The executive producer of VH1’s "Love & Hip Hop" franchises talked business alongside other successful Black women bawses at Essence Festival's E-Suite.
"Those who take chances, make advances," said Slutty Vegan founder Pinky Cole.
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"This movie was written by Black women, produced by Black women, acted by Black women and directed by a Black woman. Black women did this."
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Sirleaf drew on the connection between Africa and Black Americans, saying both groups do support each other but should look for new ways of connecting,
“The only difference between being buried and being planted is expectation,” Jakes said. “You have to have this attitude: I have not been buried. I have been planted. I’m gonna come back.”
“Those who are visiting also feel their purpose here is meaningful,” Cantrell said.
Mayor Pete spoke to the crowd at Essence Festival and spoke about Black women being mobilizers and changemakers, as well as reparations.
“We recognize that in order to make an impact, we have to address the ecosystem,” said Thasunda Brown Duckett, the CEO of Chase Consumer Banking.