Author: Yanick Rice Lamb

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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Yanick Rice Lamb

Yanick Rice Lamb and Sheree Crute are co-founders of FierceforBlackWomen.com. As publisher, Yanick is involved in all aspects of the company and oversees business and strategic development. Lamb has worked  on launches of magazines, websites and Styles of the Times, now known as Sunday Styles, at the New York Times. She has an MBA and extensive digital journalism, social media and business experience. Career Highlights An award-winning journalist and author, Yanick is an associate professor and chair of the new Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University. She was also associate publisher and editorial director of Heart & Soul magazine,...

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Ingrid Sturgis

Web consultant Ingrid Sturgis is an educator and innovator with extensive experience as a content creator, editor and writer in print, broadcast and on Internet. She has exceptional knowledge of Web technologies and social networking and has developed multimedia content and curriculum for world-class interactive experiences. Sturgis is currently on faculty at Howard University as an assistant professor/new media in the Department of Journalism. She began working in interactive media in 1985 as a member of the New York Time’s videotext project. She has worked online since 2001, most recently as a Web strategist for heartandsoul.com, where she moved...

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Gina Toole Saunders

Gina Toole Saunders is a contributing designer to FierceforBlackWomen.com. Gina is a freelance graphic designer in the Washington, D.C., metro area where she lives with her husband, dog and her “ultimate design” — her 7-year-old son. Gina supervises the design of 18 publications for Studio Gannett, the premium publishing division of Gannett Inc. She also worked at AARP for 12 years as the lead Art Director for AARP’s bilingual magazine, AARP VIVA, and previously on AARP The Magazine and My Generation magazine in New York. She also held positions at BET’s Savoy and BET Weekend magazines. Some of Gina’s clients include Hyde Park...

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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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