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In March 2021, the House of Commons voted unanimously to designate August 1 of every year as Emancipation Day, a day that many Black Canadian communities have already been commemorating for decades. On this day in 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act,...

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Emancipation Day: "On this day in 1834, the British Parliament's Slavery Abolition Act, 1833, came into effect and laid the pathway to freeing enslaved people of African...


30 july 2021

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The smoke has cleared as Classical Tahoe opens its 10th Anniversary Festival on Friday, July 30th which includes three weeks of outdoor orchestra and chamber music concerts, seven live-stream concerts and a broadcast series in collaboration with PBS...

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Eighty Six Brand consistently delivers potent and pure Delta-8 THC-infused products to help you achieve an elevated state of mind nationwide....

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CLLCTIVLY has announced that they will hold their 3rd Annual Day of Giving for Greater Baltimore Black-led organizations. CLLCTIVLY launched in 2019 and has invested over $300,000 into Black-led social change organizations!...

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Therme Group, a global wellbeing organization, is pleased to announce that it is working with the Government of Ontario and City of Toronto to contribute to the revitalization of Ontario Place. Therme Canada | Ontario Place will continue Ontario...

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Dr. Tameeka Law Walker has been named Board Chair of the Atlanta-based Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) effective July 1, 2021. The Partnership Against Domestic Violence works to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its...


29 july 2021

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Back to School takes on special meaning in this post-pandemic world where most kids spent the last year in isolation and homeschooling. Parents are going the extra mile to provide a smooth transition and one unique boutique has just the thing to make...

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A significant hurdle in developing therapeutics and care models for Alzheimer's disease that work for people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds is the recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in clinical trials. At the...

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In the United States, more than 40 percent of Black men and women are living with high blood pressure?the highest rate in the country. As part of a $20 million award from the America Heart Association, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has been named...

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Tonight, Just The News hosts a primetime TV special, "The War Against Black America," which probes the impacts of crime, economic policies, immigration, and more on Black Americans. Led by award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon, this...

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and YWCA Canada have their #BlockHate campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the pitfalls of ignoring hate speech and racism perpetrated online. The launch of the latest video, coincides with a...

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Meijer announced today that it will host a supplier diversity product presentation event in September, giving Michigan businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color the opportunity to showcase their offerings for interested Meijer...

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UNINTERRUPTED Canada in partnership with DreamCrew's subsidiary, DreamCrew Entertainment, The SpringHill Company and Bell Media today announced the production of a full-length...

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Today, the Equality Can't Wait Challenge announced four projects that will be awarded a total of $40 million to support their bold ideas to expand women's power and influence in the United States by 2030. The Challenge, which launched in 2020, is the...

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Viola, the leading and only Black-owned multinational cannabis operator rooted in building equity within the space, today officially announces its partnership with NBA Legend Allen Iverson. The icon and people's champ enters into a multi-year...

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New York and Florida attorney Scott Grauman, principal at Grauman Law PC, represents Jamkirea Williams in a lawsuit filed against Caribe Royale Orlando and Sierra Land Group Inc. for unlawful discrimination against an African American family. A...


28 july 2021

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For nearly 50 years, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) has been dedicated to its mission of eliminating cardiovascular disease health disparities in historically marginalized communities and pursuing health equity for all....

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Crown Media Family Networks announced today that it will launch Mahogany, the first of several new content initiatives and brand extensions tapping into the rich 100+ year legacy of the Hallmark brand. Launching on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in...

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has presented its third round of endowment funds in the amount of $1.6 million to 35 additional HBCUs as part of a four-year fundraising...

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Complex Canada, operated by Corus Entertainment Inc., announced today its new digital series Hidden Gems, produced in partnership with Appleton Estate® Jamaican Rum, celebrating Jamaican excellence in Canada. The series...

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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, the fastest-growing American whiskey brand in U.S. history, announced today that it closed a $2.1 million deal to purchase an additional 53.12  acres of land on Highway 231 North that abuts its Nearest Green...

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Blue Shield of California today announced $500,000 of support to help train and equip the next generation of diverse mental and behavioral health professionals and leaders throughout the Golden State....

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Southern Company, a leading U.S. energy company serving 9 million customers, announced today that it has made the founding investment in Elevate Future Fund ("Elevate"), a sub-fund of Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a global investment platform leading...

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Today, Intersections of Our Lives released new, national polling data demonstrating the intersectionality of the experiences of Black, Latina/x, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women voters. This new research explores the experiences of...

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This July, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion, LLC adds a new cocktail to their ready-to-drink line: BuzzBallz Cocktails Chili Mango. The cocktail tastes like mango with a hint of jalapeño to give it spice without being too hot. As spicy margaritas and...

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Award-winning voiceover artist Cayman Kelly announced he had recently completed voiceover work for a promo introducing the newest season of the popular Nat Geo WILD veterinarian show, "The Incredible Dr. Pol." Appearing in the waiting room with a...

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It will now be easier for people of color to learn more about the travel business, plan their next big vacation, find out who's who in the travel business, and meet travel leaders and influencers. The inaugural Black Travel Expo will be held this...

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Today the League of Women Voters of the United States is pleased to announce a new leadership structure and executive team that will guide the organization into its second century. ...

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LendingClub, a peer-to-peer lending company that claims to champion diversity, is at the center of a lawsuit where their purportedly discriminatory conduct and lack of customer care are alleged to have substantially hurt a nonprofit law practice, Our...

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After several weeks of international legal wrangling, Siphiwe Baleka finds himself marooned at Tokyo's international airport, after his bid to compete in the Men's 50-Meter Freestyle on July 30 was denied by the Fédération Internationale De Natation...


27 july 2021

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $254 million in funding for 28 new research studies aimed at eliminating disparities in maternal and infant health, preventing suicide among young people, and...

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The 12th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) launches Tuesday, August 17, 2021, anchored by meticulously curated information-packed programming for a wide range of filmmakers, the general public, marketing professionals, students, and film...

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Duke Energy has awarded $615,000 in grants to 19 workforce development and education programs in North Carolina to help job seekers and students prepare for employment, particularly in the energy sector. The grants support innovative workforce...

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After PepsiCo announced its $400 million plan to invest in Black communities in America, many young entrepreneurs came forward to get funding for their projects. Within this series of investments is the Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund for...

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The 159th Owen Sound Emancipation Festival will launch a video at noon on Sunday, August 1. This is the first Emancipation Day celebration since Bill M-36 was unanimously passed in the House of Commons to officially recognize this significant day...

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Getaway, the hospitality company that offers mindful escapes to cabins in nature, and Rachel Cargle, author, speaker and activist, are announcing today they are recommitting to A Year of Rest to continue to support the critical work taking place in...

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Ampro Industries, Incorporated, manufacturer of Shine 'n Jam®, Clear Ice®, Long Aid®, Ampro's Beautiful Childtm, Ultra Glow®, and U R Curly® and America's number-one selling protein styling gel, Ampro Pro Styl®, is back again with a duo braid...

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Dr. Nicole LaBeach, Host of OWN's Put A Ring On It and Bestselling Author, Crystal Khalil of Sister Diamonds LLC, a diverse community of current college students, recent graduates, aspiring entrepreneurs, today announces the world's largest 2D...

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Fast-growing sportswear brand Courtsmith, maker of fashion-forward athletic wear, is the latest high-growth business to join the ICA investment portfolio. The Oakland-based company just closed a $300,000 equity investment from ICA's Growth Fund. ...

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To address the financial hardships that have taken a toll on students and families over the last year, Spelman College cleared outstanding student balances from the 2020-2021 academic year, an action made possible by the receipt of funds from the...


26 july 2021

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The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (HBCU ELI) at Clark Atlanta University, today announced its first honorary fellow, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Funded in large part by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), HBCU ELI aims to serve as an...

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The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (HBCU ELI) at Clark Atlanta University, today announced its first honorary fellow, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Funded in large part by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), HBCU ELI aims to serve as an...

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The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, the nation's largest colorectal cancer non-profit, today announced a major investment by three industry partners to address health inequities in colorectal cancer, specifically among underserved communities who face...

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Reach Media Inc. - Tom Joyner's Ultimate Party with a Purpose® supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has just added Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, two-time Grammy Award-winning Hip-Hop artist, actor, and...

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Today, Feeding America®, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced a $1.7 million investment from Starbucks in equitable food access grants to help increase access to nutritious food among households with individuals who are...

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Vontélle Eyewear, the black-woman-owned, luxury eyewear brand, is proud to announce a partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products for a children's eyewear line centered around Nickelodeon's beloved characters. Vontélle will create three to four new...


24 july 2021

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Hundreds of Foster Farms food processing workers represented by Teamsters Local 630 rallied together with community members, elected officials, and faith-based leaders at Smart&Final's Compton Supermarket today. The protestors called on David Hirz,...


23 july 2021

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NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides property and casualty (P&C), corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions, today announced they are a Silver Sponsor of the 2021 Conference of African American Financial...

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As a result of Delta-8 THC's lesser psychoactive potency coupled with creativity infusing flavoring into hemp-derived distillate, Eighty Six Brand successfully launched its product collection nationwide, making an absolute killing for those looking...

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