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Bethune-Cookman University to Graduate 200 Students

December 7, 2015- Bethune-Cookman University graduated more than 200 students and bestow doctorate degrees upon three key influencers at Saturday’s fall commencement ceremony.  The university honored Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, local businessman Bert Reames, and automotive connoisseur Thomas A. Moorehead for their business accomplishments and commitments to service. Read more here.

Category: Alumni Associations

America

Black Leaders in Science and Tech will boost Americas Future

December 5, 2016 - Here’s one way to think about America’s future in this century. The majority of babies now being born in the United States are of color. They’re Hispanic, black, Asian, Native American, mixed race. Donald Trump’s tenure as president is not likely to change that, no matter what the white supremacists among his supporters may hope. Read more here

Category: Civic Events

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Chef Eddie's Holiday Selfie Contest

Chef Eddie is offering you an opportunity to eat Free all year for the new year. Post a holiday "Selfie" on Chef Eddies Facebook page! Get the most likes and you eat Free for the whole year! Everyone that participates by posting a selfie will recieve a 20% discount on your next meal. Got to www.facebook.com/chefeddiesrestaraunt 

Category: Holiday Events

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Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam found dead in Colorado park

Dec. 7, 2016 - Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program’s history.

The Boulder County coroner’s office was still investigating the cause of the death of the 42-year-old Salaam, who won the Heisman in 1994. The body of the one-time running back was found at Eben G. Fine Park in Boulder. Police say foul play was not suspected. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Latesha Williams is coming for your black card in the most hilarious way

Dec. 7, 2016 - If  you’ve never seen the movie Coming To America, don’t know how to play spades or where to store the bag filled with plastic bags in the kitchen, then it may be time for you to get your ‘black card’ revoked.

In the past, you could only take this premise so far. But now, there’s a game for that.

Black Card Revoked, which plays off of ‘Cards Against Humanity’ questions, is testing our blackness in the best and most hilarious way possible. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Matt Jordan denies abusing Kenya Moore: ‘Sweetie you’re 45 and single’

Dec. 7, 2016 - Matt Jordan and Kenya Moore’s split has been incredibly messy, playing out not only in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” but on other public stages, including social media.

Most recently, Moore has claimed that Jordan was abusive toward her, and he took to social media to slam those allegations, writing, “Please stop lying!!!” Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Charleston church massacre trial to recount brutal murders

Dec. 7, 2016 - The trial of Dylann Roof, who shot and killed nine churchgoers at a black Charleston church in what he himself described as an attempt to start a race war, will open on Wednesday.

It’s expected to be a horrific and trying trial, as coroners will take the stand to describe the deaths of the nine people who were killed during Roof’s rampage, and survivors will also take the stand to recount their night of terror. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson To Lead Housing & Urban Development

Dec. 5, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump is nominating Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has never held public office, as his secretary of housing and urban development.

In a statement released Monday, Trump called Carson a “distinguished national leader” with a “brilliant mind.” Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Category: General

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Publix at Bay Pointe Plaza

The wait is over! The Skyway Marina District opened its very own Publix at Bay Pointe Plaza today (located on 34th St. and 50th Ave S) - a pivotal moment for this emerging district. Urban Affairs Director, Nikki Capehart and Kanika Tomalin were lucky enough to walk the aisles and meet the store manager during its Grand Opening this morning. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Category: Corporate & Supplier Diversity Community

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Effort seeks to preserve history of St. Petersburg's Weekly Challenger newspaper

November 25, 2016 - ST. PETERSBURG — Lyn Johnson faced a problem.She wanted to relocate from the office space where her family had printed a community newspaper for decades. But she had to figure out what to do with all the old issues of the Weekly Challengerlying around the newsroom. In a leaking, moldy back room of the paper's office on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, stacks of the newspaper lay stuck together. Pictures depicting the lives of St. Petersburg's black residents peeled from the pages when the old papers were opened. Read more here.

Category: Community United to Close the Achievement Gap

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Trump advisor Steve Bannon: Suppressing black vote ‘not such a bad thing’

Nov. 30, 2016 - Saturday, Julia Jones, who once worked with Donald Trump’s chief advisor Steve Bannon, told the New York Times that Bannon had once expressed to her his belief that limiting the voting rights of African-American  is “not such a bad thing.”

The conversation stemmed from Bannon’s suggestion that voting rights be limited to property owners, Jones said. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Calvin Quallis wants men to pursue their dreams, look impeccable while doing it

Nov. 30, 2016 - Beards are one of the best accessories a man can have. 

But making sure your beard stays tight requires a lot of upkeep. That’s where Calvin Quallis wants men everywhere to know: He’s got your back.  

The former barber found that his clients were having trouble caring for their beards, so he decided to do something about it.

In 2015, Quallis founded Scotch Porter, a company whose mission is “to provide healthy and effective products that help men to feel confident and look their best as they set out to explore the world and build their dreams.” Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Bill Russell to Receive Legacy Award

Nov. 30, 2016 - It feels fitting that in a time of a Movement for Black Lives and the last months of the first black president, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell, champions of social justice, will receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award not only for their achievement in sports but also for their activism. Read more at theroot.com.

Category: General

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Trump on OSU Attacker: He ‘Should Not Have Been in Our Country’

Nov. 30, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump is at it again. Shortly after the news that Abdul Razak Ali Artan—who stabbed students on the Ohio State University campus Monday—was a refugee from Somali, Trump took to Twitter to claim he “should not have been in our country.” Read more at theroot.com.

Category: General

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If You Name It Love Jones, They Will Come

Nov. 30, 2016 - In 1997, when my college roommate and I left the premiere of Love Jones, we headed to the nearest drugstore to find a lipstick to match Nina Mosley’s. My best friend got Nina’s haircut. I teased her mercilessly, but I was secretly envious. I bought the soundtrack, the VHS and, later, the DVD. Find any “About Me” that I’ve completed in the last 20 years, and find Love Jones under “Favorite Movie.” Five years ago, while in Chicago, I even made a pilgrimage to the Wild Hare, the site of Nina and Darius’ first date. It doesn’t get more Love Jones than me.

So imagine my excitement at the news last summer that a theater adaptation, Love Jones the Musical, was in the works. I immediately tagged my bestie on Facebook: “I’m not sure how they’re going to make a musical out of this, but you know we’re goin’, right?” It turns out the makers of Love Jones the Musical weren’t sure either. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

President Obama: ‘Michelle will never run for office’

Nov. 30, 2016 - President Obama says both he and first lady Michelle Obama will be “very active” in working with people at the grass-roots level to support progressive causes once he leaves office. But despite her popularity and natural public speaking ability, Michelle isn’t interested in a career in politics.

“Michelle will never run for office,” the president told Rolling Stone in an interview conducted the day after the election. “She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics.” Read more at yahoo.com.

Category: General

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PRINCE DOCUMENTARY BIOPIC TITLED ‘PRINCE: R U LISTENING?’ IN PRODUCTION, COMING IN 2017

Nov. 30, 2016 - A celebration of the late Prince’s life is set to be held at his Paisley Park Studios compound in Minnesota on the anniversary of his death, April 20-23, 2017, it was announced yesterday.

Prince’s former bands The Revolution and 3RDEYEGIRL are scheduled to play at the event, with more artists to be announced soon. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Donald Trump Suggests Revoking Citizenship For Flag Burners

Nov.29, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that people who burn the American flag should lose their citizenship.

This goes against current U.S. law, as well as a landmark Supreme Court case. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Keke Palmer On Self-Expression, Acting And Her Musical Comeback

Nov. 11, 2016 - Nearly 10 years after the release of her debut album, Keke Palmer is back with the release of her new 5-track visual album, “Lauren.”

Titled after her birth name, Lauren Keyana Palmer, the “Akeelah and the Bee” actress gives the audience insight into her career as Keke Palmer, and addresses the obstacles and vulnerabilities that often come with being an entertainer. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Category: General

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Nas Is Selling Black Santa Holiday Sweaters In Support Of Prison Reform

Nov. 29, 2016 -Nas is hopping on the ugly Christmas sweater bandwagon for a good cause.

This holiday season, the veteran MC launched the “Kneeling Santa” crew neck sweater by his clothing brand HSTRY. Available in red, black, and green, proceeds for the special edition sweater will go to a non-profit called Center for Court Innovation, which “seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system,” according to the organization’s website. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Category: General

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