Posts in June 2019
Good (Man)ners: Rico Grant on Paloozanoire and Being Black and Excellent

We sat down with “true Cincinnati kid” Ricardo (Rico) Grant to talk about his career in the hair and beauty industry, the inspirational woman in his life, and his upcoming adventure: PALOOZANOIRE, a three-day celebration bringing together over 2,000 men and women of the Black community from across the nation.

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Reported By Women: The 2019 Professional Pretty Conference

The second annual Professional Pretty Conference by Morgan A. Owens, entrepreneur and founder of Curvy Cardio, converged in Cincinnati, May 24-26, 2019. The conference, located at the Kennedy Art Center Annex, opened with a V.I.P. night full of local vendors, energizing music spun by Ms. Ebony J., and plenty of time for impactful mixing and mingling.

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A Conversation with Rhonda Sheakley

“I noticed there was a gap in the volunteer movement. As more women stay in the workforce, there are fewer ‘professional volunteers,’” she says. So she simply hit the pavement and did what she could, kids in tow. Over the years she’s been involved with Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, the Boys and Girls Club, the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the now defunct National Council of Jewish Women, just to name a few.

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