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News by subject: BLK

4 june 2020

18:12
Fraser ? a Minnesota-based nonprofit that provides lifespan services for healthcare, housing, education, and employment to children, teens, adults, and families facing autism, mental health issues, and special needs ? has made an organizational...

17:38
Teamsters Local 502/Commonwealth Association of School Administrators (CASA) members joined with political, community and labor leaders today to protest the murder of George Floyd and denounce racial injustice and inequality....

16:00
In "Dear Future Ancestor," a poem that speaks to the country's injustices and inhumanity against African-Americans, author/activist/playwright, Daniel Beaty, soothes, empowers, and challenges "future ancestors" in a firm, but hopeful, way to act now...

14:50
A new scholarship named for Florida Polytechnic University Trustee Frank T. Martin is designed to provide more opportunity to African American students and help them achieve their STEM career ambitions. The Frank T. Martin Single Year Scholarship...

14:41
The words "I can't breathe" have once again?shocked our national conscience. Sorrow, anger and open wounds have again been thrust to the forefront.?The systematic racism happening in our country is corrosive on our resolve as a nation.?Far?too many...

12:57
Soulidifly Productions, a film company with a mission to produce meaningful, uplifting stories that are entertaining and beautifully told, has partnered with Freestyle Digital Media to release 1 Angry Black Man, available to audiences everywhere on...

11:17
CIBC today announced that it is contributing $700,000 to local not-for-profits across Canada and the United States in support of efforts to empower Black youth, individuals and families in building strong communities....

10:54
Virtually every American is aware of the tragic death on Memorial Day of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. Three other officers appeared to be complicit in...

09:56
In the wake of the recent killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, global spiritual leader and elder statesman Bishop T.D. Jakes is calling for a national conversation on policing and race to be immediately followed by an action plan...

08:50
The following is an open letter from Shawn Stockman, Founding Member, Boyz II Men: Across the country, police officers are kneeling...

08:31
In "Dear Future Ancestor," a poem that speaks to the country's injustices and inhumanity against African-Americans, author/activist/playwright, Daniel Beaty, soothes, empowers, and challenges "future ancestors" in a firm, but hopeful, way to act now...

05:05
As the United States continues to grapple with an economic crisis ? and as systemic racism continues to deny opportunity to people of color ? the nonprofit workforce development program Year Up announced that its Founder and CEO, Gerald Chertavian,...


3 june 2020

16:00
One of the important responses of the Federal Government to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses has been the Paycheck Protection Program (the "PPP"), which provides low interest loans that can be converted into a grant. Unfortunately, even though...

12:30
The recent death of George Floyd has led to widespread protests in cities around the country. Thousands of individuals are gathering daily to speak out and stand against police brutality towards the African-American community. In Chicago, peaceful...

10:22
Diplomacy Worldwide, known for being authentic and socially conscious, will be donating 100% of proceeds from their SS20 Peaceful Protest T-Shirt Capsule to The Bail Project, an organization providing free bail assistance for low-income individuals...

08:32
In less than four years, the Reap What You Sew School for Women in Malawi, Africa has been quietly changing the culture of one of the poorest countries in the world. Over 80% of the school's graduates are now running successful businesses in their...

08:00
URBAN ONE, INC. announced today the presentation of a virtual town hall to discuss the current political and racial climate plaguing the African American community titled, We Are One: More Than A Hashtag, on Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET. The...


2 june 2020

19:29
Once again, we, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers are called upon to witness history, to be the conscience of America and to be the trusted advisors of our communities....

18:12
As an African-American pastor, husband and father of African-American children and grandchildren, I am very deeply disturbed by the senseless killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minnesota. Clearly there is probable cause for the arrest of...

17:54
Today, March of Dimes issued the following statement in response to the death of George Floyd and the outpouring of support by peaceful activists who are seeking to constructively address the scourge of racial violence....

16:30
Kering and all its brands stand in solidarity against racism. Too many Black lives have been lost in the fight for equality in...

15:36
Asian American Business Development Center, Hispanic Federation and One Hundred Black Men issues the following joint declaration in response to recent events fatally impacting multi-cultural communities. As representatives of the Asian, Black and...

14:13
The Hollywood Commission mourns the murder of George Floyd and the loss of every black life at the hands of our broken criminal justice system.  We share in the collective despair felt across the world and reflect on what steps can be taken in our...

12:55
The National Organization of Concerned Black Men Inc., believes it has a responsibility to respond to the tragic death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Minnesota resident, who died on Monday, May 25th, 2020 while being detained as Minneapolis Police...

11:39
Ashby & Graff, along with the rest of the world, are grieving the loss of life and the consistent devaluation of Black lives in America. As a California business, they have witnessed the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd ignite protests across...

10:57
AJC continues to mourn the tragic death of George Floyd, whose life was crushed out of him May 25 under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, while three other officers stood by and watched, if not abetted, this harrowing act of murder. He was...

10:22
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in response to President Trump's threats to deploy the military against peaceful protesters....

08:54
Dionne Nicholls, a Life & Wardrobe Stylist and Founder of Live Your Best Life For You, works with women to co-create lives of limitless possibility through forward action, accountability and fashion. On April 23rd Dionne partnered with Brookly...

08:37
Today, at the beginning of Gay Pride Month, John Mason made Minnesota history by officially entering the Democratic (DFL) Primary against sitting Representative Ilhan Omar in Minnesota. "During this especially turbulent time in our history, I am...

08:00
Valence, the community to connect and empower Black professionals, and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, will host a series of inspiring and educational virtual events this summer for...


1 june 2020

22:36
Members of the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) are extremely dismayed over numerous press freedom violations occurring across the United States in recent days. The organization urges law authorities in the United States to instruct...

21:48
The Executive Leadership Council issues the following statement in response to recent events fatally impacting the Black community....

19:48
OCHIN stands in solidarity with the African American community. Black lives matter and we must all do more to protect them. For 20...

15:15
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned these words in Letter from a Birmingham Jail some 57 years ago. It was a warning that we have yet to heed. When time after time, our system of government fails...

14:42
A day of commercial disruption and community reflection, displaying solidarity with the Black community and their fight against racial injustice. With longstanding ties to music culture, as well as a social impact mission rooted in showing gratitude...

14:10
Palliative Care is based on one essential principle-the value and meaning of each individual human life. Health care workers in palliative care and other fields work every day to recognize each patient as a person and to support their ability to live...

13:41
Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faith leaders from congregations across the East Bay came together via Zoom in partnership with 360 Total Concept to produce a social media PSA entitled, "With Love", to reassure the faith communities that they will not...

12:35
This is a time of great pain for our nation. Last week we watched in horror as a video was released showing George Floyd, an unarmed and nonviolent black man, being killed while in police custody. Then we watched as America erupted in anger and...

12:00
"Today, the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) enthusiastically applauds the House Resolution urging that a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) be established.  As cited in the Resolution, a...

10:15
Hico Health, a Black-owned, woman-owned telehealth company focusing on type 2 diabetes in African-American communities, has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce diabetes related risk factors contributing to COVID-19 deaths....

10:00
Two-time EMMY®-winning producer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and branding guru Rushion McDonald brings together a potent lineup of brilliant insights from actors, entertainers, producers, business moguls and more this month on his popular...

06:55
Is $14 trillion too much to ask for the atonement of 200 plus years of brutal slavery, de facto and de jure government-sponsored social and economic discrimination and the permanent emotional trauma inflicted upon black Americans by being forced to...

03:00
Cineflix Productions has attached award-winning filmmaker and writer, dream hampton, as executive producer and director of its new limited documentary series, Black Wall Street (wt). Dream Hampton's recent works include Lifetime's Emmy-nominated...

03:00
Cineflix Productions has attached award-winning filmmaker and writer, dream hampton, as executive producer and director of its new limited documentary series, Black Wall Street (wt). Dream Hampton's recent works include Lifetime's Emmy-nominated...


31 may 2020

19:48
The Los Angeles Urban League stands shoulder to shoulder with the protests fueled by the senseless, witnessed deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, and of Ahmaud Arbery protected by the complicit eyes of justice. These...

16:24
The following is a statement from James P. Hoffa, Teamsters General President, and Marcus King, Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission....

12:21
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned numerous incidents of police brutality that have occurred during nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd's murder in...


29 may 2020

09:00
Today, the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI) announced the formation of a new coalition focused on reducing racial disparities in the rare disease community. The coalition's steering committee ? made up of rare disease experts, health and...


28 may 2020

20:15
Children's Minnesota is releasing the following statement on behalf of 28 executive leaders from across the state. They are joining together to stand united against acts of racism and violence....

11:00
Strong momentum is growing for legislation asking voters to decide whether the state government can again address discrimination against women and people of color in contracting, public employment, and education, announced the Opportunity for All...