Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Date: Tonight, May 30, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
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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:

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


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)
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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


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)
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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


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


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)
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