Category Archives: race

Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

Gwen Jimmere, Naturalicious
*The first and only African-American so far to hold a patent for a natural hair care product is Detroit native Gwen Jimmere. She wanted to create a solution for black women that would reduce the amount of time they spent washing and conditioning their hair. Not only that, she wanted it to contain natural ingredients. […]

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More Stars, Celebs Added to Essence Festival Daytime Line-Up

More Stars, Celebs Added to Essence Festival Daytime Line-Up

*Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® announces additions to its incredible daytime line-up of the nation’s leading speakers, influencers and artists at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 30-July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.  Essence Festival Attendees will be inspired and empowered to affect change in their communities while experiencing […]

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SpaceLab Detroit Offers Affordable Co-Working Office Space

SpaceLab Detroit Offers Affordable Co-Working Office Space

*WHO: SpaceLab Detroit, the newest co-working facility for professional business owners WHAT: A grand opening and tour of SpaceLab’s 5,200 square feet of modern office suites, design library, conference rooms, project display areas, and a community kitchen, all designed to accommodate architects, interior designers, engineers, real estate professionals, artists, community development organizations, other entrepreneurs and service-providers WHEN: 6pm […]

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Bam Crawford Announces the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference 2017 ‘The Plan: Dream It. Plan It. Do It.’

Bam Crawford Announces the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference 2017 ‘The Plan: Dream It. Plan It. Do It.’

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*Dr. Beverly “Bam” Crawford, Founder/President of The Company International and Pastor, Bible Enrichment Fellowship International will host along with Co-Host, Gabrianna Crawford, a.k.a. Punky G, Vice President, The Company International’s 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference held on Thursday, June 1 thru Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1775 E. […]

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RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of ‘Like Cotton Twines’ & ‘Knucklehead’ (Video)

RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of ‘Like Cotton Twines’ & ‘Knucklehead’ (Video)

RLJ Entertainment, Like Cotton Twines, knucklehead
*Following the 20th anniversary of the Urbanworld Film Festival, RLJ Entertainment is set to release Leila Djansi’s (Where Children Play) compelling new feature film, “Like Cotton Twines.” The film, which screened in the World Narrative Category at this year’s festival, follows Micah (Jay Ellis, The Game, HBO’s Insecure), an American volunteer who teaches in a […]

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Nigerian-American Artist Olufemi Ibitayo Launches African Art Gallery in Los Angeles

Nigerian-American Artist Olufemi Ibitayo Launches African Art Gallery in Los Angeles

Olufemi Ibitayo
*Afr-i-can Contemporary Art gallery, an informal and unconventional African art viewing experience, has its grand opening in the iconic American Cement Building on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and the viewing will remain open until June 30, 2017. The inaugural show, Presentation 001, will highlight the works of nine contemporary Nigerian artists including Sam Ebohon, whose […]

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Beauty Supply Summit Plans to Address Asian Manager Beating and Choking Out of a Black Women

Beauty Supply Summit Plans to Address Asian Manager Beating and Choking Out of a Black Women

Beauty Supply Summit
*Beauty Supply Institute, a training and consulting organization founded in 2007 by former business & economics professor and 3-time store owner Devin Robinson, is hosting its 1st Annual Beauty Supply Summit on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8am at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. The Beauty Supply Summit will place black business owners, […]

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Racism and White Supremacy Discussed: Author K. Gerald Torrence Takes ‘America’s Origional Sin’ to Dayton

Racism and White Supremacy Discussed: Author K. Gerald Torrence Takes ‘America’s Origional Sin’ to Dayton

K. Gerald Torrence
*There is a very strong argument that can be made that most of what is taught in schools or in the mainstream media is so polluted by political (and other) agendas that the amount that’s honest and worthwhile is shockingly small. The good news is a true counter-culture has developed in an effort to try […]

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25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

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*Damian Monroe “Football” Williams never intended to make history, or revolt. But he wanted to make a name for himself, in South Central Los Angeles. In the decade leading up to the 1992 Riots, Williams sat on his porch and watched the happenings between Florence and Raymond, on 71st street. What he saw was the swagger […]

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New Book: ‘The ABC’S of African American Inventions,’ Comprises Black History for Children

New Book: ‘The ABC’S of African American Inventions,’ Comprises Black History for Children

ABC's of African American Inventions
*The ABC’s of African American Inventions is a recently released children’s book by Kenneth R. McClelland. This fun and informative book can be used for home schooling; in traditional classroom settings; as an additional curriculum offering during Black History Month (taking time to study the various inventions and inventors mentioned in the book, throughout the […]

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