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Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali At Ceremony In Louisville, KY

Sports Illustrated Group Editor Paul Fichtenbaum and Muhammad Ali attends the Sports Illustrated Tribute to Muhammad Ali at The Muhammad Ali Center on October 1, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Cohen/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) Photo Credit - Getty Images for Sports Illustrat

Louisville, Ky – Last night, Sports Illustrated, a Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) brand, dedicated its Sportsman of the Year Award to Muhammad Ali, renaming it the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The dedication ceremony took place on October 1 at the Muhammad Ali Center in front of a crowd of 300 VIPS including Mr. [...]

Deborah Flint Leads Transformation of New LAX


In the midst of vehicle traffic, thousands of passengers and hundreds of daily flights, Los Angeles International Airport is transforming into the new LAX. Maligned for decades for congestion on its roadways, in the terminals and in the skies, the nation’s second-largest airport has embarked on a multi-year, $8.5 billion capital improvement program that aims [...]

Connie Tucker , Muhammad Siddeeq and You


By Lucius Gantt – I recently attended the home going services for Connie Tucker, a true revolutionary in every sense of the phrase. I didn’t know Connie personally but I knew a lot about her. Almost everyone in the Black power movement, the Pan African movement, the Black activist movement, the Environmental Rights movement, the [...]

Award Winning Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Takes The High Road In Response To Recent Scene In The Premiere Of FOX Show Empire


Los Angeles, CA – There’s no explanation or understandable reason for the actions people take under the guise of entertainment. When did the art of creative writing resort to penning scripts for shock value and controversy? During the recent season premiere of FOX Television’s hit show, Empire, the writers targeted gospel artist Donnie McClurkin. There [...]

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc Recognizes Caregivers During 38th Annual Symposium

During The Black Women's Agenda, Inc.'s 38th Annual Symposium, actress and activist Holly Robinson Peete (right) moderated "Because We Care: The New Financial Normal," a workshop devoted to the financial impact of caregiving. Workshop participants included Dr. Katherine Y. Brown (left), a noted health, wellness and women's empowerment advocate, and T. Diane Surgeon, a prominent eldercare legal expert and founder of the Eldercare Resource Center in North Carolina.

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) presented its 38th Annual Symposium: Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation’s capital recently, hosting a blue-ribbon workshop on the financial impact of caregiving and honoring the service and accomplishments of five African-American women. Experts indicate that by 2020, the United States will need more caregivers than teachers.1 African-American [...]

Southern Company and Perennial Strategy Group Host the Seventh Annual Evening of Excellence

Southern Company executive Chris Womack, honoree Curley Dossman, Congressman Sanford Bishop, and Perennial Strategy Group CEO Lamell McMorris at the seventh annual Evening of Excellence in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Aaron J./redcarpetimages.net.)

Washington, DC – On Friday, September 18, 2015, and Perennial Strategy Group joined together to host the seventh annual Evening of Excellence, which this year recognized individuals who have greatly empowered the lives of youth and young professionals through mentorship and advocacy. Hosted as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 45th Annual [...]

Old fight, New dance: Black Lives Matter Pole Dance Performance Video Tribute


Los Angeles, CA – Dance has always been a catalyst for empowerment. As a powerful tool of artistic expression, its potency can liberate the viewer and incite change. After being bombarded with news and images per the recent upsurge in senseless killings, from Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner to Sandra Bland, Mia Shanté knew she [...]

Pope Francis’ Message of Compassion: Service for the Common Good by Marc Morial


(To Be Equal #37)New York – Like “power,” with compassion comes great responsibility. So much more than a feeling, the person with compassion is compelled to transform their compassion into intent, and most importantly, action. To be compassionate is to see, to feel and to do something. The recent arrival of Pope Francis on our [...]

Sci-Fi Director Olatunde Osunsanmi Tackles the Science Behind the Fiction With Hollywood TV and Film Successes


Los Angeles – Olatunde Osunsanmi has always had a penchant for the paranormal. His directorial debut in 2009, “The Fourth Kind,” starring Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), was a Universal Pictures theatrical release based on his original screenplay about the alien abduction phenomenon. A cult classic, the film’s success established him as a true industry prodigy [...]

Rev. Jamal H. Bryant Announces Run for Congress


(The Belle Report) – While there has been a buzz about the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant running for Mayor of Baltimore, his announcement Monday took just about everyone by surprised when he announced he would be running for the House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Bryant said, he has yet [...]

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