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Ro Brooks Joins The Cast of Sci-Fi Drama ‘Medinah’

Ro Brooks Joins The Cast of Sci-Fi Drama ‘Medinah’

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*Actor Ro Brooks, joins the cast of “Medinah”, the highly anticipated Sci-Fi/Drama TV series from the Middle East, will make its World Premiere at Comic Con in San Diego on July 20-23, 2017. Ro Brooks plays a CIA agent (Malik Jackson) from the states, sent to investigate the disappearance of his partner. The talented cast is led by Academy […]

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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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Black Woman Dies After Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Black Woman Dies After Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

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*This article is personal for me. I received a call from my daughter informing me that my 27-year-old niece, Tina, died in the Dominican Republic having plastic surgery to change her physical appearance. Plastic Surgery She lost her life trying to achieve the appearance of a smaller woman in what is now known and marketed […]

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Naomi Bradley Creates Content for Black Children

Naomi Bradley Creates Content for Black Children

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*The late great Chicago educator, Marva Collins once said, “You can pay people to teach but you can’t pay them to care.” Naomi Bradley M.Ed has always cared deeply about children, since her first teaching assignment at a summer camp at the age of 14. Her natural love for children initially drove her into education, […]

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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

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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‘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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