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Emancipation Day: The District of Columbia

The District of Columbia (D.C.) is the capital city of this country known as “the free world”. It is the only city in the U.S. that functions as a state without representation in Congress. Although it houses this country’s federal government, it has its own local government that makes forward moves. Most might know of emancipation day as the day slaves were emancipated, but in D.C. on April 16th 1862, the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act…

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Inspire Collection

in·spire (v) to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. PIO seeks to put words into action with our new Inspire collection. We seek to fill you with the urge to tap into your Power in One, to inspire others with your Power in One, or to inspire others to find their own Power in One. Aspiring to inspire is the direction this collection takes.…

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Arabia

When most people hear the word Arabia, they might think of the Arabian Peninsula or the book Arabian Nights. But I offer you a new reference to the word. Meet Arabia Morgan, the ArabiaAskedYou talk show host. Arabia goes way back with PowerInOne. She used to intern as a marketing assistant for PIO and one of the managing partners/co-creators of the brand, Ryan, is her cousin. In honor of Women’s History Month, it is great…

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Love

Love (noun)  – an intense feeling of deep affection Love is a four-letter word that everyone knows and usually says to at least one person in their lives. The most important person they ought to say it to is themselves. In a world filled with endless generalizations, stereotypes, and categorization, it is important to always love thy self. Maintaining a power in oneself, specifically yourself is something I challenge you to do today. I believe…

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Actor & Entrepreneur, AJ Carr on His Power In One

To have Power In One is to be inspired to create effective change and growth. I believe it is that one thing that really helps to identify your truth as an individual. As a creative, I am always eager to understand the perspectives and inner workings of other creatives’ minds. As a fashion designer I seek inspiration from literally anywhere and I love to get a sense of where that flow comes from within others.…

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Power In One Is Now On Kuuza Here

Power In One has partnered with Kuuza Here.  Kuuza Here is an online Pan African Market Place.  We now have selected items on the KuuzaHere.com site. Kuuza Here was created with a Pan African vision, an African heartbeat, and an American team of African and Black entrepreneurs dedicated to showcasing African products in the land deemed the melting pot of cultures: the United States of America. Their marketplace connects shoppers with one of a kind,…

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Malcolm X Personified The Power In One

Malcolm X was one of the most prominent black leaders during the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s, advocating black pride, a separate black community and  self-defense. In December 1953, a little more than a year after he was paroled from prison, Malcolm was named the minister at the NOI’s Boston mosque, Temple No. 11. The following year he also became the minister at Temple No. 12 (Philadelphia) and Temple No. 7 (New…

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Community Building

How can we utilize the power within us to build a community? Identify the challenges that the community encounters and work on them within the community. Identify the commonalities of the members of the community and celebrate them. Foster an environment of acceptance. Encourage loyalty to the group. Engage in collaborations. Develop and nurture common forms of communication and culture. Develop and support the leaders of the community who truly represent the perspective of the…

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POWER IN ONE by Ryan Lucas

This is for my unsung heroes who rose to the moment. Faced down they faked out the weight of opponents. Blood boiling. Filled with emotions. Block built off tilts. They still stayed focused. For my brothers in the motherland homeless. For my mothers on welfare in Oakland. For the many stockbrokers to broke men. We lock shoulders promoting a slogan: Living life like it’s golden. Chosen. Raising nations. Quoting slogans over stolen lands. My grandmama…

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