African American Interest

African American Interest

African American Interests News, including Black PR News, Urban, and People of Color

African American Interest

African American Interest
African American Interests News, including Black PR News, Urban, and People of Color

Call to Action for Megan Williams: National March Against Hate Crimes and Racism

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- March Purpose: To bring national and statewide support to Charleston resident Megan Williams, the Williams Family, and victims of other hate crimes nationwide. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges as well as State hate crime charges be brought in the Williams' case.

Megan Williams Kidnapping, Rape and Torture Case: Advocates and Family Call for Federal Hate Crime Charges

LOGAN, W.Va. -- Black Lawyers For Justice President, Malik Shabazz, Esq., today announced they will organize and advocate for Federal Hate Crime Charges to be brought against the 6 Defendants in the Megan Williams Kidnap and Torture Case, on behalf of the family. On September 12, 2007 six white residents of Logan County were arrested and charged.

New Black Panther Party for Self Defense to Organize Coalition to Secure and Protect Jena 6 Families and the Streets of...

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Malik Shabazz, Esq., Attorney and leader of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense, announced today that members of the New Black Panther Party will begin patrolling the streets of Jena, Louisiana this week to protect the Jena 6 families and Black Jena residents against open and imminent alleged threats from Ku Klux Klan and other White supremacist advocating violence.

Sphinx Brings Diversity to Carnegie Hall with the Nation's Top Young Black and Latino String Players

Sphinx OrganizationNEW YORK, N.Y. -- Approximately 25% of Americans are Black or Latino. In our nation's professional orchestras however, Blacks and Latinos combined comprise approximately 4% of the musicians. On September 25, The Sphinx Organization, the non-profit organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music, will present the all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet at Carnegie Hall.

The Oracle Group Launches 'In the Cafe with Mocha' – Literary TV Program Showcasing Authors of African Descent

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Oracle Group announces the launch of "In the Cafe with Mocha" an exciting new literary television show celebrating African American authors. The show streams via Internet and local television programming in the Washington DC area beginning September 2007.

Author James Dixon II Declares 'State of Emergency' in Black America

Why are Blacks Doing So BadCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In a bold new book, "If God is So Good, Why are Blacks Doing So Bad?" (LifeBridge Books, ISBN 978-0-9786581-7-5), author James Dixon, II, believes the African-American race is an endangered species and issues an urgent call to business, government, education, entertainment and the church to address the problem.

Black Entrepreneur Will Serve All Shades of Brown with the Launch of Cultural Cuts

Cultural Cuts LLCCINNAMINSON, N.J. -- For Jerome Williams the directive was clear: with the "the changing face of America," and knowledge of the economic potential of America's largest new "minority" - the Latino population - there was no other choice but to put his skill and know-how to work, and to recruit others knowledgeable about the hair care industry, to create the nation's first hair care franchise serving both African Americans and Latinos.

Media Advisory: Jamestown Settlement Denies Free Speech Permit to Black / Indian Jamestown Opponents

JAMESTOWN, Va. -- Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) announces news conference Mon. May 7th, 5pm. Rally organizers to file lawsuit in Federal court for 1st amendment demonstration rights to oppose Jamestown's 400th Anniversary.

Director Shavar Ross' Inspirational Film 'Lord Help Us' Gets Star Cast and Distribution

Lord Help UsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Lord Help Us" is a new urban inspirational romantic comedy written, directed and edited by former child actor, Shavar Ross, who played "Dudley," Gary Coleman's best friend for six seasons on the hit 1980's show "Diff'rent Strokes," and produced by Tri-Seven Entertainment.

Does the News Media Patronize the Black Community? asks United Voices for a Common Cause

Bury that SuckaLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of "Bury that Sucka" (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true "to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans."