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Essence Festival expands to South Africa: New Edition to Launch in 2016

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New York, NY – A three-year partnership has been formed with eThekwini Municipality to host the Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa in 2016 and 2017, announced Essence President Michelle Ebanks and eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo at Durban City Hall today. Each year, the Essence Festival in New Orleans draws more than 450,000 attendees from […]

Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence

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

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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 […]

President Obama Mentors Stephen Curry and Helps Him with a Science Project and His Jump Shot

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

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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 The planned exhibit will feature historical documents, […]

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

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

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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 […]

Musical Phenomenon Naturally 7 Hits Los Angeles, Tributes Herbie Hancock, Betye Saar & Donald McKayle at CAAM Gala & Performs Full Live Concert

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

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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 […]

Gripping Urban Drama “A Family On Edge” Wraps Filming in Atlanta

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

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Burbank, CA – When Selenia Logan founded PinkPoleParty.org (P.P.P.) five years ago, her goal was to organize and inspire women to dance for a cause, in an effort to raise donations for the American Cancer Society’s (A.C.S.) Making Strides to End Breast Cancer Campaign. Her passion and commitment, fueled on by the loss of her […]

PinkPoleParty.org Teams with LivingSocial to Promote Pole Dancing for the Cure for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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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

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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 […]

U.S. Census Bureau Facts: Black History Month: February 2016