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…Employers won’t readily admit it, but some prefer “nice,” “safe,” and “easy” to pronounce names because it makes their lives, well, easier… It’s a sad and unfortunate reality, but sometimes appeasing employers with a less-ethnic sounding name makes all the difference. That doesn’t make the practice right, of course, and it may not be the right decision for you. But it was the right decision for Actress Chloe Bennet, who chose to make the name change. The “deceivingly Asian” (so says her Instagram) singer and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starlet’s government name is Chloe Wang. But Hollywood being Hollywood, Chloe, who is Chinese and White, decided to change her last name to Bennet (also her father’s first name) to see if it made a difference when it came to getting roles. It sho ’nuff did…
[MadameNoire]

How To Unapologetically Negotiate Your Worth In The Workplace

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…Words of wisdom are nice but many women still have difficulty finding the actual words to ask for what they are worth in the workplace. In fact, more than 60 percent of millennial women say they don’t know how to ask for more money, found a recent survey conducted by Levo, a career network for millennials. This fact remains even though 83 percent of respondents agree that it’s important to negotiate their salary and/or benefits package and 83 percent believe that they will earn less money by not negotiating. Less than half of the women surveyed, just 41 percent, negotiated any part (salary and/or benefits) of their job offer, mainly due to a lack of knowledge on how to negotiate. A whopping 66 percent said they did know how to negotiate and 63 percent felt uncomfortable negotiating…
[MadameNoire]

Atlanta Photographer Cam Kirk Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Feature Rappers On Billboards

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Photographer Cam Kirk is on a mission to litter Atlanta’s skyline with even more stars than it already has. The man who is behind the lens that has given us some of Gucci Mane’s and Young Thug’s finest moments launched a Kickstarter campaign for his Day 4 Project that aims to put some of Atlanta’s hottest rappers on billboards throughout the city, using his photography. He came up with the idea over a year ago, but halted on it after thinking that it may be too much to take on. “It was a lot of factors that scared me out of doing it so quickly,” Cam Kirk tells HipHopWired.com, mentioning costs and planning. “But when I got off tour with Lil Wayne and Rae Sremmurd and heard about Bankroll Fresh’s passing, when I got home I wanted to do something for him. I wanted to do something in the city to pay my homage to him.”
[HipHopWired]


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