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How Stacey Abrams Could Become The First Black Woman To Serve As Governor

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Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com Stacey Abrams didn’t just suddenly appear upon the political scene when she officially filed paperwork in early May to enter Georgia’s gubernatorial race. The 43-year-old go-getter is currently the minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives and has served in that top democratic position since 2010. Abrams was initially elected to Georgia’s General…

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New Literary Subscription Box Features Book For Black Girls By Black Authors

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Image courtesy of Red Blk Grl Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com Black girls throughout the world deserve to read books about themselves. It is this notion and premise that inspired Maria Stuart to found and create Red.Blk.Grl, a monthly literary subscription box recently launched in April featuring young adult (YA) books written exclusively by Black authors and curated especially…

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Black Women Lead The Boom in America’s Women-Owned Businesses

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Between 2007 and 2016, women entrepreneurship has grown dramatically with women-owned firms now numbering 11.3 million (11,313,900), employing 9 million (8,976,100) and generating more than $1.6 trillion ($1,622,763,800,000) in revenue. That’s according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Business Report commissioned by American Express OPEN. The report also noted that it is minority women–namely Black women–who are spearheading this explosion…

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14-Year-Old Math Prodigy Becomes Texas Christian University’s Youngest Graduate In School History

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Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com Carson Huey-You is a name we should commit to memory now because it’s highly likely we can expect great things from him in the future. At the tender age of 14, Huey-You will be graduating from Texas Christian University (TCU) this Saturday after having majored in Physics and double minored in Math and Chinese….

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10 Things Trump (and Everyone Else) Should Know About HBCUs

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Photo courtesy of Florida A&M University Facebook page   Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com Last week, before news headlines became consumed by Sally Yates’ stellar testimony and James Comey’s dismissal, Donald Trump issued a signing statement on the $1.1 trillion omnibus government spending bill. In this statement, Trump singled out the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program…

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Barbershop Books Program Creates Child-Friendly Reading Spaces for Black Boys in Barbershops

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Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com According to the United States Department of Education, more than 85% of American black male students in the fourth grade are not proficient in reading. This statistic is especially alarming since the educational transition between third grade and fourth grade involves going from learning to read to reading to learn. Continue Reading Literacy proficiency…

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National Black Gun Association Gives Voice to Black Gun Owners that NRA Doesn’t

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Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com This past weekend, the 2017 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits took place here in Atlanta, Georgia. The four-day event commenced on April 27, expected an attendance of 80,000+ “patriots” and featured a speech given by Donald Trump. Since Trump took office, however, gun sales have slowed to pre-Obama levels but have seen…

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