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  • India.Arie’s New Album WORTHY Now Available

    India.Arie’s New Album WORTHY Now Available

    Four-time GRAMMY® winning artist/songwriter India.Arie releases her eighth studio album WORTHY (SoulBird/BMG) today, her first full-length in five years. An epic opportunity for fans to get reacquainted with the influential superstar and her new collection of uplifting songs, WORTHY resonates as a work of overlapping purpose, soaring as the iconic star’s most textured and lively offering to date; an intuitive, multi-layered effort from a mature artist at the top of her creative powers.  Along with the inspiring “What If” honoring iconic trailblazers including Dr. Martin Luther […]

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  • The Moth To Honor Writer Roxane Gay At 2019 Moth Ball “A Wrinkle In Space and Time” Gala on June 4th in NYC To Celebrate the Transformative and Transporting Power of Storytelling

    The Moth To Honor Writer Roxane Gay At 2019 Moth Ball “A Wrinkle In Space and Time” Gala on June 4th in NYC To Celebrate the Transformative and Transporting Power of Storytelling

    “A Wrinkle In Space and Time” Gala on June 4th in NYC To Celebrate the Transformative and Transporting Power of Storytelling Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth today announced details for their annual fundraising gala, The Moth Ball. Taking place at Capitale (130 Bowery, NYC) on Tuesday, June 4, A Wrinkle In Space and Time: The 2019 Moth Ball will honor heralded writer, Roxane Gay. Tickets are on sale now for the mind- and time-bending evening of storytelling and surprises. “The Moth Ball is always an evening of imagination, inspiration […]

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  • What Black History Month Can Teach Us About Resilience Life Isn’t Fair, but That’s No Excuse for Giving Up

    What Black History Month Can Teach Us About Resilience Life Isn’t Fair, but That’s No Excuse for Giving Up

    Black History Month is celebrated in February and Women’s History Month in March. At a time when so many people in both groups are repeatedly told that they’ll never be able to achieve success, author Dr. Dee Carroll asserts that we all have the power to reach our goals, no matter our circumstances.  “While Black History Month offers the opportunity to celebrate our strength and resilience, we have much more to overcome. However, this culture of low expectations shouldn’t be used as […]

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  • ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express Carrier, Commemorates Ten-Year Anniversary of Historic First All-Female, African-American Flight Crew

    ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express Carrier, Commemorates Ten-Year Anniversary of Historic First All-Female, African-American Flight Crew

    ExpressJet Airlines this week commemorated the ten-year anniversary of its flight that made history as our nation’s first commercial revenue flight operated by an all-female, African-American crew. On February 12, 2009, Captain Rachelle Jones Kerr, First Officer Stephanie Grant and Flight Attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers operated a roundtrip flight between Atlanta and Nashville, Tennessee, for what was then Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA). ExpressJet and ASA later merged. The four women working together happened by chance after the original first officer assigned to the trip became ill and […]

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  • Kamala Harris Joins the Nation’s Most Powerful Black Women at the BLACK ENTERPRISE Women of Power Summit

    Kamala Harris Joins the Nation’s Most Powerful Black Women at the BLACK ENTERPRISE Women of Power Summit

    BLACK ENTERPRISE will welcome presidential candidate Kamala Harris to the Women of Power Summit, the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 1,200 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from around the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place Feb. 28–March 3, 2019, at The Mirage in Las Vegas. This announcement comes just one month after the official launch of her presidential campaign. She joins high-ranking, powerful speakers including Stacey Abrams, Valerie Jarrett, Lisa Wardell, Tracey […]

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  • THE AFRICA CHANNEL announces 20 new primetime series for 2019

    THE AFRICA CHANNEL announces 20 new primetime series for 2019

    Celebrating a banner year for content acquisitions, The Africa Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetimes series representing premium drama, lifestyle and news programming from Africathroughout the year. In addition, the company will stream over 50 hours of content in support Black History Month on Comcast’s Xfinity platform.  VP, Programming & Acquisitions Karen Juve says, “We have been extremely fortunate to be able to tap into the increasing pool of talent from the continent and beyond, and present world-class content that […]

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  • THE AFRICA CHANNEL announces 20 new primetime series for 2019

    THE AFRICA CHANNEL announces 20 new primetime series for 2019

    Celebrating a banner year for content acquisitions, The Africa Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetimes series representing premium drama, lifestyle and news programming from Africathroughout the year. In addition, the company will stream over 50 hours of content in support Black History Month on Comcast’s Xfinity platform.  VP, Programming & Acquisitions Karen Juve says, “We have been extremely fortunate to be able to tap into the increasing pool of talent from the continent and beyond, and present world-class content that […]

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  • Kentucky/Ohio asked to honor its Native Son Black Veterans Salute the Legendary Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young for Black History Month…………

    Kentucky/Ohio asked to honor its Native Son Black Veterans Salute the Legendary Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young for Black History Month…………

    By: Charles Blatcher, III    Chairman – National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations  Photo by: Regina Lang                 Colonel Charles Young Veterans Flag Memorial Kentucky Center for African American Heritage – Louisville, Kentucky                                            The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, KCAAH, unveiled the Colonel Charles Young Veterans Flag Memorial in the City of Louisville on Veterans Day. The memorial was conceived by the Louisville chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans as an expression of patriotism. I […]

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  • Black Veterans Salute the Legendary Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young for Black History Month

    Black Veterans Salute the Legendary Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young for Black History Month

    By: Charles Blatcher, III Chairman – National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations        The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, KCAAH, unveiled the Colonel Charles Young Veterans Flag Memorial in the City of Louisville on Veterans Day. The memorial was conceived by the Louisville chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans as an expression of patriotism. I attended by the invitation of KCAAH to offer a few words in support of the program.        The museum has done an […]

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