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#Siblinglove Interview Exclusives at the 40 under 40

By Felicia R. Shakespeare

The Night Was Magical....
The experience of the 40 Under 40 Awards Young Women's Professional League Ceremony this year was one for the books. The "girl power" factor was on 1000! To see the level of experiences and the backgrounds among these 40 amazing women was astounding. From PhD's, Entrepreneurs, to MBA's, the list goes on and on. I had the opportunity to start out the evening speaking to one of last year's co-hosts, Rendel Solomon, Founder of One Stock One Future. This year was extra special for Rendel because his younger sister, Quinessa Solomon, was one of the 40 inductees to be honored. This is what Rendel had to say:

INTERVIEW #1 Rendel Solomon
How does it feel to be returning back to this year's ceremony after being a co-host last year?
"Super excited to be here supporting my sister Quinessa Solomon as she's inducted into the 40 Under 40 Young Women's Professional League. I had the honor of hosting the event …

Jill Scott's Viral Video Inspires Trey Songz New Music

Earlier this week an old Jill Scott's "Crown Royal " performance resurfaced and had social on a media soap box ready to take her to Salem.

Viewers who seemingly have never seen Jill Scott in concert were appalled by her very sensual displays of fellacio to a microphone. That's not really the purpose of this article. The purpose of this article is to alert all of you R&B lovers that "Mr. Steal Your Girl" was not disgusted by the video, he was inspired. 
So much so that he dropped a track today titled "Jill (Sumn Real)" on soundcloud. Using the sample of Jilly from Philly's "He Loves Me-Lyzel in E Flat" single from her first album. 
Here are some of the lyrics: 
"Oh Jill, Jill, Gimme some real.  Your different you're special you're out of this world, Extraterrestrial.  Promise to hold you, Imma protect you  Promise you shelter, heaven neglect you,  I wanna love you, give me some real, I wanna love you , do it like Jill…

An Inside Look: YWPL's 40 Under 40 at DuSable Museum in Chicago

By Sierra Pepin

Dressed to the nines. Smiles and gracious hugs. Recognition of movers, shakers, trailblazers, and give-backers. These elements formed the perfect cocktail to celebrate 40 Black women who hadn't even turned 40 yet. 
Wednesday, November 14, was the Young Women's Professional League's 40 Under 40 ceremony. The event, which took place at the Du Sable Museum of African American History, was the induction for these women into a cohort of Black women leaders. Each of the 40 women, were top professionals in their respective fields.

More than professionalism,  the 40 Under 40 induction ceremony stressed the importance of #sisterhood. I spoke with Cheresa LaFrances Purnell, the founder of YWLP about being a sister. "A true sister holds you accountable. A true sister tells not just what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. And do it in love," she says.

The ceremony included poetry from the artist, K Love, a rendition of Andra Day's "Rise Up,&quo…