Author: Yanick Rice Lamb

Deborah Owens

Fierce financial advisor Deborah Owens is the Wealth Coach on My Generation TV, which airs nationally on PBS. She is on a mission to engage, enlighten and equip millions of women to become financially empowered through the Power of the Purse campaign, which launched with the publication of her book A Purse of Your Own: An Easy Guide to Financial Security by Simon and Schuster. Deborah implores women to exercise the power of their purse by collaborating with one another in forming Purse Groups that provide the accountability and support needed to achieve challenging goals. Women are provided tools and...

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Kelley L. Carter

Kelley L. Carter is an Emmy-award winning entertainment journalist, who has written for publications including the Detroit Free Press, Vibe magazine, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. A Livingston Award finalist, her voice is heard on airwaves across the country on radio programming including NPR as an entertainment expert, and she is seen on the national TV outlets like CNN, E! and the TV Guide Channel offering takes on some of the biggest entertainment stories captivating the world.

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Katti Gray

Katti Gray tells stories of women who learned to love themselves first — the key to fulfilling relationships with others. As a prize-winning veteran journalist, Katti has covered hard news and soft: presidential hopefuls; statehouse lawmakers; hometown heroes; time-honored and pop celebrities; floundering schools in Appalachia; New Feminism’s younger adherents; juveniles on death row; the fight for running water on an outlying Mississippi road. Ms., Vibe, The Crisis, Odyssey Couleur, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New Orleans Times-Picayune and Toronto Star are among those that have published her work. For 2010’s relaunched Jet, she writes a twice-monthly column. On...

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Mary C. Curtis

In “Why We Love Michelle,” Mary C. Curtis writes about how the First Lady defies stereotypical standards of beauty, brains and family. “Truth be told,” Curtis says, “many of the African-American women who became Barack Obama’s most stalwart supporters at first trusted him, in part, because he so obviously valued his wife in a true partnership.” Curtis, who has covered the Obamas extensively, is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. She appears weekly on TV’s Fox News Rising Charlotte and contributes to The Washington Post “She the People” blog,TheRoot.com, theGrio.com, NPR and Creative Loafing. She was national correspondent for AOL’s PoliticsDaily.com, covering politics, race and culture. She has worked...

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Saving Our Children

Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.

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