NEW CNBC SERIES ‘CLEVELAND HUSTLES’ PREMIERING AUGUST 24

            NBA SUPERSTAR LEBRON JAMES AND BUSINESS PARTNER MAVERICK CARTER DRAFT A WINNING LINEUP FOR NEW CNBC SERIES ‘CLEVELAND HUSTLES’ PREMIERING AUGUST 24 AT 10PM ET/PTCNBC announced LeBron James’ and Maverick Carter’s selection of local judges and globally recognized c-suite host for the network’s highly anticipated unscripted primetime series, “Cleveland Hustles,” premiering ‪ Wednesday, August 24 at 10pm ET‪/PT. The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for investment to launch their […]

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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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  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY JOINS OWN’S POPULAR SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP WITH NEW DOCU-SERIES ‘THE BOOK OF JOHN’ (WORKING TITLE)

    PASTOR JOHN GRAY JOINS OWN’S POPULAR SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP WITH NEW DOCU-SERIES ‘THE BOOK OF JOHN’ (WORKING TITLE)

      OWN RENEWS POPULAR SATURDAY NIGHT DOCU-SERIES ‘FOR PEETE’S SAKE’ AND ORDERS ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF ‘WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S’   The OWN ( Oprah Winfrey Network) announced that  it has given an eight-episode series order to “The Book of John” (working title) from Leftfield Pictures, a weekly one-hour dramedy docu-series featuring the life of John Gray, associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s world-famous Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The series will join the network’s popular Saturday night programming lineup this spring. […]

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  • NAACP National President Cornell William Brooks Arrested After Sit-In with Youth

    NAACP National President Cornell William Brooks Arrested After Sit-In with Youth

    NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks was charged with trespassing by local police after refusing to leave a Congressman’s district office in southwest Virginia on Monday during a sit-in with the local NAACP Youth Council.The charges came after a six-hour, nonviolent protest calling for restoration of the Voting Rights Act in the Roanoke office of Representative Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. After refusing to leave the building, Brooks was cited by Roanoke Police Department […]

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  • Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit to Refocus Diversity on Ethnic Minority Growth

    Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit to Refocus Diversity on Ethnic Minority Growth

    The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund, proudly announces the 17th Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit to be held on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the MGM Grand Detroit Meeting and Events Center in Detroit, Michigan.  The Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit is the only forum that addresses the automotive industry in relation to people of color.  Each year, more than 500 automotive executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, dealers, consumers, government and elected officials, advertising agencies, automotive manufacturers […]

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  • Artist, Actor and Philanthropist COMMON Joins Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Artist, Actor and Philanthropist COMMON Joins Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    As students prepare to head back to campus this fall, Allstate Insurance Company is encouraging alumni and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to protect the legacy of HBCUs and their students by participating in the company’s annual Quotes for Education (QFE) program. In its eighth year, Allstate will donate up to $250,000 in scholarship funds to the Tom Joyner Foundation to assist students attending HBCUs. Between August 1 and November 30, 2016, Allstate will contribute $10 for every person who mentions “Quotes for […]

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  • Cathy Hughes Receives Double Honor at 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame

    Cathy Hughes Receives Double Honor at 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame

    Media Tycoon Cathy Hughes Gets Inducted into the 2016 Hall of Fame and Receives Music Living Legends Award The Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame announces Cathy Hughes, the Founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc., as one of its 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees and the sole recipient of its Music Living Legends Award. This double honor will be bestowed on the media mogul at the 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Ford Performing […]

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  • The Executive Leadership Council Celebrates 30 Years with One Million Dollar Gift to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The Executive Leadership Council Celebrates 30 Years with One Million Dollar Gift to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Organization of top global black executives joins founding donors with its $1 million gift to the museum and issues record number of scholarships in its 30th Anniversary year The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent organization of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, top-tier entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies, has given a donation of $1 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The donation was […]

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  • Mary Kay Entrepreneur and Harvard MBA Reaches Pinnacle of Success

    Mary Kay Entrepreneur and Harvard MBA Reaches Pinnacle of Success

    Mary Kay Entrepreneur and Harvard MBA Reaches Pinnacle of Success As Number One U.S. Independent National Sales Director Detroit, Mich. Native is First African American Woman to Achieve Position with Beauty Company What started as a small goal to make $200 extra dollars a month turned into a record-setting accomplishment and extraordinary success story for Mary Kay Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director Gloria Mayfield Banks. The Detroit, Mich. native is the first African American woman to hold the number […]

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  • Korn Ferry -Women in Most C-Suite Roles Dramatically Lagging Male Counterparts

    Korn Ferry -Women in Most C-Suite Roles Dramatically Lagging Male Counterparts

    Korn Ferry Analysis of Largest U.S. Companies Shows Percentage of Women in Most C-Suite Roles Dramatically Lagging Male Counterparts LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A new analysis of the top 1,000 U.S. companies by revenue finds the percentage of women in most C-Suite positions is dramatically lower than their male counterparts. The study, by Korn Ferry (KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, was conducted in June 2016 and examines the percentage of women by title and by industry. The […]

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  • Will Smith Guest of Honor at American Culture Reception in Dubai

    Will Smith Guest of Honor at American Culture Reception in Dubai

    Will Smith presented with traditional Emirati  dhow boat to signify vision of Dubai (L-R) US Consulate General Paul Malik; Will Smith; Sarah Omolewu, Managing Partner Maven Marketing and Events (Photo: ME NewsWire)   Will Smith was the guest of honor at an intimate reception for the UAE business and Emirati community. The event launched a new collaboration between the US Consulate General and Maven Marketing & Events to promote American Culture across Dubai and the Northern Emirates, while fostering business […]

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