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The 10 Best New Podcasts of the Year So Far

It’s often difficult to tell how good a podcast will be from its first few episodes. Given time, hosts will adjust their banter, interviewers will refine their questions and a true crime investigator may receive an unexpected tip. That’s why we often wait until a podcast has had years to develop before adding it to […]

Three Podcasts to Listen To in May: A Study of Classical Music, The Legacy of “Cops,” and Healing in Toronto’s Gay Community

A few months ago, I was swept off my feet by “Aria Code,” from WQXR, a wondrous narrative podcast about opera with an amusingly ridiculous name. Recently, another enjoyable podcast about music, from American Public Media, made its début, with an even more ridiculous name: “Decomposed.” (It’s about composers!) It’s hosted (and co-written) by Jade […]

Who made Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ ’70s costumes? ‘Black Panther’ Oscar-winner Ruth Carter

When Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter signed on to outfit the stars of Netflix’s upcoming dramedy “Dolemite Is My Name,” she did it with the caveat that the costumes themselves wouldn’t serve as just another punchline in the story. “This is not a film where you make fun of everybody and you laugh because everybody’s got […]

The Powerful Message Black Panther's Costume Designer (and Oscar Winner) Ruth E. Carter Wants to Send Through Clothing

Just 20 minutes into Black Panther, one can immediately sense that the 2018 superhero film is unlike any other in cinematic history. Aside from its strong Black female leads, part of its appeal is due to the fashion. A pivotal scene where this can be seen (and felt) is during “challenge day” in the fictional African […]

Black Panther Costumer Designer Ruth E. Carter on Three Decades of Dressing Superheroes

Ruth E. Carter’s resume as a costume designer reads like a roll call of some of the most culturally significant films of the past three decades: Malcom X, Selma, Do the Right Thing, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, Mo’ Better Blues. But her latest film, the revolutionary and deservedly much-hyped Black Panther, might be her most notable project yet. With […]

A Morgan Stanley Exec Explains Why the Bank Is Investing In a Business Opportunity That's Been Under the Radar for Years

As I like to say, where there’s a market inefficiency, there’s a commercial opportunity. We know that only a tiny fraction of venture capital investment flows to women and people of color. Whether because of lack of experience with this demographic, or lack of imagination or understanding, the consequences have had profound societal ramifications. From […]

The Woman—and Program—Changing the Game for Female Entrepreneurs

First, the good news: Female entrepreneurship is expanding. Female-owned businesses grew 58 percent from 2007 to 2018, according to the eighth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. And businesses started by women of color grew by 163 percent in that same period. Now the bad: Female entrepreneurs get less than 10 percent of all venture capital. And […]

Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris Builds Stronger Businesses Through Diversity

Carla Harris built her reputation on Wall Street by shepherding billions of dollars through initial public offerings. She now oversees Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab. To gain an edge, she says, companies must start by having “a lot of different people in the room.” Here is her playbook for attracting—and keeping—diverse talent. LOOK HARDER Hiring […]

30 Under 30 2019 Social Entrepreneurs: Leveraging Business Smarts To Save The World

For some, joining the family business means having to put on a suit and join their dad in a stodgy office. For fourth-generation beekeeper Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, 25, it meant pitching her parents on her startup Bee Downtown: a corporate responsibility program aiming to save the dwindling honeybee population by installing bee hives on rooftops across Atlanta. Three […]

John Henry on His New Viceland Series ‘Hustle’ & His Mission to Build Generational Wealth

John Henry is a hustler. The entrepreneur has been in hustle mode since he founded and sold his first company in 2014, and launched Harlem Capital, a diversity-focused investment firm, where he currently serves as a partner. Now, the 26-year-old is taking his entrepreneurial prowess to Viceland with his new show, appropriately named Hustle. The eight-episode docu-series, […]

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