2019 Black Power
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The current economic condition of the Black American community is in critical condition. Challenged by police brutality, poverty, economic instability, domestic terrorism and systemic racism the Black American community has been unable to craft an effective action plan to counteract these negative forces. In crafting an action plan, Group Economics within the Black American community would be the first bullet point.

A guide to the Black Power movement in 2019: Here are 25 things you can do to practice group economics in 2019.

  • Produce A Product

  • Produce A Service

  • Outsource Tasks To a Member of the Community

  • Open An Online Store or Open A Brick And Mortar Store

  • Host Community Events & Create Community Gardens

  • Use Black Business Directories

  • Be patient with your people

  • Start Making And Selling Your Own Clothes And Accessories

  • Source Black Produced Products

  • Start Or Join A Black Investment Club

  • Find And Join A Black Bank

  • Crowd-fund To Raise Capital

  • Build A Barter System Within Your Community

  • Change Your Buying Habits

  • Vote With Your Dollars

  • Create Trust Funds For Your Children Or Endowments For Organizations

  • Fight For Reparations

  • Build A Cooperative

  • Hire Black

  • Learn The Fundamentals of Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Finance

  • Join Or Create A Black Buying Cooperative

  • Refer A Black Business To Someone Else

  • Buy Black But Sell To Anyone

  • Improve Your Financial IQ

  • Approach Group Economics With Hustle And Persistence

2019 Black travelers
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Been wanting to tatt your passport up? Hold on, do you even have your passport yet? Traveling is easier now more than ever with the access of constant advancing technology and different ways to maximize our experiences for a minimal amount of money. After all, when you get there you want to have money to bring stuff back for yourself, your parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. However, for the black travel virgin, often times we hinder our experiences waiting on friends or lack the knowledge on how to plan a destination excursion. Well, Travel Noire provides great guides on where and how to plan your trip based on seasonal, featured, and even requested destinations. This is a great introduction for the first time and/or seasoned traveler. Read and explore more here: 


http://explore.tnexperiences.com/city-guides

Chris Brown, Masters!
Chris brown inks new deal in 2019

If you haven’t been hearing this conversation buzz regarding the current King of R&B, it’s time for you to come from under that rock. That being said, there’s no way you can mention R&B and its pioneers without mentioning Chris Brown and what he’s done for this genre we all love. 
In the last 48 hours, it has been announced that Breezy started his 2019 by inking a new deal with his label, RCA, allowing him to own his master recordings—making him one of the youngest musicians to ever endorse such a deal. “This new deal structure between Brown and RCA Records will undoubtedly enhance the release of new Chris Brown music, content, and much more throughout 2019 and beyond.” [via @Complex]
So again, when we talk about Kings, there’s more that has to be done and time that has to be put in order to wear the crown. We’re not saying Breezy is ultimately the King of R&B, but check his stats, then look at yours....his...now back to yours.

Network & Chill

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A sunny Sunday, a rooftop, and good vibes set the tone for yesterday’s Network & Chill event in Inglewood, CA.The creator of Network & Chill, @Twiggytrail is also a designer and owner of body jewelry company Lace ME (@_laceme_). As soon as you walk upstairs to get to the rooftop, you’re greeted by a sign with a simple set of rules: “ 1. Make a name tag, 2. Network with 2-3 people.”Multiple vendors were set up with table displays of their business products and services: clothing, make-up, and a glam team (Hair, MUA, photography).The atmosphere was accompanied by a DJ, a 420 friendly table, a bar, sliders, and a well known staple chicken & waffles.

 

As the afternoon progressed, several artists blessed us with their art through music, including up and coming R&B artist out of Maryland, Rue Pratt (@ruepratt).  She had the crowd grooving to her opening tune “Chocolate” while enjoying goodies from some of the food vendors.  It was the perfect day to share laughs, eat good, smoke up, but most importantly network to build a better immediate future.

Be sure to follow @Twiggytrail and support her business @_laceme_ as she continues to contribute in pushing the culture forward!

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@Blkfoodie Instagram!

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Ok, hands up if you love food! Well that was easy. From the alleys and street corners to the 5-star luxurious cuisine experience, we’re covering it all! @Blkfoodie is the official Instagram page of all foods and desserts black-owned nationwide. Of course we have to eat to live, so without further ado, start following @blkfoodie to discover new black owned gems in your neighborhood and see our personal reviews of restaurants and food trucks/carts visited. 

Our reviews are based on a 5-star scale rating where we always highlight taste, service, convenience, and cost. 

Start recycling the black dollar today with your next meal! 

 

 

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