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  • The Fourth Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

    The Fourth Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

    India’s Love Sonia Will Open the Festival On October 24 China’s In Harm’s Way Will Close the Festival On November 1 Actresses Freida Pinto, Lisa Lu And Awkwafina To Be Honored The fourth Annual Asian World Film Festival asianworldfilmfest.org (AWFF) has selected India’s Golden Globes foreign language contender Love Sonia as the Festival’s opening night film on October 24.  China’s In Harm’s Way will be the closing night film on November 1. The centerpiece film will be Burning, South Korea’s current Oscar® contender. All films will be screened at the Arclight Cinema in Downtown Culver City (9500 […]

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  • Portrayals of Female STEM Characters in TV and Film Haven’t Improved in 10 Years

    Portrayals of Female STEM Characters in TV and Film Haven’t Improved in 10 Years

    The Lyda Hill Foundation and Geena Davis’s Institute on Gender in Media launch groundbreaking research study on representations of female STEM characters in media. The Lyda Hill Foundation, in partnership with Geena Davis’s Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University, released an extensive research report on the portrayals of female characters in science, technology, engineering and math in television and film. “Portray Her: Representations of Women STEM Characters in Media” shows that entertainment media has a long way to go […]

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  • Black youth continue to be sent to adult courts and jails at alarmingly high rates

    Black youth continue to be sent to adult courts and jails at alarmingly high rates

     Juvenile arrest rates have fallen sharply in recent years, but black youth are disproportionately sent to adult court by judges at some of the highest percentages seen in 30 years, according to a joint report from the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The new report, The Color of Youth Transferred to the Adult Criminal Justice System: Policy and Practice Recommendations, discusses how the egregious practice of prosecuting and incarcerating black youth as adults, […]

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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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  • Before Wakanda, There was Greenwood: Author KT Alozie Releases Books on “Black Wall Street”

    Before Wakanda, There was Greenwood: Author KT Alozie Releases Books on “Black Wall Street”

    Black Wall Street Books builds awareness of prosperous community and its demise through two new stories Like many who watched Black Panther this year, you may have been equally amazed and impressed by its portrayals of black excellence. The film featured Wakanda – a country with vast and well-managed resources, an educated and sophisticated black population and superior technology. For many members of the black diaspora it was not just entertaining. It was inspiring. “Now, why can’t we do something like […]

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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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  • Pras Michél announces plans for new blockchain phone — Blacture M1 Phone during Mobile World Conference

    Pras Michél announces plans for new blockchain phone — Blacture M1 Phone during Mobile World Conference

    Founding member of superstar group, The Fugees, and award-winning filmmaker dives into unprecedented territory with new blockchain phone. Artist, entrepreneur and humanitarian Pras Michél gave an inspiring keynote at the Mobile World Congress Americas, as he announced plans for the Blacture M1 – the first blockchain phone to be available in the U.S.During his speech, the artist also highlighted important contributions that African Americans make in creating trends and influencing mainstream lifestyles. A recent Nielsen report showed that the buying power of this demographic […]

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  • Elaine Brown’s Self-Titled Black Forum/Motown Album Reissued On Vinyl LP

    Elaine Brown’s Self-Titled Black Forum/Motown Album Reissued On Vinyl LP

    Elaine Brown, the rare, self-titled album from the first and only female Chair of the Black Panther Party, is reissued on vinyl today by Motown/UMe. First issued in 1973 and long out of print, the LP includes the single “Until We’re Free.” The new 150-gram vinyl edition is presented in a tip-on jacket with replicated original artwork. Purchase Elaine Brown vinyl LP: https://UMe.lnk.to/ElaineBrownPR The album was the second for Brown, who wrote all nine songs. It was produced by Motown’s Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell, who […]

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  • Exhibition By Lenny Kravitz In New York City

    Exhibition By Lenny Kravitz In New York City

    Dom Pérignon is proud to debut “Assemblage,” an exhibition of original photography by Lenny Kravitz, his first project as Creative Director and Photographer for the iconic champagne house. An artistic collaboration between Dom Pérignon and Kravitz, the exhibition in New York features a series of striking photographs from an intimate dinner party at Lenny’s home in Los Angeles, in a villa he designed. For his “Assemblage”, Lenny Kravitz brought together truly singular personalities – that combine different people, worlds, disciplines and generations, providing opportunities to meet […]

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