Louisiana Appleseed to Host Household Debt Community Forum in Shreveport

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Louisiana Appleseed recently released its report, “A Vicious Cycle: How Predatory Lending and Court Fines & Fees Continue to Trap Communities of Color in Debt,” which discusses its findings on financial stability in low-income and communities of color. As a part of a statewide tour to inform communities of these issues, Louisiana Appleseed is now taking these findings to Shreveport.

Louisiana Appleseed to Host Event in Lafayette to Help Reduce Debt in Louisiana’s Low-Income Communities

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Last month, Louisiana Appleseed released its findings on financial stability in low-income and communities of color in its report “A Vicious Cycle: How Predatory Lending and Court Fines & Fees Continue to Trap Communities of Color in Debt.”

Legendary Black Arts Movement Author Horace Mungin Celebrates 50 Year Career Anniversary with Re-Release of 10 Literary Works

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. — It was 1968 when literary giant Horace Mungin penned his first published work, “Dope Hustler’s Jazz,” part one of a two volume set of anti-drug poetry. “Dope Hustler’s Jazz” was the beginning of a writing career that started in the Black Arts Movement. Horace Mungin Books is celebrating 50 years of intellectual success with the re-release of ten books.

African Methodist Episcopal Church Installs New Senior Bishop

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On June 26, during the AME Church’s Annual Council of Bishops and General Board Meeting Worship Service, at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama, the Right Reverend Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr. was installed as the Senior Bishop of the AME Church.

DIONNE WARWICK and QUEEN LATIFAH Celebrate New Jersey Community Choir

NEWARK, N.J. — Ask world-renowned choir director Reverend Stefanie Minatee what the core revelation of her New Jersey community choir Jubilation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration is, and she will tell you in a single word: GOD. Through the guarantee of life’s trials and tribulations, it’s nothing but GOD that gets you to the finish line of Jubilation.

Historical Author Sufia Giza Uncovers Her Ancient Moundbuilders Ancestry with New Book Release and Summer Tour

COLUMBIA, S.C. — For historical film documentarian and author Sufia Giza, genetic testing took her down a rabbit hole of research that has spanned 30 years, uncovering intriguing evidence that not only affects her personally, but also deeply impacts the narrative of this nation as a whole. Her new book is HeTePu Publications’ “Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed,” self-published in conjunction with the notable Black Classic Press.

Rapping Math Professor Chad Rico Sets Summer School Lessons with 12 Weekly Hip Hop Releases

RICHMOND, Calif. — It may be summer break but for college math professor and hip hop artist Chad Rico school is back in session! Chad plans to drop lesson plans all season long with his “12 Weeks of Summer” EP project on Gold & Gems Records by releasing a new single every week.

Deon D. Jenkins Announces Run for President on Platform of Reparations

VALLEJO, Calif. — Deon D. Jenkins, also known as grass roots hip hop organizer Alpha Leo, announced today that he has filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) as a Democratic Presidential Candidate in California, for the 2020 election.

Black History Month: Climate Leadership Takes Root February 22-23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Delivering the inaugural Black History Month welcome remarks, Bay Ecotarium and Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay President and CEO, George Jacob shared his vision for the $260 million Climate Literacy and Ocean Conservation Living Museum in the making in San Francisco.

Grammy Award Winning Community Choir, Rev. Stef and Jubilation Presents ‘From The Middle Passage: An African American Journey’

UNION, N.J. — IN CONCERT: Friday, February 8 – 8 p.m. – UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage in Rahway, N.J. The group of people (over 100+ voices) that make up the powerhouse choir, JUBILATION, are a force in the industry.