Streaming TV Platform Featuring Stories and Culture of Global Black Community, kweliTV, Launches Beta Site

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Take the word Africa. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Famine? Warlords? AIDS? Without thinking, what comes to mind when you hear the words “Black America”? Welfare? Poverty? Anger? Fatherless? Thug? The black community is all too familiar with these stereotypes. What they also know is that they do not make up [...]

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

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Cleveland, OH – Today, U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) officially endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. “I am proud to stand with Hillary! She understands that America is only as strong as its people. She has proven time and time again [...]

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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

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