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Traci Otey Blunt Named President Of RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel

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Silver Springs, Md- Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie Channel (UMC). UMC is the first premium subscription-based streaming service created for African American and urban audiences that features quality urban content across all genres, including feature films, original series, […]

Inaugural HBCU Cinema Experience Debuts at Hampton University and Clark Atlanta University

New York City Lobbying Firm Capalino+Company Creates App to Simplify Procurement Process for Minority Business Owners

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New York, NY – Capalino+Company, New York City’s top government relations and strategic consulting firm, announced the launch of its MWBE Connect NY app that will help identify procurement opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs. Though the City have made some improvements in the last couple of years as a result of governmental leadership, in […]

Green 2.0 Releases Diversity Derailed: Limited Demand, Effort and Results in Environmental C-Suite Searches Report at The New School

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New York, NY – Today, at an event at The New School in New York City, Green 2.0, the only organization solely dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies, released its new report Diversity Derailed: Limited Demand, Effort and Results in Environmental C-Suite Searches. The research assesses the role […]

Obama Administration Investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. recently spoke at the 2016 National Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Week Conference, highlighting the value of HBCUs and the importance of advancing their legacy in student success. Over the course of 7 years, the Obama Administration has invested more than $4 billion in HBCUs, because […]

Family Food Fest Multicultural Father’s Day Celebration Debuts at the World Famous Georgia Aquarium

Disciplined Fiscal Management Results in $1 Million Year-End Surplus for Once Struggling Journalist Organization

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College Park, MD – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is set to end the year with a projected $1 million surplus – one of the highest in the organization’s 41-year history. NABJ President Sarah Glover announced the historic news during the fall board meeting on Sunday. The unaudited amount represents a half million […]

NABJ Awards USC Annenberg’s Eric Burse Student Journalist of the Year

Experts Warn That Black Homeownership is Endangered as Primary Wealth Building Tool

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Washington, DC – An expert panel assembled by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) for its Issues Forum held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 46TH Annual Legislative Conference cautioned that mortgage lending disparities coupled with public policies and inactions by governmental institutions conspire to impede the growth of Black homeownership. As […]

Minority Real Estate Leaders Say Government Efforts Are Failing to Meet Needs of Multicultural Homebuyers

Chicago United Report Reveals Minorities’ Career Earnings Trail Those of Caucasian Males By 30-45 Percent

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Chicago, IL — Chicago United unveiled the findings of its biennial report, Inside Inclusion Featuring the Corporate Diversity Profile, which examines trends in the racial composition of board of directors and senior leadership positions in the top 50 Chicago-headquartered companies. The report revealed minimal gains in minority representation throughout executive ranks and examined its significant […]

Bank of America Accused of Racial Discrimination in 30 U.S. Metropolitan Areas and 201 Cities

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Washington, DC – The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and nine local fair housing organizations recently filed an amended discrimination complaint against Bank of America (BoA). The complaint alleges illegal discrimination by BoA in African American and Latino neighborhoods in six additional cities. This new evidence of discriminatory treatment by BoA will be added to […]

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Black Entrepreneur Builds Multi-Million Dollar Low Rider Classic Car Empire — Launches Tour to Help Other Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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Los Angeles, CA — World-renowned industrialist, Thomas “T.J.” Loftin is currently on tour speaking on how he played a pivotal role in expanding the low rider business and its affiliates (i.e., paint shops, tow trucks, auto transporters) into multi-trillion dollar industries by teaching others about low riders, classic cars, muscle cars, custom cars, and auto […]