Lizz Wright is bringing jazz to a younger audience

8 years ago by

You don’t need to see Lizz Wright’s face to know she’s a beautiful woman. Her vocal range is one part Norah Jones and two helpings of Cassandra Wilson. Just one verse into any of the sultry jazz chanteuses’ songs and you’re hooked. A Google search of her name returns nearly 400,000 hits. She’s usually attired in African inspired, knee length dresses. Her hair’s cut low in

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Mellody Hobson wants us to be financially smarter!

8 years ago by

Mellody Hobson is on a mission.  Others may call her journey, something of a crusade; she has traveled far and wide spreading her message of greater economic freedoms and choices for all. She’s steadfastly pushed this broad vision through any medium she can find and to anyone who’ll listen. Melody is a regular on ABC network’s Good Morning America program and a frequent feature in

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Denzel Washington, still hollywood’s most bankable

8 years ago by

There aren’t many sure bets in the business of movies, one of a few actors that comes closest, is Denzel Washington. Hiring him on a film will bring international notoriety and almost certainly critical praises when a film’s released in theatres.In Tom Hank’s Oscar acceptance speech for the film, Philadelphia– in which Denzel played a homophobic lawyer – he praised his costar and said he’d

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Ursula Burns leading Xerox boldly to the future

8 years ago by

Ursula Burns was ranked the 20th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine for their 100 Most Powerful Women annual list; Fortune magazine placed her at 9th in their annual 50 Most Powerful Women list.  In July, 2009, Ursula was appointed CEO and chairman of the fortune 500 heavy weight, Xerox. She was then and still is the only African American woman appointed to head a

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Ralph Giles sits in the driver’s seat at Chrysler.

8 years ago by

A kid with a dream can change the world. How many times have our parents push this simple idea into our heads, Ralph Gilles listened; if he didn’t, Chrysler would have gone belly up long ago. Sure President Obama and the Democrats threw Chrysler a very needed lifeline. Still, before the bailout no one can argue that without the car design genius of Ralph Giles, they

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Meet Patrice Motsepe, South Africa’s mining titan

8 years ago by

Patrice Motsepe has steadily amassed a truly huge fortune by sheer determination, hard work and some luck.  Mr. Motsepe is a beacon in South Africa, though he will not court that distinction, fact is, a multi-billionaire hailing from Soweto just is.  A lawyer by training, he became the first black partner at Bowman Gilfillan law firm, a predominantly white institution in Johannesburg. Mining was and

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All hail Nyjah Huston, sports world’s newest star

8 years ago by

It’s summertime 2010, you’re at the Street Pro Finals of the Maloof Money Cup in Orange County, California. The skating skills of these young cats are beyond reproach, one after the other they display pure talent.  Then after few of the top skaters finish their routines, when one might believe the competition couldn’t possibly get any tougher, he appears out the crowd like bolt of

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Charles E. Phillips, about work his magic at Infor.

8 years ago by

Don’t let the handsome gentile exterior fool you, beneath his facade of cool calmness is an intensely driven man. He’s one of the best paid corporate titans, in fact ranking #15 in America, according to Fortune Magazine: earning an estimated $30.1 million US salary in 2009. Charles E. Phillips Jr.is smart, he holds a BS in Computer Science from the United States Air Force Academy,

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Paula Patton will star in two huge movies in 2011.

8 years ago by

Do you remember the bar scene in Will Smith’s 2005 mega blockbuster film, Hitch.In the scene, he (Will Smith) uses some slick lines pick this beautiful woman? Of course he did get her interest, but we never see that girl throughout the rest of the movie. You may have left the cinema, asking yourself, ‘who was that girl’? Her name was not in the opening

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