MY LIFE. MY STORY. by Dominique N. Brown

I made my way into existence on April 30, 1990 under the name Dominique N. Brown. Born in Livingston New Jersey and raised in Irvington, Newark, Maplewood New Jersey, I am the youngest of two children. My father was never a permanent staple in my life, his presence was always temporary. He was always in and out of jail. Read More

Osas Ighodaro HERstory: Womens History Month Spotlight

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Hydeia Broadbent HERstory: Womens History Month Spotlight

Monday, March 29, 2011

Hydeia Broadbent’s story began at birth when she was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent would later adopt her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until the age three. Doctors said she would not live past the of five. Hydeia is now 26 and adamantly committed to spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, by: promoting abstinence, safe-sex practices (for people who choose to have sex), and the initiative “Knowing Your HIV/AIDS Status.”

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Sunserae Smith HERstory: Womens History Month Spotlight

Monday, March 28, 2011

I am the Deputy Finance Director and Philanthropy Consultant for Mayor Cory A. Booker and the Booker Team for Newark. I was raised by Chief Warrant Officer David T. Hall, Jr., my maternal grandfather. To me, my grandfather was born in a free world with limitless possibilities, but for him this world came with boundaries. He shared his world with me through vivid stories of his service as an infantry soldier in the segregated United States Army. Through his stories, I learned that he suffered more from battles on American soil than he ever did in wars overseas. Although his ebony-hued skin failed and dehumanized him by law, he was proud of his country.

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Renae Bluitt HERstory: Womens History Month Spotlight

With over a decade in the industry, and a history of successfully executed PR and event programs for household brands such as Axe Body Spray, ESSENCE Magazine, Pantene, Cover Girl, McDonald’s, Kraft Foods, and Coca-Cola, Renae Bluitt is a woman who’s story is nothing short of inspiring.

Working for several years in the corporate and agency settings, Renae always knew her professional story wouldn’t end there. After a continuous search for the position and opportunity that would be the perfect fit, Renae realized that the best opportunities are the ones we create for ourselves. Combining a successful PR career with her love of pop culture and desire to meet the needs of the multicultural community, Renae launched Crush Media in December 2007. With a focus on beauty, she is more committed than ever to erasing the impersonal divide that often exists between a brand and its consumers.

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