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Throughout the month of February, the Navy joins our nation in celebrating the history and culture of African American and Black Sailors during National African American/Black History Month. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. Sailors and Navy commands are encouraged to use this month to celebrate…

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With Black History Month approaching, it’s no surprise that networks are busy creating special programming to celebrate Black culture and reflect upon its complex history. Leading the way with a lineup dubbed “Creators of Cool,” TV One is among the first to announce their latest campaign, packed with a little something for everyone, including new…

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Former actress and media personality Stacey Dash, 50, finds herself jobless. The controversial and prominent Republican, who was an avid fan and supporter of Donald J. Trump during his presidential campaign, will need to reach out to our new Commander-in-Chief for an appointment. FOX News didn’t renew her contract. Turns out FOX made the decision…

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There is no question that African Americans have been — and continue to be — greatly impacted by cardiovascular diseases. In the United States, 1 in every 4 deaths annually are caused by heart disease.But December’s passing of celebrated singer Natalie Cole gripped the headlines and shone a national spotlight on one particular condition —…

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Washington, D.C., was the last stop of Pepsi’s #TheRecipe tour, which featured Angela Simmons and Mack Wilds as celebrity hosts. Pepsi teamed up with the NFL to acknowledge the young men and women who are achieving great things while paying homage to the past that paved their way. The four-city tour’s finale was held at the historic…

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Actor and comedian Chris Rock is hosting the 88th Academy Awards — the 2016 Oscars ceremony that has caused so much controversy over diversity. Rock, 51, tells The Hollywood Reporter back in December while shooting promos and prior to the nominations announcement, “I’m only here because Ellen didn’t want to do the show. I’m only here cause Ellen…

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It’s common knowledge that children gain pride when they see positive images of themselves during their early years.  African and African American children don’t have many opportunities to see themselves when watching cartoons or television programs aimed toward ages one-year-to-10 years old. Nigerian animator Adamu Waziri decided to create change with his animated educational cartoon “Bino…

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Wells Fargo has commissioned Atlanta-based artist Keith Rosemond II to design six original illustrations for the #MyUntold storytelling campaign and has selected three original pieces for customized debit and credit card designs for its customers. The collection of art showcases the stories of African-Americans reflecting and embracing their cultural identity. The campaign sets an artistic platform for all walks of…

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  Rey Ramsey may hold the title as managing partner of Next Sector Capital, but the new economy has deemed him a “social justice entrepreneur.” He’s also acted as chairman of Habitat for Humanity International, the former CEO of TechNet and co-founded One Economy, which promotes technology usage to improve low-income standards of living. Ramsey…

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In celebration of Black History Month, Macy’s honored key influencers in the Black community from a variety of fields, including television, journalism, art and music. On the tour’s Atlanta stop, Macy’s tapped actress Jurnee Smollet-Bell to lead an intimate panel discussion. She was joined by film and stage actor Taye Diggs; NAACP Image Award-winning artist and illustrator Shane…

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Make your mark on Black History. Be the hit maker for your parade and the bandleader for your organization. Singer-actress LeToya Luckett is making her mark on Black history with every savvy business move she makes, and seeing her in rolling out’s headquarters this week was like watching her history grow before my eyes. To…

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Pepsi kicked off Black History Month with #TheRecipe, a month long celebration in partnership with the NFL highlighting players, celebrities and local champions for their achievements on and off the field. Terrence J, Angela Simmons served as hosts for the brunch with a live performance from Miguel and DJ D-Nice on the 1s and 2s…

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Black History Month 2016 occurs in the midst of a White supremacy, right-wing uprising against the African American community and people of color. This uprising is countrywide and includes the constant violence of the state including police killings of Black people and the poisoning of a Black majority city. It also includes the rise in…

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Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend. Check out this rolling out exclusive. As we celebrate Black History Month, we honor one of the most dominate figures in sports, Jesse Owens.…

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