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WHO: Balanda Atis, New Jersey
WHAT: Group Leader (Chemist) in Research & Innovation at L’Oréal USA
ANNUAL SALARY: $70,00-$118,900 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
THE GIG: As a trained chemist and group leader at L’Oréal USA, Atis oversees a group of chemists and engineers as they work together to create cosmetics products for the various brands under the L’Oréal umbrella. Atis and two other chemists spent six years developing new shades of makeup that complement the diverse skin tones of women of color. After taking skin tone measurements from over 27,000 women from 57 different countries, the end result was the launch of 30 new shades of make-up for various brands including L’Oréal’s True Match.
Read the rest about Atis’ cool job at BlackEnterprise.com
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You may have seen her on MSNBC, CNN or FOX News weighing in on the heavy political issues of the day or seen her words splattered across the Huffington Post or The Loop21. Hearing her sound off on Barack Obama and the hip-hop generation, you may have even wondered, how’d this young woman get such a cool and engaging job? Surprisingly enough, Goff says she didn’t choose to cover politics, politics chose her. After a chance meeting with a literary agent, Goff, who wasn’t even a professional writer at the time, got a book deal and ended up writing Party Crashing: How The Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence. That book branded her as one of the go-to sources for news outlets seeking the “black perspective” and launched her career as a political commentator. The Atlanta Post talked to Goff about her day to day life as an author, political commentator for MSNBC, and editor for TheLoop21.