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At Just 4 Years Old, Daliyah Marie Arana Has Read Over 1,000 Books, Including a Famous College-Level Speech

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Four-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana from Gainesville, Georgia loves to read. As noted by The Washington Post, while her mother was pregnant with Daliyah, she’d read books to young children everyday. When she was an infant, she’d listen to her brothers reading books out loud. “She wanted to take over and do the reading on her […]

New U.S. Coin Will Depict Lady Liberty as a Black Woman for the First Time In U.S. History

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The U.S. Mint and Treasury is celebrating its 225th anniversary with diverse commemorative coins and a special announcement has generated buzz all over social media. For the first time in United States history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a black woman. In January, Mint & Treasury officials unveiled the 2017 American Liberty $100 gold […]

Queen Latifah Says That A ‘Living Single’ Reboot Is in the Works: “We’re Actually Working On It”

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Living Single, the 90’s comedy TV series, is getting a reboot, according to Queen Latifah, who made a guest appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. The news was revealed after a phone-in caller asked about the possibility of a reunion. “Funny you should ask that,” Latifah responded. “We’re actually working on it. It’s not […]

Jeanette J. Epps to Make History as the First Black Astronaut to Board the International Space Station

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Aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is on the path to making history in space. As noted by the A. James Clark School of Engineering (University of Maryland), “Epps was selected in July 2009 as 1 of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class.” “She has been assigned to her first spaceflight, […]

Kevin Hart to Highlight Black Heroes and Positive, Untold Stories In “The Black Man’s Guide to History” TV Special

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart will star in and executive produce a 2-hr television special on the History Channel called “The Black Man’s Guide To History.” Most known for his comedic work, Hart will expand his skills and talents to feature untold Black history stories. Hart says that it is “an important program for our […]

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At Just 4 Years Old, Daliyah Marie Arana Has Read Over 1,000 Books, Including a Famous College-Level Speech

Four-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana from Gainesville, Georgia loves to read. As noted by The Washington Post, while her mother was pregnant with Daliyah, she’d read books to young children everyday. When she was an infant, she’d listen to her brothers reading books out loud. “She wanted to take over and do the reading on her […]

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New U.S. Coin Will Depict Lady Liberty as a Black Woman for the First Time In U.S. History

The U.S. Mint and Treasury is celebrating its 225th anniversary with diverse commemorative coins and a special announcement has generated buzz all over social media. For the first time in United States history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a black woman. In January, Mint & Treasury officials unveiled the 2017 American Liberty $100 gold […]

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Queen Latifah Says That A ‘Living Single’ Reboot Is in the Works: “We’re Actually Working On It”

Living Single, the 90’s comedy TV series, is getting a reboot, according to Queen Latifah, who made a guest appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. The news was revealed after a phone-in caller asked about the possibility of a reunion. “Funny you should ask that,” Latifah responded. “We’re actually working on it. It’s not […]

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Jeanette J. Epps to Make History as the First Black Astronaut to Board the International Space Station

Aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is on the path to making history in space. As noted by the A. James Clark School of Engineering (University of Maryland), “Epps was selected in July 2009 as 1 of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class.” “She has been assigned to her first spaceflight, […]

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Kevin Hart to Highlight Black Heroes and Positive, Untold Stories In “The Black Man’s Guide to History” TV Special

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart will star in and executive produce a 2-hr television special on the History Channel called “The Black Man’s Guide To History.” Most known for his comedic work, Hart will expand his skills and talents to feature untold Black history stories. Hart says that it is “an important program for our […]

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‘Hidden Figures’ Tops Box Office Sales with $22.8 Million, Becomes #1 Movie In America

“I have been told my entire career, ‘Black women can’t open films domestically or internationally’” – Taraji P. Henson/Instagram Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson posted a photocaption on Instagram for a tweet by Hollywood Reporter noting that Hidden Figures topped box-office sales with 22.8 million. The team used a grassroots approach to promote the […]

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Armstrong State University in Georgia Offers First-Ever Course on OutKast

Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia is offering a unique upper-level English course on OutKast. Regina N. Bradley, Ph.D created ‘OutKast and the Rise of the Hip Hop South’ — a course that will focus on how hip hop is used to spark political dialogue. Students will explore texts by southern writers including Jesmyn Ward […]

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Colin Kaepernick Donates $1 Million from Jersey Sale Proceeds to Community Organizations Fighting Against Racial Inequality

Featured Image Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a worldwide conversation when he decided to remain seated during the national anthem before a preseason game (Levi’s Stadium, 08/28/16). In an exclusive interview with NFL Media after the game, he explained why he didn’t stand and said: “I am not […]

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Solange to Headline Peace Ball at The National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC

After an 8 year run, President Barack Obama is set to give his farewell address on January 10, 2017 in Chicago. Thousands lined up in 3 degree weather for a chance to receive a ticket to the event (12/07/1/7). The day before (01/06/17), Michelle Obama gave her final speech as First Lady of the United […]

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Video: Odell Beckham Jr. Goes Undercover as Lyft Driver and Surprises Passengers

Odell Beckham Jr. is known for his performance on the field as a wide receiver for the New York Giants. In a new video by Lyft, he flexes his driving and acting skills. This is an addition to Lyft’s series of videos featuring famous athletes that put on disguises to see what people are saying […]

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Bantu: The Game-Changing App that Helps You Discover Local Hairstylists

Bantu Team John, Meron and Richard are on a mission to make the process of finding a local hairstylist easier and less time consuming. In a Nielsen report titled “The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers” (2014), Ethnic Hair and Beauty Aids were ranked #1 for African-American spending at 85.8%. Despite outspending any other demographic, it […]

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Kiro’o Games, Central Africa’s First Gaming Studio, Brings Positive African Representation to PCs

Featured Image Credit: SmartMonkeyTV (1st), Kickstarter TV (2nd) In early 2013, Madiba Olivier launched the Kiro’o Game Studio (Cameroon) which is recognized as the first of its kind in Central Africa. His love for gaming inspired him to start his own company and create a network of young, passionate developers. They started drafting for their […]

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Bibs Plus: The Stylish Way to Keep Your Baby Dry

Bibs Plus by Sarah Faison has received rave reviews from parents for providing stylish boutique quality bibs. Faison, who came up with the idea after caring for her great-niece, was determined to create a solution that would make bibs a fashion statement.   “She had such adorable outfits that were often hidden by her bibs. […]

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Ludacris Opens ATL Restaurant ‘Chicken + Beer’, Named After Multi-Platinum Album

Ludacris is making big moves!

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Herstory Doll Line Aims to Provide Positive Images for Black Girls

Queen Cee, wife and mother of five, was disappointed when she couldn’t find dolls that reflected positive images for her daughter. This sparked her custom doll art business under the name Queen Dollylama — using creativity and imagination to re-image dolls for her daughter and other people. The Herstory Doll line features 18 inch play […]

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Culture Chest Teaches Children to Appreciate Diversity

Families everywhere are raving about Culture Chest, the subscription box service that brings a part of the world to your doorstep every month. Culture Chest dedicates each month to a different culture and features carefully selected books by a diverse team. It has vibrant packaging, exciting activities and flexible subscription options to suit any budget. […]

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Black Buying Power Projected to Reach Over 1.4 Trillion by 2020

The #BankBlack movement is sweeping the nation and making a huge difference in black communities everywhere. It was sparked by rapper/activist Killer Mike’s emotionally charged interview on Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9. He discussed that in response to racial tensions and police brutality, the black community can make a statement by moving their money into […]

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8 Simple Tips to Jump-Start Your Business!

I’m a strong believer in the power of visualization. Everyone is capable of using it but some may find it very difficult to do. Thats okay!  It’s also worth pointing out that since this ability is a direct reflection of what’s going on in your mind, if you see yourself succeeding – you will, but if […]

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Joe Thompson (a.k.a. “Mr.Joe”) Is a School Bus Driver and Grammy Award Winning Artist

In Wilson County Tennessee, Joe Thompson is a school bus driver at Watertown Elementary School — students, families and staff know him as Mr. Joe, the kind hearted man who often sings while transporting the children to and from school. In the music scene, Joe Thompson is lead singer of The Fairfield Four, a Grammy Award-winning […]

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How Raymond Nelson & Kenneth Joyner Are Empowering ‘Boys with a Purpose’

A typical Wednesday at Memminger Elementary School in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina consists of about 60 students dressing for success and participating in a variety of workshop-style activities, completely designed to shape them into gentlemen. “Boys With A Purpose” created by Raymond Nelson, a student support specialist at the school and Kenneth Joyner, a fourth […]

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Trey Potter’s Mom MelissaRoshan Never Attended Prom, So He Shared The Night With Her

MelissaRoshan had a tumultuous childhood but this professional model, make-up artist, author and motivational speaker proudly owns the title of survivor.  She was a teen mother and had her son, Trey, at the age of 17. “My mother had me at 13 by rape. So I was subsequently placed in the foster care system when I […]

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Kevuntez King Sold Newspapers for Five Years to Save up for College and Met His Goal Before Enrolling

Graduation season is an exciting time — it marks the end of a chapter and the beginning of something new. It can also be very bittersweet — students that choose to pursue a college education usually start planning during this time. Getting an acceptance letter in the mail proves that those four years of hard work […]

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Keanon Kyles Went From Juggling Three Jobs to Landing a Lead Opera Role Overseas

Chicago native and 28-year-old Keanon Kyles is determined to support his dreams. He juggles three jobs in different fields – a vocal coach, a janitor at ABC’s Chicago Station WLS-TV and a position at a department store. Kyles wants to be a professional opera singer and works 90 hours a week, plus additional hours to […]

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DJ Obi Beat the Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Club DJ-ing | Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos-based DJ Obi is world-renowned. According to Stargist, he has been DJ-ing for eight years and has worked with artists like Lupe Fiasco and A-Lister Lynxxx (Nigerian Hip-Hop Recording Artist). In 2011, he took home the Nigerian Entertainment Award (NEA) for “World Best DJ.” DJ Obi initially set out to beat the current Guinness World […]

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Colin Kaepernick Donates $1 Million from Jersey Sale Proceeds to Community Organizations Fighting Against Racial Inequality

Featured Image Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a worldwide conversation when he decided to remain seated during the national anthem before a preseason game (Levi’s Stadium, 08/28/16). In an exclusive interview with NFL Media after the game, he explained why he didn’t stand and said: “I am not […]

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North Minneapolis ‘Appetite for Change’ Youth Rap About Healthy Eating In “Grow Food”

Appetite for Change, Inc. based in North Minneapolis, launched a video that has gone viral for all the right reasons. The incredibly catchy “Grow Food” has received millions of views across social media sites. It pushes the nonprofit organization’s mission to “use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change.” It also […]

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Africa’s First Private Space Satellite to Be Launched by Teen Girls from Cape Town

Featured Image Credit: CNN & MEDO SpacePREP High school girls from Cape Town, South Africa are proving that the sky is not the limit with their latest project. Fourteen ambition girls in a STEM program have designed and built the payload for a satellite that will be launched in May 2017. According to CNN, the […]

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Rapper Big Sean Brings Music Education to Youth at Detroit Alma Mater

Rapper Big Sean has always been proud to represent his hometown Detroit. When he launched The Sean Anderson Foundation, he had a clear plan to give back to the community and invest in the youth. His Finding Paradise benefit concert & Mogul Prep event just reached its one year anniversary. Last year, on November 6th, […]

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16-Year-Old Kiara Nirghin Earns $50K Google Award for Drought Solution

Kiara Nirghin, a 16-year-old high school student from Johannesburg was awarded a $50,000 scholarship at the  Google Science Fair awards ceremony in California. As reported by iOL, she created a simple solution for the South Africa’s drought problem. Her submission, called “Fighting Drought With Fruit,” is made out of orange and avocado peels and its […]

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P. Diddy Officially Opens up Charter School in Harlem, NYC

P. Diddy Combs has been making serious moves. He is currently on tour for the “Bad Boy Family Reunion” featuring artists Faith Evans, Lil Kim, Mase, 112, Total and more.   He has been working on something even bigger as the co-founder of Harlem’s newest charter school – Capital Preparatory Harlem School.     In […]

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10 Ways to Stay on Point as a College Freshman (and Student)

Go in with a positive attitude: Before you even step on campus, tell yourself that this will be a successful year. Morning affirmations are a great way to start off your day. Come up with unique ways to overcome self-doubt and give yourself the boost that you need to stay on point!   Be realistic: […]

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LeBron James Donates 41 Million to Send 1,100 Kids to College

(Via ESPN) LeBron James is dedicated to making sure that kids get the opportunity to go to college. The LeBron James Family Foundation offers various opportunities to keep kids on track, as early as middle school. The Akron I Promise Network (AIPN) as noted on LeBron’s official site “is specifically tailored to the needs of […]

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Philly Educators Plan to Recruit 1000 Black Male Teachers by 2020

The Fellowship, a newly founded organization, consists of black male teachers in the Philadelphia area. Their mission is to create a network of current teachers and men that are considering to become one. According to the Department of Education, nationwide statistics show that only 2 percent of teachers are black men. While it is important […]

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Rihanna Announces a Global Scholarship Program

The Clara Lionel Foundation, launched in 2012 by Rihanna seeks to improve communities in the areas of health, education, arts and culture on a global scale.  “When I think of my grandmother, I think of a very strong woman…very independent but the most caring. Very giving and very selfless. That’s why i’m here. She has battled cancer […]

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At Just 4 Years Old, Daliyah Marie Arana Has Read Over 1,000 Books, Including a Famous College-Level Speech

Four-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana from Gainesville, Georgia loves to read. As noted by The Washington Post, while her mother was pregnant with Daliyah, she’d read books to young children everyday. When she was an infant, she’d listen to her brothers reading books out loud. “She wanted to take over and do the reading on her […]

Appetite for Change

North Minneapolis ‘Appetite for Change’ Youth Rap About Healthy Eating In “Grow Food”

Appetite for Change, Inc. based in North Minneapolis, launched a video that has gone viral for all the right reasons. The incredibly catchy “Grow Food” has received millions of views across social media sites. It pushes the nonprofit organization’s mission to “use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change.” It also […]

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Egypt Dean, son of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Produced for Kendrick Lamar at 5 Years Old & Writes His Own Songs

Meet Egypt Dean, the son of superstars Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. He’s growing up in the spotlight but this young talent talent has proven that he can shine on his own. At five years old, he produced for Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, which earned him his first production credit. Swizz Beatz posted a video […]

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From Homelessness to the Junior Olympics: The Sheppard Sisters Are Defying Odds

Feature Photo Image Credit: AP The Sheppard Sisters live with their mom in a Brooklyn homeless shelter apartment. Tai Sheppard, 11, and sisters Rainn, 10, and Brooke, 8, are on the path to becoming track stars. As noted by the New York Post, their mother Tonia Handy, who is raising the family alone, experienced financial […]

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Africa’s First Private Space Satellite to Be Launched by Teen Girls from Cape Town

Featured Image Credit: CNN & MEDO SpacePREP High school girls from Cape Town, South Africa are proving that the sky is not the limit with their latest project. Fourteen ambition girls in a STEM program have designed and built the payload for a satellite that will be launched in May 2017. According to CNN, the […]

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16-Year-Old Kiara Nirghin Earns $50K Google Award for Drought Solution

Kiara Nirghin, a 16-year-old high school student from Johannesburg was awarded a $50,000 scholarship at the  Google Science Fair awards ceremony in California. As reported by iOL, she created a simple solution for the South Africa’s drought problem. Her submission, called “Fighting Drought With Fruit,” is made out of orange and avocado peels and its […]

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Zaire Downs Launches a Sneaker & Shoe Drive for His Classmates

Featured Image Credit: WHAM As the new school year approaches, families are doing all that they can to make sure that their children are prepared. 13-year-old Zaire Downs (Rochester, NY) loves to play basketball and wear stylish sneakers. He understands that not every kid at his school comes from a family that can afford them. […]

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Zion Harvey, the First Child to Receive a Double-Hand Transplant, Shines Bright

Zion Harvey was 8-years-old when he became part of an extraordinary, life changing and historic surgery. “I wasn’t always like this. When I was 2, I had to get my hands cut off because I was sick” he told CHOP (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). According to CHOP, “In 2008, at the age of 2, […]

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Ima, Caleb & Asha Christian Create ‘Five-O’ App to Rate & Review Police

Situations in the U.S. and even in the U.K. that involve police brutality have sparked tensions and an entire movement. Black Lives Matter has been active for three years strong and we have yet to see a real change in how innocent people are treated by officers. Siblings Ima, Caleb and Asha Christian have created […]

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New U.S. Coin Will Depict Lady Liberty as a Black Woman for the First Time In U.S. History

The U.S. Mint and Treasury is celebrating its 225th anniversary with diverse commemorative coins and a special announcement has generated buzz all over social media. For the first time in United States history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a black woman. In January, Mint & Treasury officials unveiled the 2017 American Liberty $100 gold […]

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Jeanette J. Epps to Make History as the First Black Astronaut to Board the International Space Station

Aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is on the path to making history in space. As noted by the A. James Clark School of Engineering (University of Maryland), “Epps was selected in July 2009 as 1 of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class.” “She has been assigned to her first spaceflight, […]

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‘Hidden Figures’ Tops Box Office Sales with $22.8 Million, Becomes #1 Movie In America

“I have been told my entire career, ‘Black women can’t open films domestically or internationally’” – Taraji P. Henson/Instagram Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson posted a photocaption on Instagram for a tweet by Hollywood Reporter noting that Hidden Figures topped box-office sales with 22.8 million. The team used a grassroots approach to promote the […]

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Armstrong State University in Georgia Offers First-Ever Course on OutKast

Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia is offering a unique upper-level English course on OutKast. Regina N. Bradley, Ph.D created ‘OutKast and the Rise of the Hip Hop South’ — a course that will focus on how hip hop is used to spark political dialogue. Students will explore texts by southern writers including Jesmyn Ward […]

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Solange to Headline Peace Ball at The National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC

After an 8 year run, President Barack Obama is set to give his farewell address on January 10, 2017 in Chicago. Thousands lined up in 3 degree weather for a chance to receive a ticket to the event (12/07/1/7). The day before (01/06/17), Michelle Obama gave her final speech as First Lady of the United […]