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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

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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.  

 

 

 

 

 

Venus and Serena Williams to Launch ‘Yetunde Price Resource Center’ in the City of Compton

07 Nov 16
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For Immediate Release
October 31, 2016

Media Contact:

Jasmyne Cannick, (323) 839-0216

New Resource Center to Connect residents with Vital Services

 COMPTON – Tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams have joined forces to establish the Williams Sister Fund to collaborate on philanthropic efforts.  Their first endeavor will be launched in their hometown of Compton with the opening of the Yetunde Price Resource Center. Named after their eldest sister who was killed by senseless gun violence, the Resource Center will conduct a community asset inventory and develop a comprehensive resource network designed to connect residents affected by violence with service providers.  It will serve as a powerful tool by developing a customized plan and function as a direct connection with partnering agencies for efficient services.  The Yetunde Price Resource Center’s opening and the Williams sister’s participation in the 2016 Healthy Compton Community Festival marks their return to the city of Compton since 2003.

“This is an incredible investment and commitment by Serena and Venus Williams and I commend them for their desire to help children and families in Compton thrive,” said Mayor Aja Brown.  “The Resource Center will serve as vital support to existing non-profits and organizations that provide critical services to our community.  I understand first hand the power of partnership and I am confident that the Resource Center will play a major role in breaking down silos in our community by facilitating key partnerships to increase asset leveraging and expanding the impact of services.  The Resource Center will be able to map all of the resources in and around the Compton community while providing customized assistance that will be a vital asset to improving our ability to service our youth, adults and families.”

“Reinvestment is vital to sustaining a healthy community,” added Lori R. Gay, CEO Neighborhood Housing Services of L.A. County.  “I commend the Williams sisters for bringing their support and resources back to the City of Compton.  As we are nearing the completion of our 28,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Center for Sustainable Communities in the city of Compton, we look forward to collaborating with the Yetunde Price Resource Center to improve the quality of life for Compton residents.”

As is often the case in low-income communities, there are a plethora of resources for its residents, but too many barriers to access. In Compton there are over one hundred nonprofit organizations, and many people in need that don’t know where to begin to access available supportive services. Venus and Serena Williams are partnering with their sponsors and the City of Compton to create a solution to this problem via the Yetunde Price Resource Center. The Resource Center is not replicating what already exists in Compton, but making it seamless for people to access the resources that exist and identify additional areas of need specific to the Compton community. The Resource Center is an efficient and effective use of space and time and is also a model replicable for other communities.

In addition to the Resource Center, through a generous grant from Gatorade, two tennis courts will be refurbished and dedicated in the Williams Sister’s honor, which will be unveiled during the Healthy Compton Community Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12th.

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Media credentials for the 2016 Healthy Compton Community Festival can be requested online here: http://bit.ly/2eqvTxb.

Animal Kingdom Nominated for a People’s Choice Award

01 Nov 16
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Congratulations to Girl in Charge client, Nicki Micheaux! Animal Kingdom is nominated for a People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Cable Drama. Nicki plays Detective Sandra Yates…

http://bit.ly/2fexd6L 

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Lady Renee’ Prepares to Release Personal Memoir’ IT’S NOT YOU I HATE: Finding Freedom in Discovering the Real Enemy

19 Oct 16
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                 October 19, 2016

 

Media Contact:   

Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations (GICPR)

323-972-4081

amy@gicpublicrelations.net

imageATLANTA, GA – Lady Renee’ shares her life struggles and triumphs in her new memoir’ IT’S NOT YOU I HATE: Finding Freedom in Discovering the Real Enemy.  The Psalmist and First Lady of, The Life 360 Center in Atlanta, GA opens up about devastating losses and the her long journey back to a place of good physical, mental, and spiritual health.   IT’S NOT YOU I HATE: Finding Freedom in Discovering the Real Enemy will be available nationally on, October 25, 2016 on Amazon, and most online book retailers.

Lady Renee’s story  is a powerful testament of her rise from the depths of despair to a life filled with love, mercy, courage and a greater connection to God. It is the true account of her personal and spiritual journey.

From six devastating miscarriages suffered while trying to have a child to overwhelming depression, prescription drug abuse, and the inability to share those sorrows with others, this journey is not unlike any other’s – on the surface – but ultimately became something more. As a pastor’s wife, she had a certain image to uphold; a certain standing in her church community. She allowed herself to believe her failures were personal and had no reflection on her faith, but soon she discovered she was wrong.

Through God’s good graces, the power of prayer, and an unwillingness to betray all she’d been given in this world, Lady Renee’ fought her way back.  Now she wants to help others by providing tools to take back their lives utilizing biblical principles, faith, and commitment.

“The world will be different because of the sacrifice Lady Renee made by opening her life to the world. Thank you for being phenomenally great. We are free.”

— Akeia Keith, CEO and founder SheRockz, Inc.

 “My dearest sister/friend, Lady Renee’ I want to let you know again how proud I am of you for stepping out in God and accomplishing this assignment. It took courage, boldness, and faith. You did it! You’re just getting started!!!”— Dr. Francine Riley 

“Congratulations on your book release, so very proud of your courage & Thank you for sharing with the body of Christ and the world, such a blessing to many! Love you!”

— Pastor Tia Hunt. 

“Lady Renee’, I could not be more proud of you. It takes tremendous strength and courage to share your story with the world, and I believe hundreds of thousands will be touched by your testimony! Continue being obedient to all the Lord has called you to do!” — Kyrsten Rossette 

If you are interested in scheduling an interview or reviewing, IT’S NOT YOU I HATE: Finding Freedom in Discovering the Real Enemy, contact Amy Malone, GICPR, 323-972-4081 or 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

 

 

Tiffany Jeffers, Prepares to Release New EP “Say Yes”

19 Oct 16
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                 October 19, 2016

Media Contact:   

Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations (GICPR)

323-972-4081

amy@gicpublicrelations.net

say-yes-album-artBALTIMORE, MD – Gospel recording artist, Tiffany Jeffers prepares to drop her debut EP, “Say Yes,” on Write Haus Music Group, Friday, October 25, 2016.  The project will be available on iTunes and most online retail outlets that sell music.

“Say Yes,” is an uplifting journey that inspires listeners to elevate their love and commitment to God.  The EP includes 10 tracks, produced by Morgan Turner and Josh Lay of Rhyme and Reasons Productions and includes a feature performance by Josh Lay on the lyrically captivating, “Chasing After You.”  The dynamic lead single, “Say Yes,” encourages listeners to simply surrender to God and just “Say Yes” to his will.

Tiffany beautifully delivers her vocals with conviction and determination that harbors a gentle tone that draws listeners into a peaceful place.  Her powerful and soulful voice comes through on songs such as “Here I Am,” and “Mountains,” with its melodic runs.  Other songs include the reggae inspired single, “Unconditional Love,” and the rhythmic single “Have it All,” that feels like an R&B song with a message.

About Tiffany Jeffers

Tiffany Jeffers is a Gospel recording artist that was born in Baltimore, MD to musical parents.  Her exposure to music at an early age began the love and appreciation she has for music. It was evident at an early age to all who heard her sing that she was blessed with a unique gift.

Tiffany was honored to be one of the few students chosen to matriculate to the Baltimore School for the Arts where she studied Classical Voice. Because of her exceptional vocal control, she became one of the favored students at the school and caught the attention of the late Dr. Nathan Carter who gave her a full scholarship to Morgan State University. It was there that she continued her studies and was chosen for many solos including her highlighted performance at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

To learn more about Tiffany Jeffers, visit: http://www.tiffanyjeffers.com.

For media inquires, or to review “Say Yes,” contact Amy Malone, GICPR, 323-972-4081, or 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 atwww.gicpublicrelations.net

Girl in Charge Public Relations Congratulates R&B Singer, Michel’le

14 Oct 16
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Girl in Charge Public Relations is proud of our involvement in the new television biopic, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, airing Saturday, October 15, 2016, on Lifetime Movie Network.

Congratulations Michel’le for finally sharing your story with the world.

Michel’le “It’s Nothing”