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The fight over Confederate statues is an old one that has been ignited by recent events and the seeming uprise of White Supremacy groups since the election of President Trump. Although some view Confederate statues as part of American history that need to be preserved, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) feels otherwise. At least when it comes to the ones in the Capitol. https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/898014577861943297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Fcory-booker-is-introducing-a-bill-to-remove-confederate-statues-from-the-capitol_us_5995f52de4b0e8cc855c3fdb In a statement to Huffington Post, Senator Booker said, “Individuals who were treasonous to the United States, who took up arms against their own country, and inflicted catastrophic death and suffering among U.S. citizens, should not be…

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Do you need another reason to love summer? We have got it for you! A number of cities across the U.S. are celebrating black-owned restaurants by having “Support Black-Owned Restaurants Days”. Most of these take place in August in cities like Portland, Chicago, Houston, Madison, Memphis and more. Although the celebration of black owned restaurants is not new, the fact that it is spreading is good news to the black community at large. These celebrations go as far back as 1979 with the creation of the Black Cuisine Festival in San Francisco by George W. Davis. Since then, the movement…

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The age old debate of science vs art is a ridiculous one. Hey humans and almost all living things, would you rather have water or air so you live and flourish? Sure, you can live longer without water, but will that be flourishing and growing? Some will argue that without science, we would not be able to live at all or it would be a very uncomfortable existence. But would a society be able to grow and flourish without art? One of the best movies in recent years demonstrates why art is just as important as science. “Hidden Figures” blessed…

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If you’re like most of us, you never thought you needed a 600 page coffee book. Until now. Ever pushing the limits of creativity, Beyonce has just released a grad and stunning 600 page coffee book that tells the behind the scene story of the making of her sixth record, Lemonade. It is rightfully titled How to Make Lemonade.  The politically forward and unapologetic Lemonade stirred up controversy as it celebrated black female power, brutal honesty, and vulnerability. The social commentary continued beyond the HBO special as Beyonce used platforms like the Super Bowl, Video Music Awards and the Grammys to further push…

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