Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad-1831

Slavery in the United States was characterized by the grave mistreatment of African Americans. However, the first half of the 19th century came with an awakening where many people in northern states began opposing slavery aka abolitionists. These societies went against White Southerners who were benefiting from the slavery system. This movement later became known …

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The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants!

Ellis Island, the inspection station through which millions of immigrants passed, didn’t open until six years after the statue of liberty was unveiled in 1886! So what was its original meaning and purpose? The Washington Post says that “Lady Liberty was inspired by the end of the Civil War and emancipation. The connection to immigration …

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First Black Woman Wins ‘MasterChef’ But We Didn’t Need This Validation To Know How Amazing Black People Can Cook!

Let’s face it, there is a bit of a fad going on in media, in an attempt to ride with the times Black folk are finally gaining accolades publically usually reserved for middle-class White people. Don’t get me wrong, this is awesome and in the bigger sense, it is adding to the greater good… BUT …

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Do You Have What It Takes? – 5 Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

Do you think of business success as the impact of your business on others or something else? Some business experts define “success” as the monetary rewards they receive. However, one aspect you can’t afford to forget is the close link between business success and customer satisfaction. Happy customers recommend your products to others and with …

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Georgia Teen’s ‘Once You Get It, Give It Back’ Mom Tribute wins $80k in Doodle For Google Competition

This is EXCELLENT! Yesterday if you’d opened Google you would have seen a Black family in front of a portrait on the home search page. This was the amazing work of 18-year-old Arantza Peña Popo from Lithonia, Ga. This year’s theme for the Doodle for Google comp was “When I grow up, I hope…” Of …

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When Should You Quit Your Day Job and Become a Full-Time Entrepreneur?

Are you considering making the leap from your 9-5 day job into your very own business? If so, it’s important to have the proper plans in place before you leave your job. Nobody wants to resign, only to go crawling back to their boss six months later asking for their old job back. So, here’s a look …

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