Category Archives: Urban Living

Mandy Bowman’s App (Official Black Wall Street) Alerts When Near Black-Owned Business

Mandy Bowman’s App (Official Black Wall Street) Alerts When Near Black-Owned Business

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*The next generation digital platform, Official Black Wall Street, is making it even easier to find and support Black-Owned businesses with the launch of their highly anticipated new app. Making its mark as the first of its kind to alert users when they’re near a Black-owned business, the app combines social impact and tech, allowing users to […]

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‘Soar’ Uncovers Gail Campbell Woolley ‘s Sickle Cell Battle

‘Soar’ Uncovers Gail Campbell Woolley ‘s Sickle Cell Battle

*After battling sickle cell anemia, a rare, painful, and misunderstood blood disease that affects mostly people of color, Gail Campbell Woolley died on March 16, 2015. The publication of her memoir, Soar, was her last dying wish and precious gift from her husband, Howard, who is having it published posthumously. It will be available for […]

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Is Secretary DeVos Denying Student Loan Protections?

Is Secretary DeVos Denying Student Loan Protections?

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*In case you haven’t yet heard, Richard Cordray, the first-ever Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) resigned in late November. President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney to serve as the Bureau’s Acting Director signals a distinct shift in the Bureau’s future. Since enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, this column has […]

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Morehouse Rex Barnett Releases DVD Telling Black Stories

Morehouse Rex Barnett Releases DVD Telling Black Stories

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*Morehouse College graduate, Rex Barnett has produced one of the largest documentary catalogs in the nation featuring Black Achievers. “We have to own our own media companies that produce programs about us,” said Mr. Barnett. “I started History On Video to show the positive side of Black people. For me, this has been a labor […]

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FAMU Marching ‘100’ Unveils New Uniforms

FAMU Marching ‘100’ Unveils New Uniforms

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*Since its inception more than 71 years ago, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching “100” has set the bar as global innovators of marching band performance, pageantry, and musicianship. On Saturday, before a crowd of more than 47,800 spectators at the Florida Blue Florida Classic, the band once again set the bar by unveiling new […]

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Haki Ammi Campaigns to Bring ‘Homeland’ to Baltimore

Haki Ammi Campaigns to Bring ‘Homeland’ to Baltimore

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*It’s no news that there is an inseparable bond between Baltimore and world-class television. The relationship between the city and the TV series, House of Cards, was both economically and socially positive and it was very disappointing seeing them shoot their last season some time ago. On this note, success scholar Haki Ammi has launched a […]

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Tiffany Curry Named Woman of the Year at Global Power Tour

Tiffany Curry Named Woman of the Year at Global Power Tour

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*Tiffany Curry has been named “Woman of the Year” at the 2017 Global Power Tour, a multi-city, multi-country, hands-on and engaging summit for women entrepreneurs focusing on building their business brand, strategy and finances. Curry, is a dynamic Game-Changing Real Estate Broker Associate in Houston, TX who ranks in the Top 2% of the Berkshire […]

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OWN Rings in 2018 with Series Premiere of ‘The Paynes’

OWN Rings in 2018 with Series Premiere of ‘The Paynes’

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*OWN’s new Tyler Perry comedy “The Paynes” will have its series premiere on Tuesday, January 16 with two back-to-back episodes at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. “The Paynes,” a spin-off of beloved Perry comedy “House of Payne,” follows Ella and Curtis Payne (Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis) through the ups and downs of retirement. The series also stars Emmy-winning actress […]

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Syreta J. Oglesby, Brittney Carter McKinnon, and Jason Hardy Named Among the Top 25 African American PR Millennials to Watch

Syreta J. Oglesby, Brittney Carter McKinnon, and Jason Hardy Named Among the Top 25 African American PR Millennials to Watch

*(Washington, D.C.) – Contributor and global media and communications strategist Gwendolyn Quinn and Antonice Jackson, President of the National Black Public Relations Society’s Washington, D.C. Chapter (BPRS-DC) continue to shine the spotlight on “The Top 25 African American PR Millennials to Watch.” This week’s profiles include a new generation of public relations and communications leaders […]

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Payday Lenders Try Legislative Run Around State Laws

Payday Lenders Try Legislative Run Around State Laws

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*‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares. Across the country, 15 states as well as in the District of Columbia, with varying geographies, economies […]

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