29 Oct 2020


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What Are You Thankful For?

Autumn is the season to recount the things that we are thankful for; but with COVID-19 taking so much away, what is there to be thankful for?

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is by far the world’s worst economic crisis in history, and COVID-19 is coming close to it.

How to escape from Coronavirus.

We are equipped with the tools to overcome the coronavirus. Here are some scriptures to encourage you through this scary and difficult time.

5 Verzuz Battles We Want To Happen

Quarantine hasn’t given us much, but it did bring us Verzuz. Check out our list of Verzuz battles we want to happen.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Jay Z and Beyonce during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)

7 Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together For A Long Time

There are some celebrity couples who have passed the test of time. Read our list of celebrity couples who define #RelationshipGoals!

Monica VS Brandy Verzuz Battle

Missed the Brandy vs Monica Verzuz battle? Recap the highlights that got the whole world buzzing and learn more about their history here!

From “Black Panther” to “Get on Up”: 5 of Chadwick Boseman’s Biggest Roles

Chadwick Boseman has been a part of some of the most influential films in history. Relive his impact by remembering 5 of his biggest roles.

Black Panther star told us he was dying 4 times

On August 28, the world was rocked with the news that “real-life” hero Chadwick Boseman had died after a battle with colon cancer.

Jacob Blake was shot 7 in the back times by police and is now parallelized.

Advertisements Some people thinks that Jacob Blake situation could of handled differently. On Sunday, August…

The negro league & Discrimination in Sports

In August 2020, Major League Baseball announced that they were celebrating the 100 anniversary of the Negro Leagues.

BREAKING News: Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s Running Mate

Kamala Harris is breaking records and making headlines after being announced as Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 US elections.

This Movie Might Be Bigger Than “Black Panther”

Last week, Disney announced they would be releasing Mulan exclusive on Disney+ on September 4, 2020. Learn more about the highly anticipated live-action remake here

Bible Verses to Battle the 7 Deadly Sins

Our world encourages a “get mine” mentality. How do we live better and fight temptation? Fight the 7 deadly sins with these verses.

Port huron Float down.

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Emancipation Day 101

Around here, we celebrate Emancipation Day. Read about the history of Emancipation Day in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean and why this year we need to celebrate it more than ever.

Comic-Con@Home: 5 Virtual Must-See Black-Focused Panels

*checks “visit Comic-Con” off bucket list*

Keeping with our theme of celebrating all things melanin, we want to share the top 5 Black-focused panels at Comic-Con that we are most excited about tuning into

6 Success Tips Black College Students Need To Try

If you are a Black college student, or know one, then you NEED to read this! Maximize your college experience by trying these success tips.

What The Handling of Breonna Taylor’s Case Says About The Value Of Black Women In America

Breonna Taylor’s death and the handling of her case have drawn attention to the lack of value placed on Black female lives in America.

5 Black Men Whose Last Words Were “I Can’t Breathe” Before They Were Murdered By Police

“I can’t breathe.” These were the last words of several Black men before they were killed by police. Here’s a list of 5 Black men who uttered these words.

Know Your Worth (No. 6): The Problem With People-Pleasing

People-pleasing is a dangerous and unhealthy habit. We break down what it is and how to overcome it in 3 easy steps in our latest Know Your Worth edition.

How To Rebuild Your Credit.

Rebuilding your credit and maintaining good credit is possible. Here is your exclusive how-to guide.

Noah: God’s Favoured Father – Father’s Day 2020

Happy fathers day! We are celebrating this day with the story of Noah. Read 3 fatherly pieces of advice that we picked up from Noah’s story that can hopefully help you in your journey with fatherhood.

💋Kissing On A First Date, Beneficial Or Trashy?💋

Advertisements A Kiss on a first date can reveal a lot about your partner’s intention….

7 Perfect Tips for Fathers Day Gifts

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Read our father-approved gift guide that you can use to find the perfect last minute gift for your “old man”!

Juneteenth 101

“Yeah, the 4th of July is great, but have you heard of Juneteenth?”

5 Amazing Black Celebrity Fathers

Father’s day is right around the corner! This year, we want to celebrate 5 amazing Black celebrity fathers who love being family men.

How To Know What Your Calling Is In God’s Ministry

Not every talent is a calling. Just because you are good at something does not mean it is your calling. Learn how to find your calling in God’s ministry.

Why It’s Not Enough To Just Be “Not Racist” Anymore

It is not enough just to be “not racist” anymore. We need to collectively be anti-racist and pro-black if we want to achieve racial inequality in and throughout society.

Was God racist when he created humanity?

SPOILER ALERT: God will not choose one race over another! He loves us all the same. He will only choose those who hold His will above all else.

Source: Toronto Star

How You Can Support The Black Community Right Now

We have a list of things that you can do to support the Black community during these times of conflict, pain, and hurting.

Yes, Racism is A Sin

To be silent is to be complicit. Racism is not only amoral, but it is sinful. God does not want racism in His world.

Which Country Will Jesus Come Back To When He Returns?

When Jesus returns, He will take the righteous with Him to spend eternity in Heaven. Where do you think He will return? How will He gather His people?

Job’s Story: The Great Battle Within – Part 2

In this article, we will be outlining the top 4 lessons that we learned from Job’s story that we can use to fight the battle within.

Job’s Story: The Great Battle Within – Part 1

Job’s story is one of power, depression, loneliness, integrity, sickness, and loss. In part one of this mini-series, we dive into Job’s story. Stay tuned for part two, where we apply Job’s story to battling obstacles today.

Let’s Talk About Colourism

Colourism. For many this work brings feelings of pain and insecurity. Read to learn more about how colourism affects Black people in the Western world.

Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

Advertisements There are millions of men and women around the world that are experiencing barrenness….

Know Your Worth (No.5): Preserving Your Integrity

Advertisements This article is part of The Melanin Series’ “Know Your Worth” short-read miniseries. This series addresses…

How To Cope With The Loss of Loved Ones

Losing someone due to death is a difficult and painful loss. If you have recently experienced loss, the motivating.academy team sympathizes with you.

Unravelling The Mystery Behind #BlackGirlMagic

#BlackGirlMagic is not just a hashtag. It is a movement. Uncover the mystery behind #BlackGirlMagic and why 7 years after its creation it is still relevant.

When God Made A Woman: Mother’s Day 2020

The Melanin Series would like to wish all mothers and motherly figures a wonderful mother’s day. Today, we want to honour these strong, dedicated women by providing them with encouragement, support, and love.

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Who Is The Most Famous Person of All Time?

Who is the most famous person of all time? Can you guess who it is? The answer is guaranteed to shock you. Read to find out just who this person is!

Source: Time Magazine

Ahmaud Arbery’s Case Has People Across the Globe Crying “Enough”

A video of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death surfaced on social media, and it is sparking international outrage across social media.


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How to Become A Christian

Are you thinking of becoming a Christian. This article has a step-by-step guide on how to become a Christian.

Know Your Worth (No. 4): The Pains of Envy

Envy is dangerous. If you are experiencing envy or want to know what it is, we have all that you need to learn about this powerful source of negativity.

Motherly Love: 5 Amazing Black Mothers

There is nothing quite like the love of a mother! We’ve created a list of 5 amazing Black moms. See who made the list!

When the World was Beautiful with No Fear

Not too long ago, our world was beautiful, safe, healthy, simple and peaceful. There was joy, friendship and excitement. Do you remember this time?

The Reality of Job Hunting During a Pandemic for New Black College Grads Pt. 2

We want to continue yesterday’s article by providing 3 quarantine-style, résumé-building tips for recent Black college grads. Get that dream job!

The Reality of Job Hunting During A Pandemic for New Black College Grads Pt. 1

In part 1 of this two-part article, we look at the reality of job hunting for Black, college graduates during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Travelling” During Quarantine

Did I just read that right? “Travelling during quarantine”? That’s kind of impossible, right? Wrong! While you may not be able to physically travel and visit other countries while in quarantine, you can definitely explore your favourite destinations.

Navigating Christianity as a Millennial in 2020

Our editor, Jas, shares her journey of navigating life as a Black millennial with you with the hopes that you can build your relationship with Christ.

Are Christians Healthier?

Having a healthier lifestyle does not entirely mean that you should eat healthily or visit your doctor often. The choices you make determine how healthy your lifestyle is

We Are To Be Ashamed of Ourselves

Do we value ourselves according to God’s expectations? Are we our brother’s keeper? If not, then we should be ashamed of ourselves.

Know Your Worth (No. 3): Establishing Your Values

Forming strong values is a key part of establishing your self-worth. What are your values? Learn more about the importance of establishing your values.

Where Will You Be After the Coronavirus Ends?

While we are in the end time, this is not the end. There is life after the coronavirus. What will you do with your life once this pandemic ends?

How To Pray

In a time like now, with the coronavirus threatening the world, we need to pray and ask God for His grace and mercy. Learn how to pray in this article.

How Prisons Are Responding to the Coronavirus

Federal justice systems are currently releasing inmates from their federal prisons in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read this article to learn more.

On This Day (No. 3) – Remembering Marvin Gaye

On April 1, 1984, Motown and soul artist Marvin Gaye died of a gunshot wound to the heart. This was just one day before his 45th birthday.

Know Your Worth (No. 2): Finding Humility

Humility is an important part of discovering your self-worth. Learn about what humility truly is and how you can practice it daily.

On This Day (No. 2) – Britain Abolishes the Slave Trade

On March 25, 1807, Britain prohibited the slave trade in the United Kingdom by enacting the Slave Trade Act. Learn more about this historic event and modern forms of slavery.

6 of the Most Beautiful Places in the World

From party cities to calm, enchanting towns, we have a list of wonderful places that you should visit. Which one of our places is #1? Read to find out!

Know Your Worth (No. 1): Building Your Self-Esteem

Do you know your worth? Learn how to work towards your value and self-worth by through building your self-esteem.

What is considered to be a blessing to you?

Every day is a day full of blessings and we should be quick to give thanks for the little things. Find out some of the blessings that you have in front of you today.

On This Day (No. 1) – The Shooting of Stephen Clark

On March 18, 2018, in Sacramento, California, police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark. Clark, who was a 22-year-old African-American man, was unarmed.

How to Break Free From every Chain in Your Life.

Chains are meant to fasten objects down. You should not allow them to hold you down. Learn how to break free from the mental chains in your life.

6 Habits That Are Leaving You Single

Ladies and gentlemen, it is 2020, yet you are still single. You have had your share of dates and relationships, but you are still single. Why do you think this is the case? Read our tips to help you find your perfect love.

12 Tips for Developing Your Satisfying Self-Care Routine

Self-care is a practice of self-love and self-respect. Read our research-based self-care tips to achieve peace, success and confidence.

Anti-Blackness, Tokenism, and Other Struggles of a Sista with 4C Hair

Hi, my name is Jaz and I have 4C hair. I document my hair journey and uncover the politics woven into our locs and tresses.

How to fight depression

If you are experiencing depression or struggling to reach your goals, then this article may be for you. Find hope and help with our words of encouragement.

10 Songs You Need to Listen to Before Black History Month Ends

Contributions by Black artists made to music is Black excellence at its finest. Read our list of top 10 songs to listen to before Black History Month ends.

The Case of George Stinney Jr.

The case of George Stinney Jr. is a tragic reminder of injustice in America.

7 Black Olympian Moms Who Are Still Smashing Records.

These Olympian moms are silencing their critics by being champions on and off the field. Read our list of 7 amazing Black Olympian moms.

Black Engineers, Investors and Leaders.

This Black History Month, we wanted to honor the Black leaders who have contributed to the legacy of Black people.

How to Lose Weight

Advertisements Losing weight is not as hard as people make it seems to be. Weight…

Why You Need To Watch “They Gotta Have Us”

“They Gotta Have Us” reveals much more than the history of Black Hollywood. We discuss the effects of racial discrimination in Hollywood.

20 Black Leaders Under 25 Who Are Making History

The future is Black.

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Advertisements On January 26, 2020, the world lost a legend. Kobe Bean Bryant, also known…

Teen girl seriously hospitalized after another teen girl stabbed her.

Advertisements We are living in a very violent world, humanity have no Heart, and feel…

Travelling, Vacations And Honeymoons.

Advertisements Travelling is on everyone’s to-do list. To most of us, travelling is fun, yet…

Fashion, Style And Beauty.

Advertisements Fashion and style do not make us beautiful. True beauty comes from within. A…

How To Be a Good Parent

Advertisements How To Be A Good Parent How to be a parent? No one should…

How To Have A Healthier Relationship Or Marriage.

Advertisements   How To Have A Healthier Relationship Or Marriage. A relationship is like a…

I survived depression.

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