Former intern at Essence Communications
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Essence Communications Inc.hosts summer interns through the Time Inc. Summer Internship Program. The program is a 9-week paid learning experience where students will receive on-the-job training that will enhance their education and prepare them for a future career in the media industry.
Applicants must have an interest in media and issues related to African-American women to intern at ESSENCE magazine. They are looking for students who are diligent, self-motivated and extremely detail-oriented to take on various opportunities throughout departments in both the Publishing and Editorial divisions.
Interns will receive a bi-weekly stipend, will be assigned to one department but will be exposed to other areas of the company, and are expected to find their own housing. It is suggested that they contact their school’s career center for information on temporary housing in the New York City area. They can contact New York City area colleges and universities to ask about renting a dormitory room for the summer.
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014, and only one application per person will be considered.
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Russell Dilligard, the go-to pie maker with stellar reviews
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) -- Life is about possibilities; remixing old tradition and offering a dose of love in the name of scrumptious coconut pie. Meet Russell Dilligard (www.russelldilligardscoconutpie.com), television/film actor; songwriter; and now in-demand pie maker. His coconut pie is positioned to become the next must-have dessert sensation, prepared to rival sweet potato, red velvet and apple pie as the go-to dessert and holiday staple.
Dilligard’s pie is made from coconut - rich in antioxidant properties: 100% from scratch, no fillers, no custard - simply a soft buttery crust, fabulously flaky, exotic coconut, hint of citrus, super moist and sweet for the discriminating coconut lover. Dilligard says, “Once you’ve tasted my coconut pie you will say it’s the best you’ve ever had. Not only is it made with the finest ingredients, it’s made absolutely with love to melt your heart, warm your soul and reasonably priced at $35.”
Dilligard has been a foodie all his life and cooking since he was a teenager. It began as part of a family ritual, enjoying the soul-enticing flavors of traditional southern recipes handed down from generation to generation. Sunday dinners, holiday meals and desserts were a big deal growing up in the Fort Greene Housing projects in Brooklyn, NY. Dilligard knew that life was bigger than a concrete jungle and if his acting career ever stalled, he would simply pivot to his entrepreneurial passion and start baking coconut pies. After enjoying moderate success acting, jobs were far and few, however, the demand for homemade coconut pie were growing.
A passion for baking, his momma’s coconut pie recipe remixed has made Russell Dilligard the go-to pie maker with stellar reviews: “I finished the whole pie in less than 2 days and it was simply amazing and yummy,” says Giovanna Aguilar, Writer/Producer/Director. Samantha Taylor laughs, “I can’t begin to tell you how much I love coconut, and this pie is good.”
Dilligard has turned his passion into a culinary experience and is ready to share his coconut pie with pie lovers around the country. Move over sweet potato, coconut pie is here to stay.
To schedule an interview with Russell Dilligard and order the ‘best you’ve ever tasted’ coconut pie, visit the website: www.russelldilligardscoconutpie.com, 800-304-5772 and email@example.com.
To follow on social media: www.facebook.com/RussellDilligardsCoconutPieand @RDcoconutpie on Twitter.
Russell Dilligard’s tips for selecting the ultimate dessert this holiday season:
1) Know your pies. Select a pie with the finest natural ingredients made from scratch and love
2) Be Healthy. Coconut is an antioxidant which can increase metabolism, ward of germs and build cells
3) Keep it simple. Each pie is homemade and handmade with no after taste from being factory produced
4) Purchase today. Sample a slice of pie heaven today with Russell Dilligards’ mouthwatering coconut pie at www.russelldilligardscoconutpie.com
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) -- Over the past year or so, many events have been occurring in the Black Community at the hand of the Black Community that continues to bring continual shame and degradation to the honorable memories, sacred struggle and sacrifice of African-American ascendants. Some may argue against it, but these acts continue to adversely affect the growth, development, and progression of the Black community, on a whole, to this very day. For instance, in November 2013, former NBA greats Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and ESPN commentator Michael Wilborn bowed down to and pledged their allegiance to a word that dehumanized, stigmatized and objectified their ancestors on national TV. That word is the n-word (n**ga).
It is this sort of pervasive 18th century slave mentality, blindness to such behaviors, and misuse of influential power - much-made possible by the blood and sacrifices of their own ancestors, that prompted writing the book Undressing of the N-word: Revealing the Naked Truth About Lies, Deceit and Mind Games. It is high time that Black America stop the antics, halt the selfish mentality of "I got mines", and really use all resources they have to demand respect for the entire race within and without the community. Ignorance is no longer acceptable or the calling card to bring attention to Black America; rather, Black America must take the time to educate themselves, and in so doing, reality will be made clear.
The following are excerpts from one of the chapters in my soon-to-be released book entitled, Undressing The N-word: Revealing the Naked Truth About Lies, Deceit and Mind Games.
Forbiddingly, you learn today that your mother was brutally and unmercifully bludgeoned to death with a hammer. Now close your eyes and think about this for a moment: think about the heinousness in the act; see your mother screaming for her life and doing everything in her power to defend against and fight off her unrelenting attackers; think about all of the pain and anguish she endured as blow upon blow of the hammer welled down on her, before the final bit of life was unrightfully snatched with that last thud. Can you see it? Can you see the multiple plugs imprinted into whatever part of her body the hammer unforgivingly fell upon? Can you empathize with that dreadful moment in time?
Now ask yourself this: in order to memorialize your mother’s life and honor her sacred and beautiful memory, would you start using a hammer as a symbol or in remembrance of your mother? Of course not! To the contrary, every time you saw a hammer, it would likely stir up strong feelings of sadness, disgust, and, perhaps, even anger. The hammer would symbolize the bashing murder of your mom and, because of this association, you would elect to never disgrace her memory or embrace the cruel acts carried out against her by adopting the hammer as a symbol of the love and respect you possess for your mother. As a matter of fact, even if her murder occurred over 50 years ago, your feelings would not change and no one could convince you that a hammer is just a tool that carries no real power; rather, because of your experience, you would always view it as a weapon that unjustly ripped away a core part of who you are and someone that was most significant in your world.
In parallel to the previous analogy, replace the hammer with the term n**ger”; replace the mother figure with Black/African-American ancestors and present time Black America. The word n**ger (or n**ga or n**gah in ghetto vernacular) symbolizes death, terrorism and dehumanization in the lives of untold millions of Black people. Men, women, AND children were butchered, slaughtered, severely beaten unmercifully, raped, disemboweled, and castrated all because they were considered valueless n**gers. They were murdered with the chant of “n**ger, n**ger, n**ger” ringing in their ears as they drew their last breath. Racial slurs such as coon, jungle bunny, sambo, Uncle Tom, jigaboo, or porch monkey didn’t trigger mayhem, terror and death into the lives of Black African-American ancestors; instead, it was ONE word and ONE word only: n**ger. The n-word is the most infamous and profane word in the English language. The origin, definition, and acts carried out under the guise of the term fueled the African-American Holocaust - a holocaust that, sadly, has been sanitized by American historians.
"I’m an American, not African-American" is often times an argument advanced by many of those lost ones who have chosen to walk in identity blindness, trying hard to fit in or align with a culture not their own. Hispanics have no problem identifying with their culture, Jewish people relate to their culture, Asians to theirs, Arabs to theirs, and so on. However, some Black Americans desire no part of identifying as an African descendant because they feel some sort of shame in being associated to Africa. It matters not if your black heritage is linked to Haiti, Jamaica, West Indies, Caribbean, or India; ultimately, all roads somewhere down the line lead back to Africa, the Motherland. Everyone with a color-filled complexion has some connection to Africa; and if one chooses to learn of their past and origins, he/she will find that their truest history is indeed a remarkable marvel in which to be proud and one from which they should be more than thankful to have been born.
Black people are the only people on the face of this earth who have been detached and separated from their ancient history and culture. Their acceptance of being defined as the n-word is not the mindset of a free people. Ironically, some black people will reject the notion of being referred to as an African but will embrace the n-word without hesitation, and will fight to defend their freedom of speech to use the pejorative word.
Is it racist to refer to self as “African-American” or to celebrate Kwanzaa? Some see the celebration of Kwanzaa as a racist act. Some propose that blacks should view themselves as Americans rather than African-Americans, and, thus, should have no separate holiday. Some promote rejecting the holiday completely, using the justification that blacks would protest a white racist if they created a holiday to celebrate whiteness.
Perhaps, people should conduct their due diligence and research the origin of Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween and even the Christian religion itself which serves as an advocacy for White Supremacy. Ironically, the ethnocentrism celebrations of Cinco de Mayo (Hispanic and Latino), as well as Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Chanukah, just a few of the numerous Jewish holidays, are not considered racism. However, any attempt by Black African-Americans to introduce, acknowledge or celebrate any form of African culture is considered racist and taboo. Black African-Americans need to stop living within the confined boundaries of the 400-year-old anesthesia and start paying attention.
Acknowledging Kwanzaa would be one of the right steps to take in helping Black African-Americans re-establish their identities - unless of course Blacks choose to remain ashamed of being black as the indoctrination process was set in place to accomplish. Thriving black civilizations maintain dates of existence to well before the Aztecs, Mayans, Greeks and Romans even came into the picture. High time has come for Black America to take back the strong cultural identity that was stolen and contorted into some dishonorable, foul worthless sense of being. Black America must stop acting victimized and no longer remain powerless to an on-going 400-year-old mind control game.
Some may have a problem with Kwanzaa’s founder Professor Maulana “Ron” Karenga and, perhaps, these concerns do not go unfounded. However, one should not lose the spirit, meaning, and intent of the holiday based on popular opinion of its founder. As well, before one chooses to immediately cast away any credibility in the holiday and founder, lest not forget that America itself initially consisted of England’s undesirables, crooks, murderers and thieves; they were shipped to America because there was no hope of their rehabilitation. Now, America is the greatest country on earth, many thanks of course to the sweat, blood and tears of African enslaved ancestors.
Black America must not jump on the train of continual sabotage; rather, Black America must find the good in efforts such as Kwanzaa to use as a tool in re-gaining the much-needed collective self-awareness.
Many opponents of Kwanzaa reject the holiday and question its significance, but will openly accept and embrace the n-word without question - even while well-knowing the history of the n-word. How preposterous is that? A word connected to the mutilating, butchering and slaughtering of countless millions of black ancestors is used with no end by those same ancestors’ black descendants. Regardless to its newness or past life of its founder, for the liberated mind, accepting Kwanzaa as a “real” holiday should be a no-brainer, and realized as a step in the direction of black unity, liberation, and progression.
The book Undressing The N-word: Revealing the Naked Truth About Lies, Deceit and Mind Games, will be available in book stores nationwide and in eBook versions shortly after the first of 2014. Also, to learn more about UVCC and its mission, visit www.theunitedvoices.com.
H. Lewis Smith is the founder and president of UVCC, the United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. (www.theunitedvoices.com); and author of “Bury that Sucka: A Scandalous Love Affair with the N-Word“. Follow H. Lewis Smith on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thescoop1
Charlotte, NC(BlackNews.com) -- The first of its kind live automotive talk show, "Hanging Out with AutoNetwork," aired November 14th from 3PM EST to 4PM. The show broadcast on AutoNetwork's YouTube channel and Google+ page using the new Business Hangout app.
The show is moderated by Roosevelt Gist, an African American car enthusiast, with a diverse panel of auto journalists representing the makeup of the U.S. population. The live weekly talk show allows guests, panelists and viewers the ability to interact with each other in a real time group chat and video stream from participants’ webcam.
Invited guests with webcams will now be face to face with each participant, making this about as real as you can get other than being in the same room.
“Hanging Out with AutoNetwork” is the brain child of Roosevelt and will cover safety, new car events, auto shows, product reviews, interviews with auto executives, auto dealers and salespersons, live walk arounds and more while interacting with viewers.
Free registration is required and show sponsors and advertisers are welcomed.
"The technology now exists for AutoNetwork to take live webcasting/broadcasting to the next level and really take our viewers inside the auto industry and inside products like never before and deliver from practically any location in the world," says Roosevelt.
“Hanging Out with AutoNetwork” gives consumers a real voice and car companies and auto dealers a cost effective means to speak directly to buyers interested in their products.
Each show is automatically saved on AutoNetwork's YouTube channel, Google+ page and AutoNetwork.com for on-demand viewing and can be embedded on websites that want interactive and engaging content.
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Bowie, MD(BlackNews.com) -- Flip That Stock Founder and CEO, J.R. Fenwick, has been buying and selling stocks for over 15 years. He didn't speak much about it because buying and selling stocks is something he could do from his home computer without talking to anyone.
Recently, Fenwick began sharing with his friends and posting on Facebook the tremendous opportunities that exist to make money in the stock market. Even letting his friends know how they could make money when the price of a stock goes down using a little known technique that most people have never heard of, but is commonly used on Wall Street.
After showing a few friends how he was routinely making $500 to $1,000 in less than 30 minutes buying and selling stocks, friends began coming over to his home to see him buy and sell stocks live. Then his friends began asking him to teach them how to buy and sell stocks (also known as "trading"). He began getting so many requests from people to teach them how to trade, that he founded the company Flip That Stock. (www.FLipThatStock.com).
Fenwick debunks the myths and misconceptions that many people have about trading in the stock market, such as, you have to have millions of dollars, an MBA from Harvard and spend all day looking at stock charts on a computer screen to start trading stocks. Or that it is just too risky and you will lose all your money. "With the proper education, people will understand they can make money annually, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily and even within minutes and seconds from buying and selling stocks, while minimizing risks," Fenwick says.
The mission of Flip That Stock is to teach people with little or no stock market knowledge or experience how to start making money in the stock market buying and selling stocks.
"I wanted to offer an excellent educational program at a very affordable price and that's what we've accomplished with the Flip That Stock Membership, which is a monthly membership that offers short and easy video modules to teach people step-by-step how to start buying and selling stocks. The membership also includes stock alerts that come out every Sunday along with other valuable resources for members. The response has been overwhelming since launching the company. People definitely want to learn how the stock market works and how they can participate. Learning how to buy and sell stocks is a valuable skill set that allows people to take control of their financial future," Fenwick says.
With a TV and radio show, smartphone app, trading hardware and software all in development, Flip That Stock's future is brighter than ever and is like a fast rising stock.
J.R. Fenwick is available for interviews and seminars that will enlighten, educate and entertain. He can be contacted at FLipThatStockRequest@gmail.com. For more details, visit www.FLipThatStock.com