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Meet the Mother Who Created "Play Pits," an All Natural Deodorant for Kids

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Meet the Mother Who Created "Play Pits," an All Natural Deodorant for Kids

One mother was so tired of her child coming in the house “smelling like outside,” that she decided to create an all natural deodorant specifically for kids. “My son, Kameron, who was six at the time, was between basketball camp and smelled horrific! My exact words were, ‘You smell like a grown man,’” she told Because of Them We Can. After researching various deodorants and their ingredients, she decided that the right solution for her son would be one that she crafted in her very own kitchen. “To my surprise, he loved it and told his campers and requested I...

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Meet the Women Who Are Rallying to Legally Ban Natural Hair Discrimination Through the CROWN Act

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Meet the Women Who Are Rallying to Legally Ban Natural Hair Discrimination Through the CROWN Act

Last week, California became the first state in the United States to ban employers and school officials from discriminating against a person based on their natural hairstyle.  Democrat Sen. Holly Mitchell, who introduced the bill earlier this year known as the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, said that the new law is about “inclusion, pride and choice.” “The law protects the right of Black Californians to choose to wear their hair in its natural form, without pressure to conform to Eurocentric norms,” CNN reports Mitchell saying in a statement. “I am so excited to...

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Brooklyn Opens New State Park Named After Late Civil Rights Leader Shirley Chisholm

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Brooklyn Opens New State Park Named After Late Civil Rights Leader Shirley Chisholm

During the fourth of July weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the opening of the first phase of Brooklyn’s new park, Shirley Chisholm State Park.  According to News 12, the $20 million project is part of Cuomo’s Vital Brooklyn Initiative, which includes more community parks, gardens, playgrounds and recreation centers in the New York borough.   Untapped Cities reports that Chisholm’s park, which is New York City’s largest state park, will be 407 acres when completed and will include ten miles of biking and hiking trails, as well as a pier for fishing and picnicking. Additionally, the park will...

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Jaden Smith Launches Pop-Up Food Truck to Supply Homeless with Free Vegan Food

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Jaden Smith Launches Pop-Up Food Truck to Supply Homeless with Free Vegan Food

A day before his 21st birthday, Jaden Smith started his week with the launch of a pop up food truck to provide homeless people in LA with free vegan food. Smith announced the “I Love You Restaurant” on Instagram sharing that “The @ILoveYouRestaurant is movement that is all about giving people what they deserve, healthy, vegan food for free. Today we launched our first one day food truck pop-up in downtown LA. Keep a look out because this is the first of many.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaden (@c.syresmith) on Jul 7, 2019 at 5:05pm...

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Philadelphia Names Popular Street After Patti LaBelle

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Philadelphia Names Popular Street After Patti LaBelle

The City of Brotherly Love recently honored The Godmother of Soul with a street that bears her name. Now the 200 block of Philadelphia’s Broad Street is Patti LaBelle Way. “My sister Jackie worked at PIR (Philadelphia International Records) right on this street. She walked it every day,” LaBelle said at the ceremony as she reflected on the significance of the renaming. She continued, “My niece Stacey had a house right here. My mother and father, before they passed, would walk this street. Ok?!”  LaBelle sang a snippet from her song, “Love, Need and Want You”, and gave a brief...

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