Black Men’s Xchange Celebrates 25 Years with New State-of-the-Art Community Space in Washington D.C.

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Black Men’s Xchange, the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to the empowerment of diverse Black males, recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a festive gathering at their new, state-of-the-art community space in Northeast D.C.

Author Howard Feinstein Releases ‘Fire On The Bayou’

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Acclaimed author Howard Feinstein, along with his publisher Foxhead Books, announce the author’s emotionally charged memoir entitled: ‘Fire on the Bayou: True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront’ (ISBN: 9781940876009). The new book details Mr. Feinstein’s civil rights work prosecuting Ku Klux Klan cases and other prosecutions involving racially-motivated violence.

Beyond Diversity Resource Center Responds to President’s Call for National Conversations on Race

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: The Beyond Diversity Resource Center announces publication of a supplement to its book on racial dialogue in America, ‘The Anti-Racist Cookbook.’ The introduction to the supplement states, ‘Today, people of color have less to fear from the overt actions of a Ku-Klux-Klan lynch mob than from the implicit bias of a gun-carrying member of a neighborhood watch.’

Best Selling Author Sister Souljah Joins Mocha Ochoa and Students in the U.S. and Africa to Promote Global Summer Reading

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: New York Times Best Selling Author and Activist Sister Souljah will headline a Global Summer Reading Initiative discussing a highly anticipated follow up to her book ‘Coldest Winter Ever.’ This new novel, ‘A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story’ (ISBN: 978-1439165317) will be the central topic of discussion for young people across the globe, as they come together to discuss and encourage the importance of Summer Reading.

Crime Expert and Author Ron Chepesiuk Exposes Criminal Legend Frank Matthews in New Book Release

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Award-winning crime author Ron Chepesiuk goes in deep to investigate the unsolved disappearance of the legendary drug kingpin Frank Matthews with his new book, “Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin” (ISBN: 978-0-9852440-1-9; Strategic Media Books).

It’s Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: 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.

‘Soul Music Week’ is February 15-24, 2013 – Music Fans to Support America’s Great Musical Form

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Online magazine 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.

The NAACP and Minority Media Community Collaborative are OUTRAGED at Time Warner Cable in Columbus!

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: A major press conference held Nov. 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are both 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 Time Warner Cable/Insight Merger, Minority Community in an Uproar, says the Columbus NAACP

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: 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.

Inmates Are Now Able to Apologize to Their Victims Online at The Apology Project

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: 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 and continues to give back for his wrongdoing and encourages other inmates to do the same.