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Filed Under:Ethnicity & Race / African American
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Archived Since:October 30, 2008

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African American Supporters Honored During St. Jude Celebration of Hope Weekend

Gospel artist Jason Nelson participates in a patient activity at St. Jude Target House during the St. Jude Celebration of Hope Weekend in Memphis, TN In the early 1950s entertainer Danny Thomas had a vision to open a research hospital...Show More Summary

Annual Gala Honors Fashion and Retail Diversity Advocates

2013 BRAG honorees Terry Lundgren, Iman and Alain Lafontant Black Retail Action Group hosts 43rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala raising over $1 million NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, October 17th, over 600 fashion and retail diversity...Show More Summary

Youth Philanthropist Jerel Ballard Inspires Bolder Giving

Jerel Ballard (center), a philanthropist from Milwaukee, WI is pictured with Benjamin Dixon and Kenny Ashe at the Community Investment Network Conference, held Oct 3-6, 2013 in Denver, CO. “Beyond the Mountaintop” was the theme of the...Show More Summary

8th Annual “Evening Under the Stars” Honors Celebrities and Community Leaders, Raises Funds for LA’s First-Ever Autism Medical Clinic

Actress Kim Whitley, Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, Special Needs Network Founder and President Areva Martin, Esq. and Television Producer Ianthe Jones Special Needs Network raises $275,000 for South LA children with autism and other...Show More Summary

Greater New York Chapter, The Links Incorporated Launches 65th Year of Service with Reception and Preview of Rarely Seen Murals by Artist Hale Woodruff

Links Michelle Donaldson, Charlita Caldwell, Shaunna Jones, Helen Shelton and Aisha Christian By Akira Barclay, NY Contributor In keeping with its 65-year commitment to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival...Show More Summary

Civil Rights Icons Celebrate New PBS Series on African American History

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. moderates a panel discussion with Congressman John Lewis, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Julian Bond in Washington, DC. “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” PBS series debuting nationwide on October 22 WASHINGTON, DC – A historic event took place the evening of October 9th in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

The Harlem School of the Arts Celebrates Fall 2013 Benefit

Honorees Christopher J. Williams, Laurence J. Fishburne, Gina Torres and Janice Savin Williams with HSA President and CEO Yvette L. Campbell and guest. By Akira Barclay, NY Contributor NEW YORK, NY – On Tuesday, October 8th, The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) celebrated their Fall Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room in New York City. Show More Summary

The Insider: Amber Sabathia, Co-Founder and Executive Director of PitCCh In Foundation

Amber Sabathia with students from the Women's Academy of Excellence, an all-girls public high school in the Bronx, NY where she served as keynote speaker in 2012. New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber were both raised by single mothers in the inner city. Show More Summary

IMPACT and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Host Emerging Leaders Series

Civic engagement, economic empowerment and political involvement among themes WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 21, 2013, IMPACT hosted three standing-room only events -- a town hall, two roundShow More Summary

African American Luminaries Among Guests at Carnegie Hall Gala Fundraiser

Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lynne Carrington and Valerie Simpson Gala benefit raised nearly $3.4 million to support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programming NEW YORK, NY – On October 2, 2013, Carnegie Hall launched its 2013–2014...Show More Summary

Thurgood Marshall College Fund to Host 25th Annual Gala, “Developing Minds…Delivering Dreams”

Among the guests at the 2011 gala included Cuba Gooding, Jr. (left) and honoree Russell Simmons (2nd from right) with TMCF President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (far right) Event moves to nation’s capital with host Bill Cosby WASHINGTON,...Show More Summary

Tour for Diversity in Medicine High School Program Launches in Washington, DC

Tour for Diversity in Medicine is an initiative founded by two African American doctors to provide college students of color with a wide range of information and advice to plan for careers in medicine and dentistry to ultimately diversify the health care profession. Show More Summary

School Reform Takes Center Stage at “An Evening of Empowerment Through Photography”

Youth participant from Critical Exposure Did you know that October is Funding for Arts month? This is a perfect time to learn about and support arts organizations and institutions in your community. Consider visiting a local African American museum such as the Harvey B. Show More Summary

Wall Street Pioneer and Art Collector Opens 5th Season of Charlotte Theater Company

Russell L. Goings Funding for Arts Month: On Q Performing Arts Goes ‘Behind The Dream’ with staged reading of epic work on the Black experience in America CHARLOTTE, NC—The theater company On Q Performing Arts, Inc. kicks off its fifth season this week with a presentation of the Griot song, The Children of Children Keep Coming by Russell L. Show More Summary

Fellows Program Preps Graduate Students of Color for Success in the Social Sector

Corey Blay, a Management Leadership for Tomorrow Fellow Corey Blay is a future leader in the social sector. In 2014, the former teacher will graduate from a pilot MBA/MPA degree program at NYU with the goal of opening a middle school for boys of color in Harlem. Show More Summary

Postal Service Inducts Ray Charles into Music Icons Stamp Series

Ashanti performed at the first-day-of-issue stamp dedication ceremony in Atlanta. On September 24th, the Ray Charles Forever Stamp was announced as the latest inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icons Forever Stamp Series. Two first-day-of-issue...Show More Summary

New Project Aims to Diversify Ballet: An Exclusive Interview with Misty Copeland

Project Plié launches in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America Misty Copeland has overcome many obstacles to become the third African American soloist and the first in two decades for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world. Show More Summary

Actress Sheds Light on Children of Incarcerated Parents in One-Woman Play

Ciera Payton sets out to give a voice to these often under-represented youth In 2010, a report from Pew Charitable Trusts found that of the nation’s 2.3 million inmates, more than half were parents of children under 18. Of these inmates, nearly 1 million are African American. Show More Summary

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Names Exceptional Kansas Teen National Youth Ambassador

Jim Clark, president and CEO, BGCA and Kiana Knolland Kiana Knolland receives top honor including $60,000 scholarship after year-long competition Since 1860, youth have walked into the hallowed doorways of what is now the Boys and Girls...Show More Summary

Truth Be Told: Story in Award-Winning Book ‘Giving Back’ Comes to Life

If you’ve read the award-winning book Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists, then you’re familiar with the story of giving titled “Truth be Told” that is featured in the book’s introduction. Valaida...Show More Summary

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