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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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  • Talent Shortages at Record High: 45% of Employers Around the World Report Difficulty Filling Roles

    Talent Shortages at Record High: 45% of Employers Around the World Report Difficulty Filling Roles

      – Businesses report highest talent shortage in 12 years, Japan, Romania and Taiwan are worst affected – 27% of employers say applicants lack the hard or soft skills they are looking for – Twice as many employers are investing in training their workforce (56%) compared to just 4 years ago, an indication that employers are increasingly investing in building tomorrow’s talent Employers around the world are facing the most acute talent shortage since 2006, according to the latest Talent Shortage […]

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  • Workers of color are far more likely to be paid poverty-level wages than white workers

    Workers of color are far more likely to be paid poverty-level wages than white workers

    Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, EPI has described the potential to reduce poverty through work, provided there are jobs with decent wages and adequate hours available to everyone who can and wants to work. Unfortunately, even when jobs are available, workers are often paid so little that they can still be left in poverty. Today, one in nine U.S. workers are paid wages that would leave them in poverty for their family size if they are the […]

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  • Black Women’s Expo  heads to Atlanta, August 10-12

    Black Women’s Expo heads to Atlanta, August 10-12

      After 24 successful years in Chicago, The Black Women’s Expo is expanding to Atlanta. Find out how you can take part! The Black Women’s Expo is a three-day consumer exposition celebrating the aspirations and achievements of African-American women. The Expo features over 30 Impactful Seminars, National Speakers, Celebrity Guests and Live Main Stage Entertainment. In addition, it provides exposure for more than 500 small businesses and major corporations. The Expo is the longest running exposition of its kind, celebrating 24 […]

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  • Maria Shriver: Everyone Is Dealing with Transition

    Maria Shriver: Everyone Is Dealing with Transition

    Peabody- and Emmy-winning journalist, producer and author Maria Shriver sits down with Oprah to talk about her New York Times number one best-selling book I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life. Here, Maria reveals the one thing she found that everyone has in common no matter what stage of life a person occupies: dealing with transition. Listen to Oprah and Maria Shriver’s full interview on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast, available on Apple Podcasts beginning Monday, June 25. Read more: http://www.oprah.com/own-supersoulsessions/maria-shriver-everyone-is-dealing-with-transition_1#ixzz5JU44dxDW

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  • Pride Live Nation Launches Inaugural Stonewall Day

    Pride Live Nation Launches Inaugural Stonewall Day

    Pride Live Nation, a social advocacy and community engagement platform for the LGBTQ community, announced today the inaugural Stonewall Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2018. Stonewall Day is a national day of awareness that will be commemorated each year on June 28 starting this year as the lead in to the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.  In recognition of the occasion, more than 50 celebrities, activists, and community leaders have been named Stonewall Inn Ambassadors. Over the next 12 months, the […]

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  • Career Girls® Launches New Website Careergirls.org

    Career Girls® Launches New Website Careergirls.org

    Career Girls – a non-profit organization committed to providing young girls with the educational tools and support they need to achieve their professional aspirations – flipped the switch on its new-and-improved website, Careergirls.org, the company announced. The online platform is re-designed to ensure all young girls and the educators, family members and mentors who guide them, can easily access Career Girls’ collection of over 10,000 women career role model videos and ready-to-use, girl-centric career exploration curriculum. Non-profit delivers on its mission to […]

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  • RLJ Entertainment’s UMC – Urban Movie Channel Launches on Xfinity TV

    RLJ Entertainment’s UMC – Urban Movie Channel Launches on Xfinity TV

    The First Subscription Video on Demand Service Created For African American and Urban Audiences Makes Its Set-Top Box Debut Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand service (SVOD) created for African American and urban audiences, is now available to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the country. A subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), UMC’s launch on Xfinity TV marks the first time the SVOD service has been made available on an MVPD set-top box. Featuring top programming in […]

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  • Young African leaders arrive in U.S., fostering connections with Americans

    Young African leaders arrive in U.S., fostering connections with Americans

    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to welcome the 2018 cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to the United States. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered in partnership with IREX, a non-profit organization. The Mandela Washington Fellowship creates stronger ties between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security on the […]

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