By Genevieve Roth

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ASH ADAMS

My relationship with Jordan has taught me more about race than any protest or rally ever could.

For the first 37 years of my life, I considered myself largely exempt from the blind spots of white privilege. Intellectually, I knew the definition of the phrase: White privilege is the inherent advantages that come with being white. But I assumed I knew better than to let those advantages hinder my progressive way of life. I had worked in New York City media for years, leaving a big job in magazines to become director of creative engagement for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. I helped to organize the Women’s March. I started my social impact age...

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A while back I noticed my friend Marti would post these really cool quotes every morning, they where funny and I always felt enlightened and defiantly motivated after viewing the posts.

I began to really look forward to the “Quote of the day” and they never let me do. At times it almost seemed like the quotes where just for me. On more than one occasion the “Quote of the Day” addressed the exact issue I was dealing with.

I became such a fan of the quotes I wanted to know more about the man behind him, so I reached to him.

His name is Justin Richards and he lives in Atlanta with his beautiful family, as it turns out Justin is an awesome person. We became fast friends an...

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By Staff

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Chuck Bennett is back with the “Happy Hour with Chuck Bennett Show.”


The drinks are still flowing and the laughter is nonstop, and of course there’s Chuck’s Angels.

I recently asked Chuck what made you bring the show back.

CB: Everywhere I go people tell me how much they miss the show, and while we’re still social distancing I decided to do ZOOM versions of the show and people are loving it, so who am I to deny the people a good time.

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Chuck is joined by his co-hosts Lisa Mills and Maurice Richardson and a variety of A-list guests.

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So get your cocktails ready and join the Party every Friday from 5-6pm on The Chuck Bennett’s Happy Hour fan page and You...

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By Staff

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Jonathan Quarles has always had a passion for building businesses and creating change. As a serial entrepreneur, he started his first business as the top-selling paperboy in his neighborhood at the age of 8. Thirty years later, Jonathan has created and developed more than 10 businesses, ranging from a custom T-Shirt operation to a creative printing company. He is an avid angel investor, setting his sights on fast-growing, disruptive companies with a social impact component.

In 2003, Jonathan fused his unparalleled ability to build bridges between people and ideas with his business acumen to launch The BTL Group. As Founder and CEO, he has transformed both multi-billion dollar corpora...

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By The Healthy Archive

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At some point in our lives, we all have to deal with toxic people. You'll get many things from toxic people - requests, claims, reproach - but there's one thing you'll never receive: an apology. Even if they say the words, there's always an ulterior motive behind them. They're either trying to take advantage of you, to manipulate you, or to squeeze out just another favor from you. They'll never apologize, or admit when they've made a mistake. Even if the proof is right there, they'll blame it on someone else and play the victim.

Why can't toxic people take responsibility for their mistakes? After all, we all make mistakes. It's in our nature, we're not perfect. Well, th...

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By Daniela Hernandez, Sarah Toy and Betsy McKay

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Six months into the coronavirus crisis, there’s a growing consensus about a central question: How do people become infected?

It’s not common to contract Covid-19 from a contaminated surface, scientists say. And fleeting encounters with people outdoors are unlikely to spread the coronavirus.

Instead, the major culprit is close-up, person-to-person interactions for extended periods. Crowded events, poorly ventilated areas and places where people are talking loudly—or singing, in one famous case—maximize the risk.

These emerging findings are helping businesses and governments devise reopening strategies to protect public health...

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By Scot Loyd

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Roy at my birthday party


Dear Roy,

You were the friend of my youth. You are black and I am white. When we became adults, we drifted apart. You served in the military. I served in the ministry. You died too soon for me to tell you this in person, so I’ll tell you now. You endured more than you should have, suffered more than you deserved, and were held to the unreasonable expectations of white culture, yet still you were my friend.

You came to my white church. You stayed in my white home. You ate at my white table. Yet I never stayed at yours. An occasional visit to your world was all my whiteness could warrant, yet you were expected to live in mine.

I was in your presence when ...

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By Antisia King

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Photo by Kory woods (@updateddet / @updateddet / @kory.woods)



As the protests were just getting started Detroit City Council President Pro Tempore Mary Sheffield and other concerned citizens gathered at the Detroit Association of Black Organizations headquarters located on Grad River and Wyoming on the West Side Detroit.

They discussed the goals of the protest and how we can all work together to meet our goals. We all agreed that this protest had to lead to progress. “The senseless killing of unarmed black people must stop now,” echoed speaker after speaker. We also discussed the importance of not letting outsiders hijack our message with senseless violence. The c...

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By Alicia Price

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Full Transparency…

I struggled with finding a topic for this month’s article. We are in the middle of fighting against injustice and racism while still adjusting to this “new normal” of pandemic life. Writing about my favorite beach destination or my top 5 hangout spots is tone-deaf and insensitive. Before I am a writer, a photographer, a food lover, a wanderlust; I am Black. I want to contribute more…for us.

We must all take on different roles in order to produce real change. The protesters, the educators, the activists and the legislators are as necessary as the Corporate America employee addressing a racist comment in a meeting. There is no s...

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By Mike Pomranz

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“I cannot sleep anymore,” he reportedly stated. “I start shaking every time I hear a scooter on the street.”



It’s one of the oldest pranks in the (telephone) book: ordering an unwanted pizza to someone’s house. (It’s even happened to the Queen of England!) But at what point does the gag stop being funny? For a man in Belgium, after nine years of pizza delivery, he was finally fed up enough to turn to the press.

Jean Van Landeghem and the pizzas that have plagued him for nearly a decade have become a global phenomenon after the Belgian site Het Laatste Nieuws—one of the country’s oldest and most popular (and completely legiti...

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