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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 ESTEdited 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 ESTEdited 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 EDTEdited 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

Michelle Obama's Sexy Mannequin Bust: NYC Gallery's 'First Lady' Fashion Makeover
Wed, 17 Sep 2008, 11:23:41 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- First Lady hopeful Michelle Obama receives an 'Inaugural Ball' makeover for providing a makeover to the face of the U.S. The sexy, bare-shouldered style-enhancement highlights Obama's ethnicity to create a new fashion template for the 21st Century First Lady, and is the latest installment of sculptor Daniel Edwards' 'Inspire America' series, courtesy of Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.

Community Leaders Assemble for Intensive Training Focused on Voter Protection
Tue, 29 Jul 2008, 14:11:40 EDTEdited 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 GMTEdited 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 GMTEdited 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.

New Book Explores Racial Boundaries and Builds Cultural Bridges
Wed, 24 Oct 2007, 20:37:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What might a well-to-do, middle-aged Caucasian woman have in common with a pregnant, African-American teenager? According to a new book published by Crandall, Dostie and Douglass Books, Inc., and authored by Elizabeth Gordon, plenty. 'Walk with Us: Triplet Boys, Their Teen Parents and Two White Women Who Tagged Along' (ISBN: 978-1-934390-30-6) is a twentieth century tale with a message of hope.

Call to Action for Megan Williams: National March Against Hate Crimes and Racism
Fri, 12 Oct 2007, 21:18:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
ST CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- March Purpose: The Jena 6 case, the rise in the hanging of nooses, and other current acts of racially motivated injustice and intimidation against Blacks/African Americans will all be highlighted at this National March against Hate Crimes. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges as well as State hate crime charges be brought in the Williams' case.

Megan Williams Kidnapping, Rape and Torture Case: Advocates and Family Call for Federal Hate Crime Charges
Wed, 03 Oct 2007, 17:40:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
LOGAN, W.Va. - Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Lawyers For Justice President, Malik Shabazz, Esq., today announced they will organize and advocate for Federal Hate Crime Charges to be brought against the 6 Defendants in the Megan Williams Kidnap and Torture Case, on behalf of the family. On September 12, 2007 six white residents of Logan County were arrested and charged.

JENA 6 LATEST UPDATE: Neo Nazi-Klu Klux Klan Groups Threaten Jena 6 Families and Black Residents
Mon, 24 Sep 2007, 19:55:00 GMTEdited 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.

Sphinx Brings Diversity to Carnegie Hall
Thu, 06 Sep 2007, 21:23:00 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sept. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Approximately 25-percent of Americans are Black or Latino. In our nation's professional orchestras however, Blacks and Latinos combined comprise approximately 4-percent of the musicians. On September 25, The Sphinx Organization, the non-profit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music, will present the all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet at Carnegie Hall.

The Oracle Group Launches 'In the Cafe with Mocha'
Wed, 25 Jul 2007, 14:30:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Oracle Group announces the launch of 'In the Cafe with Mocha' an exciting new literary television show celebrating African American authors. The show streams via Internet and local television programming in the Washington DC area beginning September 2007.

Author Declares 'State of Emergency' in Black America
Mon, 23 Jul 2007, 21:00:00 GMTEdited 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.

Black Entrepreneur Will Serve All Shades of Brown with the Launch of Cultural Cuts
Thu, 14 Jun 2007, 21:41:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CINNAMINSON, N.J. - June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For Jerome Williams the directive was clear: with the 'the changing face of America,' and knowledge of the economic potential of America's largest new 'minority' - the Latino population - there was no other choice but to put his skill and know-how to work, and to recruit others knowledgeable about the hair care industry, to create the nation's first hair care franchise serving both African Americans and Latinos.

Media Advisory: Jamestown Settlement Denies Free Speech Permit to Black/Indian Jamestown Opponents
Thu, 03 May 2007, 19:30:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
JAMESTOWN, Va. - May 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) announces news conference Mon. May 7th, 5pm. 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 GMTEdited 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,' 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.

Black Group Launches Two New TV Ads Blasting Cardin and Ford as Bad for Black Voters
Sat, 04 Nov 2006, 14:23:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nov. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blacks for Economic Security Today (BEST) on Saturday released two television advertisements that attack two Democratic candidates for turning their backs on the African-American population. To view: www.besttrustfund.org.

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 GMTEdited by Chris 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.

Illinois' Black Legislators to Host Two-Day Community Engagement Summit and Scholarship Gala
Wed, 11 Oct 2006, 17:51:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
MATTESON, Ill. - Oct. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time in five years and just five days before the upcoming mid-term election, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) will host a state-wide conference in hopes of engaging community activists, religious and business leaders and concerned citizens on a wide variety of issues. The two-day summit will take place Thursday and Friday, November 2 - 3, 2006 at the Matteson Holiday Inn located in south suburban Matteson Illinois.

How-To Site Offers Single African American Moms Free Advice
Thu, 14 Sep 2006, 14:56:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CHICAGO, Ill. - Sept. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- singlemamahood.com, a new blog and toolkit, launches with a Free Advice service for single mothers -- moms who are unmarried, divorced, widowed or separated. The singlemamahood(TM) mission is 'reducing drama for the single mama.'

Celebrating Black Music Month at The White House
Fri, 14 Jul 2006, 17:56:00 GMTEdited by Carly M. Zander
NEW ORLEANS, LA - July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- President George W. Bush hosted a exclusive performance of musical talent in support of New Orleans in the East Room of the White House this past month, and proclaimed the month of June to be Black Music Month. The President strongly acknowledged the impact of New Orleans music in African American culture during his proclamation speech, and encouraged attendees to lend their support. Invited Guests also included PopAgee Johnson, the founder of the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.

GameBeat Studios Completes Production on Third Spot for Wal-Mart's Voices of Color(TM) Campaign
Thu, 30 Mar 2006, 17:18:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
CHICAGO, IL - Mar. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GameBeat Studios recently announced completion of the third of four spots in the Wal-Mart Voices of Color(TM) Film Series promotional campaign. The spot began airing nationally on television broadcast and cable outlets, including TBS and TNT.

Ohio Woman is the First African American to Head Jewish Organization
Wed, 1 Mar 2006, 01:03 ESTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
CLEVELAND, OH - Mar. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Women's History Month pays tribute to inspiring women of the past and those who continue to motivate and uphold that legacy today. Cookie Lommel, Executive Director of the Western Region for the Jewish Labor Committee, denotes such exemplary leadership, and is also the first African-American woman to lead such a group into the future. The Los Angeles Times referred to her as 'a one-woman bridge.'

'A Search of African American Life, Achievement and Culture' Chronicles Struggles and Success over the Past 500 Years
Fri, 24 Feb 2006, 04:40 ESTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
DALLAS, TX - Feb. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Did you know that the potato chip, fire extinguisher and lunar surface ultraviolet camera were all invented by African Americans? These facts and more can be found in Author John Cothran's newly published book, 'A Search of African American Life, Achievement and Culture' (ISBN: 0963400207 / 0963400215).

Black Author Fosters the Question 'Why Men Love Bitches'
Mon, 7 Nov 2005, 04:42 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
CHICAGO, IL - Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black author launches 'The Girls Club' to empower women to better deal with and understand the opposite sex. When Chicago author, Carrie Carr, came across a fascinating book that shed the light on the male dilemma, she was so impressed, she felt compelled to share the title with every woman she knew.

Six Degrees Black LLC Launches New Social Networking Site for People of Color
Wed, 2 Nov 2005, 05:07 ESTEdited by Beverly West
ATLANTA, GA - Nov. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Six Degrees Black LLC today announced the launch of SixDegreesBlack.com, a 'Black' oriented social networking website based on the 'Six Degrees of Separation' theory - that anyone on earth can be connected to anyone else through a chain of people that includes no more than five links.

ABFE Announces the Inaugural Class of Connecting Leaders Fellows
Fri, 7 Oct 2005, 01:28 EDTEdited 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.

Art Official Media LLC Announces Publication of 'Blackface' a Debut Novel by Q.B. Wells
Wed, 5 Oct 2005, 04:54 EDTEdited by Beverly West
BALTIMORE, MD - Oct. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Art Official Media LLC today announced that 'Blackface' ($13.95 ISBN: 0976806118), a haunting debut novel from Q.B. Wells, will publish October 31, 2005 in print form, and is immediately available for download as an e-book ($5.95 ISBN 097680611X).

De-U Records National Recording Artist Lemme's CD Entitled 'Take The Time' to be Released October 11, 2005
Thu, 22 Sep 2005, 11:39 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, DC - September 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- National R & B recording artist Lemme will release her debut CD entitled, 'Take The Time' on October 11th, 2005 on the De-U Records label. Lemme is no stranger to success. She toured with acclaimed rap group 'The Sporty Thievz' and appeared with them on the BET Soundstage Television series.

Some Caucasian North Carolina Educators Find Book by African-American Author 'Insulting to African-American Readers'
Wed, 31 Aug 2005, 12:09 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NORFOLK, VA - August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Martha J. Ross Rodgers, an author for Jireh Publishers, is an African-American woman that writes motivational books on diversity and moving beyond racial, economic, and cultural stereotypes. Imagine her surprise when some members of the 2005 North Carolina Textbook Committee stated that her book 'Awakenings' was 'religiously insulting" and "insulting to African-Americans.'

Waymon Lefall Brings a Missing Piece of African American History to Children's Book, 'The Legend of Jocko'
Tue, 16 Aug 2005, 09:11 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BALTIMORE, MD - August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- His book shares the little known, inspirational story of a 12-year-old, African American boy named Jocko who sacrificed his life for our country. According to LeFall, young Jocko's moment of sacrifice, came just when George Washington faced defeat during the Revolutionary War, and headed across the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey to attack the British. As legend goes, Jocko, who had crossed the Delaware earlier along with volunteer troops, offered to guard Washington's horses so that they would be there waiting for him. Only, by the time Washington made it across the icy river, Jocko had frozen to death.

Baltimore Barber Turned Author Waymon Lefall Brings What He Calls a Missing Piece of African American History to Light in His Children's Book, 'The Legend Of Jocko, Hero Of The American Revolution'
Tue, 16 Aug 2005, 07:33 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BALTIMORE, MD - August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- His book shares the little known, inspirational story of a 12-year-old, African American boy named Jocko who sacrificed his life for our country. According to LeFall, young Jocko's moment of sacrifice, came just when George Washington faced defeat during the Revolutionary War, and headed across the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey to attack the British. As legend goes, Jocko, who had crossed the Delaware earlier along with volunteer troops, offered to guard Washington's horses so that they would be there waiting for him. Only, by the time Washington made it across the icy river, Jocko had frozen to death.

Best-selling Author Celebrates New Website with Free Audio Book Giveaway
Mon, 1 Aug 2005, 06:05 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
DALLAS, TX - August 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Marcus A. Parker is celebrating the release of his all new website, marcusaparker.com, by offering signed copies of his best-selling book 'The Product' for those who purchase online. 'The Product' which has been hailed as the African American version of The Purpose Driven Life also comes with a FREE Audio book.

The Still Family Society, Inc. is Delighted to Announce Publication of the 2005 Edition of 'The Underground Railroad,' By Plexus Publishing, Inc.
Mon, 2 May 2005, 07:01 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NEW YORK, NY - May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Originally published in 1872 and out of print for many years, this landmark book presents accounts of slaves escaping north by way of the Underground Railroad. The stories were recorded and preserved by William Still, a son of emancipated slaves and a key figure in Philadelphia's anti-slavery movement during the mid-19th century. From his base in Philadelphia, William Still (1821-1902), helped unknown numbers of fugitive slaves reach freedom and recorded hundreds of their stories. This landmark work, 'The Underground Railroad' (ISBN: 0-9374548-55-3/$49.50), stands among the most significant records of human oppression, struggle, and deliverance, of all times.

(c)send2press Hip Hop and Business Worlds Collide to Motivate Urban Youth
Fri, 29 Apr 2005, 11:45 ESTEdited 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.

Poetry Still Lives: Emerging African-American Poet Mikaylah Simone
Sun, 10 Apr 2005, 11:39 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The precision and elegance of a poet's words can make readers pause to appreciate their own perceptions or examine their feelings. Whether you are an avid poetry reader or a fan of spoken word poetry, there is something to be said for a poet's writing style that transcends the limits of confined paper pages and still delivers passion on the 'open-mic' stage. This can describe the work of one new poet Mikaylah Simone and her book of poetry 'My Manufactured English.'

Demanding Accountability: Youth Visit State Representatives to Prepare for BYV! Leadership Conference
Mon, 14 Mar 2005, 02:39 ESTEdited 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, 03:06 ESTEdited 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, 05:38 ESTEdited 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.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
'Defensive Racism' Released - New Book by Noted Civil Rights and First Amendment Attorney Edgar J. Steele
SAGLE, ID - December 1, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- ProPer Press announces the release of "Defensive Racism," subtitled "An Unapologetic Examination of Racial Differences," a direct assault upon affirmative action and racial preferences. Bold, powerful and persuasive, "Defensive Racism" weaves a compelling argument to deal with racial differences we all recognize, yet pretend not to notice.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Activists Use Innovative Tactics To Encourage People To Vote And Protect Voters' Rights At The Polls
Activities include 'Protect Our Vote Sunday,' a sweepstakes offering Election Day volunteers the chance to win a new car, and the release of a Provisional Ballot Primer
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 19, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Determined to turnout the African American community in record numbers, the nonpartisan Unity '04 Voter Empowerment Campaign, a program of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is initiating several activities to encourage people to vote early or on Election Day, and make sure they know what their rights are at the polls.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Over 1 Million Registered
After registering a historic number of new voters, Black groups assemble to reaffirm their commitment to Unity '04
WASHINGTON, DC - October 8, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- As election officials across the country scurry to process the massive number of voter registration forms submitted for the 2004 election cycle, the Unity '04 Coalition (www.unity04.net) assembled in the nation's capital on Wednesday to celebrate registering over one million voters collectively and reaffirm their commitment to working together to turnout Black voters in record numbers and make sure each vote gets counted on Election Day.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Blacks File $100 Million Lawsuit Against Atlanta Judges for Civil Rights Violation
ATLANTA, GA - September 20, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- On Monday, Sept. 13, Linda McKeever Bullard, a freelance writer, and Robert D. Bullard, a professor at Clark Atlanta University, filed a $100 million lawsuit against four Fulton County, Ga. Superior Court judges (Doris L. Downs, Alice D. Bonner, Alford J. Dempsey, Jr., and Constance C. Russell) charging them with discrimination and violation of their constitutional rights. This is a civil rights lawsuit alleging discrimination against pro se plaintiffs-individuals who choose to exercise their constitutional right guaranteed under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, to represent themselves-who bring civil suits in Fulton County Superior Court.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
National 'Protect Our Power Weekend' Set To Kick Off Aggressive Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign
Coalition Determined To Make Sure Voters Know Their Rights At The Polls
WASHINGTON, DC - September 16, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Determined to galvanize the Black community and create a massive movement for civic participation, the Unity '04 Voter Empowerment Campaign announced today a Protect Our Power Weekend, October 1-3, when a coalition of over 160 organizations will coordinate activities across the nation in an effort to boost Black voter turnout and make sure each vote is counted on Election Day.

By News Article Editor: Beverly West
Water Daughter Publishing LLC Announces Release of its First Title, 'Obara and the Merchants'- a Yoruba Children's Book by Michelle M. Bodden
NEW YORK, NY - September 1, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Water Daughter Publishing (www.waterdaughter.com) today announced the publication of its first book, "Obara and the Merchants," an adaptation of a traditional Yoruba parable. Yoruba is an ancient West African religion based on nature worship and ancestor reverence, which is practiced in Nigeria, as well as North and South America.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
New Company Fills Niche In Lucrative Scrapbooking Market - Nene's Creations Makes Memories With Supplies Geared To African-Americans
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. - May 5, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- A new ecommerce site provides African- Americans the ability to make their own personalized memories with multi-cultural scrapbooking supplies. Nene's Creations™ (www.nenescreations.com) offers paper, stickers, die-cuts and frames featuring people of color.

News Article Editor: Christopher L. Simmons
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu Challenges Bush, Blair and Other World Leaders to Follow God's Dream
KIHEI, HI - April 1, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Ten years after he helped to defeat apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is again generating controversy by saying God belongs in world politics. Archbishop Tutu articulates that dream in his own rich voice in the Audiobook version Of "God Has a Dream," Published By Maui Media (ISBN 0975263102).

[Business & Technology News Editor: Carly Zander]
Over 100 Influential Black Organizations Join Forces for Voter Empowerment Campaign
Results of Issues Poll Released During Launch of Unity 04
WASHINGTON, DC - Jan 14, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- A coalition of political, business, and civic organizations launched the Unity 04 Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment Campaign (Unity 04), during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC last week. The coalition also released the results of an issues poll measuring opinions about the social and economic status of Black Americans over the past three years.
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[News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior News Editor]
OAKLAND COMMUNITY FORUM ON MEASURE X - DEBATING 'STRONG MAYOR' RENEWAL
OAKLAND, CA - Sept. 15, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- The Oakland Black Caucus, in conjunction with the 16th Assembly District, Alice Arts Coalition, Black Radical Congress, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Coalition for West Oakland Revitalization, Green Party of Alameda County, John George Democratic Club, Lovelife Foundation, Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club, Niagara Movement Democratic Club, Oakland Black Elected Officials, Oakland East Bay Democratic Club and Vanguard Public Foundation announced today that it will host a Measure X Forum Discussion for the impending "strong mayor re-authorization initiative." 
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[Edited by Carly Zander, Assoc. News Editor]
OAKLAND TOWN HALL KICK-OFF FOR CALIFORNIA BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT
'Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired: Healing The Souls Of Black Women'
OAKLAND, CA - June 16, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Black women, mental health and emotional well-being are the hot topics to be discussed at the California Black Women's Health Project's (CABWHP) first of several scheduled Oakland town hall meetings to be held on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at downtown Oakland's YWCA, 1515 Webster Street.
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