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Mon, 09 May 2016, 13:33:14 ET — Source: Arthur Mitchell Project
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 07:00:31 ET — Source: Bakdraff Entertainment
PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'The Vault' is the latest release from Bakdraff Entertainment. Seventeen tracks long, it features music that was created by six music producers and 16 artists over the course of several years. A musical tribute of sorts, 'The Vault' is dedicated to everyone who the artists grew up with, and to the people they lost in the process.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016, 08:45:30 ET — Source: DogonVillage
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, will join chair of the Darby County PA Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr, to host the DogonVillage 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Watch Party complete with dinner, dancing, DJ, and a live performance. Themed, 'Celebrating the Black Vote,' the soiree will be held Tuesday July 26, 2016 in the ballroom of the Sheet Metal Workers Union hall on Penns Landing in Philadelphia.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016, 12:16:02 ET — Source: Uproar Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Josh Adams' first comedy CD 'LIVE FROM THE DROP' on March 11, 2016. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend Indiana, Adams delivers a clever, laid back, in your face look at the world in which we live accented with heavy hitting jokes.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016, 15:49:22 ET — Source: Covert Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Covert Entertainment's 23-year-old powerhouse performer, Rahccy is packing pain, pushing power, igniting love and stirring the fever in her every verse with the release of her debut single, 'Miss Jill on 108th.' Young, gifted and unapologetically gay, Rahccy is knocking down musical walls and rebuilding them her way, single-handedly revamping hip hop and restructuring its current status quo.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 08:00:56 ET — Source: Comics Rock Convention
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics Rock! Convention returns, April 26 to 30, 2016 at J. Anthony Brown's JSpot Comedy Club, located 5581 W Manchester Boulevard in Westchester, CA.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 15:20:19 ET — Source: Better Life Technologies Group, Inc.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Better Life Technologies Group is pleased to announce that it has selected Fallbrook Engineering in Escondido, Calif. to work on the prototyping of its patent-pending, non-invasive wireless-wearable, Glucose Diagnostic Sensor (GDS), US Patent Pending # 14/933985. In 2014, Better Life Technologies Group received a US Patent Grant under US 8,659,435 B2 for a swim safety system device.
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 14:02:35 ET — Source: California Basketball Association
COMPTON, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Former Mississippi State star Renardo Sidney was the first player taken in the inaugural California Basketball Association's draft Sunday January 10, 2016. In all, 48 players were selected by six different CBA men's teams over eight rounds to play in the new professional basketball league. Free Agent tryouts are Saturday January 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the USESS Center in Compton, California.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016, 06:00:53 ET — Source: KING OF THA HILLS
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, KING OF THA HILLS (K.O.T.H.) made music business history with the release of their new hit single called 'Aktive' which is now available on music outlets and is produced by multi-platinum producer Zaytoven (Xavior Dotson).
Mon, 04 Jan 2016, 14:30:06 ET — Source: Urbanstylz Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Urbanstylz, the independent production company, announced today that its first feature film, 'Trey the Movie,' which was produced for just $68, has grossed more than $150,000 in multiple channels of digital distribution while garnering attention at numerous film festivals. The film tells the story of a man whose life is so overwhelming that he snaps killing everyone in his path. It was Mr. James' directorial debut, with an experimental approach to production marked by trial, error and many accidental creative successes.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015, 18:14:12 ET — Source: James Brown Family Foundation
NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, December 14, 2015, The James Brown Family Foundation will continue the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation's Harmony House. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather and President of the James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF), extends his charitable giving on Monday December 14, 2015 as she brings the James Brown Toy Giveaway to New Jersey!
Tue, 08 Dec 2015, 15:32:18 ET — Source: Charles Wright
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Join us at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 8 p.m. for the funky grooves of headliner Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Special musical guests include The Original Lakeside, Bloodstone and Chante Moore will keep the stage hot until the ball drops. A champagne toast and party favors help you bring in 2016 with fireworks, fun and soul music from many decades.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 07:00:53 ET — Source: Unique Messengers
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Committed to spreading the word of God, Unique Messengers recently debuted their first album, 'Jesus is Coming,' and is gearing up for an international tour next spring. The thought provoking album, delivers a fusion of styles that includes rhythm and blues, reggae, Soca and rap.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 18:29:13 ET — Source: Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 14, 2015, to recognize winners of the 'Women of Excellence,' 'Lifetime Achievement' and 'Business of the Year' Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 11:00:09 ET — Source: Crystal Emery and URU The Right To Be
NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning documentary producer and author Crystal Emery is launching a new campaign and initiative called 'Changing the Face of Medicine.' Its inaugural event will feature a book signing of her biographical photo essay entitled 'Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine,' which will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 16:27:56 ET — Source: Uproar Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Darryl Littleton's newest comedy CD, 'Too Raw for Mainstream.' For Darryl Littleton pka D'Militant, no subject is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive, no commentary too raw. With his crackling wit, Littleton holds nothing back, unflinchingly delivering slicing and incisive social and political commentary.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015, 07:00:08 ET — Source: Foster Corder
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As the first African American dog photographer, director Foster Corder has always had a special affinity and vision for animals. Over the years, his photographic and film contributions have laid the groundwork for some of the most prominent canine experts in the field. With his two hit web series 'Foster's Animal World TV' and 'Conversations with a Pit Bull' he has solidified himself as a preeminent voice for thousands of dogs, particularly those abused and in the shelters.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015, 18:17:16 ET — Source: Gloria Goldwater
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Author Gloria Goldwater opens our eyes to the Golden Age of hip-hop music, as it grew from a localized sub-culture to a worldwide lifestyle in 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 978-0991356003). Her writing revisits her wide-eyed enthusiasm as she launched her improbable magazine publishing career, dedicating herself to a genre that was still unfamiliar to mainstream America and a wide array of artists who were just beginning what would become legendary careers.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 17:48:42 ET — Source: Family of Samuel Allen
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A public memorial celebration will be held Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. ET. at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA to celebrate the life and legacy of Samuel Washington Allen - who also wrote under the pen name of Paul Vesey. The noted poet, professor, lawyer and translator passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the age of 97 on June 27, 2015 in Norwood, Mass.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 08:00:37 ET — Source: Universal Domino League
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starting Monday, August 31, 2015, at Dave and Buster's Hollywood, the Universal Domino League (UDL) will feature its one-of-a-kind professional domino league to add to the excitement of Dave and Buster's magnificent brand. With over 200 games under their roof, the eatery and mega arcade will add one more game when the Universal Domino League brings their 'Dominos After Dark' event to the party.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015, 16:32:54 ET — Source: DameDashStudios.com
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pop culture king Damon 'Dame' Dash has amassed a treasure-trove of media since his career ignited in Harlem. Now the actor, entrepreneur, CEO and executive producer wants to make all of his own content accessible to fans with the launch of an on-demand streaming website similar to Netflix, accessible through DameDashStudios.com.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 18:37:01 ET — Source: Rainbow Promotions LLC
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- WHAT'S NEW AT #LBJAZZFEST? For over 27 years, Rainbow Lagoon Park has been transformed into a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz greats that have traveled all over the world. In addition, the vendor's cuisine and upscale merchandise in the pavilion has always been guests' favorite area to parlay. Produced by Rainbow Promotions, LLC, each year guests are in awe of the level of performances and the Long Beach Jazz Festival 2015 is no exception!
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 06:00:07 ET — Source: Uproar Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Comedy saved Tobe Hixx's life! A skinny kid who was often teased and ridiculed by his peers, Hixx ultimately turned to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx chose to return to his first love, comedy. Uproar Entertainment announces a new comedy CD from Hixx, 'Laugh or Die.'
Tue, 07 Jul 2015, 08:00:00 ET — Source: Uproar Entertainment
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Travis Simmons' newest comedy CD, 'The Truth Hurts.' Simmons' brilliant observations, amazing impressions, and astute political commentary are as compelling and authentic as they are hilarious. 'The Truth Hurts' was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. and is Simmons' first recording for Uproar Entertainment.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015, 16:17:05 ET — Source: Oracle Group International
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Oracle Group International debuts its Publishing Division with the acquisition of the memoir of Cameroonian born international jazz legend Manu Dibango to be released on December 1, 2015. To support the publication of this endeavor, Manu Dibango will embark on a U.S. Tour scheduled to coincide with the release of this book.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015, 09:01:38 ET — Source: DP Productions and Rouse House Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On June 26, Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment).
Fri, 05 Jun 2015, 16:10:32 ET — Source: Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh
SARASOTA, Fla., June 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, June 4, 2015, attorney David L. Goldman of the law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh gave the commencement speech to the 2015 graduating class of the Westcoast School of Human Development in Sarasota, Florida. For over 30 years the Westcoast School has been led by its founder, Dr. Henry L. Porter, and has been teaching students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Wed, 27 May 2015, 13:37:30 ET — Source: Cheryl Pepsii Riley
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Cheryl 'Pepsii' Riley sings, every ear in the room listens. She has the kind of sultriness that seeps underneath every nook and cranny in the listener and grips with a firm hold. It's one of the reasons why famed director Tyler Perry has continued to cast her for over a decade now in his many productions.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015, 18:44:37 ET — Source: Chandra Currelley
ATLANTA, Ga., April 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Powerhouse performer Chandra Currelley breaks out in the fifth season on Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' in an expanded role capacity with more laughs, more lines and more wisecracking hilarity as the beloved 'Ms. V.' Ms. V is the down-to-earth housekeeper for the show's central characters Marcus and Angela, played by Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 19:36:36 ET — Source: Pitman Casting
BURBANK, Calif., March 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent for some of TV's hottest shows. Now the veteran casting director is on the search for reality TV's next 'It' couple.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015, 15:22:34 ET — Source: Chris Noxx
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, California.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 18:59:17 ET — Source: J Pervis Talent Agency
ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Talent agents Christopher Young and Tay Smith are noticeably the hardest working, African American TV/film agents in the entire southeast area. A dynamic duo, working under the banner of the J Pervis Talent Agency, Smith and Young have created a vortex of synergy that is fueling theatrical bookings with new flair and fresh faces.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015, 07:00:00 ET — Source: S.L.P. LLC
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Unda Cova,' a somewhat avant-garde, controversial and educational video released by S.L.P., LLC, provides a unique perspective about the recent and senseless killings of unarmed African Americans. (Updated.)
Thu, 29 Jan 2015, 18:51:47 ET — Source: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will spend Friday and Saturday in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest African-American women's organization in the country.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 17:29:51 ET — Source: Princess Jessica Carol White
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Princess Jessica Carol White is Royalty from birth. She is the daughter of Prince Mack Kaywood III. As a British-American who is mixed with one of the longest list of nationalities, Princess Jessica qualifies to marry into several Royal families. She is part of a Royal family in England.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015, 07:00:02 ET — Source: Drew Stephenson
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Music, modeling and acting are among the top three career goals for many in the entertainment field, but it is a well known fact that only a small percentage actually make any real headway in all three pursuits. Up and comer Drew Stephenson will not tell you that he is different, but he will show you with his persistence, determination and dedication.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 17:05:44 ET — Source: Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 22, to recognize winners of the 'Women of Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Business of the Year Awards' presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).
Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 06:00:34 ET — Source: Gloria Goldwater
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 978-0991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 19:10:44 ET — Source: National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to increase Black voter turnout for the Nov. 4 election, this past Saturday the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) kicked-off an aggressive 10-day voter mobilization countdown to close out its #Vote4Justice Campaign focused on motivating Black women and youth voters to seize the voting power they have to impact the outcome of the 2014 Midterm Elections and effect issues they care about in their local communities.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 12:58:18 ET — Source: Luxuryville Records
DENVER, Colo., July 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Colorado based record label, Luxuryville, is set to kick off the fall surf season with their newest record, Dubtronica, Vol. I, a fresh look at electronic dub music.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014, 15:27:44 ET — Source: Black Women's Roundtable Public Policy Network
ATLANTA, Ga., June 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau report, African American women outvoted every other demographic in the 2012 election so it is clear to the Black Women's Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), that Black women will play a significant role as major influencers in the midterm election.
Thu, 29 May 2014, 07:00:54 ET — Source: Criticality Management Consulting
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Criticality Management Consulting announces today that it is releasing the groundbreaking Strategic Diversity series from Dr. John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D., America's most insightful and transformational diversity thought-leader. Dr. Gates is blazing new trails in the practice of Diversity and Inclusion. He leads the Strategic Diversity Management Movement, which places diversity in the realm of organizational strategy rather than human resources as a lever to improve business performance.
Wed, 28 May 2014, 09:01:57 ET — Source: Kevin Rouse
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the 'BET Experience' happening in Los Angeles in late June. On Saturday, June 28, 2014, the promotional crew will present the beautiful actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, television's popular Tasha Mack from BET's hit series 'The Game,' as the host of their 'The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience.'
Thu, 22 May 2014, 17:23:06 ET — Source: Jimmy Jazz
ROCKAWAY, N.J., May 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. E.T., hip hop inspired apparel and shoe retailer, Jimmy Jazz, will have its Grand Opening at the Rockaway Townsquare store in New Jersey. The specialty retailer promises a unique and exciting opening for its newest store.
Mon, 19 May 2014, 06:00:23 ET — Source: AJ-ONIC Dynasty
CHICAGO, Ill., May 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The biggest urban entertainment event to hit the Midwest in years. Lights, camera, runway, action! AJ-ONIC Dynasty presents: The 2014 Midwest Urban Fashion Summit, which will be held June 27, 28 and 29, 2014 at The Holiday Inn Convention Center in Gurnee, Ill.
Thu, 15 May 2014, 12:49:35 ET — Source: Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr.
NORFOLK, Va., May 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., Associate Professor of Mathematics, in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, at Norfolk State University, received a Service Award, recognizing him for 25 Years of Service Excellence to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 15:11:38 ET — Source: Kkula Media
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Coming on the heels of Lupita Nyong'o's rise to fame, 'Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be' (ISBN: 9780996097802; Kkula Media; Paperback; May 13, 2014) written by East African sisters, Christine K. St. Vil and Julian B. Kiganda, pulls no punches, offering readers a unique and practical guide to self discovery and authentic living.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 12:35:14 ET — Source: Chicago Music Conference
CHICAGO, Ill., March 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Executive and AandR Rep's from major and reputable independent record labels along with other music industry power brokers and insiders will be in Gurnee, Illinois June 27-29, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center for the Chicago Music Conference.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 17:26:34 ET — Source: Black Men's Xchange
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.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 15:50:56 ET — Source: Howard Feinstein
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.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013, 19:57:55 ET — Source: BronzeLens Film Festival
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.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013, 08:00:47 ET — Source: Beyond Diversity Resource Center
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).
Tue, 11 Jun 2013, 17:37:54 ET — Source: Oracle Group International
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.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013, 16:26:44 ET — Source: Ron Chepesiuk
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.
Thu, 09 May 2013, 17:30:47 ET — Source: National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
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.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013, 04:56:02 ET — Source: Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions
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).
Thu, 14 Feb 2013, 05:55:01 ET — Source: SoulTracks
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.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013, 04:55:01 ET — Source: Columbus NAACP
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.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012, 17:45:08 ET — Source: The Columbus NAACP
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.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012, 08:56:03 ET — Source: Joe Baker
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.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012, 03:55:01 ET — Source: John Waguespack
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.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012, 18:02:25 ET — Source: Kevin Toney
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.
Tue, 01 May 2012, 14:41:59 ET — Source: LadyBoss-Amanishakhete
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.'
Mon, 02 Apr 2012, 13:24:08 ET — Source: Conspiracy Productions
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).
Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 19:39:39 ET — Source: Hendriethfilm, Ltd., Enterprises
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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011, 13:19:48 ET — Source: Hendriethfilm, Ltd., Enterprises
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.
Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 14:06:33 ET — Source: Intention Media
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.
Tue, 09 Aug 2011, 09:59:22 ET — Source: Sesene Entertainment
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.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011, 18:45:36 ET — Source: BCA Global
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.
Fri, 12 Nov 2010, 17:35:30 ET — Source: Georgia Humanities Council
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.
Thu, 21 Oct 2010, 15:39:56 ET — Source: Windy City Woman of Color, NFP, Inc.
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.
Tue, 19 Oct 2010, 05:59:14 ET — Source: Keith V. Dunbar
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.
Tue, 12 Oct 2010, 16:44:33 ET — Source: sclc/Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now and Georgia Coalition of Black Women
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.
Wed, 06 Oct 2010, 06:59:57 ET — Source: Conspiracy Productions
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.''
Thu, 23 Sep 2010, 15:44:56 ET — Source: BCA Global
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.
Mon, 20 Sep 2010, 16:52:56 ET — Source: Access Africa, Inc.
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.
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 12:15:25 ET — Source: The Oracle Group
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.
Mon, 09 Aug 2010, 18:54:40 ET — Source: National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
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.
Wed, 14 Jul 2010, 06:59:54 ET — Source: Peter Grandich
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.
Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 12:38:55 ET — Source: Money First
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.
Thu, 18 Feb 2010, 16:08:35 ET — Source: Inward Journeys Consulting
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.
Mon, 18 Jan 2010, 15:24:28 ET — Source: Narconon International
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.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009, 17:18:05 ET — Source: Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
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.
Thu, 19 Nov 2009, 17:39:31 ET — Source: William G. Hyland Jr.
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.
Tue, 10 Nov 2009, 13:52:51 ET — Source: Walking Shadows LLC
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.
Tue, 03 Nov 2009, 12:45:25 ET — Source: Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program
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).
Tue, 29 Sep 2009, 13:00:17 ET — Source: Pitch Control TV
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.
Wed, 16 Sep 2009, 06:00:23 ET — Source: Pitch Control TV
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.
Wed, 15 Jul 2009, 12:40:25 ET — Source: Central South Distribution, Inc.
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.
Wed, 15 Jul 2009, 07:59:24 ET — Source: Pitch Control TV
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.'
Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 12:09:59 ET — Source: The Oracle Group
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.
Tue, 07 Apr 2009, 16:50:33 ET — Source: Leon Ware
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.
Thu, 05 Mar 2009, 11:47:00 ET — Source: The Oracle Group
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.
Mon, 02 Feb 2009, 12:59:49 ET — Source: Karriem Riggins
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.
Wed, 07 Jan 2009, 13:01:30 ET — Source: PRA Records
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.
Tue, 30 Dec 2008, 10:57:53 ET — Source: Pyeng Threadgill
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.
Fri, 10 Oct 2008, 10:43:11 ET — Source: My Black Networks, LLC
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
Tue, 29 Jul 2008, 14:11:40 ET — Source: National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
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.
Fri, 04 Apr 2008, 01:00:35 ET — Source: National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
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:'
Thu, 13 Dec 2007, 11:30:46 ET — Source: National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
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.
Mon, 24 Sep 2007, 19:55:00 ET — Source: The New Black Panther Party
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.
Mon, 23 Jul 2007, 21:00:00 ET — Source: LifeBridge Books
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.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007, 19:08:00 ET — Source: Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
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).
Thu, 03 May 2007, 19:30:00 ET — Source: Black Lawyers For Justice
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.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006, 18:36:00 ET — Source: United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc.
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.
Fri, 03 Nov 2006, 15:09:00 ET — Source: Blacks for Economic Security Today
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.
Fri, 07 Oct 2005, 13:28:00 ET — Source: Association of Black Foundation Executives
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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2005, 11:45:00 ET — Source: Evans Food Group
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.
Mon, 14 Mar 2005, 14:39:00 ET — Source: ncbcp.shtml
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.
Thu, 24 Feb 2005, 15:06:00 ET — Source: Public Square Communications
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.
Fri, 28 Jan 2005, 17:38:00 ET — Source: GEEBEE Marketing, Inc.
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.