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Things African Americans Should Be Doing During the Trump Presidency

Things African Americans Should Be Doing During the Trump Presidency

Donald Trump on the campaign trail in 2016.
It’s official, The Great Orange Pumpkin with the bad combover is really our president. Not really my president but still sitting his fat ass in the White House, signing things that can make our lives very, very hard over the next four years.
For some of us, Black people, our lives are already hard.
We are Black. In America. Need I say more?

The Benefits and Uses of Oils Guide (including Essential Oils)

The Benefits and Uses of Oils Guide (including Essential Oils)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Discover numerous health benefits with the herbaceous scent of eucalyptus oil. This oil is famous for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, decongestant and antibacterial properties. Burning some eucalyptus essential oil or steaming the oil can greatly help reduce congestion, coughs, colds, sinus infections, and asthma. Gargling water with a little eucalyptus oil is also a great way to soothe a sore throat!

If you have insect bites, burns, wounds, irritation or acne try putting some eucalyptus oil in your bathtub. The antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory effects will leave your skin soothed and repaired. It is good for nearly any skin infection....


How to Repair Hair Loss and Hair Growth Tips for African-Type Natural Hair

How to Repair Hair Loss and Hair Growth Tips for African-Type Natural Hair

Excellent ingredients for hair growth and hair loss repair:
1) Shea butter
2) Tea Tree Essential Oil
3) Olive Oil
4) Jamaican Black Castor Oil
5) Coconut Oil - purifies hair and can be used during hair washings and moisturizing (e.g. pre-poo)
6) Rosemary Essential Oil - natural stimulant oil
7) Jojoba Oil
8) Eucalyptus Oil
9) Garlic Oil
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Donald Trump is the New President-Elect of Election 2016

Donald Trump is the New President-Elect of Election 2016

Donald Trump became the official President-elect on November 9, 2016.
I went to bed on November 8, 2016, knowing Donald Trump would win the election. I woke up the next morning and posts on Facebook then online news articles confirmed my thoughts.
donald trump, president-elect 2016
I grieved for a minute and I, briefly, wondered if life would have been better under another Clinton presidency? Then, I came to my senses and realized that I was somewhat confused of what just happened in America and...


Black Entrepreneurship: Trendy vs Classy Branding Techniques

Black Entrepreneurship: Trendy vs Classy Branding Techniques

Recently, I read an article about Tommy Hilfiger and he stated that he wished he wouldn’t have “followed the trends.” See the video below of a Tommy Hilfiger commercial with the beautiful late R&B singer, Aaliyah.
I read most of the article but I was mostly interested in the comments, so I scrolled and I was shocked at the responses.
After reading the article posted in “The Grio”, as a fellow Creative, I was feeling pretty Zen about the whole piece.
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