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Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Slams Delaware Department of Correction and Governor Carney for Politicizing Mask Donations

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

That the DOC accepted masks when they came from the REFORM Alliance makes it painfully clear that this was a politically-motivated lie.

Key Points: 
  • That the DOC accepted masks when they came from the REFORM Alliance makes it painfully clear that this was a politically-motivated lie.
  • In fact, DOC Commissioner Claire DeMatteis admitted that without this donation, we would have to purchase masks to provide to visitors to the prison.
  • While their primary goal of saving the company has been accomplished, they continue their efforts to fight for more transparency in the Delaware Chancery Court.
  • For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware or to join the cause, visit DelawareForBusiness.org .

Walmart Celebrates Veterans Welcome Home Commitment; Achieves Goal of 250,000 Veteran Associates Hired

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:01am

Huntsman is one of thousands of veterans who has found a home with Walmart since it introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment (VWHC) in 2013, setting its goal of hiring 250,000 new veteran associates by 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Huntsman is one of thousands of veterans who has found a home with Walmart since it introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment (VWHC) in 2013, setting its goal of hiring 250,000 new veteran associates by 2020.
  • Today, Walmart announced it reached the hiring goal with more than 265,000 veteran associate hires.
  • Additionally, more than 44,000 of those associates have been promoted to roles with higher pay and greater responsibility at Walmart and Sams Club.
  • Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have a long history of supporting veterans, service members and their families.

WorldRemit Celebrates the Launch of Their Remittance Service in Somalia

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 3:51pm

WorldRemit , the global online money transfer service has announced the launch of its remittance services in Somalia.

Key Points: 
  • WorldRemit , the global online money transfer service has announced the launch of its remittance services in Somalia.
  • WorldRemit operates in over 50 send countries to over 150 receive countries and is now the first global digital money transfer player to operate in Somalia.
  • WorldRemit delivers a digital service that removes the middleman and allows Somalis living in the United States to send money home 24/7 at their convenience, quickly and securely.
  • Customers in Somalia can receive remittances via WorldRemit from friends and family anywhere across the United States via Cash Pick Up.

BIN: Black Information Network Launches Today as the First-of-Its-Kind 24/7 National and Local All News Audio Service for the Black Community

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

BIN is focused on service to the Black community and providing an information window for those outside the community to help foster communication, accountability and a deeper understanding.

Key Points: 
  • BIN is focused on service to the Black community and providing an information window for those outside the community to help foster communication, accountability and a deeper understanding.
  • BIN will leverage the resources, assets and financial support of iHeartMedia, and fills the void for a 24/7 well-distributed all-news audio service for the Black community.
  • Instead of traditional ad supported media, BIN is enabled by the support of National Founding Partners who share and support the mission of BIN: Black Information Network.
  • BIN: Black Information Network will fill a void by providing continual news and objective information with full focus on the Black community, said Coles.

The 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture: Unstoppable Virtual Experience Presented by Coca-Cola Set to Expand Branded Experiences in First-Ever Virtual Format

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 3:02am

The 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture: Unstoppable Virtual Experience Presented by Coca-Cola unveils invigorating branded experiences for the first-ever virtual ESSENCE Festival of Culture.

Key Points: 
  • The 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture: Unstoppable Virtual Experience Presented by Coca-Cola unveils invigorating branded experiences for the first-ever virtual ESSENCE Festival of Culture.
  • The ESSENCE Festivals branded experiences kicks off June 25-28 and July 2-5 and will stream on essencestudios.com .
  • My Black Is Beautiful, a community-building platform powered by P&G, has celebrated 13 years at ESSENCE Festival with a signature beauty experience.
  • For more information and for the latest news about the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture: Unstoppable Virtual Experience, visit www.essencefestival.com.

BET Renews Lena Waithe’s Breakout Hit “Twenties” for Season 2 and Announces Season 1 Streaming on Showtime This July

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:41pm

Today, BET announced the second season pickup of Lena Waithes breakout hit Twenties, as well as an FYC partnership with Showtime, which will air season one starting July 6th.

Key Points: 
  • Today, BET announced the second season pickup of Lena Waithes breakout hit Twenties, as well as an FYC partnership with Showtime, which will air season one starting July 6th.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200626005514/en/
    Jonica T. Gibbs as Hattie in Lena Waithe's "Twenties" on BET.
  • The first season of TWENTIES, led by the incredible Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham, was a joy to watch in every sense.
  • Founded by Emmy-Award winning writer Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani, the company currently has projects at Netflix, Disney, BET, Showtime, HBO and Amazon.

AHF Lauds San Bernardino County on Declaration that Racism is a Public Health Crisis; Urges Others to Follow Suit

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:56pm

AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) commended San Bernardino County and its five member Board of Supervisors for their historic unanimous vote Tuesday declaring racism a public health crisis, believed to be a first such declaration by any government body in Californiaand likely even nationwide.

Key Points: 
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) commended San Bernardino County and its five member Board of Supervisors for their historic unanimous vote Tuesday declaring racism a public health crisis, believed to be a first such declaration by any government body in Californiaand likely even nationwide.
  • We offer San Bernardino County and its Board of Supervisors our heartfelt commendation and thanks for this important declaration that racism IS a public health crisis and urge other counties and governments to quickly follow suit with so important, if difficult a recognition.
  • One of the first newspaper advertisements run and billboards posted nationally in this updated campaign includes the headline, Racism is a Public Health Issue.
  • To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org , find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter @aidshealthcare .

Statement of California Black Chamber of Commerce on California Efforts to Shut Down Gig-Economy

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:20pm

A century ago, "Black Wall Street" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was burned to the ground, and 400 Black souls were murdered in the maliciously perverse name of righting a perceived wrong.

Key Points: 
  • A century ago, "Black Wall Street" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was burned to the ground, and 400 Black souls were murdered in the maliciously perverse name of righting a perceived wrong.
  • The evil byproduct of the massacre was the destruction of the most prosperous and self-reliant African American community in the United States.
  • The story of Black entrepreneurship in Tulsa is the story of heroism, ingenuity, and resilience of African Americans.
  • Far from exploiting Black workers, the gig economy has become the gateway to independence and self-employment for African Americans.

Nickelodeon’s Nick News Returns With Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, Hosted by Global Superstar Alicia Keys

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 3:30pm

Hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys, the program will amplify the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events.

Key Points: 
  • Hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys, the program will amplify the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events.
  • Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special is the first of a series of Nick News specials that will air on Nickelodeon in the coming months.
  • Talking about race can be sensitive and uncomfortable; and sometimes we try to protect our children from racism they are already experiencing.
  • But honestly, there is no way around this topic if we want to move forward in any kind of meaningful way.

First-Ever Virtual Festival Includes Two UNSTOPPABLE Weekends of #ESSENCEFEST with Daytime Empowerment Experiences and Nighttime Concerts; All Streaming on ESSENCEStudios.com, June 25-28 and July 2-5

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

This year, in partnership with Michelle Obamas national, nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote , ESSENCE will share voter registration and voting resources.

Key Points: 
  • This year, in partnership with Michelle Obamas national, nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote , ESSENCE will share voter registration and voting resources.
  • NEWLY ANNOUNCED: First Lady Michelle Obama; Kerry Washington; Naomi Campbell; Lena Waithe; Ayesha and Steph Curry; Rev.
  • Al Sharpton; Marc Morial; Tamika Mallory; Tarana Burke; Jon Batiste; Chronixx; Michaela Coel; Wyclef; Iyanla Vanzant; Sarah Jessica Parker; Iman Shumpert & Teyana Taylor.
  • PLUS: Marco Borges; Jemele Hill; Misa Hylton; Jeanette Jenkins; MC Lyte; Jodie Patterson; Michael Jai White & Gillian White; Ebonie K. Williams; and many more.