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Diaspora

African bicycle contribution foundation distributes free bamboo bikes to transportation-dependent Ghanaians

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bernice Dapaah (center, white t-shirt), CEO and founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), the Kumasi-based manufacturer of the bamboo bikes, poses playfully with student recipients, at the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) event, at the Drobonso SDA basic schools, in the Ashanti Region. Sekyere Afram Plains District, Ghana-During  a bicycle distribution event…

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Online store sees surge of African Pride in the Age of Trump

April 7, 2017

Afrocentric products featured on TheMotherland.online blacknews.com Nationwide — Roberta Holmes, entrepreneur and founder of TheMotherland.online, was a bit surprised about the surge she saw in website traffic after the election of Donald Trump. Her online store just opened in October. Of course Holmes hoped for good results, but knew she was starting a bit late…

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Guest Commentary: Let’s hear it for the ladies!

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Maggie Lena Walker,  Ida B. Wells Barnett, and Maria Stewart By James Clingman TriceEdneyWire.com “Do you ask what we can do?  Unite and build a store of your own.  Do you ask where is the money?  We have spent more than enough for nonsense.” – Maria Stewart “When it comes to success the…

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The annual Schomburg Symposium answers questions about Blacks, inclusion in sports

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Chicago American Giants Negro League Baseball team in 1919. By Arlene Edmonds Correspondent Racial integration often comes with a price. This is particularly true in the world of professional sports. One could ask what if African American athletes never left the old Negro League Baseball. Could they have increased their audience popularity…

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Little known museum challenges visitors to remember brutal past and push forward

March 3, 2017

By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie Philosopher and essayist George Santayana is noted for penning the now cliche mantra, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  In an era where the political and socio-economic climate is at a bubbling point soon to boil over, these words couldn’t ring out more factually.  While it…

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The Philadelphia Black History Collaborative holds its first annual conference

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Philadelphia Black History Collaborative members and founders celebrate a successful first conference. (Pictured from left to right: Adrian Arnold,M.Ed.,Ismael Jimenez, M.Ed., Stacy Nzinga Hil, M.Ed. and Yaasiyn Muhammad, M.Ed.  (Photo Credit- Amy V. Simmons) The conference theme was “Controlling Our Narrative: Oppression, Resistance, and Accommodation: Contextualizing the Modern Black Experience, 1968-present.” By…

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Annie Malone, the first Black woman millionaire

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Meet Annie Malone – The First Black Woman Millionaire blog.blackbusiness.org There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United States that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by The American College, up to 45 percent of American millionaires are women. Few…

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April 22, 2017

By Georgia Nicols All Signs: Since last Wed., the Sun has been in Taurus. And this Wed.,...

Color Of Money

Sheriff Sales collect $60 million in new taxes; Returns millions in excess funds to property owners

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams speaking at the recent City Council budget hearings.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster)...

Entertainment

Jesse Williams, wife file for divorce

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  By Danielle Kwateng-Clark Essence Magazine–TMZ has reported that Jesse Williams, is parting ways from his wife,...

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