Leadership

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EDGE Style: First Lady Michelle Obama...

by: iman n. milner The Obama women are taking China by storm. I am usually the biggest non-advocate for posting famous people doing normal things but we can make exceptions for the fabulous likes of First Lady Michelle Obama and her absolutely stunning teenage daughters (where did the time GOOOO?!), Sasha and Malia. FLOTUS is using her influence to promote… Continue »
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EDGE Inspiration Rewind: Chimamanda...

by: iman n. milner By now you’ve probably heard/seen/felt in the air that Beyoncè has released a new album and the music world has been turned on its head at the hands of the Knowles-Carter clan once again. One of the standout tracks and visuals is “Flawless” which also mashes Beyoncé’s highly debated single “Bow Down” with the voice of  Nigerian… Continue »
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EDGE Influence: Nelson Mandela Has Died...

Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95 in his beloved South Africa surrounded by his family. Mandela leaves behind a legacy that is so vast and deep-rooted in mercy and strength that we may never see a leader of his caliber again. His relentless commitment to freeing his people and standing for justice and peace has touched us… Continue »
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EDGE Politics: Government Tested AIDS...

Well…is it 2013 or 1932? According to the Associated Press, it has been discovered that for two decades the U.S. Government has been testing AIDS drugs on foster children ranging in age from infants to late teens. The drugs, administered by the National Institutes of Health, were, at the time, not available on the marketplace and were to be used… Continue »
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EDGE Hero: School Clerk, Antoinette...

It’s sad to even think that someone was planning to reinvent the mass horror of Sandy Hook Elementary School but we’re happy to report that one woman was brave enough to put her life on the line to save others. When Michael Brandon Hill entered Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy just outside Atlanta with an AK-47 and at least 500… Continue »
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EDGE Cuteness: Kid President Interviews...

It’s not a secret how much we love Kid President and his movement to make the world a better place through love, dancing and doing good deeds. We’ve featured his interviews with everyone from President Barack Obama to Steve Carell. Today is World Humanitarian Day and along with a wonderful day of celebration with the good folks over at SoulPancake,… Continue »
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EDGE Cares: Nas Is Raising Funds To...

We love how hip-hop seems to be taking a stand for the truly important issues happening in and around the Black community. The story of single father and unemployed construction worker, Stanley Young, has begun making its way around the internet with help from hip-hop legend, Nas. The Young family has been living out of a hotel in Washington, DC… Continue »
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EDGE Leadership: Wale Gives $25,000...

Wale is putting his money where his mouth is and has gifted one ambitious girl with a $25,000 scholarship that will help her continue her studies at Hampton University. Sophomore psychology major, Lauren Pryor was on the verge of not returning to school until she was blessed by the DMV born rapper and local radio station, 103 JAMZ. Pryor was… Continue »
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EDGE Leadership: Lance Gross, Lauren...

  Wells Fargo is one of those companies who often takes a stand and starts trends well before others jump on board and they’re newest collaboration with hot young African American talent is no different. The corporation has teamed with Lance Gross, Jordin Sparks, Lauren London and Talib Kweli for a series called Kinsey Untold Stories  that will celebrate African American History (yes, outside of… Continue »
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EDGE Cuteness: Kid President Interviews...

  We are absolutely head over heels in love with everything Soul Pancake and Kid President related so we had to share this adorableness with our EDGErs on this wonderful Sunday. The inspirational leader and the boundlessly talented actor sit down to discuss Despicable Me 2 and his Kid President’s search for a Vice President. Check it out: Happy Sunday! Continue »