Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali At Ceremony In Louisville, KY

Sports Illustrated Group Editor Paul Fichtenbaum and Muhammad Ali attends the Sports Illustrated Tribute to Muhammad Ali at The Muhammad Ali Center on October 1, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Cohen/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) Photo Credit - Getty Images for Sports Illustrat

Louisville, Ky – Last night, Sports Illustrated, a Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) brand, dedicated its Sportsman of the Year Award to Muhammad Ali, renaming it the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The dedication ceremony took place on October 1 at the Muhammad Ali Center in front of a crowd of 300 VIPS including Mr. [...]

Deborah Flint Leads Transformation of New LAX


In the midst of vehicle traffic, thousands of passengers and hundreds of daily flights, Los Angeles International Airport is transforming into the new LAX. Maligned for decades for congestion on its roadways, in the terminals and in the skies, the nation’s second-largest airport has embarked on a multi-year, $8.5 billion capital improvement program that aims [...]

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc Recognizes Caregivers During 38th Annual Symposium

During The Black Women's Agenda, Inc.'s 38th Annual Symposium, actress and activist Holly Robinson Peete (right) moderated "Because We Care: The New Financial Normal," a workshop devoted to the financial impact of caregiving. Workshop participants included Dr. Katherine Y. Brown (left), a noted health, wellness and women's empowerment advocate, and T. Diane Surgeon, a prominent eldercare legal expert and founder of the Eldercare Resource Center in North Carolina.

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) presented its 38th Annual Symposium: Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation’s capital recently, hosting a blue-ribbon workshop on the financial impact of caregiving and honoring the service and accomplishments of five African-American women. Experts indicate that by 2020, the United States will need more caregivers than teachers.1 African-American [...]

Statement From NABJ on Washington Post’s Wes Lowery Trespassing Charge While Covering Ferguson


The National Association of Black Journalists expresses concern with the decision by prosecutors in St. Louis County, Mo. to charge Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post with trespassing and interfering with a police officer. The charges stem from an incident that took place as Lowery, 25, was in Ferguson, Mo. in 2014 to report on [...]

Former US Senate Chief of Staff and Legislator Named National Urban League Policy Director


New York, NY – Former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff Don Cravins, Jr., has been named the National Urban League’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of National Urban League Washington Bureau. “Don’s experience and expertise will deploy enhance the National Urban League’s activism and advocacy initiatives,” League President and CEO Marc H. [...]

Filmmaker Jordan Flaherty Explores Racial and Economic Justice Issues in New Documentary Series


Part One, Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement, exposes conditions that fueled the Baltimore Uprising; the second film focuses on reconstruction of New Orleans New York, NY – The murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody ignited the Baltimore Uprising in April. A new film uncovers deep-rooted economic issues that triggered thousands of frustrated [...]

An Announcement for Lt. General Russel Honore’ (U.S. Army Retired)


New Orleans – My fellow citizens of Louisiana, I come to you today as a humble son of this great state and servant of this great nation. I was fortunate enough to spend 37 years in the United States military, retiring in 2008 from the U.S. Army after my life’s work as a soldier. Today [...]

Jewish Groups Urge Solidarity Shabbat with African Americans

(Times of Israel) — An array of Jewish groups representing every major religious stream has declared this coming Shabbat one of solidarity with the African American community in the wake of the Charleston, South Carolina mass killing. A press release Tuesday including among its signatories representative groups of the Conservative, Reform, Orthodox and Reconstructionist streams [...]

New Documentary Examines the Issues Behind the Baltimore Uprising #GRITtv


The media called it a riot, but on the streets of Baltimore they call it an uprising. The police murder of Freddie Gray ignited mass protests that have been called Black Spring. But in working class Black communities across the city, the issues go beyond police violence. Share

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

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Atlanta, GA – Television and radio personality Egypt Sherrod, will serve as mistress of ceremonies as a diverse representation of men and women cooks from communities across Atlanta join local celebrities, politicians, and other dignitaries on Sunday, June 21 at the world famous Georgia Aquarium for the debut of Family Food Fest, Atlanta’s premiere multicultural [...]

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