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A 2015 study found that college-educated Black women often feel like “unicorns” in the workplace — invisible, yet “painfully conspicuous.” Harvard Business Review delves into the reasons behind this paradox. According to HBR’s report, Black women are 2.8 times as likely than White women to pursue leadership roles… Black women are ready to lead. But even after fighting their way up the corporate ladder, 44 percent feel as if they’re stalling in their careers (in comparison to 30 percent of White women). The study also points out that 49 percent of the interviewed Black women held a graduate degree in comparison to 40 percent of White women.

[Madamenoire]


Jazmin Truesdale Creates Bad A** Multicultural Female Superheroes With Aza Comics

Jazmin Truesdale is doing to the comic book industry what Shonda Rhimes did to primetime television…adding a splash of color and diversifying it…There’s Adana, Fenna, Ixcel, Kala, and Amaya — hailing from Mumbai to Bogota…“I feel like every woman would be able to look at one of the girls and find herself in one of them,” Truesdale told MadameNoire Business. The Keepers: Origins, a digital book that reveals the Aza superhero mythology, will hit the Kindle and iBook Market on June 24th. This league of multicultural superwomen will come to life in the form of mobile app games, comic books, and even a video game by 2016.

[Madamenoire]


Killer Mike’s Bid For Georgia State Senate Hits A Roadblock

He tried, but it turns out Killer Mike can’t run for the Georgia state senate, as a write-in candidate… Here’s why: ‘I can’t run. BUT For the folks that were willing to Write in #MichaelRender Thank U so Much. I am gonna run one day and WE WILL WIN. However in Ga I wud have to officially enter as a “write in” vs being an Actual Write in…We have BIG Problems in education, schools and prison reform in Ga and I wanna see change. I wanna see Yall active in Local politics.’

[HipHopWired]


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