Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Recently, celebrity chef Ron Duprat and former model Fayola Nicaisse visited Haiti to examine conditions six months after the devastating January 12, 2010 magnitude 7.0 earthquake centered near PORT-AU-PRINCE. Overcome by the deplorable post-earthquake living conditions and hunger still rampant in their homeland, Duprat and Nicasse became more determined than ever to do something to address the still existent near famine conditions. Chef Duprat has partnered with Bergeron Land Development, Inc. to establish a culinary center in Haiti in an effort to help alleviate hunger in affected areas.
Duprat teamed up with Nicaisse - who is the founder of the highly-successful ébène organic skin and hair care line - shortly after the earthquake in a common love for their country and their eagerness to contribute to relief efforts. To meet their collective goal they are also currently working on expanding her line of skin care products. A percentage of the products' proceeds will benefit their continued relief efforts in Haiti.
"Ron is an amazing chef," Nicaisse commented. "I asked him to develop new flavors for my product line. Chef Ron and I will collaborate and build from there by borrowing from his culinary expertise to add flavors and scents to soaps and lotions in my ébène Skin and Hair Care line." She continued, "The idea is to incorporate extracts and spices from different Haitian cultural dessert dishes to share a little taste of home with our customers, while contributing to a great cause."
While in Haiti, Duprat prepared a dinner at Caribe Hotel; visited shelters; met with young entrepreneurs from the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF); and served meals at the Food for the Poor feeding center.
Extremely disturbed by what he found, Duprat said "We went to L'hopital general [Haitian community hospital] and cite soleil [Sun City, an extremely impoverished and densely populated commune located in the PORT-AU-PRINCE metropolitan area] it's inhuman." He also visited a chicken farm as he plans to partner with Perdue, one of the nation's leading poultry companies, to obtain training for Haitians to learn to raise chickens for their own consumption, but most importantly to establish businesses and create jobs. Duprat explains, "This effort is a marathon, not a sprint."
ABOUT CHEF RON DUPRAT:
A fierce competitor on Bravo TV's sixth season of "Top Chef," Chef Duprat has cemented himself as an expert in exotic flavors - often incorporating his own Haitian Creole influences with French-Asian Fusion cuisine. The Celebrity Chef chose the culinary profession as an outlet passion, and also for the tradition that fills the storybook of world cuisine.
The community-minded chef is a board member of FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth), an organization that provides affordable physical activity and nutrition programs for youth. Duprat is vice president of the Black Culinary Alliance (a nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals); a member of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative that addresses solving the challenge of childhood obesity; a member of No Hungry Kids; manager of Real Men Cook Miami, a subsidiary of Real Men Charities, Inc.; and a member of Basil Magazine's Chef Council.
ABOUT Pan American Development Foundation (PADF):
Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national, state, and municipal governments, and the private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. Through these partnerships, PADF seeks to achieve excellent and lasting programmatic impacts in creating economic opportunities, promoting social investments, strengthening communities and civil society, and preparing for and responding to natural disasters. www.imunitedforhaiti.org
ABOUT Food for the Poor, Inc.
Food for the Poor ministers to spiritually renew impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1982 as a 501(c) (3) corporation, the organization's goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children we serve. Food for the Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, usually by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need. www.foodforthepoor.org
Monday, July 26, 2010
DJ GREEN LANTERN COLLABORATES WITH NEFEW FOR NEW PROJECT
After the rampant success of their Antihero Begins mixtape released in the Spring, Hip-Hop duo, Nefew knew the pressure would be on to equal if not better the buzz that their 2DopeBoyz and Puma presented project caused. Having been hard at work since April on new concepts and ideas for their follow up, Polemikk and PA Double have aligned themselves with a strong supporting cast for their sophomore free download, MAN VS MANY.
With the guidance, direction and assistance of world renowned DJ, Green Lantern, Nefew know they are in capable hands on this project. Opting to work with an eclectic bunch of musicians, producers and performers is a rarity for the European based duo, but was embraced for MAN VS MANY. These unions continue to showcase their capabilities in creating music, solidifying their name and brand in Hip-Hop.
“It’s definitely a privilege to work with Green Lantern on our second official mixtape. Hip Hop and music fans can look forward to a rap album with epic production and a lot of depth. The concept behind “Man vs. Many” is simple: Be yourself and don’t follow trends. If you’re talented and you’re willing to work hard for what you believe in, you’ll get there, although you might face a lot of conflicts along the way, mostly with yourself. ”- POLEMIKK
“This mixtape is going to be enormous, much stronger than the antihero begins and I’m very happy with the selection of collaborations. I don’t believe in randomly picking artists just to have a feature to generate a buzz. The features we picked are artists that follow similar musical values, and you’ll soon find out that we achieved a perfect match. This is a great opportunity for us to really to expand and show the world who Nefew is and what we stand for.” – PA DOUBLE
MAN VS MANY will be available in September and will compliment what NEFEW have been up to in between their two 2010 releases. Relentless work in the studio combined with intricate planning for this release will see this musical chapter as welcomed, as it is influential.
COLLEGE BOYYS DESIGNS BY ROMEO - HIGH FASHION AFFORDABLE CLOTHING FOR BOYS
Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) -- Romeo Miller is providing a budget conscious high fashion affordable brand with a message. College Boyys clothing is an urban lifestyle brand with a purpose. This brand is not only a business, but a percentage of the proceeds of this company are going back to the communities for at risk youth programs for education and scholarship funds. College Boyys clothing is more than a brand, it stands for something and is making a real difference.
The clothing line is already in high demand at retail stores across the country catering to boys ages 2-7 and 8-20. It's endorsed by young celebrities like Lil King and the Fresh Boyys, Jaden Smith, Boo Boo Stewart, Mindless Behavior, Justin Bieber and Big Time Rush. College Boyys product consists of classy polo shirts, t-shirts, button downs, argyle sweater vests, hooded sweater and jeans. Every hang tag promotes a positive message on the importance of education and going to college.
Romeo states, "When I was a kid, my dad use to write with a marker on my t-shirt ‘I'm going to college' and that imprint stuck in my head and made a difference to me in my life, turning it into a reality. I want to implant the same positive message to young boys as they dress themselves each day with a feeling of success. They can look in the mirror at themselves with a positive goal in mind for their bright future knowing that going to college can make a big difference in their lives."
College Boyys clothing style is classy, cool, and urban with a message: "It's actually cool to be smart."
Friday, July 23, 2010
URBAN SUPERMODEL ESTHER BAXTER SUPPORTS WOOD HARRIS OF THE WIRE IN IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT FILM RELEASE “JUST ANOTHER DAY”
Urban model turned actress ESTHER BAXTER co-stars in "Just Another Day," the Image Entertainment distributed film released July 20th on DVD. Set in Miami, FL it brings a compelling, true-to-life look at the brutal ups and downs of the cutthroat hip-hop business. In her second film this summer, ESTHER plays an eager young professional hoping to climb the corporate entertainment business ladder by landing a new client. Jamie Hector (The Wire, Heroes) is cast as “Young Eastie,” a struggling rapper who dreams of getting a record deal through the legendary “A-Maze” played by Wood Harris (The Wire, Remember the Titans). Academy Award-nominated director Peter Spirer, known for his insightful and authentic documentaries on Tupac Shakur, Notorious BIG, and the Beef series, produces with Inny Clemons known for the recent box office success “Next Day Air.” The film also features rappers Trick Daddy, Lil Scrappy, Ja Rule and Petey Pablo.
With her exotic beauty, on-screen charisma, and business savvy, this multi-racial Miami native of African American, Indian, Cuban, Norwegian, Italian and Puerto Rican descent has appeared as a lead model and actress in over 25 of the most popular music videos for multi-platinum artists like Kanye West, Ludacris, Will Smith, The Roots, and Nelly. Attracting an avid fan base and following, ESTHER became well-known from her numerous magazine covers, spreads, tribute issues, and calendars including VIBE, KING, Smooth, The Source, XXL, and Today's Black Woman. By popular demand, BlackMen Magazine also released two full 50-page tribute issues of ESTHER BAXTER photos as Collector's Editions. Additionally, ESTHER was recognized with the "Video Goddess Award" at the annual VIBE Awards for her memorable character in the award-winning Austin Powers-themed video for Ludacris' hit single "Number One Spot," which also received the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Most recently ESTHER was featured in Complex Magazine and graced the cover of J’Adore Magazine Anniversary Issue.
After several years dominating the urban model scene, ESTHER chose to redirect her focus to acting and is already making her presence known. Earlier this year ESTHER made her big screen acting debut in the romantic comedy feature film “Speed Dating” starring Wesley Jonathan (Roll Bounce, What I Like About You), Chico Benymon (Half & Half), Vanessa Simmons (Run's House, Daddy's Girls) and Holly Robinson Peete which won a 2010 Pan African Film and Arts Festival award for Audience Favorite and is currently in select theatres. ESTHER has also appeared on television as a guest star on Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns in an episode directed by Kim Fields. As an on-camera personality, ESTHER has appeared as a celebrity guest on hit MTV reality series "From Gs to Gents" created by Jamie Foxx and hosted by Fonzworth Bentley and "Who's That Girl" for BET's Rap City. She has also hosted segments on Fuse TV and BlackHollywood.tv.
Her upcoming film roles include a comical supporting role in “Video Girl” starring Meagan Good and Haylie Duff to be released later this year. ESTHER also initiated a PSA to support the Gulf Aid Relief efforts caused by the BP oil spill and will continue to be active in these efforts through her non-profit foundation.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Brooklyn's Elim Cathedral Choir Raises Its Voice in Song to Celebrate 46th Anniversary on Sunday, July 25
Cathedral Choir Raises Its Voice in Song to Celebrate
46th Anniversary of Elim International Fellowship
Anniversary Concert to be Held Sunday, July 25 at 4p.m.
The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra of Elim International Fellowship will hold a concert as part of the 46th anniversary celebration of the church known as the "Protestants Cathedral of Brooklyn." The concert will be held Sunday, July 25 in the temple of Elim International Fellowship, 20 Madison Street (at the corner of Classon Avenue). Under the direction of Frank A. Haye, a distinguished musician and choral director, the choir and orchestra will perform an array of gospel, classical, and contemporary praise and worship songs. This free concert also will feature surprise guest artists.
ABOUT FRANK A. HAYE
Haye is an accomplished and inspiring musician, choral director, composer and producer. A vocalist and conductor, Haye also plays multiple instruments, including violin, flute, piano, organ, oboe, clarinet and trumpet. He is the co-founder and director of the new Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir and currently is doing his residency at Elim International Temple as the guest choir director. He served as the assistant director for the Boys Choir of Harlem from 1995 to 1998 and as the Pastor of the Sacred Arts Ministry for Emmanuel Baptist Church from 1998 to 2010. Haye has served as director of several other church based and community choirs. Haye has served as an adjunct faculty member at Brooklyn College and a visiting professor of music at New York University and The University of the West Indies. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and received a fellowship to pursue a master's degree in musicology and conducting. Haye served for more than two years as the director of the Brooklyn College Choir, and he also instituted, for the first time, a gospel choir at the school.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Persia was the biggest sensation on VH1's 2006 reality series, "The White Rapper
Show." Her only task was battling for the winner's spot. When she was eliminated
leaving behind two contestants, her fan-base declared the reality show over.
Since 2006 when VH1
introduced the world to the feisty no nonsense female rapper, people around the
world took notice of her lyrical skills and her outgoing personality. Since then
never completely out of the spotlight, Persia's career is still going strong
with mixtape projects, a few video's and a hot single called "So That Bitch" and
the men are still lining up in hopes of being with the sexy star. But the
demands of life as a new mom and a recent split between her and her ex-boyfriend
have taken a toll...on her love life.
So, Twenty lucky men will get
their chance to receive her crown and to share in all her celebrity lifestyle.
Persia will invite twenty handpicked men to move into her Hip Hop palace and
compete for her heart. They must win over her mind and her body by proving their
love for Persia, their passion for Hip Hop and their potential to be the perfect
"Hip Hop Husband."
Currently the show is still in the casting stage and you
can send your video introduction explaining why you are the best man for
Persia. Also, let us know why you should be on the show.
Send all video
submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by
August 1st, along with your contact information and if you are selected you will
receive a call from one of the show producers inviting you to the casting in
Persia will also travel city to city holding live castings and Meet
& Greets. On July 30th she will be in York, PA at Da Underground, 683 East
Market Street, York, PA Time:6pm-8pm
If you would like Persia to come to
your store or club for a live casting or Meet & Greet contact us ASAP at email@example.com
While in York, PA, Persia will be
shooting part of her new video as well as finishing up the new mixtape with
Slip N Slide DJ 5053.
She plans on thanking all her fans on this mixtape and
giving them the music they grew to love from her in the past.
also in the studio working on her single with Super producer Triple A, producer
credits include Ray J, Jim Jones, Janet Jackson, T-Pain and Jive Records VP Mickey
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Photo caption Summer 2010 issue
Mt Vernon, NY (BlackNews.com) -- As the publishing industry moves to a digital platform, American Legacy Magazine is right in stride. The magazine continues its preservation of African-American History and Culture by joining Zinio, Facebook, and Twitter.
For the past 15 years, American Legacy Magazine has educated the masses with in-depth historical accounts of often-untold stories in African-American history. The publication also inspires readers to further investigate and promote the valuable information found in the articles. The blockbuster movie, The Great Debaters directed by and starring Denzel Washington was based on a 1997 American Legacy article of the same name. Now, the publication continues to educate and inform its audience via new electronic mediums.
Founder, Publisher and CEO, Rodney J. Reynolds wanted to ensure that American Legacy Magazine readers have an interactive relationship with the magazine. Now, on a daily basis, Facebook and Twitter users are able to correspond and participate in the Black History Trivia on the group and company page (www.facebook.com/americanlegacymag / www.twitter.com/amlegmag95). Fans of the company are able to respond via comment as to what they believe are the correct answers. As Facebook and Twitter are the publication's newest catalysts for education, the magazine continues to produce high quality editorials, but on a new platform.
Soon, readers will be able to go green with American Legacy Magazine. A digital version of the quarterly publication will be available for download from Zinio. Readers can simply log on to www.zinio.com or www.americanlegacymag.com and subscribe to the paperless version of American Legacy. For those who favor holding a physical product, regular subscriptions are still available for the print edition.
American Legacy Magazine's digital campaign adds to its already vast list of opportunities for its readers. In 2008, the magazine launched its first "Know Your History" Mobile Museum Tour. High School students can also participate in "The American Legacy Challenge" trivia competition. The competition is based on American Legacy's Black History Curriculum Guide, which is available for teachers and parents. Finally, fans of Black History can purchase the "American Legacy Know Your History Board Game".
American Legacy magazine is distributed nationwide to over 2.05 million readers through black churches, educational and cultural institutions. Also available on newsstands and through paid subscriptions, American Legacy is published quarterly by RJR Communications Inc. For more information on American Legacy Magazine, the Black History Trivia or to purchase American Legacy products, visit www.americanlegacymag.com.
E1 Music is proud to announce the upcoming release Gunz N’ Butta, the highly anticipated new duet album from hip hop legend Cam’ron and his new protégé Vado. The album will be released on August 31st and includes 16 tracks featuring and written by both Cam’ron and Vado. The first single, “Speaking in Tungs” is already a top 10 song
Rhyming for over a decade, Vado grew up listening to such local legends as Ma$e, Big L, Doug E. Fresh, Rob Base and Cam’ron, as well as outer borough artists like Jay-Z, Nas and DMX. After spending several years building his buzz in and around the Big Apple, Vado celebrated his 24th birthday by auditioning in front of Cam’ron, one of his hip-hop idols.
“The vibe between me and
Cam’ron and Vado look to continue flooding the streets with new music. After the release of their first official album as a duo, Gunz N’ Butta, on August 31st, 2010, Vado will release his first solo mixtape, Slime Flu, in the fall. Vado says of Gunz N’ Butta, “It’s our first album and I promise it’s so much of a classic. It’s like all the Boss of all Bosses tapes put together. We hit y’all from all angles—we hit y’all from the streets, for the ladies, for the club… It’s five stars, man.”
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