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News by subject: BLK

30 june 2020

14:09
Children's National Hospital today announced a $36 million investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation to provide families with greater access to mental health care and community resources. "We are deeply grateful for the longstanding...

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For the first time in its history, Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC) ? the leading organization committed to fostering and supporting all aspects of global diversity in the legal profession ? will offer a virtual component to its annual...

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AWH, a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operator, today announced its partnership with Last Prisoner Project (LPP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to clemency and expungement, re-entry programs and advocacy for individuals with...

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The National Alliance for Caregiving President and CEO, C. Grace Whiting, has issued a statement on the need for multicultural data in America's health and social care systems. This statement was written in response to recent injustices facing Black...

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Today, Google.org announced it is donating $500,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization protecting and defending the rights of Black transgender people as part of its over $2 million in grants for LGBTQ+ organizations around the...

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A coalition of Black and Brown executives from Massachusetts' leading corporations have united to form the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund to support Black and Brown communities in Boston and across the Commonwealth. The...

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Novack and Macey LLP is pleased to announce that Carl M. Johnson has been named to the National Black Lawyers Association's "Top 40 Under 40" Attorneys in Illinois list for 2020. The National Black Lawyers Association is a professional and...

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The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (the "Carpenters") are disgusted and saddened by the racist and hateful acts that have taken place at construction sites across Toronto in recent...

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Ericka Russell-Petty, M.D., was sworn into office as the president of the Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA ) during a virtual ceremony that took place on June 28th....

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Leading multicultural agency Burrell Communications Group has earned top industry honors from the American Advertising Federation ? a Gold National "ADDY" for the Comcast/NBC Universal digital campaign, "Visions of King." Launched to celebrate Martin...

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ABCD & Company (ABCD), a leader in conferences and events, is proud to announce a new partnership with award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin and his company, Nu Vision Media. In light of the recent slaying of George Floyd and the civil unrest...


29 june 2020

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The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning (the Center) announced today a new scholarship in partnership with Facet Wealth, Inc., to advance diversity and inclusion in the financial planning profession. The Facet Wealth Scholarship for Increased...

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Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, is launching a new Social Equality and Awareness Flag enabling brands to track socially responsible ad messages as they are happening. The flag covers Gender Equality, Racial...

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This Week in Black People Sh*t, (BPS) hosted and created by actress Chrystee Pharris and Abdul Majid, and co-host Janora McDuffie will be holding a two-day virtual event. On Tuesday, June 30, 5:00 PM (PST)/ 8:00 PM (EDT). Angie Thomas, author of the...

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The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, and Color Of Change is declaring July 3, 2020 as National CROWN Day; the 1-year anniversary of the signing of The CROWN Act in...

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The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) today, along with over 100 other national groups, sent a letter to congressional leaders calling for them to focus their efforts for increasing testing in the most vulnerable communities as they continue to be...

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BLK, the largest dating app for Black singles, launched a new in-app engagement entitled #BLKVoices to create a space for users to sound-off and express their views on timely social and cultural topics. In support of and inspired by the Black Lives...

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Berk Communications, one of the leading public relations firms specializing in music and entertainment, announced today that it has signed multiplatinum musician, entrepreneur and activist Yo Gotti to its roster of athletes and personalities. "Yo...

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 -- Just 44% of Black families own the home they live in as of the first quarter of 2020, up from 41.1% in the first quarter of 2019, an increase that may reverse as the coronavirus pandemic upends one of the "most promising economies in recent...

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Today, from 1pm to 5pm PT, the family of Robert Fuller will host a public viewing of Mr. Fuller at Living Stone Cathedral of Worship in Littlerock, California (located at 37721 100th Street E, Littlerock 93543). On Tuesday, June 30, the family will...

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Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, in collaboration with civil rights hero Rachel Robinson and baseball legend Hank Aaron, are joined by scores of baseball players and other professional athletes, sports...

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Lumina Foundation today announced the release of new data on Americans' attainment of education beyond high school in its signature online report, A Stronger Nation, which for the first time includes data on industry-recognized certifications....


27 june 2020

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day: "Today on Canadian Multiculturalism Day, I join Canadians across the country to celebrate our diversity and reaffirm our commitment to equity,...


26 june 2020

18:17
Recording superstar Lady Gaga selected The Marsha P. Johnson Institute to take over her Instagram account and called on her 42.5 million followers to advocate for Black transgender women to help end the daily fight they endure against systemic...

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Vanguard announced today an effort that began in early May to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The firm contributed $100,000 to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund's...

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Today, Lightship Capital and SecondMuse announced the largest-ever venture capital fund dedicated to investing in Midwest, minority-led startups.  The fund is dedicated to backing ventures led by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), the...

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AT&T* is on track to meet its commitment to spend $3 billion with U.S. Black-owned suppliers by the end of this year. As of today, we are nearly 90 percent of the way there. Our AT&T Supplier Diversity team remains dedicated to making a significant...

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Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, announced a series of actions ? including $60 million in joint investments and $40 million in grant funding ? to address systemic racism and lack of economic opportunities that have...

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Terrell Owens today said he experienced racist treatment from coaches while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. The NFL Hall of Famer made the remarks at the 30,000-attendee online conference Collision from Home, produced by the team behind Web...


25 june 2020

18:51
We read with great interest your Official Release yesterday regarding social justice efforts.  We applaud the NBA for helping to bring issues regarding inclusion and inequality to the fore, and we would like to respond to the NBA, WNBA, players,...

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"Events at home and abroad have underscored that Black and racialized communities and Indigenous peoples continue to be harmed by the damaging impacts of racism and discrimination. Governments, communities, and all Canadians must come together to...

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Jonah Peretti speaks of BuzzFeed's efforts to address long history of US oppression The BuzzFeed CEO says the site decided to stop publishing lighthearted content like quizzes and recipes after the killing of George Floyd Peretti joined WHO...

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Manulife and John Hancock are investing more than $3.5 million over the next two years to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and the communities we serve. The goals of these focused investments are three-fold: to increase the...

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Eagle Hill Consulting has released Episode 2 of its podcast, cultur[ED], which features conversations with top culture makers. This latest episode features a conversation with Virginia Ali, owner of Ben's Chili Bowl. Ben's Chili Bowl has been a...

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This afternoon, the nation's mayors will address the national call for police reform during the Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 88th Annual Meeting. As part of the discussion, members of...

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Today, Synchrony and the Synchrony Foundation announced a commitment of $5 million to support national non-profit organizations that are working to bring about social justice, combat systemic racism, and make a difference in the lives of Black...

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Connect, a leader in live events for meeting planners and those in the travel and tourism industry, has come alongside National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals for an unprecedented three-year strategic alliance where Connect will invest in...

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The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) will present a virtual town hall centered around racial equity, diversity and inclusion in the television, film and commercial production workplace, with a focus on location management, on Tuesday,...

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Some beauty professionals saw their income go from as much as $1000 per day to $0 overnight; thus many went from comfortably supporting their families to having no income.  So drastic times called for drastic measures. In the Dallas area, top Black...

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It's nearing close to a month of widespread ramped up protesting and activism for the Black Lives Matter movement. It has included participation in more than 1,000 cities nationwide. If you feel like your voice is getting lost in the crowded social...

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"We're often told how to prepare for an interview?how to wear our hair, what clothes to don, how to behave, and how to answer questions. What we're not always told is that the interview is a two-way dance," says career coach Tamara S. Raymond, author...

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At the end of March, nearly 250 students and coaches from 48 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were set to travel to California to compete for the national championship title in the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge...

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McDonald's USA today announced the launch of its $500,000 Black & Positively Golden® Scholarship Fund to help students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue their education this fall, despite impacts of COVID-19....


24 june 2020

21:56
Point Foundation (Point), the nation's largest scholarship granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students, today announced its 2020 scholarship recipients. Point also announced that they will be creating a...

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Michael Varner, a black male creative producer and graduate of historically black college Howard University, is developing a new comic book series that features the "black James Bond," a character that he believes has never existed in entertainment...

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Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff today said  that while tech can help reduce inequality, it won't defeat racism. Doctoroff made the remarks at the 30,000-attendee online conference Collision from Home, produced by the team behind Web Summit ? the...

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Over 100,000 people from 20 countries ? including Ukraine, India, and Australia ? tuned into the first episode of Climate Curious, a livestreamed show focused on real talk from solutionaries saving our planet. Leaders of color from the frontlines of...

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Nationally known trial lawyer Geoffrey Fieger announced today that the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner, Ted Brown, M.D., has ruled that the suffocation death of Cornelius Fredericks was a "homicide". Specifically, the medical examiner ruled that...

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency's headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA....

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Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), a transnational network of foundations, donors and nonprofits; together with Ureeka, a community where underrepresented business owners gain unprecedented access to the expertise needed to grow their business; and The...