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From the Smithsonian to the Kitchen: African American Art is Transforming the Home Decor Business

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Four African-American Academics Named MacArthur “Genius” Fellows in 2019

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.26.6"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.26.6"][et_pb_column _builder_version="3.26.6" type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.26.6"]The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation announced the selection of 26 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. The honors, frequently referred to as the “Genius Awards,” include a $625,000 stipend over the next five years which the individuals can use...
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Howard University Partners With Amazon Studios to Promote Diversity in Entertainment Industry

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Maya Angelou and Rupaul to be Inducted into State of California Hall Of Fame

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On 95th Birthday, Jimmy Carter is Still Proving Age is No Obstacle as He Builds Homes for Humanity

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.6″ min_height=”1151px” custom_margin=”-52px|||||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.6″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.6″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.6″ custom_margin=”-52px|||||”] Nationwide – Today is the 95th birthday of former US president Jimmy Carter—and despite how he has not served in office for almost four decades, he is still working tirelessly to improve the country. Born…

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Rosa Parks to Be Honored With Her Very Own Barbie Doll

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.6″ custom_margin=”-51px|||||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.6″ min_height=”550px” custom_padding=”0px|||||” custom_margin=”-33px|auto||auto||”][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.6″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.6″] Nationwide — Rosa Parks, known as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, is being honored with a Barbie doll that resembles her. Children can now play with a toy that will truly …

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Black Entrepreneur Develops First Ever Hybrid Beauty Product For Women With Darker Skin

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.6″ min_height=”832px” custom_margin=”-51px|||||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.6″ min_height=”929px”][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.6″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.6″ custom_margin=”-47px|||||”] Nationwide — Dibawssette is expanding the reach of its already-acclaimed Queendom Cushion Foundation, a hybrid foundation, after its successful launch last year. Created by Faridath Dibousse, the Instagram-famous makeup artist behind @makeupbydibawssette and @dibabydibawssette,…