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
Federal Criminal Attorney Jeremy Gordon
Puts a New Face on Legal Defense
with Compassionate Counsel and Resourceful Representation
Attorney Jeremy Gordon’s web portal, non-profit work and inmate scholarship program serves to change the public’s perception of prisoners
Waxahachie, TX – With the broad appeal of the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” the release of celebrated actor/author Hill Harper’s new book, “Letters To An Incarcerated Brother,” and television’s Judge Greg Mathis‘ launch of his own Prisoner Empowerment Education and Respect (PEER) Initiative, the public perception of America’s prison system and its prisoners is rapidly evolving. Discriminatory drug laws, the high rate of black incarceration and unjust over-sentencing procedures have become major societal concerns now that the U.S. incarceration population outranks any in the entire world. Even mainstream media’s focus on the prison industrial complex has intensified with daily coverage highlighting the many atrocities.
Reggae Singer Norris Man Takes Us on a ‘Mystical Journey’ with New Album, Available on December 17, 2013
NORRIS MAN TAKES US ON A
MYSTICAL JOURNEY WITH NEW ALBUM, AVAILABLE ON DECEMBER 17, 2013
Album is Now Available for Pre-Order from FOX FUSE
December 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Veteran Jamaican reggae artist Christopher “Norris Man” Campbell invites us on a Mystical Journey with his 13th full-length studio effort, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on December 17, 2013, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. The Rastafarian singer is known for spreading positive vibes and socially-conscious messages through his uplifting, feel-good sounds, and this collection of new works is no different. 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…
Award-winning rapper to visit TigerDirect.com’s Flagler location in Miami for an exclusive meet-and-greet with fans
TigerDirect.com is proud to announce they will host platinum-selling rap artist, philanthropist, and SMS Audio CEO, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson for a meet-and-greet on November 16th at the Flagler St. location in Miami. The event will celebrate SMS Audio™, a premier audio headphone and accessories brand from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, which includes the STREET by 50 ™ and SYNC by 50 ™ models.
Announced via jumbotron during the 2nd Annual TigerDirect Tech Bash, 50 Cent took a break from his new music, philanthropy and businesses to let South Florida know of his upcoming appearance at the tech superstore. Delivering a professional, studio-quality music experience, the SMS Audio™ line includes STREET by 50™ On-Ear, Over-Ear, In-Ear, DJ Pro and Active Noise Control (ANC) wired headphones and SYNC by 50™ On-Ear wireless headphones and portable speaker.
With over 80 awards and 135 nominations under his belt, 50 Cent is no stranger to quality sound, and his line, SMS Audio™, delivers studio-mastered sound wherever you go. Read more…
Who: Asya Shein
Why: Fusicology is the Source for Progressive Music, Events and Culture. Our online calendar lists “what to do” for the Soul Diaspora, the Urban Alternative. We also have exclusive content with free downloads, podcasts, new releases to media such as interviews, photos and videos. We have mobile apps and are developing much for 2014 now that we celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary this past fall.
Where: Based in Los Angeles
When: Established September 12, 2003
DR. CATRISE AUSTIN JOINS THE COLGATE TOTAL® “WATCH YOUR MOUTH!” CAMPAIGN IN COLLABORATION WITH THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION®
– Celebrity Dentist Dr. Catrise Austin Joins Panel of Health and Wellness Experts To Provide Oral Health Education and Tips to the Nearly 26 Million Americans Living with Diabetes –
Celebrity Dentist Dr. Catrise Austin
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — In support of November’s American Diabetes Month, Colgate Total® has launched “Watch Your Mouth!”, a new campaign to help raise awareness about the often overlooked link between oral health and diabetes. Celebrity Dentist Dr. Catrise Austin is an oral health expert and American Diabetes Association ambassador who has joined Colgate’s panel of health and wellness experts to educate Americans living with diabetes. Read more…
BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM AND VINYL LP
SOUND THE SYSTEM IN U.S. THIS MONTH
A Vinyl-Only Dub Version of the Album’s Select Songs
Dub The System Out Next Week November 12
Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Dates To Be Announced
The MOBO award-winning Italian reggae artist Alborosie recently released his brand new studio album and vinyl LP Sound The System (October 1, VP/Greensleeves) in the United States.
The multi-talented artist encompasses a mix of live instruments and analogue recording techniques akin to reggae’s golden age. On his latest album, he produced the majority of the tracks and played 90% of the accompanying instrumental parts. Sound The System follows his two previous acclaimed Greensleeves studio albums – Two Times Revolution and Escape From Babylon. Special guests on the album include Ky-Mani Marley on the Bob Marley classic “Zion Train” and Italian star Nina Zilli on ska-flavored track “Goodbye.” The legendary Abyssinians are also featured on a horn-drenched “Give Thanks.” The 16-track selection includes sound-system favorite “Rock The Dancehall” and the hit single “Play Fool (To Catch Wise).” A brand new music video (directed by Ras Kassa) for the latter track is slated to premiere this month.
To accompany this authentic collection fueled by his passion for real reggae music, he will unveil a vinyl-only dub release Dub The System (VP/Greensleeves) on November 12, 2013. The 11-track deconstructed instrumental set features select songs from Sound The System, showcasing the producer’s melodic hooks and impressive use of vintage recording equipment. Each dub selection takes a deeper look into the original song and bridges reggae’s rich cultural history with a contemporary world view.
Alborosie, who has extensively performed and headlined shows in Europe this year, now has a U.S tour planned for Spring 2014 in support of the North American releases. Tour dates will be announced later this fall.
Let me tell you, it’s so good to know I’m not alone in my hatred for what Black radio is serving our kids (and us grown folk!): A new group out of Chicago is going after radio stations and their advertisers for filling the airwaves with misogynistic, violent, sexually-explicit music.
The Clear the Airwaves Project, led by founder Kwabena Rasuli, says the music being played on radio should be for adults only, and inaccessible on free, public radio that our kids can access at any time. But instead of protesting outside Chicago’s Hip Hop stations, Rasuli’s group is getting gully: they’re protesting the advertisers who hawk their products between songs whose lyrical content make hardened criminals and porn stars blush.
For the past two months, The Clear the Airwaves Project has been standing outside black-owned McDonald’s restaurants on Chicago’s South Side, holding placards with warnings about the music being played on the station and its easy access for kids. Their thinking: if radio stations refuse to stop playing music that consistently disrespects Black women, celebrates illicit drug use and refers to its audience as nothing more than a bunch of broke niggers who can’t keep up with their rampant excess, perhaps taking away their money source will make the radio station’s listen.
“We feel that the music being played on the radio is influencing our children and is detrimental and should be for adults only,” Rasuli told the Chicago Sun Times, noting that in about 90 percent of the songs, artists are dropping the “N bomb” and in about 80 percent, “they are calling our sisters the B-word.” “This is music that encourages girls to be strippers and young men to kill each other, to pop mollies or Ecstasy pills, and to be unrealistically materialistic.”
Say that. Read more…
Global Children’s Advocacy and Education Organization Recognizes Pioneering Curriculum Model in Ethiopia
The United States Fund for UNICEF, a leader in the global movement to improve the life of every child, awarded a first-time grant to Seeds of Africa Foundation, an organization that operates a school for gifted yet impoverished children in Adama, Ethiopia. Seeds of Africa will use the funds to expand programs through the Dream School Initiative, a commitment to build a premier school for Adama students in grades pre-K through 8th.
“This grant from the U.S Fund for UNICEF provides support at an important time for us. As we begin the initial planning for our new Dream School Initiative, we look forward to working with the U.S. Fund to ensure that students in the Adama area have access to the best education possible,” said Founder and Executive Director Atti Worku. “We are rapidly growing our model to reach more kids, and now we are grateful to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, one of the most influential children’s organizations in the world, for their support of our programs.”
Founded in 2008, Seeds of Africa began as an after-school program in a backyard classroom of makeshift desks, benches, and a free-standing chalkboard. Now, it has grown into a full-time school and community landmark: 75 children between the ages of 3 to 14 years take classes and 25 single mothers participate in literacy, financial planning, and health workshops at the Take-Root Center. Students and their parents attend programs free of charge, and students receive uniforms, school meals, food subsidies, and school supplies. At the Take-Root Center, families and community members take English classes; students’ mothers borrow micro loans and receive consultations for enhancing their businesses; and adults and children in the program receive free health screenings. Read more…
Editor’s Note: I penned this piece in January 2010, when analysts were exploring the expansion of the federal food stamp program. The running consensus then was that more and more, Americans of all ages, races and backgrounds were increasingly depending on public assistance to feed their families. Now, three years later, that expansion is going away, leaving children vulnerable to hunger here, in one of the richest countries in the world. So I figured I’d dust this story off. It is still relevant, if not more, as rhetoric over the food stamp program reaches fever pitch.
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It’s the cheese I remember—a congealed, yellowy-orange block in non-descript paper, with, I think, blue writing. You needed the might of Solomon to cut through it, it was so thick. All I could manage were chunks—never firm slices. Read more…
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN & HUMANITARIAN MIRI BEN-ARI & THE GEDENK MOVEMENT TEAM UP WITH SCHOLASTIC ART&WRITING AWARDS FOR A CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anna Maria Horsford, Mahira Kakkar & Tonya Lewis Lee among Honorees at BronzeLens Film Festival
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anna Maria Horsford,
Mahira Kakkar, Tonya Lewis Lee & Issa Rae among
BronzeLens Film Festival Women Superstars
Film and Television Industry’s Most Accomplished Women of Color Headline
BronzeLens Signature Awards Event
Atlanta, GA – The 2013 BronzeLens Film Festival’s “Women Superstars Luncheon“ will roll out the red carpet for industry insiders, celebrities and aspiring filmmakers on hand to honor some of the most accomplished women of color working in the film and television industry. A coveted signature event during the five-day festival, the luncheon will take place
Friday November 8, 2013, 12 noon – 2 PM at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Hosted by former television news anchor, Monica Pearson, the 2013 BronzeLens superstars are: Anna Maria Horsford (“Friday”); actress and wife of Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson ( “The Fighting Temtations”); actress, Mahira Kakkar (“Hank and Asha”); retired Coca Cola executive Ingrid Saunders Jones; producer, Issa Rae (“Awkward Black Girl”); producer and wife of Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee (“The Watsons Go to Birmingham”); producer, Valerie Benning Barney (“All Star Comedy Jam,” “Eddie Griffin: Freedom of Speech”); and costumers Mabel and Shilla Benning.
#WhatTheFICO?!: Harlem’s Sisters Uptown Presents “Hip-Hop Finance Guru” ASH’CASH’s Book Signing/Workshop
TV ONE LAUNCHES ‘ARE YOU THAT GIRL?’ MALL TAKEOVER TOUR TO FIND THE ULTIMATE ‘IMUNIQUE’
Network celebrates re-launch of its original comedy, Love That Girl with
“Are You That Girl?” Mall Takeover Tour
Silver Spring, MD, October 2, 2013 – TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, today, announced the “Are You That Girl?” Mall Takeover Tour, a contest to commemorate the re-launch of the networks original comedy Love That Girl. Seeking to find the ultimate “Imunique,”- a sassy, stylish, fun-loving female who knows how to express herself, the network is partnering with its parent company, Radio One for the campaign. Interested contestants will upload a photo of themselves to a designated Radio One website describing in 50 words or less, why they are “That Girl.” Radio One affiliates will also promote the contest in eight designated markets.
“Through this campaign and partnership with Radio One, our viewers will be able to interact with the show across multiple platforms and become immersed in the world of Love That Girl,” remarked Linda Finney, Senior Vice President of Marketing for TV One. “This campaign highlights TV One’s commitment to offering entertaining and diverse portrayals of the real black experience to our viewers and in keeping with our brand promise providing a destination where black life unfolds.”
The top 30 entries chosen through user generated voting will be invited to compete in a runway show at a local mall in one of eight participating cities on October 12 and October 13. At each event, they will be judged on their personality, style, uniqueness and knowledge of the series. The winner of the runway show in each city will receive a $2500 gift card for a shopping spree, courtesy of TV One. Participating cities include: Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD; Washington D.C.; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA and Raleigh, NC.
UTTER INTUITION & CARNEGIE PR PRESENTS F*CK CANCER: A CRUSADE AGAINST CANCER FUNDRAISER EVENT PART 2
Exclusive book excerpts from Reverend Al Sharpton’s forthcoming book The Rejected Stone in The New York Daily News
Al Sharpton exclusive book excerpt: From boy preacher to Tawana Brawley to the White House Super Bowl party
Let ‘emotions control me’ in famous rape-charge case; thought cops were ‘killing me’ when stabbed at Yusuf Hawkins rally
BY REV. AL SHARPTON / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013, 12:01 AM
Classic poster advertises the 11-year-old boy preacher, Alfred Sharpton. 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…
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
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…
HER SELF-TITLED DEBUT AVAILABLE THIS WEEK
The Album Peaks at #4 on iTunes Reggae Chart
FOX 5 San Diego Performance This Past Tuesday
Fall U.S. Tour Slated with Tribal Seeds and Fortunate Youth
Watch HIRIE’s performance/interview the other day on FOX 5 in San Diego: Read more…