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Bozoma Saint John Gets Docuseries 

Bozoma Saint John Gets Docuseries 

Bozoma Saint John is getting her own docuseries. The famous marketing exec -- who has risen to business celebrity status thanks to her work for PepsiCo, Beats, Apple, Uber, and Endeavor -- will host and produce the upcoming series, Bozoma: Being Badass, on the Starz network. She describes the show as a cross between Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Mister Rogers, and The Oprah Winfrey Showsaying it will bring a sense of “purposefulness” to a range of topics that span her personal and professional life, from her love of fashion to the challenges of being a single, working mother and widow. She says the series’ underlying message is “to show up wholly as ourselves. “I’ve had a lot of great feedback from different types of people who have said they appreciate that I’m able to be exactly who I am in all these spaces, even if I’m the one and only.”  The 41-year-old daughter of Ghanaian immigrants is known for being innovative in her field including coming up with popular ad campaigns for Apple Music, such as the commercial starring Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington, and Taraji P. Henson. At Pepsi, she orchestrated the halftime at the Super Bowl featuring Beyoncé. Production will begin next year. More here.

Raúl Grijalva Cleared by Ethics 

Raúl Grijalva Cleared by Ethics 

Judy Chu Demands Receipts from DHS Over Claims Terrorists Are Trying to Cross the Border

Judy Chu Demands Receipts from DHS Over Claims Terrorists Are Trying to Cross the Border