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Be color brave, not color blind: Mellody Hobson at TED2014 | TED Blog

Hobson wants to make clear, “I’m not here to complain. I’ve been treated well by people of all races more often than not. I have succeeded in my life more than my wildest expectations. I tell the uniform story because it happened. I tell the race stats because they are real.” And furthermore, those continuing problems threaten to rob future generations of their opportunities.


Source: Be color brave, not color blind: Mellody Hobson at TED2014 | TED Blog

Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation|Newsweek

Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation

The Permanent Memorial to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, in New York City, acknowledges a tragic chapter in the nation’s history. Some have argued that reparations for slavery would help heal long-festering racial strife. EDUARDO MUNOZ / REUTERS

Robert Westley, a professor at Tulane University who wasn’t involved in the paper, says that this and other examples can be used to refute arguments that slavery reparations would necessarily be too difficult to figure out. The French spoliation claims and others “were made and demanded over many generations,” he says. “Somehow problems of proof were not insurmountable in those cases, and shouldn’t be in the case of the United States with slavery.”

via Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation.

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes |This is Africa

 Zimbabwean inventor Sangulani Chikumbutso defied at least three laws of physics with his invention of a “self powered generator” reports Malcolm Meja of Zimbabwe’s Business Connect.  You would think such an achievement would gain him world acclaim. This is not the first of Chikumbutso’s inventions. This high school, form 2, dropout invented a radio broadcasting transmitter back in 1999 despite the impoverished state that caused him to leave school.

Saith Holdings was registered under the companies Act in 2013. After years of struggling as Chikumbutso could not secure funding to kick start his projects as no one shared the same vision as him perhaps because his projects especially his Greener Power Machine a self powered generator,” writes Meja. “The world is now, after years of discrediting Chikumbutso machine,  embracing the ingenious innovations. Saith Holdings has secured contracts with Brazil and Angola to provide electricity using The Greener Machine.“…  

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

This is Africa reports:

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

Yes, Sangulani Chikumbutso was on Monday launching some of his company’s products which included a hybrid engine-powered helicopter, an electric car, a magnetic converter, a ‘green’ power generator and a special drone.

With this launch, he has established himself as the first Zimbabwean to design and make an electric-powered vehicle and a hybrid helicopter:

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

Below Chikumbutso demonstrates his drone invention.

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

via Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes.

Average Is Failure | Vaughn Edmeade

Watch Life Coach Vaughn Edmeade explain why “Average is Failure” and skills are not enough. Brilliant and concise development strategies.

Vaughn has spread his message to tens of thousands of youth and young adults. He has dedicated his life to helping others accept the challenge of strengthening their character. His hope is that one day those in urban and inner-city communities, especially, will be able to realize brighter possibilities for themselves and those around them.

via Average Is Failure.

Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen brings Southern Cooking to Albany

mertonkizzycropAlbany County Legislator Merton Simpson Jr. and guests dined at one of Albany’s newest eateries, Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen, located at 353 Clinton Ave. Allie B’s features appetizing southern cooking with that homemade style. And yes, it was a mouthful. An April 2014 article in the Troy Record offered this quote, which I find most interesting:

“The business named for her mother, Allie B Berthea, a native of South Carolina. In her lifetime, Allie B cooked for prominent religious officials, City Council officials, State Legislators, Congressional representatives, and a New York City mayor and New York State governor.”

Kizzy Williams, a former Harlem resident, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere. Meals include ample servings of baked or barbecue chicken, fried fish, and barbecue pork ribs. Each meal includes three sides guaranteed to make your mouth water. Kizzy William’s family owned and operated Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen brings the ambiance and the legacy of her mother’s kitchen to your table with heaping portions of sweet potatoes, rice and beans, macaroni salad, potato salad, collard greens and more. foodkizzycrop

Last Thanksgiving, Williams provided 50 dinners to the public. She plans to double this number next year. Williams offers free delivery and catering for affairs with hundreds of guests. Her determination to secure a place for her family within the Albany community drives Williams’ willingness to contribute to her community as a partner and entrepreneur. We are truly blessed.

See the website: http://www.AllieBs.com or call: (518) 729-3472 for further details.

Resurrecting Black Wall Street: Trailer #2 – YouTube

Resurrecting Black Wall Street is a story hidden for at least 100 years. The story is out. Learn an intricate part of American history. See the film.


Published on Apr 8, 2015

You can pre-order the film by visiting ResurrectingBlackWallStreet.com.

via Resurrecting Black Wall Street: Trailer #2 – YouTube.

Black Wall Street Pt 2 Of 2 – YouTube | Black History 2015

Black Wall Street Clears The Myth That African Americans Never Acquired Wealth In America.

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Black Wall Street Pt 1 Of 2 – YouTube | Black History 2015

Black Wall Street Clears The Myth That African Americans Never Acquired Wealth In America.

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10 things not to buy in 2015 – MarketWatch

Bottled Water

Bottled Water is Number 3 on this list. But check out what environmental experts have to say.

Scares over possible water contamination have helped boost demand for bottled water over the last few decades, experts say. The American public thinks bottled water is going to be safer and cleaner than tap water, says Mae Wu, attorney in the health program at National Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., but “for the most part, that’s not true.”

via 10 things not to buy in 2015 – MarketWatch.

Top Designer at Pinterest Delivers Compelling Explanation About Being Black in Silicon Valley – Blerds

Top Designer at Pinterest Delivers Compelling Explanation About Being Black in Silicon Valley – Blerds.

Justin advises teaching simple coding to our young. He also determines that the survival of Silicon Valley will depend on its fixing its social climate.

Blacks and Silicon Valley