National Urban League Congratulates Karine Jean-Pierre In New Role as White House Press Secretary

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National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement congratulating Karine Jean-Pierre on becoming the first black and LGBTQ person as White House Press Secretary


“I could not be prouder to witness Karine Jean-Pierre take her new position as White House Press Secretary – the first Black and LGBTQ person to hold this title. She not only brings a unique talent, but a great deal of experience to one of this nation’s most difficult jobs. I have faith that Karine will take on this role with the poise and grace it deserves and will be a strong voice for the American people and the Biden-Harris Administration.


“The National Urban League appreciates President Biden’s leadership in selecting Karine as the new White House Press Secretary and we look forward to her dynamic leadership and continuing our work with the administration.”


The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly Magazine Reemerge

 The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly (MIQ) magazine, two of the most respected and long-running industry conferences and print trade publications, have regrouped and rebranded to service the music community.

The announcement was made by David A. Mitchell, Publisher of MIQ and President of The Urban Network; and Lindsay M. Guion, President of MIQ, Chairman and CEO of The Urban Network, and Founder of Guion Partners.

“We are very excited about this new, rebranded venture,” said Guion. “Both The Urban Network and MIQ are legacy brands that remain relevant. MIQ will continue to keep its readers informed about important topics and issues in the music industry. It will include more visual content and offer more interviews with influencers, high-ranking executives, and music creatives.”

Guion continued, “During its first year back, The Urban Network will stay true to its name by organizing networking events, namely an R&B Summit and Conference scheduled for the Fall. One of The Urban Network’s objectives is to quickly become a full-service brand that caters to the entertainment business and is relevant from a cultural and lifestyle perspective—fashion, film, television, sports, and more.”

This is a return to the fold for Mitchell, who said, “The past year has been quite challenging for me. I’ve dealt with some personal health challenges. I was a full-time caregiver and lost my mother. Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you have to put things on hold. I’m excited to partner up with Lindsay and venture into this new era for both The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly.”

MIQ’s editorial calendar has print issues slated for June (Black Music Month edition), September (R&B Summit edition), and December (annual songwriter/producer and music publisher edition).

About The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly

The Urban Network was launched in 1988, primarily as a music trade magazine and conference. Under its presidents, the late Jerry Boulding and Miller London, the brand was a dominant and well-supported platform, sponsored and endorsed by major and independent record companies, urban radio and retail, publishing companies, DJs, A&Rs, artist managers, attorneys, and numerous industry insiders. Thanks to Arthur Mitchell, the conference continued to run under the banner of The Urban Network Digital until 2018. David Mitchell launched MIQ back in 2009, picking up where The Urban Network publication left off. Over his 35-year music industry tenure, he has co-produced the Music Conferences and interviewed hundreds of the industry’s most important figures, including Jon Platt, L. A. Reid, Cathy Hughes, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, HER, and Kendrick Lamar.

About Guion Partners

Founded in 2005, Guion Partners is a representation entity created by music industry executive Lindsay Guion to act as a global, 360-degree representation firm. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Guion has worked with all sorts of artists and individuals, such as D’Angelo, Ginuwine, Mya, singer-songwriter CJ Hilton, and producer Rich Harrison, to name a few. Guion Partners’ recent projects include the management and oversight of the soundtrack for the multi-award-winning short film Therapy (Sony).

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The Urban Network & Music Industry Quarterly Magazine Reemerge

Long-running industry conference and print trade publication, have rebranded to service the music community

LOS ANGELESMarch 17, 2022PRLog — The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly (MIQ) magazine, two of the most respected and long-running industry conferences and print trade publications, have regrouped and rebranded to service the music community.

The announcement was made by David A. Mitchell, Publisher of MIQ and President of The Urban Network; and Lindsay M. Guion, President of MIQ, Chairman and CEO of The Urban Network, and Founder of Guion Partners.

“We are very excited about this new, rebranded venture,” said Guion. “Both The Urban Network and MIQ are legacy brands that remain relevant. MIQ will continue to keep its readers informed about important topics and issues in the music industry. It will include more visual content and offer more interviews with influencers, high-ranking executives, and music creatives.”

Guion continued, “During its first year back, The Urban Network will stay true to its name by organizing networking events, namely an R&B Summit and Conference scheduled for the Fall. One of The Urban Network’s objectives is to quickly become a full-service brand that caters to the entertainment business and is relevant from a cultural and lifestyle perspective—fashion, film, television, sports, and more.”

This is a return to the fold for Mitchell, who said, “The past year has been quite challenging for me. I’ve dealt with some personal health challenges. I was a full-time caregiver and lost my mother. Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you have to put things on hold. I’m excited to partner up with Lindsay and venture into this new era for both The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly.”

MIQ’s editorial calendar has print issues slated for June (Black Music Month edition), September (R&B Summit edition), and December (annual songwriter/producer and music publisher edition).

About The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly

The Urban Network was launched in 1988, primarily as a music trade magazine and conference. Under its presidents, the late Jerry Boulding and Miller London, the brand was a dominant and well-supported platform, sponsored and endorsed by major and independent record companies, urban radio and retail, publishing companies, DJs, A&Rs, artist managers, attorneys, and numerous industry insiders. Thanks to Arthur Mitchell, the conference continued to run under the banner of The Urban Network Digital until 2018. David Mitchell launched MIQ back in 2009, picking up where The Urban Network publication left off. Over his 35-year music industry tenure, he has co-produced the Music Conferences and interviewed hundreds of the industry’s most important figures, including Jon Platt, L. A. Reid, Cathy Hughes, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, HER, and Kendrick Lamar.

About Guion Partners

Founded in 2005, Guion Partners is a representation entity created by music industry executive Lindsay Guion to act as a global, 360-degree representation firm. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Guion has worked with all sorts of artists and individuals, such as D’Angelo, Ginuwine, Mya, singer-songwriter CJ Hilton, and producer Rich Harrison, to name a few. Guion Partners’ recent projects include the management and oversight of the soundtrack for the multi-award-winning short film Therapy (Sony).

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Urban Historic Preservation of the Former Home of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

 Urban Historic Preservation is on the rise in urban cities throughout America. African Americans around the United States are preserving their history through the development of House Museums. Preservationist, business and real estate developer Sajdah Wendy Muhammad is one of the vanguards of this new movement to use place-based education to tell the stories of the everyday lives of African Americans.

“It is important that we begin to tell our story and highlight our victorious legacy. Too many of our stories are rewritten and redistributed by people who do not look like us. Our culture now serves as the basis for Global Pop Culture and can be seen around the world. I want to share with the world that we come from a legacy of winners who have survived what many would have deemed impossible. And House Museums are a wonderful way to share our culture with the world,” says Sajdah Wendy Muhammad.

Ms. Muhammad is the owner and developer of the Elijah Muhammad House, the former home of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, at 4847 South Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1902, the home is currently being renovated and transformed into a House Museum by business developer Sajdah Wendy Muhammad. You too can become a part of this powerful legacy. This iconic renovation and restoration is scheduled for completion in Summer 2022.

“This sacred property is the most important piece of property in modern day African American history. There are more leaders and icons that have visited, dined and met in the home of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Mother Clara Muhammad from 1952 to 1974 than any other piece of property in our modern-day history as African Americans. From the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Judge Thurgood Marshall, Senator Adam Clayton Powell, Malcolm X, Mrs. Betty Shabazz, Muhammad Ali, Kwame Toure, Mother Tynnetta Muhammad, James Baldwin, Mother Evelyn Muhammad, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Hosea Williams, Bernard King, members of the 1968 Democratic Convention, a host of International Representatives, business leaders and many other iconic members of our community,” continues Ms. Muhammad.

Through place-based education, you will be able to learn firsthand about the life of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad through never heard before recordings, conversations and Table Talk™ discussions. You can grace the same space as history makers of our community. This is an opportunity for us to own and monetize our culture.

There are two ways that you can become a part of the legacy:

1. Become a sponsor or donor by sending an email to SajdahHouse@gmail.com.

2. Purchase a commemorative Elijah Coin by visiting SajdahHouse.com

About Sponsorships and Donations:

Sponsorships and general donations are currently available. You can choose to sponsor a specific aspect of the project such as plumbing, sewer, lighting, antique furnishings, kitchen, sitting room, theater, security and more. You can have your family or company name etched on a plaque and strategically placed throughout the home. Minimum donations for sponsorship are now $10,000.

About the Commemorative Coins:

Most renovation and preservation projects do not include careful restoration of old materials, like converting copper gutters and downspouts into commemorative collectible coins. Coins have a rich history, making collecting them a rewarding hobby. People collect coins for many reasons, including historic or artistic value, or to invest in coins for potential long-term profit. But to collect a coin made of the old copper that was recycled from the home of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad is a rare treasure, to say the least.

Each Elijah Coin is one ounce of pure copper that has been pressed, cleaned, melted at 1,983 degrees Fahrenheit, and molded into a commemorative coin, graded by Independent Coin Graders (ICG), who have been grading and authenticating coins, tokens and medals from around the world for collectors and dealers since 1998. ICG uses a unique, state-of-the-art, tamper-resistant holder with a custom hologram system and specialty plastics, making the holder one of the least counterfeited in the industry.

The coins are laden with spiritual significance, including twenty-four stars surrounding an etched image of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad on the front. The traditional “In God We Trust” that is typically seen on coins is replaced with the phrase, “In the Name of Allah.” The back of the coin includes an etching of the House Museum with the phrase “He Lives” written above the Arabic phrase “La Illaha Illallah,” which, in English, means, “There Is No God but Allah.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was quoted as saying, “When they find out Who I am they will rip the bark off the trees. I love and believe in the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad as the Messenger of Allah. Everything he touched, walked on, or possessed is sacred to me and many Believers and Followers around the world. I am humbled that Allah has Entrusted me with the opportunity to preserve some of the history of His Messenger. We are focused on preserving as much of the history as possible.”

To order this historic heirloom, go to www.SajdahHouse.com.

Become a part of the legacy of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Support the renovation and restoration of his former home today.

To book Ms. Muhammad for your upcoming event, email her at SajdahHouse@gmail.com.

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National Urban League President Shares Personal Tribute with The Family of Colin Powell

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, who heads to Washington, D.C. on Friday for the funeral of former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, shared a heartfelt tribute to his widow in a personal letter to the Powell family.

“One thing is certain; his family was the focus of his life, and you were the anchor of his heart,” Morial wrote to Gen. Powell’s wife, Alma, and their family. “This has always been clear to me whenever I see photographs of the two of you together.”

Morial included a copy of his syndicated weekly column, To Be Equal, for October 21: National Urban League Mourns Gen. Colin Powell: “A Man Of Principle, Courage And Strength.”

“He was a Black trailblazer who resisted being defined by race, but never forgetting what his achievements and status meant to those who came after him,” Morial wrote in the column. “He will be remembered as a man of principle, courage, and strength, who never wavered in his determination to hold America to the highest standards, and as a role model whose life story will inspire generations of public servants who put the interests of the nation above party affiliation.”

Morial and his wife, CBS News correspondent and CBS Saturday Morning co-anchor Michelle Miller, will attend Gen. Powell’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral on Friday afternoon.

Gen. Powell was a longtime friend and supporter of the National Urban League, receiving the League’s Humanitarian Award in 2009 for his exemplary global leadership during his career as a soldier, statesman and diplomat. A consistent and generous contributor to the National Urban League for many years, he served on the National Urban League’s Honorary Centennial Committee and was a key supporter of “I Am Empowered,” an initiative to eliminate racial gaps in housing, education, employment, and healthcare.