Weekly Positive Story Roundup

by Clutch

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The African Renaissance: Trendsetting in 2014
The Multi-Industry business trend forecasters, Biz Trends, predicts that 2014 will be the year of the African Renaissance.Citing the term introduced by Cheik Anta Diop, author Terry Levin illustrates Africa as a major trendsetter for the New Year. Sounds overly generalized? We’re curious as to your thoughts on her speculation. (GO!)

Unsung Women in Black History: Alice Ball – Chemist & Researcher
Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Madame CJ Walker—the list of women typically mentioned during Black History Month is incredibly short. But this year, CLUTCH will celebrate the achievements of Black women you may not have ever heard about. (GO!)

Calling All Nerds, Geeks, Afro-Punks and Other Such Off-Beat Black Folks…
We’re experiencing a moment in time where we’re slowly – and finally, dang it – allowing ourselves to explore ‘n’ express our unique nerdy, dorkish and/or eccentric selves with pride. It’s fitting, naturally, that we salute the following sites, movements and individuals who’ve done their part to cultivate this natural occurring process. (GO!)

15 Quotes by Women to Live By
Sometimes just reading a positive statement can help boost your mood. There are quotes out there in the world that are so brimming with truth that you can’t help but make a change in your life right this second. We can’t promise you’ll be a new woman after reading these quotes, but they are worth a gander. (GO!)

Lauryn Williams Makes Olympic History
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Melissa Harris-Perry & Husband Welcome Baby Girl
We Want You! Tech Genius Invites the Diaspora to Back to Africa – The Worlds Fastest Growing Continent

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