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New Year’s Day not always celebrated among blacks
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
January 1, 2020, was greeted with jubilation by many across the globe. But, in the annals of black history, New Year’s Day has had a much more ominous portent. In African American communities in pre-Civil War America, New Year’s Day used to be known as “Hiring Day” or “Heartbreak Day,” as reported by Time magazine. It
 
Annie Malone, the millionaire black hair care icon
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone was the first black woman to become a millionaire. She owned a black hair care empire called Poro that reported assets of $14 million in 1920. Malone was fascinated with hair and hair care from a young age. She often practiced hairdressing on her sister, and later began applying her knowledge of chemistry to develop her own hair
 

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