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Daughters of the Diaspora

Daughters of the Diaspora is teaching young Black women about Reproductive Health

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When Shanaye Jeffers was in fourth grade, she often skipped touch football and double-dutch jump rope at recess to read a book on puberty. In fifth grade, she jumped at the chance to do a school project on childbirth. By the time Jeffers got her period in sixth grade, she was already well-versed in reproductive…

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Former NBA Star John Salley Invests in Plant-based Pesticide Company

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Four-time NBA champion, vegan, and wellness entrepreneur John Salley has acquired an equity stake in plant-based pesticide company, PureCrop1. “I have successfully invested in several early-stage companies and feel PureCrop1 is a game changer, valuable to all sizes of Agriculture and can also be utilized by many companies I work with,” Salley, who will also act as…

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Ben’s Chili Bowl Inspires D.C.’s Black Business Owners to Invest in Themselves

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Virginia Ali, cofounder and owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, says the iconic 60-year-old business would have folded a long time ago if she and her late husband, Ben Ali, didn’t have the foresight to buy the building on U Street NW. Today in Washington, Ben’s stands out as a shining example of a black-owned business…

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Prada Removes Products with Blackface Imagery Comparisons

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Prada is being accused of selling blackface merchandise within their new accessory line called Pradamalia, a “whimsical collection of characters” recently added to their catalog. However, New York attorney Chinyere Ezie doesn’t think they’re cute at all, in fact, she finds one character, Otto, offensive. Prada has built a storyline around Pradamalia, the characters are said to be “mutations of the same…

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Black Boys Don’t Need More Discipline, They Need Mentors

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When I first met Chris, he was quiet—I could tell he was trying to figure out who I was, and who I could be in his life. The stories I heard about Chris did not align with the boy in front of me. I was told he was constantly removed from class and referred to…

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How Odin Leather Goods transformed from a Hobby to a Business

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When we first discovered Coppell, Texas based Odin Leather Goods , we were impressed by the aesthetics of their online presence. It came as no surprise that founder, Odin Clack has a background in Digital Marketing. We spoke with him to find out how he went from making one laptop case in his garage, to producing…

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12 Black Owned Greeting Card and Gift Wrapping Companies

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Tis the season to support Black owned greeting card and gift wrapping companies! If you know of any other businesses that we should consider, let us know! Black Owned Greeting Card and Gift Wrapping Companies Midnight Reflections Addie Rawr  DynaSmiles Fresh Out The Coccoon Phoenix Jai Greentop Gifts Lifes Paper It’s A Black Thang African…

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Two sisters opened a Bed & Breakfast in Detroit

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Working with a family member even on small projects can be challenging. But imagine trying to renovate a house, decorate it and open it as a bed and breakfast. That kind of a partnership can’t work if you have sibling rivalry. Sisters Roderica and Francina James are an example of how two siblings can work…

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Photographer Bruce Talamon captured Black joy in the glory years of Soul and Funk.

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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White had one name in mind for his memoir photos: Bruce Talamon. The photographer, who has nearly 40 years experience shooting feature film stills, began his career documenting R&B, soul and funk music’s golden age in the 1970s. In 1979 and 1980, Talamon traveled with Earth, Wind & Fire,…

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Meet the Black Architect who designed Duke University 37 years before he could have attended it

In 1902, when Julian F. Abele graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture, he was the school’s first-ever black graduate. The debonair Philadelphia-born architect went on to design hundreds of elegant public institutions, Gilded Age mansions, and huge swathes of a prestigious then-whites-only university’s campus. Yet the fact that an African-American…

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