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25 september 2020

18:55
Postmates"Upon signing Assembly Bill 2149, Governor Newsom has cut off a lifeline for 40,000 local California restaurants which have relied in part on Postmates to keep their access to delivery services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Upending access...

10:37
Montell Julian Griffin, born June 6, 1970 in Chicago, is a retired American boxer who competed in the light-heavyweight division. By age 22, Griffin was living in Midway City, California. In 1992 he beat John Ruiz to make the Olympic Trials and...

10:00
Kapor Foundation announced today that they are giving $1 million in grant funding to national civil rights and local grassroots organizations focused on voter education and engagement, voter and election protection, and building political power...

09:15
Competition conducted at National Black MBA Association's Conference and Exposition Event enables talented, high-potential MBA candidates from the nation's leading business schools to compete for $50,000 in scholarships FCA has been exclusive sponsor...

08:37
The Black American Music Association (BAM), has announced a partnership with the Voting Rights Are Civil Rights Initiative. The effort is specifically focused on protecting the vote in 14 swing states and 54 counties with high African American and...

08:32
A new bombshell book released by Yorkshire Publishing exposes Oklahoma racial injustice ? a broken criminal justice system, corrupt cops, and overbearing prosecutors who persist in sending marginalized citizens to prison until there's hardly room to...

00:50
We at Treehouse are outraged by the death of Breonna Taylor. We are even more devastated by the failure to arrest and indict the three officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's murder, instead choosing to only indict one for "wantonly" shooting in...


24 september 2020

19:16
The pursuit of the American Dream has often been a Dream Deferred for African-Americans.  Even in 2020 Blacks still face Systemic Racism which often halts those dreams. Yesterday in the nation's capital, The Black Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in...

16:52
The COVID-19 pandemic and recent racial turmoil have brought to the national forefront systemic racial and social inequities that create heath disparities that devastate families and communities of color throughout the U.S. In response to this public...

16:50
Ernest L. Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association's (WMBA) Legal Fusion 2020: Black Lives Matter event taking place September 24. WMBA, an association of attorneys within the African Diaspora...

12:18
As part of Sun Life's larger global efforts to combat racism and support organizations actively fighting for equality, Sun Life U.S. will be working with two organizations on the frontlines of promoting and fighting for racial justice and equality....

12:00
PayPal Holdings, Inc. today named 20 nonprofit community partners that will receive grants and contributions totaling $5 million to support Black-owned businesses across the U.S. in their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants...

10:04
Today, sixteen major donors and foundations announced an unprecedented commitment to a two-pronged national and regional initiative to recognize "America's Cultural Treasures." Together, the funders will grant more than $156 million to support Black,...

10:00
A national poll of state and local employees finds that  African American workers are more concerned than their colleagues about the potential health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Thirty-nine percent of African American state and local employees...

10:00
Ally Financial Inc. will invest $30 million in communities across its geographic footprint over the next three years. As part of this commitment the company has formed the Ally Charitable Foundation, which will deploy grants to support economic...

10:00
Mimconnect, the most engaged digital community centering BIPOC professionals, announced the first wave of partners in the launch of their initiative to increase recruitment and retention of BIPOC talent across industries. The HR tech company...

09:33
"With the continued increases in police brutality, excessive force and civil rights violations, Harris & Hayden has represented some of the most high-profile civil rights cases in the country. And on the heels of today's breaking news, finding no one...

09:19
Important research today from Haven Life reveals that Black individuals are far more underinsured than white individuals. Haven Life, a customer-centric life insurance agency backed and wholly owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company...

09:00
Give Blck, a new digital platform that raises visibility for Black-founded nonprofits across America, launches today. The tool helps donors easily identify these organizations in order to drive more dollars to underfunded causes and help solve racial...

08:38
The We Wear the Mask film, which is executive produced by Halima Tammy Thompson and directed by Michael Savisky, will be available to purchase on Amazon starting Thursday, October 1, 2020. Post production of the documentary was made possible thanks...

08:33
BCT Partners is pleased to accept Manage HRs award as one of the top 10 most innovative D&I consulting firms.  As Lawrence Hibbert, President and Managing Partner of BCT Partners states, "We are honored to be recognized at a time when D&I has never...

08:18
The obstacles are great to an African American student who dreams of a college degree. However, there are many organizations across the nation that are working to change this. Great Value Colleges' team has researched and named 30 of the most...

07:00
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is proud to announce that for the third consecutive year, the sorority has successfully raised $1 million in 24 hours for the benefit of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The sorority's...


23 september 2020

15:50
Just Listen to Yourself, a podcast hosted by political commentator Kira Davis, is bringing people together on some of the most divisive topics in our political climate. JLTY, as it is known by fans, tackles some of the most polarizing issues in...

12:22
Today, award-winning marketing shop, Cashmere announces new partners for its social justice OneOpp initiative -- the industry's call-to-action to end police brutality. Joining the coalition are an esteemed suite of national music, marketing and...

12:00
One underrepresented voice in the police reform movement that's swept the country this summer is that of the Black police officer. In her new memoir, "Walking The Thin Black Line: Confronting Racism in the Columbus Division of Police," Melissa...

11:00
The challenging goal of elder economic security ? having enough income to live independently and afford a no-frills budget in later life ? is dramatically more difficult for older adults of color across America, new research from the University of...

10:51
Wish, one of the largest and fastest growing global ecommerce platforms, is today announcing the launch of a $2 million fund to support independent, black-owned retail businesses across the US. Eligible business owners can apply for a $500 to $2,000...

09:00
Truist Financial Corporation today announced a $40 million initial donation to help establish CornerSquare Community Capital, a new national nonprofit fund that will support selected community development financial institutions (CDFIs) through the...

09:00
As part of Ben & Jerry's efforts to get people to the polls in November, the ice cream company has unveiled a physical and virtual art installation based on civil rights icon John Lewis' autobiographical graphic novel trilogy, MARCH....

08:43
Organizers for "The Forgotten Children's March, A March for Black Foster Youth" announced today their official March + Rally to take place on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 2:00 PM EST to 6 PM EST. The event will kick off at Brooklyn Borough...


22 september 2020

16:43
The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty and Color Of Change, along with over 70 CROWN Act supporting organizations, commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the...

14:00
Players Coalition, in partnership with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, urged the House of Representatives to pass HR-40 in a joint press conference today. The bill calls for the establishment of a commission to study reparations proposals for...

11:32
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European ancestry, which may play an...

10:35
Legal Innovators today released an in-depth report for legal professionals on practical ways to nurture, advance, and retain diverse attorneys. The special report is backed by data and examples of successful approaches. The legal profession has a...

10:00
Resonance Companies, Inc announced the 11 Black creator-led brands that were selected from nearly 400 applicants for its beRESONANT Accelerator. The program kicked off eight weeks ago as part of Resonance's contribution to creating equal...

09:11
Foodies can raise their forks to events showcasing African-American, African and Caribbean cuisine as Black Restaurant Week embarks on a local market tour this fall with Pepsi as its first-ever national title sponsor since its founding in 2016....

09:00
Earlier this year, the Stacy's Rise Project expanded its annual grant and mentorship program to support more women with more services than ever before ? but the continued disparity among Black female business founders persists, with women of color...

09:00
Dr. Miracle's, the haircare brand that is dedicated to optimum hair and scalp wellness, announces their new Strong + Healthy Collection: eight new products to help you treat and protect naturally curly and chemically processed hair for less breakage...

08:43
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) New Jersey Chapter announces today the 2020 appointments to date of six of its members to leadership positions in law enforcement in New Jersey:  Chief Keith Stith, Hudson County...

08:38
Mark your calendars for the industry's biggest potluck! The consumer-packaged goods (CPG) sector has long failed to represent the makeup of today's U.S. population, specifically Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who support and fuel the...

08:32
Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Mike McQuary announce the formation of JTEC Energy, Inc. JTEC Energy, Inc.'s mission is to commercialize the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter (JTEC), a machine that transforms heat directly into electricity more...

07:22
A novel publication in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology asserts that the stress of racism produces an increased risk for mental health disorders like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in the Black community, especially in the...

07:00
Focused on COVID-19 economic recovery, the National Business League (NBL) will host its 34th Annual National Black Supplier Conference, an "NBL LIVE Virtual+" experience from 8 am ? 3 pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The organization's...

00:01
U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health, today released the third annual Healthiest Communities rankings. This year, the rankings are accompanied by...


21 september 2020

17:46
The black youth socio-economic development summit (SdesJ) hails the announcement made on September 9th by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a $93 million investment to support Black entrepreneurs. This program, which can reach up to $221 million, will...

13:44
Goalsetter, the family money app that aims to close the wealth gap for the next generation of Black and LatinX kids, was the featured "App of the Day" in the Apple Store on September 16, 2020, confirming its best-in-class status and availing its life...

13:30
GOAT, the global platform for style, has partnered with Michael B. Jordan to raffle off five exclusive sneakers, with all proceeds benefiting GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the US....

12:57
Many high school seniors, particularly students of color, have several reasons to feel uncertain about the future: a raging pandemic, a sputtering economy, and cries for racial equity and social justice this past summer. But this week thousands of...

12:46
Black women represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, and many new entrepreneurs are launching their businesses alongside corporate careers. The "side hustle" represents the future of business, and underscores the...

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