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13 november 2020

09:13
During a pivotal time, Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson releases Witness to Grace: A Testimony of Favor, a message of the all-encompassing grace of God. He bares his heart in this poignant memoir giving readers a glimpse into the historic struggle of Black...

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Following contributions from new funding partners, the Sommet socio-économique pour le développement des jeunes des communautés noires (SdesJ) is announcing the 3rd phase of its 4C program. "We're grateful for the generosity of our funding partners,...

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Early projections indicate that over $400,000,000 could be spent during "Shop Black Week" (SBW) 2020.  SBW was created to encourage ALL Americans to spend money with Black-owned businesses.  With the success of the SBW campaign last year, early...

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Scholastic is proud to announce a new multi-book publishing program with civil rights hero and national treasure Ruby Bridges. These three new picture books will serve as Bridges and Scholastic's first collaboration since the 1999 publication of...

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The year Ruby Bridges was born (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was supposed to end racial segregation in public schools. But, states did not enforce the law. It took six more years for a brave little...


12 november 2020

16:15
Today, mbue, Inc., an innovative wellness resource company, announces the official launch of its effort to serve people of color and underserved communities with remote mental health therapy tailored to fit their needs.  New remote mental health...

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International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is proud to announce that the first 10 McDermott Rise Members have been selected. Each of the McDermott Rise participants will receive access to McDermott's world-class legal services to help them launch...

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Nearly 300 families from diverse backgrounds attended a Town Hall moderated by longtime Queens resident and advocate Frances Kweller. The meeting, held via zoom, lasted for 90 minutes and included guest speakers such as New York State Senator Joseph...

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For the last 150 years, Vaseline® has been committed to helping heal skin everywhere, but this goal can't be achieved if part of the Vaseline® community doesn't have access to equal care due to systemic racism. Healthcare inequities continue to...

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Today, Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick announced a $1 million gift from Heather and Jim Murren to launch the Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership at Howard University. The gift kicks off a multi-million fundraising effort...

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As part of its robust history program to preserve and promote the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party, the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation (HPNF) is undertaking a multi-pronged Black Panther Legacy Project. Our next initiative is the...

10:26
Hometown hero and former NBA player Larry Hughes will be opening two cannabis dispensaries and a cultivation and processing center in St. Louis early next year. The new venture, Viola Missouri (VMO), is in partnership with former NBA teammate and...

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A 35-year-old association composed of Black-owned certified public accountant (CPA) and financial services firms unveiled its new name, brand and searchable website today in a virtual press conference. The Diverse Organization of Firms' (DOF) goal...

09:43
Damon Tindall, an Australian CEO and founder of Black My Business, just announced a major Crowdfunding initiative to help fund 1,000 full tuition African-American scholarships by December 25, 2020. In the wake of the Democrats' victory, Tindall has...

09:07
Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions will present the 2020 Black Music Honors in national broadcast syndication November 21 thru December 13, 2020. Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley returns as host of the...

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Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, is renewing their commitment to victims of the War on Drugs. Now that marijuana is on the path toward legalization, the company is poised to provide numerous settlement loans for plaintiffs in...

06:08
Let's be honest, we're all feeling a little stressed. With the oncoming holiday season that will look noticeably different than years past, coupled with the uncertainties of an ongoing global pandemic, we could all use a refresher on how to maintain...

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Today the Board Diversity Action Alliance (BDAA) is announcing that Wall Street Friends (WSF), a network of finance professionals that is comprised of over 8,000 members, will join the organization as a support partner. This move will greatly extend...


11 november 2020

14:40
Majic 107.5's Ryan Cameron, along with The Gathering Spot founder, Ryan Wilson, are among the 45 men inducted into the new class of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. ...

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DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc., the largest U.S.-based, omni-channel sporting goods retailer, is investing $12.5 million in the Black Economic Development Fund to fuel minority lenders and anchor institutions and businesses as part of an effort to close...

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Southern Company announced today it is awarding grants to support technology for 21 historically black colleges and universities across several states, through its charitable foundation....

10:37
Mutual of America will announce the five winners of its 25th annual Community Partnership Award on November 18. The award honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector...

10:30
BLACK ENTERPRISE will present its annual Entrepreneurs Summit, November 12 and 13, as a virtual conference experience for the first time ever, expanding its reach and impact as the premiere national event dedicated to success of black entrepreneurs...

09:30
Prairie View A&M University announced the receipt of a $10 million gift to assist students in their pursuit of successful college completion. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, wanted to invest in PVAMU by easing many students' financial...

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BMC, a global leader celebrating 40 years of delivering software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, today announced an expansion of its current sponsorship of the BreakLine Technology Education program, which recruits and prepares...


10 november 2020

14:48
The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council ("GNEMSDC") today announced the continuation of its Business Opportunity Conference, which has the theme of "WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER".  On November 17th from 10am to 12 noon, the...

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BMO Financial Group today announced BMO EMpower, a series of long-term commitments to advance inclusive economic recovery in the United States, pledging $5 billion over the next five years to address key barriers faced by minority businesses,...

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Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, announced today that her wildly popular mental health podcast, "Therapy for Black Girls," will join the iHeart Podcast Network. The podcast, which has amassed more than 12 million downloads and has...

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Imani Motion Pictures has released the brand new trailer for the urban lit cult classic DUTCH, based on the first book of an epic trilogy by Teri Woods. The film stars Lance Gross ("Tyler Perry's House Of Payne"), James Hyde ("Monarca"), Tyrin...

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Cannondale and EF Pro Cycling today announced an initiative that will help create opportunity and increase racial diversity in cycling at the collegiate level in the United States. Starting in 2021, with an initial commitment of three years, they...

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WEBTOONtm, the world's largest digital comic publisher has announced its expansion into the entertainment space with the launch of WEBTOON Studios, a multi-platform production division that connects WEBTOON's vast library of titles and creators with...

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Good Bunny Foundation, a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit formed by multi-platinum international music artist Bad Bunny, pledged a $1 million contribution to Know Your Rights Camp, founded by activist Colin Kaepernick. The multi-year contribution will...

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The U.K.-based African Leadership Magazine, a global leader in the African achievement and excellence niche, has announced its top 100 most influential African American Leaders 2020. Former U.S. President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama,...

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Today, pioneering student success company Civitas Learning released a new report reviewing data from 29 colleges and universities revealing surprising new insights into the impact of student success initiatives as colleges seek to improve equity and...

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In honor of the legacy of its late chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente is committing a $1 million grant to the American Heart Association's Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund. This national fund, led by AHA and Tyson's widow, Denise...

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Because social distancing has become the norm during this pandemic, people who would normally go to a conventional class on how to safely carry a concealed firearm are having difficulty doing so.  To enable women to complete the course safely and on...

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The Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the nation's only think and do tank committed to ending HIV in Black America, is proud to announce its 10-member Scientific Advisory Committee. The committee comprised entirely of Black experts will provide BAI with...

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Bodhala, the legal spend management platform, today released a report that presents actionable solutions for companies looking to create meaningful change in their law firms' timekeeper diversity and advance Black equity partners. Given the national...

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New Voices Foundation and JPMorgan Chase's Advancing Black Pathways initiative are developing and hosting the New Voices Banking Bootcamp - a business banking educational program. Slated to start later this month, the bootcamp is designed to help...


9 november 2020

14:14
Flagstar Bank is keeping a promise and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the communities it serves by giving $1 million in grants to help small businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color whose operating expenses are...

10:52
COVID-19 cases are on the rise globally, with nearly 200,000 cases and 6,000 deaths in Louisiana alone. As winter draws near, things will only grow bleaker. National experts project that the US death rate could rise to nearly 400,000 by February....

09:14
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), a labor union representing government workers across the country, and GEO Group (GEO), a leading private-sector provider of enhanced in-custody rehabilitation and post-release support services,...

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Sippd has launched a new feature allowing users to browse a compilation of Black-owned wineries and select the best wines for their palate with Sippd's Taste Match technology. Providing users with personalized wine recommendations that align with...


6 november 2020

20:50
A 35-year-old association of Black-owned certified public accountant (CPA) and financial services firms will reveal its new organizational brand and firm-searchable website on November 12, 2020 at Noon. Black-Owned CPA and Financial Services Firms...

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As millions of Americans find themselves without job earnings, and the global pandemic (COVID-19) rages across America, many corporate and foundation influencers are assessing their role in repairing the damage the crisis will have on underserved...


5 november 2020

23:00
This holiday season, Cincinnati community leaders are launching FOUND, a month-long celebration that will aggregate and highlight a diverse collection of new and traditional holiday activities and events. FOUND was created to encourage a more...

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Chicago United will present its annual Bridge Awards Celebration to recognize excellence in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion on Nov. 19. The event brings together Chicago's most influential business executives and civic leaders to recognize...

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On Saturday, November 14, The Ultimate Rap League (URL) presents Queen of the Ring (QOTR), the world's premier female battle rap league, and its marquee card, Watch the Throne 4 only on Caffeine from an undisclosed location.  QOTR, founded in 2010,...

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"Shop Black Week" began years ago as a meeting of the minds that included determined Black business owners and community organizers as a campaign to promote Black economic empowerment that soon escalated and became a world-wide movement. The idea of...


4 november 2020

16:52
Business Inside the Game (BIG) ? a disruptive, power summit that brings together experts, visionaries and urban entrepreneurs across multiple platforms from sports and technology to media and finance ? is hosting a full-day virtual summit and demo...

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