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 [...]

Statement from Dr. Joseph Lowery on the Sentencing of the Atlanta School Teachers

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A Pound of Flesh by @JosepheLowery – In Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” a prosecutorial team demanded a pound of flesh from a man who owed a debt he seemed unable to pay. But, before they could secure the ‘pound of flesh’, a lawyer named Portia came forward and in beautiful and eloquent words, proclaimed, “The [...]

Chandra Currelley Breaks Out in Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse on OWN

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Atlanta – Powerhouse performer Chandra Currelley breaks out in the fifth season on Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” in an expanded role capacity with more laughs, more lines and more wisecracking hilarity as the beloved Ms. V. Ms. V is the down-to-earth housekeeper for the show’s central characters Marcus and Angela, played by Michael [...]

Dick Gregory, Kym Whitley, Luenell, Joe Torry, Shang to Bring the Funny at Hope Flood’s 4th Annual Comics Rock! Convention April 23-26 in Los Angeles

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Hollywood, CA – What do you get when you mix a room full of comedic talent? Comedians that rock, that’s what! Funny lady Hope Flood is taking over the stage once again with her 4th Annual Comics Rock! Convention, April 23 through 26, 2015, in the comedy capital, Los Angeles! The Comics Rock! Convention (CRC) [...]

Author Dannell Booker Unleashes the “Love Is Painful Sometimes” Urban Erotica Trilogy Series

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Los Angeles – Tall, dark and sublimely handsome, author pens his erotica just like he looks – tall, dark and hands on! With the announcement of his “Love Is Painful Sometimes” trilogy and the release of the novel, “Taking All Our Good Black Men,” the first book from the series, from his publishing house L.I.P.S. [...]

Leading Environmental Funders Join Landmark Diversity Data Gathering Initiative Increasing Call for Transparency

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San Francisco, CA – Five of the nation’s top environmental funders have formally pledged to submit or have already shared their diversity data, it was announced at Green 2.0’s “Breaking the Green Ceiling” Forum on March 4th. The Bullitt Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and Rockefeller Brothers Fund have agreed to submit [...]

Veteran TV Casting Agent Jacqui Pitman Is Looking for Reality TV’s New African American “It” Couple

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Burbank, CA – Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent [...]

Urgent Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Swiftly Confirm Loretta Lynch as the First African American Woman U.S. Attorney General

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By Marc Morial – U.S. Attorney Lynch has distinguished herself as a highly experienced, independent lawyer dedicated to equal justice under the law. In addition, Ms. Lynch would represent major progress by becoming the nation’s first African American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. Loretta Lynch’s credentials speak for themselves. She holds a powerful [...]

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Honors Kenny Leon, Will Packer, Millie Jackson, SOS Band and Brick

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Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus presented its annual Heritage Dinner and honored a bevy of legendary entertainers with Georgia connections last Thursday at the Georgia World Congress Center. Highlights included a performance of “Georgia On My Mind” by Sheila Ray Charles, daughter of Ray Charles in a tribute to her late father [...]

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