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Number Of Black Women-Owned Businesses Skyrocket By 322 Percent

AFRICANGLOBE - The number of Black women-owned businesses has grown by a whopping 322 percent since 1997. Today, Black women own roughly 14 percent of all businesses in the country owned by women, which tallies to around 1.3 million businesses.

TSA Agrees To Stop Singling Out Black Women For Hair Searches

AFRICANGLOBE - TSA, the nation’s Transportation Security Administration, has agreed to stop searching through the hair of African American women who wear all natural hairstyles. The agency said, “TSA has reached an informal agreement with the ACLU to enhance officer training. Racial profiling is not tolerated by TSA. Not only is racial profiling prohibited under DHS and agency policy, but it is also an ineffective security tactic.”

“African American Family Headed For Extinction”

AFRICANGLOBE -African Americans represent 14% of the nation. Nearly 80% of those below the poverty level abandon their children. While the rate of African American women having children is in decline, 71% of children are in families headed by a single parent.

New Program Empowers Black Women Financially In The $10 Billion Hair...

AFRICANGLOBE - Start your own hair business today, selling high-end hair at an affordable price. There is a new, unique and very profitable Black owned company named, The House Of Beautiful Hair, that is taking control of the $10 billion dollar hair weave industry that was once closed to African Americans.

5 Things Black Women Must Do In 2014 To Live Happier,...

AFRICANGLOBE - The funny thing about stereotypes is that they often have some measure of truth to them. As we turn our backs on the year that was 2013, it is time for us as Black women to look toward our future in the New Year that is 2014.

Fact Sheet: The State of African American Women in the United...

AFRICANGLOBE - African American-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the women-owned business market and are starting up at a rate six times higher than the national average. The number of companies started by African American women grew nearly 258 percent from 1997 to 2013.

College Enrollment for Black Women Hits Record High

AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time since the US Census has collected data around educational attainment and enrollment, African-American women’s enrollment in colleges has hit a record high. The percentage difference between African-American Women and the next closest group is striking and now marks the first time this group (or any other group) has surpassed Asian Males.

Image of New Black Barbie Doll With Exposed Cleavage Sparks Outrage

AFRICANGLOBE - An image of a brown Barbie doll has surfaced on the Internet, causing people to question whether or not it is supposed to be the next African-American Barbie. The doll is sporting blonde hair, gold chains, cleavage, and two bags that are strikingly similar to the Louis Vuitton monogram multicolor collection.

African American Women Exercise Less Because of Their Hair

A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, according to a new study. Researchers found about two of every five African-American women said they avoid exercise because of concerns about their hair, and researchers say that is concerning given the United States' obesity epidemic.

African American Women Mostly Obese

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s as much a cultural challenge as it is an individual one. African American women appear to be unmoved by the growing obesity epidemic...

African-American Women Discuss Embracing Their Natural Hair

The debate over Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas’ hair shouldn’t come as a surprise. The controversy surrounding her ’do, which some detractors thought...

What 100 African American Women Can Do

In the winter of 1970 in New York City, 24 African American women began meeting in their homes to assess the problems and opportunities...

Vitamin D Could Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

It was already established that African American (AA) women had more chances of getting cancer in the early ages and the developed tumors could be more...

The Worst Cities for HIV and African-American Women

African-American women are five times more likely to contract HIV in the following six cities than are black women across the rest of America. 1....