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    The BWABC Literacy Festival

    The BWABC Literacy Festival will be held September 19-20, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee at Hilton Hotel. It will be hosted by nationally acclaimed author, Shelia E. Lipsey. It is a free event to the public and to book clubs.

    The purpose of the festival is to unite authors and readers while promoting literacy within the community.

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    (BPRW) “Kidney Sundays” Reaches African American Faith Communities During National Kidney Month

    - National Kidney Disease Education Program Hosts Third Annual Nationwide Event -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – 6.2 million African American adults in the United States have signs of kidney disease – equal to the population of Tennessee.

    Kidney Sundays

    African Americans experience the highest rates of kidney failure – rates approximately 3.4 times greater than whites. Two major causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure. In fact, 80 percent of new cases of kidney failure among African Americans are due to one of these conditions.

    In recognition of National Kidney Month, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), along with the American Diabetes Association’s Live Empowered initiative and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., a national nursing sorority, will host the third annual Kidney Sundays event on March 2. Together with more than 85 African-American congregations nationwide, NKDEP and Kidney Sundays aim to:

    • Help African Americans to gain a better understanding of why kidney disease is a major health concern,

    • Encourage people at risk to get their kidneys tested, and

    • Support conversations about kidney disease among families and faith communities.

    “Kidney Sundays goes beyond March 2,” said Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). “Throughout National Kidney Month, we hope to educate people on the importance of kidney testing and the link between kidney disease and diabetes and high blood pressure. Our goal is to create healthy, lifelong habits and behavior change, particularly among African Americans.”

    Kidney Sundays provides African American congregations with tools and materials, such as an event checklist and health ministry talking points, to help elevate kidney disease as a health issue requiring attention. Congregations will conduct kidney health education sessions and provide blood pressure screenings.

    “We are thrilled to partner with NKDEP on this important initiative,” said Priscilla Murphy, 1st Vice-President of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. “Kidney Sundays is an opportunity for our nurses to directly affect the health of their communities. Through blood pressure screenings and kidney health presentations, we open the door to a discussion on kidney disease and raise awareness about risk factors.”

    NKDEP is a program of the National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit To download a copy of the image below, visit


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    (BPRW) Comcast Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with Unprecedented Commentary from Civil Rights Leaders across Multiple Platforms

    - Interactive Website Chronicles Civil Rights Movement History on ? Video Interviews with Civil Right Leaders, Including Rev. Billy Kyles, Mamie Chalmers, Rep. John Lewis, and Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young to be Available through Xfinity On Demand, Online, Comcast Newsmakers and E-Book -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a major milestone of the Civil Rights Movement where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Comcast has created a first of its kind video compilation to help chronicle the history and impact of the movement. Called His Dream, Our Stories, the package includes more than 80 unique and personal interviews with civic leaders, elders, clergy, and activists, and will be available on Xfinity On Demand and online through October 12th and permanently at

    Comcast Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
    Through commentary and archived footage, His Dream, Our Stories chronicles the March on Washington, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement through interviews from influential leaders, including Rev. Billy Kyles, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, political leaders like Rep. John Lewis and attendees of the March on Washington, the Detroit Walk to Freedom and the Selma-Montgomery March. Other topics include sit-ins of the 1960s, the Atlanta Student Movement, Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968 and the impact and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement on minority communities of all types.

    In addition to viewing the full library of interviews, visitors to will be able to submit their own stories commemorating the 50th anniversary of this pivotal event in our nation’s history. Users will also be able to discover and learn about civil rights organizations which continue to work toward equality and freedom, including the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Civil Rights Museum.

    “Comcast and NBCUniversal are proud to contribute to this anniversary with such compelling content about the fight for civil rights,” said Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President of Community Investment, Comcast Corporation, and President of the Comcast Foundation. “It’s important to remember Dr. King’s legacy, and this unprecedented interactive multimedia package enables stories to be shared like never before.”

    In addition to, which serves as the ongoing online location for footage, features and finding and sharing information about the Civil Rights Movement, Comcast and NBCUniversal are making the content available across a variety of other platforms as part of current and planned coverage of the August 28th March on Washington anniversary. Open to both Xfinity customers and non-customers, this microsite will include His Dream, Our Stories interviews as well as news articles, photo galleries and video biographies relevant to the Civil Rights Movement.

    Xfinity On Demand: Xfinity TV customers can access the “March on DC at 50” folder to watch 80+ video interviews.

    Xfinity TV Player App: Xfinity TV customers can view 80+ video interviews on mobile devices.

    His Dream, Our Stories e-book: In late August, an educational e-book from NBC Publishing including 25 videos and an introduction from news journalist Lester Holt will be available to download for free on iTunes, Amazon and Nook stores.

    MSNBC: MSNBC will feature His Dream, Our Stories content online.

    NBC Owned Television Stations: NBC stations (including New York, Southern California, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Bay Area, Washington, D.C., South Florida, San Diego and Connecticut) will have His Dream, Our Stories content on their websites. The website from the RadioOne/TVOne family will provide access to the videos on their NewsOne site as well as local sites.

    Comcast Newsmakers: Selected interviews will be inserted on CNN Headline News as part of the National Edition of Comcast Newsmakers. Rolling Stone will feature His Dream, Our Stories content online.

    Additionally, anyone interested in utilizing the rich content library of His Dream, Our Stories can embed any of the videos to share content on their own websites, blogs and social media platforms.

    For more information about Comcast and NBCUniversal’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit

    About Comcast Corporation:
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit for more information.

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    Katie Lubenow


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    America’s Railroad hosting wreath-laying ceremony at statue of Civil Rights Leader A. Philip Randolph

    WASHINGTON — Amtrak is sponsoring a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday at the A. Philip Randolph statue at Washington Union Station as part of activities for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

    The A. Philip Randolph Institute, a Washington, D.C., based organization that supports civil rights, anti-discrimination, progressive tax politics and universal, affordable healthcare, will host the event in the East Hall at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will honor Randolph, who organized the first African-American union for Pullman Porters, and as a civil rights leader, who, along with others, organized the March on Washington.


    “As we pause to recognize the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, an important moment in history, we also remember Mr. Randolph’s passion for justice and economic freedom that inspired him to be the voice of the Pullman porters,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman. “Ultimately, his actions as a civil rights advocate helped to shape America's railroad system.”

    The Pullman Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars from the mid-1800s into the 20th Century and developed sleeping cars that bore the company’s name, Pullman cars. The Pullman Company hired African-Americans to work as porters on board their trains, and these porters became renowned for their outstanding service. Pullman Porters, as they came to be known, were organized into the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters under the leadership of Randolph in 1925. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was the first labor union led by African-Americans to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor.

    “We are extremely proud of the legacy of A. Philip Randolph. His passion for justice and economic freedom for all inspired him to lead a movement and encourage change for all people, including those working on trains,” said Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

    The statue of Randolph stands in his honor on the concourse of Washington Union Station. Amtrak named one of its sleeping cars, Superliner II Deluxe Sleeper 32503, the “A. Philip Randolph” in his honor.

    Passenger trains played a pivotal role in America’s history. During the Great Migration of the early 1900s, African Americans left the rural South aboard passenger trains to the Northeast and other regions of the country in search of better wages and job opportunities.

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    Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. A record 31.2 million passengers traveled on Amtrak in FY 2012 on more than 300 daily trains — at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) — that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak operates intercity trains in partnership with 15 states and contracts with 13 commuter rail agencies to provide a variety of services. Enjoy the journey® at or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Join us on and follow us at


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    (BPRW) Bishop T.D. Jakes Honors Martin Luther King and Golden Anniversary of March on Washington

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2013— The Potter’s House church, led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, is donating $10,000 to the National Action Network in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

    “It is a tremendous privilege to contribute to the National Action Network and to the legacy of an inspiring leader and powerful movement that changed the course of history,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes. “Today, I honor Dr. Martin Luther King, who embodied the spirit of Jesus when he challenged us to elevate ourselves and respond to physical force with soul force. His March on Washington was a world-changing gathering. It reminded those in Washington that America’s dream is that all men were created equal. He encouraged all of us to stand for justice and to continue to strive for all that is good. It is because of Dr. King and his historic march fifty years ago that we are now able to hold such a gathering as MegaFest in Dallas next week—where tens of thousands of people of all colors will unite and celebrate their faith, their families and their belief that tomorrow can be better than today. While I long to be with the National Action Network to celebrate this legacy, how appropriate it is that we gather together at MegaFest during this historic anniversary. What a blessing it is to have this opportunity to bring so many people together in a way that embodies the spirit of Dr. King’s message and the work of the National Action Network.”

    About The Potter's House
    Located in Dallas, The Potter's House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as "America's Best Preacher" and as one of the nation's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals." The Potter's House has five locations, The Potter's House of Dallas, The Potter's House of Fort Worth, The Potter's House of North Dallas, and The Potter's House of Denver and a Spanish language church, Casa de Fe.

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    Christine Cape


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