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  • Dove and The CROWN Coalition Announce The Passing Of Legislation To End Hair Discrimination in New Jersey

    Dove and The CROWN Coalition Announce The Passing Of Legislation To End Hair Discrimination in New Jersey

    State Senator Sandra B. Cunningham and Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight Lead Effort In State with Infamous Wrestling Incident #THECROWNACT Dove and fellow co-founding members of the CROWN Coalition (National Urban League, Color Of Change and Western Center on Law & Poverty) are proud to announce The CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair) passed in the state legislature of New Jersey on Monday, December 16, 2019.  Introduced by Senator Sandra B. Cunningham and Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight, the bill addresses unfair grooming policies that have a disparate impact on […]

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  • U.S. Postal Service Issuing Gwen Ifill Black Heritage Forever Stamp Jan. 30

    U.S. Postal Service Issuing Gwen Ifill Black Heritage Forever Stamp Jan. 30

    The 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Gwen Ifill, one of the nation’s most esteemed journalists. The stamp art features a photo of Ifill taken in 2008 by photographer Robert Severi. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp. Gwen Ifill was among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism. After graduating from college in 1977, Ifill worked at The Boston Herald American, The Baltimore Evening Sun, The Washington Post and The […]

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  • Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Congratulates Delaware’s First African American Supreme Court Justice, Tamika Montgomery-Reeves

    Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Congratulates Delaware’s First African American Supreme Court Justice, Tamika Montgomery-Reeves

    Delaware Chancery Court Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves will be sworn in as a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court. Her swearing in comes after several months of advocacy by over 5,000 of Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware’s (CPBD) members who urged Governor Carney to nominate a person of color to the vacant seat. CPBD Campaign Manager Chris Coffey has released the following statement: “This is a historic day for Delaware. Make no mistake about it, Justice Montgomery-Reeves’ new role as a Delaware Supreme Court Justice is an […]

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  • The RLJ Companies and Legal Sea Foods Announce Joint Venture To Open Restaurants At Major Airports

    The RLJ Companies and Legal Sea Foods Announce Joint Venture To Open Restaurants At Major Airports

    Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of the RLJ Companies and Founder of Black Entertainment Television, announced today a joint venture with the Boston-based restaurant group Legal Sea Foods to open smaller-scale versions of the famed restaurant within airports across the country. In making this announcement, Johnson said, “I am very excited about the RLJ Companies joining with Legal Sea Foods and its CEO and President Roger S. Berkowitz, to expand the Legal Sea Foods dining experience to millions more airport travelers. […]

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  • Nielsen Welcomes Sandra Sims-Williams As Senior Vice President Of Diversity & Inclusion

    Nielsen Welcomes Sandra Sims-Williams As Senior Vice President Of Diversity & Inclusion

    Nielsen announced that Sandra Sims-Williams will join the company as Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), beginning January, 2020. In this role, Ms. Sims-Williams will lead Nielsen’s D&I strategy and teams for both the Media and Connect sides of the business, through Nielsen’s transition into two independent, publicly traded companies. As Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, she will join the company’s executive leadership team and will report to Nielsen’s Chief Executive Officer, David Kenny. “Diversity & Inclusion are essential […]

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  • Rory Gamble Named First African American President Of The Historic UAW

    Rory Gamble Named First African American President Of The Historic UAW

    The Rainbow PUSH Coalition Automotive Project rejoiced today knowing that the UAW members will have a better tomorrow.  When Rory Gamble was named President of the United Auto Workers, I could just imagine the great labor and civil rights giant Walter Reuther smiling upon us. In the great arc of history in my lifetime, there have been and continue to be many firsts. But nothing is more fitting than the history between the UAW and civil rights in our country coming full […]

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  • The National Museum of African American Music Seeks Submissions of Creative Artwork from Visual Artists

    The National Museum of African American Music Seeks Submissions of Creative Artwork from Visual Artists

    African American music museum hosts call for entries to feature original art installations When the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) opens its doors to the public in the summer of 2020, the first-of-its-kind institution located in the heart of downtown Nashville will be home to more than 1,500 historical artifacts that reflects the development, influence, and impact of African Americans on more than 50 genres and sub-genres including country, jazz, blues, gospel, R&B and hip hop. With construction of the museum currently […]

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  • New Study Takes an Unprecedented Look at Being Black in Corporate America

    New Study Takes an Unprecedented Look at Being Black in Corporate America

    Despite billions spent on diversity and inclusion, new research from the Center for Talent Innovation finds that black professionals face prejudice, a lack of support from managers, and a cycle of exclusion that keeps them from the C-suite Corporate America needs to awaken to the challenges faced by black professionals, according to a new study published today by nonprofit think tank the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI). In the workplace, black professionals are more likely to encounter prejudice and microaggressions […]

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  • Spike Lee/Limited Edition 30th Anniversary ‘Do the Right Thing’ Collection

    Spike Lee/Limited Edition 30th Anniversary ‘Do the Right Thing’ Collection

    rue21, a leading fashion retailer, along with Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Spike Lee’s production company, and Defend Brooklyn, have collaborated to offer a limited edition 30th Anniversary Do the Right Thing Collection exclusively at rue21. Beginning December 12, 2019, rue21 will offer a Limited Edition 14 piece Do the Right Thing men’s and women’s collection.—sweatshirts, t-shirts and accessories including a beanie, lanyard, sling bag, socks and ID holder–online and in its 690 stores. To promote the Collection, shoppers can enter to win a  real New York City 30th Anniversary […]

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