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Can A Knowles Help Revive The First Black Social Platform

Can A Knowles Help Revive The First Black Social Platform

Black Planet is a social networking platform which was born in 2001. It was very popular among Black and African Americans as it was a platform which, as the name suggests, almost exclusively marketed to people of color. Black Planet was the first major social network that actually gave its users the freedom to be creative, allowed them to connect and engage with people socially.

Will Black People Continue To Use Gucci As A Symbol Of Status After The Blackface?

Will Black People Continue To Use Gucci As A Symbol Of Status After The Blackface?

Gucci has become the latest designer to upset the masses of black people with it's latest apparel. About a year ago or so it was H&M who had blacks in an rage when displaying an ad with a little black child in a garment which had referenced a monkey on the front of it. Many blacks called and agreed to boycott H&M to send a message of disapproval. This incident with Gucci is very different in many ways.

The National Negro Business League

The National Negro Business League

The National Negro Business League can be considered as the first National Black Business Directory. It was founded in 1900 by Booker T. Washington in Boston Massachusetts. It was the belief of Mr Washington and other founding members of the NNBL that economic success could provide opportunities and help improve the lives of all blacks living in the United States.

The Crisis Continues

The Crisis Continues

 

AIDS crisis in Miami has continuously been on the rise owing to the injection drug usage, heterosexual, and homosexual behavior among the residents. Primarily, men who engage in sexual activities with other men constitute more than half of the recently diagnosed AIDS cases and HIV infections.

How to Relieve Stress While Moving Forward Professionally

How to Relieve Stress While Moving Forward Professionally

Time. There’s just not enough of it to get everything done, especially if you’ve set some ambitious goals for yourself, your business or your career. Perhaps that makes you feel overwhelmed, overburdened and stressed out, which is a perfectly natural reaction. The problem comes in how you deal with that pressure, often by spending more time at work and neglecting your health and personal life.

Arlenda’s Connect The Dots of Texas

Arlenda’s Connect The Dots of Texas

Arlenda’s Connect The Dots of Texas- TOWA advocates for community, individuals, and people with disabilities by providing answers through our business advocacy model. Our services are nontraditional and unlimited for poor minorities. We cultivate initiatives for black business owners and communities with projects, resources, and action by applying T.I.M.E.! This program was designed with the disabled minority families in mind, within our communities. 

Why Lebron Is The Greatest NBA Player

Why Lebron Is The Greatest NBA Player

Why is LeBron James the greatest NBA player? This question is debated so often by the masses on social media, in barbershops, in pubs, on street corners, in living rooms, and on television. Everyone seems to have an opinion on this matter. As LeBron battles in his eighth straight NBA finals appearance he has become more loved, and hated at the same time. He is constantly being compared to Michael Jordon, who also had to deal with the same debate as he was making

A Bookworm’s Guide To Collecting: How To Store, Handle, And Enjoy Your Books

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For book lovers, finding an elegant tome can be just as exciting as discovering treasure is for an explorer. Coming across a book you’ve been hunting for years--or simply finding one that’s a great read--can make you feel complete, in a way. Collecting and storing them, however, can become problematic if you don’t have the room or aren’t sure how to properly take care of them. The downside to physical books is that they deteriorate with age, and for someone who likes to collect rare, hard-to-find, or vintage tomes, that can become an issue pretty quickly.

Maame Biney, The First Black Female Short Track Speed Skater In The Olympics

There is a new star heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics and she's full of Black Girl Magic. Maame Biney is a 17 year old Ghana native who moved to the United States with her father at the age of five. After reading a sign which read "learn to skate," her farther introduced her to the world of ice skating. She originally signed up for lessons to learn figure skating, but her instructor found that she had

Presidential Elections Don't Matter

The Presidential election is the most active and cared about election, but is the one which has the least impact on voter's lives. While the president may be the figure head of our country, he has no true influence over our day to day lives. Your local elections are the true arenas where you wield your voting power.

DSW Condones Racism

 

In this day and time many people still can’t fathom the fact that RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL. It’s in our communities, in our educational institutions, in the media and even in our workplace. Recently my 19-year-old daughter experienced her first real encounter with blatant racism.