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14 january 2021

09:13
America sits at a critically important crossroads. Racist ideology is on the rise and significant parts of 20th-century African American history and culture are at risk of being lost forever. The HistoryMakers, the nation's largest African American...

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Nano Hydrate is a cutting edge wholesale manufacturer and provider of white label, private label, custom and ready-made formulations of premium hemp-derived products in health & wellness, skin care, personal care, beverages and pet care industries...

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A show coming out of Portland, Oregon hosted by Black elderly men is now available online at https://www.resourcescholarsshow.com to give the world a chance to observe uncompromising, intelligent, and spirited points of view. The Resource Scholars...

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KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has named Kaleb Worku as its first recipient of the $10,000 Black American Scholarship in partnership with the Center for...

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Pakaloh has rolled out a new national platform, Pakaloh's Marketplace, to empower cannabis professionals and businesses. Now, they can buy and sell used equipment online to help defray the high start-up costs involved in starting a cannabis business....

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Generation USA, a workforce development nonprofit transforming the education to employment ecosystem, offers reskilling and training programs at no cost to the unemployed with priority admissions for Black and Latinx communities, as well as women?...


13 january 2021

13:35
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jakes Divinity School and Urban Renewal Center of Norfolk are hosting a virtual event titled "Lead Like King" on Monday, Jan. 18. The event will include entertainment and remarks from Andrew Young, a civil...

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Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research industry, has released three reports quantifying brand spend in Black / African American media, Hispanic media and in ads with Black / African American talent. Analysis indicates that the...

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INROADS congratulates Apple, Southern Company and Ed Farm on their commitment to promote racial equity and justice through the development of the Propel Center. This physical and virtual campus will provide students at Historically Black Colleges and...

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In Canada, diversity is our strength. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to ensure that Black Canadians in communities across Canada are able to fully participate in all aspects of our society. On May 16, 2020, the Government of...

10:59
Today, community stakeholders and industry partners announced the launch of Propel Center, a virtual and physical campus that will serve as a global hub for leadership and career development for over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

09:00
In support of Nasdaq's visionary proposal to implement diversity-focused reporting and governance measures for companies registered on its exchange, Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC) ? one of the country's leading organizations that advocates...

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Howard University Department of Athletics and WHOOP, the human performance company, today announced a new multi-year deal that names WHOOP the Official Performance Partner of the school. The initial launch of the partnership will bring unparalleled...

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Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced that Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), and Alexandra Bernadotte, founder and CEO of Beyond 12, have joined Cengage's Board of Directors....

08:43
The Future Is Now 2021 conference takes place Feb 8-12, 2021. This 5-day event will be jam packed days of amazing content and discussions. Recent developments and global conversations have been the catalyst to create panel discussions around relevant...

08:38
Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, social justice advocate and senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dr. George Mason, senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church, and Mayor London Breed, the first African American woman to become mayor of...

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According to a new national survey released today by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI), nearly 40 percent of Americans still do not feel safe going to the doctor's office while coronavirus (COVID-19) is still a risk....

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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta that will support innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)...

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Southern Company and Apple joined educators and community stakeholders today to announce a partnership to launch the Propel Center, a new digital learning hub, business incubator, and global innovation headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia for students of...

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Ms. Nicole Grayson, an African-American traveling nurse and surgical technician, was fired by Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco when she complained about the new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policy reducing the number of masks nurses could...


12 january 2021

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On December 24, 2020, double-amputee sprinter Blake Leeper filed a new application with international track and field federation World Athletics (formerly known as IAAF), to permit him to compete on the same basis against able-bodied athletes in the...

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The Toyota Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) is once again working with The Salvation Army to address the increasing food shortage across the country by filling the pantries of families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. On...

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The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian Life) announced a $1 million grant to NPower, a leading national nonprofit focused on helping military veterans and young adults from underserved communities increase their opportunities for...

09:30
Today, the International African American Museum announced a $1.7 million product donation from Sony Corporation of America (SCA), on behalf of Sony Corporation and its U.S. affiliates. The Museum is scheduled to open in 2022 at the former Gadsden's...

08:42
pocstock, the Black-owned diversity content agency specializing in creating and marketing images that showcase the diverse pigmentations, lifestyles, fashion, and cultures of people of color, kicks off its year-long "IncludeUS" campaign with an...

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Black-owned streaming service kweliTV and the non-profit film collective Black Film Space have joined forces to create a film contest for black creatives. The contest, held four times throughout 2021, will give Black film creators, enthusiasts, and...

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Damien Dwin, a Black American businessman, philanthropist and veteran investor, is pleased to announce the official launch of Lafayette Square Holding Company ("Lafayette Square"), an impact-driven, minority owned investment platform. The Firm...

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The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced today that Sony Corporation of America will be making a $1.7 million product donation to the museum. The in-kind donation is made possible through the Sony's Global Social Justice Fund, on...


11 january 2021

11:21
Paybby, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, launches the 'Together We Can' platform to help entrepreneurs and small businesses in minority communities access Covid-19 Relief Funding and grants. Paybby's 'Together We Can' platform simplifies...

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Lakunya Cooley never finished high school but knew she needed a high school diploma in order to take college level classes to become a Medical Assistant. That's when she learned about a high school completion program funded by Miller-Motte College...

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Long before COVID-19, decades of societal, systemic inequalities have contributed to health disparities and educational inequities for ethnic minorities and communities of color. Now, results from a first of its kind, national medical education...

08:38
Successful diversity and inclusion requires D&I programs that are strategic and proactive, part of an overall D&I organizational culture. Unfortunately, most approaches to D&I haven't been successful ? half of all workers from underrepresented groups...


8 january 2021

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On Tues., Jan. 19, 2021, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will virtually host the fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing, an afternoon of essential and timely conversations about racial healing, equity and justice with leading advocates, artists and...

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Today, leading Black-owned independent content platform REVOLT, owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, announced the second season of Drip Report feat. Weavahman Jim, the platform's short-form series hosted by rapper, record executive and director Jim Jones....


7 january 2021

12:00
The California Black Health Network (CBHN) announces the appointment of Rhonda M. Smith as its new Executive Director, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Smith comes to CBHN off the heels of serving as its Interim Executive Director since July 1, 2020. She will...

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Shannon Ashmore-McMath founded Low Heel No Heel in 2019. Low Heel No Heel is a Black Woman-owned online shoe boutique that specializes in offering women's shoes that are affordable, comfortable, and under 4 inches tall. The company offers free...

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Urban One, Inc. ("Urban One" or the "Company") today announced that it has launched an offering of $825 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028 (the "Notes") in a private offering that is exempt from the registration...

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What happened to Trish Ahjel Roberts two years ago may very well help people who are coping with the lingering effects of 2020. When Roberts' VW was hit by a truck, the collision changed her life just as all the fallout from the pandemic year gone by...

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The 32nd annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA!® Festival) will continue its time-honored tradition of presenting thought provoking and culturally relevant experiential programing. A production of the Association to...


6 january 2021

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United Way of Illinois is launching a '21 Week Equity Challenge' this week. Following a year of unrest and strife, this free, online learning program will provide lessons and resources for Illinoisians to learn about racial issues and systemic...

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Black Health Matters will host The Close the Gap Community Health Challenge, a free, virtual health fair aimed at raising awareness of heart health within the Black community. This virtual event will take place this Saturday, January 9, 2021, from...

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Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021 to assist African American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in the company's service area. The scholarships will be the first made under the Dominion Energy...

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Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021 to assist African American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in the company's service area. The scholarships will be the first made under the Dominion Energy...

08:31
Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. (NEO: SVC.A.U, SVC.WT.U; OTCQX: SBVCF) ("SCAC"), a special purpose acquisition company, today issued an open letter from its Chairman, Michael Auerbach, highlighting the key strategic attributes that will enable...

08:03
New American Funding believes that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream, buying a home. The mortgage lender is committed to increasing homeownership and access to credit for all....


5 january 2021

13:44
In October, RER was awarded a grant for the COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellness Program© to assist Miami-Dade County residents to navigate the myriad of mental health challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. This test market program provided a scorecard...

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Zane Hubbard is a Filmmaker, Actor, Scriptwriter, Writer, and the CEO of Ironbeard Films. Everyone enjoys a feel-good story, and Zane has one that he has spun into the success that he is today. Born in Walnut Creek, California, Zane Hubbard has...

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Committee for Children, the global leader in research-based social-emotional learning (SEL), has appointed Shauna McBride as the organization's new vice president of public relations and communications effective January 1, 2021....

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We're very pleased to announce that Chicago rapper Lil Rap will be joining us from now on. Lil Rap signs with SwervnationJohnny...

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Typical values for Black- and Latinx-owned homes still lag behind overall U.S. home values, but the gap is narrowing. A new Zillow® analysis shows homes owned by Black and Latinx households are worth 16.2% and 10.2% less, respectively, than the...

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