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2020 Essence Fest postponed amid Louisiana Coronavirus concerns

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The 2020 Essence Festival is being postponed and moved “closer to the fall” amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Louisiana, organizers announced Friday on their website. It’s the latest festival change in the New Orleans area as COVID-19 cases in the state swelled to 2,746 with 119 deaths, with the highest concentration in Orleans and Jefferson…

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What does the Coronavirus Pandemic mean for the Largest Black Owned Architecture Firm?

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The Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on architecture still isn’t totally clear. Some construction sites are closed, financial markets are fluctuating, and designers are working from home. Jack Morley spoke with Jonathan Moody, CEO of Ohio-based Moody Nolan, about how the pandemic is affecting his business and the industry more broadly. “We’re hoping for the best but…

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How the outbreak has affected this Black Owned Bed & Breakfast

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The Cochrane House is an art-filled, 18th century mansion in Detroit’s historic Brush Park, located in the heart of Downtown Detroit. This family owned bed and breakfast has been hit hard since the global outbreak of the Coronavirus. We caught up with the owners to find out how they are dealing with this new reality. What were your initial thoughts…

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Mompreneur plans to launch Detroit’s first Co-Working Play Space for Families

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Once it launches this summer, Social Tykes will be Detroit’s first co-working play space for mothers and families. The 1,700-square-foot space will offer open play time for a daily or monthly fee for children ages 0-6. It also has co-working-style seating for parents, movement classes for parents and kids and a two- to five-hour drop-in…

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Howard University to receive $13 Million as part of Coronavirus Stimulus Package

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The Senate unanimously passed an approximately $2.2 trillion stimulus package late Wednesday night in an effort to jump-start an economy severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This coronavirus response package makes millions of dollars in funding available for Howard University through September 2021. The draft legislation calls for $13 million “to remain available through September 30, 2021,…

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The COVID-19 Effect on Black Business: PR Firm Owner – DANIELLE

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The COVID-19 global pandemic will without a doubt, affect Black owned businesses for years to come. In this series, we will be sharing personal stories from Black entrepreneurs and professionals about how they are currently dealing with this new reality. In this installment, we spoke with Danielle Tyler, founder of Public Relations firm, TheCommsEffect. What…

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Why Octavia Butler’s Novels Are So Relevant Today

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It’s campaign season in the US, and a charismatic dark horse is running with the slogan ‘make America great again’. According to his opponent, he’s a demagogue; a rabble-rouser; a hypocrite. When his supporters form mobs and burn people to death, he condemns their violence “in such mild language that his people are free to…

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Coronavirus and Black Entrepreneurship: The Impact On My Life And Business – ABU

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The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a brutal decline in economic activity that is hitting many Black owned businesses and professionals hard. In this series, we will be sharing personal stories from Black entrepreneurs and professionals about how they are dealing with this new reality. What were your initial thoughts when you learned about the…

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7 year old activist uses $600 of savings to make coronavirus care packages for seniors, feed 90 students

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a first-grader in Gaithersburg, Maryland, used money he saved up to help those in need as a way to overcome fear with acts of love. Cavanaugh Bell, 7, spent $600 of his own money, saved up from two birthdays and three Christmases, to purchase and package 65 “COVID-19 Carepacks” along with 31 hot meals from…

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Black Woman Hemp Farmer Creates Hemp Tea To Help Promote Healthy Immune Systems

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Clarenda Stanley is a fifth-generation Black woman hemp farmer originally from Alabama’s Black Belt region. She is also the owner of newly rebranded Green Heffa Farms (GHF), a company that produces boutique quality hemp and herbs that are processed into premium botanical tea blends. Founded on its 4Es guiding principles of Economic empowerment, Education, Environmental stewardship, and Equity, Green Heffa…

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