African American Interest News - Page 5

Page 5 of African American Interest News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. Statement on NAACP

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to reports in the national press, the NAACP is suffering financial problems and is closing some operations, including all regional offices, and is making staff reductions of 40-percent. SCV Commander-in-Chief Christopher M. Sullivan issued the following statement (continued).

Media Advisory: Jamestown Settlement Denies Free Speech Permit to Black/Indian Jamestown Opponents

JAMESTOWN, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) announces news conference Mon. May 7th, 5pm (2007). Rally organizers to file lawsuit in Federal court for 1st amendment demonstration rights to oppose Jamestown’s 400th Anniversary on May 11th and 12th.

Does the News Media Patronize the Black Community? asks United Voices for a Common Cause

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of ‘Bury that Sucka’ (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so.

Blacks for Economic Security Today – Black Group TV Ads Blast Cardin and Ford as Bad for Black Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blacks for Economic Security Today (BEST) have released two television advertisements designed by black voters to reach black people. The two ads blast Maryland Senate Candidate Ben Cardin and Tennessee Senate Candidate Harold Ford as bad news for black voters. The ad calls out Cardin for his dismal voting record for blacks as well as his taking for granted the black vote in Maryland.

ABFE Announces the Inaugural Class of Connecting Leaders Fellows

NEW YORK, NY – Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) recently announced the names of ten fellows who will participate in the 2005-2006 Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program. This fellowship is the cornerstone of ABFE’s multi-year initiative to develop the next generation of leaders in philanthropy and to significantly increase philanthropic resources that are targeted to meet the challenges of Black communities.

Hip Hop and Business Worlds Collide to Motivate Urban Youth

CHICAGO, IL – April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bad Boy recording artist Chopper, a.k.a. Young City of the worldwide platinum rap group ‘Da Band,’ recently signed on as the spokesperson for Rap Snacks Pork Skins and Cracklins, a new product line being launched by the Chicago-based Evans Food Group and Rap Snacks, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia. ‘Making The Band’s’ (MTV) Chopper and Kwame Jackson from ‘The Apprentice’ (NBC) join forces to promote new line of Rap Snacks and entrepreneurship through multi-city promotional concerts.

Demanding Accountability: Youth Visit State Representatives to Prepare for BYV! Leadership Conference

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

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

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.