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).
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| From: Rayven Symone Ferrell
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.
| From: Mahogany Star
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.
| From: Bernard Hoyes
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.
| From: Island Gruve Music Works
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.
| From: Ros B Beauty LLC
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.
| From: OG Bobby Billions
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
| From: National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Sacramento Chapter
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
| From: Oracle Group International
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
| From: Concerned Community 4 Change
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
| From: The Adinkra Group
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
| From: DP Entertainment
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
| From: Theodore Myles Terry
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.
| From: Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment LLC
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.
| From: Arthur Mitchell Project
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.
| From: Bakdraff Entertainment
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.
| From: DogonVillage
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.
| 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.
| From: Covert Entertainment
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
| From: 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
| From: Better Life Technologies Group, Inc.
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.
| From: California Basketball Association
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
| From: KING OF THA HILLS
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).
| From: Urbanstylz Entertainment
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.
| From: James Brown Family Foundation
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
| From: Charles Wright
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.
| From: Unique Messengers
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
| From: National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Sacramento Chapter
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.
| From: Crystal Emery and URU The Right To Be
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.
| From: Uproar Entertainment
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.
| From: Foster Corder
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.
| From: Gloria Goldwater
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.
| From: Family of 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
| From: Universal Domino League
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.
| From: DameDashStudios.com
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.
| From: Rainbow Promotions LLC
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!
| From: Uproar Entertainment
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.’
| From: Uproar Entertainment
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
| From: 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
| From: DP Productions and Rouse House Entertainment
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).