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Twitter is planning to remove content that promotes misinformation about the global COVID-19 pandemic. The micro-blogging platform fears that ill-informed tweets could lead to people accidentally putting themselves in danger of contracting the virus. In a post on its website, Twitter explained: “We will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners, including public health…

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Twitter is testing a new feature to give users more freedom. The social media platform has announced “fleets” — similar to vanishing posts on sites like Instagram and Snapchat — to allow people to post thoughts they may not want to share in a more “permanent and performative” way. In a series of tweets, Twitter’s…

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Ciara and Russell Wilson — who have been married for three years share the keys to maintaining a successful romance. The “Level Up” singer has been married to the sports star — with whom she has two-year-old daughter Sienna — since 2016, and the pair have now said they keep their relationship going strong by…

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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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A few short days from now, thousands of Black folks eager to relax, relate and rejuvenate will flock to The Big Easy for the 2018 Essence Festival, the nation’s premier event dedicated to Black music, film, art, politics, food, fashion and empowerment taking place July 5-8 in New Orleans. Between now and then, Joy Profet,…

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Since 2007, we’ve seen an uptick of Black-owned businesses in the United States. In 2016, the United States Census Bureau did a study and found that the number of Black or African-American-owned firms grew 34.5% between 2007 and 2012 — from 1.9 million to 2.6 million in 2012. This increase came from Black women, who…

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Ardre Orie is the woman behind the words. Her publishing and celebrity ghostwriting skills have landed her major clients such as VH1’s Christina Johnson, MTV’s Javi Marroquin, Grammy Award winner and founder of iconic group The Commodores, Thomas McClary, and many more. Orie has her own company, 13th & Joan Publishing, which gives writers an opportunity to house…

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Let’s face it: we are a text-happy society that is using 140–160 characters to communicate every day, both personally and professionally. As we continue to turn toward texting instead of actually talking to people, it is important to remember that text etiquette should not be forgotten. Within our professional relationships with bosses, customers, and employees,…

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Nancy Grahn

It’s hard to believe anything negative could be said about Viola Davis’ triumphant Emmy acceptance speech; but social media exposed another example of racial prejudice in Hollywood. Davis referenced Harriet Tubman (who she will play in an HBO-produced biopic) and received a standing ovation for her speech. Immediately following her speech, “General Hospital” actress Nancy…

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Relationships are hard work! This is a phrase that you hear a lot, however, it doesn’t necessarily have to be hard. As adults, everyone has to be responsible and learn to communicate with each other. How often have you heard, I have a mother I don’t need another? If the statement has been made once…

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Some people open their door for a stranger, or a new experience, without any agreement of what is to come after day two or three, or even six months later.

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