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New African-American Clothing Line Aims to Change Lifestyles like Ralph Lauren’s Polo Did

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Abdju Wear launches new web site featuring high-end African American sneaker and clothing line with affordable prices. ... Read full article

Rappers Jay-Z, Nas and Snoop Invest In Free Cryptocurrency & Stock-Trading App

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Jay-Z's new venture capital firm Arrive just announced that he will be investing in Robinhood, a free stock trading platform. Jay-Z will be joining Nas and Snoop Dogg who were its big-time backers since 2014.... Read full article

One of a Kind Children’s Adventure Book Series Helps Black Youth Understand Their Unique Roots

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It’s important for children to learn our history unapologetically. We’ve done some truly amazing things that even in 2017 are still being ignored.... Read full article

Jermaine Dupri, Kool & The Gang Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Dupri is only the second hip hop artist to receive the SHOF honor, after Jay-Z was inducted last year. According to a biography from Allmusic, Dupri first broke out in 1992, writing songs for Kris Kross, TLC and Immature. ... Read full article

Author and Illustrator, Wintrell Pittman, Releases the First of 10 Books in his “Children of the Wor

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Wintrell Pittman has published the first book in his series called Children of the World. Mr. Pittman is the author, illustrator and C.E.O. of W.R.P.’S Publications (2017).... Read full article

Beyonce to Star as Nala in Disney’s New “Lion King” Film

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Beyonce to Star in Disney’s New “Lion King” Film — Also Starring James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor and More!... Read full article

MEMPHIS TEENAGER’S MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX WILL INSPIRE YOUR GIRLS

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Putting her passion to work, the Memphis entrepreneur decided to create Black Beautiful Butterfly, a subscription box service for African American girls from ages 5 to 19. ... Read full article

‘Tell Them We Are Rising,’ televised history of black colleges and universities

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Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU's) have served African-American communities for 150-plus years, but they are frequently underrepresented according to filmmaker Stanley Nelson.... Read full article

Kendrick Lamar Is Sending 1,000 Kids to See 'Black Panther'

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Lamar’s record label Top Dawg Entertainment bought out five different screenings in three cinemas in the Los Angeles area for kids who live in the Watts housing project, the Fader reports.... Read full article

Baltimore Entrepreneur Creates Co-Working Space for Beauty Industry Pros

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Wilson “Mr. Will” Nolley Jr set forth on his mission and founded Salontra Select Suites—a 35,000-square-foot space that houses 135 suites for salon professionals. The business is still thriving 10 years after launch. ... Read full article

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