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Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:01:06 EST

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 EST

 



Martin Luther King III, Vanessa Bell Calloway, David Mann, Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers, Ed Gordon, Willie Moore, Jr., Gary Owen & More Added To 25th Annual Trumpet Awards

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 EST

(image) ATLANTA, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce will world premiere the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET. Bounce recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards...



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Harlem Fine Arts Show returns to Riverside Church

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:51:00 EST

(image) HARLEM, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) returns to the historic Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave., Feb. 16-19, 2017. The four-day traveling exhibition and sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography is the largest of its kind featuring...



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THIRTEEN's "The Talk - Race in America" Tackles the Issue of Young People of Color and Their Uneasy Encounters With Law Enforcement Monday, February 20, 9 p.m. on PBS

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:43:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Talk – Race in America is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if...



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African American Health Alliance Urges President-elect Trump to Meet with U.S. Surgeons General

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:08:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, the African American Health Alliance has called on him to meet jointly with the nation's surgeons general. The Alliance, co-chaired by Dr. Joycelyn Elders, is a nonprofit volunteer organization working t...



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Minority Business Development Agency Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:33:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency today released a new report, Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises: A Review of Existing Disparity Studies. The report, which...



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The Multiplier Effect: Nielsen Unveils First Comprehensive Study on The Purchasing Power and Influence of the Multicultural Millennial

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:01:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The multicultural Millennial population consists of almost half of the Millennial generation (42%) and represents local markets that drive 47% of the total U.S. gross domestic product. In a new report released today, "Multicultural Millennials: The...



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The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominees Announced Today

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:30:00 EST

(image) CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Central City Productions announced today the nominees in 26 categories for the 2017 Stellar Awards. Hailed as an "epic night in gospel music," this year's Stellar Awards will return to the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March...



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Phylicia Rashad, Ursula Burns And Bernard Tyson To Speak At The 2017 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:35:00 EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Enterprise hosts its 12th annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit on Thursday, March 9th to Sunday, March 12th at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The Summit, hosted by ADP, is the leading executive development...



Providing Health Sciences Graduates Critical to the Future of the Nation's Health and Wellness

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

(image) ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Report: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are Imperative in Providing Health Sciences Graduates Critical to the Future of the Nation's Health and Wellness. According to a report commissioned by the presidents of the nation's...



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A Martin Luther King Jr. Day message from Greenlining Realty USA founder, Lamell McMorris

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:40:00 EST

(image) CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In March of 1968, Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave a powerful speech on "the other America" describing 2 separate and distinct American experiences: one for folks who were thriving, knocking at the doors of opportunity and plenty, and one for...



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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Honors The Legacy Of Its Founders And Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Global Day Of Service

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:37:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated celebrates Founders' Day by completing hundreds of community service projects, and declaring 2017 the Global Year of Service. These service...



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La Asociación Nacional de Concesionarios Automotrices de Minorías y IHS Markit redefinen el poder de los compradores multiculturales de automóviles con la segunda edición anual de los Premios al Liderazgo de Ventas de Diversidad

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST

(image) LARGO, Maryland, 15 de enero de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La ceremonia de los Segundos Premios Anuales al Liderazgo de Ventas de Diversidad (Premios DVL) mostró el tremendo impacto que los compradores de automóviles de distintos grupos étnicos tienen sobre la economía, y creó...



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THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

(image) PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with...



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Statement By Robert L. Johnson Urging Congress To Adopt A Resolution By Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) To Increase Minority Hiring And Minority Business Opportunities

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:10:00 EST

(image) BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) today issued the following statement acknowledging U.S. Senator Tim Scott's introduction of Senate Resolution 11 which calls for...



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National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and IHS Markit Redefine the Power of Multicultural Automotive Buyers with the Second Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:48:00 EST

(image) LARGO, Md., Jan. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards (DVL Awards) ceremony showed the tremendous impact that ethnic car buyers have on the economy and brought awareness to the lack of diversity that still remains present in the...



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Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:17:00 EST

(image) DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the...



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Glaucoma: The Sight Thief

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:12:00 EST

(image) SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans do not realize that glaucoma typically has no early warning signs or symptoms. Glaucoma affects 2.7 million people in the United States and is the second leading cause of blindness, yet understanding and awareness...



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OneUnited Bank Partners With African American Film Critics Association & BMe Community To Launch The #BankBlack Financial Literacy Video Series

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:41:00 EST

(image) BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America, has partnered with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and BMe Community (BMe) to bring a powerful series of financial literacy videos to Black America that will underscore the...



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OneUnited Bank se asocia con la Asociación de Críticos de Cine Afroamericanos y BMe Community para lanzar la serie de videos de alfabetización financiera #BankBlack

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:41:00 EST

(image) BOSTON, 13 de enero de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- OneUnited Bank, el mayor banco perteneciente a propietarios negros en Estados Unidos, se ha asociado con la African American Film Critics Association (Asociación de Críticos de Cine Afroamericanos, o AAFCA) y BMe Community (BMe)...



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Deon Cole And Nicole Ari Parker To Co-Host The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:42:00 EST

(image) ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce will present the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET. Bounce recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now...



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