Sunday, April 5, 2020

Checkout How This Luxury Black-Owned Wig Company Is Donating Over 6,000 Face Masks to NYC Hospitals

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BLACK-OWNED LUXURY WIGS COMPANY DONATES THOUSANDS OF MASKS AND PPE SUPPLIES TO NYC HOSPITALS
Taylor Jones, Donation Coordinator at RPGSHOW
New York, NY --  RPGSHOW, a leading provider of luxury wigs in partnership with sister company, MyFirstWig, is giving back to the community with a donation of vital PPE materials to various hospitals in NYC and other areas currently battling COVID-19.

RPGSHOW has coordinated the donation of nearly 7,000 masks to the medical community in NYC. This includes 1,000 of the hard to procure N95 masks and some 5,500 regular medical masks and protective eyewear.

Hospitals set to receive these materials include the NYU Langone Medical Center, Mount Sinai, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Both brands have also privately donated hundreds of masks and supplies to individuals at smaller, private centers in need of supplies to help protect their staff.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

See How This Mompreneur Creates Online Hair School To Help Black Women Look Beautiful And Make Money

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SINGLE MOMPRENEUR CREATES INNOVATIVE ONLINE HAIR SCHOOL, EMPOWERING MANY TO EARN AND LEARN FROM HOME, ESPECIALLY DURING QUARANTINE

New York Tristate Area  -- These days, being able to work from home is an asset. With the current global events, it is crucial that individuals and businesses adopt alternative and innovative ways to provide services, reach their clients, spread their messages, learn and earn income. For this reason, licensed social worker and entrepreneur Jessyca Marshall has launched the Microloc Mastery Online Training and Certification program, an innovative online hair school that teaches individuals how to learn her method of creating "Microlocs" - which has been used for over a decade to master the technique of providing small interwoven locs.

This standardized technique is taught in a web-based platform that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week worldwide. All supplies are provided, including a tool that she created and produced herself, and is shipped out right to the doorstep of enrollees.


Students can connect directly to instruction in the online modules, as well as in live training support. They also get a direct connection to instructional and business assistance in individualized live video and phone support.


Friday, April 3, 2020

Book Encourages Women of Color to Pursue Careers in Tech

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NEW BOOK ENCOURAGES WOMEN OF COLOR TO PURSUE CAREERS IN TECHNOLOGY

New York, NY -- In her new book, Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators, award-winning tech professional, Susanne Tedrick encourages women of color to pursue careers in technology and provides a roadmap to break through barriers and build a rewarding and successful career in tech.

For too long, women of color have been underrepresented in tech and many have not had the access to strong support networks or resources to build successful careers in the tech industry. With several years in the technology industry, Tedrick understands the many challenges that young women of color face and has written Women of Color in Tech in hopes of inspiring the next generation of women to explore careers in tech and provides a road-map to navigating the industry and building a rewarding future.

Tedrick says, "I wrote this book for women of color who may have the spark and curiosity in pursuing a path in tech, but perhaps, may need some guidance and clarity on what a tech career could look like beyond the ones we traditionally associate with the industry. I also wanted to provide actionable and practical steps that they can take now to build their careers, even if that path changes in the future.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

See How The Office Of NYS Senator James Sanders Jr. Dispels The Top 11 Myths Of The Coronavirus

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NYS Senator James Sanders
In the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a lot of misinformation spreading just as fast as the coronavirus itself. While there is a lot of truth out there about what coronavirus is and how serious this pandemic is, there are many myths floating around too. Senator James Sanders Jr. is here to make sure you get the facts above all else. Therefore, here are the top 11 myths about COVID-19 and the facts to set them straight. 

Myth 1: Black People are Immune to Coronavirus

Last week, two notable individuals of African descent tested positive for COVID-19. Afro-British actor, Idris Elba and NBA player, Rudy Gobert (as well as many other black NBA players testing positive) had to self-quarantine due to contracting the virus. There have been many false assertions that black people can't be infected by COVID-19. However, there is no data suggesting that there is any racial or geographic immunity to coronaviruses. Otis Brawley--a professor of epidemiology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health--said, "I want to be very clear — there is, despite many claims to the contrary, no truth, no fact at all in claims of genetic differences, immunity or susceptibility, to disease based on race."

Myth 2: Cold Weather Can Kill the Virus

Cold weather cannot kill the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 97.7°F to 98.6°F, regardless of the external temperature or weather. The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water.

Myth 3: Only Elderly People Can Be Infected by the Virus

This virus can infect anyone and any age is at risk for being infected. However, it is true that coronavirus is likely to significantly affect people over age 65 and individuals with underlying health conditions, such as asthma, cancer, diabetes and chronic heart disease. People in those groups are more likely to have a severe and sometimes fatal illness from a coronavirus infection. It is also important to note that younger, healthier people can be infected, show no symptoms, and pass the virus on to those more vulnerable populations. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

11 Misconceptions Black People Have About The Coronavirus Outbreak

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TOP 11 MISCONCEPTIONS MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Nationwide --  Coronavirus, also known scientifically as COVID-19, has been a global nightmare. One by one, the virus has infiltrated nearly every country and about 10% of those who have contracted the virus have died. Sadly, there are many African Americans who still don't fully understand what the virus is, and how to prevent it.

Here are the top 11 most common misconceptions that many in the Black community have:

#1 - Black People Can't Get It: This is simply not true. To date, at least three African American NBA players have contracted the virus. In addition, several African nations including Rwanda, Nigeria, and Kenya have all reported individuals who have tested positive for the viral. Therefore, Black people are not immune to the virus.

#2 - Vodka Kills the Virus: Most vodka brands are only 40 percent alcohol, and that is not high enough to effectively kill microbes. The CDC recommends using handsaniter that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

#3 - You Need Health Insurance to Be Tested: Definitely not true. The U.S. government has mandated free testing to all individuals who have the symptoms of Coronavirus. All hospitals are required to comply, but not all hospitals may have enough test kits. In addition, there may be a long waiting line to get tested...


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Harlem's Most Anticipated Crime Biography Released

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HARLEM'S MOST ANTICIPATED CRIME BIOGRAPHY TELLS THE STORY OF RICHARD 'FRITZ' SIMMONS
 
Harlem, NY -- The Harlem Plug is the 266-page biography of Richard 'Fritz' Simmons written by author Harlem Holiday and released during Women's History Month through her imprint, Harlem Westside Publishing. This is the highly anticipated biography of Harlem's own urban legend known as '112th Street Fritz.'

Fritz operated a high-volume narcotics enterprise, employing several hundred throughout the five boroughs of New York City and neighboring states during the Crack Era, generating millions a month - all beneath the radar of police and drug enforcement agents. Was Fritz a victim of circumstance, misled by example, or merely a product of his environment?

In the late 1970s, David Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, faced public disgrace after being robbed in a Harlem hotel and exposed for Heroin abuse. Also, during this time, drug lords thrived and gained notoriety. Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes were Harlem’s own, known for their ruthlessness, the subject of news articles, film, and television, inspiring rap artists to acquire their persona.

Tomeka Tiller to Star in One-Woman Stage Play

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ATLANTA ACTRESS TO PERFORM IN AN ONE-WOMAN STAGE PLAY -- "THE NAKED TRUTH

Atlanta, GA --  Alijoh Entertainment Works (AEW) is proud to announce its production of The Naked Truth starring Tomeka Tiller. This riveting stage play production will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat while captivating your emotions with intrigue.

What happens when fantasy collides with reality, and the lines become blurred? The Naked Truth focuses on a collection of seven original characters intricately woven together to create one compelling story of the journey from trials to triumph! You will laugh, you will cry, you will reflect, and you will relate. This one-woman show will leave you wanting more.