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Changing The Face of Medicine: Against All Odds – Celebrating Black Women In Medicine

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning documentary producer and author Crystal Emery is launching a new campaign and initiative called ‘Changing the Face of Medicine.’ Its inaugural event will feature a book signing of her biographical photo essay entitled ‘Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine,’ which will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by D’Militant

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Darryl Littleton’s newest comedy CD, ‘Too Raw for Mainstream.’ For Darryl Littleton pka D’Militant, no subject is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive, no commentary too raw. With his crackling wit, Littleton holds nothing back, unflinchingly delivering slicing and incisive social and political commentary.

Hit Web Series ‘Foster’s Animal World TV’ Takes a Bite Out of Cyber Bullying

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the first African American dog photographer, director Foster Corder has always had a special affinity and vision for animals. Over the years, his photographic and film contributions have laid the groundwork for some of the most prominent canine experts in the field. With his two hit web series ‘Foster’s Animal World TV’ and ‘Conversations with a Pit Bull’ he has solidified himself as a preeminent voice for thousands of dogs, particularly those abused and in the shelters.

Comedian SHANG Host Big Daddy Kane SUPERFLY Release Party

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Gloria Goldwater opens our eyes to the Golden Age of hip-hop music, as it grew from a localized sub-culture to a worldwide lifestyle in ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 978-0991356003). Her writing revisits her wide-eyed enthusiasm as she launched her improbable magazine publishing career, dedicating herself to a genre that was still unfamiliar to mainstream America and a wide array of artists who were just beginning what would become legendary careers.

Memorial Celebration in Boston to Honor African American Literary Figure Samuel Allen

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A public memorial celebration will be held Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. ET. at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA to celebrate the life and legacy of Samuel Washington Allen – who also wrote under the pen name of Paul Vesey. The noted poet, professor, lawyer and translator passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the age of 97 on June 27, 2015 in Norwood, Mass.

The Universal Domino League and Actor Omar Gooding Present ‘Dominos After Dark’ at Dave and Buster’s Hollywood Beginning Aug. 31

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starting Monday, August 31, 2015, at Dave and Buster’s Hollywood, the Universal Domino League (UDL) will feature its one-of-a-kind professional domino league to add to the excitement of Dave and Buster’s magnificent brand. With over 200 games under their roof, the eatery and mega arcade will add one more game when the Universal Domino League brings their ‘Dominos After Dark’ event to the party.

Music/Movie Mogul Launching Streaming Subscription Service

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pop culture king Damon ‘Dame’ Dash has amassed a treasure-trove of media since his career ignited in Harlem. Now the actor, entrepreneur, CEO and executive producer wants to make all of his own content accessible to fans with the launch of an on-demand streaming website similar to Netflix, accessible through DameDashStudios.com.

The 28th Long Beach Jazz Festival: Rooted in Jazz and Reaching Beyond

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WHAT’S NEW AT #LBJAZZFEST? For over 27 years, Rainbow Lagoon Park has been transformed into a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz greats that have traveled all over the world. In addition, the vendor’s cuisine and upscale merchandise in the pavilion has always been guests’ favorite area to parlay. Produced by Rainbow Promotions, LLC, each year guests are in awe of the level of performances and the Long Beach Jazz Festival 2015 is no exception!

Uproar Entertainment Releases First Comedy CD by Tobe Hixx

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Comedy saved Tobe Hixx’s life! A skinny kid who was often teased and ridiculed by his peers, Hixx ultimately turned to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx chose to return to his first love, comedy. Uproar Entertainment announces a new comedy CD from Hixx, ‘Laugh or Die.’

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Travis Simmons

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Travis Simmons’ newest comedy CD, ‘The Truth Hurts.’ Simmons’ brilliant observations, amazing impressions, and astute political commentary are as compelling and authentic as they are hilarious. ‘The Truth Hurts’ was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. and is Simmons’ first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

International Jazz Legend and Soul Makossa Artist Manu Dibango to Publish English Memoir with Oracle Group International

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group International debuts its Publishing Division with the acquisition of the memoir of Cameroonian born international jazz legend Manu Dibango to be released on December 1, 2015. To support the publication of this endeavor, Manu Dibango will embark on a U.S. Tour scheduled to coincide with the release of this book.

Grammy Nominated Hip-Hop Legend ‘Yo Yo’ Celebrates 25 Years in Industry at 2015 City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 26, Yolanda ‘Yo Yo’ Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment).

Attorney David Goldman Gives Commencement Speech to Graduating Class of Westcoast School

SARASOTA, Fla., June 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, June 4, 2015, attorney David L. Goldman of the law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh gave the commencement speech to the 2015 graduating class of the Westcoast School of Human Development in Sarasota, Florida. For over 30 years the Westcoast School has been led by its founder, Dr. Henry L. Porter, and has been teaching students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Soulful Songbird Cheryl ‘Pepsii’ Riley Still Believes with New Music Release

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Cheryl ‘Pepsii’ Riley sings, every ear in the room listens. She has the kind of sultriness that seeps underneath every nook and cranny in the listener and grips with a firm hold. It’s one of the reasons why famed director Tyler Perry has continued to cast her for over a decade now in his many productions.

Chandra Currelley Breaks Out in Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse’ on OWN with Expanded Role

ATLANTA, Ga., April 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Powerhouse performer Chandra Currelley breaks out in the fifth season on Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse’ in an expanded role capacity with more laughs, more lines and more wisecracking hilarity as the beloved ‘Ms. V.’ Ms. V is the down-to-earth housekeeper for the show’s central characters Marcus and Angela, played by Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith.

Casting Call: Veteran TV Casting Agent Jacqui Pitman is Looking for Reality TV’s New ‘It’ Couple

BURBANK, Calif., March 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent for some of TV’s hottest shows. Now the veteran casting director is on the search for reality TV’s next ‘It’ couple.

Canadian Producer Lands record with Legendary Mogul Dr Dre

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, California.

Next Generation Talent Agents Tay Smith and Christopher Young Celebrate Black History Month at J Pervis Talent Agency

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Talent agents Christopher Young and Tay Smith are noticeably the hardest working, African American TV/film agents in the entire southeast area. A dynamic duo, working under the banner of the J Pervis Talent Agency, Smith and Young have created a vortex of synergy that is fueling theatrical bookings with new flair and fresh faces.

Edgy Video Heightens Awareness of Senseless African-American Killings

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Unda Cova,’ a somewhat avant-garde, controversial and educational video released by S.L.P., LLC, provides a unique perspective about the recent and senseless killings of unarmed African Americans. (Updated.)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sacramento Alumnae Chapter Hosts Annual Founders Day Celebration

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will spend Friday and Saturday in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest African-American women’s organization in the country.

Not Just an Author, She Was Born Royalty and a Princess

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Princess Jessica Carol White is Royalty from birth. She is the daughter of Prince Mack Kaywood III. As a British-American who is mixed with one of the longest list of nationalities, Princess Jessica qualifies to marry into several Royal families. She is part of a Royal family in England.

New Actor Drew Stephenson Lands Role in ‘Vampire Diaries’

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music, modeling and acting are among the top three career goals for many in the entertainment field, but it is a well known fact that only a small percentage actually make any real headway in all three pursuits. Up and comer Drew Stephenson will not tell you that he is different, but he will show you with his persistence, determination and dedication.

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 22, 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 (NCBW).

SuperFly Magazine Publisher Launches New Book that Gives Untold Story of Hip-Hop Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 978-0991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Launches 10-Day Voter Education and Mobilization Countdown

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to increase Black voter turnout for the Nov. 4 election, this past Saturday the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) kicked-off an aggressive 10-day voter mobilization countdown to close out its #Vote4Justice Campaign focused on motivating Black women and youth voters to seize the voting power they have to impact the outcome of the 2014 Midterm Elections and effect issues they care about in their local communities.

Luxuryville Records to Release Their Debut Exploration Into the Dub Genre with ‘Dubtronica, Vol. I’

DENVER, Colo., July 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colorado based record label, Luxuryville, is set to kick off the fall surf season with their newest record, Dubtronica, Vol. I, a fresh look at electronic dub music.

Black Women Prepare for Midterm Elections with Report on Black Women in the U.S. and Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., June 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau report, African American women outvoted every other demographic in the 2012 election so it is clear to the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), that Black women will play a significant role as major influencers in the midterm election.

Groundbreaking Diversity Series and Research Released by Dr. John Fitzgerald Gates, the Nation’s #1 Thought Leader in Strategic Diversity

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Criticality Management Consulting announces today that it is releasing the groundbreaking Strategic Diversity series from Dr. John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D., America’s most insightful and transformational diversity thought-leader. Dr. Gates is blazing new trails in the practice of Diversity and Inclusion. He leads the Strategic Diversity Management Movement, which places diversity in the realm of organizational strategy rather than human resources as a lever to improve business performance.

BET’s Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience 2014 on June 28

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the ‘BET Experience’ happening in Los Angeles in late June. On Saturday, June 28, 2014, the promotional crew will present the beautiful actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, television’s popular Tasha Mack from BET’s hit series ‘The Game,’ as the host of their ‘The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience.’

Jimmy Jazz Opens New Store at Rockaway Townsquare in NJ

ROCKAWAY, N.J., May 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. E.T., hip hop inspired apparel and shoe retailer, Jimmy Jazz, will have its Grand Opening at the Rockaway Townsquare store in New Jersey. The specialty retailer promises a unique and exciting opening for its newest store.

The 2014 Midwest Urban Fashion Summit Celebrates the Creative Excellence of Urban, Hip Hop, and Ethnically Centric Fashion Designers

CHICAGO, Ill., May 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The biggest urban entertainment event to hit the Midwest in years. Lights, camera, runway, action! AJ-ONIC Dynasty presents: The 2014 Midwest Urban Fashion Summit, which will be held June 27, 28 and 29, 2014 at The Holiday Inn Convention Center in Gurnee, Ill.

University Mathematics Professor Receives Commonwealth of Virginia Service Excellence Award

NORFOLK, Va., May 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., Associate Professor of Mathematics, in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, at Norfolk State University, received a Service Award, recognizing him for 25 Years of Service Excellence to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Coming on the heels of Lupita Nyong’o’s rise to fame, ‘Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want To Be’ (ISBN: 9780996097802; Kkula Media; Paperback; May 13, 2014) written by East African sisters, Christine K. St. Vil and Julian B. Kiganda, pulls no punches, offering readers a unique and practical guide to self discovery and authentic living.

Chicago Music Conference 2014 Brings Together Indie Labels, Hip Hop Veterans and Career Workshops

CHICAGO, Ill., March 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Executive and AandR Rep’s from major and reputable independent record labels along with other music industry power brokers and insiders will be in Gurnee, Illinois June 27-29, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center for the Chicago Music Conference.

Black Men’s Xchange Celebrates 25 Years with New State-of-the-Art Community Space in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Men’s Xchange (BMX), the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to the empowerment of diverse Black males, recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a festive gathering at their new, state-of-the-art community space in Northeast D.C. The event was co-sponsored in partnership with celebrated D.C. staple Al Sura, Inc., a non-profit public charity foundation.

Author Howard Feinstein Releases ‘Fire On The Bayou’

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Sunday, January 12, 2014 acclaimed author Howard Feinstein, along with his publisher Foxhead Books, release the author’s emotionally charged memoir entitled: ‘Fire on the Bayou: True Tales from the Civil Rights Battlefront’ (ISBN: 978-1-940876-00-9). The book details Mr. Feinstein’s civil rights work prosecuting Ku Klux Klan cases and other prosecutions involving racially-motivated violence.

Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Kasi Lemmon and John Singleton among Stars Featured at the Fourth Annual BronzeLens Film Festival

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The fourth annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF13) producers have put together a world class array of BronzeLens expert panels, workshops, domestic and international film screenings and signature events that reflect Atlanta’s unique position as the Film Capital of the South. Headquartered at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, BLFF13 will take place November 6-10, 2013 at various venues. Tickets are available to the public.

Beyond Diversity Resource Center Responds to President’s Call for National Conversations on Race

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Beyond Diversity Resource Center announces the publication of a supplement to its book on racial dialogue in America, ‘The Anti-Racist Cookbook’ (ISBN: 978-0971901766).

Best Selling Author Sister Souljah Joins Mocha Ochoa and Students in the U.S. and Africa to Promote Global Summer Reading

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 14, 2013 New York Times Best Selling Author and Activist Sister Souljah will headline a Global Summer Reading Initiative discussing a highly anticipated follow up to her book ‘Coldest Winter Ever.’ This new novel, ‘A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story’ (Emily Bestler Books/Atria; ISBN: 978-1439165317) will be the central topic of discussion for young people across the globe, as they come together to discuss and encourage the importance of Summer Reading.

Crime Expert and Author Ron Chepesiuk Exposes Criminal Legend Frank Matthews in New Book Release

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning crime author Ron Chepesiuk goes into depth to investigate the unsolved disappearance of the legendary drug kingpin Frank Matthews with his new book, “Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin” (ISBN: 978-0-9852440-1-9 / 10-digit ISBN 0-9852440-1-1) from Strategic Media Books.