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SESI Mag, the only teen magazine for Black girls in the country, needs some community care

SESI Mag understands, respects, and appreciates the Black girls in all of their glory. As the only teen magazine for Black girls in the country. the mag is edited and published by Andréa Butler. “Sesi” means “sister” in Sotho, a Bantu language mainly spoken in Southern Africa. The only teen magazine for Black girls on …

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Nipsey Hussle Affirmations x Hu$$le – a little book with a lot of heart

Nipsey Hussle affirmations are gold – we’ll forever cherish the insight and knowledge from the late great Ermias Joseph Asghedom. To commemorate the Rapper, Activist, and Entrepreneur’s 36th birthday, Gratuity Included and The Gates Preserve partnered to create the limited edition Hu$$le: a little book of affirmations. Filled with wise words from Nipsey’s interviews and …

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Ten gems from Chicago Black creatives that you didn’t know you needed

If “teaching you how to stand on your own two” were a city, for our Founder Melissa Kimble, it’d be Chicago. As a kid born on the Southside, she learned pretty quickly the value of hard work through her community – whether it was the lounge her grandma ran or the church her grandaddy led …

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Paying Homage to Chicago: July’s #blkcreatives Twitter Chat in partnership with Square + The Culture LP

Chicago has always been known as an epicenter for Black creativity and business + we can’t wait to talk about what’s next for the Windy City. Join us Tuesday, July 13th at 7pm CST for our #blkcreatives Twitter chat on “Building The Future: Black Business in Chicago” in partnership with Square and The Culture LP. …

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Happy Birthday Missy Elliott: Ten Times She Vocally Slayed

On July 1, Missy Elliott – the Queen of music videos, matchless creativity, songwriting and everything in between – turns 50 years-old. Over the last two decades, we’ve watched Missy break barriers and determine what it means to be a superstar. While many platforms have given Missy her flowers, there’s always time and space to …

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