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


(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 [...]

Actress Chrystee Pharris Stars in New Faith-Based Indie Film, a POP TV Docu-Series and Launches Film Festival Tour


Atlanta, GA – Actress Chrystee Pharris has successfully positioned herself as a true ‘queen of drama’ in Hollywood. Not only is she starring in the family faith-based film, “Steps of Faith,” with Ted Lange (“Love Boat”) and Irma P. Hall (“Soul Food”), Pharris will also impact the small screen as part of an all-star cast [...]

Good Morning America “Home” Contestant Winning More for the Hungry in Texas


Plano, TX – Cheryl “Action” Jackson’s winning of Good Morning America (GMA) ‘Home’ to Your Hometown Contest has opened up more opportunities for Minnie’s Food Pantry to feed the hungry in her hometown of Plano, Texas. DreamWorks is donating 25,000 meals to the food panty and Uber, as part of their national partnership with Share [...]

Author Dannell Booker Unleashes the “Love Is Painful Sometimes” Urban Erotica Trilogy Series

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Los Angeles – Tall, dark and sublimely handsome, author pens his erotica just like he looks – tall, dark and hands on! With the announcement of his “Love Is Painful Sometimes” trilogy and the release of the novel, “Taking All Our Good Black Men,” the first book from the series, from his publishing house L.I.P.S. [...]

Leading Environmental Funders Join Landmark Diversity Data Gathering Initiative Increasing Call for Transparency

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San Francisco, CA – Five of the nation’s top environmental funders have formally pledged to submit or have already shared their diversity data, it was announced at Green 2.0’s “Breaking the Green Ceiling” Forum on March 4th. The Bullitt Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and Rockefeller Brothers Fund have agreed to submit [...]

Veteran TV Casting Agent Jacqui Pitman Is Looking for Reality TV’s New African American “It” Couple

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Burbank, CA – Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent [...]

Urgent Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Swiftly Confirm Loretta Lynch as the First African American Woman U.S. Attorney General


By Marc Morial – U.S. Attorney Lynch has distinguished herself as a highly experienced, independent lawyer dedicated to equal justice under the law. In addition, Ms. Lynch would represent major progress by becoming the nation’s first African American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. Loretta Lynch’s credentials speak for themselves. She holds a powerful [...]

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Honors Kenny Leon, Will Packer, Millie Jackson, SOS Band and Brick


Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus presented its annual Heritage Dinner and honored a bevy of legendary entertainers with Georgia connections last Thursday at the Georgia World Congress Center. Highlights included a performance of “Georgia On My Mind” by Sheila Ray Charles, daughter of Ray Charles in a tribute to her late father [...]

Oscar-Nominated Actress Taraji P. Henson to Serve as ABFF 2015 Ambassador

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Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, has been selected as the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) celebrity ambassador. The 19th annual Festival will be held June 11-14, 2015, in New York City at the New York Hilton, AMC Empire 25 and the historic Ziegfeld Theater. Actress and Producer Taraji P. Henson has a stellar body of [...]

R&B songstress, Demetria McKinney, Shows How To “Trade It All” with a Sultry Video Directed by Derek Blanks

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Atlanta, GA- R&B songstress Demetria McKinney releases her new video for her current hit ballad “Trade It All” set to premiere today. The video was directed by famed photographer Derek Blanks and features RHOA fellow cast mates and timeless beauties Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan. This sultry video also co-stars Americas Next Top Model Cycle [...]

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