July 1, 2015   // 0 Comments

  JULY 1, 2015 ALD. ASHANTI HAMILTON (414) 286-2228 _MEDIA EVENT INTRODUCING NEIGHBORHOOD AMBASSADORS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY_ In a year where Milwaukee homicides have continued at a pace doubling recent years', Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and other community leaders will introduce an initiative aimed at curbing the violence through community-driven intervention. The Safe Zone in...

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  • Celebrating Missy Elliott’s 44th Birthday With 14 Of Her Fl ...
    July 1, 2015   // 0 Comments
    The Huffington Post | By Taryn Finley Not too many musicians can reach the sonically creative, innovative and unprecedented heights Missy Elliott has managed. Although younger generations may have just sampled their first taste of her music at this year’s Super Bowl, she’s been slaying the games since the 1990s. Misdemeanor changed the female emcee […]
  • Misty Copeland becomes first black female principal ballerina of ...
    June 30, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By Richard Scott Brookshire III. –  Misty Copeland has officially become the first African-American female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theater, according to the New York Times. Copeland, who recently made the cover of Time Magazine, has been candid about her ambition to become the first black principal dancer […]


  • Why We’re Launching ‘Black Health Matters’
    June 30, 2015   // 0 Comments
      Meredith Melnick & Lily Workneh  -Huff Post Black Voices The inequalities African Americans battle are plenty and severe — but the widening health gap is arguably among one of the most crucial and inadequately addressed concerns. Black Health Matters hopes to help change that. Today, HuffPost’s Black Voices and Healthy Living are launching a […]
  • Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Hurt Blacks Most
    June 29, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By HealthDay News   – Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds. The researchers — who looked at 2,230 men and women aged 54 to 93 — say troubled sleep may play a role in health disparities in America. Black, […]

His & Hers

  • ‘Marrying Down’ May Cost Educated Women $25K a Year
    June 30, 2015   // 0 Comments
    By Brittany Dandy Posted June 24, 2015 – The National Journal reports, a new study regarding marriage, that dissects interracial marriages, and notes things like average income, and education of various race combinations. The study shows that women, in particularly black women, who marry less educated men, may be costing themselves $25K a year. They call […]
  • All The Ways My Dad Taught Me About Dating Without Telling Me
    June 29, 2015   // 0 Comments
      Monique John :Posted June 2015  –Hellobeautiful With Father’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time of year to reflect on the wonderful ways our father figures showed us love and taught us how to best lead romantic relationships. There are plenty of relationship experts out there that swear by their dating advice. However, […]

National News

    July 1, 2015   // 0 Comments
      **MEDIA RELEASE** For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Contact: (202) 224 – 6225 _Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 Would Protect Americans’ Across the Nation from Discrimination in Voting_ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in _Shelby County v. Holder_, states and […]
  • From symbol to substance, is a new South coming?
    July 1, 2015   // 0 Comments
    BY JESSE JACKSON June 30, 2015 “It is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds.” With those words, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley captured the new understanding that came after the brutal murders of nine church members in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Over the weekend, I attended the emotionally draining funerals held for […]

Small Business

  • 5 Must-Read Small Business Blogs
    June 30, 2015   // 0 Comments
    By Gwen Jimmere  – I’m busy. You’re busy. We all have so much to do and not enough time to do it. From family commitments, to trying to squeeze in personal time, life can be pretty hectic. I always say, “the more you learn, the more you earn.” Learning about proven entrepreneurial strategies from effective […]
  • Sisters Making Waves With Their Swimsuit Designs
    June 29, 2015   // 0 Comments
    By Julie Walker –The Root They were looking for the perfect fit to match their own curves and ended up designing swimsuits to fit all shapes and sizes. Have you ever had trouble finding that perfectly sexy one-piece or tantalizingly comfy bikini to show off your assets in the summer? So did a few designers […]

World News

  • Day of the African Child Spotlights Child Marriages
    June 30, 2015   // 0 Comments
      Posted June 24, 2015   – Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network ( — On the Day of the African Child – June 16 – the African Union estimated that 58 million young women in developing countries will have been married off before their 18th birthday. Given the present […]
  • The Dominican Republic Wants To Deport 60,000 Stateless Kids
    June 29, 2015   // 0 Comments
    By Roque Planas  – Huff Post Black Voices Dominican Republic — When the summer draws to a close, it should be time for Elaihi Chalis, 15, to go back to school. But without a birth certificate, she says she won’t be able to enroll in her local high school and will have to stay home […]