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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Arian Simone is a proud native of Detroit, she is credited with doing publicity and promotions work on films such as SPARKLE, LIMITLESS, ACT OF VALOR, TAKERS, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, HANCOCK, STEP UP 2, FIRST SUNDAY, THIS CHRISTMAS, STOMP THE YARD, and many more. She is responsible for the event planning of Lil Wayne’s 25th Birthday Bash, Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Braylon Edwards’ Quarter of the Century Celebration, Chris Brown’s MTV Super 18, and countless others. She is also credited with servicing plenty prominent recording artist in the music industry. In addition, Arian is the Publisher of Fearless Magazine, which is a magazine for trendsetting women who have an endless love for urban culture. Arian has been featured in a plethora of media publications and has been recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the top 30 business leaders under 30.Most important of all she gives all credit and respect to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for her success.
Sunday, March 14, 2012
Amir is one of the nation’s rising young leaders. Amir has emerged as a leader by asserting his skills in the music industry, having a unique IQ for brand marketing and simply matching brilliant ideas with a relentless work ethic. Possessing the ability to think outside of the box and having a keen eye for new talent and innovative ideas, he’s highly regarded as one of the top Music Executives of his generation. Having held executive and management positions at historic record labels such as Atlantic Records, Def Jam Records and Bad Boy Records, he has assisted in the developing/managing the careers and brands of some of today’s biggest stars such as T.I., Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, Estelle, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Kanye West and B. Rossi to name a few. Thus far, Amir has worked on over 10 albums that have earned gold and/ or platinum status. One of Amir’s most notable work comes from the “Make it Happen Book Tour” where he worked alongside his respected mentor and friend Kevin Liles, former Executive VP of Warner Music Group, in coordinating an 18 city book tour for Kevin’s New York Times best selling book “Make It Happen”. Kevin and Amir provided clear-sighted advice that emphasized determination, hard work and being true to your dream to various cities across the country.[haiku url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/50290431/Amir%20Windam.mp3" graphical="true"]
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Garrett graduated magna cum laude in three years with a double major in Political Science and English from The Florida State University. The three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member earned the Golden Torch Award given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA. Johnson helped FSU sweep the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Team and held second farthest throw in the world at that time. Johnson completed a Master’s degree in Migration Studies as a 2006 Rhode Scholar at Oxford University. Johnson’s masters research examined global economic inequities and the impact poverty has on global migratory patterns closely observing Haiti’s current socio-economic state, continuing the research he began as an intern in the Legislative Office of Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He also, served as professional staff to the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Currently, He is the Co-Founder of SendHub.com, a startup launched in July 2011 that is working to improve the efficiency of group text messaging.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
9 Year old Ari Brown is someone to look out for in the future. This blossoming child actor, has won over many audiences and talent scouts as she pursues her dream of being on the big screen. As a 4th graders at Shoal Creek Elementary in Conyers, Georgia, Ari enjoys the pleasures of being a kid. As an avid chef in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking crepes, building arts and crafts, reading, and gymnastics. She has a pet dog named Paco who she loves dearly. Look out for Ari in the near future on the nearest TV and Movie screen near you!!
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Sunday, February 19, 2012
Tucker credits growing up listening to and singing along with an eclectic mix of music as a leading contributor to her vocal style. Tucker brings a dynamic blend of vocal range, pitch, intuition, stage presence, and world-class beauty that give her the tools to one day become an international star. Perry is the daughter of Kathi Tucker, Miss Washington USA 1983, who was a semi-finalist in the Miss USA 1983 pageant. She was a student at Belmont University in Nashville majoring in commercial music and voice performance. Perry has been involved in numerous music videos including Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops on My Guitar”, Martina McBride’s “Anyway”, and Matt Wertz’s “Feels So Right”. Tucker represented the state of Tennessee in May of 2010 live on NBC at the Miss USA pageant where she finished in the Top 10. She is currently writing and recording.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Caroline was born and raised in Sweden. When she was 16, she moved from home to enroll in a golf high school, where she realized that she wanted golf to be her career. She played for the Swedish national team, where she won the individual world championship in 2006 and led Sweden in 2007 to a second-place finish at the European Ladies Team Championship. Also in 2007, Caroline finished in third place at the British Amateur Open.The accomplishments that Caroline is most proud of include playing for Sweden’s national team, winning three gold medals and three silver medals at the European Championship, taking first place at the World Amateur Championship in 2006; earning the number one college ranking in 2006-2007; and being a four-time All-American and All-ACC winner.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
Mr. Perry leads BBBS to set records of 2812 children served and unrestricted revenue of $2.62 million in 2010. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America CEO of the Year winner in 2007. Sits on the BBBS Nationwide Leadership Council and chairs the Leadership & HR Committee and the national African-American Mentoring Advisory Council. Big Brothers Big Sisters Gold Standard quality award winner.Experienced business development and marketing executive with an extensive broad-based background including, strategic alliances, fundraising, turnarounds, general and performance management. Yale graduate and polished keynote speaker with extensive professional on-camera, radio, and live presenting experience, Featured in numerous sales and marketing training films and commercials. Has appeared in a number of feature films and television, including Déjà vu, starring Denzel Washington and Nothing but the Truth, featuring Kate Beckinsale, and on the Lifetime show, Drop Dead Diva.
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