Comcast RISE Awards Over 700 Black-Owned, Small Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

Multi-year Program Opens Eligibility to Small Businesses Owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color November 25, 2020 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients —over 700 businesses will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales…

Florida Power & Light Company partners with 100 Black Men of South Florida for their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help spread joy this holiday season

(Black PR Wire) On Nov. 21, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) joined other community partners to support 100 Black Men of South Florida’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. The food drive fulfills the need to help and bring the joy of Thanksgiving to economically disadvantaged individuals in South Florida. The members, who refer to themselves as…

JIMMIE ALLEN AND LOUIS YORK FT. THE SHINDELLAS“ WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN”

AVAILABLE NOW – LISTEN HERE November 20, 2020 – Platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen is officially kicking off the holiday season with his good friends Louis York and The Shindellas as their festive doo-wop ditty“What Does Christmas Mean” is available everywhere digitally now – LISTEN HERE.  Originally featured on multi-GRAMMY nominated songwriting and production team Louis York’s 2017 EP Masterpiece…

New Documentary Series Recognizes, Elevates and Illuminates Unsung Black Voices and Stories with Support from Toyota

KANSAS CITY, Kan., November 17, 2020–Toyota announced today the premiere of a new documentary series about the historically Black communities of Kansas City, developed in partnership with content creator Roger Suggs, also known as the rapper ‘Vigalantee,’ who is the coordinator of Student Activities at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). Each episode of the…

Business professor at JSU wins $10,000 Blockchain Research Award

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Young Sik Cho, assistant professor of Operations Management in JSU’s College of Business, has won the Blockchain Research Award, which includes a financial prize of $10,000. “Blockchain technology is one of the fastest-growing and disruptive innovations in contemporary business practices, but the educational curriculum for applying Blockchain technology to a company’s…

Babyface, Brandy, CeeLo Green, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, Jazmine Sullivan, Lucky Daye and Smokey Robinson to Perform at the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” Presented by BET

R&B Superstar Monica to Be Honored with the Lady of Soul Award —– Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold Return to Host the Annual Celebration Airing Sunday, November 29th at 8 PM EST on BET —– #SOULTRAINAWARDS November 17, 2020 02:13 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today BET announces performers and presenters for the 2020…

Inspirational Drama “The Ride” Starring Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges Slated for Digital Release on Amazon Prime Video

Produced by Forrest Films, the Alex Ranarivelo True-Life Drama Set in the Exciting BMX World will be Available Exclusively for Amazon Prime Members Starting November 13, 2020 CORONA, Calif (November 17, 2020) – Forrest Films, an American film production, financing and distribution company, announces the release of Alex Ranarivelo’s feature film The Ride for digital…

Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold Return as Third Time Hosts of the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” Presented by BET Airing Sunday, November 29th at 8 PM EST

H.E.R. Leads With 8 Nominations, Followed by Chris Brown With 7 Nods, Beyoncé and Young Thug Round It out With 6 Noms Each —– #SOULTRAINAWARDS November 11, 2020 11:27 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today BET announces the hosts and nominees for the “2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” across 12 different categories. The annual celebration…

Comcast Promotes Rich Jennings to President of Comcast Cable’s West Division

November 09, 2020 08:15 PM Eastern Standard Time PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has promoted Rich Jennings to President of Comcast Cable’s West Division, reporting to Comcast Cable President and CEO Dave Watson. Effective today, Mr. Jennings is responsible for all Comcast cable operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington,…

JSU’s College of Business welcomes Simmons and Didia as new faculty members

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Sharon Simmons is an associate professor in the College of Business. She earned a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s of science degree in Accounting from Hampton University. She has also practiced as…

JSU Development Foundation promotes Tinker to executive director

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jerome Tinker has been promoted to the position of executive director for the JSU Development Foundation. In 2018, Tinker joined the JSUDF where he fulfilled the duties of executive assistant, accounts payable, donor relations, board administrator, and most recently, director. When asked how he felt about his new position, Tinker replied he…

GHANA’S AFROBEAT PRINCE KELVYN BOY RELEASES DEBUT PROJECT THE BLACK STAR ALBUM

PREMIERES NEW VISUAL “WATCH NOBODY” WITH HIGHLIFE LEGEND GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY ON COMPLEX UK LISTEN/DOWNLOAD “BLACK STAR” HERE FEATURED ON SPOTIFY’S ‘AFRICAN HEAT’ PLAYLIST COVER‘NO WAHALA’ PLAYLIST ‘PEPPEH’ PLAYLIST FEATURED ON APPLE MUSIC’S ‘AFRICA NOW’ PLAYLIST ‘GHANA BOUNCE’ PLAYLIST (Accra, Ghana – November  6, 2020) Fast-rising, Ghanaian, afrobeats artist/songwriter, VGMA ‘Unsung Artiste Of The Year’ award…

CELLUS HAMILTON TEAMS UP WITH BRITTNEY CARTER IN “SAME WAR” MUSIC VIDEO

Atlanta meets Chicago in this lyrical duel of wordsmiths. Both Kendrick Lamar & Lauryn Hill are absolutely beaming with pride watching these two emerging emcees. Cellus Hamilton, an Atlanta hiphop artist, has teamed up with Brittney Carter, a smooth lyricist hailing from Chicago, to release one of the most amazing songs of the year. The…

JSU’s virtual town halls aim to ensure productive environment in COVID-19 era

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Staying ahead of concerns spurred by COVID-19 changes, JSU administrators and students have been holding virtual faculty and student town halls to improve learning and educational instruction for all. “Our return to campus centered on our desire for students to progress in their studies and complete their degrees. We are learning lessons…

Marrow is the first student from a Mississippi institution to be selected for the program. She joins the program’s fourth cohort, which includes 59 other doctoral students from various universities.

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Two political science students took home cash awards for winning a ‘Get Out the Vote’ video competition recently sponsored by the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts. Ruby Pollock, a senior, won the first-place prize of $80 for her Halloween inspired theme. Rianna Davis, also a senior, took…