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Black Herstory Month: Women Making Moves and Leading Change in The Music Industry

African Americans have made significant contributions to the art of music in many genres across generations. One musical genre that has roots back to slavery is gospel music. As slaves became Christians, a religion forced upon them, they began singing hymns later termed spirituals. Then with the abolition of slavery, a new form of music began to emerge. Free Blacks found themselves expressing their disappointment in a post-slavery society, birthing the smooth sound of the blues. Fast-forward to the late 1970’s, Hip-Hop was born. This cultural movement encompassed all past and present music expressions like spirituals, the blues, poems, art, stories,

Black Herstory Month: Learn About Extraordinary Black Women Making History

Black Americans make up 12% of the country’s population, but less than 6% are appointed as chief executive officers (CEO). In November of 2022, CNBC announced that only 5.9% of all CEO’s in the United States are African American. Within those small percentages, Rosalind Brewer and Thasunda Brown Duckett are the only two Black women who have lead Fortune 500 companies.  

Dr. Cheeks is a National ‘GEM’ In STEAM

Since starting her career journey in the chemical industry while at Southern University and A&M College, Dr. Loretta H. Cheeks has defiled many odds for what is possible for a lifelong career doing what she loves and being who she is. She wears her overcoming many odds success stories as a badge of honor considering the struggles her ancestors bared to make it possible for her to be here today. 

WATCH: Black Money Matters Ep.1

Financial Wisdom coming from Special Guest Diedra Porche, Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase’s Market Leadership Team, Los Angeles . Hosted by Danny Bakewell Jr., EVP of the Los Angeles Sentinel & LA Watts Times.