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  • Howard University Launches “HU Stands” Campaign on Sexual Assault Prevention

    Howard University Launches “HU Stands” Campaign on Sexual Assault Prevention

    As National Campus Safety Awareness Month approaches in September, Howard University will kick off a year-long campaign, “HU Stands” to promote sexual assault prevention on campus.  Today, the Office of Title IX and several campus partners, will host a campus event inviting students, faculty and staff to take the pledge to stand against interpersonal violence. The Howard University Student Association and the 1867 Club are campaign kick-off partners. “We are committed to fostering and maintaining an academic and work environment that is free of […]

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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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  • The incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than the bottom 99 percent in 43 states and DC from 2009-15 — New York, Florida, and Connecticut top the list of most unequal states

    The incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than the bottom 99 percent in 43 states and DC from 2009-15 — New York, Florida, and Connecticut top the list of most unequal states

    A new EPI paper shows that in 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the United States took home an average of 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99 percent—an increase from 2013, when they earned 25.3 times as much. In The new gilded age: Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county, authors Estelle Sommeiller, a socio-economist at the Institute for Research in Economic and Social Sciences in France and Mark Price, an economist […]

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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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  • Boycott in Boston – calling for a name change for historic landmark –Faneuil Hall – given its tie to slavery

    Boycott in Boston – calling for a name change for historic landmark –Faneuil Hall – given its tie to slavery

      Neighborhood activists and members of the faith-based community in Boston marched on Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday, August 2, in the wake of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s refusal to engage black citizens of Boston in discussion around hearing to rename Faneuil Hall.Faneuil Hall is connected to the practice of slavery in Boston. Activists and clergy want to rename Faneuil Hall to Crispus Attucks Hall to summon deeper conversations about structural racism in Boston a set a foundation for generations […]

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  • Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman opens Aug. 10. 

    Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman opens Aug. 10. 

    The timing of the release comes on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville protests which took place on Aug. 12, 2017.  BlacKkKlansman is based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.   Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city.  Stars in the movie include:  John David Washington, Adam […]

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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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