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.


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.

The Real J Israel Releases ‘No Pressure’ EP – Continues to Build Fan Base

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Real J Israel announces a new EP release, “No Pressure,” that includes previously-released singles, “Damn Good Man,” “Freaky Tonight” and four other tunes that are sure to excite listeners. Israel’s model is to give people music that they can feel.

Money Flows to Talent: Why HBCUs Must Fight to Attract More Top Ranked Black Student-Athletes

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In this third installment of the BWC Consulting’s series, the North Carolina-based black-owned economic development firm, with a history of working with black institutions of higher learning, discusses the significance of closing the economic gap between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Historically White Institutions (HWIs) by leveraging athletic programs.

Expat Entrepreneur Jewel Daniels Delivers a Blueprint to Thrive in a Post Global Pandemic World in New Book

ATLANTA, Ga., July 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most people currently face the pressing concern of how to move the needle from crisis to success during a global pandemic. “Three Sides of Every Crisis: Strategies to Sustain Business, Manage Your Career and Take Care of You” (ISBN: 978-0974999173) by Jewel Daniels offers a roadmap on how to pivot during an international economic tsunami.

Black Underrepresentation Worsens in Management, STEM Jobs

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Black Lives Matter and other protests against racial discrimination, discussions have broadened to include underrepresentation of blacks in management positions in the workplace. The latest job index data shows black underrepresentation in management occupations has worsened over the past three years, Dr. Nathan Hardy finds.

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Disproportionately Affecting Black Moms in America

COCKEYSVILLE, Md., July 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — June’s first-ever State of Black Mothers In America became the largest conference dedicated to this audience in the world, says event co-host Christine Michel Carter. With nearly 2,000 attendees, it surpassed the attendance of the previous title holder by more than three-fold.

Michael Jackson Tells His Own Story in Interactive Audio Book Filled with Intimate Voicemail Recordings

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dieter Wiesner, Michael Jackson’s former manager and friend, had many voice recordings from the pop icon, and sought a way to share them with others. “Michael Jackson: The Real Story” (ISBN: 978-1732181397), co-authored by Wiesner and Jah and published by Kingdomedia, is the result of that desire.

African-American Mother and Daughter Team Develop Solutions in New Cosmetic Lines

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Entrepreneur Raquel Riley Thomas and her 14-year-old daughter Maria Raquel Thomas have both started cosmetic lines to bring solutions to problems women and girls have. Raquel, an Army Veteran and former Pageant Queen, is the founder of Raquel Riley Thomas Beauty.

Black-Owned Private Equity Firm Offers Zero-Percent Interest Loans to Businesses of Color Impacted by COVID-19, Civil Unrest

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, North Carolina-based, black-owned private equity firm, Building Wealth & Communities (BWC) Capital, announced the launch of the BWC+invest Zero-Percent Interest Loan Program. Developed for small, emerging businesses of color across the country.

Bunk 57 Ministries Receives a $40,126 grant to reshape the lives of Minority Young Men

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bunk 57 Ministries has received a $40,126 grant from the Mecklenburg County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council to fund its Youth Discipleship Program for minority youth, young men ages 12-17.

Statement from The African Caribbean Chamber of Commerce on The Civil Unrest and State of Race Relations In America

DETROIT, Mich., June 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As a civic organization committed to racial and economic justice, the sustained outpouring of grief, anger and civil unrest sweeping our country and the globe serve as a stark reminder of not only America’s promises and ideals, but also its legacy injustices and shortcomings. Championing equality, diversity and inclusion, the African Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (ACCC) joins the global chorus of those sickened and appalled by the inhumanity we have witnessed.

Harlem Wizards Committed to Driving Equality, Fairness and Justice for All

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Harlem Wizards’ players, staff and support personnel want to express their deep sympathy to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. As an organization, it’s saddened to see the images of such heinous murders. This is very personal for the group as 90 percent of the players are people of color.

Part 1 of 4: COVID-19 and the Future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over 15 years, Bridget Chisholm and her team at North Carolina-based black-owned economic development firm, Building Wealth & Communities (BWC) Consulting, LLC has had first-hand experience with providing high-level financial solutions to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Los Angeles based civil rights advocacy institution, Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO weighs in on nationwide protests, calls for everyone to join the fight for change

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Brotherhood Crusade, a Los Angeles based, 52 year old civil rights institution, announced a statement today by President and CEO, Charisse Bremond Weaver, who weighed in on the recent protests in Los Angeles and across the country regarding police brutality and people of color.

George Floyd Memorial Bust Released for 3D Printing by Sculptors Daniel and Rodman Edwards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A memorial bust of George Floyd will be available to everyone supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests all over the globe. The George Floyd memorial bust 3D printing file is available for free at Sketchfab and is a presentation of love from the sculptors to the Floyd family and protesters at large, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

The Devil is in the Details: Black-owned BWC Capital Works to Demystify Federal Stimulus PPP Loan Forgiveness

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black-owned North Carolina-based investment firm, BWC Capital secured a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgivable small business loan during the first round of available funds several weeks ago.

BHERC ‘Operation Love’ Set to Deliver Mother’s Day Sunday Meals and Essential Goods to Homeless Families in Washington, DC and Baltimore

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) continues its “Operation Love” outreach Saturday May 9, and Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland targeting homeless families with “underlying” health and psychosocial conditions who have been extremely impacted by COVID 19 shelter in place mandates and need assistance.

African Youth Drug Prevention (AYDP) Project Presents Substance Abuse Impact Data in Washington State

SEATTLE, Wash., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., Union of Tigrean Women North America Seattle Chapter, a charitable non-profit organization supporting socio-cultural and educational causes of Ethiopians, invites the community to attend the African Youth Drug Prevention presentation of findings. The presentation will take place at the Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders (WSCACL) quarterly meeting via Zoom.

Sha Bandzz Donates Proceeds From ‘Watch Me Work’ to Coronavirus Cure

PERTH AMBOY, N.J., March 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Watch Me Work” – the EP Released February 1, 2020 – is the first project the industry gets to see from the new young artist Sha Bandzz. The long-awaited debut EP from Sha Bandzz “Watch me Work” is available now on your favorite source to purchase music online.

President Of The National Association Of Buffalo Soldiers And Troopers Motorcycle Clubs, Inc. Proclaims Their ‘National Day Of Service’

CHICAGO, Ill., March 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The President of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC), Nathan ‘Motown’ Mack has proclaimed March 14, 2020 their National Day of Service, whereby, all 118 Chapters, including their Chapter in South Korea, shall provide community service in their local communities.

TCF Bank Renews Partnership with the Michigan Chronicle to Invest $100,000 in Detroit Students and Educators

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TCF Bank announced today that it will renew its partnership with the Michigan Chronicle to provide scholarships to Detroit high school seniors through the Michigan Chronicle/TCF Bank S.W.A.G. (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) Scholarship Awards. For 2020, the bank will award scholarships between $5,000 and $20,000 per student to 15 awardees.

Prairie State College’s William Berkley Recognized with Annual JV Educational Consultants Award

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prairie State College (PSC) coordinator of Male Success Initiative (MSI) William Berkley recently was recognized with the 2019 Dr. Twitty J. Styles Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants.

The Nation’s Largest Track Series For Girls Produces World-Class Athletes and Exceptional Young Women

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dec. 14-16, 2019 — This weekend’s opening preliminary meet of the Colgate Women’s Games was the first event since the passing of its founder, Fred Thompson. Thompson’s contribution to the sport extended well beyond mentoring and coaching dozens of Olympians and world-class athletes.

The 2019 DangerMan Hero Awards Show and Concert Celebrates TV’s First Black Superheroes Actors Carl Lumbly and Simone Missick

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Fourth Annual DangerMan Hero Award Show and Concert will be super special this year! Among the numerous honorees for the night being acknowledged for their community activism are two celebrated thespians who have portrayed history making superheroes on television.

Rayah, The Royal Poodle Promotes Gender Equality and Healthy Learning and Working Relationships

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Vickie Cox Edmondson, an academic and management strategist, today announced that she has entered into a partnership with actress, Adrienne Unae to introduce Rayah, The Royal Poodle, LLC. to enhance the career opportunities and influence of girls and women of color.

Mirror Digital Announces Launch of the Reflect Beauty Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s largest multicultural digital ad network, Mirror Digital, advances the conversation on beauty equity with the debut of its groundbreaking beauty product showcase – the Reflect Beauty Awards.

Attorney Zulu Ali Discusses On-Air the Cost of Being a Black Lawyer Fighting for Justice

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Justice Watch Radio, a nationally syndicated radio broadcast airing on WCGO in Chicago, KSHP in Las Vegas, NBC affiliate KCAA in California, and via satellite on the GAB Radio Network; announces the release of an exclusive interview with its founder Attorney Zulu Ali, discussing the cost and consequences of being a black lawyer fighting for justice, and why black men are targeted by the justice system. (VIDEO)

Louisiana Appleseed to Host Community Forum in Alexandria to Address Household Debt

NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In June, Louisiana Appleseed released its report, “A Vicious Cycle: How Predatory Lending and Court Fines & Fees Continue to Trap Communities of Color in Debt,” which discusses its findings on financial stability in low-income and communities of color. As a part of a statewide tour to inform communities of these issues, Louisiana Appleseed is now taking these findings to Alexandria.

Foundation Created to Continue Legacy of Moses White

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Moses White Foundation has been created to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged in Tampa through youth advancement, community revitalization and individual empowerment. Known as a successful business owner throughout Tampa, Moses White was also a famed civil rights leader and community advocate.

Exploring Black and Afro-Latinx female identity with RESPECT: gallery exhibition, workshops, and discussions

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is delighted to announce the opening of “RESPECT,” an exhibition celebrating Black and Afro-Latinx womanhood. The art gallery exhibition and related public programs comprise the Fall season of “CelebrARTE,” Casita Maria’s arts and culture event series celebrating the South Bronx community and the art it has inspired.

Louisiana Appleseed to Host Community Forum in Lake Charles to Address Household Debt

NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In June, Louisiana Appleseed released its report, “A Vicious Cycle: How Predatory Lending and Court Fines & Fees Continue to Trap Communities of Color in Debt,” which discusses its findings on financial stability in low-income and communities of color. As a part of a statewide tour to inform communities of these issues, Louisiana Appleseed has spread this information in Lafayette and Shreveport and is now taking these findings to Lake Charles.

Louisiana Appleseed to Host Household Debt Community Forum in Shreveport

NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Louisiana Appleseed recently released its report, “A Vicious Cycle: How Predatory Lending and Court Fines & Fees Continue to Trap Communities of Color in Debt,” which discusses its findings on financial stability in low-income and communities of color. As a part of a statewide tour to inform communities of these issues, Louisiana Appleseed is now taking these findings to Shreveport.