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Pres. Trump's Weekly Address (8/4/17)

My Fellow Americans,
As we celebrate “American Dream Week” at the White House, we continue to see incredible results.
This week, the Dow jones industrial average reached an ALL-TIME high. Never ever has it been so high. It made the unemployment rate hit a 16-year low and last quarter real GDP growth increased to 2.6%.
Prosperity is coming back to our shores because we are putting American workers and families first.
The American dream has always been about doing what we love – and doing it for the people we love. Whether serving in the Armed Forces, manufacturing goods, or starting a small business, our citizens pursue their aspirations – and improve the lives of millions – in countless, countless ways.
Yet for too long, the dreams of many Americans have been put out of reach by Washington. Washington funded one global project after another while allowing other countries to drain our jobs and drain the wealth of the United States of America. Then Washington taxed and regulated our own work…

THE UNMIRACLE, Starring Kevin Sorbo and Stephen Baldwin, Available Today on DVD and Digital

Inspired by true events, THE UnMIRACLE reminds us that the greatest miracles are often unseen. Chicago, IL. August 1, 2017 – The powerful new faith-based drama, THE UnMIRACLE, has launched today on DVD and Digital formats. Distributed by Cinedigm and Keep the Faith Distribution, The UnMiracle stars Kevin Sorbo(“Hercules”, “The O.C.”, GOD’S NOT DEAD),Stephen Baldwin (FAITH OF OUR FATHERS, God’s Club and The Usual Suspects), Mitch Johnston (“Girl Meets World”), Daniel Fissmer (LINCOLN, “Grimm”)and Amy Lyndon (“Ugly Betty,” “Law and Order: LA”).  The film is the debut full-length project by writer and director Andrew Papke. “We are happy to share the message of The UnMiracle to a wider audience,” states Papke. “Our lives have a ripple effect to everyone around us. Our prayer is that the message of hope shared in the film will help everyone realize the unmiracles in their lives.” Not only has THE UnMIRACLE received the Faith-Based Dove Seal and was given a 4 Dove rating by, it has r…

TUNE IN ALERT: Shanice is UnSung on TV One on Aug. 6 (PREVIEW)

WHAT:  TV One's longest-running and award-winning series Unsung, now in its 11th season, airs its latest episode featuring Shanice on Sunday, August 6 at 10 p.m. ET on TV One
WHEN:            Sunday, August 6 at 10 p.m. ET on TV One
DESCRIPTION:  Shanice exploded on the worldwide stage in the early '90s with four simple words - "I Love Your Smile." Her 1991 #1 hit single landed in the Top 10 in 22 different countries.  Known for a five-octave range and a signature smile that went with her most famous song, Shanice found success on both the Pop and R&B charts with songs like "Silent Prayer", "When I Close My Eyes" and "Saving Forever For You," from the popular "Beverly Hills 90210" soundtrack.
In this candid episode of Unsung, Shanice opens up about her life as a child star, her heartbreaking struggles in the music business, and the moment when she and her family lost it all.
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Central City Productions to present Black Music honors on Aug. 18 in Nashville

(Nashville, TN)  - Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN. The two-hour event will acknowledge the legendary African American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Rickey Smiley, television and radio personality and Grammy Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett, will co-host the show set to air on broadcast syndication, Sept. 2-30, 2017 and on Bounce TV, Tuesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. (ET). The legendary group, The Jacksons, are set to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award during the star-studded television taping. Still considered one of the hottest and most popular groups worldwide, the celebrated Jacksons will make their perform…

The 4th Annual SOURCE360 Returns to The Cultural Epicenter of Downtown Brooklyn

Celebrating Innovations in Arts & Culture, Music, Film & TV, Fashion, Sports, Business, and Technology with Hip-Hop Icons, Community and Business Leaders
New York, NY – August 2, 2017– Free registration now open for the incredible fourth annual SOURCE360 Festival and Conference, presented byNorthStar Charitiesand The Source Magazine. Set for Thursday, August 10th through Sunday, August 13th in the exciting cultural center of downtown Brooklyn,SOURCE360 offers a full spectrum of activations designed to engage and educate the community with the latest in arts & culture, music, film & television, fashion, sports, business, and digital technology. Venues include prominent cultural institutions such as BRIC Arts & Media Center (BRIC Arts|Media House), Brooklyn Borough Hall, Theatre for a New Audience: Shakespeare in New York and more! SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by Hip-Hop and represents Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry.

The Love Not Hate March & Movement Saturday, August 12th

How A Triple-Shooting Sparked the Love-Not-Hate Movement In East Orange
Long before the tragic murders that shattered their peace occurred, Deborah and Dy-Shawn Simpkins were committed to providing kids with alternatives to street violence. The New Jersey couple's after-school programs and day care centers have created safe havens for over 650 Irvington kids annually for the last nine years alone. Meanwhile, their community outreach has been active in the region for over 15 years.
Despite such passionate devotion, the nation's violence has grown exponentially. This was never more apparent to the couple than when their own son, Dy-Shawn Simpkins Jr., 18, along with their nephew Kee-Ayre Griffin, 29, was killed in a triple shooting in East Orange. The senseless murders interrupted the promising lives of Simpkins, Jr-with his athletic career at Norfolk State University; and Griffin-a former student athlete at Temple University where he played football after attending Saint Peter&…

Take off the gloves and BE A LADY

BE A LADY: While today is a day to celebrate womanhood, we would be remiss to ignore the ways in which women are being masculinized in society. Women working while taking care of their families is accompanied by the micro aggression that women can be "like men." This idea shows up in women participating in street fights, bar brawls and "slap" competitions that are posted on Youtube and shared for entertainment throughout social media. Not to mention on various reality TV shows. Women are able to protect themselves and some are true warriors in the most literal sense, yet the notion of pursuing fights and deliberately seeking ways to relieve physical aggression is a more masculine trait in most societies.
In ancient African communities women were often the hunters and gatherers (i.e., providers). This was based sheerly on their natural proclivities. When they returned home with food they still nurtured their children.

Today, femininity is under attack. Mascul…

WEEKLY ADDRESS 7/28/17: Honoring our heroes

A leaner version of the America Healthcare Act, aka "skinny repeal" was once again been defeated in the Senate this week.  President Trump was left reeling about the need for a solution. However, the POTUS was able to focus on a less stressful part of his job by honoring American heroes.  In his weekly address Trump acknowledges those who served the county heroicly in the military and in law enforcement.