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Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out how to approach being a business owner during the uncertain time we’re in. Separating business and personal life is not always easy, especially when the purpose of your brand stemmed from a personal attachment to your identity and community. I think I’ve figured it out, at least a little bit, and I’ve decided to keep the focus on us. 

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Black Culture, Black Love, Black Women, For the Culture, The Blak Blog -

Loving Black women is good for the culture.  When you love a Black woman, that love nurtures the ecosystem of the Black community. Loving a Black woman pours into a cycle of love and care that helps to sustain our culture. When a Black woman is loved she is able to share love and go even harder. Just think about it. Black women do what's necessary regardless, whether it's in the presence or absence of love. We do what needs to be done. We tend to joke about having the "Fuck it, I'll do it" mentality, but we just want...

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Black Culture, Black Excellence, Black Power, Black Voices, Blog, For the Culture, The Blak Blog -

Knowing who we are is essential for growth as a community. Community is where the culture grows, which is why preserving our community is so important.  When we gather, magic happens; and that's the beauty in Black culture.  We are a great people, there is no doubt about that; but we, as a people, need to collectively realize and embody that more. This is why sharing information is important, having first hand knowledge about what's going on in our communities is crucial and not taking the word of outside sources is absolutely necessary. Those that are looking from the outside in want to...

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Black Culture, Black Excellence, Black Girl Magic, Black Power, Black Voices, Equality, Justice, Serena Williams, Wimbledon -

Why is it that every time we choose to voice our opinion about something that directly affects our group, or demographic, it's suggested that we just be silent and do our job. Whether the world likes to admit it or not, we are a very talented and compassionate people. We, meaning Black people, people of African descent, descendants of the African diaspora (both voluntary and involuntary). We can be both passionate and have a purpose. And sometimes our purpose is bigger than our passion; so our purpose must be put at the forefront. When those of us who have a...

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African American History, African Descent, Black Boy Joy, Black Culture, Black Excellence, Black Girl Magic, Black History, Black Power, Blog, Blogger, Education, For the Culture, School System, Social Media, The Blak Blog -

When they see people that look like them, who are connected to them culturallly, doing great things, and exuding black excellence they aspire to be like them. They develop a desire to be great and be recognized for their greatness, so they imitate and mimic the images of the people that look like them. 

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