Rosario Dawson To Host The 2022 International Peace Honors Presented By PeaceTech Lab

The actor and social activist will host the inspiring event that honors the work of some of today’s most outstanding global leaders and change-agents. January 13, 2022 08:18 AM Eastern Standard Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PeaceTech Lab (PTL), the award-winning non-profit organization founded by the United States Institute of Peace, announced today that renowned actor and activist Rosario Dawson will host…

TV-One Airing Encore Presentation of “Unsung” with Mtume

In tribute to the late two-time Grammy winner James Mtume, TV-One will air an encore presentation of his feature on their longtime music documentary series, “Unsung”, on Wednesday, January 12th at 8 pm ET and Saturday, January 15th at 11 am ET. Originally aired in May of 2018, “Unsung”covered Mtume’s life and career from his…

Carnegie Classification reaffirms Jackson State as ‘high research activity’ university

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University has received reaffirmation in the category of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” based on the latest evaluation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The 2021 reaffirmation reflects the university’s commitment to elevate its research and empower academic excellence and outreach as part of our mission to…

MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION IN BRANDON

The Communities Working to Unite Youth (CWUY) 501c3 Organization is excited to host our Annual Martin Luther King Celebration entitled “I Remember Martin”. This event is a day where we will reflect on a man of greatness while celebrating with our communities. CWUY will honor Martin Luther King with a Parade and Community Festival on…

COVID-19 regular vaccines, boosters: Jackson State University offering Pfizer and Moderna to public; Pfizer available for those ages 12 and older

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University will provide free Pfizer and Moderna regular vaccines and boosters to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. Also, the regular Pfizer vaccine will be available for those ages 12 and older.  The Jackson-Hinds…

Jackson State University’s virtual MLK Convocation will be Friday, Jan. 14; Margaret Walker Center also will present 3 with ‘For My People’ awards

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University associate professor Deidre L. Wheaton, Ph.D., will keynote the virtual 54th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Convocation in JSU’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, sponsored by The Margaret Walker Center. Due to coronavirus protocols, there will not be an in-person audience. However,…

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF JAMES MTUME

The Mtume family sadly announce the passing of James Mtume (Forman) – sunrise January 3rd, 1946, sunset January 9th, 2022. The biological son of jazz saxophone great Jimmy Heath, James Mtume was raised by incredible parents James and Bertha Forman. He pursued training as a swimmer while attending Pasadena City College and was recruited for…

CATHY HUGHES AND CHRIS TUCKER CO-HOST STAR-STUDDED ANNUAL URBAN ONE HONORS, PREMIERING JANUARY 20 AT 8 P.M./7C WITH SPECIAL PRE-SHOW TRIBUTE AT 7 P.M./6C ON TV ONE

Celebrating 40 Years of Radio One with Honorees Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliott, Sylvia Rhone, Chance the Rapper and Ryan Jamaal Swain; and Performances by Ne-Yo, Wale, Brandy, Eric Benét, Al B. Sure!, Chanté Moore, Pastor Charles Jenkins and Jac Ross (SILVER SPRING, MD) – January 9, 2020 – The annual URBAN ONE HONORS event will premiere on Monday, January 20…

WATCH: SZA Drops Visualizer for “I Hate U”

Today, Top Dawg Entertainment’s multi-platinum selling, chart-topping and award-winning recording artist SZA, releases the visualizer for “I Hate U” starring actor and rapper LaKeith Stanfield. Listen here.

SHEEN Magazine Announces William P. Chapman, III as the New Publisher

Same Premium Magazine, New Leader Fountain Inn, SC, January 06, 2022 –(PR.com)– SHEEN Magazine announces the promotion of William P. Chapman III to Publisher of SHEEN Magazine. With a proven track record of maximizing revenue, profit and creating high-quality content for the publication, the millennial master strategist and visionary takes his rightful place at the helm…

COVID-19 vaccines today: Jackson State University offering Pfizer, Moderna boosters to public; regular Pfizer available for ages 12 and older

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University will provide free Pfizer and Moderna boosters to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. today (Tuesday, Jan. 4) at “One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. Also, the regular Pfizer vaccine will be available for ages 12 and older.  The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center is…

$150K endowment by P3 Group helps Jackson State students pay college expenses; Sonic Boom gets $10K boost

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University received a $150,000 endowment from the foundation of The P3 Group, Inc., which is the largest African American-owned real-estate development firm in the U.S. The Group equally contributed $150,000 to Florida A&M University. The Brown Foundation Community Development Corporation, the philanthropic arm of P3, also provided a one-time $10,000…

RZA and Flatbush Zombies Release “Quentin Tarantino” today

Cinematic track is a follow-up to “Plug Addicts,” released last week Stream “Quentin Tarantino” here: quentintarantino.lnk.to/rjK3tR (December 17, 2021) RZA and Flatbush Zombies have once again teamed up to release the new cinematic track “Quentin Tarantino,” today. The reverent cut was produced by RZA and Prince Paul (with additional production from Erick The Architect), a…

Bryson Tiller & Pentatonix Drop New Christmas Track

Today, Grammy-nominated multi-platinum selling recording artist Bryson Tiller and three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Pentatonix gift fans an early holiday present with the cover of a quintessential holiday tune “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” via Trapsoul/RCA Records. GET IT HERE

Hip-Hop Icon Too $hort Partners with Encore to Deliver Innovative & Interactive Live Augmented Reality Performances

The Bay Area Native to Premiere New Single “Nasty Dance” via Virtual Strip Club on Kid Cudi’s platform December 16, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, interactive live music app Encore announced a partnership with hip-hop icon and entrepreneur Too $hort on a series of augmented reality, live performances called “Live from Too $hort’s…

Jackson State University and Mississippi College receive $5 million grant, join forces to create public health programming

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University and Mississippi College are set to receive a $5 million Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) grant for a joint venture aimed at promoting and protecting population health by focusing on academics, community and the workforce. Among several initiatives, the collaboration allows for the creation of a bachelor’s in public…