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  • LGBTQ Students Encouraged to Apply for Scholarships

    LGBTQ Students Encouraged to Apply for Scholarships

    Point Foundation Accepting Applications Beginning November 1 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support to 97 students. Applications open online November 1, 2018 at www.pointfoundation.org/apply Students may submit their application until 11:59 p.m. PST January 28, 2019.  A short application […]

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  • 4th Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Winners

    4th Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Winners

    The 4th ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony at the ArcLight in Culver City. Almost 40 feature films from 25 participating countries were presented during the nine-day festival that included 17 Oscar® Foreign Language submissions and a dozen Golden Globe® submitted films. The Awards ceremony, presented to a sold-out audience, was followed by a screening of China’s In Harm’s Way and a reception at the Culver Hotel. Said Georges Chamchoum, Executive and Program Director of the AWFF: “The Asian World Film Festival […]

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  • U.S. News and the Aetna Foundation Examine the Link Between Race, Where You Live and Health in America

    U.S. News and the Aetna Foundation Examine the Link Between Race, Where You Live and Health in America

    Drawn from data on nearly 3,000 communities, the special report analyzes the relationship between race, ethnicity and key social determinants of health across the U.S.   There are clear links between race, ethnicity, geography and drivers of health outcomes in the U.S., a special report from U.S. News & World Report finds. In one of the largest assessments of social determinants of health to date, U.S. News found that communities with a greater share of white residents generally score better, differing from the negative […]

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  • Taliah Waajid Wins a 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Award

    Taliah Waajid Wins a 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Award

    Taliah Waajid, an innovative brand in the world of natural hair care, is delighted to announce that Taliah Waajid Curly Curl “Gello” has won a prestigious 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Styling Product in the Curl Definer, Fine/Medium Hair category. This is Taliah Waajid’s first Allure Best of Beauty Awards win.Held annually since 1996, the Allure Best of Beauty Awards are considered to be one of the most prominent awards in the health and beauty industry with their distinctive seal of approval bestowed […]

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  • South African women march against gender-based violence

    South African women march against gender-based violence

      South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day. This year, according to the Global Information Network: “Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the […]

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  • Toyota Presents The Black Women’s Expo in Atlanta- Actress and Director Regina King to Speak on Diversity in TV & Film

    Toyota Presents The Black Women’s Expo in Atlanta- Actress and Director Regina King to Speak on Diversity in TV & Film

    Kim Fields, Ginuwine, Cynthia Bailey and Miss Mulatto Among Other Scheduled Celebs Regina King has spent decades wowing audiences with her award-winning character portrayals on the big screen. But for the past few years, the stellar actress has been calling the shots behind the camera, directing many popular TV programs and Hollywood films. Among other accolades, the Emmy Award, NAACP Image Award, and BET Award-winning actress will deliver a keynote address on the importance of Black representation behind the scenes […]

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  • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Announces The Eight Recipients Of The Homecoming Scholars Award For The 2018-2019 Academic Year Through Her BeyGOOD Initiative

    Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Announces The Eight Recipients Of The Homecoming Scholars Award For The 2018-2019 Academic Year Through Her BeyGOOD Initiative

    $25,000 Scholarships Awarded To One Student From Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University And Bethune-Cookman University — All Historically Black Colleges And Universities (HBCUs) Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the eight recipients of the Homecoming Scholars Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019 is a merit program and was announced in April.  It is the second scholarship merit program from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and BeyGOOD. The Formation Scholars Award Program was announced in the spring of 2017 and was open […]

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  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Installs 25th International President, Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker During Grand Boulé In New Orleans

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Installs 25th International President, Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker During Grand Boulé In New Orleans

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a 98-year-old international women’s service organization, held its Grand Boulé in New Orleans from July 18 – 22, 2018 with the purpose of bringing members together for business meetings, fellowship, community service, and rededication to its founding principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. During the Grand Boulé, Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker, Zeta’s immediate past International First Vice President, was elected to International President, and will lead the organization into its centennial year in 2020.   The Brooklyn native is the Director of […]

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  • 100th Anniversary of Harlem Renaissance Celebration Continues Through the Fall –Look for Author Terrie McMillan

    100th Anniversary of Harlem Renaissance Celebration Continues Through the Fall –Look for Author Terrie McMillan

    Central Ohio’s celebration of the Harlem Renaissance continues this fall and into early next year, as the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Museum of Art, CAPA, and other arts organizations, educational institutions and community partners throughout central Ohio join in to commemorate this vital, year-long celebration of this cultural milestone and Columbus’ ties to it.  I, Too, Sing America – the Harlem Renaissance seeks to unify the greater Columbus community by sharing the history, heritage and global influence of the Harlem Renaissance: an intellectual, social, and artistic […]

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