Majora Carter, Dream Hampton, Amber Riley, Christina Norman and Bria Murphy Are Amongst the Women Celebrated in the "25 Women to Know" List in Honor of Women's History Month

The women's lifestyle guide, a division of Interactive One, LLC, honors women throughout history with a series of online and offline programs

Mar 31, 2011, 06:00 ET from Interactive One

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, the definitive lifestyle resource for today's Black woman, will conclude Women's History Month with its "25 Women to Know" feature which honors women making an influential difference in their professional fields and communities. Honorees were selected for their achievements from five categories: humanities, visionaries, innovation, business and culture. The 25 women range in age, background and profession, yet all exemplify the diverse characteristics of a true HelloBeautiful woman.

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"The impact of women's accomplishments throughout history demonstrates itself everyday and is the backbone of communities like," said Maria Weaver Watson, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing for Interactive One, the parent company of  "In honor of those who came before us, we are shining the spotlight on women making beautiful history today so that their stories might encourage and inspire the next generation of 'Women to Know.'"

Some of the extraordinary women selected for "25 Women to Know" include culture journalist and filmmaker dreamhampton; renowned DJ Beverly Bond; award-winning urban strategist Majora Carter; model, designer and philanthropist Liya Kebede; and Christina Norman, CEO of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. celebrated Women's History Month with a variety of initiatives during the month of March. In line with its mantra Live Life Beautiful,'s Women's History Month campaign honors beautiful women doing beautiful things throughout history and supports every woman in nurturing her beauty inside and out.

Readers who visit will have the opportunity to acknowledge their strength and beauty as well as that of women around them by taking the Everyday HelloBeautiful Pledge:

I pledge to acknowledge the beauty, courage and loving nature within myself and others. There is

more to me than the eye can see, for I am a woman of purpose and destiny.

My beauty is not defined by my hair or the clothes that I wear.

My beauty runs deep within my mind, body and spirit.

Today, I vow to be the best me I can be.

"The Everyday HelloBeautiful Pledge was created to encourage every woman to live life beautifully, with the hope that she will carry the message of the pledge through her daily life long after Women's History Month has ended," said Deborah Bennett, Senior Editor of also honored the beauty of Black women throughout history with "Indulge In Beautiful," a series of live networking events in cities such as Indianapolis and Washington DC. Guests at each event were invited to connect with other women and learn about the latest trends in fashion, make-up and home decor., one of the fastest growing sites online for African American women, is one of a suite of sites by Interactive One, LLC.  Interactive One, the premier digital connection for Black America, is the digital division of Radio One, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROIAK and ROIA), the largest African American multimedia company.


Interactive One has over 15 million members and reaches 6 million Black Americans each month. With approximately 3 billion annual page views on its suite of sites, the Company has become the definitive social network for Black America through BlackPlanet, as well as a number of leading content sites.  These sites include: NewsOne (, which provides up to the minute, comprehensive coverage of newsworthy events relevant to Black Americans across the country and the world; TheUrbanDaily (, is the eyes and ears for Black Americans looking for what's hot online, on the airwaves, in theaters, and on the street; HelloBeautiful (, is the definitive lifestyle resource for today's Black woman. Relationship advice, the latest fashions, beauty tips...even inspirations for home decor; and Elev8 ( Elevate the mind, body and spirit.

Interactive One was launched by Radio One in 2008 to complement Radio One's existing portfolio of media companies targeting the African American community. Since its launch, Interactive One has quickly become the #1 online platform for the African American community.  Interactive One is powered by the mission to create an online community that engages and positively impacts the lives of African Americans.


Radio One, Inc. ( is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning 53 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother's "Spirit" program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show. The Company also owns a controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (, owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Beyond its core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One (, an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including NewsOne, TheUrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, and social networks BlackPlanet, MiGente, and AsianAvenue and an interest in TV One, LLC (, a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.

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