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  • Women in Development, NY Announces 40th Anniversary Year with First African-American President in the Organization’s History–Yolanda F. Johnson

    Women in Development, NY Announces 40th Anniversary Year with First African-American President in the Organization’s History–Yolanda F. Johnson

    Yolanda F. Johnson has had nearly two decades as a successful fundraising professional and non-profit development executive. Her roles have included Vice-President, Development and Communications at Chess in the Schools, a youth development organization in NYC; this was preceded by her tenure as the head of development at the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. Before these roles was that of overseeing individual giving and special events at the Hudson River Museum of Art in Westchester. Yolanda also served as Acting Executive Director […]

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  • International African American Sorority on Hand to Welcome Alice Allison Dunnigan Statue Home to Russellville, KY

    International African American Sorority on Hand to Welcome Alice Allison Dunnigan Statue Home to Russellville, KY

    In the photo: Sculptor Amanda Matthews, left, and Deborah Catchings-Smith, international president of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, pose with the bronze statue of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House in 1947, Thursday, August 1, 2019. The statue is now permanently installed in her hometown of Russellville, Kentucky on the grounds of the Seek Museum. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority members were on hand to welcome the statute of their late sorority sister Alice […]

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  • In Honor of Black Philanthropy Month: The Winters Group Awards $50,000 in Grants

    In Honor of Black Philanthropy Month: The Winters Group Awards $50,000 in Grants

    This year’s theme of Black Philanthropy Month is “Let’s Make History,” and The Winters Group, Inc., a 35-year old global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, is doing just that as part of its Live Inclusively® Actualized (LIA) Grant Program. As part of Live Inclusively® Actualized (LIA), the organization’s corporate social responsibility effort, twelve non-profit organizations were awarded a total of $50,000. The awardees were selected based on the effectiveness and outcomes of programming efforts that seek to foster equity, justice, and […]

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  • National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Elects New National President

    National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Elects New National President

    The Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s (NOVA BPW) Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. congratulates its president, Sherelle T. Carper. Who was elected National President of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. History Some 86 years ago in 1934, Emma Odessa Young, a realtor in New York City and a member of the New York Club of Business and Professional Women, came up with the idea of establishing a national organization throughout the United […]

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  • Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits Celebrates A Golden Voice

    Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits Celebrates A Golden Voice

    On August 30, Verve/UMe is set to release Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits on vinyl in two different color options: black and gold. Remastered at Capitol Studios from the original analog tapes, this collection of an even-dozen of the legendary jazz vocalist’s greatest performances showcases the scope of her wide vocal range, bop-phrasing innovations, and expert yet effortless vibrato control. Upon the album’s original release in November 1961, a featured review in Billboard magazine proclaimed, “Mighty good listening here.” No doubt: both sides of Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits LP lend ample proof […]

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  • Black Veterans call for Congressional Review of Military Records of World Wars I & II Black Soldiers….

    Black Veterans call for Congressional Review of Military Records of World Wars I & II Black Soldiers….

    By: Charles Blatcher, III Chairman, National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations       Release July 2019   The recent news that members of Congress are calling for a review of the Service Record of another Black Servicemen is Deja’ vu. The review is being called on the record of Corporal Waverly Woodson, an Army Medic who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day with the All Black 320th Anti-Aircraft Barrage Balloon Battalion. Wounded under fire he continued to treat others in need of medical attention. […]

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  • ’25 Black Women in Beauty’ Launches to Celebrate Black Women Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Influencers in the Beauty Industry

    ’25 Black Women in Beauty’ Launches to Celebrate Black Women Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Influencers in the Beauty Industry

    The collective, the first of its kind, hosted its first annual dinner sponsored by Rémy Martin XO. Shown in the photo: Co-founder of 25 Black Women in Beauty, Cara Sabin; NBC NY Live Jacque Reid; Mega Infuencer Kahlana Barfield Brown; The Lip Bar founder Melissa Butler; and Ulta Sr. Director Karla Davis.  25 Black Women in Beauty celebrated their official launch with a private dinner at the Whitby Hotel, featuring some of the most powerful black female executives, entrepreneurs and influencers in […]

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  • Children’s Book Author Erica Pullen Celebrates Release of New Book, “I am America’s Most Wanted”

    Children’s Book Author Erica Pullen Celebrates Release of New Book, “I am America’s Most Wanted”

    Award-winning and international children’s author Erica Pullencaptivated fans with her first book Believing in Myself and has launched the release of her new book I am America’s Most Wanted. Erica’s books connect children to their value and emboldens positive self-identity. Bev Smith, dubbed “The National radio and television Queen of Late-Night Talk” and host of The Bev Smith Show says, “This is a perfect time for a book confronting the issues faced by African American boys and men to come out and be released.  Statistics show […]

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  • Iconic Chicago Defender Relaunches as Digital-Centric Content Platform

    Iconic Chicago Defender Relaunches as Digital-Centric Content Platform

    Bold step to end regular weekly print run positions brand to begin publishing daily content at chicagodefender.com Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender today announced that effective July 11, 2019, the Chicago Defender will complete its evolution from a printed newspaper and relaunch as a digitally-focused content platform dedicated to online editorial, premiere events, custom publishing, and archival merchandising. “It is no secret that the media and publishing landscape has shifted drastically and the pace of change continues […]

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