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Charlene Crowell: Coalition Demands Access to Housing and Mortgage Credit

Charlene Crowell: Coalition Demands Access to Housing and Mortgage Credit

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*As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace — not abandon– its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. In a June 6 letter […]

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Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

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*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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‘Oprah’s Master Class’ Returns to OWN Sat., June 10 — Sneak Peak Preview Features Kevin Hart

‘Oprah’s Master Class’ Returns to OWN Sat., June 10 — Sneak Peak Preview Features Kevin Hart

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*The acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series “Oprah’s Master Class” featuring an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of the entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire, returns for a sixth season with a special sneak preview with world-famous actor/comedian Kevin Hart on Saturday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Additional episodes to air […]

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

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

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*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

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*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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From $0 to $500K: Black Business Experts Share How to Gain More Traffic, Sales, and Profit at TSP Live Event

From {$title} to 0K: Black Business Experts Share How to Gain More Traffic, Sales, and Profit at TSP Live Event

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*When it comes to statistics about Black entrepreneurship, the numbers are often bittersweet. While entrepreneurship among African-Americans is rising faster than among all Americans, the revenue generated by Black businesses has shrunk over the years. On June 9-10, 2017, Tyler New Media will host Traffic, Sales & Profit Live (TSP Live) aimed at bridging the […]

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‘Bayard & Me’ Tells How MLK Adviser Legalized His Gay Relationship (WATCH)

‘Bayard & Me’ Tells How MLK Adviser Legalized His Gay Relationship (WATCH)

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*In “Bayard & Me,” award-winning filmmaker Matt Wolf shares the little-known story of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and the lengths he went to legalize his relationship with his partner Walter Naegle. The civil rights activist is best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the 1980s, […]

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