Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Michelle Timberlake's Natural Beef Jerky Brand Makes History In Memory Of Her Mom

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THE ONLY BLACK WOMAN-OWNED BEEF JERKY BRAND CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORY
Michelle Timberlake, founder of Marjorie's Beef Jerky
Nationwide -- Michelle Timberlake, founder of Marjorie's Beef Jerky, continues to make history as founder of the only Black woman-owned company in the country that manufactures, distributes and sells it's own brand of beef jerky. Recently, the company drew crowds of people during their appearance at the IGES Trade Show in Tennessee, and even closed some new distribution deals and purchase orders.

Michelle says that she explains to gift store owners/buyers as well as distributors, that her beef jerky products are like no other beef jerky products on the market. "Our beef jerkey is premium meat, high in quality, high in protein, with no MSG or preservatives outside of the soy sauce. Even more, it's only 150 calories per bag," she told them.

Michelle says she created quite an uproar at that trade show in particular. After encouraging those who don't even like beef jerky to try her products, she says that everyone of them all became new customers.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

See Why The Founder Of This Youth Organization Lived Homeless For 2 Years Serving Her Community

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FOUNDER OF NON-PROFIT ACADEMY LIVED HOMELESS FOR TWO YEARS TO KEEP PERFORMING ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Tyra Hawthorne, founder of Heartbeat Music Academy, with inner city students that are part of her program

San Diego, CA -- Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy is not just a non-profit organization to Founder & Executive Director, Tyra Hawthorne; it is a way of life to many of the inner-city youth in Southeast San Diego. Incorporated in 2014, Ms. Hawthorne has had her share of ups and downs with her non-profit.

She comments, "I took on a sector in this non-profit world that is extremely hard to get support for. We are losing funding for Performing Arts programs in our inner-city schools every day, so when I created Heartbeat it was to create the beginning of a solution to this problem."

Like many non-profit organizations that do not receive enough support to sustain, in 2016, Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy was on the verge of closing its doors. She continues, "No matter what I did it was never enough. I work full time, so there was never a need for me to take a salary from the organization.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

NY State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC’s 2019 Annual Holiday Celebration & Awards Gala on Dec 5, 2019 At Uniondale Marriott

 2019 Holiday Gala Event

LIAACC President
Phil Andrews wins
SBA Award
New York, New York - Come celebrate with one of the City & State Magazine’s 2019 Top Power 100 List Members, LIAACC’s President Phil Andrews.  Also meet and greet Officers, Board of Directors, Members, Corporate & Community Partners, and Honorees at our 2019 Annual Holiday Celebration & Awards Gala on Dec 5, 2019 at the Uniondale Marriott.

Time: This year’s event is appropriately themed “Supporting & Honoring Excellence In Diverse Sectors” The Chair of this year’s gala is LIAACC’s Nassau County Director Valerie Anderson Campbell and the Co-chair is Elizabeth Wellington, LIAACC’s Nassau County Deputy Director.

The Uniondale Marriott is located at 101 James Doolittle Blvd, Uniondale, New York, 11553. The Gala will start at 7:00 pm and end at 11:00 pm. The gala will include dining, dancing, entertainment, vendor display, and awards presented to prestigious organizations and individuals across diverse sectors in society.



Discover The Latest Fashion Secrets Of The Celebrity Designer For Oprah, Halle Berry, And Madonna!

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Angela Dean, Iconic Celebrity Designer & Creator of the Revolutionary Shapewear "Shaped By An Angel"
 Angela Dean

“I created Madonna’s original bullet bustier,” said Celebrity Designer, Angela Dean. In 1987, Dean created the original bustier worn in Madonna’s “Open My Heart” video and the famous lace -up metallic gold bustier that Madonna wore on her tour.
 In 1990, Jean-Paul Gaultier did a rendition of Dean’s original version of Madonna’s bustier that she wore in her “Blonde Ambition” tour.
Madonna’s lingerie look influenced fashion and became a trend at the time to wear lingerie as outerwear.
It’s undeniable that this bullet bustier is forever etched into our pop culture psyche!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Author/Blogger Cynthia Lombard Lives with 30 Stents in Her Body!

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Doctors Amazed with Staggering Number OF Stents In This Inspiring Author And Thought Leader

(Nationwide) October 8, 2019 – Doctors are amazed with the number of stents in the body of  author/blogger Cynthia Lombard – an astounding 30. Although there is not a limit on the total number of stents that should be implanted in the body, the number installed in Cynthia is staggering.
  
In 2003, she suffered a life changing heart attack.  And, at the age of 41, she learned of an illness she was born with known as SCAD – Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart.  The rare condition can cause a heart attack.

It is her journey with SCAD that inspired her second book, ‘The Heart Chronicles.’  She is the founder of  “She is Still Standing,” a Women’s Empowerment movement that provide a platform for women to tell their stories of overcoming obstacles.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Gifted Artist Romeo Dale Ross Is The Next Great Emerging Musical Talent

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Meet Musically Gifted Artist Romeo Dale Ross The Next Great Talent of His Generation

Romeo Dale Ross is an R&B soul artist, born in Los Angeles, California. He has built a reputation for being musically gifted, free styling on the open mic circuit or
just performing acappella for music-lovers in clubs and at various venues.

Since playing the piano at the age of 3-years-old, Romeo has been known as an ‘old soul.’ Deeply inspired by the R&B/Soul sound of the 70’s and 80’s, the 26-year-old multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, producer and writer is considered to be one of the next great young talents of his generation.

Growing up in a musical family added to Romeo’s love of music. His father Ray Ross is an established and respected artist, pianist and songwriter. Romeo was influenced by R&B, funk, blues, jazz, and gospel influences which can be heard in his songs.

Bishop Ray M. Ross, A Faith Leader and Prolific Musician On A Mission to Add Positivity and Lift Spirits

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Bishop Ray M. Ross A Faith Leader and Prolific Musician On A Mission to  Add Positivity And Lift Spirits

Nationwide – November 25, 2019 – When you hear the name Ray Ross, chances are, you think about music. But what is synonymous to his name is not only music, but also teaching and ministering to congregations nationwide.

He is a motivational teacher/preacher who adds positivity every day to anyone who comes across his path.  Bishop Ray Ross is celebrating over 25 plus years actively involved in the ministry which include pianist, choir director, and minister of the Gospel.

He is an ordained Apostle and consecrated Bishop who has received a multitude of honors as one of the most prolific and anointed songwriters and record producers in the Christian music industry.  The multi-faceted ‘man of the cloth’ and artist is a naturally gifted pianist, anointed teacher and minister of the Word of God.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Since9ine6ix Bringing Hip Hop and Pure Lyricism to Life!

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The Hip-Hop 'Lyricist Genius' Latest Project, "Blessed" Is One Of The Most Highly Talked About New Releases Of 2019
 Since96

(Nationwide) - Since9ine6ix, formerly known as Sincerely Yours is bringing hip hop and pure lyricism to life with his smooth verses and fresh beats. He is a hip hop artist hailing from the city of Oak Park, Illinois by way of Chicago.

With a focus on the traditional elements of hip hop such as an emphasis on pure lyricism and raw substance mirroring life’s trials and tribulations, Since9ine6ix is an artist that speaks for and to everyday people. Influenced by a plethora of artists that span across a number of genres, the main source of inspiration is drawn from the people and things around.

Growing up in a household with a mother who sang R&B before crossing over to Gospel, it’s no wonder why family is the ultimate muse for an artist like Since9ine6ix.  In 2008, under the name Sincerely Yours, he was a contestant and winner of the Hennessy Black BET Awards Competition in LA.

Discover The Remarkable Man Who Earned His Doctorate Degree Despite Learning Disabilities And Being Bullied

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MAN GRADUATES WITH DOCTORATE DEGREE DESPITE BEING BULLIED, SUSPENDED AND HAVING LEARNING DISABILITIES
 Isaiah White

Nationwide -- The life of Dr. Isaiah L. White, Sr. is a remarkable story of grit, determination, and perseverance. As a young student, he was bullied and had to deal with teachers who told him he would be nothing.

He also had multiple learning disabilities like dyslexia, and spent most of his schooling in special education. Despite all of this, he still managed to recently graduate with a Doctorate degree from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.

Dr. White is very transparent about his public school educational journey, and tells his story in a new book he has written entitled In A Class Called Special.  In the book, he discusses his disabilities which include dyslexia, dyscalculia, audio processing disorder, visual impairment, comprehension weakness, and many more.

He also talks about how his frustration from struggling in school was manifested in his behavior. His disruptive behavior resulted in him receiving repeated in-school and out of school suspensions.

When he wasn't suspended, he was serving detention or lunch detention. He admits that he was expelled several times from different schools.  However he never gave up...

Inspired Attorney's New Book Steps Into The World Of Bullying and Child Suicide

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BLACK AUTHOR AND ATTORNEY RELEASES NEW BOOK, "FAILURE TO PROTECT," ABOUT BULLYING AND CHILD SUICIDE
 Failure To Protect

Award-winning legal thriller author and attorney Pamela Samuels Young has released her new book, 'Failure To Protect,' about bullying and child suicide.

Nationwide -- After learning about the suicide deaths of two 9-year old Alabama girls, Pamela Samuels Young decided to take on this rising epidemic in her new novel entitled Failure to Protect. She is one of America's leading African-American authors of legal thrillers, having penned 14 books over a span of a 20-year writing career.

Her work has already netted numerous awards, most notably the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction for her thriller Anybody's Daughter. In an interview with GritDaily.com about Failure to Protect, released in October, Young says that she didn't choose the subject - the subject chose her.

In researching the subject, Young was stunned to learn that the suicide rate for African-American kids under 12 is twice that of white kids...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Risk of Being a Black Whistle Blower in Corporate America

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AUTHOR ADDRESSES THE RISK OF BEING AN AFRICAN AMERICAN EXECUTIVE WHISTLE BLOWER IN CORPORATE AMERICA

The risk of ending one's career as well as their life for speaking up against suspicious criminal activity in the workplace

Cincinnati, OH -- Emerging author Greg Stallworth has been an advocate for transparency, truth and honesty in the workplace. Through these experiences led him to write his newly released book Cross Wires.

The book speaks to the hidden casualties that are sometimes embedded behind corporate greed, manipulation and status.  Cross Wires is a suspenseful mystery about a successful African American Corporate Executive who mistakenly receives voice messages on his office phone regarding suspicious drug activity.

Caught between a vice between his loyalty to the corporation or exposing suspicious criminal activity brings about a critical decision. Does he risk his professional career and quite possibly his life or submit to blind injustice by staying silent?

Friday, November 22, 2019

Award Winning Author Gwen Richardson Publishes New Book Series Aiming To Create Black Kid CEOs

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KIDZ BIZ BOOK SERIES PLANTS SEED OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE NEXT GENERATION
 Kidz Biz Book

Houston, TX -- Kidz Biz is a children's book series created by Houston-based author and entrepreneur, Gwen Richardson. The objective of the series is to plant the seed of entrepreneurship early and watch it grow in the next generation. The books are designed for ages 5 to 8 and each book is only $12.00. The books make excellent gifts for kids and can be purchased as a bundle for holiday gifting.

The three main characters in the series, Daisy, Robert, and Karim, are known as the Kidz Biz Squad. These three neighborhood kids develop witty business ideas to earn money for fun toys, trips, projects, and prizes.

Each book in the series covers a different business concept or aspect of running a business. Children who read the books will learn the importance of finances, friendship, and fortitude.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

See Why "DIDDY" Echoes Byron Allen On His Comcast Racism In Media Supreme Court Case

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Official Statement From Sean 'Diddy' Combs Regarding The Comcast / Byron Allen U.S. Supreme Court Case
Sean "Diddy" Combs (left) Byron Allen (Right) picture courtesy The Grio

By Sean "Diddy" Combs via PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2019 -- My name and my network, REVOLT, have been mentioned recently by Comcast in reference to the Comcast/Byron Allen US Supreme Court case as an example of Comcast's inclusive practices with respect to African American owned cable networks. While it is true that we are in business with Comcast, it is not accurate to use my name or my network as an example of inclusion. I do not want my name to be used inaccurately so I must speak my truth.


I also want to make clear that this case is now about much more than cable distribution. It's about the civil rights of millions of African Americans and other minorities.

First, it's important that people really understand what's at stake. In its efforts to get the lawsuit filed by Byron Allen dismissed, Comcast has taken a legal approach that could weaken fundamental civil rights protections. I have a problem with this.

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 section 1981 was designed to ensure Black people are able to do business in this country and not be denied because of race. Comcast is arguing that this law only applies if racial discrimination is the only factor that leads to a refusal to do business, which would be extremely hard to prove.

If they are successful, it will become much harder for any victim of discrimination to seek justice in court. By taking this stance in the Supreme Court, Comcast has put its legal tactics ahead of the rights of millions of Americans to be heard. This is not OK.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

See "How Shop Black Week" Looks To Increase Black Business Nov 22-29

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"SHOP BLACK WEEK" CAMPAIGN TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES NOVEMBER 22 TO 29

Nationwide -- As consumers across the U.S. gear up for holiday deals on sales merchandise, this Black Friday, a coalition urges buyers to make it a Shop Black Week. More than 100 groups have designated November 22 to 29 as Shop Black Week, a time of supporting Black-owned businesses by purchasing products, goods, or services from Black entrepreneurs.

The Shop Black Week campaign is a nationwide campaign that simply asks every American to support Black-owned businesses in November. Participating entities include organizations, Online-social groups and publications that have made the commitment to help spread the word with their social media accounts.

With the support of these entities and as new supporters join in, it is projected that this nationwide campaign could be the most successful economic movement of all time and be able to profoundly help thousands of Black-owned businesses in the process. The last big movement for Black people was the Million Man March, but organizers feel that the time has come for another big movement.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Get The Scoop On Byron Allen's And Comcast's Legal Outcome At The Supreme Court Today

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Roland Martin Gets The Scoop On Today's Legal Outcome Between Byron Allen And Comcast At The Supreme Court
Roland Martin And Byron Allen

By Kamau Austin

Roland Martin, the highly regarded news commentator, journalist, and host of one of the most popular Black daily news shows online engaged in a spirited interview with media mogul Byron Allen.  Byron Allen is one of the largest Black media owners in the US purportedly worth $400 million dollars and many consider him well on his way to being a billionaire with his growing empire of media assets like the Weather Channel.

The Interview streamed yesterday, November, 13th, 2019 and is galvanizing myriad sectors of the Black community like the NAACP, Urban League, members of the CBC, ADOS, FBA, and many others to social action because "Comcast is looking to eviscerate Civil Rights Laws of 1866" according to Byron Allen.

Congressmen Bobby Rush called for the break up of Comcast.  Also other pro-black groups like ADOS, FBA, and social media thought leaders like Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Shonna Etienne, encouraged their followers to boycott or pass on seeing the new movie Harriet because it was a Comcast production (among other issues).

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Checkout The Outstanding Speakers Announced For The Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Summit

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The Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Summit In Atlanta Announces Speakers Set To Empower Female Business Owners
 Millionaire Mindset Entrepreneur Summit

According to Forbes, the number of women entrepreneurs in the US has increased by over 30% since 2007. In today’s figures, there are around 9.1 million female-owned businesses across the country, employing 7.9 million employees and generating $1.4 trillion in sales, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners.

The Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Summit and Awards Luncheon is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on December 16, 2019. The Summit is perfectly positioned to offer aspiring female entrepreneurs and business owners who dream big, but often struggle to find the advice and expertise to achieve their goals.

The Summit will put on a series of workshops, featuring speakers from The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Blaylock Van LLC, Workplace Solutions, Parksonian Institute, and the Emerging Economic Equity Empire, to provide an unrivalled opportunity to learn the most important skills, expertise, and insider knowledge to successfully scale businesses.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

She How This 17-year Victim of Domestic Violence Is Fighting Back

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FORMER VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR 17 YEARS NOW EMPOWERS OTHER WOMEN THROUGH HER ORGANIZATION

Nationwide -- T'sharin Moncrief, a domestic violence survivor and advocate whose abuse started at the young age of 16-years old, has launched an organization called Women of Refined Gold, Inc. (WORG). Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the organization provides local resources, counseling services, classes, peer support, accompaniment and referrals for temporary shelter, food, and legal help.

T'sharin was just a teenager when her boyfriend began abusing her, and the physical and verbal abuse continued for 17 years.

After finally finding the courage to leave with her 3 daughters, she made it her mission to help other women do the same and to provide a safe haven for them to retreat to.

Domestic violence is one of those "things" that is so rarely discussed and often overlooked as not being a priority issue. But every 9 seconds, a woman is beaten or assaulted in the U.S alone, and the expenses accumulated from domestic violence cases amount to more than $37 billion a year. "I'd say it's a pretty severe and priority issue," says T'sharin.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Discover Why Insightful Media Expert Raqiyah Mays Feels Harriet Is A Must See Movie!

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See Why Highly Regarded Writer And Journalist Raqiyah Mays Feels Harriet Is An Empowering - "#Must See" Movie 
 Harriet Protecting Relative

By Raqiyah Mays
Saw Harriet last night. In the end, I found myself trying to remember the last time I watched something about slavery that left me feeling proud. Most recently, there was the TV Show "Underground" and now Harriet.

I found this movie empowering. Focused on the story of a woman who early on couldn't read or use a gun, and then literally, by the grace of God, escapes slavery - alone - and gains the courage to return to the South, multiple times, to save her family and hundreds of other slaves. I saw the clear goal of Harriet in showing the resilient strength of our people, especially sistas, and the cunning strategic tactics our ancestors used to survive and escape bondage. I felt relieved seeing this moment in our history documented cinematically for the world to see.

Now...
There are historical inaccuracies. Remember: It's Hollywood. "Based on a true story" means that there will be creative license taken. This is not a documentary.

SOME of what is in this film is true. The fiction comes with made-up characters that, according to the social media historians, did not exist. Of course, I can't say this for sure. I'd have to talk to director Kasi Lemmons to be precise.

African Americans In New York State benefiting From Formation of NY State Largest Chamber LIAACC


New York, New York – The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. pioneering ways are impacting the growth potential of small business owners in New York State. New York State’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC (Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.) is taking a proactive approach to empowering African American Businesses in New York State through its campaign to retool, refocus and rebuild Black Wall Street.

We are requesting business owners and professional service providers to join our movement as leading chamber of commerce in New York State fostering small business growth in the region. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is not only the people’s champion.

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Is It Right To Railroad The Movie "Harriet" With A Boycott?

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The Movie Harriet Get's Railroaded On Issues Having Nothing To Do With The Portrayal Of This Legendary Icon Of The Underground Railroad 
 Harriet Poster

By Kamau Austin

Despite the furor and controversy I am supporting the film "Harriet."  The film directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monáe, is based on the legendary, iconic anti-slavery and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.  Harriet Tubman, was a 5ft Moses like real life superhero who is glossed over in history and the kind of person I'd like to see portrayed in film and TV more often.  So why are Blacks boycotting the movie?

I've listened to ADOS leaders, woke folks, and others who have interesting commentary on why we should boycott the movie.  Some of this controversy has interesting merit however, a lot of the complaints on Harriet are reaching. But what are the criticisms for boycotting the movie?

In short the major complaints about the movie are:

  • The actress Cynthia Erivo, is British, of Nigerian descent - not ADOS (American Descendents Of Slaves).
  • The actress Cynthia Erivo made a statement some people considered insulting to Black Americans about her learning ghetto dialects or something.
  • The movie suggested a loving interest by the white slaver who is also portrayed as a savior in the movie.
  • They don't like the Black bounty hunter - he's a stereotype of hateful Black men.
  • Comcast which owns the film is attacking some Civil Rights Laws with Trumps DOJ.  In my opinion some of these are valid concerns but others are reaching.  Let's unwrap some of these critiques...

Cynthia Erivo gives a stirring performance singing the theme song she helped write
"Stand Up!"


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Korean War Veteran Honored Posthumously

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SAMUEL LAWRENCE CRAWFORD, A BLACK U.S. ARMY PRIVATE WHO SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR, POSTHUMOUSLY HONORED
PFC Samuel L Crawford ceremony

Wilmington, DE -- United States Army Private First Class Samuel Lawrence Crawford was recently recognized for his service as a MIA Korean War Veteran during a ceremony and dedication of a permanent memorial in his honor. He was also posthumously awarded a State of Delaware high school diploma. His sister and only sibling, Mrs. Rosa Lee Crawford Guy, represented him.

Crawford was born on October 21, 1932 and was a 17-year old residing in Wilmington, Delaware at the time he entered the Army (previously resided in Southbridge). He attended Ezion Fair Baptist Church, and enlisted in the Army in 1950 after completing his junior year in the Wilmington School District.

PFC Crawford entered the United States Army from Wilmington, Delaware and served in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. His occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantryman. He was reported missing in action on November 27, 1950, though specific details are unknown, and it is not clear which group from Company L he was with at the time of his loss.

He was never reported as a prisoner of war, and attempts to locate or recover his remains have been unsuccessful. He is a Purple Heart recipient.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Small Business Bootcamp for Women Celebrates its 8th Year Anniversary

 Small Business Bootcamp for Women

November, 2019 - New York, NY – The Network for Women in Business is proud to announce the 8th Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women taking place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY. Accomplished business women from across the United States will gather to learn new ways to market and promote their small business.

The theme for this year is “Audience from Scratch” and attendees will learn how to build, grow and convert leads for their business. They will also learn how to increase their visibility through podcasting and social media marketing.

The event will kick off with sessions that will show entrepreneurs how to keep their pipelines filled with quality leads and prospects. Cutting edge lead generation strategies will be taught and common myths about lead generation will be debunked.


 Annual Small Business Boot Camp For Women

Friday, November 1, 2019

Are We Tanking In Life - Politics - and Society Like Losing Sports Teams?

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Tanking in Sports -- and in Life; WHY?
 Tanking

By JV Howard

Tanking -  In a broad sense - is a term used to describe when sports teams lose games on purpose to secure some sort of future competitive advantage. The idea is totally anathema to the competitiveness associated with being the last man or last team standing - all things being equal.

Two teams take to the arena equal in the number, guided by rules of the sports, buoyed by the fans that buy tickets, tailgate, throw beer, hurl expletives, and wave towls, all in the quest to win but no less to feel the competitive edge from the team of their choice.

From the sound of gun, the tip off, toss up, kickoff, coin flip, first pitch, or bell the chase for victory is part the thrill of competition. Before each season there is a plethora of pre-coaching, preseason competition, OTA’s, winter training and film work necessary for success, yet, it is a hard sell to accept how athletes - elite - compartmentalize when to compete and when not.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

New Book By Dr. Charles Singleton Urges Us To Save Our Children

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ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BOOK "READ BETWEEN the LINES"
 Dr-Singleton-3Dbook

The insightful and provocative new book "READ BETWEEN the LINES," by prolific author Dr. Charles L. Singleton, the Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS) Research Volunteer of The Year Award Recipient for 2019-2020 is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine bookstores.  These are Singleton's Provocative Essays for Saving Our Children and Their Precious Lives. 

This amazing book is a "Must Read" for parents, educators, and all others, who are interested in saving humanity.  Every 9 seconds of the school day a high school student drops out of school.  --- Moments in America, Children's Defense Fund

How TODAY'S SOCIETY affects the education of America's young people will determine the course of human history for generations to come.  One of the most important goals of education is to instruct and to educate young people in becoming responsible citizens. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Famed Hollywood Actor Kene Holliday Is Inviting An Audience To Witness Rarity In Theatre The Birth Of A New Show Depicting Life of Miles Davis

Famed Hollywood Actor Kene Holliday Is Inviting An Audience To Witness A Rarity In Theatre The Birth Of A New Show Depicting The Life of Miles Davis 
Kene Holliday (Left) depicts jazz legend Miles Davis (right) 
Kene Holliday was born in Harlem, NYC, raised in Amityville, has been writing, teaching, acting and performing on stages large and small for over 50 years and now leads the Moto Theatre Works

New York, New York – Famed Hollywood Actor Kene Holliday is inviting an audience in NYC to witness a rarity in Theatre with the birth of a new show depicting the Life of Miles Davis. Kene Holliday is known to most people for his role as Private Investigator Tyler Hudson on the Matlock Television series co-starring with Andy Griffith.

Kene holliday is inviting attendees to witness the birth of a new show. The show will be presented on October 29th 2019 at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10035. The show will begin at 7:00 pm. Free Admission Reservations Required!

Kene Holliday will be presenting an enactment of the life of a man we have all known and admired for his musical genius “Mr. Miles Davis! Many have known of Miles, but few have seen behind the veil Miles erected between himself and the world at large.”

Kene Holliday “So please join me as I will present Miles in his own words. Many of your questions about Miles and his music will be answered.  Join me as I delve into the life of Miles Davis” and the creative process of “The Black Master of Music: Thank You! Kene!“


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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

LA Play Reveals Black Civil Rights World War II Story

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NEW PLAY REVEALS LITTLE KNOWN STORY OF THE BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT DURING WORLD WAR II

Los Angeles, CA  -- The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff's new original play. The Double V, directed by Michael Arabian, will be at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles.

Produced by Leigh Fortier, The Double V is about activism, a dramatization of true events. How a simple letter to a newspaper initiated a series of changes that gave Black Americans their first taste of equality in a society that had always denigrated them. The Double V campaign, early in the years of World War II, campaigned for both Victory in the war and Victory in the battles for racial equality in the United States.

THE TEAM:
Written by Carole Eglash-Kosoff
Directed by Michael Arabian
Senic Design by John Iacovelli
Produced by Leigh Fortier
Lighting Design by Jared A. Sayeg
Costume Design by Dana Rebecca Woods
Music Preparation / Sound Design by Christopher Moscatiello
Projection Design by Fritz Davis
Publicity by Kuker & Lee PR

ENSEMBLE CAST INCLUDES:
Nic Few* - Ira Lewis
Brie Eley - Marjorie "Madge" Evans
Preston Butler III - James "Jimmy" Thompson
Terra Strong Lyons - Annie Culver
Cary Thompson - Frank Bolden, Clem Thompson
Joe Coffey* - Charlie Simpson, J. Edgar Hoover
Jamal Henderson - Joe Bibb Chris Thompson
John Apicella - William "Biff" Trent
* Proud Member of Actor's Equity

The Double V opens at Matrix Theatre (7657 Melrose Avenue, 90046) on Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 24. Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Running time: 100 minutes. The press is invited to review any performance. Ticket prices are $40 (VIP Reserved $50, Students $20 (groups of 8 or more email doublevgroup@onstage411.com).

Purchase tickets online at: www.OnStage411.com/doublev
Phone Reservation line is: 323-960-7776