Inside Ferguson Author Devin S. James Urges Leaders to Acknowledge Systemic Racism and Listen to the Voice of the Community

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Ferguson, MO – Despite angry protests and national outcry after the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown, Jr., a year ago Aug. 9, the police shootings of Black citizens and ensuing uprisings continue to occur across the country. Diversity expert and author, Devin S. James, warns the tragedies and conflict will continue until government leaders [...]

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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

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