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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Legendary Actress Pam Grier, Essence Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor Among Women of Power Legacy Award Honorees

    Legendary Actress Pam Grier, Essence Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor Among Women of Power Legacy Award Honorees

    BLACK ENTERPRISE will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2015 Women of Power Summit on March 3, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 800 corporate executives, professionals and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Legacy Awards recognize outstanding […]

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  • 90% of the World’s Democracies Have Leaders That Tweet

    90% of the World’s Democracies Have Leaders That Tweet

    The Digital Policy Council’s latest research observes established leaders significantly expanding their following on Twitter while adoption among politically unstable countries slows. The Digital Policy Council (DPC) released its fifth annual ranking of world leaders’ use of Twitter. The Digital Policy Council (DPC) is an international, non-partisan “think tank” whose objective is the advancement of open discourse on issues of inclusive government.  It’s latest report indicates almost stagnant growth in the number of heads of state on this medium. In 2014, […]

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  • Employment  2015:  Trends to watch if want success

    Employment 2015: Trends to watch if want success

    Companies will be ringing in the New Year with more job openings, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. More than one third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, the best outlook from the survey since 2006. Salary increases – including raises for minimum wage workers – are also on the agenda of hiring managers. “The U.S. job market is turning a corner as caution gives way to confidence,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author […]

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