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After writing the script for Chicago 1919, Seanne Murray is set to produce the project under Seanne N. Murray Enterprises, LLC in partnership with Global Genesis Group, which has worldwide distribution rights. The indie drama is inspired by the race riot that erupted in Chicago in July of 1919 after the murder of an African-…

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Lawyers of Color saluted Black lawyers named to its most influential lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers lists at a reception at Hogan Lovells, an international law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. The firm specializes in government regulatory, litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance, and intellectual property. The firm’s honoree, Ari Q. Fitzgerald…

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Lawyers of Color has released its list of the nation’s top Black lobbyists and influencers to coincide with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation,s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D. C., Sept. 11-15, 2019. Some of the government relations executives included on the list are: Gina Adams, senior vice president for government affairs at FedEx; Fred…

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.’s southeastern region is culturally and geographically diverse, encompassing three states and four islands — Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, and Trinidad & Tobago. The sorority’s southeastern region hosted its annual leadership conference in Atlanta on August 3, 2019, with the organization’s international president, Valerie Hollingsworth…

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The best Black attorneys practicing in white-shoe law firms and large companies have been identified by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Lawyers of Color. The inaugural “Nation’s Best” list — presented by Major, Lindsey & Africa with the support of the Diverse Partners Network — hails law firm partners and senior-level corporate counsel. Among the honorees…

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Twins Beverly-Claire JoAnn and Madeleine Butigieg Schembri are featured in their first ad campaign just a few weeks after signing with the Atlanta division of bmg Talent. The rising fifth graders will be the faces of P. Sherrod & Co’s summer campaign, which was conceptualized and shot by Fatima Michon Photography. “These girls are beautiful,…

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As president and executive director of Lawyers of Color, I am proud to announce the release of the third edition of the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms.  Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities, and our annual report ranks the best…

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Lawyers of Color just published the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms, the first-ever comprehensive listing of Black attorney percentages at nearly 400 law firms, including the nation’s largest firms. The research revealed that while nearly 40 law firms have over 5 percent Black attorneys, the vast majority of corporate law firms have low…

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This Founders Day, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are reflecting on the organization’s roots in social activism. On Jan. 13, 1913, 22 African American undergraduates at Howard University founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Their first public act was to march in Washington’s Women’s Suffrage Parade, which erupted in violence. Police did nothing to hold back the…

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Joi-Marie McKenzie’s buzzed about The Engagement Game is finally out. Her memoir, which was featured in People and Essence magazines, details the bumpy road to getting engaged. We had some questions for the author.   Can you share what inspired you to write such a revealing book? I didn’t set out to write a revealing…

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“Ain’t no telling where I may be/ May see me in D.C.” – Notorious B.I.G   This weekend I’ll make the pilgrimage to Howard University’s homecoming. Located in Washington, D.C., “The Mecca,” which National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote of in Between the World and Me, is holy to its graduates and also Black…

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Adam Serwer Senior Editor The Atlantic Columbia University, M.S. Vassar College, B.A. Adam Serwer is that rare journalist who rather than having to apply for jobs, he is constantly being recruited. He has just began his role as senior editor at The Atlantic where management had been keeping an eye on him for years. In a…

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Kara Brown staff writer, Jezebel Tufts University, B.A. Kara Brown is a prolific writer for Jezebel, the feminist website covering celebrities and culture owned by Gawker Media. Last week, Gawker announced it was shutting down after an expensive lawsuit left the company bankrupt. Brown will no doubt quickly find a new home for her work,…

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