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24 Shades of Business: A Coloring Book for the Black Entrepreneur’s Soul

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Book illustration by Shakira Rivers By Michelby Coco-Whitehead As a single 30-something with no children, I sometimes feel like I’m in my second childhood. I still watch cartoons and collect baby dolls that exude black girl magic with absolutely no shame. But coloring has never excited me as a kid, and it didn’t appeal to me in adulthood when my…

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Urban Fashion Pioneer April Walker: on Top of Her Game, 25 Years & Counting

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Photos of April Walker Courtesy of April Walker By Sharon Pendana    When pioneering urban fashion designer April Walker was thirteen, she started kids gymnastics classes at Cadman Memorial Church in Brooklyn — not taking them, but teaching them — charging $5 per child. During high school, she combed the garment district for apparel to buy wholesale then resell at…

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