Posts Tagged ‘United States’

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY NETWORKING EVENT FACILITATED BY VISIONS TV AT BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT SEPTEMBER 15-17

Conference provides connections with local, regional and national procurement deal-makers

Tuskegee, AL (BlackNews.com) — Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program will host the 15th Annual Booker T. Washington Economic Development Development Summit on September 15-17, 2010. Held at the TU Kellogg Conference Center the conference theme is: “Revitalizing Entrepreneurship and Procurement Opportunities in Small Towns and Rural Communities”.

Key speakers include: George Curry, Renowned Speaker, Author and Moderator and Maggie Anderson, CEO, The Empowerment Experiment (www.EEforTomorrow.com) (more…)

The international urban music industry will yet again be making major breakthroughs in 2011. New Skool Rules, the biggest international Hip Hop and R&B conference in the world will be back in April  next year.  The global scene will yet again be represented on April 1st through 3rd, and once more make way for music professionals seeking to “network and exchange” in an absolutely unique setting and format.

The first edition of the New Skool Rules conference in 2009 had proven to be the ultimate international breeding ground for music professionals around the globe, reaching over 900 delegates from over 20 countries. Major as well as underground and indie contributors to the “urban” scene were represented, with delegates from; Def Jam, Universal, BET, VIBE, MTV (USA), Konvikt, Interscope, AllHipHop.com, WEA, Sony ATV, EMI Publishing, Warner Music and Talpa Music Publishing present. The 2009 event had proven to be a networking haven for established and upcoming professionals in the music industry where new business relationships were founded, talents scouted, and knowledge exchanged.

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Singer/Songwriter Jazmine “JAZZY” Bailey confirms summer show dates, providing fans in the northeast with the long-awaited JAZZY experience they’ve been waiting for. The recent success of her latest release, Beauty And The Beat has drawn national demand from r&b fans, producers and songwriters alike. Not only has JAZZY emerged as a songwriter but she’s also evolved into a performing artist and is excited to bring her talent to the Northeast for the first time. A force to be reckoned with, it’s clear that JAZZY will be around writing for a-list artists for a long time to come. (more…)

 

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.

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NEW MUSIC SEMINAR NYC KICKS OFF WITH

EXCLUSIVE NMS OPENING NIGHT PARTY

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:  NAUGHTY BY NATURE,  KAT DELUNA, CUCU DIAMANTES, MICKEY FACTZ, MATT WHITE and DJ RANA SOHANY

HOSTED BY MARGARET CHO AND ROB CANTRELL

With Special Performance by Margaret Cho and Rob Cantrell

MONDAY, JULY 19th AT WEBSTER HALL

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July 12th, 2010, NY, NYNew Music Seminar (NMS) http://www.newmusicseminar.com, announces the exclusive NMS Opening Night Party at Webster Hall in New York City on Monday, July 19th, 2010.

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Bad 40 known by the Court of Law as Lawrence White aka 40 Glocc is in an active case to defend himself. “They are using my songs against me. I thought the Constitution of the United States of America which is where I live grants me the first amendment which is freedom speech, I mean that’s what I read,” says Big Bad 40.  Last month the San Bernardino Count District Attorney’s office said they have supporting evidence showing the rappers’ top status in a gang.

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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…)