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Five Steps to Get Out of Debt

If you are struggling with debt, you aren’t alone. According to debt.org, the total amount of consumer debt in America amounts to $13.86 trillion. To make matters worse, the average credit card holder has four cards and carries approximately $8,398 in debt. Having debt is stressful, and if unchecked, it can easily take over your

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3 Things I’ve learned about Personal Development as an Entrepreneur

  When I first decided to become an entrepreneur, I didn’t know much about personal development. When Black Knowledge was created I was a Junior student pursuing my bachelor’s degree in college when I began my entrepreneurial journey. I didn’t value or understand the importance of personal development.    You may ask yourself what is

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‘Queen and Slim’: Review by Gknow Buie

The highly anticipated film, ‘Queen And Slim’, written by the Chicago native Lena Waith (‘The Chi’) and directed by Melina Matsoukas (director for Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ video) premiered in theatres last week, on Thanksgiving. The film has, since, been met with many mixed reviews, harsh critiques and sitings of what some consider problematic dynamics. Hopefully, by

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Dorothy Dandridge Jewel of the West

Dororthy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge was a true jewel of the West, a lady of glamour and robust ability. Her talent reigned all over the land and as she made a remarkable achievement, being among the first most successful black actresses in Hollywood. Back in the day, the Whites did not appreciate Black talent. Racism was

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BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES

BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES  Bеѕѕіе Smіth іѕ considered tо bе one of thе mоѕt рорulаr аnd ѕuссеѕѕful bluеѕ ѕіngеrѕ оf the 1920ѕ аnd `30ѕ. Knоwn аѕ thе Emрrеѕѕ of the Bluеѕ, Smіth wаѕ born into роvеrtу and orphaned аt аn early аgе. Shе is сrеdіtеd wіth rесоrdіng mоrе thаn 160 ѕоngѕ bеtwееn 1923

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Past Kneeling: Jay-Z and the NFL Deal

Unless you’ve been on a sabbatical with an indigenous tribe in the remote jungles of Peru for the past week, you’re most likely aware that the Brooklyn rapper and business mogul, Jay-Z, has been receiving tons of backlash for signing a deal that partners his Roc Nation imprint with the NFL, despite recently being a

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A$AP Rocky; Race Traitor or Victim of Undeserved Accountability?

Harlem rapper, A$AP Rocky, recently felt the frigid temperature of the black community’s cold shoulder while being held in a Swedish detention center with deplorable conditions, following an assault charge. The 30 year-old artist was arrested, there, for a video-recorded brawl involving a 19 year-old Swedish man, Mustafa Jafari, who was harassing Rocky and his

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The Nicholas Brothers leaping mid air

Celebrate dance through the life and story of the Nicholas Brothers

Tap-dancing brothers Harold and Fayard Nicholas broke through the color barrier to become one of the most popular show business acts of the 1930s and ’40s. The duo began performing intricate, high-flying song-and-dance routines in New York City in the early 1930s and went on to appear in such films as Kid Millions (1934), The

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The Importance of Financial Literacy and Ways to Save Money

Financial literacy is vital for everyone but especially business owners. One wrong move now can balloon into a major issue when you least expect it. Unfortunately, many black business owners are raised in households where financial knowledge is limited or nonexistent. However, to succeed in business, that’s an obstacle you must quickly overcome. What is

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