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…
What: Leah Simone Designs
Why: Leah Simone Designs features handmade crochet items, from earrings to star shaped baby blankets, booties and so much more. Leah Simone Designs are the must have crocheted accessory.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established April 2012
|Soca Star Tian Winter Drops New Album, Roaming Three Albums Available Worldwide on October 15, 2013
from Precision Digital
October 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Antiguan soca star Tian Winter releases his third full-length studio effort Roaming, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on October 15, 2013, with pre-order available now, distributed by Precision Digital, a distribution partner of FOX FUSE. Winter also sees the simultaneous worldwide release of his two previous albums, Not Afraid and Cya Fail Me, on October 15. No stranger to the stage, Winter has been performing for crowds since the tender age of 10 and has honed his craft throughout the years, cultivating his talents into the consummate entertainer that he is today. He has carved his own niche in the soca genre by infusing pop and R&B singing styles into contemporary Caribbean rhythms, thereby creating a musical product that excites and enthralls audiences at home and abroad. Read more…
eOne Music Releases New Single Off Upcoming Young Chris EP “Vital Signs”
New York – (September 30, 2013) – eOne music and Division1 release “I’m Alive,” Young Chris’ new single, today. The single is the first track off of Chris’ upcoming digital EP, “Vital Signs,” which will be available November 19th.
The six song EP features production from superstar producer Rico Love, Philly standout Jahlil Beats and beatmaster Cardiak. The EP will prequel the upcoming full length album, “Alive,” due out in early 2014.
“I have so much more to offer as a solo artist, and I am excited to be anticipated and embraced,” exclaims Chris. “We have a ton of hits ready for the fans. ALIVE! I won’t disappoint!”
The EP tracklisting: Read more…
New York Magazine Examines the Plate of Mediatakeout.com CEO Fred Mwangaguhunga for the Grub Street Diet
GROUNDBREAKING RAPPER TO HEADLINE ‘SERCH’ FROM CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION AND TRIBUNE BROADCASTING
New Daytime Talk Show Will Begin a Four-Week Test Run on Eight Stations on January 6, 2014
LOS ANGELES – September 26, 2013 – Serch, who rose to fame as one of the first white rappers, performing under the name MC Serch, will headline SERCH, a syndicated, daytime talk show from CBS Television Distribution, it was announced today by Maureen FitzPatrick, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development at CTD and Sean Compton, President of Programming and Entertainment at Tribune Company.
The daily, hour-long show will begin a four-week test run exclusively on Tribune Broadcasting stations in eight markets on January 6, 2014. ABC News veteran Ethan Nelson will serve as Executive Producer of the New York-based talk show. Read more…
What: Founder & Director of integrated communications firm, SIENA MEDIA GROUP, specializing in brand management, social media planning, public relations and event production. Tamara also helms NY PR DIVA, the “PR incubator” that works specifically with small businesses and start ups who are just venturing out. She is also the personality behind the famed lifestyle blog, THE CURVY SOCIALITE.
Why: With a majority of small businesses failing within the first 5 years of their birth, I am all about trying to help bridge that gap to success. Being a boutique PR firm, we understand that each client’s needs are unique so we are not about “cookie-cutter” PR programs. Instead we believe in creation a holistic, one-on-one approach to the PR process where we sit down with each client and create tailor-made programs that cater specifically to the needs and visions of each client.
Where: Based in New York but providing services worldwide.
When: Tamara Walker has been in the PR industry for over 10 years.
RICK ROSS ANNOUNCES 8-CITY ‘MASTERMIND TOUR’:
ROSS PERFORMS HIS HITS WITH A LIVE BAND FOR THE FIRST TIME,
PRESENTED BY AEG LIVE, OPENING NOV. 12th IN DETROIT !
TOUR HERALDS MASTERMIND, HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS/MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP
NEW SINGLE, “NO GAMES” FEATURING FUTURE, IMPACTING AT RADIO AND iTUNES ON OCT. 1st
(Sept. 16, 2013 – New York, NY) Grammy®-nominated Def Jam Recordings/Maybach Music Group hip-hop magnate Rick Ross follows up last week’s release of his new single “No Games” featuring Future, from the eagerly anticipated new album MASTERMIND, with the announcement of his next solo headlining tour of the U.S., presented by AEG Live. The 8-city tour will open November 12th at Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, and end with a homecoming show in Ross’ native Miami, at the Knight Center on November 23rd. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday at 10am except New York which is at 11am and tickets for all shows can be purchased at www.axs.com. Exclusive VIP experiences are available. These amazing offers include a meet & greet with Rick Ross, individual photo opportunity, autographed limited edition memorabilia and more! Read more…
Complex.com Premiere: Black Dave – Black Bart (Mixtape) f/ Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA, Boldy James, RiFF RAFF and More!
After letting go several tracks and a music video for “Take It Back,” Black Dave releases his latest project, Black Bart. The mixtape has guest appearances from Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA, Boldy James, and RiFF RAFF. The majority of Black Bart‘s production comes from Shy Guy, but he is assisted behind the boards by Trapzillas, VeryRVRE, and Nick Catchdubs. The project takes advantage of its title by incorporating samples of scenes from the Simpsons television show.
Who: Robert A. Celestin Esq.
What: Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin / Intelligent Music Entertainment, Inc.
Why: One of the top entertainment law firms in New York City, the Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin has been providing the best legal advice and counsel to clients in the Entertainment Industry for over 25 years. We counsel, advise and represent both new and established music artists, songwriters, music producers, music publishers, managers and independent record labels and production companies. We also provide counsel and legal services to actors, reality TV stars, fashion models, writers, directors, film production companies, DJs and radio personalities.
Where: Based in New York, NY
When: Established in 2000
WACKA FLOCKA COLLABS WITH WIZ KHALIFA FOR “MILEY”, SOLD OUT EURO TOUR WITH STOP IN JAPAN JOINING STEVE AOKI!
WAKA FLOCKA COMPLETES SOLD-OUT EUROPEAN TOUR WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JAPAN TOUR STOP, JOINS STEVE AOKI ON TOUR & COLLABORATES WITH WIZ KHALIFA FOR “MILEY” TRACK!
PERFORMANCE IMAGES & MUSIC LINK BELOW
NEW YORK, NY(September 17, 2013-) Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you’ve heard the DJ Holiday’s “Miley” song, which has appearance from the always energetic Waka Flocka Flame & mellowed out Wiz Khalifa. The song has been killing the airwaves receiving acclaims for it’s strip club tempo and catchy lyrics!
Waka brought his full energy, July 11th for the first stop on his Euro tour in Liege, Belgium that was supposed to end in the UK at the end of August. With the high demand of Waka from this tour he picked up more dates in Asia and took Japan by storm. Read more…
HOUSTON RAPPER DEVIN THE DUDE
SET TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM,
ONE FOR THE ROAD, ON OCTOBER 8, 2013
(September 12, 2013 — New York, NY) – Prolific Houston rapper Devin the Dude is teaming up once again with eOne Music for the release of a splifftastic new album, One For the Road, due out on October 8, 2013. Read more…
AN AMERICAN IN HOLLYWOOD TO PREMIERE AT THE 17TH ANNUAL URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY BET NETWORKS AND HBO ACTORS JD WILLIAMS, HASSAN JOHNSON, STEPHEN HILL AND OTHER CAST MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN Q&A AFTER SCREENING IN NEW YORK CITY MUSIC FROM TALIB KWELI, JOHN LEGEND, REEF THE LOST CAUZE AND CHRIS RIVERS HIGHLIGHTED THROUGHOUT THE FILM URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 AT AMC LOEWS 34TH STREET
New York, New York, (September 9, 2013) – V-Twinz Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of their film An American In Hollywood at the 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. With an all-star cast and the film’s incredible hip hop soundtrack, this first feature film by V-Twinz Productions will be the Festival’s most talked about event. The screening will take place on Friday, September 20th at 10:30PM at AMC Loews 34th Street Theatres, located at 312 West 34th Street in New York City.
An American In Hollywood is an extraordinary portrayal of a group of young and talented aspiring film artists, struggling to climb the ladder in Hollywood. While faced with challenges and obstacles from the hard-to-crack glass ceiling of the complex film industry, these creative minds find a way to make their voices heard and their visions seen. With a superhero-based concept, this film follows a New York-born Writer/Director, Josiah, who leads his childhood friends to Los Angeles to pursue their artistic goals and dreams. Paul, a Producer/Assistant Director, Angelo, an aspiring actor, and Dorian and Trilok, aspiring Actors/Stand-Up Comedians, all cope with the day-to-day hardships of “making it” in Hollywood. Read more…
KANYE WEST ANNOUNCES THE YEEZUS TOUR: 7-WEEK, 23-CITY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH KENDRICK LAMAR OPENING OCT. 19th IN SEATTLE
KANYE WEST ANNOUNCES 7-WEEK, 23-CITY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, OPENING OCT. 19th IN SEATTLE, PRESENTED BY AEG LIVE
TICKETS FOR THE YEEZUS TOUR GO ON SALE STARTING FRIDAY, SEP. 13th
KANYE TO BE JOINED BY KENDRICK LAMAR
YEEZUS, KANYE’s 8th STUDIO ALBUM, REIGNS AS THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM OF 2013
“The stage is where Kanye’s brilliant vision is laid bare…in front of innovative video productions and entrancing stage sets…a synapse-sizzling light show has been guaranteed to raise the room’s collective heart rate…” – Rolling Stone
(September 6, 2013 – New York, NY) 21-time Grammy Award®-winner (and 52-time Grammy® nominee) Kanye West will return to the road this fall for THE YEEZUS TOUR – a 23-city North American tour presented by AEG Live – in support of his gold album YEEZUS, the most critically acclaimed new album of 2013 and the 6th consecutive #1 album of his storied career. West – a legendary live performer – combines state-of-the-art staging, production, and lighting design with his unmatched aesthetic, visionary creative mind, and an increasingly impressive catalogue of hits spanning his decade-long career. To date, Kanye West has sold over 21 Million albums and over 66 Million digital tracks worldwide. Read more…