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    Preparing for Protest

    Advertisements The city of St. Louis braced for impact last Friday. City officials prepared for protesting in the area that was expected to occur after the acquittal of Officer Jason Stockley in the case of the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith was formally announced. Stockley is a former white officer of the St. Louis Metro […]

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    Open Mike Eagle’s New Album Reflects on his

    Advertisements Shotguns firing and chain link fences on balconies, these are just some of the things you’ll hear about on Open Mike Eagle’s new album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, due to be released November 2017. Much of this album is a reflection of his childhood years growing up in Chicago near the now demolished […]

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    This Day in History – September 21, 1966

    Advertisements On this day in 1966, the National Guard was mobilized to stop rioting in Dayton, Ohio. The senseless slaughter of an African American business man and a resident of West Dayton tipped off a feud that few remember, but many cannot forget. This was the defining moment for what has come to be known […]

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    Top 5 Travel Groups Owned By African American Women

    Advertisements According to the experts at the New York Times, The Mandala Research firm located in Alexandria, VA says that “…nearly one-fifth of African Americans take one or more international trips per year.” As the population in the United States grows in leaps and bounds, more people are travelling abroad everyday. Many individuals travel internationally […]

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    Response After Riots

    Advertisements After issuing a polarizing statement regarding the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, President Trump set up a meeting to “explain” with the only African-American Republican in the Senate—Senator Tim Scott. Scott is a conservative who had previously encouraged Trump to meet with influential African-Americans to better understand their culture. Scott has also expressed revulsion […]

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    This Day in History – September 20, 1962

    Advertisements On this day in 1962, James H. Meredith was denied admission to the University of Mississippi by Governor Barnett. Born in Mississippi on June 25, 1933, Meredith grew up on a farm, far away from the intense racism of the time. His first experience with racism occurred while riding on a train with his […]

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    Communities Suffer after IRMA

    Advertisements Hurricane Irma touched down on the Florida coast last week, causing widespread damage and displacement. Unfortunately, history has shown that relief aid is dispersed among Florida’s predominantly white areas or tourist destinations like Miami. Poor areas like Overtown and Liberty city receive relief last and are forced to rely on their community’s own man […]

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    6 Successful Start Ups Run by Black College Students

    Advertisements More and more schools are creating accelerators, competitions, and classes designed to get student ideas off the ground. As a result, students aren’t waiting to graduate to get started, they’re using their connections at school and the support they’re getting to create fascinating startups. We’ve collected 6 of our favorites. 1. Ataria NYC Founded by […]

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    9 Beauty Brands for Women of Color

    Advertisements Beauty is one of the fastest-growing industries in the start-up world. Check out and support these 9 companies founded by people of color. 1. Juvias Place Chichi Eburu founded her company to create eyeshadow that will show up on darker skin. Her palates and packaging are inspired by African culture and have quickly become […]

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