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Marvin Sapp Scores Fifth Consecutive #1 Album

Marvin Sapp Scores Fifth Consecutive #1 Album

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*Multiple award-winning Gospel music icon Marvin Sapp’s 11th solo album debuts #1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart, making it the fifth consecutive #1 album debut for the enduring preacher, songwriter and singer. The 10-track album continues Sapp’s signature “churchy but funky” musical style, with songs that refresh, encourage, inspire and uplift. Sapp says: “It is a humbling experience […]

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Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

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*A recent letter from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with a controversial appointment, have together triggered reactions that do not bode well for the 44 million consumers who together share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt. Debt levels in 2017 are more than double what it was in […]

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Millionaire Ella Coney Reveals How to Never be Broke Again

Millionaire Ella Coney Reveals How to Never be Broke Again

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“Ella’s Golden Eggs: How to Conquer Real Estate and Never Be Broke Again” is real estate expert Ella M. Coney’s latest release. “No matter where you start, prosperity is within your grasp,” says Coney, whose own compelling rags-to-riches story has motivated others to follow in her footsteps and experience success with a career in real […]

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Franchising Can Deepen Opportunity in Black Cities

Franchising Can Deepen Opportunity in Black Cities

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*Good news just in from the U.S. Census Bureau – minority incomes are up. In fact, African-American and Hispanic households saw more than double the median income growth of their white counterparts from 2015 through 2016, according to a newly released report on income and poverty.1 The country’s leadership got some important things right for […]

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Shawn D. Rochester Pens ‘The Black Tax: Cost of Being Black in America’

Shawn D. Rochester Pens ‘The Black Tax: Cost of Being Black in America’

*While Black Americans have long felt the devastating effects of anti-black discrimination, they have often had great difficulty articulating and substantiating both the existence and impact of that discrimination to an American public who is convinced that it no longer exists. Professionals in academia, the media, and the business community, along with people in the […]

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Charlene Crowell: Civil Servants Challenge Education Secretary, Betsy Devos

Charlene Crowell: Civil Servants Challenge Education Secretary, Betsy Devos

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*Civil rights leaders and Capitol Hill lawmakers are standing up and speaking out against a recent Department of Education (DOE) decision to sever its working relationship with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In separate and independent actions Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and staff are being challenged and corrected as to its understanding of a […]

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‘Visit Philadelphia’ Debuts New African-American Travel Series (VIDEO)

‘Visit Philadelphia’ Debuts New African-American Travel Series (VIDEO)

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*Visit Philadelphia ® launched its latest African-American marketing initiative—the key component of which is a documentary-style travel video series hosted by Philly native Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots. The five-episode series, dubbed We Got You: Philly by Tarik, taps into the power of a national celebrity, pairing Trotter with trendsetting influencers to show off Philadelphia. […]

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Atlanta to Host an Interactive NAAWM Conversation

Atlanta to Host an Interactive NAAWM Conversation

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*The National African-American Women’s Movement LLC (NAAWM) will host a solutions-focused interactive conference called “The National African-American Women’s Conversation” on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel (4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337). It fills the gap in social advocacy which traditionally excludes Black women. Your input is required to provide knowledge, insight, accountability, and also […]

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SoCalGas Gives Over 7,600 Tools & Supplies to Workforce Development

SoCalGas Gives Over 7,600 Tools & Supplies to Workforce Development

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*Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced the company donated over 7,600 gently used and surplus tools and supplies to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) and Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC). The items are left over from the company’s Advanced Meter project and will benefit the organizations’ respective workforce development programs. […]

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 Tim Reid and Alkoya Brunson Join ‘Me, Myself and I’

 Tim Reid and Alkoya Brunson Join ‘Me, Myself and I’

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* Tim Reid and Alkoya Brunson have been cast in recurring guest star roles in Me, Myself & I, which premieres on Monday, September 25 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS! Tim Reid Reid and Brunson, will play the older and younger versions of Darryl (series regular Jaleel White) respectively.  Smart and savvy, Older Darryl (Reid) has remained the best friend and confidant of Alex Riley […]

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