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HBCU Majorette Teams Get the Chance to Face Off and See Who Really Runs the Yard
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HBCU Majorette Teams Get the Chance to Face Off and See Who Really Runs the Yard

From stand battles to the tailgate stadium scene, The Radiant Collection, from Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) leading feminine protection brands Tampax® and Always®, is on a fashion-forward mission to keep collegiate women feeling confident in their period protection. Four in five African American women (ages 18-35) avoid wearing certain types of clothes during their periods […]

Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza Saturday, October 21st
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Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza Saturday, October 21st

  Kids of all ages can enjoy a day of free autumnal festivities at Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza, located between 49th-50th Streets and 5th-6th Avenues, Manhattan, on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, […]

International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans
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International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has awarded its Community Service Partnership Award to USA Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming in the United States, for its partnership with the sorority to drive down drowning deaths among African Americans. The award was presented on Friday, September 22, 2017 during a reception at the Renaissance Downtown […]

Black Business Development Final Frontier To Freedom – New Platform Leads Way To Economic Empowerment
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Black Business Development Final Frontier To Freedom – New Platform Leads Way To Economic Empowerment

By Phil Andrews President Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) Civil Rights and political gains for African Americans has seen tremendous growth over several decades across America, but the final frontier to freedom for African Americans is economic empowerment.  I recently came across an article written by John Hope Bryant entitled “If […]

Federal Court Holds That Garden City, New York Zoning Decision Had Unjustified Disparate Impact on African Americans and Latinos
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Federal Court Holds That Garden City, New York Zoning Decision Had Unjustified Disparate Impact on African Americans and Latinos

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has recognized that a 2004 zoning decision by the Village of Garden City had an unjustified disparate impact on African Americans and Latinos in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. The court’s decision in the case, MHANY Management Inc. v. Village of Garden […]

The Family Coppola Launches Great Women Spirits Collection
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The Family Coppola Launches Great Women Spirits Collection

Having successfully secured a craft spirits license, The Family Coppola is proud to announce the launch of Great Women Spirits, which will be available this October in select restaurants and retailers. Great Women Spirits — small-batch, house-crafted, classically styled spirits — will begin production with its brand of vodka, gin, and brandy, and has plans […]

"Boo at the Zoo" at the Bronx Zoo
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“Boo at the Zoo” at the Bronx Zoo

Boo at the Zoo, one of New York City’s most cherished Halloween traditions returns to the Bronx Zoo with a new line-up of activities designed for all ages. The annual Halloween celebration will kick off Saturday, September 30 and run weekends and holidays through Sunday, October 29. A few highlights include: a Haunted Forest, Hayride, […]

NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: "Breastfeeding Friendly Communities"
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NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities”

The NYC Health Department’s Center for Health Equity has launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses. The campaign features a 30 second video about a mother in the Bronx who shares the challenges she had breastfeeding in public but […]

Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer
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Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer

October 6 would have been Civil Rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th birthday and GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for Black women and girls, is celebrating her legacy by hosting 100 national walks. “In the iconic words of Fannie Lou Hamer, we’re ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired.’ She […]

2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14
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2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14

More than 20 of Rockefeller Center’s acclaimed restaurants will participate in the Rock Eats Food Festival at Rockefeller Center where guests can enjoy al fresco dining and cuisine specialties from a variety of local eateries from Tuesday, September 12th through Thursday, September 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily, in Rockefeller Plaza (located between 49th […]

"Making Waves" Swim Program After Successful Third Year
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“Making Waves” Swim Program After Successful Third Year

After a successful third year, the Health Department today announced the expansion of its summer swimming program for 6-18 year old kids and youth from low-income neighborhoods around the city. The program, now called Making Waves, provides free water safety and swim instruction to young people participating in Department of Youth and Community Development managed […]

Westbury Food Truck Festival - October 7 - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
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Westbury Food Truck Festival – October 7 – NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Live Nation in partnership with WBAB & WBLI are pleased to present the first ever Westbury Food Truck Festival at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Admission is just $5.00 plus applicable service charges. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Westbury box office. […]

National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance
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National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance

As racial tension reaches fever pitch nationally in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, some hope emerges. The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has been awarded $750,000 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media program. […]

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival: September 15-17
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The Meadows Music and Arts Festival: September 15-17

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival September 15-17 Citi Field This year, the second annual, three-day festival at Citi Field will feature over 40 musical acts including Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Future, Weezer, Foster the People, and more. There will be over 50 food, art, and cultural offerings in addition to a range […]

Con Edison to Make Solar Energy Available to Low-Income Customers
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Con Edison to Make Solar Energy Available to Low-Income Customers

Con Edison will begin providing renewable energy to low-income customers in 2018 following today’s approval of a plan to place solar panels on company roofs and grounds. Con Edison expects to begin installing the first panels on properties in Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester County. In this initial phase, Con Edison expects to install enough panels […]