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Why Side Hustles Can Be A Means Of Survival, Not Just A Pursuit Of Passion

The enslavement of Africans in the Americas has had profound physical, psychological, social, political, and economic impacts that are so embedded into the fabric of civilization that generations today still feel its effect. Upon emancipation, granted by governments that still benefited from this form of caste system, many Black slaves were limited in the options made available to...

What My Journey To Spiritual Growth Taught Me About Millennials And The Black Church

I am a Christian, more specifically I am a Baptist church kid. I have grown up in the same historic Cleveland Baptist church of three generations prior. Currently, a good portion of my friends come from having grown up in church together. As a youth, I was in Cherub Choir, a youth usher, a Guild (junior trustee), president of the Baptist Youth Fellowship, an annual volunteer for...

I Love Making My Mama Proud, But I Hate How Difficult America Makes It For Me To Succeed

I LOVE MY MAMA! Well, I love both of my parents, but I especially love my mama because she is one of my best friends. We have served to fill the gap that my late grandmother left.During my 28 ½ years of life, aside from my late grandmother, my mother is undoubtedly the person who knows me best – quirks, routines, habits, vices, etc. There is nothing that I would not do...