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10 Toni Morrison Quotes That Show Why She Was A Literary Genius

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Toni Morrison, the literary GIANT, who manipulated the English language to illustrate and punctuate our humanity as Black people, children of the Sun, has joined our ancestors. She was a force to reckon with on this side, she will be indomitable in the other. Thank you for Sula, for Milkman, for Pecola, for Baby Suggs,…

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25 Black Owned Yoga Studios #NAMASTE

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Regular yoga practice has been shown to have tremendous physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. We’ve compiled a list of Black Owned Yoga Studios for you to support. Let us know which others we should know about! Black Owned Yoga Studios Embraced Yoga (Washington D.C.) Anacostia Yogi (Washington D.C.) Spiritual Essence Yoga (Upper Marlboro, MD…

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5 Reasons Why the SHOPPE BLACK Global Business Directory & Agency are a Game Changer

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Since 2015, we have profiled thousands of businesses and interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and professionals from New York to Nigeria, all in the name of celebrating Black Business excellence and encouraging our community to invest in itself and to SHOPPE BLACK. Now, we’re officially launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds that will get several…

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National Museum of African American History and Culture to acquire Ebony and Jet Archives

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will acquire a significant portion of the archive of the Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. The acquisition is pending court approval and the closing of the sale. A consortium of foundations—the Ford Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,…

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26 Black Owned Satin Bonnet Brands That Aren’t Charging $98

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According to NiteCap Founder Sarah Marantz, she came up with the idea for a satin bonnet “after much consideration, conceptualization, brainstorming and borderline obsessive research.” Fortunately, for Black women everywhere, someone else had the bright idea of creating appropriate sleepwear to keep their hairdos intact. Black Owned satin bonnet brands have existed for ages. Here…

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15 Black Architects Who Helped Build America

In the 1930’s, there were about 60 Black Americans were listed as registered architects. Many of their buildings have since been lost or radically changed. Although conditions have improved, many people feel that Black architects today still lack the recognition they deserve. Here are some of America’s most notable Black architects who paved the way…

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Serena Williams Invests in Mahmee, a Startup Fighting Maternal Mortality

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After Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter in 2018, she shared the life-threatening complications she experienced—and how, as a Black woman, she was three times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes. Now Williams—through her firm Serena Ventures—has invested in digital maternal health care company, Mahmee. Mahmee  uses predictive analytics to provide personalized,…

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Delta Sigma Theta donates 17,000 Meals To New Orleans Disaster Relief

The Delta Sigma Theta sorority donated 17,000 meals to disaster relief efforts in New Orleans after it was forced to cut their biennial national convention short this weekend due to ongoing Tropical Storm Barry. According to The Washington Post, nearly 16,000 people were expected to attend the convention this weekend. But the sorority decided to end the convention ahead of…

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17 Black Owned Swimwear Brands for Men and Women

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Looking for a way to hit up the beach or pool in style? Check out our list of Black owned swimwear brands that will have you turning heads. Black Owned Swimwear Brands Riot Swim Ten and Lee These Pink Lips Nakimuli  Eyegasmic Swimwear Rue 107  Andrea Iyamah  Asherah Swimwear  B Fyne    Swank Blue  D’iyanu…

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100 Foot Stevie Wonder Mural Completed in Downtown Detroit

A monumental mural of Stevie Wonder can now be seen outside the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts downtown Detroit. The mural was painted by London-based artist Richard Wilson and is based on the iconic photograph by Douglas Kirkland. Wilson started the project on Wonder’s 69th birthday in May but work was delayed due to weather…

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