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  • 2015 Essence Festival Draws Nearly 500,000 Attendees, Thousands More Online

    Jul 8, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *The 2015 Essence Festival emerged as a confirmed success with nearly 500,000 people who were on hand to attend the four-day event, which took place July 2-5 in New Orleans. Attendees were treated to nighttime performances from more than 80 artists, including Kevin Hart, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Common and Kendrick Lamar, according […]

  • Pres. Obama’s Use of the N-Word Sparks Broader Racism Debate

    Jun 24, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Don’t expect an apology from President Barack Obama regarding him using the N-word during a recent podcast. In fact, the commander-in-chief is glad he said it. And the reaction has been widespread, according to Politico.com, which noted that an even bigger discussion on racism has started because of Obama’s choice of words. “Aides said that walking into […]

  • Sharpton Accepts Invite to Keynote Cleveland Rally on Friday

    May 28, 15 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


    *National civil rights organizations and local clergy ask Rev. Al Sharpton to help unify the Cleveland community following Brelo verdict acquitting Cleveland police officer of manslaughter; release of DOJ report finding pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force; ongoing failure to charge officers in Tamir Rice shooting WHO: National Civil Rights Leader Rev. Al […]

  • 2015 Essence Festival Honors Black Lives Matter Movement

    May 18, 15 by Qwest7 2 Comments


    *The Black Lives Matter movement will be among the topics of discussion at this year’s Essence Festival as Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, will be on hand to speak at the annual four-day event. Fulton will deliver the keynote address at the Essence Empowerment Experience. In addition to Fulton, the Empowerment Experience will include a […]

  • B’more Mayor Clarifies ‘Thugs’ Comment; Sharpton Pushes Off Reporter (Watch)

    May 1, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Calling rioters in Baltimore “thugs” is coming back to bit the city’s mayor, who took to Twitter to make amends for her poor choice of words. “I wanted to clarify my comments on ‘thugs.’ When you speak out of frustration and anger, one can say things in a way that you don’t mean,” Stephanie Rawlings-Blake […]

  • Sharpton & Rawlings-Blake to Hold Summit Tommorow Over Baltimore Situation

    Apr 29, 15 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


    WHAT: Rev. Al Sharpton along with top national civil rights leaders and local Baltimore faith leaders will meet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake tomorrow. The summit will address plans moving forward to support the city of Baltimore and how to improve community-police relations, using Baltimore as a model. WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network […]