Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Community Health & Wellness =WEALTH

Over the past two weekends, something phenomenal has been taking place in local markets in South Los Angeles. Community Market Conversion (CMC), which is a program through the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, has hosted a series of Health & Wellness Events.  On Saturday, November 19, 2011, I had the privilege of not only attending but volunteering at the event held at local store Money Saver's Meats.

Money Saver's Meats is well known in the community for having the best Chicken links in South LA as well as having organic vegetables, fresh meat and herbs. It is owned by Los Angeles Native, Ozabe Banks. It is located at 3233 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043.

Filled with great food, music, face painting by the amazing Kai Sapp, nutritional information, resources, and vendors such as Youth Justice Coalition, this event was absolutely exceptional.  The wealth did  not  cease with that, there were also superb cooking demonstrations by local non-profit Community Services Unlimited as well as Health California, who also provided some healthy cookbooks and calorie tips.

This insightful afternoon had a substantial bonus in having Educator Eleanor Brownn enage in an open discussion entitled " It's Not What You Eat, But What's Eating You."  Eleanor Brownn opened and shared her own personal struggle with her weight. She is an expert on women, mature health and cultural competence. She is also an author and motivational speaker. Ms. Brownn is the founder of Life-Long, a health initiative for midlife African American working women, and the annual Sisters Staying Healthy Conference. In her workshop, Ms. Brownn discussed how to identify "Trigger Foods " and "Trigger Moods" stating that we have to be in tune with what we are eating and what our moods are when we are eating. Identifying these triggers and having control is essential to living healthy.

 The CMC pilot program will transform 4 corner stores in South Los Angeles through a community guided process.

To find out more  about Community Market Conversion, please visit their website at or email Clare Fox at

Analena Hope all smiles at the CMC info table

CMC is adding enrichment to our wealthy community! Get Involved!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Encourages Californians to Protect their Identities from Theft this Holiday Season

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued a consumer alert with tips on how Californians can protect their personal information from identity theft when shopping online during this holiday season.

1. Consider investing in antivirus and anti-spyware software. If you already have antivirus software, be sure to download the latest security updates, as there are new viruses and malicious programs every day.

2. Use a credit card instead of a debit card. A stolen debit card gives an identity thief a direct line to your bank account, whereas credit cards offer added protection from fraudulent transactions. To be safe, don't store your credit card numbers online, and review your credit card bills monthly for unauthorized charges.

3. Make purchases through websites that offer secure connections. When shopping online, choose websites or e-merchants that offer heightened SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security to protect your personal information. Before inputting your phone or credit card number, check your browser's status bar for an unbroken "padlock" icon, which indicates the site uses SSL. Also, because most email accounts are not secure, it's best not to send payment information in an email.

4. Watch what you post online. The Internet has made it easy to store and share information, but we should be careful when sharing personal information online. Avoid posting addresses and phone numbers on social networking sites, or storing credit card information and passwords in your email account.

5. Strengthen all your passwords and PINs. With so many passwords and personal identification numbers to remember these days, it's tempting to use a birthday, child's name, consecutive numbers, or other predictable passwords or PINs. Use a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols to protect your shopping and email accounts with the strongest possible passwords.

6. Talk to your kids about the dangers of online shopping. Children are often so comfortable and confident online they don't think they need to take special precautions. And identity thieves know this; kids are among their prime targets. Supervise your kids' online shopping and talk to them about keeping their information secure.

7. Shop at trusted websites. Everyone wants to find the best deals when shopping online, but be cautious when using unfamiliar websites. When shopping at a site that is new or unfamiliar, review customer reviews and Better Business Bureau listings to check the site's legitimacy.

8. Be wary of fake online stores. Many online scammers steal personal information by redirecting shoppers to fake web pages that look like the checkout pages of legitimate shopping sites. To avoid these traps, be careful what links you click. Set your browser to block pop-up windows, and make sure you type in the store's web address into your browser window instead of clicking links from email or other websites.

9. Guard your Social Security number. There's no reason for an online shopping site to request your Social Security number to make a routine purchase.

For more information about identity theft, visit:

Monday, November 21, 2011

"VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" Adds Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy as Performers

"VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" Pays Tribute to the Great Cities of Soul Music Including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia

Special will air Monday, December 19 at 9 PM/8c on VH1

VH1's beloved, popular franchise, " VH1 Divas ," announced today additional performers to join this year's tribute to soul musicChaka KhanErykah BaduSharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy will join VH1's "divas" in paying homage to these cities and soul music's timeless classics at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. " VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul " premieres Monday, December 19 at 9 PM/8c on VH1.

"We are so excited to feature these diverse and multi-talented women and men joining our 'Divas' roster this year to showcase the global impact of soul music and how influential and inspirational the music is to today's chart-topping artists," said Lee Rolontz, EVP, Original Music Production & Development, VH1 and VH1 Classic. "Celebrating the soul music borne out of some of the world's greatest cities being performed by today's top artists with the iconic legends that put soul music on the map prove this year's 'Divas' will be a must-see event."
"VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" will bring together some of the best singers across the globe, men and women alike, to honor the soulful cities that inspired these divas and their art.  The headlining "divas" were announced at an earlier date including: Mary J. Blige, Kelly ClarksonFlorence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J. and Jill Scott.

The cities honored include: ChicagoDetroitLondonMemphis and Philadelphia. Accompanied by one of the most exciting groups of modern soul, The Roots, with Questlove as musical director, each diva will pay tribute through not only their own soul-inspired songs, but some of the greatest classics that have shaped a genre.
As in previous years, this edition of "VH1 Divas" will benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation and its programs to restore music education in public schools.  For more information, please
This year's sponsors for "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" include: AT&T, COVERGIRL, GEICO, Hershey ®'s, Old Navy, Samsung and The Wendy's Company.

Additional performers, presenters, special guests and sponsors will be announced as they are confirmed. 
Visit and Twitter at @VH1 and #VH1DIVAS for more information.

Premiering on VH1 in 1998, "Divas" became synonymous with some of the most memorable, live, female vocal performances in television history.  The show quickly became a highly anticipated annual phenomenon, generating speculation among music fans and industry executives on who would be part of that year's telecast.  Last year, the "Divas" saluted the armed forces with "The USO Presents: 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" with Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Sugarland, Keri HilsonParamore and Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. Previous featured performers over the years included Diana RossTina Turner, Cher,Mariah CareyCeline DionAretha FranklinMary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Faith HillWhitney Houston, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Adele, Kelly ClarksonMiley CyrusJennifer HudsonLeona LewisJordin Sparksand numerous others have graced the "VH1 Divas" stage.

"VH1 Divas" is executive produced by Greg Sills for Chloe Productions and Lee RolontzRick Krim for VH1.


Interactive One and Songza Launch BlackPlanet Radio, the First Social Radio Website for the African-American Consumer

Interactive One and Songza Launch BlackPlanet Radio, the First Social Radio Website for the African-American Consumer

Interactive One and Songza Launch BlackPlanet Radio, the First Social Radio Website for the African-American Consumer makes everyone a DJ with a platform that allows music lovers to curate, share and discover new music

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive One, the largest digital media company serving Black Americans and a subsidiary of Radio One, announced this week a partnership with Songza, a leading streaming music service, to launch BlackPlanet Radio, the digital industry's first social radio website targeted towards African Americans. allows users to discover new music in a variety of ways, as well as create playlists from a library of more than 14.5 million songs to share with their social network communities.

"BlackPlanet Radio makes creating music playlists more fun by allowing users to play DJ and share their creations with their online friends, for free from their desktop browser or via our mobile iPhone and Android apps," said Tom Newman, President, Interactive One. "Personal expression and connecting with friends is the essence of and this new extension of the social networking site is a great way for people to connect online through music."

Targeted towards African-American consumers, the new service is integrated with Facebook and, the definitive social network for Black America, allowing users to express themselves and help their friends discover great new music. BlackPlanet Radio will feature digital streams from Radio One's network of 53 radio stations, as well as playlists created by thousands of experts and figures from across the Radio One family of brands including radio station DJs, artists, celebrities, site editors and contributors, and music experts among others.

"For generations, radio has served as an integral part of the Black American experience and BlackPlanet Radio is the digital extension of that cultural pillar," said Barry Mayo, President, Radio One. "We are already leaders in digital streaming as the 12th largest audio streaming company in the country. BlackPlanet Radio will build on this leadership by taking radio's concept of music curated by people and shared with communities, and bringing it to the Web in a way that will connect our audiences more deeply. We believe the best digital music radio services will tap into people and communities -- not just rely on algorithms. BlackPlanet Radio is all about the users."

Social Music Discovery
BlackPlanet Radio is a community-based site that saves busy music lovers time by making music discovery easy and engaging. BlackPlanet Radio is free and allows users to browse, create and curate music playlists organized by a wide range of activities, genres, moods, decades and more.
BlackPlanet Radio keeps a record of what playlists have been listened to in the past and saves favorite playlists to each account holder's personal and sharable music collection. Collections can be shared with friends and organized by era, activity, mood, genre or any other category. Users who log in to BlackPlanet Radio with their Facebook account can organize their favorite radio stations and playlists all in one place and can see what their friends are listening to in real-time.

A Platform Partnership
Songza offers brands an efficient and effective way to have a social music experience perfectly tailored to their audience. BlackPlanet Radio brings together Songza's powerful music streaming platform, which makes it incredibly easy for users to find an expert-made playlist for anything, and Interactive One's expertise in the African-American digital space including its access to some of Black America's most prominent figures and influencers.
"Music is a powerful way for brands to engage with their audience," said Elliott Breece, Chief Product Officer, Songza. "BlackPlanet Radio leverages Songza's platform and BlackPlanet's trusted brand to deliver an incredibly relevant and compelling streaming experience. We're thrilled to see it go live today."
To experience BlackPlanet Radio, visit

Interactive One has more than 15 million members and reaches millions of Black Americans each month. With approximately 3 billion annual page views on its suite of sites, the company has become the definitive social network for Black America through BlackPlanet, as well as a number of leading content sites. These sites include: NewsOne (, which provides up to the minute, comprehensive coverage of newsworthy events relevant to Black Americans across the country and the world; TheGrio (, a video-centric interactive community and division of NBC News that provides original content on topics ranging from breaking news and politics to health, business, and entertainment; TheUrbanDaily (, the eyes and ears for Black Americans looking for what's hot online, on the airwaves, in theaters, and on the street; HelloBeautiful (, the definitive lifestyle resource for today's Black woman; and Elev8 ( a site devoted to elevating the mind, body and spirit.

Interactive One was launched by Radio One in 2008 to complement Radio One's existing portfolio of media companies targeting the African-American community. Since its launch, Interactive One has quickly become the #1 online platform for the African-American community. Interactive One is powered by the mission to create an online community that engages and positively impacts the lives of African Americans.

Radio One, Inc. ( is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning or operating 54 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother's "Spirit" program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show. The Company also owns a controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (, owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Beyond its core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One (, an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including NewsOne, TheUrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, and social network BlackPlanet, and an interest in TV One, LLC (, a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.

Songza is a free streaming music service that has expert-made playlists for everything and makes it outrageously easy to find the right one, at the right time. Like a music concierge, Songza helps you discover and save playlists that are the perfect soundtrack for any activity, mood, or occasion. Headquartered in Long Island City, NY, Songza is built by the team that founded crowd-priced MP3 download store in 2006 from their dorms at Brown University. Songza is available on the web at and as an application on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android platform.
Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.
SOURCE Interactive One

Thursday, November 17, 2011

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment Selects November 30 for National Day of Action, Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment Selects November 30 for National Day of Action, Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment Selects November 30 for National Day of Action, Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence

WASHINGTONNov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent controversy at Penn State University has demonstrated the critical need for education and awareness of sexual violence. PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment has announced a National Day of Action on November 30, on college campuses across the U.S.

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment – a leading national nonprofit group that shatters the silence of sexual violence - is joining forces with the support of other organizations for this unprecedented national initiative.

The National Day of Action to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence features a step-by-step action guide to complete this event on your campus. This free kit includes web-based instructional curriculum, celebrity cameos, and other tangible tools to use for the Day of Action and throughout the year.
This event focuses on prevention of sexual assault and raising awareness of the high level of underreporting by victims of these crimes. This National Day of Action will empower students as bystanders to make changes in their campus environment, and encourage justice for victims.

Leading research has found that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (Finkelhor). Many male and female survivors of sexual assault have found the recent media coverage atPenn State University re-traumatizing - so this Day of Action will also focus on healing as well as a culture shift to create the safest, most supportive campus community.

PAVE Founder Angela Rose said, "The recent travesty of justice at Penn State University presents a unique window of opportunity to fuse our energy. Sexual abuse plagues our society and the silence, shame, and cover-ups allow it to continue – we must work together to shatter the silence of sexual violence."
Angela Rose was featured today and this weekend on HLN (CNN's Headline News) on the "BREAKTHROUGH WOMEN" series for her work in creating PAVE.

TO GET INVOLVED, Email or visit us online
PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a multinational nonprofit that uses art, education and grassroots action to shatter the silence of sexual violence.


Rock/Hip Hop Icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels wants your "ATTENTION PLEASE!"

Rock/Hip Hop Icon Darryl

Rock/Hip Hop Icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels wants your "ATTENTION PLEASE!"

Legendary Run-DMC co-founder teams with NCIS' Pauley Perrette to bring "Attention Please!" to multiple causes with "double sided" digital single

NEW YORKNov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The much revered and respected, multi-platinum recording artist Darryl "DMC" McDaniels has released a "double sided" single, "Attention Please!" / "Rock Solid" from his upcoming album entitled Rock Solid .  The song "Attention Please!" features Pauley Perrette , rock singer and star of the TV show NCIS - recently voted the #1 most popular star on primetime television.  Produced by Mike 13, "Attention Please" showcases DMC's iconic powerhouse rap interspersed with Perrette's smoky vocal hooks. The song tells viewers to "do something please" – an action packed explosion of Hip Hop and Rock positivity and passionate testament to the many nonprofit causes that both McDaniels and Perrette hold close to their hearts, including advocating for the rights of children in foster care and promoting adoption.

McDaniels and Perrette met last year and immediately bonded. "Working with Pauley P," says McDaniels, "is like working with Joan JettJanis JoplinSarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow with a splash of John Lennon!" Adds Perrette, "As a longtime fan of the legend DMC, it was outstanding to collaborate on such a hot song with such an amazing guy that I am now very proud to call a friend."

The flip side of the single is "Rock Solid" – a high energy rock/rap track produced by Jared Lee Gosselin(India.Arie, Matt Sorum, Floetry, Macy Gray) who DMC calls "a Rock n' Roll God with production and song arrangement skills out of this world!" The two met when they collaborated on a cover of Frank Zappa's "Willie the Pimp" in honor of Zappa's birthday last year.  Both new tracks have corresponding videos out this week.  "Rock Solid" directed by DMC, and "Attention Please" directed by Bryan Olinger

DMC is a 2009 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has sold over 25 million records worldwide. He has won several awards for his philanthropic efforts including the coveted Children's Rights Award . McDaniel's VH1 documented story of his search for his birth mother, entitled DMC: My Adoption Journey won an Emmy Award in 2007.


Quincy Jones Endorses Danette Meyers for District Attorney of Los Angeles County

Quincy Jones Endorses Danette Meyers for District Attorney of Los Angeles County

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Blaze The Stage.... It is going to be PHYRE~~~

"Blaze The Stage" FRI NOVEMBER 18th Come watch The Hottest
Entertainers in LA Blaze the Stage for King Rasheed's Birthday Party.
Beautiful Ladies and Handsome Gentlemen This is a night for created
with YOU in Mind. Mix.Mingle.Dance.Flirt. Come enjoy the Music and
Dance until you Drop.
Friday, November 18 at 9:00pm - November 19 at 2:00am
Spike's Bar & Grill
16728 Bellflower BL
Bellflower, CA
Advance Tickets $10 or $15 at the door. RSVP. 954 851 2019. for info
and table reservations. (CLICK ON THIS LINK TO
ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!) They are going fast!!!
KING RASHEED IS TURNING 35 !!!!!!! It's time to party and celebrate !!!!
$1 tacos, $5 patron shots, 2 FOR 1 DRINKS UNTIL 11PM (THE ROYAL DRINK
SPECIAL),Bottles Service $150
Ladies grab your sexiest dress and Fellas come dressed to impress !!!
Cause tonight it all goes down.
We are putting together a concert of some of The BEST artists and musicians in Southern California. 
The infamous DJ JiJi Sweet will be spinning all your
favorite songs.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Poem: "The Mask I Wear"

I am in the process of this journey of fully coming into who I am inside and out! I was taking a life design course and my world renowned coach, Dr. Ray Blanchard read this poem below. I have always thought I was my true authentic self, however, after hearing this poem and then reading it several times, I have come to realize that I have neglected ME in the process of being a giver and a nurturer to others. So I am removing the mask and seeing and loving me. Growing and learning in the process. Hope you remove yours as well. I would love to see YOU!!! I am the other you. You are the other me:)


Don't be fooled by me.
Don't be fooled by the face I wear
  for I wear a mask. I wear a thousand masks-
     masks that I'm afraid to take off
  and none of them are me.
Pretending is an art that's second nature with me
But don't be fooled, for God's sake, don't be fooled.
I give you the impression that I'm secure
That all is sunny and unruffled with me
  within as well as without,
     that confidence is my name
       and coolness my game,
         that the water's calm
       and I'm in command,
    and that I need no one.
But don't believe me. Please!

My surface may be smooth but my surface is my mask,
My ever-varying and ever-concealing mask.
Beneath lies no smugness, no complacence.
Beneath dwells the real me in confusion, in fear, in aloneness.
But I hide this.
  I don't want anybody to know it.
    I panic at the thought of my weaknesses
       and fear exposing them.
That's why I frantically create my masks to hide behind.
They're nonchalant, sophisticated facades to help me pretend,
  To shield me from the glance that knows.
But such a glance is precisely my salvation,
  my only salvation,
    and I know it.

That is, if it's followed by acceptance,
  and if it's followed by love.
It's the only thing that can liberate me from myself
  from my own self-built prison walls.

I dislike hiding, honestly
I dislike the superficial game I'm playing,
  the superficial phony game.
I'd really like to be genuine and me.
  But I need your help, your hand to hold
    Even though my masks would tell you otherwise
      That glance from you is the only thing that assures me
        of what I can't assure myself,
          that I'm really worth something.

But I don't tell you this.
  I don't dare.
   I'm afraid to.
I'm afraid you'll think less of me, that you'll laugh
  and your laugh would kill me.
I'm afraid that deep-down I'm nothing, that I'm just no good
  and you will see this and reject me.

So I play my game, my desperate, pretending game
  With a facade of assurance without
    And a trembling child within.
So begins the parade of masks,
  The glittering but empty parade of masks,
    and my life becomes a front.
I idly chatter to you in suave tones of surface talk.
I tell you everything that's nothing
  and nothing of what's everything,
     of what's crying within me.
So when I'm going through my routine
  do not be fooled by what I'm saying
    Please listen carefully and try to hear
      what I'm not saying
Hear what I'd like to say
  but what I can not say.

It will not be easy for you,
  long felt inadequacies make my defenses strong.
    The nearer you approach me
       the blinder I may strike back.
Despite what books say of men, I am irrational;
  I fight against the very thing that I cry out for.
    you wonder who I am
      you shouldn't
        for I am everyman
        and everywoman
           who wears a mask.
Don't be fooled by me.
At least not by the face I wear.
-----author unknown and it has been published in a number of books.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Supporting a worthy cause with laughter; Some of today's hottest comedians come together to "Pay it Forward"‏

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. " ~Yiddish Proverb... Come see some of today's "bust your gut," hottest comedians in the nation for an outstanding cause. Get your laugh on while paying it forward to the "March of Dimes"


March of Dimes Laughing for Babies Fundraiser


Nov 8th 2011 8pm 2 Item min $20.00


Flapper Comedy Club 102 E Magnolia Blvd Burbank Ca 91502
Free parking

Hosted by Brandon Wiley

Headliner Cocoa Brown

Monica Piper, Stephanie Blum, Brett Riley, Trizah Morris and

Please come and join us for a night of laughter !!!

Assisting newborn babies with their first start in life. Let's all come together and give back!

We need your help by coming out to support this very special

Buy tickets online at

or call Kymedienne for tickets 661-480-6331

For Media Credentials, contact Betrice Coleman-Sweet, Serving Angels Media, at

Old School Lives For Good!

Old School touched the lives of new school on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the El Rey Theater in Los Anegels, CA. I am talking about "Old School Lives: One Nation Under a Cause" presented by Kierrah Events and Velvet Ropes Ent.and it was all the way LIVE!!! It was for sure Aqua Boogie Baby, giving you 70's and 80's flava.

With electrifying opening acts from the Nu school babes, The Agape Youth Choir and Nu Skool Sings Old School Kids. These young hearts definitely have old souls as they sang some hits that has us movin and groovin.
Even more "Out of sight" and  "Dy-no-mite" were the soul stirring performances by great legends Evelyn "Champagne" King, Lenny Williams and Brenda Lee Eager.
It did not stop there, there were also astounding tributes to some of the legends who are no longer with us such as Teena Marie, Curtis Mayfield, Vesta Williams, Luther Vandross and more by Dorothy Pincus Coleman Pincus, Ebony Fay, Lexie Cole, Mercedes Robinson York, Ray Davis and Tim McAfee Lewis.

*Video of Lenny Williams Performance from PaxStereo TV *

Old School hip hop was also represented by Tiffany iCatching, Toya Rene, Footworkingz and friends as they paid tribute to Legendary Hip Hop Queens, Salt N Pepa with their performance of "Push it"
A profound highlight of the night was Honoring Legendary Women of Music Awards were presented to Janie Bradford, legendary Songwriter  of Motown and phenomenal legend Claudette Robinson (Formerly of the Miracles).
This outstanding gala culminated with the laughter, strong voice and amazing smile of  The Original Bad Girl of Comedy, Luenell!
Old and Nu School celebrity attendees include Ernest Thomas, Rolls Royce, Marla Gibbs , Linda Hopkins, Tiffany "New York" Pollard, LaMar Lubin, Porscha Coleman, Betty Jean Coleman, Cher Rue, Johnny V, Antoinette Genesis, Nikki Storm, Alana Chandler, Kanisha Johnson, Joshua Silverstein, Gramma Funk, Kathleen Bradley and Une just to name a few!
Proceeds from Old School Lives went to The Kierrah Foundation for their support of former foster young women and their children. Brandy Sanders, Founder of The Kierrah Foundation and CEO of Kierrah Events is in preparation for 5 Holiday events, yes this holiday season,  to support The Kierrah Foundation.
For more information or to donate,  please go to!

Here are some fabulous pics and links from Old School Lives: One Nation Under A Cause. Special thanks to Brandy Sanders, Donald Carraway, L Publicity, Vina Thomas, Love Punches, Koi Sojer and Battina Canaan.

 Click on the links below!
PR Photos


Snap N U Photos

Velvet Ropes ENT

Call for Submissions-Anthology: Letter’s To My Bully

Letters To My Bully

Call for Submissions-Anthology: Letter’s to My Bully (Glover Lane Press) Edited by Azaan Kamau and Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti

Letter’s to My Bully is a collection of letters, short stories (fiction or non-fiction), poetry and essays from authors across the world that speaks to the traumatic and sometimes fatal impact of bullying. 
Letters to My Bully is also an educational and preventative tool for parents, educators, teens and youth, as well as a channel for healing and empowerment for bullying victims and survivors.
Letters to My Bully is currently seeking submissions of:

Essays-1000 Words or Less
Personal Commentary (Letters)-1000 Words or Less
Poetry-2-3 Single Spaced Pages
Short Stories (Fiction or Non-Fiction)-2500-3000 Words or Less

Submissions should speak to:

-Your personal experiences with being bullied
-How being bullied changed or altered your life
-How you overcame being victimized by a bully
-Essays discussing possible solutions to bullying
-What you would say to your bully if you could confront them today

Deadline:  November 15, 2011 at 5pm   Please send submissions to

All submissions must include full contact information including Name, Address, Email, Phone Number and Web Site (if you have one).  Please use only, Times Roman, 12 Point Font with One Inch Margins  (DO NOT INCLUDE SPECIAL GRAPHICS, FONTS, COLORED TEXT ETC)

For more information visit Glover Lane Press website at or