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5 Important Things You Never Learned About Jackie Robinson

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5 Important Things You Never Learned About Jackie Robinson

He’s an icon! Jackie Robinson was a pioneering figure in sports, making history multiple times over and becoming the first Black person to integrate Major League Baseball, Biography.com reports. The youngest of five children, he was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia and raised by a single mother. Robinson was inspired to pursue a career in sports because of his older brother Matthew who won a silver medal in the 200-meter dash, coming in just behind Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. To learn more about the southern native and his extraordinary life, here are...

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Meet John T. Ward, Founder Of The Oldest Black-Owned Business In The U.S.

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Meet John T. Ward, Founder Of The Oldest Black-Owned Business In The U.S.

He started the business moving people to freedom on the Underground Railroad! John T. Ward was a conductor in Ohio’s Underground Railroad, helping enslaved people in the South escape to freedom, The Columbus Dispatch reports. During the Civil War, he worked as a contractor, moving supplies and equipment for the U.S. Army to Camp Chase. Ward soon realized that those skills moving people and supplies could be useful in the business world and in 1881, he and his son William Ward launched their moving company, then known as the Ward Transfer Line. Before the end of the 19th century, the...

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Birth Of The Divine 9

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Birth Of The Divine 9

They were created for us, by us. Few things are more sacred in Black culture than the Divine Nine. There’s Jesus, that bible your grandmother had on display at her house, Jack and Jill of America, and the Divine Nine. Everyone knows at least one member of a Greek-letter organization and whether you’re a member or not, the culture of the organization is an extension of African-American culture. We’ve all bore witness to a good stroll, been prompted to pledge by a family friend or next-door neighbor, or made sure to not step on one of the sacred plots while walking...

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5 Fun Traditions Every Black Family Should Start This Holiday Season To Create Lasting Memories

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5 Fun Traditions Every Black Family Should Start This Holiday Season To Create Lasting Memories

These are sure to make your holidays merry and bright! The holidays are fast approaching and there is no better time to make memories. We can almost smell the chestnuts roasting on an open fire while Jack Frost nips at our noses. While the holidays bring a bunch of generational traditions like cooking with family and opening gifts together, there’s always space to create new ones.  To help you out, here are 5 new traditions you can set with your family this holiday season, courtesy of Pure Wow:   Mystery Gift Swap Gift-giving is by far one of the most rewarding...

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Why The Miiriya App Is The Only App You'll Need To Shop Black-Owned Businesses Black Friday and Beyond

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Why The Miiriya App Is The Only App You'll Need To Shop Black-Owned Businesses Black Friday and Beyond

We’re supporting Black-owned businesses all year round! The last few years have been a racial reckoning of sorts and we, the delegation of Black people, have begun to take inventory of all the ways we need to reclaim our power as a result. Economic empowerment is one of the first steps in our collective fight for true equality, which is why we make it our business to support the global efforts to galvanize us around buying Black as much as possible.  In 2019, we profiled the efforts of SHOPPE BLACK, a one-stop directory for all things Black-owned across the globe and the brainchild...

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