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POWER RISING SUMMIT 2018: Save the Date
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POWER RISING SUMMIT 2018: Save the Date

On February 22-25, 2018, Black women of all backgrounds, experience, and expression will gather for Power Rising: Building an Agenda for Black Women (www.powerrising.org) an historic summit that will build an actionable agenda that leverages our individual and collective power and influence for the advancement of ourselves, our families, our communities and our future. The […]

HBO's "Baltimore Rising" [Trailer]
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HBO’s “Baltimore Rising” [Trailer]

HBO’s “Baltimore Rising,” is a feature length documentary about Baltimore after the death of Michael Brown, which sparked a movement for change in the city through protest and activism led by young people committed to transforming their community.  The film is directed by Sonja Sohn and premiere’s on HBO on November 20th.

Follow these Do's & Don'ts When Buying AFRICANANCESTRY.COM Test Kits
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Follow these Do’s & Don’ts When Buying AFRICANANCESTRY.COM Test Kits

Are you like many people that have tried an online ancestry test only to get results that don’t tell you where you’re from in Africa? This Holiday, African Ancestry (AfricanAncestry.com), the black-owned pioneers of genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent, is educating consumers on what to look for when purchasing an ancestry test […]

Public Art to Celebrate the Liberation of Yonkers Enslaved Africans 2017
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Public Art to Celebrate the Liberation of Yonkers Enslaved Africans 2017

  The exhibit will be open for public viewing at the Yonkers Riverfront Library until the other three sculptures are completed in 2019. At that time, all the sculptures will be permanently installed in the Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers. In addition, a film that features an […]

International Sorority Honors USA Swimming For Partnership To Promote Swimming Among African Americans
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International Sorority Honors USA Swimming For Partnership To Promote Swimming Among African Americans

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, ten people drown on average each day, in swimming pools and African-American youths, ages 15 to 19, make up a disproportionate share of those deaths.  It is for this reason Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. partnered with USA Swimming to promote swimming lessons and safety […]

Things Every New Yorker Should Do: High Tea At The Russian Tea Room
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Things Every New Yorker Should Do: High Tea At The Russian Tea Room

Tea time. It sounds so refined. And high tea at the Russian Tea Room sounds classic. So I thought why not celebrate my niece’s Sweet Sixteen by taking Afternoon Tea at the Russian Tea Room. Walking in you will notice the grandiose decor–reds and golds fill the dining room. For more than eight decades, New […]

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 […]