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Carol’s Daughter & the Burden of Black Business Owners

When David Karp, a lanky 28 year-old White high-school drop out sold his website, Tumblr, to Yahoo! to the tune of $1.1 billion he was lauded. He reaffirmed the stereotype of the techy white boy persona of hoodies, coding geek drop out turned billionaire tech start-up founder. Sent angel investors dashing to find the next hoodie wearing tech geek that can replicate a similar success story. All this even though at the time of sale Tumblr was not a profitable company. Fast forward to October 2014 with Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter sells her company to L’Oreal. A company
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Please Stop Correlating Weaves as Being Hood…

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As of lately, as my audience has expanded beyond it’s core, whenever I post a picture, article, anything with or about weaves/wigs there is always a choir of “why wear weaves?” “why can’t you love yourself?” “she’s so ghetto with that weave” “weave wearing .” Or whenever I happen to venture over to the dark side of conservative reporting where in the “post-racial” society of today, publications like Thought Catalog amongst others will publish narratives to seek to demean Black people, by informing us that “You cannot find Jordans, rims, weaves or Quick Trips in Ferguson, MO.” Because at the
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Tips on Buying Clothes from Chinese Vendors

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Have you been wondering how bloggers/vloggers get ahold of all these cute clothes for lookbooks and OOTDs? Ever click the various bit.ly links and be directed to a super cheap website with petite Asian girls modeling the clothes? Were you wary about throwing them you’re coin for that maxi you wanted and they were retailing for all of $8.99? Is it a scam or nah? Yeah me too…until I myself started getting emails with botched English translations asking me to showcase their wears in exchange for free clothes. Well hey now, in the time honored tradition of Jouelzy loving free
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How Product Reviews Work…

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I kind of surprised at how much folks are surprised or unaware about how product reviews work on YouTube. I don't think the business of product reviews is that shady and that wasn't really my point in the video. I do think as with any business that are dishonest folks on the tube, slinging product for dollars but shady as though this is all happening behind closed doors? Nah...it's super accessible information to anyone. I think without even looking at the description box you can tell which of my videos have been sponsored, considering how many other YouTubers have reviewed
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The Hair Vitamin Swindle: Do They Really Work?

Preface: I didn't mention this in the video or the article, but I do NOT think it is the responsibility of YouTubers (bloggers, etc.,) to hold the companies responsible for their marketing. This is a business, and I'm not knocking anyone's hustle. I simply wish the companies took the time to overall be more genuine and honest in their marketing, rather than just selecting folks that already have bountiful heads of hair. Same way I feel about other natural hair companies that are selling the myth of the curl -- just show the honest diversity and all will be well.
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Tips on Finding Cute Women’s Shoes for Big Feet (Size 10+)

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Some of us women have the unfortunate experience of having big feet. Oh hush to all the ladies with a size 9/9.5 complaining about their shoe size. As a clean size 11 we could swap shoe sizes any day. Promise. Not only do have a large shoe size, but I'm only 5'7. I've attempted to ask God why, but I'm sure he's busy dealing with more important issues then my insecurities about how big my feet look compared to my height. Better, stronger foundation...maybe? Yes, I am a true blue size 11. Not a 10.5, there is no squeezing my
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Eyebrows, Tacos & My Love for Texas w/ EvelynFromTheInternet

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I love Texas. I really do. Well, the big blue cities in the red state of Texas. Houston and Austin. Hopefully when I move out of this horribly cliquey city of Washington, DC, I'll be able to land in Houston and find me a tall, shiny brown man with good credit, upward mobility and no knowledge of a side bish named Sallie...Sallie Mae. However my most recent adventure landed me in the state capital of Austin, Texas where the two week long SXSW conference was happening. My internet cousin, Evelyn From the Internet, so graciously allowed me to crash on
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