Saturday, December 25, 2010

RIP CHIQ SIMMS (DIVAdend Entertainment)

Chic Sims (l.) and Attorneymom (r.)

It is being reported that my beloved New Orleans sister and PR Mogul, ChiQ Simms, passed away suddenly today from a brain aneurysm.

I started following ChiQ on twitter at @GoddessofPR and we finally met in person earlier this year as she kicked off her Navigation Foundation, which I served as a board member.

I also had the opportunity to interview her twice on Character Corner Radio on www.blogtalkradio.com:

Original Air Date: May 30, 2010
PR IS MY BUSINESS WITH CHIQ (DIVAdend Entertainment)

Original Air Date: November 03, 2010
THE NAVIGATION FOUNDATION: HEALING OUR WORLD THROUGH MENTORSHIP

I am distraught. I will truly miss ChiQ. I am totally shocked over her death. The world had lost a very talented you lady.

In the video, ChiQ Simms moderates the panel on Bloggers vs. Journalists during Chiq Diva's PPR201 (Professional Public Relations) seminar in Atlanta.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FLAVORS, FASHION, AND FOOTBALL WIVES WITH MERCEDES NELSON




Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: FLAVORS, FASHION, AND FOOTBALL WIVES WITH MERCEDES NELSON

Date: Thursday, December 23, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)/9:00 PM (CST)
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Mercedes Nelson is recently known for being a part of the original cast of Vh1's “Football Wives,” ,” but this Suriname, South America native has managed to make a lasting impression on various forums.

In 2004 and 2005, Mercedes first made her mark in the music industry as a member of Dame Four, a female group, signed with Universal Records. The group was portrayed in the November 7, 2005 issue of Vibe Magazine as a team of attractive, hard-working women with an eye for success. And that is exactly what Mercedes Nelson is all about.

In 2007, Mercedes hosted the BET awards red carpet for Black Tree TV. She also interviewed the cast of the movie The Mummy as part of the Black Tree TV team.

In 2009 & 2010, Mercedes played the lead in an independent movie "The Other Way" co-starring Scott Colomby & Jack Conley. The movie directed by Malcolm Abbey & produced by Calvin Van DerBeek will hit festivals in 2011.

In 2010, Mercedes graduated Summa Cum-Laude from Woodbury University receiving awards for the highest scholastic achievement, outstanding achievement in research, and the certificate for academic excellence. She is pursuing her Master’s and Doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University.

Mercedes is currently part of Elise Neal & The Assorted Flavors, whose recent performance was at the All Star Weekend in Phoenix, AZ.

With her exotic looks, she is also pursuing a career in modeling and acting. She is also developing her own Fashion Clothing Line: Merci-Belle.

For more information about Mercedes Nelson, visit www.mercedesnelson.com or follow her on Twitter at @Justmercedes.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FAMILY, MUSIC, BOOKS AND FOOTBALL WIVES WITH MELANI ISMAIL



Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: FAMILY, MUSIC, BOOKS AND FOOTBALL WIVES WITH MELANI ISMAIL.

Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM (EST)/1:00 PM (PST)
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Melani Ismail is one of the stars on the hit reality show Football Wives on Vh1.

Melani is married to retired National Football League (NFL) player, Raghib “Rocket” Ismail. They are the proud parents of four children ages ranging from 7 – 14.

On this season of Football Wives, Melani is looking to revitalize her once-promising music career which she had put on hold to raise a family. She is assisting her husband with adjusting to life after pro football and the effects of a long career in professional football on his body.

Melani Ismail’s talents have been reverberating through the music, fashion, sports, film, and entertainment industry for the past two decades. She has been the creative undercurrent for many famous actors, singers, musicians, and independent artists of today.

Melani’s current Creative activities include television: VH1′s ‘Football Wives’, music production, and songwriting for various upcoming projects, many of which are set to debut and be released in the fall of 2010. Melani is also currently working on a follow- up album to her Love and Worship CD, while simultaneously keeping her Business side stimulated by continuing to consult for Artists, Producers, and Start-up Labels through MAI Productions, Inc.

Melani’s versatility not only includes the ability to have a great ear and insight for the development of musical talent, but she is also a conceptual visionary. Melani is steadily expanding her territorial reach through her many business ventures in literature, film, and television operated under her Creative Services Management, Production, and Consulting Company: MAI Productions, Inc.

In 2007, Melani’s personal passion for singing began to tug at her heart, and she recorded her first single entitled “Why Must I”, which was nominated in The Independent Music Awards (2007) Best R&B Song Category. After much soul searching, Melani decided to release a full-length album, thus the “Love and Worship” project was born.

In 2008, Melani debuted her completed album and headlined her own show, which has led to numerous personal speaking engagements and performances including the 2009 NFL Wives Conference hosted in Washington D.C.

“Music has always been a source of comfort for me. Through life’s adversities, God has always spoken to me through music. If used correctly, music can be one of the purest expressions of communication . It should not be taken for granted, just as one’s artistry should never be taken for granted. I hid my gifts for a long time for various reasons, but now through life’s experiences, I have decided to present them one by one. Everyone may not appreciate them but at the very least, I should.”

“Make music in all that you do!”

For more information about Melani Ismail, visit her website at www.melaniismail.com. You can also follow Melani on Twitter @melaniismail.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MOTHER TO SON WITH KIM CROUCH



Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: MOTHER TO SON WITH KIM CROUCH.

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)/9:00 PM (CST)
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A native of St. Louis, Kimberley Crouch graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a law degree from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. She is married and the mother of three boys.

Writing has always been her passion. As a child, Kim spent hours writing books and poetry as well as television and film scripts. As an intern reporter for The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Kim researched and wrote about many issues facing urban youth including an in depth look at life in the Blumeyer Housing Projects.

In April 2006, Kim created First Generation Publishing, a media company that publishes and markets books that address issues of concern to African-Americans. In June 2006, she published her first book: Mother To Son: Words of Wisdom, Inspiration and Hope for Today’s Young African-American Men.

She also writes a parenting blog: Mothertoson.blogspot.com. Her 8-year old son also recently published his first book: Why I Love Mommies.

In addition to publishing, Kim is very involved in education reform and initiatives. She is owner of Passion4Parenting and creator of two education initiatives: Parent Up and It’s Ok To Get Hot And Heavy With Your Child’s Teacher and frequently speaks about the role of parents in preventing and addressing bullying. She is a strong proponent of children and parental rights and empowers parents to advocate on behalf of their children both in schools and in life.

Kim recently received her certificate in feature film writing from UCLA and is working on various projects. She also serves as an advisory member to Empowered Young Men and as a board member of Urban Opportunities, a nonprofit focused on at-risk youth. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and co-hosts, The Millionaire Journey Show on blog talk radio, with Lisa Maria Carroll.

You can follow Attorney Kim Crouch on Twitter at @kimcrouch.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CHANITA FOSTER FLYING ABOVE THE FOOTBALL WIVES DRAMA



Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: CHANITA FOSTER FLYING ABOVE THE FOOTBALL WIVES DRAMA

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)/9:00 PM (CST)
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Reality TV has a new star and her name is Chanita Foster. Miss Chanita has been dubbed the "NeNe Leakes" of VH1's new reality show Football Wives. Unfortunately, Mrs. Foster has taken a beaten on the blogs and Twitter for her loud (and often confrontational) persona and choices in hair weave.

This pretty Oak Park, Michigan native is married to George Foster, a 7-year NFL Offensive Lineman veteran, and the mother of six children. Chanita has degrees in Communications, Sports Marketing, and Photography. She is also the owner of Wife Material Custom Jerseys, Rockstar Publishing, and Divine Diva Photography.

Chanita and her husband have a foundation called Beyond The Game and their mission is to supply needy children in Swaziland with food and education with emphasis on entrepreneurship. The foundation is also seeking to build a school in the poverty stricken region of Swaziland.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BEYOND VH1'S FOOTBALL WIVES WITH ATTORNEY DAWN NEUFELD



Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: BEYOND VH1'S FOOTBALL WIVES WITH ATTORNEY DAWN NEUFELD

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)/9:00 PM (CST)
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Reality TV has another star on the rise and her name is Dawn Neufeld, Esq. of VH1’s Football Wives.

Attorney Neufeld holds a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA and J.D. from UC Davis School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the states of California and Texas.

She is the wife of former Dallas Cowboy Tight End Ryan Neufeld and the mother of two children, Will and Ryan. Their son Will was diagnosed with symptoms of autism.

This season of Football Wives, Dawn shares her family's hardship with transitioning from being a pro football family to life without professional football. The Neufelds also has the added financial burden of having a child with special needs.

For more information about Attorney Neufeld, visit her website www.dawnneufeld.com. You can also follow her on twitter at @dbn13.

Attorney Neufeld is also the designated Football Wives blogger and will be giving weekly behind-the-scenes insight from her playbook on each of the Football Wives' episodes. Click here to read Dawn's blog.

THE ONLY WAY IS UP BY FOLAKE TAYLOR, MD




Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: THE ONLY WAY IS UP BY FOLAKE TAYLOR, MD

Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Our guest tonight is Dr. Folake Taylor, who is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician residing in the suburbs of Atlanta GA with her husband and toddler. Dr. Taylor was born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian born parents and was raised in both the UK and Nigeria before relocating to the United States to live the American dream. She hopes to spread a message of empowerment and reinforce family values through her inspiring book entitled, The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant, which features the author’s experiences and views on pertinent life issues as an immigrant to the United States of America.

Find out more information about the author at www.theonlywayisup.net.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

THE NAVIGATION FOUNDATION: HEALING OUR WORLD THROUGH MENTORSHIP




Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: THE NAVIGATION FOUNDATION: HEALING OUR WORLD THROUGH MENTORSHIP

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Call-in Number: Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Public Relation Mogul ChiQ Simms (DIVAdend Entertainment) is the founder of the Navigation Foundation, a non-profit actively working to change the face of teen America. The Navigation Foundation is steadfast on becoming the quintessential mentorship program designed to heal families. Our organization revolves around one statement, “charting the course for today’s youth to reach tomorrow’s dream.”The Foundation’s flagship programs are, “The Make A Man Project” for our young boys and “Hi Heels” for our girls. For more information about the Navigation Foundation, please visit www.thenavigationfoundation.org.

Friday, October 22, 2010

MEET THE NOTORIOUS SPINKS: BOOKS ARE HER BUSINESS

**For information concering virtual book tours, please visit www.booksand.net.**




Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: MEET THE NOTORIOUS SPINKS: BOOKS ARE HER BUSINESS

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Place: Blogtalkradio
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Blogger, entrepreneur and book whore, Notorious Spinks loves all things books. She started in December 2009 as a book blogger and her blog has now evolved into a cultural blog covering current events and newsworthy topics. As a result of her love for books, Spinks continues to review books on a regular basis and was inspired to create Books And... this spring. Books And... reaches out to authors of color to promote their literary works via virtual book tours.

In her real life, Spinks is a full-time student and an AmeriCorps member. As an AmeriCorps member she conducts home visits to expecting mothers of color to help decrease the infant mortality rate in Memphis. For more information about Blogger Yolanda Spinks, visit her blog Notoriousspinkstalks.com. Follow her on Twitter @NotoriousSpinks.

**For information concering virtual book tours, please visit www.booksand.net.**

Thursday, October 14, 2010

RAISING THE BAR WITH ATTORNEY DEBBIE HINES



Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: RAISING THE BAR WITH ATTORNEY DEBBIE HINES

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Place: Blogtalkradio
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Washington, DC based Debbie Hines is an experienced trial lawyer in private practice with over 20 years experience litigating personal injury and criminal cases. In private practice, she has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the country in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and defective and toxic products. She has won multi-million dollar jury awards for her clients. Her cases have been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, and Washington Times, and on television.

As a former prosecutor, Ms. Hines tried felony cases and conducted Grand Jury investigations, including murders, rapes, drug cases, sex crimes, gun violations and economic crimes. Upon graduation from law school, she was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland. She regularly appeared on local television stations commenting on consumer legal issues on behalf of the Maryland Attorney General.

She is an experienced trial attorney and legal analyst appearing on television and radio on a range of legal, political and social justice issues related to race, criminal law, criminal justice, death penalty, gun rights, murder, and defective products causing injury and death cases. She blogs on law, race, women and politics. She lectures across the country to other lawyers on trial tactics and personal injury cases. She is published on What does It Mean When Your Client Is a Woman? She has been recognized as a women’s media expert @ SheSource.org.

Attorney Hines has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and Juris Doctorate from George Washington University.

Her bar memberships include admission to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, and in the District of Columbia, and states of Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

For more information about Attorney Hines, visit www.legalspeaks.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @Legalspeaks.

Debbie Hines Resume Reel from Debbie Hines on Vimeo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

WRITER CHRISTIE TAYLOR FROM THE MOVIE N-SECURE

***N-SECURE opens in theaters on Friday, October 15, 2010. Click here to find a theater in your state.**

Director: David M. Matthews
Writers: Julius Lewis, Christine Taylor




Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: WRITER CHRISTIE TAYLOR FROM THE MOVIE N-SECURE


Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Place: Blogtalkradio
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Christie Taylor is a nationally recognized creative business force in the worlds of music, media, ministry and entertainment. Christie was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Tennessee in the early 70s. Her love for radio started as a young girl and led her to the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma with dreams to be on Broadway.

She served as the afternoon drive personality in Memphis on 95.7 Hallelujah FM and 1600 Hallelujah AM in St. Louis simultaneously, Christie also did double duty as host of the monthly ND Radio Gospel Talk Show as well as the weekly public affairs show, The Pulse.

A talented singer and songwriter, Christie has worked with Gospel greats like Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Margaret Bell, Commissioned, Fred Hammond, Judith Christie McAllister, Donnie McClurkin as well as her Grammy Award and Dove Award-winning producer and brother, Mooki.

Christie's current career endeavor is co-writer for the movie N-Secure which is scheduled to open in theaters on this Friday, October 15th. N-secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His insecurities lead him into a series of troubled romantic relationships and eventually a web of events that include betrayal and murder.

As passionate as Christie is about radio, music and film, she is just as passionate about people really getting it and living their dreams as well. As a result, the vibrant fast-talker launched Living LIFE Seminars where she motivates attendees to Live Life In Full Expression. This 2004 Gospel Bridge Awards Female Radio Personality is Living her Life In Full Expression and inspiring others to do the same.

In 2008, she was selected as 50 Women Who Make A Difference by the Memphis Woman Magazine.


For more information about Christie Taylor, visit www.ChristieTaylorOnline.com.

Visit the official website for N-secure: www.n-securethemovie.com. N-SECURE OPENS IN THEATERS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH.

Friday, June 4, 2010

DEE DEE M. COCHETA TALKS PUBLIC RELATIONS

Date: Sunday, June 6, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: DEE DEE M. COCHETA TALKS PUBLIC RELATIONS on Blogtalk Radio. On this episode of Character Corner Radio, you will meet the Godmother of Public Relations, Queen Dee Dee M. Cocheta, who is a 20-year Public Relation veteran and the owner of A.B.C. Associates Entertainment Firm, Inc., which has offices in Atlanta and New York. Queen Dee Dee, who is married and the mother of seven children, will discuss how she became a successful and powerful PR Mogul while balancing raising seven children and maintaining a strong marriage.

For more information about A.B.C. Associates Entertainment Firm, Inc. visit www.abc-aef.com. You can follow Dee Dee M. Cocheta on Twitter @ABCPublicity



Ms. Cocheta is a 20-year entrepreneur and veteran in the entertainment industry who first made her mark in the entertainment industry in 1985 as a hair show model for Paul Mitchell while attending high school in Portland, Oregon. This is when she became enthralled in beginning to build a career booking artists, promoting concerts, developing community relation campaigns and fundraising efforts for non-profit organizations. At the time, she had no idea what she was doing, yet knew it would match with her goals in life. She went on to be the first in her family to receive a college degree and graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a BA in Marketing where she honed her marketing skills at Radio One’s affiliate Magic 107.5 as a Marketing Director creating multi-million dollar promotions. Recognizing her own inner “guerilla marketing” entrepreneurial spirit, Dee Dee left Radio One to launch A.B.C. PR & Marketing Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Her Marketing Firm has grown to being recognized as the most sought after PR & Marketing agency in the South because of her high-powered contacts and making things happen.

On any given day, you will find Dee Dee doing everything from consulting new entrepreneurs on business development, diversity, creating marketing and social media campaigns to help businesses build their brand(s), media training, producing awards shows for company galas, conferences and festivals to publicizing clients/events. In addition, Dee Dee has found it necessary to pursue what was her passion from the start; supporting entrepreneurs, leaders and activists, therefore Dee Dee is the Atlanta/SE Network Advisor for NABFEME (National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment) and serves as an Advisory Board Member to SOFRAS (Society of Future Recording Artists & Songwriters), Black Music Month Foundation and Healfromdepression.com. Furthermore, Dee Dee speaks to numerous youth organizations and schools throughout the nation about goal building - life's plans and purpose, leadership roles, entrepreneurial direction and rebuilding the divided bridge of the generations as well as behind the scenes careers opportunities within the entertainment industry.

Dee Dee Cocheta is native of the inner city of Portland, Oregon, indigenous to the Yakama tribe of Washington State, she has been married for 20 years and has seven children. Dee Dee looks to her mentor - THE MOST HIGH to assist her in ultimately combating social ills to help move this nation forward. On her path of goal setting, Dee Dee's final three objectives are to write a book, direct a film and create an Educational and Business Development Center focusing on teaching the youth to become leaders and entrepreneurs. She’s been on her own since the age of 15 and thus has acquired the knowledge of how to hustle for food and shelter, insight that she now applies to her everyday business life. Dee Dee declares, "There are no time for failures and no excuses. Faith is not just knowing but doing and I am a living my movement because Queens Never Quit!”

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

PR IS MY BUSINESS WITH CHIQ (DIVAdend Entertainment) ON BLOGTALK

Date: Tonight, May 30, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: PR IS MY BUSINESS WITH CHIQ (DIVAdend Entertainment) on Blogtalkradio. Publicist ChiQ Simms will share how she rose from the ashes of being a Hurricane Katrina evacuee to becoming a top-notch PR Mogul in the entertainment industry while raising her son. Her courage and determination will inspire you to reach for your dreams.

You can follow ChiQ on Twitter @GoddessofPR or visit her websites:

www.divadendentertainment.com
www.ppr101alumni.ning.com
www.thenavigationfoundation.org
www.chiqspeaks.com


DIVAdend Entertainment is a solid, creative professional limited liability corporation established in 1996 by its sole owner, New Orleans native and Katrina evacuee Chi Simms, who currently resides in Atlanta, GA. In Atlanta, Simms has become one of the most results-oriented publicists in entertainment. Within a year of becoming a Hurricane Katrina evacuee, ChiQ made a name for herself by producing weekly NOLA (New Orleans Louisiana) Nites while still living in a FEMA hotel room. Rap artist and former client BG donated a club performance that was sponsored by Athlete's Foot, Fame & Supreme stores owner Isom Lowman and the rest as they say is history!

Respected in the entertainment world, DIVAdend Entertainment has promoted hundreds of concerts and shows for top hip hop and rhythm and blues artists & Simms has and/or currently served as manager, stylist, image consultant and publicist to names such as MAC, Linda Tapp for Soulja Slim,BG and The Chopper City Boyz, and C-Murder, Actor/Comedian Pierre, and many others.

Co Pastor& Debra B. Morton of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church/Women of Excellence Ministry are among the internationally renowned religious leaders who utilize the services of DIVAdend Entertainment to market a host of spiritual events that have been viewed and attended by millions, on location and via television.

Now in it's seventh year, DIVAdend Entertainment boasts providing stellar public relations services for the Zulu Mardi Gras Krewe, Jeremy Miller for Down and Source Magazines, Black Entertainment Television,ODS Magazine, AE Entertainment Group for the Jena 6 Empowerment Concert, The Dirty South Stop The Violence Movement & The Chestnut Brothers, the PBS Broadcast of the Las Vegas Vocal Extravaganza In Black Urban, Apparel Pioneer Karl Kani, Azzure, Indigo Red, Imperial Junkie, Schmack, Gino Green Global, and Miskeen Originals, Asada Clothing Company, and Actor/Comedian/Visual Artist/Fashion Designer/Nationally Syndicated Radio Personlity/Renissanceman J Anthony Brown.

A pillar in the New Orleans community, Simms serves on various Boards and Committees for progress as well as a civil rights activist representing the New Orleans hip hop community. Simms is most proud of organizing artists to call for action againsst music piracy among other important issues effecting local New Orleans entertainers. ChiQ Simms has been honored as a Top Single Professional of New Orleans, received the Scoop Jones Trailblazer Award, not once but twice, and has been honored as one of New Orleans City Business Women of The Year

The single mother of one son, DeSean, who at seventeen is already a professional deejay, party promoter, graphics and fashion designer and most recently, has launched Jump Fresh an online magazine, Simms finds time to add motivational speaking and professional writing to her list of things to do. Earning a by-line in New Orleans Data News Weekly launched other writing opportunities for the multi-talented media mogul, but currently Simms will only regularly ink her opinion in DOWN Magazine.

In the video, ChiQ Simms moderates the panel on Bloggers vs. Journalists during Chiq Diva's PPR201 (Professional Public Relations) seminar in Atlanta.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

AIDAN'S STORY: AUTISM AND A MOTHER'S LOVE



Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: AIDAN'S STORY: AUTISM AND A MOTHER'S LOVE on Blogtalkradio. Attorney Johanna Palestini Burke shares her courageous story of how she balances her career while caring for her son Aidan, who has been diagnosed with Autism. This is a story of love and triumph and will inspire you.

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Call-in Number: Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Attorney Johanna Palestini Burke is a 41 year old wife and mother of two boys, Aidan who is 7 years old and has severe autism, and Dailey who is 5 years old. Johanna is a licensed attorney in New Jersey working in Intellectual Property Administration at a major educational publishing company. She is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School and obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Montclair State University. Johanna lives in northern New Jersey with her husband Ed of 11 years and their two children. She is a Board Trustee for the Hawthorne Board of Education in her town and the chairperson for the Special Education Committee for the Board of Ed.

Monday, May 10, 2010

POETIC JUSTICE ON BLOGTALK RADIO

Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: POETIC JUSTICE on Blogtalkradio. An accomplished group of Women Attorneys will discuss balancing life, career and family. The panelist include: Tanya Mitchell Graham, Esq., Kristen B. Pleasant, Esq. and Kristal Lauren High, Esq.

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Call-in Number: Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham is the owner of The Law Office of Tanya Mitchell Graham, P.C. Ms. Graham is a dedicated professional, and she is determined to make certain that she earns a reputation for aggressive representation and exceptional work product that exceeds each client's expectations. She currently represents a wide variety of entertainment and business entities.

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Graham has made Atlanta her home most of her adult life. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University where she was an exceptional leader and one of the original founders of the Tennessee Association of Black Students, Inc. Ms. Graham received her Juris Doctor Degree from Georgia State University College of Law where she again excelled as a leader on campus and received numerous academic and civic honors.

After passing the July, 1991, Georgia Bar Exam, Ms. Graham began practicing law in the areas of Entertainment Law and Family Law. Over the past sixteen years, Ms. Graham has become a well-respected lawyer in not only reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts, but also in litigating cases. As part of her community service, Ms. Graham serves as legal counsel and as Director of the Board for the Kingdom All-Stars, Inc., a nonprofit Georgia corporation that sponsors competitive all-star cheerleading for youths between the ages of 5-16 years of age.

Ms. Graham is married with two daughters. She is a member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. Bishop Eddie Long, Pastor.


Kristen B. Pleasant is owner of Kristen B. Pleasant & Associates, PLLC, a law firm located in Monroe, LA where her areas of practice are: Personal Injury, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and Business Law. She is a 2006 Cum Laude graduate of Southern University Law Center and a 2002 Honorable Mention graduate of Southern University A&M College. Her membership affiliations include the following: the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

Before opening her own law practice, Kristen B. Pleasant began her legal career as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the city of Monroe, and was a partner in the law firm, The Lawyers’ Group of Louisiana, PLLC for a period of two years. She currently is also an Adjunct Professor at Grambling State University College of Business where she teaches Business Law.

Attorney Kristen has been married to her wonderful husband, Richard L. Pleasant II for eight years. Kristen is a faithful member of Prevailing Faith Bible Church of Northeast Louisiana, which is pastored by her parents, Drs. Charles and Patsy Brown.

She is an active member of the Advisory Board and Treasurer in the ministry. She has also been deemed In-house Counsel as well. Her active membership with the ministry has allowed her to become a part of several community outreach programs with the Salvation Army and Prison Outreach Ministries. In her spare time, she mentors young women who attend the ministry with career aspirations and long term goals.

Attorney Kristal Lauren High is the Co-Chairwoman of Innovation Generation, a consortium of entrepreneurs, political leaders, elected officials, technologists, academicians and members of the new media sector. The mission of Innovation Generation is to encourage increased broadband adoption as a means of enhancing educational, empowerment and entrepreneurial opportunities online.

Ms. High is also the President of Media Foundation Group, where she advises public and private enterprise about online coalition building and the strategic engagement of young people. She has also worked as a research analyst for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Media & Technology Institute, where she has developed a subject-matter expertise on broadband adoption patterns among minority, low-income and underserved populations. Ms. High currently serves as the Policy Director for the New Media Entrepreneurship Conference.

Ms. High practiced employment and business litigation at LeClair Ryan, and was a summer associate at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, a media and communications law firm. She has also worked with Beauty Shop the Movie LLC and the Charlotte Bobcats.

Ms. High obtained her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Davidson College, where she was inducted into the leadership fraternity Omicron Delta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee School of Law, where she served as the President of the Media Law Students Association.

A native of Miami, Florida, Ms. High currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kristal High, Esq. and Attorneymom at Blogging While Brown



LENA HORNE dead at 92



From Washingtonpost.com

Lena Horne, 92, an electrifying performer who shattered racial boundaries by changing the way Hollywood presented black women and who enjoyed a six-decade singing career on stage, television and in films, died Sunday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Ms. Horne, considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, came to the attention of Hollywood in 1942. She was the first black woman to sign a meaningful long-term contract with a major studio, a contract that said she would never have to play a maid.

"What people tend not to fully comprehend today is what Lena Horne did to transform the image of the African American woman in Hollywood," said Donald Bogle, a film historian.

"Movies are a powerful medium and always depicted African American women before Lena Horne as hefty, mammy-like maids who were ditzy and giggling," Bogle said. "Lena Horne becomes the first one the studios begin to look at differently. . . . Really just by being there, being composed and onscreen with her dignity intact paved the way for a new day" for black actresses. (Source)






Saturday, May 8, 2010

CHARACTER & FAITH ON BLOGTALKRADIO

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. - Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Pink Cotton Entertainment, LLC presents: CHARACTER & FAITH on Blogtalkradio. A group of religious intellects will discuss the importance of character in practicing their religious faith. Joining me on the panel will be my Twitter Family: @ @gods_man, who is a Minister and @Ghania_Fatimah and @consciousskillz, who are both Sunni Muslims. Don't miss the discussion!!
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
Click here to listen to the show or enter the chatroom

Monday, April 26, 2010

"A FATHER'S REPENTANCE: A REFLECTION IN TIME." - A Clark Clyburn Productions

From the writer, producer, and director, who brought you the hit gospel plays:
“Black-On-Black Crime,” “A Woman’s Temple,” and “Hip-Hop Spelling Bee”
brings you his fourth gospel play titled "A Father’s Repentance: A Reflection In Time."

This play is about a man named "James Morrow" and the events that took place, during his lifetime. He grew up in the church, during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. Although a Christian man, husband, and father, he backslid into the world and struggled with the "loss of innocence" of the times in which he succumbed to the disease of “Addiction.” After years of assaulting his body and mind, and when all else had failed, he picked himself up with the help of his family through the guidance of the Spirit. Mr. Morrow eventually came back home, like the prodigal son.

Play: "A FATHER'S REPENTANCE: A REFLECTION IN TIME."
Date: June 12, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Great Falls Performing Arts Center
735 Broadway (The corner of East 33rd Street)
Paterson, New Jersey

Tickets: $20 per person for the balcony (limited seating)/$25 per person for any seats below (Orchestra seating)

Contact: Clark Clyburn- 973-330-1747

Thursday, April 15, 2010

LOVE OVER EVERTHING -- NEW MUSIC FROM MC CRIMSON

Rapper Crimson's new CD entitled LOVE OVER EVERYTHING has hit the market. Support my new buddy by purchasing his new album. Click here to purchase.

You can email MC Crimson at crimsonmuzik@gmail.com or visit his website: www.myspace.com/thegodlymuzikfamily.

MC Crimson appeared on Character Corner TV to discuss his career as Christian Rapper. Click here to view the show. Mover over Jay-Z and Eminem. Here comes MC Crimson.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CHARACTER CORNER TV - Show 5

Tune in to Character Corner TV on tonight, April 1, at 6:00 PM EST on internetfabulous.tv. This week's guests will be Christian Rapper Crimson and Darrell Dunlap of Think Out Live TV. Click here to view the show.

Lee Andes aka MC Crimson is a Christian Rapper from Charlottesville, VA, who is about to change the Rap Game forever. Check out his music at Myspace.com/thegodlymuzikfamily







Darrell Dunlap has weekly show called Think Out Loud TV on Justin.tv. He describes himself as a fun loving guy that has a problem taking a lot of thing seriously. Talk Out Loud airs every Thursday night at 8 pm EST and again Saturdays at 9 am EST.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CHARACTER CORNER TV - Show 4

Tune in to Character Corner TV on tonight, March 25th at 6:00 PM EST on internetfabulous.tv. This week's guest will be up and coming Healthy Lifestyle Blogger and Coach and my Soror Evelyn Parham. Click here to view the show. Visit Soror Evelyn Parham at http://evelynparham.com/. Follow Evelyn on Twitter.com @Evelyn_Parham.

Evelyn Parham is a Healthy Lifestyle Blogger and Coach, who shares information about how you can become healthy, health & raw food vegan tips, and reviews. She is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University where she obtained a M.S. degree in biology. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She is also a proud wife and mom.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CHARACTER CORNER TV - Show 3

Tune in to Character Corner TV on Tonight, March 18th at 6:00 PM EST on www.internetfabulous.tv. This week's guest will be up and coming Media Mogul, Nichelle Walker. Click here to view the show.


Nichelle Walker is a successful blogger, acclaimed author and owner of NWMasssMedia, which was formed in 2008 to partner with her publishing company NWHoodTales. Nichelle busted on the scene in 2007 with the smashing debut of her bestselling novel entitled, Doing His Time. She instantly received rave reviews for her novel which was compared to the classic novel, The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah.

Nichelle wants NWMasssMedia.com to be a website that dares to be different. She rarely writes about celebrity gossip. Her main focus is on writing articles about things that are on her mind and affecting our world. Her goal is to build up our community one day and one sentence at a time.

Please visit Nichelle's website, Nwmasssmedia.com or follow her on Twitter @Nichelle_Walker.

Friday, March 5, 2010

CHARACTER CORNER TV - SHOW 2

UPDATE: IN CASE, YOU MISSED LAST NIGHT'S SHOW CLICK HERE!! ENJOY! For more information about Anthony Antoine, please visit his website at www.anthonyantoine.com.



This is the video of Anthony Antoine covering IF by Janet Jackson that made me say, "WTH!." LOL




The video posted by Anthony Antoine on Youtube that was discussed during our interview.



The video of my Sorors from Indiana University (Tau Chapter), which Anthony convenient failed to post. LOL






Once again, it is time for Character Corner TV on internetfabulous.tv presented by Pink Cotton Entertainment. Tonight, my special guest will be Atlanta's entertainer extraordinaire Anthony Antoine. Ain't no party like an Attorneymom party. Tune in at 6:00 PM EST on internetfabulous.tv.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CHARACTER CORNER TV - SHOW 1

IN CASE YOU MISSED THE SHOW WITH CELEBRITY BLOGGER ATLIEN (STRAIGHTFROMTHEA.COM), CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SHOW.

**Photo taken from StraightfromtheA.com**


Tonight, will be the official launch of Character Corner TV on internetfabulous.tv presented by Pink Cotton Entertainment. Special guests will be renowned Altlanta blogger, Michelle Brown aka ATLien, creator and owner of StraightfromA.com and Aqiyl Qasim creator of aqiylsforum.blogspot.com. Ain't no party like an Attorneymom party. Tune in at 6:00 PM EST on internetfabulous.tv.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

LIL' KIM ZONE SHUTS DOWN

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. -- Matthew 7:6


According to BET.com, the most popular Lil Kim’s fan website, Lil' Kim Zone , has decided to shut down after Lil Kim’s representative lashed out at the site owners for expressing their concerns about Lil Kim’s breached appearance and bizarre behavior. Lil Kim’s fan base strongly feels that little Kim is being brainwashed by incompetent management and thereby hurting her career.

A representative Lil Kim’s camp tweeted the following in response to fans growing dissatisfaction with Lil Kim:



According to BET.com, the Lil Kim Zone website team state the following to the blog, Young, Black, And Fabulous:

We all know recently Lil Kim (or Ho Chi Min as you call her lol) has been wearing terrible make up and making bad career choices. So just recently (2-27-10) the fans spoke out on twitter to her assistant and new right-hand man football player Bryant Mckinnie. And they LASHED out at the entire Lil Kim Zone Forum. LilKimZone.Net is the bases of Kim’s hard core fans. We’re not some new fans. We have been holding her down for at least 15 years, and this is the thanks we get? We only expressed how we feel that Kim is the being misled to think she looks ok and it needs to stop. Not only did they get defensive but they got racial, and homophobic.

I send you this email because this needs to be exposed, Kim needs help, this could be the beginning to her intervention. We as the fans honestly believe she is being brain washed, and that she is surrounded by YES men. We dont want her to end up like Michael Jackson or Anna Nicole Smith, because we are lead to believe drugs are involved.



In my almost 42 years of living on this earth, I have learned that no matter how old you are, no matter how much wealth you accumulate or accomplishments you achieve, you must remain teachable. As long as there is breath in your body, you have room for growth and improvement.

The Holy Bible clearly states that only a fool despises wisdom. Wisdom sometimes involves being told things about yourself that you may not like or want to hear, but it is necessary for you to hear them because they will aid you in becoming a better person.

Pride (arrogance) goes before a fall (destruction). Today, it seems that if you correct anyone, especially celebrities, on their destructive behavior, you are automatically labeled a “hater.”

A few weeks ago, I posted a comment on Straight From the A in which I wrote that R&B Singer Monica should stop excessively tattooing her body in order to avoid further sabotaging her career. Like sagging, I said excessively tattooing your body is a sign of mental illness. Okay, perhaps I should not have used those words to describe tattooing, but I wanted to drive home my point.

Well, why did I post that? Since then, it has been a backlash from Monica’s fans and some Attorneymom’s haters that has spanned three different blogs. Over 700 comments telling me I am fat, unhappy, my husband is cheating on me, my children are neglecting, I am not real attorney etc., just because I told Monica to stop tattooing my body.

In a nutshell, at some point, you have to shake the dust off your feet like the fans on Lil Kim Zone website and stop casting your pearls of wisdom before swine – irrational fools who reject wisdom. Remember, don’t give advice (unless asked) because the wise don’t need it and fools won’t use it. Your either wise or a fool at any given time. Selah.

SIDEBAR: Remember when Lil Kim was cute. Sigh!!