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First Annual Blogger Week a Mega Success Among Bloggers PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 May 2014 20:39
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Bloggers and journalists from across the country flocked to Blogger Week 2014 to learn about social media, blogging and branding.

Over 200 bloggers participated in events for the First Annual Blogger Week, hosted by Black Bloggers Connect. Blogger Week is a multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and social media mavens.  It's the brain child of multicultural communications specialist Jessica Ann Mitchell an alumna of the African American Studies Department and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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DiversityInc Top 50 Heralds the Greatest Achievements in Diversity for 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 May 2014 19:42
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DiversityInc announced the results for its 14th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity rankings before a gathering of more than 750 attendees last evening at Cipriani Wall Street. More than a thousand public and privately held companies competed for spots on the coveted list. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation jumped from a sixth-place finish in 2013 to claim this year's top slot. Other companies ranked within the top 10 include: Sodexo, EY, Kaiser Permanente, PricewaterhouseCoopers, MasterCard Worldwide, Procter & Gamble, Prudential Financial, Johnson and Johnson and AT&T. 

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Al Sharpton and Other Black Celebrities Defend Paula Deen PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeJesus   
Thursday, 11 July 2013 16:50
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By now, we've all heard about the controversy surrounding Ms. Paula Deen.  The recent accusations against Paula are outstanding and certainly had our nation up in arms about the entire situation.  The majority find themselves with justified feelings of judgement towards Deen's words, that she has in fact in the past used the N-word and other racial slurs.  However, not everyone felt this way and even to the suprise of some, not every African-American felt this way.  Infact, some even spoke out against the bashing of Paula Deen:

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton, actress Stacey Dash, and NFL player Kris Jenkins are just some of the black celebrities that have come forward in support of TV chef Paula Deen.


Deen, who is 66-years old, was recently dropped by the Food Network after she admitted that she used the n-word and other racial slurs while cracking racist jokes about black people in a videotaped deposition. She has also been dropped by several sponsors including Wal-Mart, Target, Smithfield, and Home Depot. She also lost her lucrative book deal with Random House.

“A lot of us have in the past said things we have regretted saying years ago,” Sharpton recently said in an interview with TMZ. “You cannot deal with what is fair or not fair until we see an outcome of the present circumstances she is accused of, not something that happened 20 years ago.”

And Stacey Dash, commented via Twitter: "God does everything for a reason. @Paula_Deen Only God can judge your heart BTW my daughter loves your show (only way she can get me to cook)"

And Kris Jenkins, during an interview with Metro New York, commented, "The lady was a sweetheart to me; [her] making a mistake I’m not going to be the one to make a big deal of it."

 
Mos Def Undergoes Force-feeding To Call Attention To Treatment Of Hunger-strikers At Guantanamo Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 15:59
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The rapper-actor couldn't handle the force-feeding and begged for it to stop.

WASHINGTON – Yasiin Bey, the actor and activist formerly known as Mos Def, submitted to the type of force-feeding imposed on hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay — and it wasn’t pretty.

The Brooklyn-born entertainer joined with the human rights group Reprieve to demonstrate what the hunger strikers are enduring at the U.S. military lockup. The demonstration was videotaped and posted online Monday.

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AT&T Nation's Football Classic (AT&T NFC) "Making Moves" Sweepstakes PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 06:09
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AT&T Nation's Football Classic (AT&T NFC) "Making Moves" is a sweepstakes that kicks off in April to generate excitement for the AT&T NFC  football game that occurs on September 7, 2013 and features a game between Howard University and Morehouse College in Washington, DC at RFK Stadium. The "Making Moves" promotion encourages African-American consumers to come along for the ride leading up to the big game between the two prestigious HBCU's. The AT&T NFC "Making Moves" promotion asks consumers to go to http://makingmoves.att.net to answer the question, "How are you 'Making Moves' this summer to prepare for your future?" They will also be able to carry on the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #ATTMakingMoves.

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