2009 News Releases

Emerging Atlanta-area Artist Introduces Unique Ethnic Jigsaw Puzzle Line
Addressing a diversity void in the jigsaw puzzle industry offerings, artist Brenda Hillman transitions her limited edition original artwork into puzzles that when assembled, are suitable to matt, frame, and display as treasured wall art. Brenda Hillman Art Jigsaw Puzzles debut November 19-21st at the 37th Annual National Alliance of Black School Educators Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. – 2009-11-17

New Internet-based Food & Wine Magazine Targets Culinary and Wine Professionals, Enthusiasts, and Consumers of Discriminating Taste – “BASIL” Magazine
Produced by notable celebrity chef Jerome Brown (Chef Rome), veteran event producer V. De’Vonne Williams, and renowned comedian and actor Rodney Perry, the new and highly-anticipated online publication BASIL Magazine targets constituents who are known for discriminating tastes — chefs, industry professionals, and food and wine enthusiasts. Chefs, foodies, caterers, restaurateurs, and people around the world who love to host dinner and/or cocktail parties will find BASIL Magazine a particularly exciting and valuable source for culinary and beverage facts and serving ideas. – 2009-09-01

Dr. Brenda Wade’s Labor Day Weekend Summit Addresses Life’s Two Biggest Challenges – LOVE & MONEY
Whether divorced, single, or afraid of commitment; whether overspending, in debt, out of work, or over-worked – leading experts will help Summit attendees learn how to master the two biggest challenges of life – LOVE & MONEY! Speakers will include Emmy Award-winning journalist and former CNN business anchor Valerie Coleman Morris; Homes.com founder and president Ernie Blood; financial expert featured on Oprah’s ‘America’s Debt Diet’ Glinda Bridgforth; The Success Maker: Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc. George C. Fraser; and the world’s #1 Internet Dating Expert Yvonne Rice; among numerous others. – 2009-08-21

Bay Area Black United Fund Convenes African American Health Summit 2009 – Featuring Keynotes by Danny Glover and Dr. Ian Smith
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities reports the following dreadful statistics: the infant death rate among African Americans is more than double that of whites. Heart disease death rates are more than 40 percent higher for African Americans than for whites. The death rate for all cancers is 30 percent higher for African Americans than for whites; for prostate cancer, it is more than double that for whites. African American women have a higher death rate from breast cancer despite having a mammography screening rate that is nearly the same as the rate for white women. The death rate from HIV/AIDS for African Americans is more than seven times that for whites; the rate of homicide is six times that for whites. – 2009-01-22

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