Ben Vereen, Oculus VR, Rainbow PUSH and Nipsey Hussle Among Supporters of Students’ Labor Day Weekend Hackathon Competition

~ “We Are Code” VR Hackathon | Sept. 3-4, 2016 ~
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OAKLAND & COMPTON, CA:  Dhat Stone High Tech Learning Academy (Compton, CA) and Bay Area Tutoring Association (Oakland, CA) are excited to announce the organizations will host the highly-anticipated ‘We Are Code’ Virtual Reality Hackathon during the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-4, 2016). The live streaming coding competition between youth teams in Compton, CA (SoCal) and Oakland, CA (NorCal) will involve nearly one hundred 7-to-11th graders from each area. … Multi-genre artiste Ben Vereen, virtual reality innovator Oculus VR, Inc., reputable social justice, civil rights and political activism organization Rainbow PUSH and hip-hop rapper Nipsey Hussle each have committed unique forms of sponsorship to this first-of-its-kind programming competition.

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Oakland & Compton, CA Students Compete in Labor Day Weekend Hackathon Using Computer Coding and Virtual Reality Technology

~ “We Are Code” VR Hackathon | Sept. 3-4, 2016 ~
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WAC logo-300OAKLAND/COMPTON, CALIFORNIA: Two urban community non-profit organizations have made it their mission to improve high tech acumen for underserved black and brown youth. Dhat Stone High Tech Learning Academy and Bay Area Tutoring Association, founders and co-producers of the highly-anticipated “We Are Code” Virtual Reality Hackathon, regularly provide young people with access to computers and technology skills training. During the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-4, 2016), the organizations will host the first annual “We Are Code” programming competition between youth teams in Compton, CA (SoCal) and Oakland, CA (NorCal). The event will involve one hundred 7-to-11th graders from each area. …
2016-08-17

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LUV’S BROWNIES COMMEMORATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RECEPTION AND BENEFIT CLOTHING DRIVE AT HOME OF SAN JOSE GIANTS

Celebrating 20 Years of ‘Luv!’
San Jose Municipal Stadium | August 4, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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LB_HeaderSAN JOSE, CA: Ten years ago, Luv’s Brownies hosted its—exhilarating, fun, nearly overwhelming—10th anniversary celebration at Jay Z’s New York 40/40 Club with numerous A-listers, and proudly displayed a blow-up of her featured Nov. 2006 “Black Enterprise” magazine cover. Now, ten years later, Aundrea Lacy, Luv’s Brownies’ founder & CEO, has decided to host a somewhat smaller affair in celebration of her company’s 20th anniversary, and she’ll again use the occasion to benefit others. “My community has supported my business for 20 years. …
2016-07-06

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THE 32ND ANNUAL BILL PICKETT INVITATIONAL RODEO RETURNS TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

~ July 9-10, 2016 • Rowell Ranch, Castro Valley, CA ~
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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: To the delight of thrilled audiences and rodeo fans, some of the nation’s most skilled and entertaining Black cowboys and cowgirls will ride into the San Francisco Bay Area to compete in the nation’s only touring Black rodeo competition—the thrilling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR). Celebrating its 32nd year, BPIR will proudly showcase its athletes performing and competing in Castro Valley, California’s Rowell Ranch Rodeo Arena (9711 Dublin Canyon Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94552) on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, 2016.
2016-06-14

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LA-Based Luxury Medical Concierge Service Recruits Top-tier Physicians, Nurses and Other Medical Professionals ~ VIE CACHÉE

Concierge Medicine is a relationship between a patient and a physician or service in which the patient pays an annual fee or retainer for ancillary medical or healthcare services. Nursing professional, Nadeige Elie is a pioneer in the growing global concierge healthcare industry …
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VieCachee logoLOS ANGELES, CA: Applying extensive medical industry experience, along with her far-reaching administrative and management skills, 16-year nursing authority Nadeige Elie called upon renowned physicians, top-tier nurses and global government leaders—with whom she had forged productive, enduring relationships—to establish her Los Angeles-based Luxury Medical Concierge Service, Vie Cachée (trans., ‘hidden life’). With operations across the globe, Vie Cachée specializes in creating personalized medical and wellness plans to provide medical services for its pampered high-end, elite clientele.
2016-06-28

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THE BEST THING SINCE HIGH HEEL SHOES … “HEELUSIONS™” Heels by Design

~ A Unique, Fun and Functional Shoe Fashion Accessory ~
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NATIONWIDE: Missouri-based shoe fashion accessory company, “Heelusions” Heels by Design, has brought to market a completely new concept in women’s shoe accessories.

Heelusions’ unique and innovative accessory can make a single pair of shoes appear to be several different pairs when wearing the interchangeable decorative fabric shoe heel covers (‘illusions’).  The wear-resistant lycra fabric exterior also protects the back of heels from scratching and marring, and covers existing heel blemishes on older shoes.
2016-05-10

 

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School Administrator’s Book “YOUR CHILD IS GIFTED” Shares Tips, Advice and Techniques to Secure Acting Roles for Children

Stage moms and dads can learn how to prepare their children for auditions, studying lines, getting into character and more.
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NATIONWIDE: Having secured numerous television and film acting roles for children, Southern California resident Dr. Chappelle M. Griffin ‘wrote the book’ to help parents by sharing his array of knowledge on the subject.  Chapters in Dr. Griffin’s book, titled “YOUR CHILD IS GIFTED: Excellent Tips, Advice and Techniques for Parents Who Want to Secure Acting Roles for Their Children,address: Preparing for Audition, Composure and Focus, Analyzing the Script, Getting into Character, Studying and Remembering Lines, Delivering Lines/Vocal Variety, Understanding Voice and Emotion, …
2016-04-26

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