BET Networks commemorates Black History Month with its first miniseries, “THE BOOK OF NEGROES”, premiering Monday, February 16 at 8 pm

This six-part historical drama, in the tradition of Roots, is based on Lawrence Hill’s award-winning book. “The Book of Negroes” depicts the extraordinary life journey of Aminata Diallo (Aunjanue Ellis) – an indomitable African woman who cuts a swath through a world that is pre-disposed to underestimate her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia and […]

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Fareed’s Take: America’s inherent advantages

Despite negative public perception, the U.S. is posed to stay on top due to natural advantages like waterways. But what about gridlock in D.C.? Check out this clip by Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s Global Public Square TV program.

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AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA is a new PBS documentary series — running now until the end of November. It is the first to focus on the dramatic demographic shifts currently taking place in this country. As we explore underreported stories from every corner of the nation, we reveal the human face of the biggest population change in U.S. history. The new American mainstream—the growing number of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, mixed race, immigrants, women, youth, and LGBT—is […]

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Hip-Hop Artist- Seneca Da Product—shares moving tribute song “”TEDDY BEARS’ R.I.P MIKE BROWN” in honor of his friend, Michael Brown

Hip-hop artist Seneca Da Product, who hails from the now-notorious city of Ferguson, MO and was a buddy of the late Michael Brown Jr., who loved music, is deeply saddened by what’s taking place in his hometown and has channeled his grieving into a musical expression. They say that “music has charms that soothe the savage beast,” and it’s Seneca’s hope that his song, “Teddy Bears,” will help soothe some of Ferguson’s pain and unrest following the murder by a […]

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  • BET Networks commemorates Black History Month with its first miniseries, “THE BOOK OF NEGROES”, premiering Monday, February 16 at 8 pm

    BET Networks commemorates Black History Month with its first miniseries, “THE BOOK OF NEGROES”, premiering Monday, February 16 at 8 pm

    This six-part historical drama, in the tradition of Roots, is based on Lawrence Hill’s award-winning book. “The Book of Negroes” depicts the extraordinary life journey of Aminata Diallo (Aunjanue Ellis) – an indomitable African woman who cuts a swath through a world that is pre-disposed to underestimate her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia and […]

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  • Economic Policy Institute:  Despite a Year of Strong Job Growth, Recovery Remains Uneven Between States and Across Racial Groups

    Economic Policy Institute: Despite a Year of Strong Job Growth, Recovery Remains Uneven Between States and Across Racial Groups

    While job growth in 2014 was the strongest it’s been since before the Great Recession, the recovery is reaching people unevenly by state and race, according to a new Economic Policy Institute analysis from EPI Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Valerie Wilson. Wilson examines state unemployment rates by race and racial gaps in unemployment for the fourth quarter of 2014. The national unemployment rate in December was 5.6 percent—its lowest point since June 2008—but unemployment rates […]

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  • Al Jazeera America celebrates Black History Month

    Al Jazeera America celebrates Black History Month

    Al Jazeera America celebrates Black History Month with in-depth stories and examination of race in America and new themed content on-air and online throughout February. The network will launch #Branding Black, a new month-long, social media campaign that raises important questions about the line between multicultural marketing and the commercialization of “blackness.” Does #BrandingBlack celebrate diversity or perpetuate stereotypes?  Throughout February, Al Jazeera America will deepen the conversation around these issues by creating a transmedia experience, delivering meaningful and culturally relevant […]

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  • Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family February 23, 2015 – December 27, 2015

    Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family February 23, 2015 – December 27, 2015

    Museum: Anacostia Community Museum in Washington D.C. This exhibit looks at the life and legacy of the Plummer family in Prince Georges County, Maryland in the 19th century. Adam Francis Plummer (1819 – December 13, 1905), enslaved on George Calvert’s Riversdale plantation, began to keep a diary in 1841 and maintained it for over sixty years. His diary documents day-to-day life. It also contains poignant stories of the sale and separation of Plummer family members and their long struggle to […]

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  • BET HONORS 2015 to air on Feb. 23

    BET HONORS 2015 to air on Feb. 23

    BET Networks celebrates Black excellence with the eighth annual “The BET Honors” special hosted by television personality, actor and comedian, Wayne Brady. The star-studded night honored five distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of art, music, theater, technology and business. This year’s remarkable honorees are Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Phylicia Rashad, Usher Raymond, John W. Thompson and Kanye West. “THE BET HONORS” 2015 will premiere on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9 pm ET and on […]

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  • IMAN Cosmetics Launches New Collection

    IMAN Cosmetics Launches New Collection

    IMAN Cosmetics, revealed its new collection at their first-ever exclusive beauty blogger launch event, Femme Fatale Fete!, at Up & Down in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. Recognizing bloggers’ power and influence, the brand honored these beauties with the intimate, internationally themed #IMANFemmeFatale event touting global cuisine, makeovers, live demos, selfie stations and live streaming accessible internationally, produced by Omerge Alliances.   “There is no more exciting way to celebrate this bold new Collection launch than with the voices of the beauty […]

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  • Job Opportunity: Jazz Champion for Rutgers University-Newark

    Job Opportunity: Jazz Champion for Rutgers University-Newark

    The Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark seeks a newly minted Executive Director to lead all aspects of its world-renowned Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS). The Executive Director will be an experienced leader, fundraiser, and visionary committed to the IJS mission. The Executive Director will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, which reports directly to the Chancellor in consultation with the Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media (ACM). H/She may teach in and engage […]

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  • Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

    Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

    The first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is on February 19, 2015 in China’s time zone. This day is a new moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 07:48 a.m. on 19-Feb-2015 in China’s time zone. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” will celebrate Chinese New Year this February with an impressive collection of symbolic decor, traditional Chinese cuisine […]

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  • US Commission on Civil Rights announces New Vice-Chair – Patricia Timmons-Goodson

    US Commission on Civil Rights announces New Vice-Chair – Patricia Timmons-Goodson

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced  that President Obama has designated, and a unanimous Commission has confirmed Patricia Timmons-Goodson, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, as Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights:   Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina from 2006 to 2012, an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals from 1997 to 2005, and a District Court Judge for the […]

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