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    47 Year Old Writes Book One Year After Learning to Read

    Advertisements At 46 years old, Wanda Steward was unable to read. Within a year, thanks to her determination, she became a published children’s book author. The Southwest Philadelphia resident says she never took high school academics seriously; and having a child at 18 did not help matters, as she was left with no option but […]

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    Black Thought of The Roots is Tapping into the Black Travel Movement

    Advertisements While The Roots currently exists in New York, they’re originally from Philly, and they’ve returned to their hometown for a special project. The Roots MC, Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, is now serving as a Philadelphia tour guide focused on attracting black tourists. The new documentary-style ad campaign will be called “We Got You.” Philadelphia’s […]

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    Netflix Releases Strong Island

    Advertisements Netflix released Yance Ford’s award winning documentary Strong Island on September 15th. The film centers on the death of Ford’s brother, William Ford Jr. in 1992.  Ford expertly guides the viewer through his family’s experience as African-American’s in society leading up to and following the murder of Ford Jr. Ford Jr. was killed while […]

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    Charlie From Original ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Was Originally A Black Character

    Advertisements In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4, it was revealed by Roald Dahl’s widow that the main character in his classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was intended to be a black child. The children’s book was adapted into two different films – the 1971 version and the 2005 version. Both featured a […]

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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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    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 […]