National Kidney Month: What the American Kidney Fund Has Planned

National Kidney Month: What the American Kidney Fund Has Planned

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 01, 2018

March is National Kidney Month, and the American Kidney Fund (AFK) has announced plans to highlight women and kidney disease through a variety of... Read More

How Jordin Sparks is Using Cheer to Make People Smile

How Jordin Sparks is Using Cheer to Make People Smile

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 26, 2018

Jordin Sparks has plenty to smile about. She is happily married and pregnant with her first child and now the singer is seeking to... Read More

BLM Co-Creator on New Effort: ‘Black Folks Drive the Progressive Political Power’

BLM Co-Creator on New Effort: ‘Black Folks Drive the Progressive Political Power’

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 26, 2018

Alicia Garza, a Black Lives Matter co-creator, has launched Black Futures Lab (BFL), a new mobilization effort that will engage African-Americans, legislators and community organizations in... Read More

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Announces Plans to Further Impact Males of Color

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Announces Plans to Further Impact Males of Color

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 26, 2018

On Sunday, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance announced its issuing of a formal RFP, request for proposals, to community-based organizations in the areas that accepted... Read More

Black Lives Matter

Special Campaign Offers to Reduce Number of Incarcerated Mothers

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 23, 2018

Oklahoma has incarcerated more women, per capita, than any other state in the country. But with the Still She Rises Tulsa organization’s campaign, one public defender’s... Read More

Drake Announces New Album at OVO Fest 2017

Drake on ‘God’s Plan’ Donation: It Was ‘The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done’

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 21, 2018

Let me be the first to say that I do not care if Drake tops his $996,631.90 donation to various families and organizations during the... Read More

Model Adwoa Aboah Advocates for a More Inclusive Fashion Industry

Model Adwoa Aboah Advocates for a More Inclusive Fashion Industry

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 21, 2018

Supermodel Adwoa Aboah is advocating for a safer and more inclusive fashion industry. During a speech at this year’s London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 18/19,... Read More

Martin Luther King

Black History Month: Things to Do in Memphis

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 20, 2018

We are nearing the end of Black History Month and in honor of what will be the 50th anniversary (MLK50) of Martin Luther King... Read More

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#WhenBlackWomenLead: Invisible No More

by Marcela Howell   Feb 19, 2018

Black women have always been at the forefront of the most progressive movements in this country’s history, whether we are taking leadership in pushing... Read More

First Listen: Vivica A. Fox Pens ‘Everyday I’m Hustling’

First Listen: Vivica A. Fox Pens ‘Everyday I’m Hustling’

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 16, 2018

Actress-turned-author, Vivica A. Fox, has a new memoir that is set to be released on April 3. According to a press release sent to... Read More