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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Hyundai’s ‘Leading by Example’ AA campaign showcases the convenience of an electrified lifestyle

Hyundai's 'Leading by Example' AA campaign showcases the convenience of an electrified lifestyle

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 25, 2022 – Hyundai Motor America and its African American marketing agency of record, Culture Brands, have launched a new campaign for the award-winning, all-electric 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5. Building on the OKAY Hyundai theme, the campaign, titled “Leading by Example,” showcases the convenience of an electrified lifestyle. “We wanted an IONIQ 5 spot that […]

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,” […]

Lil Yachty surprises, shows gratitude to former employer McDonald’s (video)

Lil Yachty surprises, shows gratitude to former employer McDonald's (video)

Lil Yachty continues to give back to the place that started it all. The rapper surprised the employees of McDonald’s in his hometown of Atlanta to kick off the company’s “Thank You Crew” initiative. “I learned a lot working at McDonald’s before my music career took off, and this visit brought those memories right back,” […]

Dr. Ted Love speaks at NBCI’s ‘State of the State of Sickle Cell Disease’ event

Dr. Ted Love speaks at NBCI's 'State of the State of Sickle Cell Disease' event

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 150,000 African American and Latino churches that constitutes 27.7 million churchgoers hosted a “State of the State of Sickle Cell Disease,” on March 30, 2022, discussing a devastating inherited blood disorder that predominately affects people of African descent and other communities of color. The event featured […]

‘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 […]