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50 Years of Black Mayors

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By Marc H. Morial, National Urban League (To Be Equal #74) -Today, the sight of a Black mayor is unlikely to turn any heads or draw any particular attention. But in 1967-during the continuing turmoil of the civil rights movement and two years after the passage of major civil rights legislation-a first generation of African […]

Godfather of West Coast Rap Alonzo Williams Emerges Defiant In HBO Documentary and New Audio Book Release

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Los Angeles, CA – The acronym N.W.A. are three explosive letters loaded with controversy within the unpredictable genre of hip hop. But for one man, those letters mean only one thing – Not Without Alonzo. Alonzo “Lonzo” Williams is widely acknowledged as the definitive “Godfather of West Coast Hip Hop” and considering his historical stance […]

President Barack Obama Speaks Out On the Mean Health Care Bill the Republicans Revealed

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Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that’s what we need to do today. I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party. Still, […]

Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Inspirational MegaFest Gears Up For Its Third Biennial Return To Dallas June 28-July 1

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Dallas, TX – Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and renowned pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes hosts the biennial MegaFest in Dallas from June 28 – July 1 at the famed Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The internationally-acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival is returning to Dallas for its third year. With the family favorite festival’s continued […]

New Jersey Political Prisoner NJ Weedman Does “Hunger Strike for Bail” From Mercer County Jail

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Trenton, NJ – Is orange the new green? Cannabis activist, cancer patient and self-proclaimed “Superhero of the Potheads” Ed Forchion aka NJ Weedman might well be pondering this dilemma as he sits out his “Hunger Strike for Bail” protest in New Jersey’s Mercer County Jail. The free speech activist was originally incarcerated on March 3, […]

Food and Family on Father’s Day Family Food Fest Atlanta Georgia Railroad Freight Depot Sunday, June 18 from 3–6 PM

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Atlanta, GA – There’s no better way to strengthen families and community than celebrating Father’s Day with good food, music, dance, games, fashion, comedy and over 100 cooking men at the annual Multicultural Family Food Fest Atlanta celebration on Sunday, June 18 from 3 – 6 PM. Staged to promote and honor families the Black […]

B-Real, DNA Genetics and PRØHBTD Media Announce Digital-First Reality Series, Pimp My Grow

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Los Angeles, CA – B-Real, DNA Genetics and PRØHBTD Media, have joined forces to produce a new digital first reality series titled, “Pimp My Grow,” aimed at cannabis enthusiasts. DNA Genetics, one of the oldest and most respected genetics and grow experts in the Cannabis industry will visit Cannabis growers around the country and “Pimp […]

Black, Female Designer Carmen Muhammad Debuts her Al Nisa Brand Designs at Torino Fashion Week in Italy

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Los Angeles – Muslim American designer Carmen Muhammad debuts her Al Nisa Brand Designs modest fashions during Torino Fashion Week in Turin, Italy from June 29 – July 5. During the highly-acclaimed fashion extravaganza, the International Design Council, Mercedes Benz and Torino is hosting the first ever segment of modest designers. Over 125 participants from […]

Recovered Crack Addict, Tonier Cain, Hopes Drug Treatment Success Stories Stop Senators From Making Drug Epidemic Worse

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Annapolis, MD – During her 19-year crack addiction, Tonier Cain racked up 83 arrests and 66 convictions. She turned to prostitution to pay for drugs, lost custody of four children, and, when she wasn’t locked up, she slept under a bridge. Today, 12-years after completing treatment, Cain penned an open letter to the Senate Health […]