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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:07:01 EDT

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Accessible Archives Nears Completion of Page Imaging for American County Histories

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

(image) MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced that page images for all books within its American County Histories collection will be mounted to the website by year-end. &n...

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Celebrates 30th Anniversary Year With Black-Tie Awards Gala

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:03:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is celebrating 30 years as the premier organization for advocating, supporting and investing in our nation's publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs) and Predominantly...

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70 Percent of Realtors® Self-initiated Real Estate Career, Identify People Skills as Most Important

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:04:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of Realtors® self-initiated their career in real estate and identify strong people skills as the most important trait to be a successful agent, according to the National Association of Realtors® new research report, Choosing a Career...

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Patient Prejudice: New Survey Finds Bias Toward Doctors, Nurses

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:01:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of doctors (59%) say they confront bias from patients, including offensive remarks about gender, age, race and ethnicity, according to a new survey. Four in ten (40%) take action to report it or address it, either by documenting the bias...

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Announcing the Launch of Promise54: A New Nonprofit Talent Solutions Provider

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:06:00 EDT

(image) CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Promise54, a nonprofit talent solutions provider for the education sector, formally launched today. Founded by Xiomara Padamsee, Monisha Lozier, and team members from Bellwether Education Partners' Talent Advising practice, Promise54 will help enable...

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

(image) PELLA, Iowa, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --, a leading online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, has now published its online guide "Financial Aid for Online College: Everything You Need to Know and Do."...

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AT&T Unveils 2018 Edition of The Heritage Calendar

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:42:00 EDT

(image) RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The new 2018 Edition of The Heritage Calendar: Celebrating the North Carolina African-American Experience is now available, AT&T* announced today. The publication highlights individuals from across the state who have made a lasting...

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All-New 2018 Expedition Heads to Atlanta for Morehouse and Spelman Homecoming as Part of Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness Program

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:27:00 EDT

(image) ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With college football season underway, Ford is headed to Atlanta to bring the ultimate homecoming experience to the campuses of Morehouse College and Spelman College. From October 16-21, the company will present the first-ever "Ford Ultimate...

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Chicago United Announces 2017 Business Leaders of Color Honorees

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago United is pleased to announce the selection of 50 remarkable business professionals who drive transformational change and make an impact in the business community in the 2017 Business Leaders of Color publication. Released every two years...

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Why Demarra Gardner Created an Entrepreneurial Support Program For & By Black Women

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:35:00 EDT

(image) KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no secret that black female entrepreneurs are on the rise. In fact, they are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the world. According to the State of Women Owned Business Support Report (2015), out of the 30% of women owned...

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Pastor Donnie McClurkin to Perform at TIDAL X BROOKLYN For Natural Disaster Relief

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:45:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 17th, Pastor Donnie McClurkin along with many others, will be a part of TIDAL X BROOKLYN ...a disaster relief concert held at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. JAY-Z, McClurkin and many other artists will lend their voices...

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Taylor Construction Project Management Selected to Manage Capital Improvement Projects across Texas A&M University System

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:03:00 EDT

(image) HOUSTON, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) has chosen Houston-based project management consulting firm, Taylor Construction Management (TCM), for a competitive Project Management Support Services (PMSS) contract. TAMUS uses these services to augment thei...

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Ratings Up for Family Time and Grown Folks, New Episodes Premiere Monday Nights at 9:00/9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Bounce

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The second episode premiere telecasts of the Bounce original comedies Family Time and Grown Folks racked up strong double-digit viewership increases versus their week one premieres. New Family Time episodes premiere on Bounce Monday nights at...

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Richard Lawson And Tina Knowles Lawson Are Pulling Back the Curtains on Grand Opening of WACO Theater Center in Los Angeles

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:35:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor and master class acting teacher Richard Lawson and fashion designer and philanthropist Tina Knowles Lawson will launch the grand opening of the WACO (W)here (A)rt (C)an (O)ccur Theater Center, with a full slate of events beginning Friday,...

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The Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography Teaches Through the Lens of Black Feminist Theory

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:27:00 EDT

(image) ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spelman College's newly formed Department of Dance Performance and Choreography has chosen a unique approach to teaching the next generation of dancers, choreographers and change makers by accentuating Black feminist theory. As a result of...

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Oakland and Richmond Mayors to Join LeadersUp & BAYEP Coalition at Hiring Event & Town Hall for Young Men of Color

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:00 EDT

(image) OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The BAYEP Career Pathway Summit, an annual hiring event providing job readiness training and on-site interviews for up to 1,000 young men of color in the Bay Area, will take place Tuesday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakland...

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The PhD Project Announces 2017 Inductees to Hall of Fame

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

(image) MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, announced the 2017 inductees into its PhD Project Hall of Fame. They are: Geraldine Rosa Henderson, Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago; Fay Cobb Payton,...

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Informe de desempeño de la NAIC muestra que las empresas de capital privado diversas continúan superando los índices de referencia

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:06:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 10 de octubre de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Inversión (National Association of Investment Companies, NAIC) anunció hoy la divulgación de "Examen de los rendimientos: Los rendimientos financieros de las empresas de capital...

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NAIC Performance Report Shows Diverse Private Equity Firms Continue to Beat Benchmarks

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) announced today the release of "Examining the Returns: The Financial Returns of Diverse Private Equity Firms," a research report that provides the most detailed and...

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'Two Shades of Vice' Captures Harsh Realities of Persistent Racism and Violence in America, Says Top Amazon Book Reviewer

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

(image) KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Shades of Vice: Based on the true story of an interracial couple's life together in crime, details the hardened criminal life of Dewey's black mother and white father during the turbulent sixties. Based upon information from police...

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