Saturday, December 15, 2018

See What Senator Leroy Comrie Says About Being Appointed Chair Of The Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions

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Senator Leroy Comrie Chosen To Chair The Powerful Committee On Corporations, Authorities, And Commissions
NYS Senator Leroy Comrie

The Democrats have taken over the leadership positions in State government in the last election.  Therefore, State Senator Leroy Comrie representing District 14 including parts of Southeast Queens like St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Hollis, Rosedale, Laurelton, Kew Gardens, Queens Village and other neighborhoods has been appointed the important chair Of The Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions.  He was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (picture on left).  This is an significant appointment given the economic development being done in the upgrades of two area airports JFK International and LaGuardia Airport, Downtown Jamaica, and now the Amazon HQ2 in Long Island City.

Comrie is the second area State Senator to get appointed to a major economic chair position from Southeast Queens.  Recently State Senator James Sanders, Jr., was appointed as the new Chairman Of The Senate Committee on Banks.  Comrie and Sanders should wield significant economic influence in the area which could bode well for residents fortunes especially with all the economic opportunity.

NYS State Senator James Sanders, Jr. learn more about his Banking Committee appointment
Both Senators have been creating training programs to help area residents get jobs and business opportunities within the epicenter of economic development that is now Queens, NY.  The role of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions has been described by Former Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz as the following "The Committee holds jurisdiction over the laws that affect private, non-profit and public corporations in New York, with a focus on the organization and actions of the State’s public authorities to ensure these entities act in a responsible, fiscally sensible, and transparent manner.

These public corporations and authorities are created through state law to provide infrastructure, mass public transportation, power generation, and construction services. The largest such authority is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which operates subways, buses, and commuter rail lines in the New York City metropolitan area. Additionally, the Committee monitors the activities and policies of the Public Service Commission. The Commission is responsible for ensuring that residents of New York are being provided with reasonable service and rates from water, electric, gas, and telecommunication utilities."

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

See Why Author Teraleen Campbell Chronicles Her Journey as a Caregiver

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RELEASED DURING NATIONAL CAREGIVERS MONTH, "FROM CAREFREE TO CAREGIVER" PROVIDES SUPPORT TO THOSE WHO SERVE IN A CAREGIVING ROLE

Upper Marlboro, MD --  Although they are an increasing segment of our populations, many do not understand the level of responsibility that caregivers carry. Caregivers are an often overlooked, yet vital segment of our population. According to data from AARP, 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child for at least 12 months. Nearly one in six working adults have responsibilities of providing care for a family member. On average African-American caregivers spend 30 hours each week performing caregiving duties. This causes significant impact on their lives.

Additionally, 69% of working caregivers caring for a family member or friend report having to rearrange their work schedule, decrease their hours, or take an unpaid leave in order to meet their caregiving responsibilities. These situations can adversely impact the mental and physical health of the very caregivers who are providing support for others.

In "From Carefree to Caregiver", Teraleen Campbell provides much needed support for caregivers. In the book, she chronicles her seven-year journey as a caregiver. During that time, she provided care for her mother.


The book is formatted as 31-day devotional book. Each daily passage provides an inspirational reading in addition to a prayer and space for journaling. This is Campbell's way of encouraging self-care, which she found important while caring for her mother. "I realized the importance of taking some time for focus on me and what I was dealing with, in addition to processing what was happening in my life. I became mindful that if I wasn't healthy, I couldn't adequately care for my mother."

African American Oil Industry Veterans Open the World of Oil & Gas Using Blockchain Technology

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AFRICAN AMERICAN OIL INDUSTRY VETERANS OPEN THE WORLD OF OIL & GAS USING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
  
Nationwide --  Oil industry veterans, Donald Glover and Harold Thomas, want black people to participate in the behind the scenes world of oil and gas by utilizing the power of Blockchain technology. African Americans are a large consumer of fossil fuels and low on the supply chain in terms of involvement and profit. Reserve Oil and Gas Coin (ROC) is an innovative project aimed to making an impact on that dynamic.

The Oil & Gas industry does over $1.7 trillion dollars in business every year. Oil and Gas production yields profits that are bigger than the raw metal markets and Gold markets combined. Some of those profits are tapped into by investors that go through traditional avenues of investments such as Oil and Gas Stocks, EFTs (Exchange Trade Funds), and Mutual Funds. However, your typical average African-American millennial or even baby boomer - knows very little about these investment avenues. Those that do know may have to rely on investment advisors to funnel their funds into these investments for them. Reserve Oil and Gas Coin has created an offering that allows disadvantaged markets, with limited access to investments, an opportunity to invest at the ground level and share in the profits of oil and gas for themselves.

ROC has a stellar team of Oil and Gas veterans that have come together to launch a project that will be a game changer in the Black community. They have successfully married this initiative into an ERC-20 (Ethereum) token as a fully compliant crypto-asset. Investors will gain access to a bird’s eye view into the production and supply process, as well as profit from such an involvement. With any investment there are risks, however making an investment in an established industry such as oil and gas, which is the most used commodity in the world, and utilizing Blockchain Technology, Internet of Things Technology and cryptocurrency, allows those risks to be more transparent and easily fungible in the crypto markets.

Black Film Festival Makes OSCAR History

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MARTHA'S VINEYARD AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTED AS AN OSCAR® QUALIFYING FESTIVAL IN THE SHORT FILM CATEGORY

 Aurora, CO -- Run & Shoot Filmworks' Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is excited to announce that it has been approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for Short Film Awards. Short Films that receive the MVAAFF Best Short Film award may now be eligible to enter the Academy's Short Film competition for the concurrent season.

This is a first for the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival and takes the 16-year old film festival to new and exciting heights.

Checkout How This Emerging 16-Year Old Author Chanice Lee Publishes A Book on Teen Activism

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16-YEAR OLD BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PUBLISHES BOOK ON TEEN ACTIVISM

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Chanice Lee's book Young Revolutionary: A Teen's Guide To Activism has sparked a worldwide youth revolution. The teen activist says she wrote her debut book to "give teens the confidence, tools, and resources needed to be successful activists, leaders, and change-makers."

The book entails valuable information for any young person looking to get into activism, but isn’t sure of where to begin. With chapters such as "Know Your Rights", "Educate Yourself on the Cause", and "Put Your Passion Into Action", Young Revolutionary is the perfect fit for any young person who is ready to get out into the world and make a change. The go-to teen activist guide is available on ChaniceLee.com, Amazon, and in select Barnes & Nobles locations across the country.

In addition to being an acclaimed author and activist, Miss Lee is also an innovative and passionate blogger and national speaker. At 14, she became the Creator & Editor-in-Chief of The Melanin Diary, which is the #1 online global platform for social justice, history, politics, and more, written from the perspective of Black teens worldwide. 

Learn About Senator James Sanders' Plan To Empower Our Area As The New Chairman Of The Senate Committee on Banks

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Sanders Chosen as Chairman of Senate Committee on Banks

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) today announced that he has been selected by Senate Democratic Leader Andrea-Stewart Cousins and the Democratic Conference to be the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banks.

“I will use my position to ensure that banks are held accountable while protecting homeowners,” Sanders said. “New York is the financial capital of the world and we need to support smart legislation that prevents misfortune caused by greed and speculation. I look forward to working with my colleagues in government to better the lives of all New Yorkers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Learn How "Cultural Heritage Strategist" Anita Dixon Is Making History Preserving Black Music in Public Schools

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ANITA DIXON IS MAKING HISTORY SECURING FEDERAL FUNDING TO PRESERVE JAZZ, BLUES AND R&B MUSIC IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Kansas City, MO -- Just recently, the Department of Labor recognized musicians as an apprenticeable occupation for the first time in the history of America and there is one woman to thank for this accomplishment; Anita J. Dixon, a self-proclaimed "Cultural Heritage Strategist" who last year, also obtained the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) City of Music designation for Kansas City, making it the only such designation for music in America.  As the principal for Sage Consultants, Dixon recognized that the African American culture was a focus globally because of the music derived from such artistic constructs as jazz, blues and R&B but little was being done to preserve that heritage within urban communities and public education.

"There was a time when our children had DAILY music classes and were taught by famous names in the industry. For the last 30 years, music education at the K-12 level has dwindled to nothing. Something had to be put in its place to preserve our contributions to genres that are now a part of international studies," Dixon said.

After three years of lobbying the Department of Labor, the American Music Apprenticeship Program (AMAP) is now a part of the Registered Apprenticeship system. This makes the American Music Apprenticeship Program not just an EDUCATIONAL or CULTURAL ENRICHMENT program, but it expands the study of music as a JOB READINESS and JOB CREATION strategy.

Dive into the 1950s and 1960s with Brooklyn Time Machine!

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The Brooklyn Time Machine is a band made up of baby boomers recreating the music of the 1950s and 1960s. Sing along, tap your feet, snap your fingers, and just enjoy the music and the memories.




Movie Night Wednesday: “Office Christmas Party” (2016, R)

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There is only one place to be on Wednesday evening, at the central branch of the Queens Library for Movie Night Wednesdays. 



The AirTrain Jazz Festival w/ The Kevin McNeal Band

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The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with The Kevin McNeal Band on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Join us as we pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live.



State Senator Leroy Comrie’s Holiday Toy Drive

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New York State Senator Leroy Comrie is pleased to present the 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Give back this season by dropping off new, unwrapped gifts for children of all ages at the Senator’s office. For more information, please call (718) 765-6359.



Council Member Daneek Miller’s Toy Drive

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Council Member I. Daneek Miller is collecting toys to distribute at his Southeast Queen Winterfest. If you are interested in donating an unwrapped toy, you can drop one off at the councilman’s office through December 19th. For more information, call (718) 776-3700.





KJLH, Black-Owned Radio Station in LA Launches New Show

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LOS ANGELES' MOST POPULAR BLACK-OWNED RADIO STATION, KJLH, LAUNCHES NEW SYNDICATED RADIO SHOW

'Uncensored' with "Dr. J., the Counselor" brings a fresh perspective to the airwaves with its spirited and fully engaging nationally syndicated popular radio show.

You don't reach this level of success, so rapidly without knowing what moves the needle emotionally for your audience. Jacobs is a student of the airwaves, and has developed that intuitive touch.

The show's popular hot topics include, "Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say," "Come Out of Denial, You Are Not, Ok," "Cheaters, Part 1 and Part 2," and "When Loving You is Killing Me."

Black-Owned Brand Launches Non-Toxic Hair & Scalp Oils, Revolutionary Wig Sanitizer

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BLACK-OWNED BRAND, AHOSI, LAUNCHES NON-TOXIC HAIR & SCALP OILS, REVOLUTIONARY WIG SANITIZER, AND LEAVE-IN HAIR DYE WITH SAFE AND NATURAL INGREDIENTS


Nationwide -- AHOSI LLC aka AHOSI Beauty has created new, innovative products, safe, and created with natural ingredients. A recent study revealed that nearly 80 percent of hair products used by Black women, when tested, contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity.

AHOSI Beauty products are designed with the consumers’ health & safety in mind. With safe and natural ingredients, consumers can be sure that their products will not cause any harm to their health.

With women's hair & overall health in mind, AHOSI Beauty products, are owned, designed, & created in the USA & UAE (DUBAI), by a Black woman. AHOSI Conditioning & AHOSI Scalp Stimulating Oils are one-part all-natural ingredient & one-part water, non-greasy, leave-in, no-mess hair products.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Movie Night Wednesday: “A Wrinkle in Time” (2018, PG)

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There is only one place to be on Wednesday evening, at the central branch of the Queens Library for Movie Night Wednesdays.


I Hear a Symphony: Supremes and Dreamgirls Holiday Tribute Extravaganza

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Get in the holiday spirit with Culture Connection’s Supremes and Dreamgirls inspired musical tribute with Emilie Surtees. Emilie is an independent recording artist who writes, co-produces, and performs her original music all around her native New York and abroad.




An Evening with Grammy Nominee Jorge Glem and his Trio: Holiday Highlights

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Grammy-nominated cuatro player, mandolinist, and musical producer Jorge Glem is without a doubt one of Venezuela’s musical treasures.






Let’s Talk About Church Comedy Night

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The Greater Springfield Community Church is pleased to present its 5th annual “Let’s Talk About Church Comedy Night”.
  

Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993, PG)

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Tuesday afternoons are made for movies at the central branch of the Queens library. This afternoon’s feature is “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
 
 




Black Student Went Abroad and Came Back a Different Person

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STUDYING BLACK IDENTITY IN SOUTH AFRICA TRANSFORMED MY WORLDVIEW

Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students of color who are breaking down barriers by studying abroad thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, which awards 10 full scholarships a year to students at Minority Serving Institutions. These students will periodically share their stories, hopefully inspiring others to apply.

By Chiagoziem "Sylvester" Agu, Albany State University

Nationwide  My name is Chiagoziem "Sylvester" Agu. I'm 20, a sophomore of Albany State University, majoring in biology, a member of the Alpha Phi fraternity, with aspirations of pursuing a medical degree in cardiology.


A few months ago, I had an extraordinary experience studying abroad in South Africa as a Frederick Douglas Global Fellow. I spent four weeks in Cape Town on a full scholarship, studying political blackness, black consciousness, and the complexities of colored identity. Every day, I was exposed to something different. Although the knowledge I was acquiring was both intimidating and scary, I also found it empowering. This is my story.

It was 2001 when my young eyes first glimpsed America. I had flown with my family over 6,000 miles from my birthplace in Nigeria. I attended pre-K in the United States, but after a year, we flew back home. I didn't return to America until 2012 when I arrived in Georgia for high school.

Before enrolling in high school, my knowledge of America came from sitcoms and talk shows like Maury and Jerry Springer, which I later learned spread stereotypes and false narratives. In Nigeria, I was on track to graduate high school at 15. When I came to America, I was 14 and technically a high school junior, but I was enrolled as a freshman. I studied hard academically but didn't realize how much I had to learn culturally. It was actually a blessing for me to have the time to assimilate and spend time with American youth in high school.

Black History Trivia Book Features 2,000 Questions and Answers African American Heritage

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NEW BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA BOOK FEATURES 2,000 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE


Nationwide --  The Ultimate Black History Trivia Book by Curtis Claytor has two thousand multiple choice questions and answers in four categories: History; Music; Sports; Television, Arts & Literature!

Most of us learn in school about Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and George Washington Carver. But who was the woman who refused to sit in the Jim Crow section of a train in 1883 or the name of the Black man who invented the gas mask and the three-signal stoplight? Not only will one learn about inventors and the heroes of the black struggle; one will learn about the horrific racial violence that is seldom mentioned in history books.

Do you know about the race riot that resulted in the murder of over 200 blacks and the destruction of more than eleven hundred black businesses and homes? What about the race riot that began when a black youth who ventured into the “white section” of a lake drowned after angry whites pelted him with rocks?

Origins of Black Music Revealed in New Book

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THE ORIGINS OF BLACK MUSIC REVEALED IN NEW BOOK, "BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY, FROM PLANTATIONS TO RAP CULTURE"

Nationwide -- The new book Black American History, from Plantations to Rap Culture is a must-read for readers who may have an avid interest in the origins of Black music in various genres, especially rap music. "At every stage of their integration on American soil, Black people have created the kind of music that reflected their social and economic integration as well as their state of mind," writes internationally acclaimed author Pascal Archimede, about his latest book.

Black American History, from Plantations to Rap Culture, or black America explored through its institutions and artistic productions. Widely accessible, this story of millions of American citizens is told from their first steps in the New World to today through a cultural prism both original and essential. From the transatlantic slave trade to the ecclesiastical pillar, through abolition, school and politics, this work suggests reading the African- American music as a succession of existential movements. The author analyzes the codes of this extraordinary art, which has always been the highest form of testimonials of Men's earthly passage. What challenges did black Americans have to face when they created blues, jazz, rap?

Pascal Archimede embarks us on a timeless journey between past, present and future; between identity and captivity; between disappointment and progress towards the liberation of a Nation.

African American Scholarship Coach Hosts Free Bootcamp

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MEET THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP COACH WHO JUST HOSTED A FREE BOOTCAMP TO HELP 400 FAMILIES
Gwen Thomas, founder of Fresh Perspective Seminars, addressing an audience of 400 families.
Detroit, MI -- Black Friday now takes a different spend for some families with college-bound students in Detroit, instead of going shopping and spending money, this year nearly 400 families made their way to Charles Wright Museum of African American History for "The Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp" to learn how they can stay in the black, by saving money for college. Moreover, getting on track to win scholarships to pay for college instead of getting in debt.

The Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp, created 5 years ago, aims to increase awareness of the perils of college debt, bridge the global academic and financial college readiness divide for students of color across the globe to lead students to a successful pathway to college.

The program is the brainchild of Gwen Thomas, author of The Parents Smart Guide to Sending Your Kids to College without Going Broke.  She comments, "We are providing resources for students and parents to utilize and leverage opportunities that can lead to scholarships, internships, fellowships, and sustainable careers. Essentially, we are attempting to partner with corporations, community groups and families to produce the next generation of competitive talent that will make a significant contribution to corporations and society."

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Love Note from Monty Alexander

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Monty Alexandar has a love note that he’d like to give you. He’d prefer that you accept it in person on Saturday, December 15th at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center.




OBT Career Pathways Program

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Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is excited to launch a free afternoon/evening Career Pathways program at our new OBT Jamaica location!

New York State Senator Leroy Comrie’s Small Business Workshops: How to do Business with the City, State, and Federal Government

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New York State Senator Leroy Comrie is pleased to present a series of Small Business Workshops at various local library branches. 


Black Spectrum Theatre New Year Celebration

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Looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve Party? Then plan to attend the Black Spectrum Theatre’s New Year Eve’s Celebration.


Our Village Kwanzaa Celebration

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The Rochdale Village Community Center is pleased to host its “Our Village Kwanzaa Celebration”. 


Cannabis Industry Names Top African American Branding/Marketing Consultant

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CANNABIS INDUSTRY NAMES TOP AFRICAN AMERICAN BRANDING/MARKETING CONSULTANT

Denver, CO -- inMMGroup (branding, marketing & media agency) and inCity Magazine is pleased to announce their very own Christopher Thomas was recently ranked as one of the TOP Branding, Marketing & Media Consultants in the Cannabis Industry.

Thomas has over 20 years experience as a strategist in marketing, branding and media, that includes working with some of the top influencers, personalities and brands in the world such as Rolls Royce, W Hotel, Remy, Ford, SBA, MetroPCS, United Way and Piedmont Healthcare System.

Cannabis Industry leaders, Venture Capitalist, Private Equity and Investors such as Altitude Ventures Invest state, "We expect great things from Christopher Thomas and we're excited to support his global vision. He brings a different type of energy and feel, unlike any branding and marketing consultant in the cannabis industry."

ATL Black-Owned Fashion Brand Solves Tall Women's #1 Complaint

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BLACK-OWNED FASHION BRAND, BELANI KNOX, SOLVES TALL WOMEN'S #1 COMPLAINT

New company's line of leggings already a hit with consumers.

Atlanta, GA -- What is the #1 complaint of tall women standing 5'10" and above? According to Belinda Mays, it is that most retail outlets do not adequately provide quality and stylish clothing for the long-legged female shopper. Until now, Belani Knox, based in the Atlanta metro area, is promising to end the frustration associated with shopping while tall.

"Standing 5'10" tall myself, one thing that became very clear to me at an early age was that the fashion world loves to use tall girls to promote fashion. However, when those clothes got manufactured and returned to market, they did not fit my frame," says owner and Chief Tall Chick in Charge, Belinda Mays.

"Quite simply, I've dealt with flood buster pants all my life, and that's why I decided to start this business," she jokes. "Casual fashion has moved toward athleisure wear and that's why we launched with leggings. Our leggings are 'fun'ctional, fashionable, made of quality fabrics which are fade resistant, won't shrink, and are super soft.

Black Entrepreneur Invents Hair Styling Tool For Women With Natural Hair

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BLACK FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR INVENTS HAIR STYLING TOOL FOR WOMEN WITH NATURAL HAIR

Hair weights, the tool to prevent hair shrinkage & elongate the curls

Nationwide -- Michelle Johnson (Amtu) is the CEO & Founder of Amtu Hair Art & Tools, a product design company which specializes in hair accessories and styling tools. Their latest and most exciting product, is the Hair Weight, which is their most recent patented styling tool invention for natural hair.

The Hair Weight is an accessory and styling tool all-in-one utilized as a natural way to stretch the curl out and prevent hair shrinkage while styling and preparing your hair. It can be worn as an accessory clipped onto a section of the hair throughout the day and allows for a heat-free and chemical-free option to safely stretch your hair and elongate the curl to its natural length. There are a number of reasons as to as why the Hair Weight is such a great product for the natural hair community, among them is that it's a great on-the-go traveler's hairstyling tool for natural hair women. A natural hair carefree dream.

Atlanta to Host Black Stage Play About Prostate Cancer

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PHEN AND AARP GEORGIA TEAM UP TO BRING "DADDY'S BOYS" STAGE PLAY TO RIVERSIDE EPICENTER IN ATLANTA, GA, ON JANUARY 12TH

Two free performances will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Nationwide -- Building on the success and rave reviews of its 2018 performances, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), is teaming up with AARP Georgia, to bring its Broadway-style stage play Daddy's Boys to Riverside EpiCenter, in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 12, 2018. Audience members can choose between two free performances, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Daddy's Boys uses a highly entertaining infotainment approach to tell the story about a widowed father and his sons, who are in a fractured relationship, coming together when faced with prostate cancer. The play traveled to seven cities in 2018, where it received outstanding reviews and feedback from sold-out audiences in the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Glendale, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; Detroit, Michigan; Greensboro, Fayetteville and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

* 95% of audience members said the play increased their knowledge and awareness of prostate cancer.

* 54% of audience members have been personally impacted by prostate cancer.

* 70% of audience members were interested in learning more about prostate cancer and clinical trials after viewing the play.

* 100% of audience members would recommend Daddy's Boys to others.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New Black-Owned Internet Radio Station Launches

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BLACK WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES NEW INTERNET RADIO STATION THAT PLAYS ALL TYPES OF GENRES OF MUSIC

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) -- J. Reid, an African American entrepreneur and producer, has launched WGLR-DB Get Live Radio - a brand new Internet radio station intent on bringing nothing but the hottest music worldwide to the masses. Based in New York City, Get Live Radio is the brainchild of J1st Media, LLC, a music production company that specializes in production for radio, film, video games & musical artists.

Get Live Radio offers a wide variety of music from well-known artists & brand new music from independent artists. Get Live's aim is to introduce music circulating on the underground scene but still play the most popular hits dominating the top 40.

Get Live offers an original program line-up with music from a number of different genres that include Alternative music, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Pop, Jazz, House & more.  The program line-up is as diverse as the DJs who have programs on this station. As mentioned, GLR offers a variety of musical genre as well as a mix of well-known & Independent musical artists.

Discover How The Roots of Michael Jackson's Brilliant Artistry Is Finally Revealed By Dr. Glenda Taylor

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THE ROOTS OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S ARTISTRY & CREATIVE PROCESS UNVEILED IN NEW TEXTBOOK

Nationwide -- Scholar, poet, and cultural historian, Dr. Glenda R. Taylor announces the release of her new book, Corridors of Genius: Excavating the Consciousness, Creative Process, and Artistry of Michael Jackson. The book is being released on December 15, 2018.

It is the result of the first academic research study which focuses on the creative process and artistry of Michael Jackson. It skillfully revisits the Jackson family narrative and delves into the consciousness of both Michael and his father Joseph Jackson.

Taylor says that Corridors "analyzes Jackson's artistry by delving into his religious foundation and unearthing an artistic voice rooted in a Judeo-Christian ideology. It unveils a prolific creative process nurtured by his parents and refined by his quest for perfectionism."