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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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News: Chris Spencer Announces ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Returning for Sixth Season | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Having just returned from Belize to promote STEMREGEN®, a natural stem cell enhancer documented to increase the number of circulating stem cells, feature actor, comedian, writer and producer Chris Spencer is pleased to announce that everyone’s favorite husbands are coming back – the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” has been renewed for […]

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News: Truist Bank to Support Millionaire Mastermind Academy’s Business Development program for Minority Women Entrepreneurs | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Celebrating key milestones of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a nonprofit organization that aims to end poverty through entrepreneurship for minority women worldwide, Truist Bank is supporting recent graduates of the academy’s Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, ThinkZILLA Consulting Group announced today.

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News: CEO/President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce, Jay King, Liaisons Critical Support for Small Business Landmark, Hawkins House of Burgers | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — When Hawkins House of Burgers restaurateur Cynthia Hawkins found herself on the other end of a Caltrans state issued decree requiring the removal of part of their building, former Compton resident A.K. King, got wind of the dilemma via social media and reached out to Jay King, the CEO/President of […]

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News: King of Battle Rap to change lives with latest Battle Rap Tournament | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Inc. has brought together some of battle raps lyrical geniuses to help one lucky winner’s dream come true in winning the first annual Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Tournament. Contestants will have the opportunity starting June 1, 2021 to register under one of 10 leading battle […]

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News: London Company Building Digital Ecosystem for Creators in Sub-Sahara Africa | CitizenWire

LONDON, U.K. /CitizenWire/ — Pioneering London-based ForeMedia Group Plc (an international company well known for its top-rated extensive media and entertainment operations in Nigeria and United Kingdom, along with delivering Afro-centric media and entertainment to audiences worldwide), is delighted to announce that it is building the first digital ecosystem for talented entertainment creators in sub-Saharan […]

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News: Golden Globe-Winning Actress, Playwright, and Activist Regina Taylor Announces Winners for the black album.mixtape. Project | CitizenWire

DALLAS, Texas /CitizenWire/ — After a 30-day call for entries, winners for the black album.mixtape. were announced during a virtual Block Party event. The black album. mixtape. is an initiative of Regina Taylor – the Golden Globe-winning actress, playwright, and activist – in partnership with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts.

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News: Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III & Jason Carter Join The Peoples’ Agenda to Launch Statewide Votercades on John Lewis National Day of Action | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — In an effort to bring attention to the onslaught of voter suppression laws and ignite public support for bills to restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda) will join local and national partners to host Votercades, teach-ins and other events throughout […]

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News: Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable Break from Battling Voter Suppression to Honor Valiant Women of the Vote | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Despite the ongoing efforts of many leaders to suppress the voices of Georgia residents, Black and Brown voters turned out in record numbers, electing the most diverse leadership in the state’s history. The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda’s women’s network, Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recognized the historic leadership of […]

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News: Environmental Justice Leader Mustafa Ali to Dialogue with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy at BIPOC Climate Justice Virtual Event | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event, HBCU Green Fund announced.

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News: Veteran Launches Meditational / Spiritual Podcast in Wake of Mother’s Death | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Local veteran, Phillip Polite (“Phil”), bares his soul and sparks intrigue and thought from his listeners with his new Podcast, “PhilaNomics.” Phil is an Air Force and Army PTSD combat veteran who has endured plenty of struggles already in his young life.

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News: Private Equity Firm CEO Co-Hosted SXSW Wealth Diversity Panels, Announces Launch of Black Angel Investors Initiative | CitizenWire

GREENSBORO, N.C. /CitizenWire/ — BWC Capital CEO and national chair of The Links Economic Empowerment Platform (LEEP) Bridget Chisholm was selected by Opportunity Hub (OHUB), the largest minority-owned multi-campus entrepreneurship center and tech hub in the U.S., to moderate and co-host two panels at the SXSW annual conference.

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News: ‘Ancient Black Civilizations Matter’ – Brand New Book, Explores Black Lives in Classical Civilizations and Embraces the Healing Power of History | CitizenWire

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia /CitizenWire/ — Procopius Canning, historian and creator of the scholarly award-winning web sites Timeline: Ancient Rome, and Gladiator: The Real Story, announces the publication of “ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!” (ISBN: 979-8696570037), a deeply researched popular survey history of Blacks and Black culture in the ancient classical […]

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News: Stand with Georgia Virtual March Will Launch Black Youth Vote Georgia Campaign to Fight Biased Voter Suppression Laws and Promote John Lewis VRAA | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Black Youth Vote Georgia (BYV GA) will host the intergenerational Stand With Georgia Virtual March to launch “Don’t Bother My Ballot,” a youth-led campaign to fight oppressive voter suppression laws recently introduced by Georgia legislators and to promote the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

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News: California Black Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Minority Contractors / Northern California Chapter Partner to Build Advocacy for M/WBE Construction Trades | CitizenWire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The new year is off to an industrious start with Jay King, CEO and President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC), announcing a statewide partnership with the National Association of Minority Contractors, Northern California (NAMCNC), under the direction of its Northern California Chapter President, Pete Varma.

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News: Book Release: ‘Say Their Names, 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement’ | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Campaign Justice announced today that Black History Month is not only a time of recognizing the accomplishments of African-Americans, but is also a time to brighten the spotlight on systemic racism within law enforcement. “Say Their Names: 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement” (ISBN: 979-8570456860) […]

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News: Join Top Speakers and Industry Leaders Virtually at The National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ Winter Summit | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), an organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments, will feature an impressive roster of keynotes, presenters and panels for their virtual Winter Summit Building Blocks for a Better Future, February 24-26, 2021.

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News: International Black Business Museum Created to Honor the Genius of Black Entrepreneurs and Inventors | CitizenWire

BEACHWOOD, Ohio /CitizenWire/ — Look out! The International Black Business Museum is here. The IBBM is the first and only museum in the world of its type, a repository that will enshrine the monumental accomplishments of Black entrepreneurs and inventors in the United States and other countries of the world.

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