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14 july 2020

11:16
Negative Exposure is a compelling, heart-wrenching story that introduces faith to audiences in a different way.  Previous films have dealt with racial and socioeconomic stereotypes, but no faith-based film has incorporated a "flipped society" that...

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In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, community-focused businesses have become popular to help localize investments, returns and benefits to underrepresented communities. One such startup is Ebony Crown, an online marketplace for curated...

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The Paragon Project, a revolving collective of nationally-recognized high school artists, found a unique way to release its fourth album as schools shut down and live performances stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full project will be...

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Charity Navigator, the world's largest evaluator of nonprofits, has partnered with philanthropists Christina Lewis, the Founder and President of All Star Code, and Stephanie Ellis-Smith, owner of philanthropic advisory firm Phila Engaged Giving, to...

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Isom Global Strategies (IGS), a marketing, advertising, and public relations firm, is proud to announce national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). According to a PR Week...

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Ford Motor Company this week awarded the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) a $100,000.00 grant. The grant will provide support for the Los Angeles Urban League's Emergency Business Assistance Program (ECAP), an economic initiative that seeks to provide...

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Approximately four out of five people (77%) released from prison are rearrested within five years ? a societal problem crippling communities and economies while subjecting justice-involved individuals and their families, especially those in the Black...

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Civil rights and community leaders discussed how we can come together as one people to make a positive impact in communities of color, especially Black communities, during a virtual town hall meeting hosted by the Alliance for Persecuted Peoples...

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All Things Hair is supporting writer/broadcaster Emma Dabiri to petition for the protection of Afro textured hair in UK law, through an interview on the importance of natural hair. The petition calls for explicit protection for Afro hair under the...


13 july 2020

12:00
The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is proud to announce the appointment of the museum's first Music Industry Relations Committee (MIRC) of the Board of Directors. Eighteen individuals representing all avenues of the music industry...

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Award-winning actress, producer, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Union announced the re-launch of her hair care collection for textured hair, Flawless By Gabrielle Union. The new collection includes an array of options,...

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BMO Financial Group today announced next steps in its commitment to a society with zero barriers to inclusion by working to eliminate racial inequities across the organization and the financial services industry. A variety of initiatives are now...

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Kyowa Kirin, Inc., an affiliate of Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. (Kyowa Kirin, TSE: 4151) a global specialty pharmaceutical company, is establishing a general grant program to support the education of African-American patients about cutaneous T-cell...

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Code Super Powers is proud to offer its first fully virtual coding summer camp for kids to expand opportunities and provide increased access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) instruction for children nationwide. Code Super Powers,...

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"I See Wings", the passionate symphonic ballad recorded by Detroit performing artist Kenny Watson and featured in the award-winning documentary "An Armenian Trilogy" has been released on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. The film about American...


11 july 2020

16:04
Building AQuisition Partners United, LLC, a Regulation D 506© fund founded by Tosin Oduwole and focused on redeveloping urban areas, today announced their currently available Phase 1 project, a $100,000,000 offering focused on the acquisition of...


10 july 2020

14:25
Kornelia Blackmore is publishing an erotic fantasy novel, with black people as the main characters. The mission with this novel is to normalize black people in mainstream fantasy and not the marginalized urban fantasy. The purpose is to make a...

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The HeroZona Foundation has announced part two of their Bridge Forum 'Time for Change' series, which will take place on Tuesday, July 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the W Scottsdale (7277 E. Camelback Rd.) in Scottsdale. The event will be the second half of...

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A webcast and panel discussion will take on the trending topic of the gap in representation of African Americans and minorities in top executive ranks of U.S. corporations. "The Black C-Suite: Challenges and Opportunities," will feature two black...

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The Canadian Council of Public Relations Firms (CCPRF) today shared a commitment to six strategic actions that Canadian agencies can take to help eradicate racism, discrimination and inequity, both inside the public relations consulting industry and...

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Hashtags and symbolic gestures go only a certain distance. To confront and remove implicit, in-built bias in the entertainment industry and especially Hollywood, a community of creatives have come together to form Blackville. Blackville has recently...


9 july 2020

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The Los Angeles Urban League, veteran showrunner and editor Ri-Karlo Handy and the Handy Foundation, last week announced a landmark partnership to address diversity in Hollywood below-the-line, and the Editors Guild (IATSE, Local 700) is stepping in...

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KiwiTech, a startup accelerator, and technology services company, recently announced the launch of the Black Entrepreneurs Matter Demo Day Series to support the Black Lives Matter movement. "At KiwiTech, we take pride in building an ecosystem that...

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John A. Shumate, a Corporate associate in the Phoenix office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named among the "Top 40 Under 40" in Arizona by The National Black Lawyers (NBL). The honor recognizes 40 African-American attorneys from...

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On June 1, 2020, President Brent Fitch announced the commitment Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is making to stand united against injustice, brutality and violence, prejudice and racism....

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Vote.org, the nation's largest digital voter engagement platform,  has set a goal to recruit 1,000 companies to provide paid time off to vote for their employees through the organization's Electionday.org (EDO) pledge and platform. Twitter,  Blue...

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Black professionals make up 10% of college graduates, but less than 1 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs and only 3 percent of executive/senior manager-level roles according to a study by the Center for Talent Innovation. The result of these struggles has...

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Today Indiggo announces the appointment of Rodney Adkins to its Board of Directors, effective immediately, alongside Peter Hochfelder, Warren Jankelow, Louis Mayberg, and Mike Morini. Indiggo, is an AI driven solution that drives and measures Return...

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A few days ago, the premier online platform Gumroad took to social media and announced their new initiative of launching their Small Black Businesses grants in support of the Black Community and the Black Lives Matter movement. As Gumroad is the...

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Likee, a pioneering global short video creation and sharing platform as well as a famous video making app, today announced millions of its users are creating and sharing content to show support and bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement....

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A new COVID-19 Impact Poll commissioned by TD reveals that adults under the age of 34 and those from certain communities1 including Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) are among the most likely to experience financial insecurity, job...


8 july 2020

13:07
Michigan's Starr Commonwealth Non-profit has recently announced its expansion with Visionz Group, LLC in its multi year collaboration agreement.  Within the details of this partnership Visionz Group will be offering a wide variety of College and...

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Michigan's Starr Commonwealth Non-profit has recently announced its expansion with Visionz Group, LLC in its multi year collaboration agreement.  Within the details of this partnership Visionz Group will be offering a wide variety of College and...

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Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health agencies across Toronto have committed to launch a Task Force to develop a multi-year road map to make a measurable impact on anti-Black racism. This commitment is part of a statement released today entitled "We...

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Go online for an amazing weekend of authors, workshops and more at the South Florida Book Festival (SOFLOBOOKFEST), held July 17 and 18, 2020. SOFLOBOOKFEST is a signature program of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC),...

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The U.S. Bank Foundation announces a partnership with Girls With Impact, the non-profit NextGen business academy for girls, to help expand the organization's reach into New York City and provide girls of color and girls from low- to moderate-income...

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"It can be an isolating experience. It can also feel like you're included as a means for a company to feel like they are meeting a quota and give off the appearance they are inclusive," says Salina Duggan, a Black fitness coach and entrepreneur....

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Racism is a subject at the forefront of our minds right now: at both individual and at large corporate levels. The murder of George Floyd is just one of so many tragic outcomes of racism in our world ? an ugly plague that is very much still present...

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The new owners of the historic Excelsior Club announced this week they are seeking distinguished Black architects from around the nation to participate in the redevelopment and revival of the club, a longtime epicenter of African-American politics...

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QVC US and HSN, the world leaders in building brands through multiplatform storytelling, today announce the return of The Big Find®, an international search to discover entrepreneurs with the next big brand or unique product for a once-in-a-lifetime...

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Reverend Audrey Addison Williams, will formally announce, on Friday July 10th, at 2 p.m. EDT, in Naples Florida, that she is challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The event will take place at...

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CVS Health today announced it will invest nearly $600 million over five years to advance employee, community and public policy initiatives that address inequality faced by Black people and other disenfranchised communities. The investment follows a...

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The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for U.S. small businesses, with many experiencing dramatic declines in revenues and cash liquidity following the government-mandated closures that began in March. The effects of the...

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JanSport today announced the second phase of its #LightenTheLoad campaign, created to drive open conversations around Gen Z and mental health. Half of the brand's target consumer, the Gen Z population, feels they adequately manage their stress...

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Sai Sankoh, the Dallas based luxury resort wear brand has released its brand-new collection which includes its signature luxurious kaftans, stylish, chic and comfortable ready-to-wear gowns and separates that can be worn on and off the red carpet....

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The phrase "Black employment" shows a breathtaking number of articles, blogs, think-pieces, and research underscoring the staggering barriers and disparities Black people face in the global job market. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,...


7 july 2020

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A group of esteemed Howard University alumni and partners announced today the launch of THE INITIATIVE: Advancing the Blue and Black Partnership ("The Initiative"), a newly-formed organization dedicated to ending systemic police brutality through...

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Entrepreneur and founder of the Derby Diversity Business Summit (DDBS) Tawana Bain announces the founding of The Global Economic Diversity Development Initiative (GEDDI), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation created to further the diversity, equity, and...

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The nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is hosting a virtual town hall series on Elevating Voices for Long-Lasting Change to address the mental health and suicide prevention needs of...

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The Blackout Coalition, in partnership with OneUnited Bank, is proud to announce the success of #BlackOutDay2020. Black America and its allies successfully demonstrated their understanding of how to use their spending power to create positive change...