2008 News Releases

Numerous Years of Persistence Pay Off for Talented Baker — NITA BEES TASTYS® Presents Desserts at North America’s Largest Specialty Food & Beverage Marketplace — NASFT “Fancy Food Show”
CELEBRITY PRAISE FOR NITA BEES TASTYS: Gerald Albright: “… This is really good peach cobbler!” Etta James: “I love your sweet potato pie. It’s the best!” B.B. King: “Thank you for making my sugar-free sweet potato pie.” Donny Osmond: “Your banana pudding reminds me of home.” Sista Monica: “Oh, your banana pudding is to die for!” Nancy Wilson: “… Your sweet potato pie is smooth to my tummy and your cobbler is pretty tasty, too.” – 2008-12-08

Educator, Activist, and Tuskegee Alumni Carl Ray Delivers Powerful Message at Tuskegee University Freshman Orientation
Tuskegee alumni Carl Ray told freshman students to check their attitudes at the classroom door; develop strong networking and mentor relationships, and write a check to support their school as soon as they are able. Ray challenged the audience to change the slave mentality that has crippled African Americans into thinking that someone else should take care of our people – 2008-10-16

African American Soldier Serving in Afghanistan Launches ‘Business Credit’ Company in the States, Along with Partners – FOR BUSINESS SAKE™
When not engaged with the elimination or capture of terrorists in Afghanistan, Army Warrant Officer Sean Plummer is preparing for his livelihood for when he returns home from the war. Chicago native Plummer, along with two other South-side Chicago friends and business partners – Eric Smith and Verdell Williams, Jr. – recently launched FOR BUSINESS SAKE, LLC, a firm that helps newly formed or small companies to establish and build business credit. – 2008-09-04

Black Think Tank Director Calls On Millions Of Combat Divas In New Book ‘The Sexual And Political Anorexia Of The Black Woman’
In its May 2008 issue, Ebony Magazine named Dr. Julia Hare among “The EBONY Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America.” The author, highly sought-after lecturer and expert commentator was a panelist at Tavis Smiley’s 2007 “State of the Black Union” conference.” Resulting YouTube video clips quickly chalked up more than a million hits on the Internet as viewers passed her eloquent tidbits around the world. July 4, 2008, the bestselling author’s new book will hit book shelves nationwide – “The Sexual And Political Anorexia Of The Black Woman” – 2008-06-24

Athlete/Fitness Enthusiast Launches ‘Max Muscle Sports Nutrition’ Franchise Near Oakland’s Lake Merritt
Gina Cole, Entrepreneur/Athlete/Fitness enthusiast is the proud owner of Max Muscle Lake Merritt – the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest member of the internationally renowned Max Muscle Sports Nutrition franchise. – 2008-05-27

Macy’s Spotlights Black-Owned Youngblood Timepieces at Trunk Shows in Georgia and Texas Stores May 8-11th — Rapper/Actor Bow Wow and R&B Vocalist/Actress Tiffany Evans in Appearance
Youngblood Timepieces boasts of the numerous internationally known celebrities who wear its stylish designer wristwatches. Among the superstars who own Youngblood timepieces are Paula Abdul, BabyFace, Cedric the Entertainer, Hillary Duff, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Cal Ripken, Jr., Antonio Sabato, Jr., Carlos Santana, Serena Williams, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. – 2008-04-29

Dr. Julia Hare Named Among Ebony Magazine’s ‘Power 150: the Most Influential Blacks in America’
Ebony Magazine’s May 2008 cover story article reads, “Since 1963, Ebony’s presentation of the “100+ Most Influential Black Americans” has been one of the most anticipated and most talked-about features in the magazine. It has been a Who’s Who In Black America, highlighting those who have the capacity to influence a substantial segment of the Black population.” Ebony Magazine named San Francisco’s Dr. Julia Hare among “The EBONY Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America.” – 2008-04-10

Black Jewels Ladies Golf Association Helping to Change the Face of Golf Nationwide — Encouraging African American Women and Girls To Golf for Health, Socializing and Mentoring
The National Golf Foundation reports that more than 780,000 women between the ages of 18 and 49 took up golf in the last few years. Forty-one (41%) percent of new golfers are women, representing the fastest growing segment of the golf industry. The Black Jewels Ladies Golf Association, Inc. (BJLGA) membership is well versed in the game of golf, and having lots of fun exercising and socializing while learning, competing and mentoring girls. Establish a Black Jewels Ladies Golf Association chapter in your area. – 2008-03-04

San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz District Celebrates Reemergence with Multi-Venue, Culture and Entertainment-Filled Affair (Feb. 28, 2008) — African and Japanese Americans Commemorate Shared Experiences of the 1940s and 1950s
The San Francisco Housing Development Corporation will celebrate the reemergence of The Fillmore, and commemorate 20 years of service to helping minorities and low-income families achieve financial stability through homeownership. Included among the numerous notable participating San Francisco establishments are the Boom Boom Room, Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center, Rasselas Jazz Club, Sheba Lounge, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Lush Life Gallery, Marcus Books and more. Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter Ledisi will headline the impressive array of local entertainment talent. – 2008-02-04

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