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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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    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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    The National Black Programming Consortium Receives a $750,000 Grant

    Advertisements The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) was recently granted $750,000 from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The grant is from the foundation’s Journalism and Media program, which works towards the strengthening of American democracy through informing and activating Americans through independent journalism and media. Founded in 1979, the National Black Programming […]

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    ‘Black Man in a Black World’ Art Exhibit: Artist Wesley Clark

    Advertisements Wesley Clark, an artist from Baltimore, has released his latest exhibit, “Black Man in a Black World.” It’s scheduled to be featured at Galerie Myrtis, known for its emotional and intellectual art. The collection features 19 pieces for view and sale – with pricing ranging from $850 to $5,500. Wesley Clark’s Factualism delivers an […]

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    NOAA at FAMU’s Environment School: Expanding the Sciences

    Advertisements Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FMAU) closed its campus doors last week in an attempt to keep students safe during Hurricane Irma. According to the university website, events that were scheduled to take place from September 11-15 were cancelled. Before the storm, the Florida A&M University EnergyWaterFoodNexus International Summit in was scheduled for September […]

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    ‘Atlanta’ is Nominated for Four Emmy Awards

    Advertisements On Sunday, the highly anticipated Emmy Awards will air. This week, WIRED staff members are taking a look back on some of their favorite shows of the past year. When the first season of Atlanta ended last November, it did so on a low-key note. It’s as if creator-star Donald Glover seemed to be […]

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    Single Mom Goes From a $32 Bank Balance to an International Hair Care Brand With 3,000 Orders Every Month

    Advertisements 30 days before her divorce was finalized, Gwen Jimmere was laid off from her job. Jimmere, of Detroit, Michigan, was the breadwinner in the marriage. As it a result, this meant she was forced to pay the bulk of the attorney fees. After everything was said and done, the single mother was left with […]