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By Megan Kirk Actor and comedian Chris Rock released a film in 2009 centered around Black women and the beauty industry. Taking a closer look at the relationship between Black women and their hair, the film “Good Hair” uncovered truths about the significant role Black women play in the multibillion-dollar industry. It also helped to highlight the versatility of Black hair and why Black women dominate the hair and beauty business. In 2019, Essence magazine reported that African Americans spend $1.2 trillion each year on hair and that number

Hires solidify Real Times Media as a diverse, digitally focused media platform. DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM) is proud to welcome Mark Hayes and Andre Ash. In a heightened commitment to digital journalism, Hayes and Ash will work to curate online content for all Real Times Media subsidiaries.Hayes, based out of Atlanta, will lead national, high-profile content planning for the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune, and Who’s Who In Black Atlanta. Ash will focus on news and issues primarily connected to the Michigan Chronicle in Detroit, where

Bringing a laidback California style to the spirits industry, Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg’s INDOGGO® Gin is easy to mix, easy to drink and hard to forget. On the heels of a successful limited launch last Fall, Entertainment Icon and Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg has announced his INDOGGO® Gin is now available nationwide. INDOGGO®, crafted with a laid-back California style, is the ultimate remix of seven premium botanicals infused with all-natural strawberry flavor. INDOGGO® was developed by the King of “Gin & Juice,” in partnership with Keenan Towns and Marc

By Danielle Sanders HomeLight and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) announced​ a partnership and the launch of the joint Black Real Estate Program. The HomeLight-NAREB Black Real Estate Agent Program will provide financial, educational, and career support for aspiring Black real estate agents across the country. The goal is to help agents achieve high-production success. The goal of the program is to improve the rate of homeownership for Black Americans. BLACK REAL ESTATE AGENT PROGRAM IS CRUCIAL TO IMPACTING CHANGE According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, Black

The average net worth for millennials is less than $11,000. While that is not necessarily a small number, it pales in comparison to the figures needed to achieve most long-term financial goals. While we might think the path towards these goals is to make more money, the real solution is building wealth. The two might seem the same, but they are very different. When you’re rich, you work for and/or have a lot of money. But when you’re wealthy, your money and your assets work for you. This is a

Cyril Josh Barker for the Amsterdam News The wins of Howard University alum/Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Morehouse College alum U.S. Senator-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and help from political organizer and Spelman College graduate Stacy Abrams was summed up in a viral Jan. 5 tweet: “If a Morehouse man becomes a U.S. senator, while a Howard alumna is the vice president, and both were aided by a Spelman woman, I never, never, never want to hear any more talk about HBCU’s not preparing you for the ‘real world.’” The tweet was

NNPA Newswire — Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent A Black woman now has the task of restoring order at the U.S. Capitol. Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. The riot agitated by President Donald Trump on January 6 resulted

DETROIT, Michigan—Real Times Media (RTM), a Detroit-based multimedia holding company, announced today a new partnership with Second Street, the market leader in online media audience engagement and interactive content, as a next step in the evolution of its news organization into the preeminent digital news destination for African American consumers. Leveraging Second Street’s experience serving more than 4,000 media companies across North America and the European Union, this partnership further enables RTM’s transformation into a digitally focused problem solver for its customers. “We are always looking for ways

At a recent dinner with friends, all of whom happen to be Millennials, we got on the topic of dating and, for us at least, dating’s ultimate goal: marriage. Despite having desires of what age we’d be married by when we were younger and, perhaps,more naive, none of us seemed to be in a rush currently, despite our ticking clocks. The conversation then turned to the marriages we have experienced first-hand; that of our parents. Although love was present, all of us admitted we wouldn’t want to follow

On October 26, 2020, Kevin McFall, 2020 Men of Excellence honoree, Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation, and Red Clay Digital, hosts #MOBEMondays.  They have assembled a panel of newspaper, archive and advertising thought leaders for an engaging conversation about the transformative state of Black newspapers and advertising in an era of uncertainty. While many count out the Black News industry, the panel will delve into the historic, current, and future relevancy of this industry and the vitality to communities of Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color.  Our panel of