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Why Your Business Needs to be Certified as a Diverse Supplier?

According to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, 28 Fortune 500 companies spend at least $1 billion each year with diverse suppliers[1]. These are some of America’s leading corporations actively looking to spend money with diverse-owned businesses. So, what does this mean? Being certified as a diverse supplier is more important than ever.

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Black Authors Rock looks to applaud the creatives in Literary

Like it or not, Black people have been disenfranchised in this nation. The beautiful thing about Black people, however, is that we have never allowed that disenfranchisement to keep us down. We pushed forward as a people, and we overcame–and we thrived, despite everything against us.

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America has a gun obsession

The Sullivan Act, also known as the Sullivan Law, is a gun law that has recently spurred conversation—making the century-old law controversial. In 1910, the

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MSR to kick off sixth season of ‘Small Business Revolution’ on Nov. 9

The MSR, one of six Black-owned businesses based in Minneapolis and St. Paul featured this season. will kick off the season. “I’m excited about seeing it and sharing the experience of running a historical newspaper with the viewers,” said Tracey Williams-Dillard, MSR publisher and CEO. “I hope viewers learn to appreciate the Black press and the blood, sweat, and tears that go into putting out timely and engaging news that our readers can use.”

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TPD Pharmacy launches community wide health initiative to better serve Blacks in Walnut Park

With a desire to bring pharmacy services to a historically underserved neighborhood, Dr. Tracy M. Reed opened the TPD Pharmacy to serve the St. Louis community and beyond. A podiatrist by trade, Dr. Reed obtained her degree in Podiatric Medicine from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, completed her Residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital, and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field.

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The Facebook Papers: What we know

Facebook has long marketed itself as a social media platform that encourages people to form more “Meaningful connection.” The app, however, has recently come under

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Business

Dr. Tracy Reed Offers an Essential Pharmacy for Walnut Park Residents in St Louis, MO

Dr. Reed opened the TPD Pharmacy in the Walnut Park West neighborhood to improve access to prescription medicine in the community. “As a responsible medical professional, I felt the need to bring much-needed healthcare services to a challenged community,” said Dr. Reed. A noted community advocate, Dr. Reed also served as a Founding Director of the Missouri Foundation for Health and has actively participated with Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America and Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 4

Dynasty Consulting, is a multicultural brand marketing firm co-founded and led by David Beckford, owner operator and advisor to more than 100 African American multi-media platforms including radio, print and OTT platforms. Since 2019, Dynasty has generated more than $1 million for its clients through general advertising, sponsored content, profit-sharing and other strategies and by leveraging their combined reach through the Dynasty Media Portal.

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Advice

Restoring Yourself

Get up, get out, and push yourself to get started with the restoration process of a healthier you. It’s up to you and only you to restore you.  

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Covid-19

COVID: The Road of a Long Hauler… Part 2

Join Areia Cobb every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month as she shares her road to recovery from COVID-19 and how being a COVID-19 Long Hauler is affecting every aspect of her life; as a wife, mother of two active boys and a working professional. It’s our hope that these journal entries provide hope, inspiration and information as you or your loved one travels your COVID-19 long haul.

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Business

Ten Black Newspapers Unite to Create Platform that Amplifies the Black Experience

Word In Black consists of a newsletter and website (wordinblack.com) that publishes content from the 10 participating newspapers, which include: New York Amsterdam News, The Atlanta Voice, Houston Defender Network, The Washington Informer, The Dallas Weekly, The Afro, Michigan Chronicle, The Seattle Medium, The Sacramento Observer and St. Louis American. It also publishes original content.

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Getting Pass the Incarceration and Back on the Outside: Allies or Adversaries

One has become accustomed to making certain decisions without asking you for your input or opinions, because quite frankly, there weren’t relevant to the right now situation. When a person returned to that same place, its not personally, nor is it cruel or revengeful from the other parent, this is the activities that have taken place, since you left.

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Entertainment

I’m Rick James, #itch

One of the most anticipated stories in music is coming to your screen, Bitchin, The Sound and Fury of Rick James Premieres Sept 3rd

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Business

Jones Takes the Helm of ITSMF as Successor to Retiring Executive Viola Maxwell-Thompson

“I am thrilled to begin my leadership tenure of such an influential and vital organization,” said Johanna R. Jones, newly appointed ITSMF President and CEO. “ITSMF has made tremendous progress toward the development and advancement of Black professionals in technology fields and I’m eager to use my experience and strengths in inventive ways to expand organizational growth and impact.”

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Advocacy

A CULTURAL AWAKENING: International Decade for People of African Descent

Before Christopher Columbus changed the name to Puerto Rico, my island was named Boriquen, and Puerto Ricans call themselves Boricuas, in honor of our ancestors. Our roots are linked to Afrodecendientes aka Afro-Latinos, descendants of enslaved West Africans brought to the US, the Caribbean and South America during the diaspora of the Atlantic slave trade.

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The Anguish of Unmasking

Unmasking has been pretty traumatic for me.   The wearing of masks was a call to action for public health, public safety.  Becoming a symbol

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