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Legendary Black Arts Movement Author Horace Mungin Celebrates 50 Year Career Anniversary with Re-Release of 10 Literary Works

RIDGEVILLE, S.C., July 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It was 1968 when literary giant Horace Mungin penned his first published work, "Dope Hustler's Jazz," part one of a two volume set of anti-drug poetry. "Dope Hustler's Jazz" was the beginning of a writing career that started in the Black Arts Movement. Horace Mungin Books is celebrating 50 years of intellectual success with the re-release of ten books.

African Methodist Episcopal Church Installs New Senior Bishop

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On June 26, during the AME Church's Annual Council of Bishops and General Board Meeting Worship Service, at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama, the Right Reverend Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr. was installed as the Senior Bishop of the AME Church.

DIONNE WARWICK and QUEEN LATIFAH Celebrate New Jersey Community Choir

NEWARK, N.J., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ask world-renowned choir director Reverend Stefanie Minatee what the core revelation of her New Jersey community choir Jubilation's 20th Anniversary Celebration is, and she will tell you in a single word: GOD. Through the guarantee of life's trials and tribulations, it's nothing but GOD that gets you to the finish line of Jubilation.

Historical Author Sufia Giza Uncovers Her Ancient Moundbuilders Ancestry with New Book Release and Summer Tour

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For historical film documentarian and author Sufia Giza, genetic testing took her down a rabbit hole of research that has spanned 30 years, uncovering intriguing evidence that deeply impacts the narrative of this nation as a whole. Her new book is HeTePu Publications' "Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed," self-published in conjunction with the notable Black Classic Press.
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Chad Rico. Rapping Math Professor, Sets Summer School Lessons with 12 Weekly Hip Hop Releases

RICHMOND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It may be summer break but for college math professor and hip hop artist Chad Rico school is back in session! Chad plans to drop lesson plans all season long with his "12 Weeks of Summer" EP project on Gold & Gems Records by releasing a new single every week.

Grammy Award Winning Community Choir, Rev. Stef and Jubilation Presents ‘From The Middle Passage: An African American Journey’

UNION, N.J., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- IN CONCERT: Friday, February 8 - 8 p.m. - UCPAC's Hamilton Stage in Rahway, N.J. The group of people (over 100+ voices) that make up the powerhouse choir, JUBILATION, are a force in the industry.

National Champions and Rising Track Stars Celebrate Opening of 45th Anniversary Colgate Women’s Games with an Early Season Record and Personal...

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Personal best performances and a record tying high jump marked an exceptional early start to the indoor track season, as thousands of girls and young women from all over the East Coast competed in the opening preliminaries of the 45th anniversary Colgate Women's Games this past weekend (Dec. 15-17) at Pratt Institute this weekend.

Soul Singer-Songwriter KEA MICHAELS Drops Debut Music Video for Poignant Ballad ‘I Love You’

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- One inspired night in 2015, singer-songwriter Kea Michaels sat down to write a poem like a lullaby entitled "I Love You" for one of her daughters...heartfelt prose enriched with motherly adoration. She later turned that poem into a song thinking about an older daughter that had been battling, since birth, kidney hydronephrosis. KEA thought she was about to lose her to the debilitating disorder.

It’s a Femme-inist Future for the South Bronx at Casita Maria Center for Arts

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to present Teen Leadership Summit: The Future is Femme-inist! The Future is NOW! Young women and femmes of color are leading the way as community culture workers. They are artists, activists, healers, and leaders.

Former Cash Money Records Artist Tab ‘Hot Boy Turk’ Virgil Jr. Offers Inspiring, Real Life Story of Redemption In His Tell-All...

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Oracle Group announces Former Cash Money Records artist Tab "Hot Boy Turk" Virgil Jr. takes you on a journey of deep spiritual and mental growth in his new book, 'The AutoThugOgraphy of Turk' (Hardcover: Wahida Clark Publishing: ISBN: 978-1947732216).

Pop Culture Icon Donnie Simpson Celebrates 50-year Career with his Highly Anticipated Memoir

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Oracle Group International announces the publication of "THROUGH THESE EYES: An Iconic Memoir of Life, Love and The Man Behind The Music" (13th and Joan; Hardcover; Jan. 30, 2019; $25.99; ISBN: 978-1732646469) by award-winning, influencer, humanitarian, and legend Donnie Simpson.

Hip-Hop Media Mogul Mona Scott-Young Launches Monami Direct and Debut Novel, ‘BLURRED LINES’

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mona Scott Young, Executive Producer of VH1's hit franchise "Love & Hip Hop" and CEO of Monami Entertainment, announces the launch of straight-to-consumer digital platform, Monami Direct, in conjunction with the release of her debut novel, "Blurred Lines" (ISBN: 978-1939126313). "Blurred Lines" is co-written by New York Times bestselling author and television producer Courtney Parker.

Young Actor David Busby Survives Gun Violence and Lands Debut Role on Bounce TV ‘Saints and Sinners’

ATLANTA, Ga., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When viewers watch young, upcoming actor David Busby in his debut recurring role on the third season of Bounce TV's sizzling series "Saints and Sinners," they are witnessing the passion of a young man who has had his own personal run-in with real life saints and sinners. Working alongside the show's veteran stars, including Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, and Keith Robinson most would never guess that twice in two years, the determined 26-year-old thespian almost lost his life to street gun violence.

Ballin’ 4 Peace 2018 Celebrity Charity Basketball Tournament Returns to Queens, NY April 21

QUEENS, N.Y., April 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- H2O Basketball announces the BALLIN' 4 PEACE CELEBRITY CHARITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Founded by Queens native and Former Division 1, International Pro Basketball Player, Haron "H2O" Hargrave; returns to ELMCOR YOUTH & ADULT ACTIVITIES CENTER in Corona, Queens, N.Y., this Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Lake City High School S.C. Student receives full ride to Northeastern University as 2018 Torch Scholar

MARIETTA, Ga., March 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today that one of its College Planning Cohort students, Damian Lee, who attends Lake City High School in Lake City, South Carolina, has received news that he has been selected as a Northeastern University Torch Scholar. The Torch Scholarship covers tuition, room, board, books, and fees to Northeastern University, valued at $260,000 over 4 years.

Northern Guilford High School Student receives a full ride to Northeastern University as a 2018 Torch Scholar

MARIETTA, Ga., March 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today that one of its College Planning Cohort students, Otis Burns, who attends Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, has received news that he has been selected as a Northeastern University Torch Scholar. The Torch Scholarship covers tuition, room, board, books, and fees to Northeastern University, valued at $260,000 over 4 years.

Brooklyn Millennial, J Caleb Perkins Writes Compelling Book After Learning About Kalief Browder’s Suicide

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Remedy Network Inc. announces publication of "Remedy Network: A Millennial's Journey on Connecting New York City Through Stories" (ISBN: 978-1984030917, paperback) by J. Caleb Perkins, an influential leader, community organizer, and public speaker.

In New York, Nation’s Best Track Stars Head to the Finals of the 44th Annual Colgate Women’s Games

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pratt Institute -- From an initial field of thousands of girls and young women from all over the East Coast, some 230 top point-scorers in divisions from elementary school through college and beyond, have earned their way to the finals of the 44th annual Colgate Women's Games. Persevering through four preliminary meets and a semi finals at Pratt, these young Olympic hopefuls have emerged as some of the country's finest athletic talent.

Florida’s Historic Ali Cultural Arts Celebrates Black History Month: ‘Beans, Rice and Gumbo’ Art Exhibition by Adewale Adenle

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibition by Nigerian artist, Adewale Adenle. Beans, Rice and Gumbo: Facts, Fictions and Frictions of Black History narrates the history of blacks from the pre-slavery era through the present day. The exhibition runs from February 1, 2018 through March 29, 2018.

New Movie ‘RESOLUTION SONG’ sings into stores nationwide with SONY PICTURES and SMITH GLOBAL MEDIA Distribution

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Urbanstylz announced today that "Resolution Song" will be released nationwide. The film's underlying faith, family, and racial components will resonate with all communities. Directed by award-winning Film Director, Antonio James ("Trey," 2013), "Resolution Song" was acquired by Sony Pictures affiliate, Smith Global Media, in 2016 and will be released via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment division February 6, 2018.
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DangerMan, the Real Life Urban Super Hero, Honors Community Activists at 2nd Annual DangerMan Hero Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- America's Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will once again honor the heroics of local community activists at the 2nd Annual 2017 DangerMan Hero Awards Show, to be held the evening of Saturday, December 9 at the California African American Museum (CAAM), The highly anticipated event will begin at 6 p.m. with a red carpet and VIP reception, produced by actor, mentor and philanthropist Roger I. Tinsley.

’70s Soul Singer Chris Bell, of The Natural Four, Pens Revealing Memoir ‘Music Saved My Life’

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A good old school love song can take you on a journey and incite the resurgence of memories long gone. The 1973 hit "Can This Be Real" is a prime example. The melody was a Top 40 break through on the R&B charts and The Natural Four were the singular force behind the hit. Ollan Christopher Bell, better known as Chris James, knows first-hand about song-induced travels. The Natural Four was his group and in his newly released memoirs "Music Saved My Life, From Darkness Into The Light, My Life As A 70's R&B/Soul Singer" (ISBN: 978-0998795003) he takes us on an intimate trek through his life and times.

Ochulo, Howard University Alumnus’ International Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Makes U.S. Debut at Black Hollywood

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ochulo, an international Fashion and Lifestyle brand based in Nigeria, will make their U.S. debut during Howard University's homecoming at the legendary Social Architects' Black Hollywood extravaganza. This engaging fashion experience entitled, "The People's Paradise," presents Ochulo's revolutionary men's and women's fashions. The magic will unfold on October 20, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in NW Washington, D.C.
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‘The Story Begins’ – Soul Singer-Songwriter-Actor PHILLIP BRANDON Debuts at The Colony Theatre

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Springing forth following eight years of tours as "Narrator" with platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra to a feature role in the life story of Gospel legend BeBe Winans, "Born For This: The Musical," Los Angeles native singer-songwriter-actor Phillip Brandon now proudly unveils his debut CD, "The Story Begins," via a spectacular live launch performance Thursday, October 12 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California.

In Maine, The Mugadi Foundation hosts Michael O. Benefit Concert Event ‘On My Own’

WESTBROOK, Maine, June 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Mugadi Foundation, in association with Waynflete School, is proud to announce a Michael O. (Michael Odokara-Okigbo) benefit concert event "ON MY OWN" to take place July 13, 2017 at the beautiful Westbrook Performing Arts Center in Westbrook, Maine.

Georgia Student Overcomes the Odds to Receive $1.8 Million In Scholarships, Including to 6 Top Colleges

MARIETTA, Ga., May 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity today announced that on Sunday, May 28, 2017 the Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia will host its 10th Annual High School Graduation Celebration Worship Service. The blessings will be flowing for several students who have been offered full college scholarships. However, for Paulding County High School's Kimberly Hadaway, the blessings are overflowing with full scholarships to 6 of the country's top colleges.

Spaceman Leland Melvin pens ‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances’

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey - until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and astronaut, shares his real-life experiences, triumphs and challenges in an inspirational memoir. The book: "CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT'S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES" (ISBN: 978-0062496720; Amistad Hardcover Original).

Actress Rayven Ferrell Lands Pivotal Career Role in New Tupac Film ‘All Eyez on Me’

ATLANTA, Ga., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Rayven Symone Ferrell was born, her mom had a strong vision for her. She knew her daughter was destined for great creativity and named her after Raven-Symone, her favorite character on "The Cosby Show." Twenty-one years later and mom's intuition has proven true. The young aspiring actress has already landed a career defining role, playing Sekyiwa Shakur, the baby sister of rap icon Tupac Shakur, in the soon to be released blockbuster film, "All Eyez on Me.

Author Mahogany Star Sizzles with Her Sexy Sequence of 2017 Summertime Book Releases

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Author Mahogany Star brings the sizzle to summertime reading with a sexy sequence of new book releases. Star's new titles, "Sex Degrees of Separation" and "Summer's Heat" are sure fire temperature boosters for readers who aren't afraid of the steam.

Errol Moore Releases Single ‘Free Your Mind’ from New Album: ‘Good Morning Jah’

ATLANTA, Ga., April 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Island Gruve Music Works, a full service music production company, is excited as we prepare to launch Errol Moore's highly anticipated new CD Single "Free Your Mind." The single is slated for release on May 5, 2017.
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Ros B Beauty Introduces Luxury Cosmetic Line for Makeup Lovers

SACHSE, Texas, Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top industry expert and professional makeup artist Rosalyn Bellamy, CEO and founder of Ros B Beauty, launched Ros B Beauty Luxury Cosmetics at a December 8 gala launch party at Salon M in Frisco, Texas. The cosmetic line, offering high performance products catering to all skin tones and types, includes Camera Ready Primer, HD Pro Finish Foundation, Dual Powder Pro Finish Foundation, Pro Finish Liquid Concealer, Blush On, Luxe Lip Gloss, and Liquid Velvet Lipstick.

Run Up Them Bands with OG Bobby Billions (OGB) Song of the Year

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dallas artist OG Bobby Billions released on Black Friday what might be one of the greatest debuts from a new talent - and according to him it's only the beginning. On December 9 he will be releasing a more in-depth visual to the already buzzing "Bands" single.

Anti-Gun Violence VIP Gala Benefit at Barclays 40/40 Club in N.Y.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Concerned Community 4 Change, a Not-For-Profit dedicated to engaging youth and the community toward positive principles, offering programming that builds healthy minds and bodies, will host an Orange Carpet VIP Benefit Gala on Monday October 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. at the 40/40 Club Barclays Center in Partnership with ITZ Time, NAACP (NYCHA Branch), and the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance.

An Exquisite Evening of Music and Dance Honoring The Culture and Contributions of Africans Across The Diaspora

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Brought to you by The Adinkra Group, "Birthright 2016" is a captivating evening of live intergenerational performances by Washington D.C.'s most talented African dance and drumming ensemble and special invited guests. A night of elegance, August 20, 2016, with guests sheathed in African chic couture sets the back drop for the electric and inviting atmosphere attendees have come to know and love when attending this event.

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