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VH1 ROCK DOCS HEADS TO THE SOUTH FOR ‘ATL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ATLANTA’S RISE IN THE RAP GAME’ PREMIERING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT

August 15, 2014 Leave a comment

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VH1 ROCK DOCS TAKES YOU DOWN SOUTH FOR

 

“ATL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ATLANTA’S RISE IN THE RAP GAME” PREMIERING

 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT

 

NEW YORK, NY-AUGUST 14, 2014–VH1’s award-winning “Rock Doc” franchise takes you down to the dirty south with the premiere of “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game” on Tuesday, September 2 at 10PM ET/PT. The 90-minute documentary investigates the rich, complex untold story of Atlanta’s fascinating rise to the top of the rap industry, which created a major force within American music. The film chronicles the decisions of the city’s forefathers in post-civil rights Atlanta as they created an environment for African-American arts and culture to thrive, which set the scene for a local hip-hop scene to emerge.

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HBCU report reveals black colleges promote green innovation despite snub by mainstream studies

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

 Sustainability Study Reveals 

Green Revolution Blooming at America’s 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

 

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HGTV Host Egypt Sherrod’s “3rd Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp”

July 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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Egypt Sherrod & Host of 11 Alive’s “Atlanta & Company”, Rashan Ali, share a moment with Rising Stars Media Bootcamp Participants

 

HGTV Host Egypt Sherrod’s “3rd Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp” Impacts Promising Teens With Behind The Scenes Day Of Shadowing At Award-Winning Television, Radio, Production and Digital Media Companies

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CELEBRATED SINGER/SONGWRITER CECIL THORNTON and TRANSPARENT RETURN WITH EXTRAORDINARY NEW SINGLE “NO ORDINARY LOVE”

July 21, 2014 Leave a comment

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CELEBRATED SINGER/SONGWRITER CECIL THORNTON & TRANSPARENT RETURN WITH EXTRAORDINARY NEW SINGLE “NO ORDINARY LOVE”

Emotional Tune Beams As First Release from Group’s Long-Awaited New Album VARIATION

Song Available For Free Download

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5 Questions With Avery Sunshine

July 21, 2014 1 comment

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LIFE EXPERIENCES inspire me to create music and my love for interacting with people inspires me to perform.

And how is your approach when you’re in creative mode?

I may start with piano or Dana may start with some guitar chords. Other times, the lyrics come first. It really varies.

 2. How did you and Dana ‘BigDane’ Johnson connect and when it comes to working together, how important is the chemistry and/or approach you have to the music being created? Read more…

Lawsuit against Notorious B.I.G. Estate proceeds

July 16, 2014 Leave a comment

And The Beat Goes On – Famed R&B Singer/Songwriter Lee Hutson

Wins Round One In His Copyright Infringement Challenge

to Bad Boy Entertainment/Estate of the late Notorious B.I.G.

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(Atlanta, GA)………Noted 70’s soul man Lee Hutson, former lead singer of the famed vocal group The Impressions, after Curtis Mayfield, as well as a successful solo artist, has won Round One of his multimillion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit action against Bad Boy Entertainment, the estate of the late Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) and music producer Easy Mo Bee, for the unauthorized use of a sample on Biggie’s 1994 hit “The What,” from his multi-platinum debut album, “Ready To Die.” That song utilizes a sample from Hutson’s 1973 song “Can’t Say Enough About Mom,” as admitted under oath by its producer, Easy Mo Bee (Osten Harvey Jr.), who acknowledged that he did not have permission, but that he informed Bad Boy that he had used it. Read more…

Jermaine Dupri Extends DJ Residency at Wynn Las Vegas Through 2015

July 15, 2014 Leave a comment

 

JERMAINE DUPRI EXTENDS DJ RESIDENCY AT

WYNN LAS VEGAS THROUGH 2015

Award-winning songwriter/producer/rapper to become a long-term fixture in Vegas nightlife

 Jermaine Dupri reigns supreme at Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas 

 

(ATLANTA) – July 11, 2014 - Jermaine Dupri is “WYNNing!” Today, the super-producer announced that his DJ residency at the iconic Wynn Las Vegas has expanded from his five-year gig at Tryst to include additional Wynn hotspots XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Dupri will perform a total of 18 shows at the four hotel venues beginning July 18 through the end of 2015.

“DJing at Wynn nightclubs doesn’t compare to anywhere else,” says Dupri. “It’s like your one and only time to rock a party for damn near everybody – West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, the South, London, and Paris. People from all over the world party in Vegas.”

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Keke Wyatt Promotes Role in RLJ Entertainment’s ‘IN GOD’S HANDS’ at ATL Meet & Greet

July 9, 2014 Leave a comment

KEKE WYATT GREETS ATL PRESS; PROMOTES ROLE IN RLJ ENTERTAINMENT’S ‘IN GOD’S HANDS’

Singer/actress Keke Wyatt is all smiles at a press meet n’ greet at Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station

 

(Atlanta, GA) July 9, 2014 – Platinum-selling recording artist and R&B Diva KeKe Wyatt took Atlanta by storm yesterday as she promoted In God’s Hands, a new stage play written and directed by Alvin Moore, Jr. and produced by One Village Entertainment and Swirl Films. In God’s Hands will be available on DVD and digital download at WatchImage.com, Amazon and iTunes on July 15.
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ATLANTA FILMMAKER ROGER BOBB TO RECEIVE 2014 SYNERGY AWARD FOR HIS WORK TO PROMOTE THE FILM INDUSTRY IN ATLANTA

July 2, 2014 Leave a comment

ATLANTA FILMMAKER ROGER BOBB TO RECEIVE 2014 SYNERGY AWARD FOR HIS WORK TO PROMOTE THE FILM INDUSTRY IN ATLANTA

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(ATLANTA) – The African American Film Critics Association will honor filmmaker Roger Bobb with the organization’s 3rd Annual SYNERGY Award for his pioneering efforts to advance the cinema community in Atlanta. Previous recipients of this award include Tirrell Whitley and Nick Nelson, Principal Partners at Liquid Soul Media (2012) and Charles Humbard, CEO of UPTV (2013). The award will be formally presented during a reception on Tuesday, July 22nd at the law firm of Gordon Reese in Buckhead.

AAFCA is the premiere African American film critics association in the United States, with a membership that is comprised of some of the nation’s leading film journalists. The organization produces the AAFCA Awards in Hollywood, which celebrates the very best in cinema each year. SYNERGY is a signature event that was created to recognize members of Atlanta’s growing creative community. Read more…

Robin Thicke Joins Lineup for 2014 Neighborhood Awards Hosted by Steve Harvey

June 26, 2014 Leave a comment

GRAMMY NOMINATED SUPERSTAR

ROBIN THICKE

ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINE-UP

FOR THE 2014 FORD NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS

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THICKE JOINS STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP FOR THE 12th ANNUAL AWARDS HOSTED BY TV AND RADIO SHOW HOST STEVE HARVEY AND RECOGNIZING BUSINESSES, ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

 

 

ATLANTA, GA (June 24, 2014) – Television / radio show host and bestselling author, Steve Harvey, has announced that GRAMMY nominated superstar recording artist, Robin Thicke, will open the 12th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards with the evening’s first performance. With what’s sure to be an exciting display at the Neighborhood Awards, Thicke joins the list of world-class talent already confirmed to perform including, Chrisette Michelle, Tamela Mann, India Arie, Anthony Hamilton, Johnny Gill and The Ray Chew Band. Read more…

Keke Wyatt’s Self-Titled Project Debuts at #1 on iTunes Top 100 R&B Albums

June 10, 2014 Leave a comment

The North Star Group/Aratek Entertainment Recording Artist

Keke Wyatt’s Self-Titled Music Project Enters at

#1 on iTunes Top 100 R&B Albums

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Ke’Ke Debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Mp3 Hot New Releases

R&B Albums and #1 Mp3 R&B Soul Albums Best Sellers

 

The Physical CD of the EP Will be Available at Major Retail Outlets in July

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NEW ARTIST STEPHEN B. STEWARD RELEASES LIVE MUSIC VIDEO “PURIFY MY SOUL,” AHEAD OF HIS MAY 20th DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE, ENTER YOUR GATES

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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Live music video for “Purify My Soul” by Stephen B. Steward. Shot live in concert with Grammy-nominated music legend Jonathan Butler.

NEW ARTIST STEPHEN B. STEWARD RELEASES LIVE MUSIC VIDEO “PURIFY MY SOUL,” AHEAD OF HIS MAY 20th DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE, ENTER YOUR GATES

Steward to Host Album Release Party on May 20th Featuring Lowell Pye and Renee Spearman

DaGospelTruth.com to Host Exclusive Digital Album Listening Party on Monday, May 19th

Los Angeles, CA (Tuesday, May 13, 2014) — Emerging worship artist Stephen B. Steward releases a live music video for “Purify My Soul” to accompany his emotionally driven second single, “Purify My Soul,” ahead of his long-awaited debut album, ENTER YOUR GATES, in stores and online on Tuesday, May 20th.

Already winning over listeners for its relatable storyline, the song’s narrative tells of a man’s quest for purity to be closer to Christ. Layered with daring lyrics and his supple baritone, the tune’s music video equally showcases Stephen’s vulnerability and versatility by capturing an intimate praise session. Leaving behind the distraction of glitz, the showing sees Stephen surrounded by dancers adorned in white as he offers his praise-filled plea for purity.

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Superstar artist, radio host James Fortune hits top of the charts with #1 single Live Through It!

May 6, 2014 Leave a comment

AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL SUPERSTAR AND NATIONALLY-SYNDICATED RADIO HOST JAMES FORTUNE’S “LIVE THROUGH IT” SINGLE TOPS GOSPEL RADIO AT #1

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NASHVILLE, TN (May 5, 2014) – Award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune continues to inspire listeners everywhere with the triumphant anthem “Live Through It,” as the hit single tops the Gospel Radio chart at #1, scoring his fifth #1 hit single.

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R&B Diva Keke Wyatt Releases New Single “Fall In Love” and EP on May 6

May 6, 2014 1 comment

R&B Divas: Atlanta Co-Star and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Keke Wyatt Releases Self-Titled Digital EP on May 6

 

New Single “Fall In Love” Available Now at All Digital Retail Outlets

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The Physical CD of the EP Will be Available at Major Retail Outlets in June and Will Include Additional Content

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Chrisette Michele & Beautiful Textures Take Over World Natural Hair Show

April 28, 2014 1 comment

BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES TEAMS UP WITH CHRISETTE MICHELE AT WORLD NATURAL HAIR SHOW IN ATLANTA

Chrisette Michele teamed up with Beautiful Textures for the 2014 World Natural Hair Show in Atlanta.

(ATLANTA) – April 28, 2014: On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, Beautiful Textures dominated the World Natural Hair Show in Atlanta. Held at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse), the two-day experience was a hit with attendees and featured Grammy-award winning artist, Chrisette Michele! Showcasing an amazing display of products, hair demonstrations and a ton of free giveaways, both days featured celebrity hair stylist, Felicia Leatherwood, and master hair stylist, Pam Hogan, who educated attendees on the new Texture Manageability System (TMS).

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R&B Divas ATL NewBEs LaTavia RoBErson & Meelah Cover BE Entertained Magazine’s #VOLTAGE Music Issue

April 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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R&B Divas NewBEs LaTavia RoBErson & Meelah Cover BE Entertained Magazine’s #VOLTAGE Music Issue
 
(April, 2014 – Atlanta, GAR&B Divas Atlanta’s two newest memBErs LaTavia RoBErson & Meelah Williams find themselves on the cover of our upcoming #VOLTAGE Music Issue. Both new memBErs are no strangers to the limelight having BEen in the popular  groups 702 & Destiny’s Child, but after a lengthy hiatus, both of these singers have blossomed from girls to grown women & BE’s got the exclusive! 
 
Both Meelah & LaTavia opened up to BE discussing life’s complexities and blessings. In the exclusive interview, the ladies were very candid about their past experiences with their prospective groups, motherhood, and what they plan on bringing to the R&B Divas table. 
 

Meelah on 702′s Support of her New R&B Divas Role

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Earth Day Celebrated Naming 10 Greenest HBCUs

April 22, 2014 1 comment

The Building Green Initiative

Celebrates Earth Day Naming

Ten Greenest HBCUs 

Administrators from the number one school on the Building Green Initiative’s list of top ten greenest HBCUs, UMES, stand in front of a picture of the school’s 17-acre solar farm. UMES administrators pictured (L-R):  Dr. Ronnie Holden, vice president of administrative affairs; Dr. Maurice Ngwaba, assistant to the vice president of administrative affairs; Dr. Juliette Bell, president; Dr. G. Dale Wesson, vice president of research and economic development.

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Aretha Franklin To Hit TheNewsNerd.com with a Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Aretha Franklin To Hit Kato Leonard and TheNewsNerd.com with a Right Hook of Her Own – A Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit
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(April 16, 2014 – Detroit, MI) — Facebook and other social media lit up with the news that Patti LaBelle had been arrested for attacking Aretha Franklin with “a Mayweather style right and left” in attack on the Queen of Soul that reportedly took place at a concert in Atlanta.

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2ND ANNUAL EGYPT’S SISTER’S KEEPER SHUT-IN BRINGS WOMEN OF COLOR TOGETHER TO DISPEL STEREOTYPES WHILE ENCOURAGING SISTERHOOD AND EMPOWERMENT

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

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2ND ANNUAL EGYPT’S SISTER’S KEEPER SHUT-IN BRINGS WOMEN OF COLOR TOGETHER TO DISPEL STEREOTYPES WHILE ENCOURAGING SISTERHOOD AND EMPOWERMENT

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Spelman College Women of Color Leadership Conference Celebrates 10th Anniversary May 14-15, Hosted by Alum Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

 

10th ANNIVERSARY SPELMAN COLLEGE WOMEN OF COLOR CONFERENCE BRINGS LEADING FORWARD INTO FOCUS MAY 14-15

 

Conference Participants Include Corporate Trailblazer and Entrepreneur Paula Madison, Major General Marcia Anderson, Civil Rights Icon Roslyn Pope, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, NPR’s Michel Martin, Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Bush and Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson 

 

First installation of the Academy of Game Changers and Special Anniversary Celebration 
 

 

ATLANTA (April 1, 2014) – This May, Spelman College will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its pre-eminent annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference. Themed “21st century Leadership: Leading Forward,” the 2014 conference will explore several essential components vital to leadership success. Featuring groundbreaking women across a variety of fields, conference speakers include retired NBC Universal Chief Diversity Officer and multimillion dollar businesswoman Paula Madison; Major General Marcia Anderson, the first African-American woman Major General in the U.S. Army Reserve; civil rights icon Roslyn Pope; former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Michel Martin; and award-winning journalist, editor, author and Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Bushamong others. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Access Hollywood host Shaun Robinson, the two-day event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 14 -15, 2014.

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SPIRITUAL ADVISOR TO THE STARS MARQUIS BOONE SET TO SERVE AS GUEST SPEAKER AT 2014 BET CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL PRAYER BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14th

March 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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SPIRITUAL ADVISOR TO THE STARS MARQUIS BOONE SET TO SERVE AS GUEST SPEAKER AT 2014 BET CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL PRAYER BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14th AT 8A PT

Atlanta Based Pastor and Amazon.com Best-selling Author On Hand To Deliver Key Address To Attendees of BET Celebration of Gospel Prayer Breakfast

Appearance Follows His Well-Received Visit to TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin” and One Year Anniversary of His Critically Acclaimed Amazon.com Best-Seller “TIL THE LAST DROP”

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Atlanta, GA (Thursday, March 13, 2014) — Atlanta based pastor and Amazon.com best-selling author Marquis Boone has been tapped to be the key speaker at the 2014 BET Celebration of Gospel Prayer Breakfast in Beverly Hills on March 14th at 8A PT.

The annual event serves as a praise-filled kick start to the day’s festivities which will also include the highly anticipated 14th annual BET Celebration of Gospel. This year’s theme, “Forward In Faith”, lends itself as an epithet to Boone’s ministry as his innovative approach to spiritual leadership continues to push boundaries in and beyond the realm of his faith-based endeavors. Read more…

Singer Mya Covers BE Entertained Magazine’s Sexy Spring Fling Issue [+ Video of her learning the Nae Nae]

March 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Mya Covers BE Entertained Magazine’s Sexy Spring Fling Issue
(Atlanta, GA) – There is nothing steamier than the attitude that the spring weather brings. As the weather breaks and heats up, BE Entertained Magazine gets sexier and offers an inside scoop to your favorite celebrities deepest secrets, experiences, and everything in BEtween. BE Magazine kicks off 2014 with a sizzle, as the sultry songstress Mya covers the 2014 Spring Fling Issue.
The “My Love is Like Whoa” singer showcases a new sexier side as she exclusively sits down with BE Magazine. She discuss everything from her past spring experiences and romance, to BEing 20 years strong in the industry, her closet, and much, much more. We also put Mya’s Dancing with the Stars skills to work at our private Cover Shoot. Check out our BEhind-the-Scenes video of Mya learning Atlanta’s latest #NaeNae dance craze.  Read more…
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Marlon Wayans, Beautiful Textures & More At Bronner Bros Hair Show

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

CELEBS TAKE OVER
STRENGTH OF NATURE BOOTH AT
BRONNER BROS. HAIR SHOW
Actor Marlon Wayans, master stylist Pam Hogan and the Beautiful Textures Girls.

 

(ATLANTA) – February 25, 2014 – Various celebrities and hair brands descended upon Atlanta this weekend to participate in the annual Mid-Winter Bronner Bros. Hair Show. Actor/comedian Marlon Wayans, R&B singer Bobby Valentino, So So Def’s Dondria and singer/”R&B Divas Atlanta” star Latavia Roberson all stopped by the Strength of Nature booth to get a glimpse of their newest product, the Beautiful Textures Reversible™ Straightening Texture Manageability™ System.

 

In town promoting his upcoming horror spoof A Haunted House 2, Marlon spent the day at the Bronner Hair Show yesterday participating in an autograph-signing, doing interviews at the UPSCALE booth and touring the exhibit hall floor. The writer/producer ended his day at Twelve Atlantic Station at a press reception where over 80 journalists grilled the funnyman on the Oscars, his family legacy and what viewers can expect from A Haunted House 2 (in theaters April 18).

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Reality TV Star Kandi Burruss Renovates Atlanta Mansion on “Celebrity Refresh”

February 24, 2014 1 comment

REALITY TV STAR AND SONGWRITER KANDI BURRUSS RENOVATES ATLANTA MANSION

– Grammy Award-winning artist featured on “Celebrity Refresh” –

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Grammy Award-winning songwriter and reality TV star Kandi Burruss completes a DIY in-home salon makeover.

The real housewife of Atlanta owns a beautiful brick mansion in Atlanta. The 8,000 sq. foot palace features an indoor pool and its very own beauty studio, often referenced as an in-home salon.

Kandi is featured on “Celebrity Refresh,” a home improvement web series that showcases Rolling Out going behind the scenes into top celebrities’ homes to highlight how they approach home improvement projects that reveal their personal style and décor tastes. Read more…

Free Album: Funk Volume Presents Kato – Kato’s Revenge

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Free Album: Funk Volume Presents Kato – Kato’s Revenge
Producer Kato Releases Debut Album, With Features From Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Chamillionaire, Chris Webby, Rittz, Jackie Chain & More

The Album:
The latest addition to the Funk Volume roster, Atlanta-based producer Kato enlists an A-list of features for Kato’s Revenge, the Korean-American producer’s debut album, available for free download on LiveMixtapes. Eerie, riding-around-with-the-windows-down-and-your-seat-leaned-back production reverberates throughout the project, as a slew of independent artists grab the mic to shed light on the dark instrumentals. As Kato explains, “The title, Kato’s Revenge, sounds dark and spiteful, but it really comes from a place of growth and understanding. It’s me taking ‘revenge’ on people that didn’t believe in me throughout my career by way of success, because thats always been the best form of revenge.”

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Black Professional Networking Conference in Atlanta

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment

BLACKS NETWORK 2014 INSPIRATIONAL, EMPOWERMENT, PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING CONFERENCE, MAY 3RD



Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Blacks Network Inc, which focuses on uplifting and enabling black professionals and entrepreneurs seek out new business ideas, professional recognition, and investment opportunities, has today announced its 2014 Inspirational, Empowerment, Professional Networking Conference will take place May 3 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

As a network that seeks to showcase and promote the economic growth of emerging and black professionals around the world, this year Blacks Network Conference is anticipating attendees from Europe, Africa, Canada, and over 2000 business owners and professionals from across the nation and Atlanta, Georgia area. Read more…

Album Announcement: Funk Volume Presents Kato – Kato’s Revenge

February 13, 2014 1 comment

Album Announcement: Funk Volume Presents Kato – Kato’s Revenge
Funk Volume Producer Kato to Release Debut Album Feb. 19: Features from Dizzy Wright, Chamillionaire, Chris Webby, Rittz, Jackie Chain & More

The Album:
The latest addition to the Funk Volume roster, Atlanta-based producer Kato enlists an A-list of features for Kato’s Revenge, the Korean-American producer’s debut album set to be released February 19th. Eerie, riding-around-with-the-windows-down-and-your-seat-leaned-back production reverberates throughout the project, as a slew of independent artists grab the mic to shed light on the dark instrumentals. As Kato explains, “The title, Kato’s Revenge, sounds dark and spiteful, but it really comes from a place of growth and understanding. It’s me taking ‘revenge’ on people that didn’t believe in me throughout my career by way of success, because thats always been the best form of revenge.” 

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BUN B AND KIRKO BANGZ JOIN FORCES FOR “THE TRILLEST TOUR”

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

BUN B AND KIRKO BANGZ

JOIN FORCES FOR

“THE TRILLEST TOUR”

Houston acts to embark on national tour in March

New York, NY – Legendary Port Arthur, TX rapper Bun B and Houston rising star Kirko Bangz will hit the road in March for a national tour that will touch most US major markets. The Trillest Tour will kick off on March 6 in San Marcos, TX and will wrap on April 17 in Atlanta, GA.

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Kesington Kross to Open for Kat Dahlia’s East Coast Tour

February 6, 2014 2 comments

Tour Dates & CDQ MP3: Kesington Kross to Open for Kat Dahlia’s East Coast Tour
Retro-Future Singer-Songwriter Kesington Kross To Open Up for Rising Star Kat Dahlia Later This Month & Releases CDQ MP3 of “Gimme Your Love” Single

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I’m A Black Single Mom and Black People Stereotype Me Like Crazy

January 29, 2014 Leave a comment

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frowning black womanBy NIKEYTA ROBINSON

Recently, I came in contact with a woman whose ignorance aroused a rant out of me so dangerous that the ears of bystanders were bleeding and steam was visibly escaping my person.  Was I mad?  Ha, I was livid!  Let me explain.

This woman, who I shall hereafter refer to as “Helpless,” was a customer at a retail store that I had the misery of managing. As I rang her up she said something along the lines of  “Girl, stores is busy today, but you know it’s the 1st.” My mind was elsewhere so I was paying only half attention, but I caught enough to get the implication. “What does that mean?” I asked.

Helpless looked at me in disbelief.  “Girl, you know what that mean standing up there wit dat weave in yo hair.”

I can assure you at this point I came to:  ”Excuse me?!”

Yes, I understand now that Helpless was referring to welfare. However, I was more than bothered by her ridiculous insinuation that having a weave is synonymous with people who wait on government checks, or at least people who know the details about when benefits arrive and how and where they’re spent. Read more…

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