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Archive for February 20th, 2011

African American Sports Publicist launches new firm

Posted by Admin On February - 20 - 2011 Comments Off on African American Sports Publicist launches new firm

tamika_humphreyTamika Humphrey

Texas (BlackNews.com) — Longtime sports public relations specialist Tamika Humphrey has launched sport’s newest public relations firm, CEO Public Relations. The firm creates positive visibility for the athletes it represents, aiming to make the most of a professional athlete’s career both on and off their playing ground.
The company began in effort to help professional athletes mold and promote a positive image for themselves through media relations and social opportunities. After years of working with NFL and NBA players on their non-profit events and public relations; owner Tamika Humphrey proved herself as a trustworthy and fully connected to the business. Based in Texas, the company is now moving nationally, providing a full-service agency with individual attention to each of its clientele.
CEO Public Relations will provide:
* Full Service PR
(including consulting services)
* Media Relations
* Branding
* Biography Development
* Features
* Personal Public Appearances
* Autograph Signings
* Community Involvement Activities and Events
* Event Planning and much more
With the announcement of its national push, CEO Public Relations has lined up a number of clients including: Anthony Collins (Cincinnati Bengals) and non-profit organizations such as Lake Charles Tournament of Stars, an annual event that features a host of the NBA’s most talented athletes. CEO Public Relations has also developed partnership with The Bottom Line Sports Show. The show is Executive Produced by former NBA stars Charles Oakley, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway and Executive Talent Producer Gerald Brown.
For more information on becoming a client or company details, contact owner Tamika C. Humphrey by calling 832-389-9356 or visiting www.ceopublicrelations.com.

ICIRR blasts Kinzinger for proposal to defund Federal Challenge to SB1070

Posted by Admin On February - 20 - 2011 Comments Off on ICIRR blasts Kinzinger for proposal to defund Federal Challenge to SB1070

(From the ICIRR)


The US House of Representatives is currently considering HR 1, the continuing resolution to fund the federal government through September 30.  Newly elected Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger from Illinois’ 11th District has proposed an amendment (HA 445) stripping funding from the US Department of Justice’s challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070.  The following is the statement of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) regarding Kinzinger’s amendment.  

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is deeply disappointed that Rep. Kinzinger has chosen, as one of the first pieces of legislation he is sponsoring, to defund the federal lawsuit challenging SB 1070.  Kinzinger is in effect standing with the state of Arizona as it thwarts federal immigration policy and targets its Latino population.  Kinzinger should note in particular that the heart of his district, Joliet, has grown to our state’s fourth largest city in large part due to new Latino residents, and that cities like Kankakee and Bloomington have also witnessed growing Latino settlement.  ICIRR hopes that Kinzinger will shift toward supporting policies that welcome Latino and other immigrants and value their contributions to the community, as well as real solutions to our broken immigration system. 

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is a statewide coalition of 130 organizations dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society. For more information, visit www.icirr.org

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Exploring An Unknown History: New book provides a definitive glimpse into the History of Slavery in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Admin On February - 20 - 2011 Comments Off on Exploring An Unknown History: New book provides a definitive glimpse into the History of Slavery in Washington, D.C.

slave_pen_alexandriaSlave Pen in Alexandria, Virginia

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — The proud monuments and memorials of Washington, D.C. stand as mute witnesses to one of the most unforgettable chapters in America’s history. Author and proud resident of Washington DC, David Stroman, gives life to history in his latest publication entitled Slavery in Washington, D.C. – now available from Jemseed Publications.
With over seventy photos and documents from the National Archives and Library of Congress, Slavery in Washington, D.C. shows markets, docks, plantations and more – including scenes of where slavery were once the order of the day.
“Throughout the history of mankind, there have been slaves in luxury parts of the world. Unknown to many, a fee of $6 to $10 was paid to most of the African kings from which slaves were taken. They were sold for $500 to $1,500 in North and South America,” Stroman writes.
In the book, he also chronicles the plight of thousands of slaves and how they reached the United States. “States like Florida and South Carolina would import slaves directly from Africa. The Islands were used as breeding stations. Slave masters actually chose which slaves would mate with one another. That was to ensure that there would be slaves strong enough to do servile work,” he says.
Written in lively and engaging style, Slavery in Washington, D.C. has a wide appeal from grade school to college students to current and former Washington, D.C. residents, researching family history. It also shares interesting bits and pieces of trivia, such as the fact that aside from African Americans, Native Americans and a small percentage of whites were once slaves. As a form of payment for passage, some Europeans even worked as indentured servants for seven years.
A fine artist and cartoonist, Stroman was born in Washington, D.C. and his love for the nation’s capital and its rich history led to the creation of the book.
Available as an e-book through Amazon’s free Kindle app, the 235-page publication can be downloaded for just $4.99 by anyone with an iPad , iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, or PC.

Free Web Site aims to educate small business owners on how to qualify for business loans and credit cards

Posted by Admin On February - 20 - 2011 Comments Off on Free Web Site aims to educate small business owners on how to qualify for business loans and credit cards


(Distributed through BlackNews.com)

Nationwide — The National Institute of Business Credit, a non-profit organization and virtual educational resource, is using their web site at www.BusinessCredit.org to educate entrepreneurs about business credit. The web site offers free valuable guidance on how to qualify and apply for business loans, business credit cards, and business lines of credit. The first of its kind, the web site acts as an indispensable guide to both aspiring and established business owners.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 27 million businesses in the United States that generate billions each year in combined revenue. However, in a weak economy, businesses continue to close their doors every single day. Many are closing because they lack credit to keep themselves afloat during the time periods when their cash flow is low or non-existent.

BusinessCredit.org seeks to solve that problem. The web site features comprehensive how-to articles, how-to videos, a listing of resources, and a directory of the best business credit cards to apply for. It also features the latest news and trends pertaining to business funding and credit.

For more details, interested ones should visit:

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