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Meet the Owner of DC’s Top Spice Shop Whose Store Also Serves as a Hub for Local Black Businesses to Thrive

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Meet the Owner of DC’s Top Spice Shop Whose Store Also Serves as a Hub for Local Black Businesses to Thrive

Angel Anderson is a former educator turned entrepreneur whose love for good food and people led her to open an interactive spice bar in Washington, D.C. called The Spice Suite. The Howard alum tells Because of Them We Can that her passion for food and cooking quickly turned into a business when she stumbled upon a “for leasing” sign a few doors down from her nail salon four years ago.  “I had never called about a commercial space ever,” she says. “I was an assistant principal at a high school. I loved it, and I had always been an educator...

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LeBron James Partners With Walmart to Help Fight Hunger

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LeBron James Partners With Walmart to Help Fight Hunger

LeBron James is known as not only a top athlete, family man and businessman. But, he’s also a philanthropist and community advocate, who further proved his commitment to giving back with the opening of his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio last year.  Now, the three-time NBA champion is expanding his influence by teaming up with Walmart and Sam’s Club for their "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." campaign, reports Black Enterprise. Since announcing his partnership less than a week ago, James has already helped the retail giants surpass their goal of securing one billion meals for local food banks. “Growing up in Akron,...

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This 15-Year-Old Made a Wearable Iron Man Suit Using Cardboard and Hot Glue

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This 15-Year-Old Made a Wearable Iron Man Suit Using Cardboard and Hot Glue

When 9th grader Ja’shon Lambert considered the outfit he would wear to see Marvel's Avengers Endgame, he determined that an Iron Man suit would be perfect. While there were many options online and in-stores, Lambert decided to create his own using cardboard and a hot glue gun.  “I was on Youtube and I saw people making costumes and after that I watched Iron man and I thought ‘what if I built an Iron Man suit’? But I was on a budget so I had to think of something that was cost effective and efficient so I thought to make it out of...

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Meet the Six-Year-Old CEO of a Booming Bath Bomb Business

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Meet the Six-Year-Old CEO of a Booming Bath Bomb Business

When six-year-old Oliver “Ollie” Fequiere considered what to share with his classmates for show and tell, he came up with the perfect item; a bath bomb from his very own business.  “The kids were asked to bring in something that made them unique. His first idea was to bring in a picture of himself modeling. He has modeled for the past three years and really enjoys it. He wasn't sure if that was unique enough and then that weekend he went to a classmates birthday party and gifted her an Ollie's Fizzie Bath Bomb. She was so thrilled with the...

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Uzo Aduba Set to Portray Shirley Chisholm in New FX Series “Mrs. America”

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Uzo Aduba Set to Portray Shirley Chisholm in New FX Series “Mrs. America”

The work of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected into U.S. Congress, will be displayed in a new limited series coming to FX called “Mrs. America.” Emmy-winning actress Uzo Aduba will play Chisholm, who represented New York’s 12th congressional district from 1969 to 1983 and who became the first Black female candidate from a major political party to run for president.  According to The Root, FX said in a press release that the limited series will tell “the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named...

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