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Helping Youth at Risk and the Young at heart

I have been gone for awhile as I was concentrating on a new challenge.  We started with DJs Unique Sound & Entertainment which was established to help local artist brand themselves and gain exposure through social media.  We have expanded and are extremely excited to announce....DJs Unique Sound Charities.  DJs Unique Charities is a non profit in Phoenix, Arizona.  Our ultimate goal is to obtain a motor home and to convert it into a mobile recording studio. Our mission is to help youth by giving them a way to express themselves in a positive way through music and photography instead of negatively in the streets.  It has been a slow start, however, believe in what we are doing and we know our work will help build up self esteem and self worth.  If we can make a difference in one person's life, all the work is worth what we put into it.  We are always looking for suggestions/help.

Diana Jones

DJs Unique Sound Charities

DJs Unique Sound Charities

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Where Are the Black People?

10744077670?profile=originalA reported two million people are in London right now for the London 2012 Olympics. 

If you are visiting London, the UK or Europe this summer, you will want to know where you can find Black-owned businesses. 

When Black people step off the plane, they will want to know:

  • Where can I get some nice food? 
  • Where can I get my hair done? 
  • Where can I buy some lovely gifts for the folks back home? 
  • Where can I find a company that will provide business services fast? 

In other words, Where Are the Black People

They will be looking for YOUR BUSINESS

Want to advertise your business to Londoners, visitors and tourists this summer?  It's just £30 to be included in my directory of Black-owned businesses. 

Click here to contact me if you want to place an ad.  My Black business directory will be advertised widely. 

Click here for more info

This offer is for ALL Black-owned businesses - men's as well as women's. 

Click here for more about Making Money from the Olympics

I look forward to hearing from you. 

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2011 Essence Music Festival Bus Trip

Dallas get ready for the 2011 Essence Music Festival! 3 jam-packed daysand nights of educational seminars, live concerts, parties, deliciousfood, and more in New Orleans. Let us take you there July 1-4, 2011.

Travel package includes roundtrip luxury motorcoach transportation fromDallas to New Orleans. Packages start at just $350 per person! Paymentplans are available.
For more information or to reserve your 2011 Essence Music Festival travel packages, visit
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Music History in the making

Musical History in the making!

every now and then the right circumstances emerge and a fruitful environment is created that allows a "new music" to be born. Bach wouldn't been able to realize his musical vision without the financial support of the church that enabled him to sit down and write all his wonderful music. Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie among others would not have been able to create "be-bob" without clubs like Mintons Playhouse giving them a platform to meet after hours and jam without havin' to compromise their playing. the examples are too many to list here but I think you get the idea.

Growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and touring the world, first as a dancer and later as a singer, I began writing songs that reflected my Afro-Brazilian roots but also reflected my influences from around the world.

In the mean time, last year drummer Henning Stumm began to get together with two friends, guitarist Billy Titus and bassist Glenn Palermo, that shared a similiar interest of taking different styles of music from around the world and blend them together to a colorful and vibrant sound. They began to write grooves that provided foundation to new songs, but they still wanted to add vocals to their songs.

In December last year (2009) I met Henning Stumm on a gig with jazz-pianist Patrick Poladian in New York City. We soon realized that we share a similar musical vision so we decided to join forces.

We began rehearsing and finalizing those songs. but now we still needed a place to perform to present it to the public and get some feed-back.

We found such a place in Giovanna's Restaurant on the upper east side in New York City, a beautiful place with great food. the owner Divino extended his place to us to perform there every thursday night and so a new chapter in our musical history can begin.

I'm really excited about this opportunity for us and are confident that this will develope into something very special.

I hope that this will find your interest and arouse your curiousity and if your're ever in New York City, you will find your way there to become part of "musical history in the making"

Eliana Marcia & Banda Azul live
every Thursday 7pm - 11pm
Giovanna's Restaurant
1567 Lexington Ave/E 100th Street
New York City NY 10029

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Dear Fellow Business Partners:Motivated Artist Making Records would like to first thank all of you for your help. With what you've done for our company in the past it has helped us progress tremendously each year.In efforts to help needy families across the Baltimore City area, we would like for your company to help us answer the call of the recession. M.A.M. Records know we are in a tough economy, but in order to make it through we need to help our community that buy into our business. We’re doing an event for the Thanksgiving season where we want to set up visual displays in your store front if you have one. Also by sponsoring $100.00 donation the goal is to pack up a box truck full of food and deliver to Baltimore City families and shelters. Also, if you have one or two people from your company to help pass out food it would be greatly appreciated. All sponsored donations will be needed no later then November 1, 2009. If you have a store front we need to know right away. Let’s make this the best event ever!P.S. Your co sponsorship will be noted on banners, The City Paper and Baltimore Sun. Once again thanks for helping us help the community.Jose McGraw CEOSingleton Newman A&RMotivated Artist Making RecordsOffice number: Will Not Lose!
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Get Your Holiday Shopping On!

Looking for gifts that reflect you culturally?We have loads of great gift ideas for all the family:• African American books for young children, older children, biographies and more• Music – CDs, DVDs and mp3 downloads• Toys, games and activities• Electronics• Game consoles• Michael Jackson musicAs well as articles, ideas for free online family fun, and lots more.Looking for Kwanzaa crafts you can make?How about African Christmas recipes?Click here to download your copy now.
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RETV is here!

Hip Hop fans of all ages welcome RETV, a weekly, one-hour positive hip-hop program. RETV is currently broadcasted in several major U.S. Markets including Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, & Detroit, MI, as well as many smaller towns, college campuses and online. Hosted by Moeski and Nicki Lynch, this show exposes the positive side of Hip Hop by presenting an indepth look at Hip Hop artists who leave sex, drugs, alcohol, violence and profanity out of their music.

Through artist interviews, and organizational profiles RETV examines Hip Hop’s positive influence on our youth and urban communities. Coupled with music videos and comedic skits, RETV provides the entertaining aspect of Hip Hop that captures the attention of youth and adults ages 15-35.

Click here to view the show online!Click here to view official press release
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Letter to BET

I’m Janita Patrick, a 15-year-old African-American female from Cincinnati. Recently, I watched the 2009 BET Awards and felt the strongest urge to reach out to the program. My family is of the typical middle-class variety; both parents and four brothers. See, I'm a junior in high school (got skipped), so naturally EVERYBODY in my age group watches BET. I'm used to seeing the sagging pants, tattoos, lack of emphasis on reading and respecting women that makes up your videos. People in my class live this out everyday, while teachers tell us that we're acting just like the people in your shows.In your shows. That struck me as odd, because I would think that with your show being the primary outlet for black entertainers and musicians, and considering the context of blacks in this country, there’s a social responsibility factor to consider. I would never blame BET alone for the way a great deal of my classmates act and talk and dress. Everybody makes their own choices. However, if anybody is aware the power of television on impressionable minds, it’s the people running the television operations. If you are not aware, then perhaps you shouldn't be running the operations.Guess who watches your network the most? Not those who are intelligent enough to discern foolishness from substance, but those who are barely teenagers, impressionable and believing. It’s awfully cruel to plant seeds of ignorance in fertile minds. You know it’s really bad when the co-founder of BET, Sheila Johnson, said that she “really doesn't watch it” anymore.I am constantly fighting against the images and messages put forth on your program. What made you think that it’s okay to bring my classmates on stage to dance behind Lil Wayne and Drake to a song talking about boffing “every girl in the world”? Why does reality train wrecks have to thrown in our faces? Are you aware of the achievement gap going in inner-city African-American communities? A report from America’s Promise Alliance, a non-profit group started by Colin Powell, recently stated that 47 percent of high school students in the nation’s top 50 cities don't graduate. (Fifty-four percent of males of color in Ingham County graduated from high school, compared to 74 percent of white males). This isn’t because of BET per se, but I don’t see any episodes on your show doing anything to counteract this disturbing trend. In fact, your show is a part of this cycle of media depicting us at our worst.My older brother told me something about profit being the number one goal for every business. I’m not sure I understand what that means, but I do know that your shows have to be entertaining enough to generate viewers, which is how you make your money. But surely our culture is rich enough to entertain without anything extra to “boost” ratings; why the over-the-top foolery? I listen to classmates talk about Baldwin Hills like it’s the Manhattan Project. It doesn’t take much effort to produce a throng of degenerative reality shows, nor does it take much to eliminate socially conscious shows off the air. MTV isn’t much better, but since when does two wrongs ever make a right? It’s one thing for white television shows to depict us in a particular way, but for black television shows to do it is baffling.Why do you hate us?All of the values that my parents seek to instill in me and my brothers seems to be contradicted by a more powerful force from the media, and your show is at the forefront. Your network is the only network that features rap videos and shows exclusively to children of my color. I know that you have no control over the music that the artists put out, but you do have influence as to how you air these videos. I'm sure if a stand was taken to use the talent in your organization to actually crank out thought-provoking entertaining shows and videos, then artists will follow suit. Being that they need you as much as you need them.There was one awkward segment in the BET Awards when Jamie Foxx singled out three black doctors-turned-authors, but the introduction was so powerless that many of the viewers had no idea who they were. Had they been introduced as Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, three brothers who overcame major obstacles to become a success without the use of lyrics that berate women, the sell of substance that destroy communities or through raps about loose gunplay, then maybe my classmates would have come to school talking about more than Beyonce, T-Pain’s BIG ASS CHAIN and Soulja Boy Tell Em’s hopping out the bed.But they weren’t introduced like that. It seemed like a throwaway obligatory tribute to appease some irritated fans. It missed the mark. Big time. Ask Michelle Obama if she watches BET or encourages Sasha and Malia to do so. Ask President Obama. It’s a reason he is the leader of the free world, and it isn’t because of Buffoonery Exists Today.You’d be surprised how smart young black children can be with the absence of Blacks Embarrassing Themselves. If your goal is to deter engaged, forward-thinking articulate black minds, then consider your goal fulfilled. It’s hard-pressed to think that your shows are working to promote cultural betterment. However, it’s quite easy to conclude that the destruction of black children through the glorification of immoral behavior and rushed production is by design. Poison is being swallowed by every viewer who adores your network, and the worse thing is, these viewers - my classmates - are not even aware what they’re swallowing.There is nothing edifying for black women on your show. I don’t judge people who do throng to your programs though; I mean, if a jet crashes in right in front of me, I’ll watch it too. That’s why I don’t flip by your channel…I donâT™t even want to be sucked in.I have aspirations of acquiring a law degree and possibly entering the public sphere, so I can counteract conditions in my community perpetuated by the images on your channel. So I should thank you, because in a weird sense, your shoddy programming is the wind behind my back. And it is my hope that I can accomplish my dreams despite BET’s pictorial messages, because Lord knows it won’t be because of them.Sincerely,Janita Patrick
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Today marks the day of dreams come true.I wrote You don't weep alone within one week followingthe tragic event on September 11, 2001.My dream then was that it would be heard across the world.Well, life happens and sometimes we let various things getin the way of our diligence in pursuing our dreams."Confession of Robin Tramble aka Empowerment Diva"Last night I spoke to an awesome group of women duringmy preview call about a burning desire. I didn't know howmuch it would affect me. I was scheduled to go into the studiowith my son immediately following. I was tired and wanted to restbut something kicked in "my burning desire" to see my dreammanifested in 2009. So I got up prepared and my husband encouragedme to go ahead as I contemplated post poning once again. Life purposeand a passionate burning desire allowed me to laysome tracks for another power song soon to be released "Set time."My family was proud and we felt a sense of destiny and dreams alive.I remember my husband calling me sharing with me that a gentelman wasin tears while listening to You don't weep alone. It was then that I knewthe dream was still alive and the song must be heard, expecially bysome of those who lost loved ones as a result.Today that burning desire was still present and I pushed againsttalking about it and planning and found myself passionately settingup the posting of a clip of my song. Today September 4 one week beforeSeptember 11 it will be heard across the world!This song will capture your heart and heal your soul as you flyon the wings of Hope, Faith and love. Go have a listen hereIf you want to learn more about Dreaming big and living a life of purpose,passion and empowerment evenwhen you don't even know where to begin , don't miss my next call. Secure your registration here
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Stuntin' like a big business!

As you know I am in telecommunications I want to introduce you to one of my favorite products.It would be a perfect fit for most businesses.Since your business thrives with open lines of telecommunications. How about giving your customers a proffessional image and your be sure to increase sales!All your communication needs in one place! virtual PBX and follow-me-anywhere service is the leading system in the industry for small business!Upgrade your phone presence with features like:*Private toll-free number*Voice mail*Multiple extensions*Send/receive faxes online*Enhanced call forwarding*Music-on-hold*Unblockable caller I.D*Online management*Ad tracker*and many other features thtas what makes this one of my most exciting products.Sounds interesting?good Click below for more info! Free Demo,Free trial!
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Sponsorship for Amazing Musicwomen Ensemble

Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that promotes women musicians, globally, through events, concerts, performances, clinics, lectures, workshops, articles, interviews, newsletters, courses, contacts, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, and recognition.

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On March 20th I will be airing my first radio show for the music industry. I have encountered many new young music artists and they are growing by the masses. The internet has helped lots of people to get exposure. Blog Talk Radio has over 3 million listeners and it can make someone the next hit maker. If you or someone you know is involved in the industry please contact me to be a guest on the show which will air every week. I will also be discussing ways to get into the business with people who write books on the topic or are producers, engineers, label CEOs etc. I am advertising all over the place and to my own personal contacts. Please email me at or call me at 302-444-2387 if you are interested. Also visit my site at
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Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of February 11, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.This week's commentary focused on the issue of domestic violence (brought up due to the current Chris Brown/Rihanna controversy), PETA trying to relate dog breeding to the KKK & a "master race" metaphor (yeah, no sense at all), why Black History can't be depended on to be taught by mainstream media and some other things here and there.We had the honor of interviewing R&B Music artist Ron Patterson ( on this weeks show, where our conversation ranged on everything from his background, the pidgeonholing of Black Music artists in the U.S., the many aspects music business as an independent artist, how the international community regards Black Music and more!Due to our interview, we did not have new Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments this week.Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast here on - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.FuseBox Radio Playlist for Week of Feb. 11, 2009 (in no particular order)King Sun/Universal Flag/ProfileK'naan feat. Buckshot/In Jamaica/A&M & OctoneMavado/So Blessed/White LabelTony Williams/Hey/G.O.O.D. MusicNat King Cole/Calypso Blues RMX (Stephen Marley & Damian Marley RMX)/CapitolSantogold feat. Three Six Mafia/Shove It RMX/White Label (; Rhymes feat. T-Pain/Hustler's Anthem 2009/Flipmode, Violator & Universal MotownFokis feat. Deemi/History/Fokis2K.comPugs Atomz feat. Sadat X/Wait & See/Gravel Records ( Patterson/Like Clockwork/RonPatterson.comRon Patterson/Girlfriend/RonPatterson.comKonshens feat. Rane/She So Street/The Co-Op Entertainment ( feat. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil Wayne/Renaissance Rap RMX/Universal MotownN.A.S.A. (Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon) feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien/Samba Soul/Anti-Kumasi feat. Mos Def/A Change Gon Come/Black Wall StreetAgallah & Tito Brigante/Kodak Moment/White Label (; of the Underground/Are We Clear/Lord Gang WorldwidePortable Payback/Relax (inst.)/Ill Thought Ent.Skull Gang feat. Juelz Santana & Starr/Rock Star (inst.)/Skull Gang & KochRay J feat. Truth/Sexy Ladies (inst.)/Knockout Ent. & KochLegrand feat. El-Drex/That's How It's Going Down (inst.)/WoaEaratik Statik/Tearz! (inst.)/Gravel Hip-Hop (Played Live)Kindred/No Limit (inst.)/Hidden Beach (Played Live)Musab/Get Life (inst.)/Spun Cycal Ent. (Played Live)Jamie Foxx/Blame It (inst.)/J Records (Played Live)PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more Independent Music FindsSubscribe to The FuseBox Radio Broadcast Updates In A Feeder
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