ASPiRE Announces Partnership with The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
ASPiRE ADVANCES ITS EDUCATION OUTREACH
THROUGH A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH
THE WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Network Aligns with the Billion Dollar Roundtable to Sponsor the Inaugural Class of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ HBCU All-Star Students during the
2014 National HBCU Week Conference in Washington, DC
ASPiRE Will Produce ‘I ASPiRE’ Profiles Highlighting HBCU All-Star Students and “ASPiRE to Change the Game” Vignettes
ATLANTA – September 19, 2014 – ASPiRE, the television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans, announced today a partnership with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) to increase awareness of the value and the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to expose college students to entrepreneurs and professionals in corporate and private businesses and, to guarantee the future success of African-American students, our communities and our nation. The strategic collaboration is a part of ASPiRE’s initiative to promote excellence in education among African-American students at HBCUs and to provide those students with professional development and support.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
– Widely misattributed to Plato and/or Philo of Alexandria, but you don’t know and I don’t know either because neither of us was there, dammit… Source: Wikipedia, assorted Instagram posts, fortune cookies and tea bag tags
Life can be hard. That’s just a fact.
And your outlook has a lot to do with just how hard it is. A positive mindset can help dig you out of a negative situation, not by magically fixing it, but just changing how you frame and view it. Everyone gets into a rut sometimes. The people that (loudly) choose to STAY there, though? Those people…male or female… are bitter
And they’re allll around us. Worse yet, are you one of them? It’s not too late to change that, buttercup. Recognize these 5 red flags? Distance yourself or fix it. Read more…
UP Original Movie MY OTHER MOTHER – this Sun., Sept. 21, 7 PM EDT – UP Faith & Family Screenplay Winner at ABFF
UP PRESENTS THE UP ORIGINAL MOVIE
MY OTHER MOTHER
A FAMILY DRAMA STARRING ESSENCE ATKINS,
LYNN WHITFIELD, JASMINE GUY, GREGALAN WILLIAMS,
ANGIE STONE AND KENDRICK CROSS
PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON UP,
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 7 P.M. EDT / 6 P.M. PDT
This Marks the Fifth Movie Produced from
Winning Scripts in the UP Faith & Family Screenplay Competition at ABFF
First Single from Tasha’s Debut CD is Top 10 on Billboard’s and Mediabase’s Gospel Airplay Charts
Dallas, Texas–September 16, 2014— Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA is pleased to announce that Tasha Page-Lockhart’s “Different,” from her debut album, HERE RIGHT NOW, is currently in the Top 10 on both Mediabase’s and Billboard’s Gospel Airplay charts and climbing. Read more…
I’m on the train, on my way to work and I see two pregnant women and a young mother with her two children in the same car. Initially, I didn’t give it much thought until I saw how the young kids were being lovingly innocent in the company of their mother. I also noticed how affectionate and caring she was towards them and I couldn’t help but think of what a mother’s love could do for and to a child. Then I start to wonder how our world could be the way it is if this is the start a child gets from his mother.
The strength of a woman can be unbelievably strong in the midst of what she goes through in her life, this is evident. I can attest that as much as I equally loved both my mother and father, I know for a fact I inherited my mother’s strength and as many barriers I’ve faced in life and the struggles I’ve been through, I made it because of that same strength I saw and continue to see in her. Read more…
ASPiRE TO PREVIEW “CHANGEMAKERS” A NEW ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN CELEBRITIES DOING GOOD
- Keshia Knight Pulliam and her Kamp Kizzy Foundation and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Ludacris Foundation Among Those Featured • Production on ASPiRE’s 5th Original Series Underway in Atlanta, with Premiere Set for Wednesday, September 24th -
(BLACK PR WIRE) – ATLANTA – September 10, 2014 — ASPiRE, the television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans, will premiere its fifth original series, “Changemakers” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. EDT. Currently in production in Atlanta, the half-hour reality series will spotlight African-American celebrities – such as Keshia Knight Pulliam and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges – who are making a difference and reveal how and why they use their success to help others to be their best selves. The six-episode series is executive produced by Swirl Films and Black Celebrity Giving’s Jasmine Crowe. Read more…
GREEN LIVING EXPERT DANNY SEO JOINS THE 2014 PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE IN MIAMI AS A SPEAKER FOR PLUNGE TALKS!!!!
GREEN LIFESTYLE EXPERT, BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DANNY SEO CONFIRMED TO SPEAK AT THE 2014 PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE, NOV 6-8 IN MIAMI
NETWORKING EVENT TARGETING MULTICULTURAL INFLUENCERS IN ENTERTAINMENT, LIFESTYLE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS
Film Life, Inc. announced today their first speaker confirmed for the 2014 Plunge Culture & Creative Conference in Miami from November 6-8 at the Eden Roc Resort Hotel.
Green Lifestyle Expert, Bestselling Author and Editor-In-Chief, Danny Seo, will join the weekend of creative, innovative and cultural events, classes and discussions to kickoff the Plunge Talks series.
Through his best-selling books, television programs, products, syndicated column, and his new national magazine “Naturally, Danny Seo,” environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares the creative ideas that have made him America’s leading authority on modern, eco-friendly living. Read more…
When I think of mac ‘n cheese (spelled here in the warm, ooey gooey way intentionally), it’s like picturing a steaming bowl of “made-with-love” in my hand. I mean, it is perhaps THE most comforting of all the comfort foods. And what’s more comforting than a hot bowl of mac n’ cheese, right?
A hot bowl of mac n’ cheese sex.
I mean … a hot bed of mac n’ cheese sex. Assuming you can’t find a bowl to fit into. I mean… Anyway. I digress. But it’s real, kiddies. And there’s no processed cheese involved…unless you’re kinky like that.
You ever just have a need for your partner? Not necessarily a lustful need, but an emotional need? A feeling that maybe you just need a
naked, vaginal hug? Well, this is THAT sex. After a tough week of meetings, travel, and general grump and stress, I found myself tired and just wanting the naked closeness that only intimacy can provide. It wasn’t even about wanting to get off. Orgasm is a proven stress reliever to the body, but this time, my soul was stressed. We were beyond “I need a hug.” And the need was more about us being as close as two humans can physically be, in the most vulnerable way possible. There’s magical healing in the power of touch; a decompression and exhale that happens…and it presses a rest button somewhere in the universe that grounds me. Read more…
“SO BE LIGHT!” WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT RETREAT TO BE HELD IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA
– Three day seaside, unplug that utilizes West African and Native American healing principles to illuminate the divine feminine –
Key West, FL (BlackNews.com) — A special time a part with sisters of the Spirit to remember, recall reclaim our wholeness. Designed to awaken, within women, true potential, that will then expand to increase the light of this world; shinning brighter as our own inner light expands… So Be Light! A Womens Spiritual Empowerment Retreat is scheduled from November 7- 9, 2014 in Key West Florida at the Pigeon Key Island Facility, hosted by Arida Sister Africa Wright of Powerlines Healing by the Sea Ministries. Read more…
FAMILY GROUP THE SHOWERS’ “BETTER” RADIO SINGLE HITS TOP 40 on GOSPEL RADIO CHARTS
|For immediate release:Hammond, LA (September 9, 2014) — Comprised of ten real life siblings, THE SHOWERS are the latest family collective to take the gospel music industry by storm. Quickly likened to the genre’s prized family acts such as The Winans, The Hawkins and more, the Louisiana natives are rising high with their second radio single “Better” (written and produced by Deon Kipping) cracking the MediaBase Gospel Radio Chart Top 40.
TYLER PERRY’S NEW TELEVISION DRAMA
“IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG”
TO PREMIERE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 ON OWN
(left to right) April Parker-Jones, Amanda Clayton, Zulay Henao, Heather Hemmens & Edwina Findley
from Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You is Wrong”
Photo by Jeremy Cowart and Courtesy of OWN
UP Sponsors “Evolution of Gospel” Celebration w/The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation – Sept. is Gospel Music Heritage Month
UP SPONSORS “EVOLUTION OF GOSPEL” CELEBRATION
Event at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Highlights September’s 6th Annual Gospel Music Heritage Month
2014 Honorees Include Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Sen. Blanche Lincoln
ATLANTA – September 8, 2014 – The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation (@gmhmonth) is proud to announce that UP (@UPtv) will sponsor and help promote the annual “Evolution of Gospel” celebration at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The sixth annual event commemorates the month of September as Gospel Music Heritage Month (GMHM) and features scintillating performances and special tributes. This year’s honorees include Gospel music legends Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin, and former Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, who, along with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), was instrumental in the passage of the resolution that established Gospel Music Heritage Month.
No Stress Zone!! – Daily Word September 8, 2014
Grammy winner, actress Michelle Williams hits #1 with new album Journey to Freedom on iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart!
GRAMMY WINNER MICHELLE WILLIAMS RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM “JOURNEY TO FREEDOM” TO #1 ON iTUNES CHRISTIAN & GOSPEL CHART!
Williams Hits the Road with Appearances in NY, Atlanta and More
Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams’ highly anticipated new album, Journey to Freedom, is already making a splash, with the new release topping iTunes Christian & Gospel Album Chart at #1! Out in stores everywhere Tuesday September 9th, the inspirational Journey to Freedom marks her fourth studio album, with Williams in the midst of a cross-country slate of appearances, including upcoming appearances in New York, Atlanta and more.
Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE expands 2014 HBCU Football Coverage – 1st game: Alabama State vs. Tennessee State – Sat., Sept. 6 at 5pm EDT
ASPiRE EXPANDS ITS HBCU FOOTBALL COVERAGE THIS SEASON WITH URBAN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:
11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES, PLUS THE RETURN OF
WEEKLY COLLEGE SPORTS SERIES “INSIDE THE GAME”
Inaugural Classic – Alabama State vs. Tennessee State – Live at Montgomery, AL on Saturday, September 6th at 5 p.m. EDT
2014 Football Season on ASPiRE Also Includes Live Broadcasts of
Three Exclusive Games, the CIAA Football Championship,
Plus the Premiere of “HBCU Playback Game of the Week,”
Hosted by CBS Sports/HLN’s Rashan Ali and 2 Live Stews’ Doug Stewart
ASPiRE’s New Season of “Inside the Game” Kicks Off
on Friday, September 11th at 10 p.m. EDT