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FASHION ON BROADWAY’ SOARS ABOVE NYC WITH BOBBY STONE & THE NEW OLD SCHOOL

April 21, 2014 Leave a comment

‘FASHION ON BROADWAY’ SOARS ABOVE NYC WITH THE NEW OLD SCHOOL

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Left Photo: R&B Sensation Tiffany Mynon , Leader of TNOS Bobby Jones and French Montana’s Coke Boyz camp, Ana Baby.
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Aretha Franklin To Hit TheNewsNerd.com with a Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Aretha Franklin To Hit Kato Leonard and TheNewsNerd.com with a Right Hook of Her Own – A Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit
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(April 16, 2014 – Detroit, MI) — Facebook and other social media lit up with the news that Patti LaBelle had been arrested for attacking Aretha Franklin with “a Mayweather style right and left” in attack on the Queen of Soul that reportedly took place at a concert in Atlanta.

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Soca Star Farmer Nappy Launches New Album ‘Big People Party’ in New York City

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

SOCA STAR FARMER NAPPY
LAUNCHES NEW ALBUM
BIG PEOPLE PARTY IN NEW YORK CITY

Cover Art

April 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Internationally-acclaimed Trinidadian soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry officially launched his new album Big People Party to a full-capacity crowd at legendary New York City concert venue Sounds Of Brazil (S.O.B.’s), on April 13, 2014. His third, full-length studio effortBig People Party was released worldwide in stores and online on February 25, 2014 from FOX FUSE, but since it was in the midst of Trinidad’s Carnival season, Farmer was only now able to journey to the media capital of the world, New York City, to promote his new album to media and fans there. Presenting a soca showcase and a free event at that, Farmer breaks new ground for soca music and the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, as he takes full aim at exposing soca to the masses and capturing his spot in the limelight, in the North American market. Read more…

Mr. Vegas Shares Virginity Story and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

April 8, 2014 1 comment

Mr. Vegas Shares Virginity Story and More via 

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv   

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show

Take it Personal ft Mr. Vegas

New York, NY, April 8, 2014-  On Friday, April 4, 2014, reggae and dancehall artist Mr. Vegas stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest inThe Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented byHot 97′s Cipha Sounds andUpright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ teamA Tribe Called YES [Lydia Hensler, Christian Cappazoli, Abra tabak, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Mr. Vegas.

 

During the set, Mr. Vegas shared a story about his first attempt to lose his virginity that was to die for as well as his first trip to America.”Hip Hop Improv is not just for rappers. Tonight we had our first reggae artist Mr. Vegas and his stories dun di place! It doesn’t matter where you come from. Great stories are universal,” Said Cipha Sounds.

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The 2014 American Black Film Festival Moves To New York City from June 19-22

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) SELECTS ACTOR MORRIS CHESTNUT AS ITS 2014 CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

AUTHOR AND PRODUCER TONYA LEWIS LEE WILL BE THE NYC HOST COMMITTEE CHAIR FOR THE 2014 ABFF

 

THE 2014 ABFF WEBISODE SELECTION IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS THROUGH APRIL 23, 2014

HBO is accepting stand-up comedy submissions for their highly successful 2nd Annual Comedy Wings Competition to take place during the 2014 American Black Film Festival

–American Black Film Festival Takes Over New York City from June 19, 2014 – June 22, 2014–

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March 24, 2014, New York, New York – Actor Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday, Nurse Jackie, Legends) will be the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 celebrity ambassador, and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee (The Watsons Go To Birmingham) will chair the New York City Host Committee for the Festival. The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City throughout several screening and event venues in Manhattan.

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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

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(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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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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Nu Generation Studios Makes International Debut with ‘Carnival Riddim’

March 19, 2014 1 comment

NU GENERATION STUDIOS MAKES
INTERNATIONAL DEBUT WITH
CARNIVAL RIDDIM
 

Album Available Worldwide on April 1, 2014 with
Pre-Order Available Now, from FOX FUSE
 

 

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March 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Trinidad-based Nu Generation Studios releases its tantalizing and timely soca compilation Carnival Riddim – Various Artists, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on April 1, 2014, with pre-order available now, distributed by FOX FUSE. Nu Generation Studios makes its international debut with this album by now having its music digitally distributed worldwide via FOX FUSE, thus keeping the wonderful sounds of Trinidad Carnival alive year round. Read more…

Combat Jack Shares Untold Story About Lyor Cohen via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

March 18, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Combat Jack Shares Untold Lyor Cohen Story via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Take it Personal ft Combat Jack

New York, NY, March 18, 2014 -  On Friday, March 14th, 2014, Hip Hop personality and former Entertainment Attorney Reggie Osse AKA Combat Jack stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES [ Anthony Atamanuik, Shaun Diston, Brandon Gardener, Lydia Hensler, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Combat Jack.

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Melyssa Ford Hosts Blood, Sweat & Heels Finale Viewing Party in NYC

March 17, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo melyssaford_zps692512d4.jpgSunday, March 16th, in New York City, there was a finale viewing party hosted by one of the stars of the reality series, Blood, Sweat & Heels, Melyssa Ford. The event took place at The Monarch in New York City, where Purity Vodka was being served freely to all guests invited to watch the final episode of the season. Read more…

Ground-Breaking Documentary “Point and Drive” Gives Intimate & Exciting View of the HBCU Marching Band Phenomenon

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment

 Ground-Breaking Documentary “Point and Drive” 

 Gives Intimate & Exciting View of the HBCU Marching Band Phenomenon

 

Indiegogo Campaign Running Throughout Month of March To Complete Filming

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New York, NY – (March 4, 2014) – Everyone loves a high-spirited marching band, but few know what it takes to land one of the coveted spots on the field, and many will be amazed at where these musicians end up in life once their band uniforms are hung up for good.

Conceptualized, directed and produced by visual architect Brandi Mitchell, a graduate of Florida A&M University and alumna of the school’s trailblazing Marching 100, Point and Drive gives viewers an up close look at the evolution and impact of the country’s top marching bands, and how they equip their members to be driven and pursue excellence in every area of life.  The underlying theme of the documentary, which profiles successful marching band alumni, is “who did you become because of music?” Read more…

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HEADLINE NAN’S 16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION APRIL 9-12, 2014

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO HEADLINE THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) 16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION APRIL 9–12, 2014

 

NAN CONVENTION TO BE LARGEST GATHERING OF ACTIVISTS THIS YEAR

 

ALSO PRESENTING WILL BE US ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER, NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, AND NYC MAYOR BILL de BLASIO

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New York, NY –Rev. Al Sharpton announces that President Barack Obama will address National Action Network’s (NAN) 16th annual national convention being held April 9-12, 2014. Also confirmed are US Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama administration cabinet members; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. This will be the largest civil rights convening of the year bringing our nation’s top activists, political strategists and leading academia together to create an action plan for a civil rights agenda. On the heels of thousands joining NAN in Tallahassee, FL for a ‘stand your ground’ rally, participants will address additional key policy issues such as jobs, voter ID and immigration; which will be key in this midterm election year. Read more…

#KNUCKLEUP: Journalism Legends Andreas Hale & Chuck Creekmur Introduce KNOCKOUTNATION.COM For The Fighter In You

March 11, 2014 Leave a comment

 

BECAUSE, WELL, MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT!

Urban Journalism Legends Chuck Creekmur & Andreas Hale Debut

KNOCKOUTNATION.COM;

Site Provides “Perfect Marriage” of Combat Sports & Entertainment

[NEW YORK, NY] In 2014, anyone looking would be hard pressed to find a sport that hasn’t been touched (in a good way) by the dominant influences of Hip-Hop and Urban Entertainment. The culture is ripe for rebellion, and today’s “Bad Boys of the Ring” lend just the right brawn and bravado to keep things exciting for the fans.

Long before 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team ever existed, the worlds of boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA), and pro-wrestling intertwined with all things Urban, and until now, there hasn’t been an outlet dedicated to the perfect marriage between fighting and the predominant culture of the streets.

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STATEMENT BY REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) REGARDING THE CITY OF NEW YORK’S DECISION TO END LAWSUIT CHALLENGING RACIAL PROFILING LAW

March 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Free Web ProxyWednesday, March 5, 2014 (New York, NY)—Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network applauds the City of New York’s decision to drop the lawsuit challenging Local Law 71 which bans “biased-based” profiling in law enforcement.  The law enacted last year by the City Council over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto was a step forward in community safety and in providing confidence to city resident’s that complaints about racial profiling can be pursued.  In dropping the lawsuit, the city is demonstrating their commitment to bettering relations with police and communities.

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DEF JAM RECORDINGS & (mt) MEDIA TEMPLE TO CLOSE SXSW INTERACTIVE WITH DEF JAM 30 CELEBRATION AT STUBBS! 2 CHAINZ, PUSHA T, METH & RED, YG AND AUGUST ALSINA TO PERFORM!!!

March 4, 2014 Leave a comment

DEF JAM RECORDINGS & (mt) MEDIA TEMPLE TO CLOSE SXSW INTERACTIVE WITH DEF JAM 30 CELEBRATION AT STUBBS!

 

DEF JAM ARTISTS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM INCLUDE: 2 CHAINZ, PUSHA T, METHOD MAN & REDMAN, YG, AUGUST ALSINA AND VINCE STAPLES, ALONG WITH ALOE BLACC

 

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            (March 4, 2014  – New York, NY)  The ongoing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings will take over SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) in Austin, Texas on March 11th, as premium web-hosting company (mt) Media Temple throws a party in Def Jam’s honor. Read more…

KEVIN GATES ANNOUNCES MARCH 18TH RELEASE DATE OF LATEST MIXTAPE “BY ANY MEANS”

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

BREAD WINNERS ASSOCIATION ARTIST KEVIN GATES ANNOUNCES MARCH 18TH RELEASE DATE OF LATEST MIXTAPE BY ANY MEANS

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February 25, 2014 – New York, New York – In just one short year, New Orleans native Kevin Gates has done the seemingly impossible. He’s managed to evolve from obscure regional artist with a cult-like following, to now being heralded as an industry best-in-show. Having both previously released projects, The Luca Brasi Story and Stranger Than Fiction, which sold over 8k copies in its first week, included in the year end lists of national publications like: Rolling Stone, Complex and Spin Magazines, is a clear indication that the music world has definitely taken a liking. Peers like Drake have called themselves fans and fellow southern rapper Plies is now joining him on tracks. Read more…

DEBORAH COX SIGNS WITH PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC

February 21, 2014 Leave a comment

MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST DEBORAH COX SIGNS

MANAGEMENT DEAL WITH PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC

As the Versatile Star Gears Up to Release a New Album

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New York, NY (February 20th, 2014) – Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and Broadway star Deborah Cox has signed a management contract with Primary Wave Music, one of the largest independent music marketing, talent management, and music publishing companies in the US. The multi-talented entertainer, who is the voice behind the double-platinum anthem “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here,” is now back in the studio writing and recording music for a new solo album slated for a winter 2014 / 2015 release. With a successful music career spanning almost 20 years, the Canadian beauty has conquered the R&B and pop charts, including six top-20 Billboard R&B singles, and an impressive twelve #1 hits on Billboard‘s Hot Dance Club Play chart. The multi-platinum artist has released 5 studio albums with her sophomore album, One Wish, bringing her mainstream after the world heard her hit single, “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here,” which held the record for being the longest running #1 Single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 14 consecutive weeks. Read more…

THE WAILERS INVITES BRITISH DEPENDENCY TO ROUND OUT U.S. TOUR!

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment

THE WAILERS INVITES BRITISH DEPENDENCY
TO ROUND OUT U.S. TOUR!

 

New York, NY (February 19, 2014): After sweeping through the East Coast into the Midwest for a month and returning home to Anguilla for two short weeks, British Dependency will return this week to continue touring with The Wailers. The legendary band invited British Dependency to wrap up their US run on the West Coast.

The Band embarked on a three week, 14 City tour with The Wailers in celebration of The Wailers 30th Anniversary on Friday, January 10, 2014. Opening at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida, the band traveled to Clearwater and Jacksonville, Florida, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Salem and Carrborro, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI and closed out on January 26th at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN.

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Beautiful Textures at NYFW

February 19, 2014 1 comment

STRENGTH OF NATURE’S
BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES AT NYFW
Angela Simmons with uncle and music mogul, Russel Simmons

 

(New York) – February 19, 2014 – Fashion Week in New York City has come to a close and Strength of Nature, LLC – the maker of African Pride, Beautiful Textures, Mega Growth, Elasta QP, Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Proline - concluded a week filled of fun and fashionable events where Beautiful Textures was front and center on the runway and in the hands of today’s media influencers and tastemakers.

 

On Tuesday, February 10th Angela Simmons presented a show that featured models wearing designers from a multitude of backgrounds which are sold on her e-commerce site Angela I Am. Guests were able to take photos in front of the Beautiful Textures banner as a representative talked Beautiful Textures products while they snapped pictures with the products. The presentation entitled “Electric Daze” did not disappoint. With neon lights being at the center of it all, celebrities such as Russell Simmons, Zendaya Coleman, Adrienne Baillon, Ashanti, Yandy Smith, Big Ang, Juelz Santana, Ariane Davis, Jermaine Dupri, Diggy Simmons and Bow Wow made appearances and left the event with a Sugar Factory gift bag filled with Beautiful Textures products.

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Soca Star Farmer Nappy Releases New Album, ‘Big People Party’

February 19, 2014 2 comments

SOCA STAR FARMER NAPPY
RELEASES NEW ALBUM,
BIG PEOPLE PARTY
 

Physical & Digital Album Debuts Worldwide
on February 25, 2014, with Pre-Order Available Now,
from FOX FUSE
 

 

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NJ Minority Teen Academy For Girls Seeks Applicants

February 17, 2014 Leave a comment

FIRST MINORITY TEEN ACADEMY FOR GIRLS AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SEEKS APPLICANTS

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) – For the fourth straight year, the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy will be held on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. The Academy is one of the only summer institutes for minority teen girls held on an Ivy League campus and the first to be held at Princeton University. The program is geared towards building leadership skills for minority girls entering the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades of high school. This year’s program is scheduled for July 27 – August 8, 2014 at The Friend Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.

The Academy offers dynamic speakers, standardized test-taking strategies, math, critical reading courses, college essay writing classes, tutoring, interactive studies, group activities, and field trips. Each year, special guest speakers provide dynamic presentations. In 2013, actor Jasmine Guy offered an unforgettable address. Ms. Guy notes, “It is very important for us to reach out to these young girls.” Other noted speakers have included Brandi and Karli Harvey along with actor Brian White. Read more…

MULTI PLATINUM SINGER CASSANDRA LUCAS OF CHANGING FACES ANNOUNCES SOLO PROJECT & RELEASES VLOG FOR NEW SINGLE DAMN FEAT UNCLE MURDA

February 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Multi-Platinum & Grammy Nominated Singer & Songwriter Cassandra Lucas Announces New EP, Upcoming Album “Elevation” & Releases Vlog For Her New Single “DAMN”

 
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(February 17, 2014 New York, NY)- Singer/songwriter Cassandra Lucas, formerly one-half of the platinum selling R&B duo Changing Faces is back and ready to conquer the music world once again. Cassandra announces her debut EP, releases her first blog installment for her single “DAMN” featuring Hip Hop recording artist Uncle Murda and talks plans for a solo album entitled “Elevation”.

 

Cassandra Lucas experienced the sweet taste of success as part of Changing Faces throughout the mid 90’s to the early 2000’s with hits like “Stroke You Up,” “Foolin’ Around,” and “G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.”  When their self entitled album landed No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts, the group went on to sell millions of records. Returning to the spotlight after 10 years, the stunning R&B songstress is working on her solo project and more focused then ever. With a fresh new sound sure to captivate and entertain both new audiences and loyal fans alike, Cassandra is prepared to take her career to higher heights.  Read more…

N.O.R.E, Ja Rule, and Chris Rivers Pay Tribute to Big Pun via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment

 

N.O.R.E., Ja Rule, and Chris Rivers Pay Tribute
to Big Pun via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Take it Personal

New York, NY, February 12th, 2014 – On Friday, February 7th, 2014 NYC native rappers Ja Rule and N.O.R.E along with Chris Rivers (Rapper and son of Big Pun) stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES [Jon gabrus (MTV's Guy Code and Wild n Out), Natasha Rothwell (Wild N Out), Abra Tabak, Shaun Diston, Christian Capozzoli and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by both Ja Rule & N.O.R.E. Read more…

Face The Sweet NY Fashion Week Event Recap

February 11, 2014 1 comment

Face The Sweet Recap

Written by Nathan James & Ernest Jackson
Photos provided by MODERN Photographix & MNS Media
 
When winter rolls into the Big Apple, and the snowdrifts pile high against the skyscrapers and along the boulevards, there comes a very special seven days in February, when the city warns up to the hottest new styles, worn by the most dazzling models in the world.  It’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW), when all of Manhattan becomes one big runway.  This celebration of the clothier’s art encompasses garments made to fit people of every dimension, and the gorgeous, curvy ladies of plus-size fashiondom are no exception.  Full Blossom Magazine, a leading industry journal devoted to plus-size women and their admirers, held a major runway pageant in Midtown on February 9. Read more…

NFL Star PLAXICO BURRESS Hosts Pre-Super Bowl Gala

February 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Last week in New York City, NFL star and Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver PLAXICO BURRESS hosted a Pre-Super Bowl Gala, held at the Carlton Hotel.
Notables who attended included: Plaxico’s wife TIFFANY BURRESS (in Dolce & Gabbana), Brooklyn Nets star ALAN ANDERSONAmerica’s Next Top Model’s EUGENA WASHINGTON, Former NBA player MATEEN CLEAVES, Stylist PHILLIP BLOCH, Chef Roblé & Co star ARTIE THOMPSON, Host of Bravo’s Fashion Queens BEVY SMITH, Dominican Republic Ambassador Francis Lorenzo,  Supermodel Anderson Noel
 
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Knight Blade’s “I Got That Weed” Is “A Song of Our Times” (Village Voice) / Performing March 28 at NYCc Bitter End

February 3, 2014 1 comment

VILLAGE VOICE CALLS “I GOT THAT…(WEED)” A “SONG OF OUR TIMES”

New Video From Knight Blade Receiving Critical Acclaim

The Band Performs At NYC’s Iconic Bitter End on March 28

It’s been a big month for marijuana-rights activists. Colorado and Washington become the first two states to legalize the drug for recreational use. And, perhaps more importantly, rapper Mighty Casey and his new band Knight Blade released “I Got That Weed.” -VILLAGE VOICE

“The man responsible for the songs “White Girls” and “Black Rapping School” is also the same man responsible this bud-friendly, catchy-like-a-flu-bug, chant-along anthem.” -EGO TRIP

“good for any airwaves” - VIBE

The 5Ws: Kimberly Wilson Marshall

February 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Who: Kimberly Wilson Marshall, Founder & Director

What: Wilson Marshall Inc. – www.wilsonmarshallinc.comtwitter.com/wilsonmarshall

Why: Wilson Marshall Inc. provides clients with a hands-on experience in public relations and special events planning to deliver a quality experience from concept to completion. Wilson Marshall Inc. current client roster includes: 5001 FLAVORS, African Health Now, Harlem Haberdashery, and Making Books Sing (as of Feb. 2014).

Wilson Marshall Inc. has secured publicity placements at various media outlets including: AM-NY, Crain’s New York Business, DNAInfo.com, Examiner.com, Huffington Post, LIFE.com, MTV.com, Mediaweek, Metro, The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Family, New York Magazine, Time for Kids (Time Magazine), Time Out New York KIDS, Village Voice, New York 1, WPIX “Morning News” , WLNY (Ch. 55) “The Couch” and others.  Read more…

BIG DADDY KANE is the New Voice of CENTRIC’s Docu-Series “BEING”

February 1, 2014 Leave a comment

centric
CENTRIC Announces Big Daddy Kane
as the Voice of Original Biography Docu-Series “BEING”

being  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kicking Off With Wendy Williams, This Season Will Also Feature Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and More

New York, NY – January 30, 2013 – This February, CENTRIC kicks-off the Black History Month celebration with original weekly series, BEING. The 8 episode one-hour docu-series takes a riveting look at the journey many of our seminal African American celebrities have encountered. Often beating the odds and rising from tough environments, BEING chronicles the life and times of Wendy Williams, Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and more. Viewers will follow the challenges, drama and politics that brought them to the top and reveal the compelling and unknown stories that are sure to inspire audiences everywhere. BEING premieres February 15, 2014 at 9PM ET.

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Apollo Theater Announces Public Phase of $20 Million Campaign, Spring Gala Details & More

January 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Apollo Theater Celebrates 80 Years

of Artistic Innovation and Community Engagement

Apollo Theater Extends Legacy with Launch of Public Phase
of $20 Million Campaign to Support New Programming

 

$10 Million Raised to-date for Local, National, and Int’l Programs and

New Initiatives in Development

Apollo’s marks 80th Anniversary Season with a variety of programs showcasing emerging artists and celebrating Apollo legends through a contemporary lens, including:

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GRIDIRON CELEBRITY HOOPS’ CHARITY GAME DRIBBLES ITS WAY INTO NYC FOR SUPER BOWL XLVIII WEEKEND

January 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Gridiron XVI Event Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2014

TEAM X (Dez Bryant) vs TEAM T.O.

NFL PLAYERS, SPORTS ICONS, SUPERMODELS AND STREET-BALLERS GET INTO A FOOTBALL STATE OF MIND AS ‘GRIDIRON CELEBRITY HOOPS’ CHARITY GAME DRIBBLES ITS WAY INTO NYC FOR SUPER BOWL XLVIII WEEKEND

A historic, annual star-studded charity basketball game to benefit abandoned youth in foster care

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2014) – This weekend all eyes from the football and entertainment worlds will be centered on the Big Apple. On Saturday, February 1st at 3pm, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVI bounces into the Concrete Jungle attracting a host of celebrities and professional athletes to play ball in the city that’s already in a NFL state of mind. The star-powered event will open its doors to the public at 2:30 p.m. and tip-off at 3:00 p.m. at City College of New York Nat Holman Gymnasium in the Marshak Science Building on 160 Convent Avenue in the New York. Read more…

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