Posts Tagged ‘People’

Rosa Acosta Covers King Magazine

December 6, 2013 Leave a comment


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The Dominican beauty is tapped for the cover of the highly coveted men’s magazine yet again


LOS ANGELES, CA (Dec. 5, 2013) – Video vixen, fitness expert and entrepreneur Rosa Acosta stuns in a jaw-dropping photo on the cover of KING Magazine’s new collector’s edition – just in time for the holidays. This is the second time the buxom beauty has graced the cover of one of the country’s hottest urban magazines. As the clock strikes 12:00 pm this Friday December 6, 2013 Rosa Acosta will re-launch her highly trafficked website viewers can plan to experience more things Rosa with a new design and ultra high resolution images of the sexy actress / model. Read more…


Mike Muse Birthday Party

August 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Several weeks ago, Mike Muse, New York City’s own purveyor of politics and pop culture, affectionately known as ‘Obama’s Million Dollar Baby’ celebrated his birthday at the lush Preserve 24.  It was a welcomed break from his political fundraising trail for New Jersey Senate hopeful, Cory Booker, the New York Mayoral race and media rounds breaking down the meaning behind Jay-z’s “Picasso Baby’ and the influence of hip hop and high society art.Image Hosted by

Rocking with DJ MOS were a bevy of wall street executives, restaurateurs and entertainment industry socialites, from Roc Nation and Universal Records including Filmmaker Dominga Martin, People Magazine writer, Carlos Greer, MTV’s Sway Calloway, celebrity publicist Tasha Stoute, entertainment journalist Big Ced, BMI’s Ian Holder, Icon Marketing’s Annette Davidson, Broadway/TV Producer, Randolph Sturrup, Playwright Dominque Morrisseu, TV Personality, Kwame Jackson, political strategist, Tara Dowdell and STEM University CEO, Andrea Peterson. Read more…

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…

Husbands: Be Prepared to Be Replaced One Day Soon

April 26, 2012 Leave a comment

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Apparently one of these days my oldest daughter will slide in and replace me as the most important confidant in my wife’s life.

According to a new study that was published in the journal Scientific Reports, women shift the focus of their attention and friendship to their adult daughters as they age, permanently relegating their husbands to second-best-friend status.

Since I got two girls in my house, I might as well begin my countdown now. My days are numbered. Poor me. The dog doesn’t even like me. Pretty soon I’ll be the old guy in the corner, by myself, mumbling to myself. Read more…

I Was Made To Love Her: A Black Father’s Celebration Of Women’s History Month

March 5, 2012 1 comment

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For the SHEs and Hers of my life—past, present and future—I offer this, simply and with love. Happy Women’s History Month.


She steals my breath
But it’s ok for I need only her look to fill my lungs
Her kiss to quicken my heart.
She moves in me
Creates tremors on my skin
Awakens parts in me I only a second ago believed had died.
Although I try to deny it
She rises in me like the sun
And sets heavily in my soul like the moon. Read more…

Online Network For Women Biz Owners

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment


— An affordable online site to connect women business owners with essential training and resources to grow their business —

New York, NY( — Introducing the Network for Women in Business, an affordable online resource created especially for training, connecting and advancing women business owners. At this site, women can get the most up-to-date and cutting-edge training in all areas of business as well as instant networking with fellow entrepreneurs and expert instructors. With the tools found at, members will be able to measurably increase their business’ production and sales. Read more…

Royalty Network Places Pitbull’s #1 Single in Promo For Major Film

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment



November 29, 2011, New York, NY – The Royalty Network, one of the top independent publishing companies in the US, has secured a spot for Pitbull’s #1 Billboard Hot 100 track, “Give Me Everything,” in the promo trailer for the major feature film, New Year’s Eve. The song was co-written with Royalty Network writer and Grammy Award winning music producer Afrojack, who is also featured in the song.


“Give Me Everything” is the second single from Pitbull’s most recent release, Planet Pit, which reached the #7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.


Afrojack, currently one of the hottest new producers/writers, is also credited on Beyonce’s hit single “Run The World (Girls)” as well as his own charting single “Take Over Control,” which was #1 for six weeks on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart.

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It Needs To Be CED- Responsible Media (Reposted from the archives of August 24, 2004)

November 9, 2011 1 comment

It Needs To Be CED- Responsible Media (Reposted from August 24, 2004)

Now regardless of what I say, certain people are going to take this the wrong way. But at this juncture of the game, I could care less. I’d like to think that I am a responsible person. And with being a responsible person, it is my duty to make sure that people around me are responsible as well. With that being CED, I am a responsible writer/journalist/media person, whatever you want to call me. So with that responsibility, I have to say what’s on my mind when something is bothering me, especially when it affects my community and specifically our children!

As black people or minorities or as people of color, we are always judged by false or negative images that are perpetuated by one or even a small percentage of ‘our people’. We know that we are viewed negatively in the media and as much as we complain, we don’t do what’s necessary to showcase the positives, which is at a higher percentage of our race, culture and community. With this being stated why is it that the Black media joins in? It is common knowledge among the minorities that the majority of us are law-abiding, good-natured citizens, but yet, because of a small number of ignorant people amongst us, we are seen as ignorant as well. What makes this problem worse is the influence it has on children. Read more…


November 9, 2011 1 comment


LeonNew York, NY (November 8, 2011): Known for his roles in movies such as “Cool Runnings,” “Cliffhanger,” “Above the Rim,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “The Temptations,” “Little Richard,” “The Five Heartbeats,” along with television series “OZ” and “Resurrection Boulevard,” actor, producer and musician, LEON and his band will perform at Third World’s concert in Los Angeles on November 16, 2011.

LEON, who recently appeared on BET’s new series “Reed Between the Lines” has been busy with projects including upcoming movies, “Ex-Free” and “Soul Ties” based on a book by Tee Austin, stage play “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys” and new singles “Dance With Me” produced by Beres Hammond and “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” with his band LEON and The Peoples. When asked why he took time out of his busy schedule to perform at the event, he remarked, “It’s Third World Band – that simple! When you get a request from reggae legends you don’t say no. I am a huge fan of Third World and so to be able to be apart of anything they are doing is an honor. I am delighted to not only serve as host but also to be performing with my band on the same stage.”

In 2005, Leon became lead singer of his own band, LEON and The Peoples and went on to release their debut album, “The Road Less Traveled” in 2006. In 2007, the band received a nomination for the album from the International Reggae and World Music Award. Later that year, the band joined Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths on a 36 City US “For The Love Of It Tour.” Leon was also a frequent surprise guest on Beres’ 2008 “A Moment in Time” US tour. In 2010, the band headlined at the Aids Walk Concert in NYC’s Central Park. Read more…

Ceditorial: Gold Diggers

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

(Taken from the archives of
Today’s Ceditorial is on Gold digging, an art form perfected by many women, specifically in the entertainment and sports industry, and even in the corporate world. Why? That’s my question to the women (for lack of a better word!) who engage in this lifestyle. I mean, besides the obvious answers like security, being taken care of, not having to work, what else is there?

I had a conversation with a young lady yesterday and she greatly disappointed me when she mentioned she’s looking for a doctor or lawyer to take care of her, then explained that she was tired of going to school and having bad luck with men.

Mind you, she made the choices of the men she had relationships with. Most disappointing was the fact that she wanted to stay home and take care of the kids while he worked. That’s understandable, but why are you educating yourself so that someone can take care of you? You’ve just wasted all that time and money making yourself more marketable in the workforce instead of just linking up with a jock when you were in high school. If that was your plan, why waste time? Get ‘em while they are young and corruptible! Read more…

MBB Fresh: Mobilizing Moms In Support Of Women’s Health & Economic Rights (HERrights)

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

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On the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington, which are this week, MomsRising is joining women’s rights organizations and mom bloggers to mobilize women voters around the preservation of women’s Health and Economic Rights (HERrights)—a movement designed to build an even stronger nation that lives up to its full potential.

The current extremist attacks on women’s health and family economic security serve to weaken the United States and our families, not strengthen them. Frankly, when family economic and health security is threatened, we are all threatened.

To counter these threats, MomsRising has joined forces with the leadership of HERvotes, which includes organizations that are on the very forefront of women’s equity issues, including those representing women of color, women’s faith groups, and women labor leaders, along with a mixture of long-standing organizations like the 130 year old AAUW, relatively new organizations like the 5-year-old MomsRising, and many more groups dedicated to fighting on behalf of women and their families. Read more…

I Made A Baby With the Devil: A Black Mom’s Story of Parenting and Domestic Abuse

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

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Many years ago, I met a man who seemed normal, but was actually the devil. Well, not literally the devil.  He was more like the guy the devil would turn to when he needed to be amused or inspired. This escaped me when we met and I fell in love with him. I thought, “Yes! This is who I wish to create a child with.”

I should have seen the red flags—there were plenty. I can see them clearly now, but the thing about red flags is that they wave quietly, like a soft whisper. Red flags should come with loud horns or a Justin Bieber CD—you know, something that makes the soul shudder and ache.  But no, they just wave back and forth like a gentle tropical breeze, caressing the illusion of happy and cloaking poor judgment.

When I was pregnant, my son’s DNA provider promised me that he would stop being verbally and physically abusive. I should have known he was lying when he also promised me world peace and a moon-walking Unicorn. Domestic abusers don’t stop the violence because their women are pregnant—in all-too-many cases, they increase it. But I believed every word he said. It was easier to believe and accept this fantasy instead of facing the life I had created for myself. Read more…

Can a Woman Raise a Boy to be a Man? Most Men Don’t Think So

July 31, 2011 Leave a comment

By Dr. Boyce Watkins

A new survey at reveals that black men and women have different perceptions on what it takes to turn a boy into a man.  The survey finds that while most black men do not believe that a woman can raise a boy to be a man without male intervention, nearly half of all black women believe that they can. Read more…

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