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Entrepreneurship

Dwayne Wade’s Cousin’s Innovative Deodorant is Also Environmental Friendly

Antoine Wade is working his way into the deodorant market. Yes you guessed, he is related to Dwayne Wade, they are cousins. He has worked with his famous cousin in many ways over the years as business consultant on products, endorsements, and commercials. He also ran Dwayne Wade’s fantasy camp for several years. “When I …

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The ‘Queen of the Dark’ Wants You to Embrace and Love Your Melanin

Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese model whose dark beautiful skin is to be marveled. Far too often dark skinned black people are made to feel ashamed of their skin but not Gatwech. This 24 year-old beauty is confident and self-assured and she’s encouraging the rest of us to be. Gatwech is an advocate for Black …

Parenting

Are Parents Doing ‘Too Much’ with these Prom Spend Off or Naw?

The prom send offs for the last few years have been like no other. I have seen parents renting extravagant cars, teens with expensive costume made dresses, and glam squads. Parents renting venues and decking them out with elaborate decorations. Teens have had prom squads, this is when your family and friends have t-shirts made in …

Success Stories

First Black Nurse to Serve as the U.S. Surgeon General

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams is making history as the surgeon general for the United States. This makes her the first black nurse to serve as U.S. Surgeon General. Admiral Trent-Adams has an extensive resume. In 1987 she graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then obtained her M.S. in …

Success Stories

Mellody Hobson will be the First Black Woman to Chair Economic Club of Chicago

On July 1st forty-eight-year-old Mellody Hobson will assume Chairmanship of the prestigious Economic Club of Chicago. Hobson will be the second African-American and the first black woman to hold that position. Hobson is President of minority-owned investment firm Ariel Investments, which manages about $11.8 billion. In accordance with its tradition, Hobson was selected to be …

Parenting Success Stories

Motivation: Mother and Daughter Graduating from College Together

Mom and daughter are graduating with their Bachelor Degrees just one week apart! During Karen Hunter’s senior year of college she dropped out after becoming pregnant with her oldest daughter. Balancing school and work became overwhelming. Hunter, 53, was only 13 credit away from obtaining from obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree. But she was determined to make …

Community and Politics

Demand Respect: Black Female Basketball Player is Victorious in Lawsuit Against School for Racial Discrimination

In an admirable example of how racism should be dealt with, Jasmine Ostred won a lawsuit worth $160,000 against the University of Mary Washington in a federal court in Virginia. Orsted, currently a basketball player at Bowie State University, was barred from the basketball tryouts for the University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team because …

Success Stories

Beyoncé Is Awarding Scholarships to Black Women Pursuing Higher Education

Although we rarely hear about her philanthropy Beyoncé is very giving. She is giving back in a huge way again! A year after releasing the black women’s anthem Formation, she announced she has created a scholarship for black women that are pursuing higher education called the Formation Scholars Award. The scholars will be awarded to students …

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Social Media Helped Boost her Self-Esteem After she was Bullied for having “Dark Skin”

Colorism unfortunately still exist but we will continue to celebrate the beauty of melanin. I’m always baffled when I read about people being bullied because they are “dark skinned.” All shades are beautiful and we have to start instilling this fact into our children, to break this generational curse that plagues the black community. “I …