NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today.
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PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Vault’ is the latest release from Bakdraff Entertainment. Seventeen tracks long, it features music that was created by six music producers and 16 artists over the course of several years. A musical tribute of sorts, ‘The Vault’ is dedicated to everyone who the artists grew up […]
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, will join chair of the Darby County PA Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr, to host the DogonVillage 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Watch Party complete with dinner, dancing, DJ, and a live performance. Themed, ‘Celebrating the Black Vote,’ the soiree […]
TRENTON, N.J., April 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In perhaps one of the boldest moves in the recent history of marijuana activism, long time cannabis advocate and Trentonian newspaper columnist, Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman, and his lawyers, New Jersey attorneys Allan Marain, Esq. and John Vincent Saykanic, Esq., are challenging the state of New Jersey […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Josh Adam’s first comedy CD ‘LIVE FROM THE DROP’ on March 11, 2016. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend Indiana, Adams delivers a clever, laid back, in your […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Covert Entertainment’s 23-year-old powerhouse performer, Rahccy is packing pain, pushing power, igniting love and stirring the fever in her every verse with the release of her debut single, ‘Miss Jill on 108th.’ Young, gifted and unapologetically gay, Rahccy is knocking down musical walls and rebuilding them […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics […]
NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) continued the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation’s Harmony House, on Monday December 14, 2015. The children and families also received a visit from jolly Old Saint Nick and a special holiday […]
NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Monday, December 14, 2015, The James Brown Family Foundation will continue the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation’s Harmony House. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather and President of the James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF), extends […]
ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia-based author and educational consultant, Mychal Wynn, is working to expand college access for lower income and first generation students. Wynn notes, ‘As students nationally apply to college over the coming months, students who will be the first in their family to attend college and those from […]
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Committed to spreading the word of God, Unique Messengers recently debuted their first album, ‘Jesus is Coming,’ and is gearing up for an international tour next spring. The thought provoking album, delivers a fusion of styles that includes rhythm and blues, reggae, Soca and rap.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning documentary producer and author Crystal Emery is launching a new campaign and initiative called ‘Changing the Face of Medicine.’ Its inaugural event will feature a book signing of her biographical photo essay entitled ‘Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine,’ which will be held […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Darryl Littleton’s newest comedy CD, ‘Too Raw for Mainstream.’ For Darryl Littleton pka D’Militant, no subject is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive, no commentary too raw. With his crackling wit, Littleton holds nothing back, unflinchingly […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Gloria Goldwater opens our eyes to the Golden Age of hip-hop music, as it grew from a localized sub-culture to a worldwide lifestyle in ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 978-0991356003). Her writing revisits her wide-eyed enthusiasm as she launched her improbable magazine […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starting Monday, August 31, 2015, at Dave and Buster’s Hollywood, the Universal Domino League (UDL) will feature its one-of-a-kind professional domino league to add to the excitement of Dave and Buster’s magnificent brand. With over 200 games under their roof, the eatery and mega arcade will […]
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pop culture king Damon ‘Dame’ Dash has amassed a treasure-trove of media since his career ignited in Harlem. Now the actor, entrepreneur, CEO and executive producer wants to make all of his own content accessible to fans with the launch of an on-demand streaming website similar to […]
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WHAT’S NEW AT #LBJAZZFEST? For over 27 years, Rainbow Lagoon Park has been transformed into a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz greats that have traveled all over the world. In addition, the vendor’s cuisine and upscale merchandise in the pavilion has always been guests’ […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Comedy saved Tobe Hixx’s life! A skinny kid who was often teased and ridiculed by his peers, Hixx ultimately turned to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx chose to return to his first […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 26, Yolanda ‘Yo Yo’ Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment).
SARASOTA, Fla., June 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, June 4, 2015, attorney David L. Goldman of the law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh gave the commencement speech to the 2015 graduating class of the Westcoast School of Human Development in Sarasota, Florida. For over 30 years the Westcoast School has been […]
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Cheryl ‘Pepsii’ Riley sings, every ear in the room listens. She has the kind of sultriness that seeps underneath every nook and cranny in the listener and grips with a firm hold. It’s one of the reasons why famed director Tyler Perry has continued to […]
BURBANK, Calif., March 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, California.
ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Talent agents Christopher Young and Tay Smith are noticeably the hardest working, African American TV/film agents in the entire southeast area. A dynamic duo, working under the banner of the J Pervis Talent Agency, Smith and Young have created a vortex of synergy that is fueling theatrical […]
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music, modeling and acting are among the top three career goals for many in the entertainment field, but it is a well known fact that only a small percentage actually make any real headway in all three pursuits. Up and comer Drew Stephenson will not tell you […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 978-0991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to increase Black voter turnout for the Nov. 4 election, this past Saturday the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) kicked-off an aggressive 10-day voter mobilization countdown to close out its #Vote4Justice Campaign focused on motivating Black women and youth voters to seize […]
DENVER, Colo., July 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colorado based record label, Luxuryville, is set to kick off the fall surf season with their newest record, Dubtronica, Vol. I, a fresh look at electronic dub music.
ATLANTA, Ga., June 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau report, African American women outvoted every other demographic in the 2012 election so it is clear to the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), that Black women will play a significant role as major influencers in the midterm election.
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Criticality Management Consulting announces today that it is releasing the groundbreaking Strategic Diversity series from Dr. John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D., America’s most insightful and transformational diversity thought-leader. Dr. Gates is blazing new trails in the practice of Diversity and Inclusion. He leads the Strategic Diversity Management […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the ‘BET Experience’ happening in Los Angeles in late June. On Saturday, June 28, 2014, the promotional crew will present […]
CHICAGO, Ill., May 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The biggest urban entertainment event to hit the Midwest in years. Lights, camera, runway, action! AJ-ONIC Dynasty presents: The 2014 Midwest Urban Fashion Summit, which will be held June 27, 28 and 29, 2014 at The Holiday Inn Convention Center in Gurnee, Ill.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Coming on the heels of Lupita Nyong’o’s rise to fame, ‘Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be’ (ISBN: 9780996097802; Kkula Media; Paperback; May 13, 2014) written by East African sisters, Christine K. St. Vil and Julian B. Kiganda, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 14, 2013 New York Times Best Selling Author and Activist Sister Souljah will headline a Global Summer Reading Initiative discussing a highly anticipated follow up to her book ‘Coldest Winter Ever.’ This new novel, ‘A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story’ (Emily Bestler Books/Atria; […]
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning crime author Ron Chepesiuk goes into depth to investigate the unsolved disappearance of the legendary drug kingpin Frank Matthews with his new book, “Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin” (ISBN: 978-0-9852440-1-9 / 10-digit ISBN 0-9852440-1-1) from Strategic Media Books.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) […]
DETROIT, Mich. /CitizenWire/ — Online magazine SoulTracks and soul music fans around the world are taking action to support soul music, one of the most revered forms of music in the world. From Motown to Memphis, from James Brown to Jill Scott, ‘soul music’ is the sound of our lifetime.
COLUMBUS, Ohio /CitizenWire/ — A major press conference held Nov. 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are both outraged at Time Warner Cable’s continuous refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant disregard is Time Warner Cable’s refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca […]
PHOENIX, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Author RAINMAN announces the release of his new book, ‘Black Man Hates Obama: OUTRAGED 2.0’ (ISBN: 978-1450793025; paperback, 269 pp; RainMan SEZ, LLC).
LOUISVILLE, Ky. /CitizenWire/ — Few knew, except for the late Samuel Z. Arkoff, this Indie's success story of a non-traditional genre for an Afro-American. Names like Spike Lee and John Singleton are not known for such special effects. Yancey Hendrieth, of Hendriethfilm, Ltd., Enterprises, is a new breed of black filmmaker, having more in common […]