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2014-04-11 12:22:31

Prominent Pastor's Acceptance Speech Receives Standing Ovation MIAMI, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visionary, social activist and influential religious leader Bishop Victor T. Curry, was presented the Reverend Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker award at the 16th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards held at the 16th annual National Action Network Convention (NAN) in New York City. The event is held each April to mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's death and, honor those who have...

2011-02-14 11:04:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigation Discovery is proud to present the ground- breaking investigative docu-series, THE INJUSTICE FILES, a search for justice, once and for all, for some of the most senseless racially motivated crimes of the Civil Rights-era. Investigative filmmaker Keith Beauchamp explores aging, unsolved cases that are a part of the WHAT: FBI's Civil...

2010-04-16 11:15:00

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TV One will offer live coverage Saturday, April 17 of the leadership forum sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network designed to determine and commit to significant and measurable goals that will advance the standing of African Americans over the next 12 months in the areas of political power, economic power and social/cultural influence. Moderated by TV One's Washington Watch host and CNN contributor Roland Martin and hosted by radio...

2010-03-12 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Al Sharpton, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein released the following statement. "We applaud the steps taken by the Congressional Black Caucus and the White House to meet to discuss the economy, unemployment and the need to pass health care reform. The current debate on health care is critical. We must not lose sight of the fact that there continues to be a disparity in health care in our minority...

2010-01-14 11:38:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, Former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President of the National Minority Quality Forum, called a press conference at the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center in New York City to focus a spotlight on the need for health care reform that eliminates inequities in health care quality and access for America's emerging majority. Reverend Sharpton has been very vocal about...

2009-12-14 08:46:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marc Morial (National Urban League), the Rev. Al Sharpton (National Action Network), Congressman Lacy Clay, Melanie Campbell (National Coalition on Black Civic Participation) and others to hold press conference to discuss meeting and share action plans to help prevent undercounting in 2010 Census. Who: Marc Morial, chair, 2010 Census Advisory Committee and president and CEO, National Urban League Congressman Lacy Clay, chair of the House...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.