New York – MomsRising.org answered First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for parents to get involved in the fight against childhood obesity. The grassroots organization kicked off National Nutrition Month with a “Food Power” conference and film screening to promote healthy eating habits and urge participants to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recently released [...]
Spelman Green Ambassador Kandyce Perry (black shirt) judges as students compete for prizes by tossing recycled plastic bottles into bins during the Toyota Prius Tour visit to Spelman College. Washington, DC – As President Barack Obama reiterated the need to fight climate change during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, “Green Ambassadors” were [...]
April 30th is International Jazz Day and various cultural workers, artists, educational institutions and fans will observe it with concerts, workshops, film-viewings and exhibitions. The Jazzday website will stream the Sunset and Sunrise concerts tomorrow live from their New Orleans and New York City locations. Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, [...]
(April 19, 2012—Los Angeles, CA) Grammy award winning rapper/producer David Banner will appear at The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later Conference taking place on April 27 & 28 at Harvard University. The conference brings together leading scholars, activists and artists to look back at –and forward from- the LA Riots. It will combine a critical [...]
DURHAM, N.C. — More than a dozen prominent African-American scholars will participate in a conference on the role of social media in cultural studies, April 6-7 at Duke University.
Washington, DC – As a response to the growing needs of same-gender-loving (SGL) and bi-sexual black men, Black Men’s Xchange (BMX) National remains in the forefront as an organization aggressively advancing an agenda that addresses issues pertinent to the overall health and well-beingness of the Black community at large. In addition to the establishment of [...]
1. Do you agree with Mary J. Blige that the Academy Awards are “being mean” because they did not nominate “Living Proof” for the ‘Best Original Song’ category?
Gza will be across the pond this weekend to do a lecture at Oxford University and fulfill some tour dates. His follow-up to 2008′s Pro Tools will come out later this year and he is also scheduled to lecture at MIT, NYU and Cornell. Gza Tour Dates: 1/27 Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy 1/28 Oxford, [...]
Los Angeles – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant celebrates Black History Month 2012 with this year’s event slated for be held Sunday, February 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at the Wishire Ebell Theater, 4401 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. The longest running pageant for little African American misses, the scholarship event has a history [...]