Tag: African Americans

Photos: Chicago's Movers & Shakers Make Millionaire Moves

Cheryl Grace, Nielsen Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement,  hosted the event.
Dr. William F. Pickard is Chairman of Global Automotive Alliance, Co-Managing Partner of MGM Grand Detroit Casino, CEO of Beanwood Management Company, and co-owner of five Black-owned newspapers. Dr. Pickard has also penned an Amazon #1 Bestseller, Millionaire Moves: Seven Principles of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Pickard is dedicated to creating the next generation of entrepreneurs, and... Read more »

Travelling Abroad as a Black Woman

Travelling Abroad as a Black Woman
By Kym B. Despite the high number of American passports distributed, few take advantage of touring the world. Breaking out of the comfort zone of American lifestyle is scary. I have been asked “Why, travel abroad? There are several regional cultures in America, with outstanding vacation destinations – there is no need to travel outside... Read more »

If You're African American, Birth of a Nation is Required Viewing--Here's Why

If You're African American, Birth of a Nation is Required Viewing--Here's Why
By Devin Miller For those of you that believe supporting Nate Parker and Jean Celestin’s film due to the sexual assault charges from 1999, would be outside of your character and against your personal beliefs; I respect your decision. There will never be a time where I would tell someone not to make a stand... Read more »
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Laura's Harrowing Ordeal: Driving While Black

Laura's Harrowing Ordeal: Driving While Black
 By Laura Hayes On Saturday, July 30, 2016, my husband Richard and I decided to take a little road trip to Oakdale, Louisiana for a family reunion on his side of the family. A five hour or so road trip. We were pretty excited about it and all was going well until around 7:00 pm... Read more »

This Korryn Gaines Video is Painful to Watch

This Korryn Gaines Video is Painful to Watch
Korryn Gaines news from the Independent:  A mother who allegedly threatened police with a shotgun has been shot dead in the US during a raid over driving offences. Korryn Gaines’s five-year-old son was also shot in a limb during a stand-off with police at their home in Randallstown, Maryland PAINFUL to watch. This is from... Read more »

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up
By A Comeaux Yesterday was surreal on many levels. After Black Americans celebrated Independence Day—freedom—we were reminded that we are NOT, collectively nor individually, free at all. Alton Sterling In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was shot dead, point-blank range. Sterling’s hands were empty as he bled to death. But that’s not the part that broke... Read more »
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These 3 Women Married Themselves; Why Is the Black One 'Thirsty?'

These 3 Women Married Themselves; Why Is the Black One 'Thirsty?'
by Angela T. Jones Yasmin Eleby married herself at 40 years old. It has made headlines across the country. I don’t see what the problem is. She’s not the first woman to marry herself, and she won’t likely be the last. In fact, Nadine Schweigert married herself in a beautiful ceremony before friends and relatives.... Read more »

The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma

The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma
by Zondra Hughes When I read the Chicago Tribune article about Johnson Publishing Company selling its storied archive of African American images with the hope of getting $40 million (that’s about $8 per image, thanks Luvvie), I immediately thought of Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, I was an Associate Editor at Ebony magazine. At that time,... Read more »

Attention Blacks: The Sundown Law is Still in Effect

Attention Blacks: The Sundown Law is Still in Effect
By Kym B. In a recent conversation about the death of yet another young unarmed black male, I learned that there is an unwritten rule in parts of the South and Midwest, specifically in Georgia, Missouri and Illinois, called Sundown (N—- Don’t Let the sun go down on you in this neighborhood) or Anna (Ain’t... Read more »
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50 Years after King: Have We Overcome?

By Tania Brown Marchers will gather this week in the nations’ capitol to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., delivered his I Have a Dream speech. Dr. King’s speech forced America take a stark look at her promise of life, liberty and... Read more »