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    Nicki Minaj Smashes Billboard Record for Female Rap with ‘Only’

    *Nicki Minaj’s “Only” soars 10-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week, giving the artist her fourth No. 1 — the most among female rappers in the 56 years since the chart launched as a sales/airplay hybrid tally. Minaj surpasses Missy Elliott (with three No. 1s), and moves ahead of Da Brat and Iggy Azalea […]

    Kelvin Wooten: Grammy Nominated Producer Shares His Story with You

    *You’ve heard of Kelvin Wooten – or perhaps more accurately, you’ve heard Kelvin Wooten. The young, dynamic multi- instrumentalist has played, written, arranged or produced for some of the biggest names in music: Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Al Green, The Bee Gees, Anthony Hamilton, Nappy Roots, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, the Isley […]

    Cleo Manago: Bill Cosby — Guilty Until Proven Guilty. Ask A Black Man

    *People tend to view reality through the lens of their personal experience or biases, even when completely irrelevant to a particular issue or incident. Yet, sometimes one’s personal experience and knowledge – with investigation – can bring relevant insight or contemplation to a given situation. I raise this inspired by increasingly disturbing developments in the […]

    Black Women’s Roundtable Statement on NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy

    *Washington, DC – In response to the National Football League’s (NFL) recently released revamped Personal Conduct Policy for players and other employees that was ratified unanimously by 32 league owners, Melanie L. Campbell, convener of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), issued the following statement: “The Black Women’s Roundtable is […]

    Operation Gratitude Announces ‘New Recruit’ Care Package Program

    Los Angeles, CA  – Operation Gratitude is excited to announce the launch of its “New Recruit” Care Package program to thank our newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their lives in service to our nation. Upon Graduation from “Boot Camp,” each New Recruit is handed a […]