Monday, May 16, 2022

Watch How Inspiring New Gospel Recording "Can't Give Up Now," Inspires And Releases Zeal

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Christian Recording Artist ‘Zeal’
Releases New Single, "Can't Give Up Now" |
Watch New Video…It’s A Sure Winner!

 New Single and Video "Can't Give Up Now"
Available Now on iTunes & Amazon!


It takes so much more than a strong voice, songs, and performing ability to break through the plethora of talent out there; it also takes a special ‘something’ that, while hard to pinpoint, is undeniably irresistible… With that said, there’s no denying powerhouse and talented singer Zeal who has ‘it,’ she’s letting it flow for listeners to enjoy and be blessed everywhere with her uplifting single, "Can't Give Up Now." 
 
The acclaimed Christian recording artist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist's brand new single and official music video for “Can't Give Up Now,” is available now.

 
 
Released on her independent label, Zeal, which provide recordings in a variety of genres including Contemporary Christian Music, Gospel, Pop, and Jazz, the label is expanding its catalog of new music from Zeal and other Christian artists to its fans and consumers abroad.
 
Written and produced by Zeal and co-produced with Chaz Mason, “Can't Give Up Now” is an encouraging and powerful song, masterfully produced - a 'sure winner'!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Learn About The Outstanding And Inspiring History Of Black Women In Aviation

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African American Creative and Impactful Women Aviation History, Ladson, South Carolina 2007-2022

Vanessa Dos Santos Human Resources Manager at Venture Aerobearings LLC, Ladson, South Carolina

Literary Critic: **The Family Journal, USA & Overseas Sarah McLean Literary Hall of Fame Inductee 2022

By HBCU Clark Atlanta University Scholar-Writer Jordan Singleton, Family Journal research associate and HBCU ECSU Author Dr. Charles L. Singleton, The Family Journal, USA & Overseas 

Enjoying and Sharing a Special Moment in Time: Vanessa said, “My Mom, ** Contributor Victoria Douglas Singleton, Family Journal Hall of Famer 2022, and Dad, Clement Albert Singleton, Jr. (1941-2019), I love you and appreciate all that you have done for me over the years.”  

Vanessa Singleton Do Santos, College of Charleston 2005 graduate, Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Communications, is the maternal granddaughter of late ancestors:  Grandmother Susie Douglas Brown and the second daughter of Victoria and Clement Albert Singleton, Jr.  Vanessa's paternal grandmother was “Queen” Catherine Flood Singleton and the 5th generation of Tony Flood. Dum Spiro Spero, While I Breathe, I Hope.  Courtesy Photo of Venture Aerobearings, Ladson, South Carolina

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Masterful Multitalented Storyteller, Talk Show Host, And Author Janette Auguar Inspires With Godly Grace Despite Life's Challenges.

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Meet Janette Auguar, Author of 'The Grace to Walk Away: My Journey to God's Love' - A True Story

"The Masterful Storyteller and Talk Show Host Shares Her Journey of Healing and Life Lessons!"

Janette Auguar is a masterful storyteller, talk show host and author.

Her book, The Grace to Walk Away: My Journey to God's Love is a personal narrative detailing a transformative healing journey.

Sometimes, it takes a shattering event to change one’s path in life. That breaking point is most meaningful when God orchestrates it.

This is the story of Janette Auguar, a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and a would-be-wife.

While heading toward a fairy tale wedding and a happily ever after life as the wife of a professional ball player, she finds the unthinkable instead.

Learn Why Music Legend And Iconic Entertainer Dr. Jody Watley, Gets Her Special Day In Atlanta, June 2nd

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Jody Watley Day in Atlanta Set for June 2

The Iconic Singer Will Be Honored at Special Event and Receive the Prestigious 2022 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award at Georgia State Capitol

Atlanta is celebrating iconic singer Jody Watley with Jody Watley Day event inside the Georgia State Capitol on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
 
The legendary singer will also be publicly recognized for her time, effort, and dedication to humanity in the form of the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony. She is confirmed to attend the event.

“We are so excited to designate June 2nd as Jody Watley Day in Atlanta, Georgia,” says Georgia Assemblyman Billy Mitchell,” “She is truly the epitome of grace, excellence, class, and a gifted songstress and songwriter.”


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Regina Taylor Is Lit as Marian Shields Robinson - Michelle Obama's Mother, in THE FIRST LADY

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Multiple Emmy-Nominated Actress
Regina Taylor SHINES as
Marian Shields Robinson
Michelle Obama's Mother in
THE FIRST LADY

Actress from I’ll Fly Away, The Unit and Lovecraft Country Portrays Source of FLOTUS's Strength in the SHOWTIME Anthology Drama Series

REGINA TAYLOR At Her Red Carpet PREMIERE

Regina Taylor, two-time NAACP Image Award winning actress, playwright and activist, shines in role of Marian Shields Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, in the new series THE FIRST LADY, which airs on SHOWTIME Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  

The anthology drama stars Oscar®, Emmy® and Tony winner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), as former first lady Michelle Obama, Oscar and Emmy nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) as Betty Ford and Emmy and Screen Actors Guild winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) as Eleanor Roosevelt. 
 
Michelle Obama has always credited her mother as being an inspirational role model,” Taylor said. “Her mother and father were absolute pillars of strength, encouraging her to pursue her dreams, let no one deter her and to not get in her own way. It was crucial for Michelle Obama, as the first Black woman in the White House, to bring along her essential source of strength – her mother, Marian Robinson.”

Regina Taylor, Julius Tennon, and Viola Davis at the Red Carpet Premiere of THE FIRST LADY

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Checkout How Gospel Recording Star Titus Showers Makes History Breaking Billboard's Gospel Top 10!

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Gospel Star Titus Showers Self-Titled Album Makes History Landing on Billboard's Gospel Top 10

Titus Showers is back with new music!

His self-titled album, TITUS SHOWERS lands on Billboard's Gospel Top 10!

The Hammond, Louisiana native, singer and songwriter continues to empower you with his uplifting and soulful songs.

To celebrate the new album release, the contemporary gospel's brightest and awarded artist hosted a series of listening events nationwide.

Can Ketanji Brown Jackson, Associate Justice-Designate of the US Supreme Court Learn From A Pencil?

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Congratulations Judge Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson, Associate Justice-designate of the United States Supreme Court

By Op-Ed Author Dr. Charles L. Singleton

Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson, Associate Justice-Designate of the U. S. Supreme Court Photo Credit.  Courtesy of Wikipedia. Life is true to form: “Everything has a genesis.” ---Texas Attorney Tiffani F. Davis

Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson, Associate Justice-Designate of the United States Supreme Court 2022 

Congratulations Judge Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson, associate justice-designate of the United  States Supreme Court by Op-Ed Author Dr. Charles L. Singleton. Yes, “Everything has its own  genesis.” Following the U. S. Senate confirmation, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historical nomination  in 2022 to the U. S. Supreme Court is monumentally important and timely as we continue living in America. The White House, WH. Gov at: Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court |  The White House The Supreme Court cases, October term 2022-2023 are as follows: https://ballotpedia.org/Supreme Court cases, October term 2022-2023 

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, as you serve on the U. S. Supreme Court, please remember this story, “The Parable of the Pencil.” The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting the pencil into the  box. "There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world.  Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be." 1. “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand.” 2. “You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil.” 3. “You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.” 4. “The most important part of you will always be what's inside.” 5. “On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition you must continue to write.” The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart. --- Go-your-own-way. The Pencil Parable | Short Story | Motivational  story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT5ihx27LjA 

Ketanji Brown Jackson's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) sorority sister Aliyah Johnson is optimistic about her upcoming chiropractic career, and the U. S. Supreme Court's fair and timely decisions concerning "We the people of the United States of America." The healthy knowledge that Aliyah demonstrates and explains in her YouTube video is judgmentally sound, without political bias.

Hopefully, Supreme Court Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson's judicial deliberations and decisions will make all Americans feel better as we live daily. ---The Johnson Family Journal Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 4, March 1, 2022. Aliyah Johnson, Life University -Chiropractor on Vimeo. See more: https://vimeo.com/ 545179860

Preamble to the United States Constitution: The Constitutional Convention, May 14, 1787 -- September 17, 1787, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United  States of America.”

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Texas Black Student Accepted to 40 Colleges

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BLACK STUDENT FROM TEXAS ACCEPTED TO OVER 40 COLLEGES SAYS HE IS GRATEFUL FOR COMMUNITY

 Jeremiah Bledsoe, an African American high school teen from Fort Worth, Texas, has been accepted to over 40 colleges and universities and he credits his success to serving others. He also believes that his loving community has made a difference in his life.

The Nolan Catholic High School senior has received several awards, and grants for his service over the years including Hershey Heartwarming Hero, the Power of Youth Award, and Youth Service of America. Jeremiah is grateful for using his time to help people in his community. For the past 10 years, he has been visiting nursing homes and donating items to the elderly.

Black Culture Meets Asian Culture in New Book

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BLACK CULTURE MEETS ASIAN CULTURE IN NEW BOOK BY CAMEROONIAN WIFE, MOM OF 3

What does Black Asian solidarity mean? Africa Yoon, the Cameroonian American author of a memoir entitled The Korean, says it looks like telling stories of when we get along too. Including a story of an A-list Korean American actor showing her memoir support.

It was two days before her book launch and she got a major supporter “I had been working pretty hard and stopped to rest, then mid-day Saturday; I got a notification that Actor and Ambassador Daniel Dae Kim, a member of the White House AAPI Advisory Committee and fellow Hawaiian, mentioned me in a viral post on Instagram. “What he did sent a ripple that helped my book launch in a strong way and it is far more important than he and I. Seeing an Asian icon supporting a Black woman in her efforts to succeed is course-changing. When we ask for our lives to matter you see it’s actually in those moments.”


Monday, April 25, 2022

Black Journalist, Daughter Create TV Show to 'Elevate' Mental Health

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ATLANTA JOURNALIST AND DAUGHTER CREATE TV TALK SHOW TO 'ELEVATE' MENTAL HEALTH

 What do you do when you are in the middle of a pandemic, and your 20-year-old daughter asks you to host a talk show with her? "You do it," said Deanna Johnson Cauthen, producer and co-host of a new television show and YouTube channel called The Elevate Talk Show.

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, Deanna, her daughter and co-host Adrianna, and Deanna's husband, Andrew, all suddenly found themselves working from home. “Initially, we thought that the pandemic would be short-lived and that our lives would quickly return to normal, but that was not the case,” said Deanna.


African-Inspired Fashion Brand and Home Decor

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FOUNDER OF AFRICAN-INSPIRED FASHION ACCESSORY AND HOME DÉCOR BRAND LAUNCHES NEW SPRING COLLECTION

Zifa Awoudi, the founder and CEO of ZifasBoutique, is gearing up to release her company's new spring collection titled Couleur En Printemps. This new collection consists of unique and stylish African print handbagsstatement gold necklacesmud-cloth beddings, and mini bags.

ZifasBoutique is an African-inspired fashion accessory, and home décor brand based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and inspired by afro aesthetics from West Africa. The inspiration for the brand can be traced back to the founder’s upbringing in Togo West Africa, where she would help her mother and aunt sell fabrics during school breaks. This birthed a passion for Afro-Fusion fashion which would manifest decades later as ZifasBoutique — aptly named after the founder herself.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Documentary, Black Woman With Alopecia

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HAIR LOSS, SPIRITUAL GAIN: NEW FILM CAPTURES BLACK WOMAN’S ALOPECIA STRUGGLE AND JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE


Mere hours after violence erupted on stage at the 2022 Oscars ceremony – veteran actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock over a joke Rock had made about Smith’s wife rocking a shaved head – Candace Christina found herself flooded with emotions. And it had nothing to do with two rich celebrities butting heads in front of the world. The verbal jab in question was close to her. It was personal.

You see, barely a couple of hours before, Christina had boldly, unapologetically, and with royal fanfare unveiled her own bald head for the first time ever to her dearest friends and closest family members at an exclusive, invitation-only affair that she’d planned in her hometown of Atlanta. Like Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina had recently learned that she too suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss, with it often falling out in large clumps. Only in Christina’s case, a dermatologist suggested that hers was brought on by about with Covid-19 that landed her in the hospital in the summer of 2021.

Black Nonprofit Founder, 10 Years Helping 200K Women

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BLACK NON-PROFIT FOUNDER CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF EMPOWERING OVER 200K UNDERSERVED WOMEN


 Sharise L. Erby, MHA, founder and CEO of Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network (PWEN), is honored to celebrate her organization's 10th anniversary of serving underserved women in the Phoenix community and throughout the nation! The celebration will culminate in Phoenix, Arizona, May 14-15, 2022, with the 10th annual Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Experience.

PWEN is an IRS-designated 501(c)3 charitable organization that truly provides underserved women with the access to resources needed to overcome poverty, gender pay gaps, and inadequate educational support. In response to the unmet needs of thousands of women, the organization offers affordable and often free personal and professional development training to help women enter a space of wholeness.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Univ. Study About Racism in Science

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ODU STUDY FINDS THAT TEACHERS MAY NOT BE EQUIPPED TO HELP STUDENTS IDENTIFY RACISM IN SCIENCE

A new study conducted by researchers at Old Dominion University has found that prospective teachers may not be well equipped to help students identify racism in science practice.

According to Jomo Mutegi, the study’s lead author, “These findings should be especially concerning for children of African descent whose communities suffer disproportionately from environmental toxins, food desserts, medical malpractice and other manifestations of racism in science practice.”

The study, which will soon be published by the Journal of Science Teacher Education, collected data from 64 preservice teachers surveyed over the course of 18 months. Among the findings, it showed that respondents viewed Western culture and science as being superior to non-Western culture and science and also viewed scientific advancement as one-sided, acknowledging its benefits but not recognizing actual or potential detriments. “If students go through life with naïve views of science, they are more likely to be harmed by the detriments that sometimes accompany scientific advancement,” said Demetrice Smith-Mutegi, the study’s second author.

LI African-American Chamber Launches Free Counseling To Help LI, NYC Companies Qualify For Funding

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Long Island African-American Chamber Launches Free Counseling to Help LI, NYC Companies Qualify for Funding
LIAACC President Phil Andrews


Many small businesses owned by African-Americans and companies in general face difficulties getting  loans, despite strong sales. They may face paperwork problems, insufficient accounts, lack of data, liens, unpaid debts or have owners with credit trouble. As a result, a good company may do badly when it comes to getting financing even from a willing lender. Now there’s a new source of help in overcoming these obstacles for minority-owned and other businesses seeking funding.


The Long Island African-American Chamber of Commerce (LIAACC) has used a portion of a grant to help small business owners to hire TMI & Partners, led by Alvin Hartley, to provide free counseling and assistance to African-American owned and other businesses in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn to obtain funding

The idea is to give them the help they need to resolve issues and bridge the funding gap that too often stands between small businesses and the funds they need to launch, survive and grow.

Monday, April 18, 2022

See How Black Doctor Siblings Dr. Shamolie Wyckoff and Dr. Elita Wyckoff Jones Empower Patients

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BOTH HBCU GRADS, THESE TWO BLACK DOCTOR SIBLINGS ARE EMPOWERING PATIENTS TO BE MORE "MEDICALLY LITERATE"

 Drs. Shamolie Wyckoff and Elita Wyckoff Jones, both Spelman College alumna and also fleshly sisters, have collaborated to write With Ease, Navigating the Medical Office Visit to respond to the increasing healthcare needs, particularly for people of color, the elderly and the self-employed.

The conversational and instructional book is part of their ongoing effort to help patients live healthier lives. Available on Amazon and WithEaseBook.com, the book educates patients about the importance of understanding their medications.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Darian McDaniel and Dr. Karleena Tuggle-McDaniel Launches Vitamin and Supplement Brand

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BLACK DOCTOR-OWNED VITAMIN & WELLNESS COMPANY, 50% OF PROFITS GO TO ERADICATING HEALTH DISPARITIES IN BLACK COMMUNITIES


 Co-Founders Darian McDaniel and Dr. Karleena Tuggle-McDaniel started Problk Health Vitamins for two main reasons - first, to act as a vehicle spotlighting health awareness by encouraging and increasing health consciousness in the Black community where it is often not prioritized. And secondly, to work toward eradicating health disparities in Black communities by donating 50% of net profits to support existing non-profits whose goals are to improve health and wellness in majority Black communities.

Dr. Karleena has been a physician for over 16 years in predominantly minority communities, and a weight loss surgeon for the past 11 years. Constantly seeing patients who have health issues that are often preventable or controllable with improved lifestyle modifications, She wanted to do something that most people had access to, could afford, and would be able to do on an almost daily basis that positively contributed to their overall health.

Co-Founder Darian, with 20 years of marketing experience, suggested vitamin supplements since at least 92% of Black people have some level of vitamin deficiency and medical research has shown that these deficiencies can contribute to health issues. He comments, "We combined that idea with a pitch on Shark Tank where a company donates a portion of profits to benefit marine life. We thought, if they could do that for fish, we could definitely do something similar for Black people. Voila... Problk Health Vitamins was born."

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Black Music Industry Icon Teddy Astin Reveals How He Helped Prince, Quincy Jones, and Others

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BLACK MUSIC INDUSTRY ICON REVEALS HOW HE HELPED THE CAREERS OF PRINCE, QUINCY JONES, AND MANY OTHERS


In his new memoir entitled A Golden Past -And- A Platinum Future, author Teddy Astin reveals his monumental journey from being a 6-year-old paperboy to the warehouse of Warner Brothers Records. Eventually, he became a supervisor of the mailroom in Atlanta and then later was hired in the company’s boardroom in Burbank, California as an award-winning record promotion executive.

With an impressive work ethic and a creative approach to the music industry, he enhanced the record sales of some of the world’s most popular artists across multiple genres. In fact, he has worked with the likes of Prince, Morris Day & The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E, Zapp featuring Roger to Madonna, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Tevin Campbell, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Bob Marley, Sly Stone, Larry Graham, Donna Summer, Sylvester, Chaka Khan, Ashford & Simpson, George Clinton, The Funkadelics, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Rod Stewart, Ice-T, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Michael McDonald, Al B. Sure!, Karyn White, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Bob James, Foreplay (featuring Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East & Harvey Mason), Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, The Isley Brothers, Joe Sample, Rose Royce, Frankie Beverly, Jennifer Holiday, Keith Washington, Atlantic Starr, Jasmine Guy, The Force M. D. S, Club Nouveau, Tom Tom Club, and many others.

Teddy has received over 50 Gold & Platinum albums in recognition of his contributions to their career success. (Gold [sales over 500,000], Platinum [sales over 1,000,000], Multi-Platinum [1,000,000+] Records & Dimond Sales 10,000,000+). Additionally, each artist has received nominations and awards from the NAACP Image Awards, BET, MTV, Soul Train Awards, American Music Awards, Tony Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Grammys Awards. Some have even been inducted into the esteemed Rhythm and Blues and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Book Series to Inspire Black Boys

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MEET THE SCHOOL TEACHER WHOSE NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES INSPIRES BLACK BOYS TO ENJOY READING

Dr. Kimberlie Harris, a veteran elementary school teacher from Macon, Georgia, who has specialized in literacy in schools with high poverty rates, has written I Love a Good Book. Designed to help parents and teachers fight back against the troubling negative reading trends for young Black boys, it is the first book in her Boys Unboxed series.

According to Scholastic’s 2016 Kids and Family Reading Report, 27% of boys (versus 37% of girls) said they read books for fun at least 5 days a week. Forty-five percent of boys (versus only 36% of girls) said they often have trouble finding books they like.

When asked why she wrote the series, Dr. Harris replied, “I wrote this series for all the boys I’ve taught over the past 16 years who hated reading. I wrote it to do something to put an end to all of the book conferences that lead to tears because ‘I don’t like to read or I’m not a good reader.’ I wrote this book for my son and for other young boys, especially African American boys so that they will know that they don’t have to stay inside the sports box. I want them to know that they are free to explore and be so many other things.”