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Blitter – An ISM-Free Social Network?

Blitter – An ISM-Free Social Network?

Blitter, a new social networking app created by Patrick Francis, made its debut on October 5, 2017. The Blitter profile listed in the iTunes Store indicates:         “Blitter is a social network built on love, passion, and empathy. Blitter does not condone 

Spotlight on Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood

Spotlight on Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood

In the first half of the 20th century, black women were largely relegated to playing mammy and jezebel roles. A new exhibition reveals how as early as 100 years ago, independent black filmmakers presented complex portrayals of women of color. Source: Forgotten Black Women of 

Why I’m devoting a year to helping black newspapers survive

Why I’m devoting a year to helping black newspapers survive

As black communities risk being overlooked by many newsrooms, so do black newspapers risk being overlooked or undervalued by advertisers. During the next year, I’ll study family, legacy and the viability of black newspapers in America as a Knight-Wallace fellow. When I first returned to the Richmond 

National Action Network Goes Live!

National Action Network Goes Live!

National Action Network founded by Reverend Al Sharpton will go live across the nation on Saturday, June 10, 2017 as the newest addition to the growing scheduled line-up on Impact TV.  In a press release distributed through PR Newswire, the civil rights leader, Reverend Al Sharpton, is 

“Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work”| Detroit Housewives League

“Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work”| Detroit Housewives League

The 3rd Sunday in May is a special day in Black history when we celebrate the founder of the Detroit Housewives League, Fannie Peck.In 1930s Black women couldn’t afford to stay at home and wait for their husbands. Too many businesses would sell goods and services 

Technology Wunderkind Seeks to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Technology Wunderkind Seeks to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Women, and black women, in particular, have an uphill battle for funding no matter how innovative and successful they are, especially when proving black women-led Tech startups can secure substantial financing. Angel Rich helped generate more than $6 billion for her former employer, Prudential, as 

Black-Owned Major Film Studio

Black-Owned Major Film Studio

Question:  What is the name of a major film studio (production and film distribution) that has majority African-American/black ownership. Wikipedia defines major film studio is a production and film distributor  that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box office  

All Black Media: Making Movies (and Moves) that Matter

All Black Media: Making Movies (and Moves) that Matter

Actress Garcelle Beauvais and producer Lisa L. Wilson have teamed up to form Beauvais Wilson Productions, a multi-media production company that will focus on making movies that matter. Source: Garcelle Beauvais, Lisa L. Wilson Form Multi-Media Production Company

12-year-old Activist Lands Book Publishing Deal

12-year-old Activist Lands Book Publishing Deal

Tired of the school’s reading list filled with white boy and dog protagonist, Marley Dias kicked off her own hashtag #1000BlackGirlBooks, last January, which featured Black girls as stars of their stories.    She achieved her goal of collecting and donating books with black girls as 

Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Della Reese isn’t just a successful singer or actress. Her legacy is far more profound: Reese was the first black woman to host her own syndicated talk show in the United States. This historic fact, though, has been reduced to a footnote in her biography 

AALBC: The African-American Media Clearinghouse

AALBC: The African-American Media Clearinghouse

Imagine if you could let your fingers do the walking (clicking) through the annals of all things written by and about African-Americans. You’ve heard the dark web but did you know there’s a search engine, Huria (1) that allows you to discover the best of 

Commonplace Books of Sci-Fi Novelist Octavia E. Butler

Commonplace Books of Sci-Fi Novelist Octavia E. Butler

Visionary Octavia E. Butler penned her success before she sold her first book. See how.

OCCUPYART

OCCUPYART

Photo Credit: OccupyWallStreet In the age of sophisticated technology, it is difficult to know Truth… Here’s the test: Ask yourself   Q: “Can I feel it”?  A:What is real you can feel. Art and purveyors of art resonate on the soul level; here’s a look 

HELP DESK: Webinars

HELP DESK: Webinars

Webinars – Seminars held on the internet.

Make Good or Bad Publicity Work for You

Make Good or Bad Publicity Work for You

There’s no such thing as bad publicity It will work, if you work it!