Black People Move Forward website answers a problem that exists within the media, which has to do with how Black people are represented by the media. For centuries and beyond the mainstream media has always found ways to demonize Black people. From mainstream media, we draw the conclusion that negative stereotypes about Black people are true. Psychologically, this effects the way Black people behave and even how Black people interact with each other. We need to understand that the mainstream media has a very psychological effect on people’s behavior. This includes people of all races and even the race that is being negatively portrayed. We have even seen these same people who are being stereotyped behave negatively towards their own racial, cultural or ethnic groups. Social media is very telling. Judged from the types of posts that Black people dig up that are particularly about other Black people being presented in a negative light, we see that Black people have definitely been adversely effected by these negative presentations. In fact, we become so immersed in the negativity that is fueled against us, Black people actually propagandize the negativity. It’s not very empowering when an attacked group of people attack themselves. […]
Kim Kardashian wanted to file for a divorce against Kanye West sooner, but said that she waited due to his mental health issues he has been dealing with. A massive divorce is back on the horizon and it could get ugly. Kim Kardashian, 36, could be heading back to a single life very soon. There has been speculation about them divorcing in the past but it appears that there may have been truth to these speculations.
Not many kids turn their lemonade stands into successful ventures, but 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer has raised the bar by securing a four-state contract with Whole Foods. The Austin, Texas sixth-grader built her lemonade business, BeeSweet Lemonade (soon-to-be “Me & The Bees”), with a 1940s lemonade recipe from her grandmother that uses flaxseed and local honey as sweetener. Ulmer received a $60,000 investment when she appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank with her business. Whole Foods also saw the promise in her lemonade, which supports local bees by using honey. The supermarket chain signed a deal with Ulmer to sell the lemonade in 55 stores across Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. While the lemonade brand highlights the role of bees, Ulmer said she wasn’t always a fan “When I was four years old, I got stung by two bees in one week,” she told NBC. “It was painful. I was terrified of bees.” But that fear ended up inspiring her to learn more about the insects, and she decided to make her lemonade with local honey. Celebrity Chef at the White House Easter Egg Roll. I can’t believe it. I’m mixing up my lemonade and will include a new twist to a […]
Back in 2014, both Forbes and Time magazines confirmed that Oprah Winfrey, the popular talk show host and television mogul, is no longer the richest Black woman in the world. She had been unseated by an oil baroness named Folorunsho Alakija. Who is she? Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian billionaire oil tycoon, a fashion designer and a philanthropist. The 66-year old is reported to be worth at least $3.3 billion. She has real estate worth over $100 million and a $46 million private jet. All in all, she is worth about $300 million more than Oprah. How she did it It certainly helped that Folorunsho was born into a wealthy family in Nigeria, but her career began as a secretary at the International Merchant Bank of Nigeria. She then studied fashion design in England, and later returned to Nigeria to open her business called Supreme Stitches which designed and sold high-end Nigerian clothing to upscale women. Her fashion enterprise is now called The Rose of Sharon Group, which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited and Digital Reality Prints Limited. But her wealth really took off when she got into the oil business in 1991. With no […]