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News by subject: BLK

28 july 2020

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Nielsen today released its Annual Auto Marketing Report, which examines how shoppers from various ethnic and racial backgrounds differ from the general car-buying population in terms of brand awareness, brand consideration and advertising recall....

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ADCOLOR, the premier organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, today announced the nominees and honorees for the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the ADCOLOR Awards...

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The Charles Barkley Foundation is teaming up with a healthcare technology company to combat health disparities in the Black community due to Coronavirus. Last week was the launch of the Save Our Selves (S.O.S) Council, comprised of Black influencers,...

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Millions of people worldwide are demanding reform, and business leaders are facing unprecedented questions from both their employees and their customers as to how their company will address systemic racism.  Over the last several weeks, Dr. Randal...

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Independent Author, Neal Owens, debut novel titled Mirrors of Life, is honored as an Award-Winning Finalist for the 2020 International Book Awards in the Fiction: Cross-Genre category. This novel vividly explores contemporary experiences of black...

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What began as a professional lighting assignment for Christian Epps on Beyonce's much-anticipated visual album "BLACK IS KING," turned into an opportunity for Lights, Camera, Diaspora! (LCD!), founded by Epps, to secure positions for 10 trainees from...

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One dynamic economist is changing lives for minorities across the country by waging asymmetrical war on socioeconomic inequality, to the point of Legislature....

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Culturs magazine's "Time for Change" issue tackles some of today's most important multicultural issues from a global perspective ? including viewpoints on what is "Blackness," COVID-19 experiences and anti-racism resources. On newsstands now, this...

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Plume, the first health tech company built for the transgender community, in partnership with Point of Pride, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to underserved trans youth and adults, announced today the Point of Pride HRT Access Fund...

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An article in Axios written by Dion Rabouin entitled 10 Myths About The Racial Wealth Gap, (link below) asserted, "...the wealth gap is the product of centuries of inequality and racism that has grown too large to be impacted significantly by...

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To inspire support for public health directives, many warn COVID-19 does not discriminate?everyone's susceptible. The reality is more complicated. We are not "all in this together." Racism ensures this, and New Orleans' experience following Hurricane...

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Camino Financial, a Fintech that provides affordable loans to small businesses, announced raising debt funding to lend to underserved Latinx- and Undocumented-owned businesses in Colorado.  The debt funding will come from San Francisco-based impact...


27 july 2020

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Today, HBO, a division of WarnerMedia, presented a $1 Million gift to Howard University to establish an endowed fund to benefit students pursuing careers in the arts and entertainment industries. HBO first announced the donation in conjunction with...

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Discover Long Island announces Dr. Michele C. Reed, Long Island native and Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, as the organization's Official Health & Wellness Ambassador. In this newly created role, Dr. Reed will act as an advisor on health...

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600 & Rising, a non-profit dedicated to advocating for and advancing Black advertising talent, has announced a merger with Hold the PRess, a newly-launched group committed to improving diversity in the public relations and communications industry....

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The Ontario Heritage Trust is pleased to announce digital Emancipation Day activities for 2020, from interviews with historians to musical performances by Black artists. Together we will celebrate Ontario's Black communities and explore Black...

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WEBTOON Entertainment Inc., today announced it has reached six years of operation in the US. This latest milestone reflects another year of strong growth for the webcomic platform - the largest in the world - not just in terms of viewership, but also...

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Founders of Black Startup companies no longer have to worry about being snubbed by VCs or finding hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay staff. Newly launched hiring platform, Black Startup Angel Staff (BSAS) gives Black Startups access to team...

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Burrell Communications Group has announced that it will host a virtual town hall, "Black Lives Have Always Mattered to Us," on Thursday, July 30 at 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by ESPN/ABC News correspondent Ryan Smith, the event is an open forum to generate...


26 july 2020

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Across America people are doing vital work ? protesting and working to fight structural racism. At the same time, Black people with disabilities are being excluded even in nonprofit groups that are working to fight inequity. RespectAbility conducted...


25 july 2020

10:44
UrbanBridgez.com, one of the leading urban websites, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary. In 2005, led by Aries Dendy Founder/CEO and President Jason Richards, Urban Bridgez Group (UBG) was launched with a vision to tackle multi-media, marketing &...


24 july 2020

09:31
MoCaFi [Mobility Capital Finance, Inc.], a Harlem and Newark-based African American owned fintech, announces the launch of its upgraded banking platform with features and services designed to address financial inequality in Black, Hispanic, and...

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Frozen meals just got a whole lot more joyful. AYO Foods, the authentic and delicious line of West-African inspired cuisine, has developed a partnership with Whole Foods and is now available at nearly 50 locations throughout Texas, Arkansas,...

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TCA/ GENETWORx Laboratories announced today that it has added substantial testing capacity and is now providing COVID-19 diagnostic test results in 72 hours or less to help battle the surging coronavirus epidemic. TCA/GENETWORx has performed...

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Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old Black and Indigenous woman, died in the context of a police interaction near High Park on May 27, 2020. Like so many other Black and Indigenous peoples, including...


23 july 2020

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) issued the following statement on President Trump's recent memorandum blocking undocumented immigrants from being counted in the Census:...

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The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA) is excited to announce it will be hosting its 2020 NBMBAA® Conference & Career Fair: A Virtual Experience, taking place September 23-25, 2020 online. With a conference theme of "Celebrating Visionaries,"...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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(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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...