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Real Men Cook Seeking Volunteer Cooks to Showcase Their Skills on Father’s Day

Posted by Admin On May - 1 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Rare opportunity to show off cooking skills while uplifting families

Attention men who are cooks, aspiring cooks, weekend cooks or wannabe cooks

You’re invited to showcase your culinary skills and prepare your favorite dish as a volunteer at Real Men Cook 2017!

As a cook, you’ll be part of the greatest national Father’s Day celebration that promotes positive images of black men in relationship to their families and communities.  By joining the fun as a cook or volunteer, you will play a major role in lifting up fathers, sons, uncles, brothers, coaches, teachers, and mentors that provide hope and examples for the next generation.

All of the fun and celebration of men takes place on Father’s Day, June 18.

Registration and certification meetings are Wednesday, May 3 at Hales Franciscan – 4930 S. Cottage Grove, Wednesday May 10 at Mosque Maryam – 7351 S. Stony Island and Sat. May 20 at the Quarry, 2423 E. 75th Street.

According to Ayinde Cartman, executive director, volunteering at an event as noble as Real Men Cook uplifts the men who will be celebrated, and provides the participant with the sense of satisfaction that making a difference represents. At the same time, it offers an opportunity to spotlight your culinary skills before an appreciative – and hungry — audience.

Now in its 28th year, Real Men Cook has become a tradition. Families look forward to coming out, cooking, serving others and feeling the love that being together represents.

“Real Men Cook highlights men who want to be involved and make a difference,” said Cartman. “On this day, we lift them up and shine a light on them. By volunteering or serving as a cook, you join a Movement that shatters stereotypes and presents black men as caring fathers, leaders and everyday men who strive to do the best for his family and community.  So, let’s create a magical event for our families and communities together!”

Yvette Moyo, co-founder, said those who volunteer or cook will receive special gifts and recognitions.

If you’re ALL IN and want to star as cooks, and donate time and resources on Father’s Day, contact Ayinde Cartman at AyindeCartman@gmail.com or Lafayette Ford at LafayetteFord@gmail.com or call 773-484-0624.

 

 

 

Six Emerging National and Milwaukee Bands Announced for Radio Milwaukee’s Free “88Nine Block Party” Concert and Celebration on June 24

Posted by Admin On April - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS
National Acts Noname, Strand of Oaks, Field Report to Headline All-Day Celebration of Non-Commercial Station’s 10th Year in Community

Milwaukee – Nationally acclaimed rapper Noname and rockers Strand of Oaks and Field Report will headline Radio Milwaukee’s “88Nine Block Party, Presented by Educators Credit Union,” a free, all-day concert and celebration on June 24 outside the non-commercial station’s studios in Walker’s Point, the station announced Monday.

 

In addition to the three emerging national groups, the block party will feature leading Milwaukee artists REYNA, D’Amato and Abby Jeanne.

 

The 88Nine Block Party is being held to mark Radio Milwaukee’s 10th year on-air, online and in the community. The station (WYMS 88.9-FM, www.radiomilwaukee.org) launched Feb. 26, 2007.

 

The event is being presented by Educators Credit Union, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, and is in partnership with the Pabst Theater Group.

 

The block party is free and open to the public. The event runs from 1:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. It takes place outside Radio Milwaukee’s home at E. Pittsburgh Ave. and S. Barclay St.

 

In addition to enjoying on-stage entertainment, attendees can spend time in Workshop Architects’ recently renovated Studio 1, where they can contribute to the 88Nine Block Party playlist, play a round of Milwaukee-themed games and get to know their neighbors.

 

Several interactive art installations, designed by Workshop, will take place throughout the festival grounds, and local food vendors will offer a variety of items.

 

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for the event, with sales to the general public starting at noon next Monday (May 1). 88Nine and Educators members can buy pre-sale VIP tickets at noon Tuesday (April 25).  VIP tickets are $88.90 for Educators and 88Nine Members and $100 for the public. VIP tickets are available at bit.ly/88nineParty.

 

The VIP experience will include two complimentary food servings, access to two private indoor bars, special sessions and interviews with headliners and admission to the VIP After Party in the 88Nine building and on the roof from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

 

88Nine encourages attendees to bike or use public transportation or ride-sharing to get to the event. A pop up Bublr Bikes bike-share kiosk will be located on Barclay St.

 

The tentative music schedule:

3 p.m.       –          Abby Jeanne

4:15 p.m.  –          D’Amato

5:30 p.m.  –          REYNA

6:45 p.m.  –          Field Report

8 p.m.       –          Strand of Oaks

9:15 p.m.  –          Noname

 

Over its 10 years, Radio Milwaukee has become recognized for its unique mix of new and Milwaukee music, its Community Stories features and for fostering community engagement and positive change. Since it began broadcasting, Radio Milwaukee:

 

  • Has introduced Milwaukee to an array of national and international artists through the diverse recorded music it plays and the more than 120 “Studio Milwaukee” live, on-air sessions with these musicians in front of audiences. The station is credited with helping break several artists nationally, including Alabama Shakes, Valerie June, Michael Kiwanuka, James Vincent McMorrow and PHOX.
  • Has championed Milwaukee musicians through its annual Milwaukee Music Awards; weekly “414 Live” sessions featuring Milwaukee bands broadcast with a studio audience; playing at least one song on air by a Milwaukee artist every hour; and by promoting Milwaukee’s live music scene on air, its website and its social media outlets.
  • Broadcasts more than 200 original short-form Community Stories a year throughout its weekday on-air schedule and online, including video. The stories feature non-profit organizations and individuals making a difference in Milwaukee.
  • Renovated and outfitted a vacant former foundry in the Walker’s Point neighborhood into its $2.8 million state-of-the-art studios and offices. The complex includes a 99-seat performance space for live broadcasts and sustainable green roof. The station moved to its new home in September 2013. More than 1,700 donors contributed to the project.
  • Has been widely recognized for its on-air music, community affairs features, digital media and new studio complex, winning awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Milwaukee Press Club, Wisconsin Area Music Industry, Shepherd Express newspaper, American Institute of Architects Wisconsin, Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the International Competition for Marketing and Communication Professionals.
  • Created its “Cultural Commons” initiative, which involves more than 20 organizations in an effort designed to break down barriers and bring people together. The station’s mission, its young and diverse staff and new home are enabling it to spearhead an effort by local organizations to create events welcoming all Milwaukeeans.
  • Airs an average of 400 free public service announcements a year for up to 45 organizations; helps collect donations of needed supplies and goods for the community through campaigns with groups such as Milwaukee Public Schools, Hunger Task Force and Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; and invites the non-profit community to use its new home for events.
  • Receives the great majority of its financial support from its 5,200 contributing members, more than 200 underwriters and 25 foundations.

 

Information on the station’s history and birthday-year plans is posted at www.radiomilwaukee.org/10 and will be updated periodically.

 

ABOUT 88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE:

A non-profit, community-funded radio station, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM 88.9) has been a part of Milwaukee since 2007. Learn more about 88Nine and stream the station at http://www.radiomilwaukee.org or via the 88Nine mobile app.

 

 

Illinois State Fair Adds To Its Diverse, Dynamic Grandstand Line-Up

Posted by Admin On April - 17 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

New This Year: Fair to offer free admission with purchase of Ticket Package – Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster April 29th

 

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The hottest concert line-up of the summer is nearly complete as State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon announces four more nights of entertainment at Grandstand for the 2017 Illinois State Fair.  One final concert announcement is still pending at this time.  Meanwhile, tickets for this blockbuster lineup will go on-sale Saturday, April 29th via Ticketmaster, and at the Emmerson Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Monday, May 1st.  

The Illinois State Fair will open the eleven day showcase with a FREE concert in the Grandstand.  On Thursday, August 10, all fairgoers with paid admission to the fair will be treated to a free concert by the classic rock group Foghat.  Best known for their hit songs “Slow Ride,” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” the group has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record.  The group, formed in 1971, continues to tour each year and release new music on a regular basis.

Chase Rice will be the headlining act on the Grandstand stage on Friday, August 11th.   Chase Rice is a singer/songwriter who has toured the world with the likes of Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley.   While he may be best known for his hit songs “Ready Set Roll,” and “Everybody We Know Does,” Chase Rice is also a talented songwriter.  Rice co-wrote the song “Cruise” which was recorded by Florida Georgia Line and was dubbed the best-selling country digital song of all time in the United States in January 2014.     Opening for Chase Rice will be Runaway June and Chris Cavanaugh.

On Saturday, August 12th, the acapella group Pentatonix will wow fairgoers with a performance on the Grandstand stage.  In just five years, Pentatonix has sold more than six million albums in the United States alone.  The Grammy award winning group has performed in front of sold out shows across the globe, collaborated with legends such a Dolly Parton, and was featured it a network television Christmas special.

Returning to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Sunday, August 13th is country music superstar Brad Paisley.   The singer/songwriter is a member of the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame and known for songs such as “Crushin’ It,” “Today,” and “Riverbank.”  Paisley received rave reviews on his 2005 Illinois State Fair performance, and he has since gone on to win numerous Grammy Awards, appear in national television commercial campaigns and hosted television award programs.  Opening for Brad Paisley will be Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell

Monday, August 17th will once again be a FREE concert in the Grandstand. The sounds of the 60’s will once again fill the air when Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone performs on the Grandstand stage.   The self-proclaimed ‘Original British Invasion Band’ is best known for hits such as, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am.”  The group has seen success at the top of the charts overseas and here in the United States.  The group previously appeared in various movies and on television shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show, Dean Martin Show, and Jackie Gleason Show.

On Wednesday, August 16th the legendary group Alabama will perform on the Grandstand stage.  The band broke a record that may never be duplicated by any musical genre by releasing 21 straight number one singles.  The trio has 43 number one singles to their credit, nearly 200 industry awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The band, while still cranking out hits, has inspired many of today’s brightest stars, including Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran and Jon Bon Jovi.  Fairgoers of all ages will enjoy singing along with Alabama classics such as “Song of the South,” “I’m In a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why),” and “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band).”   Opening for Alabama on Wednesday, August 16 will be Neal McCoy

Also scheduled to perform at the 2017 Illinois State Fair is singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo.  The 27-year-old has already sold over 50 million singles worldwide and has worked alongside a variety of artists ranging from Demi Lovato to Snoop Dogg.  Jason Derulo is best known for his songs “Talk Dirty,” “Whatcha Say,” and “Want to Want Me.”   In addition, Derulo was honored in 2011 as BMI’s Songwriter of the Year.  He has penned hits for artists such as Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Sean Kingston and others.  Opening for Derulo on Thursday, August 17th will be up and coming artist from St. Louis, Chel.      

The Southern Uprising Tour rolls into Springfield on Friday, August 18th featuring four fan-favorite country performances.  Headlining the tour at the Illinois State Fair will be Montgomery Gentry. The group has become one of the most identifiable duos in country music with more than a decade of hits, concerts and accolades under their belt.  The award winning duo is known for hits such as “Something to be Proud of,” “Where I Come From,” and “Hell Yeah.”  Meanwhile, few artists have left a more lasting mark on America’s musical landscape than The Charlie Daniels Band.

As an outspoken patriot and road warrior, Charlie Daniels has transformed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.   Daniels is best known for songs such as, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “In America,” “Uneasy Rider,” “The South’s Gonna Do It,” and “Long Haired Country Boy.”  Rounding out the Southern Uprising Tour will be performances from The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws.

Building on the successes from last year, the Illinois State Fair is bringing another heavy metal band to the Grandstand.  On Saturday, August 19th fairgoers will have the opportunity to see Five Finger Death Punch perform on the Illinois State Fair’s biggest stage.  The band recently wrapped up an Arena Tour where fans raved about the band’s over-the-top production value and crowd pleasing sets featuring songs like, “I Apologize,” and “Wrong Side of Heaven.”  The band is also a supporter of the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation often raising funds to help survivors and departments of officers who have been killed in the line of duty.   Opening for 5FDP will be All That Remains and Nonpoint.

Closing out the 2017 Illinois State Fair on Sunday, August 20th will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Mellencamp.   The iconic classic rocker has been cranking out hits and performing in front of live audiences for the last 40-years.  While most known for songs like “Paper in Fire,” “Small Town,” and “Pink Houses,” Mellencamp was among the founding members of Farm Aid.  The annual event, co-launched by Willie Nelson and Neil Young, helps make people aware of the issues facing farmers and how those issues impact the entire nation.  Opening for John Mellencamp will be Carlene Carter.

Ticket prices for each of the shows are listed below.  Please note, ticket prices have been adjusted for the Friday, August 11th Chase Rice concert.

Thursday, August 10:  Foghat / TBA
Free Concert – General Admission

Friday, August 11:  Chase Rice / Runaway June / Chris Cavanagh
Tier 3 – $13 / Tier 2 – $18 / Tier 1 – $23 / Track – $23 / VIP – $33

Saturday, August 12: Pentatonix / TBA
Tier 3 – $32 / Tier 2 – $37 / Tier 1 – $42 / Track – $42 / VIP – $52

Sunday, August 13:  Brad Paisley / Dustin Lynch / Chase Bryant / Lindsay Ell
Tier 3 – $45 / Tier 2 – $50 / Tier 1 – $55 / Track – $55 / VIP – $65

Monday, August 14:  Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Free Concert – General Admission

Tuesday, August 15:  TBA

Wednesday, August 16:  Alabama / Neal McCoy
Tier 3 – $38 / Tier 2 – $43 / Tier 1 – $48 / Track – $48 / VIP – $59

Thursday, August 17:  Jason Derulo / DJ / Chel
Tier 3 – $19 / Tier 2 – $24 / Tier 1 – $29 / Track – $29 / VIP – $39

Friday, August 18: Southern Uprising Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry / The Charlie Daniels Band / The Marshall Tucker Band / The Outlaws
Tier 3 – $15 / Tier 2 – $20 / Tier 1 – $25 / Track – $25 / VIP – $30

Saturday, August 19:  Five Finger Death Punch / All That Remains / Nonpoint

Tier 3- $17 / Tier 2 – $22 / Tier 1 – $27 / Track – $27 / VIP – $39

Sunday, August 20:  John Mellencamp / Carlene Carter
Tier 3 – $42 / Tier 2 – $47 / Tier 1 – $52 / Track – $52 / VIP – $62                                                  

This year, the Illinois State Fair will offer a dynamic deal that allows fairgoers to create their own Grandstand concert experience.  The Score with More ticket package allows fairgoers to customize their visit to the Illinois State Fair by selecting three or more concerts to attend plus receive free gate admission for each concert.  Fairgoers cannot duplicate concert selections when personalizing their package. The price for the Score with More package will be dependent upon each fairgoer’s concert selection.  This exclusive offer sets aside a limited number of track tickets for each concert.   Special Note:  All ticket packages must be purchased by phone or in person on the Illinois State Fairgrounds by July 31st.   This offer is not available via Ticketmaster.

Also back by popular demand, the Illinois State Fair will once again offer Stage Side Parties for each of the Grandstand concerts. An additional $30 ticket will provide fairgoers access to an exclusive pre-show party that includes a food buffet, beer and wine for purchase, entertainment, giveaways and early entry into the concert.  The Stage Side Party is only available to those who have purchased a concert ticket to attend that night’s concert – BOTH concert & party ticket will be required to enter the party tent.   These tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster once tickets go on-sale.To be the first to know about all of the 2017 Illinois State Fair announcements, you can also sign up for email updates on our website www.illinois.gov/statefair.   We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Illinois State Fair, August 10-20th in Springfield.

11 Outstanding Black Women to be Honored at Harlem Business Gala

Posted by Admin On April - 17 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

36th annual Harlem Business Alliance Fundraising Awards Gala celebrates ‘Black Women Did That’ – honoring the brains, grace & power of black women

 
Saluting: Sylvia Rhone, Jeanne Wardford, Vera Moore, Dyana Williams, Glynda C. Carr, Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Jodie Patterson, Dr. Aletha Maybank and La-Verna J. Fountain

 

Event Sponsors: Airbnb, Harlem Community Development Corporation, City National Bank and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly

 

May 3, 2017, 6:30-10:00pm at Mist Harlem

 

Harlem Business Alliance Fundraising Awards Honorees

Harlem, NY (BlackNews.com) – For the past 36 years, the Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) has honored black brilliance with their annual awards gala. This annual must attend celebration is the pinnacle fundraising event for the non profit. This year’s theme, ‘Black Women Did That’ shines the spotlight on excellence – honoring nine outstanding women, a first for the organization, which traditionally honors both women and men. Saluting the magic, brains, grace and determination of black women, the organization will acknowledge them in the following categories: business, communications, government, community service and newly added science technology engineering, art and math (STEAM). The 36th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Awards Gala is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30-10:00pm at Mist Harlem (46 West 116th Street). Tickets can be purchased at: https://blackwomendidthat.splashthat.com. Sponsors for the event include: Airbnb, Harlem Community Development Corporation, City National Bank and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly.

This year’s honorees are: Sylvia Rhone (Business Person of the Year, Music Executive Icon) Jeanne Wardford (Chairman’s Award, W.K. Kellogg Foundation), Vera Moore (Entrepreneurship Award, CEO, Vera Moore Cosmetics), Dyana Williams (Percy Sutton Award, Entertainment powerhouse and CEO, Influencer Entertainment), Glynda C. Carr (Government Service Award, Advocate and Political Strategist), Kimberly Peeler-Allen (Government Service Award, Political Fundraiser and Event Planner), Jodie Patterson (Community Service Award, Entrepreneur and Activist), Dr. Aletha Maybank (STEAM Award, Deputy Commissioner for New York City Department of Health) and La-Verna J. Fountain (Woman of Action Award, VP for Strategic Communications & Construction Business Initiatives at Columbia University).

Past honorees include: Marcus Samuelsson (Chef & Restaurateur), Lisa Price (Founder, Carol’s Daughter) and Rhys Powell (President and Founder of Red Rabbit).

Growing up surrounded by strong, intelligent Black women, running thriving businesses and organizations throughout Harlem – Black Girl Magic was always the rule. Not the exception” says Regina Smith, Executive Director of HBA. This year’s theme ‘Black Women Did That’ recognizes the silent power of countless black women who fueled numerous movements from the Underground Railroad, Civil Rights, and to innovations in space, science, arts and entrepreneurship. In recognition of the success and inspiration they have brought to world, the HBA celebrates Black women for all that they do and will continue to do.

The Harlem Business Alliance has pledged its service as an advocate for the preservation and retention of Harlem’s business community for over 36 years. Programs include, but are not limited to: Harlem’s first co-working space; first adult stem program; 10,000 entrepreneurs served through programs and services; 2,000 entrepreneurs received one-on-one counseling and over 1,200 workshops. With HBA’s guidance, their client’s small businesses bloomed from concept to tangible product, street vendor to store owner and food enthusiast to food artisan. Disrupt Harlem Code Squad was launched in Fall 2015, the first hyper focused program to connect young adults with entrepreneurship options via technology. Lastly, the HBA acknowledges when you educate a woman, you educate a generation; this inspired the groundbreaking Lillian Project, a tailored entrepreneur incubator for native born African American women.

Share in the magic as we salute ‘Black Women Did That’ at the 36th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Awards Gala, scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30-10:00|PM at Mist Harlem (46 West 116th Street). Tickets can be purchased at: https://blackwomendidthat.splashthat.com. Tweet and follow the event live at #BlackWomenDidThat.


Event Hashtag: #BlackWomenDidThat


About the Harlem Business Alliance
The Harlem Business Alliance (HBA), was founded in 1980 by a group of prominent Harlem business leaders who recognized the void that had resulted from years of disinvestment and abandonment in Harlem and the critical need to mobilize the existing businesses and organizations to come together as a collective voice. Incorporated in 1990 as a class 402 501(c)(3) corporation, HBA has worked diligently to establish Harlem as an economically self-sustaining community. For more information, visit www.hbany.org.

Photo Caption: (left to right) Jeanne Wardford, Dyana Williams, and Jodie Patterson are just three of nine outstanding women that will be honored.

 

 

Real Men Cook’s 2017 Father’s Day Celebration to Build on 2016 Success by Continuing With Multiple Locations

Posted by Admin On April - 6 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Real Men Cook – Chicago’s premiere urban Father’s Day charity event – will build on the success of the 2016 multiple-location format by hosting the event at the same citywide and suburban sites this year and by adding more venues. These individual celebrations are hosted by agencies and entities committed to the Real Men Charities, Inc. mission, to build healthy families and communities. Now in its 28th year, Real Men Cook will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18 from 3PM to 6PM.

In making the announcement, Ayinde Cartman, executive director of Real Men Cook, the presenting nonprofit, stated that pivoting from the original concept of hosting the celebration at one site and expanding it in 2016 was a platform they were unsure the public would accept.  However, the reception to hosting Real Men Cook at various sites in diverse neighborhoods was so overwhelmingly positive that every site will return in 2017 to host. Inspired by this success, other outlets/organizations have requested to be included.  Once vetted to see if their missions support Real Men Cook, they expect more sites to be added to the roster.

“We are delighted that the new format was embraced. We will build on the success, thanks to the positive responses,” Rael Jackson, long-time Real Men Cook director, declared.

Jackson added that the multi-location celebration allowed Real Men Cook to involve many more men from different communities, thereby broadening the message, reaching and involving more men while maintaining the Father’s Day tradition.  At the same time, each hosting location incorporates their own style and traditions into their celebrations. They will also determine entry fees.

Explained Cartman, “All my life these men of Real Men Cook have devoted countless volunteer hours and resources to cook their favorite dishes and serve. This new format allows them to serve the community most dear to them. The overarching goal is to influence young men to serve and grow their families and communities throughout the year.”

Cartman revealed that a popular feature will be added to this year’s celebrations.  “As an organization, we’ve only recognized one Father of the Year and that was our 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. This year each site will honor a Father or Father/Son team who live up to the spirit of Real Men Cook, and incorporate the administration’s Fatherhood Pledge in the recognition.”

The events will continue an added Real Men Charities, Inc. tradition of promoting health and wellness, prevention and awareness for families and children. Accordingly, in addition to traditional celebration dishes to sample, each locale will offer men serving healthy foods, and broadcasting the message that every day food selections can help to prevent disease.

Cartman believes the newly-revamped event represents the continuation of a broader Movement.  “Life is about change,” he declared, “and localizing and expanding the event’s reach is a way of keeping the healthy families, good men Movement vibrant and engaging every segment of our community. We are encouraged and humbled that there was such an outpouring of love to the new format and are heartened that the same locations will return. This is proof of the success and growing success of this model, and the response from young dads and new men interested in being among our volunteer cooks has been more than encouraging.”

Celebrities, media personalities, ministers, politicians, entertainers, athletes, local community leaders, chefs and everyday hard-working fathers will participate as part of their resolve to uplift the family and defy the negative images often depicted in the media.

The expanded format will be held at sites citywide, in suburban Chicago and Gary, Indiana. In these individual sites, men serve in churches, fraternity houses, homeless shelters, their blocks, backyards, homes and parks. At each location, they will demonstrate that Real Men Cook, Love, Work and Care.

Among the organizations that participated in 2016 and will return this year include:

BBF Family Services on Chicago’s west side, D.A.D.D.Y – (

Developing A Dedicated Driven Youth), Endeleo Institute – Men of Trinity Church, Fathers and Blessings, which brings together several Chicago south suburban towns, Mosque Maryam, Regal Theater, Hales Franciscan High School, and Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary, Indiana.

Many private Real Men Cook events are also held on Father’s Day throughout the city, but are not open to the public.

Real Men Cook is the largest, longest-running and most-anticipated Father’s Day celebration of its kind. It provides a platform where “real men” from all walks of life give up Father’s Day pampering to work and be celebrated for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to their families and to their communities. In keeping with Real Men Cook’s core mission.

Some of the high-profile men who have donned a chef’s hat and participated in the past include U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Congressmen Danny Davis, Congressman John Conyers, and John Lewis. Senate President Emil Jones and his son Senator Emil Jones and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and his sons, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Professor Jonathan Jackson. Most recently two-time Grammy Winner, Che “Rhymefest” Smith and actors Mel Jackson, Anthony Anderson have also joined in the celebrations.

In this new format, guests choose the event location they prefer.  Those who opt to attend multiple celebrations will witness the different flavors and styles while seeing the same commitment to promoting fathers and family that has been at the heart of Real Men Cook.
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For more information, visit

www.realmencook.com. Men interested in volunteering to star and cooks, donating their time and resources on Father’s Day, may contact Ayinde Cartman at AyindeCartman@gmail.com or Lafayette Ford at LafayetteFord@gmail.com or call 773-484-0624.

Omarosa Shocks, Angers Some NNPA Publishers as She Walks Out of ‘Black Press Week’ Breakfast

Posted by Admin On March - 29 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

 

NNPA chair calls meeting a ‘lost opportunity’ for President Trump and ‘waste of time’ for NNPA

By Hazel Trice Edney

 

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump’s director of communications for public liaison, walked out of a breakfast meeting she had requested to attend, hosted by the National Newspaper Publishers Association last week after disputing the accuracy of a story written by this reporter in January.

 

The sudden move by the minister and reality star clearly shocked NNPA members and their guests in the March 23 meeting; especially since Manigault had called the chair of the historic group the night before and “asked to attend”, according to NNPA Chair Denise Rolark Barnes. Plus, during opening remarks, Manigault had praised Black journalists for historically asking “the tough questions”.

 

Manigault became agitated after this reporter asked a question following up on a story published under her byline for the Trice Edney News Wire Jan. 8. The story quoted civil rights lawyer Barbara Arnwine as stating that Manigault promised the “first interview” with Trump to NNPA President Benjamin Chavis during a Jan. 4 Trump transition team meeting with Black leaders.

 

Manigault doesn’t dispute having promised the interview. However, she was incensed because the story said she promised Chavis “the first” interview.

In context, the Jan. 8 story reports:

 

‘”Manigault’s promise of the interview was disclosed after a representative of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) stressed the importance of Black reporters interfacing with the president. Both Chavis and NABJ representatives participated in the closed door meeting held Jan. 4 at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in North West DC.

Trump aide Omarosa Manigault listens to question from reporter Hazel Trice Edney. Photo: Shevry Lassiter

‘”When NABJ said we need to make sure that somebody Black interviews the President first, [Omarosa] said, ‘Oh no.  Ben Chavis and I have already spoken and he’s going to be the first interview,'” recounted Arnwine, president/CEO of the Transformative Justice Coalition, in an interview. Arnwine said Chavis then “acknowledged that that was correct – that they had already been in touch with him about it.”‘

 

Hearing of Manigault’s denial this week, Arnwine seemed puzzled.  “It was to me a highlight. I had hoped that it really meant that African-American journalists were being repositioned into a higher priority for the incoming administration,” she said. “And I am surprised that this representation is unfortunately being dropped or not followed through. I was in the room and it was not said once. It was said twice.”

 

It is not clear whether the Trump staff recorded the meeting since it was off the record. Since the meeting, some have speculated that perhaps Manigault meant Chavis would be the first Black Press representative to interview Trump rather than the first journalist.

 

After seeing one White media reporter after another interview the President, this reporter, a former NNPA editor-in-chief invited to the breakfast by Barnes, followed up on the Jan. 8 story:

 

The first question pertains to “the promise that Ben Chavis would get the first interview with the president; then I have another question,” this reporter said after being acknowledged by Manigault.

 

Manigault strongly responded, “Ben Chavis was never promised the first interview. He was promised an interview, but not the first. And I was very surprised because we’ve always had a great working relationship, Hazel, that you wrote such a dishonest story about a closed off the record meeting that I invited NNPA to to make sure that we had a great relationship, that we started early. I was really surprised that you made that a press story because that was inaccurate. And moreover, you weren’t in the room.”

 

The publishers were in Washington observing NNPA’s annual Black Press Week, this year celebrating the 190th anniversary of the Black Press. The exchange, during a breakfast meeting at the Dupont Circle Hotel, quickly went downhill with both professionals clearly agitated.

 

“It was not inaccurate, and I have my sources right here. The question is when is the interview going to take place? That’s the question,” this reporter insisted.

 

Manigault responded, “We’ve been working for months because we have that kind of relationship…We had been working very closely to make sure that NNPA was on the front row and at the forefront of what happened. Your article did more damage to NNPA and their relationship with the White House because it’s not just me. So you attack me, they circle the wagons. So you can keep attacking me and they will continue to circle the wagons, but that does not advance the agenda of what NNPA is doing,” Manigault said. “I’m going to continue to work with Ben Chavis, who I adore, to make sure that we do what we said we were going to do. Interestingly enough, we were just talking about this privately over here. And so, if you want to make another headline or do another story about it, I think that is really not professional journalism.”

 

This reporter responded, “It’s professional journalism.”

 

Actually, the Jan. 8 story did not attack Manigault. In fact it quoted Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church as calling her a “great leader” and NAACP Vice President Hilary Shelton as saying, “I have a lot of respect for her.”

 

Chavis, in the Jan. 8 story, had made it clear that the meeting was off the record for him and the other dozens of organizational leaders in the room Jan. 4, including several non-working journalists.

 

This reporter and CNN’s Betsy Klein staked out the Jan. 4 meeting for more than three hours standing in winter weather outside the building on the sidewalk. Some organizational leaders spoke guardedly after the meeting that day while most, including Chavis, declined comment.

 

Neither Manigault – nor any of her colleagues – would speak on the record Jan. 4 and this reporter has not been able to reach Manigault for comment since. Also, until the March 23 breakfast, Manigault had said nothing to this reporter about disagreeing with the article.

At one point during the breakfast back and forth, Manigault turned to Chavis saying, “He’s right here. The source is here.”

 

This reporter said she would not divulge her sources; then asked Chavis to recount what he had “told me”. He repeated, “What I told you was it was an off the record meeting.” He told Manigault that she had promised him an interview. She stressed that she had not said “the first.”

 

This reporter’s question was not isolated as it pertained to Black Press access.

 

Stacy Brown, a reporter for the Washington Informer and NNPA contributor had actually asked the first question at the breakfast, noting Manigault’s opening words about the importance of Black Press coverage. “Just as important for us is access,” Brown stated, “What kind of access can we expect from this administration? When I say we, I’m talking about the Black Press,” Brown asked.

 

Manigault responded, “I know that [White House Press Secretary] Sean Spicer and the rest of the press team are working to make sure that the NNPA gets access so I think it is important that they stay engaged.”

 

Referring to President Trump’s March 22 meeting with Congressional Black Caucus leaders, Manigault said she believed the White House “had a historical number of African-American journalists covering it and given access to that particular event.”

 

But, Washington Informer photographer Shevry Lassiter, quickly responded, “Except us.” Lassiter said she was told that too many people had signed up for coverage, giving her the impression that “We were too late.”

 

When Manigault responded, “Your paper work has got to be right,” Lassiter clarified, “It was right. We got notice and sent it in; then couldn’t get in. She said they had too many,” Lassiter said, referring to a staffer.

 

“Are you bashing my young staffer?” Manigault asked. “I’m not going to let you do that. I’m not going to let you do that. I’m not going to let you do that.”

 

That exchange was just before this reporter’s question and the brouhaha that followed. When this reporter asked to move on to the second question, Manigault abruptly walked out with staffers in tow a little more than 10 minutes after arriving.

 

Publishers were aghast.

 

“Did she just walk out? Did she leave?” someone in the audience said quietly.

 

“How is she going to come in here and just walk out?” asked Chicago Crusader Publisher Dorothy Leavell, standing. The former NNPA president and NABJ Hall of Fame Inductee said, “And any other Black Press person ought to be insulted by what she did,” said Leavell. “It was totally disrespectful.”

 

A man’s voice called out, “We are insulted!”

 

“That’s how the Trump people act. This is Trumpism! This is Trumpism!” said another publisher.

 

The criticism was not just aimed at Manigault. Some in the room said this reporter was as much at fault in the way the question was posed.

 

GOP political commentator and consultant Paris Dennard, also present at the breakfast meeting, said in an interview that the question was adversarial.

 

“With all due respect to you Hazel, it came off as a bit confrontational,” Dennard said. “It came off as being a little bit on the attack.”

 

Dennard continued, “What I know is it was a priority for Omarosa to be here…I know that it was not her intention to come in and leave. No one gets up, comes to NNPA with people that she’s known and worked with to make a scene and leave. That wasn’t her intention.”

 

Barnes had given Manigault a glowing introduction, calling her a “top strategist” who helped get Trump elected.

 

“There’s so many things that I could say about Rev. Omarosa Manigault and I just want to say that some of us really do consider her a great friend. I know that she’s a supporter of NNPA. And that is why she asked to come to speak to us this morning.”

 

Chavis sought to calm the group after Manigault walked out, stating that he believes the interview is still on.

 

“Let’s collect ourselves,” he said. “It’s in our interest to have an interview with the President of the United States. And that’s what we’re trying to accomplish and I believe we will accomplish…If Omarosa can help us facilitate that engagement, I think it’s in our interest. But as journalists, I know you have to ask your questions.”

 

Barnes, clarifying that she was speaking momentarily as publisher of the Washington Informer instead of NNPA chair, concluded that Manigault’s conduct was unacceptable.  “That was totally unnecessarily. She doesn’t start a conversation saying ask the ‘tough questions’ and then run away from the tough questions…And so we’re going to have to bypass her. She’s not the only person in the White House if we want to deal with the White House.”

 

Later, in an interview speaking as NNPA chair, Barnes said: “To me, I almost feel as if we were baited…I expected a different presentation from her, which would have led us into asking a different set of questions about the issues she was going to raise and not get into this personal confrontation with a journalist. So, I’m disappointed that she didn’t – in my opinion – come in and speak on the President’s and on the administrations’ behalf about things that are important to this administration that the Black Press should be focusing on. That didn’t happen. It was a lost opportunity for the President. And it was definitely a waste of time for NNPA.”

Photo Caption: NNPA President Ben Chavis discusses prospective interview with Manigault during heated exchange.

PHOTO: Shevry Lassiter

“The Wendy Williams Show” is Hiring Interns for the Spring, Summer, and Fall

Posted by Admin On March - 29 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Wendy Williams Show

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) – The highly popular Wendy Williams Show is looking for qualified, organized and professional interns in the New York City area who want to gain experience in television production. All applicants must be at least 18-years-old, able to receive college credit for the internship and work at least 3 days a week.

Ideal candidates will be those pursuing careers in television production. This is a professional internship opportunity for qualified candidates. Applicants must have good communication and organizational skills and a desire to learn more about television production.

Interns may choose to work in either production, creative or wardrobe. Internships are available in the spring, summer, and fall.

The Wendy Williams Show, hosted by Wendy Williams herself, premiered in 2008 as a six-week trial in select cities, but was shortly picked up for a full season and has gone on to be one of the most successful talk shows of all time.

For more details and/or to apply for the internship program, visit:
www.findinternships.com/2015/01/wendy-williams-show-internship-program_27.html

To search hundreds of other 2015 internships, visit:
www.FindInternships.com

 

Author-Wealth Coach Teaching Others How to Live Like a Millionaire on Any Budget – Says “Financial Success is Not a Gift; It’s a Habit”

Posted by Admin On March - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Teacherpreneur/ Money Magnet Timolin Langins holistic approach to wealth building underscores her workshops, her blogs, and her writings as the author of Mind Over Money, How to Live like a Millionaire on Any Budget and contributing writer to Hoarders star, Dorothy Breiningers book Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff. 
Timolin Langin, teacherpreneur, money magnet, and founder of New Fit World TV

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) – Author, veteran teacher, real estate investor, and world traveler Timolin Langins roots are in a small town in Mississippi. There, a generation of relatives with a mothers wit for financial success taught her how humble earnings could yield a fiscal life stable enough to support all her dreams, travels and interests. Her first lessons were given to her by her grandmother, great-grandmother (mothers side) and father. They were good stewards of money who passed on sensible spending habits and wealth building money management practices by example.

For Timolin, her financial success has been a logical progression, but after watching many smart people struggle with their finances, she realized that her money sense is an uncommon gift. She has decided to share her practical habits and easy to implement strategies that enables her to live like a millionaire on any budget by way of a modest teachers salary.

She proves that financial success is less about actual income or specific dollar amount, and more about effective money management, passion or purpose, and a zest for living. Whether you make $10,000 per year or $10,000,000 per year, there are similar philosophies and universal truths that are common to all who seek to grow wealth. If one is faithful with little, one will be faithful with much and only then will more be given is an adage Timolin lives by and believes essential to growing and maintaining wealth for generations. She strongly places emphasis on strategic use of the money tool; not the actual amount of money you have currently.

Timolin takes a holistic approach to wealth building that impacts every area of life. This belief underscores her workshops, her blogs, her book talks/writings as author of Mind Over Money, How to Live like a Millionaire on Any Budget and contributing writer to “Hoarders” star, Dorothy Breiningers book Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff. She focuses on the rarely discussed element and hindrance to wealth building called Emotional Spending/Overspending — a factor she explains in her debut book, in addition to specific tasks one can take to increase financial success, decrease debt through strategic spending and easy to implement saving techniques, plus investments, entrepreneurship and more so we can all live the life of our dreams. She has revealed financial success tips to her clients and followers via her website and You Tube channel. Timolin believes the wealth building message she teaches is universal and wants to share it with the world.

She closes all of her talks, blogs, and speaking engagements with these closing words: “Financial Success is not a gift; it is a habit!”

For more information, to get her book, visit Timolins website at www.NewFitWorldTV.com, call (213)453-3921, like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TimolinRLangin/ and Twitter @Timmieteacher.

As a former producer, writer, and host of award winning cable shows, Timolin is planning to soon start streaming live.

 

Photo: Timolin Langin, teacherpreneur, money magnet, and founder of New Fit World TV

 

The Year of Race Based Trauma: What Happened to the Talk of a Post Racial America?

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Race and Racial Identity in Psychotherapy By Robert T. Carter

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) – In the age of the Trump Effect, an increase in police brutality cases, workplace discrimination and racial profiling, the long term effects of this “new normal” can have a profound impact on the social and psychological health of the community. In response to the changing cultural landscape, Robert T. Carter and Associates (RTCA), a forensic and organizational consulting group of licensed psychologist and professors, offers training services to corporations, non-profits, human resource departments and community organizations providing strategies for preventive solutions and care of race based trauma.

RTCA has worked on a range of issues related to racial discrimination; hostile work environment and racial harassment, specializing in race based traumatic stress. Founder and Principal of RTCA, Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. is a professor, author and expert on race related issues. A professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College at Columbia University, Carter has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters as well as authoring and editing seven books – including The Influence of Race and Racial Identity in Psychotherapy Toward a Racially Inclusive Model. Dr. Carter’s framework defines race based traumatic stress as an emotional/psychological response to racial experiences that results in functional impairments, making activities of daily living difficult.

This framework has laid the groundwork for RTCA to serve as an expert witness in race-related cases, lending his expertise in the area of stressful and traumatic effects of racial discrimination. He has served as an expert witness on more than fifty federal discrimination, harassment and racial profiling cases, presenting evidence of the impact of race based experiences on current and future experiences. Carter states, “Our work as expert witnesses, have involved the modification of school systems’ racial desegregation plans, biracial custody, racial discrimination and racial harassment in schools, the workplace and as consumer racial profiling.”

To learn more about RTCA or schedule an interview, please contact Malin PR at 240-264-7330 or askmalinpr@gmail.com


Robert T. Carter & Associates offers professional, objective and accurate empirical based research and training services. Headquartered in New York City with a satellite office in Dallas, RTCA has served as an expert witness for more than 20 years on a range of racial discrimination issues. RTCA opinions are supported by reports including research, evidence about the issues in the case, and the administering of race based traumatic stress evaluations to assess the occurrence of functional impairment. Learn more about RTCA at www.roberttcarterassociates.com

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Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler

Posted by Admin On March - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Shangani Fashion’s debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name “Shoshangani” means traveler. Shangani Fashion is a brand inspired by the experience of travel and the exposure of different cultures.
Creations by Shangani’s Designers merge their travel experiences with colorful ethnic prints, and contemporary shapes to create a high fashion, ready-to-wear look. Traditional African fabrics with a modern mix, is the passion behind Shangani Fashions.

 

The design duo collaborating on the aesthetics are Fashion Designers Elesia Peterman and Mary Moore. Moore is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and a world traveler.  “My inspirations are fusions of my cultural, travel experiences and my Zimbabwean heritage and styles. Shoppers will find divers influences from the Caribbean, European and Middle-Eastern expressions in my fashions. I enjoy mixing various African influences with a contemporary cut and shape for a modernized look. And the result is a ready-to-wear brand that is suitable for all occasions” explains Mary Moore.

 

My creative inspiration comes from a fusion of time, epoch periods and cultures, while remaining Afrocentric“. States Elesia Peterman. “I want our line to show that African print transcends. The looks can be worn strictly as traditional wear, but the looks can also be incorporated in business and everyday casual use. What makes our line unique is that it isn’t just an African meets Western cohesion. Our goal is to reach and inspire a much bigger market. Our line is an international fusion. Also, being a millennial, I feel I can relate with the style trends my peers are excited about.. I want to use clothing design as my voice and demonstration of creativity.

 

Shangani offers looks for both men and women, and intends to expand the menswear line for upcoming seasons. The garments are wearable for business casual or as formal wear. Depending on the type of garment design, the brand uses one-hundred percent cotton, applied with Dutch Wax print, Denim and other uniquely blended materials of the finest quality. Completing the Afro-inspired look, the Shangani brand also features handcrafted travel handbags and clutch bags. Accessories such as earrings, bracelets and shoes, add a hint of sophistication to an individual’s look.

 

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