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Makeda Waterman

Writer and travel enthusiast with a love for sunsets, good food, family and friends.

Makeda Waterman is an online media journalist with a passion for helping people succeed. Her articles are featured on CNBC Make It., Yahoo Finance News, Fast Company, Glassdoor, and Elite Daily. She also runs an online marketing writing business.
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Dear Black People

There are some people from Africa that believe they are different than people from the Caribbean. They openly make a reference that they are "African" and the others are "black people." The divide between some of my people gives me a headache. The entire purpose of colonization in Africa between the fifteenth and nineteenth century was to separate African people from their culture and place them around the earth to make it hard for them to figure out who they are.
05/29/2017 11:43 EDT
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Freelance Work Is An Unconventional Land Of Opportunity

Being a successful freelancer is a confidence booster, but some people ask me, "are you actually getting paid to write?" My eyebrows cave in, and I realize at times that even though there are successful freelancers out there on YouTube and television, many still believe that the writer's life is simply a hobby that brings minimal success. The truth is, if you do things in a certain way, you can travel the world, collaborate with C-suite professionals on projects, and help others during your career.
05/08/2017 02:04 EDT