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City of Atlanta Welcomes 20th Annual NFL-Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
January 10, 2019
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms officially welcomed the 20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC) to Atlanta during a press conference today at City Hall with officials from the NFL, the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, Boys & Girls Club of America and Radio One in attendance.  ... read more »
World’s Largest Independent Reggae Label VP Records Celebrates  40th Anniversary
January 10, 2019
VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, announces a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. The year will feature a variety of music and cultural events, products, historical exhibits and experiences, in Jamaica, across the U.S., Toronto, Canada and London, England.  ... read more »
Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony at State Farm Arena
January 8, 2019
Grammy® Award-Winning Platinum hip-hop Artist Snoop Dogg brought his Puff Puff Pass Tour  to The State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. on January 5. The incredible night in hip-hop included performances by Uncle Snoop’s army. ... read more »
Historically Black Schools in Georgia See a Surge in Giving
December 20, 2018
Private giving to the nation's 101 accredited historically Black colleges and universities increased about 21 percent in the two most recent years of available information, from $265.2 million to $320.6 million, according to federal data. ... read more »
In Defeat, Abrams Emerges as Leading Voting Rights Advocate
November 22, 2018
The Georgia Democrat, who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America’s first Black female governor, refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams took an unapologetically indignant tone that established her as a leading voting rights advocate. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette-Kanye West ‘Think for Yourself Man!’
October 25, 2018
Kanye Omari West: American rapper/singer/songwriter/record producer/ entrepreneur/fashion designer was born 1977 in Atlanta, raised in Chicago, Kanye first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for recording artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris and Alicia Keys. ... read more »
Todd Tucker and Kandi Attend Melissa “DJ M” Scott’s and Desiree Perez’s Engagement Party
September 17, 2018
Melissa Scott best known as LGBTQI nightlife promoter and founder of “Traxx Girls,” is engaged to beauty consultant Desiree Perez. ... read more »
Photo of the Day: Sistahs in Business Expo Heads To Atlanta
August 30, 2018
After successful stops in Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and Columbia, SC, the SIB Expo is ready to teach, embolden, and inspire Atlanta participants and guests with power-packed panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an all-around enlightening experience. ... read more »
Sistahs in Business Expo Celebrates Atlanta’s Entrepreneurial Women of Color
August 30, 2018
The Sistahs in Business Expo (SIB Expo) will make the final stop of its 2018 tour in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 13.  The all-day event will take place from 10am – 4pm EST at the DeKalb Conference Center, located at 495 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston. ... read more »
Morehouse College President Starts Freshman Year in Dorm
August 16, 2018
David Thomas, the first leader in 50 years who isn't an alumnus _ moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to get a taste of what life is like for first-year students of the prestigious historically black school in Atlanta. He'll be staying at Graves Hall, the oldest building on campus that once housed the entire college. Although he won't have a roommate, he'll be sharing the floor with students. ... read more »
Skirball Cultural Center Announces its Twenty-second Annual FREE Summertime Outdoor Concert Series
The Skirball Cultural Center announces the lineup for its twenty-second annual free summertime live music series, Sunset Concerts. This year’s artists showcase local and global influences from Malawian Nyanja Vibes, socially conscious R&B, psychedelic dream-pop, and Afro-Americana to experimental indie rock and Ethiopian funk. In addition to pioneering new sounds inspired by their own cultural identities and traditions, they utilize their art to bridge communities. Presented every summer since 1997 in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside setting, Sunset Concerts features both emerging and established talents, drawing music fans from across greater Los Angeles. ... read more / view event »
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Celebrates 34th Anniversary
July 26, 2018
“The greatest show on dirt!” --famously known as The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo-- celebrated its 34th Anniversary at the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry on July 20-21st. The nearly sold-out rodeo combined country western fun and African American cowboy culture. ... read more »
Prominent Civil Rights Leader John Mack Remembered
July 12, 2018
A prominent leader wherever he went, Mack was well known for his transformative work with the Los Angeles Urban League, which he revitalized and used to aid 100,000 people annually. He made a tremendous impact on the Los Angeles community and others around the nation. His legacy stretches from Washington, D.C. to Michigan, from Atlanta to North Carolina. Mack’s activism and dedication to improving the livelihood of others was mentioned throughout the service.  ... read more »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
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