Southern Company and Perennial Strategy Group Host the Seventh Annual Evening of Excellence

Southern Company executive Chris Womack, honoree Curley Dossman, Congressman Sanford Bishop, and Perennial Strategy Group CEO Lamell McMorris at the seventh annual Evening of Excellence in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Aaron J./

Washington, DC – On Friday, September 18, 2015, and Perennial Strategy Group joined together to host the seventh annual Evening of Excellence, which this year recognized individuals who have greatly empowered the lives of youth and young professionals through mentorship and advocacy. Hosted as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 45th Annual [...]

International Civil Rights Center & Museum Announces Plans for ‘Pride of HBCU’ Exhibit


Greensboro, N.C.,- In July 2015, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) announced plans to launch a “Pride of the HBCU” exhibit in the museum next year, in honor of the significant contributions made by Historically Black Colleges and Universities as part of the civil rights movement. The planned exhibit will feature historical documents, [...]

Black Girls CODE Opens New Chapter in Raleigh-Durham, Seeks to Inspire Girls Through Technology


Durham, NC – Girls in the Raleigh-Durham area have a great opportunity this month to learn computer science and coding through two innovative programs offered by the new, local chapter of Black Girls CODE, an organization which focuses on helping minority girls in underserved areas better understand programming and digital technology. The programs, organized by [...]

Georgia State, Morehouse Partner to Tackle Diabetes, Heart Disease in Atlanta’s Minority Communities


Atlanta, GA – The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received nearly $400,000 in grant funds to support a three-year effort to reduce rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta. The work will be conducted in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center and [...]

Dance Instructor Selenia Logan Hopes’s Newly Opened Pole Fitness Mega-Center Inspires Women to Dance For a Cause

Women from the Burbank Chamber of Commerce take a mini pole lesson at the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Photo credit:  Laura Winkleman will continue to support a cure for breast cancer by donating time, instruction, and facility space to Pink Pole Parties, and donating a portion of all profits to the American Cancer Society’s Burbank, CA – When Selenia Logan founded (P.P.P.) five years ago, her goal was to organize and inspire women to dance [...]

Kiss The Limit Productions Receives Funding to Produce Documentary for Atlanta-based Non-Profit youthSpark


Atlanta, Ga – Kiss The Limit Productions, Inc. (KLP) is pleased to partner with youthSpark to produce a documentary about the organization’s work to end child sex trafficking through early intervention. The organization’s mission is to advocate for children that lack legal and adult protection in abusive and exploitative situations. And their vision is “A [...]

@Walmart Doesn’t Seem 2 Care About Customers- Pay More so Workers Do More @WalmartNewsroom


Walmart recently called to tell me they recognized a fraud attempt on my card since they were to deliver over a thousand miles away from my billing address. Plus, the pick-up person was NOT me. Walmart said they would not approve the charges however, they did approve one of the charges. I’ve spoken to supervisors [...]

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


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 [...]

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


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


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 [...]

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