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Why National Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Is Important

Institutional racism is ever-present these days. Stopping it is a large part of the reason…

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The Rising Popularity of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

These days, we see more headlines about the value of a college degree. Even with…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Black Business Month

August is the last month of summer vacation, and it’s also Black Business Month. Although…

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Queen Nanny: Jamaica’s Military Strategist and Hero

The thing about Black History is that it spans continents and countries, including the island…

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Serena Williams: Evolving On Her Own Terms

I remember my grandpa retiring from his job at the chemical plant after 30 years.…

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The Importance of National Black Business Month

During the month of August, we celebrate National Black Business Month, which recognizes Black-owned businesses…

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GAMING & TECH

Xfinity Spotlight: Content Creator Kiitan Akinniranye Shares Her Social Media Journey

The Atlanta-based influencer Kiitan Akinniranye is a name you should have on your radar.  Especially if you are interested in beauty, travel and lifestyle topics. Kiitan started her career as an influencer…

Major Media League: Bridging the Gap for Content Creators

Bryan Post is the CEO of Major Media League — a revolutionary social network for athletes to grow their brand, showcase their skills, and harness their entrepreneurial potential. As a college football…

Remember the Time That Conker Broke Bad on the N64? Well, we do…

Though Nintendo is publicly known as the game-making company producing family-friendly games littered with cute characters, it was never shy about releasing Mature-rated games on its consoles. The perfect example would be…

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Maternal Mortality & the Hidden Inequality for Black Mothers

The hard reality is that African American women in the US are dying from preventable pregnancy-related complications.  In fact, Black maternal mortality rates are roughly four times higher than the rate of…

How Race-Based Healthcare Affects Black Women

Historically, medicine has had a bias toward race embedded into the foundations of health care in the United States. It’s played a role in medical teaching and clinical decision-making. In March 1966,…

The Toxic Side of Self-Improvement

Self-improvement — or, rather, self-improvement culture — can become obsessive and therefore toxic. I know. It seems counterintuitive that “self-help” and “self-improvement” could ever be a bad thing. “Help” and “Improvement” are…

5 Black-Owned Wellness Apps To Keep You Calm And Centered

An article from U.S. News and World Report stated that “being Black is bad for your health.” If that’s not bad enough, racism and police brutality highlight the daily threats Black people…

Anti-Boredom Month: Meditation as Stress (and Boredom) Relief

Cue the song. Boredom has gotten a bad rap over the years. In fact, it’s got an entire month dedicated to its eradication, as if it were smallpox or discrimination of the…

The End of More Than Just Reproductive Rights in the USA

It’s not just a right to bodily autonomy that’s at stake as SCOTUS might next undo the right to contraception, gay relationships, and gay marriage too.