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24 Black Banks That Are Still Operating In 2019

The number Black banks operating in the U.S. fell 54 percent between 2001 and 2016. Many have either been acquired or have simply gone out of business. We’ve compiled the most recent and up to date list of the banks that are still Black owned and managed and are still operating in 2019. Black Banks…

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Why Black Banks Need Policy Support, Not Just Deposits

Few institutions are as strongly connected to black communities as historically black banks. Where others see neighborhoods that are too risky or, conversely, only targets for predatory lending, they see differently. Joseph Haskins, CEO of The Harbor Bank of Maryland, tells of a black entrepreneur from an inner-city neighborhood who came needing a loan to…

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New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center Acquires Collection of Fab 5 Freddy

Some 120 boxes of archived notebooks, screenplays, fliers, and photography from the collection of hip-hop legend Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite are headed to the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. More than half the materials in the archive are audio and video, though also included in the…

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Six Historically Black Beaches to Visit This Summer

When we think of black history often times vacation destinations are left out of our dialogue. Our past is well documented with stories of slavery, plantations, and oppressive reality yet little do we hear about how some of our ancestors and those who came before us got to celebrate their lives. As I decided to…

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Husband and Wife team create a Coloring Book App For the Culture

Over the past few years, adult coloring books have become increasing popular. Some researchers suggest that coloring is an excellent form of relaxation and meditation. Enter Color Noir, a coloring book app that celebrates #BlackGirlMagic in all of its glory. This coloring book app is the creation of tech power couple Muoyo Okome and Nicaila…

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Yo Stay Hungry is Serving Culinary Competition’s for The Culture

Yo Stay Hungry is a live culinary competition bridging hip hop with food and beverage. It began in 2015 as a citywide culinary competition for high school students in Queens, NY. We caught up with founder, Syreeta Gates to find out more about how she and her team are using food and hip hop to…

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Billionaire Robert Smith to pay off Morehouse Class of 2019’s student loans

Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate at Morehouse College’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school. But during his remarks in front of the nearly 400 graduating seniors, the billionaire technology investor and philanthropist surprised some by announcing that his family was providing a grant…

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Couples Inc. : Cee and Malcolm own a Hemp Farm in North Carolina

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The 2018 US Farm Bill has now legalized commercial production of hemp. Hemp farmers across the country are now working to fit into a rapidly growing billion dollar industry. Green Heffa Farms is an industrial hemp farm dedicated to growing high-quality strands for a global market. We spoke to owners Clarenda “Cee” Stanley-Anderson and her husband, Malcolm Anderson Sr. to find…

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26 Black Owned Art Galleries & Museums

Hello Art lovers! We’ve compiled a list of Black owned art galleries located across the country and some internatinally. Be sure to check them out. #BlackArtMatters Black Owned Art Galleries Hammonds House Museum (Atlanta, GA) Rush Arts Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) The Museum of African American Art (Philadelphia, PA) The Colored Girls Museum (Philadelphia, PA) Northwest African…

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