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11 august 2020

08:51
August is now Global Black Mental Health Awareness Month (GBMHAM) declares Black Therapy Central and other Black organizations to recognize that Black people, regardless of location, face similar mental health issues and self-hatred problems caused...

08:38
Every year, the American Institute of Trial Lawyers chooses a handful of the nation's leading attorneys to receive their "Litigator of the Year" award. Attorney Zulu Ali received this award for 2020. The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is a...

07:45
"A Black Empowerment Manifesto" (BEM) is the brainchild of Errol Gibbs. His inspiration to write the "manifesto" came after 50 years (1970 ? 2020), observing the challenges that Blacks face in the North American Diaspora and worldwide. More...

07:02
CEOs from 27 of the largest employers in the New York area are launching the New York Jobs CEO Council. The new CEO-led, results-oriented coalition will collaborate with educational institutions, community organizations and nonprofits to hire skilled...

06:00
Black and Queer-owned digital media company, Q26, has released the Summer Film Issue of its triannual magazine, QTYPE, on August 11, 2020. Funds raised from the magazine issue will go back into the LGBTQ community, supporting creatives with a focus...


10 august 2020

19:52
Nick Cannon, in his first appearance on a Jewish program, AJC Advocacy Anywhere, said today he would be "the sacrificial lamb as a member of the entertainment community" to bring America's Black and Jewish communities closer together. More than...

17:14
Today, tech lifestyle expert, television contributor and speaker, Stephanie Humphrey, aka Techlife Steph, released her first book, Don't Let Your Digital Footprint Kick You In The Butt!. The new book underscores the importance of having a positive...

12:00
Golf Digest has been announced as the Title Sponsor for the first-ever African American Golf EXPO and Forum in partnership with organizer Jim Beatty Golf Ventures LLC. Through this collaboration, organizers plan to attract golf industry leaders,...

11:00
The National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc. (NABCRMP), a member-based non-profit association for black professionals in compliance and risk management, has announced its official launch on August 10, 2020....


8 august 2020

12:00
Two new interactive town hall discussions are planned as part of the "Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom" initiative's town hall series on anti-racism to explore both old and new approaches to organizing for racial justice in church and...


7 august 2020

19:50
The Illinois State Board of Elections today reviewed five activists' objections to the official petition signatures submitted by Kanye West to be a candidate for President.  The findings of the board show West with only 1200 valid signatures, far...

09:29
Faith for Black Lives Chair Rev. Stephen A. Green, Until Freedom Co-Founders, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Mysonne Linen, Angelo Pinto, Esq., Members of the Louisville 87, Activists and Influencers, are taking indefinite residency in Louisville,...


6 august 2020

19:49
Presented by March For Our Lives & Sankofa.org, INTO ACTION is a celebration of community power and cultural resistance that spans August 2020 and brings together hundreds of our nation's most prolific and talented visual artists, young activists,...

15:00
Eagle Hill Consulting is launching a new webinar series on diversity & inclusion in the workplace. This is three-part webinar series will explore how to create a culture that normalizes uncomfortable conversations about race and bias. The first...

13:56
Grooming company Harry's/Flamingo has recognized the AAKOMA Project's work as part of a $500,000 donation to nonprofits changing the conversation about mental health....

11:16
While progress is being made for some groups, Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according to a new report by Ryerson University's Diversity Institute which was released today and discussed during an Ontario Chamber of...

11:03
On the 100th anniversary of Charlie Parker's birth ? August 29, 2020 ? it is impossible to imagine the evolution of jazz and modern music in general without the indelible influence of one of the most important Black American figures in history....

09:00
Texas-based, black-owned business, "Simply Soap & Water", is helping families, businesses and individuals around the country increase their hand washing capabilities while protecting themselves from dirt, bacteria, and transmittable viruses. After...

09:00
United Way of Greater Atlanta announced today that Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, and long-time supporter of the organization, donated $250,000 to the United for Racial Equity and...

08:56
Evolution Academy Charter School System has announced open enrollment for its online program. In a historic move, the district has now been approved to enroll students for the online program from all over the state of Texas. Evolution Academy...

08:47
What started as a simple live streamed fundraising event for a local church in Los Angeles, California, has now blossomed into a global broadcast soon to be aired internationally, Saturday, August 22, 2020. The Gospel Renaissance Livestream has...

08:08
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced its new real change feature on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com will spotlight the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), an American non-profit organization that supports and represents students attending its...

07:00
Signify Health, a leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare solutions designed to keep people healthy and happy at home, today announced that it has appointed to its Board of Directors Vivian Riefberg, former Leader of McKinsey & Company's...

07:00
Today, Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University released an analysis of CAWP data on the 2020 election. That data shows that a record number of Black women are running for...

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Cynopsis, together with Entertainment Studios' Byron Allen and TheGrio's Natasha Alford, are presenting a conversation on how to create a better marketplace for all players in the media space, in order to grow a larger, healthier business community....


5 august 2020

13:55
The U.S. Senate accepted the bipartisan introduction by Senators Sherrod Brown (D) of Ohio, Doug Jones (D) of Alabama, and Cory Gardner (R) of Colorado of the American Dream Down Payment Savings Act of 2020 (S-4414).  According to the Urban Institute...

11:37
The following impact statement is from Kayla Mason, Los Angeles Site Director and Brandon Nicholson, Executive Director: Twenty years ago, five Black male technologists discovered their genius in high school as Ron Brown Scholars. After college, they...

11:00
The Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that it has invited diversity expert Risha Grant to deliver a virtual keynote, addressing the...

10:00
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) and Kerma Medical Products, Inc. (Kerma) today announced a collaboration to improve the development and delivery of healthcare products and services, with an emphasis on veteran, minority and other underserved...

09:10
Carson Group has teamed up with AAAA Foundation to support initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for helping more African American students forge successful careers in the financial planning profession....

09:00
Jackson Healthcare®, a family of highly specialized healthcare staffing, search and technology companies, today announced that three non-profit organizations?Mission: Hope, SLIMS AFRICA and Lighthouse Family Retreat?have become tenants in LoveLifts...

09:00
Innovation For Equity, Inc. (IFE), a nonprofit organization committed to promoting innovative ways to improve life outcomes for Black learners of all ages, today announced the winners of its 2020 IFE Awards. Presented annually, the IFE Awards honor...

08:23
As the United States surpasses four million confirmed COVID-19 cases, data show that Black and Latinx communities are much harder hit, with higher rates of infection and Black and Latinx people are more than twice as likely to die from the virus as...

08:00
Morneau Shepell, a leading provider of total wellbeing, mental health and digital mental health services, today released its monthly Mental Health Indextm report, making July the fourth consecutive month with a negative mental health score, as...

07:30
Morneau Shepell, a leading provider of total wellbeing, mental health and digital mental health services, today released its monthly Mental Health Indextm report, showing a consistent negative mental health score in Canada for the fourth consecutive...


4 august 2020

15:53
The technology industry that has dramatically changed the way we live and work can take the lead in bringing greater equality, inclusion and opportunity to society, a group of leaders said Tuesday on the opening day of ChannelCon Online 2020, the...

12:34
GIRLS LEADERSHIP, a national, educational nonprofit started in 2009, announces new findings from READY TO LEAD, a groundbreaking research study that will monumentally impact the way that girls, especially Black and Latinx girls, are supported and...

11:59
Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and TwentySeven Music Publishing, led by industry executive Barry Weiss and songwriter and producer Jenna Andrews, announced they have extended their creative partnership and signed platinum-selling singer-songwriter...

10:03
In March of 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, James Oliver, Jr. decided to start a foundation to empower Black parents who are entrepreneurs, or ParentPreneurs, to be the best parent and entrepreneur possible. In four months, James started the...

10:00
2020 has been a year of volatility, action and change. As the United States reckons with its past of hate and injustice people have taken to various forms of civil disobedience to make their voices heard. They march for the thousands of lives lost at...

10:00
Our world is changing, and in these historic times, businesses are being challenged in new ways. In the wake of a global pandemic and in the midst of revolutionary protests against racism, companies have begun to focus on offering more prevalent...

08:55
Today, Medela, the #1 recommended breast pump brand1, announced the global expansion of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Medela Cares. The priorities of Medela Cares are synthesized into three pillars ? people, planet and society ? in an...

08:31
Something in Madness, the gripping new historical novel by Ed Protzel, illuminates Reconstruction, one of the darkest and least understood periods in American history and the roots of America's ongoing racial divide. The book, which works as a...

08:25
Chubb in the UK today announced that it has signed up to Business in the Community's Race at Work Charter. The initiative, developed in partnership with the UK government, is designed to foster a public commitment from businesses to improving...

08:00
Securing a mortgage is the first step in buying a home, and can be a stressful process for many prospective homeowners. For Black home shoppers, the process is even more daunting, due to a long, unjust history of inequality not just in housing and...

07:00
Neighborhood Forward convened a distinguished panel of respected faith-based and professional African-Americans, on Thursday, July 30th, to discuss the unintended consequences of a proposed menthol cigarette ban making its way through the California...


3 august 2020

17:05
Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, announced today that it has joined The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council ("MassTLC") Tech Compact for Social Justice. As one of the...

16:42
Red Roof welcomes The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) under the company's Room in Your Heart umbrella campaign. The TMCF is the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. Named for the late Supreme Court...

14:24
Microbiologics announced today that it has recently completed renovations of the virology services laboratory in its San Diego location. With completion of the renovation, Microbiologics has expanded its custom virology solutions to include Biosafety...

13:33
The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) is honored to announce the launch of its NBMBAA® COVID-19 Relief Fund.  The COVID-19 crisis is having an unprecedented impact on life in America. Now more than ever, NBMBAA® is standing in the gap to...

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