Written by Ebony Onyxx
Fueled by African American women’s desire for eye-catching tresses, the Black hair care industry is worth an estimated $10 billion to date. And that’s not including synthetic and human hair sales.
Madame C.J. Walker gained a place in the Guiness Book of Records in 1910 as the first American female to become a self-made millionaire.
The world had changed and was ready and waiting for her line of beauty and hair products for black women.
In 1971, Johnson Products, the maker of Soft & Sheen products, became the first African American owned firm listed on the American Stock Exchange.
Until the 80’s, black owned hair and skin product lines prevailed in the market, primarily due to large white owned companies ignoring needs of the black consumer and the power of their spending dollar.
Written by Tim Adams
by Tim Adams
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.
Written by Lawrence A. Robinson
The article, "Is Orange County School Board Causing Schools To Fail?," was published not long ago in CommunitySteeple.com. Since then, there has been numerous comments about the article on various social media.
Most of the people who commented thought that the Orange County School Board was doing a very poor job administered equal and fair policy to Black or less affluent neighborhoods versus non-Black or more affluent communities.