Coding While Black: Black Tech Professionals Share

I ain’t been corporate in over a decade but I definetly saw a lot of this… even with my “light skin” privilege…. and why I am not surprised the Nigerian claims racism hasn’t affected him while noting racists events…smmfh

“Until my tenure at Twitter, I strongly resisted being ‘the Black guy,’” writes Mark S. Luckie, an author, digital strategist, and former Twitter employee. “I didn’t want to be the sole representative of a multifaceted group of people or be siloed into focusing on Black issues.” Continue reading

Criminal Defense Attorney Turned Entrepreneur’s New Board Game Keeps Teens Out of Prison

And people always wanna talk about the bad in Chi… good work sista educating the babies on this just-us system….

April D. Preyar, creator of the game, says that 35 minutes of play can save teens from having to serve 3 to 5 years in jail.

Nationwide — Chicago native, 19-year veteran criminal defense and civil rights attorney, April D. Preyar, has launched an original boardgame called JustUs Junkie’s Trials & Triumph.
Preyar is partner and co-owner of the boutique law firm, the Shiller Preyar Law Offices. She is an author, viral vlogger, and a new adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the John Marshall Law School. Preyar has been appeared on the Oxygen Television Network (“Dark Web Exposed”), NBC News Chicago, ABC News Chicago, WGCI Radio Chicago, WVON Radio Chicago, and V103 Radio Chicago as a guest legal correspondent. Continue reading

How lynching was used by whites to destroy competition from black business owners

This is just one example of YT not wanting a level playing field because they know we will take it all back in spades. They remember when we stood on their backs like they do us currently…. and then act as if we are the inferior ones…

To the editor: Many sincere white Americans have raised the question of why African Americans have failed to become as successful as other people of color, especially recent immigrants to United States. The article on lynchings sheds some light on the subject.

The story of the murder of Elmore Bolling, a successful black businessman, by his jealous white neighbor in Alabama in 1949 was just a glimpse into a pattern of racist violence that terrorized African Americans for generations. On a broader scale, during the Jim Crow era white Americans destroyed prosperous black businesses in many communities. Continue reading

Black-Owned Food Manufacturer, Neilly’s Foods, to Expand Nationwide Distribution to More Than 3,000 Kroger Stores

Neilly’s Foods, a York-based company have announced that they will expand the distribution nationwide of 6 SKUs of their all-natural and easy-to-prepare Rice Mixes. The expansion is to include Kroger Nationwide and other Kroger’s banners like Fry’s, Food4Less, Ralphs, QVC and more. Kroger is the second largest general retailer in the United States with over 3,000 locations nationwide. Continue reading

20 Black Owned Spice, Seasoning and Sauce Brands | SHOPPE BLACK

We have to support our own people to come up in the wicked society…. and big ups to my girl Catrina Mills and her Leatherwood seasonings you can purchase at HTTPS://TASTETHEWORLDINCINCY.COM

The global spices and seasonings and sauces market is projected to reach a projected value of over $14.8 Billion by 2020.

Here are some Black owned spice, seasoning and sauce brands that will add some flavor to your life. #TooMuchSauce #SpiceOfLife #TisTheSeasoningToBeJolly

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Invest in the First Black Woman-Owned Cafe & Farmers Market Franchise That Will Be Owned by the Community

From the crib!!!

Roots & Vine Produce and Café, spearheaded by Ena Jones, a single mother of 3, born and raised in Chicago, has set its Grand Opening for this fall 2018 on Chicago’s South Side in the Morgan Park Community. The plan is to create a Wi-Fi friendly café with a healthy menu, coffee, smoothies, and juices as well as tempting pastries. Continue reading