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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