Fred Willis

American Kids of African Descent To Compete in Leadership Event Benefiting Autistic Children In Africa While Promoting Their Cultural Heritage

MILDOVE International will hold the fourth (4th) Little Malaika Boys & Girls Leadership and Multicultural Competition. The event will take place on Saturday May 26th at 2pm at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater in Rockville, Maryland. Little Malaika International is a program that encourages development of leadership qualities, community service, self-confidence and positive competitiveness in …

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$1.2 Trillion Black Buying Power Addressed at MOBE Symposium in Newark, NJ

2018 MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT (MOBE) SYMPOSIUM CONNECTED MAJOR BRANDS TO THE NEARLY $1.2 TRILLION DOLLAR BUYING POWER OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONSUMER More than 250 entrepreneurs, marketing and advertising executives attended the 2018 Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment (MOBE) Symposium recently held at Kiyo Sakaguchi Hall in the Prudential Tower, Newark, …

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Hip Hop Artist’s Album Proves Why You Don’t Need a Dope Rhyme Over a Tight Beat

HIP HOP ARTIST’S LATEST ALBUM PROVES WHY YOU DON’T NEED A DOPE RHYME OVER A TIGHT BEAT A futuristic stroll through, The Garden, with Substantial and his latest, a mood music offering. Social Justice, Family, Education, and good vibes are just a few of the topics covered by prolific emcee, artist, and educator, Substantial, hailing from …

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The Prince Estate and TIDAL Announce Agreement to Debut New and Unreleased Prince Album and Settlement of Prior Legal Disputes

The Prince Estate and global music and entertainment platform TIDAL confirm plans to debut highly anticipated new Prince music exclusively via the TIDAL streaming service.  The new album will contain previously unreleased music sourced from Prince’s vast archive of Vault recordings.  The album – expected to be released in 2019 – will stream exclusively on TIDAL for fourteen …

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Pepsi® Generations Summer Campaign Celebrates the Brand’s Rich Music History; Features Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and Britney Spears on Retro Cans

Pepsi Generations campaign continues during summer 2018 with limited-edition music icon cans, revamped Pepsi Stuff, exclusive musical performances and more Pepsi has announced its summer plans as part of this year’s global creative campaign, Pepsi Generations, celebrating the brand’s iconic role in music history. With the help of Pepsi musicians past and present, including King …

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R&B Group Xscape To Be Honored With The ASCAP Golden Note Award At The 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards On June 21st In Los Angeles

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 21, 2018in Los Angeles. ASCAP will honor the popular 90s R&B group Xscape with the ASCAP Golden Note Award during this year’s ceremony, and members Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott will be on hand to accept. The event will also honor ASCAP songwriter …

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Southwest Unveils Newest Onboard Product: iHeartRadio

Carrier adds free music product to onboard entertainment offering, enhancing the inflight experience Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today a new collaboration with iHeartRadio to bring iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service to Customers as the exclusive music offering within the onboard entertainment portal on Southwest flights. Through the onboard entertainment portal integration …

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Don’t Dispose of What You Oppose…Why Our Fear and Failure to Engage is Driving Us Apart

Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, but what about gray matter?  A colloquialism I heard growing up says: “conversation rules the nation”. If that’s true, we’re a nation without rule and to our own demise!  The United States of America is a peculiar place to be right now. Still boasting as a super power, the …

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The Recording Academy™ Remembers Reggie Lucas

As an accomplished guitarist, producer, and songwriter, GRAMMY® winner Reggie Lucas was highly regarded as a versatile music creator. Having first achieved success playing guitar in Miles Davis’ band while still a teenager, Reggie went on to work with a wide range of impressive acts including the Four Tops, Lou Rawls, and Madonna. Along with James Mtume, he earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Rhythm & Blues …

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My honest thoughts in response to Pastor Michael R. Jordan

Pastor Michael R. Jordan of the New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama has some strong words for Church of the Highlands and its Pastor Chris Hodges which plans to build a location near the inner city. WVTM first reported the story on Monday and the story and one Pastor’s response has since gone semi-viral …

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