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News by subject: BLK

2 june 2020

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...

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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...

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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...

08:50
United States Senator Kamala Harris, National Urban League president Marc Morial, legendary singer Chaka Khan, comedian Kel Mitchell and California State University at Dominguez Hill president Thomas Parham, Phd. join Black College Expotm and the Los...

08:05
The urgent need for access, inclusion, and impact among communities of color will be addressed at SPECTRUM Virtual, June 9-11. Hosted by Intentional.co's Social Capital Markets (SOCAP), the three-day interactive convening will feature multicultural...


27 may 2020

21:45
While Pride events around the globe have either been canceled or postponed, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI) has announced that MOBIfest, its annual free wellness festival for queer communities of color, will gather audiences virtually on...

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Mossville, Louisiana is a shadow of its former self ? a community rich in natural resources and history, founded by formerly enslaved people and free people of color, where neighbors lived in harmony and were insulated from the horrors of Jim Crow....

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The music video, ON MY MIND, featuring Marcus Strickland, Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Greg Tate, Ben Williams, EJ Strickland, and Storyboard P, will world premiere with Afropunk on Friday, June 5. The collaboration between Strickland and Storyboard P...

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Shawn Rochester is the author of the highly acclaimed book The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America. His work on The Black Tax and his commitment to economic development has led to him speaking on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, at the...


26 may 2020

15:57
I want to apologize to Chris Cooper for my actions when I encountered him in Central Park yesterday.  I reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions when, in fact, I was the one who was acting inappropriately by not having my...


23 may 2020

13:00
Federal data has already confirmed that most of the deadly victims of COVID-19 in the United States are African American. However, many news reports are failing to report that many of those who have died from the virus were also denied tests. In...


22 may 2020

12:59
Business Strategist, Kendra J. Lewis, aka The Boss Architect, is giving entrepreneurs a leg up on creditors with her Credit Architect Program. The truth is that many entrepreneurs are only aware of what Lewis dubs as the 'sexy' way of building...

08:00
In April 2020, Our Turn conducted a survey of high school and college-aged students to understand how the pandemic is affecting their personal and educational outcomes. The COVID-19 Student Impact Report outlines the intersectionality of issues...


21 may 2020

15:12
As parent student loan borrowing rates continue to rise to historic levels, an especially large portion of those funds are going to art schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), according to a new report from student debt...

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Universal Music Latin has inked a multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles based multicultural music and media company, MPM Productions.  MPM will find, grow and develop credible cross-over Latin musical acts from around the world for UMLE under...

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The first streaming service to bridge the gap for a global, multicultural audience, VumaTV today announced it will launch worldwide on Friday, May 22 at 5pm EST. The platform's lineup of on-demand cultural content includes original series, feature...

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Black College Expotm and the Los Angeles Urban League are joining forces to present "2020 Black High School Graduation: Rites of Passage," a positive and uplifting cultural celebration for high school graduates, on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3 pm...

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On May 30, 2020 at 2:00PM, Harlem's Fashion Row (HFR) will launch a new non-profit, ICON 360, in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. In an effort to raise funds for designers of color, the influential arts and...

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WHEN: May 25, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day & End of Ramadan. WHERE: At M.T.O. centers in 35 cities and eleven countries, including Los Angeles (18011 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335) WHO/WHAT: The M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism® (Los...


20 may 2020

14:57
Today, The Bronner Bros Int'l Beauty Show (BB) announced the launch of the BB Beauty & Barber Fund to provide relief to licensed cosmetology professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19...

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TV One celebrates Black Music Month with the debut of its original documentary, THE BEAT DON'T STOP, airing on Sunday, June 21 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C. The long-awaited documentary was a year in the making...

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The Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) is working with The Salvation Army to fill the pantries of families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. On May 22, 2020, TLMODA Dealers and The Salvation Army will distribute more...

10:05
Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, announced the 2019 annual Employment Equity Achievement Award winners. These awards recognize federally regulated private-sector employers and federal contractors for their outstanding...

09:51
The Movement Fund recently announced the successful completion of the "COVID Relief Summit" (https://covid-19-relief-summit-2020.app.virtualsummits.com/) that took place from April 19?24, with a complete replay available for all new attendees. The...

09:30
In response to alarming evidence of the continued disparate, negative impact of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. and its philanthropic arm, The PepsiCo Foundation, today launched an initiative to provide increased medical and economic aid to communities of...

09:18
Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it will end North American sales of talc-based baby powder as it battles thousands of lawsuits claiming the product causes cancer. The move comes weeks after J&J failed to bar plaintiffs' experts in a federal...

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UMC, the first and largest streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks, is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to kick off a nationwide casting call for the co-star of its latest original production, "Partners In...