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Restoration of Nina Simone’s Childhood Home To Begin This Spring

The proposed rehabilitation of Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, N.C., is moving forward, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The group has completed an official assessment of the house’s structural conditions and chosen a path of initial action alongside the four New York-based artist-owners, Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher and Julie Mehretu.…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Auctions off NBA Championship Rings for STEM Education

Fans can own a piece of NBA history thanks to Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The basketball great is auctioning off hundreds of pieces of memorabilia and including four NBA championship rings. Much of the proceeds will go to his Skyhook Foundation, which brings STEM educational opportunities – science, technology, engineering and math — to underserved…

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Candle Brand

Meet The 3 Brothers Who Created Their Own Candle Brand

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Fréres Branchiaux Candle Company is a handmade body, candle, and home fragrance goods company created by brothers Collin, Ryan, and Austin Gill. We caught up with the brothers to find out more about them and their business. How did you decide to start this business? We love watching Nerf videos on Youtube.  We wanted to…

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First Black Woman Cruise Ship Captain

Meet The World’s First Black Woman Cruise Ship Captain

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Back in the not-so-good-old days of cruising, women were considered to be bad luck on ships, a distraction to the crew and an anger to the seas. Until the 1970s, many professional maritime academies didn’t admit women, and there were no female cruise ship captains until 2007. Things are definitely getting better for women in the cruise industry: They now make up 18 to 20% of the workforce. But…

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Cannabis Conference at Emmanuel Baptist Calls for #EquityDayOne

It was late spring 2018 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, not far from Biggie’s old stomping ground, when Emmanuel Baptist church hosted a free financial empowerment workshop called Exodus: Exiting Egypt. The all day seminar was well attended by members of the congregation and featured panels on general topics like debt relief and estate planning. What…

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11 Year Old Boy Lands Book Deal About Crocheting After His Creations Go Viral

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In July, Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based KWiL Publishing will publish Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy by a debut author: 11-year-old Jonah Larson. This is proof that while writing a viral article can lead to a book deal, but so can being the subject of one. That’s exactly what happened after a January 2019 La Crosse…

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Black Owned Winery

Delta Airlines to Serve Wine from Black Owned Winery

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During a surprise wine tasting at the San Francisco Delta Sky Club, Delta today announced a new partnership with Brown Estate, the first and only black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley. And as a toast to Black History Month, Brown Estate is making its first onboard appearance today in a surprise in-flight tasting for customers…

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Black Owned Stationery Businesses

21 Black Owned Stationery Businesses

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These days, it seems like most communication is done via technology. However, there’s still a growing need for stationery for work, school and special events. Check out these Black owned stationery businesses if you’re tryna get that paper. Black Owned Stationery Businesses   Brown Aspiration Bliss & Faith Coco’s Vision   JD& Brooklyn Keynote Stationery…

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Black Tech Startups

11 Innovative Black Tech Startups You Should Know

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As an entrepreneur and semi tech geek, I believe in leveraging technology and entrepreneurship to make life easier and to address social issues. Here are some Black tech startups from around the world that doing just that. Black Tech Startups Reach Robotics is creating the next gaming platform by fusing Robotics, Gaming and augmented reality. (Co-Founder and…

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