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1. Although black women should be heard, paid, and elevated every month of the year, Black History Month is an opportune time to celebrate black-owned businesses. Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the US, yet received only 0.2% of all investment funding from 2012-2014. Keep an eye on our social media this month, where we'll be highlighting the work + advice of some brilliant black businesswomen.
2. Heads up: It's not too late to enroll the CLASS OF 2018! Sign up now and you'll still get all of the content, plus early access + 20% discount on our last two events of Q1 (details coming soon). Join here.
3. If the endless NYFW coverage has left you overwhelmed or just straight-up baffled, check out this Man Repeller piece on the deeper meanings of fashion for some clarification on the substance beneath the style.
4. The indomitable Mary J. Blige speaks on imposter syndrome, money troubles, and the creative and personal discoveries that can come later life. All hail.
5. Commuters rejoice: Still Processing, a podcast by NYT culture writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris, is back with a new season and just as insightful and hilarious as ever. The recent episode on Justin + Janet is definitely worth a listen.
6. NYLON Mag is back like it was never gone. Check out the now-defunct print magazine's major digital rebranding— which launches for February with a momentous cover shoot and story by Roxane Gay.
7. February moving a little too fast for comfort? Eleven really,really busy women share their tried and true secrets to getting + staying organized this year.
Stop by the opening reception of Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants Of New York at Queens Museum on Feb 17, featuring film screenings, New York’s best street food, and community conversations. The exhibition itself will run until March 18!
You already know Jorja Smith is a queen, but if you aren't a Mahaliastan just yet, their Feb 14 show at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire will convert you. What better way to spend Valentine's Day than at a concert showcasing two industry game-changers... who are both under 21?!
The prolific culture critic and author of Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay, willread from and discuss her newest book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, at the Hammer Museum.