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August - 2020

The Marijuana Trade Association Presents a Virtual Town Hall Meeting View

The Marijuana Trade Association Presents a Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The Future of the State\'s Cannabis Policy and How It Impacts Arizona\'s Economy

PHOENIX, Ariz., (August 28, 2020) -- The year 2020 has been record breaking for cannabis in Arizona. Two recent events including medical marijuana being deemed essential by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey during the COVID-19 health crisis, and a new adult use measure that recently qualified for th...

City of Phoenix Business and Resident Assistance View

City of Phoenix Business and Resident Assistance

Grant Funding Available

The City of Phoenix is reaching out with information about business and resident assistance. At your convenience, please take a look at the programs that are currently available.1. Small Business Relief Grants for eligible businesses with 6-25 employees (up $10,000) (Businesses with 5 or fewer emp...

March - 2020

50 + Black businesses to support during the coronavirus pandemic View

50 + Black businesses to support during the coronavirus pandemic

Black entrepreneurs and business owners are getting hit hard by life after COVID-19. #BuyingBlack can make all the difference in this time of need. By  TheGrio March 23, 2020 Life for Black entrepreneurs in the U.S. has changed overnight. For many, the harsh realities of the ...

TIM SEAY ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF PHOENIX 2020 View

TIM SEAY ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF PHOENIX 2020

Pledges to Bring Community & Business Experience, Sound Judgment, Diversity and equality

Phoenix, Arizona March 2020 - Tim Seay of Phoenix, President & CEO of several non-profit organizations, recently re-elected Most Honorable Grand Master of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons of Arizona and one of the top community leaders of Phoenix declar...

February - 2020

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios buys 11 TV stations for $305 million View

Byron Allen\'s Entertainment Studios buys 11 TV stations for $305 million

(By Dawn Onley in the Grio February 12, 2020)

The epic move not only expands his broadcasting empire but will strengthen and improve the digital footprints of these local stations Byron Allen, founder, and CEO of Entertainment Studios Networks (parent company of theGrio) has acquired 11 broadcast television stations from USA Televis...

Former Republican congressman J.C. Watts launches Black News Channel View

Former Republican congressman J.C. Watts launches Black News Channel

It is a 24-hour cable news network for and about Black people (by Dawn Onley on The Grio -February 11, 2020)

The Black News Channel, a new cable channel that will offer around the clock, 24-hour news about Black people, launched on Monday. The network, "by black people, for black people," was created by former Congressman J.C. Watts (R-Okla.). It initially launches in 33 million U.S. households in ...

January - 2020

Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp View

Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp

By Travis Atria

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY A story of music, war, sex, death, triumph, and tragedy, with cameos by Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Django Reinhardt, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marcus Garvey, and Adolf Hitler Arthur Briggs\'s life was Homeric in scope. Born on the tiny island of Grenada, ...

CHANDLER RESTAURANTS RALLY  TO SUPPORT THE ARTS View

CHANDLER RESTAURANTS RALLY TO SUPPORT THE ARTS

PROCEEDS FROM DINING AT RESTAURANTS AROUND CHANDLER TO BENEFIT CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS PROGRAMS

(CHANDLER, AZ) Restaurants from the Chandler area are rallying to support the arts in their community with an all day event, Eat Your Art Out Chandler, from 11 am - 8 pm on February 25, 2020. From Tennessee BBQ to sushi, Mexican specialties to contemporary wine bars, the chefs, mixologi...

November - 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter slams Comcast over attack on civil rights law View

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.\'s daughter slams Comcast over attack on civil rights law

By TheGrio -November 9, 2019

Dr. Bernice A. King says changes to Civil Rights Act of 1866 could have "cataclysmic results for people of color." By TheGrio -November 9, 2019 In this Jan 10, 2018 photo, Bernice King poses for a photograph at the King Center, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Robert Ray) Dr. Bernice A. ...

April - 2019

COMMUNITY MURAL CELEBRATING SOMALI AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN PHOENIX View

COMMUNITY MURAL CELEBRATING SOMALI AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN PHOENIX

Artists will collaborate with youth of the Somali Association of Arizona to paint a mural on 51st Street and McDowell Road this weekendThe Somali Association of Arizona (SAA) is hosting visiting artists to lead a workshop with youth members to paint a community mural on the weekend of March 30th and...

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