A new generation of Black male teachers starts its journey in partnership with Apple

By Apple Newsroom

For more than 100 years, teaching has run through Hillary-Rhys Richard’s family.

Growing up in Katy, Texas, Rhys, as he’s known to his friends, listened to his mother, Astrya Richard, tell stories of her ancestors — four generations of educators who saw teaching as a calling, and learning as a tool for change. Continue reading A new generation of Black male teachers starts its journey in partnership with Apple

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Meet Byron Donalds, Florida’s third-ever Black Republican in Congress

By EUGENE DANIELSKRYSTAL CAMPOS and MICHAEL CADENHEAD, Politico

Before Byron Donalds became a congressman, he worked in banking and insurance and was a Florida state representative. Growing up, he says he was an apolitical registered Democrat. But the party’s promises of individual liberty and conservatism made him want to be a Republican. Continue reading Meet Byron Donalds, Florida’s third-ever Black Republican in Congress

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‘Ma Rainey’s’ hair and makeup team make history with Oscar win

MARK OLSEN, LA Times

The hair and makeup team behind “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” — Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson — made history when they were nominated for the Oscar, with Neal and Wilson being the first Black people recognized in the category. Now they have made history again as that category’s winners. Continue reading ‘Ma Rainey’s’ hair and makeup team make history with Oscar win

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Meet the Founder of a Thriving Black-Owned, Vegan-Friendly Beauty Brand

By Black News

Meet Nynoka Grant, founder and CEO of Akoyn Beauty, an Atlanta-based Black-owned company that manufactures vegan-friendly personal care specialty products that are especially for women. Their premium soaps, skin creams, and body butter are handmade from the finest all-natural ingredients. Now, more than ever, taking care of yourself and remaining stress-free is a priority. Continue reading Meet the Founder of a Thriving Black-Owned, Vegan-Friendly Beauty Brand

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