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Hidden Figures Revealed women's summit to focus on personal branding

What if you could make a profit by tapping into your personality and natural abilities coupled with your education and start moving toward greater profitability, personal fulfillment and a more polished professional image and professional skills? Attendees will leave with an immediately implementable custom blueprint to get started.   Learn this and more at the two-day "Hidden Figures Revealed Summit" on September 15-16, 2017. Here, event host Mona Austin describes what to expect"
SISTERHOOD CONFIDENTIAL  presents "Hidden Figures Revealed," a personal and professional development summit for women that offers a step-by-step method that has taken me from the Hollywood Hills to the White House as a journalist. I equip established or aspiring professional women to maximize their talent through the use of digital media and personal branding and the principles of work/life balance. It does not matter if you are executive level, a retiree, inexperienced or fresh out…

PHOTOS: L.A. Screening of When Love Kills: THE FELICIA BLAKELY STORY

Actresses Bresha Webb and Essence Atkins at the Los Angeles premiere screening of When Love Kills Actress Angela Bassett at the Los Angeles premiere screening of When Love Kills When Love Kills Director Tasha Smith with actresses Tisha Campbell-Martin and Vanessa Bell Calloway at the Los Angeles Screening of When Love Kills Comedian & TV Host Loni Love at the Los Angeles premiere screening of  When Love Kills TV personality Safaree at the Los Angeles premiere screening of  When Love Kills 

Bootsy Collins to release mixed bag of styles with diverse posse of collaborators on first CD in 6 years this October

The funk runs deep and rich on 'World Wide Funk,' Bootsy Collins' first studio album since 2011's Tha Funk Capital of the World, out October 27, 2017. Populated with musical friends old and new, and recorded in his Cincinnati home's Bootzilla Re-hab studio, 'World Wide Funk' marks both a reckoning and significant reboot for the Rhinestone Rock Star Monster of a doll baby baba! Blue-chip rappers like Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Quik, Dru Down, and Chuck D, along with guitar shredder Buckethead, join a Bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic P-Funk sound Bootsy pioneered to the closest Collins has ever come to radio-active, boots on the ground, friendly fire in a musical-P-rated-adventure. From the maximalist funk of the body-slamming title track, to the soulful pop-R&B of "Heaven Yes," to the experimental "groovegrass" of "Boomerang" (featuring Nashville slide-gu…

Harlem Week to pay tribute to James Mtume starting on August 23

Whether his contribution to music comes as composer, producer or performer; James Mtume has carved an indelible impression from all sides. Yet for all the decades he has been putting out innovative sounds, he has it with his activism. A brilliant and informed orator, Mtume has spoken internationally as well as being a major 
His is a rich and storied past as an activist during the turbulent 60's era movements, his years performing with Miles Davis, on into his his chart-topping R&B years as a band - Mtume. In that span he has also composed hits with guitarist/partner Reggie Lucas such as "The Closer I Get to You," (Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway) leaving an imprint in music that is distinct. political commentator voice and activist via the airwaves, such as his popular New York talk show, Open Line, formerly on WBLS FM.
With Kiss This World GoodbyeKiss This World Goodbye (1978), In Search of the Rainbow Seekers (1980), Juicy Fruit (1983), You, Me and He (1984), and T…


“Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle should come together like they did 10 years ago and give the men and women of DHS the resources we need to defend our homeland. This starts with fully funding the construction of a wall along our Southern border.”
Homeland Security Secretary: Border Walls Work. Yuma Sector Proves It. Editorial USA Today August 22, 2017
President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along our Southern border will save countless innocent lives. Our Border Patrol agents have seen firsthand the success of a border wall in Yuma, Ariz. — which serves as a prime example of how investments in personnel, technology and a border wall can turn the tide against a flood of illegal immigration and secure our homeland.
For years, Yuma sector was besieged by chaos as a nearly unending flood of migrants and drugs poured across our border.

The bipartisan Secure Fence Act of 2006 — supported by then-Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and others — mandated the construction of…


WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 21, 2017 -  Da Brat goes back to prison - but this time, it's as a visitor and a motivaitonal speaker; Garycontemplates adopting his own childafter having such an enjoyable experience helping Beyonce during her pregnancy; and Brandon and Beonka might be headed towards a final ending in their relationship on the latest episode of TV One's Rickey Smiley For Real, airing Tuesday, August 22 at 8 p.m. ET. In 2011, Da Brat was released from prison after serving two and a half years for assault. In recent months, she has been trying to find a way to return and give a motivational speech to other women behind bars. Now, she finally has her chance, and the experience is both humbling and surreal. "I know it is not an easy thing being away from your family and your kids. When you mess up you've gotta get that punishment and it's a rude awakening," says Da Brat. "But I'm grateful that it happened to me because I might have been dead. My …

Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights Statement on Violence in Charlottesville

 Cheryl Lowery, Idil Hussein and Rev. Joseph E. Lowery Comment on  Charlottesville March
Atlanta, GA - Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice &  Human Rights issued the following statement on the violent attack by white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA:
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of brave foot soldier, Heather Heye, and all of the victims of the  Charlottesville car attack as well as the state troopers who died as a result of the violence. The disgraceful hatred displayed by the KKK, Neo-Nazi and other white supremacists groups in Charlottesville is reminiscent of marches my mother, father and other civil rights leaders participated in during my childhood,  says Cheryl Lowery, president and CEO, Lowery Institute."I know first-hand how evil these hate groups can be. During their fight for civil and human rights my parents received constant bomb threats and were shot at by the KKK during a march in Alabama,"  adds the daughter of Joseph and…

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery statement on the passing of Dick Gregory

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Atlanta, GA - Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, co-founder with Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and former president, issued the following statement on the passing of Dick Gregory:

"I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Dick Gregory's wife, Lillian,  his children, and the entire family. We have lost a true warrior in our long journey towards justice. "Dick was not just a comedian, author, entrepreneur and a dedicated foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement; he was a friend and will be missed by many. His unique brand of social satire helped opened the eyes of people of all races around the world. Dick's keen understanding of the need for black people to have a voice led him to run for Mayor, President, and gave him the audacity to make significant sacrifices in his career in order to stand against, and call out hatred and oppression. When the people asked, 'Who will bell the cat?' Dick G…