Producer, OWN Studios It’s been a fabulous Black History Month: Obama is living well, the Oscars were #SoMoonLit....it’s only fitting we end with a blast of phenomenal Black Girl Magic. Not only is our final feature Black History in the Making- she develops the stories of others making Black History before our eyes including Queen-Mother Oprah Winfrey! Corinne Gilliard is a rapidly rising Hollywood producer we’ve had our eyes on for over a decade. NBT

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Group of 8 African-American women to earn Ph.d's simultaneously at Indiana University Their names are Jada Phelps-Moultrie, Shannon McCullough, Johari Shuck, Nadrea Njoku, Juhanna Rogers, Demetrees Hutchins, Jasmine Haywood, and Tiffany Kyser. They didn’t all start together but their all finishing their doctorates in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. To give greater perspective on what a feat s, interim Robin Hughes, Executive Associate Dean states: “For a school that generally graduates between

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Co-Founders of #BlackLivesMatter Where were you when you first heard the words “Black Lives Matter”? It’s probably around the same time you heard that George Zimmerman, the officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was acquitted of all charges. The global community reacted with shock, rage, and grief as no one was left to answer for Martin's premature death. A devastated Alicia Garza took to Facebook to write was she describes as a “love note

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  It’s not easy for a woman to break into the male-dominated wine industry, especially a woman of color. The Wine Institute & Women Winemakers of California reported in 2016 that even though 90% of wine made in the US is produced in California, only 10% of those wineries are owned by women. Andrea and Robin McBride are two making black history with their vineyard: McBride Sisters, making them the first African-American sisters to found

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...And then sometimes the internet shows you a gem. Chris Golden, best known as Pandora radio and Spotify-featured hip hop artist “Dub Bulloh” picks us back up with our Black History Month series shining as a lesson to USE YOUR STAGE - no matter where or when. In this particular case, the “when” was Summer 2016. The “where” was the top of a carrier truck during at #BlackLivesMatter rally. Hailing from East Point, GA by way

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Co-Founder/CEO Code2040 “There’s been a shift in the way thought about and talked about that makes me really optimistic that we’re going to solve this problem.” - Laura Weidman Powers If you recognized yesterday’s #BlackHistoryNBT feature, you’ll be no stranger to today’s superwoman. In 2012, alongside Tristan Walker, Laura Weidman Powers co-founded non-profit organization Code2040. Their mission is to ensure that by the year 2040 - when the US will reportedly be majority Black and Latinx -

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  Founder/CEO of Walker & Company Brands (Bevel) & CODE2040. Ingrown hairs and razor bumps affect all people who shave, but people of color are more likely to have wiry or curly hair which is more prone to growing back improperly for the skin. Our feature for today took special attention to the issue founding a health and beauty startup aimed at simplifying grooming for people (especially of color) with curly hair. “We wanted to solve this very

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  At 11-years old, literary advocate and creator of #1000BlackGirlBooks Marley Dias was fed up. All of the books she was reading in school were about “white boys and their dogs.” According to a study done by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison less than 10 percent of children's books released in 2015 had a black person as the main character. After bringing this to her mom’s attention, Marley’s mom asked,

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Founder, WeThrive, an entrepreneurship program for middle school children “Each one reach one; Each one teach one” is the phrase that comes to mind with today’s feature Daquan Oliver. A New York native Oliver founded the not-for-profit organization WeThrive, which pairs middle-school from under-resourced communities and college students together to create their own businesses with seed money. The college students mentor the younger students to turn their business idea into  revenue-generating endeavors with a strong

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Social Media Strategist/Creator #BlackLatinxHistory As we continue into our monthlong celebration of Black History, we cannot stress the importance of focusing on diversity that exists in the African Diaspora. Our NBT feature for this day emphasized this with the creation of her now-viral hashtag #BlackLatinxHistory. (Pronounced “lah -teen- ex”) One needs look no further than Twitter to see the impact Juliana Pache’s hashtag is having within the Black and Latinx communities. When asked about why and

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