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What Happened To All The Black Jockeys?

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Justify won the Triple Crown on Saturday, making him only the 13th horse since 1919 to win the Triple Crown (and only the second since 1978). And for one day, horse racing might have been the biggest horse story in America. But after this past weekend, the attention of sports fans will quickly move on to other…

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Teachers around the country are decking out their doors for Black History Month

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To both inspire and inform their students about Black History Month, various teachers around the country are decorating their classroom doors — but they’re taking their decorations to the next level. The paper and fabric-based designs are larger-than-life, depicting faces of famous black figures throughout history and boasting vibrant colors. One teacher created a door dedicated to…

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Black Owned Food Stamp Startup to Deliver Food To Affected Govt Workers

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mRelief, a startup focused on helping people access food stamps. has partnered with on-demand food delivery startup DoorDash. As federal workers — especially low-wage workers like janitors, cooks and security guards — recover from the 35-day partial government shutdown, mRelief and DoorDash and are teaming up to offer DoorDash credit to those eligible for food stamps in San Francisco. In San Francisco,…

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Pastor Blends Faith and Farms to end Food Insecurity in Black Churches

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Several years ago, Rev. Heber Brown III decided he needed to do more than pray. The now 38-year-old pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, noticed more members of his congregation were suffering from diet-related illnesses. In Baltimore City, one in three residents is obese and 12 percent has Type 2 diabetes — two conditions that disproportionately…

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Meet The Founder of the Company that is Changing the African Travel Narrative

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Cheraé Robinson is the founder of Tastemakers Africa, a travel company that curates and arranges local experiences in cities across the continent. Due to a reignited interest in traveling to African countries, we caught up with her to find out what her thoughts are and how this affects her business. What is the biggest misconception people…

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W. E. B. Du Bois and The Year of Return for African Diaspora

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In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a few meters from the United States embassy, lie the tombs of W. E. B. Du Bois, a great African-American civil rights leader, and his wife, Shirley. The founder of the US-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People moved to Accra in 1961, settling in…

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Meet the Owner of one of Atlanta’s Newest and Most Popular Food Spots

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What do you get when you mix the growing popularity of vegan food with brilliant marketing and a great product? A line of people, several blocks deep, outside your business on opening day. This is the “problem” that Atlanta’s newest vegan eatery, Slutty Vegan had when they opened on January 14th. We reached out to…

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13 Black Owned Flower Businesses

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Flowers are one of the best ways to make a lasting impression. These Black owned flower businesses are here to offer you beautiful plants, flower arrangements and even gifts . Black Owned Flower Businesses Red Rose Florist (Detroit, MI) Hibiscus Flowers(Brooklyn, NY) Mona’s Accents Florist & Gift Basket Company (New Orleans, LA)   Lee’s Flower and Card…

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Meet The Lady Who Built Her Own 51 Home Community

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Pam Brown Courtney is a real estate developer/investor and educator. She’s also the only person I know of that has built a 51 home subdivision from scratch. Obviously, we had to know more about this amazing woman. How did you get started in Real Estate? A friend of mine’s mother was a real estate investor…

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