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Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

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  By: Kamara Taylor It’s amazing to me how individuals are perceived and judged on different criteria.  As African Americans are still working diligently to assimilate into a country that we were unwillingly brought into, our skin tone is no longer a good enough factor to expand our possibilities of growth academically and in the workforce. When compared to my peers and colleagues, my hair is considered a “better” grade…

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

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One weekend, Darian Demetri, Kris Jordan, and Eric Chisolm were hanging out, like most college students do, when they realized that they were all entrepreneurs but had nothing to preneur. They quickly began brainstorming about what was missing from society that they could create and profit from. That night, the idea for Faddest.com was born. Using money from their financial aid returns at school and some financial assistance from their…

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

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I’m always willing to use my mistakes to help others. So I freely admit I’ve had a car repossessed. I almost went to jail three times for writing bad checks, and I climbed out of poor credit to build my first house. I wish I knew as a teenager or college student what I know now about money. So I’m making sure as many young people know what I know…

Preteen entrepreneur creates eco-friendly clothes

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An 11-year-old girl from the metro Atlanta area has turned her passion for making clothing into a successful online business. The pre-teen entrepreneur designs handmade eco-friendly garments and accessories that are sold on her website to customers across the globe. Maya Penn, CEO and owner of her own online company called Maya’s Ideas, set up the business when she was just eight-years-old. She joined the online crafts store Etsy in…

Woman promises to keep working after winning $75 million lottery

Woman promises to keep working after winning $75 million lottery

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  A woman from Atlanta has been left shell-shocked after winning $72million in a national lottery prize – but says she plans to keep working Marcia Adams, 33, from College Park, said she urged her boyfriend, Kenneth, to buy the winning Quik Pik ticket when he went to the Chevron Food Mart in College Park for a candy bar. She ‘lost her mind’ when she heard  she had matched all…

Father-To-Be Raps To Fetal Monitor In Delivery Room [VIDEO]

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    Sometimes labor takes a while, but one father-to-be tried to make the most of his time in the hospital by rapping to his wife’s fetal monitor. And it’s just as awesome as it sounds. The couple was waiting to welcome their fifth child into the world in Aviano, Italy, when the fetal monitor started acting up, MSNBC reports. Charles McDaniel began using the monitor’s beeps to develop a…

Group Seeking Creation of A Bald Head Barbie Doll To Help Sick Kids Come To Terms With Hair Loss

Group Seeking Creation of A Bald Head Barbie Doll To Help Sick Kids Come To Terms With Hair Loss

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    Their Facebook page for the “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” campaign had won about 50,000 fans by Thursday — more “likes” than Mattel’s corporate page. New Jersey photographer Jane Bingham helped kick it off in December after reading about a 4-year-old Long Island girl who received a one-of-a-kind hairless Barbie from Mattel. Bingham, 41, lost her own hair while fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year and noticed her 9-year-old, Belleliana,…

Brooklyn Artist Combines His Loves of Music and Drawing Skills To Create A ‘Hip Hop Coloring Book’

Brooklyn Artist Combines His Loves of Music and Drawing Skills To Create A ‘Hip Hop Coloring Book’

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By his own admission, James “Creative” Shields can’t dance, can’t rap and can’t deejay. But he sure can draw. And now he’d like to teach a younger generation to draw as well. The Bed-Stuy-based artist recently released “The Hip Hop Coloring Book Vol. 1,” a 28-page children’s book that aims to teach kids about two of his favorite topics, creativity and the history of hip hop. “It’s a mix of…

Primetime Special “Oprah And The Legendary Cast Of ‘Roots’ 35 Years Later” Airing On OWN In January

Primetime Special “Oprah And The Legendary Cast Of ‘Roots’ 35 Years Later” Airing On OWN In January

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Coming in January, the OWN network will be airing the special event Oprah And The Legendary Cast Of ‘Root’ 35 Years Later in honor of the anniversary of the groundbreaking series. According to a press release, the program will offer…”an intimate reflection on the historic television miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel which debuted in 1977 to record-breaking ratings. Hosted by Oprah Winfrey at her home in Montecito, California, the…

Funeral of Woman Set On Fire In Elevator To Be Paid For By Man She Never Met

Funeral of Woman Set On Fire In Elevator To Be Paid For By Man She Never Met

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A Manhattan financier has offered to pay for the funeral of a woman killed in a brutal elevator arson attack – even though he never knew the unfortunate victim. Hedge fund manager made the generous offer after hearing how Delores Gillespie, 73, was set on fire in her Brooklyn apartment block after returning from a shopping trip on Saturday. via Hedge fund manager to pay for funeral of woman set on…

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

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    President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and women’s advocacy groups did not, as reaction flowed in to the administration’s decision to prevent…

Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela In Official Biopic

Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela In Official Biopic

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    Idris Elba is set to play Nelson Mandela in the “official” biopic for former South African President.   Is this the real deal or does “official” mean that we’re going to get the fluffy story about Mandela’s life? Click to read more on YourBlackCelebrities.com    

Sharpton Makes A Healthy Choice And Loses 100 lb

Sharpton Makes A Healthy Choice And Loses 100 lb

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    Fried chicken, mac and cheese and a side of civil rights — the third item on the menu may seem out of place, but not when you are talking to Rev. Al Sharpton. He’s lost over 100 pounds and is determined to keep it off. Even President Barack Obama recently urged him to “go ahead and let loose a bit on Thanksgiving.” Sharpton responded:” I will not break…

12-Year-Old Girl Leads March Against Violence in New York

12-Year-Old Girl Leads March Against Violence in New York

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  You think you can’t lead when you’re young?  Just tell that to 12-year old Victoria Pannell.  The little soldier is the Northeast Regional Director of Youth for the National Action Network.  She led a march and rally this week in Harlem to challenge the youth violence that has made the neighborhoods and parks in her community unsafe. There have been a string of killings in New York City recently…

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

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  Black Like Moi reports:   President Barack Obama pledged an additional $50 million dollars to bolster HIV and AIDS treatment and medical facilities across the United States. “We are going to win this fight,” Obama said. “But the fight’s not over, not by a long shot.” He made the announcement during a D.C. event Thursday to mark World AIDS Day. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also…