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17 june 2020

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...

13:33
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...

13:15
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...

13:03
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....

11:32
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...

11:09
FleishmanHillard today announced the appointment of Emily K. Graham (she/her) to chief diversity and inclusion officer, the first in the agency's history. In this role, she will be responsible for accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)...

11:00
Honeywell and Charlotte Center City Partners today announced the creation of the Center City Small Business Innovation Fund, an initiative designed to spur and support innovation and adaptation by storefront small businesses as they adapt to new...

09:02
To support the ongoing fight for racial justice for the Black community, the Ad Council and R/GA today launched a new PSA from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign to inspire all Americans to fight for racial equality in America. Building on the...

09:00
The economy may be stalling, but the demand for private aviation is steady and accelerating ? due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. Travelers are seeking, now more than ever, the ability to travel privately to their favorite destinations with their...

09:00
Aunt Jemima, one of the long-time brands of The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced it will remove the image of Aunt Jemima from its packaging and change the name of the brand. Packaging changes without the Aunt Jemima...

09:00
World Class performing artist Morris Day presents a live streaming and pay per view performance entitled Funk Corona! The pay per view and streaming special will air July 10th at 6pm Central. Will be hosted by Comedian and host of The Talk, Sheryl...

09:00
Urban Legends today announced a month-long celebration of Black Music Month that includes live DJ sets, new mini-documentaries about James Brown, new episodes of the docu-series Through the Lens, and new releases of re-mixes of classic songs. Urban...

09:00
Initial social media reports misidentified long time South Bay resident Vickie Wible as the woman responsible for spewing hate speech in a series of racist viral videos directed at an Asian woman at Wilson Park in Torrance, CA. Wible and her adult...

08:50
LiveXLive Media, Inc.  and Live Nation Urban join forces with Color of Change for a 90-minute Special, Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special, this Friday, June 19th at 5 P.M. PT/8 P.M. ET. The event will commemorate African American freedom and...

08:48
Over the next 10 years, 200 first-year students will be able to attend Spelman College with a full four-year scholarship thanks to a generous gift from philanthropists committed to educational equity....

08:31
Yolanda M. Smith lets it all out in this inspiring and revealing piece of literary work. Reputation To Reward: Mastering Your Brand Signature To Earn More, Lead More, Win More is designed to entice the reader to grasp the significance of a powerful...

08:00
The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) is working with influential online gamers and parents to raise awareness about myopia in children by encouraging them to discuss the importance of getting away from screens and playing outside. GMAC found...

07:00
TO: Black Lives Matter Leaders and Supporters FROM: Bob Johnson, Founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and The RLJ Companies DATE: June 17, 2020 RE: The Formation of An Independent Black Political Party I am writing to you with a...

06:00
The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) is proud to announce that it has been selected along with 100 Black Men and Hispanic Federation as partners by Hennessy in Unfinished Business, a new initiative that will dispense grants to Asian...

06:00
In response to Facebook's repeated failure to meaningfully address the vast proliferation of hate on its platforms, six organizations today announced a new campaign, #StopHateforProfit, that asks large Facebook advertisers to show they will not...


16 june 2020

16:54
Today a group of anchor leaders announced a first-of-its-kind fund to support the Black community in Washington state. The Black Future Co-op Fund launched with over $2.5 million in committed donations from dozens of corporations, philanthropies, and...

16:00
Travel Mindset, the leading tourism and lifestyle brand influencer marketing agency, announced today that it has partnered with BLACK GIRL DIGITAL, INC. to expand its global presence, focus on creating more diverse brand partnerships, and amplify...

15:35
The following statement is an open letter from EBONY Foundation: To Our Elected Officials: Since the recent tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, coupled with the tragic death of George Floyd and the recent tragic death of Rayshard Brooks,...

12:43
Howard University and Walker's Legacy are proud to present the Women in Business Digital Summit, sponsored by Advancing Black Pathways by JPMorgan Chase & Co, a one-day virtual Q & A style conversation discussing tools and strategies to maintain,...

11:11
Exotics by Cedrick, a trailblazing brand in luxury footwear and fashion, remains committed to the fight against racial inequality and injustice. The fashion company has started the campaign CHANGE 2020 to reflect its vigorous support to end systemic...

10:24
BBVA USA will close all offices across its footprint at 1pm Friday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States....

10:06
Peerless Clothing International will donate $1M worth of new tailored clothing this June from their portfolio of renowned brands to help men prepare to get back to work. Now more than ever, with tens of millions unemployed due to the coronavirus...

09:00
"Little Tiaras," animated series produced by Melnitsa Animation Studio, owned and managed by CTC Media and CTB Film, introduced two more exciting characters in the end of Season 2. Little Tiaras welcomed two boys ? Li Van and Da Vasko ? to their...

08:44
In light of the current social and political climate, rampant across the United States with protests and petitions for the Black Lives Matter movement, the Grova Creative team launches #ThisMessageMatters. This project is a FREE resource to give...

08:36
The organisation behind The World's 50 Best Restaurants announces that its 'Bid for Recovery' Auction will debut on 3 July, offering food and travel enthusiasts the opportunity to bid for once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the world's best chefs....

08:31
The reforms to strengthen the police-community trust that was announced earlier this month during a virtual Town Hall Meeting are an outgrowth of the "Excellence in Policing" Initiative launched by the Attorney General in December 2019.  Over the...

07:00
The events of recent weeks have strongly reiterated the need to redouble efforts to combat racism and discrimination in all its forms. This includes the various manifestations of racial and social profiling, a scourge that must be stopped. The...

06:00
The HeroZona Foundation has announced a Bridge Forum on Tuesday, June 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 65 (1624 E. Broadway Rd.) in Phoenix, which will discuss what it's like to be Black in America and how to take actions to reach...


15 june 2020

17:58
Hamline University has announced the creation of a George Floyd Endowed Scholarship, created through the generosity of an anonymous Hamline alumni family....

17:12
The International Literacy Association (ILA), in partnership with Kwame Alexander, award-winning children's book author and founding editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint Versify, announced today "How to Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids," a...

15:56
On?Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.,?Mayor-Elect?Ella M. Jones?will be sworn in as the first African American and female Mayor of Ferguson after 126 years of the city's existence. The historic event will take place at the?Urban League's...

12:01
PowerToFly's virtual Diversity Reboot Summit kicks off today calling for diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism across workplaces, homes, and halls of power. Talks will be led by Donna Brazile, Representative Val Demings, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore...

11:22
Santander US announced today that it will close its offices and branches at noon on Friday, June 19, in recognition of the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States....

09:33
Real Men Cook® ? America's annual Father's Day charity celebration ? will be held virtually on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21 from 3-6 PM CDT. Now launching its fourth decade, the celebration is presented by the nonprofit, Real Men Charities, Inc....

09:30
America in Black and Blue 2020, a new PBS NewsHour Weekend special, offers context for and insight into the widespread protests currently engulfing the nation after the latest display of police brutality against Black citizens. Premiering tonight,...

09:10
Black Health Matters www.blackhealthmatters.com has launched a new Kidney Disease Channel. The channel features original, content that will be especially noteworthy to the Black community.  Roslyn Daniels, President,...

09:00
Hashtag Sports, the premier conference, awards, and community for media and marketing professionals and the next generation of talent across the converging sports and entertainment industries, has mobilized a working committee alongside Intel Sports...

08:38
What happens when you discover at 62-years-old you didn't know anything about Emmett Till? If you are Carolyn L. Baker, you look deep within yourself and begin writing about your life as an unintentional accomplice to racism. The result is Baker's...

07:00
Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Pre-Settlement Funding Company, announced today their continued commitment to assisting victims of police brutality in light of the recent murder of George Floyd.  The country has spoken up, with Black Lives Matter...

06:00
The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) makes public today the report on the public consultation on systemic racism and discrimination within Montréal jurisdiction. The full 252-page version of the report as well as a summary in French...

06:00
The Consumers Energy Foundation today announced $100,000 in grants to support the Black Lives Matter movement, fight racism, shape systemic change and create opportunities in Michigan. The grants are part of the company's commitment to diversity,...


13 june 2020

11:00
Eli Lilly and Company and the Lilly Foundation announced today a pledge of $25 million and 25,000 volunteer hours over five years to decrease the burden of racial injustice and its effects on local and national communities of color. The commitments...

02:30
Sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia are severe inherited blood disorders, often referred to as "hemoglobinopathies." They predominantly affect the Black and Asian ethnic minority populations in England. To ensure good standards and equitable...


12 june 2020

20:47
Faith For Black Lives, in partnership with The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York, will host a virtual social justice conference?JusticeCon: a path towards freedom. The virtual conference aims to empower attendees for social change through the...