Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Announces Nationwide Registration For 20 Year Anniversary !

photo credit: Louis Nettles

Los Angeles – It was 1993 when actress/ choreographer Lisa Ruffin caught the vision that she would positively impact the lives of aspiring little African American girls, instilling in them a strong sense of self-esteem and purpose. She produced her very first Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant and has never looked back. Today, twenty years later, she has not only influenced thousands of lives, but several of those little girls are now grown women who credit the pageant as a focal point in their lives.

The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant will celebrate 20 years of success on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Ruffin has announced a Nationwide Registration and will select 50 young participants, between the ages of 6 and 12, for this landmark celebration.

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Trin-NIKE

Trin promises to rhyme like a champion and rep her native Chicago by doing it like “NIKE.” The song is from her Trin 4 The Muthaf#%kin Win mixtape due later this year.

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Documentary Film Tackles Black Parenting Crisis

Jordan Thierry, director of The Black Fatherhood Project

Premiering During Black History Month

Washington, DC – Filmmaker Jordan Thierry will kick off Black History Month with an insightful perspective on the rising dilemma of fatherless Black families when he debuts his introspective documentary, “The Black Fatherhood Project” in February. Community leaders in the Bay Area will host the film’s premiere Thursday, Jan 31 at The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA and a national premiere will held online the February 1, 2013 at BlackFatherhoodProject.com with free viewing.

The Black Fatherhood Project poignantly reveals a history much more complex and profound than what is often seen on the surface of events. Directed and produced by Thierry, The Black Fatherhood Projectunravels the roots of Black absentee parenting through the telling of his own story, interviews with prominent historians, and dialogue among a diverse selection of dads. The discussions include personal experiences, inspirations, and insight on how communities can come together to ensure the power of a father’s love is not lost on America’s Black children.

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Teena Marie-Wild Horses (Lyric Video)

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“Wild Horses” is from Teena Marie’s just-released and highly praised posthumous album Beautiful.

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Toro Y Moi-Grown Up Calls & Studies

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Toro Y Moi stopped by the le mouv studios in France last week to promote Anything In Return and he performed solo piano versions of “Grown Up Calls” and “Studies.”

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