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18 january 2021

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Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of the nation's most renowned Black clergy led by Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III hosted the Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy Conclave. The event brought together over 100 of the nation's...

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The country's leading international asset protection, privacy protection, and estate planning attorney, Kevin L Day, JD, MBA, caught up with MBA: Minority Business Access podcast, granting an exclusive interview filmed from the Magnify Your Wealth...

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Memphis City Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris joined with members of Teamsters Local 667 today to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor 1968 sanitation striker Elmore Nickleberry....

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Toni Mitchell, Founder and CEO of BLM Brew Co. is no stranger to adversity. From her childhood as a dark skinned Black girl in a predominately white town to her career as the first and only Black female police officer in her department, she has faced...

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Where do dreams go when they die? Nigerian-born Actor, Speaker, Non-profit founder of The Gifted & Purposed Alliance, and homegrown prodigy, on the streets of Far Rockaway, NY - Dayo Olatokun has answers for digging those dreams up and turning them...

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TV writer and music writer/producer Jeff Mustard was, like most people, incensed by the George Floyd murder. Instead of merely stewing and watching endless reruns of police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck until he finally...

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The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will virtually take part in local events in British Columbia on January 19. Minister Ng will deliver remarks and participate in discussions with local...

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Comcast Corporation has announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients. More than 700 Black-owned businesses will receive consulting, media, and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable,...

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As the nation celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and contemplates its response to a white supremacist-led attack on the Capitol, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the disparities in health outcomes for communities of...

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"Today, nearly 60 years removed from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's speech during the March on Washington, countless barriers remain between his dream and America's reality. Earlier this month, our country received a stark reminder that America remains...

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Cents Savvy is a newly relaunched website that offers articles, videos and daily expert tips for clients and readers that are focused on building personal wealth at all stages of life and income levels in the African American community. The site is...

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) launched the groundbreaking Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP), an innovative educational and training opportunity that will produce the next generation of civil rights attorneys to...

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Credit Suisse is pleased to announce an initial commitment of USD 1.2 million to establish the Credit Suisse Scholars Program, an ongoing endowment with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to fund scholarships for students attending historically Black...

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A new Quest Diagnostics Health Trendstm study finds that Black and Hispanic/Latinx Americans are nearly two times as likely as White Americans to say their access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and healthcare, once available, is worse than other...


17 january 2021

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On January the 18th at 10:00am EST, one of the most important round table discussions about the current affairs of our nation and the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be streaming live on 360WiSE TV. The keynote speaker, Rev. Dr C. A....


15 january 2021

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Satisfaction with afterschool programs has reached a new high among African American parents, but unmanageable costs and limited access are preventing many Black students from participating. The result is tremendous unmet demand for afterschool in...

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President George T. French Jr., Ph.D. the 5th President of Clark Atlanta University (CAU), is recognized as one of Atlanta's 500 most powerful and influential leaders by Atlanta Magazine....

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one year after the last MLK Day saw the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States, Choose Healthy Life, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III, will host the Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy...

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75% of Americans say MLK day (Jan. 18) is an essential holiday for remembering the importance of U.S. civil rights, according to a recent survey by Reputation Leaders. Most see Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy as not just a great speech but also a...

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This February, Fathom Events will launch the company's first Black History Month film series, Fathom Events Celebrates Black History Month, in cinemas across the U.S.    Movie-goers will have the opportunity to delve into...

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The Gift of Black Theological Education & Black Church Collaborative enhances the Historically Black Theological Institutions (HBTI) and the Black Church. The Black Church has been at the center of Black culture for more than 200 years, as well as...

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United Way of Rhode Island has committed to invest $100 million over 5 years to build racial equity in Rhode Island and create justice and opportunities for all. The announcement accompanied the launch of LIVE UNITED 2025, the organization's new...


14 january 2021

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Optimum Seismic, Inc. is sponsoring the Riverside Clergy Association's, 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, "United to Heal". Special guest speakers will be Senator-designate Alex Padilla, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes,...

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PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California's flagship PBS organizations for new PBS program premieres as well as award-winning, original content, announced today a programming slate in honor of Black History Month. Both stations will showcase a curated...

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SurvivorNet, the nation's leading media company for cancer information, is announcing a collaboration with NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center for "Close the Gap," an essential new media vertical on SurvivorNet.com devoted exclusively to...

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On Monday, Jan. 18, the Las Vegas community will come together, virtually, to participate in the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. MGM Resorts International will be the presenting sponsor of the parade for the 11th consecutive year....

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The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) has received a $50,000 investment from Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and an additional $5,000 from the Stop & Shop NextGen Associate Resource Group, a team of Millennial and Gen Z...

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The Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) submitted a comment letter in strong support of the Nasdaq Proposed Rule Change (a9SR-NASDAQ-2020-081) which would require Nasdaq-listed companies, subject to certain exceptions, to have at least one...

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The Board of Directors of City Trusts, the agency charged with overseeing charitable trusts bequeathed to the City of Philadelphia, today announced the unanimous election of prominent city attorney Bernard W. Smalley as its President ? the first...

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Court TV, the multi-platform network devoted to live and in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation's most important and compelling trials, will world premiere "I Can't Breathe" ? A Court TV Special on Sunday January 17th at 9:00 p.m....

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NBCUniversal News Group announces its launching of NBCU Academy on the campus of Clark Atlanta University and select universities and colleges across the country. The new, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program is...

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Harris & Hayden Law released the following statement regarding recent events at the Capitol. All of America and the world watched as...

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Coqual, the 17-year-old think tank that studies diversity, equity, and inclusion and advises many of the world's largest corporations, has announced that Lanaya Irvin will assume the role of CEO effective February 1, 2021. Coqual's current CEO,...

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America sits at a critically important crossroads. Racist ideology is on the rise and significant parts of 20th-century African American history and culture are at risk of being lost forever. The HistoryMakers, the nation's largest African American...

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Nano Hydrate is a cutting edge wholesale manufacturer and provider of white label, private label, custom and ready-made formulations of premium hemp-derived products in health & wellness, skin care, personal care, beverages and pet care industries...

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A show coming out of Portland, Oregon hosted by Black elderly men is now available online at https://www.resourcescholarsshow.com to give the world a chance to observe uncompromising, intelligent, and spirited points of view. The Resource Scholars...

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KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has named Kaleb Worku as its first recipient of the $10,000 Black American Scholarship in partnership with the Center for...

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Pakaloh has rolled out a new national platform, Pakaloh's Marketplace, to empower cannabis professionals and businesses. Now, they can buy and sell used equipment online to help defray the high start-up costs involved in starting a cannabis business....

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Generation USA, a workforce development nonprofit transforming the education to employment ecosystem, offers reskilling and training programs at no cost to the unemployed with priority admissions for Black and Latinx communities, as well as women?...


13 january 2021

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jakes Divinity School and Urban Renewal Center of Norfolk are hosting a virtual event titled "Lead Like King" on Monday, Jan. 18. The event will include entertainment and remarks from Andrew Young, a civil...

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Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research industry, has released three reports quantifying brand spend in Black / African American media, Hispanic media and in ads with Black / African American talent. Analysis indicates that the...

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INROADS congratulates Apple, Southern Company and Ed Farm on their commitment to promote racial equity and justice through the development of the Propel Center. This physical and virtual campus will provide students at Historically Black Colleges and...

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In Canada, diversity is our strength. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to ensure that Black Canadians in communities across Canada are able to fully participate in all aspects of our society. On May 16, 2020, the Government of...

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Today, community stakeholders and industry partners announced the launch of Propel Center, a virtual and physical campus that will serve as a global hub for leadership and career development for over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

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In support of Nasdaq's visionary proposal to implement diversity-focused reporting and governance measures for companies registered on its exchange, Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC) ? one of the country's leading organizations that advocates...

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Howard University Department of Athletics and WHOOP, the human performance company, today announced a new multi-year deal that names WHOOP the Official Performance Partner of the school. The initial launch of the partnership will bring unparalleled...

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Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced that Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), and Alexandra Bernadotte, founder and CEO of Beyond 12, have joined Cengage's Board of Directors....

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The Future Is Now 2021 conference takes place Feb 8-12, 2021. This 5-day event will be jam packed days of amazing content and discussions. Recent developments and global conversations have been the catalyst to create panel discussions around relevant...

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Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, social justice advocate and senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dr. George Mason, senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church, and Mayor London Breed, the first African American woman to become mayor of...

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According to a new national survey released today by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI), nearly 40 percent of Americans still do not feel safe going to the doctor's office while coronavirus (COVID-19) is still a risk....

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