National Museum of African American Music has released the State of Black Music 2019

To celebrate Black Music Month in June, the National Museum of African American Music has released the second annual State of Black Music highlighting the top trends, streaming data and stories over the past year. Highlights include: After overtaking rock as the most-played music last year, hip hop’s dominance has only gotten larger. Eight of the 10 most-streamed artists last year were rappers. Black artists were leaders in mixing genres and defying category. Lil Nas X became the most-streamed artist in a […]

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Weeksville Heritage Center Launches Public Fundraising Campaign To Avoid Closure

Weeksville Heritage Center, a one-of-a-kind historic house museum that brings to life the history of one of the largest free black communities in pre-Civil War America through its arts, culture and preservation efforts, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to close a budget deficit and avoid shutting its doors. Weeksville Heritage Center is the only African-American historic site of its kind in Brooklyn, New York  and preserves the history of one of the largest free black communities of pre-Civil War America, Weeksville, Brooklyn.

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This Bud’s For You, Jackie Budweiser celebrates the Centennial of Jackie Robinson’s birth with “Impact”, a short film on the legacy of an American legend, directed by Spike Lee

The moment Jackie Robinson walked onto Ebbets Field on April 15, 1947, he became an iconic and everlasting figure in American history. Born in 1919, the 2019 MLB season will mark the Centennial of the man that drove positive change far beyond his sport. On MLB Opening Day, March 28th, Budweiser will raise a Bud to celebrate this legendary American, who profoundly changed the sport and cultural landscape of our country, with a landmark commitment to ensure his impact continues. Jackie Robinson once said: “A life […]

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Katrina McGhee’s New Book for Career Driven Women, “Be Bold. Be Brilliant. Be You.” Has Officially Hit the BEST SELLER List,

Katrina McGhee, best-selling author, career strategist and former EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Susan G. Komen for a Cure, has taught thousands of corporate Americans how to be happier and more successful in their careers. Long ago, she realized that, “everyone deserves to have it all.”  According to the 2018 “Women in the Workplace” study, 62% of the management positions are held by men while only 38% are held by women. McGhee asked herself why this is still the case […]

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  • The Language of Inclusion

    The Language of Inclusion

    The Language of Inclusion is a guide that includes 94 key terms and standard definitions to help organizations find a common language to Inclusion. Author of the guide, James Wright said: “With increased focus on gender and LGBTQIA+ equality, it is important to update these terms to signal where we are today in our journey to ensure diverse communities are truly seen, heard, and valued.”Wright now shares  the Second Edition of The Language of Inclusion – a free download of over 135 key terms and […]

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  • State black–white unemployment gaps hold steady or widen

    State black–white unemployment gaps hold steady or widen

    By Valerie Wilson In the first quarter of 2019, African American workers had the highest unemployment rate nationally, at 6.7%, followed by Hispanic workers (at 4.7%) and Asian and white workers (both at 3.1%).1 This report provides a state-by-state breakdown of unemployment rates by race and ethnicity and racial/ethnic unemployment rate gaps for the first quarter of 2019. While there have been improvements in prospects for black and Hispanic workers in some states, unemployment rates for these groups increased in the majority […]

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  • BronzeLens Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years and Announces Film Selections for 2019

    BronzeLens Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years and Announces Film Selections for 2019

    The acclaimed BronzeLens Film Festival turns ten this year, and kicks off the celebration with its announcement of the official film selections for 2019. Running August 21-25 in Atlanta, the 10thAnnual BronzeLens Film Festival will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and other venues throughout the city. Award-winning actors Terri J. Vaughn and Keith David hosted BronzeLens’ official film selections announcement on Facebook Live, revealing a diverse slate of national and international filmmakers originating from eleven countries, representing almost 100 projects. Filmed in six continents and covering nine […]

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  • Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes

    Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes

    NYU researchers turn to artificial intelligence to show the links between online hate and offline violence in 100 cities According to a first-of-its-kind study, cities with a higher incidence of a certain kind of racist tweets reported more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin. A New York University research team analyzed the location and linguistic features of 532 million tweets published between 2011 and 2016. They trained a machine learning model – one form of artificial intelligence – to […]

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  • National Museum of African American Music has released the State of Black Music 2019

    National Museum of African American Music has released the State of Black Music 2019

    To celebrate Black Music Month in June, the National Museum of African American Music has released the second annual State of Black Music highlighting the top trends, streaming data and stories over the past year. Highlights include: After overtaking rock as the most-played music last year, hip hop’s dominance has only gotten larger. Eight of the 10 most-streamed artists last year were rappers. Black artists were leaders in mixing genres and defying category. Lil Nas X became the most-streamed artist in a […]

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  • Urban LGBTQ Radio Station Expands Programming

    Urban LGBTQ Radio Station Expands Programming

    WERUradio broadcasts 24hrs a day on WERUradio.com, Live365, streema.com,https://www.radio.net, the WERUradio app and  Alexa/Echo using the WERUradio skill. WERUradio has created a platform that interpolates the uptempo flavors of R&B (Lizzo, Beyonce, Chris Brown) Hip Hop (Travis Scott, Trina, Nicki Minaj) and House Music (Quentin Harris, Martha Wash, Frankie Knuckles) combine to give you a unique musical taste. WERUradio fills a niche market by prominently featuring amazing artists like B. Slade, Big Freedia, Miss Lawrence, Vincint and more from the LGBTQ community in heavy rotation. WERUradio adds dynamic on-air personalties to […]

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  • Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast – HBCUbiquity – Featuring Interviews, Discussions and Analysis about HBCUs

    Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast – HBCUbiquity – Featuring Interviews, Discussions and Analysis about HBCUs

    DThe Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of the 22-year-old Foundation. The podcast, available weekly on the reVolver Podcast Network and downloadable on all platforms (e.g. iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify) and on its website, HBCUbiquityPodcast.com will engage a wide range of guests, including presidents of HBCUs, faculty, alumni, students, parents and other supporters.  “The Foundation has actively hosted panels and […]

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  • Book Launch: Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful

    Book Launch: Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful

    DATE: Tues., May 14, 2019, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (corner Lenox & 135 Street), Harlem, NYC BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL – Join the Schomburg Center for the New York City book launch of Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture), featuring the photography that helped popularized the slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” Brathwaite and his older brother, Elombe Brath, in the late 50’s and early 60’s, did their part to spread this idea […]

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  • Carol’s Daughter Introduces “True To Your Roots,” A Celebration of the Power of Mother-Daughter Relationships

    Carol’s Daughter Introduces “True To Your Roots,” A Celebration of the Power of Mother-Daughter Relationships

    Carol’s Daughter is proud to announce the launch of its “True To Your Roots” campaign, dedicated to the deep-rooted bond between mothers and daughters and embracing the power of family tradition. Inspired by its own brand heritage, the latest campaign from Carol’s Daughter heralds female empowerment, dedication to the mother-daughter connection, and how each inform the lifelong relationship with hair passed from one generation to the next. Women of color and their hair are inextricably linked, especially when it comes to […]

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  • KATRINA WALKER’s memoir, “UNBREAKABLE – 5 Husbands, Homeless, to Self-Made Millionaire.

    KATRINA WALKER’s memoir, “UNBREAKABLE – 5 Husbands, Homeless, to Self-Made Millionaire.

    THE KATRINA WALKER STORY has inspired many to overcome obstacles and be true to their own selves.The founder of the Tennessee-based Rainbow Kidz Learning Center (a 24-hour child care facility, which has expanded to other states including Georgia) as well as a production company and owner of real estate holdings, Katrina shares her experiences and what she learned about herself as well as others through the ups and downs within relationships. The failed marriages to no-good men, businesses that were […]

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  • Ceremony honoring legendary Buffalo Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery — Cancelled.Arlington National Cemetery – Colonel Charles Young- March 12, 1864 – January 8, 1922 Internment date: June 1, 1923

    Ceremony honoring legendary Buffalo Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery — Cancelled.Arlington National Cemetery – Colonel Charles Young- March 12, 1864 – January 8, 1922 Internment date: June 1, 1923

     By: Charles Blatcher, Chairman, National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations announce plans for the grave side ceremony for the legendary Colonel Charles Young in Arlington National Cemetery has been cancelled. The event, co-sponsored by the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association, Washington, DC Chapter was scheduled for June 1, 2019. Arlington informed us of the cancellation after invitations and public notice had been extended inviting Veterans to join us for the program. According to Cemetery […]

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