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Community, Future, and Gucci: Diddy Talks New App With Jay-Z To Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses In New GQ Interview: "It's About Blacks Gaining Economic Power"@balleralert Diddy Talks New App With ‪Jay-Z‬ To Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses In New GQ Interview: “It’s About Blacks Gaining Economic Power” - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brother Love himself, or Diddy, as many still recognize his name as, was the cover story for the newest issue of GQ magazine. The interview mentioned a lot of projects we can expect to see from Diddy in the near future, including the new app that he and ‪Jay-Z‬ want to develop to connect consumers to black-owned business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He stated, "My culture… I want to be an authentic, unapologetic warrior for black culture and the culture of the street and how it moves. My thing is most importantly to change the narrative of the black race. I can't relate to anything that isn't about that.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There wasn’t much mentioned about the app’s name, release date, etc. Yet, Brother Love let up lightly about the apps projected function. When you open it, you will be able to search any city for black-owned or black-friendly business for you to patronize. Like a digital directory. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He goes on to clarify, saying, "This is not about taking away from any other community… We'll still go to Chinatown. We'll still buy Gucci! But the application will make it possible for us to have an economic community. It's about blacks gaining economic power.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking forward to seeing how the app works and what kind of businesses you will be able to find once you explore its search engines.

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Birthday, College, and Community: 9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. @balleralert 9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a special remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrate his birthday and achievements as a civil rights leader and activist in black history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we remember his heroic efforts today, there are still a few things you may not have known about MLK. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Micheal King, and both he and his father changed their name after the German Protestant leader, Martin Luther. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Martin Luther King Jr. began taking college classes full-time at Atlanta’s Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated with his Ph.D. at 25. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. On October 14th, 1964, at age 35, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for resisting racial inequality through non-violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. King donated all of the $54,123 (worth about $400,000 today) of his Nobel Peace Prize award to the Civil Rights movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. He was the first African American to be granted a national federal holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6. Over 1,000 streets in the U.S are named after Martin Luther King Jr. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7. MLK was arrested more than 20 times for his non-violent civil rights protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8. King won a Grammy for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9. In 2006, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Monument in Washington, D.C. was marked the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to an African-American. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Birthday, MLK. We appreciate all that you’ve done for the black culture and the sacrifices you’ve made to help create equality inside and out of our oppressed community.

9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a spec...

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G-Eazy, Instagram, and Memes: G- Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M After The 'Coolest Monkey' Viral Image @balleralert G- Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M After The ‘Coolest Monkey’ Viral Image - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HM has been receiving backlash after they posted a black boy wearing a hoodie that said “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle." The same day of the photo going viral, TheWeeknd cut ties with H&M. GEazy was working on a new clothing with H&M that was supposed to come out on March 1st, but he decided to cut ties with the company as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ G-Eazy posted on Instagram saying, “Over the past months I was genuinely excited about launching my upcoming line and collaboration with H&M.Unfortunately, after seeing the disturbing image yesterday, my excitement over our global campaign quickly evaporated, and I’ve decided at this time our partnership needs to end.Whether an oblivious oversight or not, it’s truly sad and disturbing that in 2018, something so racially and culturally insensitive could pass by the eyes of so many (stylist, photographer, creative and marketing teams) and be deemed acceptable.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ G-Eazy also posted a drawing of the boy wearing a hoodie saying “Coolest King in the World” along with his Instagram post. H&M has since removed the image from their website and issued an apology. Hopefully, they will be looking to hiring someone who is familiar with black culture among others.

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Fashion, Google, and Memes: Nicki Minaj Calls Out Designers For Exploiting Black Culture @balleralert Nicki Minaj Calls Out Designers For Exploiting Black Culture - blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday evening, Nicki Minaj performed at PhillipPlein's New York Fashion Week After Party alongside 21 Savage, Rae Sremmurd, and Yo Gotti. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Cut, Nicki Minaj closed her performance by thanking Phillip Plein for his work as well as supporting diversity through his label. Then "Roman," Nicki's alter ego came and blasted unnamed designers for exploiting black culture and refusing to include black people in their show. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Thank you, Philipp Plein, for including our culture," she told the crowd. "Designers get really big and really rich off of our culture, and then you don’t see a motherf*cker that look anything like us in the front row half the time. So let’s make some noise for Philipp Plein tonight." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this year, Nicki blasted Giuseppe Zanotti for not partnering with her but previously using her name on his footwear designs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Just go on google, you'll see all the different pairs he's named after me," she wrote on Twitter. "Lil black girl can inspire u but ain't worth a collection my nig?" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you think designers are exploiting black culture?
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Anime, Ass, and Bad: Ebony Elizabeth @Ebonyteach Being a nerd raised in the ghetto can't be an excuse for internalized antiblackness forever. 8/18/16, 7:05 PM 187 RETWEETS 211 LIKES <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/154102881692/daisyology-lepetitenoirmarkie" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://daisyology.tumblr.com/post/149414000741/lepetitenoirmarkie-thereasonforthewordbitch" class="tumblr_blog">daisyology</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lepetitenoirmarkie.tumblr.com/post/149405520432/thereasonforthewordbitch-sourcedumal-say-that" class="tumblr_blog">lepetitenoirmarkie</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://thereasonforthewordbitch.tumblr.com/post/149399238940/sourcedumal-say-that-again-yall-better" class="tumblr_blog">thereasonforthewordbitch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sourcedumal.tumblr.com/post/149342415911">sourcedumal</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Say that again!!!!</p> <p>Y’all better stop with this ‘I’m not like these OTHER Black kids’ bullshit out here. </p> </blockquote> <p>yes cuz niggas tired of hearing bout how the hood niggas bullied you in high school and the black girls aint like you cuz you like anime</p> </blockquote> <p>True, but at the SAME TIME we can’t deny that there is and was PLENTY of niggas calling these same kids “oreos” and roasting them for “trying to act or talking white”. That doesn’t help the internalized racism being shunned and being constantly picked at to validate blackness. </p> </blockquote> <p>yea i don’t understand why yall want these same black kids yall bully for this behavior to be so willing and happy about it. yall tired of hearing about black nerds being bullied but then stand to the side and watch it happen all the time. yall tired of hearing it well i guess they tired of LIVING it. and maybe that fake comradiere they have with other non black people is the only comfort they have.</p> <p>yall want all the solidarity in the black community but then at the same time yall step on black people who don’t conform. yall want everyone to do all black only, but then turn around and ignore black people. fuck all yall. </p> <p>yall make someone hate themselves for not being black enough, and then turn around and shame them for feeling that way. yall look down on black nerds because they rather read a comic than zane, because they stan for an asain entertainer and not a black one, because they might be into some alternative culture that isn’t rooted in black culture–and then turn around and say “yea just because we shit on yall for not acting black but that doesn’t mean yall not black.” like shut the fuck up. </p> <p>why dont we stop trying to police how black people should fit into black culture then? why dont we just allow black people to like rap OR j-pop and not demand that they must choose a side. how about we dont ostracize the black nerds who wanna talk more about pop culture and social issues. how about we accept black nerds/geeks/otakus as they are and maybe they wont be trying so hard to distance themselves from the black community.</p> </blockquote> <p>FUCKING YES. </p> <p>Thank you so much @daisyology .</p> <blockquote> <p> Y’all act like this was some lunch money and swirlies in the bathroom bullshit. No we were black kids dealing with gun-toting, gang affiliated, drug dealing previously arrested BLACK bullies. From home to class and back there was never one second of peace just one brutal ass whoopin after another. </p> <p>Every step of my high school life niggas were literally try to kill my ass for not being the right kind of black. I spent more time leaving the ER then i did leaving class. Every other day I was crawling my bloody ass out of the damn Street after getting knocked the fuck out. Where was this unity when I was pushed down whole flights of steps, beat with a fucking stick, and hand textbooks thrown at me?</p> <p>where were you people when I had to hide in the boys bathroom until everybody left the school?  Where were all of you the many times I was so desperate to just end it already because I was sick and tired of being physically beaten?  Where were you when the “bullying” got so bad (as if it wasn’t bad enough already) I decided to take a gun to school? </p> <p>I didn’t just have a few bad days, I had 4 fucked up years and it’s a miracle that I got through any of it at all, no thanks to you people. Please tell me when you had my back? I don’t remember anybody talking me out of a window or convincing me to take a gun back home.  When i was being “bullying” the only black person that had my back was me, thank you very much.</p> <p>Nobody said shit. Nobody did shit</p> </blockquote> </blockquote>
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