HBO Announces Call For Entries For 2019 Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition

Three winners will have their works premiere on HBO in 2019. Shown is the 2018 reel highlighting the winner. HBO, home to the shows that everyone is talking about,  announced today the call for entries for its third annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries, the leading short film competition showcasing cinematic storytellers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. The top three winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to premiere their works on HBO (and/or its on-demand, digital and/or social […]

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Viewpoint: Old School and New School

The Reverend Al. Sharpton, rapper Pharoahe Monch and Rapper Young Paris join Ari Melber to discuss the week’s biggest news stories, including a new indictment by Special Counsel Mueller that charges 12 Russian agents with hacking Clinton email servers and attempting to meddle in the 2016 election. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

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Oprah reacts to new exhibit “Watching Oprah” at the Smithsonian

New Exhibit – “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture continues through June 2019. The exhibition uses the story of Oprah Winfrey and her 25-year daytime talk show as a lens to explore contemporary American history and culture, especially issues of power, gender, and the media.

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In NYC until June 24: Ishmael Reed’s LIFE AMONG THE ARYANS, directed by Rome Neal at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Life Among the Aryans, with director Rome Neal, is the latest work from Ishmael Reed, the American poet, novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer-Prize nominee. The show will only run until June 24 so take advantage of this opportunity to walk-through history by envisioning an unimaginable future of circumstances that are beyond the control of any one person or community. Neal shares not only his words of introduction but also his signature banana pudding with all who attend.  This show is truly filled […]

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  • The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Delivered by Former U.S. President Barack Obama, to Air Live on The Africa Channel Network July 17 at 8am ET

    The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Delivered by Former U.S. President Barack Obama, to Air Live on The Africa Channel Network July 17 at 8am ET

    In Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, The Africa Channel will air an uninterrupted live broadcast via satellite of The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered by former U.S. President Barack Obama, Tuesday, July 17 at 8am ET. The two-and-a-half-hour special will include South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, former Presidents Jacob Zumaand Thabo Mbeki, with legendary musical guests Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peter Gabriel and more. The theme will be “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World.”   In Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s […]

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  • One Quarter of Current College Students Believe It Will Be Difficult to Graduate

    One Quarter of Current College Students Believe It Will Be Difficult to Graduate

    National survey of 1,545 students suggests that challenges beyond the classroom impede student confidence and create barriers to completion Civitas Learning, today, released the results of a national survey conducted in partnership with the Center for Generational Kinetics, a leading Millennial and Gen Z research firm that asked a cross-section of both traditional and adult learners about their educational experiences, needs and aspirations. According to the data, one quarter of students, across all categories, expressed concerns about their ability to graduate. “The […]

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  • New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Students to Disconnect from School

    New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Students to Disconnect from School

    The Center for Promise research sheds light on the voices and experiences of young people impacted by exclusionary discipline, how those practices lead to feelings and actions of disconnection, and the importance of exploring non-exclusionary practices for better student outcomes. Harsh school discipline policies and practices are leading students—particularly students of color and students with disabilities—to disconnect from school, according to a new report from the Center for Promise, the research institute of America’s Promise Alliance. While national data consistently shows […]

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  • ‘She-EO’ Multicultural Women’s Conference Slated for July 28 in Baltimore

    ‘She-EO’ Multicultural Women’s Conference Slated for July 28 in Baltimore

    She-EO conference, a series of highly successful, motivating events for multicultural women of color, will host its third event on July 28th at the University of Baltimore.She-EO (She Executive Officer) is a talk-show style event designed for women looking to break barriers, blaze trails, or otherwise be agents of change in their companies and communities. According to a Harvard Business Review study, ‘Do Women’s Networking Events Move the Needle on Equality?‘, after connecting with female peers at a conference: –   the likelihood of receiving a promotion doubled […]

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  • African-American Technology Innovator Launches a Smart Business Platform Targeting the Mid-Sized Market

    African-American Technology Innovator Launches a Smart Business Platform Targeting the Mid-Sized Market

    AtWork Systems Inc. a software company based in Northern Virginia, is a smart business platform with an ERP solution for SMBs that delivers mobile, flexible and highly accessible business intelligence to every business owner. It includes a Marketplace application for the GIG economy and a set of open tools that delivers BI/AI/ML-driven decision support to business owners. It is based on a secure and scalable Service-Oriented Architecture, using a configurable multi-tenancy and unified database that provides real-time business transparency and analytics, resulting in real-time […]

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  • MGM Resorts Foundation to hold 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) in Las Vegas

    MGM Resorts Foundation to hold 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) in Las Vegas

    Civil Rights Leader Xernona Clayton will speak  Xernona Clayton, who broke race and gender barriers in national broadcast TV and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to end racial inequality in America, will talk about her life and experiences at the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC).The conference, in its 12th year, is sponsored by The MGM Resorts Foundation. It will be held Aug. 27-28 at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV. “We are honored to have Xernona, a civil rights icon and […]

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  • Mitchell Titus And Washington, Pittman & McKeever Combine Forces

    Mitchell Titus And Washington, Pittman & McKeever Combine Forces

    The Two Iconic Minority-Controlled Accounting Firms Join Forces to Grow Mitchell Titus’s Footprint in Chicago and Throughout the Midwest and Expand Services of the Largest Minority-Controlled Accounting Firm Operating in Chicago Founded in 1974, Mitchell Titus provides a broad range of assurance, tax and advisory services to Fortune 1000 companies, entrepreneurial enterprises, private equity firms, real estate entities, not-for-profit organizations, government entities and high net-worth individuals. From major corporations to social justice organizations, Mitchell Titus provides its diverse clientele with a deep understanding of […]

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  • The Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment in Today’s White-Collar Workplace

    The Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment in Today’s White-Collar Workplace

    New Study Reveals the Hard Numbers by Industry, Race, and Gender The #MeToo movement brought awareness and conversation to one of the most urgent issues facing the workplace today, but not enough data has been available to point to the causes or solutions until now. A new study, “What #MeToo Means for Corporate America,” conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), is the first of its kind to measure the scope of the problem within the white-collar workforce, to […]

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  • Taliah Waajid Launches Protective Styles Collection at Walmart Stores Nationwide

    Taliah Waajid Launches Protective Styles Collection at Walmart Stores Nationwide

    A New Category for the Natural Haircare Movement is Available across the US  Taliah Waajid, a trail-blazing brand in the world of natural hair care, is launching the Protective Styles Collection at select Walmart stores across the country. The first complete collection specifically designed for women who wear weaves, braids, locs, extensions, wigs, headwraps etc. over their natural hair or while transitioning from chemical styles.   Taliah Waajid Protective Styles is designed to care for the hair underneath these styles—one’s own […]

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