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Off-Broadway Show about Dick Gregory

Producers John Legend and Mike Jackson announced today that Turn Me Loose , a new comedic drama by Gretchen Law about the life of comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory, will open Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) on May 19, 2016. Previews begin on May 3, 2016. The production stars Tony Award-nominee, Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winner Joe Morton (“Scandal”) in the lead role of Dick Gregory, under the direction of John Gould Rubin. The […]

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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES ‘GREENLEAF’ IN ADVANCE OF JUNE PREMIERE

Family Megachurch Drama From Lionsgate TV Featuring Oprah Winfrey’s Return to Acting on Television Debuts with Two-Night Premiere on June 21 and 22 OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network unveiled a first look at its new original drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer  Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”).  Featuring Oprah Winfrey’s first recurring scripted television role in two decades, the family drama set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis megachurch will launch with a two-night […]

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Oprah Sits Down With Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete

  “OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” AIRING THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 12 ON OWN Oprah Sits Down With Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete In an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah sits down with actress/philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete and husband and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete to discuss their new OWN docu-series “For Peete’s Sake,” marriage, family and raising a child with autism. Celebrity updates include writer and comedienne Ali Wentworth, actress Lauren Holly, […]

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Daymond John from the upcoming episode of “David Tutera’s CELEBrations” on Friday, March 11 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv

David Tutera gets the shock of his life when Hollywood icon Tori Spelling asks to be his apprentice. While David considers her request, he hires Ryan, a new event coordinator, who immediately offends Slomique with his arrogant attitude. Then Montre reveals that he has a history with Ryan… When Tori joins the team and tries to take control, it becomes an all-out battle of the planners, while they execute parties for celebs including Daymond John, Iyanla Vanzant, Sundy Carter, and […]

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  • Addressing the Systems of Economic Disparity

    Addressing the Systems of Economic Disparity

    An important—yet often overlooked—dimension of economic inequality in America centers not on how much money families have, but on the tools available to them to manage it. While many people use credit and debit cards and other electronic payment technologies, millions of households across the United States remain locked in an expensive cash-only society. Financial exclusion is a decades-old problem, but new technologies are helping to address it like never before. A biannual report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation […]

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  • UnityFirst.com Health to Wealth issue

    UnityFirst.com Health to Wealth issue

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  • MIT Africa Innovate Conference

    MIT Africa Innovate Conference

    MIT’s 6th  Africa Innovate Conference was held at the MIT Media Lab and included a base of students, faculty, and vendors who are focused on the future of Africa. As an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education, the conference featured  panel presentation and keynotes that focus on efforts that contribute to the continent’s development. Keynote speakers (shown in the photo with UnityFirst.com’s Janine Fondon) were Michael Joseph, Director of Mobile Money […]

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  • New play in NYC: John Legend & Mike Jackson present TURN ME LOOSE a look at the life of comedic genius Dick Gregory

    New play in NYC: John Legend & Mike Jackson present TURN ME LOOSE a look at the life of comedic genius Dick Gregory

    Opens Off-Broadway on May 19, 2016 (previews begin May 3) at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street)  “Ted” Terry, of the Theodore Myles Agency in California and longtime friend of Dick Gregory, is often working diligently in the background to make sure that history will never be forgotten. Over the past 10 years, he has connected the dots to inspire the dynamic collaboration between writers, producers and directors to bring to the stage the one-man play about the legendary […]

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  • Ferguson Update: Dr. Joseph Davis seeks contributions from some of the biggest names in film, television, music, and sports

    Ferguson Update: Dr. Joseph Davis seeks contributions from some of the biggest names in film, television, music, and sports

    Dr. Joseph Davis watched news coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, following the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, and decided to be part of the solution. Dr. Davis, then Superintendent of a small school district in North Carolina, applied to be Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant Schools outside St. Louis, because he believed improving schools is the most powerful way to strengthen a community in crisis. Last year, he accepted the job and moved to Ferguson with his wife and son.Superintendent Davis […]

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  • OneUnited Launches “Bank For The Future” Expansion Strategy

    OneUnited Launches “Bank For The Future” Expansion Strategy

    In a bold move towards expansion of its online presence and usage of cutting edge technology, OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America, is reconfiguring its branch network including closing two (2) Los Angeles branches, Ladera and Pasadena and seeking a Boston headquarters location. This next strategic journey will generate significant growth and place OneUnited Bank at the forefront of community banking by building what is being heralded by bank executives as the “Bank For The Future” or #BFF. […]

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  • Techstars Atlanta Names Tyler Scriven as Director

    Techstars Atlanta Names Tyler Scriven as Director

    Techstars Atlanta, the startup accelerator program, is entering its inaugural year in Atlanta and is presented in partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises. “Tyler and I complement each other very well,” said Techstars Atlanta Managing Director Michael Cohn. “I’m excited to be partnering with him and believe that, together, our broad range of startup experience and diverse skills will deliver a world-class program for entrepreneurs, mentors and the Atlanta startup community overall.”Scriven will partner with Cohn to set the strategic […]

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  • Queen Latifah and her mother, Rita Owens, join the American Heart Association’s Red Step Challenge to raise awareness about heart failure

    Queen Latifah and her mother, Rita Owens, join the American Heart Association’s Red Step Challenge to raise awareness about heart failure

    The American Heart Association is calling on people to take six million “red steps” in recognition of the nearly six million Americans living with heart failure (HF). To shine a spotlight on HF and how to manage it, award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and television producer Queen Latifah and her mother Rita Owens, who lives with HF, are continuing to lend their voices to the American Heart Association’s Rise Above Heart Failure initiative, nationally supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. By joining […]

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  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Global Insights Company Equifax to Expand Atlanta Footprint

    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Global Insights Company Equifax to Expand Atlanta Footprint

    Office relocation will bring over 650 jobs to Atlanta Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed  announced that Atlanta-based Equifax , a global insights company and multinational leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, has signed a multi-year lease to expand its offices into 100,000 square-feet of space at One Atlantic Center (OAC) in the heart of midtown. The expansion is expected to generate over $75.8 million of economic impact as a result of Equifax’s $17 million investment in the project. “I […]

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