For the 2008 election and the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama, African
Americans turned out in record numbers nationwide to help elect America's first Black president. This week, civil
rights activists, politicians and concerned citizens launched the Black
Votes Matter Pac in an effort to ensure and maximize the same high
Black voter turnout, particularly in battleground states, for Election 2016.
There are so many stories by and about Black people that have yet to be
told. The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) works to help
creators bring these stories to light. Here, we converse with NBPC Director of Programs and Acquisitions Kay Shaw.
On Saturday, filmmaker and Blackout for Human Rights Founding Member
Ryan Coogler; political activist, author and commentator Van Jones, Justice League NYC activist Carmen Perez, and other local
and nat'l leaders gathered to spread awareness about and raise money
for the Flint water crisis campaign, #JUSTICEFORFLINT.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has launched Pathways
to the C-Suite, a new initiative to help African American students
advance towards private sector careers and leadership opportunities in
Washington, D.C. Former Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford,
founder of the firm R&R Resources+, has signed on to help fund it.
Minority Venture Partners (MVP) Accelerator Inc., a not-for-profit
startup program for commercializing digital, social, and mobile
innovations developed by minority and women entrepreneurs announced
today its formal organization resulting from the receipt of its 501(c)-3
charitable status from the Internal Revenue Service.