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Computer Wiz Erica Austin Revolutionizes the Way Comics are Read with New Against the Grain App

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Chicago – When Erica Austin was a child traveling around the globe with her family, comic books were her refuge; and like most wildly imaginative children, her mind’s eye saw the characters leap from the pages and come alive. Now an adult, Austin, a former IBM employee and computer tech, has created her own comic [...]

The Treatment of the First African American female Nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch

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I called both of my senators today to find out whether they planned to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. Senator Perdue’s office said “no” and there was no changing his mind. I held out hope that our senior Senator Isakson would be more thoughtful, after all former Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that [...]

Spelman College Earns a Spot on Princeton Review’s Guide To 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition

Mural lining the walls in the entrance of the newly renovated LEED Gold certified Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Hall Building at Spelman College in Atlanta is a work of art that depicts change agents who have been part of the institution’s legacy of social activism since its founding in 1881.

As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) today released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges. According to the Princeton Review’s website, Spelman College, an HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia, is among the 353 green colleges profiled in the guide (click [...]

Statement from Dr. Joseph Lowery on the Sentencing of the Atlanta School Teachers

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A Pound of Flesh by @JosepheLowery – In Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” a prosecutorial team demanded a pound of flesh from a man who owed a debt he seemed unable to pay. But, before they could secure the ‘pound of flesh’, a lawyer named Portia came forward and in beautiful and eloquent words, proclaimed, “The [...]

Chandra Currelley Breaks Out in Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse on OWN

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Atlanta – Powerhouse performer Chandra Currelley breaks out in the fifth season on Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” in an expanded role capacity with more laughs, more lines and more wisecracking hilarity as the beloved Ms. V. Ms. V is the down-to-earth housekeeper for the show’s central characters Marcus and Angela, played by Michael [...]

Dick Gregory, Kym Whitley, Luenell, Joe Torry, Shang to Bring the Funny at Hope Flood’s 4th Annual Comics Rock! Convention April 23-26 in Los Angeles

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Hollywood, CA – What do you get when you mix a room full of comedic talent? Comedians that rock, that’s what! Funny lady Hope Flood is taking over the stage once again with her 4th Annual Comics Rock! Convention, April 23 through 26, 2015, in the comedy capital, Los Angeles! The Comics Rock! Convention (CRC) [...]

Mann & Wife is a HIT: Series Premiere of New Sitcom Starring David & Tamela Mann Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History

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Atlanta, GA (PR Newswire) – The premiere of the new Bounce TV Original Series Mann & Wife has become the network’s most-watched original to date. The series premiere telecast on Tues. April 7 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered: 461K Viewers 2+, nearly doubled vs. the prior 4 weeks* 260K Households (+41%) 142K Adults 18-49 (+67%) [...]

Domestic Violence Survivor, Zelda Hayes, Hosts The Power of A Woman Seminar

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Pensacola, FL – Pensacola resident, author and motivational speakers, conquered domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness. The native New Yorker will bring a thought provoking message of activating power to the broken women of Pensacola in her seminar, Phenomenal Women With Value Presents, The Power of A Woman using her mind-blowing 7 Steps to activating [...]

Educators Unite Day Shines Light on Teachers and Community Stakeholders as Change Agents

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Washington, DC – The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) announced recently that Wednesday, May 6, 2015 is “Educators Unite Day.” The one-day, focused initiative serves to heighten community awareness that teachers are change agents, along with parents and other educational stakeholders who motivate students to learn and achieve. The multi-pronged activities are planned to take [...]

The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education – By @MARCMORIAL @NatUrbanLeague

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(To Be Equal #12) – There’s no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis. Over the past year, we have been bombarded with headlines that continue to drive home the longstanding challenges faced by Black and Brown communities in our nation. From the killings of unarmed Black males at the hands of [...]

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