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I Wish Creshuna Miles Knew Better, But I’m Not Surprised She Doesn’t

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I have a hard time believing a person named Creshuna Miles – who rocks a hairstyle that gives you Wiz Khalifa, the early years – doesn’t know about bias – notably those related to race. That’s not a diss to Creshuna; merely a reminder than...

It’s About Time: Jamaica Leads the Caribbean in the Fight for Reparations

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“I don’t say that giving us money would make it all right,” Willie Thompson, the 78 year old Jamaican told The Telegraph, “What’s happened has happened already. But I think it is on the side of justice that we deserve something. I am an African...

Weekly Positive Story Roundup

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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...

18 Sincere Questions I Would Like To Ask Internet Trolls

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Who amongst us was surprised when the results of a recent survey found that Internet trolls are actually psychopaths and sadists? Canadian researchers applied personality inventories to Internet commenting styles and found that trolls are just as fucked-up as we thought, i.e. more likely than other people...

A Blues For Nina: In Honor of Her Birthday, What’s Your Favorite Nina Simone Tune?

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If Nina Simone were still living she would have been 80 years young today. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, Simone began playing piano by ear when she was just three-years-old, laying the groundwork for her love of Bach,...

Good Business Decision or Bad Idea? Girl Scout Sells 117 Boxes of Cookies in Two Hours Outside Weed Clinic

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Looks like Danielle Lei is a serious entrepreneur in the making. The 13-year-old Girl Scout recently made headlines when she sold an impressive 117 boxes of cookies in just two hours by setting up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. While her...