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UNCF Awarded $1.9 Million Ascendium Grant to Improve Academic and Career Outcomes of HBCU Students

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 8:45pm

UNCF is appreciative of this critical funding from Ascendium to increasing academic and economic equity and produce best practices for our member institutions, says Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF President and CEO.

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  • UNCF is appreciative of this critical funding from Ascendium to increasing academic and economic equity and produce best practices for our member institutions, says Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF President and CEO.
  • This transformational initiative will provide the necessary training and staffing needed to greatly impact our nations HBCUs, their students and their local economy.
  • Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.
  • Ascendium Education Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping people reach the education and career goals that matter to them.

Cubii Founders Receive Two Distinguished Leadership Recognitions

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

We are honored to receive this award and hope our story inspires future entrepreneurs.

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  • We are honored to receive this award and hope our story inspires future entrepreneurs.
  • Inc.'s Annual Female Founders 100 List honors an influential, ambitious, and diverse group of 100 women who are building America's most inspiring businesses.
  • Each of the founders selected has left her mark on her industry in the past year and represented the female-led future of business.
  • "It is an honor to be included in Inc.'s Female Founders 100 along with so many incredible women," said Jain.

New True Crime Novel Sheds Light on the Role One Brave Woman Played in Expanding DNA Testing of Arrestees in Louisiana

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

In his debut release, Whos Watching You?, Don Johnson pays tribute to his wife, Ellen, sharing her powerful true story of survival after her brutal attack.

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  • In his debut release, Whos Watching You?, Don Johnson pays tribute to his wife, Ellen, sharing her powerful true story of survival after her brutal attack.
  • Pairing his wifes story with law enforcement statistics, Johnson demonstrates the importance of criminal DNA sampling in solving crime and deterring recidivism.
  • He also raises awareness around assault and the devastating impact it has on the lives of victims and their families.
  • is an informative and touching tribute to a woman who advocated for herself and others in the face of trauma and helped usher in a new era of crime prevention in Louisiana.

CommonBond Honored With Visionary Award From Pencils of Promise - Past Recipients Include Usher, Malala, Trevor Noah, Gary Vaynerchuk

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

"The Visionary Award marks CommonBond's unwavering commitment to PoP and our shared vision of a world with access to quality education," said Tanya Ramos, CEO of Pencils of Promise.

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  • "The Visionary Award marks CommonBond's unwavering commitment to PoP and our shared vision of a world with access to quality education," said Tanya Ramos, CEO of Pencils of Promise.
  • "We've always said that business can and should be a positive force for change," said David Klein, CEO & Co-Founder of CommonBond.
  • We're truly honored to be receiving this award and humbled to be in the company of incredible changemakers that PoP has honored before us."
  • Previous PoP Gala award recipients include singer-songwriter Usher, activist Malala Yousufzai, comedian Trevor Noah, and media mogul Gary Vaynerchuk.

AMA Houston Hosts Panel on How Businesses Can Address Systemic Racism in August

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200803005036/en/
    Paul Wall Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist and Houston cultural icon known as The Peoples Champ .
  • While individuals and civil rights organizations are fighting systemic racism in the streets, businesses are searching for ways to address the issue within their own organizations, said Emily Rhodes, 20202021 AMA Houston President.
  • AMA Houston is honored to bring together this expert panel to discuss the challenges in systemic change, what can be done, and what we can all do to help usher businesses into the new America.
  • AMA Houston is one of the nations largest chapters and a repeat Chapter Excellence Award winner including a Silver winner in 2019.

BET Remembers Congressman John Lewis With Special Tribute “JOHN LEWIS: IN HIS OWN WORDS” Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on BET & BET HER

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 8:00pm

BET will honor the legacy of former U.S. Representative John Lewis with an exclusive news special called JOHN LEWIS: IN HIS OWN WORDS, airing Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on BET and BET HER.

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  • BET will honor the legacy of former U.S. Representative John Lewis with an exclusive news special called JOHN LEWIS: IN HIS OWN WORDS, airing Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on BET and BET HER.
  • America lost an icon, but we join so many in celebration of his life, legacy and immeasurable contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and the nation through public service.
  • His contributions allow us to stand on the shoulders of giants as we continue the fight for social justice today.
  • For more information, visit www.bet.com and follow @bet and @betnews across social platforms to join the conversation.

UNCF Mourns Passing of Civil Rights and HBCU Icon John Lewis

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 4:51pm

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNCF mourns the loss of a champion of Civil Rights, from the 1960s to the Black Lives Matter Movement of 2020, the conscience of the United States CongressRepresentative John Lewis.

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  • WASHINGTON, July 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNCF mourns the loss of a champion of Civil Rights, from the 1960s to the Black Lives Matter Movement of 2020, the conscience of the United States CongressRepresentative John Lewis.
  • John Lewis was my Atlanta City Councilman, then my Congressman, and always my friend, said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF.
  • John Lewis represents the best of who we can be as a human being.
  • In March of this year, UNCF gave its highest award to Congressman Lewis, said Lodriguez Murray, senior vice president for public policy and government affairs for UNCF.

Venture Atlanta Transforms Into All-Digital Event, Venture Atlanta Live Online

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:05pm

This is why Venture Atlanta , one of the nation's best venture capital conferences, will this year transform into Venture Atlanta Live Online in light of COVID-19.

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  • This is why Venture Atlanta , one of the nation's best venture capital conferences, will this year transform into Venture Atlanta Live Online in light of COVID-19.
  • Allyson Eman, Venture Atlanta CEO, wants attendees to know that Venture Atlanta Live Online is not your typical videoconference or webinar.
  • Limited sponsorship opportunities for Venture Atlanta Live Online also remain, including never-before-offered packages.
  • This year's event is going all digital through Venture Atlanta Live Online.

Fan Pass Announces Casey Derhak, its Second Confirmed Artist to Perform a Live Stream Concert for the Company’s Official Launch Event July 24th, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:30am

Additionally, Mr. Derhak will promote his upcoming LIVE performance on the Fan Pass platform, to all his fans and social media followers.

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  • Additionally, Mr. Derhak will promote his upcoming LIVE performance on the Fan Pass platform, to all his fans and social media followers.
  • The Fan Pass launch event is really taking shape as we continue adding artists to our line-up.
  • Stay tuned as we expand our artist roster and event line-up, stated Robert A. Rositano, Jr., CEO, Friendable, Inc.
  • I am looking forward to being an artist on the new Fan Pass platform and performing on the official launch event.

ITB Upgrades Los Angeles Showroom And Evolves Talent-Driven Client Strategies To Reflect The New Normal

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:00pm

In addition, the agency is evolving its talent-driven strategies to continue to help clients drive maximum engagement with consumers.

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  • In addition, the agency is evolving its talent-driven strategies to continue to help clients drive maximum engagement with consumers.
  • Following necessary guidelines, all returned garments will be quarantined for 48 hours for required aeration before returning to the showroom.
  • The new showroom is open to members of the industry - by appointment - for uniquely curated and intimate experiences of ITB's partner brands in a beautiful new setting.
  • Additionally, with red-carpet events currently paused, ITB has innovated its approach to engaging high-profile and celebrity talent for dressing opportunities.