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Racist Acts Can Get You Jailed In Brazil — If You’re Black
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Brazilian funk singer Ludmilla has been the target of numerous racist remarks since she first broke onto the music scene in 2012 with the YouTube hit “Fala Mal de Mim.” In one recent attack Ludmilla was called a “disgusting nigger” on Instagram. She reported the incident to authorities, and the offender is now facing up to 4 years in jail, thanks to […]

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Bill Maher’s Reaction to Ice Cube’s Critique Does Not Fly with Viewers
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"I like your show and I like you. But I think this is a teachable moment, not just to you but to the people who are watching." –@icecube pic.twitter.com/qscEBqAu4H — Bill Maher (@billmaher) June 10, 2017 Bill Maher was the center of attention on the Friday night broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The […]

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Black Business Spotlight: Lakay Designs Making Global Impact With African Inspired Home Decor
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“I love our African fabric from Lakay Designs, the feel, the vibrant colors and the meaningful patterns. The touch of African fabric interiors brings this nostalgic feeling along with it. “Janet Evans. Lakay designs is an online business owned by a savoir-faire entrepreneur called Jojo. It is the first African Decor Business who is dedicated… […]

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This Black-Owned Barbershop Has Been in Business For 40 Years
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Snazzy’s Barbershop sits right on Barnwell Ave NE in Aiken, South Carolina. It’s the oldest Black-owned business in Aiken County and will soon be in business for 40 years. But it’s more than just a place to get your hair cut. Snazzy’s is a historic landmark in the local community. Celebrating 40 years in business… […]

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Black Owned Crowdfunding Site Reaches $100k in Funding – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
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Nationwide, May 1, 2017 – To be successful, it is vital to have the courage to go for it. At a time where it was unpopular to birth and run a black owned crowdfunding site, Lynn Da, a young budding entrepreneur out of Cincinnati has taken the bull by the horn to make the impossible… […]

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Black-Owned Construction Firm Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Lines in Flint, Michigan
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W.T. Stevens Construction, a Black-owned construction firm with about 25 employees, has been awarded a multi-million dollar service contract to replace more than 18,000 lead corroded pipes across the city of Flint, Michigan. The company is one of just four companies recently contracted under a court order to complete the project. The company was founded… […]

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