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Five Nonprofits Receive National Award for Driving Positive Change in Underserved Communities from The Atlantic and Allstate

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:10:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At a social innovation summit in the nation's capital today, The Atlantic and Allstate will honor five nonprofits with Renewal Awards for their innovative, grassroots approach to solving our nation's most pressing challenges. The five...

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R&B Soulful Singer, Fantasia, Returns To Her Gospel Roots To Sing At McDonald's Gospelfest 2017

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:15:00 EDT

(image) ISELIN, N.J., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 35th Annual McDonald's Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center (25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ) on Saturday, May 13th for the gospel event of the year. On Thursday, March 30th, McDonald's announced the Grammy-winning R&B...

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Elephant In The Room And Shapiro|Walker Design Join Forces

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:10:00 EDT

(image) WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading southeastern graphic design firms, each with decades of award-winning work, have joined. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, the design and brand strategy consulting firm, Elephant In The Room, has acquired longstanding...

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African Development Center Announces Jambo! Kitchen Opening

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EDT

(image) MINNEAPOLIS, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African Development Center announces the April 5th opening of Jambo! Kitchen, an exciting social venture that will weave together business with community and culture. More than just a casual lunch spot, Jambo! Kitchen is designed...

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Get Konnected! Celebrates its 9th Anniversary, Honors Greater Boston's 15 Companies with the Most Racial and Gender Diverse Boards

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:01:00 EDT

(image) BOSTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to gender and racial diversity on corporate boards, 15 Massachusetts- based companies are outpacing the national statistics by almost 30% (nationally, gender diversity is 19% and racial diversity 7%). More than 300 Boston business and...

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PSEG Spends Record Level in 2016 with Diverse Suppliers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:30:00 EDT

(image) NEWARK, N.J., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today hosted its 11th annual Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, connecting New Jersey's diverse business community with the state's largest utilities. The event...

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"Black Heritage Auction" to Feature Songs, Notes and Jewelry of Tupac Shakur

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:30:00 EDT

(image) CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 7th rap legend Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, New York. On the same day and only a few blocks away, a large selection of Tupac's lyrics, song lists, clothing, and jewelry will be...

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Learn Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes on American Diabetes Association's 29th Annual Alert Day®

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 29 million Americans have diabetes; of those, nearly 8 million don't know they have the disease. Today marks the American Diabetes Association's (Association) 29th annual Alert Day, an opportunity to sound the alarm about...

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California Civil Rights Law Group files lawsuit against Tesla Motors Inc. after Oakland man endured months of racial discrimination, sexual harassment and violent threats from co-workers

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:30:00 EDT

(image) FREMONT, Calif., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty four year-old DeWitt Lambert came from Alabama to start a new life at a dream job in California at Tesla's Fremont Factory.  Instead, he found himself working in a racially charged, sexually hostile and physically abusive env...

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New Book Explains the Power of Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:58:00 EDT

(image) ATLANTA, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In this age of social media, there's never been a more critical time to understand the power of personal branding. The newly-released Make Your Mark: Personal Branding Through 'On-Purpose' Living is a timely advice tool for the modern-day...

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Bechtel Executive Honored with Prestigious Black Women in Business Award

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:53:00 EDT

(image) RESTON, Va., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, today announced that Charlene Wheeless, principal vice president for Global Corporate Affairs, has been honored as one of the "25 Influential Black Women in Business" by The...

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Taking it to Church: Enhancing Myeloma Knowledge and Access to Latest Treatments To Address Health Disparities in African American Communities

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:09:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON and RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) together with the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) announce the launch of a church-based initiative addressing striking health disparities among African Americans...

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'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary' to have its Alabama Premiere at The University of Alabama, Birmingham

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:33:00 EDT

(image) BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Birmingham will be the site of an advance Alabama screening of the critically acclaimed Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00pm. The film will be screened at what was formerly the 2nd...

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Principal Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland to Discuss New Book, Activism at National Press Club on Apr. 17

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:11:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Misty Copeland, the first African-American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her first health and fitness book, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful...

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In 13 U.S. States, a Woman Born Today Will Not See Equal Pay During Her Working Life

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:09:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new state analysis released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), there are 13 states where progress on closing the gender wage gap is so slow that a woman born in 2017 will not see equal pay during...

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Thirty-Five National Music Artists Perform In Dallas first annual Riverfront Jazz Festival

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:25:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas' first annual Riverfront Jazz Festival, presented and produced by The Black  Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL), will host  national music artists and highlight the  city's charm and unique, diverse culture on Labor Day Wee...

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El 28o. Desafío Anual de las Estrellas del Campus de Honda celebra la destreza académica de Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:58:00 EDT

(image) TORRANCE, California, 21 de marzo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Luego de meses de rigurosa preparación y múltiples competencias entre 89 universidades, los estudiantes de 48 equipos de Colegios y Universidades Históricamente Negros (Historically Black College and...

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Johnson & Johnson, and Be The Match partner with comedian Hannibal Buress to Give A Spit About Cancer

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many of these people, their only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Yet 70% of people who need a transplant do not have a...

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28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates Academic Prowess of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) TORRANCE, Calif., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of rigorous preparation and multiple competitions among 89 schools, students from 48 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) teams are ready to compete for the National Championship of the 28th Annual Honda Campus...

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Open Society Foundations Announces 2017 Soros Equality Fellows

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:09:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the recipients of the Soros Equality Fellowship, a new initiative to help emerging mid-career professionals become long-term innovative leaders in the field of racial justice.  The...

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