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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:13:39 EST

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Overlooked African Female Ruler Gets Her Due

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:59:00 EST

(image) WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Njinga of Angola is one of the most powerful and brave figures in African history. Her story is often overlooked in history books, but she was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history. At a book signing yesterday at Jamestown...



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Newly Installed Mayor Ronald G. Dumas Develops Winning Strategies

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:01:00 EST

MERIDIAN, Okla., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Listening to the Honorable Mayor Ronald G. Dumas, recently installed for Meridian, OK, he receives the final audit on a very steamy matter.  His City obtained an "all is clear" from the Oklahoma Water Resource Board.  The six-figure Emerg...



12 Canadians You Need to Know

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:54:00 EST

(image) TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The Black Arts and Innovation Expo (BAIE) is an event hosted by Excelovate and First Book Canada that ushers in a new way of celebrating Black History Month. While traditional Black History events honour the excellence of ancestors, which is...



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West Hollywood City Council Approves Steps to Prohibit the City from Providing Financial or Other Benefits to the President of the United States

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:21:00 EST

(image) WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City Council of the City of West Hollywood, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, approved an item that directs City of West Hollywood staff to take steps in prohibiting West Hollywood City Hall from doing business...



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Urban Movie Channel (UMC) Now Available On 4th Generation Apple TV

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST

(image) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) announces the availability of Urban Movie Channel (UMC) on Apple TV (4th Gen), following the recent launch of the service on the iOS platform for iPhone and iPad.  Building on the successful launch of its iOS...



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24th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations Announced

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:18:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has announced nominees for the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards. Presented in partnership with NAMIC – Southern California, the awards honor original and digital programming content that...



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Alaska Airlines and UNCF partner to expand college access nationwide

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:06:00 EST

(image) SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today named UNCF (United Negro College Fund) its newest Charity Miles partner, launching the partnership with a gift of one million frequent flier miles. UNCF is the national leader in the effort to expand college access for...



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THIRTEEN To Stream "Take This Hammer," Historic Documentary About Author And Activist James Baldwin

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:45:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WNET, home to tri-state-area PBS Stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV, is making the groundbreaking 1963 documentary, Take This Hammer, available via Facebook Live on Friday, February 24 at 8 pm. This event marks the first time WNET wi...



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Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Claire Smith, Pioneering Sports Journalist, at the Foundation's Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:13:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) announced that it will honor Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky, with the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award and pioneering sports journalist, Claire Smith, with the ROBIE ...



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'Finding Your Roots' Host Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Joins AT&T to Talk Black History on Top Radio Shows

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

(image) DALLAS, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted scholar and Emmy® award winner Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will take to the radio airwaves this week to talk black history in support of the AT&T* marquis Black History Month campaign AT&T 28 Days. The digital-first initiative...



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The Power of Engagement: New FCA US Supplier Diversity Initiative Strengthens Ties With Minority Business Associations

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

(image) AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Inaugural Black Supplier Engagement Forum' launches program by hosting the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce during Black History Month FCA US LLC supplier diversity kicks off 2017 with a new initiative aimed at...



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Ghanaian Drama Nakom Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award; Opens Theatrically in New York on March 3rd

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:30:00 EST

(image) RIEGELSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 3rd, Corinth Films will release Nakom, directed by the female team of TW Pittman and Daniela Norris, whose storytelling ability further emphasizes the fast growing prowess of female filmmakers in the entertainment industry. Nakom...



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NewsOne To Host Inaugural "Barack Obama Day"

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:50:00 EST

(image) ATLANTA, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- iOne Digital's  leading online platform for news and information for and about Blacks in American, NewsOne will host its inaugural "Barack Obama Day" at the historical Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  This day of programming will be dedicated t...



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Dark And Lovely Celebrates 45 Years Of Catering To The Beauty Needs Of African American Women

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:39:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dark and Lovely, the brand that caters to the hair care and styling needs of women of color, celebrated the kick-off of its 45th Anniversary with a commemorative event in New York City, yesterday. The festivities which, highlighted Dark and Lovely's...



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Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Announces Thousands To Rally In Times Square This Sunday In Solidarity With Muslims

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds will join hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons, and Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, along with religious leaders and over 50 organizations on Sunday, February 19th from...



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Salon Meyerland, One of the Largest Black Hair Care Salons in Houston, Texas, Announces New Name

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:30:00 EST

(image) HOUSTON, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bonner and Jenny Brinson, the owners of Salon Meyerland, a salon in Houston, TX that is devoted to healthy Black hair care, are pleased to announce that they have just rebranded their business. As part of this process, they have changed the name of...



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MegaFest Returns to Dallas in Summer 2017

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

(image) DALLAS, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MegaFest – the internationally acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival hosted by best-selling author, entrepreneur and pastor, Bishop T.D. Jakes – is returning to Dallas for the third time, attracting an estimated 100,000 visitors to...



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Dr. Cornel West and Attorney Malik Z. Shabazz News Conference

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:15:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a critical national town hall meeting and historic debate will take place by the illustrious scholar and Howard University Professor Dr. Cornel West and Black...



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The TD Charitable Foundation and the International African American Museum (IAAM) Help Families Discover Their Roots

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:08:00 EST

(image) CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® has provided $250,000 to the International African American Museum's Center for Family History, where African Americans will have the...



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The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel and The Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) Announce Honorees of The 4th Annual Black History Heroes Awards

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:05:00 EST

(image) HANOVER, Md., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel and the Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) today announced the honorees of the 4th ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY HEROES AWARDS. In celebration of Black History Month, this annual...



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