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David Talbert’s Baggage Claim movie advance screening and after reception was a great ending to Friday’s National Urban League national conference in Philadelphia. Not only was the movie an excellent romantic comedy with all of my favorite stars including leads Paula Patton and Derek Luke, along with Jill Scott, Taye Diggs, Taraji Henson, Boris Kodjoe, Djimon Hounsou,…

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PHILADELPHIA – In conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” including Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 2013 National Urban League Conference gets underway, appropriately enough, in the City of Brotherly Love. Operating within the prism of “Rebuild America” with jobs…

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As EVP of integrated marketing for Weber Shandwick, Kevin Hooks is responsible for building strategic partnerships between brands and consumers through the allure of entertainment and social media. To his credit, he’s established partnerships with Warner Brothers, CBS, Paramount and BET and managed the on-screen marketing initiatives for Lexus, UPS, Bombay Sapphire and Procter &…

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The 2012 National Urban League Conference is officially underway following the plenary address by President Barack Obama at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The president addressed an audience of 4,000 attendees on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. During his keynote, President Obama announced a new education initiative for African Americans complemented by a…

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President Barack Obama will deliver the opening address at the 2012 National Urban League Conference, which commences on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Organizers expect the biggest global leaders and innovators to be in attendance. “We’re thrilled and proud to welcome the president to our annual…

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The recent economic indicators released in December of 2011  for the month of November suggest that the economic outlook for Americans is getting brighter. However, that may not be the case for most people and blacks in particular. The same indicators and news showed that the black unemployment rate rose to 15.5 percent from 15.3…

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Nationwide Insurance Company’s iconic slogan, “Nationwide is on Your Side,” really comes alive for you when you attend such august events as the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference (BEEC) and quickly discern their DNA imprint throughout the convention site. The Columbus, Ohio-based conglomerate, the title sponsor of the BEEC, has been inextricably intertwined into the very…

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