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If you’re looking for guidelines about how to achieve your biggest goals in the New Year, best to heed the advice of those who are living pretty amazing existences in the hear and now. Cue up Ava DuVernay.

Twenty Ten Talent, a career resource for talented young Black women across the globe, recently shared an inspiring blog post called “50 TED Talks by 50 Talented Black Women.”

In the past few years, we’ve spent quite a bit of time discussing the phenomenon of white privilege. But when it comes to turning the lens inward on Blackness, are we overpolicing success?

In a city with such deeply-rooted musical legacy, Philadelphia’s residents should be doing everything in our power to experience creative genius live on stage. Often.

I am generally OK with my decision not to have children. But every now and then, something will trigger my latent maternal instincts. Remind me that some of the things I hold dear will indeed end with me.

I am a city girl, but I am not “hood.” And yet, something about the outspokenness of N.W.A. appealed to my teenage self, finding a way to stride between the various worlds of my existence and be recognized. Twenty-seven years later, I will not shy away from this history.

Knowing your purpose is one thing. Properly executing that purpose in the world requires a different kind of spiritual fortitude.

The documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” plucked the scabs off of old wounds around the often tortuous fate of Black genius. We cannot rewrite history, but we can do a much better job of surrounding, protecting and nurturing it for future generations.

Join 900AM WURD for our next WURD Speaks event where we tackle the tough issue of cultural appropriation.

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