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Bobsled Team

Meet The Nigeria Women’s Boblsed Team Making History

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Nigeria has a Bobsled team! Yes, the very first African bobsled team is qualifying to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Houston-based trio is made up of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga. We caught up with them to discuss how they have already made history and are on track to do so again.…

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Husani Oakley

Husani Oakley of Goldbean speaks Candidly about the Need for Diversity in Tech & More

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Husani Oakley is the Chief Technology Officer at GoldBean, an online investing platform that helps people start their investment journey with companies and brands they love, know, and buy. This week, he will soon be joining technologists and community leaders at the White House to discuss the Obama Administration’s TechHire initiative, and how we can continue to work towards…

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Steve Biko

Top 12 Thought Provoking Steve Biko Quotes

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Steve Biko would have celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday. The South African anti-apartheid activist was the founding member of the South African Student Organization (SASO) which later evolved into the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). Biko stressed the need for Black South Africans to liberate themselves psychologically and to become self-reliant in order to fundamentally change South Africa.…

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Black Self-Love

New course, “The Power of Black Self-Love” offered at Emory University

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“The Power of Black Self-Love” is a new course being offered at Emory University in Atlanta. This course is a combination of “Black Love” and “Resisting Racism”, courses taught by Dr. Dianne Stewart, Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies and Dr. Donna Troka, associate director at the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, respectively.…

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Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green Cast as First Black Woman lead in new ‘Star Trek’ show

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Sonequa Martin-Green is best known as Sasha Williams on the AMC show, “The Walking Dead”. The 31 year old Alabama native has now been cast as the lead character, “Number One” in Star Trek: Discovery. She will play the lieutenant commander on the USS Discovery when the show launches on CBS All Access next spring.…

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Ana Flavia: First Black Model to Win Brasil’s Ford Models Contest

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On December 10th, Ana Flavia of Salvador, Bahia, became the first Black model to win Super Model of The World – Ford Models Brasil’s 34-year old modeling competition. Ana, 20, won a four-year contract with Ford Models in the amount of $150,000. She competed with 15 other candidates that were recruited from various regions of the…

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black children

19 Businesses and Organizations Owned by Black Children

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I love reading about businesses, especially those owned by brilliant Black children! What’s amazing is that alot of these kids are barely of driving age and they are already OG’s in the business game. Congrats to them and kudos to the parents and other adults that are providing them with guidance and support. Businesses and Organizations Owned by Black…

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Casey Bridgeford of OnCast Media on why more Black Americans should consider doing Business in Africa

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I first found out about Casey Bridgeford and his company, OnCast Media while watching a CNBC Africa video on YouTube. It was refreshing to see someone who at the time I thought was not African, talking about business in Africa. (I later found out that his father is actually from Nigeria.) Since I’m all about…

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Flame Keepers Hat Shop

A Conversation with Marc Williamson, Owner of FlameKeepers Hat Club

As the aspiring owner of a fly a$$ hat collection, FlameKeepers Hat Cllub looks like a candy store to me. This Harlem-based, upscale hat store offers an array of sophisticated hats in many styles. We caught up with the owner, Marx Williams. This is what he had to say: SB: What inspired you to start…

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Hip hop

The Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship: Creating Moguls not Mixtapes

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The Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship is focused on increasing economic opportunity by using Hip hop to provide hands-on business training to members of low-income groups.  The nine month program, forged by Little Giant Creative, uses Hip hop’s best practices to “empower enterprising young people from nontraditional backgrounds with the skills necessary to take an…

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