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10 july 2020

10:20
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

19:33
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...

18:10
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...

15:40
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...

14:00
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....

12:25
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...

12:00
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...

09:00
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...

08:37
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...

08:00
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....

07:00
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...

11:11
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...

11:00
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...

09:50
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),...

09:32
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...

09:18
"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....

09:15
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...

09:00
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...

09:00
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...

08:38
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...

08:30
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...

08:00
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...

08:00
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...

07:08
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....

05:00
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

16:50
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...

16:25
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...

15:04
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...

14:32
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...

14:11
A group of women scientists in medical research and academics aptly named Academic Research Moms, or "ARM", decided to act in support of Black science and medical students by creating an ongoing fund jointly-managed by The HBCU Foundation and Meharry...

09:05
Black Health Matters is excited to be launching a new partnership with When We All Vote? a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization launched by Co-Chair Michelle Obama in 2018 to increase participation in every election. When We All Vote is a mission to...

08:41
Edna Products (https://www.projectsafehands.com/) recently announced the official release of the Safe Hands Project, a common-sense product and legislative effort developed by Jimi Bethel. Bethel is an inventor and author with over 30 years of...

08:32
Get ready for a babywearing fashion show! LÍLLÉbaby, the brand that provides parents with the simple luxury of keeping baby close in perfect comfort and style, introduces a carrier with a totally new look and feel made of organic cotton and natural...

08:30
GroupM, WPP's media investment group, today announced the launch of The GroupM Multicultural Marketplace in the U.S. This marketplace is currently live with 300 publishers, representing a comprehensive?and growing?list of Black and Hispanic owned...

08:24
Over 50 Minority Truckers will be filing a petition in support of a law-suit filed by Steven Fajardo, a retired Hispanic police officer, who has filed a taxpayer lawsuit against the Oakland Police Department  ("OPD") and City of Oakland.  Steven...

08:00
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation (Blue Cross Foundation) and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health have announced an endowed professorship dedicated to health and racial equity. Dr. Rachel Hardeman, associate...

07:09
This year, as WHR Group, Inc. (WHR) ? a global employee relocation company ? celebrates its 25th anniversary of helping its clients' employees through some of the most stressful times in their lives, the company also celebrates its ability to make an...


6 july 2020

18:20
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP (CPM) is making the initial contribution to develop the Racial Justice Work Group (RJWG), a joint effort by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) and the Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA). With a goal of...

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Attorney Geoffrey Fieger will hold a press conference by Zoom, tomorrow, July 7th at 11:00 a.m. to disclose and discuss the video regarding the killing of Cornelius Fredericks at the Lakeside For Children in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Last week, both...

15:00
At RBC, we acknowledge wide-spread systemic racism has disproportionately disadvantaged Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) for far too long, significantly impeding the ability of those communities to compete equally in opportunities for...

13:49
Black Professionals In Tech Network (BPTN) is beyond excited to bring to you the largest ever virtual 3D tech summit for Black professionals worldwide! Join us on October 22nd and 23th, 2020, for BFUTR 2020, the ultimate Global Tech Summit where we...

12:28
? 15.9% of Black Americans who apply for mortgages are rejected nationwide, compared with just 7% of white Americans, according to a Redfin (www.redfin.com) analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

10:59
Two-time EMMY®-winning producer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and branding guru Rushion McDonald has a sizzling summer lineup of award-winning entertainment leaders, leading experts, powerhouse industry moguls, authors, and activists this...

10:06
Today, professional fisherman Ronnie Green and the award-winning television program, A Fishing Story with Ronnie Green, premieres a two-part special entitled, "The Difficult Discussion". Currently in its eighth season, A Fishing Story is a show that...

09:19
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Authentic Hendrix LLC, the family companies of the iconic guitarist are announcing a collaboration today with Strax Networks Inc. using their augmented reality application, "StraxARtm", to present exclusive content from...


4 july 2020

06:30
Justice Pro Bono and Ali et les Prince.sse.s de la rue will be hosting a legal clinic to empower with information victims of racism, exclusion and social injustice and offer them legal advice in a variety of other areas. The clinic will be held in at...


3 july 2020

10:00
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will donate $50,000 to the National Urban League to aid the civil rights organization's youth programming, the fraternity announced today....


2 july 2020

19:28
Hormel Foods Corporation , a global branded food company, today announced it will be donating up to $300,000 to three organizations to help support education and equity as part of its Inspired Giving program. The donation will include matching...

16:12
TEX-ABOTA, the Texas chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, will host a webinar titled "How Race and Implicit Bias Impact the Practice of Law" on July 10, 2020 via Zoom webinar. The featured speaker will be Dr. Kevin Cokley, a...