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by on December 1, 2020
The concept of equality has been developing in the mental womb of mankind for thousands of years, yet we have refused to give birth to it. In the past, it seems as if the world was on the verge to give birth to equality but the moment that we fell in love with money, equality was aborted. At one time money was a medium of exchange but it has been transmuted into the fifth element of life. We have idolized money so much that it has become as necessary as air, water, land, and fire; we have moneti...
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by on December 1, 2020
I entered the world through you, you were my world before I had even entered the outer world. The cicatrix of my navel is a scar that is a reminder of our once attachment, it’s a scar of your love and the sacrifices that you had made to bring me to live into the world. From you, came to my first meal, my first hug, and my first kiss. My pains had become your pains, you had cried my tears through your own eyes. Your love had taught me that love without pain is love without a pulse. You had sacrif...
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by on September 28, 2020
Problem-solving is one of the most important aspects of entrepreneurship. As the founder of your organization and the leader of your team, you will be responsible for identifying and solving the problems of your customers, partners, employees, and your company in general. One may question whether successful problem-solving entrepreneurs use their natural talents to succeed or whether these skills are cultivated after years of experience. But in any case, I would argue that successful entrepre...
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by on August 8, 2020
 COVID-19 is far from over, many state school boards have insisted on reopening schools. It seems like the worst possible idea but sadly many have agreed with opening up their doors.  Why would people want their kids to go back to a crowded daily environment where the norm is far from six feet. If many kids came home with a cold or fever back then, imagine how much more scared parents should be. Their child could come home with a life-threatening disease of which there is no cure.      Sta...
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by on July 13, 2020
Hi guys and gals!  I’m a volunteer who has had the amazing opportunity of volunteering with BlackConnect! Here’s a little about me!  My name is Rebeca Saavedra, and round two years ago, someone gave me the chance to run my first social media page for an event and I fell in love with social media and all its aspects. Which includes a huge passion of mine: graphic design and infographic design! It gives me a chance to be creative in saying simple things.  ...
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by on June 14, 2020
Enslaved by a color that condemns human life to accept unpaid labor, racial slurs and, aggression as the only reality of the Black life in America, the pressure is building to break free, breathe easy and be whole. It has been a long wait since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr led the historic non-violent protests for civil rights in the 1960s. Mobility inched upwards at snail’s pace and it has always been a tight bargain for life, dignity, and a righteous share of prosperity. The world makes progress...
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by on June 9, 2020
If you want a healthy dose of #BlackExcellence, just visit Black Connect’s new freelancer platform, FreelanceMe.  Black Connect’s freelance feature serves at the point of contact between qualified professionals and business owners in need of assistance. Increase in African-American Entrepreneurship ...
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by on June 5, 2020
Right now, America is seeing its most dramatic shift in its social climate within modern American History. For the first time, people of all races are stepping up on the frontlines of nationwide protests in order to protest police brutality against African Americans. Also for the first time, people of other races and especially white people, are witnessing first hand the sinister nature of police brutality, as since protests began police have been documented using extreme force against peaceful ...
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by on April 23, 2020
Everyone knows by now that Bernie Sanders has officially suspended his presidential campaign. However, as a Bernie supporter, I’m not ready hang my support up just yet, and maybe you aren’t either.  So, here’s a few thoughts and important pieces of information that provide a glimmer of hope for those of us who were rooting for Bernie.    Everyone should also know that Senator Sanders is still on the ballots in all 50 states. He will cease to hold rallies and debates against Joe Biden, howe...
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by on January 23, 2020
If you're a business owner or entrepreneur, you have likely been inundated by offers from graphic designers to design your logo, revamp your website, create flyers, business cards, posters, and every other piece of marketing material conceivable. It may come as a surprise to know that despite the seeming proliferation of Black graphic designers, the field of professional graphic design is approximately 86% white.  Racial diversity has been an issue in the graphic design community for over 20 ...
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by on January 23, 2020
Design has the power to capture and influence our opinion of every product, service, event, and experience.  And despite the gross underrepresentation of African-Americans in the design industry, these entrepreneurs are running successful businesses while working to bring more diversity to their profession. They stand on the shoulders of pioneering Black designers like Emory Douglas, who centered art around civil and equal rights, and Archie Boston, who challenged racism through his designs a...
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by on December 31, 2019
Launching a successful company requires more than just hard work. More than having a great product or service.  More than building the right team.  More than having adequate funding.  All of these variables are important, but having all of these pieces in place still doesn’t guarantee success.  In the world of entrepreneurship, success depends on the timing of a million different things coming into alignment.  Start-ups shut down for many reasons.  There are plenty of stories of hardworking f...
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