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

NOMINATED FOR 44th NAACP IMAGE AWARD

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…   http://youtu.be/sV8dtp06eZ4  

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 www.RosaParks100.org 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 exhibits@asalh.net Website: www.asalh.net 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 dselbyfing@gmail.com.

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 http://www.amnh.org/calendar/stories-we-tellSee 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: cherry@jamesEcherry.com Website: www.jamesecherry.com

Jamarhl Crawford  Spoken Word Poet/Author/Writer/Orator. Jamarhl Crawford, President, Prophecy Communications, Post Office Box 192135, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119  E-mail: jamarhl.crawford@verizon.net  Website: www.prophecycommunications.com

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: koladedaniel@praize.com  Website: www.koladedaniel.com

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: rfd4b@virginia.edu Website: www.people.virginia.edu/~rfd4b

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: majormoney@earthlink.net  Website: www.majormoneyentertainment.com

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: jalil@superstarmanagement.com  Website: www.superstarmanagement.com

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: timgreene2009@yahoo.com  Website: www.timgreenefilms.com

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: hballou@wlbt.com Website: www.wlbt.com

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: djackson@week.com  Website: www.week.com

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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
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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. http://hfas.org/index2/. 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. http://theafricanamericanchildrensbookproject.org

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

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.  www.matthewcruise.com

Award Winning song and film Producer, Tim Greene’s 2012 Recap & 2013 Syndication!! http://wp.me/pnp8J-8R

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