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Want to Become Successful? Avoid These 9 Toxic Personalities | Inc.com

Since Spring has finally sprung, it's time to do a little spring cleaning. And what better place to start than with the people in your life?<p>This has been something I try to do each year. While it's not always easy, it's necessary for me to become more successful at the many tasks I have to complete …

Self-help

Oprah: Every Successful Person Can Answer These 4 Questions | Inc.com

Nearly everyone wants to be successful, but that doesn't mean that everyone wants the same things out of life. The definition of success is different for different people, and you'll never get far chasing your own personal understanding of the word unless you first pause to consider its …

Motivation

In an anti-Black capitalist society, the guilt of Black “success” is almost unavoidable

I just knew that things would change for me the day I closed on my book deal. In my mind, this moment was going to be bigger than anything I had done …

Feminism

The Racism Treadmill

The prevailing view among progressives today is that America hasn’t made much progress on racism. While no one would argue that abolishing slavery …

Critical Thinking

Why I Want Community Organizers to Tell Me Where to Invest

Priscilla Flint Banks, co-founder of the Black Economic Justice Institute, calls the vote to officially form the Boston Ujima Project. (Photo by …

Cities

Work

Thriving Cities Lab

Research Director: Joshua J. Yates<p>For the first time in its history, humanity has become a predominantly urban species.<p>By 2050 two-thirds of all …

Humanities

Meet the Woman Bringing a Book Festival to the Bronx

Bronx Book Festival founder Saraciea Fennell talks about the borough’s literary history — and her hopes for its future.<p>Book publicist and South Bronx …

Writing

WELCOME

Nike debuts its most ambitious SNKRS stash drop for the Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA

On a mild Thursday night at the Los Angeles Forum, Nike’s public relations team and a group of journalists from some of the country’s leading lifestyle, tech, and general interest websites gathered to see the debut of Nike’s most ambitious SNKRS stash drop.<p>Launched in conjunction with Kendrick …

Shoes

MyCNS - Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Cognition

4 Must-Read Quotes on Marijuana From DEA Head Robert Patterson

Where might federal cannabis policy head next?<p>The marijuana industry is growing by leaps and bounds in North America. Cannabis research firm ArcView, …

Cannabis

How academia uses poverty, oppression, and pain for intellectual masturbation

<i>By Clelia O. Rodríguez</i><p>The politics of decolonization are not the same as the act of decolonizing. How rapidly phrases like “decolonize the …

DEVOTION - L'Erin Alta

<b>Devotion</b> isn’t for the faint of heart, the finger pointer, the excuse maker. It isn’t for the keyboard activist hiding behind social justice computer …

working knowledge

White supremacist is guilty in Charlottesville parking garage beating of black man

CHARLOTTESVILLE — One of the white supremacists who viciously beat a black man inside a parking garage during last year’s “Unite the Right” rally here was found guilty Tuesday night of malicious wounding.<p>Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, who wore a military tactical helmet and brandished a large shield …

Rights & Freedoms

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

Six Freedoms Black People Do Not Have Under a White Supremacy

The Six Freedoms Kept From Black Folk’s Grasp<p>Being black in America is one hell of an experience that white people, definitely would not trade. Being …

Human Rights

Thousands of Women Say LuLaRoe’s Legging Empire Is a Scam

Roberta Blevins likes to talk to strangers. If you’re next to her on an airplane or behind her at the grocery checkout, she’ll notice something about …

Selling

Pay Attention: What I discovered from sensory deprivation

<i>In our series, Pay Attention, we're looking at the role technology plays in our lives in a different way: its impact on our ability to focus and how</i> …

Study Skills

Style Is an Algorithm

No one is original anymore, not even you.<p><i>The message of many things in America is “Like this or die.”</i><p><i>— George W.S. Trow,</i> <i>Within the Context of No Context</i><i>, 1980</i><p>The Seeing Robot<p>The camera is a small, white, curvilinear monolith on a pedestal. Inside its smooth casing are a microphone, a speaker, and …

Algorithms

What kinds of companies should consider raising venture capital?

In 2017, HBCU.vc received more than 165 applications for its inaugural class of 10 Fellows. The breadth of the applicant pool was truly impressive. …

Why Entrepreneurs of Color Are Struggling

Is there a way to close the vast racial startup gap?<p>For almost 40 years, the rate at which Americans have started new businesses has been in a steady decline. This is bad news, since new firms drive the high-wage jobs and market competition that our economy desperately needs. Racial and …

Entrepreneurship

Getting High is a Civil Right

James Forman Jr.’s book Locking Up Our Own, which won a Pulitzer prize this week, shows how plans to decriminalize cannabis to help black people were derailed in Washington, D.C. in 1975, by black people.<p>On April 7, Maryland’s legislature finally agreed, after months of haggling, on a cannabis bill …

Cannabis

The Gentrification of Sneakers Is Killing the Culture

Sneakers nowadays are like neighborhoods in cities like New York, L.A., and D.C. The real people who’ve made these places cultural hubs are being …

Shoes

King's Death Gave Birth to Hip-Hop

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.<p>The interlude immediately following Outkast’s “Rosa Parks” on their 1998 album, <i>Aquemini,</i> is perhaps the best starting point for …

Rap & Hip-Hop

40 Percent of Whites Think Black People Just Need to Try Harder, Poll Finds

Forty percent of white Americans think black people would be just as well off as white people if they worked harder, according to a new poll from …

Baldwin’s Lonely Country

Mar 29, 2018<p>22 Min read time<p>Fifty years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, a devastated James Baldwin made a final attempt to …

Pandora's New Deal Adds Up on Wall Street

The digital music pioneer is paying $145 million for digital audio ad tech firm AdsWizz, prompting an upgrade from one analyst.<p><b>Pandora</b> (NYSE:P) is …

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in …

Tapping into the power of humble narcissism

<i>Anna Salmi</i><p>No, “humble narcissism” is not an oxymoron; it’s a combination of qualities that the best leaders and companies have. Organizational …

Narcissism