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African Woman Started Successful Shea Butter Co. After Daughter Said She Wanted Hair Like Cinderella

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Hamamat Montia By Winnie Gaturu Children are indeed a blessing. They have the ability to bring out a part of their parents that was previously hidden. They often challenge them to attain more than they already have. This was the case with Hamamat Montia. From Ghana, Hamamat is an entrepreneur, former model and beauty queen. One day, when her 3-year-old…

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Shop Moe Melanin for School Supplies that Inspire Kids to be Somebody!

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@moemelanin By Winnie Gaturu Standard school supplies are often plain and boring. The ones that are a bit more vibrant tend to be way above the normal price list. In addition, most of these supplies do not have themes that resonate with black kids. However, there’s an increase in the number of black-owned companies that target their own communities even…

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10-Year-Old Boy Grows Out Hair to Shoulder-Length to Donate to Cancer Patient

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Image Credit: Angie Polus (Moore’s mom) By Winnie Gaturu According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second largest killer in the world with millions of deaths being reported per year. The sad thing is that the disease affects both the young and old. Although it can be treated, especially when detected in its early stages, most types of…

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This Harlem Woman Loved Hats So Much She Bought a Hat Factory

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Photo of Georgiette Morgan-Thomas by Hillary Swift for TheNewYorkTimes By Winnie Gaturu Georgiette Morgan-Thomas is a woman who wears many hats, literally. She is a pastor, an entrepreneur and a pretty good manager. Over the years, Georgiette has been able to seamlessly incorporate hats into her daily lifestyle, and has a hat for every occasion and wears them just about…

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Everything You Need to Know About Black-Owned Business Directory ‘The Black Mall’

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    By Winnie GaturuIf you’re looking for a way to support black-owned business, The Black Mall (TBM) is the perfect solution. It is an online business directory that helps you find products and services from black-owned businesses across the nation. The mall was started as a means to offer support to both existing businesses and startups. Supporting black business…

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Meet the 18-Year-Old Artist That’s Painting Black Women as Fairies

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Artist Sumaiyah Jones via IG By Winnie Gaturu When you think about fairies, names like The Fairy Godmother or Tinkerbell instantly come to mind. They are part of most children’s childhood and are often associated with magic, femininity and beauty. Perhaps the most outstanding thing about most fairies is the fact that they are white. This has been the case…

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Michaela DePrince: From Orphan in War-torn Sierra Leone to Successful Ballerina

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Michaela DePrince By Winnie Gaturu Michaela DePrince is no ordinary 23-year-old young lady. She has established a name for herself in the ballet world through hard work and determination. She was even invited to perform alongside Beyonce in the Lemonade video shooting and Madonna is set to direct a biopic based on her life. Michaela’s inspiration to become a ballerina…

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