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


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


( 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

Debra Harrell

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


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


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 ( 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 [...]

Black Women Leaders Come Together to Determine Key Issues to Mobilize Around for the Midterm Election in Georgia


Atlanta, GA – An intergenerational group of Black women leaders from ten Georgia counties convened at the Georgia Capitol today to be briefed on findings from the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) report, Black Women in the U.S., 2014, and their factsheet, The Status of Black Women in Georgia. The presentation was followed [...]

BET’s Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience 2014, On June 28


Los Angeles – Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the “BET Experience” happening in Los Angeles in late June. On Saturday, June 28, the promotional crew will present the beautiful actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, television’s [...]

Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86


By MARGALIT FOXMAY 28, 2014 The New York Times – Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose her childhood in the Jim Crow South — was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach [...]

Civil Rights and Education Groups Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board Of Education and Ask “How Far Have We Really Come?”

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The National Coalition and Black Women’s Roundtable Joins Effort to “Fulfill the Promise” by Supporting Equitable Implementation of the Common Core State Standards as Critical in the Continuing Fight for Equity in Education This week, civil rights and education groups joined together to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Brown v. Board of Education [...]

The Building Green Initiative Celebrates Earth Day Naming Ten Greenest HBCUs

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.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Florida A&M University, Spelman College and Howard University receive top ranking Atlanta, GA –A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, [...]

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