Helping HBCU’s Move Students To and Through College is the Focus of the UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Conference in Atlanta this Week

Speakers include educator, Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, civil rights leader, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, author, Jawanza Kunjufu, college president, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and Meldon Hollis from the White House Initiative on HBCUs Atlanta, GA – This week, November 8 – 11, 2011, The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building will host Partnerships [...]

Gulf Coast Task Force Releases Ecosystem Restoration Strategy For Public Review


Washington, DC – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, chaired by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, today released for public review and feedback its comprehensive preliminary strategy for long term ecosystem restoration. The strategy, which will be presented to President Obama at the end of the public review period, represents an [...]

DOJ Files Suit To Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger


By Brittany Danielson, CRN – The U.S. Justice Department has moved to block AT&T (NYSE:T)’s proposed $39 million acquisition of T-Mobile, with a civil antitrust lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. In a statement, the DOJ said that the merger would lead to reduced competition, increased prices, and lower quality products [...]

Celebrating Art and Living the Life at Guichard Gallery


By MG Media – Guichard Gallery has been the talk of Chicago as one of the premiere distributors for fine art and culture. The art house is celebrating six years in its present location on 35th & King Drive, and the good times have only just begun. The partnership between prominent attorney’s, Steven Mitchell and [...]

Gregory Lee Elected as 19th President of NABJ, Errin Haines Elected Vice President of Print, Cindy George Elected Parliamentarian


Philadelphia, PA – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) today announced that Gregory Lee, Jr. has been elected the 19th President of the organization. Lee, the Senior Assistant Sports Editor at The Boston Globe and the current NABJ Treasurer, won the election with 294 votes, 57% of the vote, defeating opponent Deirdre Childress of [...]

Legendary Visual Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Opens Studio for Rummage Sale


Los Angeles – L.A. culture icon, Bernard Stanley Hoyes is opening the doors of his private art studio and announcing an art rummage sale on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. Considering the fact that Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, Steve Harvey, Keenan Ivory Wayans and the National [...]

Mission Accomplished: President Obama Announces Osama bin Laden is dead


(CNN) – The mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed more than 3,000 people. Osama bin Laden — the longtime leader of al Qaeda — was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the [...]

Life Redesign Queen Nekisha-Michelle Bakre Redefines “Happy Hour” With Free Weekly Empowerment Gathering


Los Angeles – Author, life coach and speaker, Nekisha-Michelle Bakre, the Life Redesign Queen, is known for her varied techniques for supersizing happiness as a means to personal development. Her effective life strategies, detailed in her second book release, “Breaking Invisible Chains, Gaining the Confidence to Redesign Your Life” have propelled readers to new joys. [...]

Google to finance $100 million worth of original programs for YouTube


(Mashable) — Google plans to create 20 special channels on its YouTube site, and will spend $100 million to create original programming to populate them, according to sources who talked with the Wall Street Journal. Like Netflix announced last month, Google wants to create its own streaming video programs, however, according to the WSJ sources, [...]

New Study Discloses 62 Percent Drop in Home Mortgages to Minorities


By Kenneth J. Cooper (America’s Wire) -Since the housing market collapsed, mortgage lending to African-Americans and Hispanics has plunged precipitously—by more than 60 percent, according to a new study of loan information that banks submit to the federal government. Together, African-Americans and Hispanics were able to borrow 62 percent less to buy or refinance homes [...]

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