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#MyNameIsnt Campaign, Biz/Media, Black Women, Cross Post Now, netflix, Newsletter, She's Gotta Have It -

The #MyNameIsnt Campaign shows how a flirtatious comment can be received as predatory, disrespectful, and straight up dangerous.

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Barbie, Biz/Media, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Dolls, Entertainment, Mattel, Nation, Newsletter, Oscars, toys, Zendaya, Zendaya Coleman -

So excited to honor @Zendaya with a one-of-a-kind doll as she encourages girls to Raise Their Voices and to #BeSuper! pic.twitter.com/GEtTR9bayC — Barbie (@Barbie) September 18, 2015 Zendaya has accomplished more at 19 years old than many have in their entire lives. Now, the teenage beauty will be immortalized as a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll. Manufacturing company […]

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A Little Positivity, Biz/Media, Black Women, black women entrepreneurs, Black women unemployment, Cross Post Now, Good News, lovinit, Nation, Newsletter -

A new report shows that the number of businesses owned by African-American women has grown 332 percent since 1997, according to Fortune magazine. The recently published study, 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report (pdf), commissioned by American Express Open, shows that the overall number of female-owned businesses grew by 74 percent between 1997 and 2015, […]

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African American, African-American Women, Biz/Media, Black Women, National Women’s Law Center, Unemployment, Unemployment rates -

Unemployment rates are falling for almost everyone in America, but remain exceptionally high for Black women. According to Labor Department statistics gathered by IBTimes.com, nearly 10.6 percent of adult African-American women above 20 are unemployed. This shameful statistic has remained unchanged since last year. Between June 2009 and June 2011, Black women lost 258,000 jobs while Black men gained 127,000 jobs. The National Women’s […]

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Biz/Media, Black Women, Nation, Weight -

Black women and weight loss is something of a literary two-headed monster, but with Jennifer Hudson, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey promoting weight loss products between football games and prime-time television sitcoms, the subject is not only becoming less contentious, but it is also reviving black actresses’ careers, The Daily Beast reports. SEE ALSO: Is […]

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