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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On January 24th, 2017, director of photographer Bradford Young became the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award in Best Cinematography (Arrival). This marks the first Oscar nomination for Young, but hardly the first award or nomination. The four-time Sundance winner (Middle of Nowhere, Pariah, Mother of George, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) was raised in the town of Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Chicago as teenager to live with his father, according to Young’s Wikipedia.

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Last year, Damien Hooper-Campbell made history being selected to serve as eBay’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer. "eBay is one of the pioneers in harnessing technology to level the playing field by creating a global marketplace that is truly inclusive and diverse,” says Hooper in a release, “I look forward to leading eBay’s efforts to foster an even more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, which I believe can contribute to increased innovation and even better engagement

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