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Have One Less Problem!

June 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Have One Less Problem!  – Daily Word June 27, 2014 



New Music Seminar Returns to New York This June, Announces Programming and Speaker Highlights

May 7, 2014 Leave a comment

New Music Seminar Returns to New York This June, Announces Programming and Speaker Highlights

Top Music Industry Conference Presents the Beginning of a New Music Business

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014New Music Seminar (NMS), dedicated to exploring ideas that will lead to a better music business through networking, engagement, and discussion about the future of music and business, returns to New York for its annual conference, June 8-10, 2014, at The New Yorker Hotel.


From breakout indie artists to visionary CEOs and executives, NMS is where high-level discussions and interaction will help shape the new business solutions for this new era of music business.


“The music industry has reached a flexion point – after eight years of growth, digital music sales have peaked and joined CD sales in double digit declines, and the future of the music business is clearly ensconced in streaming,” said Tom Silverman, founder and executive director, New Music Seminar. “Music’s monetization, measurement and even the language must change from units to users, average revenue per user (ARPU) and customer lifetime value (CLV). This is a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportion and the New Music Seminar will probe the opportunities and dangers as we enter this new era.”

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Celebrity Business Owners Teach Entrepreneurs to Grow Big at the 2nd Annual Dream Project Symposium in Atlanta, GA

April 28, 2014 Leave a comment

EgamiConsultingGrouprsquosCEOTeneshiaJacksonWarnerandCelebrityPanelistandMusicImpresarioKevinLilesatthe2ndAnnualDreamProjectSymposiumattThe 2nd Annual Dream Project Symposium conference which provides entrepreneurs and small business owners access to industry thought leaders and community insiders as well as prepares attendees to do business with Fortune 100 Companies and more, wrapped up on Thursday evening at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.  Issa Rae, writer, director and producer of the hit series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” TV Personality Judge Hatchett, Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Siobhan and Alfred Edmond Jr. SVP of Black Enterprise Magazine were among the many that came out to show support. With more than 300 participants from various industries including retail, technology, fashion, creative services and marketing, many left empowered and ready to pursue their business dreams further.

The celebrity panelist and keynote speakers which included Shark Tank‘s Daymond John, Carol’s Daughter CEO Lisa Price, Music Impresario Kevin Liles and The Apprentice winner Dr. Randal Pinkett, was hosted by Egami Consulting Group’s CEO Teneshia Jackson Warner, author of Profit with Purpose.

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Chances Make Champions!

March 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Chances Make Champions!  – Daily Word March 11, 2014

Black Professional Networking Conference in Atlanta

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment


Nationwide ( — Blacks Network Inc, which focuses on uplifting and enabling black professionals and entrepreneurs seek out new business ideas, professional recognition, and investment opportunities, has today announced its 2014 Inspirational, Empowerment, Professional Networking Conference will take place May 3 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

As a network that seeks to showcase and promote the economic growth of emerging and black professionals around the world, this year Blacks Network Conference is anticipating attendees from Europe, Africa, Canada, and over 2000 business owners and professionals from across the nation and Atlanta, Georgia area. Read more…

The 5Ws: Jennifer Rosario

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Who: Jennifer Rosario
What: Selective Entertainment

Why: Selective Entertainment specializes in worldwide international management and event planning. We represent a few clients to focus on their careers in talent bookings in the United States and International market. In addition to that we also help artist/talent getting maximum exposure on their upcoming projects in magazines, radio and online websites. 
Where: Based in NYC
When: Started in 1999 Read more…

The 5Ws: Connie Lodge

December 9, 2013 1 comment

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Who: Consuelo “Connie” Lodge

What: Public Relations/ Marketing Student

Why:Connie has managed over a dozen models, worked and directed on music video sets/ photo shoots. She does various types of consultation, branding, product placement and  has published work. Connie specializes in online promotions and there are a various of other things she is capable of perfecting at other things; making her a mutli-talented individual in the entertainment industry.

Connie is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Public Relations/ Marketing at Ashford University and is already actively working in the field of her training. Connie has had the opportunity to work with and/or assist many celebrities whether it was doing hair, makeup, promotions, PR/ Marketing etc. She always makes it a habit to accelerate her customer service skills and further her education with specialty classes and workshops outside of college  to stay up to date with what is going on.

Where: Based California Read more…

Web Site Helps Job-Seeking Medical Professionals

November 17, 2013 Leave a comment


— Free service provides healthcare workers with the opportunity to list their resumes and search for desirable positions across the country. —

Fort Worth, TX ( – Surgical Connect announces the launch of its new website that brings together medical professionals seeking jobs and employers seeking qualified professionals.

The site,, gives health professionals of all disciplines the opportunity to post their resume free of charge using a quick and straightforward system and also search for medical jobs across the country.

The site allows them to personalize their resume profile and upload a picture, if they wish. Alternatively, they have the option of a privacy posting. Job-seekers can also create their own “Job Alert” email notifying them of the latest listings in their field. Read more…

Black Interior Designer, New Online Service

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment


Cathleen Williams, founder of House Candy

Houston, TX ( – Cathleen Williams is the creator and principal designer of House Candy, a boutique interior design firm located in Houston, TX. She is a cum laude graduate of Howard University with a degree in interior design and a minor in architecture, and she is an Allied Member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).

Designing model homes for new home builders has dominated the majority of Williams’ work over the past 25 years. She was even once featured in Uptown Magazine after the writer walked into one of her impeccably designed model homes and was told by the sales person that the designer was African American. Read more…

Thrive Media Names Octavia Bostick VP West Coast Sales, PR/Media Relations

October 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Thrive Media Names Octavia Bostick, VP West Coast Sales, PR/Media Relations


Public Relations professional and CEO of Ballyhoo PR, Octavia Bostick has been appointed the position of VP of West Coast Sales, PR/Media Relations for the brand management company Thrive Media.
Thrive Media is a Brand Management Company with a wide array of services to enhance the success of their client base.

Thrive Media is leading the way in brand creation, development, and management: and specialize in creating and managing brand value through digital media, creative advertising, and compelling market strategies.

With over 15 years experience as a PR professional, Octavia will bring forth exciting new creative concepts and campaigns to maximize the branding opportunities for Thrive Media’s multitude of brands.

“I’m thrilled to be working with such a creative group of experienced professionals whose priority is to build buzz worthy brand opportunities and produce amazing events to enhance client objectives. We have some amazing projects on the table and I look forward to thriving with my new team.” Read more…

The 5Ws: Tamara Walker

September 19, 2013 1 comment

tamara-walker-the-5ws-the-industry-cosignWho: TAMARA WALKER

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.

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The 5Ws: Terry McGill

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWHO: TERRY MCGILL




WHY: TAM Music is a 26 year experienced & nationally respected radio promotions, internet marketing, record label consultation, booking, event planning and artist Development Company. Read more…

The 5Ws: Bobby Jones

August 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: Bobby Jones

What: Octagon Access

Why: I am Vice President at Octagon Marketing North America, the global leader in sports and entertainment marketing. I am the head of the Octagon Access group where I lead an amazing nation-wide team of researchers, strategists, creatives and go-getters that help global brands effectively reach multicultural and millennial consumers. Our award-winning and groundbreaking work has helped clients across multiple industries including retail, fashion, spirits, automotive and consumer electronics, among many others.

Where: NYC

When: Octagon Access was established in 2011 Read more…

Daily Word August 12, 2013 – Be Comfortably Uncomfortable!

August 12, 2013 4 comments

Be Comfortably Uncomfortable!! – Daily Word August 12, 2013


Pulitzer Prize Winner and Casting Producer Among Honorees who Focus on Shaping Women

July 19, 2013 Leave a comment

TLAPR Agency, the PR Experts – in collaboration with the executive team of Women Achieving Things Together (WATT) – has announced this year’s official honorees of the 2013 “Focus on Shaping Women (FOSW)” initiative.

The FOSW Honorees are:
 Sheree Devereaux, Founder & Director of Deafinit Models
 Karen Hunter, CEO of Karen Hunter Publishing
 Harrine Freeman, Financial Expert and CEO of H.E. Freeman Enterprises
 Lande Yoosuf. Casting Producer and Reality/Docu TV Development Consultant
 Kara Lewis, Director of Operations for the Russ Parr Morning Show and Radio, TV & Film Producer
 Lisa Osinloye and Barbara Clarke Ruiz, Fortune Girls, Inc.
 Lori Hall, Marketing Director, Radio One Atlanta
 Tomiko Fraser Hines, Model and Actress
 Comedienne Meshelle, The Indie-Mom of Comedy
 Marsha Bartenetti and Rachael Sudul, Just in Case, Inc.
 Kellie Drakeford, LeDet, Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Senator Robert Menendez Read more…

Ash’Cash Does It Again! New York City’s Hippest Financial Guru Becomes One of the Country’s Youngest Federally Chartered Bank CEOs

June 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Ash’Cash Does It Again!

New York City’s Hippest Financial Guru Becomes One of the Country’s Youngest Federally Chartered Bank CEOs

Ash’Cash :

motivational speaker, business consultant, author, and financial literacy educator who has helped countless people get their finances back in order – from credit repair, to home ownership, retirement planning, and banking and investment advice.

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A Man on a Mission to Repair Minds and Credit!

Nationally syndicated financial guru and media personality Ash’Cash

recently announced his new role as the new CEO and Manager of ERDA Federal Credit Union. And, at just 32 years old, this achievement makes him one of the youngest CEOs of a federally chartered bank in the country.

Ash’Cash’sJune 10th appointment to ERDA in Queens, New York is just one of many recent accomplishments by the feel-good financial wizard, whose urban-edged financial articles and motivational Daily Word column can be found on global media outlets such as, Huffington Post,, and more. His recent book release, What the FICO?: 12 Steps To Repairing Your Credit, is a current bestseller on Amazon’s book charts. Reviewers have called it “the only self-motivating, credit repair book you will ever need,” with its step-by-step instructions on how to go from bad to good credit in no time and with minimal cost. Read more…

Raygrid Calderon’s DreemKaCHer App Helps You Network From the Palm of Your Hand Smartphone

April 25, 2013 Leave a comment

raygrid calderonBy BIG CED

We all dream, some more than others. The type of dreams I’m referring to are the ones that people are passionate about, no sleeping involved (although it is optional).

Raygrid Calderon wants to make sure you get closer to, if not, capture your dream by just lifting your finger. And, yes, it can happen.

Social media plays a very strong part in just about all we do these days, and Calderon has helped develop an app that brings you closer to the people you want to network with in hopes of  building mutually beneficial business relationships for you and any other party that can help you reach your goals.

But, as she puts it, she is just “passing a Dreemer to a Kacher.”

You recently launched a mobile app on iOS called DreemKaCHer, what does the app do? Read more…

Denver Black Economic Summit

April 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Success 2013
Denver, CO ( — The Mountain Region Black Economic Summit has announced the 8th Annual MRBES Success Summit & Expo to be held on May 31 and June 1 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The theme is “Inform, Inspire, Imagine!”

The summit, which seeks to improve the economic standing of minority communities, is the only event of its kind in the mountain states. More than 750 people are expected to attend.

MRBES Executive Director Carla Ladd, who has forged unique collaborations for an information-packed summit, says, “We have booked highly-respected nonprofit and corporate professionals to facilitate a host of panels, workshops and seminars addressing topics from social media business etiquette to how to empower women for ministry.” Read more…

Ash Cash Uses Financial Literacy to Empower Communities

March 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us1.      What led you down the path of educating people with financial education and advising them of how to make their money work for them?

I’ve been in banking and finance for the past 14 years, and when I look at the different clients that I’ve helped to manage their finances, I realize that the difference between the Rich and the Poor is merely knowledge! The Rich understand how money works, and they know that you cannot solely rely on your physical labor in order to build wealth. Growing up in a low-income environment, I understand why many of us who are poor or are living paycheck to paycheck never get out of our situations. We have the wrong idea about wealth building and don’t prioritize, so my goal is to equip as many people as possible with the knowledge needed to begin to build generational wealth.

2.      You’ve written 2 books, ‘Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom’ and ‘Taylor’s Way: Life Lessons Through The Eyes of a Three-Year Old.’ What inspired you to write the books and what was the process like when you wrote both books, as far as how you structured it? Read more…

J. Alexander Martin Continues Career After FUBU

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

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For us, by us.

You’ve heard the phrase, you know the story, you remember the brand. Yes, F.U.B.U. may have been the first brand to basically tell everyone that this fashion line is for a particular audience and yes, you’re wearing clothes meant for others, yet, you find it stylish without realizing that it wasn’t initially meant for you.

Who would have thought that a blatant form of marketing would have hit the way it did? Do you remember the first official spokesperson of the company, LL Cool J? How about F.U.B.U. getting free advertisement on a commercial without anyone realizing it? Yes, that F.U.B.U. cap worn by James Todd Smith while endorsing and appearing in a GAP commercial is classic!

Now, meet one of the four men responsible for the company that encouraged countless other entrepreneurs to chase their dreams in fashion. Yes, you may see the “shark” Daymond John weekly on ABC, but, don’t get it twisted. Co-founder J. Alexander Martin is still on the scene and still making it happen!

Let’s go back a few years. Did you and your partners in F.U.B.U. have any idea how successful you all would be? And I mean to the extent of how popular you are and, of course, the financial benefits? Read more…

3rd Edition R.U.N. The Bay Industry Mixer & Toy Drive

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usOn Thursday 12/13/12 Entertainment management company and record label, Run Amuk Productions Brought the Bay Area’s industry executives, taste makers, managers, bloggers, videographers, artists, producers and DJs together once again not only to take a listen to the best of 2012 but this time to visualize the best of the Bay videos of 2012.

Hosted by Jazzy of Jazzy Management & Damon Jamal of In Yo Face Films, the R.U.N. Industry Mixer & Toy Drive took place on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 6 pm-10pm at Bella Ultra Lounge in Beautiful Downtown Oakland  CA.

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Purpose Awards honors distinguished group of individuals in NY/ Celeb stylist, Phillip Bloch, Chef Roble, DJ Beverly Bond & more

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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Experts Say Purpose Has To Be Core In All We Do The

Inaugural Purpose Awards Celebrate Brands, Organization and Individuals Driven by Purpose
New York, NY November 14, 2012 – Last night award winning multicultural marketing agency Egami Consulting Group hosted the inaugural Purpose Awards in New York City. Celebrating Purposeful living, the event honored brands, organizations and individuals who have boldly declared purpose as a core part of their business initiatives and lives. “All the honoree’s are an inspiration to other’s and demonstrate the power of incorporating purpose into our business initiatives and daily lives. We are delighted to provide a platform that highlight’s their purpose driven work” said Teneshia Warner Founder of Egami Consulting Group and Author of Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Deliver Purpose Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences. Read more…

Profit With Purpose: A Talk With Teneshia Jackson-Warner

November 14, 2012 1 comment


Not many people can brag about working side by side with one of the world’s most recognizable entrepreneurs. Marketer Teneshia Jackson-Warner can proudly boast of her success rubbing shoulders with, arguably, the most successful Hip Hop Mogul, Russell Simmons.

Founder and CEO of Egami Consulting Group, her company is an award-winning, woman-owned, NMSDC and WBENC certified minority marketing firm specializing in linking brands to urban and multicultural consumers via inspirational platforms. She is is a multifaceted, talented entrepreneur who is the author of the book, “Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Deliver Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences.”

It is the first book to be published on multicultural “Purpose-Driven Marketing” and Teneshia takes time out of building multicultural marketing strategies to talk to The Industry Cosign.

What led you down this path to your current position and the company you started? Read more…

The 5Ws: Hideko Bartell

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

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Who: Hideko Bartell

What : Director of Wonton Booking and Management

Why : Wonton International provides world wide service of booking, management, promotion, marketing and business consultation, utilizing our large network and skills of breaking language and culture barrier overseas and helping our clients to maximize their avenues of growth in their entertainment career.
Currently managing the Legendary lyricist, Mikey D.

Where: New York and world wide

When : Since  January 16, 2006 Read more…

The 5Ws: Ovington Prophete

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: 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…

Black Women in Business Nominations Needed

October 10, 2012 Leave a comment


New York, NY( — 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…

The 5Ws: Kelly L. Jackson

October 5, 2012 3 comments

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: Kelly L. Jackson a/k/a Kelly KinKaid

What: OverDeliver Entertainment

Why: I do this because i believe a Wise Person does right now what they’ll be happy doing later. OverDeliver Ent. is my main focus currently because it houses my endeavors in management and marketing/branding for clients like Sway Calloway who has limitless possibilities to being an ambassador for many brands. I also have the Golden Shepherd Alliance wing which handles publicity clients. Lastly, I am on the Sway in the Morning show team handling booking talent and also producing the daily show in addition to being a weekly health & wellness contributor (First Aid with Kelly KinKaid) of the Shade 45/SiriusXM show. Read more…

The 5Ws: Ro Johnson

September 26, 2012 2 comments

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: Ro Johnson

What: Front Ro Consulting, LLC

Why: Front Ro Consulting, LLC is a Marketing and Promotion entertainment company specializing in strategy development, branded entertainment, event planning, specialty radio promotion and artist management.

Where: Based in New York

When: Established February 1, 2009
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Project Culture Change Youth Empowerment Concert

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

WHO: Jay Morrison & Friends, Hosted by Power 105.1 & MTV2’s Charlamagne

WHAT: PCC Youth Empowerment Concert

WHEN: October 11, 2012

WHERE: Malcolm X. Shabazz Stadium 80 Johnson Ave Newark, NJ 07108

TIME: 4pm-6pm


3 Reasons College Grads Are STILL Bad With Money

August 26, 2012 Leave a comment

By Patrice Washington

I’m increasingly alarmed at the notion that having a college degree somehow makes a person intellectually superior in the area of personal finance.  Last I checked, personal finance has yet to be made a mandatory course on every high school and college campuse in this country even though it is the one subject you actually do need in the real world no matter what path you ultimately select.

So, why is it that when I write a blog post about poor spending behaviors, the first person to disagree always justifies their opinion with “I’m a college graduate . . . ”  as if that means anything to me.  Guess what? I’m a college graduate, as well and I left one of the best institutions on the West Coast with thousands of dollars of debt not including student loans.  I had grants, scholarships, parental support and a full time job all four years.  I was a Dean’s List student that unfortunately just sucked with money.  I wasn’t out buying designer bags and taking Spring Break excursions either. It was truly the little things that added up and I actually fell for the “Life Takes Visa” slogan!
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