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Earl Stevens Selections Wine Is A Hit!

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Black Women in the US: Progress Made, But Key Areas Need Attention

March 31, 2014 Leave a comment

 Black Women in the US:

Progress Made, But Key Areas Need Dire

National Attention and Urgent Action

Contributors to Black Women’s Roundtable report, Black Women in the U.S., 2014  stop for a photo during the BWR Summit kick-off at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters. Pictured (L-R):Dr. L. Toni Lewis, SEIU Healthcare; Joycelyn Tate, Telecom Talk;  Melanie L. Campbell, Black Women’s Roundtable; Felicia Davis, Building Green Network;   Avis Jones-DeWeever, PhD, Incite Unlimited; Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Ph.D.; and Carol Joyner, Labor Project for Working Families. PHOTO CREDIT: CIT-VISUALS
Washington, DC – A report released today by Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), Black Women in the U.S., 2014, found that significant progress has been made since key historical markers however, there are many areas that remain in need of dire national attention and urgent action.  The report was released during a legislative briefing at the historic headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The event kicks off the BWR National Summit taking place over the next three days.

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Sexy New Series “Love In the City” to Premiere April 12 @ 10pm ET/PT on OWN

March 31, 2014 Leave a comment

SEXY NEW SERIES ‘LOVE IN THE CITY’ TO PREMIERE APRIL 12 AT 10PM ON OWN

 

 
The cast of Love In The City

Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc.

(New York) – March 27, 2014 – OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that Saturday, April 12 marks the premiere date of the new docu-series, Love In the City, featuring the fast-paced lives of four fabulous friends living in New York City. 

 

Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany have known each other for more than ten years, and are constant sources of inspiration, support, competition and companionship to one another. Kiyah, an ambitious and successful celebrity hair stylist and Clairol Professional Celebrity Spokesperson, is the link who brought the four friends together. New York’s legendary Harlem neighborhood is where the quartet assembles on a regular basis over drinks, lunch, dinners, you name it! Two are married, two are single, and all are strong, fiercely independent women who believe in living out their dreams and not letting anyone or anything get in their way.

 

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MC Ren – Rebel Music

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Isaiah Rashad: 24 Hours In NYC

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Wrekonize f. R.A. The Rugged Man & Jarren Benton – “Floating Away” Remix:

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BET Networks Launches Its First Ever Brand App – BET NOW

March 29, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo bet-now-launches-the-industry-cosign_zps775f6a45.jpgBET Networks today announced the launch of its first ever brand app: BET NOW. Beginning today, fans can download the new app for free on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. BET NOW is currently available in the App store or Google Play Store.

“Apps are an increasingly important part of the mobile eco-system given the ubiquity of smart phones, the ability to have a direct connection to our consumers, and the growing rate of video consumption on these devices.”

“With BET NOW, users are one download away from consuming some of their favorite BET shows on their tablets and phones” said Brandon Lucas, Vice President and General Manager of BET Mobile. “Apps are an increasingly important part of the mobile eco-system given the ubiquity of smart phones, the ability to have a direct connection to our consumers, and the growing rate of video consumption on these devices.” Read more…

Damien Sneed Receives the Sphinx Medal of Excellence + Performs at Carnegie Hall

March 27, 2014 1 comment

Damien Sneed Receives the 2014 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Honor with Events at the Kennedy Center and

The Supreme Court of the United States

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Sneed Performed at the Historic Carnegie Hall with Lalah Hathaway,

Jimmy Heath and Others

(New York, NY –March 26, 2014) – Conductor, pianist, producer and recording artist Damien L. Sneed recently received the 2014 Sphnix Medal of Excellence honor, alongside Pedrito Martinez and Carla Dirlikov. The annual Sphinx Medals of Excellence honor extraordinary Black and Latino leaders in music who, early in their careers, demonstrate artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, and leadership. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Aspen Institute Arts Program and the Sphinx Organization presented the medals at an exclusive luncheon at the Kennedy Center. Kathy Kruse of the Kennedy Center and Adam Erickson of the Aspen Institute welcomed the guests, and the awards were presented by Sphinx founder, Aaron P. Dworkin, and Sphinx board members Ken Fischer,president of the University Musical Society and Sandra Gibson, consulting advisor to the DeVos Institute for Arts Leadership at the Kennedy Center. In addition, the Sphinx Organization presented each honoree with a $50,000 career grant to further their professional pursuits. Read more…

SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE – JOE: BMG ANNOUNCEMENT – EVERYTHING NEW

March 27, 2014 Leave a comment

JOE AND GERALD ISAAC SIGN ARTIST 
SERVICES DEAL WITH BMG CHRYSALIS US 
L to R: Wendy Washington (RED), Richard Blackstone (BMG), Joe, Gerald “Plaid” Isaac, Bob Morelli (RED), Richard Nash (RED), and Fred Casimir (BMG).  

New York, 25 March 2014 – Seven-time Grammy nominee and Platinum-awarded R&B singer-songwriter Joe, along with his new manager and business partner, music veteran Gerald “Plaid” Isaac, have signed with BMG Chrysalis North America. Their new label, Plaid Take-Over, will be releasing the artists’ upcoming US album Bridges through BMG Artist Services.

The first single ‘Love & Sex Part 2,’ features multi-Grammy winner Kelly Rowland. Bridges is set to be released this summer and follows last year’s DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B which debutedat Number One on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and charted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200.

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NEW ARTIST STEPHEN B. STEWARD INKS DEAL WITH CENTRAL SOUTH DISTRIBUTION / DEBUT ALBUM ‘ENTER YOUR GATES IN STORES & ONLINE MAY 20th

March 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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NEW ARTIST STEPHEN B. STEWARD INKS DEAL WITH CENTRAL SOUTH DISTRIBUTION

DEBUT CD ‘ENTER YOUR GATES’ AVAILABLE IN STORES & ONLINE May 20th

NON-STOP SCHEDULE INCLUDES HIGH PROFILE TV APPEARANCES INCLUDING TBN ‘PRAISE THE LORD’ AND WIDE RANGE of NATIONAL CONCERT PERFORMANCES

News Precedes Steward’s Highly Anticipated “One Night Only” Concert With Grammy®-nominated Music Legend Jonathan Butler and Special Guest Andraé Crouch Live in Pasadena, CA on April 12th

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It’s No Coincedence!

March 27, 2014 Leave a comment

 

 

It’s No Coincidence!  – Daily Word March 27, 2014    
TO HEAR THE AUDIO VERSION OF THE DAILY WORD **

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Attitude from Timbaland’s Beat Club & Actor Jason Weaver Form Group

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Triangle Sound Project is a new group consisting of Jason Weaver, Sky Keeton and hit songwriter Attitude.

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Actor/Singer Jason Weaver is known for his unforgettable roles in hit movies like ATL, The Lady Killer (w/ Tom Hanks), Lottery Ticket, Drumline, Lion King (vocals/ Simba) and as Michael Jackson in Jackson American Dream. In addition to acting, Jason Weaver began his music career on Motown in late 90’s releasing a series of albums and singles working alongside Andre Harrell. He was featured on Chingys’ hit single “One Call Away” back in early 2000 and since then has continued to work behind the scenes in the music business. Jason will also be making upcoming appearances on BET’s new hit TV show “Lets Stay Together”.

 

Attitude is by far one of the music industries most innovative rappers/writers, a Grammy nominated artist and a member of Timbaland’s “Beat Club” crew, he is responsible for many massive hits including Timbaland & Nelly Furtado’s’ “Promiscuous,” as well as two Top 40 singles from Timbaland’s Shock Value 2 LP; the Justin Timberlake assisted “Carryout,” and Drake’s “Say Something.”

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AUTHOR AND FILM EXEC DEVON FRANKLIN HONORED WITH 2014 ANNUAL TRUMPET AWARD, TELECAST PREMIERE SET FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 20 ON TV ONE

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Franklin Available To Discuss Trumpet Awards, 
New Film “Heaven Is For Real,” and Role as Expert on 
Upcoming Episode of “Help Desk” on OWN

 

Honoree DeVon Franklin on the red carpet with wife/actress Meagan Good (Photo credit: Paras Griffin / courtesy of The FrontPage Firm)

 

DeVon Franklin is the toast of the town! A night of inspiration, of celebration and honor, this year the 2014 Annual Trumpet Awards honors Franklin, Senior Vice President of Columbia TriStar Pictures, along with Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California, Alfre Woodard, award winning actress, The Bronner Brothers and many more, in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments as African Americans.

 

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Talib Kweli feat. Abby Dobson – State of Grace

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VH1 Gets In The Myx At “This is Hot 97” Premiere Party

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

VH1 GETS IN THE MYX AT  

‘THIS IS HOT 97’ NY PREMIERE PARTY 

 

(NEW YORK)March 26, 2014 – On Monday night, VH1 and Hot 97 along with Monami Entertainment, Eastern TV and Myx Fusions Moscato, premiered the first two episodes of the upcoming unscripted comedy series “This is Hot 97” at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Cast members in attendance at the “Myx & Mingle” event included Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, Ebro Darden, Miss Info, Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, and Laura Stylez. The evening kicked off with Cipha Sounds taking the stage to give the 350+ crowd a warm comedic welcome. He then brought comedian Brooklyn Mike onstage for a hilarious stand-up routine followed by introductory remarks from executive producer and Myx Fusions Moscato CMO Mona Scott-Young. After the viewing, attendees posed their questions to the cast and got their take on the show, which is, in the words of Ebro, “nothing like a reality show.” He maintained that the cast is like family and the show gives viewers an authentic behind-the-scenes look at their funny and lovingly dysfunctional family dynamic. Additional attendees included Mack Wilds, Jennifer Williams (“Basketball Wives”), Chef Roble and Tahiry Jose (“Love & Hip Hop NY”). Music was provided by Hot 97’s own DJ Spynfo.

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Fred The Godson Talks “Fat Boy Fresh”; Diddy; Jay-Z; His Style

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Stephen Marley U.S. Tour in April + New Mp3 “Explores EDM” (WSJ) on Upcoming Album

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

 

STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY KICKS OFF HIS U.S. HEADLINING TOUR

REVELATION PART II: THE FRUIT OF LIFE

TO GEAR UP FOR HIS 2014 SUMMER ALBUM CARRYING THE SAME NAME

Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Premieres Never-Before-Heard Track “Rock Stone” featuring Capleton and Sizzla

Throughout April and May, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Stephen “Ragga” Marley will headline some of the most prestigious venues in over 30 cities nationwide on his Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour. See full schedule below.

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KEVIN GATES Nearly Doubles His First Week Sales Record With New Mixtape BY ANY MEANS

March 26, 2014 1 comment

 KEVIN GATES NEARLY DOUBLES HIS FIRST WEEK SALES RECORD WITH NEW MIXTAPE BY ANY MEANS!

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Bread Winners Association artist Kevin Gates has achieved his highest chart debut landing at No. 3 on the Current Rap Albums Overall Chart and at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with his acclaimed new mixtape BY ANY MEANS. The mixtape (compilation of songs, versus complete “album”) also landed at No. 5  on the Current R&B / Hip Hop Albums Chart and at No. 8 on the Overall Digital Albums Chart.

On the FIRST DAY of on-sale (March 18), Gates’ sales numbers for BY ANY MEANS exceeded the total amount sold in the FIRST WEEK of his previous mixtape release STRANGER THAN FICTION.

Phenomenally, Gates also offered a *simultaneous* free download of BY ANY MEANS via digital partner DatPiff. The mixtape achieved over 117k downloads in the first week via DatPiff.

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Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – Loyal

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Marlon Wayans Promotes #AHauntedHouse2 @ Howard Univ & SWV Concert in D.C.

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

MARLON WAYANS STOPS IN D.C. AT HOWARD UNIV. & SWV CONCERT TO PROMOTE ‘A HAUNTED HOUSE 2’
Marlon creates his own monumental selfie moment with the communications students at Howard

(NEW YORK) – March 24, 2014 – This past weekend, actor/comedian Marlon Wayans visited Washington, DC to promote his upcoming film A Haunted House 2. On Friday, Marlon spent the day at his alma mater Howard University speaking to students and interviewing with campus media. Marlon spoke about his days at Howard and answered students’ questions about pursuing careers in film and entertainment.

Friday evening, there was a screening of A Haunted House 2 at the Regal Gallery Place followed by a Q&A with Marlon. On Saturday, Marlon surprised fans at a sold out SWV concert at Howard Theatre when he made an appearance to introduce the singing group. The crowd went wild when Marlon walked on stage after a showing of the film’s trailer.

A Haunted House 2 opens nationwide on Friday, April 18.

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Jay Electronica ft. Jay Z “We Made It (Freestyle)”

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MOBB DEEP FREESTYLES ON FLEX

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MARQUIS BOONE PRESENTS EMERGING CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST, CASEY. J / DYNAMIC DEBUT WORSHIP SINGLE “FILL ME UP”, AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

March 25, 2014 Leave a comment

MARQUISBOONE PRESENTS EMERGING CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST,CASEY. J / DYNAMIC DEBUT WORSHIP SINGLE “FILL ME UP”, AVAILABLE ONITUNES MARCH25TH A

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MARQUIS BOONE PRESENTS EMERGING CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST, CASEY. J / DYNAMIC DEBUT WORSHIP SINGLE “FILL ME UP”, AVAILABLE ON ITUNES MARCH 25TH

Atlanta-based Singer the Latest of Emerging Talents Signed To Spiritual Advisor to the Stars Marquis Boone’s MBE (Marquise Boone Enterprise) Management

For Immediate Release:

Atlanta, GA (March 24, 2014) — Emerging contemporary Christian artist Casey. J is prepared to take the faith based arena by storm with her dynamic debut worship single “Fill Me Up,” available on iTUNES Tuesday, March 25th.

Presented by spiritual advisor to the stars, entrepreneur, best selling author and Pastor Marquis Boone and his company, Marquis Boone Enterprise (MBE) Management, the rising contemporary Christian artist continues to earn critical acclaim for her stunning vocal displays and commanding abilities to lead audiences into atmospheres of worship.

Imparting a recipe of powerhouse vocals and heartfelt narratives of praise, Casey.J’s musical offerings are seasoned with her own flair of contemporary gospel.

Indeed, the Atlanta-based singer may be readying her inaugural single for national release, set to impact radio on April 15th, but she is by no means a newcomer to the industry-at-large. In addition to serving as the worship leader at Pastor Boone’s emerging Fresh Start Church in Atlanta, GA, Casey.J’s gift has seen her share stages with the likes of some of gospel’s top acts including Yolanda Adams, James Fortune, William Murphy, Tasha Cobbs, and many more.

To connect with Casey.J visit:

Website: www.caseyjmusic.com

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/caseyjmusic

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/musicbycaseyj

About Casey.J

Casey.J is a compelling praise vessel whose ability to command and steer atmospheres into arenas of worship has seen her touted one of tomorrow’s gospel leaders. The newcomer, with powerhouse vocals and soul-stirring lyrics in tow, has earned critical acclaim for her soulful offerings as she’s shared stages with some of gospel’s biggest names including Yolanda Adams, James Fortune, Tasha Cobbs, William Murphy, and more.

Currently serving as worship leader for celebrated pastor/author/spiritual advisor Marquis Boone’s Fresh Start Church of Duluth, GA, the songstress joined the roster of Boone’s MBE (Marquis Boone Enterprise) management to help launch the release of her debut single, “Fill Me Up,” and its subsequent parent album (due 2014).

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L’Orange – The End (feat. Billy Woods)

March 25, 2014 Leave a comment
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Jonn Hart – I Can’t Feel My Leggz ft. Shanell

March 25, 2014 Leave a comment
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Jesse Medina – Riddims 2.0 ft. Ab – Soul, Sir Michael Rocks & Anya Kvitka

March 25, 2014 Leave a comment
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50 Cent – Pilot

March 25, 2014 1 comment
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Miguel ft. Wale “Bennie And The Jets”

March 24, 2014 1 comment
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Cmon Son! 78 – News Anchor Crumbles During Earthquake!

March 24, 2014 Leave a comment
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Parallax – Hip Hop Philosophy

March 24, 2014 Leave a comment
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