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Spiritual Advisor, Marquis Boone to Serve as Speaker at 2014 BET Celebration of Gospel Breakfast

Atlanta, GA (Thursday, March 13, 2014) — Atlanta based pastor and Amazon.com best-selling author Marquis Boone has been tapped to be the key speaker at the 2014 BET Celebration of Gospel Prayer Breakfast in Beverly Hills on March 14th at 8A PT. The annual event serves as a praise-filled kick start to the day’s festivities […]

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Jacobs Center To Host Benefit Dinner And Jazz Concert Featuring Michelle Coltrane

Via Press release-San Diego- March 12, 2014- The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) continues to move forward with community strengthening work in partnership with residents of the Encanto community of  San Diego by hosting a benefit dinner and concert in support of continuing neighborhood revitalization work in Southeastern San Diego. “We are excited about

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Comedian/Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Featured on Upcoming Episode of Unsung Hollywood

St. Louis native Dick Gregory will be the subject of the March 19 episode of Unsung Hollywood, airing on TV One at 10:00 PM/ET (9:00 PM/CT).  With credits that include comedian, civil rights soldier, author, and presidential and mayoral candidate, Gregory has harnessed his wit, spontaneity and fearlessness to knock down the doors of racism, intolerance and corruption for over six decades.

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18th Annual Prism Awards: "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Scandal," and "Greys Anatomy" Among Top Nominated Productions

“August: Osage County,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Degrassi,” “Scandal,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Bones,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Elementary,” “Nashville,” “Blue Bloods,” “Parenthood,” “Law & Order: SVU” among top nominated productions Via press release/Los Angeles, CA (March 6, 2014) – The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) has announced the nominees for the 18th Annual PRISM Awards. The PRISM Awards

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Ford Returns as Sole Sponsor for the10th Annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium

  (Los Angeles, CA)  On Thursday Feb. 20, at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the NAACP Hollywood Bureau held it’s 10th Annual Symposium, during the 45th NAACP Image Awards Week.  This years title, “Moving Forward: The State of the Industry,” was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund. Angela H. Polk Program Manager

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Financial Watch: Unemployment, Construction, Spending Edge Upward

Last Week’s Headlines The unemployment rate edged upward to 6.7% and away from the 6.5% that would have led to increased speculation about the Federal Reserve possibly accelerating an increase in interest rates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the increase–the first since December 2012–occurred despite the U.S. economy adding 175,000 jobs in February.

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Recipes: Chunky Cheesecake Brownies, Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese, and a Fat Tuesday Shrimp and Chicken Étouffée Treat

Note: This recipe uses two dessert favorites in combination to make something fantastic. Cheesecake is marbled into brownies to create this dinner spoiler. It’s sure to be requested by friends and family so make sure you save this recipe. Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup

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We Salute Eight Fierce Black Women for their Portrayal of Heroic Women on and off screen.

For Women’s History Month and in the spirit of tonights 86th annual Oscars, we salute eight fierce Black women for their portrayal of heroic women on and off screen. Maya Angelou, was the first black woman director in Hollywood. Her work includes, “Visions,” (1976) and “Down in the Delta.” (1998) Viola Davis was nominated for

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