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He Really Is “Dr. Umar Johnson”

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If you’ve got an ear to the Black stratosphere of social media, you’ve certainly heard of Dr. Umar Johnson. Chances are you’ve seen him and his rhetoric splattered across your social media friend or you’re an avid follower of his words. Maybe you’re of the camp that believes “he sometimes makes a point,” despite being aware of how problematic he…

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Being Black And Protecting Ourselves in the New Age of Jim Crow

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A group gathered at a candlelight vigil at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on Sunday.CreditCarolyn Kaster/Associated Press At this point, the instances—ranging from absurd to horrifying—are almost a daily occurrence. Angry, red-faced women hurling racist insults at Wal Mart, Sears and at festivals in Chicago. Nooses found at George Washington University, the National Museum of African American…

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Miss Black University of Texas Criticized For Not Being “Black Enough”

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She took her crown and waved at the crowd, but not everyone at the University of Texas was cheering for Rachael Malonson. Continue Reading While the bi-racial beauty queen took home Kappa Alpha Psi’s Miss Black University of Texas title, social media is questioning her blackness, saying the journalism major is too light skinned to wear the crown. @avuitton_ @afrolatinababe…

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Black Buying Power Is Now $1.3 Trillion Strong And Not To Be Ignored

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Written by Nikki Igbo Black Entrepreneur recently reported that Black buying power is forecasted to be $1.3 trillion this year. Continue Reading A 2014 Nielsen report entitled “Powerful. Growing. Influential. The African-American Consumer” specifically noted that the African-American woman is “a trendsetter, social maven, head of household and business and community leader” and is “becoming more empowered with saving, spending…

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This Children’s Book “From Black Boy With Love” Is Teaching Black Boys To Respect Black Girls

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Written by Nikki Igbo The older I get the more I am thankful for the awakening I’m witnessing in black America—an awakening that involves black adults specifically passing on a love of blackness to our children. One such adult is Lawrence Lindell, a Compton-based illustrator who created a picture book which expresses affection and admiration for girls of color. With…

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CurlyNikki.com is Looking For More Writers!

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We’re hiring some dope writers in the areas of beauty, natural hair, health & wellness, culture, fashion and entertainment. Continue Reading CurlyNikki.com is expanding it’s team and we’re looking for the best talent around the country. ASAP! If you have experience in journalism/blogging and are an expert in any of these areas, please email the following: Resume 2-3 Writing Samples…

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