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rayevans Ray Evans

Ray Evans is the Blavity weekend editor. She's a South Carolina native by way of Miami, FL, and a TV and social media junkie. You can often find her asleep in front of the TV or with her nose in a book.

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How A Detroit Jewelry Business Gives Disadvantaged Women A Second Chance

When Azzie Caldwell was released from prison, she had never really worked a regular 9-to-5 before, but was eager to use her resources to make better choices and a better life for herself. While searching for something better, she worked a job that she said overworked her."I was in search of resources and never really had a regular job. Before, I was working the streets...

Blavity Exclusive: Randell Minott Explains Viral Video Of Him Berating An Officer Who Pulled A Gun On Him During A Traffic Stop

When husband and father Randell Minott traveled to Kansas City, Missouri on business in early September, he had no idea he would be looking down the barrel of a police officer's gun during a routine traffic stop.On Sept. 6, Minott posted a video on Facebook of himself berating a police officer for allegedly drawing his gun on him when he was stopped for not using a turn...

These Twin Sisters Started Miami's First Afro-Cuban, Woman-Owned Cigar Company

Twin sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez are breaking down barriers in the cigar industry. In 2014, they started Miami's first Afro-Cuban, woman-owned cigar company. The sisters say that society still associates the old, white Cuban male when they think of the cigar industry, but they're using their cigar line Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars to change that and to discuss and express...