Amazon’s Dr. Nashlie Sephus Buys 12 Acres for Black Tech-Hub in Jackson

“Today was the culmination of over 18 months, 12 acres, seven buildings, two downtown districts, three unwilling to do a loan banks, a committed team, a lot of dollars, a solid group of lawyers, and a lot of patience and grit to invest in my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, bringing technology access for all. Excited for the journey that’s about to come!“ These words were part of a post on the Amazon Applied Science Manager’s Facebook page, breaking news on a new venture worth 25 Million dollars. Dr. Nashlie Sephus…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg the Revolutionary 2020 Couldn’t Live Without

“I want to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has. To do something outside myself. Cause I’ve gotten much more satisfaction for the things that I’ve done for which I was not paid”, Ginsburg told Irin Carmon in a 2015 interview on MSNBC. The revolutionary icon departed today at the age of 87 to…

On This Day: Clinton 12 Desegregates Public Schools in South

On this day, August 27th in 1956 the Clinton 12 integrated Tennessee public schools. Clinton High School in Tennessee became the very first public school in the south to desegregate. This shocked the region. The twelve African-American students who successfully integrated Clinton High School in 1956 were Jo Ann Allen, Bobby Cain, Theresser Caswell, Minnie Ann Dickey, Gail Ann Epps, Ronald Hayden, William Latham, Alvah J. McSwain, Maurice Soles, Robert Thacker, Regina Turner, and Alfred Williams. Tennessee had failed for nearly eighty years at establishing “equal” facilities, and the decision…

Black America Fighting the System and White Men not Just COVID-19

Ahmaud Arbery was a king who died on his throne. He was a young black male, unarmed, defenseless to the barrel of a shotgun who lost his life while taking a jog. The number of young black men whose last moments of life include looking in the eyes of their white killers while they succumb to their last breath is a reality that Black America is sick and tired of. I’ve attended protest after protest, rally after rally, action after action, a Million Man March and our brothers and sisters…

Group Natural Rebels Discusses Dangers of Black Hair Products

80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity Last week, a local sustainability group in Knoxville, Tennessee named Natural Rebels hosted a DIY workshop at a local library on making homemade, natural hair products showing some alternatives to commercial hair products.  Commercial hair products have gained negative attention recently when a US study showed “nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity.” Some common chemicals and linked side effects found in these products are:  Phenoxyethanol –…