Savvy Shopper Sunday: Last minute Chirstmas shopping tips

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Feeling like a Grinch this holiday season? Running behind on picking up those last minute gifts? Well, we’ve got you covered. Check out the following last minute Christmas shopping tips to cure your shopping woes. 1.Deadlines: There’s still time to have gifts delivered to your loved ones by Christmas day. FedEx is your last chance… Read more »

Best professional organizations for black women

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With the year coming to a close and new year a signal of new beginnings, why not take an opportunity to challenge yourself and develop new or already existing skills. One way to get the process going is by becoming a part of an professional organization.   National Coalition of 100 Black Women advocates for women of color… Read more »

Highlights from the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

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Every year on Thanksgiving thousands of people flood sixth avenue in New York City’s Herald Square to gaze in amazement at massive balloons in the form of their favorite fictional characters. For many it’s a tradition, either newly started or continued from generations past. If you weren’t in New York or unable to catch the… Read more »

Stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks and sharing with those who mean most to us. Some retailers are turning the family oriented holiday into a pre- Black Friday shopping fest. Many consumers and retail workers are very upset with retailers who will be open on Thanksgiving, taking the focus away from the true spirit of… Read more »

Dancing Queen! Amber Riley wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Amber Riley dancing with the stars

  Amber Riley, best known for her vocal and acting abilities from her role on the hit show Glee can now add accomplished dancer to her resume. Riley won last nights Dancing with the Stars competition with perfect scored for all three of her performances, beating out Corbin Bleu and Jack Osburne for the title…. Read more »

Hot young Hollywood: Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong'o

Mexican born (yes Mexico) Lupita Nyong’o, has all eyes on her. Although Nyong’o was born in Mexico, she was raised in Kenya and graduated from the Yale School of Drama. It was upon her graduation from the esteemed program that Nyong’o was scooped up to star in “12 Years a Slave.”   If being a talented… Read more »

Equality for all: Hawaii legalizes same-sex marriage

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Same sex Marriage

  Politicians seem to be at each other’s throats about everything but the color of grass lately. While many important issues seemed to be held up in the political pipeline, there is at least one victory to be celebrated. In the island state of Hawaii, same-sex marriage is now  legal. Hawaii joins fourteen additional states… Read more »

MIU MIU short film featuring Gabrielle Union

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Gabrielle Union in MIU MIU short film

In less then ten minutes, this moving short film by Ava Duvernay is a sassy and stylish portrayal of love, life and sisterhood. Featuring the best and brightest of the entertainment industry cloaked in beautiful clothing by MIU MIU making beautiful memories. Gabrielle Union is accompanied by singer Goapele and Alfre Woodard amongst others. Fashion can sometimes… Read more »

Melly Mel Inspires and Dances around the World

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Cape Porte South Africa

  Mélissa “Melly Mel” Flérangile may not have an Instagram full of celebrity pictures or a closet full of Louboutins, but the impact that her beautiful spirit is making on the world is phenomenal. The Ottawa, ON, Canada native has performed everywhere from the high-profile events like the GRAMMYs, to Cirque De Soleil; Hollywood movies like “Sex In… Read more »

Win Tickets to the Power Plug PR Conference 2013!

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  Are you in Public Relations, or ready to jump into the PR scene? Do you want to be in the entertainment industry, but you’re unsure where to start?  The Power Plug PR Conference will give you everything and more when it comes to industry etiquette, great connections, and knowledge you couldn’t find in any… Read more »

Coupe Scott hosts empowerment conference for women

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Branding and digital expert Coupe Scott is hosting the first annual STRONG Conference 2013: What is Your Next Big Idea?, which takes place March 29-30, 2013, in Atlanta. “This is the first annual STRONG (an acronym for Simple Transitions Render Opportunity Necessary for Growth) Conference; it was created to fill the void experienced by women in… Read more »