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Meet The 19-year-old Student Who Invented The Safety Pouch To Make Traffic Stops Safer

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Meet The 19-year-old Student Who Invented The Safety Pouch To Make Traffic Stops Safer

This is a game-changer! When David Price got his license at 16, he, like most teens, was excited. However, after he finished celebrating, his parents sat him down at the kitchen table to have "the talk" before gifting him with his new car. This conversation isn't unusual. For many Black youths, preparation for driving comes in multiple steps, the first being run of the mill safe driving tips, the second, distressing instructions about the dangers of driving while Black. Price told Because of Them We Can this talk sparked the idea for The Safety Pouch, a storage device that aims to make interactions...

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Billionaire Robert F. Smith Donates $50 Million To Assist STEM Students at HBCUs

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Billionaire Robert F. Smith Donates $50 Million To Assist STEM Students at HBCUs

He just keeps paying it forward! Robert F. Smith just donated $50 million to support STEM students at historically Black colleges and universities, Yahoo! Finance reports. The Student Freedom Initiative announced a $50 million personal gift from billionaire philanthropist, founder and Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, Robert F. Smith. The $50 million funding matches the initial $50 million given to the organization by the Fund II Foundation in June 2020.  The Initiative is a public charity dedicated to ensuring freedom in career and life choices for students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), with an emphasis on junior and...

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Couple Launches Subscription-Based Streaming Platform Dedicated To Pan-African Film & TV

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Couple Launches Subscription-Based Streaming Platform Dedicated To Pan-African Film & TV

They're streaming our stories! A couple recently launched a subscription-based streaming platform dedicated solely to Pan-African film and television, AfroTech reports.  Michael Maponga and his wife are the founders and creators of AfroLand TV, a new video-on-demand streaming platform that curates Pan-African film and TV content. The Zimbabwean actor turned entrepreneur said his goal is to introduce Pan-African stories globally and push back against African stereotypes prevalent in the current media landscape.  With a goal of “bridging Pan-African stories globally,” Maponga has partnered with Dallas-based accelerator Tech Wildcatters, raising some $160,000 seed capital to assist in launching the platform. AfroLand TV has gotten...

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Atlanta Couple Releases Photo Book Celebrating The Diversity of Black Children

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Atlanta Couple Releases Photo Book Celebrating The Diversity of Black Children

Displaying the beauty of the diaspora! An Atlanta couple just released a new photography book celebrating the diversity of Black children across the diaspora. Photos Courtesy of Creative Soul Photography Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are a husband and wife duo out of Atlanta, with more than a decade under their belt in lifestyle photography. Their company, Creative Soul Photography, is an extension of their personalities and has become known for its innovative and unique visual storytelling. Their most recent series, AfroArt, went viral celebrating afro hair's beauty through visually stunning pictures of children in ornate and glamorous garbs.  Photos Courtesy of...

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Remembering Hall of Fame Baseball Legend, Joe Morgan

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Remembering Hall of Fame Baseball Legend, Joe Morgan

A life well lived. Baseball Hall of Fame legend Joe Morgan has passed away last week, ESPN reports. Morgan was a two-time National League MVP, a 10-time All-Star and a five-time Gold Glove Award winner. He first played in the major league in 1963 for the Houston Colt. 45’s, now known as the Astros. In 1971, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, playing the next eight years with them and becoming one of the key players of the famed Big Red Machine. Morgan successfully led the Reds to the championship his first year with them in 1972, doubling back...

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