Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LAAAWPPI Honors Women Who Are in Action Within Their Communities

The Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute along with Southern California Edison will be honoring leading women who are influential leaders in their industries and the communities that they serve. The Women in Action Gala Awards Reception will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Crystal Room starting at 6 PM.

The 2015 honorees are Mayor Aja Brown ( The City of Compton), Christine Simmons( President and COO for the Los Angeles Sparks),  Nike Irvin (Vice President of Programs for California Community Foundation), Marla Bleavins (Deputy Executive Director and CFO for Port of Los Angeles), and Avis Ridley-Thomas (Co Director of the Institute for Nonviolence and Days of Dialogue).

The tickets for the Women in Action Aeards Reception Gala are $75. To purchase tickets or get more info on LAAAWPPI, please go to their website.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Watch Unsung Full Episode: Yo-Yo | TV One

Unsung Full Episode: Yo-Yo | TV One

The Real Tooth Fairies Inspire Kids To Change the World - One Kindness At a Time

The Real Tooth Fairies proudly announced that their 'Every Kindness Counts' program at the Tooth Fairy online world has surpassed 6 million kindness events, thanks to millions of kids ages 5-10 from 200 countries. The free enrichment program is found at http://www.TheRealToothFairies.com.
"Kids really embrace the mission of being heroes for kindness through our 'Every Kindness Counts' program. Kids realize first hand that they can make an important difference in their family and school," says Marilyn Bollinger, CEO at The Real Tooth Fairies. "Kids choose from 100 kind acts and then record each kindness as it is completed, with their Tooth Fairy encouraging them all the way. Through real behavior change, kids develop their character and discover that every kindness counts."

The Real Tooth Fairies "Every Kindness Counts" program includes acts of kindness to do at home, at school and even in their neighborhood. Kids do kind acts by asking someone new to play or join them at lunch, they help carry out the trash, or help parents with dinner. They might even hide a loving note in the fridge for their parent to find as a surprise. With every act of kindness completed, a child gets a free virtual Kindness Ribbon or Kindness Charm to view online.
This interactive character-building activity is one of 40 different activities kids embrace in the Tooth Fairy world. The Real Tooth Fairies online world focuses on celebrating every child with positive inspiring activities, such as the 20 Lost Tooth Virtues, Make Your Dream Tree, and several more games and attractions.  The online world, where kids get matched to their Real Tooth Fairy, offers families numerous opportunities to make the total tooth fairy experience extra special. Families can start the magic at www.therealtoothfairies.com/registration.

With the free child registration, a child can progress through eight Kindness Levels and receive virtual Kindness Ribbons and Kindness rewards as they progress. To move up a level, the child simply finishes any 6 Kind acts.  Kids also enjoy creating their own customized Kindness tickets to do.

"What parents appreciate," says Marilyn Bollinger, "is that a digital activity becomes a warm and engaging parent-child interaction as the child does each kind act in the family. Moms and dads tell us about special memories that are coming from the kind acts kids do as they participate in the Every Kindness Counts program."  Discover The Real Tooth Fairies together with your child at http://www.therealtoothfairies.com/kindness.
SOURCE Royal Council of the Real Fairyland, LLC/PR Newswire

Friday, September 18, 2015

SWFLorida: Lee County Alliance for the Arts Presents Its Annual Fundraiser "Abstraction"

Southwest Florida's Lee County Alliance for the Arts is proud to present its annual fall fundraiser entitled "Abstraction" on Saturday, September 26, 2015 starting at 7 PM. Be apart of the Abstract Movement  with a jammed packed night filled with live music, interactive art from thriving artists throughout Southwest Florida, installations, and tapas from local chefs. The tickets are $100. Proceeds will benefit New Alliance Campus Enrichment Plan which is an 10 acre expansion for the community. To purchase a ticket or for more information, click here.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Twitter Sings for YoYo's Unsung

Last night the world was able to witness the story behind the revolutionary Hip Hop Legend, Actress and Philanthropist Yolanda  " YoYo" Whitaker on TV One's acclaimed show "Unsung." Ice Cube, Big Boy, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, MC Lyte, Sir Jinx and Yahoo Music Editor Billy Johnson, Jr. were just a few names of the dignitaries who shared their stories about the icon. 

There was a private red carpet screening premier at House of Macau in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept 15th. YoYo expressed her gratitude later that night on twitter stating "Okay...We watched, we enjoyed, we cried..I am more inspired. Thank you IceCube and Unsung."

Twitter was singing after the show aired last night. What are your thoughts about YoYo's Unsung?
Check out some of the awesome tweets below.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Los Angeles: Urban Issues Breakfast Forum with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck - Free Sept. 18th

Next Urban Issues Forum 
on THIS FRIDAY, September 18th, 2015, at 7:30 a.m.,

as this forum will be a serious discussion about the rise of crime and violence in the City of Los Angeles and the state of police-community relations in the face of delayed response to several controversial officer involved shootings. Police accountability is a great concern in our communities today and this is an opportunity to hear firsthand how LAPD intends to be accountable in responsible policing and how they intend to address concerns regarding police engagement of black men. Our Newsmaker will be:

Chief, Los Angeles Police Department,

Charlie Beck

The forum will be held at the following location:
California African American Museum
600 State Dr. (Exposition Park)
Los Angeles, CA 90037 
Lot/Garage Parking is $10. Parking is free and metered off-site.
Breakfast is FREE and will be served (starting at 7:30 a.m.).
Program starts promptly at 8:00 a.m.

RSVP to: UrbanIssuesForum@aol.com or at (323)789-6224
The Urban Issues Breakfast Forum is a program activity of Urban Issues Forum, Inc. Urban Issues Forum is a 501(c)3 Public Education non-profit organization and does not endorse candidates. Since 1999, the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum has hosted over 134 national and international newsmakers and has been attended by over 34,000 attendees. Are you