Monthly Archives: March 2010

“BlackBook” Gives Minorities Edge In Job Search and Biz Growth

In the world of social networking, Facebook and Twitter are tops. But in a slow economy where small businesses are struggling, professionals are losing their jobs and college students are faced with uncertainty, many minorities are realizing that these sites were never designed to help people find a job or grow a company. GoBlackbook.com or the “Blackbook” takes social media to the next level by designing a site that not only has the functionality of social networking, but adds a “Professional Information” section when creating a user profile and an exclusive “Classifieds” app that gives newspapers, magazines, radio stations, small business owners and entrepreneurs the ability to list their business, services, rates, jobs, etc. for thousands to view all over the world.

James Parker, Founder of the Chicago-based tech start-up is quick to point out that Blackbook is in no way comparing itself to Facebook. “We did not design Blackbook to be an alternative for minorities to other sites. But we did design the site to be used as a tool to truly network with each other, find and support minority and women-owned businesses, and potentially find employment.” GoBlackbook.com is the first social networking site with a “classified app” and “section” that’s free to use and search. “It’s very easy to set up,” says Valerie Battiest-Danzy, Soul Purpose entrepreneur, Chanel Ballard, Marketing Manager for H.A.S. Magazine, and Nicole Jones, owner of Sensual Steps Shoes. Each say they have already seen success by creating a business profile page and using the classified app to promote their businesses and services. Continue reading

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SOUL LEGEND SOLOMON BURKE TO RELEASE 70TH BIRTHDAY MILESTONE ALBUM “NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE” (APRIL 6)

GRAMMY-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer – SOLOMON BURKE, a true soul pioneer and a major architect of American music, debuts his much-anticipated 70th birthday release – NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE — April 6 on E1 Music.  It’s a very special, yet bittersweet occasion, marking one of the final projects produced by Willie Mitchell, Burke’s musical soul brother and key collaborator , who passed away on January 5, 2010.   

NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE was 35-years in the making, with “King” Burke finally  arriving at  Mitchell’s storied Royal Studio in Memphis, trademark Throne and all, for five weeks .  Mitchell’s blueprint and spirit canvas these musical stories, in a partnership that stands proudly with the classics he produced with Al Green, Ann Peebles, and others for the immortal Hi Records imprint.  Something spiritual and beyond a mere recording session has manifested.

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WORLDSTARHIPHOP.COM SECURES POSITION AS #1 HIP-HOP WEBSITE IN THE WORLD

 Hip-Hop website, WorldStarHipHop.com has officially become the leading site for hip-hop fans around the world, having achieved an astounding 1 million unique daily visitors.The site, which was established in 2005, recently announced that it receives over 120 million impressions monthly and over 30 million unique visitors per month.

The user friendly site favoured by rappers, artists, fans and news outlets keeps visitors fully immersed and informed of any and every current event in the Hip Hop Culture. With just one click, visitors are afforded the many treasures WorldStarHipHop.com has to offer; ranging from exclusive interviews, music video premieres, behind the scenes coverage, and outrageous user footage.

“I started WorldStarHipHop.com because I noticed there was a gap in the market. There were no websites specifically catering to hip-hop fans that wanted see up close and personal footage of their favourite rappers”, says Lee “Q” O’Denat, founder of WorldStarHipHop.com. “I wanted to create something different- a site with content that got people excited.”

In addition to providing a wealth of content, WorldStarHipHop.com is also responsible for launching several rap careers, and turning characters seen on the site’s various webisodes into modern day reality stars.

“Our goal is to keep our loyal fans logging on to find out what’s next and new in Hip Hop. It’s not your grandmother’s site,” says O’Denat.

WorldStarHipHop.com currently holds an impressive Alexa rating of 1,189 and is ranked as the 299

th most popular website in the United States.th most popular website in the United States.

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G. Visuals delivers Grand Visuals for Dondria and Waka Flocka Flame Videos

This week, Greg “G. Visuals” Williams celebrated the world premiere of one of his latest projects, the music video, “You’re the One,” by So So Def’s Dondria. The anxiously anticipated video was premiered online via the website Global 14, which is a website owned by the So So Def’s Jermaine Dupri.  Since its debut, on Monday afternoon, the video has gone viral with more than 20,000 views, reposts and mentions on websites, online magazines and blogs. The opportunity to shoot Dondria’s major label debut was an honor for G.Visuals, considering that the rising songstress’ had built her initial fan base from her own videos on her YouTube channel, which already had millions of views.  “The song is crazy and that always helps when putting together a visual. Timing is everything and JD trusted a new director with his prized pupil.  That’s why we ended up with a hot video,” states G.

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Out Da Box TV (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins)

Out Da Box TV (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins) from Cril on Vimeo.

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Reflection Eternal “Strangers (Paranoid)”

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MICHAEL BAISDEN GIVES $5000.00 to HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.

On-Air Personality “the Bad Boy of Radio,” and Talk Show Host, Michael Baisden, is touring the country for his  One Million Mentors Campaign – http://www.onemillionmentors.com.

Along the tour, he stopped on Albany State University’s campus in Albany, Georgia to rally for more mentorship in Albany, Georgia.  At each tour-stop, Baisden presents a deserving organization with a $5000.00 check. Continue reading

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