Fri04182014

Coca Cola Company Executive Pioneer Ingrid Saunders Jones Honored at Charles Wright Museum

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On Thursday, Aug. 8 the world-renowned Charles Wright Museum of African American History was presented another cultural icon when it hosted a lavish affair to celebrate the accomplishments of business pioneer Ingrid Saunders Jones. Jones, senior vice president of Global Community Connections and chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation was honored by

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Essence Names New Editor-in-Chief

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Vanessa K. Bush, award-winning journalist, editor and author, has been named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE, it was announced by Martha Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc. Her appointment is effective immediately. As Editor-in-Chief, Bush will serve as the brand’s editorial leader and oversee the magazine’s content and vision.

Bush recently introduced

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Actress Raven-Symonè Comes Out Via Twitter: ‘I Can Finally Get Married!’

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Child star Raven-Symonè (pictured), whose sexual preference has long been whispered about, seemed to come out of the closet the via Twitter. The “That’s So Raven” Disney star tweeted to her nearly half-a-million Twitter followers that she can “finally get married” and stated how “proud” she was of Uncle Sam.

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Gun violence leading cause of death of Black children

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B. Todd Jones of Minnesota, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.


WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Gun violence is the leading cause of death among black children and teens, according to a new report by the Children’s Defense Fund, a nonprofit, child adv

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UPDATE: Dream Defenders Score Victory: Florida Lawmakers To Review ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws ...

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UPDATE — 08/02/13: 

Folding to revolutionary pressure, Florida lawmakers announced Friday that they will hold hearings this fall on the state’s controversial and racially biased “Stand Your Ground”  laws, reports Raw Story.

Will Weatherford, the speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, made the announcement, which marks the largest victory to d

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