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Some of the dignitaries and celebrities attending the March on Washington 2013 anniversary were either in attendance at the legendary event or have direct link to the monumental day five decades ago. Caroline Kennedy, the surviving daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jackie O. and the niece of former U.S. attorney general Robert F.…

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The Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation held their annual gala “New Orleans to New York” at the Stephan Weiss Studio, Urban Zen, in Greenwich Village. The foundation is dedicated to providing gifted young women new opportunities for achievement by supplying them with the tools they need to ensure a brighter future. Inspired by their…

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On the 4th of July, fireworks will start the day and celebrities will speak of Independence and what it means to be sure. The African American community will have to look inside and endure. Our independence has become dependent on things that don’t hold true. The fact is we are celebrating as a united country,…

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Mind-blowing Women With Purpose Global Summit Two hundred women descended upon the Caribbean for a mind-blowing, powerful five-day coterie where both speakers and audience members were smart, accomplished, fabulous and, often, famous women of color. At the 2013 Women with Purpose Global Summit held June 18 to 22, the like-minded influencers experienced four islands in…

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Hampton University’s graduates wore their colors with pride — Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta’s wore kente stoles to represent their sororities this past weekend. A few famous AKAs: Toni Braxton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maya Angelou, Phylicia Rashad, Toni Morrison, Iyanla Vanzant, Alicia Keys, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. A…

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ATLANTA — The visuals and emotions from Alvin Ross’ Kunta Kinteh Island documentary, which details the legacy of arguably history’s most famous slave ever, exploded off the screen and enveloped the Woodruff Art Center that full of celebrities and dignitaries, including Tyler Perry, Soledad O’Brien, Kandi Burruss and others. Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles…

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One thing is for sure: the Delta Sigma Theta sorority is loaded with legends. The black female Greek letter organization has an inordinate amount of game-changing, barrier-breaking women who broke the glass ceiling with the heels of their stilettos. And, as they just got finished celebrating their 100th anniversary in Washington D.C., we at rolling…

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is embarking upon its centennial anniversary. The public service organization boasts a membership of more than 300,000 collegiate women  and a sisterhood with more than 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. Here, we’ve identified a few of…

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LAS VEGAS – Boris Kodjoe, Soledad O’Brien of CNN and rapper David Banner were among the celebrities who helped founder Tiffany R. Warren celebrate the sixth annual AdColor Awards and Industry Conference, an elaborate soiree that illuminated advertising excellence in the minority community. Located inside the ostentatious Bellegio Casino and Resort on Vegas’ famous Strip,…

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National and local business moguls gathered Friday, Aug. 24 for the 2012 International Leadership Awards dinner held at the majestic Wortham Theatre in downtown Houston. International business tycoon Farouk Shami; and Francis Page Jr., president of Minority Print Media, served as chair and co- chair for the evening honoring; Reginald Van Lee, executive vice president…

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Soledad O’Brien has addressed many issues that speak to the calamities faced by African Americans. The CNN correspondent journeyed from the tsunami to Hurricane Katrina you see, and put a spotlight on wave after wave of that despair and that misery. She communicated as only she can — the heartbreak, the joy, the tears and…

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  The ESSENCE Music Festival is the nation’s largest African American live musical and cultural experience attracting over 400,000 people from around the world. This four-day event is packed with must-see concerts and events that you definitely don’t want to miss. Each day boasts a jumping block party, a number of outrageous concerts and plenty of…

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Brotherhood/Sister Sol  8th Annual VOICES Event was held at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on May 17, 2012. This event provides an extraordinary opportunity for dynamic supporters to celebrate BHSS’s commitment to helping Black and Latino youth develop into critical thinkers and community leaders.  (Photo Credit:…

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There will be a parade of stars at several college graduation commencement ceremonies this season. Take a look. Arne  Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, will deliver the address at Howard  University. The 144th Commencement Convocation happens on Saturday, May 12. Honorees are musician and humanitarian John  Legend, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and alumna …

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