MATTER OF FACT LISTENING TOUR CONCLUDES WITH JUNETEENTH FINALE ACROSS HEARST DIGITAL AND TV OUTLETS

“Trailblazers, Troublemakers & Dreams,” the Fourth and Final Stop on Two-Year Tour, Bows Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 PM ET on Hearst Magazines, Newspapers and Television Stations Digital Sites with Broadcast to Follow on A&E, Hearst Television Stations. Host Soledad O’Brien Engages Provocative Guests from Academia, Business, Entertainment, Politics, Sports in Conversations About Race and…

NEW BLACK EFFECT PODCAST “R&B MONEY” HOSTED BY MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED PLATINUM R&B SINGER-SONGWRITER TANK & MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER-SONGWRITER J. VALENTINE DROPS TODAY!!!

LISTEN TO EPISODE 1 HERE WHAT: “R&B Money” is hosted by the Legendary Grammy Nominated R&B singer-songwriter-producer TANK and his business partner, multi-platinum singer-songwriter-music executive J. Valentine. From iHeartMedia and Charlamagne tha God’s Black Effect Podcast Network, this podcast is for the super dedicated R&B fans, highlighting everything from Marvin Gaye to Pink Sweat$. R&B…

Five Things People of Color Should Know About Skin Cancer

(Black PR Wire) Miami, FL — A common misconception about skin cancer is that, because their skin contains a higher amount of melanin, African-Americans and people with darker skin don’t have to worry about exposure to the sun’s radiation. While it is true that skin cancer is far less prevalent in dark-skinned populations, experts say…

ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola Announces Its Partnerships With AT&T, Ford, McDonald’s, Target, The Walt Disney Company and UnitedHealth Group

May 31, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE Communications, Inc., the leading media, technology, and commerce company serving Black women and communities, today announces its major partnership with AT&T, Ford, McDonald’s, Target, The Walt Disney Company and UnitedHealth for the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture presented by Coca Cola. This year’s festival…

The 4 Things Black people must do to prepare for the coming recession

Black Financial Advisor gives FREE money tips on YouTube Call-In Financial Talk Show “Pocket Watching with JT” (Black PR Wire) I’m a Black Certified Financial Planner who also hosts a call-in financial talk show. Both my private clients and show callers want to know what they should be doing to prepare for a recession. Here…

Fulbright Recipient Ali Abu-El Humos explores wireless communication strategies in developing countries

JACKSON, Miss.- Earning the prestigious opportunity to conduct meticulous research under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, Jackson State University Associate Professor Ali Abu-El Humos, Ph.D. looks forward to bridging the gap between academic and research opportunities for JSU students and study abroad programs. Humos participated in a two-year long period of planning and preparation for…

JSU Professor Kofi Barima Awarded Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

JACKSON, Miss.- History Professor Kofi R. Barima, Ph.D., is one of three Jackson State University professors to receive the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. He will be teaching and doing research at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica, while working at the Institute of…

Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba Gears Up for Power-Packed Performances Mary J. Blige, New Edition, Mike Epps, Ari Lenox, Kevin Ross, Chase Anthony

Memorial Day Weekend May 25-30 Comedy Night and Live Music Performances by an Array of Artists Music Concerts Hosted by Chris Spencer & Doug E. Fresh (Black PR Wire) Oranjestad, Aruba — Imagination takes flight at the 20th Edition of the iconic Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba featuring a luminescent lineup of world-renowned…

A Black Female Superhero for the times; Sugar

A fictional tale based on true events (Black PR Wire) Philadelphia, PA – The now 5-time International Independent Award-Winning Film, SUGAR is a fictional tale about a single parent Mom / successful boutique owner by day, who masquerades as a vigilante by night protecting battered and abused women. Written, Directed and Produced by Indie Award…

JSU Public Safety Officer Sammy Stewart awarded 2022 ‘Top Cop’ designation

JACKSON, Miss. – The Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers and Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriff selected Jackson State University (JSU) Department of Public Safety (DPS) Officer Sammy Stewart for the 2022 ‘Top Cop’ of the Year (Officer of the Year). Stewart was recognized for exemplifying selfless service to the JSU community and unceasing dedication towards…

Jackson State University collaborates with Blackburn Middle for the second annual Student-Led Farmer’s Market

JACKSON, Miss.- Jackson State University (JSU) Department of Community Engagement in partnership with Blackburn Middle School held their second annual student led farmer’s market on Friday, May 20. Sixteen Blackburn scholars participated in the program, which was created to provide young students with entrepreneurial skills.  During the event, the students raised more than $600 dollars…

JSU unveils new sports facility honoring the historic legacy of W.C. and Vivian Gorden

(JACKSON, Miss.)— Jackson State University (JSU) President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. and Interim VP for Institutional Advancement Gwendolyn Caples gathered with family, friends, and longtime JSU supporters to assist in unveiling the newly designed athletic lecture theater dedicated to the historic legacy of JSU Head Coach W.C. Gorden and his wife, Vivian Gorden. The naming…

Jackson State University Appoints Alumna Fran’Cee Brown-McClure asVice President of Student Affairs

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D., today announces the appointment of alumna Fran’Cee Brown-McClure, Ph.D. (’04) as the new vice president of Student Affairs, effective July 1. Associate Vice President Susan Powell, Ed.D., will assume new duties within the administration. “Dr. Fran’Cee Brown-McClure is a respected leader in the higher…

RAPPERS BLUEFACE AND DDG TEAM UP ONCE AGAIN FOR NEW TRACK “MEAT THIS”

FULL-LENGTH COLLAB PROJECT OUT LATER THIS YEAR Stream/Get “Meat This” and Watch Video here (May 20, 2022) Blueface has teamed up with rapper DDG for the new track and video “Meat This.” The track is the first release from a new full-length collaboration project due out later this year on 5th Amendment/MNRK. The two rappers…

Donations to JSU’s Tiger Career Closet help students prepare for professional future

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch partnered with the Mississippi Women Lawyer’s Association to sponsor a professional clothing drive during Women’s History Month. The partnership netted a multitude of women’s business attire and shoes that were donated to the Tiger Career Closet. “The professional clothing drive for JSU students gives us an opportunity…

COVID-19 vaccines, boosters available at Jackson State University on Tuesday, May 17

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will provide free Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters to students, faculty, staff and community members from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. Also, the vaccine/booster will be available for children ages…