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America: First Observations

In San Francisco International and connecting to Boston. White people everywhere, talking about bullshit. Talking about juicing and the fluctuation of the euro. First time in 11 months I can understand everything I hear. 287 more words

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Pay what you owe: How Nike profits from African-American cool

On January 19th, as part of its decade-long tradition of honoring Black History Month, Nike dropped this year’s line of commemorative sneakers. The 12 new shoe designs feature special black and white colorways of shoes endorsed by some of the company’s highest profile spokesmen, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. 713 more words

Nichelle Stephens reblogged this on CoolBlkPpl and commented:

[The new shoes] also symbolize how the company has leveraged what’s arguably become its most profitable asset: African-American cool. But not everyone is impressed…or honored.

Solid Gold Links: Beyoncé, Black History Month, Black or White

A great website to remind us the achievements of black people during Black History Month. Check out Because of them, We can.

What the Kale?! 110 more words

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Ice Cold Links: Ebony's Photos, Movies, Shade Court

Luvvie wrote exactly what I was thinking when I heard the Johnson Publishing is selling its archive of five million photos for only $40M.  When I was managing the website, Pepsi We Inspire, I discovered that there is a lack of good stock photos of black people. 206 more words

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Cool Black People Links: Black Dolls, Billie Holiday, Smart Brown Voices

Check out this Tumblr, Black Doll Life.

New podcast by Mike Street, Smart Brown Voices. This podcast is designed to help inspire you to reach the next level in your life by connecting you to powerful and diverse voices of value. 38 more words

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Podcast: W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery Talk To David Alan Grier

W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery have a podcast with a long and auspicious title,  “Denzel Washington is the greatest actor of all time, period”. This episode, they talk to David Alan Grier about Hollywood and The Soldier’s Play. 15 more words

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