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Black Aesthetic
  During the holiday season, consumers generally gravitate toward large white-owned corporations such as Amazon, Walmart and Target. We often forget about the 4.3 percent of Black business owners who rely on sales during the holiday season to stay open. Black-owned businesses generally have a cash buffer of two weeks or less, which means they...
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As of 2020, there are 3.8 billion social media users worldwide. Of those users,90.4% are millennials, 77.5% are Gen-X, and 48.2% are Boomers. With the vast amount of diverse groups, there is an ever rampant issue of over racism on social media. In a 2019 study, 52% of teenagers said they came across racist hate...
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After all the paperwork is completed and your keys are in hand, your to-do list as a first-time homeowner can be extensive. New locks, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers, are just some of the things you may find yourself needing. If you purchased a newly renovated home, you may not have much...
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From the southern heat to the breezy Pacific northwest coast, The Lighthouse team recently traveled to Portland, Ore., for a work retreat. Nicknamed the City of Roses, Portland is home to the famous Blue Star donut shop (my new favorite) and the largest number of street food trucks in the United States. Upon our arrival...
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No one can take their mom for granted like a son or daughter. This story is about seeing my mom in unfiltered light and freedom. This liberation comes when her husband (my dad) is not around. This piece is a dart to his ego and a prayer said to my mom’s heart, urging it to love...
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During the eight years President Barack Obama served in office, it was his wife, Michelle, who ruled when it came to fashion and style. While many of us wished we could have seen our former First Lady sporting the perfect natural twistout and wearing gold hoop earrings, as depicted in those fictitious pictures that float...
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