Memorial Day Playlist

Memorial Day Playlist

Memorial Day History Fact: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. Read their story here.…







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HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

This morning I learned that hip hop icon Dr. Dre and co-founder of Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine, both co-founders of Beats by Dre, donated $70 million to the University of Southern California (USC) to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre…







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Just START Atlanta: Advice on Beginning Your Digital Company

Just START Atlanta: Advice on Beginning Your Digital Company

About two weeks ago, I attended START Atlanta, a conference designed to encourage and provide resources to minority, digital entrepreneurs.  It was an amazing conference with an abundance of takeaways that I could discuss for days. However, two points stood…







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Natalie Hawkins, Gabby’s Mom, Shares Her Story

Natalie Hawkins, Gabby’s Mom, Shares Her Story

Watching Natalie Hawkins, Gabby’s mom, last night, my heart just gushed. As a mother, I can only imagine what it’s like to watch your child become the best in their field. The pride in seeing your child reach that accomplishment…







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What’s On Your TV?

What’s On Your TV?

Inspired by reality television’s newest crown jewel cubic zirconia stud, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, I recently published a blog comparing reality television to a modern-day minstrel show. Since then, I’ve come across two other blog postings that offer different…







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