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Juneteenth 2024 will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 19, with various events throughout the Greater Rochester Area. Here is a list of celebrations: Thursday, June 13: Genesee Country Village & Museum: June 13 to June 15, featuring history of emancipation, interpretation of the Nathaniel Rochester House, and guest speakers from the Black Storytelling League of […]

A shift in the dating world is taking place. With diminished interest in dating apps and a recent boom in speed dating events.  Young people are increasingly seeking out in-person events to meet partners, per a June report from event management platform Eventbrite. “This ongoing trend speaks to a broader societal shift where people are […]

The Redline Hotel, founded by Kamau Coleman and Michael Clinton, is a new boutique hotel in Venice Beach that honors the area’s rich history and showcases Black entrepreneurial success. Venice Beach is iconic in American pop culture, often portrayed with white bikini-clad girls and buff dudes, but it has a significant history of Black contributions […]

Howard University is cutting ties with hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. The university’s Board of Trustees said it also directed administrators to cut financial ties to Combs, including returning a $1 million contribution, ending the scholarship program and dissolving a 2023 pledge agreement with the Sean Combs Foundation. “Mr. Combs’ behavior as captured in a […]

Last night we had the opportunity to visit Do Portugal at Greece Ridge Mall. It was an amazing experience with incredible performers, and I hope you get the chance to see them before they leave town on June 23rd. Dates & Tickets  

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Award-winning actor, author, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host the 2024 BET Awards, airing live from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. This year’s ceremony will honor the iconic Usher with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement BET Award. Announced performers include GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét. As […]

Sam Forster, a Canadian-American writer, is facing severe backlash on social media for his unconventional research method used in his book “Seven Shoulders: Taxonomizing Racism in Modern America.” To gain a firsthand account of racism in the U.S., Forster disguised himself as a Black man and traveled across the country. Announcing the book’s release, Forster […]

Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as Mexico’s first female president, marking a historic moment in the country’s 200-year history. Winning with between 58.3% and 60.7% of the vote, Sheinbaum will succeed outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, continuing his populist policies. Sheinbaum, a climate scientist and former Mexico City mayor, contrasts with Mexico’s traditional male-dominated […]

Major League Baseball (MLB) has integrated the records of over 2,300 Negro Leagues players from 1920 to 1948 into its official statistics. This historic move follows nearly four years of research and a 2020 decision to recognize the Negro Leagues as Major League, addressing a long-standing oversight. The MLB’s new database honors legendary players like […]


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