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2014-06-18 16:25:13

A diverse range of top business leaders headline the host committee WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a message from Dale Jones, President of Diversified Search: A highly influential group of leaders representing African and African-American political, business and international trade communities will host the first annual "Gathering of Pan-African Leaders" at the Mayflower Hotel on Monday, August 4, 2014. The dinner and reception will be held in advance of the...

2013-05-02 23:25:52

The nation's leading volunteer-driven nonprofit serving homeless families celebrates 25 years of building communities and strengthening lives. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Family Promise will convene May 3-5 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary as a national organization. The conference theme is, “Sharing Our Dream, Keeping Our Promise,” reflecting the organization´s collective accomplishments over the last quarter century as...

2011-07-12 10:37:00

ATLANTA, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young announced today that Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African-American audiences, will debut on Monday, September 26 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time. "September 26 will be an important milestone as we launch the first-ever independently owned and operated broadcast television network featuring African Americans," said Mr. King III. "Beginning...

2011-04-14 11:55:00

NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because fluoride can disproportionately harm poor citizens and black families, Atlanta civil rights leaders, Andrew Young and Dr. Gerald Durley, have asked Georgia legislators to repeal the state's mandatory water fluoridation law, reports Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Andrew Young, former U.N. Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor, along with Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Atlanta, both inductees in...

2010-08-09 15:27:00

Screening and discussion of "From King to Congress" with Ambassador Andrew Young WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m., the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents a special program and screening of From King to Congress. Ambassador Andrew Young, the subject of this historic film, will participate. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the...

2008-11-11 09:00:27

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dare Not Walk Alone, a feature-length documentary about little-known events in America's civil rights struggle, is now available on DVD at Wal-Mart and other stores. The film clearly illustrates what President-elect Obama has called "the gap between the promise of our ideals and the reality of their time." While documenting Dr. King's heroic campaign to end segregation, the film also paints a disturbing portrait of lingering inequality, some 40 years...

2008-08-15 09:00:07

Statements purportedly helping John Edwards in a sex scandal blooming as he ran for president apparently had campaign ties, The New York Times says. During Edwards' run for the Democratic presidential nomination, two lawyers appeared with supposedly independent reports aimed at clearing Edwards, the former North Carolina senator, of fathering a child in an affair with filmmaker Rielle Hunter, the Times said. Edwards, the 2004 Democratic nominee for vice president, has admitted the affair...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'