Real Men Cook Kicks Off
19th Annual Father's Day Celebration
Chicago -- Real Men Cook,
America's premiere urban Father's Day family tradition that pays tribute to the
family, will be held in 11 cities on Father’s Day, June 15. Over 30,000 people
are expected to attend the celebrations, which will be held simultaneously in
Atlanta, Chicago, Benton Harbor (MI), Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles,
New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, DC. Presented by Real Men
Charities, the celebrations provide a platform where "real men" from
all walks of life are honored for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to
their families and communities. Since its inception, the event has raised over
$1 million for participating charities whose missions reflect Real Men Cook's
resolve to uplift the community. The celebration features approximately 1,000
volunteer chefs preparing their favorite dishes for the more than 30,000 people
expected to attend. Real Men Cook is presented by Real Men Charities, a
501(c)(3) organization based in Chicago, which is on a national crusade to
positively change the way the world views men in relationship to their families
and the community and to transform how Father's Day is celebrated.
more information, call 773-651-8008 ext 5 or visit www.realmencook.com.
Olympic Hopefuls' Personalities Shine
Boston -- The Beijing 2008
Olympic Games is right around the corner. Many fans may be surprised to learn
about the stories and personal interests of their favorite Olympians and Olympic
Felix of Los Angeles does not just look good sprinting across the finish line
-- this fashionista looks good every time she steps out of the house. When
she's not sporting her track shoes, she is always looking for a chance to wear
her red Christian Louboutins. But don't let her obsession with shoes fool you,
Felix is firmly grounded by her faith in God, and her strong family
Clay of Glendora, Calif., was once a rebellious teenager, but his success in
sports and acceptance of the Christian faith has led him to an incomparable
work ethic, commitment to excellence and unwavering integrity. He has
established the Bryan Clay Foundation which provides student-athletes with
academic and athletic scholarships, and is providing high school physical
education departments with equipment and improved facilities. The Opening
Ceremony for the Olympic Games in Beijing will be held on Aug.8.
get to know the athletes better, and to see who else is competing, visit
Blackstudents.Com Re-Launches New Design
And Agenda For Students
Columbus, OH -- BlackStudents.com,
the premier online destination for Black and minority students to find
information about college and financial aid, has just re-launched its site with
a more user-friendly design and more helpful resources. The web site, which
launched in 2003, has updated its format to allow students and parents to have
a much easier experience when locating and applying for scholarships and
internships online. Each week the latest opportunities are posted on the site
with links to apply directly to the program. Some other features on the site
include a free student loan calculator, PSAT/SAT secrets, a directory of Black
College profiles, and various articles answering student FAQs. The web site also
offers a weekly newsletter with scholarship and internship information.
more information, visit www.blackstudents.com.
Conference Debuts In Los Angeles
Los Angeles -- Sponsored by some of
America's top corporations, the Turning Point Urban Business Summit and Expo
2008 will take place from June 25 to 27, at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Los
Angeles. Hosted by the TPC Foundation, Inc, and building upon the successful
decade-long African American Business Summit, the conference targets diverse
and minority-owned, operated or focused small businesses and entrepreneurs. The
Turning Point Urban Business Summit and Expo 2008 attracts successful business
owners and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and affiliations who are looking
to grow. The conference and expo will feature key influencers in business,
media and entertainment such as David E. Talbert; Dante Lee, president of
Diversity City Media; Dr. Louis Moret, a trustee of CalPERS; Clarence Wooten,
founder of social networking site "CollectiveX"; and Donna Michelle
Anderson, founder of "theclic.net."
more information, call 323-299-6000 or visit www.urbanbusinesssummit.com.
Juan Williams Will Host World Conference
For Minority Journalists
New York -- The World Journalism
Institute announced Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public
Radio, as host of a one-day conference July 22, in Chicago, preceding UNITY
'08, the largest gathering of journalists in the country. Williams is a news
analyst, appearing regularly on NPR's Morning Edition and Day to Day. He is
also a contributing political analyst for the Fox News. The conference will
feature seminars led by John Fountain, Roosevelt University, formerly with the
Chicago Tribune and New York Times and author of True Vine; Mira Lowe,
Assistant Managing Editor of Johnson Publishing Company and formerly with
Newsday; a panel discussion with Manny Garcia (Miami Herald), Kenny Irby
(Poynter Institute), Gary Fong (formerly, San Francisco Chronicle); and Jackie
Bacon, author of Freedom's Journal: The First African-American Newspaper. The
conference will be held at the Chicago Hyatt Regency McCormick Place from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The $50 fee includes the Williams luncheon and the latest WJI book,
Minority Voices of Faith from the Newsroom.
more information, visit www.worldji.com.
Black Accountants Convention In
Greenbelt, MD -- The National
Association of Black Accountants, Inc., will host its 37th Annual National
Convention & Diversity Recruitment EXPO, June 10 to 14 at the Hilton
Atlanta in Downtown Atlanta. This year's theme – Embracing the Power of
Diversity with the Passion to Create New Possibilities – encompasses the
organization's mission to continue fortifying its technical foundation while
connecting to larger global and societal missions. Over these five days,
Gwendolyn D. Skillern, CPA, NABA's national president and CEO (recently noted
as being one of Ebony Magazine's Power 150) will lead her membership in a
thorough, in-depth series of technical and educational sessions to give voice
and provide resources for Blacks in the accounting and financial services
professions. Program highlights include: A Public Forum on Diversity in
Corporate America: Rhetoric or Reality?; Dr. Farrah Gray, "the most
influential Black man in America," featured keynote for scholarship
luncheon; community service outreach project with KPMG; TV personality, Judge
Glenda Hatchett, to give keynote address at the annual awards banquet.
more information, visit www.nabainc.org.
Nominations Open For
Diverse Professionals in Advertising, Marketing and Media
New York--Nominations for the 2nd
Annual ADCOLOR ™ Awards can be submitted online at www.adcolor.org by July 25.
The awards, hosted by model/TV Host Veronica Webb, launched in 2007 to honor
and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding diverse professionals in the
advertising, marketing and media industries. The awards show will be held Nov.
16 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL during the 10th annual
ANA Multicultural Marketing Conference. With last year's inaugural event
drawing more than 108 nominations, this year's categories include Rising Star,
Innovator, Change Agent, Legend and the newest addition, MVP (Most Valuable
Partnership) – which celebrates agencies, marketers or media companies that
partner to provide innovative diversity solutions to their respective
organizations and industries.
more information, visit www.adcolor.org.