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Pee Dee Black Expo brings exposure to local Black-owned businesses

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – The first-ever Pee Dee Black Expo helped elevate local, Black-owned businesses in the area on Saturday. Organizers hope the event is the first of many to come. “I think it is important because it goes beyond business,” said Rebeca Jackson, one of the event’s co-founders. “Often times when people look at…

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Voorhees University shares the spirit of Thanksgiving with Denmark families

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University faculty, staff and students donated Thanksgiving holiday baskets to families in Denmark on Nov. 22. Twenty-two groups representing the university contributed 32 baskets, boxes and gifts, which were distributed to families in the Fairridge Village and Cedar Apartments. The items were taken to St. Philip’s Chapel just prior to the…

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1980s Icon Irene Cara Has Died

Irena Cara, best known for her work on Flashdance and Fame, has passed away at the age of 63. Her publicist broke the news on social media (via Deadline) and a cause of death has not been provided at this time. She will be remembered for her numerous award-winning contributions to the world of music and acting. Irena Cara performed and co-wrote…

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Report: Deion Sanders offered Power 5 head-coaching job

Story by Grey Papke, Larry Brown Sports  Deion Sanders will have his chance to coach a Power 5 school if he wants it, according to a report. Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders.© Barbara Gauntt/Clarion Ledger / USA TODAY NETWORK Sanders has been offered the head-coaching job at Colorado, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. It…

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The Biden administration extends the student loan payment pause again

cnbcnews.com – Federal student loan borrowers — and the courts — have more time to figure out what’s going on with debt forgiveness before payments resume. The payment pause has been extended through June 30, 2023. In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, President Joe Biden emphasized his administration’s efforts to provide relief to…

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HBCU GO Hires First All-Female Broadcast Team, Jon Kelley as ‘HBCU GO TIME’ Host for Basketball Season

HOUSTON, Tx — The billionaire media mogul Byron Allen is a pioneer in delivering ground-breaking broadcasting teams, shows, and features for HBCU sports fans worldwide.  Allen’s digital streaming platform HBCU GO, plans to feature the first all-female broadcast team with Lawrencia Moten, Nicole Hutchinson, and Courtney Tate, which will broadcast HBCU basketball games for the 2022-23…

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Black College Football HOF Class of 2023 finalists named

The finalists for the 2023 Class of the Black College Football Hall of Fame have been announced HBCU Gameday.com – ATLANTA, GA (November 15, 2022) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced today the 25 Finalists for induction into the Class of 2023 for the Black College Football Hall of Fame. The…

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‘Wakanda Forever’ Generates $180M On Opening Weekend, Here’s What Black America Has To Say

Anne Brown, The Moguldom Nation – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” swooped in over the weekend and saved a dreary box office. Moviegoers have been hesitant to spend money on films this fall, but they turned out for the second installment of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Black Panther” tale. “Wakanda Forever” raked in a whopping $180 million…

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