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Monday, March 10, 2014
Black Men's Xchange Celebrates 25 Years with New State-of-the-Art Community Space in Washington D.C.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 17:26:34 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Men's Xchange (BMX), the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to the empowerment of diverse Black males, recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a festive gathering at their new, state-of-the-art community space in Northeast D.C. The event was co-sponsored in partnership with celebrated D.C. staple Al Sura, Inc., a non-profit public charity foundation.
Author Howard Feinstein Releases 'Fire On The Bayou'
Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 15:50:56 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
TIPP CITY, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Sunday, January 12, 2014 acclaimed author Howard Feinstein, along with his publisher Foxhead Books, release the author's emotionally charged memoir entitled: 'Fire on the Bayou: True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront' (ISBN: 978-1-940876-00-9). The book details Mr. Feinstein's civil rights work prosecuting Ku Klux Klan cases and other prosecutions involving racially-motivated violence.
Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Kasi Lemmon and John Singleton among Stars Featured at the Fourth Annual BronzeLens Film Festival
Tue, 05 Nov 2013, 19:57:55 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The fourth annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF13) producers have put together a world class array of BronzeLens expert panels, workshops, domestic and international film screenings and signature events that reflect Atlanta's unique position as the Film Capital of the South. Headquartered at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, BLFF13 will take place November 6-10, 2013 at various venues. Tickets are available to the public.
Beyond Diversity Resource Center Responds to President's Call for National Conversations on Race
Wed, 18 Sep 2013, 08:00:47 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Beyond Diversity Resource Center announces the publication of a supplement to its book on racial dialogue in America, 'The Anti-Racist Cookbook' (ISBN: 978-0971901766).
Best Selling Author Sister Souljah Joins Mocha Ochoa and Students in the U.S. and Africa to Promote Global Summer Reading
Tue, 11 Jun 2013, 17:37:54 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On June 14, 2013 New York Times Best Selling Author and Activist Sister Souljah will headline a Global Summer Reading Initiative discussing a highly anticipated follow up to her book 'Coldest Winter Ever.' This new novel, 'A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story' (Emily Bestler Books/Atria; ISBN: 978-1439165317) will be the central topic of discussion for young people across the globe, as they come together to discuss and encourage the importance of Summer Reading.
Crime Expert and Author Ron Chepesiuk Exposes Criminal Legend Frank Matthews in New Book Release
Tue, 04 Jun 2013, 16:26:44 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning crime author Ron Chepesiuk goes into depth to investigate the unsolved disappearance of the legendary drug kingpin Frank Matthews with his new book, "Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin" (ISBN: 978-0-9852440-1-9 / 10-digit ISBN 0-9852440-1-1) from Strategic Media Books.
It's Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone
Thu, 09 May 2013, 17:30:47 EDT Edited by Christopher L Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women's Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.
iFOS is Seeking External Application Reviewers for CDFI Fund and NMTC Programs for Fiscal Year 2013
Tue, 05 Mar 2013, 04:56:02 EDT Edited by Christopher L Simmons
CLARKSVILLE, Md., March 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) and New Market Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).
'Soul Music Week' is February 15-24, 2013 - Music Fans to Support America's Great Musical Form
Thu, 14 Feb 2013, 05:55:01 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SoulTracks and soul music fans around the world are taking action to support soul music, one of the most revered forms of music in the world. From Motown to Memphis, from James Brown to Jill Scott, 'soul music' is the sound of our lifetime.
The NAACP and Minority Media Community Collaborative are OUTRAGED at Time Warner Cable in Columbus!
Fri, 18 Jan 2013, 04:55:01 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A major press conference held November 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are outraged at Time Warner Cable's continuous refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant disregard is Time Warner Cable's refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca Columbus TV, two broadcasters dedicated to serving the African American and Hispanic populations in Columbus, Ohio.
In Time Warner Cable/Insight Merger, Minority Community in an Uproar, says the Columbus NAACP
Mon, 26 Nov 2012, 17:45:08 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cable giant Time Warner, with the recent acquisition of Insight Communications, now controls 90 percent of the cable viewing market in Columbus, Ohio. However, according to the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) it lacks local African American and other minority media programming. The MMCC consists of The Columbus NAACP, The Baptist Ministerial Alliance, The Haitian Catholic Coalition of Ohio, The Asian Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Inmates Are Now Able to Apologize to Their Victims Online at The Apology Project
Mon, 12 Nov 2012, 08:56:03 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Joe Baker, a Tennessee inmate, has been incarcerated for 24+ years. With the help of his family, Joe has developed a website where offenders can apologize to their victims online in a non-intrusive way. In his quest to make amends for his crime, Joe created the website The Apology Project (theapologyproject.com) and continues to give back for his wrongdoing and encourages other inmates to do the same.
John Waguespack's 'Deconstructing Dandridge' to Represent San Francisco in Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at Art Basel
Wed, 17 Oct 2012, 03:55:01 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Waguespack is the winner of the San Francisco portion of the 3rd Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for 'Deconstructing Dandridge,' a compelling portrait of the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.
Keyboardist Kevin Toney to Perform Sizzling Summer 'California Concerts' in August with Jazz Trio The Kevin Toney 3
Thu, 02 Aug 2012, 18:02:25 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Keyboard wizard Kevin Toney is about to kick the temperature up in August several more degrees with a series of exciting 'California Concerts.' With the July 24 release of his classical jazz concept album 'New American Suite' by his new trio, The Kevin Toney 3, the acclaimed pianist will be showcased at The Ultimate Jazz Festival in Ontario, Calif. on August 5, followed at the end of the month by the official CD launch party/concert at Vitello's in Studio City.
Racial Profiling, Trayvon Martin Death Inspires New Single by Word-Soul Artist LadyBoss-Amanishakhete
Tue, 01 May 2012, 14:41:59 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Trayvon Martin murder may have grabbed national headlines over the course of 45 days, but it appears to have died down despite racial profiling and stand-your-ground, taunting black males daily. This travesty amid today's hate-based politics inspires the release of LadyBoss-Amanishakhete's (A-ma-ni-sha-kete) new single: 'Murder 2012.'
Conspiracy Productions announces 2nd edition to the Black Man Hates Obama Series
Mon, 02 Apr 2012, 13:24:08 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
PHOENIX, Ariz., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Author RAINMAN announces the release of his new book, 'Black Man Hates Obama: OUTRAGED 2.0' (ISBN: 978-1-4507-9302-5; paperback, 269 pp; RainMan SEZ, LLC).
Merging Afro-American Indie Tops Tinsel Town with 'King Kong' Spoof
Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 19:39:39 EDT Edited by Jessica Sand
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Hendrieth has created unprecedented special effects by a Black Filmmaker. A preview running time of four minutes and forty eight seconds is available on YouTube. Anyone can search by typing: King Kong Horror Comedy by dinosaurmoviefans. A Mini Trailer Movie Clip will appear.
Merging Afro-American Indie Tops Hollywood Studio System with King Kong Spoof
Wed, 23 Nov 2011, 13:19:48 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 23, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Few knew, except for the late Samuel Z. Arkoff, this Indie's success story of a non-traditional genre for an Afro-American. Names like Spike Lee and John Singleton are not known for such special effects. Yancey Hendrieth, of Hendriethfilm, Ltd., Enterprises, is a new breed of black filmmaker, having more in common with Dino De Laurentiis and Peter Jackson, creators of two 'King Kong' movies.
Controversial Film 'Ghetto Physics' is Poised to OCCUPY the Movement with DVD and Book Release Offering Commentary from Cornel West, Ice T, and Norman Lear
Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 14:06:33 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When filmmakers E. Raymond Brown and Williams Arntz first released the independent movie 'Ghetto Physics' in late 2010, they knew the film was an early battle cry, a wake up call to America and beyond. Distributed by Intention Media, owned by 'What the BLEEP, Do We Know?' filmmaker Betsy Chasse, the cutting edge hybrid documentary explored the dynamics of the 'powers that be' in laymen terms that the 'man on the street' could easily relate to.
Sesene Entertainment Releases Hot Club Download of Renowned Turntablist DJ Jimmy Stewart Jr.
Tue, 09 Aug 2011, 09:59:22 EDT Edited by Liisa Sullivan
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DJ Jimmy Stewart Jr. just finished his 'I have a Dream' record and Sesene Entertainment is promoting it via a free download on its web site. 'To date, this is the most powerful piece Stewart has done and he believes that this is one of those projects that is and will always be bigger than him,' says Sean Alfonso, president/CEO of Sesene Entertainment.
Chef Charlie Trotter Sponsors BCA Culinary Event at Upcoming Gala in New York City
Wed, 09 Mar 2011, 18:45:36 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally recognized Chef Charlie Trotter will become the first Chef to officially sponsor the BCA, a culinary and hospitality organization that focuses on advancing diversity within the industry. Electrolux Professional will be the chair and title sponsor in celebrating diversity at the BCA's 18th Annual Gala and Cultural Awareness Salute March 12th, 2011, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Georgia Humanities Council Announces Freedom Riders Events in Albany, Atlanta, Kennesaw and Savannah
Fri, 12 Nov 2010, 17:35:30 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the PBS series American Experience, joins organizations in Albany, Atlanta and Savannah to screen 'Freedom Riders,' a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson.
Windy City Woman of Color, NFP 2nd Annual Diamond Awards to Honor Women of Color in Chicago on November 13, 2010
Thu, 21 Oct 2010, 15:39:56 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Windy City Woman of Color, NFP an exclusive network for professional multicultural women in the Chicagoland area will be hosting its 2nd Annual Diamond Awards, which pays tribute to women of color who have made a positive impact on the community through their corporate and philanthropic efforts.
New Book Tells Tale of One Man's Journey from Drug-Infested Streets and Prison to Entrepreneur
Tue, 19 Oct 2010, 05:59:14 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Conspired Redemption - A True Story of Winning in the Game of Life' (ISBN: 978-1453868249), authored by Keith V. Dunbar, is a story that reveals severe drug laws while offering up hope for the future. His engaging testimony encourages youth and adults to change their thinking in an effort to change their condition.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Shirley Franklin, Greek Organizations and Community Leaders Join Rally to Encourage Women to Vote
Tue, 12 Oct 2010, 16:44:33 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The ballot power of women will be the focus this Saturday as actress, singer and activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph; chair of the National Congress of Black Women, E Faye Williams, Esq; former Atlanta Mayor, Shirley Franklin; and women from across the state assemble for 'Women in Power Multicultural Forum,' a nonpartisan, intergenerational event hosted by sclc/Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women.
Conspiracy Productions announces new book: 'Black Man Hates Obama: The Views of a Conservative, Patriotic Black Man'
Wed, 06 Oct 2010, 06:59:57 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In response, and in defiance to YouTube and Facebook account cancellations, RainMan penned 'Black Man Hates Obama' (ISBN: 978-1450730006) to express his frustration at what he feels is 'warranted opposition towards the recklessness of the 'Obama Reign of Terror.''
BCA to Celebrate its 7th Annual Global Food and Wine Experience
Thu, 23 Sep 2010, 15:44:56 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The BCA will celebrate its 7th annual Global Food and Wine Experience. During this event, over 50 chefs, wine merchants, and hundreds of food connoisseurs will join together to create a platform for extraordinary culinary exploration. As part of the event's unique experience, more than 75 culinary students will be working side-by-side with New York's premier industry professionals as they prepare and unveil the latest trends in cuisine.
Film Buffs Get Ready for 22nd Pan African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO)
Mon, 20 Sep 2010, 16:52:56 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Filmmakers, producers, distributors and fans will gather in Ouagadougou for the 22nd Pan African Film and Television festival, February 26 - March 5, 2011. The official travel agency for the festival, New York based Access Africa, Inc., is offering a 10-day air/land package on Air Maroc.
An Evening with Terry McMillan in Washington D.C. to Discuss Waiting to Exhale Sequel 'Getting to Happy'
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 12:15:25 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Oracle Group announces that, on September 9, 2010 New York Times Best Selling Author Terry McMillan will discuss her highly anticipated sequel to Waiting to Exhale titled: 'Getting to Happy' (ISBN: 978-0670022045, Hardcover; Viking) in the only official book signing event planned for Washington D.C. Guests will enjoy an exclusive evening of readings and receive signed copies of her extraordinary follow-up novel.
Melanie L. Campbell Receives Woman of Power Award from National Urban League
Mon, 09 Aug 2010, 18:54:40 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In recognition of her outstanding contributions to civil rights, Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women's Roundtable, received the National Urban League's 'Women of Power Award' last week at a star-studded luncheon held during the NUL's Centennial Conference in D.C.
Financial Commentator Peter Grandich Endorses Michel Faulkner for Congress
Wed, 14 Jul 2010, 06:59:54 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As a financial commentator, Peter Grandich always has something to say and his opinions and forecasts are sought-after by hundreds of thousands on his daily blog, The Grandich Letter. Yet, in over 25 years of broadcasting his opinion, Grandich has never endorsed a candidate for political office. Until now.
Rap Group Encourages Tri-State Residents Feeling Economic Pinch
Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 12:38:55 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Underground Music Award winning indie band MONEY FIRST announces the release of 'Lamborghini Lifestyle' as an online promotional single this weekend to encourage tri-state hip-hop fans and families feeling the current economic pinch. Formed by high school friends Boom Blake, iLL Kayn, Tranzatick, and JP in Trenton, New Jersey, MONEY FIRST won 'Best Rap Group' at the 2009 Underground Music Awards.
Educational Symposium: Educating African-Americans for The 21st Century: 'A Call to Action'
Thu, 18 Feb 2010, 16:08:35 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
OAKLAND, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Inward Journeys Consulting, an educational consulting company founded by Dr. Chris Harrison and NNeka Harrison, Ed.D. (ABD) is hosting an educational symposium titled Educating African-Americans for the 21st Century: 'A Call to Action.' This symposium will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Mills College (in Lisser Hall) in Oakland, Calif.
Latino and Black Youth March Proudly Together in Long Beach to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mon, 18 Jan 2010, 15:24:28 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sponsored by Narconon International and the National Alliance for Faith and Justice, youths carried a banner promoting peace between their races. Media in southern Los Angeles County have often reported conflict between Latinos and Blacks, but today 35 youths carried a banner in the Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on 16 January specifically to promote peace and to show that the majority of youth want peace and are willing to do something to make peace between the races come true.
African American Environmental Justice Advocates Appeal to World Leaders to Honor Commitment to Communities Most Impacted by Climate Change
Tue, 15 Dec 2009, 17:18:05 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, and WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Temperatures are rising at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as negotiators scuffle to reach a consensus. Many African American environmental justice NGO representatives balance support for their own communities back home as the focus turns to President Obama's speech this coming Friday. 'We want to support our President, and certainly look forward to his speech,' said Felicia M. Davis, representing Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative and Black Women's Roundtable.
New Book Exonerates Thomas Jefferson in DNA Controversy over Slaves and Sally Hemings
Thu, 19 Nov 2009, 17:39:31 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'In Defense Of Thomas Jefferson' (ISBN: 978-0-312-56100-0), has just been published by St. Martins Press and concerns the major historical controversy surrounding Mr. Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings. 'In Defense' definitively destroys the cultural myth that Jefferson had any relationship with Ms. Hemings.
Super Bowl Champ's Controversial Film about NFL Player Injuries Hits Theaters November 20th
Tue, 10 Nov 2009, 13:52:51 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Three-time Super Bowl Champion Roman Phifer's controversial film about NFL Player Injuries to hit theaters November 20th, 2009. Beverly Hills based Walking Shadows LLC has announced the theatrical release of 'BLOOD EQUITY,' Super Bowl Champ Roman Phifer's controversial film about NFL Player Injuries: an expose of the dark side of the NFL, America's Biggest Blood Sport.
Celebrities Join Dr. Bill Releford's Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program in Los Angeles
Tue, 03 Nov 2009, 12:45:25 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Some 100 barbershops throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire will be bustling with extra activity this Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when Dr. Bill J. Releford, D.P.M., founder of The Diabetic Amputation Prevention (DAP) Foundation, launches the Los Angeles Initiative of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program (BBHOP).
Houston's DJ Screw, Big Moe, HAWK, and Pimp C honored in new DVD from Pitch Control TV
Tue, 29 Sep 2009, 13:00:17 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DJ Screw, HAWK, Big Moe, and Pimp C's influence on the sound and culture of Houston, TX is immeasurable. Aside from Rap-A-Lot Records, the Screwed Up Click and Underground Kingz are entirely responsible for crafting Texas' distinct musical identity. Pitch Control TV is honoring H-Town's Fallen Soldiers in Volume 3 of its Mixtape DVD Series, which is being released today. The project includes video tributes and prized moments with the artists prior to their passing.
Pitch Control TV - Mixtape DVD Vol. 3 in Stores September 29th!
Wed, 16 Sep 2009, 06:00:23 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- From the 3rd Coast to the East Coast and now nestled back home in the South, Pitch Control TV Mixtape DVD series traveled to the East Coast to be recognized as a part of Country Rap Tunes: The 3rd Coast/Dirty South Film Festival held in Harlem, premiering PCTV's Mixtape DVD Volume III, which will be released and in stores Tuesday, September 29th.
Central South Distribution, Inc. Makes Historical Merger with Lataillade Entertainment and Ruff Town Entertainment Group
Wed, 15 Jul 2009, 12:40:25 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Central South Distribution, Inc., which has been the number one independent faith based record distributor in the world for the past decade, has formed a partnership with Lataillade Entertainment, headed by contemporary gospel label / publishing / marketing guru Vicki Mack-Lataillade and her husband, Claude Lataillade, and Grammy® nominated songwriter producer Rene Moore, head of Ruff Town Entertainment Group. The multi-million dollar stock purchase marks the first time in history that African Americans will have a principal stake and partnership in a major contemporary music distribution company.
Pitch Control - Houston Hip-Hop in Focus
Wed, 15 Jul 2009, 07:59:24 EDT Edited by Debra Tone
HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Houston has always been a hotbed of left-field musical talent, says Pitch Control TV. They have always done things their own way down south, and for that they should be applauded. But what was once the home of alternative country pioneers is now the center of one of the most vibrant and exciting hip hop scenes in the land. And that scene is captured brilliantly on the new DVD from talented filmmaker Ariel Santschi - 'Pitch Control Mixtape Volume 3.'
The Oracle Group Announces The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion Themed 100 Years 100 Authors in New York City
Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 12:09:59 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion welcomes National Bestselling Authors, Diahann Carroll, Hill Harper, Chris Gardner, Tiki Barber, Terry McMillan, Carl Weber, Chef Jeff Henderson, Stephen L. Carter, Dr. Dorothy Height, Sharon Draper and Walter Mosley to New York City to Celebrate 100 Years of Bold Dreams and Big Victories. The NAACP Author Centennial Author Pavilion Themed '100 Years, 100 Authors' will bring an exciting mix to New York City, July 13th through 15th, 2009.
Leon Ware - The Sensual Minister - Celebrates Motown's 50th Anniversary with Special Encore Concert at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood on April 16
Tue, 07 Apr 2009, 16:50:33 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For a man who will be 70 next year, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Leon Ware is working up a storm! Still promoting his acclaimed Stax Records debut, Moon Ride, featuring the divine new single 'Hold Tonight,' Ware is also taking a moment to reflect long and deep on his hallowed history with legendary Motown Records - now celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia Book Release and Interview Event as a Featured Guest on the In the Cafe with Mocha Television Show
Thu, 05 Mar 2009, 11:47:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Oracle Group announces that, on April 17th, 2009, President Johnson Sirleaf will discuss her upcoming release titled: 'This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President' (ISBN: 978-0061353475, hardcover; Harper) in the only official book signing event planned for Washington D.C. Guests will enjoy an exclusive evening of readings and receive signed copies of her extraordinary memoir.
Karriem Riggins Plays with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Diana Krall on Sundance Channel's Spectacle
Mon, 02 Feb 2009, 12:59:49 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Luminary drummer and hip-hop producer Karriem Riggins will be in good company, performing with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, and Diana Krall on Sundance's new series 'Spectacle: Elvis Costello With....' A virtuoso, Riggins has taken love and molded it into life through his talents and passion. He moved from Detroit to New York City at 19 where he played with, and was mentored by jazz great Betty Carter.
Joe Sample and Randy Crawford Celebrate 33 Years of Magical Music Making with Their Soul-Slanted Second Duo CD, 'NO REGRETS'
Wed, 07 Jan 2009, 13:01:30 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Certain exceptional musical matches are unquestionably made in Heaven. The day that ubiquitous keyboard journeyman, and PRA Records recording artist, Joe Sample arrived at the studio to lend his distinctive piano touch to singer extraordinaire Randy Crawford's debut album 'Everything Must Change' in 1976, one of the finest pairings in contemporary jazz was born.
New York Singer Storyteller Pyeng Threadgill to Perform at Blue Note Jazz Club's 'Late Night Grooves Series' on Jan. 10th
Tue, 30 Dec 2008, 10:57:53 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Critically acclaimed as one of the most inventive and visionary new voices in the progressive scene of jazz, Pyeng Threadgill brings her singular approach to song back to the New York stage for the new year. Pyeng will first be presenting her work on Saturday, January 10 at the Blue Note Jazz Club as part of the storied venue's popular 'Late Night Groove Series.' This after hours show will feature Pyeng with her stellar quartet.
In Search of the Holy Long Tail: African-Americans and Web 2.0
Fri, 10 Oct 2008, 10:43:11 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- My Black Networks, LLC announced today a new portal site -- The MyBlack(TM) Urban Vertical -- with a core mission to address the fragmented state of data that is culturally relevant to its target markets. My Black Networks (MBN) defines itself as an ecosystem of informational web sites targeting unique segments of the African, African-American and Caribbean communities or the African Diaspora
Community Leaders Assemble for Intensive Training Focused on Voter Protection
Tue, 29 Jul 2008, 14:11:40 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Anticipating the largest voter turnout in history - and ensuing problems at the polls - the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) left no stone unturned during a three-day Operation Big Vote Training Academy held in New Orleans last week to train field organizers on voter registration, mobilization, and voter protection.
Black Unity Family Commemorates King Assassination with Letter to Fellow Americans
Fri, 04 Apr 2008, 01:00:35 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Black Unity Family, a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of groups and individuals co-convened by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner and Melanie L. Campbell, released the following 'Letter to Fellow Americans:'
Black Youth Vote! National Civic Education Training Tour Promotes Voting in Iowa
Thu, 13 Dec 2007, 11:30:46 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
DES MOINES, Iowa - Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As part of ongoing efforts to motivate young people to engage in the political process, the League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) recently teamed up with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) for an innovative civic participation training at North High School in Des Moines, IA.
JENA 6 LATEST UPDATE: Neo Nazi-Klu Klux Klan Groups Threaten Jena 6 Families and Black Residents
Mon, 24 Sep 2007, 19:55:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Malik Shabazz, Esq., Attorney and leader of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense, announced today that members of the New Black Panther Party will begin patrolling the streets of Jena, Louisiana this week to protect the Jena 6 families and Black Jena residents against open and imminent alleged threats from Ku Klux Klan and other White supremacist advocating violence.
Author Declares 'State of Emergency' in Black America
Mon, 23 Jul 2007, 21:00:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - July 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a bold new book, 'If God is So Good, Why are Blacks Doing So Bad?' (LifeBridge Books, ISBN 978-0-9786581-7-5), author James Dixon, II, believes the African-American race is an endangered species and issues an urgent call to business, government, education, entertainment and the church to address the problem.
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. Statement on NAACP
Tue, 19 Jun 2007, 19:08:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
COLUMBIA, Tenn. - June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to reports in the national press, the NAACP is suffering financial problems and is closing some operations, including all regional offices, and is making staff reductions of 40-percent. SCV Commander-in-Chief Christopher M. Sullivan issued the following statement (continued).
Media Advisory: Jamestown Settlement Denies Free Speech Permit to Black/Indian Jamestown Opponents
Thu, 03 May 2007, 19:30:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
JAMESTOWN, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) announces news conference Mon. May 7th, 5pm (2007). Rally organizers to file lawsuit in Federal court for 1st amendment demonstration rights to oppose Jamestown's 400th Anniversary on May 11th and 12th.
Does the News Media Patronize the Black Community? asks United Voices for a Common Cause
Tue, 28 Nov 2006, 18:36:00 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of 'Bury that Sucka' (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so.
Blacks for Economic Security Today - Black Group TV Ads Blast Cardin and Ford as Bad for Black Voters
Fri, 03 Nov 2006, 15:09:00 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blacks for Economic Security Today (BEST) have released two television advertisements designed by black voters to reach black people. The two ads blast Maryland Senate Candidate Ben Cardin and Tennessee Senate Candidate Harold Ford as bad news for black voters. The ad calls out Cardin for his dismal voting record for blacks as well as his taking for granted the black vote in Maryland.
ABFE Announces the Inaugural Class of Connecting Leaders Fellows
Fri, 07 Oct 2005, 13:28:00 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
NEW YORK, NY - Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) recently announced the names of ten fellows who will participate in the 2005-2006 Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program. This fellowship is the cornerstone of ABFE's multi-year initiative to develop the next generation of leaders in philanthropy and to significantly increase philanthropic resources that are targeted to meet the challenges of Black communities.
Hip Hop and Business Worlds Collide to Motivate Urban Youth
Fri, 29 Apr 2005, 11:45:00 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
CHICAGO, IL - April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bad Boy recording artist Chopper, a.k.a. Young City of the worldwide platinum rap group 'Da Band,' recently signed on as the spokesperson for Rap Snacks Pork Skins and Cracklins, a new product line being launched by the Chicago-based Evans Food Group and Rap Snacks, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia. 'Making The Band's' (MTV) Chopper and Kwame Jackson from 'The Apprentice' (NBC) join forces to promote new line of Rap Snacks and entrepreneurship through multi-city promotional concerts.
Demanding Accountability: Youth Visit State Representatives to Prepare for BYV! Leadership Conference
Mon, 14 Mar 2005, 14:39:00 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- In an effort to leverage the historic youth voter turnout in 2004, a cadre of young activists across the country have identified issues important to them and are visiting state representatives to discuss how they will address those issues. The task is a pre-conference assignment for the Fifth Annual Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) Civic Leadership Conference, Hip Hop Activism: Revolutionizing Black Power, April 7-9, at the National Education Association in Washington, DC.
Health Experts, Fashion Designers and Businesses Unite to Promote Black Women's Heart Health
Thu, 24 Feb 2005, 15:06:00 EDT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons
WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Heart and Style: Sisters Living Long and Living Well, a one-day heart disease prevention conference and fair aims to combat high risk of heart disease among African American women with a healthy dose of education, fashion and style. Produced by Public Square Communications in partnership with the Office on Women's Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Heart and Style is being held in observance of February's American Heart Month.
Bringing African American History into America's Homes and Schools: How One Entrepreneurial Business Takes on the Challenge
Fri, 28 Jan 2005, 17:38:00 EDT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ -- When they first formed GEEBEE Marketing(R), Inc. in 1997, Gayle Brill Mittler and Robert Kersey, former colleagues in a large toy corporation, had one common vision: to create a complete line of games, toys, and puzzles that would bring the vast rich and diverse history of America's nearly 15,000,000 citizens of African American descent into homes and classrooms.
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