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News by subject: BLK

2 july 2020

15:42
"I want to convince 375,000 people that for less than the cost of a cup of coffee, they can help transform 1,000 young Black lives this summer by donating $1," says Ian Michael Brock, 15-year-old Computer Science Activist and self-proclaimed "New...

14:35
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...

13:48
Within the global mobilization in the fight against racism, Saint-Laurent is pleased with the representation of ethnic and visible minorities, Indigenous people and people with disabilities among its employees. The 2019 review of the three-year...

13:21
All women Black-owned technology company launches HellaBlack, an e-commerce marketplace for Black retailers and Black enthusiasts this August 2020.   As the world protests systemic racism, the necessity of supporting Black...

12:01
Silicon Valley startup, Tanoshi, announced today their #ActionMustHappen campaign. The campaign is actively asking Venture Capitalists to invest in Black women founders within the tech industry. Historically, VC's have not funded Black founders, and...

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Santander US announced today steps it is taking to redouble its commitment to racial equity and justice. These latest actions support Santander's commitment to social equity across its businesses and in the communities it serves. The initiatives...


1 july 2020

20:00
According to Jody Armour's forthcoming book "N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law," America's criminal justice system is among the deadliest and most racist in the world, and it disproportionally targets Black Americans, who are...

17:59
Bombay Sapphire, the world's number one premium gin by volume and value, announces its collaboration with contemporary Chicago artist Hebru Brantley to launch its first-ever artist-designed bottle in North America. As an extension of Stir Creativity,...

14:58
June's first-ever State of Black Mothers In America became the largest conference dedicated to this audience in the world, says event co-host Christine Michel Carter. With nearly 2,000 attendees, it surpassed the attendance of the previous title...

11:00
Cake Bar in Trinity Groves was the place to be for Juneteenth on June 19 in a celebration thrown by MINT dentistry at the popular Dallas bakery. In addition to enjoying slices of delicious cake, compliments of MINT dentistry, attendees also had the...

10:00
Only Human, a community-based organization that exists to make the world a better place by celebrating the things that make people "only human," has partnered with the Marsha P. Johnson Institute to raise awareness around the Black Lives Matter...

09:00
Mitto, a leading provider of global omnichannel communications solutions, today announced the results of its survey around consumers' sentiment toward the way brands and organizations have communicated during the Black Lives Matter movement. The...

08:41
YFJ Consulting, LLC announces the official launch of WOCtm, a new membership community for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy. WOC's mission is to celebrate, inspire and champion women of color in fundraising, philanthropy and related...

07:00
BoardProspects.com, an innovative software platform designed to help corporations cost-effectively identify, assess and recruit world class board members, has appointed Teri McClure to serve on its Board of Directors....

06:00
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today issued a list of 123 new recipients who will be recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service with one of the following honours: a...


30 june 2020

15:54
Former Syracuse University football player, Brian Tarrant along with a group of former SU student-athletes of color announced today the formation of the Black Oranges collective. The group will leverage their collective power to take meaningful...

14:49
BIPOC TV & FILM and Bell Media announced today the first initiative resulting from their recently announced partnership, a new web portal to generate increased employment of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour working in the Canadian media...

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...

11:58
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...

11:13
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...

09:50
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...

09:00
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...

09:00
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...

09:00
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...

08:54
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...

08:54
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....

08:30
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

17:30
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...

15:40
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...

14:00
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...

13:44
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...

13:43
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...

12:00
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...

10:00
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...

09:15
 -- 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...

09:00
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...

06:00
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

09:00
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...

16:09
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...

12:34
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...

10:00
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...

07:47
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,...

13:17
"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...

12:50
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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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...