• Answering The Call: Bravo's Dr. Jackie and Dr. Contessa Talk Shifting The Representation of Black Career Women On Reality TV

    8 days ago - By Essence

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated August 4, 2022 The billion-dollar reality TV industry owes so much to Black women. They have powered some of the most memorable moments in the genre, and spawned enduring internet fodder that transcends generations. Yet, pervasive stereotypes still seem to plague the group. Dr's. Contessa Metcalfe and Jackie Walters are looking to change that. Co-stars on the hit Bravo reality series, Married To Medicine , both women are seen championing the narrative of balancing high-responsibility careers as Georgia-based physicians running their own practice alongside other...
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  • How The Sale, Production & Ownership Of Electric Vehicles Stand To Impact The Black Community

    How The Sale, Production & Ownership Of Electric Vehicles Stand To Impact The Black Community

    8 days ago - By Essence

    By Essence · Updated August 4, 2022 During the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture, the ESSENCE Tech Summit audience was treated to a conversation presented by Ford that explored how the sale, production and ownership of electric vehicles stand to impact the Black community. Joined by Federal Affairs Director Dr. Nadia Anderson and Mental Health Clinician Tenesha Winfrey, EVHybridNoire Co-Founder Dr. Shelley Francis kicked off the conversation by talking a little about the overall impact that the new mobility option is having and will continue to have on Black communities, both economically...
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  • Foot Locker Makes $54 Million investment To Help Bolster The Black Community

    Foot Locker Makes $54 Million investment To Help Bolster The Black Community

    8 days ago - By Essence

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated August 4, 2022 Thanks to Black consumers, the sneaker industry is valued at more than $70 billion. Now, one of the niche's biggest retailers is giving back. It was recently announced that Foot Lockerlaunched its Leading Education & Economic Development Initiative through January 2022, in which the company invested nearly $54 million in programs designed to bolster educational and economic opportunities for the Black community. This is a part of a larger $200 million commitment in which Black students and employees and will be empowered and supported through...
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