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

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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)

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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 [...]

President Obama Closes the Eulogy for Clementa Pinckney Paying Tribute to All of the Charleston Shooting Victims

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President Barack Obama delivered eulogy on Friday for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina state senator and pastor among those killed June 17 in the shooting at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. President Obama closed out his speech singing the spiritual, Amazing Grace, and paying homage to all of the victims who were [...]

Dance Instructor Selenia Logan Hopes PinkPoleParty.org’s Newly Opened Pole Fitness Mega-Center Inspires Women to Dance For a Cause

Women from the Burbank Chamber of Commerce take a mini pole lesson at the PinkPoleParty.org ribbon cutting ceremony.  Photo credit:  Laura Winkleman

PinkPoleParty.org will continue to support a cure for breast cancer by donating time, instruction, and facility space to Pink Pole Parties, and donating a portion of all profits to the American Cancer Society’s Burbank, CA – When Selenia Logan founded PinkPoleParty.org (P.P.P.) five years ago, her goal was to organize and inspire women to dance [...]

NABJ Congratulates Member Lester Holt on his Appointment as Anchor of NBC Nightly News

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Washington – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Lester Holt on his appointment as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” “In a more than 30-year career Lester Holt has become one of the finest journalists of his generation. He is an engaging storyteller, an agile field reporter, and a commanding figure behind [...]

Video Interview with Hosts of Pool Party in McKinney, Tx Busted Up by a Gun Wielding Cop in a Frenzy

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E Johnson (@ejohnsoniv on instagram @ejcreoleboy on twitter) interviews 19-year-old Tatiana and her mother — hosts of the now infamous pool party in McKinney, Tx — about what started the incident that led to the melee between teens attending the party and police responding to a call. Here’s the video of the melee that ensued [...]

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 [...]

New Music Release Reveals Soulful Songbird Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley Still Believes in Love

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New York – When Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley sings, every ear in the room listens. She has the kind of sultriness that seeps underneath every nook and cranny in the listener and grips with a firm hold. It’s one of the reasons why famed director Tyler Perry has continued to cast her for over a decade [...]

Computer Wiz Erica Austin Revolutionizes the Way Comics are Read with New Against the Grain App

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Chicago – When Erica Austin was a child traveling around the globe with her family, comic books were her refuge; and like most wildly imaginative children, her mind’s eye saw the characters leap from the pages and come alive. Now an adult, Austin, a former IBM employee and computer tech, has created her own comic [...]

Spelman College Earns a Spot on Princeton Review’s Guide To 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition

Mural lining the walls in the entrance of the newly renovated LEED Gold certified Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Hall Building at Spelman College in Atlanta is a work of art that depicts change agents who have been part of the institution’s legacy of social activism since its founding in 1881.

As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) today released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges. According to the Princeton Review’s website, Spelman College, an HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia, is among the 353 green colleges profiled in the guide (click [...]

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