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  • “Families Like Yours” Documentary Celebrates LGBT Families At World Premiere

    “Families Like Yours” Documentary Celebrates LGBT Families At World Premiere

    The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to announce the world premiere of Families Like Yours, a powerful documentary exploring the love, compassion, sacrifice, and success of LGBT families in America. Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dk Realizadores, NGLCC, and Wells Fargo underwrote the film’s production. Deutsche Bank and Hilton presented the premiere screening in New York City on July 17, 2017. The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, […]

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  • Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

    Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

    Minority-owned employer firms in the United States increased by approximately 4.9 percent in 2015 to 996,248 from 949,318 in 2014, according to findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.The 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs provides a timely, demographic portrait of the nation’s employer businesses by gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status. Payroll and employment for minority-owned employer firms in the nation also increased from 2014 to 2015 by approximately 7.0 percent ($237.5 billion to $254.0 billion) and 6.2 percent […]

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  • Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy Named Female President Of the Year by the HBCU Digest

    Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy Named Female President Of the Year by the HBCU Digest

    Fresh from her victory as the recently appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Howard University, Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, currently President of Shaw University, has been named Female President of the Year by the HBCU Digest. She will take up her new position at Howard in October 2017. “I am greatly humbled and honored to be receiving this award,” said Dr. Dubroy. “I offer my sincerest gratitude to the HBCU Digest and its founding editor, Mr. Jarrett Carter, as well as the awards committee.” From her arrival in the USA as a […]

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  • Spelman Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall Creates Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Levi Watkins Jr.

    Spelman Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall Creates Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Levi Watkins Jr.

    Spelman College alumna and professor, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., has established the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program as well as a companion lecture series at Spelman that will explore contemporary issues of race, gender and sexuality, beginning in 2018. The scholars program and lecture series were launched with a pledge of $100,000 in May 2017. Dr. Watkins, a Spelman honorary degree recipient, was the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic heart defibrillator in a human. He was also an influential civil rights activist who helped open the […]

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  • Elisabeth Omilami as Pivotal Matriarch in New Atlanta Play

    Elisabeth Omilami as Pivotal Matriarch in New Atlanta Play

    Actress, Playwright, Daughter of Activist Hosea Williams and Rep. Juanita Williams   Elisabeth Omilami, who has been in more than 40 films including “We Are Marshall,” “The List,” “Comeback Dad,” and “A Time to Kill,” is taking on the compelling role of Miss Emma Glenn in Dominion Entertainment Group, LLC’s (DEG) production of “A Lesson Before Dying” this summer in Decatur, Georgia. It is her character from which the drama derives its name, as an innocent young black man who is condemned to […]

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  • Mario Moore’s work featured in Detroit Institute of Arts ‘1967 Detroit Rebellion’ exhibition

    Mario Moore’s work featured in Detroit Institute of Arts ‘1967 Detroit Rebellion’ exhibition

      This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. The entire city has set aside commemorative events, including the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) which is presenting “Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement.” From July 23 – October 22, 2017, 34 paintings, sculptures and photographs will be showcased from artists who worked in the 1960s and 1970s. The gap will also be bridged with work from modern artists whose work is inspired by The Civil […]

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  • National Black Chamber of Commerce Opens Doors to Federal Procurement During Business MatchMaker

    National Black Chamber of Commerce Opens Doors to Federal Procurement During Business MatchMaker

    National Black Chamber of Commerce opens the doors to federal procurement during its 25th Annual Conference, Investing in America’s Diversity, July 26-29, 2017 in Washington, DC at the Inclusive, Innovative Incubator. Outstanding speakers and federal agencies have committed to participate. Harry C. Alford Announces Business MatchMaker The Business MatchMaker takes place on the third day of the conference. These meetings connect businesses to corporate and government purchasing officials for private one-on-one, pre-scheduled meetings to discuss potential opportunities in various service and product areas. Each meeting is a 15-minute session and […]

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  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Host National “Triple Play Day” Helping Youth Form Healthy Habits

    Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Host National “Triple Play Day” Helping Youth Form Healthy Habits

    To educate today’s young people about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles hosted a “Triple Play Day” event on July 20, 2017. Held at West Potomac Park in Washington D.C., this culminating event celebrated the efforts of more than 25,000 kids and teens from 500 participating Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to reach a collective goal of five million minutes of Triple Play activity, focusing on a healthy mind, […]

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  • On OWN: Are you living the life you want?

    On OWN: Are you living the life you want?

    SuperSoul Short: Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives Spoken-word artist Prince Ea brings life into sharp focus, removes doubt and invites you to ask yourself whether you’re truly living the life you want.  Are you living the life  you want?

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