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Top Story Launches Annual List to Celebrate Inspiring Women of Color #HBWomenToKnow

NEW YORK, NY-, the premier online destination for African American women, today announces the release of their "Women to Know" feature, highlighting African American women from all walks of life who are using their platforms to effect change in their communities.

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Saturday 05/21/2016
Movie Review: Nina Simone Biopic
Updated: May 22, 2016 - 12:46 am

Nina Simone, a singer, songwriter, musical arranger and civil rights activist performed some of the most soulful, expressive, meaningful pieces of music. From the interviews I have watched she was a woman who thrived on blackness.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
To Trust or Not to Trust
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 8:57 pm

To Trust or Not to Trust? Yea that was my question….

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
The Dream Bigger Mommy & Me Tour lands in Dallas on May 14th and highlights Moms & Girls who are dreaming big.
Posted: May 11, 2016

Don't we all want to find our purpose? Don't we all have dreams we want to fulfill? Mommy & Me Dream Bigger Tour encourages women to stay inspired, to explore the possibilities and to dream big.

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Young Women’s Preparatory Network’s Anti-Bias Program
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 9:29 am

DALLAS, TX – Talley Dunn Gallery was the perfect setting to showcase some of the student artwork from Young Women’s Preparatory Network’s (YWPN) Respect Starts Here—Listen, Learn and Act (RSH) program on May 4. The two art exhibitions at the gallery coincidentally featured female artists: Natasha Bowdoin’s “Spelboken” and Linda Ridgway’s “With or Without.” Donors, supporters and students attended while enjoying light bites and beverages. Some of those in attendance included Sally Posey (she and her husband Lee Posey founded YWPN), Claire and Dwight Emanuelson, Joyce and Larry Lacerte, Laura Estrada, Bernadette Nutall (Dallas ISD board member), Margaret Keliher, Beth Thoele, Emy Lou Baldridge, Tierney Kaufman Hutchins and Talley Dunn (host).

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Monday 05/09/2016
Young Women’s Preparatory Network Announces Inaugural Winners of $112,000 in Merit Scholarships
Updated: May 09, 2016 - 11:14 am

DALLAS, TX – Young Women’s Preparatory Network has announced the seven recipients of its inaugural scholarship awards, totaling $112,000. These deserving graduating seniors from YWPN’s network schools throughout Texas were selected because they embody the mission and core values upon which the organization was founded: leadership, college readiness and health/wellness. Additionally, they are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Each student will receive a $16,000 scholarship.

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Monday 05/02/2016
ORS™ Delivers Quality Care For Hair And Scalp With Launch Of New Wellness Oils
Posted: May 02, 2016

Hair styling has taken precedence over health within the last few years as everyone aims to remain on hair trend. According to industry predictions, hair health will return to the forefront this year. Just in time, ORS™ unveils its first ever, collection of Hair and Scalp Wellness Oils. This specialized line of quality oil care is made with 100 percent natural oils and is dedicated to keeping the hair and scalp healthy from root to tip. This product line-up includes, Tea Tree Oil, Virgin Olive Oil, Indian Amla Oil, Saw Palmetto Oil, Shea Oil and Coconut Oil, all designed to treat issues from irritated and dry, itchy scalp to weak, fragile hair.

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Monday 04/18/2016
Black Women Won’t Celebrate Equal Pay Day until August 1
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 11:18 pm

The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay Day, President Obama designated the house the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The National Park System will manage the site, and a philanthropist has donated a million dollars to support the site and to provide some restorations to the house.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
Women Who Rock! The Fierce Female Force Forming the Rock-Solid Foundation for MLK Jr. Community Center
Updated: March 30, 2016 - 8:28 am

The New Year can lend itself to a “new” lease on life for leaders looking to leave their legacy; but one-fourth of 2016 has come and gone. In January, we took one day off for the life of Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. February acknowledged the entire ancestry of “African-Americana” in twenty-nine days; and the month of March sends a “shout out” to the “sistas” that nurtured a nation.

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Wednesday 03/23/2016
Leading Ladies: Highlighting Dallas Women During Women's History Month Who Are Pursuing Their Passion & Purpose
Updated: March 24, 2016 - 2:11 pm

There is a sentiment that states "A Lady Is Seen and Never Heard."

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Monday 03/21/2016
From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black Women in the Peace Movement
Posted: March 21, 2016

Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song – give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense to reflect on women and the peace movement, and especially on the African American women who have been peace activists and have played a significant role in this movement.

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Celebrating the Contributions of Women
Updated: March 21, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Since 1981, America has recognized March as Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the successes of America’s women throughout our history and the courage and sacrifice of the bold women pioneers who broke down many barriers facing women.

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Monday 03/07/2016
Obama-Nominated Top Black Female Government Administrator To Speak At DC Women's History Month Luncheon Event
Posted: March 07, 2016

Washington, DC ( - On Thursday, March 24th, Sterling Women of Washington DC will host a special Women’s History Month Luncheon featuring guest speaker Denise Turner Roth, Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA). In May 2015, Denise Turner Roth was nominated by President Obama to head GSA, the agency that serves as the government’s supplier of goods, services and property to all federal agencies. She was sworn in and assumed office on August 5, 2015 and is the 21st Senate-confirmed Administrator of GSA.

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Thursday 03/03/2016
Mary Kay and YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Bring “Healthy Relationships Huddle” to DeSoto High School
Posted: March 03, 2016

In conclusion of Dating Violence Awareness Month, Mary Kay partnered with loveisrespect and YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas to host a “Healthy Relationships Huddle” at DeSoto High School. During the huddle, student leaders joined in an intimate conversation about healthy relationships, as well as recognizing the signs of abuse. Additionally, students participated in a panel discussion featuring domestic violence experts and advocates. Panel members included: Margaret Halpin, Digital Services Manager of the National Domestic Violence Hotline & loveisrespect; Brian Pinero, Vice President of Development and Strategic Initiatives of the National Domestic Violence Hotline & loveisrespect; Cameka Crawford, Chief Communications Officer for the National Domestic Violence Hotline & loveisrespect; Crayton Webb, Vice President of Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc.; and Troy Williams, Youth Development Director for Moorland Family YMCA. This was the first of five “huddles” Mary Kay, loveisrespect and YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas will host across North Texas.

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Mary Kay Independent Sales Force Rally to End Domestic Violence at Policy Advocacy Day in California
Posted: March 03, 2016

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and domestic violence prevention advocates gathered at the California State Capitol for ‘Policy Advocacy Day 2016’ sponsored by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. The group met with lawmakers to discuss the critical importance of legislation that supports domestic violence survivors and victims. The effort is a part of Mary Kay Inc.’s ‘Lobbying for Good’ initiative.

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Sunday 02/28/2016
Mary Kay and Alpha Chi Omega Host Healthy Relationships Forum
Posted: February 28, 2016

As part of Dating Violence Awareness Month, hundreds of college students and community members gathered at Southern Methodist University for a Healthy Relationships Forum presented by Mary Kay Inc. and SMU Alpha Chi Omega. During the forum, SMU Alumna and sexual assault survivor Monika Korra shared her powerful story of survivorship and recovery. Following Monika’s remarks, Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, moderated a discussion featuring domestic violence experts, advocates and survivors.

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Mary Kay and EverFi to Help Middle Schoolers Define Healthy Relationships for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Posted: February 28, 2016

One in three young people in the United States will experience abuse in a dating relationship. In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Mary Kay Inc. is announcing a new partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company, to provide a first-of-its-kind digital healthy relationship curriculum to middle school classrooms.

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Iconic Beauty Company's Independent Sales Force Growing Younger and More Diverse
Posted: February 28, 2016

The faces of Mary Kay entrepreneurs are looking younger, not only because of the iconic company’s skincare and color cosmetics but also due to a growing number of young Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. Forty-seven percent of the more than 325,000 people who started a Mary Kay business in the United States in 2015 are between ages 18-34. It marks the 15th consecutive year more than 300,000 women started a Mary Kay business.

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Friday 02/26/2016
Home of civil rights activist Kathlyn J Gilliam opens as historical museum
Updated: March 02, 2016 - 11:11 am

Dallas - Beginning as a young mother, in the 1960s and ‘70s, education, civil rights and community activist Kathlyn Joy Gilliam’s legacy spanned generations to make life constitutionally legal and better for students and her South Dallas neighbors.

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Saturday 02/20/2016
Women sellers on eBay get paid less than men
Posted: February 20, 2016

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Researchers who studied people who sell items on eBay turned up a surprising result: Women sellers get 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, according to a new study published in Science Magazine.

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Wednesday 02/17/2016
Victim Intervention Program/Rape Crisis Center staff provide 24/7 care
Posted: February 17, 2016

For nearly two decades staff in Parkland Health & Hospital System’s Victim Intervention Program (VIP) and Rape Crisis Center have responded to the needs of family violence and sexual assault victims treated at Parkland and its on-campus outpatient specialty clinics. And while VIP/Rape Crisis staff are available 24/7 to assist with victims’ immediate needs, they play an even larger role by providing counseling and assistance long after physical reminders have disappeared.

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Financial expert keynotes Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s annual Founders celebration
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 4:09 pm

With headlines of the largest lottery ever dominating news coverage, the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is celebrating the founding of the public service organization with a financial expert, Carla A. Harris, as the keynote speaker.

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Friday 01/08/2016
Woman who grew up in South Africa's Apartheid to speak & tour Dallas
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 11:43 am

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 Nontombi Naomi Tutu the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will speak at 1:00PM at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters (TBAAL) 1309 Canton Street Dallas, Texas 75202 (Corner of Canton & Akard St).

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Young Women’s Preparatory Network Hires Chief Program Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
Posted: January 08, 2016

Dallas, TX – The Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) has announced two hires for newly created positions within the organization. Vivian Taylor, the first principal of the founding network school, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, has been hired as the Chief Program Officer. Marketing and public relations veteran Juliette Coulter has been hired as Chief Marketing Officer.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
NNPA Foundation launches Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign, UNDress
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 12:44 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) commences National Human Trafficking Awareness month by launching its own anti-human trafficking campaign called “UNDress,” which stands for Undermining Nationwide Demand for the Recruitment, Exploitation and Sexual Solicitation of women and children. The campaign will target those who buy and traffic women and children by placing public service announcements in places where buyers typically ‘shop’ for sexual services.

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Tuesday 12/22/2015
AARP Texas Names Charlene Hunter James as New State President
Updated: December 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

AUSTIN, TX – Charlene Hunter James, a long-time volunteer and community advocate in Houston, has been named AARP Texas state president.

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Thursday 12/10/2015
Wells-Kilbert 2015 Chuck Prophet Wagon Master Award Recipient
Posted: December 10, 2015

The Southwestern Athletic Conference Alumni Association has named the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Alyse Wells-Kilbert the recipient of the 2015 Chuck Prophet Wagon Master Award.

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Tuesday 12/01/2015
Alicia Pete To Be Inducted Into SWAC Hall of Fame
Posted: December 01, 2015

Prairie View A&M Assistant Athletic Director Alicia Pete will be inducted into the prestigious Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the J.W. Marriott in Houston.

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Tuesday 11/10/2015
Limitless love: Life coaching, and Living through the Lord is lavish within “The Jennifer Experience”
Updated: December 18, 2015 - 11:43 am

According to the 2015 Statistic Brain Research Institute, publishing as Statistic Brain, a self-proclaimed “group of passionate number people,” whose statistics are verified by the likes of Reuters, Herald News, PC World and the Washington Post; there are 54,250,000 single people in the United States of America. 49,250,000 people have tried online dating. The annual revenue from online dating is $1,749,000,000. The average number of questions to fill out for a site is 400. The percent of marriages in the last year in which couples met on a dating site is 17%.

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Monday 10/26/2015
Local Organization Celebrates Cancer Survivors
Updated: October 26, 2015 - 11:10 pm

There are so many sincere hearts around the world that find it an absolute necessity to make annual donations to studies and research on cancer. Millions in monetary donations are made to research organizations yearly.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
"Women of Unsung Courage" Honored at AIDS Brunch
Updated: October 21, 2015 - 10:40 am

DALLAS, TX - A Sister's Gift ( held its annual "Blazin' Red" AIDS Charity Luncheon on this past Saturday, October 17th at the historic Lakewood United Methodist Church in Dallas - to honor 8 remarkable women who work or volunteer in the HIV/AIDS arena. Miss Black USA 2012, Ocielia Gibson, served as Mistress of ceremonies while luncheon also featured Konjo's Male fashion line by Gadol Wilson. There are approximateley 284,500 black women in Dallas county and 1 in 164 black women in Dallas are living with HIV/AIDS. A Sister's Gift offers crisis counseling and social services to females and their families impacted by HIV/AIDS in a Peer-Lead environment. Founded 10 years ago by Cheryl Lewis Edwards in memory of her brother Ronald D Lewis. To make a donation or to find out how to keep women and AIDS relevant e-mail or call 214-421-4ASG (4274).

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Tuesday 10/20/2015
African American Women are determined to get the Victory in the Fight against Breast Cancer
Updated: October 21, 2015 - 4:13 am

During the month of October, there will be everything from pink ribbons to pink ammunition as the nation focuses its attention on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the over 27,000 African American women that will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, the pink doesn’t come without a price.

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Thursday 10/15/2015
Diet, exercise, weight control crucial in fight against breast cancer
Updated: October 16, 2015 - 11:18 am

DALLAS - What if a diet of fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes and a big splash of extra virgin olive oil every day could reduce your risk of breast cancer by almost 70 percent?

It’s a question doctors and patients all over the world are discussing this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thanks to a recently published study showing the potentially dramatic impact of the so-called “Mediterranean diet” on breast cancer rates.

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6 Amazing Scholarships For Women In 2015 That You Forgot To Apply For - But There's Still Time Left!
Posted: October 15, 2015

Nationwide - Billions of dollars in scholarships have already been given away this year to students who need financial assistance, but the good news is that the year is not quite over. There are still quite a few programs available, especially for women, that are still giving away scholarship awards.

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Wednesday 10/14/2015
Laquisha Kirk: A Transparent Survival
Updated: October 16, 2015 - 10:04 am

There is no shame, no blame and no fault in learning that you have breast cancer. Many diagnosed women, however, choose to deal with their reality in private. For Laquisha Kirk, the diagnosis and the journey that followed were and still are dynamics of her life that she doesn’t mind sharing.

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Thursday 09/17/2015
Tricia Woodgett - Moving The Needle
Updated: September 24, 2015 - 9:17 am

The film industry for Black Americans is finally taking a vital turn for the better. Over the years, there have been a few notable Black film directors and producers such as Spike Lee, John Singleton, Mario Van Peebles, F. Gary Gray and most recently Tyler Perry. When doing my research, I found more information on Black male film directors and producers than Black women in the industry. The list of Black females includes great directors such as Regina King, Debbie Allen, Maya Angelou, Angela Bassett, and the list goes on, but the applause isn’t quite loud enough. For independent filmmakers, the applause could be summed up as a clap for both men and women.

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Tuesday 09/08/2015
Boutique on the Hill Celebrates 2nd Year
Posted: September 08, 2015

The only African-American-owned and -operated women’s clothing boutique on Capitol Hill ushers in a new era of business opportunity and upward mobility for the District’s most precious real estate.

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Monday 08/31/2015
Examining the Nicki Minaj Sculpture Incident
Posted: August 31, 2015

In the summer of 2014, revered artist Kara Walker unveiled her much-discussed piece “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.” The sculpture, a nude “Mammy” sugar statue in a provocative, sphinx-like pose, was mostly praised by critics. However, it was also subject to crude gestures and “selfies” from viewers.

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Monday 08/24/2015
Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection
Posted: August 24, 2015

Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.

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Tuesday 08/18/2015
Miss Black USA 2015 Crowned
Updated: August 18, 2015 - 11:49 am

On August 9th, 2015 Miss Black USA made its return back to the Nation’s Capitol to crown Miss Black USA 2015. The big night was held at the Theatre for Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. The pageant was hosted by Kalilah Allen-Harris, M.D. an actress, physician and a former Miss Black USA (2007). The crowning event also showcased a special performance by Grammy Nominated Singer, Producer and Musician Johnny Britt performing his hit single “Beautiful Queen”. In addition, the newest addition to this year’s Miss Black USA was the live streaming through the website ( parlaying the event right into the world of high technology. As the reigning Miss Black USA stepped down newly selected winner Madison Gibbs began her reign as she was crowned Miss Black USA.

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