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WASHINGTON, D.C.: 1st African-American woman named new Librarian of Congress
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Joshua Gordon, Reporter – Baltimore Business Journal Jul 14, 2016, 7:51am PDT Updated: Jul 14, 2016, 9:05am PDT Enoch Pratt Free Library Carla Hayden is CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. WASHINGTON — The longtime leader of Baltimore’s library system, Carla Hayden, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday to become the 14th Librarian of Congress. Hayden is the […]

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CHICAGO: How Johnson Publishing CEO Desiree Rogers became an ex-media mogul
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Lewis Lazare, Reporter – Chicago Business Journal Jun 15, 2016, 11:22am PDT Stephen Yang | Bloomberg Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publications. CHICAGO — Desiree Rogers, who forever will be linked to Barack Obama‘s presidency as his former social secretary, looks also to have quietly ended her reign as a Chicago-based media mogul — at least for now. Johnson Publishing […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of Southern California Awards 94 Scholarships To Deserving High School Seniors
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Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of Southern California Awards 94 Scholarships To Deserving High School Seniors PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2016 LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC) awarded 94 accomplished college-bound seniors scholarship funds totaling $288,000 during a celebratory event at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The […]

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Smokey Robinson Wants You To Get Ready
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For Immediate Release June 02, 2016 Contact Information Skinphonic Courtney Barnes, 323-466-9300 Media Relations scb27@aol.com (BPRW) Smokey Robinson Wants You To Get Ready New Products in Production After More Than Two Years in Development (Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smokey Robinson together with Skinphonic LLC announced today the launch of two skincare brands. A men’s line called Get Ready Cause […]

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Sensis Releases Study Examining the Impact of Culture on Multicultural Millennial Use of Technology

Sensis Releases Study Examining the Impact of Culture on Multicultural Millennial Use of Technology Research Issued as Final Sections of Fifth Wave from groundbreaking Hispanic Millennial Project PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2016 LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cross-cultural marketing agency Sensis has released the Hispanic Millennial Project Wave 5b and Wave 5c, a study of Multicultural […]

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Morgan Freeman And Jeff Skoll Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual Fundraiser
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Morgan Freeman And Jeff Skoll Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual Fundraiser Star-Studded, Sell-Out BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN Raises More Than $1.4 Million Benefiting Arts and Education Programs and New Play Development PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2016 LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Sunday’s (May 22) Backstage at the Geffen, star-studded fundraiser at the Geffen Playhouse and the pre-show […]

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BRCA Gene Mutations Associated with Increased Prostate Cancer Risk
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SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Though predominantly known for their increased associations with breast cancer risk, germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are also associated with an increased susceptibility to other diseases, including prostate cancer. New data being presented during the 111th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) highlights new research on the role […]

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Founders of First Major Black-Owned Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Company Finding Huge Success
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— The Atlanta-based company just relaunched their web site, TheTrueProducts.com, with a cleaner, more user-friendly design, and unique subscription & e-commerce capabilities. — Atlanta, GA — True Products LLC, the makers of ‘True Detergent’, one of the most effective eco-friendly laundry detergents available on the market, are announcing the launch of their new, redesigned company website located at www.thetrueproducts.com. Key features of the […]

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Willie Williams LAPD’s First Political Police Chief (1943-2016)
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PR Newswire WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In commemoration of the passing of former LAPD Chief Willie Williams the Full Disclosure Network (FDN) known as “The News Behind the News”(TM) is re-releasing a (30 min) exclusive 1995 video interview.   In this interview Williams describes the political issues he faced during his first year as head of […]

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Toyota returns to the eco-infused Broccoli City Festival featuring an all-star line-up of music artists and sustainability inspiration
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TORRANCE, Calif., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – The Toyota Green Initiative returns to the Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. for its second year in honor of Earth Day. The eco-inspired music and art festival uses its platform to galvanize a dialed in fan base of urban millennials from around the world to learn about healthy eating and environmental sustainability. Set […]

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Taskrabbit CEO steps down, former Google exec and current COO steps in
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Founded in 2008, Taskrabbit was an early entrant into the so-called “on-demand” economy, providing a platform for connecting users with workers for one-off gigs ranging from home cleaning to personal errands. Now Taskrabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque is passing the reins to the company’s current COO, Stacy Brown-Philpot, and the company looks to evolve. “Along the way, TaskRabbit has […]

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Tatyana Ali Headlines TV One’s Original Thriller Second Sight Premiering Saturday, April 23 at 8 P.M. ET
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For Immediate Release April 07, 2016 Contact Information Brandii Toby-Leon, 301-755-2866 btoby-leon@tvone.tv or Candace Johnson, 301-755-0020 cjohnson@tvone.tv (BPRW) Tatyana Ali Headlines TV One’s Original Thriller Second Sight Premiering Saturday, April 23 at 8 P.M. ET Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes Executive Produced New Original Movie Also Starring Edwina Findley, Sharif Atkins, Texas Battle and Denise Boutte (Black PR Wire) SILVER […]

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Executive Director of Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation Marva Smith Battle-Bey Succumbs
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By Sentinel News Service Published April 7, 2016 Marva Smith Battle-Bey Courtesy Photo of Black Women’s Network Marva Smith Battle-Bey one of the leading community advocates for economic development within the African American Community has succumbed. Few details are available at this time, but Ms. Battle-Bey transitioned Wednesday Evening and more details will follow. Ms. Battle-Bey has been the Executive […]

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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios And NAAAOM Meet With FCC And Confirm Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger Is Not A Lock Amid Ongoing Investigations
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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios And NAAAOM Meet With FCC And Confirm Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger Is Not A Lock Amid Ongoing Investigations ES and NAAAOM Believe Charter’s $2 Billion Breakup Fee is At Risk   LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Entertainment Studios, Inc. (ES) and The National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAAOM) are now challenging the accuracy of recent […]

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California Humanities Awards $391,500 in California Documentary Project Grants
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California Humanities Awards $391,500 in California Documentary Project Grants   OAKLAND, Calif., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – California Humanities is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 California Documentary Project (CDP) grants. This year we have awarded $391,500 to 15 film, radio, and new media productions that reflect a diverse range of topics and issues, ranging from a deeply personal […]

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Survey Shows Majority of Americans Do Not Support States’ Efforts to Restrict Voting
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Survey Shows Majority of Americans Do Not Support States’ Efforts to Restrict Voting 60 Percent Support Automatic, Secure Voter Registration   SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – A new survey shows that a solid majority of Americans want to see reforms that will ensure voting is free, fair, and accessible to all eligible citizens despite recent efforts in several states […]

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Attorney Zulu Ali Named Top 10 Best Lawyers by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Attorney Zulu Ali of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California has been named Top 10 Best Lawyers by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  The American Institute of Criminal Attorneys is an invitation only legal organization recognizing excellence of practitioners in the field.  Each lawyer must be formally nominated, have attained […]

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Dark and Lovely® to Celebrate the Accomplishments of Inspiring Black Women at the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2016 Awards Show
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Dark and Lovely to Serve as the Exclusive Beauty Product Sponsor and Presenter of the Star Power Award NEW YORK, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Dark and Lovely®, the brand that is proudly dedicated to the legacy of serving haircare and styling needs of African-American women, is pleased to be the exclusive beauty product sponsor of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2016 Star […]

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Adds Partner Miles M. Cooley to Los Angeles Office

Distinguished litigator addition expands Los Angeles office LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Los Angeles office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP welcomes litigator Miles M. Cooley as Partner. Mr. Cooley’s practice focuses on the resolution of disputes involving business and entertainment matters, primarily representing entertainment and sports talent, such as famous pop and hip-hop artists, actors, as […]

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SoCalGas’ Commitment to Diverse Suppliers Continues
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Company seen as national industry leader for helping diverse businesses grow PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2016 LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) achieved another record year in 2015 with 44.7 percent of its contracting spend with woman, minority, and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises. This was the fourth straight year that SoCalGas exceeded the […]

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‘UNDERGROUND’ PREMIERE SHATTERS RECORDS AS THE MOST-WATCHED PROGRAM IN NEARLY 18 YEARS ON WGN AMERICA
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HIT ESCAPE THRILLER DELIVERS RECORD-BREAKING LIVE + 3 PERFORMANCE FOR AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON WGN AMERICA WITH 3.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS AND 1.5 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 Audience Surges to 4.9 Million Total Viewers on Premiere Night and 5.7 Million Total Viewers Across the Week with Digital Platforms and Encores PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – On the heels […]

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‘The View’ Names First Black Female Executive Producer
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‘The View’ Names First Black Female Executive Producer Black Girl Magic is in full swing over at ABC. After announcing last week Channing Dungey is the network’s first African-American woman president, it’s also being reported daytime talk show The View has been renewed for its 20th season, and the interim show runner Candi Carter will be the show’s first black female […]

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Drew Child Development Corporation Honors BlackNLA Founder at the Fourth Annual “It Takes A Village” Awards
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 Contact: Veronica Aguilar, Office of the President and CEO Office: (323) 249-2950 ext. 123 Email: vaguilar@drewcdc.org DREW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL “IT TAKES A VILLAGE” AWARDS Seven Southern California Leaders will be recognized for their advocacy and philanthropy. LOS ANGELES – The Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC) is […]

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Executive Women in Urban Entertainment to be Honored During 9th Annual Toast to Urban Entertainment Executives
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PRESS RELEASE ** For Immediate Release Contact: Lynn Jeter February 4, 2016 323-933-8007 lajass365@gmail.com EXECUTIVE WOMEN IN URBAN ENTERTAINMENT TO BE HONORED DURING 9th ANNUAL TOAST TO URBAN ENTERTAINTMENT EXECUTIVES FOX’s EMPIRE Casting Director Leah Daniels-Butler, Columbia Records VP Cynthia Johnson and BMI’s Catherine Brewton are just a few of the Executive Women that will be celebrated at 9th Annual […]

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Black Business Association Announces Congresswoman Maxine Waters to receive Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award
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February 8, 2015 Contact:  Black Business Association (323) 291-9334 Email:  mail@bbala.org   Black Business Association Announces Congresswoman Maxine Waters to receive Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award   (Los Angeles, CA – February 8, 2016) – In recognition of National Women’s History Month, the Black Business Association (BBA), one of the oldest active ethnic business organizations in the nation, will host its […]

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Largest-Ever Study of Its Kind Keeps USC Eye Institute at Forefront of Pediatric Eye Research as Clinicians Around the World Seek Causes, Cures to Childhood Myopia
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Largest-Ever Study of Its Kind Keeps USC Eye Institute at Forefront of Pediatric Eye Research as Clinicians Around the World Seek Causes, Cures to Childhood Myopia Study of 9,000 Los Angeles-area children confirms global trend: Incidence of childhood myopia is increasing at an alarming pace. The possible culprit? Too much “screen time,” too little sunlight LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2016 […]

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Strength of Nature Announces Acquisition of Five Hair Care Brands from Unilever Including Motions, Just For Me and More
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Strength of Nature Announces Acquisition of Five Hair Care Brands from Unilever Latest Acquisition Positions Strength of Nature as the Fastest Growing Category Leader in the Industry Motions, Just for Me, Consort, Groom & Clean and TCB’s Business in Africa will now Join the Strength of Nature Portfolio of Premium Quality, Value Brands SAVANNAH, Ga., December 2, […]

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Los Angeles Legend Lynn Manning Leaves Legacy of Inspiration Co­Founder and Artistic Director of Watts Village Theater Company Passes Away at Age 60
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Los Angeles Legend Lynn Manning Leaves Legacy of Inspiration Co­Founder and Artistic Director of Watts Village Theater Company Passes Away at Age 60 After Private Battle with Liver Cancer LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Lynn Manning, the co-­founder and artistic director of the Watts Village Theater Company has passed away after a private battle with liver cancer. In addition […]

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Study Shows Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Generates Higher Revenues, More Jobs

Study Shows Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Generates Higher Revenues, More Jobs Southern California Entrepreneurs Immediately Use Lessons to Outperform the Economy PR Newswire LONG BEACH, Calif., July 8, 2015 LONG BEACH, Calif., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Hundreds of Southern California business owners are expanding their operations, realizing increased revenues and hiring more employees as a result of their […]

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FilmL.A. Updates Annual Study of Television Pilot Production
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FilmL.A. Updates Annual Study of Television Pilot Production Incentive-Fueled Series Relocation Now Among Topics Covered in Report PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2015 LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. FilmL.A.’s 2015 Pilot Production Report provides […]

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White Men Dominate Elected Prosecutor Seats Nationwide; 60% Of States Have No Elected Black Prosecutors
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White Men Dominate Elected Prosecutor Seats Nationwide; 60% Of States Have No Elected Black Prosecutors As National Dialogue on Bias in the Criminal Justice System Intensifies, New Research Shows that Nationwide 95% of Elected Prosecutors Are White and 79% Are White Men PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – A groundbreaking analysis by the […]

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Acessa™ Procedure for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids Now Covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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Acessa™ Procedure for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids Now Covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Procedure provides women with a quick recovery, uterine-sparing alternative to hysterectomy PR Newswire LIVERMORE, Calif., July 7, 2015 LIVERMORE, Calif., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –  Halt Medical, Inc., the developer of the innovative minimally invasive Acessa™ treatment for symptomatic fibroids, today announced that Blue Cross […]

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SIMEON RICE’S UNSULLIED TO OPEN NATIONWIDE AUGUST 28
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For Immediate Release July 02, 2015 Contact Information Evelyn Santana BazanPR evelyn_santana@bazanpr.com (BPRW) SIMEON RICE’S UNSULLIED TO OPEN NATIONWIDE AUGUST 28 (Black PR Wire) –Los Angeles– Lambert Releasing today announced UNSULLIED, the feature film directorial debut of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end and NFL Superbowl champion Simeon Rice, will open theatrically nationwide on August 28, 2015. Directed by Rice […]

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Misty Copeland is first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre
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For Immediate Release July 01, 2015 Contact Information (BPRW) Misty Copeland is first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre (Black PR Wire) (CNN) – American ballerina Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history. […]

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Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Sworn In As 73rd President Of The U.S. Conference Of Mayors
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Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Sworn In As 73rd President Of The U.S. Conference Of Mayors Rawlings-Blake Makes History as the First African-American Female President of Organization SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The presidential gavel was officially handed to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today by outgoing U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, appointing her head of […]

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Dr. John Hamilton Releases “The Little Black Man’s Book” to Assist African American Boys
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Dr. John Hamilton Releases “The Little Black Man’s Book” to Assist African American Boys Carson, CA (BlackNews.com) — In 2006, Dr. John Hamilton released The Little Black Man’s Book: 10 Strategies To Help, To Discipline, and To Uplift the African American Man-child. This monumental mini-book filled a gap needed to assist parents (especially single female parents) to reach their African […]

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Launches “BE Modern Man”: A Movement Honoring Everyday Diverse Men Of Color
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BLACK ENTERPRISE Launches “BE Modern Man”: A Movement Honoring Everyday Diverse Men Of Color NEW YORK, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – BLACK ENTERPRISE has launched BE Modern Man, an integrative Web series that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With daily features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals and agents of change, we’ll highlight what […]

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“R&B DIVAS” CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NICCI GILBERT LAUNCHES JOINT VENTURE WITH MUSIC AND MEDIA MOGUL QUEEN LATIFAH FOR NEW REALITY TELEVISION SERIES
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CONTACT: LYNN JETER 323-933-8007 lajass@att.net “R&B DIVAS” CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NICCI GILBERT LAUNCHES JOINT VENTURE WITH MUSIC AND MEDIA MOGUL QUEEN LATIFAH FOR NEW REALITY TELEVISION SERIES  (LOS ANGELES, CA – April 28, 2015) Director, Producer and Singer, Nicci Gilbert has partnered with music, television and film star Queen Latifah. Gilbert is the creator and star of the hit […]

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America Gets To Meet New Host Of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah Through Inception Media Group’s Live Comedy Performance “Trevor Noah: African American”

America Gets To Meet New Host Of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah Through Inception Media Group’s Live Comedy Performance “Trevor Noah: African American” Noah’s only stand-up event in North America available on digital and DVD PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Recently named host of Comedy Central’s late night hit “The Daily […]

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At ‘Ready to Run,’ public officials and political experts share strategy to get more women in public service
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – When Yvonne B. Burke earned election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972, she became California’s first African-American female elected to Congress. One thing she learned from the experience: “You’re never truly ready to run – even when you think you are! So don’t let that be a determining factor in whether you […]

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Operation HOPE and The Afro-American History Society of the National Archives to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Freedman’s Bank
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Operation HOPE and The Afro-American History Society of the National Archives to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Freedman’s Bank March 3 discussion at the National Archives in Washington, DC commemorates historic mission of Freedman’s Bank LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – On March 3, 2015, Operation HOPE Forums and the Afro-American History Society of the National Archives (AAHS) will […]

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Cricket Wireless Celebrates Black History Month and Salutes #CommunityStars for Their Positive Contributions

ATLANTA, February 11, 2015 – In celebration of Black History Month, Cricket Wireless encourages its employees, customers, fans and followers to engage on social media via Twitter to highlight the positive contributions of local community stars. Using #CommunityStars, these posts can highlight personal efforts or salute others for community support, volunteering efforts, mentoring outreach, and progress in the work setting […]

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Time Warner Cable Gives Los Angeles Area Customers a Chance to See Big Sean Perform at a “Revolt Live” Concert Event at Hollywood & Highland on February 25th

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release – February 13, 2015 Attention: News Editors Contact Time Warner Cable Evelyn Galarza, 212-364-8305 Evelyn.galarza@twcable.com (BPRW) Time Warner Cable Gives Los Angeles Area Customers a Chance to See Big Sean Perform at a “Revolt Live” Concert Event at Hollywood & Highland on February 25th (BLACK PR WIRE) — LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Time Warner Cable has […]

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LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS OPEN FORUM AND HEALTH FAIR
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Contact: Susan Haag Dakota Communications 323-896-4481 / susan@dakcomm.com LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS OPEN FORUM AND HEALTH FAIR The California Legislative Black hosts an open forum and family health and enrollment fair with free health screenings at the California African American Museum. LOS ANGELES – The California Legislative Black Caucus and Covered California Executive Director will hold an open forum during their […]

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Grant Writing & Submission Training
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“Grant Writing & Submission Training” -For Immediate Release – Los Angeles, CA- January 7, 2015 So much relies on the ability of an organization to secure and manage funding. With current fiscal challenges and limited funding streams, nonprofits must be prepared to demonstrate capacity, community need, implementation, sustainability and responsible fiscal oversight. The Los Angeles Urban League, one of the […]

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Five New Cities Join the Movement to Bring “SELMA” to Students for Free, Expanding the Nationwide Effort to 13 Locations
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For Immediate Release January 14, 2015 Contact Information Paramount Pictures Corporation Ashley Bodul, 323-956-7823 Ashley_Bodul@paramount.com (BPRW) Five New Cities Join the Movement to Bring “SELMA” to Students for Free, Expanding the Nationwide Effort to 13 Locations – African-American Leaders in Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area and Washington D.C. Are Raising Funds for Free Admission for Students — […]

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More African-American Leaders across America Join New York Leaders in Raising Funds to Bring “Selma” to Students for Free
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For Immediate Release January 12, 2015 Contact Information Paramount Pictures Corporation Ashley Bodul, 323-956-7823 Ashley_Bodul@paramount.com (BPRW) More African-American Leaders across America Join New York Leaders in Raising Funds to Bring “Selma” to Students for Free New Cities Boston, Nashville, New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sarasota, Fl, and Westchester Are Contributing to the Nationwide Effort New York City Completely Sold Out […]

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HBCU BASKETBALLSET TO TIP OFF ON ASPiRE WITH 12 SCHEDULED COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES. VIRGINIA UNION AT FAYETTEVILLE STATE GAME, LIVE THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 4 P.M. EST
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For Immediate Release January 08, 2015 Contact Information Chelsye J. Burrows 770.692.4559 cburrows@UPtv.com David Gardner 770.692.9939 dgardner@UPtv.com Kadida Kenner / USEG 704.451.9511 kkenner@urbansportsgroup.net (BPRW) HBCU BASKETBALLSET TO TIP OFF ON ASPiRE WITH 12 SCHEDULED COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES. VIRGINIA UNION AT FAYETTEVILLE STATE GAME, LIVE THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 4 P.M. EST – Season Includes Live Broadcasts of Five Regular […]

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Cities Across America Are Joining the Movement – Due to the Reaction in New York City, Major U.S. Cities Are Inspired to Follow and Raise Funds for Students to See “SELMA” for Free
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For Immediate Release January 09, 2015 Contact Information Edelman Renée Edelman 212-704-8249 renee.edelman@edelman.com (BPRW) Cities Across America Are Joining the Movement – Due to the Reaction in New York City, Major U.S. Cities Are Inspired to Follow and Raise Funds for Students to See “SELMA” for Free (BLACK PR WIRE) — HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Inspired by the overwhelming success in […]

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Cities Across America Are Joining the Movement – Due to the Reaction in New York City, Major U.S. Cities Are Inspired to Follow and Raise Funds for Students to See “SELMA” for Free
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  For Immediate Release January 09, 2015 Contact Information Edelman Renée Edelman 212-704-8249 renee.edelman@edelman.com (BPRW) Cities Across America Are Joining the Movement – Due to the Reaction in New York City, Major U.S. Cities Are Inspired to Follow and Raise Funds for Students to See “SELMA” for Free (BLACK PR WIRE) — HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Inspired by the overwhelming success […]

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Charles King To Launch Groundbreaking New Media Company Targeting Multicultural Market
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For Immediate Release January 05, 2015 Contact Information Meredith Kendall 310-739-6867 meredith@pramanacollective.com or press@macro.ventures or Brian O’Shaughnessy 650-556-6885 brian@pramanacollective.com or press@macro.ventures (BPRW) Charles King To Launch Groundbreaking New Media Company Targeting Multicultural Market – Progressive William Morris Endeavor Partner Announces Media Holding Company to Focus on African-American, Latino and Multicultural Marketplace – (BLACK PR WIRE) — LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS […]

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Selects Morehouse College to Receive Over $700,000 in Microsoft Software Through Its Technology Initiative
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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Selects Morehouse College to Receive Over $700,000 in Microsoft Software Through Its Technology Initiative WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced today that it has awarded over $700,000 in Microsoft software, from its ongoing Technology Initiative, to Morehouse College – the first non-TMCF member-school to receive such support. The TMCF […]

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HRCI And The National Association Of African Americans In Human Resources (NAAAHR) Announce Alliance

HRCI And The National Association Of African Americans In Human Resources (NAAAHR) Announce Alliance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) announced today an alliance to promote HRCI certification and advance the goals of NAAAHR. HRCI is the leading certification provider for the global […]

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Covered California Launches Renewal For More Than 1.1 Million Enrollees And Announces New Initiatives For Next Open-Enrollment Period

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Covered California announced it has begun the renewal process for 1.12 million individuals who enrolled in plans in the exchange last year and unveiled substantial new improvements to facilitate enrollment in coverage for 2015. “Last year, we succeeded in signing up millions of Californians in health coverage through Covered California and Medi-Cal,” Covered California […]

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Credit Suisse launches Entrepreneurs Circle to seek to accelerate wealth creation among African-American entrepreneurs

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Credit Suisse today launched the Credit Suisse Entrepreneurs Circle, which will provide select African-American entrepreneurs with access to three program elements – capital, curriculum and community – to help them fulfill their current business aspirations and build for long-term growth. Members include men and women in high-growth, global industries from around the country. […]

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U.S. Conference Of Mayors Survey Shows My Brother’s Keepers Efforts Underway In Cities
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U.S. Conference Of Mayors Survey Shows My Brother’s Keepers Efforts Underway In Cities PR Newswire SACRAMENTO, Sept. 29, 2014 SACRAMENTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Under the leadership of USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the nation’s mayors today released the findings of a survey on mayors’ efforts to promote and implement the goals of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. The survey report […]

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(BPRW) ‘DRIVEN Global’, the First African-American Owned Golf & Beverage Company Is Poised to Inspire Millions; The Ownership Duo Was Introduced by Visionary Billionaire Bob Johnson
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For Immediate Release September 09, 2014 Contact Information Creative Edge Public Relations, LLC Theodore Palmer 646-575-2967 CEO/Publicist tpalmer@creativeedgepr.com (BPRW) ‘DRIVEN Global’, the First African-American Owned Golf & Beverage Company Is Poised to Inspire Millions; The Ownership Duo Was Introduced by Visionary Billionaire Bob Johnson (BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The golf and beverage businesses will never be the […]

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(BPRW) Marc Curtis Little Releases Fourth Novel, After Obama
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For Immediate Release September 09, 2014 Contact Information Sonshine Communications Bernadette Morris T: 305.948.8063 E: bmorris@sonshine.com (BPRW) MARC CURTIS LITTLE RELEASES FOURTH NOVEL, AFTER OBAMA (BLACK PR WIRE) – Marc Curtis Little, a leading author, has released his fourth novel, After Obama. The book is an engaging, gripping account filled with intrigue. Marc fondly refers to it as the most […]

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(BPRW) ASPiRE TO PREVIEW “CHANGEMAKERS” A NEW ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN CELEBRITIES DOING GOOD
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For Immediate Release September 10, 2014 Contact Information Chelsye J. Burrows 770.692.4559 cburrows@UPtv.com David Gardner 770.692.9939 dgardner@UPtv.com (BPRW) ASPiRE TO PREVIEW “CHANGEMAKERS” A NEW ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN CELEBRITIES DOING GOOD – Keshia Knight Pulliam and her Kamp Kizzy Foundation and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Ludacris Foundation Among Those Featured • Production on ASPiRE’s 5th Original Series Underway […]

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Well-Known Historically Black Institutions Work With Cancer Researchers As Part Of Effort To Address Cancer Disparities
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BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In the African-American community, the vast network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located around the country are treasured institutions. They are time-honored pathways to education for many African American high school graduates and even today continue to serve as beacons of higher education hope for many young African Americans. Although these institutions […]

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs reelected Academy president
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In a move that surprised no one, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of directors has reelected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as president for a second one-year term. She can serve up to four terms. In addition, the board elected Jeffrey Kurland, from the Academy’s costume designers branch, as first vice president, replacing John Lasseter, who termed out […]

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Multicultural Scholarship Helps Increase Diversity in Healthcare
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For Immediate Release May 09, 2014 Contact Information Sandra Verduzco (214) 706-1798 Sandra.Verduzco@heart.org (BPRW) Multicultural Scholarship Helps Increase Diversity in Healthcare – Sixteen scholarships awarded by The American Heart Association and Macy’s aim to support diversity among healthcare professionals – (BLACK PR WIRE) — DALLAS, TX (May 9, 2014) — The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s […]

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Facts Matter When Your Heart Health is at Stake – How to Make the Best Decisions With Your Health Care Provider -

For Immediate Release April 26, 2014 Contact Information Maureen Collins 202-729-4137 maureen.collins@ogilvy.com (BPRW) Facts Matter When Your Heart Health is at Stake – How to Make the Best Decisions With Your Health Care Provider – (BLACK PR WIRE) – The heart is one of the most complex organs in our body, affecting many other parts of our body and our […]

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ASPiRE DEBUTS SEASON TWO OF ITS POPULAR ORIGINAL WEEKLY TALK SERIES “exhale” ANGELA BURT-MURRAY, ERIN JACKSON, ISSA RAE, RENE SYLER AND MALINDA WILLIAMS RETURN TO CO-HOST AND DISCUSS CURRENT, THOUGHT-PROVOKING TOPICS
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  For Immediate Release April 28, 2014 Contact Information Chelsye J. Burrows 770.692.4559 cburrows@UPtv.com David Gardner 770.692.9939 dgardner@UPtv.com Darren Dickerson 213.712.8260 darrentpr@gmail.com (BPRW) ASPiRE DEBUTS SEASON TWO OF ITS POPULAR ORIGINAL WEEKLY TALK SERIES “exhale” ANGELA BURT-MURRAY, ERIN JACKSON, ISSA RAE, RENE SYLER AND MALINDA WILLIAMS RETURN TO CO-HOST AND DISCUSS CURRENT, THOUGHT-PROVOKING TOPICS – Season Two Guests Include Tracee […]

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Facts Matter When Your Heart Health is at Stake

Contact Information Maureen Collins 202-729-4137 maureen.collins@ogilvy.com (BPRW) Facts Matter When Your Heart Health is at Stake – How to Make the Best Decisions With Your Health Care Provider – (BLACK PR WIRE) – The heart is one of the most complex organs in our body, affecting many other parts of our body and our health. Having a healthy heart is […]

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OBITUARY: PHILLIP HAYES DEAN, 83, AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY PLAYWRIGHT

April 16, 2014 OBITUARY: PHILLIP HAYES DEAN, 83, AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY PLAYWRIGHT Phillip Hayes Dean, who was a playwright, director and actor in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and various regional theaters died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson announced. He was 83. Phillip Hayes Dean might be best known for his Broadway play Paul […]

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Left Behind, Upcoming Apocalyptic Action-adventure Feature Film Starring Nicolas Cage To Open In Theaters nationwide, October 3, 2014

Left Behind, Upcoming Apocalyptic Action-adventure Feature Film Starring Nicolas Cage To Open In Theaters nationwide, October 3, 2014 Highly anticipated motion picture to release on 1800 screens through Stoney Lake Entertainment with $18 million in initial P&A secured by Marble Arch Entertainment Movie based on New York Times bestselling “Left Behind” book series, co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim […]

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Farmer Boys® Restaurant in Orange, CA Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Big Cheese Cheeseburgers and Family Activities

Farmer Boys® Restaurant in Orange, CA Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Big Cheese Cheeseburgers and Family Activities PR Newswire RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 31, 2014 RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Farmer Boys is celebrating the Grand Opening of its 75th restaurant in Orange, California on April 4 – April 6. The Grand Opening festivities include a ribbon cutting ceremony, […]

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UPI Reports: “Go to the University of Southern California for the Education, Stay for the Burritobox”

UPI Reports: “Go to the University of Southern California for the Education, Stay for the Burritobox” AVT-built system is the hottest development in the industry in years PR Newswire CORONA, Calif., March 31, 2014 CORONA, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in custom vending machines and automated retailing systems announced today that one […]

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Music Business Author and Speaker to Appear at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Music Business Author and Speaker to Appear at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books PR Newswire BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 1, 2014 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Loren Weisman, author of “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” (ISBN: 978-1608325788) and co-founder of Artists Bridge, a new music industry resource hub, will be at the […]

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Students Reveal What Impacts Their Motivation in New Report
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Students Reveal What Impacts Their Motivation in New Report New My Voice report finds that student voice aids school communities in identifying and supporting students’ goals and aspirations. My Voice is a Pearson Foundation initiative that aims to measure the perceptions of everyone at school, elevate the impact of student voice and foster the changes that are vital for students […]

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Study Investigates Best Asthma Treatment For African-Americans
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Study Investigates Best Asthma Treatment For African-Americans Allegheny Health Network researchers are seeking African-American children, adolescents and adults for investigation of the most effective treatments for asthma that is not well-controlled on a low dose of inhaled steroid. Allegheny Health Network researchers are investigating the most effective treatments for African-American children, adolescents and adults with asthma. The BARD (Best African […]

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Black Business Association presents its 2014 Salute to Black Women Business Conference & Awards Luncheon
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For Immediate Release   Contact: Black Business Association (323) 291-9334 mail@bbala.org   Black Business Association presents its 2014 Salute to Black Women Business Conference & Awards Luncheon (Los Angeles, CA – March 7, 2014) – In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Black Business Association (BBA), one of the oldest active ethnic business organizations in the nation, will host its […]

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CIT Names Sheila A. Stamps to Board of Directors
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For Immediate Release February 19, 2014 Contact Information CIT MEDIA RELATIONS: C. Curtis Ritter 973-740-5390 Director of Corporate Communications Curt.Ritter@cit.com or Matt Klein 973-597-2020 VP, Media Relations Matt.Klein@cit.com or CIT INVESTOR RELATIONS: Barbara Callahan 973-740-5058 Head of Investor Relations Barbara.Callahan@cit.com (BPRW) CIT Names Sheila A. Stamps to Board of Directors (BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CIT Group Inc. […]

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UPTOWN Magazine to Host Annual Pre-Oscar Gala in Hollywood
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For Immediate Release February 20, 2014 Contact Information Squeakywheel Promotions Karen Hertz 914-393-6971 karen@squeakywheelpromotions.com (BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine to Host Annual Pre-Oscar Gala in Hollywood – Dinner & Reception to Honor Award Winning Writer, Producer & Director Malcolm D. Lee – (BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of UPTOWN Magazine today announced that they […]

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Women “Go Red” with the American Heart Association
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  For Immediate Release February 10, 2014 Contact Information Toiya Honore 214-706-1456 toiya.honore@heart.org Mara Rodriguez 214-706-1508 mara.rodriguez@heart.org (BPRW) Women “Go Red” with the American Heart Association (BLACK PR WIRE) – DALLAS, Feb. 10 – February is a month for matters of the heart across America, and it’s even a greater matter for African-American women, who are at greatest risk. The […]

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African-Americans Disproportionately Affected By Arthritis

For Immediate Release February 12, 2014 Contact Information Kevin Lawlor (301) 686 8025 klawlor@ddcadvoacy.com (BPRW) African-Americans Disproportionately Affected By Arthritis – CDC Recommends Relief through Self-Management Programs and Physical Activity – (BLACK PR WIRE) – Washington, DC: While it often takes a back seat to other chronic illnesses, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States […]

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“Kidney Sundays” Reaches African American Faith Communities During National Kidney Month
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For Immediate Release February 12, 2014 Contact Information Kelley Elliott 202.729.4332 kelley.elliott@fkhealth.com (BPRW) “Kidney Sundays” Reaches African American Faith Communities During National Kidney Month – National Kidney Disease Education Program Hosts Third Annual Nationwide Event – (BLACK PR WIRE) – 6.2 million African American adults in the United States have signs of kidney disease – equal to the population of […]

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Africanancestry.com Traces Roots of Corporate America During Black History Month
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For Immediate Release February 11, 2014 Contact Information Nichole Taylor taylor@taylorcommunicationsgroup.com ntaylor@africanancestry.com (BPRW) AFRICANANCESTRY.COM TRACES ROOTS OF CORPORATE AMERICA DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH – African Ancestry Visits Leading Corporations, Professional Associations and Educational Institutions Promoting Identity-fueled Success – (BLACK PR WIRE) – WASHINGTON, DC (February 2014) – African Ancestry, Inc. (AfricanAncestry.com), the Black-owned company that pioneered genetics ancestry tracing for […]

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month by Providing Free Video On Demand and Online Content to Customers
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  For Immediate Release February 11, 2014 Contact Information Comcast Jorge G Alberni 215-286-5240 jorge_alberni@comcast.com (BPRW) Comcast Celebrates Black History Month by Providing Free Video On Demand and Online Content to Customers – Xfinity Black Entertainment Website to Feature Interviews and Viewing Recommendations from Celebrity “Editors” like Arsenio Hall • Collection of Free Movies, Shows and Music Available on Xfinity […]

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VH1 Takes an In-Depth Look at How Hip-Hop Became a Dominant Force in American Culture with the Documentary Series “The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop”
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For Immediate Release February 06, 2014 Contact Information VH1 Scott Acord 310-752-8075 Scott.Acord@VH1.com or Toni Herron Savage 212-846-7528 Toni.Herron@VH1.com (BPRW) VH1 Takes an In-Depth Look at How Hip-Hop Became a Dominant Force in American Culture with the Documentary Series “The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop” – Based On the Best-Selling Book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop […]

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Wells Fargo and First Generation Films Announce “GO COLLEGE!” Initiative to Inspire Students
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For Immediate Release February 04, 2014 Contact Information Media Jason Vasquez 213-253-3733 Jason.A.Vasquez@wellsfargo.com @JasonVasquezWF (BPRW) WELLS FARGO AND FIRST GENERATION FILMS ANNOUNCE “GO COLLEGE!” INITIATIVE TO INSPIRE STUDENTS – Award-winning documentary to be viewed by students and their families in 10 major cities – (BLACK PR WIRE) – SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2014 – Wells Fargo Education Financial Services and […]

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Mayor Garcetti Announces LA’s 3rd Consecutive Record Tourism Year With 4.2 Million Visitors is 2013
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Mayor Garcetti Announces LA’s 3rd Consecutive Record Tourism Year With 4.2 Million Visitors is 2013 January 6, 2014 Updated on January 6, 2014 Destination Sets Numerous Additional Records Including: •Record International Visitation of 6.2 million •Highest-Ever Annual Hotel Occupancy Rate of 76.8% •Most Room-Nights Sold at 27.2 million LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 6, 2014) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti […]

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PACE Organizations Expand their Programs to Meet the Rising Demand for Elder Health Care Services in California

PACE Organizations Expand their Programs to Meet the Rising Demand for Elder Health Care Services in California New PACE Facilities and Changes in the Works to Increase Capacity PR Newswire SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23, 2013 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Studies show the number of Californians age 65 and older is expected to double in the coming years, and […]

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SoCalGas and its employees donate more than $4.2 million and countless volunteer hours to hundreds of nonprofit groups
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SoCalGas and its employees donate more than $4.2 million and countless volunteer hours to hundreds of nonprofit groups PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In 2013, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has shown its commitment to the more than 500 communities it serves by donating $4,219,411 to various nonprofit organizations through corporate […]

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LIFT Programs Help 5,000 People Achieve Dream of Homeownership
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Press Release Media: Chris Hammond Media: Douglas Robinson 415-222-4106 202-870-3583 chris.l.hammond@wellsfargo.com drobinson@nw.org LIFT Programs Help 5,000 People Achieve Dream of Homeownership Collaboration between Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks America provides homebuyer education and down payment assistance SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC — Wells Fargo & Company, America’s largest mortgage lender, and NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit organization which creates opportunities for people […]

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Time Warner Cable Named a 2013 Top Company for People of Color by National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications
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  For Immediate Release December 27, 2013 Contact Information Time Warner Cable Shelley Loo 212-364-8293 Shelley.Loo@twcable.com or BTB Communications Charmaine Chapman for NAMIC 310-882-5498 char@btbcommunications.com (BPRW) Time Warner Cable Named a 2013 Top Company for People of Color by National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (BLACK PR WIRE)–NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Time Warner Cable was selected as a 2013 Top Company […]

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Toyota Creates Total-Market Marketing Model
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Toyota Creates Total-Market Marketing Model Toyota Embraces Changing Face of U.S. Market PR Newswire TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Walk into any dealership in the United States today, and you will notice the vast diversity of customers shopping for vehicles.  In the changing marketplace, the multicultural customer is the new mainstream. In fact, according […]

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Dementia Risk Greatest for Older Native Americans and African-Americans with Diabetes
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Dementia Risk Greatest for Older Native Americans and African-Americans with Diabetes PR Newswire OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – In the first study to look at racial and ethnic differences in dementia risk among older adults with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that dementia was much higher among Native Americans and African-Americans and lowest among […]

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UPTOWN Magazine Announces Launch of U Brands with Acquisition of Hype Hair Magazine
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For Immediate Release November 26, 2013 Contact Information Squeakywheel Promotions Jackie Saril 914-393-7043 jackie@squeakywheelpromotions.com (BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine Announces Launch of U Brands with Acquisition of Hype Hair Magazine -New Venture to Develop Brands Targeted at Underserved Audiences- (BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Len Burnett and Brett Wright of Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of Uptown Magazine, today […]

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PBS Renews ‘TAVIS SMILEY’ Talk Show for Two More Years
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  For Immediate Release November 14, 2013 Contact Information Paula Thornton Greear The Smiley Group, Inc. pthornton-greear@tavistalks.com 708-704-9565 Jennifer Rankin Byrne PBS JRByrne@pbs.org 703-739-5487 (BPRW) PBS Renews ‘TAVIS SMILEY’ Talk Show for Two More Years – Walmart returns as major underwriter through 2015 – (BLACK PR WIRE) – LOS ANGELES, CA (November 14, 2013) – TAVIS SMILEY, which airs weeknights […]

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Chelsea Film Festival Announces it’s 2013 Awards
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              Chelsea Film Festival – 2013 AWARDS Licks Trailer: http://licksmovie.com CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2013 AWARDS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chelsea, NY – Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) announced on Sunday, October 27th the Grand Prix Award and other special awards of the 2013 Chelsea Film Festival at the Award Ceremony, hosted by Paul Calderon in […]

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UPTOWN Magazine Partners with Marriott to Launch “Uptown Studio”, “Uptown ProFiles”, and “The H List” to be featured on “Uptown Unplugged” Video Channel
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For Immediate Release October 29, 2013 Contact Information Squeakywheel Promotions Jackie Saril 914-393-7043 jackie@squeakywheelpromotions.com or Marriott International Felicia McLemore 301-380-2702 felicia.mclemore@marriott.com (BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine Partners with Marriott to Launch “Uptown Studio”, “Uptown ProFiles”, and “The H List” to be featured on “Uptown Unplugged” Video Channel – Digital Web Series to Provide Original Content Targeted to African Americans – (BLACK PR […]

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ASPiRE TO AIR THREE LIVE 2013 CIAA FOOTBALL GAMES, INCLUDING TWO HOMECOMINGS AND THE ANNUAL CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
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  For Immediate Release October 11, 2013 Contact Information Chelsye J. Burrows 770.692.4559 CBURROWS@UPTV.COM David Gardner 770.692.9939 DGARDNER@UPTV.COM (BPRW) ASPiRE TO AIR THREE LIVE 2013 CIAA FOOTBALL GAMES, INCLUDING TWO HOMECOMINGS AND THE ANNUAL CIAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – Network Expands Its Programming Lineup with Coverage Beginning on October 12th – (BLACK PR WIRE) – ATLANTA – October 11, 2013 – […]

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THE TAVIS SMILEY SHOW FROM PRI” EXPANDING TO TWO HOURS “SMILEY & WEST” ENDING THREE-YEAR RUN
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  For Immediate Release October 04, 2013 Contact Information Paula Thornton Greear The Smiley Group, Inc. Pthornton-greear@tavistalks.com 708-704-9565 (BPRW) “THE TAVIS SMILEY SHOW FROM PRI” EXPANDING TO TWO HOURS “SMILEY & WEST” ENDING THREE-YEAR RUN (BLACK PR WIRE) – LOS ANGELES, CA (October 4, 2013) – The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI announced today that it will be expanding to […]

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BlackBizFunding Launches Campaign to Raise $1,000,000 to Give Away to Black-owned Businesses
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For Immediate Release September 25, 2013 Contact Information Cherlyn Carroll President/Founder BlackBizFunding T: 888-958-2771 Ext. 255 E: cherlyn@BlackBizFunding.com (BPRW) BlackBizFunding Launches Campaign to Raise $1,000,000 to Give Away to Black-owned Businesses -Funding black businesses empowers communities and builds wealth- (BLACK PR WIRE) – CINCINNATI, Oh. – BlackBizFunding, a national company that assists in providing funding for black-owned startups and businesses, […]

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Growth in Black Buying Power Continues – Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) collaborate for third report on African-American buying power, consumer behavior and lifestyle trends -

  For Immediate Release September 20, 2013 Contact Information Nielsen Rebecca Roussell 312-315-8616 rebecca.roussell@nielsen.com (BPRW) Growth in Black Buying Power Continues – Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) collaborate for third report on African-American buying power, consumer behavior and lifestyle trends – (BLACK PR WIRE) – WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– African-American buying power continues to increase and is expected to […]

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Pandora Removes 40-Hour-Per-Month Limit On Free Mobile Listening
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Pandora Removes 40-Hour-Per-Month Limit On Free Mobile Listening PR Newswire OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading internet radio service, today announced it will remove the 40-hour-per-month limit on free mobile listening effective September 1, 2013. “We’re pleased to once again maximize free listening for everyone on Pandora,” said Tim […]

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AFRICANANCESTRY.COM AND U.S.-BASED AFRICAN EMBASSIES HELP DEEPEN ANCESTRAL CONNECTIONS OF DNA-TRACED DESCENDANTS OF AFRICA

For Immediate Release August 27, 2013 Contact Information Christina Crawford ccrawford@taylorcommunicationsgroup.com (BPRW) AFRICANANCESTRY.COM AND U.S.-BASED AFRICAN EMBASSIES HELP DEEPEN ANCESTRAL CONNECTIONS OF DNA-TRACED DESCENDANTS OF AFRICA – Genetics Ancestry Tracing Pioneers Serve As Cultural Resource for West and Central African Diplomats in the U.S.- (BLACK PR WIRE) – WASHINGTON, DC (August 2013) – U.S. Based African Embassies have tapped a […]

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Universal Music Group Sets Industry Record With Nine Of The Top 10 Digital Songs

Universal Music Group Sets Industry Record With Nine Of The Top 10 Digital Songs Record-Breaking Performance from New and Established Artists Representing a Wide Variety of Genres PR Newswire SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, has set a new industry record by achieving […]

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