How the World’s Richest Black Man Lost It All

It would take 138 Oprahs to amass Mansa Musa’s wealth. Yes, you read that right! Musa is considered the richest person in all of history with an estimated net worth of $400 Billion, and the crazy thing is few folks have ever heard of him. So, who was Mansa Musa? During the early 14th century, Musa served as emperor of …

How the World’s Richest Black Man Lost It All

It would take 138 Oprahs to amass Mansa Musa’s wealth. Yes, you read that right! Musa is considered the richest person in all of history with an estimated net worth of $400 Billion, and the crazy thing is few folks have ever heard of him. So, who was Mansa Musa? During the early 14th century, Musa served as emperor of …

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

Today marks 50 years since Loving v. Virginia ruled that it was unconstitutional to legally prohibit interracial marriage. So, where are we now? Does our society embrace interracial dating or are we still enforcing this prohibition de facto? According to the Pew Research Center, more than 12% of people marry outside of their race. For Blacks in particular, nearly 19% have …

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

Today marks 50 years since Loving v. Virginia ruled that it was unconstitutional to legally prohibit interracial marriage. So, where are we now? Does our society embrace interracial dating or are we still enforcing this prohibition de facto? According to the Pew Research Center, more than 12% of people marry outside of their race. For Blacks in particular, nearly 19% have …

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

Today marks 50 years since Loving v. Virginia ruled that it was unconstitutional to legally prohibit interracial marriage. So, where are we now? Does our society embrace interracial dating or are we still enforcing this prohibition de facto? According to the Pew Research Center, more than 12% of people marry outside of their race. For Blacks in particular, nearly 19% have …

Who in the World Was Renee Powell?

In 2013, CaShawn Thompson popularized the phrase “Black Girl Magic” as way to celebrate the power and resilience of Black women, as well as to praise their accomplishments. But as we know, Black women have been magic forever. Renee Powell, the greatest African-American female golfer of all-time, is no exception to this rule. For decades, events produced by the Ladies …

Who in the World Was Renee Powell?

In 2013, CaShawn Thompson popularized the phrase “Black Girl Magic” as way to celebrate the power and resilience of Black women, as well as to praise their accomplishments. But as we know, Black women have been magic forever. Renee Powell, the greatest African-American female golfer of all-time, is no exception to this rule. For decades, events produced by the Ladies …

Who in the World Was Renee Powell?

In 2013, CaShawn Thompson popularized the phrase “Black Girl Magic” as way to celebrate the power and resilience of Black women, as well as to praise their accomplishments. But as we know, Black women have been magic forever. Renee Powell, the greatest African-American female golfer of all-time, is no exception to this rule. For decades, events produced by the Ladies …

Would You Invite Your Uncle to the Cookout?

Everybody has “that one uncle” in their family.  You know, the one that wears the two-piece suit to the family picnic and makes his second to-go plate before folks finish eating; or, the uncle who always come through for you in the clutch. In Black communities, uncles are often like second fathers to their relatives’ kids and play a crucial …

Would You Invite Your Uncle to the Cookout?

Everybody has “that one uncle” in their family.  You know, the one that wears the two-piece suit to the family picnic and makes his second to-go plate before folks finish eating; or, the uncle who always come through for you in the clutch. In Black communities, uncles are often like second fathers to their relatives’ kids and play a crucial …