MomsRising Fights Childhood Obesity, Hosting Food Power Conference & Special Screening of Award-Winning Film “Soul Food Junkies”

Documentary addresses the pros and cons of traditional soul food featuring insight from Dick Gregory, Sonia Sanchez and Michaela Angela Davis New York – In an effort to promote healthy eating habits and help reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity, MomsRising will bring together moms, dads, bloggers, and community activists for a “Food Power” conference, [...]

Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Announces Nationwide Registration as Jay Leno Gives a Nod to the Pageant on The Tonight Show

photo credit:  Louis Nettles

Los Angeles – It was 1993 when actress/ choreographer caught the vision that she would positively impact the lives of aspiring little African American girls, instilling in them a strong sense of self-esteem and purpose. She produced her very first Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant and has never looked back. Today, twenty years later, [...]

Gospel Great Vickie Winans To Grace 2011 WOW Women International Conference


Chicago – Darlyn C. Turner, the First Lady of Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church and the World Outreach Ministries Network and Vice President of Clifford E. Turner Ministries, takes her mission seriously. As the founder of WOW Women International and host of their annual W.O.W. Conference, she has been instrumental in bringing a powerful message [...]

Hundreds to join civil rights ‘dean’ on his 90th birthday

Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

By Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY – One of the last icons of America’s civil rights battles turns 90 Thursday, and hundreds of his relatives, friends and fans will celebrate with him at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Sunday. The Rev. Joseph Lowery, “the dean of the civil rights movement,” who worked with Martin Luther King Jr., [...]

Rev. Al Sharpton, Marc Lamont Hill and Cleo Manago to Contribute to Historic Discussion at Black Manhood & Sexual Diversity Forum in NYC


New York, NY – From comedian Tracy Morgan’s controversial rant to CNN’s Don Lemon’s coming out’, to the historic legalization of same-sex marriage in New York last week – homosexuality is at the forefront of water cooler conversations these days. It is a particularly hot topic within the Black community, given the social, political and [...]

Burundian Journalist, Jean-Claude Kavumbagu Honored by NABJ

Jean Claude Kavumbagu

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, a Burundian internet journalist, will receive the organization’s 2011 Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist Award. The honor will be presented at the association’s 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Philadelphia, PA, the nation’s largest annual gathering of minority journalists. Kavumbagu, editor of [...]

Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Turns 18 This Year, Announces Nationwide Registration


Los Angeles – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant has a history of dedication to continuing a legacy of nurturing young girls into proud and intelligent young women. The longest running pageant for little African American misses, the scholarship event turns 18 this year as it announces a nationwide registration drive. The original creation [...]

SRB Communications’ Sheila Brooks will receive NABJ’s Inaugural Award for Media Professionals


Washington, D.C. -Sheila Brooks, an Emmy-award winning journalist, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses will receive the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), inaugural Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award, the Board of Directors announced at its spring meeting. Brooks is founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, LLC, [...]

NABJ Hosts Event to Honor Ed Bradley and Eugene Robinson With Special Remarks by Senior Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett

Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWashington, DC – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will induct five legendary journalists into its Hall of Fame, the organization’s highest honor, and present the Ida B. Wells Award, the annual honor highlighting the achievement of a media executive who has demonstrated a commitment to diversifying the nation’s newsrooms and [...]

The Race for Racial Understanding- A Race Relations Symposium

Roger Bobb, Tyler Perry Studios

Atlanta-Is racism a thing of the past? Is it real or imagined? Is it behind us or still with us? Are we there yet? We know racism is a reality in our society and while the “whites only” signs that once hung over water fountains, bus waiting rooms and lunch counters are found only in [...]

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