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Podcast Episode 8: Bolaji Ajike, CEO of Afroganix

According to Nielsen, black spending power now hovers around 1.2 trillion dollars. That’s a lot to spending power. However, the length of time the black dollar circulates in the community is not nearly long enough. According to the Austin Weekly News, Black people in America have a gross national income of about $1.3 trillion.  Only 2 percent – or about $26 billion of those $1.3 trillion – is re-circulated in the Black community. So, platforms such as Afroganix are very necessary. They have the potential to impact the circulation of…

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[#girlkeepgoing] People Won’t Give What you Don’t Require…Dating is Teaching me how to set Boundaries

Y’awl know I’m dating again. It’s light, fun, and I actually have a few suitors I entertain. For the first time, I’m actively a serial dater. Before, I would give it a half ass try, end up being in a relationship before it’s solidified, and it would eventually blow up.  These days, I’m sticking to my guns. I want to learn the deepest part of someone, before there’s a commitment. I gotta make sure we have capacity for each other. In the past, I had a habit of not letting…

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Black Women: The Backbone of Brands

Black women are the backbone of brands. Over in the Twitter-verse opinions were plenty concerning a  make-up brand. The critique was that the make-up brand rarely partners with black make-up artists. What prompted the criticism was the appearance of a white prominent make-up artist appearing on the brand’s social media platform.  During the discussion, the about companies, particularly black-owned companies having a great number of followers and supporters, but abandon them in their quest to appeal to people outside of the target audience.  I used to be hard nosed about this…

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No! I Don’t Want a 30+ Year-old man Making $15/hr–PERIODT! Don’t Tell me I’m Wrong

There’s a meme circulating FB & it asks would you date a man who makes $15/hr? I said no and folks were clearly bothered by it. The fact of the matter is if I have a standard, one I meet myself, I should be able to hold that special someone in my life to the same. Initially, I was surprised at how many people were OK with making $15/hr, at the age of 30+. For me, I’ve obtained a bachelor’s degree, started a business, relocated to LA, and just landed…

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Podcast Episode 7: Anne Hirsh – City Council Candidate District 5

Janet Michelle Interviews Anne Hirsh, a candidate for City Council Representative, District 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Anne is a Social Activist and member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement. She is also a Midwifery Practitioner. For more information about her platform, please visit www.votehirsh.com. Voting takes place on August 27th.  Local elections are of extreme importance. It is there where your voting matters the most. Voters have the greatest impact locally. So, make sure your information is up to date and that you know your polling location. Voting takes place on…

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