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12 Black Owned Lingerie Businesses You Should Know About

As Victoria’s Secret’s monopoly on the $12 billion U.S. lingerie market dwindles year-over-year, several Black owned lingerie businesses have entered the playing field. They offering new kinds of inclusive styles an sizes that cater to the underrepresented consumer. Black Owned Lingerie Businesses Aimanosi Lingerie is an affordable lingerie brand. We are a social enterprise determined to…

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Kanye West is Bipolar: An Examination of How an Artist Processes a Mental Health Condition

Ye is a very strange little album. Half acknowledgment of the broken, manic depressive, narcissism that is Kanye West’s psyche and half dedication to the love he seems to feel for his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and their children, particularly their daughters. In an untidy package, this collection of songs is wrapped up in the…

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Is The Trillion Dollar Black Buying Power a Myth or Reality?

We’ve all read or heard reports about $1 trillion dollars plus in Black buying power. We’ve also heard how this buying power makes us an economic force to be reckoned with. However, there are some that challenge this notion. Dr. Jared Ball, professor of communication studies at Morgan State University, is one of those people. He…

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You Deserve to Travel – and it doesn’t have to be expensive!

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As hard working as we all are, we often think travel is something out of reach. Travel is often seen as expensive and an item low on the priority list. Americans leave 52% of unused vacation time at their jobs according to a study conducted by Project: Time Off. Can you imagine yourself sitting on…

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15 Black Owned Beer Businesses

Historically, there have been almost no Black businesses involved in the beer industry. Now, times are changing, and several Black owned beer businesses are making a name for themselves. Take a look at some. Black Owned Beer Businesses Rhythm Brewing Company is a New Haven, CT based Brewing company that offers American style lager combines uniquely…

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Ola’s Travel Diary: CUBA

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I’m fortunate to be part of a family that places value on travel and exploring other cultures. As a Nigerian American, I got my first taste of international travel from summer long excursions to Lagos to spend time with my grandparents and extended family. From those trips grew a curiosity to see and explore more,…

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Folami Opens Up About Her Path from Entertainer To Artist Entrepreneur

If you haven’t been following Folami, one of the dazzling lead vocalists of disco’s greatest band, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, then you’re absolutely missing out! In this in-depth interview, Folami opens up about her path as a working entertainer and artist entrepreneur. We cover everything from how essential her family and Afrocentric upbringing were in…

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Celsious is the Most Stylish and Eco Friendly Laundrymat You’ve Ever Seen

Have you ever sipped organic coffee in a beautifully designed environment while your clothes washed and dried in  energy-efficient machines? No? Well, Celsious is here to change that and turn laundry day into a pleasurable and fulfilling experience. We chatted with the founders, siblings Corinna and Theresa Williams. This is what they had to say. You…

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42 Black Owned Businesses in Harlem

Yes, there are still Black owned businesses in Harlem. Many amazing ones, just like those we’ve listed below. Check them out and support! Black Owned Businesses in Harlem NINI’s “A Sip of Africa” is the pride of healthy, tasty and nutritious drinks made through the consciousness of environmental sustainability and social responsibility to the community.…

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