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Author: AishaAdams

Happy Black Philanthropy Month

The History of Black Philanthropy Month Black Philanthropy Month was created in August of 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, the co-founder of the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network. Every August we recognize and celebrate giving from people of African descent. The primary goal of Black Philanthropy Month is informed, involve, inspire Black philanthropy. Although this is only its 7th year in existence Black Philanthropy Month has been promoting black philanthropic investments and conscious giving in communities coast to coast all month long. The most notable celebration is taking place in the form of an exhibition entitled “The Soul of Philanthropy.”...

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Conversations: Catching up with Vivian Green

Vivian Green has a new album out, and I love it! It is grown and soulful.  She took a few minutes to answer a few questions about her new album, her career, and more… Click here to purchase Vivid (August 2015) NNG: I am so excited about your new album, Vivid (August 2015). It is one of those albums where you don’t need to skip a song. You can turn it on and have fun with it. VG: Thank you so much! This is exactly what Kwame and I wanted. Kwame produced the entire album, and he is a...

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Official Interview with Dr. Umar Johnson

I love a good scholarly conversation, and after watching a few YouTube videos featuring Dr. Umar Johnson and learning some of the controversy that surrounds him I wanted to meet him myself. I am excited that he wants to open a school that provides a nurturing and safe place for young men. While he may not be everybody’s cup of tea, we still need him. We don’t have enough safe places for young black men. As his naysayers shoot him down, they offer no solutions. Another interesting take is that I don’t see principals in pubic school judged for...

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Spotlight: Celebrity Killer Mike’s Graffiti SWAG Barbershop

This weekend, I had the opportunity to get my eyebrows arched at a barbershop owned by Killer Mike.  Killer Mike’s Graffiti SWAG  Barbershop located in Union City, Georgia (on the outskirts of Atlanta). The SWAG stands for Shaving, Washing, And Grooming. It was an amazing experience; my eyebrows are on fleek, and I will be going back. Rumor has it that celebrities like SticMan (DeadPrez) and Big Tiger frequent the shop and that there is a second shop closer to downtown Atlanta having a grand opening soon. I have always been a fan of Killer Mike’s (Michael Render’s) work....

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Interviewing Nubia Sutton

I am so excited to share one of my all time favorite vegans with you,’s Nubia Sutton. Her YouTube channel helped me learn the importance of eating raw foods, but it also also kept me motivated on my vegan journey. Nubia is truly a treat to anyone who encounters her.  Her information is listed on the vegan resources page of this blog, and I highly recommend her sessions. In this conversation Nubia gives great advice for those who are on a vegan journey. Watch Nubia Sutton...

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