African American Interest News

African American Interest News – including African American entertainment, cultural, political, social and related “black” interest news as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


CEO/President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce, Jay King, Liaisons Critical Support for Small Business Landmark, Hawkins House of Burgers

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Hawkins House of Burgers restaurateur Cynthia Hawkins found herself on the other end of a Caltrans state issued decree requiring the removal of part of their building, former Compton resident A.K. King, got wind of the dilemma via social media and reached out to Jay King, the CEO/President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce.

King of Battle Rap to change lives with latest Battle Rap Tournament

ATLANTA, Ga., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Inc. has brought together some of battle raps lyrical geniuses to help one lucky winner’s dream come true in winning the first annual Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Tournament. Contestants will have the opportunity starting June 1, 2021 to register under one of 10 leading battle rappers in the game to guide them to the Grand Finale as their Team Captain.

Nipsey Hussle New Hit Announced

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Blue Dreams,” which is the latest release from Nipsey Hussle by independent record label Juice Division Records is arguably the best posthumous verse from the Nipsey Hussle vault yet.

London Company Building Digital Ecosystem for Creators in Sub-Sahara Africa

LONDON, U.K., May 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pioneering London-based ForeMedia Group Plc (an international company well known for its top-rated extensive media and entertainment operations in Nigeria and United Kingdom, along with delivering Afro-centric media and entertainment to audiences worldwide), is delighted to announce that it is building the first digital ecosystem for talented entertainment creators in sub-Saharan Africa.

Golden Globe-Winning Actress, Playwright, and Activist Regina Taylor Announces Winners for the black album.mixtape. Project

DALLAS, Texas, May 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a 30-day call for entries, winners for the black album.mixtape. were announced during a virtual Block Party event. The black album. mixtape. is an initiative of Regina Taylor – the Golden Globe-winning actress, playwright, and activist – in partnership with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts.

A Fresh Start For 2 Female DEVELOPERS

HAMMOND, Ind., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ms. Vianna C. Little, Visionary at Fresh Start Now Enterprise with Ms. Freddie C. Batchelor, A Systemic Change Catalyst at Enterprise of Destiny, two mission-driven women of color professional social enterprise business owners and developers, have come together to launch Project300(™)!

Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III & Jason Carter Join The Peoples’ Agenda to Launch Statewide Votercades on John Lewis National Day of Action

ATLANTA, Ga., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to bring attention to the onslaught of voter suppression laws and ignite public support for bills to restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda) will join local and national partners to host Votercades, teach-ins and other events throughout the state on John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action, 2 PM Saturday May 8, 2021.

Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable Break from Battling Voter Suppression to Honor Valiant Women of the Vote

ATLANTA, Ga., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the ongoing efforts of many leaders to suppress the voices of Georgia residents, Black and Brown voters turned out in record numbers, electing the most diverse leadership in the state’s history. The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda’s women’s network, Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recognized the historic leadership of local Black women.

Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Dialogue with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at BIPOC Climate Justice Virtual Event

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event, HBCU Green Fund announced .

ABEP – Moving The CU Forward

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP) is reaffirming its commitment to bringing a black owned and operated Credit Union to North Minneapolis.

Veteran Launches Meditational / Spiritual Podcast in Wake of Mother’s Death

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local veteran, Phillip Polite (“Phil”), bares his soul and sparks intrigue and thought from his listeners with his new Podcast, “PhilaNomics.” Phil is an Air Force and Army PTSD combat veteran who has endured plenty of struggles already in his young life.

Private Equity Firm CEO Co-Hosted SXSW Wealth Diversity Panels, Announces Launch of Black Angel Investors Initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BWC Capital CEO and national chair of The Links Economic Empowerment Platform (LEEP) Bridget Chisholm was selected by Opportunity Hub (OHUB), the largest minority-owned multi-campus entrepreneurship center and tech hub in the U.S., to moderate and co-host two panels at the SXSW annual conference.

Yogi Law Launches Black Yogis Matter to Amplify Voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Color

HOUSTON, Texas, March 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yogi Law is proud to announce the launch of Black Yogis Matter, an online platform created to amplify the voices of black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) yoga and wellness professionals and help them succeed.

‘Ancient Black Civilizations Matter’ – Brand New Book, Explores Black Lives in Classical Civilizations and Embraces the Healing Power of History

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia, Canada, March 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Procopius Canning, historian and creator of the scholarly award-winning web sites Timeline: Ancient Rome, and Gladiator: The Real Story, announces the publication of “ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!” (ISBN: 979-8696570037), a deeply researched popular survey history of Blacks and Black culture in the ancient classical world.

Mocha Media, A Black Woman Owned Multi-Media Publishing Company, Launches the Second Season of the ‘Literary Lounge by Mocha@MLK’

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mocha Media, a Black Woman Owned Multi Media Publishing Company, announces the season two launch of the “Literary Lounge by Mocha@MLK” in partnership with the MLK Library in Washington D.C.

Stand with Georgia Virtual March Will Launch Black Youth Vote Georgia Campaign to Fight Biased Voter Suppression Laws and Promote John Lewis VRAA

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Youth Vote Georgia (BYV GA) will host the intergenerational Stand With Georgia Virtual March to launch “Don’t Bother My Ballot,” a youth-led campaign to fight oppressive voter suppression laws recently introduced by Georgia legislators and to promote the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Monument to an African American Patriot Drummer? You Bet!

BEAUFORT, S.C., Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Georgia American Revolution Preservation Alliance, if one battlefield archaeologist had his way, the first monument placed on the newly preserved Battle of Beaufort, SC site would not be to the two signers of the Declaration of Independence who also fought there.

California Black Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Minority Contractors / Northern California Chapter Partner to Build Advocacy for M/WBE Construction Trades

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new year is off to an industrious start with Jay King, CEO and President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC), announcing a statewide partnership with the National Association of Minority Contractors, Northern California (NAMCNC), under the direction of its Northern California Chapter President, Pete Varma.

‘Can’t Look Away: Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle’ New Docuseries Released by the Gund Gallery to Celebrate Black History Month

GAMBIER, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College is pleased to announce the release of the first episode in the new docuseries “Can’t Look Away: Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle.”

Book Release: ‘Say Their Names, 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Campaign Justice announced today that Black History Month is not only a time of recognizing the accomplishments of African-Americans, but is also a time to brighten the spotlight on systemic racism within law enforcement. “Say Their Names: 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement” (ISBN: 979-8570456860) is a newly released reference book which documents the stories of a few who have lost their lives during a brush with police.

Join Top Speakers and Industry Leaders Virtually at The National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ Winter Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), an organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments, will feature an impressive roster of keynotes, presenters and panels for their virtual Winter Summit Building Blocks for a Better Future, February 24-26, 2021.

New African American Romance Book about Real-Life Relationships for a Change

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “I Forgot to Love Her” (ISBN: 978-0578805771; paperback) is a new urban romance novel by author Kenesha Collins, about the trials and triumphs of falling in and out of love.

Children’s Chorus and Rap Artist Tell Maryland ‘Sing a New Song!’

BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Members of the Children’s Chorus of Maryland and a Baltimore rap artist have teamed up with the racial justice podcast Trouble4Good to urge the Maryland General Assembly to change the pro-Confederate Maryland state song.

YUNG Citizen Champions Message of Injustice and Inequality With Latest Song and Music Video, ‘Brown Butta’

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Citizen Music Group wants you to know and follow Christopher “YUNG Citizen” Williams, Charlotte (N.C.) native, and you will discover someone deeply passionate and committed to raising awareness to the injustices and social inequities that exist in society today.

International Black Business Museum Created to Honor the Genius of Black Entrepreneurs and Inventors

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Dec. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Look out! The International Black Business Museum is here. The IBBM is the first and only museum in the world of its type, a repository that will enshrine the monumental accomplishments of Black entrepreneurs and inventors in the United States and other countries of the world.

Kick-Off of John Lewis Good Trouble Marches and Votercades Through Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – MEDIA ADVISORY — Just a day before they must fight in court against the purging of Georgia voters, the Transformative Justice Coalition and Rainbow PUSH Coalition will join the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, community leaders and organizers from across the state for a press conference to kick-off the John Lewis “Good Trouble” March and Votercades to mobilize voters for the U.S. Senate runoff races and Public Service Commission race on Jan 5, 2021.

Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda Expands GOTV Activities for Georgia Senate Runoff Amid Ongoing Efforts to Disenfranchise Black Voters

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ongoing efforts to suppress and invalidate the voices of Black voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia have galvanized the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda), Clayton County Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and other groups to register, educate and mobilize voters for the upcoming Senate runoff elections.

Aussie CEO Damon Tindall Launches Ambitious Post-Election Black Education Plan for African-Americans

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Damon Tindall, an Australian CEO and founder of Black My Business, just announced a major Crowdfunding initiative to help fund 1,000 full tuition African-American scholarships by December 25, 2020. In the wake of the Democrats’ victory, Tindall has seized the opportunity to initiate meaningful action in support.

Controversial Video on Racism in the U.S. Causes Stir – Amelia Ray and ‘Hamilton’ Drummer Jake Wood Discuss the Making of ‘Hambone Says’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT, Amelia Ray, Jake Wood and Bay Area cinematographer Peggy Peralta will host a Zoom discussion on the making of “Hambone Says,” the video that uses contemporary past aesthetic to explore racism, rage and role reversal in the United States.

Troy Gathers Publishes His New Book ‘African World History’ Amid America’s Racial Divide

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his newly released book “African World History” (ISBN: 979-8669353353) author Troy Gathers seeks to bring a calm to America’s storm. According to Troy Gathers of BE YOU PUBLISHING, the year 2020 will forever leave a permanent blemish in our lives. Not only are we still in the middle of a global pandemic, but we are approaching one of the most controversial Presidential Elections in modern times.

Mocha Media Inc. Launches its New Publishing Division with the Announcement of EAT TO LIVE: A POST PANDEMIC LIFESTYLE by Four Time New York Times Best Seller Russell Simmons

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mocha Media Inc. launches its Publishing Division with the announcement of the upcoming book “Eat to Live: A Post Pandemic Lifestyle” (Mocha Media Inc., Hardcover: On Sale: December 22, 2020; $29.99; ISBN: 978-0999158456) by four Time New York Times Best Selling Author, Russell Simmons.

Folklore Urbano NYC launches ‘Black is Beautiful’ – the first single off its new album ‘El Barrio Project-SALSA’

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — During this time of confinement, while much of the artistic community has been greatly impacted, the cultural institution Folklore Urbano NYC has made great strides in crystallizing its mission to create universal and inclusive music and bring joy through the power of the arts.

MansMark Records Releases Sikiru Adepoju’s ỌPẸ Album (Gratitude)

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MansMark Records announces the much-anticipated ỌPẸ Album, a debut by Nigerian Grammy-winning recording artist and percussionist, Sikiru Adepoju is out! The official release of ỌPẸ (Yoruba-Nigeria word for Gratitude) follows the unveiling of three appetizing singles.

DIGITAL LOVE by Physician and Musician V. Tiarrá Released Highlighting Relationships In The Digital Age

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — R&B Fusion Artist V. Tiarrá just released her newest hit video for her single, “Digital Love,” just as her prior single, “Batter Up,” a lyrical critique to the many issues U.S. Citizens face as politicians “politick” and use their constituents for their own political power, was featured at the 2020 Democratic Party of Miami-Dade’s Blue Gala.

National Initiative Vows to Close Racial Wealth Gap and Provide Ongoing Support and Resources to Black Businesses and HBCUs

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 31 Days and Beyond is a national initiative designed to bring awareness, support, and resources during a tumultuous time in America that has caused 41 percent of Black-owned businesses to close their doors due to COVID-19 compared to just 17 percent of white-owned businesses.

From Murderers to Ministers

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ministers II Society is a Community Activist organization and Music group, that was formed by inmates in a maximum security prison. Their Name creates a certain culture lure, as does their unified goal of transforming themselves from “Murderers to Ministers.”

New Publishing Company Brings Rich Stories of Africa to the Young and Young at Heart

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former high school teacher, university adjunct and current curriculum developer manager for higher institutions, Joan Cheboswony is the founder of Worlds Unknown Publishers, a new self-publishing firm created to provide a platform for sharing stories about Africa, her people, cultures, and expansive natural beauty.

Public Narrative to put on Celebration of Change

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m., Public Narrative will introduce new partners and a fresh approach to changing narratives, in the first-ever Celebration of Change. Registration is free for this online event. The annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards, originally intended for this date, has been postponed to 2021.

Groundbreaking New Public Television Series Features Afro-Latino Cultures Through the Lens of Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Haas Media LLC announces Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas, a new travel series on public television, premiering with a two-part special featuring Costa Rica this September on Public Television Stations nationwide, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hitmaking Brothers Bill Moss, Jr. and J Moss Join Forces in New Music Video

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a nostalgic throwback to their gospel heritage and beginnings as the dynamic “Moss Brothers,” Detroit-based Salathiel Records has released the music video for the new single “Testimony of Praise” by brothers and celebrated recording artists Bill Moss Jr. and J Moss.