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Meet Dr. Ebony Hilton, MUSC’S first black female anesthesiologist

Meet Dr. Ebony Hilton, MUSC’S first black female anesthesiologist

Dr. Ebony Hilton “There is a price for success, but the price should not include the sacrifice of your happiness – nothing is worth that. But If you follow your passion, chase your dream, the pursuit of success won’t feel like work at all… it will feel like purpose. And there is nothing more fulfilling than living a purpose driven life. So be happy. Be successful. And be blessed. It’s that simple.” Hilton is the first black female anesthesiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an active mentor with the hospital’s G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Loving Ourselves Successfully), which mentors seventh-...

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The Flash & Riverdale Stars Reflect on the Racist Backlash to Their Casting

The Flash & Riverdale Stars Reflect on the Racist Backlash to Their Casting

The Flash actress Candice Patton and Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray both faced racist backlash when they were cast as traditionally white characters, and the two reflected on their experiences during a panel at POPSUGAR's Play/Ground festival. Patton plays Iris West, the love of Barry Allen's life, while Murray plays the lead singer of Riverdale's homegrown pop stars Josie and the Pussycats. Comic book fans are sticklers for accuracy when it comes to adaptations of their favorite comic book characters, but given that the vast majority of established comic book characters are white, networks sometimes choose to cast people of color in traditionally white roles...

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Girls in Space

Girls in Space

Taylor Richardson Our Perfect Brown Girl of the Day Taylor Richardson, now 14, has always been interested in space, and when she was just nine, she used GoFundMe to raise funds to attend her first space camp. This year she turned to the platform again, but she wasn't asking for help for herself. She wanted to raise enough money to take 1,000 girls to see the movie Hidden Figures so they could see examples of smart women of color killing it in STEM. Now Richardson is at it again, raising money to send girls to see the new A Wrinkle in Time movie, which...

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Girls Can Serve TOO

Girls Can Serve TOO

Mary-Pat Hector Our Perfect Brown Girl of the DAY Mary-Pat Hector ran for the city council in Dekalb, Georgia, when she was just 19, becoming one of the youngest people to run for office in the state's history. When one of her opponents challenged her bid, saying she was too young to run for the seat, Mary-Pat didn't back down—and convinced the county board of elections that she had the right to stay in the race. She may not have won that city council seat, but Mary-Pat is continuing to work in community service.   Read the Full Article HERE

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The Impact of Girl Power

The Impact of Girl Power

Dorcus and Esther Our Perfect Brown Girls of the DAY Dorcus and Esther live in a rural part of Uganda, where many women and girls don't have access to proper sanitary pads—which means they're left with unsafe, unsanitary alternatives like banana fibers, and might even have to skip school when they're on their period. Dorcus and Esther's solution? Community workshops to teach girls and women how to make their own reusable pads, which are cheaper than the pads you buy in town, and more hygienic than banana fibers. They hope the practice will spread all over Uganda. Read The Full Article...

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