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19 june 2020

15:28
Jackson Kelly PLLC is taking a stand to support African American businesses impacted both by COVID-19 and the recent protests utilizing our history of legal excellence by providing pro bono consultations and services to African American businesses....

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Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will mark Juneteenth with the re-release of a short film, "In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey." [NOTE: "Juneteenth," or "Freedom Day," commemorates the June 19, 1865...

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On this important day of Juneteenth, we should honor this historic occasion by coming together. We at Family Federation for World Peace and Unification believe that we are all the family of God. The ongoing protests that have sparked as a result of...

13:46
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest kidney patient organization in America, and the independent voice for kidney patients, issued a Juneteenth statement from AAKP President Richard Knight. Mr. Knight has battled kidney...

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To strengthen a more inclusive union of a nation that could not have been built without black lives, BlueBeat.com has created Black Lives Matter!...

12:36
PSEG and the PSEG Foundation announced today the launch of the Powering Equity and Social Justice initiative and a $1 million commitment to support organizations that address the racial injustice, inequality and human rights in communities of color....

11:56
John Boyd, president of the National Black Farmers Association, today called on Pepsico and other companies with agricultural interests to address systemic racial injustice by doing more business with Black farmers:   "Having recognized that the Aunt...

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In honor of Freedom Day, Coastal Dispensary will donate 5% of revenue earned on Friday, June 19th to support JuneteenthSB. JuneteenthSB is a local organization participating in a national celebration of Black joy and culture, honoring local Black...

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ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, today announced the launch of a new paid internship program for students enrolled in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. This summer, the PRO will offer...

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In the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others, The Fresh Market is taking an active role to promote racial equity and social justice in their communities....

09:37
RallyMates is more than a musical instrument, but it is a brand meant to unite people and bring them together.  The brand is one that gives individuals, young and old, a means to express themselves away from their phones and apps.  Most importantly,...

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Today Howard University Athletics announced the men's basketball team is set to host the University of Notre Dame on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2021 inside Burr Gymnasium....

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Symposium, the holy grail of business tools for experts and influencers, today announced Top Chef Junior Season 2 contestant, Carson Peterson, will host a special Father's Day cooking and Juneteenth Commemoration livestream. The father and son duo...

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The world is burning and social media is permeated with posts ranging from racism to elections to conspiracies, and tension is at an all-time high. With the global pandemic, multiple police brutality incidents, and unemployment on the rise we are in...

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In an effort to create a symbol of equality and unity, and in tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement ignited in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd by a police officer in May, a Private Impact Organization comprised of civic leaders,...

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Change Agent Communications, a boutique PR and Strategic Communications Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, is launching Now Look Inward, a new practice devoted to helping corporations raise consciousness internally, tackle bias and racial inequity, and...

08:00
Comerica Bank today announced its $1 million commitment over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership that will launch the Black Capital Access Program (BCAP), an access to capital initiative to assist Black...

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Today, the Juneteenth Leadership Coalition is launching a "Drive to Justice" and National Day of Action in more than 30 cities across the country to commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. The motorcades and marches will continue the...


18 june 2020

18:38
MSNBC will exclusively livestream the first-ever JusticeCon: a path towards freedom ? a virtual social justice conference that will take place on Friday, June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the emancipation of African-Americans...

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Innovation For Equity, Inc. (IFE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting innovative ways to improve life outcomes for Black learners of all ages, will bring its third annual summer summit online this year, offering a timely series of...

15:21
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. today announced a commitment of more than $1 billion to help end systemic racism and support economic empowerment of African Americans and low- and moderate-income communities. "We are living in one of the most...

14:58
The Historic Greenwood Chamber of Commerce announced during a press conference on Thursday they are launching a campaign to raise funds to restore Black Wall Street, a once affluent black community. In the early 20th Century, Tulsa, Oklahoma was home...

14:51
Wayne State University's rise as a national model for student success hit a new milestone in May, as its six-year graduation rate surpassed its goal of 50% more than a year prior to completion of its "Distinctively Wayne State" strategic plan. The...

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On a live stream on TwitchTV, Super Bowl running back Robert Turbin and Bridget Case hosted the Livestream Racial Injustice Roundtable, presented by Turbo Talk, which took place live on Amazon's Twitch Platform on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and...

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BH365, LLC and Urban One, Inc. today announced the release of Black History 365: An Inclusive Account of American History (BH365). The K-12 curriculum provides a comprehensive review of Black history and is designed to fill in the gaps left in many...

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On the occasion of the Juneteenth holiday tomorrow, American Jewish Committee (AJC) issued the following statement: On June 19, 1865, two months after the Civil War ended in Confederate surrender and two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation...

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"The Equality in Policing Act (formally named The Uniform Reporting Law Enforcement Improvement Act (URLEIA)) has everything we need to retool America's system of policing on a national level," states Jerroll Sanders?President of non-profit, ONUS,...

10:15
Court TV, the multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation's most important and compelling trials, announced today an original news special that will take a deep dive into...

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Grammy®-nominated songwriter, Alvin Garrett, has written and produced the theme song for today's racial and social justice issues in America with his new single, "Something's Different This Time". With classic soul style and a passionate sound for...

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The StacKz App was designed for the Black community as a means to encourage financial literacy, encourage a savings mindset vs. a spending mindset, and solidify the collective economic power of its users. In its' simplest form, the StacKz App...

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More than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's most recent survey report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: Stress in The Time of COVID-19, Volume Two....

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KaJ Labs Founder, Joel Kasr, knows firsthand the inherent challenges faced by African-Americans trying to secure startup funding and resources needed to grow their companies. He's helping to change that paradigm by awarding $50 million over the next...

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iD Tech, the global leader in STEM education, today announced a partnership with Salesforce to launch Coding Our Future, a new initiative that will bring summer science, technology, engineering, and math learning to students from underrepresented...

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Art&Co., the world's largest online art auction to support charities alleviating those suffering from disease, depression and domestic violence due to Covid-19, has added Race on the Agenda (ROTA), the seventh charity among those it is supporting to...

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Way to Win LLC?the progressive donor collaborative that seeks to upend philanthropy and politics as usual?today announced they are working with foundation partners in the philanthropic sector to fill $59.1 million in identified funding gaps for...

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The "Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom" initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. The church-wide...

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Art&Co., the world's largest online art auction to support charities alleviating those suffering from disease, depression and domestic violence due to Covid-19, has added Race on the Agenda (ROTA), the seventh charity among those it is supporting to...


17 june 2020

18:11
Be Woke.Vote, co-founded by Director Deon Taylor and Producer Roxanne Avent Taylor, announced today new partnerships with BRON Studios' Aaron L. Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert and Emmy Award winning NBA Analyst Kenny Smith to continue their work to...

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker, addressing the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Virtual Global Forum, declared that "silence is complicity" when fighting for racial equality in the United States and combating assaults on Blacks and Jews.  In the...

16:00
In response to unprecedented demand and searches for books related to racism, inequality, and racial injustice, hoopla digital has curated four collections, containing hundreds of titles written to address these important topics. The books are...

15:30
Today, Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) announced the first round of Grow with Google Small Business Fund loans and grants from Google.org. Five community development financial institutions (CDFIs) have received a total of $15.5 million in loans....

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The celebration of Pride looks and feels very different this year, but now more than ever, it's important to remember that Pride itself is unstoppable. To unite people from across the country and embrace the intersectionality of the LGBTQ+ community,...

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The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc. , today announced a commitment to help fight racism and social injustice. To honor the lives lost and keep with its mission, the Caterpillar Foundation is donating $1 million...

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Conagra Brands, Inc. today announced the following statement on its Mrs. Butterworth's food brand: The Mrs. Butterworth's brand,...

14:37
A not to be missed virtual Juneteenth, #BlackLikeMe, event hosted by #WeCountOregon (WCO) will take place this Friday, June 19 from 5:30 ? 7:30 pm PST. In commemoration of the abolition of American slavery, and in light of the protests calling for...

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Barely a month after the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota Police, a new victim, Rayshard Brooks, was killed in a Wendy's parking lot by an Atlanta police officer. The officer has since been fired but the family is finding it hard to receive this...

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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. today announced that it will close all offices at 2 p.m., local time, Friday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. "If there is anything the past few weeks in our country have revealed, it's that we all need...

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Today, The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) held a virtual press conference announcing their joint complaint against the FDA, represented by Pollock Cohen, LLP. The complaint requests...

12:37
In observance of Juneteenth, Comerica Bank announced it will close its offices, call center and banking centers across its footprint at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, June 19....

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Last year the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) began developing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council that officially launched February 2020 and is Co-Chaired by Eva Dias and Andre Williams. The Chamber continues to strive to improve the...