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Black & Sexy TV

Love Jones vs. Love and Basketball: Black & Sexy TV hosts the G.O.A.T. Debates

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So, we all know that Love Jones is the best Black Love story our generation has ever seen right? The same can be said for Coming to America vs. Boomerang. Boomerang was great but better than Coming to America? In the words of Lisa in that epic closing scene – “Nahhhhhh.” Well, some would beg…

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20 Black Owned Beauty Brands

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According to Nielsen, Black consumers account for a disproportionate amount of product sales in a number of consumer goods categories. One of these categories is Beauty. Almost 86% of the $63.5 million spent on “Ethnic Hair and Beauty Aids” is attributed to Black consumers. I’m sure you would agree that Black owned beauty brands should be…

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Tastemakers Africa

Tastemakers Africa: Giving You a “Taste” of an Africa You’ve Never Seen

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When you think of travel to Africa, what is the first image that pops into your mind? Probably something to do with wildlife and so-called jungles. If you are like a growing number of people, you now imagine the breathtaking views, delicious food and cool places to hangout. One person responsible for this change in…

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Valentine's

44 Gift Ideas for Bae on Valentine’s Day

Before you hit up the usual suspects for your Valentine’s day gifts, check out these Black owned businesses that offer “romantical” products and services.   Gift Ideas for Bae on Valentine’s Day Books P is for Pussy is a raunchy alphabet picture book of double entendres. The creation of artist and curator, Elissa Blount-Moorhead and illustrator…

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The Birth of a Nation

Why Nate Parker’s “The Birth of A Nation” is the Biggest Clapback Hollywood Has Ever Seen

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Is Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” just another “slave” movie? Or is this a film about Black folks stopping at nothing to acquire their freedom, even if it meant murdering white master enslavers? When Roots premiered in 1977, I was a mere fetus growing inside of my mama’s womb. So my memory of…

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Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is helping thousands Live Richer, one penny at a time.

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Knowing how interested I am in most things personal finance, Shantrelle suggested that I connect with her girl, Tiffany ” The Budgetnista ” Aliche, a fellow Nigerian, whose mission is to help individuals achieve their financial goals. I was impressed by the fact that she has created a successful business that helps so many people.…

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Amalgam Comics

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse: Philly’s Black Woman Owned Haven for Geeks

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The world of comic books has become big business. Comics that used to cost less than a dollar are now million dollar collector items. Comic book character-based movies are grossing millions of dollars world wide. Even events like Comic-Con have become huge international conventions, while gatherings like the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention…

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Oo-oop! Why I’m So Glad I Pledged Alpha Chapter, DST

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Before enrolling at Howard, I knew the Greek alphabet by heart, because one of my childhood besties Susanne Brown Robinson’s sister was two years older than us and had already crossed the burning sands into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. I had already begun reading ‘In Search of Sisterhood’ by renowned feminist Paula Giddings, a…

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Introducing INNERACT PROJECT: Educating the Next Generation of Design Gurus

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Everyone knows there is a huge diversity gap in design and tech fields. What is important to note is that there is very little work being done with underserved youth at a young age to help prepare them and to combat this disparity. Therefore, exposure at a young age is essential. My goal with Inneract…

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Black owned ethical fashion

10 Black Owned Ethical Fashion Brands from Across the Globe

A growing number of consumers worldwide are becoming more conscious of which businesses they spend their money with. Whether it’s with a Black owned business, an eco-friendly business or a business that creates jobs in developing countries, consumers want to create positive change by supporting brands that know how to “act right”. This practice is…

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