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We caught up with activist DeRay McKesson to talk about the importance of tech in building up the Black community. How important is technology for the advancement of Black people? There is no America without Blackness. There is no culture or community without Blackness. Blackness has always set the trend of what is cool [and]…

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We’ve learned a lot about Ermias Asghedom, aka Nipsey Hussle, since his untimely death on March 31, 2019, all of which has contributed to the void felt within the hip-hop community and the Black community as a whole since he departed. Most people knew Hussle as an artist, but his creative endeavors extended beyond the recording…

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Known as “The Empowerment Juggernaut,” Destiny Inspire is an expressive speaker, life coach, author and CEO of Destiny Inspire LLC. Her focus is empowering, impacting and inspiring others to create the life they desire and were designed to live. She has spoken to hundreds of women and youth and conducted workshops at colleges, universities and…

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Sam Simmons has more than  28 years of experience as an alcohol and drug counselor and behavioral consultant in Minneapolis, who specializes in practical, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed work with African American males and their families. He is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during the Black Men’s Healing Conference: Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic” organized…

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Lawrence Kenyatta has dedicated his life to working in the field of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. Having witnessed the devastation that drug abuse has caused his community, he advocates and educates individuals across the state of Michigan about the consequences of substance abuse. He is executive producer of two documentaries, Fratricide I and Fratricide…

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In 2014, after the death of Mike Brown and the outcry in Ferguson, Missouri, Blacks across the country decided to boycott for Black Friday. A such, no products would be purchased from any merchant on a particular day. This nationwide protest occurred to show how serious the Black community was about the deaths of so many…

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  G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer was officially released this week,  and any person who knows the basics regarding music industry may have some questions about their lyrical intent. With Kanye West leading the parade, Cruel Summer features R. Kelly, Jay-Z, The Dream, Mase, and the entire G.O.O.D. Music family. There’s also lot of heavy weight name dropping…

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