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December 21, 2015

Black on Black Economics: Black entrepreneurs make strategic deposit in Black-owned bank

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USBC CEO Ron Busby Sr. (center left, red tie), with Industrial Bank CEO Doyle Mitchell along with members of the Black Male Entrepreneurship Institute. PHOTO: Ashlei Sutton (TriceEdneyWire.)

(TriceEdneyWire.com)By Hazel Trice Edney – In a strategic effort to continue the movement of “Black-on-Black economics” – circulating dollars in the Black community to every extent possible – a group of Black male entrepreneurs led by the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. (USBC) has opened accounts with the D.C.-based Black-owned Industrial Bank. Continue reading “Black on Black Economics: Black entrepreneurs make strategic deposit in Black-owned bank”

About Time: Marine Corps Uniform Board Finally Allows Twist, Loc Hairstyles For Women

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It’s been a long time coming. After an extended battle to include protective hairstyles for women of color into their uniform policy, the Marine Corps Uniform Board 215 decided to make the traditional hairstyles permissible options, as long as the styles are “professional and neat in appearance,” the Marine Corps Times reports. Continue reading “About Time: Marine Corps Uniform Board Finally Allows Twist, Loc Hairstyles For Women”

Remembering The Children’s Crusade of 1963

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Remembering the 1963 Children’s March

Video from Omar García Pérez Youtube Channel

Check out this powerful video that chronicles the historic Birmingham Children’s March/Crusade of 1963.  These children risked their own personal safety to protest injustice.  It is ironic that the children were called into service because possibly adult were not willing to take the risk. Continue reading “Remembering The Children’s Crusade of 1963”

Horace King & The King Brothers: Father & Son Bridge Builders

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Horace King

Horace King (1807-1885) was a well-known and well respected bridge builder in the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi during the 19th century. Horace was enslaved until 1846 by John Godwin. King partnered with and often assumed leadership on many bridge building and other construction projects with Godwin. King became one of the wealthiest free blacks in Alabama. Continue reading “Horace King & The King Brothers: Father & Son Bridge Builders”

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