‘JE HEARTBREAK II’ IS THE #1 R&B ALBUM ON ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY, AMAZON
Jagged Edge’s eighth release makes impressive mark in its debut week
(ATLANTA) – October 30, 2014 – Just three days following its debut, Jagged Edge’sJE Heartbreak II is the #1 R&B album on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.com, announced So So Def today.
The Men of Brawley Hall Panel Tour Launches Friday, October 31 at Clark Atlanta University
8 Successful Black Male Friends Reunite on Clark Atlanta University Campus, Where Their Journey Began , for an Inspirational Panel Discussion
WHAT: Years ago, 8 young Black male students met as freshmen dorm mates at Clark Atlanta University’s Brawley Hall. The men, all having achieved tremendous success in a broad range of fields, have remained close friends and will return to the campus on Friday, October 31st to motivate and inspire the next generation of future leaders. This event is presented by Agency For Artists.
The panel participants, as well as their career fields, include:: Read more…
NBC’s Sing-Off Season 2 Winner “Committed” to Release Holiday Album November 18th
|For Immediate Release
NEW YORK, October 28, 2014 – After a triumphant win of season two of the hit NBC’s a-capella competition series ‘The Sing-Off,’ a release of their self-titled debut album Committed on Epic Records, Committed has a new label home and getting ready to release their first ever Holiday Album. Read more…
Watch Your Language!! – Daily Word October 28, 2014
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES® OF THE NEW YORK TRI-STATE AREA TO AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS TO GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN OR BLACK CARIBBEAN HERITAGE
Ronald McDonald House Charities® African American Future Achievers Scholarship (RMHC®-AAFA) announced it will be awarding four-year scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Applications are now available online for students who have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Fairfield County) areas. The submission deadline is January 20, 2015.
“At RMHC, we believe it is imperative to provide support for the next generation to receive a proper education so that they may have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams, regardless of their financial background,” said Christopher Perry, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri State Area. “By giving tomorrow’s innovators and thought leaders a foundation to build upon, we are confident their futures will be bright.” Read more…
Best known as the “Ice Queen” ‘Veronica Harrington’ of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” (OWN TV), Actress Angela Robinson will serve as Keynote Speaker at the “3rd Annual Women Veterans & Women in the Military Veterans Day Extravaganza”.
Hosted by Women Veterans Interactive, the fundraising event, set to take place in Washington, DC., November 9-11, is expected to host its largest audience with ticket sales soaring! Attendees will include women in the military, women veterans and other celebrity supporters such as Tasha Smith, Renee Lawless, Kim Coles and many more! While fans of the show brace for a new season and more “Ice Queen antics” from Robinson’s character, attendees of the event will be treated to her words of inspiration and encouragement, geared to increasing the knowledge of and focus on overcoming the many challenges faced by women veterans. Read more…
Socially Conscious Recording Artist,
Raheem DeVaughn, Receives
Spirit of Democracy Award for
|Washington, DC – Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and founder of the LoveLife Foundation, Raheem DeVaughn, told the audience he was attempting to lead by example with his music and foundation as he accepted the Ruby Campbell Pulliam “Love You More” Servant Leadership and Community ServiceAward during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) 17th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Red Carpet Affair held in DC last week.
Hosted by actor/comedian, Jonathan Slocumb, and sponsored by Verizon and Comcast NBC Universal, the event also honored: Charles Ogletree Jr., Harvard University Law School professor; Elsie Scott, PhD, founding director, Ron Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University; Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director, CEO, MomsRising.org; Mayor William Bell, Birmingham, Alabama; Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science; Councilwoman Sheila Tyson, convener, Alabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation; and Helen Butler, executive director, Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda. Read more…
Mimi Valdes, Vic Hyder and Max Siegel Added to the Lineup for the 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference in Miami, Nov 6-8
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND JOURNALIST MIMI VALDES, USA TRACK & FIELD CEO MAX SIEGEL AND TECH COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT VIC HYDER JOIN PLUNGE TALKS SPEAKERS
AN AUTHOR, FILM DIRECTOR, TECH EXPERT, JOURNALIST, MARKETING SPECIALIST AND GREEN LIVING ADVOCATE TAKE PART IN THE FIRST PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 6–8 AT THE EDEN ROC MIAMI BEACH
October 17, 2014, New York, New York – Film Life, Inc., is excited to announce the complete list of speakers for the 2014 Plunge Talk series at the 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference, which will take place November 6–8 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach. Along with green living expert and author Danny Seo (Plunge Talks on Friday, November 7th at 2:30 p.m.), the Black Enterprise “Innovation Slam Competition” and Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect (Plunge Talks on Friday, November 7th at 9:30 a.m.), journalist Mimi Valdés, USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel and Tech Communications expert Vic Hyder, will be part of the inspiring lineup for Plunge Talks. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in Culture Classes, Plunge Fit and a special advanced screening of Gina Prince Bythewood’s upcoming film, Beyond the Lights on Saturday, November 8th at Regal Cinemas South Beach at 9 p.m.
This year’s Plunge Talks sessions will present information-packed discussions on topics ranging from technology to business innovation and communication to green living and entertainment. The schedule of the latest additions to the Plunge Talks featured speakers include:
UP Original Movie LYFE’S JOURNEY
Premieres this Sunday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m. EDT / 6:00 p.m. PDT
Starring Keith Robinson (“Dreamgirls”),
Angell Conwell (“The Young and the Restless”) and Richard T. Jones (“Judging Amy”)
Written by UP’s Corey A. Prince & Directed by Ryan Richmond
UP PRESENTS THE UP ORIGINAL MOVIE
EMOTIONAL, TIMELY DRAMA STARS KEITH ROBINSON (GET ON UP) AND
RICHARD T. JONES (“JUDGING AMY”)
Jim Jones and Top Pop Soda Launch Vamp Soda
Vamp Berry Flavor in Stores on Holloween
New York, NY, October 21, 2014 – Hip Hop and Fashion Mogul Jim Jones and Top Pop have teamed up to create a new beverage called Vamp Soda. The first flavor to be released is called Vamp Berry. The soda hits your favorite retailers in New York on October 31st.
Distribution will start off in Jim Jones’ home state of New York and will lead into various states including New Jersey, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, California, Ohio, and Illinois. The distributor, Oak Beverage, is the largest craft beer distributor in the northeast. They are homes to brands like Guinness, Dog Fish, Colt 45 and more. The company has been in business for over 114 years.
TOO SHORT AND MONICA PAYNE LAUNCH STAR STUDDED GRAND OPENING OF “THE MAGIC GATE” PRODUCTION FACILITY
TOO SHORT AND MONICA PAYNE LAUNCH STAR STUDDED GRAND OPENING OF “THE MAGIC GATE” PRODUCTION FACILITY
Celebrity guests in attendance included Cedric The Entertainer, Ray J, Luenell, Affion Crockett, Rosa Acosta, Slink Johson,
GTAV Shawn “Solo” Fonteno, Laroo, V. Bozeman, DJ Whoo Kid and more
Chris Paul Hosts Mark Wahlberg, Blake Griffin, Matt Kemp, and more!/CP3 Foundation Celebrity Server Dinner
NBA ALL STAR CHRIS PAUL AND THE CP3 FOUNDATION
BENEFITTING L.A.’S BEST AND LEAPS N BOUNDZ
Kevin Frazier will Serve as Master of Ceremonies
Celebrity Servers include Mark Wahlberg, Jerry Ferrara,
Matt Kemp, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan
The event is being sponsored by Apollojets
Los Angeles, CA (October 15, 2014) – Los Angeles Clipper, and 7-time NBA All Star, Chris Paul will host the CP3 Foundation’s Celebrity Server Dinner on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills (246 N. Canon Drive) sponsored by Apollojets. The fundraiser, which begins at 5:30 pm, will honor two Los Angeles based organizations that work with children, L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz.
As an author, one of the most gratifying experiences you can have is for people to tell you that your book saved their life, or was extremely useful and relevant to them. But when you write a book like “Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System,” your feelings are a lot more complicated. I was hoping it would prove useful to the Black community, but it’s turned out to be waaay more relevant than I’d ever want.
When Atlanta attorney Robbin Shipp and I sat down more than a year ago to start writing “Justice While Black,” it was the specter of Trayvon Martin that hung over the room. The Black community had just suffered through the numbing shock of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. For nearly two decades, Robbin had been witnessing the parade of Black males carted through the criminal justice system in Georgia. For just as long, I had been writing about the stultifying list of African Americans who had been summarily executed by American law enforcement, often for no apparent reason other than their skin color. We both felt compelled to do something, to use our respective talents to make a difference.
But in the months leading up to the book’s release and in the two weeks since “Justice While Black” has been out, the nation has witnessed an outrageous number of African Americans dying or suffering at the hands of law enforcement. As the book’s publication date approached, I was even asked to pen an essay in the October issue of Ebony, looking at the issue from a dad’s perspective, because the topic of the book was so incredibly relevant. Read more…