Author: Natasha Parker

Black women talk tech Last week, the tech world was on fire introducing the world to an overlooked, known fact; black women dominate anything we touch. The two-day conference that is in its fifth year had to do a major pivot (as most businesses and companies did this past year) and went virtual. Virtual does not mean a small-scale audience, because the event numbers were “through the roof,” which allowed for the conference to reach an International audience. The event was curated by two brilliant, Black women in the tech world, Regina Gwynn and Esosa Ighodaro-Johnson. Both women, who are…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLWqJG39Cbo&t=3038s Sound Bites delivered by Grubhub was live from Philly Wednesday night feeding all our souls with the sultry sounds of Philly native Jazmine Sullivan along with UK sensation Ella Mai for two, exclusive performances. The Grubhub free concert was not the only benefit that night; each artist started the night out with Q&A’S to interact with the virtual crowd, and every chat or tweet with the hashtag #GHSOUNDBITES during the livestream, Grubhub donated $10 to Restaurant Strong, an organization that is provides grants to local restaurants up to $100k. Although W4TC was not in the building live, we joined in with the energetic crowd virtually; singing (well trying to sing lol),…

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Kids should be exposed to different cultures; exposed to different experiences. Laneka Leatutufu Being a black woman who grew up in an urban neighborhood of Philadelphia, traveling was never at the forefront of my mind. Hell, I took my first flight at the age of 25. The world of travel can be a foreign concept to most young, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) where “the block” is all they will ever know and the furthest they will ever go is wherever their bus pass will take them.  Mother, Juvenile Probation Officer, and first-time author Laneka Leatutufu knows all too well how the…

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Listening to grown women being grown womenJill Scott The first time I heard a Jill Scott song was when she released “Long Walk.” I watched the video in my grandparents’ house; just in awe of her voice, style, and that beautiful natural hair. Of course, I did not know she was from Philly until my mom said, “it looks like she is in North Philly.” The next music video she released was “Gettin in the way,” and at the age of 11 after watching that video I said, “yup, She’s a Philly girl” and from that moment on, I been…

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A Blessing on Blessings type of night!Jekalyn Carr The Stellar Awards are back; bigger and better this year after hosted virtually in 2020. This is the only awards show to honor the gospel music industry, and this year’s televised experience will showcase some of the most-talented gospel artists the industry has to offer. This year’s show is hosted by Jekalyn Carr and Tye Tribbett; two of the most talented singers representing the newer generation of gospel music. The duo bring an energy that we didn’t know we needed; from Tye’s edgy style to the many outfit changes that Jekalyn slays…

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With the WNBA 25th anniversary underway, much talk ahead of this summer season focused on the league conceeding to providing updated uniforms their female players have been asking for and deserve. One might say that all uniforms are created equally when it comes to the sport of basketball, but it’s the littles things that makes a difference for women who wear professional basketball uniforms. Proper fit, or looking good while dunking on your opponents must be taken into consideration. When Nike took on the task to redesign the women’s uniform, they knew that having the actual women involved would make…

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Imagine having the perfect outfit ready to go for date night, a day at the office, or just hanging out with your girlfriends, but when you look in your closet for the perfect shoe the only options you have are a pair of heels or sneakers. Sorting through your choices, it becomes clear to you that sneakers will ruin the outfit and heels just won’t satisfy your comfort level. This is a dilemma that many women deal with when trying to dress up their outfits, but also wanting to maintain a level of comfort. Janyelle Milton, the owner of J.…

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