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Cyril Josh Barker for the Amsterdam News The wins of Howard University alum/Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Morehouse College alum U.S. Senator-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and help from political organizer and Spelman College graduate Stacy Abrams was summed up in a viral Jan. 5 tweet: “If a Morehouse man becomes a U.S. senator, while a Howard alumna is the vice president, and both were aided by a Spelman woman, I never, never, never want to hear any more talk about HBCU’s not preparing you for the ‘real world.’” The tweet was

NNPA Newswire — Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent A Black woman now has the task of restoring order at the U.S. Capitol. Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. The riot agitated by President Donald Trump on January 6 resulted

DETROIT, Michigan—Real Times Media (RTM), a Detroit-based multimedia holding company, announced today a new partnership with Second Street, the market leader in online media audience engagement and interactive content, as a next step in the evolution of its news organization into the preeminent digital news destination for African American consumers. Leveraging Second Street’s experience serving more than 4,000 media companies across North America and the European Union, this partnership further enables RTM’s transformation into a digitally focused problem solver for its customers. “We are always looking for ways

At a recent dinner with friends, all of whom happen to be Millennials, we got on the topic of dating and, for us at least, dating’s ultimate goal: marriage. Despite having desires of what age we’d be married by when we were younger and, perhaps,more naive, none of us seemed to be in a rush currently, despite our ticking clocks. The conversation then turned to the marriages we have experienced first-hand; that of our parents. Although love was present, all of us admitted we wouldn’t want to follow

On October 26, 2020, Kevin McFall, 2020 Men of Excellence honoree, Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation, and Red Clay Digital, hosts #MOBEMondays.  They have assembled a panel of newspaper, archive and advertising thought leaders for an engaging conversation about the transformative state of Black newspapers and advertising in an era of uncertainty. While many count out the Black News industry, the panel will delve into the historic, current, and future relevancy of this industry and the vitality to communities of Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color.  Our panel of

Real Times Media (RTM) is proud to announce Dyanna Knight Lewis as Regional Vice President. In her new role, Dyanna will serve as a liaison with selected national RTM clients and be a central resource for all things digital, marketing, and special events. Dyanna will continue to oversee chicagodefender.com as the publisher. Dyanna Knight Lewis is a thirteen-year media professional and veteran employee at Chicago Defender, beginning her career as a senior account executive and climbing the corporate ladder. In Dyanna's recent position as Vice President of Chicago

Currently, American mortgage rates are at an all-time low. However access to those rates are incumbent upon excellent credit scores and a 20 percent down payment. Previous data has shown that on average, Black Americans have lower credit scores and less savings. New research released by MIT earlier this month indicates that for Black Americans, the dream of homeownership is more costly to become a reality. Inequities in mortgage interest payments ($743 annually), mortgage insurance premiums ($550 annually), and property taxes ($390 annually) 'make it impossible for

Ms. Wilson-Scott will oversee all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion activities for the corporation. She will also continue to lead the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and the company’s community impact work. “Dalila is a fantastic leader and passionate advocate and supporter of our corporate social responsibility efforts, which have been at the heart of our company for decades,” said Mr. Roberts. “In her new role, she will build on our strong foundation, partnering with leadership teams across our organization to continue to make our company and culture more inclusive, and

VICE Media Group CEO Nancy Dubuc announced that the company has appointed veteran marketing, brand and communications leader Nadja Bellan-White to its executive leadership team in the role of Global Chief Marketing Officer. Bellan-White will be the first to assume the newly-created global position, uniting VICE Media Group’s portfolio and teams across marketing, branding and communications internationally under one pillar. She will be responsible for aligning the company’s worldwide brand narrative across its five businesses and will amplify VICE’s authority as the world’s leading youth media brand, maximizing

Comcast and REVOLT, the unapologetically Hip Hop content platform from Sean “Diddy” Combs, have reached an agreement to significantly expand its availability to Xfinity TV customers across the country in new and existing markets. As of September 29, REVOLT has been added in HD to the Xfinity Digital Starter package in Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Tampa, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Charleston, and Augusta, making the network available to millions more Xfinity customers. Additionally, in markets where REVOLT has been available in standard definition