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Kelly Smith Beaty
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Kelly Smith Beaty is an accomplished communications strategist, specializing in narrative development for niche audiences. Kelly runs two specialty firms, Kelsher Communications, which aims to "Change the Story. Change the World," and The Girl Power Agency, which focuses specifically on global communications around girls and women's empowerment. Kelly was a season 10 contestant on NBC's The Apprentice. She has also been featured on The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine, OK! magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tom Joyner Morning Show and Roland Martin Reports, along with other print, television and broadcast outlets.

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Enough With the Sex Tapes; Let's Make a Success Tape!

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 7:45 PM

No matter how many times I've been asked this question: "OMG! Did you see (insert public figure)'s sex tape?"

My answer is always the same: "No."

Between you and me, I don't really understand the fascination with watching other people during their intimate moments, but that's...

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A Note of Thanksgiving to the American Slaves

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 8:10 AM

The film 12 Years a Slave came out almost two months ago. I saw it during the Thanksgiving holiday.

I'm late.

I know.

But if any of you are anything like me, despite the film's critical acclaim, and countless, impassioned pleas for us to "go...

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A Harsh Lesson for Our Daughters: My Open Letter to Taylor Townsend

(21) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 11:53 AM

Dearest Taylor:

As young girls, we're encouraged to believe that we can be anything we want to be. Whether told by a loving parent, a nurturing teacher, or a story book that we found on the shelf, those words helped shaped the hopes and fuel dreams of countless children...

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T.I. & Tiny and The Obamas Usher In National Black Family Month

(8) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 3:08 PM

One of the main criticisms about critics is that you only hear from them when they have something to criticize. I never have been, nor do I ever hope to be considered a critic, but only a champion for positive depictions of people in the media. The last time I...

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Will the Real Black People of Atlanta Please Stand Up

(552) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 12:28 PM

I, like many of you, watched in complete horror as a cable network debuted yet another reality drama based on black life as it purportedly unfolds in the ATL. I will refrain from mentioning the name of this show because if you saw it then you already know what I'm...

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How Charlie Sheen Made 14.1 Million Americans Winners

(8) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 6:57 PM

It wasn't so long ago that Charlie Sheen, the indisputable bad boy of the small screen, stunned and captivated America by going on what many believed to be the psychotic celebrity meltdown of the year. After delivering a radio rant that was filled with so much shock and awe it...

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