2006 News Releases

African American Investment Expert Wrote the Book on Commodity Trading — Enlightening African American and Young Investors and Offering One Month Complimentary Investment Educational Support
Shownna Clarke’s upwardly mobile corporate growth has taken her from TIAA-CREF Investment Accounting Associate to Credit Suisse First Boston Account Coordinator to Assistant Vice President of International Sales at one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious investment firms. She is an investment expert who is wholly qualified to guide you through the relatively obscure and rewarding world of commodity trading. In “ABC’s to Commodity Trading: the Handbook for Beginners,” Clarke shares with her readers how to make up to $1,000 on a penny price move. – 2006-11-30

Luv’s Brownies’ CEO Conducts Cooking Demonstration During World Famous ‘Chocolate Show’, Lands Feature in Pastry Art & Design Magazine’s Feb. 2007 Issue
On the heels of her November 2006 “Black Enterprise” cover story, Young African American entrepreneur Aundrea Lacy lands a feature article in a premier trade magazine for pastry and baking professionals “Pastry Art & Design Magazine.” Also in November, the founder and CEO of nationally famous Luv’s Brownies took her rightful place along side renowned pastry chefs from around the world during her brownie cooking demonstration at the New York “Chocolate Show” – the nation’s largest annual chocolate affair. – 2006-11-29

Kaiser Permanente Joins Bay Area Black United Fund to Present African American Health Summit 2007: ‘Strengthening Our Relationships’ — January 11-13, 2007
Dr. Woody Carter, Executive Director, BABUF; San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris; Dr. Joseph Marshall, Jr., Executive Director, Omega Boys Club; Dr. Brenda Wade, clinical psychologist, television host and author; Dr. Frank Staggers, Sr., Director, Ethnic Health Institute and Chair, California Medical Association Foundation; Arnold Perkins, Director, Alameda County Public Health Department; Marcia Hodges, COO, YMCA of the East Bay; and Billy Blanks, Tae Bo creator and fitness trainer are among the distinguished line-up of healthcare and community leaders to actively participate in African American Health Summit 2007 in Oakland, CA. (All participants are available for interview.) – 2006-11-21

Carl Ray Mesmerizes Audiences with Three Performances of Award-winning Autobiographical Play ‘A Killing in Choctaw’ During ‘Delta Classic 4 Literacy’ Week in Pine Bluff and Little Rock
While head football coach at San Jose State University, Dr. Fitz Hill created the Literacy Classic — a series of events and programs to raise awareness about literacy improvement needs in the community. Coach Hill — now, President of Arkansas Baptist College and Executive Director of Read-2-Lead, a not-for-profit organization that promotes literacy and leadership — established Delta Classic 4 Literacy. The program consists of a week of activities and events designed to raise awareness about literacy improvement needs in the Delta region of the South, and to raise money to fund literacy programs. – 2006-11-02

Luv’s Brownies Celebrates 10th Anniversary with “Black Enterprise” Cover Story; Party at the 40/40 Club; and Other Blessings
Luv’s Brownies CEO Aundrea Lacy celebrated her company’s 10th anniversary with a blow-out bash at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club in New York. Award winning CNN Business News correspondent Valerie Morris and popular acting and vocal talent Sheryl Lee Ralph were on hand for the festivities. The anniversary party was a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Lacy also celebrated her “Black Enterprise” November cover story; the sale of the 30,000th copy of her book “Luv Story” and the impending publication of her new book “Brownie Points.” – 2006-10-24

The Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) and Odyssey MediSpa Host Second Annual Beauty & Health Symposium Addressing Needs of African American Women – Sept. 9 The Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey
The Symposium will empower, educate and nurture black women while providing information tailored to their unique beauty and health needs – featuring leading beauty and health experts: dermatologist Valerie Callender, MD., dermatologist Marcia Glenn, MD., celebrity make-up artist Sam Fine, and renown cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams, who will share “The Do(s) & Don’t(s) of Plastic Surgery. – 2006-08-17

Youngblood Timepieces Introduces Latest Watch Designs at MAGIC; Displays Imposing New Web Presence
Company’s Imposing Web Presence Handsomely Displays Stylish and Sophisticated Line of Wristwatches for Elite Urban Market http://www.YBTimepieces.com. – 2006-08-10

Youngblood Timepieces Introduces Latest Watch Designs st World’s Largest Apparel and Accessory Trade Show: MAGIC Marketplace — Las Vegas
Designer wristwatches — high style — reasonably-priced. Company’s imposing Web presence handsomely displays stylish and sophisticated line of wristwatches for elite urban market. http://www.YBTimepieces.com – 2006-08-08

Young African American Realtist®/Mortgage Broker Awarded for Developing New Real Estate Conveyance Instrument: “Buyout Note”™
Monique Thomas also Elected President of Associated Real Property Brokers, Inc. A Buyout Note is an instrument that allows a person who shares equity in real property to surrender his or her share in exchange for cash. This note is an ideal instrument by which to relinquish claim and ownership in real property for cash in situations like divorce, partnership dissolution, inheritance and probated real property. – 2006-07-26

Ronnie Lott and Billy Hunter are Among Stellar Panelists Participating in Canon Capital Partners Investment Symposium
“The New Investment Vanguards: Professional Athletes And High Net Worth Individuals’ Role in Community-based Investment” – 2006-06-15

Champion Auctioneer Rowlan Hill Is First African American Named to World Automobile Association Board of Directors
Additionally, master auctioneer Rowlan Hill is the first African American to have been inducted into the World Wide College of Auctioneering Hall of Fame/Hall of Champions; to instruct at the prestigious World Wide College of Auctioneering; to win an International Livestock Auction Championship; and the first and only black to be named Pacific Open Auctioneer Pro Division Champion. – 2006-06-07

TV-Filmed Version of Powerful Autobiographical Play “WHY HISTORY MATTERS: The Choctaw Project” Available on DVD
In 1962 in Choctaw County, Alabama, 18-year-old Carl Ray witnessed his father’s racially motivated murder at the hands of a white man who retaliated for young Ray’s perceived disrespect in conversation. In 2004 educational programming station KLCS-TV/DT filmed the award-winning play for Los Angeles Unified School District curriculum and PBS special “WHY HISTORY MATTERS: The Choctaw Project.” The program won awards for achievement in cultural programming, directing, set design, and creativity in cinematography. – 2006-05-22

PBS Educational Program Based on True Story of Racially-Motivated Murder Takes Third Industry Award of Excellence
This month, the PBS educational program “WHY HISTORY MATTERS: the Choctaw Project” took the Videographer Awards’ 2006 “Award of Excellence for Creativity/Cinematography. In March 2006, the program, which is licensed to the Los Angeles Unified School District, won a Silver Telly Award, the highest award for cultural programming, and the Bronze Telly for achievement in set design. – 2006-05-09

PBS Educational Program Based on Life of San Francisco Bay Area Black Man Garners Two Top ‘Telly’ Awards
“Why History Matters: The Choctaw Project,” an adaptation of Carl Ray’s acclaimed autobiographical play and compelling film documentary, won a Silver Telly Statuette, the highest award for cultural programming, and the Bronze Telly for achievement in set design – 2006-03-06

Prestigious World Wide College of Auctioneering Inducts African American Auctioneer Rowlan Hill into “Auctioneer Hall of Fame/Hall of Champions”
Hill becomes first African American selected to instruct at World’s leading auctioneer school. – 2006-02-23

14-Year-Old President of Non-Profit Organization ‘Myia, Inc.’ Blasts Her Way Into 2006 with Awards & Recognitions, Keynote Speeches, Press Interviews and More
Named Emerging History Maker by TPC Foundation, Inc. and “Turning Point Magazine;” interviews on John Salley’s popular Los Angeles-area radio program; keynotes a Carson, California Black Chamber of Commerce affair; Hosts a GoGirlGo! outreach program; and her Black History Month PSA airs on San Francisco Bay Area ABC television affiliate. – 2006-02-15

Award-winning African American Auctioneer Raises Millions for Corporations, Estates and Non-Profits
Rowlan Hill possesses 20 years experience, and is the only African American in North America to hold championship auctioneering status. Hill is equally adept at auctioning fine art at black-tie affairs as he is selling horses in jeans and sweatshirt, though his first love is emceeing and selling at celebrity fundraising benefits and high-profile charity affairs. – 2006-01-17

TPC Foundation, Inc. Names 14-year-old Myia Jones 2006 “Emerging Living History Maker”
Myia Jones, a 14-year-old high school freshman, and founder and presidident of Multicultural Youth-In-Action, has been named by TPC Foundation, Inc. as the 2006 Emerging Living History Maker. – 2006-01-06

TPC Foundation, Inc. Names Myia Jones 2006 “Emerging Living History Maker”
14-year-old founder and president of MYIA, Inc. – 2006-01-04

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