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Isha Webber

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Phoebe Robinson on Being Childfree & Navigating Social Media

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"I refuse to hold on to the belief that we must inherently suffer before making a living wage. The struggle may be real, but it shouldn’t be a necessity."

– Living In LA Taught Me That The Way We Think About 'The Hustle' Is Dangerous

 

Pearl Natasha

Sandra Atoge & The Only Black Hair Salon In Derry, Northern Ireland

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Tomiwa Folorunso

How Black-Owned Beauty Businesses In Scotland Connect With Heritage

Wednesday 3 November 2021 7:00 AM

Christine Ochefu

How Black Women Build Communities Around Hair In The North West

Monday 1 November 2021 10:30 AM

"Renay took a gigantic leap when she launched a multi-genre podcasting joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment."

– Broccoli Content Is The Black-Woman-Owned Podcast Powerhouse Making Sure Everyone Eats

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Sarah Akinterinwa

This Black Woman Cartoonist Is Showing The Mundane Joys In Black Life

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Ama Safo

What I've Learned From 30 Years As A Salon Owner

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Lazenya Weekes-Richemond

What It's Like Being A Black Expat Working In The Development Sector

Tuesday 12 October 2021 7:00 AM

"I used university as a springboard into engaging with the local art community, and this really helped me to network with creatives already making significant impact."

– Creative, But Never Struggling: How Black Northern Artists Are Staying Afloat

 

 

Edikan Umoh

How These Black Women Returned To School & Started Again

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Taylor Edmonds

Kima Otung On The Music Industry, Growing Up In Wales & More

Friday 1 October 2021 11:00 AM

Oyindamola Osin

The Other Side Of Corporate Hair Discrimination

Wednesday 1 September 2021 7:00 AM

Serena Richards

How Capitalism Made Black Nurses Underpaid & Undervalued

Thursday 19 August 2021 7:00 AM

Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

How Can Black Brands Protect Themselves From Fast Fashion Copy Cats?

Friday 6 August 2021 7:00 AM

Solape Alatise

Can Black Women Really Read Their Way Ahead In The Workplace?

Wednesday 4 August 2021 7:00 AM

"As a senior leader in health, I’m still usually the only black face in a room. I’m still the one that people look to for advice on “how to approach diverse communities” and “create a more inclusive team”."

– The Myth Of A White Monolith: Being A Black Woman In Leadership In Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

 

Rianna Patterson

My Unconventional Career Path From Psychology To Tech To Film

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Joan Okitoi-Heisig

Black Women In NGO Leadership Get Real About The Racism

Friday 23 April 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

In Conversation w/ Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Tuesday 20 April 2021 11:00 AM

Yetunde Hofmann

The 'Black Glass Ceiling' Is Real & Here's How To Smash It

Tuesday 23 March 2021 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: There Are No Medals For Being Tired

Sunday 21 March 2021 11:00 PM

Black Ballad

Black Ballad x Puma: Win a Business Mentorship

Sunday 28 February 2021 9:29 PM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: The Power Of Black Female Mentorship

Sunday 28 February 2021 9:29 PM

Izin Akhabau

The Black Women Making Things Happen In The Boardroom

Wednesday 17 February 2021 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Michaela Coel's Award Snub Is Personal For BW

Sunday 7 February 2021 9:45 PM

"I’ve mentored someone who considered taking off her hijab for an upcoming interview to prove she can ‘assimilate’ in the working environment."

– Black, Muslim And Looking For Jobs In The West Midlands

 

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Monday 12 October 2020 7:00 AM

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Tuesday 6 October 2020 7:00 AM

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Broccoli Content Is The Podcast Powerhouse Making Sure Everyone Eats

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Friday 25 September 2020 7:00 AM

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Thursday 14 November 2019 7:00 AM

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Ed's Letter: Be Careful Who You Take Advice From

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Ed's Letter: Black Women Shouldn't Feel Obliged To Be Polite

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