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Can Teaching Hairstyling Skills Save Sex Traffic Victims?

by Marcia Cole

Julz Coda and Liz Diaz are two of the hair industry’s most dynamic duos. As co-founders of Beyond Beauty School, which is based on the philosophy that there is more to the hairstyling industry than meets the cuts and color, they provide a culture of accessible education, knowledge, and support–think branding, business expansion, finance, and…



Leveling the Playing Field, One Computer And Meal At a Time

by Lenina Mortimer

If Crispin Booker, 31, had it his way all children would have access to computers and the internet. The founder and executive director of Veronica’s Way, a non-profit with a mission to promote computer literacy and ending hunger, aims to level the playing field for children in impoverished communities. And, he’s starting in Brooklyn, New…



Ghana Gets Gifts of Life with Free Health Clinics

by TEvans

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo is the epitome of following your passion and solidifying your purpose. For the past 12 years Eyeson-Akiwowo, a former Bookings Editor for Essence magazine, has provided organizational leadership, as the founder and executive director of African Health Now. Its mission is to promote and provide access to sustainable health services for women, children…