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Black Girls Code, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing technology education for African American girls between 7-17, is reaching a milestone. The organization was founded in 2011 by Kimberly Bryant when her daughter returned from a technology camp dissatisfied with her experience and lamenting the fact that she was the only African American girl there. Since 2011, Black Girls Code has been recognized by the likes of Microsoft, Toyota, with an award presented by Oprah, and many more. Now, they’re partnering with Google and will be moving into the company’s New York office. According to Fast Company, the partnership comes as Google is attempting to diversity their pool off job candidates…
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Fun In The Sun: Preserve Your Melanin And Keep Sun Damage At Bay

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#Summer16 is officially here!!… While the warm feeling of the sun on your face may bring happiness and comfort, it is very important to preserve your skin from sun damage… My Black is Beautiful wants to remind you to be good to your skin and incorporate SPF into your daily morning routine. Here are some quick tips to keep your #Melaninonfleek, always. Keep Skin as Smooth as Caramel: Too much sun exposure on unprotected skin can contribute to pigmentation issues, such as dark spots, which are attributed to the melanin in African-American skin. Dark spots and uneven skin tones are common occurrences among black women, and can be alleviated by wearing SPF 15 or higher on a daily basis…
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Wiz Khalifa On Kanye West, Amber Rose & Why Rappers Need To Stop Drinking Lean

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Wiz Khalifa sat down with Playboy Magazine for their 20Q feature and he didn’t hold back in any of his answers. The Pittsburgh rapper’s conversation picks up where his Breakfast Club interview left off as he spoke on the status of his relationships with his ex-wife Amber Rose and her ex-boyfriend Kanye West. On Rose and their divorce: “I feel like not being in that relationship helped me out a lot. I learned how to be present where I need to be present. I’d been present in the relationship, but at that age and with what was going on, it just wasn’t right for me. It helps to walk away sometimes, even though it was super hard…”
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