Orrin C. Hudson, chessmaster and founder of Be Someone foundation which uses the game of chess to teach inner city kids how to "make the right moves" in life.
WHAT: Orrin C. Hudson, founder of Be Someone foundation in Atlanta, has announced today the 2013 Community Charity Chess Challenge event designed to encourage community leaders to reach out and inspire inner-city kids. The free event will feature local community leaders (including national recording artist Authur Reed, guest speakers Chula Flemmings, Patricia Hill, and Darius Harpp aka DJ D) who will challenge Hudson in a game of chess to raise funds in support of his foundation.
Attendees, youth and adults, are encouraged to learn to play chess and incorporate Hudson's Life Mastery Skills into everyday problem solving and crime prevention. The Be Someone foundation uses the game of chess to teach inner city kids how to "make the right moves" in life. The organization helps all youth, but mostly focuses on disadvantaged and at-risk inner city young people.
WHERE:The event will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
WHEN:Sunday, May 26th, 6:30pm - 9pm
HOW TO RESERVE:To attend the free event, please RSVP to ensure your seat at email@example.com
Recognized as one of the nation's leading youth educators, Hudson started Be Someone in 2000 in response to a crime in Queens, New York, in which a young black male robbed and murdered patrons at a restaurant. He comments, "Evil wins when good people do nothing. It's time for us to take a stand for our youth. They are our future, and they need us to help them find hope and direction in today's dynamic and confusing world.," Hudson states.
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For more details about Orrin Hudson or his Be Someone foundation, visit www.BeSomeone.org
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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Ossie Davis Endowment Scholarship program was established to honor the legacy of the renowned actor, Mr. Ossie Davis. Ossie Davis was a writer, actor, activist, director, and producer. He was a well-read thinker, communicator, humorist and humanist who influenced society and cared deeply about the world, the people, and his family.
The program was established by family and friends who understood Mr. Davis' passion for education and his commitment to the young people who will shape our future. The Ossie Davis Endowment Scholarship program is designed to provide scholarships to African American incoming freshman attending a four- year Historically Black College or University commencing Fall 2012. Applicants must demonstrate the ability and desire to use artistic activism to proactively address the concerns of humanity.
For scholarship award consideration, applicants must upload an essay and letters of recommendation to the online application.
Finalists will receive up to a $6,800 need-based scholarship award in the Fall of 2013. The scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years, provided that students continue to meet the scholarship criteria. For renewal consideration, students will have to re-apply with an updated portfolio each year.
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New York, NY(BlackNews.com) -- The Network for Women in Business announced that it will host the 2nd Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women on July 13, 2013 at the East Side Courtyard Marriott, 410 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY. The announcement of this event follows the culmination of a successful year of helping smart and savvy women business owners transform their businesses via training and networking events.
During the past year, the Network for Women in Business has helped countless women increase their bottom line. Many of these women had been struggling for years even after having seemingly done all the right things, they were still having trouble attracting the right customers and getting clients to buy their products and services from their website. But after attending the trainings offered by the organizations expert trainers and coaches, hundreds of these business owners have seen a marked improvement in their small business growth.
The 2nd Annual Small Business Boot Camp comes after the success of last year's event which was focused on Social Media Mastery. While this year's event will also have a large portion dedicated to social media, it will also focus on both online and offline marketing and business techniques. The event will also combine the best of the new school and old school business growth strategies to provide attendees with the latest take on what's working now.
Topics will include:
* Becoming a leading authority in your industry.
* The importance of having a good CRM tool and how to effectively use it to follow-up.
* The best methods to deliver and protect your content and the tools that you should use to do that.
* How to effectively use Mobile Marketing to turn leads into customers.
* The best cost-effective online and offline strategies to build and grow your business.
* How to master the hottest new trends in social media and how to use them to grow your client base.
* How to financially prepare for small business success.
Also included as a part of the festivities will be a book signing for the international best selling book, Success In High Heels, which features a chapter written by Toni Coleman Brown, founder of the Network for Women in Business entitled 30 Days to Facebook Mastery. This book represents a collaboration of 30 successful women from across the globe. Each woman has taken the time to share their personal success secrets in order to help others grow and prosper.
Guest speakers include Laurie Marshall of Trade Marks the Spot, who will share with attendees how to protect their business, as well as their intellectual property via the use of trademarks. Having served as the in-house counsel for the Major Baseball League, Laurie has over 15 years of trademark experience. Also speaking at the event is Alexandra Chou of owner of Infin8 Enterprises LLC, who will teach entrepreneurs about being financially prepared for business. Alexandra has taught several hi-tech entrepreneurs how to get financially prepared to attract investors to their business. She has also helped countless small business owners to get in the best fiscal shape possible in order to avoid potential problems with the IRS.
Event partners and sponsors, such as Go Apps Biz and Superior Business Management Solutions will give away mobile apps and free websites to select event attendees, while Soul Purpose Lifestyle Company will supply each attendee with a product sampling of their high quality pampering products.
Staff, volunteers and friends of the Network for Women in Business are looking forward to the 2nd Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women and believe that all entrepreneurs who attend will definitely see bigger and better results in 2013 and beyond.
To register and find out more about this event, visit www.smallbusinessbootcampforwomen.com
About the Network for Women in Business:
The Network for Women in Business was founded in January 2012 by long time business coach, author and motivational speaker, Toni Coleman Brown. Since its inception, the organization has grown to over 2,000 members and over 14,000 Facebook Fans and social media followers. The mission of the Network for Women in Business is to provide innovation, cutting-edge and affordable training solutions to women business owners. The soul purpose of the organization is to train, connect and advance women business owners world-wide.
The Network for Women in Business
(left to right): Marcus Thompson, (Chief Administrative Officer, Office of the Commissioner), Dr. Hank Bounds, Ph.D. (Commissioner of Higher Education), Kathy Y. Times, (co-founder, WhereToGo411.com), Bob Owens, (IHL Board of Trustees President), and Miss. State Senator John Horhn
Jackson, MS (BlackNews.com) -- All eight of Mississippi's public universities will use the national Web site WhereToGo411.com as part of the new Minority Economic Opportunity Initiative launched by Mississippi's Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). State IHL Board of Trustees President Bob Owens and Higher Education Commissioner Dr. Hank Bounds announced the historic partnership during a news conference today at a vendor fair held on the campus of Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.
WhereToGo411.com is a national Web site whose mission is to help grow black enterprises by connecting them to both local and national buyers.
Owens and Bounds unveiled the Minority Economic Opportunity (MEO) Initiative, which is designed to help Mississippi Public Universities increase the participation of minority-owned businesses in competing for contracts for the provision of goods and/or services.
WhereToGo411.com co-founder Kathy Y. Times, an Emmy award-winning journalist and the immediate past president of the National Association of Black Journalists, and founder and entrepreneur, James Covington, launched WhereToGo411.com and the WhereToGo411 Mobile App in May 2012. The company is based in Jackson, Miss.
The site features thousands of minority and majority-owned companies. A new addition to the site is the Quotes Feature, which connects African-American businesses with real time quote requests for goods and services from Mississippi Public Universities and other buyers. The mobile app connects users to thousands of African American-owned companies as well as places of interest and events around the nation.
"We commend Dr. Bounds and President Owens and the IHL Board of Trustees for laying the foundation for more inclusion in the procurement process," said Covington. "This is a game changer, and we encourage other state agencies to follow IHL's lead in expanding procurement opportunities to minority businesses. We also encourage African-American businesses to take advantage of this opportunity to grow their business."
Times said, "As a journalist and a national advocate, I connected with countless people struggling to find work, start businesses, and rebuild their lives after the recession. If this MEO Initiative is successful, it will result in more dollars flowing to minority enterprises, more jobs in urban communities, and a stronger Mississippi and national economy."
Mississippi State Senators John Horhn and Willie Simmons also attended the news conference and lauded the initiative and plans for using WhereToGo411.com. Horhn is chairman of the senate Economic Development Committee, and Simmons is chairman of the Highways and Transportation Committee.
WhereToGo411.com will co-sponsor vendor fairs with university partners throughout the spring and summer of 2013 to introduce business owners to the initiative and WhereToGo411.com.
The next vendor fair will be held in Itta Bena at Mississippi Valley State University on May 22 from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Lackey Recreation Center. Visit WhereToGo411.com for registration and vendor information. A vendor fair is also scheduled for June 18 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Other vendor fairs are being scheduled at Alcorn State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Delta State University. Businesses can sign up for the Featured Business Listing at an annual cost or a free listing at www.WhereToGo411.com.
Kathy Y. Times
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) -- Orrin C. Hudson, chessmaster and founder of Be Someone Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia is featured in the June 2013 issue of ESSENCE magazine. His award-winning non-profit organization teaches children and adults important life lessons via the game of chess.
In the past, he has also been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, and in People Magazine.
For more details about the foundation or to bring Orrin to your city, visit www.BeSomeone.org