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LeToya Luckett, Atoya Burleson and Melody Hunt Open Up About Black Motherhood

1 month ago   |   By Essence

By Brooklyn White · Updated July 3, 2022 For day two of ESSENCE Festival of Culture 2022, singer LeToya Luckett moderated a necessary conversation about Black motherhood on the Beauty Carnival stage. Luckett was joined by entrepreneur and athlete Atoya Burleson and Love and Marriage: Huntsville star Melody Hunt. During “Raising Black Children to Feel Beautiful,” one of the first questions Luckett posed was about previous generations' confidence and what today's parents can do to help their children walk in their light. Burleson remarked that she starts by simply asking her 12-year-old...
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Entrepreneur Aaliyah Marandiz Wins $100,000 At ESSENCE Festival Of Culture's New Voices + Chase Pitch Competition

Entrepreneur Aaliyah Marandiz Wins $100,000 At ESSENCE Festival Of Culture's New Voices + Chase Pitch Competition

1 month ago   |   By Essence

By Kimberly Wilson · Updated July 3, 2022 Ten Black women entrepreneurs earned their share of $250,000 in funding for their businesses thanks to the New Voices Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. This in-person pitch competition, held on Saturday, July 2 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, awarded one (1) grand prize of $100,000; (2) $50,000; and (2) $25,000 cash grants, combined with personalized business skills development, coaching, and mentoring for six months post-competition. Designed to help women of color-led businesses navigate the current climate and find...
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