South African Soprano Pretty Yende, A Rising Star With A Modern Fairy-Tale Story, Releases Debut Album

– Born 1985 in a remote town in South Africa, Pretty Yende was first introduced to operatic music at the age of sixteen when hearing the Flower Duet from Delibes’s opera Lakmé in a British Airways commercial. At that moment she decided to become an opera singer. – First artist in history to win first prize in every category of the International Belvedere Competition (2009) and prizewinner at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition (2011), again in all categories. – International breakthrough […]

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The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival Slate

DISNEY’S QUEEN OF KATWE TO BE FEATURED The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented byREVOLT with founding sponsor HBO, announced its 2016 film slate today.  One of the largest competitive film festivals designed to advance the presence and impact of diverse content creators will screen over 68 films and will take place September 21-25, 2016  at  Manhattan’s  AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. Disney’s Queen of Katwe will be featured on Thursday, September 22 at 7:45 p.m.  The film is based on the vibrant true […]

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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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  • Interested in Massachusetts/New England? – Check out UnityFirst.com’s Regional Publication.

    Interested in Massachusetts/New England? – Check out UnityFirst.com’s Regional Publication.

    Click  here to view the publication: http://unityfirst.com/assets/regionalemags/2016septissue/index.html

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  • Broad Alumnus — Michael Hyter — Named to “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”

    Broad Alumnus — Michael Hyter — Named to “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”

    Michael Hyter (BA Human Resources ’78) was recently selected by Savoy Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” With nearly 40 years of corporate experience, Hyter has excelled professionally in not only human resources, but also in community and government affairs, public relations, management, and leadership. Hyter is currently the office managing director and a senior client partner at Korn Ferry, a global people and organizational advisory firm. In this capacity, he oversees the […]

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  • Neo-Latino: Critical Mass

    Neo-Latino: Critical Mass

    Invitational Exhibition Curated by Monica S. Camin When does a population reach a point of pivotal change? When does a group go from being an element of a community to being a leading voice in its future? These are questions examined in Neo-Latino: Critical Mass, a group art exhibition presented at the Monmouth Museum from September 16 – November 6, 2016. “2016 is a crucial year for the Latino/a voice, especially with this year’s’ monumental election. The works of art […]

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  • Black Women’s Expo debuts October 7 in Atlanta

    Black Women’s Expo debuts October 7 in Atlanta

    The Black Women’s Expo (BWE), the three-day, experiential exposition celebrating the aspirations and achievements of women of African descent will debut in Atlanta on Friday, October 7th, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Under the theme “She Matters,” the BWE offers women an opportunity to get informed, empowered and enlightened, while discovering the latest trends and amazing new products and services specifically created for them. The Black Women’s Expo is now the longest running exposition of its kind, and celebrated 22 years this spring. Founder Merry Green of MGPG Events, […]

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  • The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. Hosts 39th Annual Symposium

    The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. Hosts 39th Annual Symposium

    Organization Honors Accomplishments of Five Women of Influence and Launches 2016 “Four for 4” Voter Initiative Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Addresses Symposium Attendees The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) hosted its 39th Annual Symposium Workshop & Awards Luncheon today, honoring the achievements of five women and encouraging the more than 1,200 attendees to exert their influence in areas of critical importance to their communities. The organization also welcomed former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who addressed […]

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  • 30th Annual NAMIC Conference Scheduled For September 20-21, 2016

    30th Annual NAMIC Conference Scheduled For September 20-21, 2016

    Tuesday, September 20th Keynoters Include Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News “20/20” Co-Anchor And Reggie Love, Former Special Assistant To President Obama Music Industry Icon Michael Bivins Announced As Special Guest Speaker For The Excellence In Multicultural Marketing Awards Scheduled For Wednesday, September 21st 30th Anniversary NAMIC Conference To Feature The Media And Entertainment Industry’s Best And Brightest Thought-Leaders, Expert Facilitators And Diversity Champions   The National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC) today announced the speaker line-up for the 30th Annual […]

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  • Can the Obama Administration make a course correction on Colonel Charles Young?

    Can the Obama Administration make a course correction on Colonel Charles Young?

    By: Charles Blatcher, III, Chairman, National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations (Permission is granted for the reprinting of this article. Please send a copy of the reprinted article to cnmmmf@aol.com ). In the next 100 days, history will change and the wrongs of prior generations may go unnoticed – so the urgency to be on the right side of history is in our hands. It is time to give our African American military heroes – like Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles […]

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  • Black Veterans Group Ignored by President Now Asks for Gen. Colin Powell’s Help

    Black Veterans Group Ignored by President Now Asks for Gen. Colin Powell’s Help

    OP Ed  – with full rights for reprinting Black Veterans Group Ignored by President Now Asks for Gen. Colin Powell’s Help; A Look at Two Soldiers* By Arelya J. Mitchell, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief The Mid-South Tribune and the Black Information Highway WELCOME, TRAVELERS! -AN Op/ED Have you ever asked for something and were punished because you asked? And if you ask again and again, again and again you are punished for daring to ask. This is the predicament the National Coalition of […]

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  • America’s largest black-owned gift company is celebrating its 25th year with the release of their 2016 Holiday Fundraiser catalog!

    America’s largest black-owned gift company is celebrating its 25th year with the release of their 2016 Holiday Fundraiser catalog!

      As African American Expressions embarks on it’s 25th  anniversary in business, they are proud to release their 2016 Holiday catalog filled with over 60 never before seen products! On top of these new goods, they continue to offer an array of  gifts featuring various images that are in honor of and inspired  by African American culture, style, and deeply rich heritage.   What started as a home based company with only three Christmas cards over two decades ago, has flourished […]

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