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Embrace your flyness with hair from ‘Madali’

December 12, 2017 - 

Madali is a Black-owned company that specializes in providing online hair extensions, closures, frontals, and wigs. The brand features “100 percent real” Filipino hair for Black women to choose from.

“We need more reputable Black companies,” said Madali Chief Marketing Officer Bianca Blake. “Madali has done well at becoming one of those companies.” According to the company’s website, Filipino hair matches African American hair texture better than other textures such as Indian and Chinese. The two textures have more similarities in natural curl pattern, provided an overall more natural look once completed. Click here for full article. 

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The Median Net Worth of Black Bostonians Is Lower Than the Cost of Lunch

December 12, 2017 - 

There isn’t a whole lot you can get in a major East Coast city for $8. Meals at most lunch spots, once you include tax, will run higher than that (a Shake Shack double costs $8.09, for example). But that amount—a measly $8—is making the rounds thanks to a Boston Globe spotlight investigation that delves into the city’s history of racism. 

Citing a study from 2015, “The Color of Wealth,” the Boston Globe listed a series of median wealth for Bostonians based on their racial and ethnic backgrounds. The median net worth for white households in Boston, for example, was $247,500. For Caribbean-born black people, it was $12,000. But for blacks native to the U.S., the median net worth of an entire household was just $8. Some readers thought it was a typo, prompting the Globe to publish another article explaining that it wasn’t. Put another way, that means the median white household in Boston is worth nearly 31,000 times more than a black American household. Visit for full article. 

Category: Media


25 Black-Owned Businesses to Support on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

December 12, 2017 - Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but very little of this sales revenue goes to Black and minority-owned businesses. In fact, according to federal statistics, Black-owned businesses continue to grow in numbers, but their annual revenues and number of employees continue to lag. Visit for full listing. 

Category: Business


Black voters in Alabama could be deciding factor in defeating Roy Moore

December 11, 2017 - 

Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones, who is running against Republican Roy Moore, is courting the Black vote, and that could make all the different in the Senate race. On Sunday, Jones spent the day with top Black lawmakers like New Jersey Senator Cory Booker as they stumped for the Democratic candidate. “Will we now raise up the echoes and let people know that democracy is not a spectator sport? You can’t sit on the sidelines and cheer for teams to win. You have to get into the game, it is a full-contact, participatory endeavor,” Booker told a crowd of Jones supporters. “The opposite of justice is not injustice, it is inaction, it is indifference, silence. We have to remind people that faith without works is dead.” Visit for full article. 

Category: Government & Elected Officials

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Hillsborough County Public Schools End Of Year Celebration

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Location: Aparicio-Levy Technical College 10119 East Ellicott Street Tampa FL, 33610

Hillsborough County Public Schools office of supplier Diversity and Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP Cordially invites you to its "End of Year Celebration". RSVP to AC Thomas at (813) 635-1243 or by December 8, 2017. 

Category: Civic Events


Tampa Small Business Holiday Mixer

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Location: Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel 100 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33602

Get connected and Gain Momentum for 2018! Michelle Rhodes Media presents this 2017 HOLIDAY MIXER! Join several smart Tampa Bay Small business owners as they convene on the W XYZ bar, located at ALOFT HOTEL in Downtown Tampa. As the old adage states "Your network is your net worth". Your business could be one contact away from explosive growth. Visit for more information. 

Category: Business Events


Night Market St. Pete!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Location: St. Pete Side Lot 2133 2nd Ave South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712

It's time for the next Night Market St. Pete! Come out and finish your Holiday Shopping, enjoy the music, savor the food and meet new friends at one of the largest Night Market's in the Tampa Bay area. Over 65 vendors, local food, live music and a rocking crowd makes this an event one not to be missed! Located next door to 3 Daughters Brewing in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District

Note to all potential vendors. Please email your interest to

Category: Entertainment Events

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