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Monday, 14 September 2015 21:49

Helping High School Seniors Shine Through

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The fourth annual Uprising Stars Inc. Scholarship awards gala was held in New Jersey, and this year was perhaps the biggest and brightest year.  Awarding high school seniors scholarships for their academic achievements has always been one of the goals for founder Danielle Worth.  Founder Danielle Worth and co-founders and family members Darcell Johnson and Keiana Worth have created Uprising Stars Inc. a little over four years ago.  In honor of their father and Darcell Johnson's late husband, Phillip Dorsey; the foundation was created with the thought and mentality of giving back. They started the foundation in New Jersey back in 2011, and the award ceremony kicked off the same year with their very first recipient.  The first recipient is now a senior in college and comes back every year to share his experiences and advice to the new recipients.  Now in it's fourth year, the foundation has awarded a total of 8 recipients with scholarships and supplies as they enter the next step in their lives.  Uprising Stars Inc. awards gala also provides guest speakers which offer advice and stories of their success and pitfalls.  They provide words of encouragement and guidelines for the future college students.

by: Billy Shell

Monday, 15 June 2015 02:38

Entrance to The Tony Awards

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The Tony Awards 2015 red carpet was an extravaganza within itself.  Celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Tae Diggs, Jennifer Lopez and many others, graced the runway in high fashion.  The red carpet, at times; is considered the show before the show.  Celebrities dress with high fashion from some of the world renowned designers.  A lot of actors and actresses will tell you that it's not a competition, but the opportunity to be called the Best dressed is an award within itself.

 

by: Billy Shell

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:42

The Smell Of Vinyl Records

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Do you remember when you had to go to a record store to pick up the latest and greatest?  How about when you opened that new LP, the aroma that embraced your record player?  Music has changed in a major way, but some people still prefer that crackling sound of the needle hitting and running across that vinyl disc.  Nowadays, music is created and shared in a digital file.  You can get it quickly, share it quickly and purchase it from the comfort of your own home.  Speaking with some people, they still prefer to walk into the record store and have that personal interaction with the sales person, who can advise you on the success of certain music, and as to whether it has or will do well in sales.  Some people still enjoy the unwrapping of the record and feeling the static from releasing the cover from the music disc.  Younger people we speak to, haven't a clue as to what or why music was ever on records to begin with.

by: Billy Shell

Sunday, 17 May 2015 05:04

To Marry, Or Not To Marry

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You hear the wedding bells ringing, and family members singing, and friends from all over coming to see the bride.  A beautiful white gown with a train as long as a tailored pleated drapery.  The groom rides in like a knight in shiny armor, as everyone throws bouquets of flowers.  At least, that's what the fairy tale story says.

In reality, according to a census bureau and Blackdemographics.com; a survey was taken in 2010 stating that 45.2 percent of black woman and 48.8 percent of black men, never get married.  According to the U.S. census bureau in 2012, which did a study on marriage in the United States; they discovered some unbelievable statistics when the did their survey based on race.  The survey showed that the percentage of African Americans in the age group of 35 years and older, that Never get married has jumped from 10 percent in the 1960's to a staggering 25 percent in 2010.  The census also has shown that the number in 2014 has risen again.

So why are African Americans least likely to get married?  Could it be that we as African Americans are more afraid of commitment?  Could it be that we as African Americans are so financially un-stable?  Or could it be the we as African Americans are so accustomed to playing games with the hearts that the level of trust is so far fetched?  What ever the reason is, the number is rising.  We are making babies, forming partnerships, but some of us have never had one of those rings placed on the ring finger of the left hand, and have never had the opportunity to say those magic words.  "I Do"

by: Billy Shell

Saturday, 18 April 2015 19:57

Opening of Tribeca Film Festival 2015

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The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival kicked off it's opening day on April 15th 2015, and did not disappoint.  The Red carpet was filled with Celebrities, Producers, and thousands of people waiting to see who takes the red carpet.  For opening day, much to everyone's surprise; the opening project was a documentary based on a television show that has been running for several decades.  "Live From New York", the documentary based on one of the longest television shows, which helped launched the careers of such talents like Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, and a host of other comedians; took center stage, and the red carpet did not disappoint.  With cast members, producer, writers, and directors from the show, "Live From New York", was the perfect opening for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

by: Billy Shell

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Monday, 13 April 2015 15:49

Brownsville Unites its Community

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The 73rd Precinct Community Affairs, Headed by Anthony Newerls; (CEO of the Brooklyn Blizzards Youth Organization) kicked off it's annual community talent show.  Youths from all ages got to show off some wonderful and unique talent.  For several years now, Anthony Newerls has been bridging the gap between inner city youths and Law Enforcement officials.  Having community meetings, which allows concerned parents and youths to discuss their issues amongst their Law enforcement and local officials, Brownsville has started building a better community.  The Talent show showcased performances from children from ages 5 to young adults.  Even your local officials got involved in the Talent show, when Assemblywoman Latrice Walker (Assembly District 55) did her rendition of Tina Turner's, "Rolling On a River".  There was a lot of singing, Dancing, and a Large number of the community, Saying the "We in Brownsville, are One".

By: Billy Shell

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Monday, 06 April 2015 23:08

Reelcause, Real Solutions

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Reelcause, a concept designed to revolutionize the crowd funding method of generating donations, had it's ground breaking launch in January 2015.  Reelcause provides members with a variety of revenue opportunities and an endless number of networks.  The Jack Brewer foundation has actively participated in the organization, as well as the launch.  The launch took place on January 2015 at The United Nation in New York City.

Reelcause unveiled its dynamic approach towards entertainment and rewards style crowd funding.  The process; geared towards nonprofits, NGO's, individuals, athletes and organization, had guest speakers like Jack Brewer himself, former NFL defensive pro bowl tackle Tommie Harris, keynote speaker Her Excellence Dr. Joyce Banda; Former President of The Republic of Malawi and founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation International.

The Jack Brewer Foundation Looks to implement Reelcause platform to raise funds for various projects.  Reelcause will be utilized to create better funding techniques and help organizations to grow both bigger and better than ever before.

by: Billy Shell

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