Sabir Muhammad, world-champion swimmer
Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) -- World-champion swimmer Sabir Muhammad today announces his organization, the Atlanta Swim School, is providing triathlon training for the Black Tri-Divas, a national group of aspiring Black female triathletes. Muhammad and his team are preparing the triathletes for the Meek and Mighty Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Fla. in April 2014.
“Swimming is the cornerstone of triathlon competition and is the weakest leg of the event for most competitors,” said Muhammad. “Our goal is to prepare our athletes by helping improve their fitness and developing their versatility in the water. We also provide nutritional support as well as weight management guidance. To prepare for the Meek and Mighty, we have developed a special training program to support African-American women getting ready for the triathlon, making our program one of the most unique triathlon programs in the country.”
“The group of African-American women training for the triathlon provide each other with incredible emotional and social support which is vital to the training process,” added Drellie Bashir, the group’s lead instructor, an experienced triathlete, and a certified USA Swimming coach. “The work is tough and the support they give each other improves everyone’s chance of success.”
To sign up for or learn more about the triathlon training visit www.atlantaswimschool.comor call 678-310-4261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Training sessions include swimming workouts, fitness and strength training, running and biking sessions. There are also optional nutrition sessions and a weight management program.
About Sabir Muhammad
Sabir Muhammad is a champion swimmer whose accomplishments include becoming a world championship medal winner, a U.S. Open Champion, a five-time World Cup swimming champion, a 10-time American record recipient, an NCAA Champion and an All-American at Stanford University. In 1998, Muhammad became the first African American to hold an individual American swimming record. Muhammad is also the author of Born to Swim, a children’s book about learning to swim.
About the Black Tri-Divas
Black Tri-Divas’ goal is to encourage the diversification of the sport of Triathlon and positively impact the health of African Americans by educating, training and serving as a resource to African American women, their families and all comers in swimming, cycling and running. The Black Tri Divas is in development as a nationwide organization. They partner with local organizations to encourage access to quality triathlon instruction for our target community.
Larry Miller, President and Howard White SVP of the Jordan Brand address youth at the 11th "What It Takes" Symposium presented by Urban Youth at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Chuck Williams. [Click To Enlarge]
Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com) -- Hot off the release of their highly successful What It Takes E-Mentoring Lessons Learned Guide, Urban Youth (UY), the Philadelphia-based non-profit dedicated to improving the futures for at-risk youth, brought together the top executives of the Jordan Brand to have a candid conversation with our youth about what it took for them to be successful.
“Talking to young people about hard work and dedication being the path to career achievement and success is one thing," stated Anthony Martin, founder of Urban Youth. “Showing them by having them meet and interact with strong, successful positive role models like Larry Miller and Howard White is a whole different ball game,” he continued.
On Tuesday December 3rd, the nationally acclaimed What It Takes (WIT) series convened at the African American Museum in Philadelphia for its 11th symposium moderated by Dr. Chuck Williams of Drexel University.
This very special WIT 11 gave over one hundred local students an opportunity to meet and interact with special guests Larry Miller, President and Howard "H" White Senior Vice President of the JORDAN Brand. Together with superstar basketball legend Michael Jordan, this is the team that has built one of the most successful merchandise brands ever!
Larry Miller was excited to be a part of the discussion in his hometown.
“Anytime I get the opportunity to share some insight with young people to help them avoid pitfalls and improve their lives I certainly will,” he said. “Thanks to Anthony Martin's What It Takes program I was able to let the students know that no matter what hardships you are going through you can persevere and be successful.”
Howard “H” White who is no stranger to the What It Takes symposiums, has been a part of four since 2009. White is also the author of the critically acclaimed book “Believe To Achieve”.
“It was great being a part of this discussion tonight. Because the beauty of life is being able to touch another soul.” White said. “I hope that I was able to inspire, however little, someone else to be who they can truly become.”
The “WHAT IT TAKES” SYMPOSIUMS and the E-MENTORING PROGRAM are designed to teach youth ages 14-18 in urban areas “what it takes’’ to be successful in work and life via relationships with caring, ethical, well-regarded men. This is a mutually rewarding program with the potential to change lives.
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UY was born out of the highly successful Urban Youth Racing School, established in Philadelphia in 1998 by Anthony Martin. With a 15-year track record of success, UY is helping reverse the plight of urban youth in America by creating opportunities, igniting careers and transforming lives.
The mission of UY is to provide urban youth with exposure to an educational initiatives and mentoring that will engage them in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers in a more holistic way by teaching youth how to think critically and independently and h preparing youth to embrace the depths of all academic subjects for obtaining the skills necessary for successful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers.
For additional information on Urban Youth, go to the organization’s website at www.uyrs.com. The e-Mentoring Program Guide is now available on the website.
Follow UY on Twitter (@UYRS), Facebook (www.facebook.com/Urbanyouth RacingSchool) and Instagram (@Urbanyouth1).
Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) -- Author Stephanie Singleton announces the release of her first book Single.ology 101: 8 Basic Steps to Enjoying the Single Life, and a Valentine Day contest for singles “A Pamper ME Day...for You!"
According to the U.S. Census Bureau as of 2012, there are 112 million unmarried people over the age of 18 in the U.S. This represents nearly 47% of the adult population. Additionally, as of 2010, these unmarried households were 45% of all U.S. Households. “Having read those statistics, and never being married myself, (hence the last name) is what moved me to write Single.ology 101,” says Stephanie.
To enter the contest inquiries are asked to visit the website and submit 100 or less word essay, explaining why they deserve to be pampered for Valentine Day. One deserving individual will be chosen to receive an autograph copy of her book, Single.ology 101, along with both a movie and dinner gift for two. The winner will be announced, January 31, 2014 midnight.
"This online contest has been created to promote my new book, as well as help individuals beat singleness, by delivering a message of self-love, self -empowerment, and self-forgiveness," says Stephanie.
About "Single.ology 101"
Single.ology 101 is a self-help book for both men and women that help individuals struggling with feeling lonely, or abandoned, while being single - whether by choice, divorced, widowed, or perhaps while in a committed relationship, or marriage. Single.ology 101 is now available online at Amazon.com or www.Singleology101.webs.com.
About the Author
Stephanie, who was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. Currently she resides in Burbank, CA as author, playwright and hairstylist within the entertainment industry. She is working on her upcoming web-comedy Single.ology 101 - The Stage Play, a spin off from her book to be broadcast live April 5th 2014 from the famous Acme Theatre in Hollywood, Ca. For more information, visit www.Singleology101.webs.com
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) -- BlackCelebrityGiving.com is proud to announce the call for nominations for the 3rd Annual BCG Awards, Honoring Those Who Give Back! BlackCelebrityGiving.com (BCG) is the go-to destination for news, videos, photos, and unique content of celebrity philanthropy, nonprofit organizations and causes that directly correlate with black communities. The organization is the leader in celebrity cause driven campaigns benefitting urban communities nationwide. Dawned in 2011 from a strong desire to honor everyday people, doing extraordinary things around the world, BCG is now accepting nominations for the 3rd Annual BCG Awards.
“The impetus behind the BCG Awards is to honor nonprofit organizations, celebrities, corporations and community leaders around the world, who are striving on a daily basis to bring about social change in our communities,” says Jasmine Crowe, BCG Founder.
Last year, the 2nd annual awards yielded over 1,200 nominations for organizations, celebrities, causes and everyday people doing extraordinary things from across the United States and Canada. With more than 35,000 votes cast for the 12 winners that included Celebrity Giver of the Year Chanita Foster and the Nonprofit of the Year New York Based Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition were announced on January 21st, 2013. As with last year’s awards, the BCG Awards are slated to generate hundreds of thousands of impressions across the web as readers will nominate and vote online through a custom social media platform, developed exclusively for BCG by Contest.Is.
2nd Annual BCG Awards Categories:
Best Cause Campaign
Celebrity Giver of the Year
*Best Non-Profit Organization
Community Leader of the Year (BCG Change-Maker)
Best Charity Event of the Year
Best Non-Profit PR and Event Planning Firm
Best Giving Circle
Young, Black and Giving
Best Corporate Giving
BCG Rising Star
BCG Volunteer of the Year
*5 Regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West.
Nominations are being accepted now until December 20th, 2013. All finalists will be notified by Monday, December 23rd, 2013. To submit a nomination visit: www.blackcelebritygiving.com/2013/12/bcg-awards-3rd-annual-submission/
The community is highly encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations worthy of one (or more) of the distinguished BCG Awards. The BCG Awards voting will kick off on Monday, January 6th, 2014. All winners will be readers choice, voting will be calculated by the online voting system. BCG Award winners will be announced via live webcast on BlackCelebrityGiving.com, Google + Hangout and on the BCG Twitter Page @BlkCelebGiving on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 8PM EST in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
About Black Celebrity Giving
BlackCelebrityGiving.com (BCG) is a media platform offering readers uniquely positive content of all things surrounding the premise of “Giving Back”. The site offers readers news, matched with photos and videos of black celebrity philanthropy, daily charity spotlights as well as ways for readers to support one of thousands of causes to make our world a better place. BCG is committed to addressing leading issues in the black community including: education, health disparities and financial management among other causes. The organization hosts national cause campaigns featuring celebrity ambassadors, designed to get everyone in our communities to give back. Since it’s inception in summer 2011, BCG has raised and donated more than $150,000 in monetary gifts and goods to various causes and organizations around the country. Visit www.BlackCelebrityGiving.comdaily for good news, missing person spotlights, contests, charities, causes and more.
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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Craig A. Garner, author, Poet Laureate of the Township of Irvington, and long time resident of Irvington, New Jersey announces the release of his eighth book, Four More Years... In My Lifetime. This work is a poetic tribute to the re-election of President Barack Obama as a follow up to his previous book, In My Lifetime... A Poetic Expression of Why It Should Be.
It is written to celebrate the historic occasion in which an African American man was re-elected President of the United States of America and to document the issues and environment in which that event took place. Too often we overlook the context in which history is made, all but forgetting the external happenings of the times that make the event extraordinary.
The book not only contains a dedication to the re-election of President Obama but also one of the author’s signature poems regarding the celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Other works honor former great singer Whitney Houston, former anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells, and domestic (help) workers. This book is an attempt to point out that although a Black president has been re-elected, there are still plenty of obstacles that need to be overcome in this country.
In My Lifetimeis also a collector’s item - it provides a copy of the election ballot that bore President Obama’s name, a copy of the invitation to the Presidential Inauguration, and a photograph of Presidents Obama and Clinton together. The book also has quotes from African American scholars interspersed throughout the poems.
The book is available as an eBook on Amazon.com as well as BarnesandNoble.com.
About The Book:
Four More Years... In My Lifetime
by Craig A. Garner, Poet Laureate
Word Association Publishers
The author can be contacted at 973-493-9578, email@example.com or www.facebook.com/crggarner