Saturday, January 29, 2011

"ZEN COOPER: WOMAN-CHILD: GHETTO GENIUS" WITH ANGELIA VERNON MENCHAN



Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: "ZEN COOPER: WOMAN-CHILD: GHETTO GENIUS" WITH ANGELIA VERNON MENCHAN

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Date: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Place: Blogtalkradio
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Zen Cooper: Woman-Child: Ghetto Genius offers a vivid, real glimpse into the life of a young, growing woman who pulses with courage and strength in the face of odds and though at times down, is never out. ZEN COOPER is known for being, different, smart, a genius even. She also lives in a precarious situation, with a mother she adores but who she isn’t sure loves her. However, her faith, books, photography and guardian angel, named ‘Crazy Charlie’ are enough to keep her smiling.

Zen Cooper: Woman-Child's creator is Author extraordinaire Angelia Vernon Menchan. Angelia considers writing to be the elixir of her soul. Since learning penmanship at age four, most days have found her jotting down thoughts in a notebook. After decades of journal-keeping she decided to try her hand at writing and publishing books, from which was born her small publishing company, M.A.m.m. Productions through which she publishes her own books that she has coined, 'Fictionalized Truths, Ageless Fiction and Ramblings.'

When not writing, Angelia is a wife, mother, mentor and nana who loves reading almost as much as writing. Angelia is also an Avid Blogger and posts blogs most days to her blog, RAMBLINGS at www.acvermen.blogspot.com or for Skirt Magazine at http://skirt.com/angel08. You can also follow her on Twitter @AngelMenchan.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

LIVING BEYOND THE DIAGNOSIS WITH RAE LEWIS-THORNTON



Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: LIVING BEYOND THE DIAGNOSIS WITH RAE LEWIS-THORNTON

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Place: Blogtalkradio
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Emmy Award Winning AIDS Activist Rae Lewis-Thornton rose to national acclaim when she told her story of living with AIDS in a cover story for Essence Magazine. She has been living with HIV for 28 years and AIDS for 20. In the last eighteen years Rae has traveled worldwide in an unending crusade challenging stereotypes and myths around HIV/AIDS. In addition to the December 1994 cover story for Essence magazine, Rae has been featured in countless magazines and newspapers : Ebony, Jet, Emerge, O- The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, WOW, Poz, Lifelines and HIV Plus magazines, the Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post and Dayton Daily News newspapers, to name a few.

As a contributing editor for WBBM-TV, a CBS-owned and operated television station Rae won the covenant Emmy Award for an ongoing series of first-person reports on living with AIDS. Rae has also been featured on several national television documentaries, news shows, and television specials, such as The Oprah Winfrey Dateline, CNN, 106 and Park, Black Entertainment Television, (BET), the Montel Williams Show. She was featured on NIGHTLINE with Ted Koppel numerous times in news articles entitled, Rae’s Story: AIDS--The Next Wave and AIDS At Twenty Years.

Prior to Rae’s motivational speaking career, she was on her way to a promising political organizing career. Having served as Senator Carol Mosley Braun’s 1992 Senatorial Campaign Advance Coordinator, Illinois State Youth Coordinator for the 1988 Dukakis Presidential Campaign and National Youth Director for Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 Presidential Campaigns, Rae was forced to retire in 1993 as a result of her health.

Rae Lewis-Thornton has made her mark in Social Media in less then a year. She is the receipt of the British Academy Golden Tweet Award in Public Service for 2010. She uses Twitter effectively to continue her crusade to educate, reduce the spread of HIV, as well as, challenge stigma and shame around HIV/AIDS. She held the first HIV/AIDS Tweet-up in the US in July 2010. In December 2010 Rae organized a Twitter Book Club, RLT Reads. Just under six short weeks there are 110 members. She uses both of her Facebook pages as a daily platform to educate both on HIV/AIDS generally and her personal struggle of living and managing HIV/AIDS.

In March 2010, Rae Launched her first-person Diva Living With AIDS Blog. The blog has unprescedent success, with almost 85,000 visit in just ten months. Her blog is transparent, candid and educational and the response has been phenomenal . The Diva Living With AIDS Blog is syndicated both on The Body.Com, the largest HIV/AIDS on-line resource in the country and Black Doctor.Org, the largest African-American on-line medical resource in the country. Recently, she launched the Tea With Rae Project on her Diva blog, where she blogs about tea and tea products once a week. Tea calms and comforts Rae in her chaotic life of living with AIDS, thus, the Tea With Rae project is wellness for the body, mind and spirit. Already tea companies such as, Mighty Leaf, Teavana and Tea of Republic have joined her Tea With Rae Project.

In 2009 Rae launched a line of bracelets, RLT Collection that she designs and make herself. Celebrities such as actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kim Coles, as well as, Judge Glenda Hatchett wear Rae’s bracelet collection. Rae recently added to RLT Collection a line of AIDS Awareness book marks and Tea Bracelets (fancy Tea Balls to strain tea.)

Rae Lewis-Thornton was licensed as a Baptist minister in July 2000 at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, in Chicago, Illinois by the Rev. Clay Evans. She received a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in June 2003 and is currently a PhD student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is a Manga Cum Laude graduate from Northeastern Illinois University. Rae is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority She has received literally hundreds of awards for her work in HIV/AIDS in the last eighteen years.

For more information about Rae Lewis-Thornton, please visit her website at www.raelewisthornton.com or follow her on Twitter at @raelt.



Thursday, January 20, 2011

PRACTICING LAW WITH ATTORNEY URSULA HARRIS LANGFORD


Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: PRACTICING LAW WITH ATTORNEY URSULA HARRIS LANGFORD

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Place: Blogtalkradio
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Attorney Ursula S. Harris Langford is a wife and mom who holds a BA from the University of Georgia and her JD from Michigan State University College of Law.

Attorney Harris-Langford began her distinguished career in the entertainment industry eleven years ago in Dallas, Texas, where she served as Promotions Manager for both a Jazz and Gospel radio station for the world’s largest media corporation. Corporate downsizing forced her to bridge her two passions, the law and entertainment, thus she enrolled in Michigan State University College of Law.

After only one year of law school under her belt, Ursula landed a position as law clerk to Gregory J. Reed of Detroit, Michigan, who is considered one of the pioneers of the practice of entertainment law. Under Mr. Reed’s direction, Ursula worked on royalty recovery, copyright infringement, defamation, right to publicity, breach of contract cases for A and B list celebrities.

Today, Attorney Harris-Langford is the owner of HARRIS LAW LLC, which is a boutique Entertainment and Family Law firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. Her firm has an established clientele list of recording artists, musicians, producers, songwriters, managers, actors, script and screen-play writers, playwrights, animators, choreographers, literary authors, and artists.

The firm has also successfully represented clients in middle to high asset Divorces, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, Modifications, Prenuptial Agreements, and contempt actions. The firm routinely handles cases involving complex retirement accounts and their availability as it relates to domestic law, particularly those cases involving National Football Player (NFL) retirement accounts.

For more information about Attorney Ursula Harris-Langford, please visit www.harrislawllc.com or follow her on Twitter @ursulaesq.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER’S STORY OF RETURNING TO COLLEGE AFTER 40



Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER’S STORY OF RETURNING TO COLLEGE AFTER 40

Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2011
Time: 10:00 PM (EST), 9:00 PM (CST)
Place: Blogtalkradio
Call-in Number: (347) 989-0587
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Christie Taylor, who is most recently known as the screen writer for the independent film, N-Secure, which hit the box offices in October 2009, and her mother, Dorothy Taylor, will share their journey of returning to college after the age of 40.

Hopefully, their story will inspire you to pursue your dreams without any more excuses.

For more information about Christie Taylor www.christietayloronline.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @christietaylor.