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June 25, 2016
Washington State Governors Honor Foster Youth With College Scholarships June 27
The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino And The Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) Unite Minority-Owned
More Than 45,000 Kids and Adults from the U.S. to Uganda to the UK, Join Forces for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ t
AHF: Key Syphilis Medication in Short Supply Despite Increase in Infections
National Park Foundation To Help Raise $2M To Support America's Newest National Park: Stonewall National Monument
NASA Brings Journey to Mars and Beyond to ESSENCE Festival
AHF: New Meningitis Outbreak Hits Gay Men in Los Angeles & OC
Ashley Greene and Darby Stanchfield Serve Summer Lunch and Distribute Fresh Produce at Feeding America's "Put the Heat on Hunger
AJC: Presbyterian Church Continues to Demonize Israel
LGBT Employees Engaging More with Workplace Benefits Following Marriage Equality Ruling of 2015
Unilever to Unstereotype Portrayals of Gender in Advertising
June 27th: AHF to Host National HIV Testing Day Events
American Nurses Association Urges Nurses to Help Stop Gun Violence
Historic Honoring Of African American White House Cabinet Secretaries To Be Held June 28, 2016, In Washington, D.C.
Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) Awards the Clark Fountain Firm its Annual "Family Friendly" Award
AHF Hyde Park Wellness Center Hosts Congresswoman Robin Kelly For National HIV Testing Day, June 27th
Networking Luncheon at Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter July 2016 Meeting in Fort Worth
Planet H2O Launches Premium, Natural Artesian Bottled Water Business
Wilsonart Introduces 29 New Contract Laminate Designs
Prudential 2016/2017 LGBT Financial Experience: Obergefell decision yields financial confidence, but still a long road to true f
VIOLENCE ROCKS BLACK NYC PARADE
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today blamed illegal handguns and lack of courage by federal officials for the shooting that left three people dead Monday night in Brooklyn. The violence took place a few blocks away from the City's annual West Indian Day Parade. Bystander Denise Gay was killed while sitting on a stoop with her daughter. ...
Sharpton Aide To Black Journalists: Get On Board
Tamika Mallory, executive director of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, has some words of warning for Black reporters. In a column for NewsOne.com titled, “Time For Black Journalists To Stop Criticizing Rev. Sharpton,” Mallory addresses her open letter style column “to all the Black journalists out there.” "Whenever I hear people question Reverend Sharpton’s new show, ‘Politics Nation’ on MSNBC, I find myself thinking ...
Hispanic Media Holds Its Ground Against The Mainstream
A Pew Research Center’s study released today reveals Spanish-language media remains important to the nation’s growing and changing Hispanic population. The report, Project for Excellence in Journalism, shows in the last year, this media sector tended to fare better overall than the mainstream English-language media Hispanic newspapers overall lost circulation in 2010, but not nearly to the extent of the English-language ...
Earthquake Forces MLK Gala To Relocate
A gala dinner that kicks off dedication events for the memorial honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is being moved to a different building after an East Coast earthquake damaged the original banquet site in Washington. Due to damage caused by Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude quake, officials say the dinner will now be held at the Washington Convention Center. The invitation only formal dinner begins five days of Dedication events. The gala will commemorate the men and women who "continue to pursue ...
Sharpton Inks Deal As Political Show Host
Reverend Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist and minister, has been named host of a nightly live MSNBC talk show. Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in his announcement that Sharpton's show “PoliticsNation” will debut on August 29. The choice of Sharpton to host the hour has been marked by some controversy. ...
Hall Of Fame To Honor Aretha Franklin
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University during the 16th annual American Music Masters series this November. Franklin will be the subject of a week-long celebration that will tell the story of the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In conjunction with the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Women Who Rock ...
NY Hosts Int'l Latino Film Festival
The New York International Latino Film Festival (Nyilff) which this year pays tribute to actor Andy Garcia, began Monday with its traditional Cinema Under the Stars, a free outdoor screening. Nyilff includes conferences, premieres, documentaries, short subjects and concerts. Scheduled for today is a day dedicated to Andy Garcia with the presentation of ‘A Conversation with Andy Garcia’, which will delve into his career and achievements as an actor, director, musician, producer and family man. ...
Black Anti-Abortion Billboards Unveiled In Atlanta
A group of African-American anti-abortion groups today gathered to unveil their latest ad, which is titled “Betrayed” and displays a link to a site that shows photos of African-American leaders (like Rev. Jesse Jackson) alongside the word “Betrayed!” in red. Catherine Davis, founder of the Restoration Project and other prolife leaders launched a new, bold billboard today in downtown Atlanta. ...
Black Women Historians Speak Out Against 'The Help'
The Association of Black Women Historians released a statement today urging fans of both the best-selling novel and the new movie The Help to reconsider the popular tale of African American maids in 1960s Jackson, Miss., who risk sharing their experiences with a young white journalist. The open statement to "fans of The Help" says the book and the movie "distorts, ignores, and trivializes ...
San Francisco Asian TV Cracks "Bamboo Ceiling"
In a live in-studio interview for Comcast Hometown Network - 104’s “Upside’, in line with the recent commemoration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, New America Media News Anchor Odette Keeley spoke with representatives from a new Asian-American television and online network headquartered in Redwood City ...
Firm Awards $400K In Minority Accounting Scholarships
The KPMG Foundation a private firm that operates on donations, today announced it has awarded a total of $400,000 in scholarships to 40 minority accounting doctoral students for the 2011-2012 academic year. The students include 10 new recipients and 30 students whose scholarships have been renewed. Each scholarship is valued at $10,000 and renewable annually for up to five years. ...
U of N. Dakota Faces Deadline To Change Fighting Sioux Nickname
The University of North Dakota faces a deadline today to comply with the NCAA's policy on mascots "deemed hostile or abusive toward Native Americans." Now the school is one step closer to retiring its nickname and mascot, but changing the school's 90-year-old Native American moniker -- the Fighting Sioux -- has not been without complications. School officials were in the process of coming up with a new name and mascot this year until North Dakota legislators passed a law ordering them to stop, according to UND spokesman Peter Johnson. The rock and the hard place the school finds itself between marks the last gasp of a decades-long fight not just in North Dakota, but in all of college sports ...
Host Blames Race For Show Cancellation
Comedian and late-night talk show host George Lopez says his show was canceled because he's Latino. "In case you haven't heard the news, TBS has decided not to renew 'Lopez Tonight' and tomorrow will be our last night,” Lopez told his audience. “The unemployment rate is high, and for Latinos, it just got a little higher!” ...
Ad Campaign Tells GOP To Focus On Minority Job Creation
In an effort to refocus Republican lawmakers on the need for job creation, the 2.1 million nurses, janitors, security officers, child care providers and other members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today unveiled a 7-figure ad campaign, including broadcast and cable television, radio ...
How Crack Cocaine Transformed Hip-Hop
Crack cocaine. In the 1980s, it was the newest thing. By 1986 it was raging through the inner cities of America, like wildfire, leaving pain, grief and death in its wake. Now, after 25 years, a new documentary explores how the drug also transformed pop culture, especially hip-hop. “Planet Rock: ...
NYS Test Scores Fall Flat For Minorities
The New York State Education Department today released the results of the math and English Language Arts (ELA) exams taken by all New York students in grades 3-8 in May of this year. While there was good news for New York City, which saw both math and English scores rise from last year, the data for minority students was not so encouraging. ...
Racial Violence Rocks Midwest State Fair
Wisconsin State Fair officials imposed heightened security measures after racial fighting between groups of youths on and around the midway and attacks on police officers resulted in 24 arrests. The violence began with fights between groups of African-American youths at the fair, located between Milwaukee and the suburb of West Allis, fair officials said. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said the fighting later ...
Black Radio Mogul Dies
Dorothy Brunson, the first black female radio station owner in America, died this past weekend after complications from ovarian cancer. She was 72. Brunson got her start in 1962 as the assistant controller of New York City's WWRL-AM (1600). She rose through the ranks to become GM, and later joined WLIB-AM. ...
ACLU Challenges "Pay Or Stay" Prison Policy
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan said today that they are challenging “pay or stay” sentences imposed on five persons across the state who were illegally jailed for being too poor to pay court fines. ...
LATINOS SUE GRAMMYS
A group of Latin jazz musicians are suing the US National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for cutting the Grammy award category of best Latin jazz album. In April, the Grammys announced a restructuring plan that cut 109 award categories down to 78. Awards for Latin music were cut from eight to four. Some of the other awards to be cut were individual prizes for classical, zydeco and Native American ...
Blacks Watch Most TV
New Nielsen data shows blacks watch considerably more TV than other demographic groups, while Asian-Americans watch notably less, although the group consumes the most online video on average. African-Americans watch an average of nearly 213 hours a month, topping the approximately ...
Black Film Festival Returns To Martha's Vineyard
Run & Shoot Filmworks’ Annual Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) returns for its ninth year with 60 films representing filmmakers from around the world. Films will be showcased at Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. ...
Marvel To Intro Bi-Racial Spiderman
Marvel's new Spider-Man will have a new look. Peter Parker, who was killed off in June's Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 160, will be replaced with a half-African American, half-Hispanic teenager named Miles Morales ...
Postal Service Honors Black Publisher John H. Johnson
As part of its Black Heritage Stamp series, the United States Postal Service is honoring legendary black publisher John H. Johnson. “We are proud to immortalize John H. Johnson as our latest inductee in our Black Heritage stamp series,” said Stephen Kearney, manager, Stamp Services. “He was the trailblazing publisher of Ebony, Jet and other magazines as well as an entrepreneur. In 1982, he became the first black person to appear on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in America. His magazines portrayed black people positively at a time when such representation ...
Oneida Nation Plans Big Budget Film
The Oneida Indian Nation is fully financing a $10 million theatrical film about the alliance between the Oneidas and the American colonists during the Revolutionary War. The independent production “First Allies” is expected to begin shooting in Central New York this fall. Ray Halbritter, Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, says that he is looking for an avenue more effective than traditional storytelling to close what he sees as the gap between the Nation’s fewer than 1,000 members ...
CO Native American Confab To Address Key Issues
The University of Northern Colorado will host a national conference that addresses Native American issues Aug. 10-11 at its Greenly campus. The second annual "Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights Conference" ...
Obama Meets Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges
When Ruby Bridges visited the Oval Office President Obama told her, "I think it's fair to say that if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be here today." November 14, 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of six-year-old Ruby's history-changing walk to the William Franz Public School in New Orleans as part of court-ordered ...
FCC Rule Seeks To Boost Community Radio Serving Urban Areas
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a new rule that will expand opportunities for local community radio stations to broadcast on FM airwaves in urban areas. The proposed rule will set a minimum number of low power FM (LPFM) channels that must be made available in a market ...
Latinos Dominate MLB All-Star Game
More Latinos took to the field as the National League defeated the American League 5-1 in last night's Major League All-Star Game in Phoenix. According to data from Major League Baseball, Latinos now account for about 28 percent of all ...
Black TV Network Sets Fall Launch Date
Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young announced today that Bounce TV, the first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for black audiences, will debut on Monday, September 26 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time. "September 26 will be an important milestone as we launch the first-ever independently owned ...
Obama Borrows Iconic Civil Rights-era Painting
Decades after Ruby Bridges made history walking into a desegregated New Orleans elementary school, the nation's first black president has chosen to honor her courage and that moment in time by hanging the painting outside of the Oval Office. The Norman Rockwell Museum announced the loan of Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting ...
African American Civil War Museum Ready For Grand Opening
The African American Civil War Museum is reopening in a new location in D.C. to give it more space for exhibits and programs. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, but museum organizers have put together an entire weekend of events to mark the opening of the new location. ...
First Black Female NASCAR Owner Rolls Out Team
The Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway last Friday, was the inaugural race for one of the most unique teams and causes ever to come to the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Racing For Education, LLC in conjunction with Diversity Motorsports Racing, LLC, rolled out its new #19 Racing For Educationcar driven by Mike Bliss ...
NAACP Criticizes New CNN Programming
The NAACP is expressing its disappointment today in CNN for their newly announced prime time news lineup, which continues a multi-network trend, excluding African Americans from prime time slots as anchors and hosts. ...
Black Film Festival Starts Tuesday In Miami
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) comes back to Miami to celebrate the contributions that the African-American community has made to the film industry. This year the ABFF schedule includes four days of film screenings, cocktail receptions, workshops, and "master classes" taught by the likes of Robert Townsend and Spike Lee. ...
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