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Legal and Life Lessons Learned From the Passing of the Great John Singleton

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I remember as a child watching Boyz in the Hood with mixed emotions. Although I could not relate to many of the characters’ issues, as a Black teen growing up in the Appalachian mountains, it was a relief to see Black people in a Black community living their Black lives. I remember feeling proud that the filmmaker…

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9 Black Owned Ice Cream Businesses You Should Know

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It’s getting hot out here! Let’s get out and support some Black owned ice cream businesses! Black Owned Ice Cream Businesses Cajou Cream (Baltimore , MD) Islands Tropical Ice Cream (Silver Spring, MD) Brooklyn Swirl (Brooklyn, NY) Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats (Washington D.C) Mikey Likes It Ice Cream (New York, NY) Shawn Michelle’s  (Chicago,…

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Farmers Market on Wheels Brings Fresh Produce to Brooklyn Food Deserts

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and The Campaign Against Hunger, joined by Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuels, presented on Wednesday the “Fresh Vibes Mobile Market,” a retrofitted RV that will bring affordable produce, cooking and nutrition workshops combined with social services to underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods.  The initiative kicked off at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in East Flatbush, a community facing…

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Java’s Compost

Couples, Inc. : Java and Michelle Help the Environment by Putting Your Food Waste to Work

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Java’s Compost is a family-owned, full-service composting company that seeks to make composting as fast and convenient as possible. The husband and wife team, Java and Michelle Bradley of  South Orange, NJ, provide on-site composting equipment and services to sustainably dispose of food waste. Their services include weekly at-home composting, consultation services, and the provision…

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TUSKEGEE HEIRS CREATORS MIX HISTORY WITH FANTASY TO CREATE HIT KIDS COMIC

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In 2016, artist Marcus Williams and writer Greg Burnham came out of nowhere with a Kickstarter for a comic book concept that blew everyone away. They took the real-life story of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (the precursor to the U.S. Air Force) and updated it with kids…

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Inside Cane, The D.C. Restaurant With Street Food From Trinidad

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Bellying up to a metal table inside his new kitchen on H Street NE, Peter Prime lowers a long-reach lighter into a hole in a hand-held smoker and watches as it sucks the flame into a mixture of beech wood and coconut husks. Smoke winds through a black tube inserted through a crack in the…

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This Overlooked Black Photographer Documented Generations

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“Art is the totality of our being, the totality of our experience,” says John Simmons. “Every time I press the shutter, it’s the totality of who I am and all that I’ve experienced.” The veteran photographer and cinematographer, who came of age in Chicago, has been tirelessly documenting the world around him since the 1960s, putting…

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Johnson Publishing Company Files for Bankruptcy

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Chicago’s historic Johnson Publishing Company has filed for bankruptcy, court records show. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was filed late Tuesday afternoon by the company once responsible for Ebony and Jet magazines. It sold the magazines in 2016, meaning Tuesday’s move does not affect the publications. “This decision was not easy, nor should it have…

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The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens

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Black owned farms make up less than 2 percent of all farms in the United States. According to a recent report, Black farmers lost 80 percent of their farmland from 1910 to 2007, often because they lacked access to loans or insurance needed to sustain their businesses. The report mentions the “long and well-documented history…

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12 Nipsey Hussle Quotes About Business and Success

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Last night I clicked on an old video interview Nipsey Hussle did discussing his business ventures. That video led me to another and then another. I’ve always been impressed by his drive and focus. Now, he’s gone. My way of paying tribute and my respects to someone who I was inspired by, is to provide…

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