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3 august 2020

13:30
Black women all across this nation should be outraged by the commentary that a qualified African-American woman is "too ambitious" to be selected as the running mate for presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden.  Biden allies, Chris...

12:04
HousingWire announced its 2020 Women of Influence Award winners including Christina Jenkins, Senior VP of Client Development at AsurityDocs and Partner at Sandler Law Group....

11:16
As social distancing continues to be the new norm, teens are finding that they'll need to continue to adapt to a new and everchanging lifestyle. Their daily routines have been turned upside down and social distancing has made dating and social...

11:00
To mark the start of Black Business Month, Hello Alice has released "The Impact of COVID-19 on Black Business Owners" data report, uncovering the unique set of challenges that America's Black small business owners are facing as a result of the...

09:07
Hip Hop Caucus, the political arm of Hip Hop, is re-launching their Respect My Vote! non-partisan campaign just in time for the 2020 election. Respect My Vote! is the longest running, most successful Hip Hop voter mobilization campaign. This year,...

09:05
At 15 years old, Tyler Spann was a gifted athlete, doting son, and dog lover. He was also a tissue donor. Tyler was a bright spot, a...

09:00
On Sunday, July 26, 2020, Noir Black Chamber Of Commerce Inc. (NOIRBCC) became Kentucky's newest Community Development Entity (CDE) certified through the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund under The U.S. Department of the...

09:00
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a Realogy brand, today announced the first three brokerages joining the brand as part of its new Inclusive Ownership program....

08:03
The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the recent civil unrest, has created a tumultuous climate for unheralded change. Inspired with a vision for empowering communities of color while bridging the racial wealth gap, comedian/actor/producer and now...

07:03
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has partnered with Barbershop Books and Penguin Young Readers to provide child-friendly reading spaces and early literacy training to help expand reading opportunities for Black boys in Baltimore and...

06:40
Jacobs has launched a global Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality, which builds on Jacobs' existing global inclusion and diversity strategy, TogetherBeyondsm, and sets actionable initiatives and measurable objectives in the company's...


2 august 2020

08:30
FundBLACKFounders announced as a beneficiary of the Supermaker's Entrepreneurial Dream Project Award. The start-up was one of only two awardees to receive $50,000 in non-dilutive grant funding. In addition to the grant funding, FundBLACKFounders will...


1 august 2020

15:54
Black women from more than 20 countries set to celebrate "Girlfriends Day." The FREE virtual event features career advice, health & wellness, beauty, building weath and more. Presented by Sister Diamonds LLC. WHO: The International Slumber Party...


31 july 2020

12:55
Off-Whitetm? is proud to announce its ongoing commitment to the Black community with the launch of "I Support Young Black Businesses" project, a quarterly fundraising program in support of organizations chosen by Virgil Abloh and his team to support...

11:21
Canada's national historic persons, places, and events need to reflect the rich and varied heritage of our country. National historic designations encourage us to acknowledge the struggles and conflict that have led us to the Canada of today, and...

08:34
Two-time EMMY® and three-time NAACP Image Award-winning television producer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and branding guru Rushion McDonald welcomes a potent force of trailblazing guests this August on his popular podcast and syndicated...

08:07
Immediately after Ebony ownership filed a complaint with the SEC against Jacob Walthour and Blueprint Capital LLC ("BPC") alleging insider trading; they filed another SEC complaint against John Robinson and Consequent Capital ("CC") CRD # 285262 for...


30 july 2020

17:09
The Philadelphia Region of American Jewish Committee today published an open letter to the leadership of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference regarding the antisemitic post of Rodney Muhammad, head of the group's Philadelphia chapter. The full...

14:05
Clayton State University history professor Dr. Jelani Favors has been shortlisted for the for the MAAH Stone Book Award presented by the Museum of African American History. Favors joins eight other authors in being recognized for exceptional...

11:00
AT&T  today is committing an additional $10 million this year to create economic opportunities and foster upward mobility for Black and underserved communities who face long-standing social inequities and higher unemployment, all of which are...

10:55
Beyond messages of Solidarity with the Black community, and donations to Black community organizations, there needs to be more! We know there are Anti-Black Racism sentiments in corporate Canada and we must go beyond one-time statements. One of the...

10:27
Today, an esteemed group of music and entertainment industry leaders, led by Michael Mauldin, Demmette Guidry and Judy Klein, announced the Black American Music Association (BAM). BAM is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional trade association...

09:00
Neighborhood FORWARD is a movement built by concerned citizens, faith leaders, civil rights activists, elected officials, business partners, and non-profit organizations throughout the country. WHAT: Neighborhood FORWARD is hosting faith leaders and...

08:13
At long last! Years in the making!! Perfect for filling the Star Trek void after the SDCC at-home event!!! And a smokin' good time for the millions of Snoop Dogg fans out there... UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! ? which stars superstar Snoop Dogg and a puppet...

08:00
A day after Ebony ownership filed a complaint with the SEC against Jacob Walthour and Bluprint Capital LLC ("BPC") alleging insider trading; they filed a complaint against John Robinson and Consequent Capital ("CC") CRD # 285262 for...

08:00
Bell today announced the launch of a $5 million Bell Let's Talk Diversity Fund to support the mental health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities across Canada. Building...

06:45
Urban One, Inc. today reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Net revenue was approximately $76.0 million, a decrease of 37.5% from the same period in 2019. Broadcast and digital operating income1 was approximately $30.2 million, a...

06:00
Durand Reeves, the Nightlife Manager at the W Hollywood Hotel, alleges he was fired after a white customer harassed him for almost three hours when Mr. Reeves, a black man, politely asked him to leave a VIP section reserved for comedian Michael...


29 july 2020

15:00
Dr. Glenn B. Anderson has been named chair of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. In accepting this two-year appointment, Anderson rejoins the Board on which he served from 1989 to 2005 and chaired from 1994 to 2005. In announcing Anderson's...

13:43
Bounce will broadcast live the farewell memorial service for Rep. John Lewis tomorrow, Thursday, July 30, starting at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The funeral will also be live-streamed at BounceTV.com. Link to preview here....

12:58
Justice For Elijah grassroots campaign announces the official partnership with Culture Greetings, a black and female-owned digital-to-print greeting card company, for a card-writing campaign to demand justice for Elijah McClain entitled...

12:53
Burns & Levinson is proudly sponsoring the Diversity in Patent Law Scholarship program created by the Patent Quality Education & Training Foundation (PTF) to address the significant shortage of diverse talent in patent law. PTF has partnered with the...

10:00
The Nate Paul Initiative (NPI) is partnering with the Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) to provide significant personal protective equipment and supplies to the African-American community to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  NPI donated 50,000...

09:00
On July 14, 2020, IMB Partners ("IMB") made a growth equity investment in Ashburn Consulting LLC ("Ashburn"), a leading Northern Virginia-based information technology consulting firm that specializes in providing network engineering and cybersecurity...

09:00
REVOLT TV, the leading voice of Hip Hop culture owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, announced today What's Good Africa, a new half-hour unscripted series exploring all aspects of Hip Hop culture in Africa, from emerging artists to fashion, sports,...

09:00
During these unprecedented times, while black businesses are getting hit from all fronts, including the struggles brought on by COVID-19; black men and women are fighting to preserve their livelihoods, all while dealing with the racial unrests, as...

08:38
Mayvenn, the largest and only Black-owned, venture backed tech company and empowerment network in the hair and beauty industry, has donated $1.25 million to 2,500 hairstylists across the country who struggled to make ends meet as their salons were...

08:38
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black women in the United States are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. It is an element of racial inequality in America that is...

08:30
My Green Network ("MyGN" or the "Company"), the first cannabis incubator/shared-manufacturing spaces in the country, announced today the launch of their inaugural grant program "Green Quest." The program is designed for minority-controlled companies...

08:00
Pandora is launching UNINTERRUPTED Radio, a brand new and exclusive station that features music selected by top NBA and WNBA players. With UNINTERRUPTED, listeners get access to the very soundtracks that top athletes listen to on and off the court,...

06:00
With an eye on expanding its national membership of blockchain entrepreneurs, leaders, and students within the Black community, Black Blockchain Consultants (BBC) has recently signed an enterprise licensing deal with SIMBA Chain, a blockchain...

05:05
Rae Mackenzie Group, Inc. releases the Charter Equity Hiring & Advancement Partners (EHAPs) for the highly anticipated People Of Color Careerstm proprietary hiring and career advancement program and platform, scheduled to launch Oct. 2020. The...


28 july 2020

22:40
Spelman College is among more than 100 non-profit institutions selected to receive a generous gift from novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the College announced Tuesday....

21:17
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) enthusiastically welcomes the continued upward trend of the Black homeownership rate as issued by the U.S. Census Bureau in its 2nd quarter 2020 report. The 47% rate represents the fourth...

16:08
Witherite Law Group, a personal injury law firm specializing in truck and motor vehicle collisions, announced today the launching of the Witherite Law Group Fellowship for Personal Injury Law....

12:53
Black or African-American patients only have a 23% chance of finding a match compared to a 77% chance for White patients. For too long, the Black/African-American community has sought a cure for sickle cell anemia, leukemia and other blood cancers....

11:42
Duke Energy Florida is awarding $655,000 in grants to 19 workforce development and education programs as the region tackles economic disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic....

11:01
While data and news reports show that Black and Hispanic communities are disproportionately affected by the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the role that neighborhood income plays in COVID-19 deaths is less clear. New analyses by a team...

10:12
Today, actor and singer, TC Carson (affectionately remembered as "Kyle Barker" of Living Single), independently released a new video for his re-released single, "Come Together".  This up-tempo multicultural video was birthed in response to the recent...

09:33
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) today announced partnerships with the nonprofit Testing for America to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in their COVID-19 testing plans for...