To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset 

One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making is promoting the concept that we all need to be entrepreneurs and that Black people shouldn’t be relying on government jobs and weekly paychecks. We are advised by these well-meaning people that we all should be starting businesses instead. While this…

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Meet the Harlem Comedian Using Barbershops to Get Young Black Boys to Read 

Alvin Irby, a comedian and former teacher, founded Barbershop Books in 2013.View Full Caption DNAinfo/Dartunorro Clark HARLEM — Alvin Irby was working as a first-grade teacher in The Bronx about a decade ago when he noticed one of his students stroll into a local barbershop. The student sat down, doing nothing as he…

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UC Santa Cruz agrees to all demands from black student group

Students protesting what they believe is a “hostile climate” toward black students at the University of California Santa Cruz were locked inside an administrative building for three days until they scored a sweeping victory. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Students protesting what they believe is a “hostile climate” toward black students…

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To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset 

One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making is promoting the concept that we all need to be entrepreneurs and that Black people should To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making…

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‘Melanin Goddess’ Khoudia Diop Stars In New Make Up For Ever Campaign

Model Khoudia Diop just landed a major beauty campaign — and it’s a really big win for representation. The French-Senegalese beauty stars in Make Up For Ever’s #BlendInStandOut ad, which includes a wide array of ethnically diverse models and influencers like Arshia Moorjani and Jessica Wang, and poses the question,…

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This Year’s List of Pulitzer Prize Winners Is Full of Melanin 

  Lynn Nottage, Hilton Als, Tyehimba Jess and Colson Whitehead Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride announced this year’s crop of winners and the list is full of Black excellence. The coveted award honors outstanding achievements in Journalism and the Arts, and this year Black writers showed out in multiple ways. Colson Whitehead…

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Singer talks about growing up black: “We’re all on the same team”

          Deletta Gillespie, who is black, learned her first painful lesson about racism at age five. “My best friend Jeanette was a little white girl who lived three doors down from me,” said Gillespie on Monday to an audience at the Blue Mountain Community College Arts…

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Black business group, Black banks making Black history with economic justice

Black business group, Black banks making Black history with economic justice BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY | LAST UPDATED: FEB 27, 2017 – 12:04:41 PM What’s your opinion on this article? Photo by CafeCredit (TriceEdneyWire.com)— It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put—not enough money and not…

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Black business owners making strides in Bell County

Black business owners making strides in Bell County Celebrating black business owners for Black History Month BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) Some black owned businesses in Bell County are offering unique services to Central Texans. So Natural is a hidden gem off of Veterans in Harker Heights. Lavina Sabree is a…

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5 Skin Care Tips For Making Sure Your Melanin Flourishes This Spring 

5 Skin Care Tips For Making Sure Your Melanin Flourishes This Spring Stay moisturized and get your glow on! ? By Taryn Finley PEOPLEIMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES Spring has officially sprung! And while many people are thinking about decluttering their space and breaking out sundresses and shorts, they may forget…

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