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News: National Postdoctoral Association Announces Free Membership for HBCU Students | CitizenWire

ROCKVILLE, Md. /CitizenWire/ — The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) today announced that it would provide free membership to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at any Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU). The same is true for any postdoctoral scholar (“postdoc”) working at such an institution.

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News: BHERC To Cap-Off Their Monumental Season With 29th Annual S.E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase Closing Weekend | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is pleased to announce the 29th Annual S. E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase (SEMAASFS) closing event, the weekend of January 19-21st, it will include 50 short films. BHERC is also hosting students to see the must-see film Origin, by talented and […]

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News: iEmergent CEO Laird Nossuli to present at Seattle’s inaugural Black Homeownership Symposium on January 26 | CitizenWire

SEATTLE, Wash. /CitizenWire/ — iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, today announced that its CEO Laird Nossuli will present at Seattle’s inaugural Black Homeownership Symposium on January 26. Dr. Courtney Johnson Rose, president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), one of the […]

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News: Renowned Climate Activist and HBCU Green Fund Founder, Felicia Davis, Unveils Empowering Global Youth Initiatives at COP28 | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Distinguished climate activist and founder of the HBCU Green Fund, Felicia Davis, took center stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, making groundbreaking announcements that underscore the organization’s commitment to global climate action and youth empowerment.

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News: Educator, Actress and Civil Rights Activist Releases Debut Children’s Picture Book | CitizenWire

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. /CitizenWire/ — Dr. Gwendolyn Mukes, a Los Angeles based actress, renowned educator and civil rights activist presents her debut children’s book, “Gwen Didn’t Care” (ISBN: 979-8985784428) at Full Circle Bookstore on August 26, 1900 NW Expy, Oklahoma City, OK, at 3 p.m. “Gwen Didn’t Care” honors the 65th Anniversary of the nation’s […]

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News: Black Wall Street Survivor Viola Ford Fletcher Tribute: NYC Buildings Illuminate in Remembrance of International Day of the Slave and Buried Stories | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Tonight, the heart of New York City will resonate with a poignant tribute as its iconic buildings don a solemn hue in honor of the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This visual gesture carries a profound significance, paying homage to both an exceptional individual […]

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News: The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center’s 25th Annual Reel Black Men Short Film Showcase | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will host its 25th Annual Reel Black Men Short Film Showcase and Virtual Film Festival. All in-person events will be held September 22-23, 2023, at the Regal L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, California and the Virtual Festival will be streamed via BHERC.TV, […]

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News: The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center’s 25th Annual Reel Black Men Short Film Showcase | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will host its 25th Annual Reel Black Men Short Film Showcase and Virtual Film Festival. All in-person events will be held September 22-23, 2023, at the Regal L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, California and the Virtual Festival will be streamed via BHERC.TV, […]

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News: ‘The Children of Light: Book I’ is a new adventure picture book for children | CitizenWire

KEARNY, N.J. /CitizenWire/ — “The Children of Light: Book I” (ISBN: 978-1958377017; paper) is a picture book for children by co-authors Elizabeth and Adetoro Adekunle. The book follows the fun adventures of 4 friends who live in West Africa, as their town works on regaining electricity which was later obtained with solar power. Published by […]

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News: Newly Revised Book By Music Business Legend, Bunny DeBarge Gaining Biopic Buzz, Released Juneteenth | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — VocalzMusic & Publishing announces that famed Motown songwriter, recording artist and lone female member of legendary R&B sibling singing group, DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge released her newly revised, tell all memoir, “The Kept Ones: DeBarge, The Fame Years,” in print, with a gold ribbon design, on Monday, June 19, 2023.

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News: E’maj Entertainment Television Network Unveiled: A New Era of Media Empowerment for People of Color | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — E’maj Entertainment Television Network, a groundbreaking media platform dedicated to empowering people of color, is thrilled to announce its official launch on Juneteenth, June 19, 2023. The launch marks a significant milestone in media representation, coinciding with the commemoration of African Americans’ emancipation.

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News: Art-In-Relation Presents an Unforgettable Evening Concert of Spirituals, Freedom Songs, and Contemporary Songs of Freedom in reflection of Juneteenth | CitizenWire

LONG BEACH, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.) is proud to present a special evening concert, in collaboration with Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, featuring a group of exceptional performers. This talented ensemble will come together to deliver an inspiring musical experience. With a repertoire that reflects the significance of Juneteenth and embraces a message of change […]

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News: Dr. Velma Trayham, CEO of Thinkzilla, Joins over 2,400 CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace | CitizenWire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Thinkzilla Consulting has joined the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. One of more than 2,400 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, Dr. Velma Trayham is committing herself and Thinkzilla to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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News: Debbie Allen to Pay Tribute to Class of 2023 Film Directors at The 30th Annual ‘Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves Short Film Showcase,’ Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host, Neema Barnette, Dianne Houston, Numa Perrier Announced as Presenters | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Debbie Allen, critically acclaimed director, producer, and choreographer will be a special guest at upcoming, 30th annual “Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves” Short Film Showcase Opening Night Celebration, May 19th at 7:30pm, at the Director’s Guild of America, the Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) announced today.

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News: Black Writers Workspace Cultivates the Art of Writing During Upcoming Virtual Workshop | CitizenWire

NEW ORLEANS, La. /CitizenWire/ — Three times self-published author and entrepreneur Michelle Jackson had no idea starting a private Facebook group would change her life. In March 2020, inspired by COVID’s unexpected stay-at-home orders, Jackson took to social media to connect with writers of color and to find resources on how to market a book […]

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News: The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center Announces 30th Anniversary of Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves Short Film Showcase and Virtual Film Festival | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will host the 30th Anniversary of its Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves Short Film Showcase and Virtual Film Festival. All in-person events will be held May 19-21, 2023 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California. The Virtual Festival will […]

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News: HBCU Green Fund Atlanta University Fellows Spend Spring Break Planting Trees in a Rural African Village to Fight Climate Change | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — A group of HBCU Green Fund Fellows from Atlanta University Center recently dedicated their spring break embedded in an African village on the border of Senegal and Mauritania building a tree shelter, planting trees and digging a well in their ongoing efforts to help the vulnerable communities that are most impacted […]

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News: IMPACT AZ 2025 Kicks Off Arizona’s Largest Supplier Diversity Readiness Program with More Than 50 Black-owned Businesses | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Setting the stage for dramatic change among Black-owned Arizona businesses, IMPACT AZ 2025 is kicking off its supplier diversity readiness program to close the racial wealth gap for business owners through a three-year supplier diversity readiness program, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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News: Orange Blossom Classic Partners with HANG Media in Creating National Watch Party Featuring Exclusive Connections to Conversations with Star Athletes and Celebrities | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — One of the country’s most historic college football games, the storied Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic presented by Ready Life, is poised to continue shining light on its bright future. Fans are invited to join a national watch party, which includes the opportunity to discuss an array of topics while viewing […]

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News: 108-Year-Old Tulsa Race Massacre Survivor Viola Ford Fletcher Turns to Literary Activism to Seek Justice, Making History as Oldest Woman in the World to Publish Memoir | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Mocha Media Inc is honored to announce the publication of “DON’T LET THEM BURY MY STORY, The Oldest Living Survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre In Her Own Words” (Hardcover; On Sale: May 30, 2023; $29.99; ISBN: 978-1737168409) by Viola Ford Fletcher with her grandson Ike Howard on the 102nd […]

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News: Youth Filmmakers From United States and International Selected For the 13th Annual BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival Streaming On BHERC TV | CitizenWire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announces the 13th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 12, 2023. On Saturday March 4 an in-person opening day will take place at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (8687 […]

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News: Black History Month – Teaching Black Children The Value Of Building Wealth, Saving Money, and Financial Literacy | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — On the last day of Black History Month, nationally recognized Black Producer and Creator Joe Young, Jr., in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, will launch a print and digital comic book teaching financial literacy to students featuring “KEMET, BIG TIME SAVER.” Students will officially meet KEMET, a ten-year-old time-traveling comic character […]

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News: Authoritative Book, ‘Ancient Black Civilizations Matter,’ Adds Ancient History to Black History Month | CitizenWire

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia /CitizenWire/ — Perusine Press celebrates Black History Month with author Procopius Canning’s deeply researched book “Ancient Black Civilizations Matter: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!” (ISBN: 979-8696570037), a fascinating survey of Blacks and Black culture in the ancient world.

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News: IMPACT AZ 2025 Announces JPMorgan Chase as Title Sponsor and Program Details for Supplier Diversity Readiness Initiative | CitizenWire

PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Millionaire Mastermind Academy announced today that IMPACT AZ 2025, a nine-month supplier diversity readiness program designed to close the racial wealth gap for black and minority business owners, is proud to announce JPMorgan Chase as its title sponsor. Since 2015, JPMorgan Chase has spent $11 billion with diverse suppliers. In 2020 […]

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News: NCNW HIRES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO: Lauded Civil Rights Organization Changes Governance Structure First Time in 88-Years | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Today, National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) announced Shavon Arline-Bradley was hired to serve as the organization’s first president and chief executive officer. After 88 years, the organization changed its governance structure to work more efficiently.

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News: California African American Women Partnership Sage Investment Club Celebrates 25 Years of Stock Market Education and Profits | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Sage Investment Club, an investment firm managed by an all-female, African American leadership team, today celebrates 25 years since the launch of its investment platform. Founded by Sonya Weaver-Johnson, the group offers investment education and co-investment opportunities.

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News: ‘My Father The Queen’ Wins Best LGBT Screenplay from Best Script Award – London | CitizenWire

CYPRESS, Texas /CitizenWire/ — The Best Script Award – London selected “My Father The Queen” as the winner of the Best LGBT Screenplay during their Autumn 2022 competition. The screenplay was written by filmmaker Lisa N. Alexander, owner of PrettyWork Studios. It is her first feature work.

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News: HBCU Green Fund and Center for Environmental Justice Cites Small Progress Toward Climate Justice at COP27 in Egypt and Commit to Helping Young African Students | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — In an effort to increase diversity at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the HBCU Green Fund and the Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice (HH/CFEJ) partnered to lead a delegation of 27 persons from the United States, Africa and the diaspora to participate in the […]

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News: Economic-Empowerment Nonprofit Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Minority Women in Business | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Millionaire Mastermind Academy (MMA) has launched its Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise $150,000 through November 30, 2022, to support programming that uplifts minority women entrepreneurs through access to professional development, networking opportunities, and access to financial resources, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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News: Beyond Benign Launches Initiative to Support Green Chemistry Educators at Minority-Serving Higher Education Institutions | CitizenWire

WILMINGTON, Mass. /CitizenWire/ — Beyond Benign announced a new Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Initiative, designed to provide green chemistry educational support for faculty and students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Being built and executed in collaboration with MSIs, the initiative is intended to ensure the next generation of world-class chemists and scientific leaders are reflective of […]

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News: Power of the Ballot Debate Watch Party and Comedy Show Set Off GOTV Mobilization Efforts with Celebrity Talents BPhlat, Erin Jackson and MESHELLE | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Call it the calm before the midterm election storm. Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (GA BWR) treated staff, volunteers, local and national leaders, and members of the community to a night filled with tasty food, great company, and a lot of laughter when they hosted a Power of the Ballot Debate Watch […]

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News: BOSS™ Racks Up $130,000 in a Day and Places Second in Long Beach Gives | CitizenWire

LONG BEACH, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The 4th Annual Long Beach Gives campaign, an online giving day sponsored by the City’s leading nonprofit funders and nonprofit support organizations, invites donors from throughout the city and beyond to give to the local nonprofit of their choosing. This year, the effort raised $1,965,539 to support 232 participating nonprofits. […]

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News: PBS SOCAL and OUR L.A. Present ‘Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and The Politics of Race’ | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race” reveals the life and legacy of the first African American mayor elected in a major American city, with an overwhelmingly white majority, and will be broadcast on PBS SoCal on Thursday, October 6 at 8:30 p.m., Our L.A. announced today. […]

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News: Investors Academy’s Youth Training Program Imparting Life Skills and Job Training for Local Youth in Atlanta | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Expanding The Investors Academy services to support more teens and young adults, the nonprofit’s Youth Training Program shares life skills, on-the-job training and financial literary skills for youth ages 15 to 24. In its second summer, the program has been funded by the Fulton County Government, with partners including the City […]

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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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