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24 august 2021

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Collab Crib, the first Black creator house, premiered their reality series on Instagram and Facebook on August 16.  Cofounded by Keith Dorsey and Robiiiworld, the Atlanta-based creator house is a hub for influencers and artists to live, create, and...

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Just in time for New York Fashion Week, TRESemmé is announcing the return of the TRESemmé Future Stylists Fund, an annual $100,000 scholarship program that was created to advance the careers of Black women aspiring to be professional hairstylists....

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Six new amicus curiae briefs were filed in the New Jersey Supreme Court late yesterday demonstrating the overwhelming legal arguments in favor of granting parole to Sundiata Acoli....

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T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm and a leader in retirement, today released a series of white papers featuring findings from its sixth annual Retirement Savings and Spending survey focused on the financial attitudes and behaviors of...

10:03
Understood, a social impact, nonprofit organization and the only lifelong guide for those who learn and think differently, today unveiled its 2021 Back to School Study, conducted in partnership with UnidosUS, the largest Latino civil rights and...

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For the first time in three decades, there was no need for humanitarian food distributions among 20 communities in Tana River County, Kenya. The transformation in Tana River has been thanks to the Lifesaving Education and Assistance to Farmers (LEAF)...

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Hennessy announces the selection of twenty esteemed inaugural members inducted today to the "Never Stop Never Settle Society," a $1MM program to champion the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. The initiative was introduced in March 2021 to...

09:01
Today, Baby Dove announces the creation of the Black Birth Equity Fund to provide Black expecting mothers with immediate financial access to doula services. The new fund is part of Baby Dove's long-term commitments to advance superior care, with and...

08:48
Legacy hair care brand Creme of Nature is thrilled to officially announce celebrity stylist Kellon Deryck (@kellonderyck) as its newest Brand Ambassador and Celebrity Hairstylist.   With more than 15 years of professional...


23 august 2021

20:38
Forward Promise, an initiative of The Moriah Group advocating for the healing, growing, and thriving of boys and young men of color (BYMOC), announced $1.75 million in general operating support to 23 community organizations. Each of these...

09:05
Increasing the vaccination rates among home health workers is critical to slowing the spread of COVID19.  The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) in consultation with industry leaders, estimate a vaccination range of 40 percent to 90...


20 august 2021

18:38
In light of all that is occurring in the United States and around the world, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) will observe its fourth annual International Day of Prayer in Tulsa, OK, on Sunday, August 22, with a full slate of...

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The National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc. (NABCRMP) announced today that its inaugural Summit will be held virtually from October 6-8, 2021. The NABCRMP Summit 2021 is designed to bring together leading risk...

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EnrichHER founder and CEO Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has a lot to celebrate this Black Business Month. EnrichHER CEO Dr. Roshawnna...

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Detroit Black Restaurant Week is back in August ? and so is Pepsi® to support the Motor City's Black-owned businesses. Along with partnering with MLN8 to drive consumers to local Black-owned restaurants from August 20 to August 29, Pepsi also awarded...


19 august 2021

20:15
Roberto Clemente, Jr., Eric Lui and Dr. Ian Smith have been added to the lineup of featured presenters at the upcoming virtual Career Strategies Conference hosted by Corporate Counsel Men of Color (CCMOC). The online event, scheduled for Thursday,...

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One of the most celebrated and revered African American poets, Nikki Giovanni, has been named the PVAMU 2021-2022 Writer-in-Residence in the Toni Morrison Writing Program. The appointment will officially begin with a virtual series taking place...

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The Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR) launched a Grant program for Black-led businesses, made possible with funding from Facebook Canada. In partnership with Black Opportunity Fund and Pitch Better, the program is providing...

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Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of only 18 Black-owned full-service banks in the country, has filed an application to open a branch in the Twin Cities....

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Ready for a boo-tiful Halloween experience? The entire holiday lives in one fun-filled place at HAUNTOWEEN LA, where families can stop in for a spell and let the ghoul times roll for as long as they like, footloose and car-free! HAUNTOWEEN LA is back...

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Today it was announced that Vernon J., CEO of EquityCoin, Inc., will be a featured speaker at the 11th Annual National Black Economic Conference (NBEC) taking place on Friday, August 27, at 1:15pm (EST). The NBEC is an annual meeting hosted by the...

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Meetcaregivers Inc, a Boston-based marketplace for seniors, which intelligently connects and matches seniors with caregivers, today announced an investment totaling over $1 million from a handful of investors including MassMutual through the MM...

09:00
Prolacta Bioscience®, the world's leading hospital provider of 100% human milk-based nutritional products for premature and critically ill infants, is supporting Breastfeeding Awareness Month by donating hospital-grade breast pumps to the Alliance...

08:49
Allison Howard, an American producer, director and videographer with extensive experience in filming police reality TV shows, has advocated for the need to rethink and restructure the framework of our society as a way to improve the relationship...

08:03
Next Wave Impact is proud to announce the winner of its second annual Founders of Color Showcase ?  change:WATER Labs was named most investable company and earned $300,000 in seed money. In addition, finalists Boddle Learning and DrugViu received...

08:00
We Are Digital, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to digital literacy, equitable access to the #FutureOfWork and space travel for underserved communities worldwide?today announced the appointment of legendary civil rights leader Dr....

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African American led production company, Branch Out Productions, has started pre-production on their next film, Block Party. Filming in Grand Rapids, the company is hiring a Michigan-based casting director and will begin holding auditions this month....


18 august 2021

18:17
HelloBeautiful's "The Fall Preview" digital cover spotlights Kandi Burruss -- singer, songwriter and reality TV star. Kandi gets candid about her supportive husband, non-stop grind, making the foray into acting, becoming a Broadway producer and...

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Feeding America® today released The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2019, a study about seniors facing hunger in the United States. The report sheds light on the extent to which food insecurity ? or having limited access to enough nutritious...

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The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) is thrilled to welcome the inaugural class of FOSSI scholarship recipients, chosen from more than 1,700 applicants. The 2021 FOSSI scholars represent 28 states across the nation and plan to major in 17...

10:26
Windsor Group LLC, a Maryland based Woman and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, debuts at No. 191 on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at...

10:25
Gatorade Endurance released results from a survey* designed to identify and understand the barriers minority athletes (specifically People of Color, Black, LGBTQ+ and Disabled) face when considering participation in endurance sports, and how to...

10:00
On average, Black business founders start with approximately $72,000 less in capital compared to their white counterparts, according to a 2020 McKinsey report1. Additionally, Black businesses are almost three times more likely to suffer lower profits...

09:31
Beauty Map, an app created by South Florida-based beauty influencer, Marsha Daily, has officially launched today. Beauty Map is looking to be a one-stop shop for any beauty services that you are looking for. From oral care, to med spas, to plastic...

09:00
Give Blck, an online database that connects philanthropists, large foundations and social impact investment firms, with Black-founded and Black-led nonprofits, announced the addition of Aisha Alexander-Young to its executive leadership team as its...

08:09
For far too long, far too many minorities have been unable to buy a home and build their own American Dream. New American Funding is working to change that....

08:00
Infrastructure Masons D&I Committee is proud to announce Dr. Nicole Henley as chair of the newly established Black+ Member Group (MRG). ...


17 august 2021

16:47
Triller, the global AI-powered short video app and content discovery platform, today announced the launch of the Black Creator Conference, a summit for Black creators taking place on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24, 2021 in Atlanta....

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In preparation for the launch for the Apple- and Southern Company?backed Propel Center, INROADS has been selected to lead a cohort of emerging leaders through a leadership intensive, using a pilot version of the Propel curriculum. The intensive is...

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Today Networking California for Sickle Cell Care held its inaugural meeting, marking the first time that clinicians from the ten participating Network clinics came together in one virtual "room." During the meeting, the Network provided an overview...

12:43
Since 2004, Montee Tayion Holland has done away with the drab, while sidelining the mono-color dark gray and navy-blue drudgery of formalwear and business attire....

12:35
RFG/MPW Environmental & Facility Services today announced that it has been selected to join the Apple Impact Accelerator, a new program for minority-owned businesses that are creating environmental solutions focused on climate change, resource...

12:24
Today, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., announced that she will retire as president of Spelman College at the end of this academic year, effective as of June 30, 2022....

11:04
TEDCO, Maryland's economic engine for technology companies, announced today that its board of directors elected four new Executive Officers at its annual election and welcomed a number of new members. The newly appointed chair of the board is Morgan...

11:00
The Lawrenceville School is pleased to announce Zaheer Ali as the inaugural executive director of the School's Hutchins Center for Race and Social Justice. Ali is an educator and humanities professional with more than a decade of experience directing...

10:00
Cxmmunity, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the number of minorities engaging in the gaming industry, and Version1, a multi-property esports organization based in Minnesota have joined forces to open the door for Historically Black College...

10:00
Clearco, the world's largest e-commerce investor and the company revolutionizing the way founders grow their businesses, today announced that its ClearAngel program is funding Outtire. More than a fashion brand, Outtire is also a community and...

09:07
Phelena Jean, founder of the multi-media platform Black Broads Abroad is hosting the Get The F Out of America Blueprint conference, being held at Clark Atlanta University, October 2-3, 2021. BLACK BROADS ABROAD X CLARK...

08:39
Groundbreaking voiceover artist and Black icon Cayman Kelly recently renewed his contract with ESPN Radio, celebrating his one-year anniversary just in time for National Radio Day. Known for his signature-smooth, room-grabbing sound, Cayman first...

08:39
Alex Phillips, the Founder of the Great American Patriot Project, which aims to elect America First candidates at the federal level, has launched a database to track Critical Race Theorists across America. Called the Expose Critical Race Theory...

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