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Alan Hunt II Who’s Who In Black, a Real Times Media subsidiary, announces a new initiative to build a dedicated online community of African American professionals. The new initiative recognizes the growing need to provide African American professionals of various backgrounds the opportunity to connect and grow. Furthermore, it represents a shift in the ethos of Who’s Who In Black (formerly Who’s Who Publishing). “In the past, only select markets could be a part of the network,” said Hiram E. Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media, “But we listened

by Donald James Racism in the early-to-mid 20th century – and other periods of time – was painfully ugly in the United States of America. Such hatred, along with laws of bigotry – written and unwritten – robbed African Americans of the same opportunities afforded to whites freely and unconditionally. And playing professional baseball in America – the national pastime since the 1850s – was no exception. In the early-to-mid 1900s, white Major League Baseball players such as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Mel Ott and Ted Williams were deemed

On Friday, Sept. 17 following a one-year hiatus in 2020 because of the deadly COVID pandemic, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta returned to long-awaited and much-anticipated reception by many of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens for a celebration of citizens and the unveiling of the Who’s Who In Black Atlanta Edition. More than 350 guests gathered in the Imperial Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta to greet each other and offer personal salutations after so many months of being limited to visual visits and socializing in a

Michael Burton learned the alphabet by repeating the letters stamped on the back of the automobiles he saw driving down the street in his native Lansing, Michigan. “B-U-I-C-K” “F-O-R-D” “O-L-D-S-M-O-B-I-L-E” “C-H-E-V-R-O-L-E-T” Both his parents worked blue-collar jobs at Oldsmobile, his father in the forge. Michael Burton was born, raised and bleeds cars, but he wanted to be in art. At age 10, he won an art competition and an interest was peaked. “I won a G.I. Joe doll,” he said. “One of the good ones, the big ones, not those puny little things they

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization for African American women. The members address common issues in their communities, families and personal lives, promoting gender and racial equity. The NCBW is in the process of activating a chapter in the Chicagoland Area. NCBW National President Virginia Harris and National Third Vice-President Elizabeth Jones along with Dreema Lee Woldman, met recently with women of interest and will be conducting a search for more prospective members. Please visit the NCBW website for more information.

Hiram Jackson Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine Joins Detroit-based Multimedia Company, Real Times Media as Part of New Alliance to Broaden the Brand’s Impact Throughout Metro Atlanta Tribune publisher, Pat Lottier, to lead new combined Atlanta operation Real Times Media, a Detroit-based multimedia company focused on media, marketing, and entertainment expressly for urban audiences today announced that Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine (ATM) is joining the Real Times Media family of brands. With this transaction, Real Times Media is partnering with arguably the most respected African American print outlet in Atlanta.

Morehouse College President, David A. Thomas presents Judson Pickard (left) and Dr. William F. Pickard (right) with Candle in the Dark Awards as actor Clifton Powell, Morehouse students look on. Photo Credit Alex JonesIn a city renowned for an elevated standard of living for Black Americans and celebrating the accomplishments of African American professionals, few events can rival Morehouse College’s Candle in the Dark scholarship benefit and gala. Fresh off the heels of a raging pandemic, The Candle in the Dark Gala took center stage, throwing open the