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  • UnityFirst.com Health to Wealth issue

    UnityFirst.com Health to Wealth issue

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  • MIT Africa Innovate Conference

    MIT Africa Innovate Conference

    MIT’s 6th  Africa Innovate Conference was held at the MIT Media Lab and included a base of students, faculty, and vendors who are focused on the future of Africa. As an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education, the conference featured  panel presentation and keynotes that focus on efforts that contribute to the continent’s development. Keynote speakers (shown in the photo with UnityFirst.com’s Janine Fondon) were Michael Joseph, Director of Mobile Money […]

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  • New play in NYC: John Legend & Mike Jackson present TURN ME LOOSE a look at the life of comedic genius Dick Gregory

    New play in NYC: John Legend & Mike Jackson present TURN ME LOOSE a look at the life of comedic genius Dick Gregory

    Opens Off-Broadway on May 19, 2016 (previews begin May 3) at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street)  “Ted” Terry, of the Theodore Myles Agency in California and longtime friend of Dick Gregory, is often working diligently in the background to make sure that history will never be forgotten. Over the past 10 years, he has connected the dots to inspire the dynamic collaboration between writers, producers and directors to bring to the stage the one-man play about the legendary […]

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  • Ferguson Update: Dr. Joseph Davis seeks contributions from some of the biggest names in film, television, music, and sports

    Ferguson Update: Dr. Joseph Davis seeks contributions from some of the biggest names in film, television, music, and sports

    Dr. Joseph Davis watched news coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, following the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, and decided to be part of the solution. Dr. Davis, then Superintendent of a small school district in North Carolina, applied to be Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant Schools outside St. Louis, because he believed improving schools is the most powerful way to strengthen a community in crisis. Last year, he accepted the job and moved to Ferguson with his wife and son.Superintendent Davis […]

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  • OneUnited Launches “Bank For The Future” Expansion Strategy

    OneUnited Launches “Bank For The Future” Expansion Strategy

    In a bold move towards expansion of its online presence and usage of cutting edge technology, OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America, is reconfiguring its branch network including closing two (2) Los Angeles branches, Ladera and Pasadena and seeking a Boston headquarters location. This next strategic journey will generate significant growth and place OneUnited Bank at the forefront of community banking by building what is being heralded by bank executives as the “Bank For The Future” or #BFF. […]

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  • Techstars Atlanta Names Tyler Scriven as Director

    Techstars Atlanta Names Tyler Scriven as Director

    Techstars Atlanta, the startup accelerator program, is entering its inaugural year in Atlanta and is presented in partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises. “Tyler and I complement each other very well,” said Techstars Atlanta Managing Director Michael Cohn. “I’m excited to be partnering with him and believe that, together, our broad range of startup experience and diverse skills will deliver a world-class program for entrepreneurs, mentors and the Atlanta startup community overall.”Scriven will partner with Cohn to set the strategic […]

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  • Queen Latifah and her mother, Rita Owens, join the American Heart Association’s Red Step Challenge to raise awareness about heart failure

    Queen Latifah and her mother, Rita Owens, join the American Heart Association’s Red Step Challenge to raise awareness about heart failure

    The American Heart Association is calling on people to take six million “red steps” in recognition of the nearly six million Americans living with heart failure (HF). To shine a spotlight on HF and how to manage it, award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and television producer Queen Latifah and her mother Rita Owens, who lives with HF, are continuing to lend their voices to the American Heart Association’s Rise Above Heart Failure initiative, nationally supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. By joining […]

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  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Global Insights Company Equifax to Expand Atlanta Footprint

    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Global Insights Company Equifax to Expand Atlanta Footprint

    Office relocation will bring over 650 jobs to Atlanta Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed  announced that Atlanta-based Equifax , a global insights company and multinational leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, has signed a multi-year lease to expand its offices into 100,000 square-feet of space at One Atlantic Center (OAC) in the heart of midtown. The expansion is expected to generate over $75.8 million of economic impact as a result of Equifax’s $17 million investment in the project. “I […]

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  • Barbershop: The Next Cut — Fantastic

    Barbershop: The Next Cut — Fantastic

    Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer are reunited in Barbershop: The Next Cut, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the cousin of filmmaker Spike Lee (The Best Man films, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins). This movies sets the action in Chicago – and names the fight – a war on violence. In an interview with rolling out, Director Malcolm Lee shares. “You can’t set a movie in Chicago in 2016 and not talk about gun violence, gang violence and the issues that […]

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