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Denver police chief calls on public to do more to curb crime

Denver Police chief Paul Pazen on Tuesday urged the public to contact their elected officials with their concerns over rising crime rates.Driving the news: Pazen said the city has recorded 60 homicides so far this year, and is on pace to not only exceed last year's total (96), but break Denver's all-time annual high of 100 homicides set in 1981. The police chief said homicides are having a disproportionate impact on African American, Asian American and Latino residents, who make up 85% of murder victims in Denver.What he's saying: Pazen blamed repeat offenders for driving up the city's crime, and...
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Detroit Marina holds unique title

With four of the five Great Lakes, it’s no surprise Michigan has one of the largest boating communities in the country. However, what some may not not know is Detroit is home to the largest African American boating community in the nation, and Riverside and Erma Henderson Marinas, both located in Detroit on the Detroit River, are the only marinas in Michigan ran and operated by a Black company. Only two other marinas in the nation hold this title.

I Am A Gentleman Inc. providing free back-to-school haircuts, goodie backpacks

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Just in time for back to school - fresh and free haircuts will be all abuzz."I Am A Gentleman Inc." is teaming up with barbers to give school kids a cut Wednesday at noon.The national organization mentors African American teenage boys.Each child who comes by for a haircut will get a goodie backpack filled with school supplies and other items. If you can't make today's event no problem. haircuts will be offered until Sept. 7.To book an appointment head to their website. 

HazelNut Festival & Parade Brings the Community Together

The Village of Hazel Crest held its annual Hazelnut Festival & Parade. Every year, families come with their children and lawn chairs to see the marching bands, elaborate floats and get them excited for the upcoming school year. “The parade is all about the kids and, most important returning to school to get an education,” says Receo Gibson.

Ald. Sophia King announces run for Chicago mayor as field challenging Lori Lightfoot grows

South Side Ald. Sophia King will run for mayor of Chicago, marking the first woman to enter the crowded field of challengers to Lori Lightfoot. King, who represents parts of downtown and Hyde Park, is a former school administrator and community volunteer who was appointed 4th Ward alderman by former Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I love this city. We need a Chicago that’s safer and stronger. Let’s put ...

Williams to put Warren County in spotlight as keynote speaker

Warren County and its place in history will be in the spotlight on Friday at Shauna Williams, president of the Warren County Community Center Board of Trustees, will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 NC Black Environmental Injustice and Healthcare Summit: Grounded in Justice, Rooted in Wellness. The inaugural...
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On The Scene: At least 15 Broadway shows announce openings between September and December

Broadway is getting ready to raise the curtain on new productions for the fall season. At least 15 shows have announced openings between September and December, and according to The Broadway League, the trade association of Broadway theater owners and producers, the fall is a particularly popular time for theatergoers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

This is Lillian Lambert. She is the first Black woman to earn an MBA at Harvard.

Harvard Business School, famous for how selective it is, admitted its first class of women in the year 1963. At the time, African American women had never attended. However, one woman changed the course of history. Lillian Lincoln Lambert, now aged 82, joined the top business school in September 1967. She went on to become the first Black woman to earn a Master's in Business Administration at the Ivy League college, opening the door for hundreds of other Black women to excel. Lambert has since enjoyed a highly successful career and has dedicated much of her time to uplifting fellow Black women in business, Black Enterprise reports.

Food Incubator, Marketplace, and Farm-to-Table Restaurant Coming to Locust Point

Digital Bay Center, a Baltimore technology incubator and accelerator that looks to looks to assist “socially disadvantaged populations” with venture capital and investment, is opening a food incubator, marketplace, and farm-to-table restaurant at the former home of The Port Public House and JR’s Bar & Grill at 1229 Hull St. in Locust Point. Digital Bay Center will complete the purchase of the 3,760 sq. ft. building in October and is looking to open the facility in the spring.
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Alternative Guitar Summit and Joel Harrison Announce Guitar Events for August

The Alternative Guitar Summit in collaboration with Joel Harrison has announced three different guitar events happening all over New York in August. Guitarist, composer, arranger, lyricist, writer, educator, and vocalist Joel Harrison has “created a new blueprint for jazz,” as said by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has released 23 CDs as a leader on seven different labels and is the founder and director of the Alternative Guitar Summit, a yearly festival devoted to new and unusual guitar music.

Development + Jobs: Gina Merritt on Project Community Capital

Today on Midday, conversations about promoting African American entrepreneurship and building Black business. A little later in the show, Tom speaks with Shelonda Stokes, the president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore about the BOOST Program, which promotes Black retailers in downtown Baltimore. We'll meet a couple of those business owners, as well.