The Institute of the Black World 21st Century has just completed Town Hall Meetings in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Baltimore to increase public awareness about the devastating impact of the "War on Drugs" on the Black community as a racially biased strategy/policy. IBW joined the struggle to end the War on Drugs because it is a major part of the crises afflicting Black people, particularly in America's "dark ghettos." Our drug policy reform initiative is part of what must become a multifaceted movement to overcome the State of Emergency decimating urban inner-city Black communities across the country - joblessness, economic/business underdevelopment, poor performing schools, illicit drug trafficking, crime, violence, fratricide, police occupation, mass incarceration, disorientation, disorganization ...
After sixteen years of entering the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, always being awarded a silver or silver gilt medal, Jamaica struck gold! In the year of the fiftieth anniversary of Independence, the Jamaica Horticultural Society's entry was aptly named 'Celebrate, Land of Beauty'.
The ela Design Company debuts edgy, runway-inspired costume designs and Carnival "Monday Wear" for TRIBE Carnival band's 2013 presentation PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (July 23, 2012) - The ela Design Company presented its first ever Carnival costume at the TRIBE 2013 "Butterflies, Beasts and Bacchanal" band launch presentation, held at the Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain over the weekend. "Kallimini", named after the butterfly known for its natural leaf-colored exterior but vibrant iridescent colors when its wings are open, is one of 14 sections in the band. Exotic Indian square patterns form part of the costume design with intricate bra and waist band pieces complemented by necklace and belly chain features. Kallimini's costume base is turquoise and gold, and the turquoise feathers are streaked with a fiery orange and hints of black.The private section is to be marketed by the "Cocktails" group and will be sponsored by Moët & Chandon.
BLACK PR WIRE)–CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful (MBIB) announced Imagine a Future, a new initiative designed to positively impact the lives of one million black girls over the next three years. In collaboration with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and Black Girls Rock! (BGR!), Imagine a Future will document the current state of black beauty with an in-depth look at the influences – people, fashion, music, education, pop culture – and provide tools and resources to foster a greater sense of self and confidence within the next generation of young black girls.  
Proyecto Esperanza launches campaign # PonteEnSuLugar to break the indifference and put ourselves in the place of those who have suffered the consequences of violence in Venezuela Last Saturday July 28th, dozens of people gathered in a public square in Caracas to perform a symbolic act in which they put themselves in the place of Maria Elena Delgado, a Venezuelan mother who has lost three children to the hands of violence. The activity marked the beginning of the campaign #PonteEnSuLugar, promoted by Proyecto Esperanza, that involves more than 60 personalities from different fields of the Venezuelan public.