Black Chicks That Rule: Ava DuVernay

   Take a Look Black 2013: The Work of Ava DuVernay | blackfilm.com/read. In 2012 Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win the coveted Sundance Film Festival Best Director prize for her film Middle of Nowhere. Most recently she directed an episode of the breakout hit show, Scandal, making it the first time a primetime network televison show…

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Black Chicks That Rule: Asia Newson

Meet Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur 10-year old Asia Newson. Don’t let her age fool you. This young lady is determined to show people of all ages, but especially young people, that they can make their own money through business ownership. When she’s not in school you can find Asia selling her candles to people on the street or at major local…

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Black Chicks That Rule: Beverly Bond

A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship industries.  Her body of work, across sectors, has made her one of the most celebrated DJ’s, and social innovators of our time. A true music connoisseur, Beverly Bond’s passion for music and her uncanny ability to read the crowd has solidified her as…

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Black Chicks That Rule: Carla Harris

For 27 years Carla Harris has been a force on Wall Street. She is currently the Vice Chairman of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. She is graduate of Harvard with an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA. Over the course of her career she has taken a number of companies public, including “small” companies such as  UPS (a $5.5 billion IPO…

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Black Chicks That Rule: Saheela Ibraheem, Student Harvard University

At the age of 15 Saheela Ibraheem filled out 14 applications to attend college at very prestigious institutions. She was accepted by 13 of these schools, including six of the eight Ivy League schools ultimately deciding on where she is currently enrolled. She intends on studying neurobiology or neuroscience.  Hailing from Edison, New Jersey she is among the youngest to attend…

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