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90s, beach vibes, classic, grammy, inspiration, Isaak, musec -

Being a creative, I have moments when I feel mentally blocked.  STUCK.  I have several ways to get back into my flow.  But my first go to is music.  I use it to stir up emotions and tap into my higher self.    This 90's throwback is undeniable!  This exudes sexy beach vibes all day. Enjoy!   Check out the paperxpencil@ Youtube channel where you can find the full PXP playlist.

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black business, branding, deep roots, haircare, kinky, logos, natural hair -

So you might be wondering why natural hair is still a topic of discussion in 2021. Well, natural hair is always going to be of interest for Black people because of the history of Blacks in America and the cultural complexities of their hair.  Natural hair tends to represent a lifestyle that embraces self expression and self love which has been systematically attacked over the last 400 years but I digress.   The above mentioned are only a few of the results that you get when you leave your hair the way God intended and treat it with natural products. The focus...

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aunt jemima, black syrup, pearl milling -

PepsiCo (PEP) announced the name change of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup brand to Pearl Milling Company, the snacking and beverage company announced on Tuesday.   In June 2020, Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, said it would remove Aunt Jemima's image from its packaging in the fourth quarter and change the name soon after. The company also pledged $5 million to support the Black community. "We recognize Aunt Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype. While work has been done over the years to update the brand in a manner intended to be appropriate and respectful, we...

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attention, blog, logo, OFFPOINT, socialmedia, TikTok -

Regardless of the recent statement made by TikTok that they purposely suppressed Black creators, TikTok can catapult your brand awareness into the stratosphere. Black or NOT! With more than 800 million users a month, the TikTok platform is ahead of Facebook and Instagram in popularity. In this post we’re going to tell you about the brand’s history and identity as well as the recent admission from high level executives. TikTok: History, Features & Differences With Musical.ly   In 2016 ByteDance, a Chinese tech giant first launched Douyin for creating short videos. In a year the service reached 100 million users and was introduced...

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black, cookout, ownership, selective inclusion, social media app -

If you haven't heard of the Cookout app, now you know! Here's a quick blurb from their website: Are you tired of being banned on social media for… being Black? Have you ever been harassed by a racist, sexist, or homophobe and been informed they weren’t “against community standards”? Does it affect your mental and emotional health? Does it make you feel unsafe, silenced, or dismissed? Don’t you ever want to just be with people who understand you? Enter The Cookout Online. The Cookout was created by three Black, LBGT+ Women who met via social media, and, like you, were...

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