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Who’s Who in Black Detroit

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...

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Gary Charles and His Mission to Advance Blacks in Sports

When Gary Charles learned of George Floyd's murder on a Minneapolis street over a year ago, his reaction reflected what many of us felt. "I was disgusted," said Charles. He said that Floyd's case reminded him of the 1991 incident where four police officers beat Rodney King, an infamous event captured on videotape that sparked the Los Angeles riots. "It broke me to a certain degree, and I said,...

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Who’s Who In Black Cleveland Returns Welcoming Medical Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, Dr. Charles Modlin as its Foreword Writer for the 15th edition of Who’s Who In Cleveland  

CLEVELAND  --  Who’s Who In Black Cleveland will return after a hiatus due to the pandemic with its 15th edition. For 20 years, Who’s Who In Black Cleveland has celebrated the excellence of African American industry professionals within the Cleveland community. The brand welcomes Dr. Charles Modlin as its foreword writer for the upcoming edition.   As the Medical Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at MetroHealth, Dr. Charles Modlin...

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Who’s Who In Black Charlotte Returns with Eighth Edition, Welcoming President and Vice Chairman of Hornets Sports & Entertainment Fred A. Whitfield Pins as Foreword Writer

A Call for Submissions for local professionals to be included in the latest publication is now open  CHARLOTTE,  DATE  --  Following a hiatus from the market due to the pandemic, Who’s Who In Black Charlotte proudly returns in 2023 for its eighth edition. Focused on celebrating the achievements of Black professionals in the Charlotte metro-area and providing inspiration for future generations. Who’s Who In Black Charlotte is one of...

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New Name. Same Soul: Real Times Media Relaunches RTM360° as Pitch Black.

Real Times Media has relaunched its cultural marketing company, formerly known as RTM360°, as Pitch Black. Under the new name, the company will continue to help clients connect with Black audiences through a mix of culturally relevant brand communication & outreach initiatives. It currently supports a portfolio of 15-plus clients nationwide. “As RTM360 we have been able to do some great work on behalf of amazing clients around the...

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Again Highlights The Racial & Gender Wage Gap

Courtesy of Black Information Network Wednesday (September 21) marks this year's Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which has once again highlighted the racial and gender wage gap. From the beginning of last year, it took Black women until Wednesday to earn as much as a non-Hispanic white man did in 2021 alone. Black Women's Equal Pay Day is calculated based on the size of the wage gap between the two demographics. The National...

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