Event Alert: Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio Celebrates Santa with 2nd Annual Christmas at the Moulin Rouge
North Hollywood, CA – Dance diva Heather West and her luscious mavens will celebrate Santa with some North Pole magic at the 2nd Annual Christmas at the Moulin Rouge show, Sunday, December 9, at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood. Doors open at 7:00 pm for dinner seating. Entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. featuring holiday themed pole and burlesque dance routines. The evening continues at 10:30 p.m. with an open dance floor party. The Federal Bar is located at 5303 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood.
Guests are invited to dress in their Parisian best per the Moulin Rouge theme with ladies donning burlesque and fancy finery and men wearing shirts and ties. Special discount offers on classes will be available during the event as well.
“What better present than the gift of dance this Christmas season? It is the perfect time for feathers, lingerie, high heels and fishnets as our teachers and students light up the stage with our special “Luscious Lifestyle” brand of holiday merriment!” states West.
West’s Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio offers the “Luscious Lifestyle” to women of all shapes and sizes via the art of pole, burlesque and exotic dance. Heather West’s Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio is located at 11135 Weddington St. #113 in North Hollywood, CA.
Explore “The Luscious Lifestyle” and dance with West and her mavens on the web at http://www.lusciousmaven.com/. For ticket information for the 2nd Annual Christmas at the Moulin Rouge show, go to http://www.lusciousmaven.com/Events.html .
Hollywood, CA – R&B/Pop recording artist A.M.X. keeps marking his spot with music that let’s us know not only has he been here, but also that he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. His most recent drop is the DJ Break remix of his Snoop Dogg fused track, “You Made Me Change My Number,” originally produced by Da Internz. Spotify, the popular digital music service, has added the release on its “Recommend” list ! The remix turns up the volume on the original song with enough boom to blow up turntables !
A.M.X. know how to keep the music playing. His latest single and steamy music video “She Likes,” is still wooing female demographics and he is planning for an original Christmas classic to drop in December. His single “We Can Do Whatever,” produced by Brian “Chazz” Padilla, is a dance club hit and his mixtape, “Broken Halo,” was downloaded over 90,000 times on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. A.M.X. has been touring internationally and nationally in support of his career, opening for Boyz II Men, Joe, Ginuwine, SWV, Dru Hill and most recently R. Kelly.
Check out the DJ Break banger at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-made-me-change-my-number/id572281268. Visit A.M.X. online at http://www.whoisamx.com/index.html.
State specific PSA’s:
7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO
PREPARE THE FAMILY TO VOTE IN 2012!
1. VERIFY your Registration Status & Your Poll Location BEFORE Election Day by calling your Board of Elections, 1-866-MYVOTE1 or visit ww.unityvoterempowermentcampaign.org.
2. Be sure to TAKE PROPER ID TO VOTE. Check ID requirements for your state in advance at www.costoffreedom.info.
3. VOTE EARLY or Absentee Ballot if you know you will be out of town on Election Day.
4. DON’T BE AFRAID TO REQUEST HELP from poll workers they are there to help YOU.
5. YOU HAVE A RIGHT to file a complaint if your rights have been violated. For legal assistance call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
6. STAND YOUR GROUND – if there is a problem at the polls you have a right to cast a provisional ballot if you are certain you are a registered voter.
7. VOLUNTEER to be a poll worker or monitor in your community at www.ncbcp.org.
About The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’12 Campaign
The NCBCP Unity ’12 Campaign, in partnership with A. Philip Randolph Institute and 40 other national and state-based organizations and affiliates, is leading its non-partisan voter empowerment efforts in fourteen states through its Black Youth VoteiThink 2012, Black Women’s Roundtable Power of the Sister Vote and Foot Soldiers for Democracy initiatives.
The Unity Campaign will have coordinators on the ground on Election Day and will also host a command center in Washington DC offering updates on ground operations. States include: AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MS, NC, OH, PA, VA, WI.
To interview state coordinators email: email@example.com.
A.M.X and Bobby DeBarge Jr. Collaboration, “One and Only (Deluxe Edition)” Makes iTunes “Hot Tracks”
Hollywood, CA – What happens when you put two musical forces together to collaborate on a hot single? Well in the case of emerging pop/R&B artist A.M.X. and heir to the Debarge throne, Bobby DeBarge Jr. – the answer is “One and Only (Deluxe Edition).”
Written and produced by A.M.X. and performed by Bobby DeBarge, Jr., son of the late Robert DeBarge, “One and Only (Deluxe Edition)” has soared the charts as an iTunes Hot Pick in the R&B/Soul genre. The bubbling track combines A.M.X.’s innovative musicality with DeBarge’s special brand of vocal finesse. Together the duo is forging new inroads in the hearts of many.
As a new artist, A.M.X. is steadily marking his spot on the music scene. His monster single “We Can Do Whatever,” produced by Brian “Chazz” Padilla, is his latest release as a recording artist. His debut effort was the Snoop Dogg laced, “You Made Me Change My Number,” produced by the Grammy Award nominated Da Internz. A.M.X’s mixtape, “Broken Halo,” was downloaded over 90,000 times on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes and featured Sean Brown, Shorty Mack and Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Check out the A.M.X. written and produced Bobby DeBarge Jr. single “One and Only (Deluxe Edition) at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-only-deluxe-edition-single/id557110223 and party with A.M.X. at http://www.whoisamx.com/index.html .
Hollywood, CA – Celebrity hair stylist Dr. Boogie is well known for getting his “mane” business on. With a reputation for teasing the tresses of Hollywood’s finest, including Vivica Fox, Debbie Allen, Kym Whitley and even VH1′s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s” own Mimi Faust, the hair doctor is now offering his branded prescription to the masses in an effort to alleviate all hair woes. With the design and creation of a full line of chemical-free, organic, all natural skin and hair products, Dr. Boogie presents a diagnosis designed to rejuvenate and invigorate men and women alike. “Hold It,” a finishing pomade; “Bionic,” a hair and scalp oil treatment; and “Pure,” a shea butter based lotion, are just a sampling of the solutions in the doctor’s medicine bag.
“Ideally I want everyone to just know the feeling of fabulous. I have always said, when you look good you feel good. With the launch of my new products I’m now able to share on an even wider scale the remedies I have used for years with my celebrity clientele,” offers Dr. Boogie. “My ‘Dr. Boogie’s Do-It-Yourself Clip-On Hairpieces’ enjoyed tremendous success. With my all natural product line, I am expanding my brand to fully include men and women while at the same time honoring the planet with my organics.”
Dr. Boogie and his product line is featured in the October issue of Juicy Magazine. The two-page feature discusses his behind-the-scene hair techniques on clients Mimi Faust, Toccara Jones and Vivica Fox.
In addition to his product launch, Boogie has been busy working on several television productions. He styled Debbie Allen for her recent appearance on Fox-TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”; Vivica Fox for her upcoming series, the syndicated show “Mr. Box Office” and Lifetime’s “Prank My Mom”; and he was the lead stylist for hair and make-up on “BET PRESENTS: BAD25 – THE SHORT FILMS OF MICHAEL JACKSON.”
Fill a prescription for Dr. Boogie’s new line featuring “Hold It’ at http://www.BoogieSecrets.com or book an appointment with him at Fame Salon at 11288 Ventura Blvd., in Studio City, CA by calling (818) 974-9773.
From Stage to Page, Writer Timothy Allen Smith Commemorates 9/11 and Holds Us “CAPTIVE” with New Book Release
Los Angeles – What happens when a single, transformational event alters the course of history, when foreign policy is driven by fear? Looking back eleven years later, is what happened more important than how we reacted to it? If the right lessons weren’t learned, are we in danger of repeating history?
Award-winning playwright turned author, Timothy Allen Smith answers these questions and more in “CAPTIVE,” a riveting new novel from Twenty / 20 Books, based on his acclaimed stage play of the same name. In “CAPTIVE,” Smith masterfully parallels the events of 9/11 and ultimately, challenges the reader to see how fear can be the most dangerous terrorist and our minds the most restrictive prison of all.
“CAPTIVE” is the story of nine strangers, taken hostage and held in a room together. By unfolding a sequence of events that intersects the lives of these individuals, from various ethnic backgrounds, Smith expertly creates his own little societal melting pot. By locking them in a room together with no way to escape, Smith leaves them with only one thing in common…fear.
“CAPTIVE” debuted as a touring stage play in 2003, playing to packed houses across the country. Audiences became enthralled by Smith’s vision of an alternative to the deafening beat of war drums dominating public discussion after 9/11. The overwhelming response compelled Smith to create a vehicle that would allow him to expand on the themes of cultural sensitivity and diversity in a post 9/11 world.
The idea for a trilogy was born, with “CAPTIVE” as the first of three novels, following the hostages from the night of their ordeal, on through the rest of their lives as they cope with the aftermath. Definitely a thinking man’s book, Smith offers the reader a hopeful vision of a future where endless wars and senseless bloodshed are not the only alternatives.
In light of recent, real life events, i.e. the Colorado theater shooting and Sikh Temple massacres; “CAPTIVE” could not be more relevant and, as such, has been nominated by Villanova University and the University of Wisconsin for their “One-Book” and “Big Read” programs respectively.
In “CAPTIVE,” what begins as an innocent night at the theater quickly turns into the unthinkable. Smith pulls no punches in taking the reader into the room and allowing him to be a fly on the wall as the hostages react, not only to the situation, but more importantly, to each other. Racial tension, homophobia, and even age come into play as heated discussions and accusations soar and hit like bullets. The characters represent all walks of life including the young and affluent conservatives, Mark and Amber O’Conner; ultra liberal academics, Lisa Woodward and Walter Curtis; born and raised inner city kids, Toshia and Dexter Swindell; the Spanish speaking, Eleodora and Lena Gonzalez; and Robert Cohen, a former marine with a few secrets of his own.
A seasoned playwright, Smith made his first ‘book mark’ as the co-author of Melvin Childs’ “Never Would Have Made It – The Rise of Tyler Perry, the Most Powerful Entertainer in Black America (and What it Really Took to Get Him There).” A native of Philadelphia, Smith’s bloodline offers him a mixed perspective on the world. As the nephew of Eugene Carl “Bo” Baynes, the recently deceased founder of the Black Mafia in Philadelphia, his background is tempered with views that run the gamut of observation. With a penchant for propelling thought and discussion, he includes in “CAPTIVE” a list of “Book-Group Discussion Questions” designed to elevate the reading experience.
“At its core, ‘CAPTIVE’ is about the questions we didn’t ask after 9/11,” reveals Smith. “This isn’t about any crazy conspiracy theory but let’s be honest, at the time there simply was no appetite for the discussion of an alternative response to the march to war. Now here we are 11 years later, and nothing has changed. We’re still being driven by fear and, even worse, we’re still at war. The question today is, have all the bullets and bombs really made us any safer? I believe fear is a bigger threat to our freedom than Al Queda ever was, and my vision for this trilogy is to make people less afraid. Simple as that.”
Smith plans to continue the storyline with his next work, “A Line in The Sand,” which will follow the lives of the survivors as they adjust to life after their ordeal. Ultimately, Smith hopes to reveal that when we are no longer prisoners to our fears, we can become captive to a true vision of freedom and make positive choices that benefit society as a whole.
Following His Debut Single featuring Snoop Dogg, Pop/R&B Sensation A.M.X. Boasts “We Can Do Whatever” With Next Release
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Hollywood, CA – When new pop/R&B sensation Andre Mieux aka A.M.X. boasts “We Can Do Whatever” in the hook of his latest single release, he means it! Unleashing the track on the heels of his debut “You Made Me Change My Number,” which featured none other than rap icon Snoop Dogg, A.M.X. spits game with the stamina of an artist hauling heat. Produced by dance track master Brian “Chazz” Padilla, “We Can Do Whatever” body slams with lyrical combustion as A.M.X. continues to pack power on his musical path to the top! With “We Can Do Whatever,” A.M.X. seamlessly showcases his brilliant artistry, effortlessly fusing elements of rap, pop and house, bringing a sound that sizzles and simmers to the dance floor.
A.M.X.’s recent mixtape “Broken Halo,” downloaded over 90,000 times on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes, was another recent indication that he is an artist with a strong intention for winning. A.M.X. dropped “Broken Halo” late July, following the Snoop Dogg-laced, “You Made Me Change My Number” which was produced by the Grammy Award nominated duo “Da Internz.” Sean Brown, Shorty Mack and Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony added fire to the production which showcases A.M.X.’s vocal finesse, musical muscle and clear capacity to ignite the club. Seven tracks strong, “Broken Halo,” is a far departure from the A.M.X.’s classical roots however!
A classically trained pianist, musicianship rests deep within the core of A.M.X.’s heart. The West Covina, CA native has been writing, singing and dancing since he was 8 years old. By the age of 12, he was producing music with Grammy Award winning artist, Ricky Lawson of the Yellowjackets. A.M.X.’s musical gift has indeed forged a litany of accomplishments.
Outside of his quest as a solo artist and entertainer, he is also a talented songwriter and producer. His song, “Let Me Be the One” was recorded by the Korean boy band sensation SS501, he charted on Billboard’s The Next Big Sound Top 25 and his musical vision provides the soundtrack for the DVD independent film release, “Wigger.” In addition to his new single release, A.M.X. produced and co-wrote a song for Bobby DeBarge Jr., son of the late Robert DeBarge, entitled “One and Only.” Both “We Can Do Whatever,” and “One and Only” are available on iTunes.
Committed and determined to excel as a solo act, A.M.X. has been touring internationally and nationally in support of his career, opening for Boyz II Men, Joe, Ginuwine, SWV, Dru Hill and most recently R. Kelly. “I’m excited to infuse my own special style and brand into the music scene,” offers A.M.X. “As a kid playing classical piano, I knew music was my life. My musical progression has taken dips and turns. To end up here though, making music with some of the hottest in the business, it is beyond a dream come true! I’m really feeling like I can do whatever right now and win!”
A.M.X. plans to continue to do ‘whatever,’ bombarding music fans with ammunition from his musical catalog of hits. The artist plans to shoot a video music video soon and release an E.P. in the near future. Check for the A.M.X. penned Bobby DeBarge Jr. single “One and Only,” at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-and-only/id556717632?i=556717696&ign-mpt=uo%3D and A.M.X’s “We Can Do Whatever” at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-can-do-whatever-single/id556769314.
Keep the party bangin’ with A.M.X. at http://www.whoisamx.com/index.html.
A.A. Jones is many things to many people. Her roles include wife, neighbor, friend, dog trainer, yoga instructor, Pilates coach, pole dance teacher, and unbeknownst to most, stripper. At 37 – Jones is not your stereotypical college student – moonlighting on the side to make ends meet. She is a real life housewife, desperate, trying to save a marriage from financial doom and in the end, trying to save herself. Her story is everywoman as she struggles to come to terms with her life and in the process finds self-empowerment and moves closer toward inner peace.
Jones’ “Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper” is more than a day-to-day account of a woman thrown into the underground world of stripping, sex and drama. It is the intimate, soul- bearing memoir of a woman making her way in a man’s world and owning her power. Revealing, titillating and yes erotic, “Diary” is not merely a confessional. It is the story of a phoenix rising. In the vein of bestsellers “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Wild,” “Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper” taps deep into the secret sanctum of femininity, revealing a latent hunger determined to be fed.
In “Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper” we find Allison Jones as your seemingly typical, happily married suburban housewife. A native of Croatia, she originally came to the States to pursue acting. Having supplanted her career for her husband’s quest for happiness, she finds his American Dream is imploding. Taking on job after job to do all she can to help, it is just not enough. After much research, she finds the answer to their financial woes.
It sounds simple enough. She will moonlight as a stripper to help make ends meet. As a yoga instructor and pole dance teacher she has the body and the skills to succeed and most importantly, she has her husband’s blessing.
Jones’ journey takes her to Tilt, a fully nude gentlemen club. Per her European upbringing, the nudity is not a real challenge, and since her dance skills are phenomenal, Jones imagines this new adventure will be a no-brainer. However her entrance into the world of club life uncovers more than just her bare skin.
Jones brings the reader up close and personal as she goes down the rabbit hole into the maze of the underworld. In the process, not only is a new personality unleashed inside her, but the veil is removed off a marital relationship she tried hard to believe was idyllic. Jones’ sexuality is ferociously ignited and she is forced to come to terms with a powerful predator that had remained dormant, lulled to sleep in a lackluster marriage. The new found magnetism she commands over men in the club is also an energy that she now has to battle within.
Jones’ diary details her reconciliation of the two halves of her life; her role as Allison, the righteous housewife; and Jones, the siren stripper and seductress. Stripping off layers, exposing skin, Allison Jones realizes she had buried more than just her dream of acting. Life as an exotic pole dancer bares the truth about her marriage, her inner most desires, and who she really is, which is much more than just the perfect housewife.
Women around the world are tapping into their true strength and sexual power. In dance studios across the nation, pole dance and pole fitness is replacing the typical treadmill exercise routine. As also evidenced by the runaway success of the E.L. James’ erotic fiction paperback, “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild,” more and more women are exploring and unleashing their inhibitions. There is a movement rising and “Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper” is propelling the occasion. A.A. Jones has generously provided a road map of her sexual revolution and it is a transformation that is sure to liberate many.
Male Pole Champion Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant Joins Aeriform Arts Studio Before Leaving for Australian Tour
North Hollywood, CA – Television executive Lea Walker holds an expansive dream for her Aeriform Arts Studio. Born from her desire to find refuge from the busy demands of her work in the entertainment field, Walker’s Aeriform Arts Studio is an oasis of dance and fitness offerings that take working out to new heights. From pole, to aerial yoga, to lyra and hanging silks, the studio is a virtual playing field for airborne conditioning adventure.
Walker has elevated her vision however with the announcement of a totally co-ed curriculum, opening the doors to men who may want to partake in the fitness fun. Men can now workout right alongside the women and take their exercise agendas to new altitudes. The beautiful mirrored space, which houses ten aerial yoga hammocks, a lyra, hanging silks and five brass dance poles is truly a playground for all now!
To highlight the new agenda at Aeriform Arts, Walker has bought on pole champion, Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant to conduct specialized pole instruction during the month of August before returning to the studio in January from his Australian “BadAzz Aussie Artistic Black Out Tour 2012.” World renowned professional vertical dance artist, international performer, instructor and competition judge, Grant has appeared on numerous national television shows including “America’s Got Talent,” “The Doctors” and “Jerry Springer.”
“After opening my studio, I was amazed by the number of men who contacted me about wanting to learn pole fitness and aerial arts. I kept hearing complaints that many of the studios around Los Angeles are mostly women-only,” expresses Walker. “I’m excited to open the doors to men at Aeriform Arts. And I actually think the women even appreciate it! In addition, we are just blown away to have Mr. “Bad Azz” Josiah Grant come teach with us. He is not only a pole legend but also a wonderful and gifted instructor.”
Aeriform Arts boasts an impressive roster of some of Los Angeles’ best fitness instructors including Leigh Acosta, specializing in pole, lyra and aerial fit; Amber Porter for aerial fit; Lacy McGarry for pole & floor; Kristina Serna for BUTI ™ and Saharah Ali and Victoria Platt for aerial yoga. Walker is also bringing on Juju Namjai for additional BUTI ™ classes and adding a “Sexy Silhouettes” class for improving dance and flow technique.
“Aeriform Arts is a fantastic alternative to the gym,” adds Walker. “The classes are cozy and intimate with great personalized instruction. And with that said, I’d like to say to the men, ‘Hey boys, come hang out with us!’”
Check out Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant at http://www.badazzinoz.com/. Aeriform Arts is located at 5625 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. Take flight at Aeriform Arts at http://aeriformarts.com/ or by calling 818-980-AERI (2374).
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Philadelphia – Like a hot knife through butter, international R&B/pop recording artist Tony Enos continues to melt us down as he brings “The Heat,” his latest CD offering from lil’ T Entertainment LLC. As one of the first openly gay recording artists to hit the scenes years before it was ‘trendy,’ Enos has always blazed his own fiery way with vocals, choreography, fashion and gender bending music videos that truly set it off ! “The Heat” his second CD release, finds him broadening his range with tracks that take hip hop to pop’s blistering edge!
“Hot Knife Through Butter,” the debut single release from “The Heat,” scorches a trail for Enos’ “no holds barred” style. The accompanying video packs the punch that keeps club mongers yearning for more. Stimulating visuals, engaging rhythms and teasing lyrics continue to define the essence of Enos’ sensual appeal. “The Heat” keeps the temperature pumping with tracks like “Be My Boyfriend” which flows with the innocence and fun of physical attraction while ditties like “Maneater” are layered with more serious club rocking intentions!
“With ‘The Heat,’ I was basically dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century by my amazing producer Phil “iNSANE P” Cason,” shares Enos. “Though this is a new sound for me, I’ve stayed true to my self in my writing, composition and co-production. We were able to deliver a really current pop record and cohesive body of work. Once I heard the first single, ‘Hot Knife Through Butter,’ I committed to the idea of keeping the sound current with a more pop edge. I’ve tried some new things on this album both musically and vocally but it is still classic Tony Enos at the heart.”
Adds Phil “iSANE P” Cason, who is known for his work with India Arie, Justin Timberlake and Timberland, “”This album is really an awesome rebirth for Tony Enos. He really takes it to the edge! Every song on ‘The Heat” is my favorite!”
Since his debut CD, “Did It Rite,” Enos, a choreographer turned performer, has added activist to his endeavors. As an anti-bully advocate, Enos is an official spokesperson for Philadelphia’s Education Justice Coalition, a non-profit organization that focuses on the educational and academic achievements of LGBTQ youth. Enos draws from his past school days experiences of bullying and hardships to show youth that dreams can become a reality. He is also a national advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and education. Utilizing his music, performances and videos as a platform for pride, self worth and self preservation, Enos is a beacon of boldness in the LGBT community and beyond.
Tony Enos will celebrate an official album release party on August 6 at Philadelphia’s Woody’s Night Club and is also planning promotional tour dates for “The Heat.” Meltdown with him at http://www.TonyEnos.com and simmer like a “Hot Knife Through Butter” at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-heat/id548651259.
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Young Man Dedicates his Life to his Country Records “Vote 4 Justice” for Black Youth Vote Before Leaving for the Army
Washington, DC – When Andre Todd Hobson aka “Champ” originally penned the lyrics for The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Youth Vote (BYV!) iThink 2012 campaign, he didn’t know how soon his lyrics would literally become his life. The 19-year-old Richmond, VA native will report to basic training for the U.S. Army on July 31, just a week after hitting the studio to lay his tracks for the song. He can only hope that his recording of “Vote 4 Justice” will move his peers to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. He will make a difference by serving in the Army to protect the country and our democratic process.
Hobson’s rendition of “Vote 4 Justice” is a stirring rap-laced track that evokes the essence of the times we live in. A gripping call for action, the song is a battle cry to a younger generation, beckoning them to utilize and not squander their power to vote. William Kellibrew IV, deputy director and national victims advocate for the National Coalition, empowers the hook with his compelling vocal ability. The song was produced by Richmond-based producer, “Sowf.”
“Andre did an excellent job of translating our message into hip-hop vernacular,” said Jessica Brown, national field coordinator, BYV!. “We are working hard to educate our young people on the connection between voting and laws like ‘Stand Your Ground.’ Everyone wants justice for Trayvon Martin and others like him, but young people have to realize that those laws were voted in. We have to vote those laws out and keep voting so they don’t pass anymore laws that are not in our interest.”
Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition adds, “Many of the laws that disenfranchise voters disproportionately affect Black men so, with the help of funders like Open Society Foundations, we recruited and trained young black men to educate their peers about the new voter ID laws and to work at the polls. I commend Andre for his leadership in using his creative skills to get our message out. We are proud and appreciative of his decision to serve our country. We wish him well.”
BYV’s iThink 2012 campaign is in full gear training, educating, and making sure young adults register to vote, verify their status, obtain proper identification, and vote on Election Day. BYV! programs include the Black Male Initiative, a civic leadership development program; and Foot Soldiers for Democracy co-convened with Common Cause. BYV! Foot Soldiers are a cadre of young people trained to serve as poll workers and monitors in their local communities. BYV! is also partnered with the Cost of Freedom Project to distribute a voter ID App to quickly provide citizens with information on voter ID requirements for all 50 states and how to apply for a photo ID which they must show in order to vote.
BYV! is a national grassroots organization committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and training young leaders. Andre Todd Hobson is a prime example of one such leader. His song, “Vote 4 Justice” will become the legacy of a young man committed to change and willing to pay the “Cost of Freedom”.
Download Vote4Justice at: www.ncbcp.org, follow on Twitter @blackyouthvote, Andre’s Twitter – @championmusicc. For BYV! updates text Vote4Justice to 69302.
New York – She’s baaaack! Author Madison Taylor, the mastermind behind the skillfully laced trilogy “Scattered Lies I, II, and III” has returned! And she has not missed a beat with her pen. This time dishing a dose of danger so delectable, her readers are destined to drool in longing desperation as they weave their way toward the plot’s end. Her fourth book release in less than five years, Taylor’s latest fiction fantasy is “WWW.com.” No longer publishing under her own independent company, Influential Writers Publishing, Taylor is celebrating her growing success under the banner of 5 Star Publications with her latest novel!
Taylor has firmly established herself in the world of urban lit fare with a keen knack for entwining people, plots, and unlikely ploys together. With her “Scattered Lies” trilogy, she deftly grew her fan base, book by book, entangling readers in an escalating whirlwind of passion, suspense, and drama.
With “WWW.com” however, Madison turns up the intensity with a storyline that literally pushes the reader out of this world into the expansive space of virtual reality. In “WWW.com” Taylor unapologetically whisks the mind to the outer limits as she rampages the senses with scenarios that fuel and unleash the imagination.
In the novel, Ramon Ramirez and Daniel Munger are the most feared men in America. Spearheading Shark Enterprise, better known as The Secret Society, they expertly engage the Internet as their playground for deception. The one rule of their secret community is that there are no rules! A “click” can get you whatever you want, from sex to money, and even murder.
But in “WWW.com,” with the W’s standing for World Wide Web, you will be introduced to Chance, Seven, Justice and Patience; four unlikely heroines whose paths cross in a lethal synergy to bring these men down! These ladies prove that the entry into cyberspace can be even more dangerous when you don’t know who is behind the “click.”
Bronx, NY native, Madison Taylor once again expertly converges her knowledge of the streets with her Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Her writing style deliciously seduces with precise attention to detail, inventive plots, unexpected twists, and toe curling dilemmas.
“‘WWW.com’ is one of my most wicked works,” shares the author. “I believe my readers will have a special appreciation for these women as they courageously take matters into their own hands for the greater good. I find that aspect of the tale particularly liberating. In addition, by tackling the realm of cyber space, I’ve expanded my dimensions for suspense, terror, and even retribution. We know about the mean streets out here, but what about the deadly paths in the cyber world? ‘WWW.com’ takes you way out there. It is then up to the reader to find their way back home,” reveals Taylor.
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