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ESTELLE ANNOUNCES APPEARANCE AT COOL BRITANNIA FESTIVAL DURING WORLD CUP FINALS

The World Cup is an opportunity for all nations to come together, a multicultural celebration of sport, and in the case of the Cool Britannia festival being held in Cape Town throughout the tournament a multicultural celebration of music. Who better to embody this spirit of collaboration that a London born rapper and singer who has made her name as a bona fide American superstar. Estelle has announced that she will be bringing her stunning live show to Cool Britannia on the June 11th – on the evening of the tournaments opening day and to launch what is set to be a spectacular month long party at the game’s greatest tournament.

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)  To call it “long-awaited” or “eagerly anticipated” would be the understatement of the year – as hip-hop’s most daring pioneers the Roots release their 9th studio album (and third for Def Jam Recordings) on June 22nd, HOW I GOT OVER.  The album, which takes its name from Clara Ward’s gospel classic (made popular by Mahalia Jackson), is the Roots’ first new release since joining Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a full time gig as the show’s house band. Grammy Award winners the Roots characterize the songs on HOW I GOT OVER as “depicting the everyman’s search for hope in this dispiriting post-hope zeitgeist”.

The lead single from the Roots new set will be “Dear God 2.0.” The track re-imagines the Monsters Of Folk song “Dear God” and features MOF members Yim Yames from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes and M. Ward. HOW I GOT OVER also includes two appearances from Grammy-winning soul man John Legend: “Doin’ It Again” a re-working of his track “Again,” and “The Fire,” an original song written for the Roots’ 2010 Olympic concert performance. (more…)

BROOKLYN BODEGA LAUNCHES BKHIPHOPFESTIVAL.COM BHF banner

Brooklyn, NY May 31, 2010

Brooklyn Bodega, producers of the 6th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) is proud to announce the launch of WWW.BKHIPHOPFESTIVAL.COM.

With the launch of WWW.BKHIPHOPFESTIVAL.COM, Brooklyn Bodega offers a sleek, one stop shop for all things BHF ’10 related. Information on the events calendar, ticketing, performing artists, volunteer opportunities, press requests, directions and general updates are now easily accessible for all. (more…)

BLACK SINGLE MOTHER DISPELS AMERICA’S OPINION OF THE BROKEN HOME!


Bookcover and author – April Gabrielle

San Diego, CA (BlackNews.com) — With the recent release of her new book The Myth of the Broken Home, author April Gabrielle dispels America’s opinion of the broken home! It is a guidebook for single parents, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Single parents will enjoy the candid, positive and experiential instruction as it influences them toward reaching their goals of successful parenting without buying into the stereotypes of single parenthood. (more…)

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A mature and artistically evolved sentiment is the force behind the new Kick Rocks collection from Endyra Denim. This new, screen printed collection differs from past collections which had mostly hand-painted items. This makes the new pieces available at a lower price point and to a broader audience. Don’t think that this means sacrifices were made in regards to image. Though the medium is slightly different, the message remains the same. “Endyra Denim has a signature look, elaborate bold colors and contoured abstract edges. We would like to continue with our collection being as fashion forward as we can, without losing our sense of identity” says Ava,co- founder of Endyra Denim. The new collection seems to do exactly that.

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These statement making pieces hold to Endyra Denim’s refined street-wear aesthetic. And the Kick Rocks message is a bold statement, in and of itself. Ava says that “The concept behind the design of this collection reflects people dealing with the peer pressure within their life; for example: teens dealing with everyday pressure of using drugs, alcohol and participating in sexual behavior. This phrase gives them a sense of empowerment, this is why we choose the Kick Rocks design”. The phrase is a street slang that evokes a ‘get with it or get lost’ attitude. The signature stick figure design symbolizes this mind-set perfectly.

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So look out for this collection and other good things from Endyra Denim. And if you’re not down with it – you can Kick Rocks.

To Order www.endyradenim.com

or email endyradenim@gmail.com

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Cover of "Diamond Princess"
Cover of Diamond Princess

Platinum selling recording artist Katrina “Trina” Taylor, whose still reeling from the success of her 5th album AMAZIN’ which was released on May 4th, 2010 and debuted #1 on the Independent Billboard charts and #2 on the Billboard Rap Charts, is launching a cosmetics line this June titled Amazin’ Cosmetics.    In conjunction with the launch of Amazin’ Cosmetics, Trina is joining forces with the Carma foundation for Amazing Gloss for An Amazing Cause to help raise funds to assist the orphans of Haiti devastated by the earthquake.

 Trina’s “Baddest Chick” Collection includes two lines: Amazin Cosmetics and Million Dollar Girl apparel. The Amazin Cosmetic line debuted with Amazin’ Lip Wear which consists of a modern palette of vibrant lip glosses with a built in sponge applicator to give your lips an extra luscious boost of shine; Amazin’ Eyelashes which are re-usable glamorous diamond studded eyelashes that instantly give a stunning beautiful look. Each set comes with tweezers and adhesive; Finally, the Amazin’ Perfume line currently includes two fragrances Diamond Princess and Diamond Doll.  Coming this fall the line will introduce a new fragrance “Pink Diamond”.  Amazin cosmetics reflects Trina’s iconic presence and sex appeal as seen on stage or as she dazzles them on the red carpet. Amazin’ Cosmetics can be purchased at www.thebaddestchick.com .

 Over the years, Trina has contributed greatly to various urban communities. Continuing with this same tradition, Amazin’ Cosmetics will partner with Melky Jean’s (Wycleff’s sister) Carma Foundation to assist orphans who continue to be impacted by the catastrophic event in Haiti. Trina was moved by the countless number of abandoned children left on the streets of Haiti and decided to “do something”.  She pledged her support by donating a portion of the proceeds from gloss sales to assist Carma Foundation and the Mayor of Port Au Prince Haiti in restoring hope for the children of Haiti.  Kicking off on June 13, 2010 in New York City, the Amazin Cosmetics line will launch the “Amazin Summer Challenge” encouraging city officials, celebrities/athletes and communities to get involved by donating Promise Packs from World Vision (www.worldvision.org) that includes hygiene products, school supplies, and to provide food and shelter for the children.

 For more information on Trina, the Amazin’ cosmetics line, or how you can help contribute to the donations to the Promise Packs for the Haiti survivors, please visit:   www.thebaddestchick.com ; www.carmafoundation.org .

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YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ADDRESSES AND EXPLAINS THE USE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN VERNACULAR ENGLISH


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Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) –- The young adult novel, The Magic Pencil, explores the nuances of language many African Americans may use when communicating within varying situations. This practice — known as code-switching — is not unique to African Americans but it has attracted much attention and discussion in the academic world of late.

Karen E. Dabney has taken this subject and crafted a compelling and entertaining story revolving around an inquisitive boy, a mysterious girl and a magic pencil. (more…)