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Black Woman Catches White Passenger Sending a Racist Text Message About Her on a Flight

Black Woman Catches White Passenger Sending a Racist Text Message About Her on a Flight

Nationwide — Riah Elese, an African American woman from Texas who was traveling on a flight, recorded and posted a video on TikTok of a white passenger that she caught typing a racist text message about her. Apparently, the woman was upset that she had been accidentally touched by Riah’s braids, but what she wrote in her message will shock you. The text, which can be read from the video, says: “Landed. Just got whipped with some NASTY dreads/corn rows of a COON...

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Mortgage

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Mortgage Company Helping Homebuyers in Philadelphia Get $10K Grants

Nationwide — Lisa K. Farrell, founder, and CEO of Lisa Home Mortgage, a Black-owned federal and multi-state licensed mortgage company, is working with first-time homebuyers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to help them qualify for and receive up to $10,000 in funding to be used toward a downpayment and closing costs. The Philly First Home Grant does not require monthly payments and is forgivable pending terms and conditions. *The flexibility of the program allows qualified homebuyers, even with credit scores as low as 580,...

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9-Year-Old Daughter

Mom Partners With Smart 9-Year-Old Daughter to Launch New Collection of Back-to-School Gear

Nationwide — Chrishonda Benson, founder, and CEO of Pretty Dope Society has partnered with her 9-year-old daughter, Mariah, to launch a new line of backpacks with a whole lot of Black representation. Chrishonda comments, “Far too often, Black families are left out of the narrative in the designs geared toward children. When you walk into many big department stores around the back-to-school season, it’s rare for Black children to see themselves portrayed in the product designs.” Pretty Dope Society’s new collection was created...

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race team

First Black-Owned Race Team to Win an IndyCar-Sanctioned Race Secures 2022 Detroit Grand Prix Sponsor

Indianapolis, IN — Force Indy race team is excited to be sponsored by Lear Corporation, sponsor of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. The Indianapolis-based team headed to Detroit to compete in the 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship as Lear Corporation’s sponsored team. Haitian American Ernie Francis, Jr. drove the #99 Force Indy car from May 12 – May 14th. Early this year, Indianapolis African American business leader and Force Indy co-owner Rod Reid announced the team’s ascension to the Indy...

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creative digital marketing agency

Florida’s Newest Black Woman-Owned Creative Digital Marketing Agency

Nationwide — Nickisha Matthews, CEO of 904 Business Solutions, the Florida-based executive consultancy, has announced the successful opening of her new creative digital marketing agency, Creative Business Branding™. It innovatively specializes in partnering with businesses, non-profit organizations, and other companies nationwide to help them craft custom, trustable business brands through visual and digital communications (graphic designs, social media, marketing, websites). With a team that has over 20 years of experience, Creative Business Branding recognizes the essential component in helping companies and organizations...

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black educator

Black Educator Launches Free Online Summer Camp Courses on Zoom to Teach Teens Valuable Lessons

Nationwide — Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, a world-renowned black educator and founder of a nonprofit called Be Someone, has launched a free online summer camp via Zoom for teenagers and children who need a little bit of help keeping themselves busy this summer. During his online sessions, which are every day from 10am to 11am EST, he teaches them the powerful game of chess. Hudson says that he himself was a gang member as a teenager. His life was destined for failure when...

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black doctor

Meet the Black Doctor Reshaping the Industry With New Virtual Prosthetic Clinics to Help Amputee Patients

Nationwide — Meet the Black Doctor, Dr. Hassan Akinbiyi, a leader in physiatry and rehabilitative medicine from Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce his partnership with Hanger Clinic, to provide Virtual Prosthetic Clinics. Dr. Hassan, a highly esteemed board-certified physiatrist, is preoperatively involved in explaining the process from limb loss to independence with a prosthesis. Through the Virtual Prosthetic Clinics, he is reshaping the prosthetic rehabilitation program by using telehealth for diagnosis, evaluation, and prosthetic care. As a result, a patient can...

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rome

Rome, Italy – Black Woman Who Helped Raise $150M to Preserve U.S. History Receives Prestigious Award

Monica Rhodes, one of few academically trained African American preservationists, joins the most diverse Rome Prize cohort Nationwide — The American Academy in Rome has awarded Monica Rhodes the Adele Chatfield-Taylor Rome Prize in historic preservation and conservation. Rhodes was among 37 Rome Prize winners selected out of nearly 1,000 applicants and is one of few academically trained African American preservationists, with 15 years of experience protecting the nation’s history. For over 125 years, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize...

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Undocumented Teen

Former Undocumented Teen Who Built Over $1M in Retirement Before 50 Now Teaches Others How to Build Wealth

Nationwide — Tanya Taylor, a Former Undocumented Teen, is now the Founder & CEO of Grow Your Wealth, a financial education platform that teaches professionals how to ditch bad debt and create a 6 or 7-figure retirement income even if they don’t have any plans in place. Tanya is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA in Strategic Management. She has spent most of her 23+ year career on Wall Street, working for or with some of the largest international banks and insurance...

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flight attendant

Meet the Former Waitress and Flight Attendant Who is Now a Commercial Airline Pilot

Nationwide — Precious Sibalo, a woman from Zimbabwe, is now a commercial airline pilot after years of working as a waitress and flight attendant. Ever since Precious saw pilots during a school trip at an airport, she has already dreamed of becoming a pilot. She realized she didn’t see any female pilots at that time and it inspired her even more to pursue a male-dominated career. However, Precious had to put her dream on hold when she became a young mother at...

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