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Alana is a writer and influencer that writes about respectability politics in the Black culture to natural haircare tips. She's a lover of all things vintage, soultry, and requires fellowship. Check out more of Alana's content at iamalanamarie.com


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6 Questions You Should Ask Any Potential Employer At The End Of An Interview

'Tis the season of graduation and fresh college grads entering the job market. While it's imperative to get that resume together and having it checked twice, it is also important to aim for the employers that would be a good fit for your professional and personal growth/development. There will be a point in the interview when the hiring manager asks "do you have any...

Here's How St. Louis Area Youth Are Learning About Self-Economics By Growing Sweet Potatoes

In North St. Louis, Missouri, there are a group of adolescents and young adults learning about economic development, self-sustainability and urban agriculture through the Sweet Potato Project. The Sweet Potato Project, founded in 2012 by St. Louis activist and writer Sylvester Brown Jr., recruits young men and women around North St. Louis and helps them create alternative and...

5 Things You Should Know About the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot, one of the most horrid riots we’ve had in the 20th century. While this riot remains a pinnacle point in American history, there are not enough people talking about it, nor enough people who know about it.Below are five things you need to know about the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot.1. White fear and...