Covering Black communities with nuance and purpose

There’s a difference between covering a community from a perspective of highlighting their assets compared with their deficits. “Deficit framing defines people by the worst possible thing that ever happened to them, and that happens a lot with Black communities,” says Deborah Douglas, a distinguished visiting professor at DePauw University, editorial strategist,...
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“Unspeakable” amplifies voices of the Deaf community and their support for Black lives

Titled “Unspeakable,” this public service announcement is charged with bringing awareness to the voices of the Deaf community and their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Written and directed by Emmy Award-Winner Emmai Alaquiva and a team of collaborators, this short features a diverse cast comprised of members of...
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Terri Minor Spencer: Force of Nature in Her Community

“Good Morning, Boom Shakas! Have A Great Day, Do It With Your Chin Up & Back Straight” Scroll down Terri Minor Spencer’s Facebook page and you’ll see many messages like this one—and in Terri’s case, what you see is what you get, even on Facebook. As a community activist in...
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BMe Community mobilizes 70 Black leaders to drive the Agenda for Black L.O.V.E.

As part of its commitment to advance the Agenda for Black L.O.V.E., BMe Community (BMe) has awarded fellowships designed to unite, celebrate, and elevate Black leaders to achieve greater influence and impact in creating more caring, prosperous communities. After a rigorous selection process from candidates nationwide, BMe Community awarded 61...
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Network of 300 Black Leaders and OneUnited Bank Calls for Black People to Live Own Vote and Excel (L.O.V.E.)

In celebration of Juneteenth (Freedom Day), BMe Community, OneUnited Bank, and a vanguard of 300 Black leaders are urging organizations, community leaders, and citizens to formally declare their support for Black people to Live, Own, Vote and Excel in America. Committing to this Agenda for Black L.O.V.E. is a constructive...
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President of American Mobile & Teledentistry Alliance

The American Mobile & Teledentistry Alliance announced today that Dr. Kwane Watson has been selected as the first ever President. “Dr. Watson brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm to our mission,” says the Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have someone with Dr.Watson’s leadership experience and...
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Congresswomen Are Banding Together Seeking Racial Healing

This new legislation would examine slavery and institutional racism As protesters across America march, shout, and kneel to demand an end to police brutality, and as the land of the free and the home of the brave grapples with racism, some believe the truth could set this nation free. That’s...
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OneUnited Bank America’s Largest Black Owned Bank Supports Blackout Day 2020

Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2020 - OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, is proud to support #BlackOutDay2020, a national financial movement happening on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The movement recognizes the need for economic solidarity and requests that not one Black person in America...
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Miami doctor tests homeless for coronavirus while volunteers deliver food, clothes

On the sidewalk under an I-95 overpass in Overtown, Barry Alston flinched as a doctor pushed a swab far up his nostril. Alston did not feel sick Friday, but the 58-year-old homeless man was trying to prove a point to others who were skeptical about why the doctor was there....
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Highlights of the Coronavirus Federal Stimulus Bill for Community Partners

The $2.2 trillion stimulus package – S. 3548 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act – passed in the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th and will be voted on by the House on Friday, March 27th.  The bill contains measures directed toward providing relief to workers, including stimulus checks, expanded...
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