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News by subject: BLK

22 july 2020

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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....

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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...

08:38
S.K.B. Robes LLC, an Atlanta-based, black-owned athletic sponsorship company and apparel designer, has recently transitioned into manufacturing products to combat COVID-19. These products are Protective Dust Masks and Infrared Thermometers....

08:37
Gold Series from Pantene and Royal Oils by Head & Shoulders, along with media partner Mirror Digital, a multicultural digital publisher network, have collaborated to support Black female salon owners and stylists whose businesses have been impacted...

08:35
On July 12, 2019, New York became the second state to sign The CROWN Act and the first to put the law into effect statewide.  On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Dove and the CROWN Coalition will celebrate the anniversary of this historic triumph with a...

08:32
DFD Music (https://www.dfdmusic.com/) recently announced the release of "Things Change," Mr Foster & Davis Chris  realized black recording artists have long been highlighting the perils of racism and police brutality through music, but recent events...

07:30
Cigna Corporation today issued a statement on systemic racism and a commitment to equity and equality: "Racism and discrimination are...

07:00
Today, Manulife announced it has established leadership and recruitment goals to increase the representation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) across its North American businesses as the company advances its Diversity, Equity and...


16 july 2020

23:33
SoLa Impact's I Can Foundation announced a $1 million grant from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation (OWCF) to provide scholarships to South LA Residents as part of the "South LA Forward" initiative. Oprah Winfrey was joined by other...

20:24
The world renowned Peace Starts with Me Rally is going virtual August 1st, 2020. The rally experience is coming to you online, with all the excitement and grandeur of a stadium show. Join us on August 1st at 6:00 p.m. EST for "Peace Starts with Me...

18:45
Chairman Green, Ranking Member Barr, Chairwoman Waters, and distinguished members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today and to discuss the importance of protecting homeowners especially during these difficult times. I also...

17:44
Bennett Jones has signed the BlackNorth Initiative Law Firm Pledge, committing to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for those in underrepresented Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour...

14:20
With $550,000 in funding from Centraide of Greater Montreal, the Socio-economic Summit for the Development of Black Community Youth (SDESJ) will be able to help over 700 additional families benefit from the 4C program. The initiative aims to empower...

12:31
Dominion Energy is launching a $35 million initiative in support of African American and underrepresented minority students. This six-year program will support historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South...

12:20
Seventy-three percent of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement.1 Yet stories about the BLM movement, the murder of George Floyd, and the everyday experiences of Black people are regularly (even if unintentionally) being censored in the...

10:00
The Museum of African American History (MAAH) announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Liberty Mutual Foundation to create new programs that position MAAH at the forefront of today's local and national discourse about...

09:00
Stand Up To Cancer today announced a new $5 million grant from Bristol Myers Squibb to fund research and education efforts aimed at achieving health equity for underserved lung cancer patients, including Black people and people living in rural...

09:00
Wealth and land ownership in America has historically been tied to systemic racism, segregation and targeted African-American exclusion from homeownership ? with present-day Black Lives Matter protests for justice reminiscent of the Civil Rights...

08:45
BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens), now in its 11th year will take place virtually Tuesday, August 11 ? Sunday, August 16, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  BronzeLens: The Virtual Experience will continue the Festival's unwavering...