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CN Exclusive: New Platform ‘Nappy’ Offers Free High-Res Stock Images For Black People

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Image courtesy of Nappy Every African-American understands all too well that feeling of being left out, especially when it comes to businesses and the way they advertise. Instances like Shea Moisture’s recent ad debacle immediately come to mind, but the issue is and has always been much more pervasive. By and large, ads and websites seem to target only White…

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CN Exclusive: Protest Against ‘Father of Gynecology’ Statue Shines Broader Light on Racism in Healthcare

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J. Marion Sims may have revolutionized medical care as it pertains to women’s health in the 1800s but the dubious approaches he employed begs the question as to whether a statue should be erected in his honor—that statue is currently standing outside of the New York Academy of Medicine. According to the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), Sims’ history reflects…

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Spelman Alum Opens First Chick-fil-A in Downtown LA

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At age 26, Spelman alumnus and Metro Atlantan Ashley Derby became one of the youngest franchise owners of a Chick-fil-A, when she opened a prime location near the University of Southern California (USC) in 2011. She also became the youngest Black female franchise owner in the company’s history. Continue Reading Now Derby will continue to make history as she opens…

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Marijuana Company Buys California City, Blacks And Latinos Still Arrested At Alarming Rates

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As of January 1, 2018, California’s “Green Rush” will be in full effect as the state will begin issuing licenses to marijuana dispensaries allowing for non-medical weed sales. Those in position to do so are naturally gearing up to take full advantage of the potential profits in an industry which is projected to post $20.2 billion in sales by 2021…

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Here’s The Problem With Michael Vick Telling Colin Kaepernick to “Cut His Hair”

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Photo: Getty Images Following Michael Vick’s illuminating advice on FS1’s “Speak for Yourself” informing Colin Kapaernick to “cut his hair” and “just try to look presentable,” Colin Kaepernick seemed to respond via Twitter with the definition of Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome is the psychological condition in which a hostage develops sympathy for and an alliance with his/her captors as a…

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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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