Category Archives: Urban News

New Report Examines Damage of Mass Incarceration

New Report Examines Damage of Mass Incarceration

Mass Incarceration, democracy behind bars, common cause
*Common Cause issued a new report examining how mass incarceration, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering undermine democracy. Democracy Behind Bars looks at our broken criminal justice system and how it is manipulated for the benefit and profit of the prison industry. The report goes on to examine the work going on in the states to restore voting […]

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California Co. Launches Careergirls.org to Get Girls in STEM

California Co. Launches Careergirls.org to Get Girls in STEM

*Career Girls – a non-profit organization committed to providing young girls with the educational tools and support they need to achieve their professional aspirations – flipped the switch on its new-and-improved website, Careergirls.org, the company announced today. The online platform is re-designed to ensure all young girls and the educators, family members and mentors who […]

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1,200 PowerNetworking Black Entrepreneurs to Unite

1,200 PowerNetworking Black Entrepreneurs to Unite

PowerNetworking, FraserNet, George Fraser
*The FraserNet, Inc. 2018 PowerNetworking Conference (PNC) will be held July 5-7, at the Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center, on the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Top global experts during the conference will focus their attention on financial literacy, business development and wealth building through personal “subject matter” excellence, effective networking and collaboration in the […]

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Juneteenth in South Carolina City Rich With Black Heritage

Juneteenth in South Carolina City Rich With Black Heritage

Juneteenth, South Carolina, Black Heritage
*Mitchelville Preservation Project has confirmed an expansive Juneteenth Celebration presented by Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park on Hilton Head Island. The Celebration will reveal new interactive experiences that are significant to the era of Mitchellville in the Reconstruction Era, plus a live performance by Ranky Tanky. Admission tickets for the Celebration are $10 for general admission, […]

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The Living Legends Foundation, Inc. Celebrates its 27th Anniversary with Annual Awards Gala on Friday, October 5th in Los Angeles

The Living Legends Foundation, Inc. Celebrates its 27th Anniversary with Annual Awards Gala on Friday, October 5th in Los Angeles

*The Living Legends Foundation, Inc. (LLF) today announces its 27th-anniversary celebration and the 2018 honorees for the 22nd Annual Living Legends Awards Gala. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. The distinguished 2018 honorees include Michael Mauldin, CEO […]

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Gospel Music Legend Melvin Williams Receives First EMMY Award Nomination

Gospel Music Legend Melvin Williams Receives First EMMY Award Nomination

*Gospel Music legend Melvin Williams, a member of the award-winning Williams Brothers, has received a 2018 Southeast EMMY Award nomination for Special Event Coverage of his new documentary, “Melvin Williams: Down Home Gospel.” The film, which examines Williams’ journey from his roots in Smithdale, Mississippi, to a stellar, five-decade career in music and entertainment, will […]

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NYC Event for Black Women Talks Fibroid Treatment

NYC Event for Black Women Talks Fibroid Treatment

Fibroids, Fibroid Treatment
  *The Fibroid Foundation will host a reception and presentation on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Penthouse of the new Columbia University Fertility Center at 5 Columbus Circle (1790 Broadway) in New York City. The Foundation is redefining the medical talk format, with fun, community engagement, good food and great information. Following a champagne reception, the Chief […]

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Jenesse Center and Halle Berry to Honor Peter Long PhD

Jenesse Center and Halle Berry to Honor Peter Long PhD

*Domestic violence prevention and intervention organization, Jenesse Center and its longtime ambassador Halle Berry are proud to honor Peter Long PhD, President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation at the Imagine cocktail party fundraiser to be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30pm – 10pm, at the Wilshire Country Club at 301 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004. Jenesse CEO Karen Earl said, […]

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Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival 2018 Winners from South Africa, Canada, USA

Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival 2018 Winners from South Africa, Canada, USA

*Short films from South Africa, Canada and the U.S.A. win the 2nd annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF) honors for “Best Film Made BY Kids,” “Best Film Made FOR Kids,” “Film Festival Choice” Award and “Most Uplifting Film” Award sponsored by the 19th annual “Uplifting Minds II entertainment conference. The five day event […]

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Gospel Artist Just Danielle, 13 Year-Old Dancing Prince Win ‘ULMII” Baltimore Talent Competition

Gospel Artist Just Danielle, 13 Year-Old Dancing Prince Win ‘ULMII” Baltimore Talent Competition

DancingPrince_JustDanielle
*Contemporary Gospel singer/songwriter Just Danielle and 13 year-old The Dancing Prince walked away as winners of the 19th annual Baltimore “Uplifting Minds II” national talent competition held recently at Security Square Mall. The entertainment conference, presented by The Baltimore Times and Security Square Mall, was hosted by radio personality Doresa Harvey and DJ Rick (GSE). […]

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