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ESSENCE Announces 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture™: Unstoppable Virtual Experience

ESSENCE June 19 announced its 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture: Unstoppable Virtual Experience Presented by Coca-Cola. For the first time in the Festival’s 26-year history, the much-anticipated celebration – which annually draws more than 500,000 attendees and contributes almost $300 million in economic impact over July 4th weekend in New Orleans – will be produced as a…

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HBO’s Human By Orientation Launches Digital “Pride” Site With Daily LGBTQIA+ Programming And Events Through The Month Of June

Pride was, and is, a protest, originally led by black and brown trans women, fighting for all LGBTQIA+ people. It’s due to the activism of this oft overlooked community that Pride is the celebration we know today. Pride brings together the full spectrum of the queer family and it’s important – now more than ever…

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The 2020 Virtual Juneteenth Music Festival Presents a Cultural and Musical Marathon and After Party Hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked re-imagined traditions and events and around the globe, forced to create experiences that people can enjoy from home and in the wake of the resulting backlash, digital media consumption has seen a substantial increase. This “new normal” has created an unprecedented digital landscape where people from across the globe are…

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The Traveling Tailor Makes Debut as Author

David President, Jr., also known as the Traveling Tailor, just made his debut as an author. He has released his first self-published book, titled “The Power of a Suit.” In it, President shares personal testimonies and tips on how to enhance your confidence and gain respect—while having the professional etiquette to match. “When you wear…

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THE BLERDBINDER: Disney Has a Problem with Star Wars

By Noah Washington, NNPA Newswire Contributor The BlerdBinder covers nerdy news for the Black nerds of the world. We welcome all as we talk about subjects ranging from Movies to Music and Tech to Toys. Do you want the Star Wars films at Disney to change? To say that the reception to the new Star Wars trilogy being disappointing…

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5 Socially Distant Memorial Day Activities

In a normal year, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer as millions of people head to beaches, parks and backyards to take part in any of a number of fun activities. But with much of the United States being on some form of lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19, celebrations are likely…

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SC Public Radio to offer Spoleto Festival USA programming as part of ‘Spoleto at Home’ initiative

SC Public Radio (SCPR) May 19 announced plans to offer Spoleto Festival programming as part of a new “Spoleto at Home” initiative. The network will utilize its “Sonatas & Soundscapes” program, as well as its “Spoleto Backstage” podcast to bring past festival performances and behind-the-scenes insights to listeners across the state and beyond.  On March 24, Spoleto…

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Leading Black Beauty Brands Partner to Launch Beauty & Barber Relief Fund

May 20, the Bronner Bros Int‘l Beauty Show (BB) announced the launch of the BB Beauty & Barber Fund to provide relief to licensed cosmetology professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The collaborative effort will help support stylists, barbers, and others in the multicultural beauty industry, which has…

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ESSENCE Study Reveals Key Insights Into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives, Behaviors and Outlooks of Black Women in the U.S.

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the nation in varying degrees, it is having a major impact on the daily lives of Black women. ESSENCE May 14 released research findings from its Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women study. This first comprehensive study of Black women during the coronavirus pandemic reveals key insights into what Black…

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