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We Salute Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Urban One Inc. for our Women’s History Month Campaign, HER Story In The Making.

Cathy Hughes is an entrepreneur who founded the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast company in the nation Urban One Inc. formally known as Radio One.

Hughes’ Radio career began in her hometown of Omaha Nebraska at local radio station KUWH (AM). Cathy moved to Washington, DC to continue pursuing media where she attended The Howard University School of Communications.

Hughes’ became General Manager of Howard University Radio where she not only increased revenue but created the first radio format of its kind “The quiet storm” which was syndicated over 480 stations in the nation. This was just the beginning, Cathy continued to be a first in the media space.

She created fresh and original content and platforms for urban artist and consumers. Hughes success was not just in media but also In business. She was not only a successful radio host for over a decade but she was the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held company.

Cathy has created countless platforms for urban media, and has been the first woman of color in the media and radio business spaces over the decades.

Hughes’ work ethic and determination to succeed has directly impacted the entertainment world and the content available to the urban community and beyond.

She say’s “Not to let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur is something that you shouldn't do. What often happens is that people who are well meaning, who really care for us are afraid for us and talk us out of it. It's interesting how God arranges your schedule.”

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Today We salute Viola Davis for our Women‘s History month campaign, Herstory In The Making. Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. Davis was born in South Carolina and raised in Rhode Island by two working class parents.

Viola went on to study acting at Rhode island college and the famous Julliard school in the Big Apple. Davis won her first Tony on Broadway for the play King Hadley, and also made her debut on television through numerous guest roles.

Davis stayed the course and began to land major movie roles. Some of her most iconic roles where in movies such as Antwone Fisher (2002), Doubt (2008),The Help (2011) and Fences (2016).

Viola continues to break glass ceilings for actresses of color. She makes it a point to be Unapologetic and bold in the spaces she’s in. "Do not live someone else's life and someone else's idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that's inside of you.” say’s Davis.

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We salute our first ever mother and daughter duo, Cynthia and Annia, CEOs of All Things Beautiful & Co. for our Women‘s History Month Campaign, HERstory In The Making.

This Mother Daughter Duo are not at all shy about the talents God has gifted them with, instead, they have embraced them, and honed them, believing emphatically as prescribed in Proverbs 18:16 that “a man’s gifts will make room for him.” Annia, (the daughter) has been dubbed a ‘millennium influencer’ to watch, a conscious philanthropist and a no-nonsense business woman respected for encouraging others to create businesses that allow them to coalesce their own interests, talents and acumen. Cynthia, (the mother) is the socially-astute, true Louisiana Southern Belle who unapologetically ascribes to savoir faire and has proven herself as a designer-stylist and a creative guru majoring in over-the-top productions.

Given that the Luxury Concierge industry is deemed a non-traditional area of expertise for African Americans and people of color, it is most apparent, no one bothered to tell Annia Jenkins and Cynthia Hightower-Jenkins. and they are prime for making major strides in the world of beauty and Luxury. Becoming Luxury Concierges who produce unfathomable Luxury Life Experiences seemed a natural endeavor for this Duo. All Things Beautiful & Co is aggressively breaking into the 1.4 trillion-dollar global Luxury Concierge industry demonstrating that people of color should not be counted out of any viable industry. These powerhouse women are redefining Luxury and are carving out their niche.

While Annia and Cynthia share their love and passion for curating breathtaking ambiance and magical moments, they also share in the dregs of having been bullied as children, adolescents, and even adults. Those dregs have helped them shape their every endeavor, business and personal life, as well as, their spirit of charity and philanthropy. Those experiences, while having negative impact, have served, as does a diamond grind, to meticulously sharpen their sensitivity to the emotions, feelings, expressions and desires of others. It is that sharpened sensitivity that allows them the unique edge and knack for capturing even the unspoken desires and emotional triggers of their clientele.

The watermark of the All Things Beautiful & Co. brand can be found in every aspect of the Luxury Mother Daughter Duo’s creative prowess right down to their uncommon productions. From assisting in developing brand concepts or brand activations for high-end luxury brands, curating luxury yachts and private jet charters, over-the-top bespoke experiences, to producing awe-inspiring memorable moments, including marriage proposals, international travel and other

To connect with Cynthia &

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