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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.

It’s Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.

iFOS is Seeking External Application Reviewers for CDFI Fund and NMTC Programs for Fiscal Year 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Md., March 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) and New Market Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

‘Soul Music Week’ is February 15-24, 2013 – Music Fans to Support America’s Great Musical Form

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SoulTracks and soul music fans around the world are taking action to support soul music, one of the most revered forms of music in the world. From Motown to Memphis, from James Brown to Jill Scott, ‘soul music’ is the sound of our lifetime.

The NAACP and Minority Media Community Collaborative are OUTRAGED at Time Warner Cable in Columbus!

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A major press conference held November 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are outraged at Time Warner Cable’s continuous refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant disregard is Time Warner Cable’s refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca Columbus TV, two broadcasters dedicated to serving the African American and Hispanic populations in Columbus, Ohio.

In Time Warner Cable/Insight Merger, Minority Community in an Uproar, says the Columbus NAACP

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cable giant Time Warner, with the recent acquisition of Insight Communications, now controls 90 percent of the cable viewing market in Columbus, Ohio. However, according to the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) it lacks local African American and other minority media programming. The MMCC consists of The Columbus NAACP, The Baptist Ministerial Alliance, The Haitian Catholic Coalition of Ohio, The Asian Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Inmates Are Now Able to Apologize to Their Victims Online at The Apology Project

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joe Baker, a Tennessee inmate, has been incarcerated for 24+ years. With the help of his family, Joe has developed a website where offenders can apologize to their victims online in a non-intrusive way. In his quest to make amends for his crime, Joe created the website The Apology Project (theapologyproject.com) and continues to give back for his wrongdoing and encourages other inmates to do the same.

John Waguespack’s ‘Deconstructing Dandridge’ to Represent San Francisco in Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at Art Basel

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John Waguespack is the winner of the San Francisco portion of the 3rd Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for ‘Deconstructing Dandridge,’ a compelling portrait of the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.

Keyboardist Kevin Toney to Perform Sizzling Summer ‘California Concerts’ in August with Jazz Trio The Kevin Toney 3

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keyboard wizard Kevin Toney is about to kick the temperature up in August several more degrees with a series of exciting ‘California Concerts.’ With the July 24 release of his classical jazz concept album ‘New American Suite’ by his new trio, The Kevin Toney 3, the acclaimed pianist will be showcased at The Ultimate Jazz Festival in Ontario, Calif. on August 5, followed at the end of the month by the official CD launch party/concert at Vitello’s in Studio City.

Racial Profiling, Trayvon Martin Death Inspires New Single by Word-Soul Artist LadyBoss-Amanishakhete

PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Trayvon Martin murder may have grabbed national headlines over the course of 45 days, but it appears to have died down despite racial profiling and stand-your-ground, taunting black males daily. This travesty amid today’s hate-based politics inspires the release of LadyBoss-Amanishakhete’s (A-ma-ni-sha-kete) new single: ‘Murder 2012.’

Conspiracy Productions announces 2nd edition to the Black Man Hates Obama Series

PHOENIX, Ariz., April 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author RAINMAN announces the release of his new book, ‘Black Man Hates Obama: OUTRAGED 2.0’ (ISBN: 978-1-4507-9302-5; paperback, 269 pp; RainMan SEZ, LLC).

Merging Afro-American Indie Tops Tinsel Town with ‘King Kong’ Spoof

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hendrieth has created unprecedented special effects by a Black Filmmaker. A preview running time of four minutes and forty eight seconds is available on YouTube. Anyone can search by typing: King Kong Horror Comedy by dinosaurmoviefans. A Mini Trailer Movie Clip will appear.

Merging Afro-American Indie Tops Hollywood Studio System with King Kong Spoof

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 23, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Few knew, except for the late Samuel Z. Arkoff, this Indie’s success story of a non-traditional genre for an Afro-American. Names like Spike Lee and John Singleton are not known for such special effects. Yancey Hendrieth, of Hendriethfilm, Ltd., Enterprises, is a new breed of black filmmaker, having more in common with Dino De Laurentiis and Peter Jackson, creators of two ‘King Kong’ movies.

Controversial Film ‘Ghetto Physics’ is Poised to OCCUPY the Movement with DVD and Book Release Offering Commentary from Cornel West, Ice T, and Norman Lear

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When filmmakers E. Raymond Brown and Williams Arntz first released the independent movie ‘Ghetto Physics’ in late 2010, they knew the film was an early battle cry, a wake up call to America and beyond. Distributed by Intention Media, owned by ‘What the BLEEP, Do We Know?’ filmmaker Betsy Chasse, the cutting edge hybrid documentary explored the dynamics of the ‘powers that be’ in laymen terms that the ‘man on the street’ could easily relate to.

Chef Charlie Trotter Sponsors BCA Culinary Event at Upcoming Gala in New York City

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Internationally recognized Chef Charlie Trotter will become the first Chef to officially sponsor the BCA, a culinary and hospitality organization that focuses on advancing diversity within the industry. Electrolux Professional will be the chair and title sponsor in celebrating diversity at the BCA’s 18th Annual Gala and Cultural Awareness Salute March 12th, 2011, at the New York Marriott Marquis.