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Alverne Ball and Craig Gore to Release Crime Comic "Crook County" for Sacramentum Press

Accomplished graphic novelist/comic creator Alverne Ball and screenwriter Craig Gore have teamed up to pen “Crook County,” a multi-issue comic series to be published next month by Sacramentum Press. - July 29, 2021 - Sacramentum Press

Transform Africa Announces Dr. Rollan Roberts II on South Sudan Delegation

Transform Africa Announces Dr. Rollan Roberts II on South Sudan Delegation

Transform Africa founder, His Excellency Dr. Rollan Roberts, has been appointed to the United States South Sudan Delegation along with former U.S. Ambassadors and Congresspeople to support the stabilization, sustainability and growth of the region. - July 26, 2021 - Courageous!

Center for Adoption Support and Education’s Training for Adoption Competency (TAC™) Program Expands to Support Families in Florida

Center for Adoption Support and Education’s Training for Adoption Competency (TAC™) Program Expands to Support Families in Florida

The Jockey Being Family Foundation (JBF) and Selfless Love Foundation (SLF) have come together to support the Center for Adoption Support and Education’s (C.A.S.E™) efforts to bring its nationally recognized Training for Adoption Competency (TAC™) program to Florida. The TAC... - July 26, 2021 - Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Statement from Family of Civil Rights Icon & Mathematics Teacher Bob Moses

Statement from Family of Civil Rights Icon & Mathematics Teacher Bob Moses

With great sadness, the family of Robert Parris Moses announces the passing of our husband, father, friend, and STEM educator. Before his passing, he expressed tremendous gratitude to all who are involved in the struggle for democracy and to those who supported his work to transform the conditions of Black people in our country. Moses was born January 23, 1935, and died the morning of July 25, 2021, in Hollywood, Florida. He was with family and his wife of 52 years, Janet. - July 25, 2021 - Family of Bob Moses

SIFTMedia 215 Granted Two Year Operating Grant from Independence Public Media Foundation

SIFTMedia 215 Granted Two Year Operating Grant from Independence Public Media Foundation

SIFTMedia 215, a Black & Latinx Women Filmmakers Collective of Philadelphia, was awarded $215,000 for operating expenses from The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) as part of their initiative to support organizations that lift up storytelling and creative expression as pathways for communities building power. - July 23, 2021 - SIFTMedia 215 Collective

Former City Councilwoman and CEO, Tawnya Morris, Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Southfield, Begins Summer Outreach Events & Gains Major Endorsements

CEO, Mechanical Engineer and former Councilwoman, Tawnya Morris, has launched a strong campaign against an incumbent, for Mayor of Southfield, Michigan. Her summer community campaign kick-off, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, is open to Southfield families and features food, music and games. The event will be held Saturday, July 31st at 12 noon at the Beech Recreation Center in Southfield. - July 17, 2021 - Tawnya Morris

Tennessee United for Human Rights Celebrates Mandela Day 2021 - Take Action, Inspire Change

Tennessee United for Human Rights spreads their message through educational tools, hard-hitting videos and inspirational messages. - July 17, 2021 - United for Human Rights

Atlanta Author Jay Welsby Sets the Stage for the Next Generation of Authors and Storytellers

The fact is many people had written him off. At one time, he may have written himself off. So, one can only imagine the story of the amazing transformation he made from a young Miami “dope boy” and former convicted felon to becoming one of the biggest and most influential authors in urban literature today. - July 14, 2021 - Jay Welsby

Sally Kirkland in New Orleans to Star in "The Walk"

Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner actress Sally Kirkland is in New Orleans shooting "The Walk." The racially charged drama also stars Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Piven, Terrence Howard, Justin Chatwin, Katie Douglas, Lovie Simone, Anastasiya Mitrunen, Maggie Wagner, Jim Gleason and Jay... - July 12, 2021 - Sally Kirkland

"Power" Star Joseph Sikora's Black Fox Productions Taps Writer Craig Gore to Adapt Crime Thriller "Everybody Pays"

"Power" Star Joseph Sikora's Black Fox Productions Taps Writer Craig Gore to Adapt Crime Thriller "Everybody Pays"

Joseph Sikora, best known as Tommy Egan on Starz’s “Power” franchise, has tapped veteran writer Craig Gore to adapt the book “Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder, and the Price of Truth.” - July 08, 2021 - Black Fox Productions

Is Alan Roger Currie "The G.O.A.T." of All Dating Coaches for (Single) Men?

Is Alan Roger Currie "The G.O.A.T." of All Dating Coaches for (Single) Men?

A few popular Black male YouTubers have been recently debating which dating coach for men offers the absolute best advice for today's single heterosexual man. A good number of them say it is Author and Dating Coach Alan Roger Currie, who is best known for his popular self-help book for men titled, "Mode One: Let the Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking" which is available on Amazon.com and Audible.com in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats. Currie has been offering dating advice since 1999. - July 02, 2021 - Mode One Multimedia, Inc.

Local Minority Small Business Advocate Selected as Member of the Class of 2021 Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leader Program

Local Minority Small Business Advocate Selected as Member of the Class of 2021 Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leader Program

Talibah Bayles, Founder & CEO of TMB Tax & Financial Services, has been selected as a member of the 2021 Class of 2021 Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leader Program. The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training initiative that specifically focuses on executives... - July 01, 2021 - TMB Tax & Financial Services, LLC

Seizing the Moment: Nod Head Records’ Dres Smuzic Helping Forge Path for LGBTQ Artists

Seizing the Moment: Nod Head Records’ Dres Smuzic Helping Forge Path for LGBTQ Artists

Young, Talented and Prepared, 23 year Old Dres Smuzic Looking to Rip Through Barriers in the Music Industry - July 01, 2021 - Nod Head Records

Tigerlily Foundation Receives Grant to Support Breast Cancer Advocacy Training Program

Tigerlily Foundation awarded $700k grant by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to launch community-based patient advocacy program to dismantle systemic barriers and end disparities for Black women facing breast cancer. - June 30, 2021 - Tigerlily Foundation

Hair Extensions of Houston Uses Custom-Blended Hair Extensions to Add Length and Volume to Hair

Hair Extensions of Houston Uses Custom-Blended Hair Extensions to Add Length and Volume to Hair

Hair Extensions of Houston provides the most natural-looking hair extensions for clients who wish to have longer and thicker hair. - June 30, 2021 - Hair Extensions of Houston

Hair Extensions of Houston Provides Safest Hair Extensions to Protect Hair from Damage

Hair Extensions of Houston Provides Safest Hair Extensions to Protect Hair from Damage

Hair Extensions of Houston uses the Euro loc system to safely install high-quality hair extensions without damaging natural hair. - June 28, 2021 - Hair Extensions of Houston

Reality TV Star Kimberly D. Worthy and Model Darryl “DC” Chambers Bring the #FreakoutChallenge to Social Media

Reality TV Star Kimberly D. Worthy and Model Darryl “DC” Chambers Bring the #FreakoutChallenge to Social Media

The #FreakoutChallenge is a fun new challenge that the entire family can partake in. You can also win money by participating in the challenge. - June 28, 2021 - Denise S'llure Publishing & Production Company, LLC

Tennessee United for Human Rights Commemorates Juneteenth with Virtual Messages

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. This year, Tennessee United for Human Rights observed the day with special messages online. - June 26, 2021 - United for Human Rights

Nod Head Records & West Coast Legend DJ Jam Collaboration

Nod Head Records & West Coast Legend DJ Jam Collaboration

DJ Jam known for being the DJ for Hip-Hop greats Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre has partnered with Nod Head Records to produce a Phoenix, AZ area artists collaboration. Jam is now a Phoenix resident and is eager to get involved with the community. - June 24, 2021 - Nod Head Records

"The Peach Pit Mask" by Sammi Yamashiro; Under the Confines of Abuse, a Survivor Paves Her Own Path Forward

"The Peach Pit Mask" by Sammi Yamashiro; Under the Confines of Abuse, a Survivor Paves Her Own Path Forward

To abusers, control is their strongest weapon. They are the masterminds of their game, and the players – the victims who have no say in how the rules are made – are incapable of redemption and escape or, at least, that is what abusers presume. In her debut poetry collection, "The... - June 21, 2021 - Sammi Yamashiro

Jovan Miller Speaks at Nation United Lacrosse Camp About Diversity in Lacrosse and Opportunities for Youth of Color to Earn College Scholarships

Jovan Miller, former professional lacrosse player, Syracuse University All-American, educator, and social justice speaker at Nation United Lacrosse Camp addressing student athletes about diversity in lacrosse and its opportunities for youth of color to earn college scholarships. - June 20, 2021 - Nation United Texas Lacrosse

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Shayla Kolheim Selected for Maxine Smith Fellows Leadership Program

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Shayla Kolheim Selected for Maxine Smith Fellows Leadership Program

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has selected Shayla Kolheim, director of Grants Development and Management at Southwest Tennessee Community College, to participate in the Class of 2021-22 Maxine Smith Fellows Program. “Ms. Kolheim is truly deserving of this opportunity. She is an... - June 12, 2021 - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Fatherhood is Redefined in Transformative Poetry Book, "A Son with No Father is A Book with No Author"

Fatherhood is Redefined in Transformative Poetry Book, "A Son with No Father is A Book with No Author"

Author Mario Reyes is celebrating fatherhood through education and edification with his first contribution to the literary world, “A Son with No Father is A Book with No Author.” In this hybrid of poetic short stories, Reyes gracefully, yet unapologetically, tackles complicated subjects... - June 09, 2021 - Mario "Papi Picasso" Reyes

Anthony Cherry is Going Viral with New Single "J-LO"

Anthony Cherry is Going Viral with New Single "J-LO"

Do You Know "J-Lo Without the Doe"? - June 08, 2021 - Anthony Cherry

Rev. Loretta Hives-Moody, M.Div. Showcased on the Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Rev. Loretta Hives-Moody, M.Div. Showcased on the Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Rev. Loretta Hives-Moody, M.Div. of Oakland, California has been showcased on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and high level of success in the fields of healthcare and ministry. Times... - June 08, 2021 - Strathmore Worldwide

Giving Health Partners with Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health to Study Delivery of Telemedicine Services to Low-Income, Uninsured Chronic Patients

Giving Health Partners with Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health to Study Delivery of Telemedicine Services to Low-Income, Uninsured Chronic Patients

Unique cooperative study being undertaken by Emory University and Giving Health to advance the reach and power of Telehealth for underserved communities. - June 05, 2021 - Giving Health Inc.

Newcomers, Kaz-N-Jam Productions Launch the "Relive the Legacy" Tour Along the Route of the Underground Railroad Through the Eyes of the Original Fisk Jubilee Singers

Newcomers, Kaz-N-Jam Productions Launch the "Relive the Legacy" Tour Along the Route of the Underground Railroad Through the Eyes of the Original Fisk Jubilee Singers

Author and Playwright, Jamima B. Jones, in association with Kaz-N-Jam Productions launch a historical tour departing from Nashville's Union Station on June 8, 2021 to promote the novel and stage production of "The Story of Jubilee," an epic tale; available on Amazon.com and numerous Podcast platforms. - June 04, 2021 - Kaz-N-Jam Productions

Therapist Develops a Self-Care Guide Tailored to Meet the Unique Needs of Black Women

Therapist Develops a Self-Care Guide Tailored to Meet the Unique Needs of Black Women

A self-care guide written by a Black Woman for Black Women is set to be released on July 30, 2021. - June 03, 2021 - Awakening Change Counseling Services LLC

Conference That Supports Economic Development for Women Launches GoFundMe Campaign

Conference That Supports Economic Development for Women Launches GoFundMe Campaign

Campaign to help with the expense of securing conference speakers such as Kevin Samuels and Iyanla Vanzant. - June 02, 2021 - eMediaCampaigns!

The Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.) is Opening a New Baltimore City Location

The Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.) is Opening a New Baltimore City Location

The Center for Adoption Support and Education™ (C.A.S.E.) is opening a new office in Baltimore, co-located with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) at 2923 E. Biddle Street. This new location will be dedicated to helping economically challenged adoptive, foster and... - May 19, 2021 - Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Pangea Properties Supports Ida B. Wells Educational Programming on Chicago’s WTTW

Financing provided through the firm’s nonprofit arm, Pangea Cares, went toward production of a documentary and website about the iconic civil rights leader, journalist and suffragist. - May 19, 2021 - Pangea Properties

AfricanCaterers.com Launches Its Online Marketplace to Help Customers Quickly Hire African Caterers

AfricanCaterers.com Launches Its Online Marketplace to Help Customers Quickly Hire African Caterers

AfricanCaterers.com announces the grand launch of the world's largest online marketplace for African catering services. Customers can use the AfricanCaterers.com marketplace to search and find the best African caterers near their local area for creating unique experiences and events featuring... - May 15, 2021 - African Caterers

Hope Seed Foundation Honors 20 Caregivers

"A caregiver needs care." Tasheba Gordon, a former caregiver of her mother for 7 years, wanted to honor those who care for others in the shadows. Most people don't even know what a caregiver is. Hope Seed Foundation is honoring 20 caregivers, 15 women, and 5 men, who were nominated by... - May 15, 2021 - Hope Seed Foundation, Inc.

Genesys Works Announces Selvon M. Waldron as Executive Director of Its National Capital Region Program

Genesys Works Announces Selvon M. Waldron as Executive Director of Its National Capital Region Program

Today, Genesys Works, a national youth workforce development program for promising high school students which creates a diverse talent pipeline for top U.S. employers, announced Selvon M. Waldron as executive director of its National Capital Region (NCR) program, which serves students in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia areas. - May 11, 2021 - Genesys Works - National Capital Region

Shocking Disparities Galvanize Maryland’s Child Advocacy Community; Advocates for Children and Youth Host Summit to Focus on Advancing Equity

Shocking Disparities Galvanize Maryland’s Child Advocacy Community; Advocates for Children and Youth Host Summit to Focus on Advancing Equity

With COVID-19 highlighting or exacerbating disparities, there are organizations and community members working to advance equity for all young people with bold, innovative solutions. This virtual Summit, featuring Chef Jeff Henderson award-winning chef and founder of the Chef Jeff Project, gives attendees a view into this transformational work through storytelling, research and advocacy approaches. - May 10, 2021 - Advocates for Children and Youth

Baumgartens Announces National Minority-Owned Business Certification

Baumgartens, an award-winning family business that provides school, home, and office supplies nationwide, has been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) and officially part of the National Minority Supplier Development Council... - May 10, 2021 - Baumgartens

Former Healthcare Executive, Tory Rohelia Launches Mango Mango Mango

Former Healthcare Executive, Tory Rohelia Launches Mango Mango Mango

Mango Mango Mango announces the launch of its hair care product line. All products in this hair care line are made with 100% all-natural ingredients and are carefully formulated to protect, moisturize and nourish natural coils without breaking the bank. Why Mango Mango Mango? The product contains... - May 07, 2021 - Mango Mango Mango

Clubhouse International Recipient of American Psychiatric Association’s 2021 Special Presidential Commendation Award

Clubhouse International Recipient of American Psychiatric Association’s 2021 Special Presidential Commendation Award

American Psychiatric Association Honors Clubhouse International at 2021 Annual Meeting - May 06, 2021 - Clubhouse International

Finding and Supporting Black Owned Businesses Just Got Easier; The Black 411 Will Help You Find Black Owned Businesses Fast, Simple, Immediate

Black Excellence Technology Group announces the relaunch of The Black 411. You now can find black owned businesses instantly. No more looking for directories, or on-line sites, or using all of your memory on your phone with apps. The Black 411 will help you find what you are looking for Simple, Fast, Immediate. - May 03, 2021 - Black Excellence Technology Group

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Points to “Glaring Health Disparities in Detroit”           in Discussion with Top Healthcare Leaders

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Points to “Glaring Health Disparities in Detroit” in Discussion with Top Healthcare Leaders

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, representing Michigan’s 14th congressional district, led a panel of healthcare leaders in a discussion on constricted access to social services. The virtual roundtable was co-hosted by CareAdvisors, a healthcare technology firm based in Chicago, and the National Association of Health Services Executives Public Policy Committee (Detroit Chapter). - May 01, 2021 - CareAdvisors

Dating Coach Defends Steve Harvey After Backlash from Women Regarding Platonic Friendships

Dating Coach Defends Steve Harvey After Backlash from Women Regarding Platonic Friendships

Can men and women remain "just friends" indefinitely? Radio and Television Star Steve Harvey says "No way," and Dating Coach Alan Roger Currie agrees. Recently, Harvey experienced a high degree of backlash from many women on social media - Twitter in particular - regarding a video clip of an interview from 2010 where Harvey explains that he does not believe men and women can remain "just friends only" for an indefinite period of time if the man finds his female "friend" physically attractive. - April 29, 2021 - Mode One Multimedia, Inc.

Saint James Holding and Investment Company Announces Acquisition of Victura Construction Group and Provides Shareholder Update

Saint James Holding and Investment Company Trust (SJT) announces that it has acquired Victura Construction Group, Inc. (OTC: VICT), a holding company focused on strategic acquisitions within the construction industry and provides updates to its shareholders. Management Commentary: Contract Mining... - April 28, 2021 - Saint James Holding and Investment Co.

Black Horseracing Film Poised to Finish First

Black Horseracing Film Poised to Finish First

Producers Unveil Plans for "PHOTO FINISH: The Race of the Century" - April 23, 2021 - James Walton Productions

Pastor Catrina L. Cook-McDonald Honored as a VIP Member for Two Consecutive Years by P.O.W.E.R.

Pastor Catrina L. Cook-McDonald Honored as a VIP Member for Two Consecutive Years by P.O.W.E.R.

Pastor Catrina L. Cook-McDonald of Pontiac, Michigan has been honored as a VIP Member for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021, by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Christian ministry. These... - April 14, 2021 - P.O.W.E.R. Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

Kukuza Fest: A Salute to Women to Feature Black Women in Family Music on April 10

Kukuza Fest: A Salute to Women to Feature Black Women in Family Music on April 10

Kukuza Fest returns on Sat, April 10, 2021, from 3 to 5 PM EST and will feature Black Women in Family Music. The lineup includes R&B sensation The Magic Jones, rockstar/producer bassist Divinity Roxx, LA-based songstress Snooknuk, and many others. The MC will be Arts Education Consultant and social media personality Joy Marilie. Kukuza Fest is the first-ever free, all-Black Family Music festival and series in the country. “Kukuza” means “amplify” in Swahili. - April 02, 2021 - The Uncle Devin Show

Black Women's Health Imperative Launches Be Seen, HBCU Student Anti-Tobacco Grant Award Program

Black Women's Health Imperative Launches Be Seen, HBCU Student Anti-Tobacco Grant Award Program

Mobilizing Black Women Students to live Socially, Emotionally, Empowered - Unapologetically Smoke-Free - March 31, 2021 - Black Women's Health Imperative

Community Advancement Initiative, Inc. and Calling Card Books Announce the Release of "Black Moms Can: Organizing for Economic Empowerment" by L'Fonzo Cameron

Community Advancement Initiative, Inc. and Calling Card Books Announce the Release of "Black Moms Can: Organizing for Economic Empowerment" by L'Fonzo Cameron

"Black Moms Can," released today, focuses on fighting for the economic and social sustainability of Black families. Black Americans have consumed centuries fighting against the horrors of racism. "We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I know that we will win. But I've come to believe we're integrating into a burning house." - Martin Luther King This book serves as both an apology to and support of Black Moms. - March 23, 2021 - M.P. Zarrella Books, Inc. DBA Calling Card Books and Z Girls Press

"Mode One" Author Sees Spike in Book Sales Due to YouTuber's Viral Video

"Mode One" Author Sees Spike in Book Sales Due to YouTuber's Viral Video

Author Alan Roger Currie recently experienced a spike in his book sales due to a viral video on YouTube that has garnered close to one million views in the last 21 months. Currie, who is a professional dating coach for men, saw his 2006 eBook version of "Mode One: Let the Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking" rise to #3 on Amazon.com in the category of "Communication Skills" and he saw his audiobook version of the same book rise to as high as the #15 best-selling book in the same category. - March 23, 2021 - Mode One Multimedia, Inc.

2021 Youth Achievement Celebration Presented by the 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, Inc.

2021 Youth Achievement Celebration Presented by the 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, Inc.

The Youth Achievement Celebration is the Flagship Fundraiser for the 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, Inc. and a great way to honor and showcase their mentees and their accomplishments. - March 22, 2021 - 100 Black Men of North Metro, Inc.

Cam Hill & Jamie R. Wright’s Discuss the Power of Overcoming on The Cam Hill Show

Cam Hill & Jamie R. Wright’s Discuss the Power of Overcoming on The Cam Hill Show

Jamie R. Wright, a great speaker, coach, activist, advocate and author, educated people about the rudiments of life on The Cam Hill Show recently in what many called a lifetime opportunity to learn about self-motivation, resilience, and perseverance. - March 12, 2021 - Jamie R. Wright, LLC

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