#Ferguson and Gaza-Awakening a Sleeping Giant?

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By Felicia M Davis (@feliciamdavis or fmd@dogonvillage.com )-Last night I went to sleep pleased that my daughter, a mature Howard University student, traveled to Ferguson to stand for justice. She arrived safely with four friends and attended what she referred to as the usual “Negro Church Rally”—talking, singing then marching. Later that night, and long [...]

Sustainability Study Reveals Green Revolution Blooming at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Atlanta, GA – The 2014 HBCU Green Report released today provides clear evidence that there is significant activity underway on historically black colleges and university (HBCU) campuses to promote sustainable living and adopt energy efficient practices despite their absence in major national green surveys. A collaborative project of the Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark [...]

Actress Janet Hubert Visits Orlando to Mobilize Women to Vote During Black Women’s Roundtable “Don’t Count Us Out Tour”

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Orlando, FL – From dangerous Stand Your Ground laws to voter suppression schemes, the state of Florida is known for a host of issues that negatively impact the quality of life for citizens in communities of color. Actress, producer and activist, Janet Hubert, will talk about the importance of voting to combat unjust laws and [...]

NABJ Statement on the Arrests of Wesley Lowery and Ryan J. Reilly

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WASHINGTON -The National Association of Black Journalists strongly condemns the arrests of Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday. Lowery, who is an NABJ member, and Reilly, are in Missouri covering the circumstances surrounding the killing of and the ensuing unrest. Lowery and Reilly have [...]

Laila Ali, Meagan Good, and Dawnn Lewis Join Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant

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Los Angeles – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA) comes of age this year with its 21-year anniversary celebration on August 10, 2014 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Actresses Laila Ali and Meagan Good will co-host, joining Dawnn Lewis, the mistress of ceremonies, as a bevy of little beauties, ages [...]

President Obama Applauds New Commitments in Support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

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In February, as part of his plan to make 2014 a year of action focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans, the President unveiled the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. As part [...]

Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Probably the Most Racist One Ever

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(TheRoot.com) It looks as though production is under way for Universal Studio’s N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Last month it was announced that former group member Ice Cube is producing the movie with fellow member Dr. Dre and Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. Director of the film F. Gary Gray described the script as a “dramatic [...]

Mom Jailed for Letting 9-Year-Old Daughter Play at Park Near Job

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Posters note: This story is absolutely outrageous and I hope people across the nation weigh in on how wrong it is to arrest a mother for letting her child go to the park. We were raised in a good family in NJ and during the summer when we weren’t in camp we would go from [...]

Singer and Actress, Demetria McKinney Release Single Featuring Hip Hop Veteran, Da Brat

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Demetria McKinney, an award-winning actress widely known for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” released a new single – “100” – i featuring one the first ladies of hip hop, Da Brat. “100” is a club ready uptempo women’s anthem. McKinney is an accomplished singer with [...]

Daddy’s Here National Campaign Launches

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Baltimore, MD – Dean Radcliffe-Lynes, President of D.R.Lynes, VTP, LLC, announced the launch of the Daddy’s Here: When Being Present Is The Only Option documentary and National Community Outreach Campaign (www.daddysheremovie.com) on the Anthony McCarthy Radio program on WEAA 88.9 (Morgan State University Radio Station). Appearing on the show with some of the fathers who [...]

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