ESSENCE Fashion House™ Amplifies Forever Black Fashion with Black-To-The-Future Experiences

The Initiative Returns as a Carbon-Neutral, Phyg-it-al (In-Person and Digital) Experience and Celebrates Black Fashion Creatives – The Cultural Catalysts of Fashion and Style September 07, 2022 03:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Essence Communications Inc., the leading and only 100% Black-owned media, technology and commerce company at scale dedicated to Black women and…

Amazon To Distribute Bottled Water Tuesday At Veterans Memorial Stadium

Jackson, Miss. — Amazon’s Disaster Relief Team will distribute two 18-wheeler truckloads of bottled water to Jackson area residents Tuesday, September 6th beginning at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Water will be provided in Lot A of the stadium, as residents will be able to drive through to have water loaded into their vehicles. …

MSDH News: Regarding City of Jackson Water

JACKSON, Miss. – Pursuant to the Mississippi Safe Drinking Water Act of 1997 (§41-26-1 et sec.), the Mississippi State Department of Health, upon receipt of information that emergency circumstances exist for customers of the City of Jackson, Mississippi drinking water system to receive safe drinking water and that a public water system emergency exists, is imminent…

Rich Homie Quan Launches Independent Venture with Troy Carter’s Venice Music

The Multi-Platinum Selling Independent Rapper Announces New Single “Krazy” Dropping August 31st Pre-Save Here Los Angeles, CA. August 25, 2022. On the heels of the ten-year anniversary of his first EP, Still Going In, Billboard charting, multi-platinum-selling rapper, Rich Homie Quan announces partnership with Venice Music – the innovative music & tech company founded by…

GOOD NEWS GOSPEL FESTIVAL FEATURING THE GRAMMY®-WINNING MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR

The first-ever Good News Gospel Festival will take place on the lawn at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, beginning at 12 p.m. This FREE community event will celebrate the rich heritage of gospel music in the Mississippi Delta, featuring performances by the GRAMMY®-winning Mississippi Mass Choir, Dr. Andrew Cheairs and the Songbirds,…

JSU offers online B.A. in history, adding to its robust programming

JSU’s Department of History and Philosophy has launched its online Bachelor of Arts in history program for the fall, realizing the University’s strategic goal of having one of the most robust HBCU online degree program offerings for students. “The expansion of online degree programs and courses is important to offer prospective students because of flexibility, accessibility,…

WATCH TRAILER: THE WOMAN KING STARRING VIOLA DAVIS

EXCLUSIVELY IN MOVIE THEATERSSEPTEMBER 16 The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey…

Applications Now Open for the Coalition to Back Black Businesses 2022-23 Grant Program

Now in its third year, the Coalition to Back Black Businesses will award $1.3 million in total grants and resources to support the long-term growth of Black-owned small businesses as they continue to navigate challenges including inflation, labor shortages, access to capital, and supply chain disruptions. (Black PR Wire) Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce…

McDonald’s USA Continues Empowering and Supporting Black Community and Cultural Trailblazers through its new Black & Positively Golden “Change Leaders” Program

Interested change leaders can apply starting today through Oct. 9 CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calling entrepreneurs, activists and culture shifters. McDonald’s USA today announced the Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders program, an initiative to empower the next group of visionaries who are changing the world, one community at a time. The yearlong…

Jackson State University’s public radio, WJSU expands its music format for young, multicultural audiences

(Jackson, MS) — WJSU-FM, Jackson State University, will officially launch a new urban radio format, “The Sipp.FM” Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 12 noon. With an Urban Alternative grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), The Sipp.FM is the HD2 streaming signal of listener-supported “Cool and Current,” WJSU-FM, JSU’s Public Radio Station. While WJSU…

JSU Division of University Communications Awarded Multiple 2022 dotCOMM Awards

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Division of University Communications at Jackson State University (JSU) is the recipient of four 2022 dotCOMM Awards, an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition spotlights the role of creatives in the dynamic, constantly evolving web. “Jackson State University is honored to be recognized amongst our…

The 4th Annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival is Back In-Person

4th annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival: Philadelphia, PA – October 22-23, 2022 (Black PR Wire) The Afros & Audio Podcast Festival is in its fourth year, and we’re thrilled to host our annual two-day conference in person at the Warwick Rittenhouse Square Hotel in Downtown Philadelphia, PA, and on the Whova Conferencing Platform, October 22-23, 2022….

JSU alum Jonas Adams named director at NPR, credits the power of networking

Jackson State University alumnus Jonas Adams was recently appointed director of National Public Radio’s (NPR) flagship show “All Things Considered.” Adams describes the promotion as one of the most rewarding roles he’s had in his career. “It’s a job I really never saw myself doing. I’ve been in radio for 20 years, so when I…

JSU alum named seventh president, second woman, of Huston-Tillotson University

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University (JSU) alumna Melva Williams, Ph.D., was recently appointed seventh president and chief executive officer of Huston-Tillotson University (HT) , becoming only the second woman to serve in this capacity since the university’s inception in 1875. “I am honored and energized to serve as HT’s second female president,” Williams said….

Urban Fairytale Lands on the Big Screen

Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 2022 –(PR.com)– Strawberry Princess The Movie Wins Best Thriller. South Central Los Angeles native Writer/Director Rod S. Scott debuts his 4th feature film Strawberry Princess, starring WWE Superstar Ariane Andrew as Layla Johnson in her first leading role. Rod’s past films include “100 Kilos” the Freeway Rick Ross story currently…

JSU Move-in Day 2022: students, volunteers, and administrators look ahead to the new year

Jackson State University welcomed hundreds of first-time freshmen, transfer, and returning students to campus Aug. 18-20 during the school’s welcome week themed “1400 Things.” The weeklong tradition also invites first-time freshmen and transfer students to engage in events introducing them to the university. “We’re very excited to see lots of families moving in. The “one-stop…

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING, 9X NOMINEE, AND PLATINUM-SELLING R&B SUPERSTAR TANK RELEASES HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 10TH & FINAL ALBUM “R&B MONEY”

FEATURES CHRIS BROWN, ROTIMI, J VALENTINE, VEDO, BLAQ TUXEDO, TVERSE, FEATHER & ALEX ISLEY “SLOW” FEATURING J. VALENTINE RISES TO THE TOP TEN ON THER&B CHARTS STREAMING NOW CELEBRATED ALBUM’S RELEASE WITH “THE R&B MONEY JAM” SHOWHOSTED BY TANK AND JAMIE FOXXIN WEST HOLLYWOOD AT THE PEPPERMINT CLUB STREAM “R&B MONEY” ALBUM HERE Today, Grammy…

The McDonald’s 16th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Returns to Live, In-Person Concerts in Five U.S. Cities

The free concert series salutes the spirit of the homecoming tradition with renowned gospel and urban artists and HBCU performances CHICAGO , Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour® is back live and in person with an intergenerational celebration of Black faith, culture and excellence. Inspired by Historically Black Colleges and…