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26 may 2020

15:57
I want to apologize to Chris Cooper for my actions when I encountered him in Central Park yesterday.  I reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions when, in fact, I was the one who was acting inappropriately by not having my...


23 may 2020

13:00
Federal data has already confirmed that most of the deadly victims of COVID-19 in the United States are African American. However, many news reports are failing to report that many of those who have died from the virus were also denied tests. In...


22 may 2020

12:59
Business Strategist, Kendra J. Lewis, aka The Boss Architect, is giving entrepreneurs a leg up on creditors with her Credit Architect Program. The truth is that many entrepreneurs are only aware of what Lewis dubs as the 'sexy' way of building...

08:00
In April 2020, Our Turn conducted a survey of high school and college-aged students to understand how the pandemic is affecting their personal and educational outcomes. The COVID-19 Student Impact Report outlines the intersectionality of issues...


21 may 2020

15:12
As parent student loan borrowing rates continue to rise to historic levels, an especially large portion of those funds are going to art schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), according to a new report from student debt...

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Universal Music Latin has inked a multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles based multicultural music and media company, MPM Productions.  MPM will find, grow and develop credible cross-over Latin musical acts from around the world for UMLE under...

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The first streaming service to bridge the gap for a global, multicultural audience, VumaTV today announced it will launch worldwide on Friday, May 22 at 5pm EST. The platform's lineup of on-demand cultural content includes original series, feature...

08:50
Black College Expotm and the Los Angeles Urban League are joining forces to present "2020 Black High School Graduation: Rites of Passage," a positive and uplifting cultural celebration for high school graduates, on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3 pm...

08:38
On May 30, 2020 at 2:00PM, Harlem's Fashion Row (HFR) will launch a new non-profit, ICON 360, in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. In an effort to raise funds for designers of color, the influential arts and...

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WHEN: May 25, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day & End of Ramadan. WHERE: At M.T.O. centers in 35 cities and eleven countries, including Los Angeles (18011 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335) WHO/WHAT: The M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism® (Los...


20 may 2020

14:57
Today, The Bronner Bros Int'l Beauty Show (BB) announced the launch of the BB Beauty & Barber Fund to provide relief to licensed cosmetology professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19...

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TV One celebrates Black Music Month with the debut of its original documentary, THE BEAT DON'T STOP, airing on Sunday, June 21 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C. The long-awaited documentary was a year in the making...

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The Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) is working with The Salvation Army to fill the pantries of families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. On May 22, 2020, TLMODA Dealers and The Salvation Army will distribute more...

10:05
Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, announced the 2019 annual Employment Equity Achievement Award winners. These awards recognize federally regulated private-sector employers and federal contractors for their outstanding...

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The Movement Fund recently announced the successful completion of the "COVID Relief Summit" (https://covid-19-relief-summit-2020.app.virtualsummits.com/) that took place from April 19?24, with a complete replay available for all new attendees. The...

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In response to alarming evidence of the continued disparate, negative impact of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. and its philanthropic arm, The PepsiCo Foundation, today launched an initiative to provide increased medical and economic aid to communities of...

09:18
Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it will end North American sales of talc-based baby powder as it battles thousands of lawsuits claiming the product causes cancer. The move comes weeks after J&J failed to bar plaintiffs' experts in a federal...

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UMC, the first and largest streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks, is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to kick off a nationwide casting call for the co-star of its latest original production, "Partners In...

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In an effort to increase support for minority real estate developers spearheading rehabilitation or new construction of mixed-use, multifamily housing projects in Detroit, Capital Impact Partners today launched a $12.5 million Diversity in...


18 may 2020

19:31
Today, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) issued patient-centered frequently asked questions (FAQ Community Watch) related to COVID-19 for its community health advocates and partners. The ABC created FAQ Community Watch to provide concrete...

09:00
United Global Alliance (UNITED) announced the launch of the United Impact Fund, an emergency fund that mobilizes philanthropists, foundations, technology entrepreneurs and impact organizations to scale relief assistance programs in vulnerable...


17 may 2020

21:35
Glenn J. Thompson, an associate in the Delaware office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named a "Top 40 Under 40" attorney in Delaware by The National Black Lawyers (NBL). The honor recognizes 40 African American attorneys from...


15 may 2020

11:04
Through hard work, determination and balance, Kendra Grissom and Jasmine McClam have excelled and achieved high honors during their academic careers. Now, Grissom, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and McClam, a native of Missouri City, Texas, can add...


14 may 2020

16:11
Goldman Sachs has selected Squire Technologies to participate in the first Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort. This eight-week virtual experience will provide high-touch access and resources to a select group of U.S.-based Black and...

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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program has selected Howard University senior journalism student Virgil Parker as one of its 15 fellows following a highly competitive nationwide selection process....

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To advance in your profession, you need to outshine others, win top prizes, and exceed expectations. "In addition to these things, you need to share credit with others to go far in your career," says career coach Tamara S. Raymond, author of the...

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Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security & Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) teamed up with Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees evacuated under COVID-19. Published today, "Voices of Peace Corps COVID-19 Evacuees," reflects the concerns raised by 461...

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AMBI® Skincare, a trusted name in the beauty industry for more than 50 years, announces the launch of its first-ever search for The Next Great Face of AMBI to find true beauties representing diverse ethnicities and multiple backgrounds, embodying the...

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Budweiser is bringing the music you love, with stories you've never heard with the launch of a new interactive live music and storytelling series called "Budweiser Rewind". This Saturday, May 16, the iconic beer brand kicks off this new series...


13 may 2020

16:29
Fannie Mae today announced COVID-19 payment deferral, a payment deferral option for homeowners who experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 that has been resolved and are ready to resume their monthly mortgage payments. Under this option,...

14:04
The AAKOMA Project is proud to announce a significant investment from Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates, to continue their groundbreaking work with mental health in underserved communities....

12:04
Kelli Richardson Lawson, the founder of the award-winning marketing agency, JOY Collective, has launched "The SonRise Project," a new non-profit organization for parents of children struggling with mental illness and addiction issues.  The SonRise...

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Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Philip Gittelman Productions, in association with Black Public Media, announced a new documentary on contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) in production for PBS. Directed by Emmy- and Peabody Award-winner...

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According to the final analysis from a nationwide survey of women, visible minorities, indigenous, LGBTQ+, refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs, there has been a greater economic impact from COVID-19 on these underrepresented business owners in Canada...

09:30
Like most academic institutions around the country, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been forced to cancel or postpone graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To celebrate the achievements of more than 27,000 students,...

09:24
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced $1.76 million in emergency grants distributed to 16 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The grants aim to help the institutions stabilize enrollments for the upcoming academic year....

09:00
An African American father who is calling himself The Undiscovered Artist has penned a powerful, but controversial tune about the Coronavirus after his son was denied a test. It is called the "Coronavirus Song (The Rona Song)" and it creatively...


12 may 2020

09:12
Leaders from the Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI), the Hispanic Business Center, The Presidents' Council, The Urban League of Greater Cleveland, and JumpStart selected Ron Stubblefield to fill a newly created Shared...


11 may 2020

10:05
TransMedia Group said it was retained by New Journey PAC to show that Republicans and conservatives in general are hardly the enemy of minorities as Democrats portray them. "Our media campaign will enlighten and engage minority voters nationwide as...


8 may 2020

17:03
A new five-part documentary series, ASIAN AMERICANS, is set to air on May 11th and 12th on PBS stations nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, is promoting the documentary as the most...

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What comes before prom? The promposal of course! So even though prom won't be IRL this year, AXE is helping keep the tradition alive by partnering with internet phenomenon Rickey Thompson for a virtual promposal challenge....


7 may 2020

14:39
New Jersey's communities of color are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 in diagnosis rates and mortality rates, according to an analysis from the Center for Health Analytics, Research and Transformation (CHART) at the New Jersey...

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The National Math and Science Initiative today announced a set of free video lessons in math, science and English to help educators as they continue to adjust to online teaching....

10:00
Critically acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist and educator Dr. Mark Lomax, II is releasing a new educational resource that enhances the understanding of Afrikan history and takes a wholistic look at the triumphs and falls of the...

09:00
Fannie Mae announced it has introduced a Renters Resource Finder to help renters facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 understand the options available to them. The Renters Resource Finder is an online tool that identifies apartments and other...

08:15
BARR Center (Building Assets, Reducing Risks), a model that improves America's education system with intentionally deepened relationships and a data-driven personalized and supportive approach, announced that it was awarded a five-year, $13 million...


6 may 2020

10:58
Walker & Company Brands, makers of the award-winning grooming brand Bevel, was founded with the goal of making health and beauty simple for Black men and women. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walker & Company Brands sought to provide relief...

08:44
As COVID-19, now identified as SARS-CoV-2, continues to hold us hostage in our homes, cabin fever builds and the isolation is inspiring some of us to become more creative in response to the restlessness. Have you searched social media or the web...

08:32
Cadillac Muzik is a Southern funk-inspired urban R&B band/duo that has continued to take its listeners on a mentally optimistic acid-laced journey with every project they've released. Their new project "Playa Innovators" will be releasing this July...

08:03
Amid the current drama of the Coronavirus pandemic, simple acts of faith are the strings keeping many connected to visions of brighter days. As the Managing Partner at The Cochran Firm Charlotte, Attorney Faith Fox's office has been bombarded with...

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