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25 june 2020

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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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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...

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Dr. Tre Pennie, U.S. Candidate for Texas Congressional District 30, announces a new economic recovery plan called EARN-IT. The plan was created in response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest relating to the...

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The HBCU Foundation, a Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit whose aim is to provide scholarship aid to deserving students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, announced on Monday, a $50,000 grant from the leading academic publishing...

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Throughout history communities of color have been affected by systemic racism and societal injustice. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has further highlighted the ongoing economic, health and social inequities communities of color face. As a brand...

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Cayla Withers, a recent graduate of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC, was awarded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated's Triumphant Founder Arizona Cleaver Stemons Centennial Scholarship in the amount of $100,000 on June 19, 2020. The...

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The Phenomenal Women Group has started to curate a list of Black Women and Women of Color in the Blogosphere to follow on Twitter. Currently (TPWG) has a growing and evolving list that is currently at the three hundred and fifty mark and growing of...


23 june 2020

22:03
ColorComm, Inc., the nation's leading women's platform addressing diversity & inclusion across the communications, marketing, advertising, and media industries, will host ColorCommCon, an online summit convening over 2,000 attendees on Tuesday, June...

20:26
The new series "Cracka" is likely to cause a storm of controversy for the premise: "What if the roles were reversed?"   The movie offers a present-day so-called white supremacist who is magically thrust back in time to an...

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Freshslice Cares will be working in concert with all Freshslice restaurants to help continue to build awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. Freshslice Cares will be donating $1.00 from every full pizza sold at all July 1st, Canada Day to...

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Kevia Jeffrey-West, JourneeBox founder and CEO, announces JourneeWell ? a monthly subscription kit featuring masks and hand sanitizer proven effective against Coronavirus by the CDC. Available June 30th, JourneeWell is designed for families or...

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Commentary by Felicia M. Davis, founder of HBCU Green Fund: As the list of higher education institutions apologizing for their role in the slave trade grows it is time investing in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) institutions is...

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Malone Pictures, in conjunction with its Director Justin Malone and Executive Producer Larry Elder, announce the release of a stunning new feature length documentary entitled Uncle Tom.  In the opening weekend, the digital release found exclusively...

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Coach today announces its partnership with More Than A Vote, a new voting rights organization led by LeBron James and a coalition of Black athletes and entertainers aimed at combating voter suppression and misinformation that disproportionately...

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Starting today, a new Advancing Black Pathways Career Readiness Series will deliver career and financial health advice to recent college graduates and young professionals? and grow the firm's black talent pipeline. The six-part series will be...

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The ongoing debate between permed and natural hair in the Black women community has left many Black women and girls questioning the very crowns on their heads. To perm or not to perm? That is the question Kendolyn faces as the main character of...

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This Friday, June 26, The Souls Survivor Organization, a group formed by former African American participants of the American reality television series, Survivor, will host 'Tribes and Tribulations' a live discussion of their experiences being Black...

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The DMZ Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF), a program dedicated to providing Black tech founders with more equitable entrepreneurial opportunities, announced a $1 million program expansion as the initiative moves into its second year. ...

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. today announced the appointment of Janice Dupre Little as executive vice president, human resources, effective June 22....


22 june 2020

16:51
Medline today announced it is committing more than $1 million to organizations advancing diversity, inclusion and equality across the nation. Recipients include the following four organizations, each of which are dedicated to promoting racial...

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Nationally known trial lawyer Geoffrey Fieger, along with Jon Marko has filed today a $100 Million Dollar lawsuit against Sequel Youth Services and Lakeside for Children, among others, as a result of the suffocation death of Cornelius Frederick, age...

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Environmental racism, environmental justice, and environmental litigation are overlapping concepts rooted in the disproportionate burden of toxic pollution borne by low-income, heavily-minority communities. Industry has a record of targeting these...

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? The impact of coronavirus shutdowns on homebuyer demand has been short and muted, but the economic recovery will disproportionately benefit those who were already economically advantaged, according to a new analysis from Redfin (www.redfin.com)....

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Usher's New Look (UNL) today announced its collaboration with Cricket Wireless to host a Disruptivate Racial Inequity & Mental Health Trauma Summit for youth on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm ET. The virtual event will provide a forum...

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Legendary New York radio DJ and media personality, Cherry Martinez announced today that she will provide free radio commercials for minority-owned businesses negatively affected by the novel coronavirus.   The...

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The Urban X Podcast is the #1 Father and son podcast created to address the critical need for positive male images and voices in social media. This multi-faceted platform, which includes a Youtube channel, podcast, and blog, serves as the perfect...

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Loni Love hasn't taken the typical path to becoming America's favorite straight-talking girlfriend. She was not the child of...

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Global Goal: Unite for Our Future?The Concert Broadcast Special to Air Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future?The Summit  Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: 'Unite for Our Future?The Concert' to Include Performances by...

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Global Millennial Capital, the emerging consumer specialist venture capital investor based in Dubai is pleased to announce its first investment as part of Millennial Consumer Innovation Fund II. The investor has completed its first transaction by...


21 june 2020

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In a landmark for DACA recipients, including those from the African Diaspora, the NAACP celebrates today's Supreme Court's ruling in its favor against the Trump administration in NAACP, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. (Case number: 18-5243,...


20 june 2020

17:17
The following is an open letter from the National Association of Social Workers in New Jersey. The Trump Administration's executive order (EO) on police reform is inadequate to respond to the longstanding crisis of systemic racism in policing. It...


19 june 2020

20:01
Pearl LTC Solutions, the booking engine for long-term care, today announced that the company would officially recognize June 19th as an official company holiday. The American holiday Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 that the last enslaved...

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As the nation has grappled with the events of the past few months, Management and Staff of impactful investment firm, Vanderbilt Financial Group, is committing themselves towards values-driven action by dedicating a full year (from Juneteenth 2020 to...

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A three-time Emmy Award winning producer of 18 years will have his day in court on claims of race discrimination and retaliation against CNN following a rigorous, five-year appellate battle. Stanley Wilson's case will be remitted back to the trial...

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Anvyl, an Intelligent Supplier Relationship Management platform delivering visibility, automation, and predictive analytics to complex global supply chains, stands behind Black Lives Matter and has established a consulting team to help Black-owned...