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News: Opening Thurs., Sept. 15: ‘Veils’ The Musical Takes Center Stage Reminding Us of The Price Paid for The Freedoms Won and The Women Behind It All | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, D.C.) to bring the popular musical “Veils” to the Los Angeles area for a short run Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, September […]

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News: BHERC Presents Its First Health Matters Film Screening and Panel Focused on Mental Health During The 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to welcome an incredible lineup of Films, Filmmakers and Healthcare Professionals to the stage of speakers for our 28th Annual Film Festival and First Annual Health Conference: “SUPLLEMENTALLY”: Mastering Mental and Brain Health After the Pandemic Across the Globe: Recovery, Healing, […]

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News: Blaylock Van Partners to Support 2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Blaylock Van, LLC, the nation’s longest continuously operating Black-owned investment bank, will serve as a sponsorship partner for the 2nd annual United Diversity Business Summit, Presented by Thinkzilla Consulting Group & The City of Scottsdale. The Sept. 14 summit will convene diverse business leaders and entrepreneurs across Arizona.

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News: California Soul Food Cookout and Festival to Benefit Regional Charities | CitizenWire

PLEASANTON, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — This two-day California Soul Food Cookout and Festival is not only filled with food, fun and music, but purpose too. For 12 years running, this premier food and music event has grown to be a regional favorite. This year’s festival will be held at the Alameda Fairgrounds on September 17 and […]

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News: Momentum Builds for United Diversity Business Summit on September 14 | CitizenWire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Response from the business community has been strong as the 2nd Annual installment of Arizona’s top conference on diversity and inclusion grows closer, with several major sponsors on board and a list of expert speakers committing to the event, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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News: Teen Social Entrepreneur Michael C. Platt’s Cookbook ‘Michaels Desserts’ to Launch Our Tomorrow Series, Fall 2022 | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Sixteen-year-old social entrepreneur Michael C. Platt’s highly anticipated cookbook “Michaels Desserts” (Mixed Media Resources; Paperback/eBook; On Sale: Nov. 1, 2022; $19.95; ISBN: 978-1684620470) will be the first title in the Our Tomorrow series published by Mixed Media Resources LLC. The food justice advocate will make his literary debut as the […]

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News: 2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit Announced Sept. 14 to Improve Economic Diversity Outcomes | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Building on the success of 2021 “United Diversity Business Summit Day,” which included a special proclamation from Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega, the second annual United Diversity Business Summit will be held on Sept. 14, 2022. Presented by Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the City of Scottsdale, the summit will engage business […]

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News: Millionaire Mastermind Academy Now Accepting Applications for Fall Real Estate Accelerator Program for Minority Women | CitizenWire

TAMPA, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Further expanding access to careers in the real estate industry, the Millionaire Mastermind Real Estate Accelerator Program is now accepting applications for its upcoming fall 2022 program, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. Welcoming up to 50 diverse women applicants, the 12-week hybrid program consists of virtual classes plus two in-person days […]

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News: U.S. Climate Activist, Illai Kenney, Urged Young Leaders to Unite Globally for Climate Justice During the Continental Youth Symposium in Uganda | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Determined to encourage unity across the African Diaspora, expand their global network of youth working to advance climate justice and to promote the upcoming PreCOP27 Africa Virtual Summit, the HBCU Green Fund sent a small delegation to participate in the 3rd African Peer Review Mechanism Continental Youth Symposium in Kampala, Uganda […]

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News: Black Maternal Mental Health Week Begins July 19 – Shades of Blue Project will host a week-long event | CitizenWire

HOUSTON, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Black maternal morbidity is on the rise and the numbers are higher than originally reported. According to a study by the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, Black mothers are 3.5 times more likely to experience death by pregnancy. Kay Matthews, founder of The Shades of Blue Project […]

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News: The Obsidian WROTE Collection and Black Writers Workspace Launch Writing Competition for Black Creators | CitizenWire

CHICAGO, Ill. /CitizenWire/ — Black writers, bloggers, journalists, poets, songwriters, and screenwriters now have a place to showcase their work, find writing jobs, win cash prizes, and collaborate with peers. The Black Writers Collaborative, a new literary competition designed to empower writers with a flair for crafting culture-infused works of art, is the latest brainchild […]

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News: New Memoir has Grit, Faith and Compassion – Larry Callies, the Black Cowboy Story | CitizenWire

ROSENBERG, Texas /CitizenWire/ — “HERE COMES COWBOY LARRY, STEPPING OUT IN FAITH” (ISBN 978-1667838816) is the biographical story of Larry Callies in his own words, he dreamt from the age of ten of becoming a Cowboy; and his spiritual journey as man of color to the founding of the First Museum honoring the long history […]

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News: The Gathering of Queens, Sponsored by M&T Bank, to Convene in Miami on June 11 | CitizenWire

MIAMI, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Bringing programming and education on the importance of diverse representation in commercial real estate and other industries to Florida, “The Gathering of Queens” will commence in Miami on June 11, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. Following on the heels of successful events in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Houston, the women’s economic empowerment […]

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News: Keynote Speakers Magic Johnson and Mike Tyson Announced for Recession Proof Convention May 27-28 Las Vegas | CitizenWire

LAS VEGAS, Nev. /CitizenWire/ — Sharing their competitive fire and strategies for success, professional athletes Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Mike Tyson were just announced as keynote speakers for the upcoming 4th annual Recession Proof Convention, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. Slated for May 27-28 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, this wealth strategy celebration from […]

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News: Recession Proof Convention with Wealth Strategist Marcus Barney to Elevate Members in Challenging Economic Times | CitizenWire

LAS VEGAS, Nev. /CitizenWire/ — While inflation and financial struggles are challenging many across the United States, wealth strategist and “Recession Proof” founder Marcus Barney and his members have a lot to celebrate this year, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. With a theme of “Elevation,” the 4th annual Recession Proof Convention will convene members for […]

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News: Scottsdale Mayor Ortega Welcomes Minority Business Accelerator participants during Spring kickoff event | CitizenWire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — With a welcome from Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega and President of the Black Chamber of Commerce Arizona Robin Reed, the Minority Business Accelerator Program, in collaboration with the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, kicked off on March 8, welcoming more than 40 women-owned small businesses, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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News: Lincoln County Voters Triumph as Board of Elections Scraps Plans to Close 7 Polling Locations | CitizenWire

LINCOLNTON, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — After several attempts by the Lincoln County Board of Elections to reduce the number of polling places in Lincoln County Georgia, the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and other voting rights groups were elated that the voice of the voters was heard and their efforts to stop the board from […]

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News: The Black Women Behind The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama | CitizenWire

There is a reason Birmingham, AL is called The Magic City /CitizenWire/ — The city’s support for women and inclusion is why The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022) committee announced the selection of three exceptional black businesswomen – Kathy Boswell, Pam Cook, and Rashada LeRoy – to head the planning, promotion, and production of the […]

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News: Pop R&B Singer-Songwriter JADE Debuts with Celestial Original Dance Single ‘Lucky Stars’ Airing on MTV Spankin’ New and BETJams | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Classy in style, massive in appeal and savvy beyond her years, singer/songwriter and actress JADE has taken her time to learn her craft and study the business before jumping into it. The strategy is set to pay off like triple-cherry jackpots with her vibrant debut single and video, “Lucky Stars” […]

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News: Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Prize Open for Applications | CitizenWire

VENICE, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Beyond Baroque, one of the nation’s leading literary arts centers, has announced that the Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Prize is now actively accepting applications. The prize, created in honor of Beyond Baroque alumna and U.S. Presidential Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman, will accept applications until May 1, 2022.

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News: California Soul Food Cookout and Festival: An Event with Purpose | CitizenWire

PLEASANTON, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The California Soul Food Cookout and Festival is an exclusive, two-day weekend event being held on September 17 and 18, 2022 at the Alameda Fairgrounds. In its 12th year, this year’s lineup will feature some of the state’s top food vendors, hottest R&B artists and gospel greats. What’s more, Chef Milly, […]

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News: Commemorative Coin Debuts to Celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day | CitizenWire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. /CitizenWire/ — Juneteenth Unlimited, LLC is excited to introduce the release of a commemorative coin to celebrate a new Federal holiday – Juneteenth – inspired by the African Diaspora, Black American history and the fight for freedom. Made of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver, this inspirational coin is for anyone who […]

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News: RICE Grant Enables HBCU Green Fund to Expand STEM & Energy Training, Mentorship, and Internship Opportunities for Atlanta University Center Students | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — The HBCU Green Fund recently announced a partnership with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) that increases their capacity to train, mentor and identify internships in energy and STEM industries for students at the Atlanta University Center (AUC). A Department of Energy grant to RICE provides resources for the AUC […]

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News: Thelma Wright, Philadelphia’s Beloved ‘American Gangster’ Empowers a New Generation with Mentoring and Reform | CitizenWire

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /CitizenWire/ — It has been well over a decade since Thelma Wright, once reputed to be one of the most dangerous and powerful Black women in Philadelphia, came to the forefront and shocked the nation with true confessions in her memoir, “With Eyes From Both Sides – Living My Live In and Out […]

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News: PRESS CONFERENCE WED. JAN. 19, 2022: Coalition of Voting Rights Activists Will Deliver Petition to Stop Lincoln County from Eliminating All But One Polling Place | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — As the U.S. Senate continues to discuss voting rights amid national efforts to disenfranchise voters, the new Lincoln County Board of Elections will vote Wed. Jan. 19, 2022 on whether to close all polling places except one. A coalition of voting rights activists will present a petition to the board at […]

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News: Minority Business Accelerator Program Expands to Support Small Underrepresented Female Entrepreneurs in Arizona, Georgia and Florida | CitizenWire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — ThinkZILLA Consulting, announced its 15-week entrepreneur accelerator program for female minority entrepreneurs. The only firm that combines program management resources with extensive DE&I expertise, a network of thousands of minority-led business suppliers and full-service marketing capabilities, has expanded programming to combat poverty and support entrepreneurs in need of access.

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News: Wall Street’s Oldest Continually Expands Partnerships and Push to Increase Women Investment Leaders through Corporate DE&I Goals | CitizenWire

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today: As the nation’s longest continuously operating Black-owned investment firm, Blaylock Van, LLC recognizes and embodies the power of diverse, equitable and inclusive leadership. To further expand its commitment to DE&I and employee success, the firm aims to increase the number of women leaders in […]

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News: Former ‘American Pimp’ Turned Police Accountability Activist, Andre Taylor Revisits his Roots with ‘Many Shades of Dre’ Hip Hop Music and Video Project | CitizenWire

SEATTLE, Wash. /CitizenWire/ — In what might appear to be a major contradiction of sorts, civic activist Andre Taylor is reflecting on his notoriously iconic, urban culture hustler past and bringing back his alter pimp ego, “Gorgeous Dre,” with the release of his new music and video project, “Many Shades of Dre.”

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News: United Diversity Business Summit Connects Top Valley Leaders with Minority Entrepreneurs | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Thinkzilla Consulting today announced that As Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega proclaimed Sept. 15 “United Diversity Business Summit Day,” diverse business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Arizona came together to share ideas and innovations at the first United Diversity Business Summit, which was livestreamed by the City of Scottsdale.

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News: Multi-Faceted Entertainer Vanessa Williams Spotlights New American Founding Figure Slave Heroine with Foreword in Creative Nonfiction Release, ‘Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution’ | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Multi-award-winning entertainer Vanessa Williams has penned a moving book foreword that shines the spotlight on an amazing tale of spying and slavery during the Revolutionary War while unveiling an unlikely heroine. “Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth” by Claire Bellerjeau and Tiffany […]

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News: Free Business Summit Offers Workshops from Top Valley Leaders to Minority Entrepreneurs | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Thinkzilla Consulting today announced that The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is fulfilling its mission to educate and support the growth of minority owned businesses by introducing the free United Diversity Business Summit to Arizona on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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News: Executive Leadership and Transformation Coach Jovita Jenkins to Speak at Management and Leadership Skills Masterclass | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — SNGroup announced today that International Executive Coach, Jovita Jenkins, will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the upcoming live webinar: “Critical Management Skills for Managers and Leaders Virtual Masterclass” to be held Nov. 16, 2021. Jenkins is the author of “Get Out Of Your Own Way” (ISBN: ‎978-0974988719).

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News: Nation’s Only Black Cybersecurity Reskilling School Receives $10M Funding Boost to Connect Students with High-Paying Careers in Tech | CitizenWire

DETROIT, Mich. /CitizenWire/ — Detroit-based Automation Workz Institute, Inc., the nation’s only Black tech diversity consulting and upskilling institution, today announced the close of $10 million growth financing to drive the expansion of their cybersecurity, network engineer and development certification courses to people of color across America.

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News: African-American Woman College Student Retention Expert, Dr. Ezella McPherson Teaches Educational Institutions How to Retain and Graduate At-Risk Students | CitizenWire

DETROIT, Mich. /CitizenWire/ — According to U.S. News & World Report, 1 in 3 first-year college students will not return for their sophomore year. Dr. Ezella McPherson has retained 82% to 100% of at-risk first-year college students during her tenure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Wayne State University, and Indiana University. She shares […]

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