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23 september 2020

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Truist Financial Corporation today announced a $40 million initial donation to help establish CornerSquare Community Capital, a new national nonprofit fund that will support selected community development financial institutions (CDFIs) through the...

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As part of Ben & Jerry's efforts to get people to the polls in November, the ice cream company has unveiled a physical and virtual art installation based on civil rights icon John Lewis' autobiographical graphic novel trilogy, MARCH....

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Organizers for "The Forgotten Children's March, A March for Black Foster Youth" announced today their official March + Rally to take place on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 2:00 PM EST to 6 PM EST. The event will kick off at Brooklyn Borough...


22 september 2020

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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, along with over 70 CROWN Act supporting organizations, commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the...

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Players Coalition, in partnership with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, urged the House of Representatives to pass HR-40 in a joint press conference today. The bill calls for the establishment of a commission to study reparations proposals for...

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Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European ancestry, which may play an...

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Legal Innovators today released an in-depth report for legal professionals on practical ways to nurture, advance, and retain diverse attorneys. The special report is backed by data and examples of successful approaches. The legal profession has a...

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Resonance Companies, Inc announced the 11 Black creator-led brands that were selected from nearly 400 applicants for its beRESONANT Accelerator. The program kicked off eight weeks ago as part of Resonance's contribution to creating equal...

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Foodies can raise their forks to events showcasing African-American, African and Caribbean cuisine as Black Restaurant Week embarks on a local market tour this fall with Pepsi as its first-ever national title sponsor since its founding in 2016....

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Earlier this year, the Stacy's Rise Project expanded its annual grant and mentorship program to support more women with more services than ever before ? but the continued disparity among Black female business founders persists, with women of color...

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Dr. Miracle's, the haircare brand that is dedicated to optimum hair and scalp wellness, announces their new Strong + Healthy Collection: eight new products to help you treat and protect naturally curly and chemically processed hair for less breakage...

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National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) New Jersey Chapter announces today the 2020 appointments to date of six of its members to leadership positions in law enforcement in New Jersey:  Chief Keith Stith, Hudson County...

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Mark your calendars for the industry's biggest potluck! The consumer-packaged goods (CPG) sector has long failed to represent the makeup of today's U.S. population, specifically Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who support and fuel the...

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Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Mike McQuary announce the formation of JTEC Energy, Inc. JTEC Energy, Inc.'s mission is to commercialize the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter (JTEC), a machine that transforms heat directly into electricity more...

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A novel publication in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology asserts that the stress of racism produces an increased risk for mental health disorders like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in the Black community, especially in the...

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Focused on COVID-19 economic recovery, the National Business League (NBL) will host its 34th Annual National Black Supplier Conference, an "NBL LIVE Virtual+" experience from 8 am ? 3 pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The organization's...

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U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health, today released the third annual Healthiest Communities rankings. This year, the rankings are accompanied by...


21 september 2020

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The black youth socio-economic development summit (SdesJ) hails the announcement made on September 9th by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a $93 million investment to support Black entrepreneurs. This program, which can reach up to $221 million, will...

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Goalsetter, the family money app that aims to close the wealth gap for the next generation of Black and LatinX kids, was the featured "App of the Day" in the Apple Store on September 16, 2020, confirming its best-in-class status and availing its life...

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GOAT, the global platform for style, has partnered with Michael B. Jordan to raffle off five exclusive sneakers, with all proceeds benefiting GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the US....

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Many high school seniors, particularly students of color, have several reasons to feel uncertain about the future: a raging pandemic, a sputtering economy, and cries for racial equity and social justice this past summer. But this week thousands of...

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Black women represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, and many new entrepreneurs are launching their businesses alongside corporate careers. The "side hustle" represents the future of business, and underscores the...

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World Financial Group is excited to announce that Dr. Bernice A. King and Dr. Garrett Reisman will be keynote speakers at the company's first virtual convention, C20: Making Connections, scheduled for the afternoons of Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, 2020....

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The Africa-America Institute (AAI) will once again celebrate the many successes of Africa, Africans and African-descendants during its 36th Annual Awards Gala, taking place virtually on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Since 1984, the AAI Annual Awards...

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Following the heightened awareness about anti-Black racism ignited by the police killing of George Floyd, the Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) upcoming J-Talks Live will focus on the newsroom challenges faced by Black, Indigenous and other...

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Today The Root, a G/O Media brand and one of the largest sites covering Black news, politics, culture and opinion, announced the winners of its 11th-annual Root 100 List, featuring one hundred of the most influential African American innovators,...

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While this year's Emmy Awards had a 33% increase in Black nominees, there were still many groups who were underrepresented or not recognized at all. To mark the importance of such recognition moving forward, ANA's Alliance for Inclusive and...


18 september 2020

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According to Fox News, as the White House hosts a 'Made in America' event and Trump battles with Biden for the 'buy American' mantle. Meanwhile, German courts are issuing baseless verdicts against US patents, allowing German companies to skip...

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The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) went on the offensive today, hosting a virtual town hall devoted to protecting and securing the voting rights of African Americans and other people of color during its 43rd Annual Symposium. Moderated by Heather...

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How do you stay safe during a pandemic, raise money for a great cause and get some exercise in on the side? Through the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) National Virtual Walk for Education®, of course! The new digital fundraiser replaces the annual...

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In a highly offensive move, John Deere has set up its own coalition to represent black farmers, in an apparent effort to sidestep the boycott the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) launched this week, association president John Boyd declared,...

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Dr. Tre Pennie, U.S. Congressional Candidate for District 30 (TX) was invited to Denver to speak at the home of Vicki and Rob Schwartz. Dr. Pennie is a nationally-recognized, African-American, law enforcement advocate, who has appeared on many...

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TIAA Bank is teaming up with fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars to tackle social injustice together this season. Each game day, fans can snap a selfie with a Jaguars player and unlock donations to organizations fighting for justice. Details can be...


17 september 2020

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The Government of Canada is committed to the goal of achieving a judiciary that reflects the diversity of Canadian society. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, led a virtual forum with lawyers...

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Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano have made a major gift to Princeton University, a $20 million contribution that is the largest gift to date by Black and Latino donors, and one of a few extraordinary alumni commitments to the University's strategic...

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The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises, and developing the pipeline of the next...

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Brian Williams, recently appointed to the INROADS, Inc. National Board of Directors, is Vice President, P&G Sam's Club Team Leader in Fayetteville, AR, at Procter & Gamble (P&G). In this role, he leads the complete multifunctional Sam's Club team...

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iOne Digital, an Urban One, Inc. company, is excited to announce the relaunch of HelloBeautiful as a premiere style and beauty destination for Black women....

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In a highly offensive move, John Deere has set up its own coalition to represent black farmers, in an apparent effort to sidestep the boycott the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) launched this week, association president John Boyd declared,...

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For the third consecutive year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has set the ambitious goal to raise $1 million in 24 hours for their national HBCU Impact Day on Monday, September 21, 2020. HBCU Impact Day is a part of the sorority's...

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A new institute at Saint Louis University has been established to help eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression and to promote healing. The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity (IHJE) will begin its groundbreaking work in St. Louis...

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Women of Color Unite (WOCU) and Casting Society of America (CSA) have come together to create Reimagine Casting: A Non-White Paper. The partnership is a collaborative effort to address the exclusion of marginalized groups based on ethnicity, size,...

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The Jack Webster Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Webster Awards.  The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C. and all B.C.-based journalists, reporting for news organizations on stories for B.C. audiences, are eligible...

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Shock Doctor, the #1 Mouthguard in the World, has released three new football lip guard designs that feature "Black Lives Matter" ? 100% of profits from sales will be donated to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The UNCF has an illustrious...

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Providence, one of the nation's largest health care systems, announced a new investment of $50 million over the next five years as part of an effort to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity....

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Urban Skin Rx® is pleased to announce the appointments of Deisha Barnett and Melissa Butler to its Board of Directors. Ms. Barnett is the Chief Brand & Communications Officer and Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. In prior...

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, an influential women's service organization, will examine the issues outlined in its "In Our Voices" study during a virtual townhall with esteemed panelists: Leslie Redmond, Minneapolis NAACP president; Melonie...

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Revenue Collective, the leading membership organization focused on sales, marketing, and customer success leaders, is pleased to announce its partnership with SV Academy, the employer-driven online vocational school that provides access to...

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The California Prince Hall Masonic Family Social Justice Committee will host a peaceful Black Lives Matter Vigil for the community on Saturday September 19, 2020 in Los Angeles.  The vigil will take place across the street from the Prince Hall...

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Today, IBM  is announcing its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), aimed at driving a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce. Led by Howard University and 12 additional HBCUs,...

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