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20 january 2021

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Diversity recruiting platform Hallo has published the findings from their latest research report ?Black Founder Funding Q4 2020.  This is Hallo's second quarterly report in their Black Founder Funding series which aims to track the funding raised by...

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G/O Media, one of the leading digital publishers in the country, announced today the promising outlook for the business in 2021. Operating profitably for the second half of 2020, a year which ravaged much of the media landscape, G/O Media remains...

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Bell Let's Talk today announced the next round of recipients of the new Bell Let's Talk Diversity Fund, with grants totalling $1 million going to 8 organizations working to improve access to mental health care for members of Black, Indigenous and...


19 january 2021

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Today, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hosted the fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing, a virtual afternoon of music, conversation and solidarity featuring community leaders, advocates, artists and influencers engaging in essential and timely...

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Students at Golden Gate University School of Law proudly launched the GGU Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice Law Journal on Monday, the first online-only journal at the school and one of just a handful of social justice-oriented law journals...

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Singer/songwriter Darrell Kelley announced the drop of a new single, "Kamala," to commemorate the Inauguration of the first African American and woman to the Vice Presidency. A popular Atlanta personality, Kelley is well known for chronicling black...

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The year 2020 coupled with recent events at the U.S. Capitol building have continued to shed light on the serious and deeply rooted realities of inequity, systemic racism and bias in this country. As citizens react to and demand immediate solutions,...

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and The Blacks In Technology Foundation, the largest community of Black technologists globally, today announced the launch of a new scholarship program to...

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Bridgeman Sports & Media has installed Michele Ghee as CEO of iconic brands EBONY & JET.  This historically rooted brand celebrates 75 years of chronicling Black life in America. With that, it now embarks on its future with Ghee boldly holding the...

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IMB Partners, a leading private investment firm, has announced their growth equity investment in Richmond Wholesale Meat Company. Founded in Richmond, California in 1959 by the Doellstedt family, Richmond is a leading food manufacturer and global...

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Legacy Collective, a giving community dedicated to funding nonprofits addressing systemic issues with sustainable, innovative solutions, today announces a giving campaign to raise money for mental health services in the Black community. Funds raised...

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Author and radio personality Cayman Kelly recently outlined his top tips for planning and achieving personal goals, to help his fans usher in a beneficially transformative New Year. Author of the #1 Bestselling Amazon memoir, "From $6 an Hour to a...

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MediaVillage founder Jack Myers wants you to watch, listen, and learn from his team of over 30 journalists and columnists creating content on diversity and marketing topics for the media, marketing, advertising, and entertainment community. The...

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Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, is partnering with the NAACP, the largest social justice organization, to amplify and expand the visual narrative of the Black community as it relates to characterizations in media and...

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The Freedom Bank of Virginia announced today that it will assist in funding a new $50,000 revolving loan fund called the NOVA Technology Loan Fund (the Fund). The new Fund will help provide financing and technical assistance for minorities and...

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The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will virtually take part in local events in British Columbia on January 19. Minister Ng will deliver remarks and participate in discussions with local...

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Spelman College and IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc. announce partnership for professional development of the next generation of female African American leaders in the biotechnology industry through the Spelman College and IDEAYA Biosciences Health Science...


18 january 2021

18:23
Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of the nation's most renowned Black clergy led by Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III hosted the Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy Conclave. The event brought together over 100 of the nation's...

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The country's leading international asset protection, privacy protection, and estate planning attorney, Kevin L Day, JD, MBA, caught up with MBA: Minority Business Access podcast, granting an exclusive interview filmed from the Magnify Your Wealth...

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Memphis City Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris joined with members of Teamsters Local 667 today to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor 1968 sanitation striker Elmore Nickleberry....

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Toni Mitchell, Founder and CEO of BLM Brew Co. is no stranger to adversity. From her childhood as a dark skinned Black girl in a predominately white town to her career as the first and only Black female police officer in her department, she has faced...

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Where do dreams go when they die? Nigerian-born Actor, Speaker, Non-profit founder of The Gifted & Purposed Alliance, and homegrown prodigy, on the streets of Far Rockaway, NY - Dayo Olatokun has answers for digging those dreams up and turning them...

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TV writer and music writer/producer Jeff Mustard was, like most people, incensed by the George Floyd murder. Instead of merely stewing and watching endless reruns of police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck until he finally...

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The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will virtually take part in local events in British Columbia on January 19. Minister Ng will deliver remarks and participate in discussions with local...

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Comcast Corporation has announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients. More than 700 Black-owned businesses will receive consulting, media, and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable,...

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As the nation celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and contemplates its response to a white supremacist-led attack on the Capitol, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the disparities in health outcomes for communities of...

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"Today, nearly 60 years removed from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's speech during the March on Washington, countless barriers remain between his dream and America's reality. Earlier this month, our country received a stark reminder that America remains...

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Cents Savvy is a newly relaunched website that offers articles, videos and daily expert tips for clients and readers that are focused on building personal wealth at all stages of life and income levels in the African American community. The site is...

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) launched the groundbreaking Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP), an innovative educational and training opportunity that will produce the next generation of civil rights attorneys to...

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Credit Suisse is pleased to announce an initial commitment of USD 1.2 million to establish the Credit Suisse Scholars Program, an ongoing endowment with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to fund scholarships for students attending historically Black...

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A new Quest Diagnostics Health Trendstm study finds that Black and Hispanic/Latinx Americans are nearly two times as likely as White Americans to say their access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and healthcare, once available, is worse than other...


17 january 2021

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On January the 18th at 10:00am EST, one of the most important round table discussions about the current affairs of our nation and the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be streaming live on 360WiSE TV. The keynote speaker, Rev. Dr C. A....


15 january 2021

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Satisfaction with afterschool programs has reached a new high among African American parents, but unmanageable costs and limited access are preventing many Black students from participating. The result is tremendous unmet demand for afterschool in...

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President George T. French Jr., Ph.D. the 5th President of Clark Atlanta University (CAU), is recognized as one of Atlanta's 500 most powerful and influential leaders by Atlanta Magazine....

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one year after the last MLK Day saw the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States, Choose Healthy Life, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III, will host the Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy...

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75% of Americans say MLK day (Jan. 18) is an essential holiday for remembering the importance of U.S. civil rights, according to a recent survey by Reputation Leaders. Most see Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy as not just a great speech but also a...

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This February, Fathom Events will launch the company's first Black History Month film series, Fathom Events Celebrates Black History Month, in cinemas across the U.S.    Movie-goers will have the opportunity to delve into...

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The Gift of Black Theological Education & Black Church Collaborative enhances the Historically Black Theological Institutions (HBTI) and the Black Church. The Black Church has been at the center of Black culture for more than 200 years, as well as...

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United Way of Rhode Island has committed to invest $100 million over 5 years to build racial equity in Rhode Island and create justice and opportunities for all. The announcement accompanied the launch of LIVE UNITED 2025, the organization's new...


14 january 2021

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Optimum Seismic, Inc. is sponsoring the Riverside Clergy Association's, 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, "United to Heal". Special guest speakers will be Senator-designate Alex Padilla, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes,...

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PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California's flagship PBS organizations for new PBS program premieres as well as award-winning, original content, announced today a programming slate in honor of Black History Month. Both stations will showcase a curated...

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SurvivorNet, the nation's leading media company for cancer information, is announcing a collaboration with NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center for "Close the Gap," an essential new media vertical on SurvivorNet.com devoted exclusively to...

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On Monday, Jan. 18, the Las Vegas community will come together, virtually, to participate in the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. MGM Resorts International will be the presenting sponsor of the parade for the 11th consecutive year....

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The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) has received a $50,000 investment from Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and an additional $5,000 from the Stop & Shop NextGen Associate Resource Group, a team of Millennial and Gen Z...

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The Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) submitted a comment letter in strong support of the Nasdaq Proposed Rule Change (a9SR-NASDAQ-2020-081) which would require Nasdaq-listed companies, subject to certain exceptions, to have at least one...

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The Board of Directors of City Trusts, the agency charged with overseeing charitable trusts bequeathed to the City of Philadelphia, today announced the unanimous election of prominent city attorney Bernard W. Smalley as its President ? the first...

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Court TV, the multi-platform network devoted to live and in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation's most important and compelling trials, will world premiere "I Can't Breathe" ? A Court TV Special on Sunday January 17th at 9:00 p.m....

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NBCUniversal News Group announces its launching of NBCU Academy on the campus of Clark Atlanta University and select universities and colleges across the country. The new, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program is...

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Harris & Hayden Law released the following statement regarding recent events at the Capitol. All of America and the world watched as...

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Coqual, the 17-year-old think tank that studies diversity, equity, and inclusion and advises many of the world's largest corporations, has announced that Lanaya Irvin will assume the role of CEO effective February 1, 2021. Coqual's current CEO,...

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