Friday, November 15, 2019

Checkout How US Rep Greg Meeks Is Working To Insure Fair Banking In SE Queens & LI

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Meeks, Brown, and Members of Congress Demand Bank Regulators Strengthen, Not Weaken the Community Reinvestment Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, along with 27 members of Congress sent a letter to the heads of the Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC demanding that the three banking agencies not issue a proposed rule unless it has the support of the community development and civil rights groups that represent the communities the Community Reinvestment Act was designed to serve.
“Policies that restrict access to credit and banking, such as those that result in redlining, have perpetuated a long legacy of discrimination and disinvestment in America, and held back impoverished minority communities,” wrote the members. “Given this history, any changes to the CRA must hold lenders accountable for meeting the local credit and investment needs of LMI communities where the lender has branches or other facilities while appropriately considering changes in our banking system.” 
The full text of the letter is below and the PDF can be found HERE:

Congressmen Greg Meeks also stated today "Minority Banks disproportionately serve low income, underbanked, minority communities. Their decreasing numbers, combined with irrefutable data on banking discrimination in non-minority banks, is a systemic problem I am working hard to address."

See How The World Of Money Is Offering $7,000 In Prizes For Young Entrepreneurs

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Win Up To $7,000 in Prizes At The 4th Annual "World of Money Youth Business Pitch Competition"
New York, New York - Teaming up with JPMorgan Chase Advancing Black Pathways Initiative, the World of Money, a 14-year New York City based non-profit youth financial education organization will host its 4th Annual Youth Business Pitch Competition” on November 22, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at JPMorgan Chase, 4 Metrotech in Brooklyn, New York. World of Money Founder and CEO Sabrina Lamb shares, “We are proud to partner with JP Morgan Chase to promote financial education and invest in young entrepreneurs, ages 10 – 23, with $7,000 in cash prizes. It is gratifying to support youth from around the country as they pitch their brilliant businesses to a panel of seasoned executives.”

ABOUT THE WORLD OF MONEY
The World of Money was founded in 2005 and is a New York City based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth with a sound financial education. Nearly 4,000 youth between ages 7 – 18, and their families have received World of Money’s 120 classroom hours of financial education and forums.

This approach has steadily broken a generational cycle and changed the way youth and their parents understand their money. Mandarin Chinese, excel spreadsheet and community service courses are included.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

See How The B.E.S.T. Pop-up Shop Brings The 3rd UPlifting "Winter Wonderland Experience" To Southeast Queens

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The B.E.S.T. Winter Wonderland Experience Uplifts And Empowers Area Residents And Community Businesses For The 3rd Holiday Season
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On Saturday, December 7th, 2019 the B.E.S.T. Networking Group, started by visionary and community minded Founder Marsha Duke, is sponsoring an innovative family orientated fun pop-up shop called the Winter Wonderland Experience.  The Winter Wonderland Experience, pop-up shop promises to be a great community event for both the attendees and vendors.  It offers a fun less stressed shopping experience with dynamic and creative entrepreneurs in Southeast Queens.

It afford area residents the chance to support community based and small businesses.  When area residents support small and community based businesses they actually help to bring more employment, income, and raise property values in their community. 

The Winter Wonderland Experience, is a pop-up shop tapping into this national trend with a distinct local flavor.  Southeast and Jamaica Queens, NY, is still a hotbed of innovative and impressive business people ready to showcase their products.

Southeast Queens has a history enriched with some of the most creative artists and talented entrepreneurs in the world growing up in the area.  Most people in our area know jazz and hip hop artists and business people like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Lena Horne, Russell Simmons, Daymond John, LL Kool J, Nikki Minage, 50 Cent and many others hail from the area.


The Winter Wonderland Experience, however looks to showcase today's local talent on a broader scale beyond just entertainment to the community and visitors in nearby areas.  This is the 3rd year of the pop-up shop.  In the past the Winter Wonderland Experience, has showcased vendors and merchants as diverse as the health focused Regale Vitamin brand to the creative and mesmerizing desserts of "Gateau du Ciel" which means heavenly desserts in French.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Black Speaker Launches Boot Camp to Help Other Speakers

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 AWARD-WINNING BLACK SPEAKER, AUTHOR AND TRAINER TEACHES OTHERS HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL SPEAKING BUSINESS




Nationwide  Speaking and training is a multi-billion dollar industry. More and more schools, companies and organizations are seeking and paying qualified speakers big dollars to come in and solve problems and add value through speaking and training their organizations using the speaker's expertise, experience and knowledge.

The challenge is there are many qualified African Americans with expertise, experience and knowledge who want to start a speaking business, but don't know how to get started or how to expand their speaking and training careers to do it full-time.

Shop Black Week Campaign is Nov 22-29

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"SHOP BLACK WEEK" CAMPAIGN TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES WILL BE NOVEMBER 22 TO 29


Nationwide -- As consumers across the U.S. gear up for holiday deals on sales merchandise, this Black Friday, a coalition urges buyers to make it a Shop Black Week. More than 100 groups have designated November 22 to 29 as Shop Black Week, a time of supporting Black-owned businesses by purchasing products, goods, or services from Black entrepreneurs.

The Shop Black Week campaign is a nationwide campaign that simply asks every American to support Black-owned businesses in November. Participating entities include organizations, Online-social groups and publications that have made the commitment to help spread the word with their social media accounts.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Senator James Sanders Jr. Hosts Successful Community Development Day

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Senator James Sanders Jr. Hosts Successful Community Development Day

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) hosted a Community Development Day in partnership with Rochdale Village on September 26, 2019 at the Rochdale Village Community Center. Senator Sanders conducted this event as part of his mission to prepare community members to be self-sufficient and successful in their endeavors. 

Senator Sanders strives to provide the community with the resources required to accomplish their business goals. Community Development Day delivered key training for those interested in starting a small business or non-profit, bringing experts in their respective fields to the event to impart their knowledge.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Globally Acclaimed Southeast Queens Jazz Artist Ed Jackson To Perform In Brooklyn

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Enjoy A Night Of Tasteful Jazz In Brooklyn With The Globally Acclaimed Southeast Queens Based Jazz Artist Ed Jackson
Ed Jackson And The Backdrop Of The Sugar Hill Supper Club In Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
Queens, NY -- Internationally acclaimed jazz musician Ed Jackson, who also operates several businesses in Southeast Queens, NY, is recently back from Brazil and the United Kingdom.  Jackson was in Brazil recording his next album and in the United Kingdom performing with the legendary Fat Back Band.

However, he is looking to make the rounds again in the NYC area.  Jackson, a well regarded alto saxophonist and recording artist, is also the club owner of Jackson Room, a St. Albans epicenter of jazz.

Ed for over 7 years has been endeavoring to bring world class jazz back to the community in Southeast Queens and NYC.  On Monday, November 4th, 2019 (between 7 pm and 11 pm) Jackson will bring his namesake Ed Jackson Quartet, to Brooklyn in a performance billed as "Enjoy A Night Of Tasteful Jazz In Brooklyn," at the Sugar Hill Supper Club & Restaurant.

"I want to invite you to an exclusive engagement of the Ed Jackson Quartet in Brooklyn's Bed Stuy area - at the well regarded soul food supper club & restaurant: Sugar Hill.  Sugar Hill is known as a highly regarded eatery and upscale club" says Jackson.

Sugar Hill Supper Club & Restaurant has been providing delicious quality and healthy soul food dishes for almost 40 years in Brooklyn.  The likes of the 1st Black NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Hillary Clinton, Hazel Dukes, Mike Tyson, Mark Breland,  Zab Judah, and many other celebrities and community leaders have enjoyed the cuisine at this fine dining establishment.

Sugar Hill Supper Club & Restaurant is an artisan soul food restaurant that mixes southern hospitality that also showcases cosmopolitan musical artistry.  It is located at 217 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Black Chamber of Commerce launches Campaign To Rebuild Business


New York, New York – African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC launches campaign to Retool, Refocus, and Rebuild Black Business in New York State. As New York State's largest African American Chamber of Commerce the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) has raised the bar for what it means to be a black chamber in New York State. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. serves the counties of Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.



LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President addressing attendees during National Small Business Week in NYC on the occasion of being named 2019 Small Business Champion As the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration 2019 Small Business Champion for 14 counties in Downstate, New York we will be engaging in significant outreach to small business owners to join our chamber efforts to rebuild black businesses in New York. Since it's inception our chamber has actively provided a wide variety of programs and activities geared towards increasing our member's capacity to grow their respective business enterprises to the next level. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. looks forward to chronicling the success of small business owners who will be the beneficiaries of our Retool, Refocus, and Rebuild Black Business Campaign in York State.

Article On The African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC launching campaign to Retool, Refocus, and Rebuild Black Business in New York State continues after video below

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Small Business Bootcamp for Women Celebrates its 8th Year Anniversary


November, 2019 - New York, NY – The Network for Women in Business is proud to announce the 8th Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women taking place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY. Accomplished business women from across the United States will gather to learn new ways to market and promote their small business.

The theme for this year is “Audience from Scratch” and attendees will learn how to build, grow and convert leads for their business. They will also learn how to increase their visibility through podcasting and social media marketing.

The event will kick off with sessions that will show entrepreneurs how to keep their pipelines filled with quality leads and prospects. Cutting edge lead generation strategies will be taught and common myths about lead generation will be debunked.



Thursday, October 31, 2019

See Why Senator James Sanders Jr. Receives Perfect Score on Environmental Advocacy

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Senator James Sanders Jr. Receives Perfect Score on Environmental Advocacy

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Environmental Scorecard for his efforts to make the earth a cleaner, greener place to live.

The scorecard was prepared by EPL/Environmental Advocates, who since its formation in 1969, has worked to advance environmental protections and encourage public participation in environmental policy discussions. 

“We have a duty and a responsibility to protect the earth, not just for ourselves, but also for future generations,” Sanders said.

Entrepreneurs Launch New Healthcare App

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ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH NEW HEALTHGUV APP, GIVING USERS ACCESS TO THE LATEST HEALTHCARE ISSUES
Joe Creadle, founder of Healthguv app
Joe Creadle, founder of Healthguv app, and his other co-founders
The Healthguv App Allows Healthguv Members to Stay Updated About The Latest Medical Issues and Concerns

Toms River, NJ -- Medical social networking just got even easier with the newly launched Healthguv app. Renowned for its unique healthcare network, Healthguv has been a hub of medical related information ever since its inauguration.

The social networking website has gained hundreds of followers from all across the world, eager to connect with peers and medical experts. With the Healthguv app, the site has become even more user friendly and easy to navigate.

Launched during the holiday season, the app has already made waves in healthcare networking.  Speaking about the newly launched app, Joseph Creadle, founder and CEO of Healthguv, said, "Social media has become one of the most effective ways of connecting people globally, but there's more to it than just getting in touch with others.

Nurse Formulates 1st Black-Owned Natural Feminine PH Balance Brand

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REGISTERED NURSE FORMULATES THE FIRST BLACK-OWNED NATURAL FEMININE PH BALANCE BRAND
Nia Spicer, nurse who formulated first Black-owned pHembiotics brand
Nia Spicer, founder and CEO of pHembiotics(TM)
Unique Products Designed For Women With BV, Yeast & UTIs

West Palm Beach, FL -- pHembiotics(TM) is a woman-founded natural feminine care brand created by a Registered Nurse, Nia Spicer, after her chronic battle with Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Yeast Infections and UTIs. During this cyclical fight with recurrent vaginitis, she discovered that Black and Latina women are afflicted at disproportionately higher rates than Caucasian women with little help from mainstream standard antibiotics.

So, Nia decided to create natural, scientifically proven solutions, designed to balance vaginal pH, fight vaginal odor, itching and burning. pHembiotics features the first probiotic and vitamin blend for vaginal health and a 6-day pH balance suppository kit.

"Every woman wants to be in control of her intimate health and feel confident, empowered, and sexy. But for 21 million women like myself in the U.S., Bacterial Vaginosis, Yeast infections, and UTIs are chronic issues - and mainstream medicine has little to offer," said pHembiotics(TM) CEO Nia Spicer. "The pHembiotics logo uses a delicate dove, calming color palette, and simple fonts to evoke femininity and gentleness. Our tagline 'Find Intimate Peace', exemplifies our commitment to help eliminate these pesky issues, and fix the problem - for good.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2nd Annual Black Photographers Conference a Huge Success

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2ND ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE EXCLUSIVELY CELEBRATES BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS

Houston, TX -- Tomayia Colvin Education (TCE), an online education platform for photographers that features Black speakers and speakers of color and celebrates diversity, hosted its second The Photo Cookout photography conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 6-8, 2019. More than 225 photographers from all backgrounds, from all over the United States, gathered in New Orleans to learn technical and business skills and to network with like-minded creatives sponsored by Sony.

The full video recap by Smitha Lee showcases the love and community that attendees felt for three days while attending the conference.

The event held in New Orleans at the Ace Hotel featured a lineup of all-Black presenters, each professional photographers acclaimed in their fields. But more than just a photography conference, the Photo Cookout is like a family reunion of cousins. Attendees enjoyed a welcome cookout & meet-and-greet in City Park, followed immediately hands-on demonstrations and courses to up their photography skills.

Chicago Rapper, New Album "Blessed"

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CHICAGO NATIVE SINCE9INE6IX BRINGS HIP HOP AND LYRICISM TO LIFE WITH NEW ALBUM, 'BLESSED'


Nationwide --  Since9ine6ix, formerly known as Sincerely Yours drops his dope new album, 'Blessed' and music critics everywhere are on board with the smooth, flowing verses and hip-hop mixed beats. Since9ine6ix brings hip-hop and lyricism to life. He is a popular hip-hop artist hailing from the city of Oak Park, Illinois by way of Chicago. With a focus on the traditional elements of hip hop such as an emphasis on pure lyricism and raw substance mirroring life's trials and tribulations, Since9ine6ix, is an artist that speaks for and to everyday people.

Influenced by a plethora of artist that span across a number of genres, the main source of inspiration is drawn from the people and things around. Growing up in a household with a mother who sang R&B before crossing over to Gospel, it's no wonder why family is the ultimate muse for an artist like Since9ine6ix.

Young Actress From "This Is Us" Hosted Youth Film Festival

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13-YEAR OLD ACTRESS DREW OLIVIA TILLMAN FROM "THIS IS US" HOSTED THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL BHERC YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 

Hollywood, CA --  The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) proudly hosted the BHERC Diversity Youth Film Festival at the Cinemark 18 Theater at Howard Hughes, Los Angeles, California. The Youth Festival was part of the five-day 25th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM SEMSFS) held October 23 - 27, 2019.

Each year the youth festival is hosted by a young Hollywood performer. This year the talented vocalist and actress Drew Olivia Tillman served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Drew is a passionate 13-year-old actress and singer best known for her phenomenal voice and recurring role on NBC'S Emmy Award winning show, This is Us.

Once Homeless Woman Now Helping Families Buy Homes

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ONCE HOMELESS HERSELF, THIS ENTREPRENEUR HAS HELPED MORE THAN 600 FAMILIES BECOME HOMEOWNERS

Nationwide  8 years ago, Princess Butler was homeless and struggling with debt, but now she is the CEO & founder of Financial Advantage Solutions which has helped more than 600 families around the country become - not just homeowners - but also debt-free.

Princess was raised by her grandparents who adopted her from a hospital when she was just 2-days old. Sadly though, by January 2013, both of her grandparents had died, and she became homeless. Her credit score was in the low 300s, and she kept getting denied for home loans. Even worse, she was a single mother who suffered from ovarian cancer. So, she ended up sleeping in her car for two years, but she remained determined to have a better future.

New Directory Profiles Black-Owned Businesses Nationwide

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A NEW DIRECTORY HAS BEEN LAUNCHED TO PROFILE BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES NATIONWIDE


Nationwide --  The new Directory of Black Owned Businesses and Organization (DOBOBO) is a national consumer driven web-based advertising and marketing business. Many times, consumers who will not do business with you and drive right by going to "other" people's businesses, not knowing you are there right around the corner ready to serve them.

The DOBOBO business model is designed to create a viewing audience that is reflective of Black communities while providing an online platform to support and publicize businesses and organizations in African American communities.

The directory endeavors to provide Black-owned businesses and organizations with an opportunity to advertise, share resources, and promote cooperative economics through a mutually shared platform.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Black Patients Matter Threatened by California Atty General

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CALIFORNIA DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL THREATENS RETALIATION AT BLACK PATIENTS MATTER FOR FILING FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT

Nationwide  In a landmark federal civil rights lawsuit filed April 2019 by Black Patients Matter (BPM), CA Deputy Attorney General Amy Lo of San Francisco bullies BPM to withdraw the lawsuit or face "sanctions".

"We're not surprised... we wouldn't be legit otherwise, sort of expected it," states BPM whistleblower Hanna Rhee MD.

She continues, "Black Panthers already went through it despite providing our community with free healthcare, Black Lives Matter is going through it now for giving a voice to the people. Ain't nothing new in California's history."

NYC Dermatologist Launches Black Doctor Search Engine

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 DOES YOUR DOCTOR'S RACE MATTER? NEW YORK CITY DERMATOLOGIST ANNOUNCES THE RELAUNCH OF A BLACK DOCTOR SEARCH ENGINE


New York, NY --  FindaBlackDoctor.com is a free internet service that allows the public to locate U.S. based African-American physicians, as well as dentists, podiatrists, clinical psychologists, and other health care providers. It originally launched in 2005 to much acclaim as it was one of the first such directories. The website has been on hiatus since 2008.

The demand for this reliable and user-friendly service has been expressed by many African Americans. Having built a popular, independent dermatology practice in the competitive New York City market Dr. Dina Strachan, the founder of the service, states little has changed since the initial launch in 2005 despite the increased popularity of doctor directories on the internet. She explains, "It seems like every day a new patient or someone on the phone expresses that they had been frustrated in not being able to find an African American doctor.

" Dr. Strachan adds, "Research shows that MOST people don't care if their doctor is the same race as they are. As many as 30%, however, have been reported to prefer, for a variety of reasons, that same-race doctors just like women often prefer female gynecologists." Recent studies show that Black men particularly have better health outcomes when their doctor is of the the same race.

First Black-Owned CBD Oil Wholesale Program Launched

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ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES FIRST EVER BLACK-OWNED WHOLESALE CBD OIL PROGRAM


St. Louis, MO  Holmes Organics, founded by St. Louis-based entrepreneur Cory Holmes, is providing businesses looking to get involved in the CBD industry with direct access to premium quality and 100% THC-free CBD products. The wholesale CBD program gives businesses the opportunity to profit from a multi-billion dollar industry by reselling premium, THC-free CBD products.

Their wholesale distribution program is free to join and provides business owners with 50 percent off their current retail prices. They offer low minimum orders of $500 (equivalent to $1000 retail price) and free shipping via USPS. All orders include lab reports for each batch and free educational and quality assurance brochures to distribute to your customers. Last but not least, they deliver world-class customer service and a 30 day return policy.

Monday, October 28, 2019

See Why NYS Senator James Sanders Takes Governor Andrew Cuomo To Task On N-Word Use

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Senator Sanders’ Statement On Governor Cuomo’s Uncensored Use Of The N-Word
Governor Andrew Cuomo (left) and James Sanders Jr. (right) are embroided in controversy on N-word

State Senator James Sanders Jr. said: 

"Yesterday New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo used the uncensored version of the n-word during a live radio interview. He was quoting a New York Times article, titled "How Italians Became 'White'" that was published on Saturday, which described derogatory slurs that that were historically used against Italians, and that included variations of the n-word like “white n-word” and “n-word wop.”

The New York Times, which is supposed to be the paper of record, was sloppy for using the uncensored n-word and the Governor was insensitive and wrong for repeating it. He knows better and he should have done better.

The racially charged n-word is deeply entrenched in hatred and cannot be separated from a history that includes murder, rape, hanging and being burned alive.  It has a power so strong that even when white people wanted to hurt each other they used this word, as the NY Times article pointed out.

Book, Being a Black Father in London

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF BEING A BLACK FATHER IN LONDON REVEALED IN NEW COMPELLING BOOK

Nationwide -- In My Son's Corner: A Father's Inside Story by Chris Chinaire is an intimate glimpse of the travails and pleasures of black fatherhood in London. The book is jam-packed with pivotal moments between the childhood years and young adulthood, and the evolving mental states.

The author details how incidents of injustice against blacks on both sides of the Atlantic played on his son's mind. And he shares how he helped his son to negotiate the multi-cultural terrain of 21st century London whilst holding onto his cultural heritage.

Black Author Inspired After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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HOW A STAGE 3 BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS INSPIRED THIS AUTHOR AND SPEAKER TO LAUNCH THE FEARLESS WOMEN ROCK MOVEMENT

Detroit, MI --  After three near-death experiences and a three percent chance of living, Dr. Missy Johnson faced another fight. She was diagnosed with Stage 3C Breast Cancer going into stage four while on her lunch break. After losing several members of breast cancer, Dr. Missy decided that she needed to become a fearless warrior for women.

Dr. Missy is a fearless, courageous, and resilient woman that believes in the power of prayer. She is an ordained evangelist, neuroscience leadership coach, speaker, and international best-selling author.

On Friday, October 18, 2019, Courageous Women Magazine released an article about Dr. Missy Johnson's feature on the cover and her amazing story inside the magazine.


Friday, October 25, 2019

Be A US Census Taker

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Earn $25 an Hour As A US Census Taker
The U.S. Census Bureau launched a national recruitment effort this week to hire approximately 500,000 temporary workers to help conduct the 2020 Census. Nearly 4,000 local recruiting events are scheduled to take place this week in communities across the nation.

Please see the event that my office is hosting in collaboration with our Complete Count Committee and local partners. For more information or to RSVP contact my office at 718-765-6359. — with U.S. Census Bureau.

SC University Wins Major Diversity Award

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MUSC EARNS 2019 HEALTH PROFESSIONS HIGHER EDUCATION EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AWARD; NAMED DIVERSITY CHAMPION FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
 

Charleston, SC  Recently, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) was recognized with two prestigious national diversity honors. MUSC was one of only 43 institutions across the United States to be named a 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education. The HEED Award committee then selected MUSC as one of the few recipients of an additional designation -- a 2019 Diversity Champion. Only those institutions that register the highest scores for their accomplishments in diversity and inclusion earn the designation of Diversity Champion.

Ebony and Jet Founder to Be Honored With His Own Holiday

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LINDA JOHNSON RICE TO CELEBRATE HOLIDAY CREATED IN HER FATHER'S NAME

Nationwide  Linda Johnson Rice will be the featured speaker at two celebrations honoring her father during John H. Johnson Day, Friday, November 1, 2019. Johnson Rice will speak at the John H. Johnson Museum, 604 President Street/Courthouse Square, Arkansas City (Desha County) at 10:00 am; and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West 9th Street, Little Rock at 5:30pm John H. Johnson Day was established April 16, 2019 during the 92nd General Assembly.

12-Year Old Black CEO's Products Now in Target Stores

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12-YEAR OLD ENTREPRENEUR'S INVENTION MAKES DEBUT IN TARGET STORES



Nationwide  GaBBY Bows may be in a major retail store near you. The non-slip barrette invention of seventh grade Confidence CEO Gabrielle "GaBBY" Goodwin and her mom Rozalynn debuts on the shelves of Target stores this month.

The young entrepreneur was just five years old when she started daily insisting she and her mom create a barrette that would not disappear from her hair. Gabby and Rozalynn invented GaBBY Bows -- the first and patented Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette and started the company when Gabby was seven years old.

Father and Son Team Launch First Ever Virtual Video Business Card Service

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MEET THE FATHER AND HIS 3 SONS WHO'VE CREATED THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL VIDEO BUSINESS CARD SERVICE

Nationwide -- Gregory Cherry, an African American father and his three sons - Greg Jr, Isaac, and Isaiah - are the inventors of new technology that allows business owners to virtually share a video version of their business cards to all social media platforms. The service is called VB Virtual Branding Solutions, and it's already being used about almost 1,000 entrepreneurs across the country.

"Video business cards reveal so much more than a traditional business card," says Gregory. "A video business card allows you to actually explain in full what you do, and even give a testimony that can make people want to do business with you."

As the first such business to be owned and operated by a father and son team, their goal is to train young and older ones to become entrepreneurs and empower their local communities, educational institutions and small businesses to partner as one entity. VB Virtual Branding Solutions invites these entrepreneurs to come aboard for an opportunity to create residual earnings, as they help to promote the services and partner with other small business owners and education leaders.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

NC Black Author Raising Funds to Make Movie Depicting an Alternative America

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AUTHOR GETS GREEN LIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS TO MAKE MOVIE DEPICTING AN ALTERNATIVE AMERICA

Raleigh, NC  Author Adam L. Perkins has turned to a popular crowdfunding site to begin a campaign to help create a movie of his book, Looking Over Black Shoulders. The book depicts complete race role reversal which illustrates white Americans going through Jim Crow segregation and Black Americans enforcing Jim Crow laws.

Perkins admits that a movie depicting this type of reverse struggle may be a hard pill to swallow by some; but says that many people, especially people of color, have always felt that whites walking in their shoes is the only real way for understanding. Something Perkins says he agrees with.

Amazon Prime Debuts New Black Comedy

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BLACK COMEDY STARRING JOE TORRY AND TAMMY TOWNSEND NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO AND FANDANGONOW

Los Angeles, CA --  KenaMonique Entertainment is proud to announce the release of THE WORKOUT ROOM, a comedy film starring Tammy Townsend & comedians Joe Torry, Jay "Big Lil JJ" Lewis, Torrei Hart, Reggie "Bruh Man" Ballard, Ali Siddiq & Scruncho to name a few.

THE WORKOUT ROOM is a dramatic comedy film about an up and coming comedian TeeJay played by Joe Torry who is given the chance of a lifetime at the cost of missing his daughter's wedding.

Tammy Townsend plays the role of Xena, an educated, tell it like it is comedy promoter turned club owner. She is a one-woman wrecking crew keeping everyone in line with her boisterous presence and edgy tongue. Jay "Big Lil JJ" Lewis exudes funny in the role of Juice creating flare with his rambunctious antics as he exercises his self-proclaimed ownership of the comedy club. THE WORKOUT ROOM is a clean, funny, plot driven film featuring currently touring stand-up comedians.