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16 april 2021

15:45
Wildflower is announcing a new suite of support for Black mothers and their birthing people, available within the company's digital platform for navigating healthy pregnancies and growing healthy families as part of the company's efforts to improve...

14:13
The Health Foundation of South Florida, in partnership with Miami-Dade County and Broward County, today announced a major communications effort encouraging South Florida residents to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The "I Did It!" campaign,...

12:00
TLG Motion Pictures ("Hoarders"), founded by American film and television producer Courtney LeMarco, announced today that it has selected Antonio de Graffenreaidt as winner of The Big Pitch, a national competition providing opportunity for Black,...

11:21
The Board of Trustees of Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) announced today the appointment of Dr. Raymond Codrington as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Codrington joins Weeksville Heritage Center at an exciting juncture of the organization's history...

09:00
Business Mogul and CEO of Detroit Equities, Dennis McKinley, Former VP for Remy Cointreau, Patrick Charpentier and Jerome Hyafil, a former EVP, Seagram's Spirits and Wines announce their partnership and the launch of premium cognac brand Nyak Cognac....

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Actress, Producer, Television Personality, Comedian, Spokesperson and Seasoned Businesswoman Tami Roman will premiere her new show, Get Into It With Tami Roman, on April 20 at 9PM ET on FOX SOUL, the leading OTT streaming platform celebrating black...

07:02
A preliminary study suggests that Black people who have autoimmune neurologic diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), may respond differently than white people to a common therapy meant to modulate the...


15 april 2021

21:55
A political activist who is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad and the first African woman writer to have a play on Broadway, will address graduates during Spelman College's...

16:46
The largest study of Black women entrepreneurs in Canada reveals that they face significant barriers to financing including the cost of borrowing.   It also reinforces previous research suggesting experiences of workplace bias and racism often pushed...

16:28
Today, Clark Atlanta University and higher education stakeholders announced the launch of the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at CAU. The groundbreaking initiative will serve as an incubator for recruiting and developing the future...

15:52
The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of Dove, National Urban League, Color Of Change, and Western Center on Law & Poverty, are excited to announce Delaware as the ninth state to pass legislation (SB 32) banning hair discrimination in...

14:16
Broward County Library's African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), recipient of The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership  Grant for their project "Archiving the Black Web: A National Forum to Map...

14:05
College Consensus (https://www.collegeconsensus.com/), a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published its annual ranking of the Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities for 2021 at...

14:00
Led by their oldest sister, Orlyana Tantchou, four African American girls formed a nonprofit organization, No Limit International, to fight COVID-19 both in the U.S. and in Cameroon, West Africa, and then to pursue initiatives addressing gender...

13:30
The unified California business community today released a new public service announcement (PSA), "Do It For," which will air statewide on TV, radio and social media, reaching millions of California residents in both English and Spanish, encouraging...

12:40
Broward County Library's African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), recipient of The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership  Grant for their project "Archiving the Black Web: A National Forum to Map...

11:43
New Journey PAC Chief Executive Officer Autry Pruitt today issued the following statement on the firing of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota City Manager Curt Boganey: "Democrats plumbed new depths of anti-Black hatred this week with the firing of Curt...

10:00
QVC® US and HSN®, leaders in building brands through livestream video storytelling across multiple platforms, today announced the third annual edition of The Big Find®, an international product search to discover entrepreneurs with the next big brand...

09:00
DICK'S Sporting Goods  today announced it has become a founding corporate partner of Black Coaches United (BCU) -- an organization dedicated to using its collective reach to advocate for change, foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive...

08:31
Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its 18th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, judged by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier with assistance from Jim DuBois. Tony Keith Jr. of Washington, DC won the Tom Howard Prize of $3,000 for...

08:22
Soon after launching as a DTC brand in December of 2019 with the fast moving global pandemic that followed, Young King Hair Care thoughtfully revised their go-to market strategy, tested various social and digital campaigns and partnered with engaged...

08:00
For the 12th year of Retool Your School, The Home Depot® is doubling its commitment to $1 million and tripling its impact. This year, 30 campus improvement projects will be funded at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) ? the most...

08:00
Cancer is a disease that affects everyone, but not equally. Studies indicate that Black Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial/ethnic group in the United States for most cancers. For the next year, the American...

07:00
Today Catholics for Choice, which uplifts and amplifies the voices of the majority of Catholics who believe in reproductive freedom, issued the following statement from President Jamie L. Manson regarding the police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte...


14 april 2021

19:52
On Monday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m. Clark Atlanta University, the University of Liberia, and the Liberian Consulate in the State of Georgia in a spirit of mutual trust and collaboration, will host a virtual signing ceremony marking the continuation...

16:00
Crime, blight, trash, and poverty have become synonymous with Baltimore in the national news. The inability to solve these issues with a black mayor and black city council, implies that no matter how much money is allocated to Baltimore for...

11:34
Today G/O Media, a leading digital publisher, announced the appointment of seasoned editor Vanessa De Luca to the role of Editor in Chief at The Root, one of the largest sites covering Black news, politics, culture and opinion. Reporting into G/O...

10:05
Grammy-nominated recording artist and songwriter Juan Winans is set to release his new urban inspirational single, "Never On My Own," with his sister, actress, and singer Deborah Joy Winans, on May 14, 2021, on DARE Records. The Official Audio Video...

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Manzanita Sol, a crisp, refreshing apple soda from PepsiCo has arrived in New York City, taking its own bite out of the Big Apple with a launch celebrating the tried-and-true tastes of the city. Reminiscent of the flavors of Latin America and the...

09:07
Today, REVOLT, announced a new sustainability-focused initiative alongside adidas Originals, to further support the brand's commitment and pledge to end plastic waste worldwide. The campaign officially introduces REVOLT's new branded content agency...

09:00
The Blacks in Technology Foundation, a tech-focused community dedicated to increasing the representation and participation of Black people in the technology industry, and Apprenti, a national leader in delivering registered tech apprenticeship...

09:00
LIFEWTR, a premium bottled water brand committed to advancing and showcasing sources of creativity, has partnered with writer, producer and actress Issa Rae for the launch of Life Unseen, the brand's new platform in the fight for fair representation...

08:58
The death of George Floyd rocked the city of Minneapolis and rippled across the country. Now, the city is re-living the incident during the trial of Derek Chauvin. Following Floyd's death, RighteouSouls made it their mission to combat negativity and...

08:46
Emtrain, which delivers workplace culture analytics through its online training platform to prevent bias, discrimination, harassment and ethical lapses in the workplace, today announced it has hired Odessa (OJ) Jenkins to be the company's first...

08:43
April is National Minority Health Month and the American Heart Association, the leading global voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, will convene a virtual nationwide panel of professionals and community...

08:42
The Atlanta-based nonprofit TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation will host the third in a series of four virtual forums addressing the subject of "Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivorship," one week from today on Wednesday, April 21,...

08:34
Flagship Facility Services is pleased to announce that Marion Terrell has been promoted to Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). Based in our National Service Center in Southlake, Texas, Marion will be responsible for leading and steering the...


13 april 2021

19:29
The field of innovative startup companies has narrowed from dozens of nominees to 12 remaining semi-finalists hoping to pitch their companies in Next Wave Impact's second annual Founders of Color Showcase on May 3, 2021. By hosting this virtual...

16:59
Demos, a progressive think tank aimed at creating a just, inclusive multiracial democracy and economy, on Tuesday announced Georgia Budget and Policy Institute CEO Taifa Smith Butler will serve as the organization's new president. Butler, a leader...

16:39
BNC, the nation's first and only 24/7 news network dedicated to covering the issues, challenges and successes affecting Black and Brown communities, has announced the appointment of Mark Garner, Executive Vice President of Global Content Sales and...

12:37
Brands who don't see the value in the minority dollar are missing out. According to the most recent 2019 study, minority markets have a $3.9 trillion buying power. Owned and operated by Black entrepreneurs, Sable & Sand launches as the premier source...

11:01
Congressional candidate Joe Collins, a Black Republican Navy veteran challenging Rep. Maxine Waters in California, spoke out about the recent police shooting of Daunte Wright by a Brooklyn Center Police officer in Minnesota over the weekend. Joe...

10:27
On Thursday, April 8, the North Miami Beach Commission voted unanimously to declare Juneteenth as an official citywide holiday. Commissioner Michael Joseph, Esq. sponsored the legislation....

10:04
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is pleased to announce that J. Gmerice Hammond, MD, MPH, a cardiology fellow at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis, has been chosen to receive one of three American College of...

09:04
After receiving a record number of applications, Barefoot is pleased to announce the five new recipients of the 2021 New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanForHer Grants. The #WeStanForHer campaign celebrates and supports Black women entrepreneurs in order to...

09:00
EdCraft, an early education platform launched by former McKinsey executives, raised $1 million from a group of Silicon Valley based angels. The startup aims to equip its students, aged 6-13, with essential 21st-century skills.  McKinsey alums close...

08:47
World Business Lenders, a loan servicer and asset manager, and provider of working capital to small businesses across the United States, today announced the appointment of Bob Beamon ? 1968 Olympic Long Jump Gold Medalist and Record Holder ? to its...

08:30
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) is honored to announce the winners for the 2021 Eagle Awards. The 17th annual awards ceremony continues its tradition of recognizing the pioneering achievements of local African...


12 april 2021

17:50
Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Natasha L. Wilson will participate as a panelist at the CenterForce Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Virtual Summit: Atlanta, taking place on April 14. Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the annual event that is...

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Major League Baseball and SiriusXM have expanded their agreement to include additional streaming rights starting with the 2021 MLB season. For the first time, SiriusXM subscribers with a streaming-only subscription now have access to live...

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