Black Philanthropy Month: Philanthropy is not just for the rich

August is Black Philanthropy Month and in celebrating that, Afro American philanthropist, Christal Jackson held her third annual event Philanthropy on the Vineyard at the storied retreat, Martha’s Vineyard.

Jackson, who has almost two decades of experience with non-profits and philanthropy, produced a star-studded event that included the likes of dream hampton, Touré, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid.

But Jackson wants people to know that philanthropy can be done at every income level.

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Enugu to export pineapples to Europe

Enugu set to export pineapple to Europe. If it succeeds it will boost agriculture in Enugu. That is why I support calls for a cargo terminal to be created in the Enugu International Airport. They can even begin horticultural exports; we have some very beautiful flowers in Alaigbo that the world needs to see.

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Amazing: 71-year-old Afro American bodybuilder inspires at health and fitness expo

71-year-old bodybuilder inspires at health and fitness expo.  “Sonny” Bryant Jr. is a rarity.

He is a champion bodybuilder, and at the ripe old age of 71, he is still going strong.

“I just keep competing,” Bryant said in an interview with’s Kunbi Tinuoye at the I’m The Biggest Winner Family Health & Fitness Expo in Austell, Georgia. “I love it. It’s a lifestyle.”

My question to you: At 71, will you still be fit, or will you become flabby armed? Start excising today. Five minutes for a start will make your day brighter. Try it, and tell us how you felt in the comments section.

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I Thank God For Making Me Igboman- Ika Igbo Patriot

Each day i woke up i thank God for making me part of THESE great igbo nation.we had our up and down in Nigeria but we keep moving on starting from civil war to identity crisis that alMOST pull us down but today each day i went to Asaba i keep asking myself is this not the place that was distroy by Nigeria govt or Should i talk about my own town Ika,infact God is with us (igbos).
Should i talk about nollywood or nigeria national team…

To read the rest click here. I Thank God For Making Me Igboman. – Nairaland.

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Peter Obi Addresses World Igbo Congress Holding In Houston Texas (pictures) Let someone there tell us what was/is being discussed. Thanks.

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Presence of ‘chi’ prefix in Zimbabwean names proves Igbos were earliest Bantus

I was just reading the news when I came across the name of Zimbabwe’s Finance  Minister,. His name is Patrick Chinamasa. As many of you who are regular readers of my posts would imagine, I  paused to reread the last sentence, and saw again a name that looks like the Igbo name Chinasa, meaning God answers [prayers].  To me, that is another confirmation of our theory in that the Igbos were the Proto Bantus who spread the concept of Chi and other concepts to Southern Africa. Other Zimbabwean names with the CHI prefix include Chibundu and Chiramba.

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Hair Tips & Tricks Afro-Latinas Should Know


Hair Tips & Tricks for Afro-Latinas.

Do you have any other tips that have worked especially for your hair? Afro Latina or not, please share it in the comments section of this post. Thanks!

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Igbo Actress Uzo Aduba Wins Emmy Award – Politics – Nairaland

Emmys Awards 2014: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Uzo Aduba Beats Laverne Cox For Outstanding Guest Actress

Uzo Aduba kisses her 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy. Reuters

“Orange Is The New Black” had its first 2014 Emmy win about a week before the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Uzo Aduba won the statue for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy at the Creative Arts Emmys Aug. 16.

via Nigeria Actress Uzo Aduba Wins Emmy Award – Politics – Nairaland.

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Igbo who may become first black UK Prime Minister

On May 7, 2015, a Nigerian, Chuka Umunna, could make history by becoming the first black Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Born in London in 1978, Chuka was bred in the UK. His late father, Bennett, hailed from Anambra State while his Irish mother, Patricia, is a solicitor.

Co-incidentally, Chuka shares startling similarities with the United States President, Barack Obama, who is the first black President of the world’s most powerful nation.

To read full article, click Igbo who may become first black British PM. Do you think his time will come in 2015? Let’s know in the comments!

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Trayvon Martin’s dad to Michael Brown’s family: ‘We still don’t understand it’

Tracy Martin and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, met with the parents of Michael Brown ahead of Monday’s burial for the 18-year-old Missouri boy, who was gunned down by a suburban St. Louis police officer two weeks ago. The deaths of both young men sparked heated protests and national conversations about race in the United States. The two unarmed Afro American teens were killed, in what people have described as racist attacks.

The Afro Americans should never sleep as their civil rights movement is the bastion of defense against hate that racist.

via Trayvon Martin’s dad to Michael Brown’s family: ‘We still don’t understand it’ | theGrio.

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