Cellist Cremaine Booker responds to violence with special tribute

  “With the recent events that have happened in society, it has really taken a toll on me mentally/emotionally,” notes Cremaine.  “My heart is hurting and there’s nothing I can really say. So since music is the thing I know best I figured I’d just play. Here’s a bit of Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. Please follow Cremaine Booker – aka “That Cello Guy”  on Instagram and Facebook! Website: http://www.thatcelloguy.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/ThatCelloGuy15 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThatCelloGuy15/ r. “

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African Ambassadors gather in Washington, DC celebrate African unity and focus on the future

For two days, the African Ambassador Group hosted the 2016 African Day Celebrations in Washington, DC. This year’s event, themed “African Year of Human Rights with Emphasis on the Rights of Women,” brought together over 900 guests, representing 54 African member states at a gala evening of food and entertainment, co-chaired by H.E. Omar Arouna, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin and H.E. Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger. For the attendees, the spectacular gathering of African […]

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Sole Search: Melissa Harris-Perry and Ms. Foundation CEO Teresa Younger Talk Feminism and Footwear

  Source: Elle In activism and shoes, a good platform is priceless. ​ To get to know a woman, you could walk a mile in her shoes. But if you’re Melissa Harris-Perry, you can skip the trek and take her shopping for them instead. In new video series “Sole Search” on ELLE.com, Harris-Perry explores the intersections of race, gender, and footwear by sitting down with celebrities, newsmakers, and extraordinary-ordinary men and women as they try on shoes.

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  • In Springfield, MA — Innovation Night – Join us

    In Springfield, MA — Innovation Night – Join us

    To register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-am-innovation-night-tickets-26553420997

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  • In honor of Colonel Charles Young and Ret. General Colin Powell

    In honor of Colonel Charles Young and Ret. General Colin Powell

                           Photo Below: Left to Right:  Charles Blatcher, III, chairman, National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations, Dr, Charles A. Wash, director, National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center, James L. Gallestein, Esq., chairman, Maysville Cabin Committee and Honorable David Cartmell, Mayor of Maysville, Kentucky.    The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations passes the Baton to Retired General Colin Powell in the continued fight for an honorary Presidential promotion for the legendary Buffalo Soldier, […]

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  • Olympic fencers hope to get gold

    Olympic fencers hope to get gold

    New Yorkers Miles Chamley-Watson, Daryl Homer use different styles in quest for fencing gold at Rio Olympics 2016 U.S. Olympic team sabre fencer Daryl Homer, left, and foil fencer Miles Chamley-Watson pose at the Fencers Clubs in Manhattan. Check out the fantastic story in the Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/miles-chamley-watson-daryl-homer-aim-fencing-gold-rio-article-1.2714352 (Photo credit: James Keivom/New York Daily News)

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  • “Self-Care In Times of Black Trauma”: Mental Health Advocate Terrie M. Williams  Speaks Out About Black Trauma

    “Self-Care In Times of Black Trauma”: Mental Health Advocate Terrie M. Williams Speaks Out About Black Trauma

    “All that is required for the triumph of evil is that good men remain silent and do nothing.” Edmund Burke. With the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police officers, the Dallas shootings, and the growing racial divide within the country, it’s more important than ever for our communities to care for our mental health. According to Mental Health Advocate Terrie M. Williams, “To begin the healing process, we must be honest and candid […]

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  • Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county

    Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county

    What this report finds: Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s and in many states is up in the post–Great Recession era. In 24 states, the top 1 percent captured at least half of all income growth between 2009 and 2013, and in 15 of those states, the top 1 percent captured all income growth. In another 10 states, top 1 percent incomes grew in the double digits, while bottom 99 percent incomes fell. For the United […]

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  • Rwanda will take part in Miss World beauty pageant.

    Rwanda will take part in Miss World beauty pageant.

    For the first time in history, Rwanda will take part in Miss World beauty pageant. Miss Rwanda 2016 Jolly Mutesi will be the first beauty queen to represent the country at the international beauty pageant. While several African countries have participated in the past, it will be the first time for Rwanda to take part in the popular beauty contest which draws contestants from all over the world.The Miss World contest will be taped in December 2016. “This is an […]

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  • The RLJ Companies and Roth Capital Partners Launch RLJ Capital Markets, a Full Service Minority Owned Investment Bank and Brokerage Firm

    The RLJ Companies and Roth Capital Partners Launch RLJ Capital Markets, a Full Service Minority Owned Investment Bank and Brokerage Firm

    Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and The RLJ Companies, in collaboration with Roth Capital Partners (“Roth”)  announced that they have launched a full service minority-owned investment bank, RLJ Capital Markets, which will providecorporations with capital markets solutions that will enhance their ability to raise equity and debt capital, invest in their businesses, and pursue growth opportunities. RLJ Capital Markets provides resources in underwriting and placing equity and fixed income offerings, sales and trading, research and […]

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  • The Winters Group to Host Virtual Session that Addresses Race, Workplace Trauma during the age of #BlackLivesMatter

    The Winters Group to Host Virtual Session that Addresses Race, Workplace Trauma during the age of #BlackLivesMatter

    The Winters Group, a global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, announced today their plans to host a live, complimentary virtual learning lab entitled, “Trauma and Its Impact on the Workplace During the Age of #BlackLivesMatter.” The virtual learning lab is a part of their “Let’s Talk About It Series,” and is being hosted in response to last week’s killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police and the violent reactions that followed. “Over the past few […]

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  • U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Present Eric Holder with Leadership Award at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) 40th Anniversary Training Conference and Exhibition

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Present Eric Holder with Leadership Award at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) 40th Anniversary Training Conference and Exhibition

       The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) announced today that Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney General will introduce and present the NOBLE Eric H. Holder, Jr. Award for Leadership in Law Enforcement to its namesake, the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the 40th Anniversary Training Conference and Exhibition – Opening Plenary Monday, July 18, 2016 at Marriott Wardman Park.  The Opening Plenary Session will start at 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT. The annual conference is the year’s largest gathering of international black law enforcement executive’s attorneys, […]

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