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American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Partners with Patti LaBelle in a New Video to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women

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The American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, recently debuted a short video featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle, who shares how lung cancer – the number one cancer killer of women in the United States – has affected her personally and taken the lives of many people close to her. […]

Mary Mary “Something Big” Sparks Critical Acclaim

The Inaugural Healthy Earth Music & Arts Fest Debuts Earth Day Weekend In Los Angeles’ Historic Leimert Park

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Los Angeles, CA – Earth Day Weekend will hold special significance this year when the Inaugural Healthy Earth Music & Arts Fest makes its premiere in Los Angeles’ historic Leimert Park, Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition to this multi-cultural, sustainable lifestyle event encouraging health and environmental awareness, the festival […]

Sunni & Her Hip Hop Bunny Children’s Book Series Merges Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Climate Change and Black America

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By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. – Why are millions of Black American youth and elders suffering disproportionately from asthma and other respiratory illnesses much more than the national norm? Why is the overall public health status of Black Americans at a higher risk than other Americans? What do public environmental and climate change policies at both […]

President Obama’s Call to Tackle Climate Change Answered by HBCU Green Ambassadors

Green 2.0 Reports Lack of Transparency about Diversity by Major Environmental Funders, While Many Smaller Foundations Disclosed Data

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Washington, D.C. — Green 2.0 announced that one year from their initial call for transparent diversity data – and months after the Presidents of the Bullitt, Ford, Hewlett, Kresge, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Wilburforce Foundations jointly echoed the need for data sharing by environmental funders – a majority of the 40 biggest funders of environmental […]

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

Poll Shows African Americans Strongly Back Climate Action

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Washington, DC – Two-thirds of African Americans believe global warming is a serious problem, they want action more than the population at large and they overwhelmingly support the Clean Power Plan to address the growing climate crisis, a major new poll released today shows. Fully 83 percent of African Americans back setting the first-ever limits […]

Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Earth To Paris Countdown: 30 Days Until Summit Convenes Experts, Advocates, Influencers and CEOs to Discuss Climate Action During COP21

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New York, NY – Now only one month away, Earth to Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet and the need for strong climate action, is gearing up to host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day high-impact, live-streamed summit on Dec. 7 and 8 in Paris […]

Black Academic Stars Bridging the So-Called Achievement Gap

Sunni & Her Hip Hop Bunny Children’s Book Series Merges Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

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Sunni & Her Hip Hop Bunny (the children’s book series) merges Arts (Hip Hop) with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to create fun and colorful children’s books that teach and inspire. Hip-Hop transcends cultural barriers and engages all children while enabling them to develop personal connections to concepts like S.T.E.M. Early exposure to S.T.E.A.M. […]

UNCF and Fund II Foundation Launch $48 Million STEM Scholarship for African American Students

EPA Rule Impoverishes Minorities

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Washington -The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) recently released a study on the threat of EPA regulations to low-income groups and minorities. The study finds that EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” will inflict severe and disproportionate economic burdens on poor families, especially minorities. In particular, the rule will impose the most harm on residents […]

GREEN DMV launches the Green Faith Initiative and gives away $90,000 for energy efficient retrofits to DC houses of worship

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

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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 […]