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  • UnityFirst.com Honors seeks nominations

    UnityFirst.com Honors seeks nominations

    ….please submit the name of an  individual, business owner, or corporate leader  who you feel qualifies as a role model example of leadership, diversity and/or inclusion. We want to recognize ‘leaders by example’ — men and women who are making a difference in corporations, businesses, organizations and/or communities. We want to share these stories  so that the world can appreciate the positive actions that drive success in this diverse world and inspire new generations. Please submit a paragraph that highlights […]

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  • Equatorial Guinea  Ambassador welcome’s new U.S. Ambassador

    Equatorial Guinea Ambassador welcome’s new U.S. Ambassador

    The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. Purificacion Angue Ondo, the ambassador of […]

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  • The Women’s Leadership Forum of the Executive Leadership Council Hosts National Conference on “Potential.Purpose.Power.” at Target Field

    The Women’s Leadership Forum of the Executive Leadership Council Hosts National Conference on “Potential.Purpose.Power.” at Target Field

    African-American Female Executives Meet to Increase their Representation at Fortune 500 Companies and on Corporate Boards (L to R)Johnson Publishing CEO Desiree Rodgers, Linda Johnson Rice, Chairperson of Johnson Publishing with Yanick Rice Lamb during the Executive Leadership Council Women’s Leadership Forum in Minneapolis July 10.  –Photo Credit: Stephen Allen MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 12, 2012 – The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) hosted more than 200 African-American women executives for the annual Women’s Leadership Forum and Black Women On…Power series at […]

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  • Blues great Taj Mahal and family recognize France’s Carole Denise Fredericks, Taj’s sister

    Blues great Taj Mahal and family recognize France’s Carole Denise Fredericks, Taj’s sister

    Paris, France Commemorative plaque now placed at the late Carole Denise Fredericks’ home in France French music sensation Carole Denise Fredericks (1952-2001), sister of Blues great Taj Mahal, was remembered by her friends and family in France as a passionate performer who was known to “weave together the threads of blues, jazz, gospel and R&B into a uniquely French tapestry.” Carole Fredericks was moving up the charts in France while her brother Taj was pursuing his career largely in the […]

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  • Next steps for Harlem’s Hue Man Bookstore

    Next steps for Harlem’s Hue Man Bookstore

    Harlem’s African American bookstore closes — and will launch its new event format with Miami Heat Dwayne Wade on September 6. If you have visited Harlem’s Hue Man Bookstore, then you will know how much it will be missed in the community. Excerpt from a statement posted on www.huemanbookstore.com. Farewell & Welcome Hue-Man Family! As Carol (my middle name) Burnette would say, ‘we’re so glad we had this time together, but now it’s time for us to say so long’. […]

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  • Harlem Lanes is closing

    Harlem Lanes is closing

    Harlem Lanes is closing this weekend. Harlem Lanes was the only bowling alley in the country owned by black women and was Harlem’s first bowling alley in three decades. This bowling alley  opened with the help of former President Bill Clinton’s foundation.General manager Calvin Mumford said increasing rents for the space on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and 126th Street and the slow summer season contributed to the closure of the lanes that rely mainly on kids’ parties and camps […]

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  • Rick Ross is headed for  Nigeria

    Rick Ross is headed for Nigeria

    On Friday, August 17, 2012, American-born international rapper, William Leonard Roberts II (popularly known as Rick Ross), will perform in Lagos, Nigeria for the Summer Jam Fest 2012 concert at the exquisite Eko Hotel and Suites. The Florida native who made headlines with his debut album in 2006 titled ”Port of Miami” will headline the music concert alongside other Nigerian acts. The music concert is powered by St. Eve Concepts Limited. St Eve Concepts aims to promote healthy living through […]

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  • Usain Bolt is honored with wax figure at Madame Tussauds  in London

    Usain Bolt is honored with wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London

    Madame Tussauds has honored Jamaican runner Usain Bolt with a new wax figure that was recently unveiled in London.  Portrayed in his trademark “To Di World” pose, Bolt’s figure is as dynamic and striking as the athlete himself. “The reaction to Usain’s figure has been fantastic and he makes a really dynamic addition to the sports area” said  General Manager Meike Schulze. “We’re sure we’ll be getting plenty more fans in over the next week or so wanting to wish […]

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  • Global celebrations mark Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee – 50th anniversary of independence

    Global celebrations mark Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee – 50th anniversary of independence

    On August 6, Jamaica will celebrate its Golden Jubilee — the 50th anniversary of its independence. Jamaica National Day was first celebrated on August 6, 1962 by raising the national flag which signified the birth of the nation and its status as an independent country and a member of the British Commonwealth. In Jamaica, the celebrations will occur at various locations across the country beginning with the Jubilee Village, which will be constructed at the Independence Park Complex (St. Andrew), […]

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