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2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL® PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING $280 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT

2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL® PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING $280 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Growth in Attendance and Tourism Spending Garners [...]

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ESSENCE to launch The Strongest – Celebrating 16 Black Women who exemplify strength to NBA star LeBron James

  ESSENCE DEBUTS CAPTIVATING SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN “THE STRONGEST” CELEBRATING 16 BLACK WOMEN WHO EXEMPLIFY STRENGTH TO NBA STAR LEBRON JAMES INCLUDING SAVANNAH JAMES, SERENA WILLIAMS, LENA WAITHE, SIMONE [...]

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Influential Lawyer and Politico Stephanie Mickle will release memoir “Follow the Leader,”

Influential Lawyer and Politico Stephanie Mickle will release memoir “Follow the Leader,” depicting a 20-year-long career as one of Washington’s most sought after legal advisors and political strategists.   [...]

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ESSENCE Is Black-Owned Once Again

It is with great joy that we announced today, Jan. 3, 2018, that Essence Communications is under new ownership: Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American-owned company focused on merging [...]

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2018 State of Black America®

Technology is the axis on which the 21st century economy turns, and America’s urban centers are where that technology emerges and evolves. Economic empowerment relies on access to high-tech [...]

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McDonald’s 365Black Awards to kick off with signature, star-studded gold carpet

Political Commentator Symone Sanders, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant Among Those to be Honored at 15th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans July [...]

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Radio personality launches web series that highlights the alumni Greek Community

Radio personality launches web series that highlights the community service efforts and accomplishments of Black Greek Letter Organization graduate chapters and alumni members.   Grown and Greek TV aims [...]

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UNITED COLORS OF COMEDY TOUR HITS NASHVILLE, HUNTSVILLE, AND BIRMINGHAM DEC. 4-6

BIRMINGHAM November 21, 2017 – Given today’s current political and social climate, there are a hotbed of topics that cause divisiveness between all groups, factions, races, or religions. Just [...]

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Intimate Urban Theater Series Comes To Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

The Urban Soul Theater Series will present three theatre productions at The Forum Theater at the BJCC from November 2017 to March 2018. Birmingham, AL—The Urban Soul Theater Series, [...]

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This NBA player already owns 18 companies — but he visited Silicon Valley to learn more about entrepreneurship

You might say that Trevor Booker moonlights as a power forward for the Brooklyn Nets. But during the daylight hours and the offseason, when he’s not playing professional basketball, [...]

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