Prince’s Memoir, ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ Is A Brief But Compelling Affirmation Of His Blackness

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I watched Prince’s performance at the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show from my college dorm room, which was furnished with outdated devices from home. I popped a blank VHS tape into my VCR to capture what music lovers — and internet polls...

First Black-Owned and Operated Marketplace is Coming to Miami

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Overtown Marketplace, the country’s first Black-owned and operated marketplace, is coming to one of Miami, Florida’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods. A soft launch event on August 17th is open to media and special invitees, and will feature a wide range...

Detroit’s Stevie Wonder mural is finally finished

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A massive new mural commemorating Motown great Stevie Wonder has just wrapped up.  London-based artist Richard Wilson tells Metro Times that he put the finishing touches on the mural on Wednesday morning. The 100-foot-tall, 8,000-square-foot painting is located on the south wall of Detroit's Music...

Grab Your Passport: 6 Must-See Global Festivals You Have to Visit This Year

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While the year may already be halfway over, that still leaves six months of 2019. That’s plenty of time to get in some global travel and take in some of the best events that Black culture has to offer. Below is a...

Black-Owned Company Redefines Family Reunions — See Your Family Members Everyday on Your Walls!

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Solving the problem of not being able to regularly enjoy the coveted photos in Big Momma’s photo album. Atlanta, GA — WeMontage.com is an easy-to-use website that transforms memorable photos into peel and stick, removable wallpaper. With family reunions kicking off this...

HBCU Grad Returns with First Ever Adult Coloring Book Celebrating Black Colleges

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The perfect graduation gift for her! We promote self care for creatives and entrepreneurs through coloring! Together we are bridging the gap between coloring books and culture! Nationwide — Latoya Nicole, bestselling author...

A New Home for the Young, Gifted and Black in Brooklyn NYC

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Nationwide — Although Manhattan has been a mecca for young Black artists cultivating their craft since the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance, there came a time for the starved outer-boroughs to rise to the occasion. Brooklyn continues to inspire its...

Black Woman Creates Superhero Universe For Women of Color — Celebrates Janet Jackson & Diana Ross!

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Jazmin Truesdale, founder of Aza Comics and creator of the Kala superhero character

10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

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From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit. As the days grow longer and warmer, consider one (or two!) of these titles to energize your spirit this spring. From a pleasure activism guide,...

Lyft offering free rides to cultural sites for Black History Month

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Lyft is offering free rides in more than 30 cities this month in celebration of Black History Month. The ride-share service announced the offer Feb. 7 in a blog post. Specifically, the rides are to black history museums, memorials and black-owned...

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Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

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Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary...

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