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Petition Urges Record Labels To ‘Stop Degradation Of Black People’

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A petition has been circulating that has become very popular. The change.org document created by Kenneth Paulk is making big headlines around the web. The creator is serving notice to Artists and big record companies to end the disrespect of black culture, mostly through black artists. The petition is detail oriented and lists all the “dirty” companies clearly by name.
Time will tell if the petition will make a difference in the music and entertainment industry, but the writer is very direct on his intentions. He claims that companies and artists can stop valuing money over quality of content. Digital Media has definitely been given a new platform to Social Justice. The request may be a big leap of faith, but it might not be such a hard bargain. The mission holds good reason and merit, but will merit be enough? check out the details (below):

“This petition is for our future children and grandchildren. This petition is for our ancestors that sacrificed and died to make things better for us.We have to let our ancestors know that we will not allow our legacy to be destroyed by corporate America, and we will not allow our legacy to be destroyed by a few greedy music artist that value money more than they value their own people.

When you see bad things happening and don’t say anything it will continue forever. Bad things will only stop when good people take a stand against it.

 


Record companies the rappers are your EMPLOYEES and you would never allow your EMPLOYEES to make songs that disrespect or degrade the Jewish people, and you would never allow your employees to make songs that disrespect Gays, but you allow your employees to make songs that disrespect and degrade black people.

Record companies you make a profit by allowing rappers to call black people n!gger and n!gga in their songs. Record companies you would never allow rappers to make songs that glorify the killing of Jews or Gays, but you allow rappers to make songs that glorify the killing of blacks, and you profit from it.

The negative rappers value money and material things more than they value the betterment of their own people, they don’t even care about the damage that their music is doing to us as a people. We would never allow whites or any other groups to make songs against us, and we shouldn’t allow blacks to do it either.

 

People will only do what you allow them to do, and as black people we are at fault to a large degree because for the last 20 years we have allowed record companies and rappers to degrade us as a people and get a way with it.

Just like other groups of people would never allowed themselves to be disrespected it’s time for black people to show the world that we love ourselves as well.

We must send a clear message to those that have exploited us and harmed us as a people. The best way is through legal action or class action lawsuit against any record company, record distributor or music artist that continues to put out those kind of songs.

Stevie Wonder has sold over 100 million records and he never called us n!ggers in his songs. He always called us brothers and sisters in his songs.

Black people we gave the world great music, we gave the world Soul music, Jazz and other forms of music. I refused to stand by and watch our great music legacy be trashed and destroyed before the whole world.

99% of rappers are signed to these record companies and distributors below, this petition is against these companies and their rap artist. These are the names of the executives that run these record companies that degrade blacks.”:

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Charles GraingeSony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris

Warner Music Group CEO Stephen F Cooper

Island Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss

Island Def Jam President Steve Bartels

Interscope Geffen A&M Records President John Janick

RCA Records CEO Peter Edge

Virgin EMI Records President Ted Cockle

Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman

Young Money President, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr

Cash Money Records CEO’S,  Bryan and Ronald Williams

Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett

The FCC is going to be asked to play a major role in this.

Federal Communication Commission (FCC) president, Tom Wheeler
Will you be signing the petition? Do you think it will make a difference? Leave a comment in the section below.
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Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Discusses Blackness, Feminism, and Sexuality with Zadie Smith

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The Conversation between Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Adichie has almost turned into a viral phenomenon. The two Authors sat down for a chat at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, NY. Adichie’s latest work Americanah recently won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for Fiction, She also caused a big stir when an excerpt of her TED talk about Feminism was featured on Beyonce’s latest album. The excerpt which was featured on the track “Flawless” caused some to speculate whether or not Beyonce was up with the feminist cause, or should even be considered a feminist icon. The question may be valid as Beyonce is making headlines for teaming up with Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign. However, Adichie admitted that she wasn’t interested in “policing” anyone’s feminism.

Smith and Adichie discussed various issues ranging from the Representation of Black Women in Media and Magazines, The Importance of Barack Obama’s marriage to Michelle Obama, Race, Feminism, Sexuality, etc. Of course they included they’re latest works and the works of other women Authors. Adichie also defended Beyonce’s use of her TED talk this week on NPR’s Tell Me More, but the talk between the two women alone is most buzz worthy. The discussion coverage from the live event may be a minute, but it’s totally worth it!

Check out the ladies hot discussion in the video (below)

What is your input on the ladies discussion? What great points did they hit…or miss?

Exclusive Writer’s Workshop With Trey Anthony

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Wanna be a Great Writer? This is year to do it! With an Award Winning, Recognized World-wide Writer, Producer, and Artist. Trey Anthony is a Four Time NAACP Award-Winning Writer, Huffington Post Contributor, and creator of ‘Da Kink In My Hair’ Series. She’s hosting exclusive Writer’s Workshops in the U.S. and Canada.The first workshop of the series “She Writes What Is Sacred: Part 1” kicks off in Atlanta on Sunday January, 19th. The Workshop/ Writer’s Boot Camp is for Writers on any level.

The Producer is offering fellow Writers, Creatives, and aspiring Artists a chance to a chance to see how it all works and opportunities to explore relevant, unanswered truths about the creative writing process. Beyond creative development, Writers will discuss questions such as:

WHAT THINGS IN MY LIFE DO I CHOOSE TO WRITE ABOUT?
HOW DO I MERGE REALITY WITH FICTION?
HOW DO YOU USE “REAL” PEOPLE TO CREATE DYNAMIC
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS?
IF IT DIDN’T REALLY HAPPEN TO “ME” CAN I WRITE ABOUT IT?
HOW DO I WRITE THROUGH THE PAIN?
HOW DO TO WRITE THROUGH FEAR?
HOW CAN MY WRITING HEAL MYSELF AND OTHERS?
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In the group writing workshop, Trey takes writers on a journey of self exploration and how to write their Vision and Truth. The Event will be held at Sister Love, Inc. on Ralph David Abernathy, Blvd.

For tickets and more info visit: shewrites.brownpapertickets.com/

The First Annual Safe & Sexy World Aids Day Benefit

The First Annual Safe & Sexy World Aids Day Benefit went exceptionally well. It was held at Temple Studios and sponsored by “Let Us Brand It and Smoke Liquor” among others. Proceeds went to the African-American Outreach Initiative. Free HIV testing was on-site along with Guest speakers and hot entertainment. The Event also paid tribute to Freda Jones chair of the (AAOI).

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Will Gabrielle Douglas Make Time For A Date?

Being a seventeen year old national Olympic superstar gymnast must lead to a very busy life and a hectic schedule. Scroll through your Facebook news feed and you’ll probably see several events and announcements from the star, most recently her plans to attend Gospel artist Martha Munizzi’s Viva La Woman event with her mom. Empowered is most certainly the best way to live. Will Gabby be empowered in all areas? Even love?

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Most recently another “superstar” has been vying for Gabby’s attention. YouTube sensation and Honor Graduate Leon Purvis noted for gaining attention from President Obama and hanging out with Justin Bieber is on his second petition for an evening with Gabby.

When Purvis initially asked Gabby to attend his senior prom with him, she “sadly” declined due to a scheduling conflict. Leon is back, more accomplished, and giving it another shot! From the looks of social media it looks like he’s making much headway! Leon got a response from Gabby’s mother promising to “see what she can do”. He also got a lead from Gabby herself on her favorite restaurant.

Since Gabby’s initial rejection, Leon has not failed to do his homework or follow up for her attention. Purvis has seriously looked into the facts to know more about the life and perspective of the girl he admires. He has read Gabrielle’s first book “Grace, Gold, and Glory” along with her latest project “Raising the Bar”. Leon is persistent, he is convincing, has his facts straight, and he’s not giving up anytime soon. 

Even with being an all-around Olympic Gold champion, having made history and that oh so killer Nike Commercial, it’s sure Gabby like everyone else could use more good company, which Leon is suitable to provide.

The recent graduate took another shot at landing time with the gymnast he looks up to in his most recent video. Gabby promised to connect with Leon if she reached 800,000 followers on twitter, she still hasn’t reached the goal yet. However, Doug still followed Purvis account back after her moms reply. Hopefully there will be no more scheduling conflicts, and these two superstars can go on a proper date. Leon is anxiously awaiting a reply, but now the world and all of social media want to know as well: Gabby Douglas, “Want to Go on a Date” …with Leon Purvis?

We sure do hope so! Gabrielle tweets at: https://twitter.com/gabrielledoug

Maximize Your Personal Development

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. – Carl Jung

Most “Millennials” and many close to the generation are being targeted as lazy, but there is power to make a positive difference with the advanced tools and resources in this age, especially in the field of networking and communications. Personal development helps us to realize what we have to offer the world. It gives us a brief estimate of our value and on what exact talents we can place worth on, that can in turn be incorporated into all areas of life and authentic success.

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If we want the best out of our lives, it means we should give life the best of ourselves. As William Shakespeare noted:  “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”  Knowing your authentic self and developing your highest potential is the key behind personal branding and development, it is the essential function that serves our purpose and service to the world.

Consciously achieving your goals means allocating the time to do so. All big problems started as little problems. When left unchecked, simple issues can gradually grow out of proportion. Health is one thing any professional can’t allow to go in the wrong direction. Fitness trainer and healthy lifestyle specialist Derek Caffe will be delivering expert tips on how to fit a healthy lifestyle into your busy life.

Personal development also relies heavily on mental sharpness and acumen. If our perception is limited, the very experience of our life will be too. You can only see the world from your perception, why not make it awesome?!  Your key attributes and your authenticity give life to your personal brand. Master Career Director and Certified Professional Resume Writer Robin Schlinger, is sharing the details and value of incorporating personal branding into professional resumes.

Low self-worth and lack of good communication causes individuals to make bad choices, which leads life into a series of bad experiences. Life is all about communication. How are you relating to everything and everybody else in the world? Self-Investment is the key to increase communication skills and career success.  Entrepreneur and Master Networker Alton Roberts, and Communications Professional Tieler Giles will be sharing various methods and presenting their impactful expertise.

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Join us at Soukle Speak on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Buckhead to gain personal/professional development insight.  Visit our official event website at SoukleSpeak.soukle.com