Philadelphia, PA-USA Track & Field Olympic Gold Medalist, Natasha Hastings, ran the third leg for team USA “Red” to set a new world-leading time of 3:22.92 with a first place win in the Nike Women’s 4x400M relay race at the 2011 USA versus the World Penn Relays.
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entertainment and music legend Tito Jackson was awarded the title of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya for the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation (J.O.O.F.) and Honorary Citizen of Kenya by Kenya’s Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, CA.
Women of Excellence along with GoldTone Entertainment is pleased to announce the California Teachers Association and University of Phoenix as sponsors for the 2011 African American Men/Women Summit to be held in Beverly Hills, California on June 4, 2011.
Presented by Coors Light and David Cowser of Events4GoodPeople, The Social Climb, an elite networking event is honoring some of Baltimore’s successful entrepreneurs and community service advocates on Thursday, March 24th.
This March 5th, as part of the national Women’s History Month activities, highly acclaimed motivational speaker, 6-time author and The People’s Poet Dr. Melody Ivory facilitates a free workshop—Unleashing Your Inner Poet to Heal Your Heart, Mind and Body™—for women of color who have survived domestic violence and other traumatic experiences.
Executive Vice President Lloyd Howell has been named 2011 Black Engineer of the Year by U.S. Black Engineer and Technology magazine in the 25th anniversary of the awards. The Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) will be presented Feb. 19, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
In honor of Black History Month, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, today launched more than 250,000 new historical records documenting early African American family history.
A new study suggests that a storytelling approach—in which recognizable members of a community provide positive messages aimed at controlling hypertension through diet and medication adherence—may offer a unique opportunity to communicate positive disease management choices in a culturally appropriate context.
Gregory Isaacs, the Jamaican reggae singer whose smooth style earned him the nickname “Cool Ruler,” has died at the age of 59. The BBC reports that Isaacs died Monday at his London home. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Celebrity guests gathered at the exclusive Soho restaurant, Via dei Mille for the 2010 Annual PINK for a Purpose Dinner to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation…conceived by Liris Crosse, Priscilla Monteiro, and Zari Gomez.
The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OH) today called on the FBI to initiate a hate crime investigation of a recent incident of vandalism at a Muslim-owned business in that state.
The American Correctional Association (ACA) is hosting its 140th Congress of Correction this weekend in Chicago. Safer Foundation is proud to participate in this event by facilitating a symposium on disproportionate minority contact/confinement (DMC) on Sunday, August 1, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 305 at Navy Pier.
The Columbus Black Doll & Gift Show will premier showcasing a variety of handcrafted, collectible, modern and artist sculptured dolls, as well as unique gift items, on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Barnabus Perry was selected to represent Cheyney University for the 105 Voices of History, National HBCU Concert Choir. The event is going to be showcased at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on September 19th with musical performances by Dr. Shirley Caesar and Kim Burrell.
The baseball league that helped spark integration of American professional sports is being honored today on a 44-cent U.S. postage stamp being issued at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The Negro Leagues Baseball stamps pay tribute to the all-black professional baseball leagues that operated from 1920 to about 1960. A second commemorative stamp features the league’s founder, Andrew “Rube” Foster, who is considered the “father” of Negro Leagues Baseball. In 1981, Foster was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the “foremost manager and executive” of Negro Leagues baseball.