Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Meet Ray Leonard Jr. The Next Generation Of Sweet Success And Greatness

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Ray Leonard Jr Is The Total Package: Entrepreneur, TV Star, Author, Motivational Speaker and Radio Host

Ray Leonard Jr and his father boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard

Ray Leonard Jr needs little introduction.  He will forever be remembered appearing with his famous father, hall of famer boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the 1970’s iconic 7 Up commercial capturing the hearts of millions.


Ray Leonard Jr, now all-grown up is a former two sport division one collegiate athlete and former sports agent for some of the biggest names in sports credits his work ethic to his parents. “They both supported, encouraged and ignited in me the desire to work hard,” Ray Leonard Jr said of his parents.

Ray is a husband and father of four wonderful children and believes “young people need a strong sense of their strengths, abilities, interests, and values,” he says.  He has dedicated his life to helping others through his commitment to being better every day.

New Book, Former Black Police Officer

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AMERICAN POLICING: A CULTURE OF VIOLENCE IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES



Los Angeles, CA  According to a 2019, USA Today report, at least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the United States have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past decade. Moreover, in minority communities throughout America there has been an urgent crisis in policing since the early 20th century. Presently, there is a perceived uptick in the media concerning improper police procedure and use of force, including killings of unarmed African American citizens like that of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, Georgia. While no two cases are alike, there is a universal set of rules that governs when and how police officers should use force.

Black Author Who Wrote Immigration Books Launches Online Humanity Chats

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SOUTH CAROLINA AUTHOR WHO WROTE FICTIONAL BOOKS ABOUT IMMIGRATION, RACE, AND DIVERSITY LAUNCHES ONLINE HUMANITY CHATS


Nationwide Ghanaian-American author Marjy Marj (Marjorie Boafo Appiah), who wrote The Shimmigrant and Same Elephants, has launched Humanity Chats - conversations about everyday issues impacting the human race.

Airing on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube at 7:00 PM EST on Thursdays, Humanity Chats encourages an open dialogue with guests. The Chats have generated discussions on topics such as Racial Inequities, Pediatric Care during Pandemics, Mental Health, Social Mandates, and Seeing the World Through a Broader Lens. A recent episode highlighted a Maryland DJ who has been supporting frontline workers in Ghana and the United States.

Black Dad and Son, Online Investment Camp For Teens

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BLACK FATHER AND SON LAUNCH ONLINE SUMMER CAMP TO TEACH FINANCIAL LITERACY AND INVESTING


Nationwide  Kevon Chisolm, founder and president of Black Wallstreeter Consultation Services, is teaming up with his 13-year old son, Kamari, to launch an online summer camp that teaches African American teens how to invest. The camp is great for preventing learning loss and offers a fun environment for students to learn financial concepts while simultaneously learning about African American history.

Kevon comments, "In addition to topics like budgeting, banking, and investing in the stock market, our camp goes beyond others by exploring community wealth building through investment clubs."

The course, Junior WallStreeters: Empowering Youth with Financial Wellness, will teach students life-long financial education skills and discipline through 10 lessons with an emphasis on African American history and culture.

Book For Black Girls on Natural Hair Confidence

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NEW BOOK EXPLORES HAIR, SELF-CONFIDENCE AND STANDARDS OF BEAUTY FOR BLACK GIRLS


Denver, CO The ongoing debate between permed and natural hair in the Black women community has left many Black women and girls questioning the very crowns on their heads. To perm or not to perm? That is the question Kendolyn faces as the main character of Empress of Coils (EmpressofCoils.com). The book for young readers about self-reflection, confidence, and pride by first-time author Lynn Graham, is available for preorders on Kindle today for $3.99. You can also purchase the book now in paperback and hardcover on Amazon.

"The book is powerful. Not only is Kendolyn surrounded by a community of people encouraging her, she realizes she has the support of historic queens behind her," said E. Danielle Butler, CEO, EvyDani Books, LLC. "That's what we need for ourselves as women and the children that we are responsible for stewarding."

3 Black Mental Health Experts, New Book

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THREE EXPERTS ADDRESS BLACK COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH IN NEW HANDBOOK AND ONLINE DISCUSSION


Nationwide  The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health brings together the work of researchers and practitioners from the UK, Europe, and the US to explore the personal, lived experiences of people of color in the mental health system. Crucially, contributors go on to not only outline and make policy recommendations but have developed practical exercises/activities and new technologies that can help to address the problems of both Black mental health professionals and service users.

To celebrate the publication's launch, a free online Zoom event will be held on July 7, 2020, from 2pm to 4pm EST.


Monday, June 29, 2020

Black Students Make History at Northwestern University

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THREE STUDENTS MAKE HISTORY AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY AS THE FIRST ALL-BLACK MFA DIRECTING COHORT


Evanston, IL Every year Northwestern University, along with other universities across the nation, bring in an MFA directing cohort of one to three people. Many talented hopefuls apply for these positions. Getting accepted into an MFA directing program is a strenuous, long and intense journey, even more so for applicants who have had to overcome barriers related to race to fulfill their artistic goals.

With Blacks continuing the fight for equal representation in the arts, STILL, every victory of being the first is monumental, yet with sorrow, we must ask why it takes so long for the barriers to fall.


Black-Owned Apparel Line Uses Art as a Form of Storytelling

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BLACK-OWNED APPAREL LINE USES ART AS A FORM OF STORYTELLING


Nationwide A lifelong artist turned entrepreneur that goes by the name of Mardea is using her art as a form of storytelling. She has recently returned to art from the study of science to launch her own brand of apparel. Her online store launched less than two weeks ago with a slice of pop culture art that does not overturn the ancient stones.

She comments, "I am looking forward to the rewards of having this work become a steady norm of our culture and will always be elated to see the expressions of a new generation of folks who want to celebrate life and celebrate the beauty of our people with her."

Georgia Women Building Black-Owned Resort-Style Community

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MEET THE WOMEN RAISING FUNDS TO BUILD A BLACK-OWNED RESORT STYLE COMMUNITY IN GEORGIA


Nationwide  Meet Marlena Barnett and Shandrena Hadjamara, two African American real estate developers and investors, who are raising capital to build one of the Black-owned resort-style community in Summerville, Georgia. Their real estate project will be eco-friendly and will use solar energy as a primary source of power to preserve the environment.

Located right off of Hwy 337 about 90 miles north of Atlanta, the 128.6-acre community will be called Lakes of Summerville and it will be one of the first Black-woman owned real estate projects in the country to feature energy-efficient homes, vacation rentals, a clubhouse, fishing at natural lakes, bike trails, swimming pools, and a miniature golf course.

Black Founder Launches Houseplant Boutique Online

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ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES BLACK-OWNED BOUTIQUE THAT DELIVERS PLANTS TO YOUR HOME


Nationwide  Leaf Me, a houseplant brand launched by founder Alexis Sims, is a Detroit-based online store that delivers tropical houseplants with health benefits directly to your home. The company also provides interior plant decor consultations to help clients pick the right plants for their light and humidity.

"At the start of my divorce, my mom gave me her arrowhead vine, my first plant. That plant is what got me through while taking care of a newborn and working full time. I'm excited to be on the other side of that storm and furthermore to be of service to others," says Alexis. "Also Black people especially have always had plants in their lives and homes. While this isn't new to us, we don't own enough of the market."


Research, Black Women Being Overlooked

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BLACK ENTREPRENEUR RELEASES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND HEALTH AND TECH REPORT IDENTIFYING NEW INDUSTRY SECTOR - FEMAGING TECH - REVEALING THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARE OVERLOOKED IN INNOVATION RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND INVESTMENT


Los Angeles, CA  WisePause, a pro-aging wellness and education platform, today released two new research reports: FemAging 2020 HealthTech Report and FemAging in the COVID-19 Era. The report introduces a new industry sector, FemAging Tech, and sheds important light on the most critical current and future health, wellness, and innovation needs of women ages 40 to 65.

FemAging 2020 HealthTech reveals that over half of U.S. women age 40+ are very concerned about whether they will be able to stay active, healthy, and independent as they age especially African American women. Unfortunately, many FemAging Tech innovations are not currently meeting older women’s most vital physical, mental, and sexual health needs. Globally, FemAging Tech solutions have received an estimated $445 million in funding.