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Asha Boston

About Asha Boston

Asha Boston is a freelance photojournalist and proud, recent grad of Agnes Scott College. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, she spends her days writing articles and acting as the director and executive producer of her documentary series, The Dinner Table.

6th Annual WEEN Awards Affirms The Worth Of Women, The Importance Of Using Our Voices

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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A Documentary About Black Women In Medicine? The Time is Now.

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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President Obama and Misty Copeland Talk Success, Breaking Barriers, and #BlackGirlMagic with Time + Essence Magazine

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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Recap: The Miseducation of Black Girls in NYC

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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‘Pretty’ A Much Needed Conversation on The Media’s Representation of Black Women

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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Yes, My Work Playlist Is A Little…Ratchet. And? #Werk

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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Not Only Do Black Girls Rock, Black Girls Lead

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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Essence Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Talks Career Leaps & Balance During NYC Luncheon

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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Just Graduated: How It Really Feels To Walk Across That Stage

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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WATCH: Misty Copeland in Coversation with Amy Astley

Native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University, Tola Lawal has the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to rival professionals twice her age. Tola has worked for luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, media giants MTV and BET, and hip-hop mogul Sean … Read More

Everyday society works to fit us in a box – one type of category, role, race, or expertise. Raquel Cepeda, however, is not willing to choose and refuses to fit in Raquel is an award-winning author, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. … Read More

On any given game day, while most journalists are still at the office, LaChina Robinson is already at the arena. Often she’s there before the players even arrive. Dressed down in jeans and comfy sneakers, she uses this quiet time … Read More

In an industry that’s male dominated and has known biases against both women and minorities, it’s safe to say that the fact that Aarthi Ramamurthy is crushing it in spite of the odds is incredible to see. Aarthi is the … Read More

Women have played an intricate role in the success of film and television from their inception, but are afforded very little opportunities in Hollywood. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego … Read More

On the surface, Saada Ahmed has a job that doesn’t seem real. As the co-founder of Everyday People, she plans parties and brunches for a living. But she’s figured out how to turn the brunch series into a brand and … Read More

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has life down to a science. She earned over $600,000 in scholarships in the pursuit of four degrees, bought a house at 22, and currently leads a successful career as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Her understanding of money … Read More

Valerie Jarrett advises the man who occupies the highest office in the land. She’s a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, and she’s been a longtime friend, mentor, and confidante to the First Family long before The White House. Despite … Read More

Roberta Annan is an impact investor, philanthropist, and a force to be reckoned with. A global business powerhouse, the Ghanaian-born Annan’s personal mandate is to create business opportunities that improve lives. Through her consulting firm, Roberta Annan Consulting, Annan is working … Read More

When she was accepted into Harvard Law School, Antonia Dean felt like it was a dream and in reality she was just waiting for someone to tell her she didn’t belong. Even with a pristine LSAT and as one of the … Read More

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