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Cheryl Grace is the senior vice president of U.S. strategic community alliances and consumer engagement for Nielsen. In her role, she drives Nielsen’s multicultural thought leadership strategy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Purdue University and a master’s of business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. The Chicago resident spearheads…

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On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, Google released a new video ahead of Black History Month highlighting phenomenal African Americans who have made noteworthy accomplishments. The concept behind the video is to bring awareness to some of “the most searched” history makers and moments that have captured the attention of the world. It opens with “the…

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Kanye West intends to run for president in 2024. The 42-year-old rapper has vowed to “create so many jobs” if he is elected to be commander-in-chief and thinks it is a race he would “walk.” Speaking at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, he said: “When I run for president in 2024 … What y’all laughing at?…

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To live a healthy life, you have to play the numbers game. With early detection and by knowing three numbers related to your blood pressure, cholesterol and Hemoglobin A1C can prevent heart disease, stroke, heart attack and diabetes. It is important to keep track of your numbers and use the initial results as a baseline.…

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Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee, has been named as a “Site of Memory” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The “Site of Memory” designation is part of UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, which aims to break the silence about slavery and the slave trade while preserving the contributions of the those who had been enslaved.…

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Burrell Communications is a transcultural communication and marketing agency known for its leadership, forward-thinking approach and more than 40 years of experience connecting with consumers across all platforms. Over the years, Burrell has launched campaigns with companies, including McDonald’s, Toyota, Comcast NBC Universal, Xfinity, among many more. Terrence Burrell is currently vice president and creative director…

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Nearly 8 out of 10 American workers say they live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, according to a CBS News report. Additional concerns include job security, savings, retirement and pension plans. Since the days of “job security” that previous generations knew are gone and most people are no longer working at jobs for 20 years…

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I have had the honor of interacting with a number of people who have received their ancestry results. One of the most memorable reveals was with a graduate student at the University of Maryland. Even before taking an African Ancestry MatriClan Test, he was convinced that his maternal ancestry was Sierra Leonean.

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This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, and it just so happens this writer has a goal over the next few years to visit all of the U.S. national parks. Recent research indicates this makes me quite the anomaly. While record numbers of tourists are expected to turn up to take in…

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On the anniversary of her birthday, Dr. Donda West continues to affect the world in a positive way through the organization that was named for her. Donda’s House Inc., Creative Cypher and Blue 1647 recently screened a short film, The Cycle, directed by Michael Marantz, produced by Already Alive and executive produced by Sway of…

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If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water he’ll jump out; however, if you put him in a pot of cold water and slowly increase the temperature, he adjusts to the increasing heat until his system can no longer compensate. Then, stressed and overwhelmed with what he has endured, he dies. The frog will stay in the increasingly unhealthy, dangerous situation because it happened gradually over time and he ignored his natural ability to sense the danger and get out of the situation. Are African Americans behaving like this frog?

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