Black Founders, Funders and Investors Launch Innovative Companies to Make Communities Better | The Network Journal

TNJ Staff, The Network Journal Peter Boyce II, cofounder, Rough Draft Ventures, Featured Image Black founders, funders and investors are launching some of the most innovative companies around. Here, we feature just a few: Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, cofounder, Flutterwave Inc. A payment technology firm that makes it easier for banks and businesses to process payments […]

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Dr. Granville Coggs of San Antonio was Tuskegee Airman and Renaissance man | My San Antonio

Vincent Davis, My San Antonio Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS, STAFF / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, Featured Image There wasn’t a challenge from which Dr. Granville Coleridge Coggs ever walked away. During World War II, when the U.S. military was racially segregated, Coggs, the grandson of slaves, completed pilot training to become one of the fabled Tuskegee […]

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Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! review – poetry in motion | The Guardian

Kitty Empire, The Guardian Jamila Woods – engaged but accessible. Photograph: Bradley Murray, Featured Image She might be an up-and-coming soul singer, but US poet and activist Jamila Woods is a team player. Her second album is also a showcase for other people’s work. Each song on this engaged but accessible record memorialises a figure […]

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Employers have no business policing black people’s natural hairstyles | Los Angeles Times

THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD, Los Angeles Times Black people have a fraught and painful history with hair. In particular, black women with textured, tightly curled or kinky hair have spent exorbitant amounts of time and money torturing it into straightness with chemicals and flat irons to fit a white standard of beauty that magazines have […]

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