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A Nail Salon Brawl Opened a Racial Rift Online. In Brooklyn, the Mood Is Calmer.


Tionna Smalls does not remember when tensions between black residents and Korean-American merchants rocked her Brooklyn neighborhood decades ago. But when she saw a video of Asian nail salon workers attacking African-American customers last week, she said she knew exactly what she was seeing.

“I’m tired of the disrespect in the black community,” said Ms. Smalls, 33, a former star of the VH1 reality show “What Chilli Wants.”

The video of the melee went viral. Ms. Smalls took to Twitter to call for protests. People from around the country flooded the website Yelp to denounce the salon, calling its workers racist, often in incendiary language.

Within hours of Ms. Smalls’s tweet, an angry crowd of several dozen people gathered outside the business and picketed nearby stores.

It was an…

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Online platform gives luxurious African products a virtual shop window



The company has placed its long-term goal for the next five to 10 years to become a hub for African luxury brands in every category, effectively …
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African entrepreneurs key | ZBC News Online


The French President Emmanuel Macron says African entrepreneurs are key to the continent’s economic transformation and is committed to empowering these future leaders.

Mr Macron said this while addressing more than 2 000 African entrepreneurs in Lagos Nigeria this Wednesday at the Tony Elumelu Foundation business interactive session.

The youthful France leader underscored the need for African governments to support young entrepreneurs in order to develop their economies.

His sentiments were also echoed by the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, who called for the democratisation of many laws so as to empower the youth.

Meanwhile, the 4th annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum will be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 28-29 October 2018.

The forum provides a platform…

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African fashion sold online is attracting more customers to create a sustainable industry — Quartz


Naomi Campbell wants an African Vogue, and fashion weeks are popping up in any African city that wants to be taken seriously. Yet, for all the global excitement around contemporary African design, the continent’s fashion industry struggles to sustain itself.

Like any good garment, the structure beneath is important and right now African fashion doesn’t have a pattern to support a commercially viable industry. While headlining the triumphant return of Lagos’ Arise Fashion Week after a six-year hiatus, Campbell was so inspired by what she saw on the runway that she decided it was time to showcase that work in what is arguably the world’s leading fashion publication Vogue.

Campbell may have had a point about looking at fashion from a more pan-African perspective in order to increase…

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3Things to Do Saturday – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online


See a live band, attend Reptiday or hang out at Hippie Fest …

1. Caribbean Crew, 7-9 p.m., Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The Caribbean Crew Steel Drum Band performs. This is in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month and there will be area food trucks. This is free and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. For information, call 386-878-8900.

2. Reptiday Reptile And Exotic Animal Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Volusia County Agricultural Center, Daugharty Building, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Features vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise. There will also be live animal seminars and free…

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Library presentation to explore legacy of African American baseball team | Osage County Online


Library presentation to explore legacy of African American baseball team

The Friends of the Osage City Public Library will host “The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown,” a presentation and discussion by Phil S. Dixon, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Osage City Public Library community room, 515 Main St., Osage City. Members of the community are invited to attend the free…

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