month. Monday, June 13 is also the start of Men’s Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress, which ends on Father’s Day, June 19. Men’s Health Month is built on the …

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Today in Black Twitter: Mark Luckie Speaks His Mind

When Twitter announced the hiring of Jeffrey Siminoff as head of diversity in December of 2015, Mark Luckie, former manager of journalism and news at Twitter, penned a blog for TheVerge.com expressing his disappointment in Twitter’s decision to hire a “white man in a company full of white men” for the purposes …

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