Octavia Spencer to Star in ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ on Netflix

Octavia Spencer’s next project is a literal rags-to-riches story. The Oscar winner will executive produce and star in “Madam C.J. Walker,” a limited series on Netflix that tells the true story of the woman who went from washing clothes to becoming one of the very few African-American female millionaires of the early 20th century. Continue reading Octavia Spencer to Star in ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ on Netflix

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This Latina Started A Studio With Her Family And Became One Of NYC’s Top Trainers In The Process

Samantha Ortiz started a business before even realizing she started a business. A couple of times a week, her sister and her sister’s best friend would find themselves in the Ortiz family living room getting ready to be led in a workout by Samantha. Thanks to social media and personal referrals,what started with just the three of them slowly grew into more structured classes — and this was the beginning of Triple Threat Bootcamp, or the Ortiz family business. Continue reading This Latina Started A Studio With Her Family And Became One Of NYC’s Top Trainers In The Process

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Move Over, Marie Kondo: How You Can Become A Professional Organizer, Too

January is naturally a time for getting organized — what with New Year’s resolutions and all those winter days stuck indoors. This year, Netflix’s Tidying Up With Marie Kondo has elevated decluttering to the level of cultural zeitgeist. If you got a particularly joyful thrill by watching her work her magic from the safety of your living room, you might be wondering: Could I be the next Marie Kondo? Continue reading Move Over, Marie Kondo: How You Can Become A Professional Organizer, Too

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The Best Movies Directed by Women in 2018

Earlier today, the 2019 Oscar nominations were announced, and, sadly, the directing category is 100 percent male. It seems we learned nothing from the 2018 Golden Globes ceremony, when Natalie Portman called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its lack of female nominees in the directing category. While the Oscars did nominate Greta Gerwig last year for Lady Bird, Portman’s call-out is indicative of Hollywood as a whole. Female directors are, by and large, ignored when it comes to awards season.

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