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  • Ashley Bryan: Singing Praise of Thanks

    Ashley Bryan: Singing Praise of Thanks

    Ashley Bryan: Singing Praise of Thanks is a film about this artist of 92 years whose art-making on the Maine island of Islesford is a celebration of joy and creativity, the child within us, and gratitude for all of life. This trailer announces the soon-to-be-released feature documentary which will be screening at festivals and theaters around the country and will be followed by a half hour version for high school and college students. A companion curriculum guide will also be […]

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  • John Quiñones To Keynote The 31st Annual NAMIC Conference

    John Quiñones To Keynote The 31st Annual NAMIC Conference

    Longtime Journalist, Education and Equality Advocate Brings His Powerful Barriers-Breaking Story to Conference Opening Session John Quiñones, Veteran journalist and host of “What Would You Do?”, will be the opening keynote speaker for of the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference, Sept. 26-27 at the New York Marriott Marquis.  The highly-accomplished news professional will set the tone for the conference “Diversity at the Speed of Change” and share his inspiring journey and though-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.”John’s story of […]

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  • Award-Winning Documentary “THE NEW BLACK” Now

    Award-Winning Documentary “THE NEW BLACK” Now

    Award-Winning Documentary “THE NEW BLACK” Now Available On Netflix, DVD And Video-On-Demand (VOD) Promised Land Film’s award-winning documentary THE NEW BLACK is now available on Netflix, adding to the many options for viewing the film.  It is also available on DVD and through several VOD outlets. Directed by Yoruba Richen, THE NEW BLACK is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and […]

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  • New ABA president to focus on diversity, inclusion in justice system

    New ABA president to focus on diversity, inclusion in justice system

    New ABA president to focus on diversity, inclusion in justice system Paulette Brown, a labor and employment law partner and co-chair of the firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord LLP in Morristown, N.J., took office today as president of the American Bar Association at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.  She is the first woman of color to become president of the 136-year-old organization and will serve as president until the close of the ABA […]

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  • NAACP Statement on Charleston, S.C.

    NAACP Statement on Charleston, S.C.

    The NAACP has released the following statement rergarding Dylann Roof, the man accused of shooting and killing nine people inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO: “We are as thankful for the apprehension of the alleged Charleston shooter as we are horrified by the blood curdling heinousness of this act. We appreciate the swift work of federal, state, and local authorities in apprehending the alleged shooter. We commend, encourage, and […]

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  • Timeline: Juneteenth: 150th Anniversary

    Timeline: Juneteenth: 150th Anniversary

    June 19th, 2015 — also known as Juneteenth — commemorates the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

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  • Race and Beyond: The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

    Race and Beyond: The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

    By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Center for American Progress Ever since I first heard about the curious case of Rachel Dolezal —the Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter president who has been outed and ridiculed for passing as black—I’ve wanted to embrace her as the visage of the changing, multicultural of America. “If she says she’s black, then I’m willing to welcome her to the struggle for justice and equality,” I said to my white officemate. “The more […]

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  • 2015 Heroes in the Struggle—Empire’s Jussie Smollett to be honored

    2015 Heroes in the Struggle—Empire’s Jussie Smollett to be honored

    Danny Glover (Color Purple, Lethal Weapon), Brian J. White ( Scandal), Shaun Robinson (Access Hollywood), Naomi Campbell ( Empire) and other Black celebrities from film, stage, television and music will come together this week for the 2015 Heroes in the Struggle Gala reception and awards presentation at the Directors Guild of America to honor Jussie Smollett, star of FOX’s hit TV show Empire, Vanessa Mills, Executive Director of Empower U Inc. in Miami, Florida, Gregorio Millett, Vice President and Director […]

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  • NASA Goddard Innovator Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

    NASA Goddard Innovator Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

    In honor of his many inventions and patents developed in a 34-year career at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, George E. Alcorn, a pioneering African-American physicist and engineer, was recently inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The hall’s induction criteria require candidates to hold a U.S. patent that has contributed significantly to the nation’s welfare and the advancement of science and useful arts. Alcorn was honored in the Flight and Exploration category for leading a […]

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