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Donald Glover Inks Overall Deal With Amazon, Malia Obama Set To Join As Staff Writer

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Donald Glover Inks Overall Deal With Amazon, Malia Obama Set To Join As Staff Writer

This is so dope! Donald Glover just inked an overall deal with Amazon and has Malia Obama set to join as a staff writer for one of his upcoming projects, The Grio reports. Glover is a multi-hyphenate creator. He found success in television and film with his hit series Atlanta, lending his voice for Disney's The Lion King, and in music under his alias Childish Gambino. Now, the 37-year-old creative has just inked a multi-year, eight-figure overall deal with Amazon.  One of the first projects Glover is working on under the new deal is Hive, a series already in development centered around "a Beyonce-like figure." Janine...

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Maryland Mom Turns Photo Project Into Award-Winning Multimedia Movement Celebrating Black Excellence

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Maryland Mom Turns Photo Project Into Award-Winning Multimedia Movement Celebrating Black Excellence

Because of her, we can! A Maryland mom of 3 turns a 28-day photo project into an award-winning multimedia movement celebrating Black excellence all year long, The Today Show reports.  Eight years ago, Eunique Jones Gibson was a photographer and mother to two boys. One day, she noticed her son looked like Muhammed Ali and came up with the idea to take photos of children dressed as iconic Black figures in honor of Black History Month. The title of the project was called “Because Of Them We Can.” “I wanted to essentially refresh Black history. At the time, I just had two...

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Apple Launches Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers

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Apple Launches Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers

Afrotech is the future! Apple recently launched an entrepreneur camp for Black founders and developers. The inaugural camp launched in 2019, focused on providing an “immersive tech lab for app-driven companies founded and led by developers from underrepresented backgrounds.” The company has welcomed a cohort of leaders and their teams from 13 app companies, focusing on allowing developers to expound on their apps by offering new technical skills. They provide a critical lens perspective of the user experience with tech labs and one-on-one code-level guidance from Apple experts and engineers and mentorship, inspiration, and insights from Apple leaders.  The “Entrepreneur Camp...

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Celebrating The Life Of Activist And Sociologist W.E.B DuBois

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Celebrating The Life Of Activist And Sociologist W.E.B DuBois

His words spoke to our soul! W.E.B. Du Bois, or William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, was one of the most prolific writers, teachers, sociologists, and activists of his time. He was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on February 23, 1868, to Alfred Du Bois and Mary Silvina Burghardt. His father left when he was two, but his mother did her best, pushing him to become the first person in his extended family to attend high school. After graduating, he attended Fisk University, the historically Black university in Nashville, Tennessee, where he became editor of the student magazine, The Herald. Once...

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Legendary Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Set To Get Star On Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

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Legendary Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Set To Get Star On Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

All the stars are aligned! Legendary costume designer Ruth E. Carter is set to get a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, The Root reports. Carter made history in 2019 as the first Black person and Black woman to win an Academy Award for Costume Design for her work on the 2018 Marvel film "Black Panther". With over three decades of work under her belt, Carter is known for making films come to life. She has an impressive resume that includes her work on Stephen Spielberg's "Amistad" and Spike Lee's "Malcolm X". She also received an Oscar nomination for movies like "The Five Heartbeats",...

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