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Meet Dr. Maya Warren, The Ice Cream Scientist

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Meet Dr. Maya Warren, The Ice Cream Scientist

31 flavors of Black girl magic! Meet Dr. Maya Warren, a professional ice cream scientist who travels the world, making flavors for Cold Stone Creamery, Mental Floss reports.  Warren recognized her love for science at an early age, experimenting with trying to make her form of Nickelodeon’s Gak using glue and food coloring. Later on in life, she realized she also really loved chemistry, thinking she would one day grow up to be a chemistry teacher. A random moment in time changed it all, stumbling across a television show called Unwrapped on the Food Network that showed how food is manufactured. The particular episode...

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Remembering Dr. Ralph Bunche, The First Black Person To Win A Nobel Peace Prize

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Remembering Dr. Ralph Bunche, The First Black Person To Win A Nobel Peace Prize

We stand on the shoulders of giants. In honor of trailblazing political scientist Dr. Ralph Bunche, we remember his historic Nobel Peace Prize win of 1950. Dr. Ralph Bunche was born on August 7, 1904, in Detroit, Michigan. According to Howard University, Bunche was raised in Los Angeles by his maternal grandmother. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA in 1927 and completed a doctorate in Political Science at Harvard in 1934, becoming the first Black person to receive a doctorate in the field. Bunche served as a professor and founding head of the Political Science Department...

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Meet Symone Sanders: A One Woman Political Revolution

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Meet Symone Sanders: A One Woman Political Revolution

She’s a force to be reckoned with. Symone D. Sanders is a political strategist who served as senior advisor for President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. Sanders is the owner of 360 Group LLC, a strategic political and social consulting firm. She rose to prominence in 2016, serving as National Press Secretary for Senator Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, making history as the youngest person to hold the title at just 25-years-old. Now Sanders is on a short list of possible candidates for the White House press secretary role, The Grio reports.   The Biden-Harris staff is already shaping up to...

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Remembering Literary Icon and Civil Rights Activist, James Baldwin

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Remembering Literary Icon and Civil Rights Activist, James Baldwin

A giant amongst men. James Arthur Baldwin was a writer, playwright, essayist, and activist who is widely considered the civil rights movement's voice. He is best known for such works as "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (1953), "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), "Another Country" (1962), and "If Beale Street Could Talk" (1974), Biography reports. His work gave language to the struggles of Blacks in America and served as the impetus for more in-depth discussions surrounding race, sex, and class. In honor of James Baldwin, here are ten quotes courtesy of Everyday Power that are sure to stir your consciousness. “Please try to...

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Black Creative Duo In Atlanta Pay Homage To Black Women With 'Black Hair Experience' Exhibition

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Black Creative Duo In Atlanta Pay Homage To Black Women With 'Black Hair Experience' Exhibition

Respect the crown! A Black creative duo recently launched The Black Hair Experience in homage to Black women. Visual artist Alisha Brooks and world-renowned photographer Elizabeth Austin-Davis are the curators of The Black Hair Experience, an interactive art and photo exhibit empowering Black women through the celebration of our hair. The exhibition features galleries highlighting Black hair across the diaspora and throughout the generations with 13 different art installations and a vibrant retail suite curated for women of color.  Brooks, digital creator and founder of Hello Tee, came together with Austin-Davis, a buzzing photographer who has been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and the...

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