Le Lézard

News by subject: BLK

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

23 july 2020

15:40
In continued observance of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Recovery Unplugged Treatment Centers is examining and addressing the unique factors that lead to and sustain substance abuse in minority communities, as well as the barriers...

15:30
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in conjunction with the organization's healthcare committee, organized a meeting with NCAA leadership last week. NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert, Chief Operating Officer...

15:00
Seaway, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union (Self-Help), and Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, have partnered to broaden the availability of mortgage loan products to the community in Chicago's...

14:30
Driven by its steadfast commitment to diversifying the video game industry, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation announced today scholarship awards to women, minority and LGBTQI+ college students earning a computer science or video...

14:30
Dominion Energy today announced that 11 historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina will receive support through a $35 million initiative aimed at promoting higher education equity. The six-year...

14:04
As part of a statewide effort to reduce barriers and improve opportunities for boys and men of color, philanthropic leaders from the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC) today announced an initial investment of $225,000 to nine...

12:10
(Family Features) One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and adult African Americans are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues compared to the general...

10:50
The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is pleased to announce that VumaTV, the only global streaming platform focused on unifying cultures through unique, diverse premium content, will be the official presenting sponsor of the 11th Annual Twin Cities Film...

09:00
The nation's first African Ancestry Neuroscience Research Initiative (AANRI) announced today $2.25 million in startup funding from the investment management firm Brown Capital Management (BCM) and the State of Maryland. The goals of the AANRI are to...


22 july 2020

13:56
Having collected 900,000 signatures and raised over $4 million, the survivors of medical negligence behind a California ballot measure to adjust California's 45-year-old cap on quality of life and survivor damages announced today that the Secretary...

13:30
The Joyce Foundation announced today that the 2021 Joyce Awards will increase its individual grant amount to $75,000, in recognition of the ongoing critical work of artists of color, and the challenges faced by artists and arts and cultural...

12:36
Today, international law firm McDermott Will & Emery launches McDermott Rise, a new offering that each year will provide legal services at no cost to 20 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) business founders and their leadership teams as...

12:30
SFJAZZ announces the appointment of Denise Young as its new Board Chair commencing September 1, 2020. Ms. Young has served as a...

12:30
An African-American woman and twenty-eight year San Francisco resident served Starbucks Corporation with a Civil Rights Lawsuit today. Filed in the San Francisco Superior Court, the suit alleges that Starbucks not only treats its Caucasian customers...

11:22
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of Canada's leading public relations firms, is proud to support the BlackNorth Initiative, The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism. The BlackNorth Initiative embraces a...

10:24
Today The Root, one of the largest sites covering Black news, politics, culture and opinion, announced the lineup for its first ever Root Institute event, presented by Target. The Root Institute is a virtual, collaborative conference exploring...

10:02
After the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, protests quickly followed and are still happening across the country. A call for accountability to those responsible for the continued degradation, racially unequal mistreatment, and police brutality...

10:00
BlackFacts.com, the internet's first and longest-running data-driven website on the historical and cultural contributions of people of color, has rolled out Wakanda News - delivering curated "Black" news from around the globe to the internet...

09:30
UN-RULY, a beauty platform dedicated to Black hair and women, has come together with iconic Black hair care brand, Dark & Lovely, to spark an overdue conversation about protective hairstyles with the release of their short film, Pretty Shouldn't...

09:00
Avon has been empowering women for 134 years and continues to do so today. Most recently, Avon has partnered with Gyrl Wonder, a professional pipeline initiative giving rise to ambitious young women of color between the ages of 17-22. Similar to Avon...

05:30
Today, the Fabienne Colas Foundation announced new support for the Being Black in Canada program from presenting sponsor Netflix, in collaboration with National Bank, and the support of Canada Media Fund....


21 july 2020

10:00
The Black Automotive Media Group (BAMG), has challenged the nation's automakers to address fairness and equity regarding Black media who cover the industry. BAMG is a distinguished group of seven Black reporters and writers who have over 150 years...

09:30
COVID-19 has brought to light longstanding health disparities in our country, with rates of hospitalizations and deaths disproportionate among black and brown Americans. One nonprofit, Heaven on Earth NOW, is challenging the public to confront a...

09:17
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, announce a new effort to reduce deaths from prostate cancer, one of the largest health disparities facing African American men today....

08:58
Comerica Bank has teamed up with Young Entrepreneurz Solutions Organization (YES) to equip youth from low to moderate income (LMI) communities with financial education skills needed to pursue a career in entrepreneurship. The $100,000 contribution...

08:06
NEST, a leading integrated facilities management company on the frontlines of helping the retail industry resume operations amidst the pandemic, announced they are donating funds to charities across the country.  The beneficiaries are selected by...

08:05
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) today announced two new additions to its board of directors, Mary Winston and Gregg Engles. The changes to the board composition come after Chipotle appointed Brian Niccol, the company's Chief Executive Officer, to the...

08:00
CIBC today announced specific measures to combat anti-Black systemic racism, including specific goals for the advancement of Black talent into executive roles, and active involvement in leading change across the industry through CEO Victor Dodig's...

07:34
For twenty years, Harlem Children's Zone, based in Harlem, NY, has been the global leader in fighting poverty and racial inequities. As the pioneer of a holistic approach?serving an entire neighborhood, comprehensively, at scale?HCZ has received...

07:00
For very good reasons, there is a near unanimity among researchers and practitioners about the need to recruit and retain more teachers of color. Diversification of the teaching ranks has clear benefits. But a brief released today argues that the...

06:00
CCM Hockey, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel, is pleased to announce its endorsement agreement of Akim Aliu, former NHL Hockey player, founder of the Time to Dream Foundation and co-chair of the...


20 july 2020

16:02
Today at the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit, Scotiabank reaffirmed its commitment to combatting racism and discrimination of all forms to enable better futures for its employees, customers and communities at large. ...

14:37
The Howard University Board of Trustees has selected President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA to serve as the distinguished Charles R. Drew Endowed Chair of Surgery.  Dr. Frederick succeeds the late Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. as the second person...

13:30
? Canada's self-proclaimed first Black reality TV family, lead by YouTubetm sensation and social media personality Jillian Danford (a.k.a. "Auntie Jillian"), opens their home to viewers with hilarious results ? Tags:@AskAuntieJillian, @CTV_PR,...

13:21
On Monday, July 20, hundreds of workers from a coalition of San Francisco unions and community allies are joining tens of thousands of workers in more than 25 cities nationwide in support of Black lives and a more just and equitable society. By...

11:30
Black America has again reached the height of social injustice and police brutality in the constant battle for racial equality. When the protests and social chatter subsides, the Black community will need real strategy and solutions to collectively...

09:15
In many ways, 2020 has impacted the lives of Black women more than any other community. There are the health and economic disparities brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent events across the country with the killings of George...

09:00
Outcome Health and seven leading organizations in healthcare marketing, media, content creation and advocacy will #ShareTheScope in a one-day campaign on Wednesday, July 22 when they turn over their social media channels to eight organizations and...

09:00
As one of the only senior living communities actively publishing a podcast, Aldersgate Life Plan Community is leading the charge to tear down ageism and educate society by sharing stories that present a positive view of aging. The latest episode of...

08:34
James Faller is awaiting word from President Donald Trump's office on a request to pardon two inmates at the Forrest City, Arkansas federal prison, where Faller was once housed. He is also calling for sweeping changes from the federal government....

08:00
In a letter to the Spelman College community, President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. announced the College's decision today to move to virtual instruction for all students during the fall 2020 semester. ...

07:11
FreeCast is announcing a new partnership with the Black News Channel (BNC) to carry the network on its SelectTV service and other products powered by the company's SmartGuide. The Black News Channel has launched on SelectTV and these other services,...

07:00
Earnest has become a founding member of the Parity.org ParityPledge® in Support of People of Color. Parity.org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on bringing gender and racial equality to the highest levels of business, calling for...

07:00
Today, Parity.org is announcing a new ParityPledge® in Support of People of Color. More than 60 companies, including AmerisourceBergen, Ancestry, AthenaHealth, Atos, Best Buy, Domo, Henry Ford Health, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Overstock.com,...


18 july 2020

13:02
Several attendees of a peaceful action organized by Black Lives Matter ?Toronto were arrested this morning while calling to defund the police. They were not told of their crime....

11:30
Black Lives Matter held a rally and march today in support of demands to defund the police, invest in communities and create emergency safety services that do not harm Black and Indigenous people. Along with a coalition of artists, the group...


17 july 2020

21:59
Black Lives Matter - Toronto (BLMTO) press event tomorrow (Saturday) July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Ryerson University to provide comment on demands to #DefundThePolice. What: Black Lives Matter Press Event Who: Black Lives Matter ? Toronto When: Saturday,...

17:01
Legendary NBA star athlete Scottie Pippen and Bob Kramer, a world-renown bladesmith, have teamed up to support Black Lives Matter and end social injustice by raising funds for Color of Change through a limited-time auction of a custom, symbolic knife...

10:00
Desjardins stands in support of the BlackNorth Initiative, which was launched by the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism. The initiative is committed to the removal of anti-Black systemic barriers negatively...

09:45
Yesterday, Island/UMe celebrated the birthday of Buju Banton, the Jamaican dancehall innovator and surprised him at his studio with a specially made RIAA certified Gold album for his boundary-shattering masterpiece 1995's 'Til Shiloh, released 25...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19