Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Red Carpet Comes To Jamaica Queens In The 1st Black History Film Festival

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Jamaica And Southeast Queens Hosts 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival

Jamaica, New York. Queens Underground 718 Presents the 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival on February 22, 2020. Expanding on Categories and Genres, Filmmakers, Performers (singers, musicians, poets, and dancers), and small businesses/entrepreneurs; anyone from ages 10 years and up are submitting projects by the final deadline date of January 31st, 2020.

Submissions for the “Past, Present, and Future” are coming in from around the world and will be Screened at the glamorous Jamaica Performing Arts Center in downtown Jamaica, NY. With Live Performances, February 22, 2020 will be an exciting and vibrant show of talent and collaboration with Artists, Small Businesses and Local Organizations.

Vendors, Food, Desserts, and Community Group manned tables (including the Central Queens Library, Queens Historical Society and Jamaica BID) will complete the evening- a Celebratory Red Carpet Night in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Confident that the February Film Festival will also have over 100 international submissions and a packed house reminiscent of the October 2019 4-Day Festival, Queens Underground 718 is enjoying bringing multi-genres together and making a difference.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Southeast Queens Based Global Jazz Sensation Ed Jackson Invites Area Residents To The Legendary Birdland Night Club

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Southeast Queens Based Global Jazz Artist Ed Jackson Headlines At Birdland in Manhattan This Month 
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After A Whirlwind Tour In January World Renowned Southeast Queens Jazz Standout Ed Jackson Ends The Month On A High Note At Birdland Night Club


Ed Jackson, a local entrepreneur and highly acclaimed global jazz artist, is reaching out to invite area residents to a special performance at Manhattan's Legendary Birdland Jazz Club.  He'll be playing with the outstanding Robert Silverman Quartet, at Birdland, 5:30 pm: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020.

Robert Silverman, played with the Ed Jackson Quartet, at Jackson Room, in Southeast Queens, last November for the club's listening pleasure.  "Now I'm returning the favor" says Jackson.

Birdland is a famous Manhattan jazz hotspot.  It is located at 315 W. 44th St (btwn 8th & 9th Ave), New York.  Seating is limited however, you can RSVP for this exclusive performance now at Birdland Jazz Club Click Here

Ed states "we'll be playing mostly Rob's fabulous original compositions, probably a classic jazz standard or two, and some blues.  "This promises to be an invigorating night of jazz. This will be exciting so don't miss it!" assures Jackson.

We also recently saw on Google Reviews, that the food at Birdland is delicious and highly rated.  So why don't you treat yourself to a great night of jazz entertainment and delish food. To checkout Birdland's menu click here
     
Due to the whirlwind jazz performances in January, there won't be one this month at Jackson Room in Queens, NY.  However, Ed would love to see his neighbors at Birdland on Thursday, the 23rd in Manhattan.

"This month has already been a busy month for jazz" according to Jackson!  Ed also gives a quick overview to bring the community up to speed on this month's busy engagements since returning from Brazil and more recently in England.

  

Friday, January 17, 2020

Black-Owned Supplement Brand Breaks New Ground With Products That Cater to Black People Worldwide

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FOUNDER OF BLACK OWNED SUPPLEMENT COMPANY BREAKS NEW GROUND BY RESPONDING TO THE UNIQUE HEALTH NEEDS OF BLACK PEOPLE WORLDWIDE Black Edged Supplements

National -- Ernesto Sigmon, founder and CEO of Black Edged, LLC, has launched an entirely new approach to the nutritional health supplement and wellness space. With his launch, Black Edged becomes the first of its kind anywhere in the world: a 100% Black owned supplement company that manufactures non-GMO products that are scientifically formulated to meet the health and lifestyle needs of Black people around the world.

The company's website at www.blackedged.com literally welcomes its visitors "to the Edge" and what it expects to be an entirely new and exciting chapter in health and wellness. "It is well known that Black people from all socioeconomic classes suffer disproportionately from major chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, arthritis, asthma and autism," says Sigmon.

Recognizing the correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and chronic disease in Black people specifically; was the tipping point for Black Edged.

"After educating ourselves on this silent epidemic, we began to scratch our heads and ask why no one in the health and wellness space was doing anything to address this issue head on?" says Sigmon.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tuition Free Quality Academic & Career Training Programs

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The State University of New York’s Queens Educational Opportunity Center offers tuition free quality academic and career training programs.

Become a Certified Professional Coder and Biller (Tuition Free!)

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The medical billing and coding field is expected to grow by 21% between now and 2020. Salaries range from $40,456 and $71,954.

Checkout This Attorney's New Book About Bullying and Child Suicide

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AUTHOR AND ATTORNEY RELEASES 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.


Lawmakers, New Bill to Hold Police Accountable For Shootings

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SIX GEORGIA STATE LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE NEW BILL TO HOLD POLICE OFFICERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SHOOTINGS
Atlanta, GA -- Six female Georgia lawmakers have taken historic action by filing a bill that requires all state and local law enforcement departments to create a 'use of force' database that is accessible by the public. The Use of Force Act (House Bill 636) was filed by State Representatives Renitta Shannon, Sandra Scott, Erica Thomas, Pam Stephenson, Park Cannon, and Bee Nguyen.

The Bill comes on the heels of a considerably large number of high profiled officer-involved shooting cases in Georgia. The names of the victims include Jimmy Atchison, Veltavious Griggs, JaMarion Robinson, Caine Rogers, DeAundre Phillips, Nicholas Thomas, Anthony Hill, Alexia Christian, Kevin Davis, and many others. The cases of Atchison and Griggs were both heavily featured on BET's Copwatch America docuseries.