WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.
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It’s Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone
DETROIT, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SoulTracks and soul music fans around the world are taking action to support soul music, one of the most revered forms of music in the world. From Motown to Memphis, from James Brown to Jill Scott, ‘soul music’ is the sound of our lifetime.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A major press conference held November 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are outraged at Time Warner Cable’s continuous refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant disregard is Time Warner Cable’s refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca Columbus TV, two broadcasters dedicated to serving the African American and Hispanic populations in Columbus, Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cable giant Time Warner, with the recent acquisition of Insight Communications, now controls 90 percent of the cable viewing market in Columbus, Ohio. However, according to the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) it lacks local African American and other minority media programming. The MMCC consists of The Columbus NAACP, The Baptist Ministerial Alliance, The Haitian Catholic Coalition of Ohio, The Asian Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joe Baker, a Tennessee inmate, has been incarcerated for 24+ years. With the help of his family, Joe has developed a website where offenders can apologize to their victims online in a non-intrusive way. In his quest to make amends for his crime, Joe created the website The Apology Project (theapologyproject.com) and continues to give back for his wrongdoing and encourages other inmates to do the same.
John Waguespack’s ‘Deconstructing Dandridge’ to Represent San Francisco in Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at Art Basel
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John Waguespack is the winner of the San Francisco portion of the 3rd Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for ‘Deconstructing Dandridge,’ a compelling portrait of the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.
Keyboardist Kevin Toney to Perform Sizzling Summer ‘California Concerts’ in August with Jazz Trio The Kevin Toney 3
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keyboard wizard Kevin Toney is about to kick the temperature up in August several more degrees with a series of exciting ‘California Concerts.’ With the July 24 release of his classical jazz concept album ‘New American Suite’ by his new trio, The Kevin Toney 3, the acclaimed pianist will be showcased at The Ultimate Jazz Festival in Ontario, Calif. on August 5, followed at the end of the month by the official CD launch party/concert at Vitello’s in Studio City.
Racial Profiling, Trayvon Martin Death Inspires New Single by Word-Soul Artist LadyBoss-Amanishakhete
PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Trayvon Martin murder may have grabbed national headlines over the course of 45 days, but it appears to have died down despite racial profiling and stand-your-ground, taunting black males daily. This travesty amid today’s hate-based politics inspires the release of LadyBoss-Amanishakhete’s (A-ma-ni-sha-kete) new single: ‘Murder 2012.’
PHOENIX, Ariz., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author RAINMAN announces the release of his new book, ‘Black Man Hates Obama: OUTRAGED 2.0′ (ISBN: 978-1-4507-9302-5; paperback, 269 pp; RainMan SEZ, LLC).
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hendrieth has created unprecedented special effects by a Black Filmmaker. A preview running time of four minutes and forty eight seconds is available on YouTube. Anyone can search by typing: King Kong Horror Comedy by dinosaurmoviefans. A Mini Trailer Movie Clip will appear.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 23, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Few knew, except for the late Samuel Z. Arkoff, this Indie’s success story of a non-traditional genre for an Afro-American. Names like Spike Lee and John Singleton are not known for such special effects. Yancey Hendrieth, of Hendriethfilm, Ltd., Enterprises, is a new breed of black filmmaker, having more in common with Dino De Laurentiis and Peter Jackson, creators of two ‘King Kong’ movies.
Radio Host Michael Baisden Invests in Small Businesses with ‘Million Dollar Business Pitch’ Campaign
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 31, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Radio personality, best-selling author, filmmaker, and leader of the successful civil rights march in Jena, LA, Michael Baisden not only talks the talk afternoons on his nationally syndicated ‘Michael Baisden Show’ he also walks the walk. Baisden recently announced his plans to give away a half-million dollars to small businesses and nonprofits via a ‘Million Dollar Business Pitch’ campaign. Listeners must tune into the radio show, Twitter, or FaceBook on November 28th for submission details.
Controversial Film ‘Ghetto Physics’ is Poised to OCCUPY the Movement with DVD and Book Release Offering Commentary from Cornel West, Ice T, and Norman Lear
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When filmmakers E. Raymond Brown and Williams Arntz first released the independent movie ‘Ghetto Physics’ in late 2010, they knew the film was an early battle cry, a wake up call to America and beyond. Distributed by Intention Media, owned by ‘What the BLEEP, Do We Know?’ filmmaker Betsy Chasse, the cutting edge hybrid documentary explored the dynamics of the ‘powers that be’ in laymen terms that the ‘man on the street’ could easily relate to.
Georgia Humanities Council Announces Freedom Riders Events in Albany, Atlanta, Kennesaw and Savannah
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the PBS series American Experience, joins organizations in Albany, Atlanta and Savannah to screen ‘Freedom Riders,’ a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson.
African American Environmental Justice Advocates Appeal to World Leaders to Honor Commitment to Communities Most Impacted by Climate Change
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, and WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Temperatures are rising at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as negotiators scuffle to reach a consensus. Many African American environmental justice NGO representatives balance support for their own communities back home as the focus turns to President Obama’s speech this coming Friday. ‘We want to support our President, and certainly look forward to his speech,’ said Felicia M. Davis, representing Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative and Black Women’s Roundtable.
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — My Black Networks, LLC announced today a new portal site — The MyBlack(TM) Urban Vertical — with a core mission to address the fragmented state of data that is culturally relevant to its target markets. My Black Networks (MBN) defines itself as an ecosystem of informational web sites targeting unique segments of the African, African-American and Caribbean communities or the African Diaspora
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anticipating the largest voter turnout in history – and ensuing problems at the polls – the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) left no stone unturned during a three-day Operation Big Vote Training Academy held in New Orleans last week to train field organizers on voter registration, mobilization, and voter protection.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Black Unity Family, a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of groups and individuals co-convened by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner and Melanie L. Campbell, released the following ‘Letter to Fellow Americans:’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Malik Shabazz, Esq., Attorney and leader of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense, announced today that members of the New Black Panther Party will begin patrolling the streets of Jena, Louisiana this week to protect the Jena 6 families and Black Jena residents against open and imminent alleged threats from Ku Klux Klan and other White supremacist advocating violence.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. – June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to reports in the national press, the NAACP is suffering financial problems and is closing some operations, including all regional offices, and is making staff reductions of 40-percent. SCV Commander-in-Chief Christopher M. Sullivan issued the following statement (continued).
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of ‘Bury that Sucka’ (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so.
Blacks for Economic Security Today – Black Group TV Ads Blast Cardin and Ford as Bad for Black Voters
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blacks for Economic Security Today (BEST) have released two television advertisements designed by black voters to reach black people. The two ads blast Maryland Senate Candidate Ben Cardin and Tennessee Senate Candidate Harold Ford as bad news for black voters. The ad calls out Cardin for his dismal voting record for blacks as well as his taking for granted the black vote in Maryland.
NEW YORK, NY – Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) recently announced the names of ten fellows who will participate in the 2005-2006 Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program. This fellowship is the cornerstone of ABFE’s multi-year initiative to develop the next generation of leaders in philanthropy and to significantly increase philanthropic resources that are targeted to meet the challenges of Black communities.
CHICAGO, IL – April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bad Boy recording artist Chopper, a.k.a. Young City of the worldwide platinum rap group ‘Da Band,’ recently signed on as the spokesperson for Rap Snacks Pork Skins and Cracklins, a new product line being launched by the Chicago-based Evans Food Group and Rap Snacks, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia. ‘Making The Band’s’ (MTV) Chopper and Kwame Jackson from ‘The Apprentice’ (NBC) join forces to promote new line of Rap Snacks and entrepreneurship through multi-city promotional concerts.
Demanding Accountability: Youth Visit State Representatives to Prepare for BYV! Leadership Conference
WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — In an effort to leverage the historic youth voter turnout in 2004, a cadre of young activists across the country have identified issues important to them and are visiting state representatives to discuss how they will address those issues. The task is a pre-conference assignment for the Fifth Annual Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) Civic Leadership Conference, Hip Hop Activism: Revolutionizing Black Power, April 7-9, at the National Education Association in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Heart and Style: Sisters Living Long and Living Well, a one-day heart disease prevention conference and fair aims to combat high risk of heart disease among African American women with a healthy dose of education, fashion and style. Produced by Public Square Communications in partnership with the Office on Women’s Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Heart and Style is being held in observance of February’s American Heart Month.
Bringing African American History into America’s Homes and Schools: How One Entrepreneurial Business Takes on the Challenge
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — When they first formed GEEBEE Marketing(R), Inc. in 1997, Gayle Brill Mittler and Robert Kersey, former colleagues in a large toy corporation, had one common vision: to create a complete line of games, toys, and puzzles that would bring the vast rich and diverse history of America’s nearly 15,000,000 citizens of African American descent into homes and classrooms.
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