Author: Jill Scott

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Fashion

How to Braid Hair for Crochet

What are Crochet Braids? Crochet braids, also known as latch hook braids, are techniques for braiding hair that involve crocheting synthetic hair extensions to a person’s natural hair with a latch hook or crochet hook. While crochet braids are a hybrid of traditional braids, they’re considered to be more similar to weaves. How a woman […]

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Business

Top Scholarships for African American Students

The life of a Blerd is that of a Black-Nerd. At Blerd Planet, we are home of the black intelligentsia. As members of the black intelligentsia we love to be a resource to others in their quest to achieve a higher education. Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Opportunities There are many scholarship providers that like to […]

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FLAWS WITH THE UMAR JOHNSON SCHOOL SCAM
Black Fraud Watch

Who is the First Black Psychologist and Who is Umar Johnson?

What is a psychologist? A psychologist studies normal and abnormal frame of minds, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals connect to each other and to their environments. It was shortly thereafter the first black psychologist, Solomon joined the profession. Solomon however, was no friend of Dr. Umar […]

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Featured

A Conversation About Adult Illiteracy w/ Israel Doctrine

According to the 2014 US Census and data gathered by the U.S. Department of Ed along with the National Institute of Literacy, close to 32 million adults in the United States can’t or have a severe difficulty in reading, even at the most basic of levels. According to the Literacy Foundation, the most frequent causes […]

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Black Fashion Designers
Business
Fashion

5 Famous Black Fashion Designers

Here are 5 of the most famous black fashion designers.  You may not have heard of them, but they are making waves in the fashion industry and are known by celebrities. A Brief List of Fashion Designers Grace Wales Bonner graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2014. She made waves in the fashion world and […]

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Beauty
Culture
Lifestyle

What Are Faux Locs?

Faux locs resemble dreadlocks. They are made up of real human hair, synthetic braided hair and yarn. The faux locs are tightly wrapped around braids in a downward motion to look like real locs. They type of braids and material determine the texture and appearance of the faux locs. Maintenance of Locs Faux locs are […]

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Featured

The Afrika Bambaataa Scandal | Interview With Israel Doctrine

On April 1st, 2013, hip hop legend Afrikaa Bambaataa was allegedly stabbed by an underage teen for date rape. Allegedly, Bambaataa issued murder orders to Hassan Campbell. This comes from a statement given by Hassan Campbell on a show with Queenzflip, where Campbell gave the statement that he was, “one of the hitters that was […]

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Culture

Malcolm X. Meets Bayard Rustin – November 1960

In November 1960, Bayard Rustin and Malcolm X were destined to cross each others path a number of times. Dr. Bayard Rustin, the ultimate progressive integrationist and at this time Min. Malcolm X was the ultimate separatist met the very first time. This is that interview at WBAI in New York.  Be a Blerd.   […]

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Videos

Eminem Takes a Big L

Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), known professionally as MGK or Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper, singer and actor from Cleveland, Ohio destroys Eminem with track, Rap Devil. . Eminem first attacked MGK with a track called “Not Alike,” to which the rapper responded with a scathing diss track titled “Rap Devil” on Monday (Sept. 3). Both of the rappers […]

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Lifestyle
Trends

New Red Apple Chinese Nail Salon Debacle

Nail salon workers in Brooklyn squared off with two customers, using broomsticks, fists and dustpans to pummel the pair after one of them refused to pay for a “f–ked up” brow job, witnesses and cops said. This all happened at the the New Red Apple Chinese Nail Salon in Brooklyn. Video posted on Facebook shows a […]

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