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21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres Celebrate Black History Month With Free Screenings of “Hidden Figures” in Communities Across the Country

Community groups invited to apply for additional screenings in their towns
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NEW YORK, and LEAWOOD, Kan., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  In celebration of Black History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres are joining forces to provide free screenings of Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures” in communities across the country. The film – starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – tells the 'untold' story of three African American female NASA mathematicians during the Space Race of the 1960's.

21st Century Fox and FOX Sports Support Women's Sports Foundation at Annual Gala Celebrating Female Athletes

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FOX Sports continued its longstanding support of the Women's Sports Foundation on October 19 when the network served as co-presenting sponsor of the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, an event celebrating the country's top female athletes and their role in encouraging young women around the country to pursue their own athletic dreams. This was the third consecutive year that FOX Sports has sponsored this event.

Fox | HBCU Media Alliance Takes 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' on an HBCU Tour to Engage Audiences

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On March 9, the Fox | HBCU Media Alliance wrapped the "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) screening and Talk Back Tour. The multi-city tour was headlined by members of the cast from the FX Networks hit series, including Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance and director John Singleton, all of whom participated in dynamic conversations that touched on the issues relevant to the series' themes of race, celebrity, discrimination, police corruption and sexism.

Fox Celebrates Black History Month with 25th Anniversary Screening of "The Five Heartbeats"

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On February 26th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and parent company 21st Century Fox sponsored a special 25th anniversary screening and Q&A for the iconic 1991 film "The Five Heartbeats," hosted by the Writers Guild of America, West's Committee of Black Writers. The event was held in celebration of Black History Month, bringing together people of color from across the industry, including 50 current students at Ghetto Film School Los Angeles, of which 21st Century Fox is a co-founder.

Verizon Offers STEM Camp for Middle School Boys at Morgan State University

By: Daniel Leaderman
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A summer program at Morgan State University is trying to encourage young, black males to study science and engineering and prepare them for careers in technology and entrepreneurship.

MLBPA Celebrates West Baltimore's Youth Baseball Tradition

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The Major League Baseball Players Association led a group of active and former Major Leaguers to West Baltimore on Saturday, June 13, 2015, to celebrate and honor James Mosher Baseball, a predominantly African-American youth baseball league that has served the troubled neighborhood for more than 50 years.  Joining MLBPA Executive Director and former Major League All-Star, Tony Clark, were Hall of Famer, Frank Robinson, current Orioles Adam Jones and Delmon Young, and former big leaguers Eric Davis, Jeffrey Hammonds and Wayne Kirby.

New Social Media Movement Curates the African American Experience

Wells Fargo Presents: The Untold Stories Collection (#MyUntold) encourages community to share their story
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CHARLOTTE, March 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launches, Wells Fargo Presents: The Untold Stories Collection (#MyUntoldsm), a social media movement dedicated  to sharing personal stories that define what it means to be African American today.  The program leverages the reach, power and influence of social media to provide an intimate look into the African American experience. #MyUntold creates a platform for building cultural awareness and promoting healthy dialogue.

Fox's '12 Years a Slave' Receives Human Rights First Award

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At its annual awards dinner in New York City Wednesday night, the nonprofit organization Human Rights First awarded the Fox Searchlight film 12 Years a Slave with the Sidney Lumet Award for Integrity in Entertainment. The organization cited the film's depiction of "the devastating effect of slavery on the human soul" as a key reason for recognition.

When Talking About Body Size, African American Women & Doctors May Be Speaking Different Languages

Research shows potential for misunderstanding between doctors and patients about a critical health issue
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Philadelphia, PA, September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women. Yet, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center, cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential health benefits they and others in their cultural group might achieve through weight loss.

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