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September 30, 2009

Oprah And Michelle Boost Chicago 2016 At Dinner

Television host Oprah Winfrey and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett listen as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Copenhagen. Picture source

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a dinner Wednesday evening with about 300 Chicago 2016 supporters at The Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen.

Chicago 2016 chairman and CEO Pat Ryan was reportedly greeted with a standing ovation when he entered the room. He said, "you can feel the electricity in the air, you can feel the competition in the air. It's just a great feeling.

"But the most rewarding experience of all (in this process) is when we are with our fellow Chicagoans and they are so committed to hosting the world and welcoming the world and showing off their city to the world...All of you have been so helpful to us because this is a team effort, but our team is the kind of team that has to keep growing and growing and growing, and that's what's happened". source

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Quote of The Day

"To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books" The Lost Symbol

Have a colleague in need of a makeover? Nominate her now!

LOULOU Magazine invites you to nominate a colleague whom you feel is unique and incomparable and deserves—or would really like—a fashion and beauty makeover with the LOULOU team.

Send us a photo of your colleague at work (photo must be from head to toe, in JPEG format and no more than 1 MB) and tell us in 200 words why this person is worthy of a makeover. The LOULOU team will choose one candidate among all the entries received.

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The chosen candidate will receive:

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• Haircut/style and photo session • Video footage documenting the makeover, which will be posted online

And you? Just for nominating your winning makeover-worthy pal, you’ll receive $100 in gift cards from RW&CO. and a gift basket, valued at $100, from MARCELLE.

Contest ends on October 2, 2009. Open to Canadian residents over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence. No purchase necessary. All Photos and entries submitted become the property of the Contest Sponsors, who reserve the right to refuse any Photo submission or entry. Click here to enter

September 28, 2009

Look of The Day

Kerry Washington @ Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

Magical Beauty Collection w/Carol's Daughter

Disney's newest Princess and Carol's Daughter are proof that with love and hard work dreams truly can come true. Inspire your Little Princess to dream big with these genuinely natural products. Click here to for more details.

Goapele Covers Diablo Magazine

September 27, 2009

Loza Maleombho, Fashion Designer

Loza Maleombho is Brazilian born and of Ivorian & Central Africa decent. She was raised in Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa) were she started designing clothes for her aunts and sisters. In 2006 she graduated from The University of the Arts of Philadelphia , click here to read more info

D.E.V.A Day Women's Brunch

D.E.V.A. Event Coordinating is a womens focused event planning and consulting organization founded in 2009.

Elizabeth Wilson and Vanessa Wheattle are from different walks of life who wish to embrace wisdom, spirituality, wellness, and peace into the lives of women. D.E.V.A.’s awareness, insight, and personal experiences consulting women/youth enabled the company to organize events, from high-profile dinner galas, single mothers retreats to business executive functions.

D.E.V.A's mission:

To bring comfort, hospitality, grace and joy back to all areas of women's lives. We pride ourselves in believing in The D.E.V.A In You!

Click here for more information

Click here to purchase tickets

September 26, 2009

Melanie Fiona, Singer

"Melanie Hallim, (born July 4, 1983) better known by her stage name Melanie Fiona, is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter from Toronto,Canada. Melanie was born to Guyanese immigrant parents and grew-up in the inner city of Toronto ."

"Melanie Fiona's debut album The Bridge will be released in the Fall of 2009." more info here

Sony Style Fashion Show & Market Sept 29th

Click here to read more info and purchase tickets

September 25, 2009

Combo vaccine reduces risk of HIV infection, researchers say

"A vaccine to prevent HIV infection, the virus that leads to AIDS, has shown modest results for the first time, researchers have found, raising hopes that a disease that kills millions every year may someday be beaten."

"In what is being called the world's largest HIV vaccine trial ever -- involving more than 16,000 participants in Thailand -- researchers found that people who received a series of inoculations of a prime vaccine and booster vaccine were 31 percent less likely to get HIV, compared with those on a placebo." read more info here

Phuti Malabie, Managing Director

At just 37 years old, Phuti Malabie has achieved an impressive amount. Her career has spanned continents and included spells at infrastructure specialist Fieldstone in New York, the Development Bank of Southern Africa and, most recently, managing director of energy investment firm Shanduka Energy. When it comes to her educational background, she boasts qualifications from Harvard University, the State University of New Jersey in the US, and De Montfort University in the UK. Read more info here/source

Mya On Dancing With The Stars

September 24, 2009

Michelle & Barack with President of Burkina Faso

"President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo during a reception at the Metropolitan Museum in New York with H.E. Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso, and his wife, Mrs. Chantal Compaore."

Jay- Z on Oprah Winfrey

Mellody Hobson, Investor

Mellody Hobson (born April 3, 1969) is the president of Ariel Investments, LLC, a Chicago investment firm managing over $3 billion in assets. She is also the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Ariel Mutual Funds. Hobson is a regular contributor on financial issues toABC's Good Morning America and a spokesperson for the annual Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Survey.

Hobson was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy at Princeton University. She joined Ariel soon afterward as an intern and rose up to become the firm's senior vice president and director of marketing. She ascended to become the firm's president in 2000. Read more info here / source.

September 23, 2009

First Woman Sergeant Major Appointed

"Command Sergeant Major Teresa King takes charge of the Drill Sergeant School, the Army's largest training institution for drill sergeants, in Fort Jackson, SC today and is the first woman ever appointed to head the school. As Commandant of the school, King will oversee 78 instructors and supervise drill sergeant training for the entire Army." read more here

Millicent Shelton, Director

"Millicent Shelton is an African-American music video, television and film director. Her directing credits include the motion picture Ride (1998) and episodes of Everybody Hates Chris andThe Bernie Mac Show.

She also directed a 2006 episode of My Name Is Earl, "Larceny of a Kitty Cat", and in 2009 she directed an episode of 30 Rock, "Apollo, Apollo"." source

September 22, 2009

Health Tests for Every Age

"Key tests Make these tests a must, and discuss them with your doctor, who may recommend additional screenings depending on your individual risk factors."

Print and save the decade-by-decade guides for your must-have medical screenings. source

September 21, 2009

Arlenis Sosa for David Yurman

New face of David Yurman Jewelry line.
Photographed by Peter Lindbergh

The Bankable Beauty

AS A SUPERMODEL, a talking head and the creator, executive producer and host of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks is far from just a pretty face. She began her career in the ’80s as a top model for Calvin Klein, Armani and Anna Sui, among many others. But perhaps what distinguishes her most is how she has shaped her career, using her personable nature to mentor teens through her charity programs, television shows and countless ventures with her company, Bankable Enterprises. Next up? The September 8 launch of her first online magazine, Tyra: Beauty Inside & Out. Click here to read full interview.

September 20, 2009

Sessilee & Chanel in Allure Magazine.

Allure October 2009
Hair: Brent Lawler
Makeup: Makky
Stylist: Siobhan Bonnouvrier
Photographer: Regan Cameron source

September 19, 2009

Aesha Ash, Ballerina

"Aesha has been a professional ballet dancer for 13 years. She Joined the New York City Ballet at the age of 18, where she remained for eight years dancing numerous soloist and principal roles. Aesha then joined the legendary Bejart Ballet, in Lausanne Switzerland, as a soloist. After enjoying success in Europe, she returned to the United states in 2005 where joined Alonzo King's Lines Ballet. " read more here

Joyce Sylvester, First Black Women Mayor in the Netherlands

"Joyce Sylvester (43) is acting mayor of the Dutch city of Naarden. She is the first black woman to serve as mayor in the Netherlands. Sylvester is born in Amsterdam and is of Surinam descent."

"Sylvester earned a Masters degree in communication science and political science from the University of Amsterdam, and she holds a PhD from the Law Faculty of VU University Amsterdam. " read more info here

September 18, 2009

Mexican, Mexico

African Mexicans, now largely assimilated in the general population, have historically been located in certain communities in Mexico. They are currently found in the coastal areas of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Veracruz, Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán.

When the Spanish first arrived in Mesoamerica, they brought free Africans with them. Among them was Juan Garrido, a conquistador who belonged to Juan Ponce de León's entourage. Garrido was born on the West African coast, the son of an African King. Garrido went on to join Hernando Cortés in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. These African contributed to the conquistadors success in New Spain, but they did not share in the victory because of their status. Read more info here

Sneak Peek of Jay-z on Oprah

At 13 he was selling crack. By 30 he was a hip hop legend—having one, in his words, "from grams to Grammy's." Now Jay-Z charts his escape from the hard-knock life, describes the reunion that healed the wounds of his childhood—and even reveals the standing Sunday date he has with what's her name.

The first time the hip-hop artist and record executive Jay-Z witnessed a murder, he was 9 years old. It was 1978, and in those days, he was known as Shawn Carter—a quiet kid who lived with his mother and three siblings in a sprawling housing project in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Click here to continue reading

Quote of The Day

"Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity." Oprah Winfrey

September 17, 2009

Blacks in Mexico Seek Government Recognition

The first town of freed African slaves in the Americas is not exactly where you would expect to find it - and it isn't exactly what you'd expect to find either. First, it's not in the United States. Yanga, on Mexico's Gulf Coast, is a sleepy pueblito founded by its namesake, Gaspar Yanga, an African slave who led a rebellion against his Spanish colonial masters in the late 16th century and fought off attempts to retake the settlement. The second thing that is immediately evident to vistors who reach the town's rustic central plaza: there are virtually no blacks among the few hundred residents milling around the center of town. Continue reading here.

Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill

September 16, 2009

Look of The Day

Health: What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreas cancer, or pancreatic Aden carcinoma, occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the pancreas that forms a mass or a tumour. It is the deadliest solid organ tumour with fatality rates approaching 100%. Because the pancreas lies deep within the abdomen it is difficult for a doctor to feel a pancreatic tumour during an examination. Pancreatic cancer has no early warning signs and no effective screening or early detection tests. As a result, cancer is rarely discovered until it has metastasized and spread to other organs. The majority of patients diagnosed with this disease are older than 60 years of age (80%). Unfortunately pancreatic cancer can occur in younger people, especially those who have a family history.

September 15, 2009

Winning on and off the tennis court

Elizabeth is 13 years old and holds a top ten ranking among 14-year-olds in Southern California. She is already defeating top-ranked players in the 18-year-old division. Her sister Mary, at 11, is also a top-ranked player and dominating her age group. Mary won her first tournament at the age of 6.

Both girls started playing tennis as infants by hitting balls of socks across their living room. Their mother, Yvonne Profit, recognized their talent and saw it as an opportunity to develop sportsmanship and character and help them earn athletic scholarships at top national universities. So far, they have exceeded her expectations. Click here to read more.

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