GBN Contest of the Week: Win an American-Made Chilton Table from Room & Board

Proud to be American (Made) Sweepstakes

Chilton table (Photo courtesy Room & Board)

Lesa Lakin GBN Lifestyle

by Lesa Lakin
GBN Lifestyle

There is nothing like a great table to anchor any room… so don’t miss your chance to enter Room & Board’s Proud To Be American Made Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Chilton table. Enter now through July 19th.

Retailer Room & Board is giving you a chance to win one of its American-made pieces of furniture. Over 90% of Room & Board’s timeless-yet-modern designs are made right here in the U.S., allowing them to support the livelihoods of people who share their passion for design and American craftsmanship.

Enter to win this gorgeous Chilton table with a spalted sugarberry top. One lucky winner will be chosen!



Giveaway details are available here:‐to‐win

Chilton 72W Table in Spalted Sugarberry

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Good Luck!

NFL’s Andre Johnson Spends Over $16K on Toys for Children for 8th Year in A Row

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Houston Texan wide receiver Andre Johnson spent over $16,000 on toys for children in need.  The Andre Johnson Foundation hosted its annual event for 11 kids in Texas’ Child Protective Services at a local Toys ‘R’ Us.

Every child who participated received a bike and a gaming system, as well as all the toys they could grab in 80 seconds.

This year was the 8th annual event. You can check out the 2013 event here.

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GBN’s #WhoWeBe Giveaway Contest – Congratulations to the Winners!

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Last Tuesday, GBN announced its first-ever giveaway contest – a chance for three lucky readers to email in to win free copies of award-winning author Jeff Chang‘s most recent work, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America.”  As promised, today we are announcing the names of those who entered and prevailed in the random drawing, and here they are: Julia S. Butler, Charles Terrell Franklin and Pam Curry!

Congratulations to you three and many thanks to everyone who wrote in.  It was great to receive such positive response, interest and feedback, and GBN will definitely have more giveaways in the future.  Also, sincere thanks to St. Martin’s Press for providing the free copies of “Who We Be” and for publishing such insightful, provocative work.  Winners, check your email for further details!

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Editor-in-Chief (follow @lakinhutcherson)

GBN Giveaway: Three Lucky Readers to Receive Free Copies of “Who We Be: The Colorization of America”


Good Black News is getting into the holiday spirit early — by giving away three copies of acclaimed author Jeff Chang‘s latest book, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America.”

In this follow-up to the classic “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation,” which garnered Chang an American Book Award, “Who We Be” remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress.

I am currently reading this impressive, comprehensive work (the section on African-American comic strip artist Morrie Turner alone is worth the read) and can’t wait to share more about it once I’m finished, but why wait for a GBN review and recommendation when you can get the book for free right away?

To enter, simply send your name and email address with the subject heading “Who We Be Giveaway” to by Saturday, November 8.  We will choose three winners at random and announce their names on Monday.

Onward and Upward… and good luck!

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Founder/Editor-In-Chief

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Founder/Editor-In-Chief