JANE & EMMA Offers First, On-Screen Look at Historic Friendship Between Mormonism’s Founding Couple and a Free Black Woman

Excel Entertainment Releases Trailer for October 12th Limited Theatrical Release of JANE & EMMA, the Incredible True Story of the Unlikely Friendship Between Free African-American Jane Manning and Mormon Founder Joseph Smith’s Wife Emma Smith, Set Against the Backdrop of Smith’s Murder in 1844. Excel Entertainment—a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deseret Book Company—is the preeminent independent film distribution company in Utah, and has released more than 40 successful films since 2000. Excelis recently released its official trailer to the upcoming feature film JANE & […]

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A Final Farewell To Aretha Franklin After Her Death To Pancreatic Cancer

African Americans have the highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer – up to 59 percent higher than the incidence rates for other racial and ethnic groups. Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer given that the disease is third leading cause of caner death in the United States and  soon to become the second leading cause by 2020. “PanCAN mourns the loss of Ms. […]

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Boston Globe reports: Boston’s schools are becoming resegregated

By James Vaznis GLOBE STAFF  AUGUST 04, 2018 View this story at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/08/04/boston-schools-are-becoming-resegregated/brwPhLuupRzkOtSa9Gi6nL/story.html   An alarming pattern of racial segregation has re-emerged in the Boston Public School system over the last two decades, according to a Globe analysis, largely the consequence of steps taken by city and school officials to allow more students to attend schools in their neighborhoods as they did prior to court-ordered busing. Nearly 60 percent of the city’s schools meet the definition of being intensely segregated — meaning students […]

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In Studio TV with Janine Fondon shares stories of inspiration and action—State Senate Candidate Amaad Rivera, Donna Haghighat of the Women’s Fund and two local animators—Katie Taccone and Michelle Moore

By Rachel M. Carkhuff Lights! Camera! Action! The latest In Studio episode can be found on West Springfield Public Access TV’s Channel 15 YouTube page. Watch it now! In Studio is a monthly show featuring opportunities, resources and inspirational stories from the Greater Western Massachusetts community and beyond. In Studio host Janine Fondon, a professor at Bay Path University, sat down with four wonderful guests: Amaad Rivera, a local State Representative candidate, Donna Haghighat, CEO of The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Michelle Moore, […]

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  • The USO for Black Soldiers in World War II needs public support…..

    The USO for Black Soldiers in World War II needs public support…..

    Photo credit: ACES Museum By:Charles Blatcher, III Chairman, National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations   There is a building in Philadelphia at 5801 Germantown Avenue that should be the focus of public attention. The building is Parker Hall the home of ACES Museum a non- profit organization that honors the contributions and achievements of Black Americans in the defense of the nation. The brown stone building has another connection to Black History. It was the USO for Black Soldiers in Philadelphia during World […]

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  • 2018 Ascend National Convention, the Largest Pan-Asian Business Event of the Year

    2018 Ascend National Convention, the Largest Pan-Asian Business Event of the Year

    Ascend, the largest non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America recently celebrated its 2018 National Convention at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. This year’s convention theme was “Innovate & Evolve” – a theme that was explored extensively throughout the event. The Ascend Convention is the largest gathering of Pan-Asian business professionals in North America with attendees from over 200 organizations and 60+ sponsoring organizations. Jan Yanehiro, Broadcast Journalist; Director, Academy of Art University; Anna W. Mok, Co-Founder, Ascend Pinnacle; Executive Vice […]

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  • New CEO for the Nashville LGBT Chamber

    New CEO for the Nashville LGBT Chamber

    Following an extensive search and candidate review process, the Nashville LGBT Chamber today named Joe Woolley as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Representing more than 325 businesses and individuals in Nashville and the surrounding area, the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate of the Greater Nashville Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community. Woolley succeeds Lisa Howe who served as the Chamber’s CEO for the past six years. Howe resigned her position earlier this year to return to her home state of Texas where […]

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  • Equality At The Box Office: Atom Tickets Survey And Data Reveals Women’s Movie Preferences

    Equality At The Box Office: Atom Tickets Survey And Data Reveals Women’s Movie Preferences

    In celebration and support of Women’s Equality Day on August 26, Atom Tickets surveyed women to ask about their movie and genre preferences, as well as their opinions about gender representation in the entertainment industry. Armed with the survey responses, Atom also pulled in ticketing sales information to reveal top movies women showed up to support so far this year. Additionally, Atom launched a digital and social media campaign to promote Women’s Equality Day with a ticketing offer of half off […]

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  • Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Honors Arrival Of The First Africans 399 Years Ago

    Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Honors Arrival Of The First Africans 399 Years Ago

    August 23rd wa s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, and on this day, Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ recognizes the 399thanniversary of the arrival of the first documented Africans in English North America. African culture has had an indelible and enduring influence on the trajectory of Virginia and American history. In August 1619 a ship called the White Lion forcibly landed “20 and odd” enslaved Africans at Point Comfort, Virginia(today’s Hampton, Va.). These individuals were brought to the colony in bondage from the kingdom […]

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  • JetSuite, Inc. Appoints Stephanie Chung as President of the Dallas-Based Private Jet Aviation Company The Seasoned Aviation Leader Takes the Helm of JetSuite, Inc. as the First African American And African American Female to Lead a Major Private Business Aviation Company

    JetSuite, Inc. Appoints Stephanie Chung as President of the Dallas-Based Private Jet Aviation Company The Seasoned Aviation Leader Takes the Helm of JetSuite, Inc. as the First African American And African American Female to Lead a Major Private Business Aviation Company

    JetSuite, Inc., a leading innovator in private jet aviation, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephanie Chung as President, effective immediately. An aviation veteran with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and business aviation, Chung will oversee all aspects of the company including sales, marketing, revenue management, performance, and guest services for the brand. This appointment makes Chung the first African American and African American female to lead a major private business aviation company. Chung brings a wealth of knowledge to […]

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  • NYU Tandon and Bridgewater Associates Tackle Acute Shortage of Minority Groups in Cybersecurity

    NYU Tandon and Bridgewater Associates Tackle Acute Shortage of Minority Groups in Cybersecurity

    New Scholarships for Cyber Fellows Online Master’s Degree Aim to Widen Career Opportunities in a High-Demand Field The numbers speak for themselves: The shortfall of cybersecurity experts will grow to 1.8 million worldwide by 2022. Already, the United States needs 200,000 more than are available. Today’s information security workforce – 89 percent male and 68.5 percent white – leaves untapped a huge talent pool. On August 31, two leading cybersecurity educational and financial institutions will take steps to widen that pipeline. The NYU Tandon School of Engineering will award […]

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  • Historic King Records Music Label Celebrated With 75th Anniversary Gala

    Historic King Records Music Label Celebrated With 75th Anniversary Gala

    Label’s Bootsy Collins, Henry Glover, Phillip Paul and Otis Williams Honored With Lifetime Achievement Awards James Brown’s “Sisters of Righteous” Backup Singers Make Special Appearance A powerful slice of music history was celebrated during a weekend gala honoring the 75-year heritage of iconic music label King Records and the legendary artists and musicians it worked with. “Celebrate the King” paid tribute to the label best known for launching the career of James Brown. The star-studded event featured a rare and special appearance […]

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  • The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Third Annual National Conference, “The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape”

    The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Third Annual National Conference, “The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape”

    Acting Principal Deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) to Address ICMCP National Conference Ms. Essye B. Miller assists the DoD CIO as primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance and will keynote the ICMCP National Conference, September 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, GA has announced Ms. Essye B. Miller will headline an impressive list of speakers at this year’s event.  Ms. Miller, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, […]

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