Oakland, CA (BlackNews.com) -- Telisha Ng, Talk Show Host, Relationship Coach, writer at Hello Beautiful and Goddess Intellect (love and relationship blogs), and creator/producer of the Battle of the Sexes Show (BOTS) announced Oakland, CA as the first stop in a highly anticipated five city US Tour. The other cities included are Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington D.C.
Battle of the Sexes Show is a distinctive, yet interactive social event for participants to network and engage in lively discussions surrounding the topics of love, marriage, sexuality, dating, and relationships.
Friday, May 17th at 7pm, Image Affairs Art Lounge, 408 Fourteenth Street, Oakland, CA 94612
"In 2011, after hosting several episodes of my blogtalk radio show called Menage A Talks, I decided that 'sexy and intellectual' conversion should not only be restricted to online radio. I had a strong desire to bring young urban professional men and women together to defy stereotypes and learn more about each other in a fun, non-judgmental way," says Ng.
Hosted by Ng, the Goddess Intellect, panelists Lincoln Anthony Blades, Author and Blogger at ThisIsYourConscience.com, Sharelle D. Lowery, of ClassyBlackGirl.com, Social Entrepreneur & Public Speaker, Kenya Williams, Sensuality Consultant & Author, and Dante "Real Talk" Toomer, Host of Real Talk, a live interactive lifestyle and relationship forum will debate relationship challenges surrounding the age old question, for love or money?
Stacey L. Miller, Publicist
Former Washington, DC Treasurer launches new enterprise for Black economic empowerment and educational enrichment. [Click To Enlarge]
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- Former Treasurer of the District of Columbia Lasana K. Mack announces the launch of a new enterprise dedicated to facilitating financial and economic empowerment for people of African descent locally, nationally and internationally through educational programs and development of a full-service financial institution.
The new enterprise - named APPEAL, Incorporated - is a non-profit association dedicated to sponsoring financial literacy programs and other educational programs addressing historical, cultural and socio-economic issues, and working to develop a full-service credit union for the benefit of its members. The effort will be publicly launched on Sunday, May 19, at a "Launch Party and Presentation" event at Soul 57 at 1326 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC from 5pm-7:30pm. Live-stream viewing of the event (on-line) will be available for those unable to attend in-person.
APPEAL is an acronym for Association of People for Pan-Africanist Economic Advancement thru Leverage, and part of its mission is to facilitate advancement of the concept of "Economic Pan-Africanism", which essentially means that African/Black people and communities would benefit from effective efforts to invest and leverage our financial and other resources towards the goals of increased financial and economic self-sufficiency, empowerment and prosperity.
Historically, two of the most noteworthy proponents of the concept of Pan-Africanism with an economic focus were Marcus Garvey and Kwame Nkrumah, and APPEAL's mission follows in that tradition. This includes facilitating education and development projects to improve the socio-economic conditions in African American communities, and also efforts to increase the utilization of Africa's vast mineral wealth for the benefit of people of African descent at home and abroad.
Mack, the founder and executive director of the newly incorporated enterprise APPEAL, explained that "in order to have significant impacts on these critical issues, it will require a multi-billion dollar financial enterprise, and that is what we intend to build. We are seeking membership and support from the many people who understand the acute need to take this kind of concerted action to improve our socio-economic conditions."
Renowned historian, author and educator Anthony T. Browder is a member of APPEAL's Board of Directors and is serving in a leadership capacity for the organization's educational programs, as "APPEAL recognizes that learning about African people's rich heritage and culture often encourages productive and progressive actions among those in our community who become enlightened," Mack said.
For further information about the launching of APPEAL and how to become involved or support the effort, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 711-7851.
About Lasana K. Mack
Lasana K. Mack was the Treasurer of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) for seven years (2005-2012), a position comparable to a state treasurer and city treasurer due to DC's unique municipal status. She successfully managed the finance and treasury functions of DC Government, an entity with a $10 billion annual operating budget and $1 billion annual capital budget, including cash management, banking operations, debt management - including bond issuances to finance infrastructure development, investment management, budgeting and accounting
She has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Finance, and is also the founder, director and artist with a music ensemble ("BlackNotes") known for producing progressive and quality music with a dynamic blend of several cultural arts elements emanating from African and African American heritage.
Daraja Asili, APPEAL, Inc.
Bookcover and author, Tony Lindsay
Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- Emotional Drippings by Tony Lindsay is a collection of short stories about love, lust, and addiction. The stories are real enough to wrap the reader in the common prose of the characters everyday lives. These lives, these characters, these situations are lived by the readers. Moments of desire, anguish, pity, joy, and heart pounding excitement flow effortlessly onto the pages. This collection of short stories, Emotional Drippings, reflects lives lived during these times. A very stimulating read.
The publishing company, Penknife Press, says: "We publish works that the mainstream publishing industry won't publish because the works are not intended for the mass market. There are many fine works that are directed towards specific and narrow markets. Heretofore, those works have been given short shrift. Here, may they shrive. The growing body of works and authors represented here is meant to arouse the mind and the soul."
About The Author:
Tony Lindsay is the author of seven novels; One Dead Preacher, Street Possession, Chasin’ It, Urban Affair, One Dead Lawyer, More Boy than Girl, One Dead Doctor and two short story collections titled Pieces of the Hole and Fat from Papa’s Head. He has published book critiques and reviews for Black Issue’s Book Review. He was a contributor to the anthologies Don't Hate the Game and Luscious, the on-line encyclopedia Identity.com, and Mosiac.com. He has been published by to the African American literary web-site ‘Timbooktu.com’, as well as the young adult magazine Cicada, and the bimonthly magazine Conversations. He reviews non-fiction publications for Hartman Publishing. He has a MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University, Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Illinois - Chicago. He teaches at South Suburban College and Westwood College.
About The Book:
Title: Emotional Drippings / trade paperback
Penknife Press. Genre: Fiction - Adult
Publication date: May 2013
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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- GreekHangSuite.com, a new online destination for Black Greek organizations features the most comprehensive listing of Greek Events around the nation including Greek Picnics, Parties, Cruises, Conferences, Conventions, Trending News Topics, Videos, as well as a directory of Greek Apparel and merchandise. GreekHangSuite.com was created exclusively for members of The Divine 9 including Alphas, AKAs, Deltas, Kappas, Omegas, Zetas, SGRhos, Sigmas, and Iotas.
GreekHangSuite.com founder Kevin Parker, a Kappa, was inspired to create the website in hopes to bring more unity amongst other organizations. "I think a lot of times we get so accustomed to supporting our own organizations and events that we rarely get the opportunity to see what other Greek organizations are involved in. This website helps to bridge the gap between all nine organizations. Now I can see what's going on from coast to coast and can plan my schedule accordingly if I plan to attend events hosted by other organizations." In less than two months GreekHangSuite.com has attracted more than twenty thousand unique visitors including subscribers as far away as Japan. "We actually had a Sigma subscribe that was based in Japan. That's when I knew we were on to something", Parker stated.
In addition to the event listings, a new feature is set to launch on GreekHangSuite.com on June 3rd. An Online Soap Opera about Black Greek life that received national attention and was picked up by BET.com several years ago is set for relaunch exclusively on the website. ‘As The Sands Burn' is written by Darrius Gourdine, an Alpha and critically acclaimed author. Each week readers can discover new plots and cliffhangers in new episodes, which features more than thirty fictional characters from representatives of all nine greek organizations. Parker stated, "When Darrius approached me about bringing As The Sands Burn back I immediately jumped at the opportunity. He is an extremely talented writer and I was a big fan of ATSB back in the day. This will be an added bonus for the GreekHangsuite.com community."
To check out the web site, visit www.greekhangsuite.com
Award-winning author Darryl James stars as Kevin Dixon in the hit stage play dealing with modern relationship issues, "Love In A Day" in Washington, DC, May 17-19. (Darryl James pictured with Actress Romayne Anderson)
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- Capitol Hill Supportive Services Program, Inc. (CHSSP), along with Tenacious Productions and award-winning author Darryl James will present An Evening of Art, Music and Theater with The Hit Stage Play "Love In A Day" in Washington, DC on May 17 at 7pm (Invitation Only) and again on May 18 at 4pm for the General Public. Capitol Hill Supportive Services Program, Inc. has a proud twenty year history of providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Their employment services programs and residential home are located in the historic Capitol Hill area.
The Overall Mission Of Capitol Hill Supportive Services Program, Inc. is To Enhance Opportunities And Experiences That Encourage Decision-Making And Independence For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities.
CHSSP's Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting Gala will reintroduce the program and new services to the Greater Washington, DC area, while also delivering an evening of high quality entertainment to board members, supporters and on May 18, to the general public. All ticket sales benefit this powerful community organization!
On Sunday, May 19, Us Helping Us, People Into Living (UHU) will deliver the powerful stage play, "Love In A Day," to raise funds and awareness for the organization's crucial mission of delivering HIV counseling and testing services in the Washington, DC area. UHU, along with Tenacious Productions and Award-Winning Author Darryl James will Present An Afternoon of Art, Music and Theater with The Hit Stage Play "Love In A Day" in Washington, DC on Sunday, May 19 at 4pm at CHSSP, 2052 West Virginia Ave, NE, Washington, DC.
UHU, which envisions a world in which health and wellness are within everyone's reach, is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2013. The "Love In A Day" theater event is a fundraiser to also highlight UHU's receipt of a grant from the District to develop and implement HIV counselling and testing services to couples, including heterosexual and same sex couples. Since grants do not cover all infrastructure costs of the organization, UHU continues to raise funds to close the funding gap.
A DC survey of heterosexuals found that in many stable committed relationships, condom usage was low. However, about half of those persons in those relationships did not know their partner‘s HIV status. Within a relationship perceived as "safe" due to its intimacy and commitment level, the combination of not using condoms and not knowing your partner‘s status may lead to HIV infection.
The play, "Love In A Day has as its theme, couples on a retreat dealing with relationship issues, including one couple living with HIV infection. Ticket sales on Sunday, May 19 will benefit UHU, a 501(c)(3) [non-profit] community-based organization, boosting their mission of delivering HIV counselling and testing to couples like the one in the play.
"Love In A Day" is a story of love in the age of troubled relationships and is a powerful presentation of people in love holding on to love through daunting challenges. If you believe in love, you will believe stronger, but you will believe.
Each couple in the play is seeking to rebuild their relationship on a relationship retreat lead by a relationship coach and his assistant, working through their difficulties to find love. The atmosphere, the discussion and the vibes spark chemistry as each person falls in "Love in a Day".
The play is written and directed by Darryl James, an award-winning author ("LA Riots...Revolution"), lecturer, syndicated columnist and the publisher of Tenacious Books, a boutique publishing house for self-publishing authors. James has lectured for the National Council of Negro Women, the National Urban League, The Black American Law Students Association (BALSA) and the NAACP, in addition to radio stations, colleges and universities across the nation. As a relationship coach, James has provided relationship insight for Ebony Magazine, the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Council of Negro Women.
The production is traveling nationally to create fundraising opportunities for community organizations.