Editor’s Letter: November-December 2017
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Editor’s Letter: November-December 2017

In 1921, when our cover girl, Olivia Hooker was just six years old, her entire community was burned to the ground in what’s known today as the Tulsa Riot. The town of Greenwood was everything. In fact, the Black dollar circulated 19, yes 19 times before leaving the community – compared to today’s 6 hours. Today, Black buying power currently stands at over $1.1 trillion and is on the road to hit about $1.5 trillion by 2021. And yet,...

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Editor’s Letter: September – October 2017
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Editor’s Letter: September – October 2017

Welcome to the “Tribute Issue” of Hood Talk Magazine. We’re honoring the legacy of Baba Dick Gregory and honoring the Black Man. It feels so good to say that. I honor you Black Man. You are a King. I am one of the fortunate ones who can say I’ve met a few Kings. The first one is my Daddy. For as long as I’ve known him, he’s carried himself as royalty with his Queen, my mother, right beside him. Then, he introduced me to...

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Editor’s Letter: August 2017
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Editor’s Letter: August 2017

The birth of this magazine is a Melanated Dream.™ It’s an outlet for us to shine light on the positive things happening in our hoods. In fact, one of Hood Talk Magazine’s signature interview questions is, “What hood are you from?” It’s a question that makes some people uncomfortable because of cultural biases and stereotypes drawn based on the neighborhood you live in. It’s true. I can’t tell you the number of times someone’s asked me...

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