|National School Boards Association Joins Effort to Distribute '12 Years a Slave' to U.S. Public High Schools|
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide "12 Years a Slave" available to America's public high schools. This nationwide educational initiative was the brainchild of director Steve McQueen and Montel Williams, and now "12 Years a Slave" educator toolkits are available to all public high school teachers timed to the 2014-15 school year. (more...)
|JJ Smith's '10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse' Ranks Highest on Amazon.com's Best Seller List|
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ New York Times best-selling author, nutritionist and certified weight loss expert JJ Smith released her much-anticipated book 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse in February of this year, launching a weight-loss and healthy eating movement that is growing daily and dominating the book sales charts. Over 500,000 pounds have been lost since the book's release and JJ has garnered over 100,000 followers between her Facebook group and Fan Page in just a few months. (more...)
|Alchemy Global Launches Sports and Entertainment's First Crowdfunding Platform for Accredited Investors|
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014
"There are an immense number of smart, unique businesses whose founders
and leaders are needing a better solution to raise capital more
efficiently, plus are in need of additional expertise to implement their
growth strategy. Our leadership team will guide these passionate
individuals through their capital raise, while also providing a wealth
of know-how that will help them grow faster and more effectively than
ever anticipated," said Andy Brusman, CEO of Alchemy Global, who brings
a strong entrepreneurial background in sports and finance. "The JOBS Act
has allowed us to create an investment portal that provides accredited
investors access to our client companies, who have been through a
thorough diligence process with us. We complement this with a service
model that extends beyond the raise; one that is operationally
intensive, with a global network that enables significant growth
opportunities for our clients. In short, we deliver capital, connections
and collaboration to our clients, which rewards our investors and grows
the business of sports and entertainment." (more...)
|Autobiography by Daisy Copelin is Released|
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014
Having suffered harrowing abuse as a child, faced academic adversity and struggled with the lesbian lifestyle, Daisy Copelin is no stranger to putting her faith in God. However, after giving her life over to Christ, Copelin's life has transformed itself into a rich mix of ministry and motivation for others. In 'The Diary of an Overcomer', Copelin exposes all to prove that God never gives up on anyone.
While she can now be found ministering to large crowds with her uplifting poetry, testimony and prose, it's hard to believe that Daisy Copelin's start in life was far from conventional. Those early years were fraught with abuse, identity confusion and underperformance at school.
It's Copelin's dramatic life transformation that makes her story all the more gripping; moving from victim to victor simply by giving her life to God. Copelin's extraordinary life story and wisdom is shared in her new autobiography, 'The Diary of an Overcomer'.
In this autobiography of her life Copelin gives an account of the physical, sexual and verbal abuse she endured as a child, falling into a lifestyle of in and out of homelessness and living an alternative lifestyle. She details how she was saved at 14 and found safety and refuge in Church where her youth leader saw in her the calling to preach the gospel, shortly thereafter she began preaching at the annual youth conferences at her church. She received her first inspirational speaking award from her Cornerstone COGIC family, ecstatic she decided that this is what she was destined to do for the rest of her life.
Unfortunately years later she fell subject to a lifestyle not conducive to Christ she began living a promiscuous lifestyle with women alongside years of marijuana and alcohol dependence. April 6th 2008 she had an encounter with God that changed her life forever, and now believes God is a God of second chances. This book is an inspirational book of hope, true love, triumph and victory. Daisy Copelin loves God and wants to share with the world the loving, redeeming, delivering and transforming power of God through the gift of poetry and writing.
The author is passionate about sharing her story with others so that they too can find solace by growing closer to their faith.
'Nobody's past defines who they are - God is always able to take their pain and turn it into purpose. All they have to do is accept him into their lives,' says Copelin, who travels throughout the city speaking to groups from all walks of life.
Continuing, 'From such a young age I dreamed of being an inspirational speaker and author, but my life at the time made those prospects next to impossible. I felt that leaving the pain behind was too complicated - but all it took was a conscious decision to give my life to God and help from my church family. Look at where I am now! Anyone can achieve the same and my book will show them how.'
'The Diary of an Overcomer' is available now: http://amzn.to/1gF2sRL.
For more information, visit the author's official website: http://www.daisycopelin.com.
About the Author:
Daisy Copelin discovered she had the God given ability to write poetry as early as 14 years of age. She entered a poetry contest featured by Montel Williams with her first piece entitled Freedom was needed back in 1850. She won the opportunity to have her poem published as well as the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. to a banquet hosted by Montel Williams. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond her control she wasn't able to attend but believed that God was given her a glimpse of her destiny and greatness at an early age. She didn't allow that to deter her but continued writing. Her second year of college she was exposed to the art of spoken word poetry through a poetry slam contest and fell in love with the art of spoken word poetry.
April 6th 2008 she gave her life over to Christ and three years later served as founder and president of the Got Poetry? Slam Club at Nyack College for two years, where she organized events to bring about greater exposure to the art. Little did she know through the club that God was going to open up doors at various churches ministering to the youth through the art of spoken word poetry. She has had the humbling experience of performing at churches all across the NYC area and believes that spoken word poetry is one of the vehicles that God is using in this hour to reach the hearts of the youth.
|Mother's Day Makeovers with Local Fashion Expert & Stylist Christie Maruka|
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ If you're in the media and looking for a great segment for Mother's Day, watch Christie Maruka and her Fashion Fix van surprise your special guest on your show with a fabulous spring makeover. Christie will pull up in her Mercedes Sprinter van filled with gorgeous designer clothing, jump out and ambush a deserving Mom, treating her to a new spring outfit and fabulous makeover. (more...)
|Stevie Wonder, LeAnn Rimes & More Turn Out for 82nd HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE|
by TV News Desk - Dec 02, 2013
Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams hosted the82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, presented by Associated Television International on December 1st. The Grand Marshal of the parade was Buzz Aldrin, the second man to ever walk on the moon. The Parade benefited Toys for Tots and saluted Disabled American Veterans. (more...)
|Leann Rimes & More Perform at 82nd HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE Today|
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013
Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams will host the 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, presented by Associated Television International at 5 p.m. today, December 1st. The Grand Marshal of the parade is Buzz Aldrin, the second man to ever walk on the moon. The Parade will benefit Toys for Tots and salute Disabled American Veterans. (more...)
|Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie Host 2013 Hollywood Christmas Parade Today|
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013
It was announced that The 82nd Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will be held on the streets of Hollywood, CA today, December 1, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Pre-Show, followed by the Parade commencing at 6:00 p.m. This is one of the few times in the parade's history that the parade is being held in December, closer to the holidays. (more...)
|Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman, Montego Glover and More Help Raise Almost $3 Million at 2013 Angel Ball|
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research hosted its signature fundraiser, the Angel Ball, on Tuesday, October 29th at Cipriani Wall Street. The black-tie benefit, hosted by Grammy-nominated song writer Denise Rich featured a cocktail reception, dinner, live musical performances, a paddle raise and both live and online auctions raising nearly $3 million for the Foundation's research initiatives. This year's gala honored three individuals for their outstanding philanthropic contributions to cancer research. Supermodel Karolina Kurkova presented Simon de Pury, Chairman, de Pury de Pury with an award for his dedication to raising much needed funds for cancer research. Hugh Jackman along with his wife Deborra-lee Furness honored Deborra-lee's mother, Fay Duncan, President of the Fight Cancer Foundation in Australia and Ethan Zohn took the stage to talk about how research and the work of Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President & CEO, Seattle Genetics, saved his life. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
|Buzz Aldrin Named Grand Marshal of 2013 Hollywood Christmas Parade, Set for 12/1|
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013
BUZZ ALDRIN, the astronaut and second man to walk on the moon, the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom who has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the man whose name and persona became the inspiration for the iconic character of Buzz Lightyear in The Walt Disney Company's/Pixar's Academy Award-winning blockbuster film franchise, Toy Story, has been named as Grand Marshal of The 2013 - 82nd Hollywood Christmas ParadeBenefiting Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to be held in the streets of Hollywood, CA live on Sunday, December 1, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Star-Studded Pre-Show, followed by the Parade commencing at 6:00 p.m. (more...)
|Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie to Host 2013 Hollywood Christmas Parade, 12/1|
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013
It was announced today that The 82nd Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will be held on the streets of Hollywood, CA on Sunday, December 1, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Pre-Show, followed by the Parade commencing at 6:00 p.m. This is one of the few times in the parade's history that the parade is being held in December, closer to the holidays. (more...)
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