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Urban One Submits Proposal for First Black-Owned Casino and Resort in the United States

In an announcement via Instagram, Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc. (formerly known as Radio One, Inc), the largest African-American owned and operated, broadcast company in the nation says it plans to build and open the only black-owned casino in the country. As reported on woldcnews.com,  Urban One held a press conference to …

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Ben & Jerry Creates Colin Kaepernick Inspired Vegan Ice Cream Flavor

Former NFL quarterback and social activist Colin Kaepernick is getting his own ice cream flavor courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s. The progressive ice cream brand on Thursday unveiled its new “Change the Whirled” vegan ice cream, which is made with caramel non-dairy sunflower butter and fudge chips with graham crackers and chocolate cookies swirled in. The …

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800 Compton Residents Receive Free Cash in 2-Year Pilot Program

By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde (Compton, CA) Jacqueline Andrade and her husband both lost their jobs in March, at a point during the pandemic when grocery store shelves were being ransacked and government aid seemed far off. She was running low on groceries for her family, and formula and diapers for her 3-month-old son. She seriously contemplated having …

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The Desert Ques take honors at Omega’s 75th Annual 12th District Virtual Meeting

Phoenix’s local grad chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. took top honors in a number of areas during its 75th annual 12th District Meeting.  The annual meeting was initially supposed to be held Memorial Day weekend in Anaheim, CA but was shifted to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 12th District …

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Juneteenth: Major Corporations Move to Honor as Official Company Holiday

As corporations move towards a reconciliation in how to combat racism and support the Black community in the wake of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, Nike, (NKE) adds Juneteenth to the list of its official company holidays. CEO John Donahoe made the announcement in a letter to employees Thursday. Nike joins CEO Jack …

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