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Black Folk Don’t: Swim

Back by popular demand, and with topics by the people Black Folk Don’t brings new topics to a new city, New Orleans! First, what’s the deal with black folk and swimming? Do they do it? Or are the assumptions true? Tune in to new episodes every Tuesday, and share your thoughts @blackfolkdont on Twitter. A […]

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Black Folk Don’t: Season 2.0 Trailer

We’re back!! Thanks to you this entire season is made up of audience suggestions of even more things black folk don’t do like swim, go camping, have eating disorders, get married, do atheism, and commit suicide. And this time we took the whole crew down to the “big easy” for blackness with some cajun spice […]

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Daallo Airlines

When the Somali government collapsed, the country also lost its airline and all air links for people and goods to move in and out of Somalia. As thousands fled, Mohammed Yassin Olad, a Somali businessman, saw opportunity and started Daallo Airlines. As he notes, Daallo Airlines is a business, but also a humanitarian endeavor as […]

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House, Home & Finance

Before HFC Bank began writing home financing loans, Ghanaians typically saved their entire lives to purchase a home. HFC Bank changed that. Writing Ghana’s first mortgages served as the big bang that created a housing industry boom. Fifteen years ago when HFC Bank first opened its doors, the Developers Association of Ghana had 26 members. […]

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Barack & Curtis

With Barack Obama’s historic nomination as the first black presidential candidate to a major party filmmaker Byron Hurt turns his lens to an unlikely contrast study of Barack Obama and the infamous hip hop rapper 50 Cent. Hurt’s last journey into hip hop allowed room for a national conversation on the negative connotations associated with […]

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Barack & Curtis

With Barack Obama’s historic nomination as the first black presidential candidate to a major party filmmaker Byron Hurt turns his lens to an unlikely contrast study of Barack Obama and the infamous hip hop rapper 50 Cent. Hurt’s last journey into hip hop allowed room for a national conversation on the negative connotations associated with […]

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Calling Congo

In the late 1990’s, international experts predicted there would be a market for only 10,000 cell phones in all of Congo. The day Alieu Conteh launched his cell phone company, he had capacity for 4,000 customers, but 35,000 people lined up. In less than five years he broke the one million mark. Alieu promised a […]