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Across the nation, millions are celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas. On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect ending slavery in the Union. However, Texas continued to practice slavery two years after passage of the Emancipation Proclamation. Major Gen. Gordon Granger and Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas,…

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Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, growing unemployment, loss of family members and police brutality, the past couple of months have been undeniably overwhelming. The uncertainty that many of us are facing right now can lead to, anger, sadness, anxiety and a world of other emotions. Although the news and social media can be trusted sources…

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Singers Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor were the targets of a troller’s mean-spirited insult, calling the two divas “rottweilers.” A Twitter user @WinEverUwantIT gave the two a back-handed compliment when he penned this explosive thought: “Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor’s ability to have dangerously high sex appeal while simultaneously looking like rottweilers will always amaze…

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Shay Sane’s life mission is to help women heal through sisterhood and travel experiences. After losing her sister and dealing with compounded personal stress, Sane decided to travel with girlfriends to relieve the pressure and renew her spirit. After experiencing the transformative healing power of sisterhood and travel, Sane founded Black Girls on The Go,…

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Ever since Cardi B rocketed to fame with what The New York Times described as the song of summer 2018 with “Bodak Yellow,” many fans have been debating the femcee’s real heritage and whether or not she is really Black. This topic is obviously bothersome to the famously sensitive Cardi to the point where she…

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The Igrushi Brand is a lifestyle company that has charged itself with the responsibility of uplifting our Black community across the African Diaspora by creating platforms to highlight achievement, excellence and unity. Founded by two Nigerian cousins, Stephen Keshi and Amiko Igrubia, the Morehouse College graduates saw a need within their community and sought out to…

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Whether you’re shopping for everyday jewelry or fine jewelry like engagement rings, shopping with Black businesses is essential. I have compiled a list of 10 Black designers that you need to support. These designers provide consumers with an array of beautiful jewelry made from metals, beads and other materials. Humans Before Handles — This is the statement…

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With movements on social media, such as #BuyBlack, #MoveYourMoney, #BankBlack and #SupportBlackBusinesses, African American banks continue to be vital to the economic growth of the Black community. Because of deadly police violence, influencers like Killer Mike have made a call to action. The idea is to get African Americans to do the #BlackTransferChallenge and move some…

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Genise Shelton is a woman who wears many hats. She is an actress, entrepreneur, social activist and mother of six. Shelton is equally passionate about all of her ventures, from her work combatting child abuse and sex trafficking, to her promotion of health and wellness in the African American community. As an owner of several Atlanta-based businesses, she is…

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There is an update on the story of the group of Black teens who had a gun pulled on them by a racist man at McDonald’s. Last week, rolling out reported on the case of the teens who were trying to pay for their food at a McDonald’s franchise located near Minneapolis. An unidentified White…

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Over the past year, America has been exposed to various White people spouting racist views and actions against ordinary Black folk going about their everyday lives. But racism and bigotry can be a two-way street, all of it born of ignorance and intolerance. Apparently, that was the situation when a Hispanic couple at a Burger King…

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