April 13,1964 Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role for “Lilies of the Field”

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Poitier was born in 1924, while his parents were visiting the United States from the Bahamas, where his father was a tomato farmer. As a teenager, Poitier dropped out of school and returned to America to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his military stint, he became […]

Hattie McDaniel Oscar 12 was the first African American Woman to win an Academy Award, “Gone With the Wind.’ in 1940.

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By the mid-1920s, Hattie McDaniel became one of the first African American women to perform on radio. In 1934, she landed her on-screen break in the film Judge Priest. She then became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind. […]

White vs Entrepreneurs of Color

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Follow the entrepreneurial journey of Alberto Marzan LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Founder and CEO of Press Media Group and AfroLife, Alberto Marzan is an innovator set to transform the global streaming and OTT marketplace. Recognized throughout his career as an agent for change and strategic growth, in 2015 Marzan’s passion for impact led him to […]

Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are the ‘Today’ show’s new anchor team

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Hoda Kotb is officially Today‘s new co-anchor. It’s been a time of controversy and change at NBC’s beloved Today show, but Kotb and Savannah Guthrie aren’t about to let turmoil dent their morning cheer. In an exclusive interview for this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday, both are bracingly upbeat — and these women really (really) […]

Women Leaders Launch “TIME’S UP” Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power, Shift Leadership Imbalances, and Promote Equality

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TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Launches LOS ANGELES– TIME’S UP, an unprecedented movement started by women in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is one of a series of TIME’S UP’s ongoing commitments to combat the systemic power imbalances that have prohibited many women, especially […]

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage, Nation’s Oldest African-American Owned Business, Wins 2017 MBE Award

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136-Year-Old Business Still Strong with Distinguished Award Win COLUMBUS, Ohio, – E.E. Ward Moving and Storage co-owners Dominique and Brian Brooks proudly accepted the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Supplier of the Year Award (Class II) at the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) Annual Awards Gala on Nov. 17, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The MBE […]

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