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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Spike Lee Features Sierra Club & Environmental Defense

AAEA President Norris McDonald & Spike Lee
Spike Lee featured the heads of two environmental groups in his HBO documentary, "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise." He also featured EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. The four-hour two-part documentary premiered Aug. 23 on HBO and is his second four-hour documentary about the aftermath "When the Levees Broke."

Lee featured Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense and Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club. They both commented on the BP oil spill disaster. Lisa Jackson is from New Orleans and shared her personal story.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wendell Goler Should Occupy FOX White House Seat Alone

Major Garrett is leaving Fox News and returning to print journalism as a writer for National Journal. Okay. Garrett was in line to move to the front row seat in the White House briefing room.

So why is Fox moving Pentagon reporter Mike Emanuel back to the White House, where he will join Wendell Goler in sharing the front-row seat? FOX was recently awarded the front row seat in the White House briefing room after Helen Thomas was fired for her comments about Israel. Wendell Goler has earned that seat and he should have it alone. Case closed. (WashPost, 8/26/2010)

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

62nd Annual 2010 Emmy Awards

2010 Nominees

Sunday, August 29, 2010

LIVE in Los Angeles from the NOKIA Theatre (5:00pm PT / 8pm ET), on NBC

Hosted by Jimmy Fallon

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946; just one month after network television was born. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunication industry. The Television Academy is the only major organization devoted entirely to television and is made up of more than 15,000 members representing 28 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Eman & Lady Gaga Afterparty Green Gig?

By Holly Wood

Lady Gaga & Eman
The Washington, D.C. rumor mill is running wild with reports that Lady Gaga will back Eman for his 3-song set at a gig after her Monster Ball Tour concert and fundraiser for Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. at Verizon Center. Lautenberg has a private suite with patrons contributing $2,500 a person for PACs and $2,400 for individuals.

The rumored gig with Eman and Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady Gaga) would feature Eman's repetoire of "Susie Sensitive," "You Were Always On My Mind (Mother Nature)," and "Global Warming/Climate Change." Will the venue be in a private suite, or will it be at an as yet undisclosed location? Only the rumor mill knows for sure. But the rumor mill speculates that it could be announced at the Lautenberg fundraiser.

Generally, if a luxury suite is available, it can be rented for somewhere between $4,000 and $8,000. There are a range of seats available in each suite, but if the suite has 20 seats, plus two for the candidate and spouse. The suite lessor pays for the food and booze. So figure $100 per for that. Brings you to around $10,000 or so. You charge $2,500 a head for a high rollers. So that's $50,000. The suite lessor nets $40,000, minus some expenses. Hmmmm. And deduct $5,000 more for Eman's fee. (Wash Post, 8/13/2010)
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Brown Sugar Project

By Holly Wood

The Brown Sugar Project is a musical explosion of soul music in its finest form. Their music brings back the look, feel and sound of the greats in the Soul, R&B, and Top 40 music and invites the listener to experience our sound with all five senses. From Aretha Franklin to Jill Scott, Chaka Khan to Ledesi, The Brown Sugar Project will ensure that any event they undertake will be engulfed by the sheer excitement of the wonderful melodies this talented band delivers!

The Brown Sugar Project was formed in 2009 by Rona R. Rawls, left, a talented singer/songwriter/producer in her own right. The other band members include Troy Sol Edler -vocals, David Hammett -vocals, Jessica Rawls-vocals, Jaimee- Marshall-bass, Clayton Taylor-keys and Michael Verner-drums.

The Brown Sugar Project is based on the belief that their fans needs are of the utmost importance. Their entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of their business is from repeat clients and referrals.

The Brown Sugar Project would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

3878 9th Street SE Suite 200
Washington, DC 20032

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
Sat: 10AM - 5PM
Sun: 10am-2pm
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Desirée Rogers Named Johnson Publishing CEO

Desirée Rogers & Linda Johnson Rice
Former White House Social Secretary in Charge of Ebony and Jet Magazines

Desirée Rogers, 51, the former White House social secretary, has been named chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing, which publishes Ebony and Jet magazines. Linda Johnson Rice, the daughter of company founder John H. Johnson -- who died in 2005 -- will continue as chairwoman.

According to a company statement, Rogers will focus on "aligning core business strategies for all brands.," Johnson Publishing was founded in 1945, targets the African American market and remains the largest African American-owned publishing house in America.
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Monday, August 09, 2010

Elwin Cotman: "The Jack Daniels Sessions EP"

"The Jack Daniels Sessions EP" is the first story collection from fantasy author Elwin Cotman, right. Coming out in March 2010 through Six Gallery Press, these five stories run the gamut from ghost tale to high fantasy, humor to historical. Sampling the language of urban myth, black folklore, punk rock and teen angst, they create landscapes all their own. Illustrations by Rachel Dorrett.

Elwin Cotman is a fiction writer, poet, performance artist and activist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An alumni of the University of Pittsburgh Writing program, he has been published in several magazines. These include The Dirty Napkin, Outsider Ink and The Fairfield Review. In 2005, he was selected to attend the Three Rivers Review writers' retreat. Currently, he is a member of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers' collective in Pittsburgh.

Elwin Cotman is a graduate student at the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh writing program, and has taught Creative Writing to Washington DC elementary students. Elwin writes and performs stories that blend the personal with the mythic, the contemporary with the historical. He developed a narrative poetry workshop at the University of Maryland. His work has been published in the Fairfield Review, Outsider Ink and the Front Weekly. He was also a featured fiction writer for A Space Inside Reading Series.
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Remembering Environmental Justice Legend Dana Alston

Dana Alston was 47 years old when she died 11 years ago on August 7, 1999.

Dana Alston, left, was a leader of the original environmental justice movement that started in the 1980's. She was one of the organizers of the first National Environmental Justice Leadership Summit in 1992. She participated in the meetings to convince the U.S. EPA to open an Office of Environmental Justice. She was a committed environmental justice activist and the movement clearly benefited from her leadership. We remember you Dana. And we will never forget you.

Dana Alston received a Bannerman Fellowship in 1992 in recognition of her leadership in the development of the environmental justice movement. The Bannerman Fellowship Program was founded in 1987 on the belief that the most effective approach to achieving progressive social change is by organizing low-income people at the grassroots level. In 2002, the Fellowship Program was renamed the Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program in honor of Dana Alston.

Dana died on August 7, 1999 at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dana was a native of New York and lived in Washington, D.C. She was in San Francisco for treatment of kidney disease and consequences of a stroke when she died.

Her son, Khalil Alston-Cobb, now 17, resides in Clinton, Maryland. He is (or was at 16) a skateboard enthusiast (see videos). Here is how Khalil describes himself on his MySpace page:

"I like Skateboarding, Playing videogames, listening to music, talking to Gurls, surfing the Web, and Chillin wit the Homies."
Khalil is also on Twitter. He has a great skateboarding video on MonsterArmy.com. He is listed on Children of the Struggle. Dana would be very proud of her teenage son. All who knew her are not surprised that Khalil is an energetic and productive young man.
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Thursday, August 05, 2010

"Rubicon" Short Film Featured at HollyShorts Film Festival

917 Films debut short film, "Rubicon" was accepted into the HollyShorts Film Festival. With over 7,000 short films submitted and only 190 in the festival and competition 917 Films feels very honored that "Rubicon" was selected.

Rubicon will be screening at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theater in West Hollywood on Wednesday August 11th at 2:00 pm.

Purchase tickets.

Hollyshorts Film Festival

Contact: Jae Henson
917 Films

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