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The Living Legends Foundation Gala Continues Its Success with Sold-Out Event

The Living Legends Foundation Gala Continues Its Success with Sold-Out Event

*(Los Angeles, CA) — The Living Legends Foundation, Inc. (LLF), recently celebrated its 26th Anniversary at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Hosted by veteran broadcaster and media personality Rolonda Watts, the LLF honored eight distinguished individuals at its 21st Annual Living Legends Awards Gala with its new late-night format. The 2017 honorees included Varnell […]

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Flood Damaged Vehicles: Jeff Fortson’s ‘Auto Trends’ Discusses How to Avoid Buying One

Flood Damaged Vehicles: Jeff Fortson’s ‘Auto Trends’ Discusses How to Avoid Buying One

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*Atlanta, Georgia — As a result of a series of back to back hurricanes from Harvey, Irma and Nate, thousands of vehicles that were literally submerged in water for days are expected to reappear, as ‘cleaned up’ ready to sell vehicles on used car lots throughout the states. In order to fend off the wave […]

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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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CEO Kyle Thomas Offers Commuters Another Travel Option With ‘Catchr’ App

CEO Kyle Thomas Offers Commuters Another Travel Option With ‘Catchr’ App

*(Los Angeles, CA) — Kyle Thomas, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur recently entered the technology business with his newest invention — “Catchr” a state-of-the-art app that allows commuters to request and purchase rides from their smart phone. Getting to and from the bus stop or train station remains a significant barrier to using public transportation. Even […]

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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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GM and Black Girls CODE Celebrate Launch of Detroit Chapter (Photos)

GM and Black Girls CODE Celebrate Launch of Detroit Chapter (Photos)

*Yes, Black girls rock, but make no mistake, they CODE too! To this end GM and Black Girls CODE celebrated their partnership at the recent launch of a Detroit Chapter where they engaged in a series of hands-on activities at the Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown.  This partnership, announced […]

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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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Virginia Tech to Host Book Presentation for ‘More Than a Fraction’ by Dr. Moseley-Hobbs Oct 25, 2017

Virginia Tech to Host Book Presentation for ‘More Than a Fraction’ by Dr. Moseley-Hobbs Oct 25, 2017

*The Virginia Tech Center for Civil War Studies and the Smithfield – Preston Foundation will sponsor Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs’ “More Than a Fraction” Book Tour’s presentation at Virginia Tech University on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (5 p.m.). The presentation will be held on the campus at The Inn at Virginia Tech in the Cascades Meeting […]

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