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

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Black Benefactors Launches Member Dinner Series with Philanthropist Brickson Diamond

Black Benefactors members Edward Jones, Ebonie Johnson Cooper, Michael Isimbabi, Founder Tracey Webb, Guest Brickson Diamond, Amoretta Morris, Jalisa Whitley, Jennifer Hardy, Desy Osunsade and Robert Parker II WASHINGTON, DC – The Black...Show More Summary

The Insider: Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that African Americans and Hispanics between the ages of 18-49 are more likely than other groups to gather health information from their phones. As both groups experience disparitiesShow More Summary

Black & Bold: Philanthropy in the African American Community

If you missed the webinar “Black & Bold: Philanthropy in the African American Community” hosted by Bolder Giving on February 20th, the discussion is now available online ! Featuring Tracey Webb, founder of and The Black Benefactor s; Christina Lewis Halpern of the Reginald F. Show More Summary

A Baker’s Dozen of Books

BlackGivesBack (BGB) interviewees share the publications that shaped their philanthropyAll through August 2013, in observance of Black Philanthropy Month, BGB asked participants in its “Of Dreams and Mountaintops” interview series to name a book that influenced their thinking and practices in philanthropy. Show More Summary

Book Launch Party Celebrates Release of “Between A Silver Spoon and The Struggle”

Event organizers Nitika Raj, Resource Generation; Sheriden Booker, NY Blacks in Philanthropy; andMarisol Ybarra, North Star Fund By Akira Barclay, NY ContributorOn February 4th, New York Blacks in Philanthropy, Resource Generation and...Show More Summary

Young Philanthropist Gives Back to NYC’s Homeless Children

Blake Ansari By Akira Barclay, NY ContributorSix-year old philanthropist Blake Ansari is a young leader wise beyond his years. After reading about Dasani, and her life as a homeless child in the New York Times, the elementary school student decided he wanted to start a book drive. Show More Summary

This Day. This Month.

A Time To Show Some Love to BGB Lovers of HumanityBy Valaida FullwoodOn the dual occasion of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, faithful followers of (BGB) deserve recognition for breaking boundaries with their...Show More Summary

The Insider: Foundation Exec Sidney Hargro, Once An Engineer Now A Sculptor of Social Change

Sidney Hargro is Executive Director of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, the first community foundation to serve the southern eight counties of New Jersey. During his four-year tenure, the Foundation’s assets have risen sharply...Show More Summary

Health Activist Launches Young Professionals Event Series to Support African Health

By Akira Barclay, NY ContributorNana Eyeson-Akiwowo is a committed and compassionate health activist/warrior, mother and wife. In 2006 she founded African Health Now (AHN), a nonprofit organization created to promote the health and health care of people of Pan African descent residing in both the United States and abroad. Show More Summary

Tap Prodigy Launches Foundation to Educate, Inspire and Unify the World Through the Arts

Cartier Williams is a child protégé of tap dance, first learning the art form at the age of 4. Just two years later, he won an Apollo Kids talent contest at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Hailing from Washington, DC, he honed...Show More Summary

Charlotte Giving Circle Celebrates Black History Month

Book display at the “We’re Bringing Giving Back” presentation in February 2013 In observance of Black History Month, Charlotte’s New Generation of African American Philanthropists (NGAAP-Charlotte) is participating in two events aimed at deepening the public’s knowledge of various facets of philanthropy. Show More Summary

African American Philanthropy Events for Black History Month 2014

Valaida Fullwood at a Giving Back book signing in NC. PHOENIX, AZ The Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative will host its 2014 Feed Your Soul lecture series featuring Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists and Charlene Tarver, Esq., estate planning attorney. Show More Summary

Harlem Globetrotters Owner Donates $3M to Alma Mater

The University of Illinois has announced a $3 million gift from alum Mannie Jackson, former Fighting Illini basketball player and chairman and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters. The gift will support the Mannie L. Jackson University of Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame that will showcase basketball memorabilia. Show More Summary

Diverse Voices in Giving: New Video Shares Stories of African American Philanthropists

Philanthropists and art collectors Bernard and Shirley Kinsey “There is this notion about black people not giving and helping each other, and it’s totally inaccurate and false.” -- Bernard KinseyWhy is it important to share stories of...Show More Summary

Apollo Theater Celebrates 80 Years of Artistic Innovation and Community Engagement

Apollo Theater president and CEO Jonelle Procope, Apollo Legend Chuck Jackson and Apollo Theater in-househistorian and tour director Billy Mitchell Theater Extends Legacy with Launch of Public Phase of $20 Million Campaign to Support...Show More Summary

The Insider: Author Nicole Lewis Examines the Convergence of Racism and Class Privilege

Between a Silver Spoon and The Struggle: Reflections on the Intersection of Racism and Class Privilege is the newly released book by Nicole Lewis and Resource Generation. A central question of the book: Can rich kids really be down?Nicole...Show More Summary

Jack and Jill of America Hosts Inaugural “Power and Potential Day”

Call-to-action asks parents, family and neighbors to make a personal commitment to help youth reach their potential WASHINGTON, DC – Jack and Jill of America, Inc., an African-American family organization, hosted its first-ever “Power...Show More Summary

Mentors Matter: A Preteen’s Perspective on Mentoring

Twelve-year-old musical prodigy Malik Kofi of Birmingham, Alabama, granted an interview with in recognition of National Mentoring Month. Even as a pre-teen, Malik is intent on cultivating his gifts as a cellist, public speaker, young philanthropist and more, and he’s flourishing with the support of mentors. Show More Summary

New Research Center Provides Support to HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions

Dr. Marybeth Gasman, director, Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) and Nelson Bowman III, executive director of development, Prairie View A&M University andCMSI advisory board member celebrate at CMSI's launch. PHILADELPHIA, PA – This week marked a new era in higher education for HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Show More Summary

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds: New Musical Celebrates Legendary Reggae Artist with Black History Month Premiere

Musical production based on the story by Cedella Marley heads off Broadway to New York City NEW YORK, NY – A jammin’ new musical with live accompaniment featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley, BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS shares the legendary reggae artist’s message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds. Show More Summary

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