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Bests Selling American Girl Group, TLC Surprises the 2017 Ron Clark Academy Graduating Class

14 Jun 17
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As Oprah Winfrey has coined the Ron Clark Academy, “The Best School in America”; the 2017 Graduation ceremony which was held at the Tabernacle on Friday, June 9th became much more than a ceremony but a live concert and incredible party for the graduating  class and the 1,800 family members that attended.

The Ron Clark Academy Graduation once again partnered with long time community partner, Saving Our Daughters on coordinating the special surprise artists, as in past years, who have included, Erica Campbell, Angie Stone, Diggy Simmons and Kelly Price, just to name a few.

This 2017 Graduation Ceremony, received an overwhelming surprise when Ron Clark announced the four time Multi-platinum certified selling group, TLC.   The auditorium stood up throughout the entire performance of “Scrubs” and “Waterfall”, two of the songs that helped make the group the Bests selling American girl group of all time.

After TLC’s amazing performance, and to the delight of the graduates, group members T-Boz and Chili posed for photos with girls from the graduating class. WOW!!

Later in the evening and for the finale, Sierra McClain, who plays Nessa on the FOX hit series EMPIRE, a dynamic, multi-talented character arriving to season three as a hot, new R&B artist, also wowed the graduation class and audience with “Ill Be Everything”, a powerful song that was featured on the 3rd season. Sierra’s song brought so much emotion, as the graduating class clapped and cried throughout her emotional performance.

Also R&B soul singer, Andra Day sent a special congratulations video message that was featured on the big screen during the ceremony as well.

“The performance by TLC was an epic moment for the graduates and their families that we will never forget. All 1600 audience members jumped to their feet, overcome with joy. We are so grateful for the music they performed, the words they shared, and the hugs they gave. It was truly magical”.-RCA Co-Founders, Kim Bearden and Ron Clark

Definitely was a RCA Graduation that truly will be remembered and treasured by the 2017 class and families for a very long time.

The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, Inc. NABFEME® Presents “High Heels in High Places® Power Breakfast and Press Suite”  

14 Jun 17
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                         June 14, 2017

 

Media Contact:   

Amy Malone, GICPR

323-972-4081

amy@gicpublicrelations.net

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc. (NABFEME®) presents “High Heels in High Places® Power Breakfast and Press Suite,” an exclusive event for select entertainment executives and invited media professionals. In the tradition of NABFEME the event will recognize two exceptional women Tiara KJ Williams, TV/Film Producer and creator of REEL Network, and Nicole Richardson, TV/Radio Personality and host of the Nikki Rich Show and ambassador of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).   The event will be held on June 17, 2017, at Jo Malone London, 9621 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guest will mingle in an ambiance of true Beverly Hills Glam with catered dining by Healthy Fit Cuisine, in a luxurious boutique setting.  A meet and greet with the two special invited guest will be followed by an opportunity two mix with some of the top African American female executives in  Hollywood.

About NABFEME

Created over 15 years ago by founder Johnnie Walker, NABFEME is an organization that provides a resource of support and empowerment to professional women of color in music and entertainment. Known for its dedication to uplifting and celebrating  women of color in the entertainment industry, the organization continues to recognize the accomplishments of women, while connecting women across the country and internationally.

To learn more about NABFEME® or to become a member visit:  http://www.nabfeme.org/.

Bio’s for special guests Tiara KJ Williams and Nicole Richardson will be provided upon request.

For media inquiries please contact Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations 323-972-4081 or amy@gicpublicrelations.net

The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, Inc. NABFEME® Has a New Logo, New Website and Exciting New Mobile App

07 Jun 17
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                         June 7, 2017

 

Media Contact:   

Amy Malone, GICPR

323-972-4081

amy@gicpublicrelations.net

LOS ANGELES, CA – The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc. (NABFEME®) has a new logo, new website, and is preparing to launch an exciting new mobile app.  Known for its dedication to the support and empowerment of women of color in entertainment, the organization continues to celebrate the accomplishments of women, while providing a valuable networking resource to connect women across the country and internationally.  The new logo is a vibrant reflection of the deep rooted history of NABFEME® and its commitment to reaching a new generation of creative women and introducing them to an alliance that fills a much needed void in an industry that does little to recognize the amazing accomplishments and groundbreaking work being done by women; in particular those of color.   

Created over 15 years ago by founder Johnnie Walker, the organization was created as a support and empowerment resource for professional women of color in music and entertainment. Based in New York, the focus of the organization was economic and career development for its members, this continues to be the core of NABFEME® to this day. 

The new look also includes expanding on the NABFEME® brand.  Monthly updates will inform members of who’s making moves, developing new projects, and will include a feature story of a NABFEME® member so we can uplift each other while celebrating and giving accolades to the women who continue to make the organization strong and relevant. 

NABFEME® members are encouraged to Network, Network, Network! Utilizing the resources available to each member will build strong alliances while making way for opportunities to expand our reach not only to include members here in the states but forge bonds and share ideas with NABFEME® branches in countries such as Canada and Africa.

Members can look forward to an exciting new app launching this summer, informative seminars and panels, and exclusive events in cities across the nation.  It’s time to reignite this phenomenal organization and come together, uplift and support Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment.

To learn more about NABFEME® or to become a member visit:  http://www.nabfeme.org/.

For media inquiries contact Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations 909-320-8602 or amy@gicpublicrelations.net.

New Author Shelley Coulter Joins the Girl in Charge Public Relations Client Roster  

07 Jun 17
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                 June 7, 2017

 

Media Contact:   

Amy Malone, GICPR

323-972-4081

amy@gicpublicrelations.net

LOS ANGELES, CA – New author Shelley Coulter brings her children’s book series “The Life Lessons of Nana and Niyla” to Girl in Charge Public Relations.  The books are beautifully illustrated and speak to all generations about the importance of building strong family bonds.  The series will include 7 books, with the first to be launched in the summer of 2017. 

With over 20 years of experience, Coulter is a change agent for non-for-profit organizations across the country.  She is known in the sector for her energetic personality and result driven skills.  It is not unusual for Shelley’s input to  increase an organizations financial growth by 150%, by way of increased diversified funding sources, systematized and improved efficiency internally and sustained community as well as business partnerships for the success of the organization.

A graduate of Ashford University Forbes Business School, she received her BA and Masters Degrees in Organizational Leadership /Business and did so as an adult after her children completed college. 

Now adding published author to her long list of accomplishments, Coulter saw a need to bridge the ever expanding gap in family units today so she wrote “The Life Lessons of Nana and Niyla.”   The books are an easy and delightful read.  They help to build life-long learners and teach young parents how to roll back the years to when grandparents were a positive and welcome inclusion in raising their grandchildren while providing invaluable experience and passing on important family traditions.  The first of 7 books is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2017.

“We are thrilled to add this powerful female voice to our client roster.   I am confident this partnership is the beginning of a long and successful relationship which will include the development of empowerment seminars, panel discussions, and an animated cartoon series,” said Amy Malone, President of Girl in Charge Public Relations.

With the launch of a new project on the horizon and many new endeavors developing; Shelley Coulter is poised to be the nation’s favorite Nana.

For additional information about Shelley Coulter or for more information about “The Life Lessons of Niyla and Nana,” contact Amy Malone, amy@gicpublicrelations.net.

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GIC Public Relations is a full service firm specializing in media outreach, crisis management, and event coordination for all facets of the entertainment industry, political campaigns, sports figures, non-profit organizations, and corporate projects.  For additional information visit us at www.gicpublicrelations.net

M&R Trading Company and Rose Hill Art Design Join the Girl in Charge Public Relations Roster

10 May 17
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Former En Vogue member Maxine Jones has partnered with her sister Rose Hill, on an online store, M&R Trading Company which offers a unique brand of visually tantalizing Custom Artwork, Home Essentials and Decor

SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR SPECIAL OFFERS AND SNEAK PEAKS OF NEW DESIGNS AND LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIONS!

M&R Trading Company featuring Rose Hill Custom Art Collection

Former En Vogue Member, Maxine Jones Prepares for the Release of Her First Book “A SMART GIRLS GUIDE TO GIRL GROUPS”

29 Mar 17
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                              March 28, 2017

 

Media Contact: 

Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations

909-961-2802, Office

323-972-4081, Celullar

amy@gicpublicrelations.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LOS ANGELES, CA – Maxine Jones, former member of the legendary group En Vogue, gives insight into the world of girl groups in her upcoming book “A SMART GIRLS GUIDE TO GIRL GROUPS.”

This poignant book reads like an autobiography and instructional manual fused into one.  It lays out the hard work, disappointments, excitement, and glamour of being a member of a girl group.  Maxine offers a no holds barred view of the inner-workings of a successful group and what it takes to build a career and how quickly it can all be lost.  

As a member of one of the most successful girl groups in history, Maxine knows firsthand what it takes to make it in the business of entertainment.  For years she has been quietly organizing her thoughts and writing down memories and experiences so she can share and hopefully guide other women who want to be a part of a very exclusive sisterhood that many strive for, but few manage to achieve; the super hot, super successful , chart topping “Girl Group.”

Maxine recounts her life before joining the iconic group En Vogue, and how it changed with success.  She can now in hindsight see the pitfalls of stardom and the dysfunction amongst the group members that if handled differently could have possibly avoided the heartbreaking demise of a group that at its height was arguably one of the biggest groups in the world.  

Offering up clever antidotes, funny and sometimes sad memories, Maxine captures the adrenaline rush of building a super group and the harsh reality of the lust, lies and jealousy that ultimately tore it apart.  She is completely transparent about the music business and what it takes to make it to the top of the charts.  The inflated egos and deflated since of self-worth are some of the issues touched on in the book.  She doesn’t hold back the physical and mental strain of being a member of a group, but she also shares inspiring thoughts and uplifting advice to help the next generation of female sensations trail a path to success. 

“A SMART GIRLS GUIDE TO GIRL GROUPS,” will be published world-wide by Welstar Publications, LLC and is set for a summer 2017 release.  The work will be released in paperback & eBook by Welstar Publications, LLC in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, and rights are in negotiation with publishers in nine countries

“This story is a once-in-a-lifetime dream come true,” said Horace Batson, Ph.D., publisher of Welstar Publications, LLC. “We feel that readers and fans alike will identify with Maxine Jones and have an amazing opportunity to see the music industry through her eyes in this incredible journey.”

An instructional guide designed to help up-and-coming talent avoid the pitfalls, obstacles and implosions that plague all infamous girl groups “A SMART GIRLS GUIDE TO GIRL GROUPS,” partners all the elements of a juicy novel with the knowledge and experience of a true diva.    

To learn more about the book or schedule an interview with Maxine Jones, contact Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations 909-961-2802 or amy@gicpublicrelations.net.

The Girls from Saving Our Daughters have a Q&A session with Keke Palmer!

28 Feb 17
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Keke Palmer speaks to the girls from the East LA Boy’s & Girl’s Club, Saving Our Daughters/Saving Our Cinderellas mentoring program @ Barnes & Nobles, Grove

FRESH START CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC HELPS NEARLY 100 

16 Feb 17
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(Compton, CA) —  Crossroads United Methodist Church lead the way for a community collaboration and partnership that helped almost 100 persons start clearing up criminal records.  The Compton Church has hosted the Fresh Start Expungment clinic twice in the past couple of years and has made it a core part of its outreach.  “This type of community engagement held Saturday is necessary – and it is important that the faith-community lead the way, said Adrienne Zackery, Senior Pastor of Crossroards UMC.  “Our vision is to help transform the lives of thousands of formerly incarcerated person in need of a second chance, she said.

Rev. Zackery said the partnership with the City of Compton, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles were critical as they trained volunteer attorneys to assist with the record expungements.  She also applauded the collaborative work that involved other ministries like Charles Gibson Ministries and the more than 40 Attorneys and students who came from UC Irvine School of Law. 

The day started with a hot breakfast and quickly moved into the business of clearing up Criminal Record Petitions & Prop 47 and Prop 64 applications.  There were even live scan opportunities taking place onsite for persons who did not pre-register. 

Organizers say another expungement clinic is being planned for June 2017.