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  • Real Estate Mogul Jay Morrison Raises $9.6 Million In First Seven Days of Historic IPO of First African-American Owned Real Estate Crowdfund

    Real Estate Mogul Jay Morrison Raises $9.6 Million In First Seven Days of Historic IPO of First African-American Owned Real Estate Crowdfund

     Atlanta-based real estate mogul Jay Morrison recently announced the initial public offering (IPO) launch of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, the first African-American owned Regulation A+ Tier II crowdfund designed to revitalize urban communities across the U.S. Tulsa Real Estate Fund, The People’s Fund, is a real estate crowdfund qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that allows both accredited and non-accredited investors to collectively invest and own real estate projects around the country that are unique, diversified and yield a […]

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  • Issue of ‘colorism’ explored in Francesca Andre’s film – “Charcoal”

    Issue of ‘colorism’ explored in Francesca Andre’s film – “Charcoal”

    Francesca Andre’s film – Charcoal –  captures the stories of two black women, as they embark on a lifelong journey to overcome internalized colorism, find self-acceptance, and ultimately redemption. Her film can be view at various upcoming film  festivals— 1)June 7: New Haven Documentary Film Festival at Whitney Humanities Center Caribbean Lens International Film Festival 2) June 16: International New York Film festival. To view the video trailer, click here. ​Francesca Andre is a filmmaker, photographer and producer with a masters in film and television from Sacred Heart University. […]

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  • Starbucks Diversity Curriculum

    Starbucks Diversity Curriculum

    Check out a glimpse of Starbucks’ diversity curriculum.  https://news.starbucks.com/news/starbucks-curriculum-preview-for-may-29

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  • On Broadway: Denzel Washington in “The Iceman Cometh”

    On Broadway: Denzel Washington in “The Iceman Cometh”

    Denzel Washington stars in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh,” reprising his role basically because he’s a genius. Please see this special report from “The Root”. The Iceman Cometh centers on Hickey (Washington), a conflicted man who passionately encourages fellow alcoholics in a New York City bar to abandon their pipe dreams and take hold of harsh realities, eventually revealing secrets from his own past.

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  • Poverty persists 50 years after the Poor People’s Campaign

    Poverty persists 50 years after the Poor People’s Campaign

    Black poverty rates are more than twice as high as white poverty rates. 50 years ago during the civil rights movement, the Poor People’s Campaign set out to put poverty reduction front and center on the national agenda. Over six weeks in 1968, a community-led multiethnic movement brought national attention to the plight of poor people in the United States. Today, as preparations begin around the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this campaign, we can look back and see what progress has […]

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  • LGBT Foundation Appoints Sean Howell Its First CEO

    LGBT Foundation Appoints Sean Howell Its First CEO

    The LGBT Foundation, the world’s only token and blockchain initiative aimed at empowering the LGBT+ community, has appointed its first CEO, Sean Howell. Howell currently serves as President of Hornet, the premier gay social network, where he has spent the last six years helping the company grow its user base to 25 million and its editorial division to become the largest global LGBT+ newsroom. At Hornet, Howell also oversaw the company’s corporate responsibility efforts under Hornet Impact, organizing thousands of social justice […]

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  • U.S. Trails Europe in Women CEOs and Board Directors

    U.S. Trails Europe in Women CEOs and Board Directors

    CWDI Report Shows Women Hold 32.1% of Board Seats in Europe The recent decline of women leading powerhouse companies, now at 4.8%, drops the U.S. below the percentage of women CEOs of Europe’s leading companies for the first time. Among 600 blue-chip companies in the 28 EU countries at the end of 2017, there are 33 women CEOs or 5.5%, according to the European Institute for Gender Equality. Both percentages, however, clearly show the long road to equity at the top of […]

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  • New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America

    New Interactive Maps Illustrate Persistent Housing Segregation in America

                    Startling new maps from the Anti-Discrimination Center vividly show the depth and breadth of residential segregation in the United States.  Powered by Social Explorer, the maps allow the public to explore at the state, county, census tract, and census block group levels.  Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, residential segregation remains a fixture in American life. Visit www.AntiBiasLaw.com to explore the interactive residential segregation maps. These interactive maps uncover extreme segregation in ways that most […]

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  • Black Teacher Collaborative Believes Black Teachers Matter

    Black Teacher Collaborative Believes Black Teachers Matter

    The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC), highlights the impact of not just teachers, but Black teachers specifically, and how they contribute to the lives of Black children and communities every single day. Founded by Hiewet Senghor(pictured), a leading voice in supporting educators of color and pioneering programs that serve them, and Dr. Howard Fuller, civil rights activist and education reform advocate, the mission of BTC is to engage, develop, and support a collective of Black educators who will ensure Black children achieve […]

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