African-American culture

Pepsi, Fat Joe and Triller Crowned T-Lyon Winner of First-Ever Virtual Hip Hop Talent Competition, "Your Wildest Dreams"

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 5:47pm

T-Lyon has continually proved his talent over the last year in talent competitions and virtual performances across digital channels.

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  • T-Lyon has continually proved his talent over the last year in talent competitions and virtual performances across digital channels.
  • Having garnered over 100K+ views on his Triller videos, T-Lyon has undoubtedly established his voice on the artist and music-first platform.
  • "We are so excited to crown the winner of our first-ever virtual hip-hop talent competition on Triller," saidChauncey Hamlett, CMO South Division, PepsiCo Beverages,North America.
  • "I came into this competition excited to scout new hip hop talent and give a deserving artist their big break," said Fat Joe.

Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Paul Stanley Releases First Full-Length Soul Station Album

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Soul Station is a band gathering some of today's leading musicians to pay tribute to the greatest artists and songs from the R&B and soul catalog to keep this vital music current.

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  • Soul Station is a band gathering some of today's leading musicians to pay tribute to the greatest artists and songs from the R&B and soul catalog to keep this vital music current.
  • While a surprise to many, Stanley's early pivotal roots in this music has quietly turned this passion into a celebrated touring and recording band.
  • Stanley's 15-piece ensemble group has toured the U.S. and Japan, and recently recorded an album of nine classic soul songs and five new original songs.
  • "Long before I ever heard the great British bands, I grew up listening to Philly Soul, Motown and so much more.

Donnell Rawlings Boards Wikileaf Original Podcast 'Hip Hop History High'

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:43pm

Seattle, Washington--(Newsfile Corp. - January 13, 2021) - Wikileaf Technologies Inc. (CSE: WIKI) ("WIKI" or the "Company") and Ximen Media Group are pleased to announce actor, comedian and podcast personality, Donnell Rawlings will host WIKI's upcoming original podcast series "Hip Hop History High".

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  • Seattle, Washington--(Newsfile Corp. - January 13, 2021) - Wikileaf Technologies Inc. (CSE: WIKI) ("WIKI" or the "Company") and Ximen Media Group are pleased to announce actor, comedian and podcast personality, Donnell Rawlings will host WIKI's upcoming original podcast series "Hip Hop History High".
  • Hip Hop History High was created by Carlos Koustas and Delmar Washington, who will serve as executive producers alongside Producer/Casting Director Natasha Ward C.S.A.
  • Hip Hop History High is a short-form comedy series inhaling in hip-hop and its icons telling cultured stories that involve "Mary Jane".
  • It's Hip Hop History B!t@$!," said Donnell Rawlings.

Clark Atlanta University Partners with Propel Center, a New Global HBCU Headquarters for Innovation

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:30pm

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta that will support innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide.

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  • ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta that will support innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide.
  • Clark Atlanta University will collaborate with Propel Center and the entire HBCU community to bring leadership and career development programming to its students.
  • Clark Atlanta University Partners with Propel Center, a New Global HBCU Headquarters for Innovation.
  • Clark Atlanta University was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African-American history.

TAAT™ Menthol is the First TAAT™ Variety to be Sold Out and Reordered by Ohio Tobacco Retailers

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 9:01pm

During the initial weeks in which TAAT Original, Smooth, and Menthol were available for purchase by legal-aged smokers in Ohio, the TAAT Menthol variety was the first to be reordered by tobacco retailers who sold out of this variant.

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  • During the initial weeks in which TAAT Original, Smooth, and Menthol were available for purchase by legal-aged smokers in Ohio, the TAAT Menthol variety was the first to be reordered by tobacco retailers who sold out of this variant.
  • Tobacco retailers who sold out of TAAT Menthol have placed reorders through their respective tobacco distributors who carry TAAT.
  • Menthol cigarettes, which were invented in Ohio in 19242, gained popularity due to the unique cooling sensation from added menthol (C10H20O).
  • General reception has been excellent for all three varieties of TAAT, though TAAT Menthol was the first to be sold out and reordered.

Urban One, Inc. Chairwoman Receives Congressional Recognition And NABJ Hall Of Fame Accolades For 40 Years Of Service To The African American Community

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 1:30pm

Additionally, Hughes was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

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  • Additionally, Hughes was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
  • Urban One celebrated its milestone anniversary of 40 years amid the unprecedented social, political, and economic challenges presented in 2020.
  • "Mr. President, I rise today to honor a tenacious, entrepreneur, visionary radio personality, and powerful advocate for the African American community, Cathy Hughes," noted Senator Van Hollen.
  • "This year, her pioneering radio company, Urban One, celebrated 40 years on the air.

Celebrate Kwanzaa Just by Listening to This Podcast for 7 Days

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 6:00am

These 15-minute historic tales told with a new twist, are crafted to entertain the youth while honoring African heritage.

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  • These 15-minute historic tales told with a new twist, are crafted to entertain the youth while honoring African heritage.
  • podcast series puts a modern spin on traditional Kwanzaa stories, intended to assist young people in learning valuable lessons that will live with them forever.
  • For more information visit http://abfc.co/kwanzaa
    Educating youth 8 years of age and older, Kwanzaa Time!
  • ABF Creative's current and past podcast partnerships include Audible, Prudential Financial, The GRAMMY Museum Experience, Brooklyn Museum, and Black Entertainment Television.

Out Now: Traveler, "Get Down" (Outside In Movement)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 1:00am

The music of electronic dance music DJ and producer, Traveler, throbs with life.

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  • The music of electronic dance music DJ and producer, Traveler, throbs with life.
  • The latest release from Traveler is titled, "Get Down" (Outside In Movement), and the track is available now.
  • House music has long held distinct significance in Traveler's heart, and "Get Down" is bass-house music at its best.
  • Additionally, Traveler has DJ'd at leading nightclubs including Avalon in Los Angeles, and other venues.

Enjoy Live Jazz From the Comfort - and Safety - of Your Home

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Today Middle C Jazz Club is launching the service, which features a live- streamed show every Saturday night and access to a catalog of the "best of" performances from the Club.

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  • Today Middle C Jazz Club is launching the service, which features a live- streamed show every Saturday night and access to a catalog of the "best of" performances from the Club.
  • "When the pandemic changed the live entertainment world, we invested heavily in quality live streaming equipment, and starting streaming select shows," said Larry Farber, owner of Middle C Jazz Club.
  • Middle C features regional, national and international jazz, and programming spans multiple genres, including mainstream, smooth, contemporary/ emerging, world, R&B/funk and legend jazz.
  • Founded in 2019 by Larry and Adam Farber, Middle C Jazz Club is a 200-seat live music venue in uptown Charlotte, N.C. Middle C Jazz Club offers artists from the mainstream, smooth, contemporary/emerging, world, R&B/funk and legend genres.

Weeksville Heritage Center Ushers 2020 Out in Life-Affirming Fashion with Virtual Kwanzaa Festival

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 1:38pm

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As a challenging 2020 draws to a close, the Weeksville Heritage Center looks to mark the occasion with a vibrant virtual celebration rooted in the uplifting principles of Kwanzaa.

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  • NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As a challenging 2020 draws to a close, the Weeksville Heritage Center looks to mark the occasion with a vibrant virtual celebration rooted in the uplifting principles of Kwanzaa.
  • This year, the Weeksville Heritage Center is getting an early start on the Kwanzaa holiday, coinciding with the institution's Weeksville Weekend, which takes place on the second Saturday of each month.
  • Guests will have the opportunity to support Black businesses by purchasing gifts from retail consortium Black-Owned Brooklyn ,which will be featured on the Weeksville Heritage Center website.
  • Join Weeksville Heritage Center for its final Weeksville Weekend of the year, RSVP for Kwanzaa Fest: 2020 Rising in Principle at www.weeksvillesociety.org .