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The First Black Sorority Is Transforming Their Founder’s Former Home Into a Women’s Museum

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The First Black Sorority Is Transforming Their Founder’s Former Home Into a Women’s Museum

This is how you preserve history! The former home of Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, the principle founder of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will soon be a women’s museum. The Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha was in search of a space for the sorority’s nonprofit, the Ivy Alliance Foundation, when one member came across the three-story property being tagged for demolition. The chapter immediately took matters into their own hands and reached out to developer Paul McKee, who owned the home. He was more than pleased to sell it to the sorority and told Post-Dispatch it was a “unique...

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Morehouse College Is Launching a Virtual Reality Black History Course

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Morehouse College Is Launching a Virtual Reality Black History Course

They're taking Black history to another level! The all-male academy is launching its first virtual reality (VR) course in spring 2023.  Atlanta’s very own Morehouse College is taking it up a notch with the launch of its first Black history course in the Metaverse. History of the African Diaspora Since 1800 will be led by Professor Ovell Hamilton, and it will recreate prominent moments in Black history from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. Students will wear VR headsets to go on virtual tours and experience moments such as the Underground Railroad and being on a slave ship.  This won’t...

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Meet The Woman Who Just Opened a Black-Owned Veterinary Clinic In North Carolina

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Meet The Woman Who Just Opened a Black-Owned Veterinary Clinic In North Carolina

We love our four-legged friends!  Dr. Sarah Blackwell was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina. An HBCU alum hailing from North Carolina A&T, she earned a bachelor's degree in animal science. Later, she attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship for large animal medicine and surgery.  Now she has the pleasure of saying she owns her own practice! Her cousin took to TikTok to share the grand opening of the adorably pink animal clinic in Charlotte, N.C. Watching her dreams come true was surely a moment...

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This Mississippi Family Is Recreating Black Wall Street With 7-Figure Real Estate Deal

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This Mississippi Family Is Recreating Black Wall Street With 7-Figure Real Estate Deal

It’s a family business! Tony A. Reimonenq Jr., his wife and three sons are the owners of the real estate firm Reimonenq & Co LLC. Tony has over 20 years in the business, but his latest deal will be his biggest one yet! Three years ago, Tony came across a property he couldn’t pass up. After overcoming difficult negotiations and denied loan requests, he was finally able to close a seven-figure deal, making him the owner of a 20-unit strip mall in the Oak Grove community of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, which will be renamed Greenwood Plaza. With this purchase, they plan...

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Chloe Bailey Set to Star In New Movie As Wall Street Trader Lauren Simmons

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Chloe Bailey Set to Star In New Movie As Wall Street Trader Lauren Simmons

It’s time to tell the world her story! We told you back in 2018 about Lauren Simmons, the woman who became the youngest to earn a highly coveted trader role on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). She was the only woman and Black person employed as a full-time stockbroker. At only 23 years old, Simmons shattered the glass ceiling in a white, male-dominated industry! Since leaving Wall Street, she’s been able to secure her own TV show, Going Public, and write a book entitled Mind Body Money. She also has her own podcast, Mind Body Wealth With...

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