African-Americans and Online Financial Aid

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Little Known Black History Fact: The Muse Brothers

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The tale of George and Willie Muse, albino brothers living in the rural South during the late 1800s, is stirring.

According to accounts, the brothers were kidnapped as boys, sold off to a local carnival sideshow and paraded around the country. The Muse brothers were a rarity: Black albinos would be a lucrative attraction for a carnival with a so-called “human oddities” segment. According to a report by The Roanoke Times, the brothers were tricked by a bounty hunter working for a sideshow promoter and taken away from their mother. The man told the brothers that their mother was dead.

In the circus, the dreadlocked brothers were first said to hail from “a colony of sheep-headed people.” The brothers learned to play guitar and mandolin, which became a feature of their act. Showman Al G. Barnes then promoted them as White Ecuadorian cannibals. The Muse…

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Netflix & “Tallulah”

Soliloquy: Am I the only person who never takes a film at face value? I often search for the hidden meaning or the purpose of such a piece being invented. If that's not the case, then the actual art of the film (scenery, camera angles, lighting, etc.) carries my mind through a creative adventure. This message... Continue Reading →

The Climate Change

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Is it Safe for Men to Wear Weave?

Here recently there seems to be an influx of men wearing weave. The first time I witness this witchcraft was on YouTube while viewing All Def Digital (A comedy multimedia online platform founded by Russell Simmons).: At first I thought the "man piece" was for the occasional event. However, more and more everyday neighborhood guys... Continue Reading →

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