Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Principles Of A Protagonist: An Animated Film By Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal is giving away the soundtrack to his animated film Principles Of A Protagonist via his site.


Black Women’s Roundtable Kicks-Off 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Activities


Washington, DC – Women played an integral role in the 1963 March on Washington and the civil rights movement overall, however, their story is rarely told. Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), an initiative of
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), will bring leaders together to discuss the contribution women have made – past and present – to the civil rights movement and to begin to craft a multi-ethnic women’s public policy agenda. Hosted as part of the official 50
th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Activities, the women’s gathering is focused on the march themes of jobs, freedom, peace and social justice, and will be held Thursday Aug. 22, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The discussion will be presented in three segments:

Segment 1: The Past:
Telling HerStory: An Intergenerational & Multi-Ethnic Conversation
A delegation of women leaders and participants in the 1963 March on Washington and the 60’s Civil Rights Movement will discuss how they fought and overcame gender discrimination sharing insight with women leaders of The Movement today.

Segment 2: The Present:
The Unfinished Business for Women’s Rights 50 Years Later
This panel is an intergenerational & multi-ethnic discussion among leaders to examine unfinished business of the civil rights, women’s rights and social justice movements. Women leaders will recommend public policy solutions and strategies to address current issues impacting women and girls.

Segment 3: The Future:
Visioning Conversation: What Women’s Equality Will Look Like in 2063
In small groups the women will prioritize issues and discuss organizing strategies to address key policy priorities impacting women, girls and families. Outcomes will be captured in a brief document.


Black Women’s Roundtable, the women’s initiative of NCBCP.
Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, NCBCP & Convener, BWR
Tamika Mallory, National Executive Director, NAN
Clayola Brown, President, APRI
Rev. Bernice King, CEO, The King Center
Dr. Thelma Daley, Chair, Women in the NAACPmarched in 1963]
Marian Wright Edelman- President, Children’s Defense (invited)
Christine Chen, President, Asian Pacific Islander Vote
Ingrid Saunders-Jones, Chair, National Council of Negro Women
Davis, Director, Building Green, Clark-Atlanta University
Jessica Gonzales-Rojas, Executive Director National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and co-chair of the National Coalition on Immigrant Women’s Rights
Denise Fairchild, President, Emerald Cities
Joy-Ann Reid, The Grio.com & MSNBC Contributor
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Author, Speaker, Radio Host & Social Entrepreneur
Terry O’Neill, President, NOW
Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., President, YWCA USA
Ellie Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation
Makani Themba, Executive Director, The Praxis Project
Karen Sees, President, Coalition of Labor Union Women
Myrlie Evers-Williams, Chair Emeritus, NAACP
Beverly Alston – attended 1963 MOW
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes at 1963 MOW (invited)
Congresswoman Donna Edwards (invited)
Congressman John Lewis (invited)

Women Leaders of The Movement: Past, Present and Future, Dialogue & Luncheon as part of the official 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Activities

DATE: August 22, 2013 TIME: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC


4th Annual Western Awareness Conference


Los Angeles, CA August 19th, 2013—Black Fridai presents The 4th annual Western Awareness Conference (WAC-2013). To inspire, motivate and connect independent Artists, Producers, DJ’s, Managers, Street wear designers and the entire Hip Hop culture. WAC takes place Saturday September 28th & 29th, 2013 at The Los Angeles Convention Center. Past Panelists and Attendees include Planet Asia, Terrace Martin, Rick Rock, DJ Hed, Ty Dolla Sign, Punch (TDE), Tony Neal (Core Dj’s), Focus, Glasses Malone, Ill Camille, Jansport J, Big Rich, DJ Nik Bean, Streekode Magazine, Curtiss King, Diana Wehbe, Freeway Ricky Ross, Omar Cruz, THX, J-Doe, Willie B, Rosevelt, C-Nice, JiJi Sweet, Shiekh Shoes, Musicians Institute and many more… Doors are open from 11am-7pm, come ready to network and promote you and your brand.

Pre-Register at www.WACLives.com or http://wac-2013-rss.eventbrite.com

The famous Impact Record Pool will be held Sunday September 29th at the Western Awareness Conference. Slots are filling up fast, so Artists and Managers act now. Pre-Register your songs at www.WACLives.com or www.theillnetwork.com

The Western Awareness Conference (WAC) is Hosted by Home Grown Radio’s Chuck Dizzle, and is located in beautiful LA Live at the LA Convention Center. There will be 6 in depth panels discussing fresh and innovative marketing strategies, breaking down digital distribution, record deals, publishing, sound scan, TV & film placement and valuable information needed to take your career to the neConnect with the WAC:

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/WesternAwareness

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WesternAwareness

Instagram: @WesternAwarenessConferencext level. Saturday September 28th we’ll welcome The Producers Suite to WAC. This segment is hosted by KG and features a panel full of today’s top Producers.

If you are interested in our 10×10 vendor booth rentals please e-mail [email protected] We’d love to have you showcase your brand this extraordinary WAC weekend.

Come join the independent revolution at this years 4th Annual Western Awareness Conference.

Tune into 102.3’s (KJLH) Saturday night mix down 8pm to 12pm and hear our exclusive Western Awareness Conference commercials.


Hopie-Someone Else

Hopie’s Sugar Water is out now.