Good Morning America “Home” Contestant Winning More for the Hungry in Texas


Plano, TX – Cheryl “Action” Jackson’s winning of Good Morning America (GMA) ‘Home’ to Your Hometown Contest has opened up more opportunities for Minnie’s Food Pantry to feed the hungry in her hometown of Plano, Texas. DreamWorks is donating 25,000 meals to the food panty and Uber, as part of their national partnership with Share [...]

Urban K- 6 Teachers Needed to Become Change Agents – Deadline Looming


Washington, DC – The Delta Research and Educational Foundation, in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is looking for certified professionals currently teaching students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade in urban school districts to become educational change agents. The nationwide search is a key component of the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC), a [...]

Powerful Book on Mentoring by Barbara A. Perkins Features Amazing Real-Life Short Stories From 47 Contributors


Los Angeles, CA — In recognition of Black History Month, Barbara A. Perkins, releases The Magic of Mentoring: Pearls of Wisdom, a collection of short stories written by 47 Pearls (contributors) who believe as she that mentoring is the key to success for young people today. Perkins comments, “Every child deserves to be mentored. Every [...]

Professor Launches Small Business Academy Offering a Fresh Alternative to College for African-Americans


Atlanta, GA –- Atlanta-based Urban Business Institute ( assists aspiring entrepreneurs to successfully achieve their dreams of business ownership. “With 80% of businesses failing within 5 years, the numbers are much higher for African-Americans,” said founder, entrepreneur, investor and professor, Devin Robinson. Urban Business Institute’s (UBI) Small Business Academy, a 12-month intense training program, is [...]

PZI Jeans Introduces New Denim Styles for the Woman with Curves


Atlanta, GA – PZI Jeans, long known for creating innovative denim designs and perfectly fitting women with curves; introduces new denim styles from its Fall/Winter line, which includes a variety of exciting pieces. With the theme running high, FIT, COMFORT AND STYLE, PZI Jeans once again offers consumer conscious styles that the PZI woman will [...]

California Realists Seek Solutions to Low African American Homeownership Rates


Los Angeles, CA –October 14, 2014 – Sounding the alarm about stagnant homeownership rates among African Americans, the California Association of Real Estate Brokers (CAREB) is calling California-based real estate industry professionals, government policy experts, housing advocates and others for a two-day conference, October 16 and 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. The conference, The State [...]

Mario Armstrong to Receive NABJ Ray Taliaferro Entrepreneurial Spirit Award


WASHINGTON, D.C. -The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce digital lifestyle expert and tech journalist Mario Armstrong as the latest recipient of the Ray Taliaferro Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. The $5,000 award, sponsored by the Barry Bonds Family Foundation, is named in honor of veteran San Francisco radio talk show host and [...]

Google Launches New $50 Million Initiative To Help Inspire Girls To Be Computer Programmers


Mountain View, CA — Chelsea Clinton, actress Mindy Kaling, Girl Scouts of the USA, SevenTeen Magazine, and several other organizations and foundations have partnered with Google to launch “Made with Code” – a global initiative to inspire girls to become programmers. According to USA Today, the initiative includes a commitment of $50 million to support [...]

EBONY magazine names Mitzi Miller Editor-in-Chief


CHICAGO – Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), today named Mitzi Miller as the new editor-in-chief of EBONY magazine, effective immediately. Miller, most recently served as editor-in-chief of JET magazine, a post she had held since May 2011.  Wendy Wilson, the current managing editor of JET magazine, will now oversee the day-to-day operations [...]

Minority Real Estate Trade Association, @NAREB, Installs News Leadership

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Washington, DC – Members of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB®), installed real estate broker, Donnell Spivey to lead the nation’s oldest minority professional trade group as its 28th president. Out-going president, Julius Cartwright, passed the ceremonial gavel during the culminating event of NAREB’s 66th Annual Convention held August 4th through August 7th [...]

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