Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali At Ceremony In Louisville, KY

Sports Illustrated Group Editor Paul Fichtenbaum and Muhammad Ali attends the Sports Illustrated Tribute to Muhammad Ali at The Muhammad Ali Center on October 1, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Cohen/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) Photo Credit - Getty Images for Sports Illustrat

Louisville, Ky – Last night, Sports Illustrated, a Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) brand, dedicated its Sportsman of the Year Award to Muhammad Ali, renaming it the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The dedication ceremony took place on October 1 at the Muhammad Ali Center in front of a crowd of 300 VIPS including Mr. [...]

Award Winning Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Takes The High Road In Response To Recent Scene In The Premiere Of FOX Show Empire


Los Angeles, CA – There’s no explanation or understandable reason for the actions people take under the guise of entertainment. When did the art of creative writing resort to penning scripts for shock value and controversy? During the recent season premiere of FOX Television’s hit show, Empire, the writers targeted gospel artist Donnie McClurkin. There [...]

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc Recognizes Caregivers During 38th Annual Symposium

During The Black Women's Agenda, Inc.'s 38th Annual Symposium, actress and activist Holly Robinson Peete (right) moderated "Because We Care: The New Financial Normal," a workshop devoted to the financial impact of caregiving. Workshop participants included Dr. Katherine Y. Brown (left), a noted health, wellness and women's empowerment advocate, and T. Diane Surgeon, a prominent eldercare legal expert and founder of the Eldercare Resource Center in North Carolina.

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) presented its 38th Annual Symposium: Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation’s capital recently, hosting a blue-ribbon workshop on the financial impact of caregiving and honoring the service and accomplishments of five African-American women. Experts indicate that by 2020, the United States will need more caregivers than teachers.1 African-American [...]

Southern Company and Perennial Strategy Group Host the Seventh Annual Evening of Excellence

Southern Company executive Chris Womack, honoree Curley Dossman, Congressman Sanford Bishop, and Perennial Strategy Group CEO Lamell McMorris at the seventh annual Evening of Excellence in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Aaron J./redcarpetimages.net.)

Washington, DC – On Friday, September 18, 2015, and Perennial Strategy Group joined together to host the seventh annual Evening of Excellence, which this year recognized individuals who have greatly empowered the lives of youth and young professionals through mentorship and advocacy. Hosted as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 45th Annual [...]

Old fight, New dance: Black Lives Matter Pole Dance Performance Video Tribute


Los Angeles, CA – Dance has always been a catalyst for empowerment. As a powerful tool of artistic expression, its potency can liberate the viewer and incite change. After being bombarded with news and images per the recent upsurge in senseless killings, from Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner to Sandra Bland, Mia Shanté knew she [...]

Rev. Jamal H. Bryant Announces Run for Congress


(The Belle Report) – While there has been a buzz about the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant running for Mayor of Baltimore, his announcement Monday took just about everyone by surprised when he announced he would be running for the House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Bryant said, he has yet [...]

Recently Released from the Feds Former Playboy TV Producer Ken Francis Inks “Buckwild” YouTube Deal with Fullscreen, Inc.

Snoop Dog and producer Ken Francis III on the set of "The Buckwild Show" photo credit:  Joel Payne

Los Angeles – Former Playboy TV producer Ken Francis III has signed a deal with Fullscreen, Inc., one of the largest YouTube multi-channel network operators. Fullscreen, Inc., will promote and monetize Francis’ YouTube channel, “The Buckwild Show,” an archive of exclusive behind-the-scene footage Francis has secured filming, interviewing and documenting the biggest names in hip [...]

Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Joseph Lowery, Ambassador Young, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Rev. Jesse Jackson Discuss Fight for VRA


Atlanta, GA – Sitting alongside three generations of civil rights leaders, the dean of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, told an intergenerational crowd at historic Wheat Street Baptist Church that “the black spirit” was the key factor to their success in getting the Voting Rights Act (VRA) passed in 1965. The [...]

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


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


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 [...]

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