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Travel Ban Betrays American Values

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

Rats on a Sinking Ship – The Gantt Report

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By Lucius Gantt – A wharf rat is a large rat that is commonly found on wharves. These kinds of rats often sustain themselves by pilfering from warehouses near the seaside or from ships. When the rats board a ship, they don’t all line up like they were following the Pied Piper and get on […]

Charles Butler & Trinity Release New Single, “The Blood”

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Washington, DC – Charles Butler & Trinity, a veteran Washington, D.C.-based gospel choir, continue to make big strides in the gospel music industry as they release their second radio single, “The Blood.” The song is a fresh, melodic anthem ready to sweep churches nationwide. It’s currently No. 63 and climbing on the Nielsen BDS Gospel […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Supreme Court

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By Marc H. Morial, National Urban League The United States Supreme Court has played an important role in the progress of the Civil Rights Movement. The executive and legislative branches of government have, at times, had to be prodded toward active reform of racial justice. It is the most vulnerable in our society who have […]

With Endorsements by U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, Jon Ossoff Announces Congressional Bid in Georgia

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Atlanta, GA — Democrat Jon Ossoff announced recently that he will seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the expected Sixth Congressional District Special Election this spring. Ossoff has been endorsed by U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson and has lined up more than $250,000 in financial commitments from supporters. A Georgia […]