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Zendaya and Google.org Celebrate Announcement of $650K Grant to East Oakland School

In 2015, Roses in Concrete Community School opened in East Oakland, California. With a name inspired by a book of poetry written by Tupac Shakur, the school aims to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families in the community it serves. It’s founder, Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, believes education is the way to …

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Youtube Celebrate’s International Women’s Day With a Little Help From Jamie Grace

  Beloved Pop Princess Contributes Exclusive Video for “Daughter of the King” Jamie Grace, pop princess extraordinaire, is celebrating International Women’s Day with YouTube. Today, celebrating International Women’s Day, YouTube is showcasing women who empower women. The popular singer/songwriter/speaker/actress/reality-star is featured on the home page of YouTube with an exclusive video release of the song “Daughter …

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New Actor Stars Alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Lala Anthony in “Furlough” Film

FROM THE BRONX TO THE BIG SCREEN — ACTOR JERMAINE WELLS SCORES SUPPORTING ROLE IN “FURLOUGH” WITH WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND LALA ANTHONY Furlough, a new film starring Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg and LaLa Anthony, introduces the world to a new face. Actor Jermaine Wells appears as “Barry,” son-in-law to Whoopi’s character and husband to Lala’s character. …

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Black Author Examines Corruption Among Leaders of Organizations

NEW BOOK EXAMINES CORRUPTION AMONG LEADERS OF ORGANIZATIONS Military veteran turned author, Thomas Barr Jr., has spent years working in the service of government. He has penned a book that portrays the urban settings of Miami in examination of corrupt practices among leaders in organizational operations. The book is entitled RISEN: The Accession and Devolution of …

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Black Sculptor Releases Obama Bronze Sculptures, Limited Edition

SCULPTOR ED DWIGHT RELEASES LIMITED EDITION OBAMA BRONZE SCULPTURES — First Couple of United States Honored For Black History and Women’s History — Nationally recognized sculpture Ed Dwight, one of the most prolific and insightful sculptors in America, is honoring President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with limited edition bronze sculptures. Dwight, whose …

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Actress Nicole Ari Parker Wants to Inspire “Wakanda” Girls to Make Their Own Magic ‘At the Well’

“WAKANDA” GIRLS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL JOIN NICOLE ARI PARKER AS PROGRAM CHAIR OF THE AT THE WELL SUMMER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY TO MAKE THEIR OWN BRAND OF MAGIC Actress Nicole Ari Parker will serve as the Program Chair of the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy to be held at Princeton University …

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Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Hudson Yards Developer, Miami Dolphins Owner, and Founder of RISE, Stephen Ross, at Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) will honor Stephen Ross, chairman and founder of Related Companies and owner of the Miami Dolphins, with the ROBIE Lifetime Achievement Award during the Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner set to take place on March 5th at the New York Marriott Marquis. The highly-anticipated event will include performances by 5-time Grammy Award winners Dionne Warwick and …

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A Real-Life Black American Hero and the Filipina Who Loved Him

 As Marvel’s Black Panther wows moviegoers and shatters box office records with a fictional tale of cinematic proportions, the real and moving story of Black American Pioneer Reginald F. Lewis premieres on TV, inspiring a new generation of minority youths to dream big, and to keep going no matter what.  For Loida Nicolas Lewis, love …

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Meet Esmeralda Baez Who Just Completed High School in Two Years

Esmeralda Baez enrolled at Evolution Academy Charter School in the fall of 2015 as a true freshman and completed the requirements for graduation in just two years. At just sixteen years old, Baez completed the Texas recommended graduation program with 28 credits to best prepare her for college. Esmeralda first heard about Evolution Academy from …

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She Said It and She Meant It! Try and Make it Beyond the Offensive Book Title You Probably Need to Read

As believers, inspiration comes in all shapes, forms, sizes, messages and messengers. Currently, the gospel industry is preparing to welcome “Bible of Love” by Snoop Dogg. His reputation certainly precedes this album and has thrown the gospel industry into quite a firestorm once it was announced. While Snoop Dogg’s reputation precedes him, listeners and skeptics …

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