May 17, 2013 Leave a comment
The temporary home for The Industry Cosign
May 17, 2013 Leave a comment
May 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Vitamin D is very important for everything from bone and muscle health to stronger sperm. But nearly half of all men aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and that percentage spikes among African American men living in northern regions, says a new study from Northwestern University.
NU researchers found that black men are 3.5 times more likely to be vitamin D deficient than white men, and those differences are most pronounced in the northern third of the country—including Northern California and even Virginia—where sun exposure is more limited due to climate and weather.
Most people get their vitamin D from a combination of diet and sun exposure. For white men, 15 minutes of sun exposure on bare arms, legs, and shoulders is typically enough for the body to generate a day’s supply of vitamin D.
But darker skin tones contain more melanin, which blocks the absorption of ultraviolet light, explains Adam Murphy, Ph.D., a clinical instructor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School. Less light absorption means dark-skinned men are producing less D, and require up to 90 minutes in the sun in order to get 600 international units of vitamin D—the daily amount recommended by the Institute of Medicine. Read more of this post
May 6, 2013 Leave a comment
April 30, 2013 Leave a comment
Hezekiah Walker has experienced some major developments since the release of his last album nearly 5 years ago. For one, he became Bishop of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ Fellowship, providing leadership to more than 30 churches around the country in addition to the Kunjalo Diocese in Cape Town, South Africa that he oversees – all while remaining Senior Pastor of his thriving Love Fellowship Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York and Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Secondly, Walker has become a mainstay on New York radio where he hosts a popular mid-day show for WLIB and a Sunday morning show for WBLS. Most recently, he created the Azusa Next Generation conference that brings together the nation’s most prominent pastors, speakers and worship leaders, ultimately revitalizing a defining moment in the Christian faith. The next conference will be held May 19 at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York.
April 29, 2013 Leave a comment
Who: “Supa” Mario Pizzini
What: Elev8tor Music
Why: Providing that “Old Skool NEW” feeling that our industry is lacking at this present time. Original sounds and ideas brought to you with the warmth, care, and aggressiveness of the 90′s. A place where R&B and Hip Hop occupy the same couch and share the remote control.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established April, 2009
April 23, 2013 Leave a comment
Hip-Hop’s Legendary Group The Furious 5 Makes Triumphant Return To The Scene Highlighted by 35th Year Reunion Shows at New York City’s B.B. King’s Club and Washington, DC’s Howard Theater
(New York, NY)…….Back to write their next chapter of hip-hop history, legendary emcees The Furious 5 are slated to return to the fold with two long-anticipated shows, at New York City’s famed B.B. King’s Club on Saturday, July 6, 2013 and at Washington, DC’s famed Howard Theater on Friday, July 5, 2013. Read more of this post
April 13, 2013 Leave a comment
April 10, 2013 2 Comments
“THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF VODKILA”
TR Luxury and VODKILA kicked the off its official launch Monday, April 8th, at New York’s chic hot spot EVR. Our guest enjoyed delicious complementary VODKILA, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, and astonishing music by DL. The red carpet included Ramona Rizzo, Jay Alexander, Guy Lockard, Jennifer Williams, and Lovaboy TJ.
The VODKILA launch was an upbeat vibrant event. Many shared laughs and excitement for the first ever made vodka and tequila mixed liquor. The menu included two original creations: Read more of this post
April 5, 2013 1 Comment
By BIG CED
The recent ‘discovery’ of corruption in New York politics should come as to no surprise. Well, at least to a skeptic like me. Politics have stopped being about ‘the people’ years ago and yet, people are still fooled by the politicians who will do anything to make a buck or take monies to further others’ causes based on the amount of the checks. Why do you think lobbyists make so much money?
The lobbyists are just legal corruption providers, operating, on surface, to appeal to whatever politicians they can get in their pockets, for whatever causes that will line their pockets further. They are just a mere step below the corrupt players who do it in the back alleys. Only difference is that the politicians allow them to bid for their corruption, er, services legally, as I am quite positive that there are more ‘perks’ included under the table that greatly influences the hands that are being greased. Read more of this post
April 2, 2013 Leave a comment
A TIMELESSCONCERT FROM MAXI PRIEST AND KES THE BAND
Reggae and Soca Fans Turn Out in Droves for the Timeless Concertin NYC
Stage 48 in Manhattan packed for theTimelessconcert, on March 31, 2013. Read more of this post
March 18, 2013 1 Comment
Reggae icon Maxi Priest and soca powerhouse KES The Band unite on stage for the aptly titled Timeless concert, a musical celebration this Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Presented by New York City’s haute nightlife tastemakers Big & Strong and The Tryst Group, this extraordinary concert takes centerstage at the ultrachic performance venue Stage 48 in the heart of Manhattan, and guarantees a timeless experience for all.
“Timeless is the ultimate musical experience that transcends the bounds of musical genres and eras,” state promoters Big & Strong and Tryst. “The combination of artistry, matching the excitement and the energy of KES The Band with the ageless and illimitable Maxi Priest, represent the finest in Caribbean musicality.”
The Grammy Award-winning Maxi Priest and his incomparable repertoire of enduring hits, including international blockbusters “Wild World” and “Close To You,” remain as relevant today as when they were first unleashed onto the musical landscape. His distinct musical styling spans temporal and spatial boundaries and capture the very essence of timelessness. “Timeless is the height of a musical journey for me,” reveals Maxi Priest. “I am looking forward to taking my fans through the best of Maxi Priest and making them fall in love all over again.” Read more of this post
March 11, 2013 Leave a comment
I would think it’s safe to say that when you are enjoying what you are doing and it’s beneficial to all involved, then it’s a good thing. I would go further and say that when you are doing the same thing and making money from doing it, it’s a great thing!
There are many people who have had jobs that they enjoyed and had an opportunity to do something else to bring in extra income and then it turns out that what was once a ‘hustle’ becomes the main source of finance. Not that they would abandon their ‘day’ job, but, when the hustle becomes a greater source of income, then what do you do?
This was probably a question Omar ‘The Big O’ Hamilton faced and as you will soon find out, a question he answered and has benefitted from and still does.
Who gets paid to travel, take trips and have fun with colleagues, while still calling it work? And who gets the chance to actually ‘escort’, perhaps, the most powerful woman in entertainment, a Miss Oprah Winfrey?
I think it’s safe to say that that man is Omar Hamilton. Read more of this post
February 24, 2013 1 Comment
House of Ming Launches Crowd Funding Campaign for “My First Loves”
Dominga Martin and Monty Ross Pair up for a Romantic Comedy
New York, NY Feb. 19, 2013 — Today, Dominga Martin and House of Ming Productions launched her crowd-funding campaign on the funding site IndieGoGo.com to support the production of the romantic comedy “My First Loves”. A member of New York Women in Film and Television, Martin’s 40-day IndieGoGo campaign (IndieGoGo.com/myfirstloves) will provide supporters the opportunity to contribute online at any level and ultimately receive recognition within the film’s credits.
Writer and director Dominga Martin has aligned twenty-year production vet Monty Ross as the feature film’s Producer. Ross received numerous credits as Producer on Spike Lee’s acclaimed films from “She’s Gotta Have it” and “Do The Right Thing” to “Malcolm X”. Read more of this post
February 8, 2013 Leave a comment
February 8, 2013 Leave a comment
Designer Parul Aneja and Fuzion Magazine have teamed up to give readers and fashion fans a chance to be up close and personal with New York Fashion Week. Fuzion Magazine is hosting a twitter give-a-way of VIP tickets to the Emerge! Runway Show courtesy of featured designer Parul Aneja.
One lucky twitter follower will receive 2 VIP tickets to the Emerge! Runway Show, walk the red carpet and take pictures with Parul Aneja.
“I am very happy to have Fuzion Magazine support my brand and debut at New York Fashion Week,” says designer Parul Aneja. “I am excited to share my experience with a fan of fashion and a fan of Fuzion.”
Parul Aneja is debuting her collection of women’s dresses including evening, cocktail and bridal wear at Emerge!. Read more of this post
January 31, 2013 Leave a comment
Who: Martha Diaz
What: NYU Hip-Hop Education Center
Why: The mission of the HHEC is to cultivate and support Hip-Hop scholars, teaching artists, cultural workers and activists, and social entrepreneurs to professionalize the field of Hip-Hop Education and inform the larger education sector. It achieves this through research and evaluation of programs, development of standards and best practices, documentation and archiving, community outreach and programming, leadership and teacher training, teacher placement, policy and advocacy development, and social enterprising.
Where: Based in New York, Operates Globally
When: Established June 1, 2010
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January 16, 2013 Leave a comment
Though it may come as a surprise to much of the country, there are a whole lot of Republicans in New York state—so many that they actually control the state Senate. Which makes the new gun control laws passed by the state legislature and signed into law yesterday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo all the more impressive and instructive to Washington, DC.
As the Republicans in the U.S. Congress roar about President Obama’s assault on the constitution by seeking gun control, the moves in my former home state of New York should be required study for every member of Congress. New York Republicans actually joined together with Democrats to pass the most stringent gun control laws in the nation.
In addition to expanding the ban on assault weapons and lowering the legal ammunition capacity available to New York gun buyers, the new measure takes serious steps to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill by making therapists report to the state if someone is a danger. The state would add that person’s name to a database that would be checked when gun licenses are sought or renewed every five years. Read more of this post
January 9, 2013 1 Comment
|For Immediate Release: January 3, 2013
RISING EMCEE, H2, TO BRING HIP-HOP BACK TO JERSEY IN 2013 WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS FORTHCOMING MIXTAPE RAP HEALS ALL WOUNDS. Read more of this post
January 9, 2013 Leave a comment
By BIG CED
The arts have and will always be around as long as there is talent and an audience that thrives to be entertained. Thus, in theory, the business of the arts will also continue to grow as long as there are people willing to be artistic.
The arts as we know it, encompasses so many aspects that it takes on many forms, and has various functions to a variety of people. Dance is a fluid component that shows grace, poise and it’s such a great art form that, let’s face it, who doesn’t appreciate it?
Dawn Branch, dancer/businesswoman, started working on her passion at the tender age of 2 and hasn’t looked back since. Growing up in New York has its advantages and Dawn made sure it worked for her. From a young age, she’s known nothing but prestige in her schooling, having enrolled at the Bernice Johnson Dance Company and was a scholarship student with the Alvin Ailey American Dance School. After attending the world famous LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (Which spawned international celebrities from Billy Dee Williams and Ben Vereen to Tichina Arnold and Marlon Wayans), she received a BA in Media and Communications from State University at Old Westbury. Read more of this post
December 18, 2012 Leave a comment
REACH RECORDS 5TH ANNUAL “UNASHAMED TOUR 2012: COME ALIVE” GROSSES OVER $1.2 MILLION IN TICKET SALES
PERFORMS TO CROWDS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, DALLAS, ATLANTA, TORONTO, ORLANDO AND MORE
November 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Why don’t more black boys like to read?
That’s a question that has haunted black parents and educators for decades. Read more of this post
October 24, 2012 Leave a comment
October 23, 2012 Leave a comment
RÉMY MARTIN® V.S.O.PAND ROBIN THICKE DESIGN SIGNATURE LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE
RÉMY MARTIN COGNAC AND AWARD WINNING R&B ARTIST ROBIN THICKE ANNOUNCE THE NEXT ITERATION OF THEIR PARTNERSHIP
NEW YORK (Sept 2012) – Rémy Martin Cognac announced the release of its Robin Thicke limited edition bottle. Things are getting interesting this holiday season, as the Rémy Martin V.S.O.P bottle receives a glowing makeover inspired by Robin Thicke’s sultry voice and soulful character. This one-of-a-kind expression evokes the smoothness that only a brand like Rémy Martin and a musical artist like Robin Thicke can deliver. Read more of this post
October 18, 2012 Leave a comment
Who: Sandra Piedra
What: MTV News
Why: Celebrity Talent Booker for MTV News for daily and breaking news, Rapfix Live, a livestream hosted by Sway and runs every Wednesday at 4pm on MTV.com, “When I Was 17″ which will be coming back with 8 new episodes on MTV2 in mid November and a brand new show, “This Is How I Made It” premiered on MTV on Saturday, October 13 at 12p EST. Please check out the trailer: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/840268/this-is-how-i-made-it-trailer.jhtml#name=news&id=1694580
Where: Headquarters in New York City
When: since 2009
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October 17, 2012 Leave a comment
Who: Ovington Prophete
What: The Candy Store
Why: The Candy Store Marketing Group (CSMG) values the importance of building positive relationships within the community and with our clients. Our core priorities are to increase our client’s public awareness and ROI (Return on Investment). Additionally, we develop effective campaigns and pride ourselves in discovering cost unique techniques to expose our client brands to the masses. Our staff will follow the growth of your product(s) or service(s) with diligence, passion and professionalism.
Where: Based in New York
When: Circa 2003 Read more of this post
October 15, 2012 3 Comments
KHALIL KAIN and J KYLE MANZAY to STAR IN MAJOR BROADWAY DISTRICT REVIVAL OF AWARD WINNING PLAY THE GREAT MACDADDY, ALFRED PREISSER to DIRECT
Originated by Phylicia Rashad, Lynn Whitfield and Al Freeman,Jr., Korner Theatricals in Association with the Historic Negro Ensemble Company Brings Paul Carter Harrison’s Award Winning Play “The Great MacDaddy” Back to New York City’s Broadway Theater District for the First Time in 35 Years with Major Revival
(NEW YORK, NY) Korner Theatricals in association with the Negro Ensemble Company is pleased to announce that TV and film veteran Khalil Kain and Obie award-winning actor and producer J. Kyle Manzay are joining to play the roles of Scag and The Great MacDaddy in the first major revival in 35 years of the Obie award-winning play THE GREAT MACDADDY. Award-winning director Alfred Preisser helms the new production, which begins previews November 8th at 8:00 PM and opens on November 15th. The Great MacDaddy is the first production at the new 777 Theater in the Broadway theater district, at 777 8th, New York, NY. Further casting will be announced at a later date. Read more of this post
October 10, 2012 Leave a comment
THE NETWORK JOURNAL’S 15th ANNUAL “25 INFLUENTIAL BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS” CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
New York, NY(BlackNews.com) — The Network Journal (TNJ), an award-winning business magazine offering trade and industry news vital for today’s African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners, announces the call for nominations for its 2013 “25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards.” The 2013 Awards marks the fifteenth anniversary of this stellar event held in New York City. Read more of this post
October 8, 2012 Leave a comment
“STEVE HARVEY” AND “FAMILY FEUD” HOST
GARNERS DOUBLE HITS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST AS TV SHOWS CONTINUE TO SOAR
Buzz Continues for Harvey’s Syndicated “Steve Harvey” and “Family Feud” as “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” and “Straight Talk, No Chaser” Hit the New York Times Best Sellers List