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Brooklyn Millennial Writes Compelling Book After Learning About Kalief Browder’s Suicide

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Remedy Network Inc. announces publication of “Remedy Network: A Millennial’s Journey on Connecting New York City Through Stories” (ISBN: 978-1984030917, paperback) by J. Caleb Perkins, an influential leader, community organizer, and public speaker.

Nation’s Best Track Stars Head to the Finals of the 44th Annual Colgate Women’s Games

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pratt Institute — From an initial field of thousands of girls and young women from all over the East Coast, some 230 top point-scorers in divisions from elementary school through college and beyond, have earned their way to the finals of the 44th annual Colgate Women’s Games. Persevering through four preliminary meets and a semi finals at Pratt, these young Olympic hopefuls have emerged as some of the country’s finest athletic talent.

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts Celebrates Black History Month: ‘Beans, Rice and Gumbo’ Art Exhibition by Adewale Adenle

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibition by Nigerian artist, Adewale Adenle. Beans, Rice and Gumbo: Facts, Fictions and Frictions of Black History narrates the history of blacks from the pre-slavery era through the present day. The exhibition runs from February 1, 2018 through March 29, 2018.

RESOLUTION SONG Movie sings into stores EVERYWHERE with SONY PICTURES and SMITH GLOBAL MEDIA Distribution

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Urbanstylz announced today that “Resolution Song” will be released nationwide. The film’s underlying faith, family, and racial components will resonate with all communities. Directed by award-winning Film Director, Antonio James (“Trey,” 2013), “Resolution Song” was acquired by Sony Pictures affiliate, Smith Global Media, in 2016 and will be released via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment division February 6, 2018.

Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan Honors Community Activists at 2nd Annual DangerMan Hero Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will once again honor the heroics of local community activists at the 2nd Annual 2017 DangerMan Hero Awards Show, to be held the evening of Saturday, December 9 at the California African American Museum (CAAM), The highly anticipated event will begin at 6 p.m. with a red carpet and VIP reception, produced by actor, mentor and philanthropist Roger I. Tinsley.

’70s Soul Singer The Natural Four’s Chris Bell Pens Revealing Memoir ‘Music Saved My Life’

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A good old school love song can take you on a journey and incite the resurgence of memories long gone. The 1973 hit “Can This Be Real” is a prime example. The melody was a Top 40 break through on the R&B charts and The Natural Four were the singular force behind the hit. Ollan Christopher Bell, better known as Chris James, knows first-hand about song-induced travels. The Natural Four was his group and in his newly released memoirs “Music Saved My Life, From Darkness Into The Light, My Life As A 70’s R&B/Soul Singer” (ISBN: 978-0998795003) he takes us on an intimate trek through his life and times.

DangerMan The Urban Superhero Releases Super Suit Costume For Halloween

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Halloween night just got safer! America’s Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will roam the streets trick-or-treating with the likes of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man as the new DangerMan Super Suit is now available for kids! Actor and mentor Roger I. Tinsley, the founder of the DangerMan Urban Superhero brand and CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has released the new costume just in time for the holidays.

Howard University Alumnus’ International Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Makes U.S. Debut at Black Hollywood

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ochulo, an international Fashion and Lifestyle brand based in Nigeria, will make their U.S. debut during Howard University’s homecoming at the legendary Social Architects’ Black Hollywood extravaganza. This engaging fashion experience entitled, “The People’s Paradise,” presents Ochulo’s revolutionary men’s and women’s fashions. The magic will unfold on October 20, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in NW Washington, D.C.

Stage to Studio Soul Singer-Songwriter-Actor Los Angeles Native PHILLIP BRANDON Debuts at The Colony Theatre in Burbank

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Springing forth following eight years of tours as “Narrator” with platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra to a feature role in the life story of Gospel legend BeBe Winans, “Born For This: The Musical,” Los Angeles native singer-songwriter-actor Phillip Brandon now proudly unveils his debut CD, “The Story Begins,” via a spectacular live launch performance Thursday, October 12 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California.

Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman ‘Consequences & Repercussions’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Consequences & Repercussions” by Jamal Doman, recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today’s most talented comedians.

Mugadi Foundation, in association with Waynflete School, announce Michael O. (of NBC’s ‘The Sing Off’) Benefit Concert Event

WESTBROOK, Maine, June 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mugadi Foundation, in association with Waynflete School, is proud to announce a Michael O. (Michael Odokara-Okigbo) benefit concert event “ON MY OWN” to take place July 13, 2017 at the beautiful Westbrook Performing Arts Center in Westbrook, Maine.

Student Overcomes the Odds to Receive $1.8 Million In Scholarships, Including Full Scholarships to 6 Top Colleges

MARIETTA, Ga., May 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity today announced that on Sunday, May 28, 2017 the Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia will host its 10th Annual High School Graduation Celebration Worship Service. The blessings will be flowing for several students who have been offered full college scholarships. However, for Paulding County High School’s Kimberly Hadaway, the blessings are overflowing with full scholarships to 6 of the country’s top colleges.

‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances’ by Leland Melvin

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey – until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and astronaut, shares his real-life experiences, triumphs and challenges in an inspirational memoir. The book: “CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT’S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES” (ISBN: 978-0062496720; Amistad Hardcover Original).

Actress Rayven Ferrell Lands Pivotal Career Role in New Tupac Film

ATLANTA, Ga., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Rayven Symone Ferrell was born, her mom had a strong vision for her. She knew her daughter was destined for great creativity and named her after Raven-Symone, her favorite character on “The Cosby Show.” Twenty-one years later and mom’s intuition has proven true. The young aspiring actress has already landed a career defining role, playing Sekyiwa Shakur, the baby sister of rap icon Tupac Shakur, in the soon to be released blockbuster film, “All Eyez on Me.

Author Mahogany Star Sizzles with Sexy Sequence of Summertime Book Releases

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Mahogany Star brings the sizzle to summertime reading with a sexy sequence of new book releases. Star’s new titles, “Sex Degrees of Separation” and “Summer’s Heat” are sure fire temperature boosters for readers who aren’t afraid of the steam.

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes Sculpts ‘Roots of Pegasus’ for Private Collector

PALM DESERT, Calif., May 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has accomplished yet another career defining feat. The master craftsman was recently commissioned by a private collector to recreate the divinely celebrated winged stallion Pegasus, one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. The five-foot “Roots of Pegasus” bronze sculpture is currently on display until the end of June.

Errol Moore Releases New Single ‘Free Your Mind’ (May 5) from the Album: ‘Good Morning Jah’

ATLANTA, Ga., April 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Island Gruve Music Works, a full service music production company, is excited as we prepare to launch Errol Moore’s highly anticipated new CD Single “Free Your Mind.” The single is slated for release on May 5, 2017.

Ros B Beauty Introduces Luxury Cosmetic Line

SACHSE, Texas, Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top industry expert and professional makeup artist Rosalyn Bellamy, CEO and founder of Ros B Beauty, launched Ros B Beauty Luxury Cosmetics at a December 8 gala launch party at Salon M in Frisco, Texas. The cosmetic line, offering high performance products catering to all skin tones and types, includes Camera Ready Primer, HD Pro Finish Foundation, Dual Powder Pro Finish Foundation, Pro Finish Liquid Concealer, Blush On, Luxe Lip Gloss, and Liquid Velvet Lipstick.

Run Up Them Bands with OGB Song of the Year

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dallas artist OG Bobby Billions released on Black Friday what might be one of the greatest debuts from a new talent – and according to him it’s only the beginning. On December 9 he will be releasing a more in-depth visual to the already buzzing “Bands” single.

Community Leaders to be Honored at Excellence in Education and Leadership Awards Luncheon on Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 500 people are expected to attend the 15th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 19, 2016, to recognize winners of the “Excellence in Education and Leadership in Business” Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).

Oracle Group Hosts Actress and Author of ‘Around The Way Girl’ Taraji P. Henson with Author, ‘Awesomely’ Luvvie Ajayi

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Literary PR & Marketing Firm, The Oracle Group International announced that in celebration of their 10th year in operation, they will host the Washington D.C. “Homecoming” book tour stop for Award Winning Actress and now Author Taraji P. Henson on Oct. 22.

Concerned Community 4 Change and Stakeholder Partners announce Anti-Gun Violence Gala Benefit at Barclays 40/40 Club

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Concerned Community 4 Change, a Not-For-Profit dedicated to engaging youth and the community toward positive principles, offering programming that builds healthy minds and bodies, will host an Orange Carpet VIP Benefit Gala on Monday October 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. at the 40/40 Club Barclays Center in Partnership with ITZ Time, NAACP (NYCHA Branch), and the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance.

An Exquisite Evening of Music and Dance Honoring The Culture and Contributions of Africans Across The Diaspora

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brought to you by The Adinkra Group, “Birthright 2016” is a captivating evening of live intergenerational performances by Washington D.C.’s most talented African dance and drumming ensemble and special invited guests. A night of elegance, August 20, 2016, with guests sheathed in African chic couture sets the back drop for the electric and inviting atmosphere attendees have come to know and love when attending this event.

DP Entertainment and Chuckie Miller presents the 3rd Annual City of Angels After Party B.E.T Experience Weekend

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DP Entertainment announces actor Brian White (“Scandal,” “Chicago Fire”) will host a night of dancing and entertainment with professionals from around the country, June 24. The “BET Experience at L.A. Live” will bring together thousands of music lovers for a four-day, jam-packed entertainment fest.

Celebrity Manager Theodore ‘Ted’ Myles Terry Announces Success of Brainchild ‘Turn Me Loose,’ the Theatrical Performance Honoring Dick Gregory

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Theodore “Ted” Myles Terry, a Hollywood celebrity manager and former radio disc jockey, is celebrating the success of his brainchild, “Turn Me Loose,” a one-man biographical adaptation of the life and times of Dick Gregory, the critically acclaimed master comedian, social/civil rights activist and humanitarian. Terry has been an integral part of Dick Gregory’s management team since 1998, managing Gregory’s engagement scheduling, website, the Dick Gregory Foundation, and more.

Empire Creators Are Under Fire by Prison Author of ‘Empire: Cookie’s Revenge’

CARSON CITY, Nev., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The creators of the hit television show “Empire” may be facing some hard questions from author Eugene L. Weems, Founder of Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment LLC and author of the blockbuster book “Empire: Cookie’s Revenge” (ISBN: 978-1515335917). Weems is claiming Co-Creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong have allegedly based the second season of the “Empire” show on Weems’ book and have also “stolen” his idea of creating a spinoff television series about the upbringing of Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon character.

Arthur Mitchell to be Honored with Columbia Doctorate of Humane Letters

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today.

Bakdraff Releases New Album that Documents Steel City Struggles

PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Vault’ is the latest release from Bakdraff Entertainment. Seventeen tracks long, it features music that was created by six music producers and 16 artists over the course of several years. A musical tribute of sorts, ‘The Vault’ is dedicated to everyone who the artists grew up with, and to the people they lost in the process.

Vivica A. Fox to Host 2016 DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, will join chair of the Darby County PA Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr, to host the DogonVillage 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Watch Party complete with dinner, dancing, DJ, and a live performance. Themed, ‘Celebrating the Black Vote,’ the soiree will be held Tuesday July 26, 2016 in the ballroom of the Sheet Metal Workers Union hall on Penns Landing in Philadelphia.

New Comedy CD by Josh Adams from Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Josh Adams’ first comedy CD ‘LIVE FROM THE DROP’ on March 11, 2016. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend Indiana, Adams delivers a clever, laid back, in your face look at the world in which we live accented with heavy hitting jokes.

Young, Gifted and Gay Hip Hop Artist Rahccy Releases New Single ‘Miss Jill on 108th’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Covert Entertainment’s 23-year-old powerhouse performer, Rahccy is packing pain, pushing power, igniting love and stirring the fever in her every verse with the release of her debut single, ‘Miss Jill on 108th.’ Young, gifted and unapologetically gay, Rahccy is knocking down musical walls and rebuilding them her way, single-handedly revamping hip hop and restructuring its current status quo.

Legendary Comedienne Marsha Warfield Headlines Funny Lady Hope Flood’s 5th Annual Comics Rock! Convention

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics Rock! Convention returns, April 26 to 30, 2016 at J. Anthony Brown’s JSpot Comedy Club, located 5581 W Manchester Boulevard in Westchester, CA.

Better Life Technologies Group Selects Fallbrook Engineering to Develop Prototype for Wireless Glucose Monitoring Device

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Better Life Technologies Group is pleased to announce that it has selected Fallbrook Engineering in Escondido, Calif. to work on the prototyping of its patent-pending, non-invasive wireless-wearable, Glucose Diagnostic Sensor (GDS), US Patent Pending # 14/933985. In 2014, Better Life Technologies Group received a US Patent Grant under US 8,659,435 B2 for a swim safety system device.

California Basketball Assn. Holds Draft – Center Renardo Sidney Is Men’s First-Ever Player Selected

COMPTON, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Mississippi State star Renardo Sidney was the first player taken in the inaugural California Basketball Association’s draft Sunday January 10, 2016. In all, 48 players were selected by six different CBA men’s teams over eight rounds to play in the new professional basketball league. Free Agent tryouts are Saturday January 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the USESS Center in Compton, California.

KING OF THA HILLS artist aktively collabs with Zaytoven and Young Dro to obtain unwavering recognition in the music industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, KING OF THA HILLS (K.O.T.H.) made music business history with the release of their new hit single called ‘Aktive’ which is now available on music outlets and is produced by multi-platinum producer Zaytoven (Xavior Dotson).

‘Trey the Movie’ Produced for $68, Grosses over $150,000

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Urbanstylz, the independent production company, announced today that its first feature film, ‘Trey the Movie,’ which was produced for just $68, has grossed more than $150,000 in multiple channels of digital distribution while garnering attention at numerous film festivals. The film tells the story of a man whose life is so overwhelming that he snaps killing everyone in his path. It was Mr. James’ directorial debut, with an experimental approach to production marked by trial, error and many accidental creative successes.

James Brown Toy Giveaway Uplifts Children Spirits for The Holidays

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Monday, December 14, 2015, The James Brown Family Foundation will continue the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation’s Harmony House. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather and President of the James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF), extends his charitable giving on Monday December 14, 2015 as she brings the James Brown Toy Giveaway to New Jersey!

Soul Music Legend Charles Wright’s A Million $ Worth of Memories Presents New Year’s Eve – Live in Concert Saban Theatre

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Join us at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 8 p.m. for the funky grooves of headliner Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Special musical guests include The Original Lakeside, Bloodstone and Chante Moore will keep the stage hot until the ball drops. A champagne toast and party favors help you bring in 2016 with fireworks, fun and soul music from many decades.

Unique Messengers Debuts New Album: Jesus is Coming

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Committed to spreading the word of God, Unique Messengers recently debuted their first album, ‘Jesus is Coming,’ and is gearing up for an international tour next spring. The thought provoking album, delivers a fusion of styles that includes rhythm and blues, reggae, Soca and rap.

More than 500 Expected to Attend Sacramento Event: Community Leaders to be Honored at 2015 Awards Luncheon on Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 14, 2015, to recognize winners of the ‘Women of Excellence,’ ‘Lifetime Achievement’ and ‘Business of the Year’ Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.