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Bridge Philanthropic Consulting Honors the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s  Passion for Social Justice Deserves, ‘Respect’
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Bridge Philanthropic Consulting Honors the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s Passion for Social Justice Deserves, ‘Respect’

In the progressive movement towards social change, respect is a concept that demands to be reciprocated. Similarly, that is what Aretha Franklin– the Queen of Soul– preached through her song “Respect.” From the groundbreaking Civil Rights Movement to the empowering Black Lives Matter, Aretha Franklin has become an intergenerational figure of social impact and generosity […]

Perfect Reads For Any Book Lover
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Perfect Reads For Any Book Lover

August 9th is National Book Lovers Day — a day to cherish, honor, and embrace the escape that comes from our favorite books. And what better way to celebrate the day than to dive into some new reads? “The Soul of Purpose” by Jaya Jaya Myra Former immunologist turned bestselling author, TEDx Speaker and mind-body […]

An Exclusive Discussion On The Racial Wealth Gap With Melvin Gravely II
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An Exclusive Discussion On The Racial Wealth Gap With Melvin Gravely II

According to the Federal Reserve System, the average white family has eight times the wealth of a typical Black family while also having five times the wealth of a typical Hispanic family. The gaps in wealth between Black and white households reveal the widely negative issues of accumulated inequality and discrimination. Disparities of power and […]

Nana Aba: The Empowered African Queen Voicing The Truths Of A Nation
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Nana Aba: The Empowered African Queen Voicing The Truths Of A Nation

Nana Aba, traditionally known as Antaba, is a Ghanaian poet, writer, and the author of the young adult fictional book “Stolen Heritage: Blood and Stones,” to be published in summer 2021. As the first and only female author in her tribe, she uses her writing to capture the beauty and power of her culture and […]

New Book: "Black Sheep: A Blue-Eyed Negro Speaks Of Abandonment, Belonging, Racism, And Redemption"
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New Book: “Black Sheep: A Blue-Eyed Negro Speaks Of Abandonment, Belonging, Racism, And Redemption”

With an afterword by Dr. My Haley, widow of Alex Haley, famed author of “Roots” and “Malcolm X” Ray Studevent walked hesitantly toward the door of the nursing home and prayed that his Momma, now in the throes of dementia, would recognize him. Surely, the blue eyes would give him away. The blue eyes that […]

Author And Entrepreneur Preston Dent Releases New Book, "Claudette Heart of Atlanta: A Daughter's Cry"
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Author And Entrepreneur Preston Dent Releases New Book, “Claudette Heart of Atlanta: A Daughter’s Cry”

Three-time author and multifaceted entrepreneur Preston Dent has released his 4th book “Claudette Heart of Atlanta: A Daughter’s Cry.” “Claudette” is a tale about a 13-year-old girl who is disowned by her mother and kicked out onto to the streets of Atlanta for being gay. After falling in love with a girl and getting raped […]

The National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium Returns With A Conversation With Talib Kweli
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The National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium Returns With A Conversation With Talib Kweli

The Center for Black Literature presents renowned hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli in conversation with Akiba Solomon, senior editor at The Marshall Project. The topic is his new book “Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story,” a memoir and a collection of essays that illuminate Kweli’s upbringing and his artistic success. The work gives life to […]

WOMEN’S MONTH SPOTLIGHT: Celebrity And Athlete Publicist, Content Creator And Entrepreneur Krystle Coleman Entering World Of Film And Hollywood
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WOMEN’S MONTH SPOTLIGHT: Celebrity And Athlete Publicist, Content Creator And Entrepreneur Krystle Coleman Entering World Of Film And Hollywood

Krystle Coleman is the founder and CEO of Midori Star Media Group a full-service public relations boutique. She is not only known for her brand she is also quite credited as a writer, creative and event designer. By age 35 she has built her name in the game working with some of the most prominent […]

Author Karla Davis-Luster Unveils Her Debut Romance Novel, 'The Woman Tells'
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Author Karla Davis-Luster Unveils Her Debut Romance Novel, ‘The Woman Tells’

When it comes to stories of romantic relationship issues captured on paper and/or digital, this new book, “The Woman Tells,” takes the whole topic to levels that go way beyond the surface. Penned by Chicago native Karla Davis-Luster, “The Woman Tells” – her debut novel – explores the world of love between people of color, […]

Here Are 32 Black-Owned Products To Celebrate During Black History Month --And Beyond
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Here Are 32 Black-Owned Products To Celebrate During Black History Month –And Beyond

Black-owned companies should be celebrated all year round, and if you’re looking for a few new products here are some ideas. 1. Coisas de Cabo Verde The Coisas de Cabo Verde collection was created out of a desire to provide high-quality, portable souvenirs. All items are designed or curated by Joli Moniz Design and handmade […]

Author Karla Davis-Luster Unveils Her Debut Romance Novel, 'The Woman Tells'
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Author Karla Davis-Luster Unveils Her Debut Romance Novel, ‘The Woman Tells’

When it comes to stories of romantic relationship issues captured on paper and/or digital, a new book called “The Woman Tells,” takes the whole topic to new levels. Penned by Chicago native Karla Davis-Luster, “The Woman Tells” – her debut novel – explores the world of love between people of color, which to the author, […]

Iconic Actress Cicely Tyson Dies, Accolades Flood In
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Iconic Actress Cicely Tyson Dies, Accolades Flood In

Cicely Tyson was born December 19, 1924, and had a career spanning more than seven decades — her roles, most of them award-winning are too abundant to list. She acted on film, television, and stage. In November 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Tyson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor in […]

Detroit Baby Boomer Beauty Queen Tells Her Story Of Success Despite Adversity In Book 'Justice On The Jersey Shore'
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Detroit Baby Boomer Beauty Queen Tells Her Story Of Success Despite Adversity In Book ‘Justice On The Jersey Shore’

Author. Visionary. Dream Caster. World Changer. Dr. Geneva Williams is the full package. With an infectious laugh and spot-on discernment, Dr. Geneva uses her decades of experience to help people achieve their dreams. Through her signature talks on leadership development, inspiring podcast, and workshops, Dr. Geneva knows how to lift your spirit while providing step-by-step […]

Geffen Playhouse's Premiere Of 'Bollywood Kitchen,' A Virtual Cooking Experience
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Geffen Playhouse’s Premiere Of ‘Bollywood Kitchen,’ A Virtual Cooking Experience

Geffen Playhouse, in association with Hypokrit Theatre Company, is launching filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao’s “Bollywood Kitchen” this month. The latest show is part of a new lineup of live, virtual, and interactive productions from the Los Angeles-based theater’s Geffen Stayhouse banner. Previews begin January 15, with opening night taking place on Jan.23. The […]

J.D. And the Great Barber Battle -- A Fun And Funny New Chapter Book Series
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J.D. And the Great Barber Battle — A Fun And Funny New Chapter Book Series

Here’s a new book many kids will probably find interesting. Given that we’re all stuck in quarantine, desperate times call for desperate measures and I’m sure you’ve thought about taking some clippers to your hair. Hopefully, you talked yourself out of it before a bad haircut but unfortunately for J.D—the protagonist of the incredible new […]