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Our mission is to empower women of color to look and feel their best, says Paula Hayes, the CEO of Hue Noir, a black-owned makeup brand that caters to women of color. The Portland-based product and development chemist was tired of the lackluster beauty industry that did not cater to women of color a decade ago, so she decided to start her own line with the science background to do it herself. From her kitchen laboratory to beauty stores around the U.S., read our interview with Hayes on how she created her beauty empire.

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Gayle Pomerantz always thought that she would become a lawyer. But when she got into law school, she felt a different calling. So she went to Jerusalem.

Three decades later, Pomerantz is preparing to make history.

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This Miami Beach rabbi is about to make history with her new role

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my mother asked me where I got it from. She is much more aware now, it wasn’t until I talked to my father’s sisters when I found out where. You know, it’s the time that we are from.

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Pamela Burnett: A Breast Cancer Surviver’s Story

Judith Joseph began with a simple mission — to uplift Haitian children in Miami during the holiday season.

She billed her event as Breakfast with Santa, in 2006, where hundreds of kids from Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood enjoyed a hearty breakfast at a local Marriott hotel, and hang out with Santa Claus.

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From a toy drive to a Saks Fifth Avenue-endorsed show. This is Catwalk for Charity

The first sentence Christine Blasey Ford spoke on Sep.27 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Blasey, a professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University, voice was a bit shaky as she continues her testimony.

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Will the committee make the same mistake twice? The undeniable similarities between Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford

Last spring, three well-known members of the Suffern community ran for the Board of Education as a “Kids First” ticket, promising to make students their priority and leading many to be excited about change.

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In Suffern, school board upstarts rile community by suspending superintendent

The Andrew Gillum mural is not political, Miami artist Disem says.

Disem is standing next to the unfinished mural of the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Liberty City. He’s been painting for seven hours on the side of an old bodega.

“He’s someone I can relate to, that anyone can relate to,” he said. “He is from the city, and now look at him.”

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Why are these mural artists avoiding Wynwood?

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My name is Aisha Powell. I am a 24-year-old Ph.D. student at Howard University in its Communication, Culture and Media Studies program. I received my M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and my B.A. in Journalism and Entrepreneurship from Pennsylvania State University. I am currently a staff writer for the Black Detour and Bronze Magazine...

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