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Private Prisons Back Trump and Could See Big Payoffs With New Policies

Fredreka Schouten , USA TODAY – Private prison companies, which stand to make big gains under President Trump’s tough new immigration orders, also have contributed big sums to pro-Trump groups, including the organization that raised a record $100 million for his inauguration last month. GEO Group, one of the nation’s largest for-profit prison operators, donated […]

New Annie E. Casey Foundation Report Recommends Policies to Help Millions of Children with Incarcerated Parents

Travel Ban Betrays American Values

By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #51) – As a Republican candidate running for the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump promised an enthusiastic crowd of supporters that in the wake of the San Bernardino, CA attack-a mass shooting perpetrated by an American citizen of Pakistani descent and his wife, a Pakistani national and lawful […]

Racism at CBS Television, Sony Entertainment and Bell Dramatic for 37 years

Traci Otey Blunt Named President Of RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel

Silver Springs, Md- Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie Channel (UMC). UMC is the first premium subscription-based streaming service created for African American and urban audiences that features quality urban content across all genres, including feature films, original series, […]

Inaugural HBCU Cinema Experience Debuts at Hampton University and Clark Atlanta University

56-Year-Old Hollywood Publicist, Makeda Smith, Featured for Remarkable Pole Dancing Skills

Los Angeles, CA – Over the past three decades, the careers of hundreds of clients have been enhanced by the magic touch of Makeda Smith and her boutique styled publicity agency, Jazzmyne Public Relations. Pop stars, A-list actors, comedians, musicians and even notorious gangster rappers have benefitted from her savvy media management and consulting. The […]

25 Years and Still Rollin’ – Jazzmyne Public Relations Gives Thanks and Appreciation for the Journey

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities is the first and only feature documentary and multi-platform project to research, gather, and share a rich mosaic of stories that relay the history of HBCUs. The two-hour film and multi-platform project by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, explores the pivotal role […]

Julianne Malveaux Quits as College President

Recording Artist and Philanthropist Terrance Bell Sponsored 15 Teenage Underprivileged Boys to Attend Super Bowl NFL Experience

Houston, TX — Recording artist and philanthropist Terrance Bell gave back to the Houston community and sponsored 15 teenage underprivileged boys from two organizations—Teen and Family Services and PRO Vision— to attend the Super Bowl NFL Experience Friday, February 3, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Super Bowl NFL Experience provided NFL […]

‘Daily Show’ Defends Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance, Slams Haters