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8 october 2020

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BLACK ENTERPRISE's 6th Annual BE Smart Hackathon, hosted by American Airlines, will be produced as a completely live-streamed, virtual experience from October 9-10, 2020. This year's hack, "Tech Super Heroes UNITE!," brings together teams of more...

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STEM NOLA has received a $2.79 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to expand its educational workshops and access across the Gulf South, serving military-connected families. STEM NOLA's largest award to date is a part of...

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The National Police Foundation (NPF) announces the formation of the Council on Policing Reforms and Race ("Council"), a majority African American led nonpartisan initiative that will use research and evidence to consider and offer recommendations to...

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Women business and thought leaders of all races, cultures, and backgrounds will convene virtually at the 15th Annual Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference to discuss gender equity, racial equality, and leadership success during the...

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New York/Addis Ababa-based NGO and non-profit organization Studio Samuel, which empowers girls in Ethiopia to reach their potential through education and employable skills, is participating in International Day of the Girl for the ninth year with a...

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Greenwood has secured $3 million in seed funding from private investors as the first digital banking platform for Black and Latinx people and business owners.  Greenwood features best-in-class online banking services and innovative ways of giving...

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Members of the Black press and the NAACP joined the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ISBCC) at a press conference for the launch of the ISBCC's latest Black business empowerment initiative ? the Coalition for Black Media Equity. The advocacy...


7 october 2020

13:00
Lawmakers, leaders in legal education, and legal professionals serving in a variety of roles will gather for a day-long virtual symposium titled, "Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." The event will be held...

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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, released a statement today urging the moderator of the Vice Presidential debate, Susan Page, to ask the candidates about how their administrations would address the growing violence in...

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Young voters of color say they are headed to the polls in November because they want to see change around systemic inequality and racism, according to a series of focus groups and findings from a recent poll released today by Advancement Project...

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Moguls in the Making, a business plan pitch competition that offers Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students an opportunity to learn and practice vital skills, will take place virtually Oct. 8-11, 2020. This second annual competition...

09:45
"Together We Win" | "Juntos Ganamos", a campaign geared towards encouraging consumers to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, is collaborating with The Rockefeller Foundation Opportunity Collective...

09:24
The need for diverse literature inspired Clamentia Hall Jr. to publish a book that encourages self-worth and self-assurance by highlighting the potential that lies within boys of color. As an under-represented community within the world of children's...

09:06
Co-creator of Seagram's Escapes Peach Bellini, reality TV star and entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey is teaming up with the brand on its newest program, Seagram's Escapes Holiday Marketplace: Featuring Black-Owned Businesses, to help support these small...

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SixFifty, the technology subsidiary of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, today announced a new automated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) platform (www.sixfifty.com/diversity) to help organizations (1) assess their current...

09:02
School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, is enhancing its proprietary curriculum to feature more music created by Black artists. The goal is to further educate students on the Black community's history and central...

09:00
Today, HomeAdvisor, a leading digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals to complete home projects, released Skilled Trades in America, a report that examines America's home service professionals and identifies...

08:37
Author Neal Owens released the sequel to his groundbreaking multiple Award-Winning debut novel. Mirrors of Life Part 2: The Fight for Political Power is an insightful and chilling political thriller set in today's political climate. This timely...

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Fat Brain Toys, one of the nation's leading independent toy companies, today announced the winner of their Kidventor Challenge for 2020. The Kidventor Challenge invites children ages six to thirteen to submit toy or game ideas for the chance to have...

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nFormation, a first-of-its-kind app-based community for high-achieving women of color (WOC), debuts today, it was announced by Co-Founders Deepa Purushothaman and Rha Goddess. Created by WOC for WOC, nFormation seeks to reimagine traditional power...

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health (OMH), awarded Affirming Youth Foundation, Inc. (AYF) $1.35 Million under the Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families...

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The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is pleased to announce Complimentary Admission to the 11th Annual "Spirit of the Heart" Awards Gala & Fundraiser streaming "to your home" on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7 PM EST. This is ABC's primary...


6 october 2020

13:33
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., a 100-year-old historic women's service organization, announced that Chaka Khan, GRAMMYtm award-winning music icon and philanthropist; Vivica A. Fox, award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur; Archbishop Mary...

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Nutrabolt, a global leader in sports nutrition, has deepened its talent bench, adding Rajaa Grar as Chief Digital Officer. In order...

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Black small business owners are 90.7% more likely than White small business owners to have a direct relationship (family, staff or themselves) with someone infected by COVID-19, and are 80% more likely to report that remote work has significantly...

10:15
Urban Skin Rx® announces its retail expansion into 776 brick-and-mortar Walmart stores this fall. The brand, known for its affordable clinical solutions for melanated skin tones, will launch seven of their best-selling products in Walmart stores...

09:49
Sally Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof announce the four brands selected for the second iteration of the Cultivate Cohort. This accelerator program is designed to empower female-owned beauty brands to bring their visions and business plans to life. In...

09:46
A Florida jury returned a record $411,726,608 million verdict in favor of veteran partially paralyzed in a 2018 45-vehicle interstate pileup, who was represented by nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and...

09:00
LIFEWTR, a premium water brand with a history of amplifying social progress through art, today launches Black Art Rising, a digital exhibition documenting the diverse responses to the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. The gallery was created to...

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Today, The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people, released a new research report that examines mental health...

09:00
AVcommunications (AV) has a brand new brand and a bold new message. For all the companies out there that believe marketing to multicultural audiences is an afterthought, and a niche one at that, think again.  Multicultural is mainstream. And their...

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Dallas-Fort Worth-based marketing agency Alpha Business Images, LLC (ABI) has been named to the Adweek 100 Fastest Growing Agencies List ? and as one of the Top 5 Fastest Growing US Agencies in the Southwest. ABI's team composition intentionally...

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With the awareness around health and wellness at an all-time high recently, exercise is becoming a primary focus for many people. As most athletes will tell you, the recovery after strenuous exercise is so vitally important, as it really determines...

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She's brought apathy to its knees, and audiences to their feet.  She's transformed hope into action, and dreams into realities. She's energized, electrified and empowered. She's even launched a popular podcast. Now, continuing a successful journey...

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Amelia Ray never met her paternal grandfather because he was murdered by a white man in Butler, AL, after her father, who was still a boy at the time, refused to address the man as "Sir". While under quarantine and witnessing the nation seethe with...

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A new voice in Black American literature, Kelvin Parker's debut poetry collection serves as both a call to action and an examination of what it feels like to navigate the Black experience in America. Inspirational, painful, and complex, Me in America...


5 october 2020

17:00
The women's program is called "Through Healing and Everlasting Determination, Inspiration, Validation and Affirmation we are Stronger: THE DIVAS", while the men's program is entitled "Building Relationships that are Understanding, Healthy, and...

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Today Zing Health, a physician-led Medicare Advantage HMO plan launched last year, announced it will expand its services to 12 new counties, tripling its geographic coverage. Zing's expansion remains true to its mission to provide diverse seniors in...

10:00
The Impact Network, the only African American owned and operated Christian television network in the United States, is now available to Cox Contour TV customers. The network features programming on urban ministries, faith based, and family lifestyle...

09:05
Capital One today announced the launch of the Capital One Impact Initiative, an initial $200 million, five-year commitment to support growth in underserved communities and advance socioeconomic mobility by closing gaps in equity and opportunity. The...

09:00
The Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) announced today that designer Virgil Abloh will be joining its Board of Governors. In this role, Abloh will join fellow Board members in providing scholarships and internship, mentoring, and professional development...

08:43
During the 2020 Election cycle, The Impact Network will present IMPACT THE VOTE: Voice of the People, an informative and provocative virtual roundtable hosted by award-winning journalist, Ed Gordon. The discussion will highlight essential...

08:35
2020 has brought the issue of equality to the forefront of the national agenda, yet black and women-owned businesses continue to be left behind. According to TechCrunch, in 2019, only 2.8% of total VC funding was invested in women-owned businesses...

08:33
Across New York City, in neighborhoods most devastated by the coronavirus, hunger is emerging as the primary concern. As the pandemic exacerbates food insecurity across these communities, the New York City Department of Probation and Neighborhood...

08:32
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 29th, Africans In Sports (AIS) launched season three of its interview show which features African athletes. The new AIS season is 10 episodes long and will be available to stream for free online...


2 october 2020

13:30
The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) today released the second edition of its publication, A Research Journal for Black Professionals, with articles exploring a wide-range of issues in the corporate world today. In the peer-reviewed journal,...

08:34
The International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) unite with other organizations and communities across the country protesting injustices and the racism that has affected every aspect of our lives as African Americans. We are...

08:33
Two-time EMMY® and three-time NAACP Image Award-winning television producer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and branding guru Rushion McDonald hosts a diverse lineup of empowering guests this October on his popular podcast and syndicated...

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Cayman Kelly announces the release of his autobiographical story, "From $6 an Hour to a Million Dollar Dream." The popular voice-over artist wrote the inspirational tale and workbook to reveal the path of his rise from minimum-wage worker to becoming...


1 october 2020

21:28
City Brew Tours, an award-winning curator of craft beer tours and experiences in North America, announces the establishment of the annual Talent on Tap Scholarship program to support women of color from unique backgrounds who have a desire to make a...

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