Most Weren’t Aware Of Black Wall Street In Durham, NC


Black Wall Street was thumpin and jumpin back in the 1900’s; before it was all torn down. Black people were huge investors, planners, forecasters and breadwinners. One of the most influential Black business men during that era was a man named Charles Clinton Spaulding. He ran the biggest and richest Black owned companies during the twentieth century.

Located on Parrish St. in Durham NC was the Pinnacle of black business. Carl Webb, of Provident 1898, is a keeper of valuable memories. He reflects on the legacy of Mechanics and Farmers Bank; which was started in 1908 by John Merrick.

Ten years prior, Merrick founded North Carolina Mutual Insurance; which flourished under the leadership of C.C. Spaulding and blossomed into what ads claimed was the largest insurance company in the world serving African Americans.

It’s common that most people are familiar with the Black Wall Street in Oklahoma; which eventually led to the Tulsa Massacre. However, this vivacious and thriving area in Durham was unfortunately destryoed as well; along with other businesses and communities due to the creation of Highway 147; along with numerous other factors. While this did not completely eradicate black enterprise in Durham; NC Mutual and M&F are still thriving;nonetheless it did physically destroy a significant part of the black neighborhood and in turn, an important part of history.

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – BROWN SKIN GIRL (Official Video)


Beyonce dropped new video for “Brown Skin Girl” on “Black is King” visual album. In Variety’s review of “Black is King”, Jeremy Helligar wrote, ” Despite it’s racially charged title, ‘King’ is not just for Black people. It’s also for a society of non- Blacks who have been conditioned to think of people of African descent as being less-than, without their own history and with limited futures”. Check it out…

Candace Owens Gets Orally Smashed To Smithereens By Charity Croff 🙌🏿


Candace Owens has been unapologetically verbal about her sentiments on George Floyd, Donald Trump and welll…pretty much anything conversial. Obviously known for going against the grain, with her (so called ) opinions.

George Floyd (left) Candace Owens (right)

Nonetheless, she gained majority of her notoriety when she claimed George Floyd was not a martyr to be celebrated. And, since he had a criminal past, he didn’t deserve to be advocated for.

How ignorant. As a conservative political activists, she initially was against Donald Trump, but eventually she started to follow and advocate for his campaign. Which made more of us scratch our heads.

Owens has been less than welcomed by the Black community because of her mentality when it comes to Black crime and racial disparity. Charity Croff gets her together though. No one could have said it any better. Check it out.

martyr[ˈmärdər]NOUNmartyrs (plural noun)a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs.”saints, martyrs, and witnesses to the faith”

Aunt Jemima Brand and Logo Discontinued by Quaker Oats, Admitting to the Product’s Racial Stereotype


Quaker Oats is shutting down the 130 year old Aunt Jemima brand and logo, acknowledging it’s  efforts have been based on a racial stereotype. The face of Aunt Jemima initially was former slave, Nancy Green. Her image portrayed a slave serving a white family (1889).

However, over time Auntie regained some momentum and removed that cotton field head thread and now sports a bright, Colgate smile with a polished, tight roller wrap.

“As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations”, said the Pepsi-owned company in a statement presented by CNN Business.

Back in the 1800’s, an executive of Pearl Milling Co. happened to hear a catchy tune (sung by slaves) called “Aunt Jemima”, being mocked by  a blackface performer who was wearing an apron and bandana headband at the time. He named the company’s pancake mix after the song before selling the formula a year later to another milling company, which searched for a black woman to employ as the face of the product.

Black History on Aunt Jemima

Nancy Green was among the initial African Americans to promote a corporate brand when she became the first black plus sized model to portray Aunt Jemima.

Her first of many performances was with Wilmington College, when they co-hosted with a plethora of community groups, “Nancy Greeen in :Being Aunt Jemima, The Pancake Queen,” Feb 27 at 7 pm at the Murphy Theatre. The event is part of WC’s Black History Month observance.

Born in Kentucky, she was 56 years old when she became the face of Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix.  Green, kind, hearty and jolly, won the hearts of everyone who came in contact with her, making her gig a hit. She promoted the pancakes at expositions by demonstrating the ease of preparing the self-rising batter and actually served thousands of pancakes.

The “Pancake Queen” was signed to a lifetime contract, as she travelled the world promoting her pancake batter until she died in a tragic car accident in 1923.

Two years later, Quaker Oats bought out the company and hired other models.

As Aunt Jemima’s logo evolves, so does their values. And that’s always a good thing. Growth looks good on you Quaker Oats, keep up the self development.