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8 september 2020

08:38
Minneapolis based producer DJ Unwind has made a reputation for trippy anthems and chill introspection. His latest song shows that he is also capable of bringing artists together for purposeful anthems. By teaming up with soon-to-be stars Julius Kima...

08:23
Timed to coincide with Sepsis Awareness Month, Sepsis Alliance, the first and leading sepsis organization, released the results of its 2020 Sepsis Alliance Annual Survey of among more than 2,000 adults in the United States. The survey, conducted by...

07:00
Diversity in the corporate boardroom has become a vital component of America's largest publicly-held and private companies, according to Boston-based BoardProspects.com, an innovative software platform designed to help corporations cost-effectively...


5 september 2020

09:30
"My Brothers' Crossing" is a spiritually uplifting film that depicts a true story about a black pastor that unintentionally has a head on collision with his car into a motorcycle killing a white couple shortly after the Missouri riots in August 2014....


4 september 2020

18:00
California youth advocates applauded the state legislature for taking a critical step this week to close the state's youth prison system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), a move that now offers a historic opportunity to advance racial equity...

15:34
Sickle Cell warrior Tahir "StayFresh" Ali of Atlanta, Ga., visits the hospital twice monthly for blood transfusions to reduce complications from sickle cell disease, and manage his potential risk of organ damage or stroke. The 35-year-old music...

14:48
Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver's Racial Justice Initiative, will launch its inaugural panel on Thursday, September 10, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT, with a virtual conversation among activist scholars on police violence and racial...

13:43
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is thrilled to debut PrEP For Women Too, a new HIV/AIDS prevention video that reminds Black and Latinx women that Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) reduces the risk of HIV through sex by more than 90%. ...


3 september 2020

18:00
Stop Online Violence Against Women (SOVAW), has announced today the launch of a new Stop Digital Voter Suppressiontm Project to ensure American's votes will not be suppressed by the online disinformation campaigns which have taken root in US...

17:38
The Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) ? Atlanta's home for Black entrepreneurs ? has surpassed the halfway point of its $10 million goal for Phase II of its Beyond Innovation Campaign....

15:20
The American Board of Trial Advocates will host the webinar, Dismissed with Prejudice: A Discussion on Race and the Trial of Civil Cases, with leaders in the legal community discussing race in the practice of litigation on October 2, 2020 via Zoom....

13:15
Alabama Power has announced leadership changes to enhance customer experience and community support. Tony Smoke has been elected...

12:48
Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers, senior vice president of medicine and dean of the University of Alabama School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has been elected to the board of directors of Alabama Power....

10:30
The Knights of Columbus today announced it will participate in a National Day of Prayer and Fasting to End Racism on Sept. 9, the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a 16th century Catholic saint revered for his ministry to slaves....

10:00
The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, today announced the launch of the Black Canadian Music Awards, in partnership with SiriusXM Canada. The Black Canadian Music Awards will recognize and celebrate the artistic merit...

09:22
OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America, today announced that Biogen Inc. , a global biotechnology company, is investing $10 million to support the cutting-edge fintech's focus on Black economic empowerment. The $10 million deposit...

08:00
The Surge Institute, a national non-profit organization, whose mission is to elevate and invest in leaders of color who create transformative change in urban education, has selected 15 leaders for the 2021 cohort of their signature program, the Surge...

06:00
Booker T. Washington's historic Black trade organization, the National Business League (NBL), turned 120 years old, and celebrations will begin over the next year. ...


2 september 2020

17:44
Canada's biggest Black Film Festival, the Montreal...

17:40
The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce is fighting mad. Despite there being 144,000 Black-owned businesses in Illinois that represent extremely diverse industries and generate millions in taxable revenue for the state, Black businesses continue...

14:37
Founder, Gary Charles, fosters partnership with high profile individuals to launch Advancement of Blacks in Sports, Inc. (ABIS), a newly established non-profit organization with a mission to connect and inspire people to boldly advocate for racial,...

12:17
In celebration of the relationship between America's Black and Jewish communities, and in opposition to antisemitism and racism, the National Urban League and American Jewish Committee are partnering to designate the week of September 7th...

10:41
Turn on the TV, open a newspaper. Racism, racism, racism. America is being painted as a nation of hate and racism. A new book, "Racism and anti-Racism in the World: before and after 1945," will surprise many because it builds a compelling case that...

09:48
Today The Root, a G/O Media brand and one of the largest sites covering Black news, politics, culture and opinion, announced a creative partnership with HBO ? a branded writing contest for emerging Black writers ? inspired by HBO's new series,...

08:51
WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater Center, Los Angeles's premiere non-profit gallery and cultural center, announced it will host a Virtual Celebration to raise funds for its programs and families impacted by COVID-19.  The event, which is a free and...


1 september 2020

15:41
In direct response to social unrest, the virtual 2020 Racial Equity Forum, hosted by Janet M. Harvey and inviteCHANGE, provides a safe space to create solutions and committed action for ongoing equity building. The forum will convene on Wednesday,...

14:17
Calling it an "historic opportunity" to jumpstart the City's economy in the wake of COVID while also offering unprecedented job and investment opportunities for Black and Brown communities, a coalition of leading minority business, civic and faith...

11:00
Oakland Black Business Fund (OBBF) announced the launch of a new Black-led investment platform to provide capital and technical assistance to Black-owned businesses. The platform includes a $10M relief fund focused on helping local Bay Area...

10:00
The global law firm of Winston & Strawn today announced the formal launch of its Pro Bono Racial Justice and Equity Council (the "Council"). An expansion of the firm's ongoing efforts to combat racial injustice and inequality, the Council was created...

09:30
On August 25, 2020 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Great Lakes Region launched a COVID-19 relief effort to aid the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter (NAPRPP) Museum. The Chicago institution is the only museum in the nation that honors Sigma Frat...

09:03
Two-time EMMY® and three-time NAACP Image Award-winning television producer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and branding guru Rushion McDonald brings together a scintillating lineup of guests this September on his popular podcast and...

09:03
Award-winning multicultural and multi segment firm, The 360 Agency, announced their triple nomination, by the PRO AWARDS, the world's largest awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and promotion.  The 360 Agency has been nominated in...

08:49
Do you want to move your career-forward but cannot figure out the best approach to advocate for yourself? Look no further, I Choose The Ladder, a career consulting company that aims to bridge the gap between ambitious Black women who want to climb...

08:43
OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in the U.S., is proud to announce the winners of its 10th annual "I Got Bank! Youth Essay & Art Contest." For the first time, there were 5 winners who submitted art, matching 5 winners who submitted essays...

08:42
Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC), a one-of-a-kind historic house museum that brings to life the history of one of the largest free black communities in pre-Civil War America through its arts, culture and preservation efforts, announces the start of...

08:34
The Nubian Party, a grassroots African-American organization that is working beyond the confines of Republican or Democrat to bring lasting and much-needed change to America, this week announced their community already has 10,000 supporters....

08:04
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and actor, activist and entrepreneur Wilmer Valderrama to reach the 1 in 3 American adults...

06:47
Former Black McDonald's franchise owners filed a federal lawsuit today demanding economic justice from McDonald's for denying them the same opportunities as White franchisees and steering them to economically depressed and dangerous areas where...


31 august 2020

17:39
Today, Ice Cube, and American artist, Shepard Fairey, reveal the 'A Contract with Black America' logo in wake of the glaring racial injustice and inequality facing the United States. ...

12:49
Following the devastating news of the death of the world's beloved Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, from colorectal cancer, many were left asking why ? and how. What most don't know is that Chadwick Boseman sat at the intersection of where colorectal...

10:54
As communities of color across the United States continue to be disproportionately affected by the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dark & Lovely is inviting consumers to support Howard University students who are experiencing financial...

08:45
Relias, a trusted education and training partner to more than 11,000 healthcare clients, was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) as a winner of its 2020 Leaders in Diversity Award....


30 august 2020

13:33
Director Spike Lee yesterday revealed a new version of Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us" short film during his annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson block party celebrating the King of Pop's birthday, which this year took place virtually. ...


29 august 2020

14:01
Byron Allen and his Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. announced today that Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu has once again denied Charter Communications' Motion to Dismiss Allen's $10 billion lawsuit against Charter for racial...

03:00
At the height of racial tensions in America, R & B singer Avehre will release "Bulletproof" on Tuesday, September 1 at digital retailers worldwide including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal. The official video...


28 august 2020

15:00
With decades of experience of advocating for diversity, inclusion and gender equality in the workplace, The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design and SYNC Worldwide have partnered to offer a unique virtual leadership development program designed to equip...

10:00
Costco Wholesale Corporation is committing $25 million to an innovative new impact investment fund that will fuel Black-led financial institutions and community development efforts. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) rolled out the...

09:01
In the wake of yet another senseless police shooting, six-time GRAMMY® nominee and box office star, Tyrese Gibson ("Fast and Furious," "Transformers") today delivers a new single that captures the urgency with which we need to address the nation's...

09:00
On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, DC to draw attention to inequalities faced by Black Americans. As the nation reeled from violent acts perpetrated on civil rights activists in Birmingham, Ala.,...

08:00
6X Entertainment artist Tia P., re-releases the single and exclusive remix video of the Beatles' Classic "Come Together" featuring artist B. Slade and a host of industry friends, which is slated for release on September 1st with the official rollout...

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