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SMALL BUSINESS LENDING TD Bank
​commits $100M for minority small-business lending

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October 2021

Dr. Sian Proctor

The first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft

(Black PR Wire) Dr. Sian Proctor is the first Black astronaut had the opportunity of a lifetime after traveling to space with Elon Musk’s SpaceX first all civilian crewed mission team. 

As part of the Inspiration4 team, Dr. Proctor is the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft.  She is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She believes that we need to actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight. She uses her afrofuturism space art to encourage conversations about women of color in the space industry. She’s also an analog astronaut and has completed four analog missions including the all-female SENSORIA Mars 2020 mission at the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Habitat, the NASA funded 4-months Mars mission at HI-SEAS, a 2-weeks Mars mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), and a 2-weeks Moon mission in the LunAres Habitat. She believes that when we solve for space, we also solve issues on Earth READ MORE

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Our Corporate CEO Gets National Honors

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Bernadette Morris, the owner, founder and CEO of both Black PR Wire, and its sister company – Sonshine Communications, has received the prestigious National Minority Marketing and Communications Firm of the Year award by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The event took place virtually (due to COVID) during the Nattional #MEDWeek2021

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(BPRW) Author, Dr. Cynthia Wesley Announces New Book, Beauty Below: A Guide to Intimate Wellness and Beauty for Dark Skin

(Black PR Wire) Aboard the current wave of body positivity and pride in dark skin, more women are looking for ways to be healthy on the inside and outside.

The newly released book by Dr. Cynthia Wesley is a guide designed to help women tackle physical intimate wellness issues while explicitly catering to vaginal health. With over 20 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology, she has seen firsthand how many vulvar/vaginal issues can affect not only sex life but confidence overall–READ MORE

  

(BPRW) FSU Football Star Inks Deal With Church’s Chicken Franchise

(Black PR Wire) FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville-born restaurateur Nicholas Perkins, the new owner of the Fuddruckers premium hamburger brand, has a soft spot for students whose mental toughness enables them to be academic and athletic standouts. READ MORE

(BPRW) Black-Owned Fit Tech Start-Up Aims to Fix Healthcare for African Americans

(Black PR Wire) VENICE, CA — JunBugg Fitness Social Network, Wall Street’s “first and only luxury social media brand,” created by African American founder Louis Green, today announced the launch of its NextGen fitness website. Using computer algorithms, JunBugg integrate READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ENTANGLEMENT

Voices of Women has an exciting program for 2021

A New Year brings new possibilities! We welcomed two new Committee Members for 2021 – Bellatrix Scott and Hasitha Adhikariarachchi. Read about them here. And we have some exciting ENTANGLEMENT projects taking shape for 2021. Submit your story, come to a performance, collaborate, attend a storytelling workshop. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2021
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(Black PR Wire) CHICAGO – In honor of Gospel Music Heritage Month, which takes place annually in September, McDonald’s is serving inspiration with a side of friendly banter for music fans of all ages. Starting Sept. 19 through Oct. 10, the 15th annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour, a long-standing event that is fostering community through the deeply rooted tradition of gospel music, will take place virtually every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on BET Network’s YouTube channel and BET.com.

Brought to fans by McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden movement, award-winning gospel artists hailing from the Gulf Coast, West Coast, Carolinas and DMV regions will put their talent and artistry on full display while showing which region produces the greatest gospel hitmakers and hits. Multi-award-winning musician and syndicated radio personality Lonnie Hunter will host the four-part “Gospel City Playlist” series, featuring legendary gospel artists like Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Israel Houghton, and rising gospel artists like Mali Music and Pastor Mike Jr., among many others.

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