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    Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 6:48pm
I love this feature on Clutch magazine

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Time to share this week’s FABULOUS news about black women. This week sistas are making moves in business, the creative sector, and in economic growth.

So without further adieu, here are 5 great things about black women this week!

Mellody Hobson is now Chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation. Mellody Hobson is a boss! Not only is she the president of Ariel Investments, LLC, one of the largest black-owned money management firms in the country with over $3 billion in assets, but she recently became the Chairman of the Board for DreamWorks Animation after it’s former Chairman, Roger Enrico, resigned. Hobson’s appointment makes her one of the few black women to helm a film studio. {Shadow & Act)

Danai Gurira and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt win the Whiting Writers Award. Playwright Danai Gurira, best known for her role in AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ and Harvard grad Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt were among this year’s winners of the Whiting Writers Award which is given to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. Gurira and Rhoses-Pitt will take home $50,000 further their writing. Congrats ladies! {Whiting Foundation}

African Woman’s Development Fund releases book titled, “Woman Leading Africa.”There’s been a lot of talk about Africa’s economic resurgence as of late, but few are speaking about the role of women in that renaissance. According to the Ghana News Agency, the new book is “a collection of conservation and interviews of 18 inspirational African women leaders from Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. It was launched by the Africa Women Development Fund (AWDF).” Written by Nana Darkoa Sekyiama, reviewers have said the book “projects a sense of community that exists on the continent and avails support to those who might feel lost or alone in the struggle for gender equality.” {Ghana News Agency}

Alicia Keys launches storytelling app for kids. Since becoming a mama, AK has been taking it slow. She’s spent a few years being a hands-on mom rather than laying tracks, but now she back, and this time she’s incorporating her new role as a working mom. Keys recently released the The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee, which follows a young girl from New York City and her relationship with her grandmother. So what made her launch an interactive children’s story? A. Keys told reporters, “I was just getting introduced to kind of the TV shows and DVDs and all the things you start kind of introducing your kids to, and I thought how cool it would be to be a part of something that really allows them to hear music from different places, different cultures, different sounds.” {Jet Magazine}

Oprah and HBO team up on new drama. Oprah and HBO are working on a new drama that centers on “a wealthy academic who has become the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college. He and his family are thrust into national headlines, forcing them to present an idyllic public façade, all while engaging in agonizing personal battles and struggling with dark obsessions.” Sounds exciting! {the Hollywood Reporter}



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OMG! I was gonna post this as the 'Official Good News' Thread ShockedClap

I'm really excited to hear about Mellody Hobson and the new HBO series


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Black women in the arts & entertainment field making strides.Clap

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great. is clutch a black magazine?
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Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

great. is clutch a black magazine?

yes but it is online only
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can't wait to see the Oprah series.
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Oh! I want to read "Women leading Africa". I am planning on writing my thesis next semester on polygamous marriages in Africa and microfinance
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yay... we are winning this week.
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