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By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson  To my beautiful, brilliant Black daughters: I have so many hopes and dreams for you, that if I tried to say them all, they would run longer than the entire Harry Potter series! My hopes for you, my two beautiful Black girls, are so simple and yet also entirely grandiose. My dreams for you, beautiful Black girls, are that...

The 36th Annual McDonald's Gospelfest comes to Newark Symphony Hall (1030 Broad Street, Newark, NJ) on Saturday, May 12th for the gospel event of the year. This year will feature a stellar line-up of gospel artists including Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Jekalyn Carr, VaShawn Mitchell, Le'Andria Johnson, Wes Morgan, Cissy Houston, Melba Moore, and Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson. McDonald's Gospelfest tickets are on sale now at the Symphony...

The National Urban League recently held their 2018 Join Week. Join Week is a national membership drive run by the Young Professionals Chapter. The themed-based program is a week-long event that promotes the mission, goals and various services that the Urban League provides. This year’s theme was “Empowered to Lead”.  I had the pleasure of attending a few of Essex...

The new book, entitled Flawed Flesh, Perfect Purpose, is a compilation of thought-provoking and engaging short stories encouraging readers to utilize their fears, setbacks, and failures to propel them towards living a life of purpose. In Mims’ powerful story “Unveiling Your Purpose Isn’t Rocket Science,” she takes readers on a voyage throughout the successes and failures of her more than 25 years...

The Van Jones Show is off to a great start. With Jay-Z as the first guest on its debut episode on January 27, it would surely be a show to watch out for. The new CNN series will be hosted by no other than Van Jones, an activist and former Obama administration policy adviser. He will be joined by the famous rapper,...

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will air exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Larenz Tate, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and Power series star and Erica Ash, who appears on Survivor's Remorse and stars in the upcoming BET legal drama series In Contempt, will serve as this year's hosts. The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb...