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Roanoke Partners With Law Firm to Give Back

Roanoke Partners With Law Firm to Give Back

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*While the past year might have been dominated by politics, it’s important to remember what unites us all, and that’s family and our sense of community. Often times when breaking news reports are pumped out stories seeking our attention, the heartfelt action of compassion and community support seem to fade into the background. One such […]

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From Compton to Cornell: West Coast Pioneers Explore the Origins of Hip Hop

From Compton to Cornell: West Coast Pioneers Explore the Origins of Hip Hop

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*The Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection in association with The GRAMMY® Museum, will present during Black History Month a special panel exploring the origins of West Coast Hip-Hop. From Compton To Cornell : Preserving The History of Hip Hop In The Hub City. The panel is designed to educate students on the roots and […]

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‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

‘Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire’ Premieres on WNET-TV

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*WNET announces the television premier of “Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire.” The documentary chronicles the life and legacy of business pioneer, philanthropist and titan Reginald F. Lewis. Lewis, a Harvard Law School graduate, who rose to prominence as a lawyer, venture capitalist, and leader of the global food company […]

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Controversial Writer Cory Alexander Haywood Releases His New Book: “Coon Flakes: Musings of an Uppity Negro”

Controversial Writer Cory Alexander Haywood Releases His New Book: “Coon Flakes: Musings of an Uppity Negro”

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In “Coon Flakes: Musings of an Uppity Negro,”from controversial writer Cory Alexander Haywood, he examines what he calls, “destructive behavior threatening to permanently extinguish Black progress.” In Haywood’s words, “each chapter exposes the hypocrisy of a people who specialize in playing the victim, while taking every step to humiliate and destroy themselves.” A firebrand whose […]

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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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Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

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*The highly anticipated Family Summit and Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia., on August 25-27 at the Sheraton Atlanta. The three-day summit and conference will be centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation” and will culminate on Sunday, Aug. 27, with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Attendees of […]

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BeBe Winans’ Points to Unconditional Love in ‘Born for This’ Stage Play

BeBe Winans’ Points to Unconditional Love in ‘Born for This’ Stage Play

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*He ignored multiple phones calls while eating at a restaurant and spending time with his son. But the calls kept coming. And after a while, caller ID showed a missed connection — from a cousin, and then from his mom so he knew something was wrong, and he answered. “Have you heard?” his mom said. He […]

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BeBe Winans’ ‘Born for This’ Stage Play Marks Unconditional Love

BeBe Winans’ ‘Born for This’ Stage Play Marks Unconditional Love

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*He ignored multiple phones calls while eating at a restaurant and spending time with his son. But the calls kept buzzing. After a while, when his caller ID showed a missed connection from first a cousin, and then from his mom he knew something was up, so he answered. “Have you heard?” his mom said. […]

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More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

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*When Barack Obama completed his two terms as America’s President, his legacy was punctuated by two key policy reforms: health care and consumer protection. Although broad news headlines chronicle multiple developments in attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, efforts to roll back consumer protections are just as determined and dangerous. Only July 12, a […]

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Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

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*On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette hosts the virtual launch of her 5-star children’s story book, BJ’s Big Dream, written to help build confidence, discipline, and problem-solving skills in youth. From 10 AM to 9 PM EST, the online event includes discussions with best-selling authors, Facebook chats, and giveaways of autographed books and downloads. The complete […]

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