#MomsMabley ... Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975), known by her stage name Jackie "Moms" Mabley, was an #American standup #comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
#Repost@moorinformation: "Diddy has said he wants to develop an app that will allow users to easily find black-owned and black-friendly businesses in any given city or neighborhood.
Speaking with GQ Magazine, Diddy said he’s been talking with fellow music mogul Jay-Z about the plan as part of their ongoing “black excellence” conversations. “This is not about taking away from any other community,” Diddy said of the app, which currently has no name. “We’ll still go to Chinatown. We’ll still buy Gucci! But the application will make it possible for us to have an economic community. It’s about blacks gaining economic power." #moorinfo#JayZ#Diddy#blackbusiness
#Repost@thevoicenewspaper: THE CABINET office has called for more people from the African-Caribbean community to be nominated for honours.
At a special event held last week Wednesday, black honours recipients from a range of industries and professions gathered to promote awareness about the nomination process and encourage people to recommend those of African and Caribbean heritage.
Ade Hassan MBE, founder of Nubian Skin, a hosiery and lingerie brand for women of colour, said: “I think it’s really important for people to see people who look like them achieving things, because then you can see it and you go: ‘Oh right, I can do that too.” In a statement the Cabinet Office said: “Every year incredible people from ethnic minority backgrounds remain underrepresented when it comes to the honours system.” Kofi Anie MBE, an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London, was honoured for services to people with Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia.
He said: “It’s important to encourage more people and have more diversity in terms of people that are nominated for the recognition of the work that they’re doing because a lot of the stuff that people are doing is very important but it’s not known and I think this is one way of giving them that sort of recognition.” Read more on The Voice Online - Link in bio