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Black Harvard Law Attorney Turns Social Entrepreneur to Help Teen Girls

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HARVARD LAW SCHOOL ATTORNEY TURNS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR TO HELP TEEN GIRLS

Raye Mitchell Hosts G.U.R.L.S. Rock(TM) 2011 Leadership Summit for Girls 12 to18 – Celebrating the Global Importance of Girls of Color – Sept. 10, 2011 – Linen Life Gallery, San Leandro, CA

Change It Up! What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership (2008) – Girl Scouts of America:

* Being a leader is important to 70% of African American, 66% of Latina, and 56% of Asian American girls compared to 49% of Caucasian girls.

* Primarily, African American girls want to be the kind of leader who stands up for her beliefs and values (88%), brings people together to get things done (87%), and tries to change the world for the better (83%).

* Even though African American girls believe that being a leader will help them to help others, they also believe it will help them develop useful skills and qualities (37% vs. 26%) and to be successful in life (38% vs. 30%) more so than African American boys. Read more…

The 1st Annual James Mark Hip Hop Golf Classic Has Been Moved To Lake Las Vegas

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In late July of 2011, it was announced that James Mark, Founder/CEO of James Mark Entertainment and JM Magazine would present The 1st Annual James Mark Hip Hop Golf Classic, the first of its kind in Las Vegas.

James Mark has raised the bar of elegance as the Golf Classic and festivities will now take place in luxurious Lake Las Vegas. Hip Hop Elite, actors, actresses, musical artists and sports figures will tee off on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at the very exclusive and private Jack Nicklaus signature Golf Club at SouthShore to raise funds and awareness to health conditions that affect some of the entertainment industries’ hottest celebrities. Read more…

Is President Obama Afraid to Discuss Black People? A Writer Compares Obama, Carter, Reagan

August 25, 2011 2 comments

http://yourblackmoney.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/is-president-obama-afraid-to-discuss-black-people-a-writer-compares-obama-carter-reagan/

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World

Writer Trymaine Lee recently spoke on President Obama’s economic policies, particularly as they relate to the African American community.   Lee does a very good job of comparing the statements of President Obama on black unemployment to those of Presidents Carter and Reagan, who also faced historic unemployment during their regimes.  I am not sure why Lee left the Bush presidents off the table, but I suspect it is because they ran the nation when the economic situation was not nearly as dire.

Lee seems to argue that both Reagan and Carter differed from President Obama in that they were not afraid to address black people directly or advocate for targeted economic policy to urban centers or people of color.  However, when President Obama has been confronted with the unique challenges facing black America, a “rising tide will lift all boats” metaphor was used.   In his metaphor, President Obama was effectively arguing that if he helped everyone, that would automatically help the African American community. Read more…

Mysonne – Pardon Me

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Categories: The Industry Cosign, Video

Sha Stimuli ft. Lela Biz “Alone”

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LIL WAYNE FT DRAKE JADAKISS – IM GOOD

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Categories: Music, The Industry Cosign

Brianna – Fly Kicks

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MBB Fresh: Mobilizing Moms In Support Of Women’s Health & Economic Rights (HERrights)

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http://mybrownbaby.com/2011/08/mobilizing-african-american-mothers-to-protect-womens-health-family-and-economic-right/

Post image for MBB Fresh: Mobilizing Moms In Support Of Women’s Health & Economic Rights (HERrights)By KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER

On the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington, which are this week, MomsRising is joining women’s rights organizations and mom bloggers to mobilize women voters around the preservation of women’s Health and Economic Rights (HERrights)—a movement designed to build an even stronger nation that lives up to its full potential.

The current extremist attacks on women’s health and family economic security serve to weaken the United States and our families, not strengthen them. Frankly, when family economic and health security is threatened, we are all threatened.

To counter these threats, MomsRising has joined forces with the leadership of HERvotes, which includes organizations that are on the very forefront of women’s equity issues, including those representing women of color, women’s faith groups, and women labor leaders, along with a mixture of long-standing organizations like the 130 year old AAUW, relatively new organizations like the 5-year-old MomsRising, and many more groups dedicated to fighting on behalf of women and their families. Read more…

ROCCETT ft TREY SONGZ – WHAT THE DEAL IZ

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Categories: Music, The Industry Cosign

DTMD – You

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Categories: Video

RED CAFE “keep it 500″

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Categories: The Industry Cosign, Video

Pat G “New Day”

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Baltimore NAACP Names New Chairman For Voter Committee

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REV. MEDGAR L. REID NAMED TO NEW POSITION FOR BALTIMORE CITY BRANCH NAACP

Rev. Medgar Reid

Baltimore, MD(BlackNews.com) — The Baltimore City Branch of The NAACP has named Rev. Medgar L. Reid Chairman of The Voter Education, Registration and Civic Engagement Committee 2012.

In his new role as Chairman of The Voter Education, Registration and Civic Engagement Committee 2012, Rev. Reid will coordinate with other organizations and oversee helping people to use the power of their voice by voting. With an aim to increase the young electorate turnout (18-29), the NAACP in conjunction with other organizations will continue to make voter education, registration, civic engagement and voter turnout a priority. Read more…

Cardi ft. Omarion “By My Side”

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Categories: Music, The Industry Cosign
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