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This Black Owned Educational Game Celebrates African History and Culture

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As a parent it can be quite challenging to find items such as books and toys that are representative of your child’s heritage. If you are looking for a Black owned educational game, your choices are even more limited. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce Very Puzzled, a 100 piece  jigsaw puzzle that includes a…

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Foot Locker Invests $2 Million in Black Owned Footwear Design Academy

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Foot Locker Inc. has made a $2 million investment in Pensole Inc., which operates the Pensole Footwear Design Academy, founded by former Jordan design director D’Wayne Edwards. In short time, Pensole has become a signifiant part of the sportswear industry’s talent pipeline. Pensole features the most sought after faculty in footwear, comprised of both young professional designers…

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Black Boys Don’t Need More Discipline, They Need Mentors

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When I first met Chris, he was quiet—I could tell he was trying to figure out who I was, and who I could be in his life. The stories I heard about Chris did not align with the boy in front of me. I was told he was constantly removed from class and referred to…

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Home Schooling is a Growing Trend Among Black Families

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“In-thoo-see-as-thic?” Karleese said as he hurdled each syllable of the word on his computer screen. His mother Kaulia Powell, 37, coached from the end cushion of the couch where Karleese’s Wednesday English lesson was being held. “Enthusiastic…you got it!” said Powell patiently. Karleese calmly repeated the word as best he could. Then, after reviewing the definition…

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British Rapper Stormzy to fund Cambridge Scholarships for Black Students

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British rapper Stormzy has announced that he is funding two scholarships for Black British students to go to Cambridge University. The grime artist will pay the students’ tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course. Speaking on Thursday at his former school, the Harris City Academy…

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6 Black Issues That Public Policy Must Address Immediately

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Despite the importance of economic empowerment, I would argue that political power plays a bigger role in wealth creation. Political power influences public policy and legislature that address many socioeconomic issues that affect our ability to even start building a strong economic base. Here are a few issues affecting the Black community that public policy…

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