SATURDAY NIGHTS ARE A FAMILY AFFAIR ON OWN WITH ‘DEION’S FAMILY PLAYBOOK’ AND ‘FLEX & SHANICE’ PREMIERING NOVEMBER 1
SATURDAY NIGHTS ARE A FAMILY AFFAIR ON OWN WITH
‘DEION’S FAMILY PLAYBOOK’ AND ‘FLEX & SHANICE’
PREMIERING NOVEMBER 1
Café Mocha™ Radio Show Extends its Digital Reach with MadameNoire.com
The #1 nationally syndicated female-oriented radio show and the top lifestyle and entertainment site for Black women have joined together in a strategic partnership to provide engaging content for women across all communication platforms. Starting the weekend of October 4, Café Mocha will begin airing MadameNoire.com’s popular feature Did Y’all See? and MadameNoire, will produce written content for Cafemocharadio.com.
Best known as “radio from a woman’s perspective,” Café Mocha is the fastest-growing syndicated radio show catering to multicultural women. The popular show, syndicated in more than 25 markets designed to empower women with a fresh blend of ideas, content and the best in urban music, is built upon the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information, which makes Did Y’all See? a great addition to the content lineup. The lively segment will feature MadameNoire editors discussing timely hot-button issues their audiences debated during the week and ask poignant questions about the state of Black women, relationships, and social and entertainment news. Read more…
Sustainable Action for Everyone (S.A.F.E) Puts Going Green at Your Fingertips
September 28th, Atlanta, GA – On September 3oth, International Sustainability and Green Technology pioneer, Onaje Jackson, announces the unveiling of the Sustainable Action For Everyone Program (S.A.F.E Earth) and will launch their much anticipated Indiegogo campaign. S.A.F.E Earth is a first of its kind, website designed to support the growth of a global grass roots sustainability movement that will bring about global balance. The online portal will make available all of the necessary tools to save Mother Earth and place them right at your fingertips. It includes a resource center designed to provide technical support for both the collective and individuals that are committed to the cause, as well as big bold apps that gives you step by step instructions on everything you ever wanted to know about being green on and off line. Read more…
Food Bank for New York City, Broadway’s Keke Palmer and Brooklyn Nets star Brook Lopez teamed up to “Change One Thing” for students
FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY TEAMED UP WITH BROADWAY’S KEKE PALMER AND BROOKLYN NETS ALL-STAR BROOK LOPEZ TO “CHANGE ONE THING” FOR STUDENTS
Opportunity Charter School Students Pledge to Live Healthier and Focus on Nutrition
[MEDIA RECAP] NEW YORK, NY, September 23, 2014 – Food Bank For New York City held a nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem on Tuesday, September 23, with surprise celebrity guests Keke Palmer, TV host and first African-American star of the Broadway show “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and Brook Lopez, NBA All-Star center for the Brooklyn Nets. The event was in support of Food Bank For New York City’s Change One Thing initiative, a social campaign that aims to guide teens toward healthier choices by changing just one thing in their diet at a time.
GOAPELE ANNOUNCES MULTI-CITY “STRONG AS GLASS” TOUR KICKING OFF NOVEMBER 7th in NEW YORK, NY.
Pre-Order for “Strong As Glass” Available NOW on iTunes
Remix to “Hey Boy” Featuring Snoop Dogg also available on iTunes today
NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 24, 2014) – Soul, R&B singer/songwriter Goapele announces a 14-city tour kicking off at Highline Ballroom in New York, NY on November 7th and wrapping at The Loft in Atlanta, GA on December 14th. The tour is in support of the upcoming release of her fourth studio album, “Strong As Glass,” which is available for pre-order on iTunes now. In addition, the remix to her first official single “Hey Boy” Produced by Keith Harris and featuring Snoop Dogg premiered on VIBE last week and is now available for purchase on iTunes.
“We dare you not to break into the Shmoney Dance after hearing the Snoop Dogg-featured remix to her new single, “Hey Boy.” – VIBE
Lifestyle Brand That Represents The Bond We Share
New York, NY, September 24th, 2014 – Kinship is proud to announce the release of their new bomber jacket celebrating 20 years of Bad Boy Records.
Previously, the brand released Golden Era and Dipset versions. The Bad Boy Bomber features an all-over print of all of the label’s greatest albums, from the Biggie reign to modern day.
“I wanted to create pieces that pays homage to the music I was raised on,” said Kinship Founder Reggie Thomas, “Bad Boy definitely deserves major recognition. Hopefully people will appreciate it just as much as i did.”
The jacket is 100 percent satin with a purple satin lining and a full zipper front. The albums featured include classics from Notorious B.I.G. and Ma$e alongside more current records from the likes of French Montana and Janelle Monae.
This bomber and more are available through the Kinship site. Shop now >
TRIBECA FILM DOCUMENTARY “NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” TO DEBUT IN SELECT THEATERS NATIONWIDE STARTING OCTOBER 1 AND LIVING ROOMS EVERYWHERE ON OCTOBER 3
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The documentary on legendary MC Nas’ making of the 1994 landmark debut album ‘Illmatic’, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, will release theatrically in New York and Los Angeles starting on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 then hit movie theaters across America on Thursday, October 2 for a one-night-only special showing of the film. Audiences nationwide will have the rare opportunity to experience the story behind one of hip-hop’s most influential albums of all-time on the big screen, distributed by Tribeca Film. Read more…
Los Angeles – OWN’s popular series “Iyanla: Fix My Life” from Harpo Studios delivered 1.15 million total viewers and a .99 rating in the network’s key W25-54 demo on Saturday night (9/20/14) making it the highest rated episode since November 2013 and the third most watched episode in the history of the series on OWN.
The episode, which was the third installment of a three-part mega-fix, was also Saturday night’s most-watched telecast on all of TV for African-American viewers and the #1 ad-supported cable telecast for all African-American women. Additionally, the current season average is up double-digits in women 25-54 (+67%) and total viewers (+63%) over last season.
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.
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…
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…
“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.
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
(Los Angeles) – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), will honor Universal Pictures Chairwoman, Donna Langley; Los Angeles Film Festival Director, Stephanie Allain; Black List.com, co-founder, Franklin Leonard with its Special Achievement Award for career excellent during its annual award show on February 4th, 2015 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The organization has also selected LA Times entertainment reporter Susan King as the 2015 reciepient of its Roger Ebert Award and producer Debra Martin Chase, who will receive the Ashley Boone Award. Read more…
RADIO AND TV PERSONALITY SWAY CALLOWAY AND MUSIC EXECUTIVE KELLY JACKSON LAUNCH NEW ENTERTAIMENT VENUTRE, OVERDELIVER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
AND ANNOUNCE THEIR DEBUT SIGNEE CALIFORNIA NATIVE, G.L.A.M.
New York, NY- Newly formed Entertainment and Management Company, OverDeliver Entertainment launched by Sway Calloway of MTV and SiriusXM and Music Executive, Kelly L. Jackson recently announced their debut signee, rapper, singer and Producer G.L.A.M. (Good Lyrics And Music).
TY DOLLA $IGN ANNOUNCES THE “IN TOO DEEP TOUR”;
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR GETS UNDERWAY OCTOBER 1ST IN SAN ANTONIO;
ACCLAIMED WEST COAST PERFORMER UNVEILS NEW SET OF DATES ON THE HEELS OF RECENTLY WRAPPED “UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC TOUR”;
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM, “FREE TC” COMING SOON
Atlantic recording artist Ty Dolla $ign has announced plans for a major North American headline tour. The “In Too Deep Tour” will get underway October 1st at San Antonio’s White Rabbit and then travel through late November (see attached itinerary). For complete details, please log onto www.dollasignworld.com/tour. Recently named as one of XXL Magazine’s “XXL Freshmen 2014,” Ty is also busy completing work on his hugely anticipated debut album, titled “FREE TC,” due out later this year.
BAD BOY RECORDS CONTINUES 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH MAJOR REISSUES;
ICONIC LABEL UNVEILS NEW DIGITALLY REMASTERED EDITIONS OF
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.’S “LIFE AFTER DEATH” AND PUFF DADDY AND THE FAMILY’S “NO WAY OUT”;
WIDE ARRAY OF BAD BOY EPS AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
AT THE iTUNES STORE’S EXCLUSIVE “BAD BOY RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY” PAGE;
“LIFE AFTER DEATH” AND “NO WAY OUT” AVAILABLE NOW
The iconic Bad Boy Records is commemorating its twentieth anniversary year with a yearlong celebration and announced today a series of digital reissues, highlighted by newly digitally remastered editions of two legendary hip hop classics: The Notorious B.I.G.’s “LIFE AFTER DEATH” and Puff Daddy & The Family’s “NO WAY OUT”— both of which were remastered by Tony Dawsey at Phantom Mastering, NY. The albums are available on the iTunes Store now.
NEW WEB SITE MAKES IT EASY TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE ONLINE
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — MyHealthPlusDental.com is a website that allows users to get quotes for and purchase health insurance, dental insurance, Medicare supplements and life insurance completely online.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also commonly referred to as “ObamaCare” gives Americans access to affordable health care while reducing the rising costs of health care in the U.S. Open enrollment through the health insurance marketplace ended March 31, 2014 and the extended special enrollment ended May 1. Those without insurance may be forced to pay a penalty fee. However, the opportunity to enroll in ACA health care coverage may still exist for those who qualify under special enrollment. Read more…