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Street Scene
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Street Science and Metaphysics Merge in New Film"GhettoPhysics"

When author turned filmmaker, E. Raymond Brown first released Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up:  Peeping the Multi-Level Global Game, in 2002, he envisioned his book as a battle cry, a wakeup call to America and beyond.  The independently published tome emerged as an underground, cult classic, breaking down the dynamics of the 'powers that be' in laymen terms that the 'man on the street' could easily relate to.  Inflation, foreclosure, unemployment, healthcare issues, pollution, crime, recession and depression:  somebody was benefitting...more


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Club Nouveau
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SongVest 
Partners with
Jay King's
Club Nouveau
for New Album Sales Auction

SongVest, the company that reinvented the music memorabilia business by offering the ultimate fan collectable - the songs themselves - has announced their next major online auction will take place Nov 6-20 at and will include 'Consciousness', the new album from Jay King's classic pop band, Club Nouveau

SongVest continues to innovate in the music industry by offering fans and collectors a percentage of the...more


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Ike Atkinson
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Former Drug Kingpin
Ike Atkinson
Tells His Story
"In His Own Words"
with New DVD Release

In the movie "American Gangster," Ike Atkinson appears as the minor character "Nate," who is depicted as gangster  Frank Lucas's cousin and as the drug trafficker who helped Lucas established the Asian heroin pipeline from Thailand to the U.S. These were two of many of the Lucas' lies exposed  in the recently released. award-winning book, Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and His Band of Brothers by Ron Chepesiuk. This month Sergeant...more


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Joseph E. Lowery
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PRESS CONFERENCE:
CLEAN, GREEN & HONOR PROJECT TO
KICK-OFF WITH CLEAN-UP OF LOWERY BLVD

The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda will hold a press conference to announce the launch of their Clean, Green & Honor Project a beautification project of the  Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. community. The press conference will be held FRIDAY AT 2 PM in the vacant lot directly across the street from Lindsay Street Baptist Church (on the corner of Lindsay Street and Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.). The press conference will give media and the public an opportunity...more


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Pajaud
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Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum
Presents 5th Annual Black-Tie Gala Affair
An Artful Evening at CAAM

Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum (Friends) will transform the California African American Museum (CAAM) into an elegant ballroom setting as 300 sponsors, statesmen, Los Angeles industry leaders, and art enthusiasts gather to celebrate its 5th black-tie, gala affair, An Artful Evening at CAAM on October 9, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This annual gala  will kick off with a camera ready reception and an art-filled silent auction that willl raise significant support...more


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Adkins and Sharpton
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Meeting
Ruth Adkins Robinson
at the Education Crossroads

ometimes we cross paths with others that seem pure accident, with others it seems pre-ordained. For Ruth Adkins Robinson, a call in 1976 for writing help on a live awards show from James Brown's manager Charles Bobbitt was the first pavestone in the pathway that led to a New York production studio last week and a new syndicated TV show called "The Education SuperHighway." The host for the show is activist Reverend Al Sharpton. "Imagine" Robinson says, "that day in Las Vegas, I met the superstar James Brown and his...more


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Jay King
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Jay King to Tribute
Dick Griffey With Special Radio Show, "Honoring Mr. Griffey as a Living Legend"

Industry veteran, radio personality and music producer Jay King had the distinct honor of holding court with music mogul Dick Griffey days before he passed away on September 24, 2010.  Not realizing his role model was living his last days, King had initially planned to pay  homage to Griffey on his BlogTalkRadio show, "The Way I See It" with a show entitled "Honoring Mr. Griffey as a Living Legend."  That show will air this Sunday, October 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm...more


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Digital Music
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Autonomous Music  Drops "In Defense:  Vol.1" A Benefit Album for the Civil Liberties Defense Center

In the 1970's music propelled the landscape for social change.  Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Beatles and Bob Marley fueled social consciousness with music that not only moved our bodies, but our mind and spirits as well.  Today, as national and local  news headlines continue to  reflect a society constantly bombarded  by the effects of war, recession, unemployment, terrorism  and  environmental issues,  music is once again heralding an era of change....more


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Tony Enos
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"Out" Recording Artist
Tony Enos
is Cinderfella
in New Music Video
"Get It"

On the heels of nationally outing himself per his latest r&b/pop music release, "Did It Rite," performance sensation Tony Enos has released a scorching music video from the project. Directed by Enos, alongside Mike Zaleski for Woodshop Films, and shot on location in historical Philadelphia and the ballroom of  the William Way LGBT Community Center, "Get It" the latest single from "Did It Rite" reminds of why we like to watch !

Set in a parallel universe in 18th century Paris...more


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Kathry Icenhowers
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Believing, Building, and Becoming
Kathryn Icenhower
Is a SHIELD of Strength

n the late 1980s, South Los Angeles was on its death bed. Crack was destroying the lives of thousands of men and women across the city, and the number of drug-exposed newborn babies was on the rise. Desperate, with nowhere to turn, low-income, substance-abusing women were often separated from their children, and had little hope for the future until Dr. Kathryn Icenhower, co-founder and Executive Director for SHIELDS for Families, decided to take a stand.

Born a farmer's daughter, and raised on a subsistence farm in Southeastern Ohio, Dr. Icenhower...more


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Kenny Kingston
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Kenny Kingston 
Still Psychic
After All These Years !

When the legendary film star Mae West first introduced Kenny Kingston to the intuitive art of clairaudio, he was a mere  nine years old.  Bolstered along by his mother who taught him psychometry and a grandmother who gifted him with the skill of deciphering tea leaves, little did Kingston realize he was being honed to be one of the world's most gifted and recognized psychic mediums, guiding the lives of prominent politicians, celebrities and even royalty.  With today's interest in spirituality and the paranormal at an all time high, few can boast the legacy of this...more


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Mangum
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Attorney Jameika Williams Mangum Proves Herself a Force to be Reckoned With

Young attorney, Jameika Williams Mangum has proven herself as an emerging new legal force to be reckoned with.  With an impressive list of credentials, and the recent opening of her new firm, The Mangum Law Firm LLC, Mangum's recent court win is an eyebrow raising victory.  The Los Angeles native, now practicing law in the Chicago area, recently succeeded in securing a 'not guilty' verdict for a man accused of attempting to board an aircraft with a loaded weapon ( State of Illinois v. Stratton, Case number 10 CR 4...more


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Liberty Bell Temple
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Liberty Bell Temple
Files One Million Dollar Lawsuit Against the City of Los Angeles

The case of the Liberty Bell Temple vs. the City of Los Angeles took an interesting turn on August 11, 2010 when the Office of the City Attorney released a press release stating that the Liberty Bell Temple "had halted their case for preliminary injunction against enforcement of the city ordinance following live testimony and expert declarations by officers involved in enforcement actions against the location."

However, the constituents of the Liberty Bell Temple are making it...more


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Jimmy Crockett
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Recording Artist
Jimmy Crockett
Rolls in as the
"Cadillac Man"
with Debut CD Release

When Jimmy Crockett strolls in the room and starts to strummin' keys and slanging grooves, it's like he's taking us on  a ride in a vintage automobile and we are cruising 'round the highway bend.  We can't help but catch the vibe and just ride right along with him.  Serving up an eclectic collection of silky vocals over tracks that deliciously blend jazz, rock and funk infused R&B, his debut release, "Cadillac Man" is a trunk full of gems, hearkening seventies sensibilities. He pleasures our old...more


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