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Women in Politics: Felicia Bullock for State Representative of the 5th District in Illinois

Starting in 2017 leading into 2018 women are charging into the political arena. Some are saying it is due to the election of our latest president, while more and more women are starting to believe they can improve their communities through politics. Felicia Bullock is one of those women. She is the only black woman …

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Chance the Rapper and Steph Curry Showing Supporting Barack Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative in New PSA

Former President Barack Obama just released a new ad featuring Steph Curry and Chance the Rapper, for his ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative. Obama created this program in 2015 “to ensure all of our nation’s boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity,” acknowledging the fact that black boys and …

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From 1000 Black Girl Books to the Youngest 30 Under 30 Recipient for 2018

Marley Dias is moving mountains and breaking glass ceilings and she’s 12 years old. Marley is the founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks, which was a campaign that set out to donate 1,000 books featuring Black girls as main characters. After completely demolishing that number and collecting more than 10,000 books, Dias secured a book deal and …

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40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals League Award Ceremony is All the Way Up

Yes they are at it again. I had the privilege to attend 40 under 40 Award Ceremony this year and there was so much black girl magic the room. 40 under 40 young women professionals league is an organization that supports “the holistic development of future leaders through the conduits of leadership, service, and philanthropy.” …

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Making History: Meet the Youngest Black Female Judge in Alabama’s History

When I say it was an honor to hear from Judge Briana Westry-Robinson, I truly mean it. Judge Westry- Robinson is very passionate about invoking change in her county and inspiring the youth. Why does Judge Westry-Robinson stand out in a crowd? Because at the age of 27 she is the youngest black female to …

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Compton’s Youngest Mayor has Been Re-Elected to Survive a Second Term

Aja Brown made history as the youngest person to ever be elected as Mayor of Compton, California. Now Brown has been re-elected to serve the citizens of Compton. She defeated her opposition by obtaining 62 percent of the votes. Her message to her supporters was straightforward and concise: “Onward.  It’s time to finish the work,” …

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Finally! Michigan Officials are Being Charged with Manslaughter for the Flint Water Crisis

Finally Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged five individuals with manslaughter related to the Flint water crisis and failure to rectify the situation. Involuntary manslaughter charges are being brought against five men in the death of Robert Skidmore who lost his life due the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis. This is …

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Supermodel Jessica Chibueze is So Much More than Just a Pretty Face

Remember 17 year-old Makalaya Zanders whose teacher told her, her choice for her prom dress was tacky? To refresh your memory Makalaya showed her teacher, who is white, a picture of an African print dress worn by supermodel Jessica Chibueze. She told her teacher her prom dress would similar to Jessica’s. In turn her teacher …

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Black Lives Matter Will be Awarded the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

Often we compare the Black Lives Matter movement to the Black Panthers. Similar to the Black Lives Matter movement this country painted the Black Panthers as terrorist group, when we all know the Black Panthers form to protect black communities that were being terrorized by the police and white supremacist, as the Black Lives Matter …

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Colin Kaepernick Exhibit Coming Soon to the National Museum of African American History

Colin Kaepernick seems to have been blackballed in the NFL and although no one will openly say it, we know it’s due to his peaceful protest of the National Anthem. Although the NFL has not shown any appreciation for Kaepernick, the National Museum of African American History is. As the 50th Anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s …