Category Archives: Urban Living

Briana Gilchrist: Charter School Saved My Life

Briana Gilchrist: Charter School Saved My Life

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*My college education isn’t something I take for granted. Too many people – family, teachers, mentors – jumped through too many hoops so that I can be where I am today. Briana Gilchrist The old saying is true: “It takes a village.” And my village made it possible for me to intern with the Eastern Region Community […]

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Black Owned CarMarshal.com Selling 130,000 New Cars Online

Black Owned CarMarshal.com Selling 130,000 New Cars Online

*CarMarshal.com is offering a new convenient service that takes the hassle out of buying a car, using a new proprietary software that helps buyers find a car at a lower than advertised price. The service is setting out to help car buyers save time and money by offering potential buyers access to more than 100,000 new […]

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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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Bob Johnson’s RLJE Films Acquires ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ Starring Vince Vaughn

Bob Johnson’s RLJE Films Acquires ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ Starring Vince Vaughn

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*RLJE Films, a brand of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to the highly anticipated film “Brawl in Cell Block 99.” After the successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed western Bone Tomahawk, RLJE Films, writer/director S. Craig Zahler, producers Jack Heller from Assemble Media and Dallas Sonnier from Cinestate, unite with IMG Films, on this action-packed film. Los Angeles-based XYZ Films […]

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‘Boy Bye’ Black Romantic Drama Coming to Netflix

‘Boy Bye’ Black Romantic Drama Coming to Netflix

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*TV/film producer Louis Arriola has a lot to be proud of this year. As the founder of NYLA Production he has witnessed every one of his films make an indelible mark on the silver screen. His production company, NYLA Production continues to mimic his mission of greatness. “Solidifying the Netflix deals lets me know that […]

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Black Film Festival Spotlights Pitch Perfect Sessions

Black Film Festival Spotlights Pitch Perfect Sessions

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*The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) today announced the premiere of the first full episode of OWN’s new docu-series Black Love and spotlight documentary COPWATCH. The four episode docu-series, Black Love, from filmmakers and real-life married couple Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (The Perfect Guy) and Confluential Films, will screen at CCBFF on Friday, August 18th at 5pm. Black […]

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Café Mocha Radio Show Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Tour Launches In Washington, DC August 25th

Café Mocha Radio Show Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Tour Launches In Washington, DC August 25th

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*Washington, DC – Café Mocha Radio kicks off its 2017 Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Tour on Friday, August 25 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, with its signature Salute Her Awards Luncheon. This marks the seventh year that the trendsetting, nationally syndicated radio show will honor women from around the country during awards […]

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T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh to Serve as Resident at FAMU

T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh to Serve as Resident at FAMU

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*This fall, T’Keyah — Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) theatre students will have the unique opportunity to train with one T’Keyah of the institution’s most accomplished alumni in Hollywood. T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, internationally acclaimed and award-winning performer, director, writer and producer, will become FAMU’s first W.K. Kellogg Foundation Artist-in-Residence in the College of Social Sciences, […]

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Ministry to Host ‘Treasures of the Heart, A Woman’s Experience’

Ministry to Host ‘Treasures of the Heart, A Woman’s Experience’

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*The City of Praise Family Ministries will host the first annual “Treasures of the Heart, A Woman’s Experience”, August 9-13, 2017, at the City of Praise Family Ministries in Landover, Maryland. “This Woman’s Experience is designed to unearth the vault of treasures submerged within the heart of every woman and propel them to a realm of fulfillment and power. Prepare to laugh, cry and find the joy which has evaded too many for too long. […]

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