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

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 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

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

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US-rw8d6IVg[/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

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 […]

Infoblox and WCCCD partner to unveil Diverse Student Certification Tech Program

Infoblox and WCCCD partner to unveil Diverse Student Certification Tech Program

Detroit, MI — April 25, 2022 — Infoblox Inc., the leader in cloud-first networking and security, today, announced plans to conduct a second pilot of its Diverse Student Certification with Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) in Detroit, Michigan. As part of Infoblox’s commitment to increase the representation of women and minorities in the tech […]

Snoop Dogg and Billy Ray Cyrus bring new sound along with the Avila Brothers (video)

Snoop Dogg and Billy Ray Cyrus bring new sound along with the Avila Brothers (video)

They are each the epitome of artists who have transcended genres, and overcome personal diversity to reach the top of their respective categories. Entertainment icons Billy Ray Cyrus and Snoop Dogg joined the Grammy-winning Avila Brothers on a “A Hard Working Man,” released via Avila Brothers Music Group/BMG which is available everywhere now. All four […]

WBA’s Barristers’ Ball returns after 2-year hiatus

WBA's Barristers' Ball returns after 2-year hiatus

On April 30, the 60th Annual Wolverine Bar Foundation Barristers’ Ball returns to Detroit, after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ball will take place at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. “The Annual Barristers’ Ball is our largest fundraiser and one of the most anticipated events of the year. We are excited […]

Legendary lawyer Corey Minor Smith joins United States Department of Housing

Legendary lawyer Corey Minor Smith joins United States Department of Housing

Corey Minor Smith, a renowned attorney, noted mental health advocate, prominent media fixture, and New York Times celebrated author, has been appointed Senior Counsel for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “As a civil rights leader for the last half-century, I have often focused on fair housing for our most at-risk population,” […]

‘Cheryl Magazine’ celebrates 1st official year in the print industry

'Cheryl Magazine' celebrates 1st official year in the print industry

On April 1, Cheryl Magazine celebrated its first official year in the print industry as a credible publication and media source. Cheryl Magazine began as a conversation between two longtime friends discussing elevating The Cheryl Brand Newsletter. Multi-bestselling, award-winning author, award-winning filmmaker and executive producer, global business leader, and now editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine, Cheryl Polote […]

Amazon Music releases new video by groundbreaking artist Brittney Spencer

Amazon Music releases new video by groundbreaking artist Brittney Spencer

On March 30, Amazon Music exclusively released an Amazon Original cover of Gretchen Peters’ “Independence Day” and an accompanying music video by groundbreaking recording artist Brittney Spencer. The song and video are available now as part of the rollout for the upcoming documentary, For Love & Country. For Love & Country is directed by Joshua […]

Questlove has eventful weekend celebration with Onyx Collective and The Roots

Questlove has eventful weekend celebration with Onyx Collective and The Roots

On Saturday, March 26th Disney’s Onyx Collective hosted a brunch in celebration of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Summer of Soul. The Oscar-nominated documentary is the first title from Onyx Collective, the new content brand dedicated to empowering artists of color and telling globally entertaining stories from a culturally specific point of view.    Attendees included:  Disney Executives: Bob […]

Black intelligence celebrated as NFL hosts 5th annual HBCU Battle of the Brains

Black intelligence celebrated as NFL hosts 5th annual HBCU Battle of the Brains

This year at SXSW, the NFL sponsored the fifth annual HBCU Battle of the Brains competition. Fisk University, in Nashville, Tennessee, won first place in the exhilarating March 9-13 event. “It’s in my blood, yeah! I cannot lie. I’ll be a mighty, mighty Bulldog to the day I die,” the Fisk students chanted after winning […]

Poet Amanda Gorman for president; inspiring Black children on ‘Sesame Street’

Poet Amanda Gorman for president; inspiring Black children on 'Sesame Street'

On March 14, Sesame Workshop launched their next phase of the ongoing Coming Together initiative, a “Word of the Day” video series that harnesses the power of language to nurture children’s positive and healthy senses of self. Today starts with poet Amanda Gorman, who introduces the word “Upstander.” The guests on the show will include Samuel L. […]

Janelle Monáe and Martell Cognac unveil ‘Cocktail of the Future’ kit

Janelle Monáe and Martell Cognac unveil 'Cocktail of the Future' kit

Celebrity Janelle Monáe and Martell Cognac have teamed up together to unveil the “Cocktail of the Future” kit, created with cognac educator Ms. Franky Marshall, which pays homage to the Black mixologists of the past and present. The limited-edition kit includes a bottle of Martell Blue Swift and recipe ingredients, alongside a copy of the book […]

Black Experience on Xfinity offering $1M in grants to emerging Black filmmakers

Black Experience on Xfinity offering $1M in grants to emerging Black filmmakers

On Feb. 28, Comcast NBCUniversal celebrated their first anniversary of Black Experience on Xfinity by offering $1M in the form of ten $100K grants to emerging Black filmmakers. Black Experience on Xfinity features great content from several of Xfinity’s partners, while also investing millions of dollars in Black talent. Since launching, Black Experience has funded more […]

Stellantis and the NBL are supporting Black-owned businesses with new program

Stellantis and the NBL are supporting Black-owned businesses with new program

On Feb. 28, Stellantis and the National Business League concluded their pilot of the National Black Supplier Development Program, graduating 13 Black-owned business participants. In a statement given by the president and CEO of the National Business League, Kenneth L. Harris, PhD told rolling out, “As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the historic […]

General Motors to host 16th annual Black History Month celebration, honoring rapper Killer Mike

General Motors to host 16th annual Black History Month celebration, honoring rapper Killer Mike

DETROIT, MI—General Motors will celebrate black excellence in the automotive industry and beyond on Friday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The all-virtual event will be hosted by Detroit-based entrepreneur and strategist, Hajj Flemings of Rebrand Cities and will feature rapper and community activist, Michael “Killer Mike” Render as the keynote speaker. This year’s virtual […]

AACCNJ hosts 2022 15th annual Black History Month black-tie gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 22, 2022 The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey hosted a Blockbuster 15th Anniversary Gala with nearly 500 in attendance on February 17th at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. TRENTON, NJ — February 22, 2022, The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ), hosted a Blockbuster […]