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Effie T. Brown is All In — Duly Noted — Making Moves Her Way!
May 24, 2019
I’ll do my best to try and paint a picture of film, digital and television producer Effie T. Brown, but it’s hard to do with just words. Brown is the reason Podcasts were invented, meaning that her tone often reveals what she’s really saying versus what you just heard her say. ... read more »
Representative Adriano Espaillat Votes to Pass Historic Equality Act to End Discrimination Against All LGBTQ Americans
May 24, 2019
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law.  The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
Everett Community College Offers Presidency to Daria J. Willis
May 10, 2019
The decision was made at a special board meeting Monday after a national search, a campus visit earlier this month with student, faculty, staff and community forums and an in-depth interview with the Board of Trustees. ... read more »
‘SOMEONE GREAT’ A New Excuse to Join Netflix!
May 9, 2019
According to details as provided by Netflix—the world has signed up for the streaming service.  I’m sure that’s not exactly, true there is one good reason to give the platform a whirl (you can cancel at any time) and that reason is the romantic comedy “Someone Great” which—hold on to your socks—great viewing for men and women and it’s so good (yes, it’s that good) that you will want to watch it more than once. ... read more »
A Conversation with ‘We Are The Heat’s’ Director Jorge Navas
May 3, 2019
In director Jorge Navas’ new film “We Are The Heat” (Somos Calentura) we explore the lives of Afro-Colombian dancers living in Buenaventura, one of Colombia’ poorest cities, and a hub of violence and drug trafficking.  So skilled a storyteller, Navas in part made the very city (Buenaventura) a character in the explosive drama. ... read more »
Experts: Reparations Are Workable and Should Be Provided
May 3, 2019
“With the racial divide stoked by President Donald Trump’s racial bias, the need for some healing among the races is a progressive and necessary policy and redress and reparations promote this healing so that we can move toward a less factionalized, less racially divided country,” Minami said. ... read more »
Ato Essandoh brings justice in CBS’s newest drama “The Code”
April 4, 2019
Essandoh jumps into a superhero, in June, in X-Men feature film “Dark Phoenix". ... read more »
Choice Canning Company, Inc. Recalls Chicken Fried Rice Products Due tto Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
March 15, 2019
Choice Canning Company, Inc., a Pittston, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.   ... read more »
New York Attorney Probing Trump Business Deals
March 14, 2019
New York’s attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump’s business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. ... read more »
NBA 2k League Tips Off 2019 Season on Tuesday, April 2
March 8, 2019
The NBA 2K League announced the competition structure for the 2019 season.  The 18-week season will begin Tuesday, April 2 with THE TIPOFF and will conclude Saturday, Aug. 3 with the 2019 NBA 2K League Finals.  The complete schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.  ... read more »
Prof. Hal and Dr. Bettye Walker Making History Opening The First Chapter of the National Space Society on the African Continent In Cape Town, South Africa
March 7, 2019
South Africa welcomed the opening of The first Chapter of theNational Space Society’s  (NSS) on the African Continent: The Cape Town Space Society(CTSS). Prof. Hildreth  (Hal) Walker, Jr. , the man that conducted the Lunar Laser Ranging Operations during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Dr. Bettye Walker worked tirelessly to bring the first Chapter of the US National Space Society to The African Continent and received a grand welcome. ... read more »
Rep. Underwood to Black Nurses: Go into Politics
February 22, 2019
Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) told a receptive audience of the nation’s leading African American nursing association that they should seriously consider entering the political realm. ... read more »
Our History Matters: The Untold Stories of African American ‘Hidden Figures’
February 8, 2019
Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1878. Major Taylor participated in his first bike race as a teenager. Shortly after, he moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to become a professional cyclist. Throughout his career, he received several world records from competing in races around the world but that didn’t stop the racist fans from throwing things at him and competitors trying to bump him off the track during his races. One competitor by the name of W.E. Becker choked Taylor until the police separated the two. ... read more »
Darrin D. Henson In BET’S Newest Series The Family Business
January 31, 2019
With three NAACP Image Award nominations, books, and accolades in choreography, it’s not hard to believe why Darrin D. Henson continues to excel in his acting career. He’s taking those acting skills to the television screen again with BET Network’s drama The Family Business. ... read more »
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