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  • OWN: “IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE”–Tackling the Myth of the “Angry Black Woman”

    OWN: “IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE”–Tackling the Myth of the “Angry Black Woman”

    NEW SEASON OF “IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE” PREMIERES SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Award-winning Series Launches with Four-Part “House of Healing” Episode Tackling the Myth of the “Angry Black Woman” An all-new season of OWN’s award-winning series “Iyanla: Fix My Life” will return with an emotional four-part, multi-week episode when spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant invites eight women to move into a “House of Healing” to dispel the myth of the “Angry Black […]

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  • Black women’s wages are no longer gaining ground on white men’s, and they’re falling further behind white women’s

    Black women’s wages are no longer gaining ground on white men’s, and they’re falling further behind white women’s

    Black women have experienced the stagnation of wages along with the vast majority of other Americans. But in addition, they also experience lower pay due to gender and race bias. Black women’s wages are no longer gaining on white men’s, and they’re falling further behind white women’s average women’s wages by race as a share of white men’s wages, 1979–2015 Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey (CPS) Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, from a report on racial wage gaps by Valerie […]

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  • Lincoln University – University City hosts the Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference

    Lincoln University – University City hosts the Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference

    Lincoln University – University City will host the Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference “Reinvigorating the Pan-African Intelligentsia: Developing organizations and institutions committed to serving African People.” The conference namesake, who would become Ghana’s first president, graduated from Lincoln in 1939 where he also received an honorary degree in 1951. The conference, which was organized jointly with Lincoln; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana; Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; and Molefi Kefe Asante […]

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  • Beauty is in the Ear of the Beholder Too

    Beauty is in the Ear of the Beholder Too

    Just the suggestion that an African-American person is of mixed-race heritage makes that person more attractive to others, research from Duke University concludes. This holds true even if the people in question aren’t actually of multiracial heritage, according to the peer-reviewed study, published in the June 2016 issue of Review of Black Political Economy. The simple perception of exoticism sways people to see multiracial blacks as better-looking, says study author Robert L. Reece, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Duke. […]

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  • BET Networks Chairman And CEO Debra Lee To Serve As Honorary Co-Chair For The 30th Annual NAMIC Conference

    BET Networks Chairman And CEO Debra Lee To Serve As Honorary Co-Chair For The 30th Annual NAMIC Conference

    Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer, BET Networks has been named honorary co-chair for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. Held as part of the cable industry’s Diversity Week, the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference is scheduled for September 20-21, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. Presented by theNational Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the theme for this year’s conference is Diversity 3.0—Innovation through Inclusion. “Ms. Lee is one of our industry’s true visionaries and we […]

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  • CBCF To Honor Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick

    CBCF To Honor Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick

     Lifetime Achievement Awards at 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts Ceremony Also Presents Next Generation Artists The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that legendary actors Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon Dionne Warwick will accept awards for their lifetime achievements in the arts during the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. The awards ceremony, which will take place Sept. 14 at the Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW in Washington, D.C. from 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., is organized in cooperation […]

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  • President Obama to Deliver Final Keynote at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

    President Obama to Deliver Final Keynote at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

    Event to Honor Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, U.S. Representatives Charles B. Rangel and Marcia L. Fudge, Business Magnate and Philanthropist Robert F. Smith, and Emanuel A.M.E. Church in honor of the “Emanuel Nine” for their strong commitment and contributions to improve the well-being of African-American communities through their leadership and service The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and final keynote address at its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) […]

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  • Aflac Directors Named Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

    Aflac Directors Named Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

    Dr. Melvin Stith and Robert “Ben” Johnson Honored by Savoy Magazine   Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced today that two members of the company’s board of directors were honored by Savoy Magazine, having been named to the magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. The list, appearing in the July 2016 issue of Savoy, named 300 corporate directors who have distinguished themselves as board members. “We are proud and pleased that Mel and […]

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  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY JOINS OWN’S POPULAR SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP WITH NEW DOCU-SERIES ‘THE BOOK OF JOHN’ (WORKING TITLE)

    PASTOR JOHN GRAY JOINS OWN’S POPULAR SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP WITH NEW DOCU-SERIES ‘THE BOOK OF JOHN’ (WORKING TITLE)

      OWN RENEWS POPULAR SATURDAY NIGHT DOCU-SERIES ‘FOR PEETE’S SAKE’ AND ORDERS ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF ‘WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S’   The OWN ( Oprah Winfrey Network) announced that  it has given an eight-episode series order to “The Book of John” (working title) from Leftfield Pictures, a weekly one-hour dramedy docu-series featuring the life of John Gray, associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s world-famous Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The series will join the network’s popular Saturday night programming lineup this spring. […]

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