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IDIL VICE Fashion Opens Luxe Flagship Women's Clothing Boutique in Oakland, California

IDIL VICE Fashion Opens Luxe Flagship Women's Clothing Boutique in Oakland, California

Women's ready-to-wear streetwear clothing label IDIL VICE has opened its first retail boutique nestled in the Glenview district in the Oakland hills, California; the hometown of one part of the women- and black-owned, photographer-husband and fashion-designer-wife duo; not on the concrete of Manhattan, where Idil's namesake line debuted in 1995. The new boutique takes up residence in a historic Tudor house that recalls the designers’ Swiss Native roots. - August 11, 2022 - IDIL VICE

Afromaha and Lozier Present Afro Fest Omaha

Afromaha and Lozier Present Afro Fest Omaha

Afromaha and Lozier proudly present the fourth annual Afro Fest Omaha on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 2pm-10pm at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. This family-friendly event returns to celebrate Omaha’s diversity and is the area’s largest showcase of African and Afro culture,... - August 10, 2022 - Afromaha

Hip Hop Icons DJ Drama, CeeLo Green, Twista, Dead Prez and EPMD Auction Rare Memorabilia with the Launch of KIRPA

Hip Hop Icons DJ Drama, CeeLo Green, Twista, Dead Prez and EPMD Auction Rare Memorabilia with the Launch of KIRPA

Until now, pop culture lovers had no way to buy memorabilia from their favorite celebrities like CeeLo Green, Twista, EPMD, Dead Prez, DJ Drama, and others. KIRPA Auction House is the first to make these iconic collectibles available to the public. - August 09, 2022 - KIRPA

Alan Roger Currie to Resume His Face-to-Face Coaching Sessions with Clients

Alan Roger Currie to Resume His Face-to-Face Coaching Sessions with Clients

Alan Roger Currie, the first African-American Dating Coach in the world, will resume his One-on-One/Face-to-Face Coaching Sessions with clients beginning in October of this year. Currie is the author of a number of books including "Mode One" and "No FREE Attention," and is a popular YouTuber specializing in dating & relationships advice for single heterosexual men, women, and married & unmarried couples. Currie also offers advice in the area of BDSM and Polyamory. - August 05, 2022 - Mode One Multimedia, Inc.

Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project Announces the Appointment of Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha to Its Board of Directors

Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project Announces the Appointment of Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha to Its Board of Directors

Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project (DSMAP), a national leader in maternal health, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES to its Board of Directors. “I am ecstatic that Dr. Ndidi is joining our team. I met her several years ago through my... - August 02, 2022 - Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project

Women Who CAN Holds Largest Cannabis Event Highlighting Women of Color

Women Who CAN Holds Largest Cannabis Event Highlighting Women of Color

Women Who CAN Business Expo, now in its forth year, is the largest one day event showcasing speakers and businesses owned by women of color in the legal cannabis industry. - July 30, 2022 - Women Who CAN

TCT Television Continues to Expand Television Ministry Now in the Los Angeles Market with Station KDOC-TV

TCT Television, one of the largest independent Christian television broadcasters, added to its reach with further expansion into the Los Angeles, California Market. The latest station to join the Network is KDOC-TV, which serves Los Angeles, the #2 DMA in the country, as a full-service television... - July 29, 2022 - TCT Ministries

BAPS Publishing Relaunches Best Selling Author Bolaji Ajayi

BAPS Publishing Relaunches Best Selling Author Bolaji Ajayi

Entrepreneur Turned Author, Turned Executive Producer for an Upcoming Animation Series, Based on the 1st African Action Superhero, Akiti the Hunter. - July 26, 2022 - Bolaji Ajayi

Registration Now Open for Dominique Betts-Payne's Business Course, Trailblazer Unlocked

Registration Now Open for Dominique Betts-Payne's Business Course, Trailblazer Unlocked

Dominique Betts-Payne the woman who is changing lives through her passion. - July 05, 2022 - Trailblazer Unlocked

TrialX Launches a DEI Toolkit Within iConnect Platform to Tackle Diversity Challenges in Clinical Trial Recruitment

TrialX Launches a DEI Toolkit Within iConnect Platform to Tackle Diversity Challenges in Clinical Trial Recruitment

To overcome barriers to participation of diverse populations in clinical trials, TrialX launches a toolkit for sponsors and sites to create an end to end multilingual experience for patients. - June 21, 2022 - TrialX

AfroBrainiac Media, Inc. Launches Ed-Tech Company to Transform S.T.E.A.M. Education

AfroBrainiac Media, Inc. Launches Ed-Tech Company to Transform S.T.E.A.M. Education

The company combines Afrofuturism and digital technology to engage a new, diverse generation of S.T.E.A.M. learners. - June 19, 2022 - AfroBrainiac Media, Inc.

BLAE GROUP LLC Hosts Virtual Summit for Black Female Entrepreneurs

Honored by the 2022 Webby Awards as the Best in Business & Finance. - June 10, 2022 - BLAZE GROUP LLC

Race Unity Day Conference Announced

The Bahá'ís of Scottsdale will be hosting a conference themed “Social Transformation and Promoting Race Amity in Education.” - June 09, 2022 - The Bahá'ís of Scottsdale

New York City Small Business Owner Victoria Brannigan Chosen to Attend Meta Boost Gather in Washington, DC

New York City Small Business Owner Victoria Brannigan Chosen to Attend Meta Boost Gather in Washington, DC

Victoria Brannigan, CEO of the Queen's Lovely Things, a New York City small business, was honored to attend Meta Boost Gather, all expenses paid, and to speak with Senator Gillibrand's office at the Capital and have the networking opportunity to meet 500 other small businesses. - June 02, 2022 - The Queen's Lovely Things

Embracing Diversity Through the Culinary Arts, Music, and Culture

Embracing Diversity Through the Culinary Arts, Music, and Culture

Join Miami-Dade Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert, III, the Hungry Black Man, the Center for Black Innovation, and the City of Miami Beach for the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival which showcases the culinary skills and creations of some of the nation’s most celebrated black chefs and culinary artists. Attendees will have food encounters with chefs like Carla Hall, Marcus Samuelsson, Robert Butts, Christian Bell, Andrew Lloyd, Kris Kofi, Raheem Saley, Troy Tingling and Deborah VanTrece. - June 01, 2022 - The Center for Black Innovation

Douglas Bell’s Debut Novel, “Cake Walk,” Receives Praise from Transgender Readers

Douglas Bell’s Debut Novel, “Cake Walk,” Receives Praise from Transgender Readers

Riveting story of authentic love, loss, and family with an underlying message that confronts conformity and promotes radical self-acceptance. - May 26, 2022 - Douglas Bell Books

Judson Press Book Examines Cultural Impact on Youth Faith Formation in Congregations

Judson Press Book Examines Cultural Impact on Youth Faith Formation in Congregations

Faith Formation and Christian Education experts Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield and Dr. Denise Janssen collaborate to provide a research-based, practical resource to aid faith communities seeking improved relevance and relationship with African American youth. Based upon research and personal... - May 25, 2022 - Judson Press

Community Family Life Services Hosting 3-Day Virtual Conference on Serving Moms in Crisis, with a Focus on Criminal Justice

Community Family Life Services Hosting 3-Day Virtual Conference on Serving Moms in Crisis, with a Focus on Criminal Justice

From June 7-9, the Community Family Life Services (CFLS) Speakers Bureau will hold its second national MORE THAN Conference, a survivor-led virtual series on the intersection of domestic violence, race, poverty, the criminal justice system, and motherhood. Attendees can earn up to 13 CEUs approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886880865-4332). - May 25, 2022 - Community Family Life Services

Agbeyegbe Hays Appointed Chair of AICPA’s PCPS Executive Committee

Agbeyegbe Hays Appointed Chair of AICPA’s PCPS Executive Committee

Agbeyegbe Hays is the first sole practitioner and the first Black female CPA to chair the PCPS Executive Committee. - May 23, 2022 - Hays CPA

American Association of Community Colleges Elects Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall to National Board of Directors

American Association of Community Colleges Elects Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall to National Board of Directors

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has elected Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall to its board of directors to represent the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA). Dr. Hall will serve a three-year term, effective July 1, 2022 – June... - May 13, 2022 - Southwest Tennessee Community College

2022 Juneteenth Golf Classic Benefiting the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Partners with Dallas Mavericks as Presenting Sponsor

2022 Juneteenth Golf Classic Benefiting the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Partners with Dallas Mavericks as Presenting Sponsor

The Juneteenth Golf Classic is proud to announce the Dallas Mavericks as the presenting sponsor for the 2022 Juneteenth Golf Classic. The Classic will take place on Monday, June 20, 2022, at the Golf Club of Dallas. The Dallas Mavericks will support the 2022 Juneteenth Golf Classic under their Mavs... - May 10, 2022 - Juneteenth Golf Classic

Juneteenth Art x Culture Festival in Los Angeles

Juneteenth Art x Culture Festival in Los Angeles

Open Arms Food Pantry & Resource Center would like to invite you to celebrate the Emancipation of the Enslaved on June 19, 2022 at the beautiful Westchester Park from 10am-6pm. The day will be filled with festivities such as performing artists, live music, African Marketplace, Foodie Area of LA finest food vendors, African American book authors speaking and selling, Panel Discussion on Children Health + Literacy. - May 08, 2022 - LA Black History Month Festival

Shaw 3 Law Firm Has Been Accepted Into the American Immigration Lawyers Association, One of the Largest and Most Prestigious Immigration Association in the Country

Shaw 3 Law Firm Has Been Accepted Into the American Immigration Lawyers Association, One of the Largest and Most Prestigious Immigration Association in the Country

Shaw 3 Law Firm being part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association can now have the necessary resources to better serve the Immigration legal community. - May 06, 2022 - Shaw 3 Law Firm

BrightMa Inks Deal with Puregene to Empower and Propel American Minority Farmers Through the BrightMa Innovation Center

BrightMa Inks Deal with Puregene to Empower and Propel American Minority Farmers Through the BrightMa Innovation Center

To drive the impact of a circular economy, driven by cutting-edge research, financial equity, and cooperation, BrightMa Farms will break ground on The BrightMa. Innovation Center (“The BIC”) in Orangeburg, SC on April 29th, 2022. The center is the result of a new collaboration between... - April 28, 2022 - BrightMa Farms

Organizations Should Consider Educational Programming for the Juneteenth Holiday

Organizations Should Consider Educational Programming for the Juneteenth Holiday

Melaneyes Media, a Black-owned media company based in San Antonio, TX is encouraging organizations to host educational programming to honor the Juneteenth holiday. - April 25, 2022 - Melaneyes Media

Toyota Presents Atlanta Greek Picnic Celebrating HBCU’s Rich Tradition of Step Culture

Toyota Presents Atlanta Greek Picnic Celebrating HBCU’s Rich Tradition of Step Culture

Toyota Presents Atlanta Greek Picnic Celebrating HBCU’s Rich Tradition of Step Culture over a five day event in Atlanta June 8-12, 2022. - April 19, 2022 - Atlanta Greek Picnic

Youth Achievement Luncheon Presented by the 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, Inc.

Youth Achievement Luncheon Presented by the 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, Inc.

The luncheon is the North Metro Atlanta Chapter’s flagship fundraising event of the year. It serves as the culmination ceremony for the mentoring class of 2022 and is a great way to honor and showcase their mentees and their accomplishments. - April 18, 2022 - 100 Black Men of North Metro, Inc.

Black Birth Story Podcast, Birthright, Hosts “Restoration” Mental Health Healing Sessions for Victims of Birth Trauma Following Black Maternal Health Week 2022

Black Birth Story Podcast, Birthright, Hosts “Restoration” Mental Health Healing Sessions for Victims of Birth Trauma Following Black Maternal Health Week 2022

Birthright, a podcast about joy and healing in Black birth, is preparing to host its first “Restoration” episode—where Black birthing people who have experienced trauma in their birth times are paired with a perinatal mental health therapist for a healing journey. The special... - April 16, 2022 - Narrative Nation

Edwin Freeman Releases His Third Poetry Compilation Titled "Awake," Aimed at Inspiring Readers to Find Their Life’s Calling

Edwin Freeman Releases His Third Poetry Compilation Titled "Awake," Aimed at Inspiring Readers to Find Their Life’s Calling

Edwin Freeman releases his third compilation of poems titled “Awake,” which follows the release of his two critically acclaimed poetry compilations, “Enlightenment” released in 2010, and “Renewed” released in 2011. - April 14, 2022 - Edwin Freeman

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Levi Frazier Receives 2022 Carter G. Woodson Award of Merit

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Levi Frazier Receives 2022 Carter G. Woodson Award of Merit

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Levi Frazier was named the recipient of the 2022 Carter Godwin Woodson Award of Merit. - March 17, 2022 - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Historical Hidden Figure Who Helped Pioneer GPS Reveals Insights Into How She Revolutionized Technology Across the World

Historical Hidden Figure Who Helped Pioneer GPS Reveals Insights Into How She Revolutionized Technology Across the World

At 90 years old, Dr. Gladys B. West decided to share her memoir, "It Began with a Dream" to reveal how she rose from poverty on a small farm in Virginia, to becoming a mathematician leading to her instrumental part in inventing the Global Positioning System (GPS). In her book, she... - March 16, 2022 - Dr. Gladys B. West

Dr. Angela Butts Chester Talks Legacy and Family with Stardom 101 Magazine

International Motivational Speaker and Empowerment Coach teaches others to Pivot for Purpose and leave a legacy. - March 14, 2022 - Angela Chester International

"Insecure" Actress, Christina Elmore, and Trans Advocate, Kayden X Coleman, Featured in Season 2 Launch of Birthright, a Podcast About Joyful Black Birthing Experiences

"Insecure" Actress, Christina Elmore, and Trans Advocate, Kayden X Coleman, Featured in Season 2 Launch of Birthright, a Podcast About Joyful Black Birthing Experiences

Highly acclaimed podcast series, Birthright, extends mission to shift “doom and gloom” narrative in Black maternal health by centering joy and sharing positive Black birth stories. - March 11, 2022 - Narrative Nation

Colon Cancer Screening Rates in African American Communities are Low, but Second Generation FIT by Pinnacle BioLabs is Improving Adherence

Colon Cancer Screening Rates in African American Communities are Low, but Second Generation FIT by Pinnacle BioLabs is Improving Adherence

Medical inequality and racial disparities in the United States of America is real, and combined with a cancer who preys on African Americans at disproportionately high rates is devastating black communities. Preaching colonoscopy to a disadvantaged population - a population that has less access to quality healthcare than their white counterparts, a population that is historically under or uninsured, is at a minimum not helpful, and at worst negligent. - March 11, 2022 - Pinnacle BioLabs

The Citizen Science Lab Receives $75,000 Moonshot Grant to Create Experimental STEM Libraries

The Citizen Science Lab Receives $75,000 Moonshot Grant to Create Experimental STEM Libraries

Free volunteer-led community libraries will house science kits and experiments for children. - March 10, 2022 - The Citizen Science Lab

A Novel Review by Acclaimed Actress, Director, and Writer Anni Domingo

Winner of Myraid Editions First Novel competition, Anni Domingo provides an exclusive article about her just released novel, "Breaking the Maafa Chain." - March 10, 2022 - The African Magazine

Beneficial Content Debuts Book, "African American Inventor Package: The Unsung Heroes of Science and Innovation" by Author Philip Franklin

The company has launched the book which shines the spotlight on the scientific achievements and contributions of various black innovators who should hold center-stage in the US history narrative. - March 08, 2022 - Beneficial Content, LLC

From Trenton House Publishing: Children's Picture Book Broaches Era's Racist Attitudes and Actions/John Muir and the National Parks

From Trenton House Publishing: Children's Picture Book Broaches Era's Racist Attitudes and Actions/John Muir and the National Parks

Conservationist John Muir is lauded as Father of the National Parks, but is that the whole story? Nine-year-old Sophia travels back in time with a prospector and his trusty mule to discover Muir's love for nature (especially California's Yosemite region). Sophia also learns about the era's attitudes and mistreatment towards Native Americans. A "Must read" - P. Reefer, Reedsy Discovery Reviews. Now at Amazon and select booksellers. More info/author contact at CasettaKids.com - March 07, 2022 - CasettaKids LLC

AWHONN and Huggies® Provide Equitable Care in Nursing Resources to Benefit All Birthing Women

AWHONN and Huggies® Provide Equitable Care in Nursing Resources to Benefit All Birthing Women

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), with support from the Huggies® Brand through an educational grant, has launched the Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Framework, Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline, and Toolkit. These resources identify the essential aspects of respectful care needed to improve the birth experiences of people receiving health care in maternity settings and provide tools that providers can leverage. - March 04, 2022 - Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Fresh & Fit Cancels Interview with Alan Roger Currie That Was Scheduled for August 31, 2022

Fresh & Fit Cancels Interview with Alan Roger Currie That Was Scheduled for August 31, 2022

Dating Coach Alan Roger Currie, who was scheduled to be a guest on The "Fresh & Fit Podcast" on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, informed his followers and supporters that the interview has been canceled by Myron Gaines ("Fit") and Walter Weekes ("Fresh"). The Fresh & Fit Podcast has no plans at the moment to reschedule the interview. - March 03, 2022 - Mode One Multimedia, Inc.

Jamaican Actor Musician Everton E-Dee Dennis Wraps New Film, "Temperature Rising," and Readies New Album

Jamaican Actor Musician Everton E-Dee Dennis Wraps New Film, "Temperature Rising," and Readies New Album

E-Dee Dancehall Celebrity Ready got the world. - February 24, 2022 - Unseen Lab

220 Media & Marketing Announces New Publication from Casey Morris, PhD Illustrates Equity and Equality for Our Younger Generations

220 Media & Marketing Announces New Publication from Casey Morris, PhD Illustrates Equity and Equality for Our Younger Generations

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. Equality. These might be tough words for children ages six years through twelve years old. But are they? - February 19, 2022 - 220 Media and Marketing

Boynes Emerging Artist Award Partners with NoceFresca: Offering a Fully-Funded Artist Residency in Italy

Newest edition of the Boynes Emerging Artist Award opens in Feb. 2022, offering a three month artist residency in Sardinia, Italy for its growing international community of emerging artists. - February 11, 2022 - Boynes Emerging Artist Award Ltd.

Good Coworking Launches Brazen Scholarship for 2022, Supporting the Business Incubation & Growth of BIPOC + LGBTQIA Entrepreneurs

Good Coworking Launches Brazen Scholarship for 2022, Supporting the Business Incubation & Growth of BIPOC + LGBTQIA Entrepreneurs

Good Coworking announced the call for applications for year two of its Brazen Scholarship, which provides one year of coworking for an underrepresented entrepreneur who is in an incubation of growth phase of their business. - February 09, 2022 - Good Coworking LLC

Strather Academy Providing Black Wealth Matters Seminars During Black History Month

Strather Academy Providing Black Wealth Matters Seminars During Black History Month

Black Wealth seems to be a missing objective in American Black culture. Black Wealth does Matters and Strather Academy will give the tools needed to foster financial stability in urban communities. - February 01, 2022 - Strather Academy

African-American Senior on the Golf Team at Duke University, Quinn Riley, Joins Tribe X, the Community-Driven NFT Project That Exists to Impact Lives

Tribe X, the community-driven NFT project that exists to impact lives welcomes 22-year-old Quinn Riley, an African-American senior on the golf team at Duke University. The purpose of Tribe X is to simplify the use of and monetization of NFTs (or “non-fungible tokens”). With a total of 11,111 female avatars available, net mint proceeds will be donated to charity and reinvested back into serving the community of NFT holders. Riley discloses more on why he aligned with Tribe X. - February 01, 2022 - Tribe X

Lifetime’s "Saying Yes To Christmas" Star Romaine Waite Joins the CW Hit Series "Two Sentence Horror Stories" for Season 3

Lifetime’s "Saying Yes To Christmas" Star Romaine Waite Joins the CW Hit Series "Two Sentence Horror Stories" for Season 3

Romaine Waite (Saying Yes To Christmas) will appear in Season 3 of "Two Sentence Horror Stories" on The CW. The show is an award winning horror anthology series. Each episode explores primal and social fears. It dissects the horrific parts of society in creative and terrifying ways. The... - February 01, 2022 - Pisgarie Entertainment

UPS® and The Lonely Entrepreneur® Partner to Empower Diverse Entrepreneurs Across the US

Entrepreneurs to Receive 1 Year Free Access to Platform To Help Grow Their Business. UPS and The Lonely Entrepreneur (TLE), a non-profit that empowers individuals with entrepreneurial skills and support, have partnered to provide Black, Latin, Asian and women entrepreneurs throughout the country... - January 28, 2022 - The Lonely Entrepreneur

African American Owned Peer-to-Peer, Multi-Vendor Marketplace Enters the Fashion Resell Market

African American Owned Peer-to-Peer, Multi-Vendor Marketplace Enters the Fashion Resell Market

Thesuitexchange.com is the newest way to buy and sell new or lightly worn contemporary and luxury clothing, shoes, bags and accessories for resell enthusiasts, fashion icons and influencers. - January 25, 2022 - Thesuitexchange

5Ms Publishing Announces the Release of Inspirational, Cross-Cultural, Coming-of-Age Novel

5Ms Publishing Announces the Release of Inspirational, Cross-Cultural, Coming-of-Age Novel

5Ms Publishing, a publishing company focusing on giving exposure to Haitian and Caribbean culture, has announced the release of an inspirational, cross-cultural, coming-of-age novel titled “Out of the Darkness” by Haitian author Jeanne Fortune. - January 25, 2022 - 5Ms Publishing

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