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  • American Jewish Committee Joins in Commemorating March on Washington

    American Jewish Committee Joins in Commemorating March on Washington

    The American Jewish Committee (AJC )  participated in the national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for racial equality. It was on that occasion that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. The commemoration began  with a praise and worship service at Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Washington, and continues with events on the National Mall over the next week. AJC is an official “partner” for the […]

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  • Postal Service Issues March on Washington Stamp

    Postal Service Issues March on Washington Stamp

    Equality has a stamp of its own. The U.S. Postal Service introduced the 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone. For the first time, the Postal Service unveiled the stamp artwork with the help of people across the country. Throughout this month, individuals added their photo to the March on Washington stamp on the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamps Facebook page to help reveal a small piece of the stamp. During the […]

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  • Black Veterans focus mail campaign on The White House

    Black Veterans focus mail campaign on The White House

      Editorial By: Charles Blatcher, III, Chairman National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations In the past few weeks, several excellent editorials have appeared focusing on our request for the honorary promotion for the legendary soldier/diplomat Colonel Charles Young to the rank of Brigadier General.  The editorials focused on the inability (or) unwillingness of the Army’s Center for Military History to offer an unbiased finding to the Secretary of the Army regarding the Colonel’s entitlement to such a promotion. For those […]

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  • Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Will Deliver Remarks at the ‘Let Freedom Ring Commemoration’ August 28, 2013 The 50th Anniversary March on Washington Coalition announced  that former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will join President Barack Obama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 2013. Obama, Clinton and Carter will deliver remarks at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event […]

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  • The return of Arsenio Hall

    The return of Arsenio Hall

    Popular talk show host  Arsenio Hall will return to late-night TV in September. He is developing a new show with CBS Television Distribution that would debut in syndication on Sept. 9 (check local listings). CBS Television Distribution announced that all of the major markets has cleared The Arsenio Hall Show for broadcast, where more than 200 outlets have signed up to carry the program. To view the video, please return to the main page here at UnityFirst.com

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  • Harlem’s Evetta Petty Reps Milliners Guild in DC

    Harlem’s Evetta Petty Reps Milliners Guild in DC

    Harlem World Magazine reports… We want to congratulate Evetta Petty of Harlem’s Heaven Hats as she represented the Milliners Guild at the unveiling ceremony of the new postage stamp series, Made in America: Building a Nation on today Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Washington DC. Twelve new stamps were issued honoring the workers who were essential to the growth of the modern United States. Along with an airplane worker, a derrickman (a driller on a rig), and a Millinery apprentice […]

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  • “In the Meantime” –new movie on UP (Uplifting Entertainment)

    “In the Meantime” –new movie on UP (Uplifting Entertainment)

    UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment, presents the UP Original Movie In The Meantime starring Kali Hawk (Bridesmaids, Couples Retreat ), Darrin Dewitt Henson (The Express, “Soul Food”), Terri J. Vaughn (Friday, “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Sugar Mommas”) and Grammy©-nominated artist Musiq Soulchild in his film debut.  A romantic comedy with heart, In The Meantime will premiere exclusively on UP on Saturday, August 17, and Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. EDT. Directed and produced […]

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  • John Legend for Definitive Technology

    John Legend for Definitive Technology

    Definitive Technology announced nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, critically-acclaimed concert performer and philanthropist/social activist John Legend as its first-ever brand ambassador. Legend, who is releasing his highly anticipated fourth solo studio album, Love In The Future on September 3 and recently announced a North American tour this fall in support of the album, has long used Definitive Technology’s products in his own home and will serve as a spokesperson and creative inspiration for the brand’s current and future audio products […]

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  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Presents The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Premiering October 22 at 8 pm on PBS

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Presents The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Premiering October 22 at 8 pm on PBS

    New six-part, six-hour series takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through African-American history—from slavery to freedom, and from the plantation to the White House This fall, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series  The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiering Tuesdays, October 22, 29 – November 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013, 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Written […]

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