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Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against Dunkin Donuts Alleges Systematic Discrimination of Women and African Americans

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Annapolis, MD – According to court papers filed, the only African American female franchisee in the country for Dunkin Donuts is suing the brand for systematic discrimination and unfair business practices — that has allegedly negatively impacted many women and Black franchisees for the brand. The Maryland small business owner alleges that Dunkin Donuts does […]

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New Financial Center Aims to Close Racial Wealth Gap Starting with HBCUs

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By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated 7 million Americans lost their homes due to foreclosure. African-Americans were hit the hardest with a loss of nearly $200 billion, according to the Center for Responsible Lending. As the economy has struggled to recover and the housing market is now at […]

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

April Ryan Named 2017 NABJ Journalist of the Year

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Washington, DC – April Ryan has been selected as the 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has a distinguished body of work that has extraordinary depth, scope and significance to people of the African Diaspora. A 30-year journalism veteran, Ryan […]

NABJ Statement on the Arrests of Wesley Lowery and Ryan J. Reilly

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 […]

NABJ Congratulates Member Kevin Merida

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 […]

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

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 […]

California Realists Seek Solutions to Low African American Homeownership Rates