Historic Black Church Challenges the Nation to Ring a Long-Stilled Bell For Hope, Freedom and Unity

Actor Malcolm Jamal Warner encourages people to ring the bell. To ring the bell, Click Here:  letfreedomringchallenge.org   Against a contemporary backdrop of racial tension, Colonial Williamsburg restored a church bell  that  has been silent since segregation and now will let it ring for freedom for all of Black History Month. I n 1776, the year of America’s independence, a group of slaves secretly founded the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. The church, which celebrates its 240th anniversary in […]

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In Honor of Black History Month, PBS Features Documentaries of Iconic African Americans

PBS Offers More Than 30 Programs for Viewers to Stream Online Through the PBS Black Culture Connection (BCC) PBS is highlighting the African-American experience through content on air on PBS member stations, online through the PBS Black Culture Connection and through a series of community conversations that will engage viewers in an exploration of African-American history and culture. In addition to documentaries airing in February featuring those who helped influence integration and inclusion, throughout 2016 PBS will also feature programs […]

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LisaRaye’s Film On Skin Bleaching

Skinned is a gripping new TV movie that recently aired on TV One. Directed by Lisa Raye McCoy and Avery O. Williams, Skinned is about a dark-skinned girl who hates the skin she’s in and believes that bleaching her skin to become lighter is the way to happiness. Skin lightening has been a controversial trend in many countries around the world.

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7 Questions with Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run | It’s Not You, It’s Men | Oprah Winfrey Network

They’ve been friends for more than seven years, but single dad Tyrese Gibson and happily married father of six Rev Run have different views when it comes to …

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  • You’ll miss him when he’s gone: Why Obama will be remembered as a good President and maybe a great one

    You’ll miss him when he’s gone: Why Obama will be remembered as a good President and maybe a great one

            UF StoryShare — Please check out the following story at: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/jonathan-alter-article-1.2498468 BY Jonathan Alter NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  Sunday, January 17, 2016, 5:00 AM I had one overwhelming thought watching President Barack Obama give his final State of the Union Address: We’re gonna miss this guy. Here’s the link to the full story: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/jonathan-alter-article-1.2498468

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  • Celsius introduces the Simmons-inspired Sparkling Grape Rush

    Celsius introduces the Simmons-inspired Sparkling Grape Rush

              Celsius, one of the most popular healthy energy drinks backed by clinical science, recently introduced the Simmons-inspired Sparkling Grape Rush as well as a new Sparkling Watermelon flavor, driven by increased demand for flavorful and functional sparkling beverage options. Sparkling Grape Rush is modeled after Simmons’ well-known nickname “Uncle Rush.” Sparkling Grape Rush is a twist on the classic flavor of grape soda, with Sparkling Watermelon poised to emerge as an all-season favorite. Both naturally-flavored […]

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  • Rutina Wesley to star in OWN’s new original series “Queen Sugar” — from Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television

    Rutina Wesley to star in OWN’s new original series “Queen Sugar” — from Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television

        Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”) has been tapped for a series regular role in the new original series “Queen Sugar,” from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and produced by Warner Horizon Television. In the series, Wesley will star as Nova Bordelon, a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans. Her life, and that of her brother and their extended family, undergoes significant change when her sister, Charley, returns to Louisiana from Los Angeles […]

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  • In Honor of Black History Month, PBS Features Documentaries of Iconic African Americans

    In Honor of Black History Month, PBS Features Documentaries of Iconic African Americans

    PBS Offers More Than 30 Programs for Viewers to Stream Online Through the PBS Black Culture Connection (BCC) PBS is highlighting the African-American experience through content on air on PBS member stations, online through the PBS Black Culture Connection and through a series of community conversations that will engage viewers in an exploration of African-American history and culture. In addition to documentaries airing in February featuring those who helped influence integration and inclusion, throughout 2016 PBS will also feature programs […]

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  • “Truth & Power” Docu-Series Centers on BLACK LIVES MATTER in premiere episode airing on FRIDAY, JAN. 22nd on PIVOT

    “Truth & Power” Docu-Series Centers on BLACK LIVES MATTER in premiere episode airing on FRIDAY, JAN. 22nd on PIVOT

          Participant Media announced a January 22 premiere date for Pivot’s new Brian Knappenberger executive-produced docu-series “Truth and Power.” The channel also announced that Oscar®-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Honorable Woman,” The Dark Knight) will narrate the ten-part series. Additionally, Pivot greenlit a twenty episode season two of “Secret Lives of Americans,” a third season of “Human Resources,” and announced four unscripted projects in development. “Truth and Power,” which will air Fridays at 10 pm ET, centers on […]

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  • Wunderman Appoints Judy Jackson Global Chief Talent Officer

    Wunderman Appoints Judy Jackson Global Chief Talent Officer

    Wunderman announced the appointment of Judy Jackson as Global Chief Talent Officer. Reporting to Mark Read, Wunderman’s Global CEO, Jackson will lead the agency’s global talent group and focus on recruiting, developing and retaining the best creative, data and strategic talent around the world. “I am delighted to have Judy joining to lead Wunderman’s talent group,” said Read. “Her experience and enthusiasm is exactly what we need to ensure Wunderman is a great place for our people to work and […]

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  • GayCities Members Pick Their Favorite Destinations, From London To Mykonos

    GayCities Members Pick Their Favorite Destinations, From London To Mykonos

    GayCities–the world’s largest LGBT community-driven city guide–today announced the winners in its annual “Best of GayCities” challenge. London received the most votes by GayCities readers in the “City of the Year” category, edging Paris by twenty votes. American LGBTQ meccas New York City and San Francisco were awarded for “Singles Scene” and “Showstopping Entertainment,” respectively.Providence, Rhode Island, earned the “Up-and-Coming City” title, putting it on the national radar. “It’s great to see so many people using the GayCities platform to […]

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  • Charter and Multicultural Leadership Organizations Reach Significant Agreement on Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

    Charter and Multicultural Leadership Organizations Reach Significant Agreement on Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

            Charter Communications and leaders of leading national civic organizations serving communities of color announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will take effect upon the closing of Charter’s pending merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. New Charter is committed to continuing the diversity and inclusion practices developed by the three companies and will build upon existing diversity efforts in the specific areas of corporate governance, employment and workforce recruitment, procurement, programming, […]

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