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A-list celebrities, as well as figure skating royalty, recently turned out to celebrate nonprofit Figure Skating in Harlem’s 18th anniversary in New York City. [Related: Financial Literacy Month: Filing a Tax Extension? You Still Gotta Pay on 4/15] The event was hosted by none other than former Supreme Mary Wilson, and top chef and entrepreneur Marcus Samuelsson was also among who’s who celebrating the special occasion. Fashion icon Vera Wang and former Olympians including figure skating gold medalists Evan Lysacek and Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball Champion Kristi Yamaguchi.  Law and Order’s Tamara Tunie, who serves as chair emerita on figure [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Black Enterprise
Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math.”— President Barack Obama, September 16, 2010 Right now, the lack of women and minorities in STEM is a hot topic across businesses, government agencies, and academic institutions. According to an international educational assessment, some of the best schools in the United States are two years behind their Chinese counterparts in math. And, women make up about half of the American workforce but they represent less than one-quarter of those employed in STEM fields, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. [Related: STEM Mentoring Programs Invite Girls [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Black Enterprise
(Image: BrooklynFlavors.com) It seems all things “Natural” are in high demand these days, with more and more people switching to holistic and healthy living.  The need for natural is good news for skincare guru and  small business owner Sophia Sylvester, the mastermind behind her natural skin care product line Brooklyn Flavors, which offers customers unique bottled aromas, specific to the individual neighborhoods of  Brooklyn, N.Y. [Related: One Woman Reflects on Why ‘I Chose to Become an Ex-Black Woman in STEM’] It all began in 2006, when Sylvester started creating natural skincare products in search of a solution for her children’s severe dry skin. [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Black Enterprise
The Atlanta cheating scandal has been grabbing headlines and the attention of the public since the story first broke in 2009. But when the educators that stood trial—all of them black—were convicted of racketeering and lesser charges and sentenced prison time, reaction on social media was swift. We asked readers of Black Enterprise for their thoughts. Most felt that the punishment did not fit the crime. On Facebook Savoka Shae wrote “Overkill, complete overkill. Justice wasn’t served fairly at all.” Jerry Glen Maddox expressed the minority opinion when he wrote “So don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” Sargent Jemison [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
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Amber-Wiz
Aren’t exes supposed to be examples of people you don’t need in your life anymore? Some Hollywood ladies missed the memo. Here’s a little gallery of some famous celebs who just can’t seem to get enough of their exes. K. Michelle has openly vented to Twitter about missing ex-love Idris Elba. Elba also influenced the singer’s latest album. The post The Spring Trend: Rekindling the flame appeared first on JetMag.com. [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
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kemp
Popular ’80s R&B singer Johnny Kemp has died. He was 55. The Bahamian singer launched his career by singing in nightclubs in the Bahamas at age 13. He moved to New York in 1979 with the band “Kinky Fox,” in hopes of becoming more mainstream, according to The Bahamas Weekly. Kemp’s self-titled debut album was released in 1986 and he scored a minor hit with “Just Another Lover.” The singer is largely known for “Just Got Paid,” which received a Grammy nomination in 1989 for “Best R&B Song.” Kemp leaves behind a wife and two sons. Our condolences go out to his loved ones [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
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Tidal-Jay-Z
CEO of Aspiro, the Swedish music streaming company acquired by rapper Jay Z for $56 million, has left the company. According to Breakit, around 25 employees were given notice by the company and “forced to leave.” Tidal confirmed Andy Chen’s departure, but dismissed reports about the 25 staff members leaving the company as being “incorrect.” Tidal released the following statement on Chen’s departure: TIDAL’s new interim [sic] CEO is Peter Tonstad – a former CEO of parent company Aspiro Group. He has a better understanding of the industry and a clear vision for how the company is looking to change the status quo. He’s streamlining [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
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