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Black Kids Swim Launches ‘The Goree Project’ to Unite African-Americans, Senegalese Through Swimming

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Black Kids Swim Inc., a Maryland-based nonprofit that serves as a resource for Black competitive swimmers, recently launched a first-of-its-kind web series to unite African-Americans and Senegalese through cultural and athletic exchange. This year will mark the 33rd Dakar Gorée...

‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play’ Set to Launch on BET+ Aug. 27

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(Black PR Wire) — BET+ announces "TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S FAREWELL PLAY" will launch exclusively on the platform Aug. 27. In Tyler Perry's final stage run as Madea, he pulls together some of his audience's favorite characters for a family...

NBC News Sets Goal of a Workforce that is Half Minority

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By David Bauder AP Media Writer NBC News leader Cesar Conde, in one of his first public acts in the job, has committed to building a workforce at the news organizations he supervises where at least half of the employees are...

Attorney Zulu Ali Inducted into Prestigious Who’s Who Registry

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Nationwide -- Attorney Zulu Ali has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Law and Activism. Since 1898, Marquis Who's Who has recognized accomplished and prominent professionals in its biographical publications. As in all Marquis Who's Who...

AFRO Exclusive: Clarke Peters Talks Da 5 Bloods and Journey

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com With almost five decades in the entertainment industry, actor Clarke Peters has achieved a “legendary” status, yet per his frank conversation with the AFRO and moving performance as Otis in Spike Lee’s new film, Da...

Black Filmmaker Produces ‘QT’ Web Series

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By Blacknews.com Los Angeles filmmaker, Tamieka Briscoe, uses virtual directing to bring her new romantic comedy series, “QT,” to the web. The show, about two characters who find love during the quarantine, was completely written and filmed during the lockdown...

Beyoncé’s Message, Epic Performances at BET Awards

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By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which celebrated its 20 years of highlighting excellence in...

THE RUN DOWN – August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith

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By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green touches on the murky relationship between August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith and the trending stories in this weeks AFRO American Newspaper.

9-Year Old Black Boy Launches Talk Show

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Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) -- Who says you can't be a kid and have your own talk show? No one does! That is why Atlanta native, 9-year old bestselling author Nicholas Buamah, can now add talk show host to the...

AMC Delays Movie Theater Reopening

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By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said June 29 that it would open approximately 450 U.S....

Hot News Cycle Leads CNN to Best Ratings in 40 Years

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By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the...

World Leaders, Stars Unite at Event Aimed at Fighting Virus

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By The Associated Press A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the...

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