Young Teenage CEO Earning Over 100K Per Year!
17 year old Leanna Archer turned a family recipe into an international company. Archer started a line of natural hair and body care products when she was nine years old. Her mother would make a hair pomade using natural ingredients from Haiti and a secret recipe passed down from her great-grandmother. After getting multiple compliments on her hair, Leanna gave her friends a few samples of the pomade and from there the orders started pouring in. Archer is now making history earning an annual revenue of more than $100,000 per year.
As a young entrepreneur, public speaker and philanthropist. Archer has taken her experiences on the road, speaking to youth all over the country, and has been profiled in Forbes, Success Magazine, Ebony and other publications. She has been named on “Inc.” magazine’s 30 Under 30 list of top young entrepreneurs.
Check out her appearance on The Jeff Probst Show.
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love love LOVE this! #BlackGirlsForever
Finally done! One of my last projects for my senior portfolio, I drew the top female emcees (at least from late 90s - today) as tarot queens.
GIVE M THIS DECK!!!!!
GIVE THAT TO ME
I need these tarot cards in my life!!!!
Wow, I’m so into this.
Artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.” For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations.
When Sandy Patangay left her home country of India to come to the United States, she never dreamed that she’d one day be able to bring something so special from her native culture to eager New York City consumers. After having completed her masters and begun working on Wall Street, she turned her sights away from the corporate world and began to channel her true passion - henna design - into a project that has become incredibly successful in an incredibly small amount of time. Transmuting traditional henna designs onto a whole new medium, Sandy creates beautiful cakes, cookies, and macaroons that have earned critical praise from some of the most renowned culinary experts. Thinking back on her decision to take this step in establishing her own business, she says:
So many times, I asked myself, whether this was a stupid move — walking away from a secure job to sell cakes. But now I can see I didn’t waste a single day. While I loved what I was doing on Wall Street, there’s only so much you can do to climb the corporate ladder. And how many people actually end up being the CEO? But when you follow your passion, the possibilities are endless.
Check out her website here.
Writing a poem can be hard, but imagine writing a poem that is a palindrome; even more difficult is to write one that is 29×29 Chinese characters. That is exactly what poet Su Hui did while she was alive from 365-427 C.E. Her palindrome poems could be read forward, backward, horizontally, vertically, and diagonally; the 841 characters could be read to total of 2,848 different ways.
Su Hui lived primarily during the Jin Dynasty and is the earliest major female figure that survives in the written tradition, even though a great deal of her work is lost forever. Though Su Hui is said to have created thousands of literary compositions, a common feat for female poets of ancient China, sadly most all of her works are lost. Only her Star Gauge survived. Star Gauge was never included in the canon of great Chinese poetry, likely because its creator and its concerns were female, and its form so unique.(poetrychina.net)
While most of Su Hui’s poems were lost, and the surviving ones reemerged only relatively recently,but the form of her composition is a thing of legend. She was wed to a man who was Governor in Gansu Province. As a man of such esteem it was common to have a concubine, which he did. This enraged Su Hui so much so that when he was located further away she refused to join him, but his concubine was happy to oblige. Su Hui was completely cut off from communications with her husband and in her sorrow she composed her palindrome poem Star Gauge and upon reading it, her husband left his concubine and returned to Su Hui. Their love is said to have been stronger than ever upon his return.
If Su Hui were a man she very well may have been regarded as one of the greatest ancient Chinese poets, but due to the sexism of ancient Chinese culture, specifically in intellectual arenas, this was a reflection of women’s placement in society. However, if she were a man she would have never experienced the life she led and may never have created the great works that she did.
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We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
Oh my. This is so good.
I wish my starbucks did that.
Khamara Pettus and Matt Jones as Cinderella and Prince Charming in African-American Shakespeare Company’s Cinderella, photos by Lance Huntley
Not cosplay but I’m here for it
African-American Shakespeare Company????? be still my heart
OMG I’m crying
Manga publishing is a huge business, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide, but what happens when the books are no longer wanted? They’re sent to secondhand bookstores, passed down under they’re tattered and worn, recycled and turned to pulp… But Koshi Kawachi, a Tokyo-based artist whose works often feature water and recycling themes, has come up with a fun and eclectic way to give the old comics a burst of new life. His concept is quite simple: place an old comic upright in a dish in a sunny, airy spot, sprinkle some seeds over it, water them, and wait for sprouts to peek out from between the printed pages. Radishes, buckwheat, broccoli, rocket, basil, and many others will work—and of course, so would any book or comic. You might balk at the idea of sacrificing of a perfectly good book—but you can always use a hated one, perhaps one with a particularly weak storyline that you can (literally) breathe some fresh life into it. Paper is potentially a good fertiliser, and if the nitrogen content of pulp could be boosted and the ink made more environmentally-friendly, then Kawachi’s idea could open up imaginative possibilities for book recycling and indoor farming.
I wanna try this!
The Arena Stage in Washington DC’s 2013 production of My Fair Lady stars actress Manna Nichols as Eliza Doolitte.
For her production, director Molly Smith set out to cast actors of color for the role of Eliza Doolittle (and her father, Alfred) from the start—adding additional depth to the musical’s existing themes of classism and sexism. To do so, she had her literary team do some research on Edwardian London’s racial and ethnic demographics.
After researching London in the time Edwardian Era and discovering the large pockets of Asian immigrants, the director concentrated on casting Asian-American actors for the roles.
“Anytime casting is done in a different way, it confronts the audience. We want the theatre to grab us and make us question our preconceptions,” said Smith. [source]
Nichols is of mixed race; her mom is Chinese American and her dad is part Native American and part white; the role of Eliza, a cockney-accented flower seller, has been traditionally played by white actresses in hundreds of productions, including Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn.To prepare for the role, Nichols researched the era the show is set in and also studied George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.
When asked by a journalist from Washington City Paper about a racial “double standard” in her casting, Nichols said:
“No one ever questions the logic or the reality of a group of people singing and tap-dancing in the rain, but if a director casts an Asian person in a [typically white] role, people automatically question that choice.”
The production also decided to incorporate elements of steampunk into the costuming. (Less historically accurate than an Asian Eliza, but also awesome.) All in all, a creative and innovative take on a musical classic that deserves kudos.
oh my christ this is everything I have ever wanted I WANT TO GO SEE THIS I WILL TAKE A TRIP TO DC JUST TO SEE THIS
what to wear when…demolishing the imperialist assumption that a woman in a hijab or other head covering can’t be free, feminist, fashionable, flawed, feminine, funny, liberated, brave, badass, modern, innovative, assertive, smart, sexual, critical, cute, confident, complex, competent, or complete (requested by and dreamed up with akitron).