MULTI PLATINUM SINGER CASSANDRA LUCAS OF CHANGING FACES ANNOUNCES SOLO PROJECT & RELEASES VLOG FOR NEW SINGLE DAMN FEAT UNCLE MURDA
(February 17, 2014 New York, NY)- Singer/songwriter Cassandra Lucas, formerly one-half of the platinum selling R&B duo Changing Faces is back and ready to conquer the music world once again. Cassandra announces her debut EP, releases her first blog installment for her single “DAMN” featuring Hip Hop recording artist Uncle Murda and talks plans for a solo album entitled “Elevation”.
Cassandra Lucas experienced the sweet taste of success as part of Changing Faces throughout the mid 90’s to the early 2000’s with hits like “Stroke You Up,” “Foolin’ Around,” and “G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.” When their self entitled album landed No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts, the group went on to sell millions of records. Returning to the spotlight after 10 years, the stunning R&B songstress is working on her solo project and more focused then ever. With a fresh new sound sure to captivate and entertain both new audiences and loyal fans alike, Cassandra is prepared to take her career to higher heights. Read more…
|REGGAE STAR I-OCTANE IGNITES
THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW ALBUM,
Album Available Worldwide on March 4, 2014
January 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Reggae star I-Octane ignites the New Year with his new album My Journey, available worldwide in stores and online on March 4, 2014 from DJ Frass/Tad’s Record. Born Byiome Muir in Clarendon, Jamaica, I-Octane has been blazing a trail for himself at home and internationally ever since hitting the scene over 5 years ago, and has accomplished the rare feat of consistently remaining relevant in a fickle reggae landscape, receiving continuous airplay across reggae formats globally with his flourishing catalog. A special project with his long-time musical collaborator and friend Andre “DJ Frass” Gordon, My Journey delves inside the soul and sound of this prolific artist, whose innate talents, conscious lyrical offerings and high-energy performances remain unparalleled. Read more…
Who: Kimberly Wilson Marshall, Founder & Director
Why: Wilson Marshall Inc. provides clients with a hands-on experience in public relations and special events planning to deliver a quality experience from concept to completion. Wilson Marshall Inc. current client roster includes: 5001 FLAVORS, African Health Now, Harlem Haberdashery, and Making Books Sing (as of Feb. 2014).
AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) TO HOLD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DAY TOY GIVE-AWAY & COMMUNITY MEAL FOR THE HUNGRY
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network
Local elected officials
Members of the community and residents of local homeless shelters
WHERE: Read more…
NEW YORK FILMMAKER’S GROUP HOSTS 2 DAY FILM WORKSHOP
Weekend of intensive workshops on producing, screenplay writing and directing
presented by New York based trade association.
NEW YORK (December 23, 2013) On January 25 and January 26, 2014, the Black and Latino Filmmaker’s Coalition (BLFC) will host three workshops at their new home in Long Island City (21-36 44th Road, Studio 5 Long Island City, NY). With just a train stop from Midtown East/Turtle Bay section of New York City, the three intensive workshops will provide film industry novices and those wanting to build extra support with a project, step-by-step guidelines and resources in achieving success within the film industry.
Conducted by producer and Founder of BLFC, Babatunde Odesanya, the three workshops will include: Intro Into Line Producing, Learn to Write Screenplays and Learn To Direct.
“These workshops are great for anyone just getting into the industry, looking to building a stronger foundation for their project and those wanting to just learn important aspects of the film industry. People attending BLFC’s workshops are able to speak with the instructor and ask questions specifically pertaining to their project. These workshops give people that individualized attention,” says Babatunde Odesanya.
Workshop Schedule Read more…
The Salvation Army Greater New York Division distributed Red Boxes to local NYC families in need as part of its inaugural Red Box Campaign. Check out a highlights reel and photos from the distribution at The Salvation Army Brownsville Community Center where families received their “Christmas in a Box.”
|The Salvation Army: Red Box Distribution|
DANCEHALL REGGAE SINGER
BUCKY ITAL DELIVERS
NEW ALBUM, DO A TING FI DI POOR
The FOX FUSE Release Receives Coveted
December 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Jamaican dancehall reggae artist Uhan “Bucky Ital” Pearson delivers his highly anticipated new album, Do A Ting Fi Di Poor, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on December 10, 2013), from FOX FUSE. Bucky Ital returns with his signature sound that fuses various genres to create his unique brand of dancehall reggae, which does not escape the notice of iTunes, granting him a coveted feature on the iTunes New and Noteworthy Reggae homepage, on its day of release. Read more…
Who: N!ni * Eternal Sol
What: ETERNAL SOL PROMOS
(promotions, parties/events, music, djs, concerts, marketing, news/current events, trivia, inspirational quotes, fashion, books, recipes, photos, history, nightlife + more!)
Why: Eternal Sol Promos is a promotions, events, marketing and entertainment company that Globally Spreads the Word, One Event at a Time. Specializing in, but not limited to House Music parties, nightlife and more from NYC to South Africa; Eternal Sol is your source for music, inspiration and information. Eternal Sol clients include: http://about.me/nini.eternalsol.promos
Where: Based in New York
When: Established October, 2007
Wednesday was an epic night as Ms. “_Took the Night_”, Chelley (Ultra SONY), entertained a crowd at the New York location (SoHo) of international high-end shoe store, United Nude. The collaboration was made possible by Playbook Media Group and sponsored by Clique Vodka, Birthday Cake Wines, and Peroni Beer.
United Nude shoes are like none other, producing futuristic styled shoes that are ready to wear, as seen on Lady GaGa, who wore their special designed shoe made just for her. I must say that their store is a shoe maven’s heaven to which Chelley has been a big fan of and incorporated into her “Glam Life” persona. There were many notable blog sites and magazines, such as Nylon, Paper Magazine, and NY Post in the building, to name a few, as Chelley performed her Hit “_Took the Night_” as well as her new single slated to be released in 2014 called “_Take Your Money_”. Also in attendance was BGC Season 11, GiGi, and owner of United Nude shoes himself, Rem D. Koolhass. The event featured many of United Nude’s 2013 and 2014 shoe collections, which Chelley and her dancers sported during the performance. Definitely take a peek into their creative shoe world and look out for Chelley to take over your headphones once again in 2014!!
Photography Credit : 6 Chamber Production & Alexandra Julien D’Nightlife.com
Who: Edna Garcia-Dipini & Members http://www.rizeprogram.com/member-test/
What: RIZE www.rizeprogram.org
RIZE is an anti-violence creative arts program designed by Edna Garcia. RIZE teaches young adults film, digital media, journalism, visual and performing arts to raise awareness and give young people the tools to appropriately identify and express emotions that can lead to violence if left unchecked. RIZE is well accredited for their involvement and hard work within the Reading, PA and New York City communities, as well as on a national level. RIZE participates in many state events organized by the Governor through the Governor’s advisory of Latino Affairs – State Youth Summits.
RIZE’s partnership with the I-Lead Charter School – RIZE and I-LEAD Inc. have enjoyed a productive and mutually beneficial relationship and share a belief in the importance of investing in the development of future leaders. “We are excited to be a part of the advancement of I-Lead Charter School whose services are beloved by our community and students that we serve in Reading, PA. Read more…
KANYE WEST TO DEBUT “BOUND 2″ VIDEO ON ELLEN TODAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
THE YEEZUS TOUR RESUMES; BROOKLYN & MSG ON DECK THIS WEEK
“There are very few modern artists with the kind of vision, ambition, and means to execute it as Kanye West right now.a distinct statement of his combined artistic ambition, penchant for excess, and desire to simply outdo every other entertainer out right now.” – Seattle Times
“Awe-inspiring.West’s energy level was extraordinary.truly electrifying.The stage as imagined and executed by West was truly something to behold.” - Rolling Stone
NOVEMBER 18, 2013 – NEW YORK, NY - Kanye West will debut the music video for ’Bound 2‘ on daytime powerhouse The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Marking the second time Ellen has premiered a Kanye West video – “Love Lockdown” debuted on the Ellen Show in 2008 – the video launch coincides with the Northeast leg of West‘s acclaimed Yeezus Tour, with the tour making stops in Brooklyn, Washington DC and New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden throughout the week. Read more…
THE DARK SIDE OF MONEY: AMERICAN DREAM MEETS MURDER AS GRITTY NEW NOVEL PEAKS BEHIND THE GLAMOUR OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY’S HIGH LIFE
– Written by d. E. Rogers and uniquely fusing fact with fiction, ‘The Dark Side of Money’ proves that some people would do anything to retain their wealth and the promise of the American Dream – even if it means killing their family. As one of the few books to focus on the successes of African-Americans, the novel is poised to resonate with readers from coast to coast. –
Bookcover and author, d. E. Rogers
San Francisco Bay Area, CA (BlackNews.com) — While thousands of books depict African-American families as struggling to reach the success of wider society, The Dark Side of Money showcases the high-life millions of families enjoy. However, no book of gripping fiction is worth its weight without a heavy dose of action, suspense and murder.
Thankfully, author d. E. Rogers gives readers all three with gusto. The novel’s narrative thrusts readers from the fruits of success to the tumultuous consequences of trying to hold onto the American Dream.
Synopsis: Read more…
|2dopeboyz World Premiere: Kasim Keto “Long Car Rides” Album Stream|
Holidays at the Apollo
With Programs for Audiences of All Ages
Ellington at Christmas
Featuring Savion Glover, Keith David, Lizz Wright, Priscilla Baskerville, David Berger Jazz Orchestra, the Abyssinian Baptist Choir and Students from Dance Theatre of Harlem School
Apollo Amateur Night Holiday Special
Featuring Apollo Stars of Tomorrow with
Special Guest Host Bow Wow (Host of BET’s 106 & Park)
ISLAND TRAFFIC ENTERTAINMENT
GUACAMOLE & CHIPS RIDDIM
New Soca Compilation Features Voicemail,
Skinny Fabulous, Alozade and More
Fortune Girls Gain Celebrity Support and Build Momentum for Kickstarter
30-Day Campaign to Empower Tween Girls & Create Future Leaders
(New York, NY) – October 28, 2013, Fortune Girls (FG), Inc., a multi-cultural lifestyle brand dedicated to the empowerment of tween girls age 6-12, launched a 30-day kickstarter campaign on Oct 17th with recent supportive Tweets and Facebook posts from Tennis Icon Venus Williams who also donated autographed tennis racquets for the campaign and support from Legendary TV Host Whoopi Goldberg.
Fortune Girls is more than just pretty pictures! It is a brand that seeks to empower girls and create educated, well-rounded girls in three ways: Read more…
Who: Sherise Malachi
What: WBLS-FM & WLIB-AM
Why: The goal of WBLS & WLIB-AM is to serve our listeners with minute to minute news, entertainment and community initiatives via on-air, on-site and online and to provide the best marketing and advertising opportunities for our clients.
Where: Based in New York
REVEREND AL SHARPTON’S BOOK THE REJECTED STONE: AL SHARPTON AND THE PATH TO AMERICAN LEADERSHIP MAKES NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
Hip Hop Icon, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Will Be Unveiling Issue #0 of His Own Comic Book at Comic Con in New York City!!
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will be autographing the first copies of his amazing prologue issue; DMC #0 which will be exclusively available at New York Comic Con this Saturday, October 12, 2013. There will be two covers. A special work of art, created just for New York Comic Con by DC cover artist Ken Lashley, legendary, graffiti style master, Carlos Mare and vintage digital pin up painter, Derek Santiago. The second cover which is equally spectacular is penciled by Damion Scott, inked by Dexter Vines, colored by Christopher Sotomayor also with graffiti by Carlos Mare.
The graphic novel is an independent comic book published by DMC, Darryl Makes Comics with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels as publisher, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is Editor In Chief and Riggs Morales is the Senior Editor. The book takes place in the 80’s and features DMC as a superhero, fighting in an alternate universe battling injustice on the hardcore streets of New York. Read more…