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12 june 2020

19:44
The Greater Allen 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 power of community, conversation, and courageous...

18:37
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.  today announced a $1 million product donation to the NAACP Empowerment Programs. The donation will provide essential items to the organization and its charity partners, supporting Black communities impacted by COVID-19 and...

15:42
American Jewish Committee (AJC) President Harriet Schleifer and Jason Isaacson, AJC's Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer, presented today to members of Congress a six-point action plan addressing the pernicious legacy of racism in the United...

12:59
LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, announced today that Robert Winn, MD, Director, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, joined LUNGevity's Board of Directors. Dr. Winn brings years...

12:15
CTV announced today a high-profile lineup of Canadian artists, activists, and leaders to join the recently announced special from Bell Media Studios, CHANGE & ACTION: RACISM IN...

12:00
Reasserting its commitment to justice and equality, Nationwide is making additional investments to combat racism and promote economic empowerment.  On top of its existing efforts, the company is announcing a $1 million, multi-year commitment to...

09:52
In honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, BlueBeat.com has curated a stellar playlist to show our enduring support. With decades-spanning selections from Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, BB King, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Erykah Badu, Public Enemy,...

09:00
The Diverse Alternative Investment Industry today issued the following call to action in support of building a system to ensure African American and LatinX businesses gain greater access to institutional capital to create stronger, more vibrant...

08:38
The American Writers Museum, the country's first museum solely devoted to celebrating American writers and their works, is pleased to present a special reading of Frederick Douglass's groundbreaking memoir Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,...

08:31
Our country and our community are in crisis. While stay-at-home restrictions are being lifted and businesses slowly reopen following the peak of COVID-19, we remain hurt. All our lives have been disrupted. Portlanders have lost neighbors, friends,...

08:10
Continuing its efforts to support under-represented groups and communities, especially those in the hospitality industry who have been so badly affected by COVID-19, Diageo today announces the creation of the Diageo Community Fund. With a commitment...

08:00
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.  today announced a $1 million product donation to the NAACP Empowerment Programs. The donation will provide essential items to the organization and its charity partners, supporting Black communities impacted by COVID-19 and...

07:54
Since Father's Day is coming up June 21st, Money Making Conversations creator Rushion McDonald announces a new round of SWAG Award honorees on Miles Ahead Broadcasting's nationally-syndicated Café Mocha Radio Show, featuring Black men who are an...

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Jeremiah Oruokoton Moshopeh Pratt is a married father of four and ordained minister who retired from active ministry in the West African Methodist Church in 2006. At the age of seventy, he has published his new book "From the Valley to the Mountain:...

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Daisy G. Collins, an attorney at law and retired federal administrative law judge currently residing with her husband in the Cleveland, Ohio area, has published her new book "Without Us, No U.S.R- Volume 1"- a persuasive argument for every American...


11 june 2020

20:54
A frank discussion of the struggles and needs of people in the Riverside area will be held during a Facebook Live digital online program at 6 p.m. Friday, June 12....

16:30
Following the destruction and damage to several prominent statues of Christopher Columbus nationwide, the Columbus Citizens Foundation released a statement condemning the destruction of these monuments to Italian-American history. President of the...

14:47
The STEM Funders Network, a group of nearly 25 private, family, community and corporate foundations (http://stemfundersnetwork.org/stem-funders-members) whose vision is that every young person should have an equitable opportunity to engage in...

14:39
Charter Communications, Inc. today announced the company will invest $10 million in partnership with both the National Urban League (NUL) and National Action Network (NAN) to support Black and other minority-owned small businesses in underserved...

13:45
The Africa Center announced today that it has elected five new members to its Board of Trustees: Margaret Chinwe Anadu, Siya Madikane, Lupita Nyong'o, Gbenga Oyebode, Richard D. Segal, and Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe. In making the announcement, Hadeel...

12:00
 -- The typical homeowner in a neighborhood that was redlined for mortgage lending by the federal government has gained 52% less?or $212,023 less?in personal wealth generated by property value increases than one in a greenlined neighborhood over the...

11:32
Who:  The talented youth of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS) and other schools.  What: The DAAS students along with other local schools will lead a peaceful protest march down Jefferson Ave. downtown in support of victims of police...

11:24
If black lives matter, black agency must matter too, states Jerroll Sanders, President of ONUS, Inc. Sanders drafted and delivered to various congressional leaders more than five years ago a sweeping national legislative proposal to transform...

10:20
The Jack Daniel Distillery and the Nearest Green Distillery announced today the Nearest & Jack Advancement Initiative to further diversity within the American whiskey industry. Both companies are supporting it equally with an initial combined pledge...

10:00
PayPal Holdings, Inc. today announced a $530 million commitment to support Black and minority-owned businesses and communities in the U.S., especially those hardest hit by the pandemic, to help address economic inequality. As part of its investment,...

09:42
2U, Inc., , a global leader in education technology, in partnership with more than 30 top non-profit universities nationwide, today announced the launch of a $3M Scholarship Fund designed to expand access to critical tech training boot camps for...

09:32
Beaconsfield is a community where respect and basic fundamental rights are at the heart of our core values. We must honour this reality on a daily basis and defend it to ensure the well-being of current and future generations....

09:00
Howard University's WHUT TV and WHUR-FM present a memorial celebration titled, "A Time For DC To Remember: Lives Lost During COVID-19" on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. ET. The simulcast is hosted in partnership with the Black Coalition Against...

08:37
Growing concerns over personal safety in the African American community are leading many to take action. Online ammunition retailer Ammo.com, which has just celebrated the three-year anniversary of their partnership with the National African American...

08:23
Today, truLOCAL, a Canadian meat subscription company that delivers high quality meats produced on small farms directly to local consumers' doors, announces the launch of a grant program dedicated to fueling tech innovation led by Black entrepreneurs...

07:00
As thousands of small businesses struggle to keep their doors open and their employees paid amid economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lowe's Companies, Inc. today opened its first round of grant applications in its previously...

07:00
Meridian, a leading provider of government-sponsored managed care services in Illinois, announced today it is partnering with Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness to offer COVID-19 PCR tests (to confirm current COVID-19 infection) and antibody testing...

07:00
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University salutes alumnus Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. on his unanimous confirmation, in a 98-0 vote by the United States Senate on Tuesday, June 9, as the first African American service chief in the history of the U.S. armed...


10 june 2020

17:10
In response to the murder of George Floyd and the deeply ingrained systemic racism in our country, the Pohlad Family announced today that it is committing $25 million to racial justice, bringing to bear resources of the Pohlad Family Foundation,...

17:04
URBAN ONE, INC. announced today that it will host a Mayor Muriel Bowser Appreciation Day to salute the Mayor's incredible leadership, unparalleled track record and her staunch support of protesters in the nation's capital during the aftermath of the...

16:30
Virtual celebrations held by RBC Capital Markets employees in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Barbados and Bahamas Donated US $4 million to 45+ charities worldwide 19 U.S. based charities: Autism Society of Texas; Big...

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What's happening right now in the Black Lives Matter movement is just a piece of the larger conversation that needs to be happening in this country, according to one local minority business owner....

11:30
National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson issued the following op-ed today: On May 25, George Floyd's breath was taken from him tragically and senselessly. Many Americans feel that their breath was taken...

09:00
To commit to citizen safety and impact on raising public awareness, Aspectum has visualized the ongoing Black Lives Matter human rights demonstrations throughout North America and Europe. The real-time map displays current protests hotspots,...

08:38
Mediavine, a Comscore top 25 digital media property and full-service ad management company dedicated to building sustainable businesses for content creators, has added an option for their 7000+ websites to donate unused ad space toward providing...

08:32
Three-fourths of American workers (76%) think racism and discrimination is an issue at U.S. workplaces, but fewer than half (44%) think it's an issue at their company, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform....


9 june 2020

15:14
The daylight execution of George Floyd has awakened the United States of America to stand-up and speak-out on the racial injustices experienced by minority communities, specifically African-Americans. The National Action Council for Minorities in...

13:00
Leading innovator in nutrition and skincare, Le-Vel, today announced a $100,000 donation to the National Urban League in support of the organization's mission to eliminate equality gaps in education, employment, housing, health, and justice....

12:22
The coronavirus pandemic is causing businesses of all sizes to rethink the way they do business, and The Greater Women's Business Council (GWBC) and its corporate and women business members are no exception....

11:54
Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today will observe eight minutes and forty-six seconds of silence beginning at 11:00 am CT / 12:00 pm ET to coincide with the memorial service and funeral...

09:36
Creative Planning, one of the largest registered independent advisory firms in the nation, reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the black community and ending systemic racism, discrimination, and violence, announcing a $12 million donation over...

09:00
Trauma. Grief. Anger. The appalling deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among many others, have conjured up all of these emotions, once again. Their deaths, along with police brutality and unequal access to opportunity suffered...

08:00
The leadership of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) and the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS), on behalf of its respective constituencies, would like to express our deep sadness as we stand...


8 june 2020

17:00
The following is a statement from Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group  Founder/Chairman/CEO, Byron Allen: Last night I was...

16:15
Duke Energy, through its foundation, is pledging $1 million to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity....