Tuesday, November 19, 2019

See "How Shop Black Week" Looks To Increase Black Business Nov 22-29

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"SHOP BLACK WEEK" CAMPAIGN TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES NOVEMBER 22 TO 29

Nationwide -- As consumers across the U.S. gear up for holiday deals on sales merchandise, this Black Friday, a coalition urges buyers to make it a Shop Black Week. More than 100 groups have designated November 22 to 29 as Shop Black Week, a time of supporting Black-owned businesses by purchasing products, goods, or services from Black entrepreneurs.

The Shop Black Week campaign is a nationwide campaign that simply asks every American to support Black-owned businesses in November. Participating entities include organizations, Online-social groups and publications that have made the commitment to help spread the word with their social media accounts.

With the support of these entities and as new supporters join in, it is projected that this nationwide campaign could be the most successful economic movement of all time and be able to profoundly help thousands of Black-owned businesses in the process. The last big movement for Black people was the Million Man March, but organizers feel that the time has come for another big movement.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Get The Scoop On Byron Allen's And Comcast's Legal Outcome At The Supreme Court Today

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Roland Martin Gets The Scoop On Today's Legal Outcome Between Byron Allen And Comcast At The Supreme Court
Roland Martin And Byron Allen

By Kamau Austin

Roland Martin, the highly regarded news commentator, journalist, and host of one of the most popular Black daily news shows online engaged in a spirited interview with media mogul Byron Allen.  Byron Allen is one of the largest Black media owners in the US purportedly worth $400 million dollars and many consider him well on his way to being a billionaire with his growing empire of media assets like the Weather Channel.

The Interview streamed yesterday, November, 13th, 2019 and is galvanizing myriad sectors of the Black community like the NAACP, Urban League, members of the CBC, ADOS, FBA, and many others to social action because "Comcast is looking to eviscerate Civil Rights Laws of 1866" according to Byron Allen.

Congressmen Bobby Rush called for the break up of Comcast.  Also other pro-black groups like ADOS, FBA, and social media thought leaders like Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Shonna Etienne, encouraged their followers to boycott or pass on seeing the new movie Harriet because it was a Comcast production (among other issues).

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Checkout The Outstanding Speakers Announced For The Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Summit

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The Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Summit In Atlanta Announces Speakers Set To Empower Female Business Owners
 Millionaire Mindset Entrepreneur Summit

According to Forbes, the number of women entrepreneurs in the US has increased by over 30% since 2007. In today’s figures, there are around 9.1 million female-owned businesses across the country, employing 7.9 million employees and generating $1.4 trillion in sales, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners.

The Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Summit and Awards Luncheon is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on December 16, 2019. The Summit is perfectly positioned to offer aspiring female entrepreneurs and business owners who dream big, but often struggle to find the advice and expertise to achieve their goals.

The Summit will put on a series of workshops, featuring speakers from The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Blaylock Van LLC, Workplace Solutions, Parksonian Institute, and the Emerging Economic Equity Empire, to provide an unrivalled opportunity to learn the most important skills, expertise, and insider knowledge to successfully scale businesses.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

She How This 17-year Victim of Domestic Violence Is Fighting Back

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FORMER VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR 17 YEARS NOW EMPOWERS OTHER WOMEN THROUGH HER ORGANIZATION

Nationwide -- T'sharin Moncrief, a domestic violence survivor and advocate whose abuse started at the young age of 16-years old, has launched an organization called Women of Refined Gold, Inc. (WORG). Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the organization provides local resources, counseling services, classes, peer support, accompaniment and referrals for temporary shelter, food, and legal help.

T'sharin was just a teenager when her boyfriend began abusing her, and the physical and verbal abuse continued for 17 years.

After finally finding the courage to leave with her 3 daughters, she made it her mission to help other women do the same and to provide a safe haven for them to retreat to.

Domestic violence is one of those "things" that is so rarely discussed and often overlooked as not being a priority issue. But every 9 seconds, a woman is beaten or assaulted in the U.S alone, and the expenses accumulated from domestic violence cases amount to more than $37 billion a year. "I'd say it's a pretty severe and priority issue," says T'sharin.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Discover Why Insightful Media Expert Raqiyah Mays Feels Harriet Is A Must See Movie!

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See Why Highly Regarded Writer And Journalist Raqiyah Mays Feels Harriet Is An Empowering - "#Must See" Movie 
 Harriet Protecting Relative

By Raqiyah Mays
Saw Harriet last night. In the end, I found myself trying to remember the last time I watched something about slavery that left me feeling proud. Most recently, there was the TV Show "Underground" and now Harriet.

I found this movie empowering. Focused on the story of a woman who early on couldn't read or use a gun, and then literally, by the grace of God, escapes slavery - alone - and gains the courage to return to the South, multiple times, to save her family and hundreds of other slaves. I saw the clear goal of Harriet in showing the resilient strength of our people, especially sistas, and the cunning strategic tactics our ancestors used to survive and escape bondage. I felt relieved seeing this moment in our history documented cinematically for the world to see.

Now...
There are historical inaccuracies. Remember: It's Hollywood. "Based on a true story" means that there will be creative license taken. This is not a documentary.

SOME of what is in this film is true. The fiction comes with made-up characters that, according to the social media historians, did not exist. Of course, I can't say this for sure. I'd have to talk to director Kasi Lemmons to be precise.

African Americans In New York State benefiting From Formation of NY State Largest Chamber LIAACC


New York, New York – The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. pioneering ways are impacting the growth potential of small business owners in New York State. New York State’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC (Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.) is taking a proactive approach to empowering African American Businesses in New York State through its campaign to retool, refocus and rebuild Black Wall Street.

We are requesting business owners and professional service providers to join our movement as leading chamber of commerce in New York State fostering small business growth in the region. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is not only the people’s champion.

 

Article On The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Continues Below

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Is It Right To Railroad The Movie "Harriet" With A Boycott?

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The Movie Harriet Get's Railroaded On Issues Having Nothing To Do With The Portrayal Of This Legendary Icon Of The Underground Railroad 
 Harriet Poster

By Kamau Austin

Despite the furor and controversy I am supporting the film "Harriet."  The film directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle MonĂ¡e, is based on the legendary, iconic anti-slavery and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.  Harriet Tubman, was a 5ft Moses like real life superhero who is glossed over in history and the kind of person I'd like to see portrayed in film and TV more often.  So why are Blacks boycotting the movie?

I've listened to ADOS leaders, woke folks, and others who have interesting commentary on why we should boycott the movie.  Some of this controversy has interesting merit however, a lot of the complaints on Harriet are reaching. But what are the criticisms for boycotting the movie?

In short the major complaints about the movie are:

  • The actress Cynthia Erivo, is British, of Nigerian descent - not ADOS (American Descendents Of Slaves).
  • The actress Cynthia Erivo made a statement some people considered insulting to Black Americans about her learning ghetto dialects or something.
  • The movie suggested a loving interest by the white slaver who is also portrayed as a savior in the movie.
  • They don't like the Black bounty hunter - he's a stereotype of hateful Black men.
  • Comcast which owns the film is attacking some Civil Rights Laws with Trumps DOJ.  In my opinion some of these are valid concerns but others are reaching.  Let's unwrap some of these critiques...

Cynthia Erivo gives a stirring performance singing the theme song she helped write
"Stand Up!"


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Korean War Veteran Honored Posthumously

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SAMUEL LAWRENCE CRAWFORD, A BLACK U.S. ARMY PRIVATE WHO SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR, POSTHUMOUSLY HONORED
PFC Samuel L Crawford ceremony

Wilmington, DE -- United States Army Private First Class Samuel Lawrence Crawford was recently recognized for his service as a MIA Korean War Veteran during a ceremony and dedication of a permanent memorial in his honor. He was also posthumously awarded a State of Delaware high school diploma. His sister and only sibling, Mrs. Rosa Lee Crawford Guy, represented him.

Crawford was born on October 21, 1932 and was a 17-year old residing in Wilmington, Delaware at the time he entered the Army (previously resided in Southbridge). He attended Ezion Fair Baptist Church, and enlisted in the Army in 1950 after completing his junior year in the Wilmington School District.

PFC Crawford entered the United States Army from Wilmington, Delaware and served in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. His occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantryman. He was reported missing in action on November 27, 1950, though specific details are unknown, and it is not clear which group from Company L he was with at the time of his loss.

He was never reported as a prisoner of war, and attempts to locate or recover his remains have been unsuccessful. He is a Purple Heart recipient.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Small Business Bootcamp for Women Celebrates its 8th Year Anniversary

 Small Business Bootcamp for Women

November, 2019 - New York, NY – The Network for Women in Business is proud to announce the 8th Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women taking place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY. Accomplished business women from across the United States will gather to learn new ways to market and promote their small business.

The theme for this year is “Audience from Scratch” and attendees will learn how to build, grow and convert leads for their business. They will also learn how to increase their visibility through podcasting and social media marketing.

The event will kick off with sessions that will show entrepreneurs how to keep their pipelines filled with quality leads and prospects. Cutting edge lead generation strategies will be taught and common myths about lead generation will be debunked.


 Annual Small Business Boot Camp For Women

Friday, November 1, 2019

Are We Tanking In Life - Politics - and Society Like Losing Sports Teams?

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Tanking in Sports -- and in Life; WHY?
 Tanking

By JV Howard

Tanking -  In a broad sense - is a term used to describe when sports teams lose games on purpose to secure some sort of future competitive advantage. The idea is totally anathema to the competitiveness associated with being the last man or last team standing - all things being equal.

Two teams take to the arena equal in the number, guided by rules of the sports, buoyed by the fans that buy tickets, tailgate, throw beer, hurl expletives, and wave towls, all in the quest to win but no less to feel the competitive edge from the team of their choice.

From the sound of gun, the tip off, toss up, kickoff, coin flip, first pitch, or bell the chase for victory is part the thrill of competition. Before each season there is a plethora of pre-coaching, preseason competition, OTA’s, winter training and film work necessary for success, yet, it is a hard sell to accept how athletes - elite - compartmentalize when to compete and when not.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

New Book By Dr. Charles Singleton Urges Us To Save Our Children

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ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BOOK "READ BETWEEN the LINES"
 Dr-Singleton-3Dbook

The insightful and provocative new book "READ BETWEEN the LINES," by prolific author Dr. Charles L. Singleton, the Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS) Research Volunteer of The Year Award Recipient for 2019-2020 is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine bookstores.  These are Singleton's Provocative Essays for Saving Our Children and Their Precious Lives. 

This amazing book is a "Must Read" for parents, educators, and all others, who are interested in saving humanity.  Every 9 seconds of the school day a high school student drops out of school.  --- Moments in America, Children's Defense Fund

How TODAY'S SOCIETY affects the education of America's young people will determine the course of human history for generations to come.  One of the most important goals of education is to instruct and to educate young people in becoming responsible citizens.