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Black is not only beautiful, but it’s also powerful

Each year as Black History Month approaches, I begin to think about what it means to be a black woman in a society that has thrown dirt on our name yet “mock” and “imitate” our culture. The distinct features that we are blessed with have been made fun of, disrespected, and more-so neglected but now they are praised, worshiped, and idolized by people from the outside looking in. Now they want to be in the skin we’re in but before we could not even get them to see within the pain we have faced with this chocolate skin. Each morning as I wake, I take a look in the mirror and acknowledge the uniqueness of me. I remind myself every morning that my beauty is not only a gift to me but also a gift to the world because I used to be that little brown girl who did not know how she fit in this world. ...Read More

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is blaming Facebook for ‘unlawful’ advertising tactics (FB)

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint over the company’s ad targeting tools available to housing advertisers. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s complaint sides with advocacy groups that brought a lawsuit against Facebook in March. The lawsuit claims that Facebook violates fair-housing laws, which follows a massive investigation by ProPublica. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” on Friday that sides with housing groups who claim that Facebook’s advertising platform violates fair-housing laws. The statement allows a suit filed in March, led by the National Fair Housing Alliance, to live on. According to the housing groups, Facebook’s tools allow advertisers to target by sex, religion, familial status and nati...Read More

4 Reasons why you NEED to get Black to Business

In the words of Minister Louis Farrakahn: “Let us get up from the foot of our 400-year-old enemy and stop being beggars and start thinking of ourselves as builders!” We have so much power and no understanding of how to use it, but no more. Here are four reasons why you should support black-owned businesses:     Our communities become stronger. It is said that the black dollar stays in the black community for only six hours.  According to Noel King, reporter for Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty desk, “Blacks tend to spend more on electronics, utilities, groceries, and footwear. They spend a lot less on new cars, alcohol, entertainment, healthcare, and pensions.”Research has shown that the economic state of a community is partially related to the amount of money spent in the businesses withi...Read More

Some of the Most Stunningly Beautiful Black Women From Around The World

Some of the Most Stunningly Beautiful Black Women From Around The World By  A Moore September 18, 2013 Damaris Lewis has one of those faces you never forget. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the 23-year-old model has stamped her beauty on the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. Lewis is well trained in performing arts, has appeared in the music video for Kanye West’s single “Monster” and was selected by Prince to be his muse and dancer during his Welcome 2 Australia Tour 2012 with The New Power Generation.   Arlenis Sosa Peña is a 24-year-old Dominican fashion model who went from battling the color prejudice of designers in the Dominican Republic to representing the most prestigious designers and fashion houses in the world. She is the current spokesmodel fo...Read More

Thousands petition for LeBron James as U.S. Secretary of Education

In light of LeBron James and Akron Public Schools’ creating the I Promise School for 240 third- and fourth-graders, thousands of folks have been inspired. They’ve been inspired to the point at which they have put a petition together calling for current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be fired. Indeed, they want James to be hired. “LeBron James is an inspiration to kids all over the country,” the petition reads. “He’s shown he cares about America’s youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential.” As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 4,240 people had signed the petition. James plays basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also producing a number of films. He probably does not have the time on his hands to take on one of the more poignant...Read More

PPN is social networking at the next level, in the color of black.

Talk about getting in on the ground floor, here is a chance to help build and be apart of something from the start. You saw it on Black Panther, now feel it at PPN where you are the King and Queen of a place unknown to the outside world. Come drink from the well of networking and fill your soul with sharing and growing in an environment that belongs to you. PPN is the positive people network and there’s nothing public about it. In it’s conception the DFC was just a chat family on yahoo. A few chatters (300) that had more fun being friends then screaming and hollering at one another. The Drama free slogan was a natural and seemed to be the corner stone of what the DFC was trying to do as a means of great entertainment on their computers. The Positive people network was born out of gro...Read More

TOP 10: BEST USA FOOD FESTIVALS IN 2018

TOP 10: BEST USA FOOD FESTIVALS IN 2018 BY ANGELICA MALIN Share30 Tweet Pin 30SHARES Looking for the best USA food festivals in 2018? From oyster festivals to Japanese gourmet tastings, here’s where to find the very top foodie events in America this year: JANUARY – Mochitsuki, Portland What: For over two decades, visitors have gathered in Portland to celebrate the New Year by sharing Japanese culture with the community. The Mochitsuki festival returns to Portland with the country’s most delicious delicacies – think mochi, miso, bento and pickled tofu alongside traditional live music, dance and hands on experiences. See more here. When: 28th January 2018 FEBRUARY – Hiroshima – Miyajima Oyster Festival, Setouchi What: Oysters are one of the most famous of Hiroshima’s seafood dishes and winte...Read More

The Positive people network will expand your reach and widen your vision.

Benefits of Networking Active networking is vital to career growth. Often confused with selling, networking is actually about building long-term relationships and a good reputation over time. It involves meeting and getting to know people who you can assist and who can potentially help you in return. Your network includes everyone from friends and family to work colleagues and members of groups to which you belong. Here are some of the key benefits of networking. Strengthening Relationships Networking is about sharing, not taking. It is about forming trust and helping one another toward goals. Regularly engaging with your contacts and finding opportunities to assist them helps to strengthen the relationship. By doing this, you sow the seeds for reciprocal assistance when you need help to a...Read More