Morgan State University students win Zillow’s HBCU housing Hackathon

Zillow’s second HBC Housing Hackathon, which drew more than 200 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), awarded top prizes to teams that developed innovations to help renters and first-time buyers find their dream homes. The top three finishers in the hackathon, in collaboration with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Amplify 4 […]

Carter Center stepping up and leading the nation for peaceful elections

In the midst of a hyper-partisan political environment, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in Georgia have found something to work on together: democracy. Today marks the formal launch of the Georgia Democracy Resilience Network, a cross-partisan, a grassroots effort initiated by The Carter Center. Co-led by veteran Republican strategist Leo Smith and Dr. Rashad Richey, a […]

PR exec Kayla Tucker Adams honored during the NABJ conference in Las Vegas

Public relations executive Kayla Tucker Adams was recently honored by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) with the 2022 Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award during the Hall of Fame Luncheon in Las Vegas. Patricia “Pat” Tobin was a pioneering publicist, media entrepreneur, co-founder of the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS), and a […]

Toyota supports Detroit students via InsideOut Literary Arts Performance Troupe

Detroit, MI — InsideOut Literary Arts, an award-winning organization headquartered in Detroit, announced the winners of its 2022 Performance Troupe supported by Toyota Motor North America.  The Performance Troupe is part of the organization’s nationally-recognized Citywide Poets afterschool program, which provides teens with weekly creative writing workshops, publications and performance opportunities. For over two decades, […]

Black Excellence Brunch honored Ashanti, Pinky Cole and Dee-1 during Essence

The ESSENCE Festival edition of the iconic Black Excellence Brunch was held on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022, and was sponsored by Hallmark Mahogany and Cantu at the historic Treme Market Branch in New Orleans, LA. The brunch honored the princess of Hip Hop & R&B, Ashanti and is one of the most anticipated and exclusive […]

Buick and GMC host advertising workshop for Detroit-based high school students

Last month, Buick and GMC hosted over 150 high school students from across metro Detroit at the College for Creative Studies for a holistic workshop focused on advertising, marketing and communications at the first-ever “FutureCraft: Fueling the Next Generation of Detroit Marketers.” High school students took part in sessions focused on both product and purpose-driven […]

Leaders of Black diaspora gather in Los Angeles for 2nd annual AFRICON

Over the past few days, leaders from the global Black diaspora gathered in Los Angeles for AFRICON – one of the country’s biggest celebrations of the African continent and the diaspora, presented by Amplify Africa.  The second annual event brought together music, innovation, business, activism, education, and more, to uplift, acknowledge, and celebrate the diversity […]

Tequila Smith named Covanta’s new chief sustainability officer

MORRISTOWN – Groundbreaking engineering veteran Tequila Smith now holds a new title with a new company. Covanta, a sustainable materials management company, has named Smith as its new chief sustainability officer.” Covanta, a leader in sustainable materials management and a premier provider of environmental solutions benefitting businesses and communities across North America, announced the appointment […]

Check out 5 action-packed, family-friendly projects streaming this summer

Whether it’s an action-packed adventure, or a trip to outer space, we got you covered. Check out these titles coming to a screen near you. For more information see the descriptions below. National Streaming Day Round Up – Family Friendly Titles (May 20) Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers (Disney+) Doubling Down With The Derricos S4 […]

Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin collaborate on ‘KINGDOM Book 1’ album

On Friday, June 17, GRAMMY award-winning music collective Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin will bring the injustices around mass incarceration – and the voices of 1,300 inmates – to center stage with the release of their collaborative album KINGDOM Book 1, out June 17th via Tribl Records and Fo Yo Soul […]

Detroit Filmmaker Awards return to celebrate cinematic excellence

The Detroit Filmmaker Awards return on May 22, after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. The second annual installment of the event will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, in Detroit, Michigan. This black-tie event, hosted by Ron Dance, will bring together Detroit’s most talented cinematographers, directors, actors and more, to […]

Detroit’s ‘Day Party is King’ to take place on city’s most musical boulevard

On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (arguably the biggest music weekend in Detroit), the Detroit Diaspora: Day Party is King event will occur at the Irwin House Gallery, on West Grand Boulevard (inarguably the city’s most musical avenue). It will highlight a line-up of exquisite music selectors and will feature electronic music that fits […]

Diddy launches new R&B label; inks exclusive album deal with Motown Records

Making history again, Sean “Diddy” Combs, aka Love, announced on May 10 the launch of his new R&B record label ‘LOVE RECORDS‘ and simultaneously signed a one time album deal with Motown Records. The new label will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers […]

Pepsi shows support by restocking donation-based closet for women in need

On May 6, Pepsi Stronger Together – the brand’s series of grassroots initiatives bringing tailored programming support to communities across the country – returned to Atlanta to support and uplift local women in need. As part of its footprint in the Mary J. Blige and Pepsi “Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit,” Pepsi Stronger […]

Ansley school launches campaign to keep students from experiencing homelessness

The Ansley School, a tuition-free private school, and Love Beyond Walls launched a fundraising campaign on April 29 at the Georgia State Capitol Room to purchase school buses alleviating transportation and financial burdens for families experiencing homelessness who travel more than an hour just to get to school. The bus campaign launched during the Ansley […]

Discovery+ to premiere ‘The Book of Queer’ starring Dominique Jackson

In celebration of Pride month, discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, announced it will premiere THE BOOK OF QUEER on Thursday, June 2nd. The five-episode series, celebrating and recognizing the incredible history of the LGBTQ+ community, will be narrated by notable queer game changers including Dominique Jackson (“Pose”), Leslie Jordan(“American Horror Story,” “Will […]

First Independence Bank holds grand opening in Minnesota

First Independence Bank had its grand opening celebration on April 26 as the community event marked its first Black-owned bank in Minnesota. Damon Jenkins, the senior Vice President and Twin Cities regional market president for First Independence Bank was present, as well as Kiko Davis, the bank’s majority stockholder. People who were also present at […]

Top NFL prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux and Diddy collab in new Beats campaign

[embedyt][/embedyt] Top NFL prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux is an explosive talent sparking conversation on and off the field. As Thibodeaux gears up for the most important day of his career, the new spot shows him reflecting on his journey. Ahead of the NFL Draft, Sean “Diddy” Combs teases new music in the Beats by Dre campaign featuring […]

Megan Thee Stallion and Jhené Aiko perform at star-studded Zeuphoria event

On April 23, global fashion brand SHEIN hosted Zeuphoria, an epic all-day event at the Zenyara Estate during week two of the Coachella music festival. The event featured star-studded performances by Megan Thee Stallion who sang W.A.P, Jhené Aiko who sang Eternal Sunshine (dressed in a SHEIN mock neck top), Ella Mai who sang Boo’d […]