BuyBlack Google Extension Will Help You Find Common Items From Black-Owned Companies

- By Bossip Staff

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One of the major complaints Black shoppers who want to buy from Black businesses have is that they just can’t find Black-owned businesses. But now a new Google Chrome Extension aims to help consumers find Black businesses easy. BuyBlack was created by Angie Coleman, an account manager at San Francisco-based CodeHS, and it lists Black-owned alternatives to online shoppers’ favorite retail sites. Here’s how it works: Users install the app then a Black solidarity fist appears in the corner of their browsers, which then expands into a drop down list of sites from Black-owned businesses with similar product offerings whenever they search for items online. There are products and services ranging from makeup and clothing to home goods, art, vacation rentals, food, and more. Currently, more than 300 businesses can be found on BuyBlack…
[MadameNoire]

No Black Women Are In Top 10 On List Of Highest-Paid Actresses

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Mo’Nique has complained about the Black women pay gap in Hollywood countless times and people painted her as a troublemaker. Chris Rock even came out and claimed that Black women get paid less than everybody in Hollywood. He said, “Black women have the hardest gig in show business. You hear Jennifer Lawrence complaining about getting paid less because she’s a woman — if she was Black, she’d really have something to complain about.” Now here is evidence that is hard to refute. A new list from Forbes shows that the highest paid actresses make much less than actors, but Black actresses don’t even get in the top 10. Jennifer Lawrence landed in the top spot for a second year in a row, pulling in $46 million in the year from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016…
[MadameNoire]

#BlackLeadMatters: NYT Op-Ed On Lead Poisoning Brings Out The Racists

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A columnist for the New York Times penned an opinion piece titled “Black Lead Matters” which aims at the lead industry’s carelessness in eliminating the instances of lead poisoning. The op-ed also makes mention that Black communities have largely been struck with the issue, which has sparked a robust conversation on Twitter Friday morning. Paul Krugman’s piece isn’t especially about the issues in Flint, Mich. or the truth that many inner-city dwellings still have issues with lead. Instead, it focuses on the lead poisoning policies of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, both of whom have not made the issue a central focus of the race. Krugman also makes mention of a 2013 book that stated the industry tried to push lead poisoning as a problem of poor people of color who live in squalor…
[HipHopWired]


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