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Black Girl Magic: Meet The South Carolina Woman Who designed Mattel’s First Black Barbie

SOUTH CAROLINA – Fashion designer Kitty Black Perkins couldn’t afford a Barbie doll as a child, but this daughter of the segregated South called the shots on the 11½ -inch icon’s outfits for nearly three decades. Perkins, 71, was the first black designer for Barbie when toy dynasty Mattel hired her to design affordable, chic […]

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Black Girl Magic: First African American Woman to Command a U.S. Navy Ship Joins IBM Board of Directors

On Tuesday, IBM (International Business Machines) announced Admiral Michelle J. Howard as the newest member of its board. Howard made history in 1999 when she became the first African American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, and then again in 2014 when she became the first African American and the first woman to be […]

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Black Girl Magic: Dr. Sheila Brooks, Author and Emmy Award Winner, Nominated for NAACP Image Award

It isn’t an ordinary day when someone gets nominated for an NAACP Image Award. And, it certainly isn’t an ordinary day when renowned journalist Roland Martin is the one texting the nominee and alerting them of the honor. That’s why Tuesday, Feb. 19, wasn’t an ordinary day – at least not for Dr. Sheila Brooks, […]

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Black-Owned: Swivel Beauty App Makes Finding the Right Barber and Hair Stylist a Lot Easier

It can be incredibly difficult to find the right hairstylist for your hair’s unique needs. Black people – male and female – constantly struggle to find a salon or barbershop with stylists that can deal with kinks, curls, waves, and weaves. If you don’t want to deal with that struggle anymore, download the Swivel Beauty […]