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Tree Widow Film On Demand – Alison Mills Newman Is Writer/Producer/Director‏


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Interview with Director/ Author Alison Mills- Newman (When We Speak TV)

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“Tree Widow Is A Must See Film!!”

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AIB Special Presentation: The Tree Widow

The Tree Widow is a film produced by actress, writer, producer and film-maker Alison Mills Newman. It follows the story of a widow who dedicates her house and her life to women in need after her husband dies. The film engages the viewer to think about how women can honor their bodies and live fulfilled lives.

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PUBLISHERS! AUTHORS! SELF-PUBLISHERS! African American Pavilion at BookExpo America (BEA) Showcase Your Title(s) with Amber Books The 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Literature At Amber Communications Group, Inc’s


Showcase Your Title(s) With Amber Books

The 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Literature

At Amber Communications Group, Inc’s

African American Pavilion at BookExpo America (BEA)

Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City

May 30 – June 1, 2013




Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.

2013 44TH Annual NAACP Image Awards Winner for Literature – Youth/Teens
Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders
by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. (Amber Books)


 Tony and Yvonne Rose, Publishers, Amber Communications Group, Inc.

2013 44TH Annual NAACP Image Awards Winner for Literature – Youth/Teens
Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders
by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. (Amber Books)


BookExpo America is the largest book INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW in the nation. For ten years Amber Communications Group, Inc.’s Book Display Showcase has maintained a significant presence at BEA, the Nation’s largest Book Fair.  BEA, has 20,000+ Industry Professionals in attendance, including: Distributors, Wholesalers, Bookstores, Librarians, Internationa lLicensees, Major Publishers, Agents & Media Personnel. Can’t Attend? Don’t Miss Out!!!

ACGI will showcase your Book(s), CDs & DVDs

Your titles may generate interest from an unlimited number of Publishing Industry Professionals who are specifically interested in titles written by, for, and about African Americans.

·         · Your Book Submissions Will be Listed In a Special Section of the ACGI 2013 NEW Book Display Journal with your Book Title and contact information (including: Name, Company, Address, Phone, Email, Website) and handed out to thousands of BEA attendees.

·         · In addition, your Book Title and Contact Information will be Listed for 1 Year on WWW.AFRICANAMERICANPAVILION.COM  (Beginning the day you register).

·         · Plus, ACGI will direct visitors to the books of particular interest and their contact information back to you, the Author/Publisher. You will also receive a list of LEADS from Amber Communications Group, Inc.’s New Book Display Booth at BEA.

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 For further information, payment or questions contact: YVONNE ROSE: 602-743-7426



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You Can Booksign/Autograph your Book

at the ACGI’s African American Pavilion Book Display Booth.

All Booksigning/Autographing Sessions are 1/2 hour or one hour. 

and will be listed in the program journal.


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To Register, Email  or call Yvonne Rose: 602-743-7426.


 Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO


Amber Communications Group, Inc.,


2013 44TH Annual NAACP Image Awards Winner for Literature – Youth/Teens


Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons –

 A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders 

by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. (Amber Books)
1334 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 5-D67, Phoenix, AZ 85048




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Hi everyone,

I’m so excited to announce a new partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to encourage screenwriters and filmmakers to utilize NASA resources to tell sci-fi stories.  Check out the press release below.  More details will be announced next week.
Tanya Kersey
Founder & Executive Director
Hollywood Black Film Festival

GREENBELT, Md. — NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Office is pleased to announce a collaboration between NASA and the Hollywood Black Film Festival. 

Also known as “The Black Sundance,” the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) works with emerging writers and artists, filmmakers, film and television celebrities, and industry executives who are responsible for creating new innovative film products and distributing those products to a broad and diverse global audience.

“This agreement is a novel and fantastic opportunity for NASA Goddard to provide scientific expertise for future film and television projects,” says Dennis Small, Technology Transfer Manager and NASA’s HBFF Project Manager at NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, Md.

The collaboration between NASA and the HBFF will provide screenwriters and emerging filmmakers from diverse communities with new resources to tell science fiction stories that capture science facts resulting from NASA science missions. The collaboration will also introduce a novel approach to gaining ideas of transferring NASA technologies to different medium and utility.

Not only will this collaboration help stimulate creative new work by writers, filmmakers, and producers about the great science resulting out of NASA, but it will also enlighten audiences of several generations on how NASA science programs and the technology that enables the science to fulfill NASA and non-NASA needs. Both are consistent with NASA’s central objectives.

“This program is an exciting extension of HBFF’s mission, which is to play an integral role in discovering and developing talented writers and filmmakers and bring them to the attention of the entertainment industry, media and public,” says Tanya Kersey, founder and executive director of HBFF, Beverly Hills, Calif. “This collaboration will afford us the opportunity to encourage emerging visionary screenwriting talent from diverse communities to create compelling science fiction projects within the frame of their own communities’ needs and issues.”

“This innovative alliance provides an amazing platform for diverse writers and filmmakers to create innovative new works in the sci-fi genre,” says Tony Chamblee, the festival’s multimedia and technology director, who will oversee this collaboration with NASA.

The partnership will allow filmmakers and screenwriters to interact with NASA Goddard subject matter experts on a non-interference basis. In a unique and compelling manner, this collaboration will provide opportunities to demonstrate how NASA capabilities and technologies evolve for Earth applications that benefit society and strengthen NASA’s ability to contribute to the goal of attracting and retaining students’ interest in science and engineering careers that can impact the Nation’s future workforce.

“This collaboration is another innovative outreach approach of transferring knowledge and gleaning new ideas for applications of NASA technologies,” said Nona Cheeks, Chief of the IPP Office at NASA Goddard.     

Founded in 1998, the HBFF aims to enhance the careers of emerging and established Black filmmakers through a public exhibition, competition program and industry panels. The festival’s goal is to play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, press and public.  The 13th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival will take place October 2-6, 2013 in Hollywood, California at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre and W Hollywood Hotel.

For more information on NASA Goddard’s Innovative Partnerships Office, please visit:

For more information on the Hollywood Black Film Festival, visit:, email:


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8306 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2057, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

FEB2013: Black Literary Players Newsletter

 Vol. 8   Issue # 2

 Black Literary Players

ISSN: 1066-9396           

February, 2013

Obama Talks Back

Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders


THE 44TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, 2 hour Special airs live Friday, February 1, 2013 8/7 p.m. Central on NBC. more…

AMBER Books author Gregory J. Reed‘s new book Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders has been nominated for the 2013 NAACP Image award. Reed is author of fourteen books including Tax Planning and Contract Negotiating Techniques for Creative Persons, Professional Athletes and Entertainers (1979), This Business of Boxing and and Its Secrets (1981), This Business of Entertainment and Its Secrets (1985); Negotiations Behind Closed Doors (1992), Economic Empowerment Through The Church (Zondervan, 1994, American Book Award Winner), Quiet Strength, with Mrs. Rosa Parks (Zondervan, 1995), and Dear Mrs. Parks (Lee & Low, 1996, NAACP Image Award Winner) to name a few. more…  

Ordained! See rare never before seen by the public photograph of  young Barack Obama, “Choosen, Anointed, and Destined” for the Presidency. Buy from my shop t-shirts, mugs & gifts.

Detroit… Black History Celebration of Civil Rights Legend Mrs. Rosa Parks Birth, Saturday, February 2, 2012 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. Donation $75 per person. For more information please visit more…

Washington DC… On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will convene its 87th Annual Black History Month Luncheon at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC. Prior to the luncheon, from 10:00a.m. to 12:15p.m. ASALH will host a Featured Authors’ event. Contact Karen Mary, Publications and Exhibits Coordinator to exhibit at Website: more

Washington DC  Congress of Writers Conference includes Agent’s Pitch Session, Estimated Attendance of 200 – Non-fiction and Fictions Attractions on June 8, 2013, at Johns Hopkins University, Bernstein Office Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036.  Contact Will to reserve your place via e-mail at

New York City … Join The American Museum of Natural History in NYC on Saturday, Feb 23, 2013  as it honors Black History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience! The program  features Jerry, along with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC and others, and will run from noon to 6 pm at Readers Feedback below.

 In This Issue…

 Sources & Resources

Authors / Poets

James E. Cherry   A nationally and internationally published poet and fiction writer whose work has been featured in Callaloo, African American Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Other Half, Sable, Crossroads, Bum Rush the Page (Crown), Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press), Roll Call (Third World Press) and others. Contact Mr. James E. Cherry, Post Office Box 614,  Jackson Tennessee 38302  Phone: (731) 422-2524  E-mail: Website:

Jamarhl Crawford  Spoken Word Poet/Author/Writer/Orator. Jamarhl Crawford, President, Prophecy Communications, Post Office Box 192135, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119  E-mail:  Website:

Kolade Daniel  Songwriter, Scriptwriter Poet, and author of Christian poetry, Daniel is also an artist on TMG Label (Oklahoma). His 10 tract debut album”Rock of Ages” was released in May 2011, bringing a refined reggae feel into it with other tracks such as “Your Sun Will Shine,  and My Heaven. Daniel Kolade, 17 Igun Street, Itire Surulere, Lagos 23401 Nigeria  Phone: 23 480 66506 72  E-mail:  Website:

Rita Frances Dove  African-American writer and teacher Rita Frances Dove was poet laureate of the United States in 1993-95. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1987. Fulbright, Guggenheim Fellowships, 2 National Endowment For The Arts Grants. She is Professor of English at the University of Virginia Contact Ms. Rita Frances Dove, University of Virginia, Post Office Box 400121, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904  Phone:  (434) 924-6618   Fax: (434) 924-1478  E-mail: Website:

Management Companies

Major Money Entertainment  Music/entertainment company founded by Terry McGill, CEO. Artist management; marketing and promotional strategies. All artist and actor negotiations; negotiate distribution agreements. Current projects include: Pimpsta, Tony Terry, Khia, Don Vito, Atlanta Based Producer/ Business Partner Production and remix credits include: Lil’ Jon, Paster Troy, Lil’ Scrappy, Blu Cantrell, Mya, Sole`, OutKast, and Ghetto Mafia. Joint venture with Dallas based Koast to Koast. Contact Major Money Entertainment, 908 Audelia Road, Suite 200, #229, Richardson, Texas 75081  Phone: (214) 282-8933  Fax: (516) 908-3743 E-mail:  Website:

SuperStar Management  Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim is President/CEO of Superstar Management world renowned for unprecedented services for Muhammed Ali, Brian Taylor, U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, Warner Bros., Deion Sanders, Delvin Williams, Giant Records, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, M.C. Hammer, Capitol Records, Lyman Bostock, Evander Holyfield, Spencer Haywood, Cliff Robinson, Abbey Lincoln, EMI Records. Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, 7633 Sunkist Drive, Oakland California 94605  E-mail:  (510) 638-0808   Fax: (510) 638-8889  E-mail:  Website:

Tim Greene Films Film, song and music producer, management and production company; entertainment acts and rappers, etc. Producer, Tim Greene. Contact Mr. Tim Greene Films, Post Office Box 20554, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19138  Phone:  (213) 399-0600   E-mail:  Website:

TV News Reporters

Howard Ballou  In addition to his anchoring at WLBT, he is currently a general assignment reporter and has served as producer and executive producer for the station. Mr. Ballou has been in the broadcast journalism profession for more than 20 years. He has won several awards of excellence in his field, including United Press International’s “Best Documentary” category for a report he did on Tennessee Drunk Driving Legislation. He is former Regional Director for the Society of Professional Journalists. Howard Ballous, WLBT-TV3, Post Box 1712, Jackson, Mississippi 39215  Phone:  (601) 948-3333   E-mail: Website:

Denise Jackson   A native of Peoria, Denise attended Richwoods High and went on to Bradley University, graduating in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Denise has been with WEEK since 1999, and is currently a reporter, as well as News 25 Weekend co-anchor. Previously, Denise was a news anchor for WWNY-TV, Watertown, New York. Denise serves on the board of directors of the Tri-County Urban League and the YMCA Invest in Youth Campaign 2000, and is active in her church. Ms. Denise Jackson, WEEK-TV, 2907 Springfield Road, East Peoria, Illinois 61611  Phone:  (309) 698-2525   Fax: (309) 698-2070  E-mail:  Website:

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Crossover: An American Bio

CROSSOVER: An American Bio

Chronicles One Man’s Account of the Culturally Rich
Epoch of the ’60s and 70s in New York City.

       In CROSSOVER world renowned Composer and Conductor Carman Moore recounts his crossover in life from small-town Ohio youth to friendships and meetings, including photographs with such world figures as John Lennon, W. H. Auden, Louis Armstrong and Robert Redford…A great read; short and intriguing! Photo-Illustrated! 

    Crossover: An American Bio
Paperback: 114 pages Photo Illustrated
Publisher: Grace Publishing Company (June 9, 2011)
Language: English
Editor: Grace Adams
Cover Design: Jeff Chen
ISBN-10: 1877807796
ISBN-13: 978-1877807794


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 Reader’s Feedback

CeLebrating Black History Month…
Syndicated Cartoonist Jerry Craft will be with Hue-Man Bookstore at The Harlem Fine Arts Show 2013. HFAS is the premiere showcase for modern and contemporary African Diasporic art, featuring more than 100 visual artists. The show will take place on Friday, Feb 8, 2013 from 9-3 at Riverside Church in Harlem. Jerry will also be in Philly for The 21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair, Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, along with dozens of other authors and illustrators.

Check out the new release from Just Us Books, The President Looks Like Me & Other Poems by Tony Medina, at

Matthew Cruise is sporting a new website and cover for his newly revised book Bloodbath in Jasper County, Mississippi. He is researching and writing a film script based on the book, and also planning a trip on February 26, 2013 to where it all begin, Kenya.

Award Winning song and film Producer, Tim Greene’s 2012 Recap & 2013 Syndication!!

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