Ava DuVernay Only Wanted Female Directors For ‘Queen Sugar,’ Aurora Guerrero Stepped Up

Queen Sugar, a drama adapted by Ava DuVernay currently airing on Oprah’s OWN Network, is the most underrated story currently playing out on television. Now in its second season, Queen Sugar revolves around the three Bordelon siblings – Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel – who must best their differences and band together to run their late father’s sugarcane farm in rural St. Joseph county, Louisiana. Meanwhile, each of the Bordelons is grappling with heartbreak, betrayal and injustices from the criminal justice system, all while two families, the Boudreauxs and the Landrys, are attempting to encroach on the Bordelons’ land and take it as theirs. Continue reading Ava DuVernay Only Wanted Female Directors For ‘Queen Sugar,’ Aurora Guerrero Stepped Up

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2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

June 28, 2017 COLLEGE STATION, Texas. Today, CMD-IT announced keynote speakers for the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference.   Themed “Diversity: Simply Smarter,” the Tapia Conference will be held September 20-23 in Atlanta Georgia.  The Tapia Conference is the premier venue to bring together students, faculty, researchers and professionals from all backgrounds and ethnicities in computing to promote and celebrate diversity in computing.  The Tapia Conference is sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and presented by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT). Continue reading 2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

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12 Mistakes All Small Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Have you ever made a mistake as a small business owner? Who hasn’t? If it’s any consolation, you’re definitely not alone. The 12 mistakes below are so common that every entrepreneur I know (including me!) has made at least one of them.

  1. Failing to plan

“When you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail,” as the saying goes. Without a business plan to guide your startup and growth, you’ll struggle to make decisions, get loans, or bring investors on board.
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Register for the 2017 NAWRB Women and Small Business Real Estate Economic Summit Today!

The synergy leading up to the 2017 NAWRB Women and Small Business Real Estate Economic Summit is filling up our attendees list faster than you can say “Sold!” With an inside look at housing ecosystem developments, NAWRB’s expert panelists deliver actionable solutions with specialized forecasts. Continue reading Register for the 2017 NAWRB Women and Small Business Real Estate Economic Summit Today!

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Deadline July 4, 2017: NAWRB Top 50 Women-Owned Small Business Revenue Awards! (Find Your SBA NAICS Code)

NAWRB is excited to launch the first and only earning recognition program for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) within the housing ecosystem. As we celebrate these diverse sectors and merge industries into one list, we are raising awareness of leading women-owned small businesses and helping form profitable collaborations to propel women’s economic growth. Continue reading Deadline July 4, 2017: NAWRB Top 50 Women-Owned Small Business Revenue Awards! (Find Your SBA NAICS Code)

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