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The national conversation on health equity is advancing through an inaugural virtual forum hosted by the Black Directors Health Equity Agenda (BDHEA). "The Fierce Urgency of Now: The Playbook on Health Equity," held Sept. 27 and 28, featured...


25 october 2021

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Black-owned makeup brand, Juvia's Place has released their new i Live, i Love eyebrow and lip color makeup collection just in time for the holidays. The collection features two must-have, high-quality eyeshadow palettes that will help bring your fall...

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Today, the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) and Uber Canada announced the nation-wide launch of Black Business Direct, the newest national digital directory by a national Black led non-profit organization. The directory will help even more...

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Urban One, Inc. will be holding a conference call for investors, analysts and other interested parties to discuss its results for the third fiscal quarter of 2021....

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The new HIV Self-Testing Community Outreach and Localized Outcomes (SOLO) Study will improve access to HIV testing for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities, and collect data on the number of new HIV infections...

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted along with leaders of the Cincinnati Innovation District (CID) and JobsOhio announced today the expansion of the CID. To highlight this growth, Lightship Foundation, a non-profit foundation...

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Calling all food lovers! Pepsi is sharing a first look at some of the signature events and perks arriving for the first-ever Dig In Day, a celebration of all Black-owned restaurants and chefs across America. On Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, everyone is...

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Mediavine, the largest exclusive full-service ad management firm in the U.S., is proud to announce the Tonquise "TQ" Evans '03 Endowed Scholarship in partnership with Mary Baldwin University (MBU) and Adam Evans. The scholarship honors the late TQ...


22 october 2021

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Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, media personality "Candid" Candace Jordan and the Rev. John Harrell will hand out personal care items near Chicago's Water Tower Place. The event will be at the northeast corner of North Michigan Avenue and Pearson...

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The African Princes of Comedy Tour (APCTour) gets bigger every year as the best African stand-up comics from around the world descend to provide top-notch comedy shows across the country. The APCTour continues the East Coast Takeover at the SA Café &...

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On October 22, family members of Ahmaud Arbery, will join the Transformative Justice Coalition at a press conference to address recent attacks raised in court proceedings against the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC).  The press conference will...

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African American students' graduation rates hover 20 percentage points below their white counterparts. San Francisco Achievers is addressing that inequality for African American young men by providing scholarships and other support. And their work...

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Mutual of America Financial Group, which specializes in providing retirement and investment services to organizations and individuals, is pleased to introduce Tara Favors as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. As a member of...

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The Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE) has announced a unique partnership with MNP, bolstering FACE's commitment and mission to support Black business owners and entrepreneurs across Canada. The Government of Canada announced, in May...

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Today, Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, released a new report, Reaching Higher: Black Women in American Politics 2021....

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Tropicana Community Services (Tropicana), a Toronto-based multi-service organization that provides programming for youth, newcomers, and people of Black and Caribbean heritage and serves as an intermediary for the Supporting Black Canadian...

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Marcy Venture Partners (MVP) invests in 24 year-old technologist Iddris Sandu's impact-driven tech incubator: spatial LABS (sLABS). The multi-tiered partnership between MVP and sLABS will explore the unlimited possibilities at the intersection of...

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Clark Atlanta University will be one of four HBCUs to lead a Regional Center for Entrepreneurship, thanks to a $16.8 million PNC grant. The national center will be located on the campus of Howard University, and will use a regional structure to...

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Corporate Counsel Women of Color© (CCWC), the leading advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession, is pleased to announce the 25 winners of its My Life as a Lawyer Scholarship Awards for the 2021-22 academic year. These...


21 october 2021

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Los Angeles has birthed some of the greatest music artists of all time, which is why it isn't a shock that the rising artist, Churchboyclipz calls Los Angeles home. ...

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The Boston Globe announced today the lineup of guests who will join hosts Jeneé Osterheldt and Meghan Irons on the second episode of the Globe's Black News Hour radio show, airing this Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00-9:00 AM ET....

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NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is partnering with The Catalyst Business Entrepreneurship Center, the Alabama A&M University National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (AAMU NSF...

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The Georgia Hemp Company is thrilled to announce a partnership with middleweight boxer, Evan "Yung Holy" Holyfield, naming him the newest lifestyle and wellness partner for the company. This partnership with Holyfield comes at a pivotal moment in his...

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Triller, the popular global AI-powered short video and music discovery platform, and Spring Sound founder Steve Rifkind, the prominent music industry executive known for launching many of the most influential stars of Rap and Hip Hop, today announced...

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With her debut collection, Quirky Black Sci-fi Tales: Volume 1, newcomer M'Shai Dash blends unfeigned humor, warmth, and peculiarity while celebrating Black women as survivors, adventurers, and champions. In five spellbinding tales, we are introduced...

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Today CodePath.org, the national nonprofit transforming college computer science education, announced that Walmart will be investing $1.6 million through the Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity to expand CodePath's curriculum into more HBCUs in...

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Hyundai Motor America and its African American marketing agency of record, Culture Brands, have launched their inaugural marketing campaign. The campaign, entitled OKAY Hyundai, is scheduled to launch this week and includes television and radio...

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Today, NAACP Empowerment Programs announced their newly acquired ownership stake in Hello Alice, the largest digital platform helping small businesses launch and grow through access to capital. The announcement is a first for the NAACP Empowerment...

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Lathrop GPM will launch its Increasing Diversity in Franchising speaker series on October 28, 2021. The educational and thought-provoking program is designed to increase ownership in franchising by underrepresented racial and ethnic groups ? as both...

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Five new original holiday movies will premiere on ION and Bounce beginning Sunday, Nov. 21. In total, the Scripps Networks will combine to air over 200 hours of holiday movies and programming. Last year, ION ranked No. 1 among all networks airing...

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Morgan State University today announced the return of competitive collegiate wrestling to its athletic programs, making Morgan the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the country to offer the sport of wrestling at the NCAA...

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TEN35 announced today that the firm has been named the "2021 Small Business of the Year" by U.S. Black Chambers, Inc (USBC). Award recipients for each category were selected by an internal review for commitment, consistent involvement with USBC, a...

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A training program providing skills, networking and mentorship for over 400 Black entrepreneurs across Canada was launched today by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) in conjunction with Future Skills Centre (FSC), and the...

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The Onyx Initiative, a Toronto-based non-profit established to bridge the pervasive gap in the recruitment and selection of Black college and university students and recent graduates for roles in corporate Canada, is celebrating a slew of...

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Radio One and Reach Media, the audio division platforms of Urban One, Inc., the largest diversified Black-owned media company in the country, announced today its virtual upfront experience "Millions. Billions. Trillions." in partnership with Dream...

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Bennett College, US News & World Report's #1 ranked national liberal arts college for boosting social mobility for its students, announces the election of artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and multimillion-dollar impact investor Kwanza Jones as...

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Physicians and faith leaders from North Texas teamed up for frank and honest conversations that dispel misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Nine local faith leaders from churches with largely African American congregations sat down with...


20 october 2021

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Walden University is bringing together a prestigious group of speakers for its next Talks for Good on "Racial Inequalities in Healthcare," which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 from 7 to 8 p.m. ET....

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After what seemed like two inaugural conferences, our first year in-person event and second-year pandemic pivot to virtual, our momentum is growing, and our community of Black Podcast Creatives and Professionals have taken notice of our efforts....

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Bounce, the first broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, will explore the topic of policing and the Black community with the world premiere of "Protect or Neglect" at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 27. The exclusive...

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OBN Jay is hailing out of the Southside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the Southern rapper injects nothing but the real into his music, with heartfelt lyrics telling his story from the trenches to where he is now. After a short stint with Columbia...

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The BBPA National Scholarship Program announced 70 African Canadians from across Canada who will receive the 2021 BBPA National Scholarships, which provide financial assistance to Canadian students of African descent currently enrolled in...

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EBONY today announced that Emmy Award-winning and GRAMMY nominated actor, singer, comedian, and television personality Wayne Brady has been tapped to host the 2021 EBONY Power 100 presented by Verizon. The multi-hyphenate talent, who will also give a...

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The PNC Foundation today announced a five-year, $16.8 million grant to create The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship ? aimed at building resources and support for Black business owners across the country. The center will...

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Pilot to run through first quarter of 2022 Thirteen businesses to participate in pilot, representing geographic diversity and a range of disciplines and commodities Post pilot, program will develop more than 2.9 million Black businesses for future...

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Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the nation's only 'think and do tank' focused on ending HIV in all Black communities, is proud to be the sole recipient of the Health Resources & Services Administration - HIV/AIDS Bureau's (HRSA/HAB) eight million dollar...

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At the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego this week, Murfreesboro-based First Community Mortgage learned it is the Winner of the 2021 Residential Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Award for Market...

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Today, Famous Amos, in partnership with the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), announces the launch of its Ingredients for Success Initiative, a grant and mentorship program that aims to provide the necessary tools and resources to help Black...

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Today Blue Star Families (BSF), the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities across the United States, welcomed the inaugural class of military-connected community leaders and spouses as part...


19 october 2021

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A minority-led commercial redevelopment effort in Charlotte's Historic West End has attracted Black- and Latino-led businesses to the neighborhood, supporting entrepreneurship and jobs while expanding the products and services available to residents....

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