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Hitting the Stage: “Paul Robeson – A One Man Show”

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RIVERSIDE, CA- We hear about “one woman shows” quite often, but rarely we hear or see a One-Man Show. The Paul Robeson-One Man Show is the number one ‘One Man Show’ touring in the United States, the Caribbean and Central America. This is the most requested Multi-cultural educational show on the American and Caribbean Educational Circuit and the favorite on the topics of Diversity, Compassion, African pride, Social Justice and the music of the Harlem Renaissance.

This entertaining, laugh out loud, music filled show with audience participation, covering his friendships with Albert Einstein, Dubois, Langston Hughes, Cab Calloway, Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah and many others who contributed to the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.

The show will be premiering this Saturday, September 23 at 6 p.m. at the Heritage High School Theatre located at 26001 Briggs Road in Romoland. Tickets can be purchased through the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce at www.riversidecountybcc.org.

The World Artist Book Fair Comes Back for a Second Year Bringing Acclaimed Authors, Artists and Inspirational Speakers

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA- Women with Voices is celebrating its second annual book fair coming to SoCal’s Inland Region on Saturday, September 30 to the Rancho Cucamonga Community Center located at 11200 Base Line Road. This year’s event will feature an expanded list of inspirational authors, artists, and speakers who will host book signings, panel discussions, and spoken word presentations. Special performances will be given by Blended Sounds of Joy; Jazz-artist Marlo Wells; Psalmist Thumbalina Jenae Valle; and spoken-word artists Brittany Abraham and Ty Scott King.  Comedian Mel Austin is returning this year as the event MC. 

“We’re building upon our success from last year, said Rena Neal, founder of Women with Voices.  “It’s truly amazing to see your vision become reality. I’m encouraged by the support we’ve received and the growing list of dynamic authors and artists that will be featured. Everyone is encouraged to come out and join us for a wonderful celebration of books and art.”

Returning authors this year include, Torrian Scott (“Running After Destiny”) and   Annette Hubbard (“Oh! Sing Praises”); first time authors Roseanna Roman (“Advancing in Adversity”) Willie and Marie Hudson (“The Holy Ghost Got a New Dance”); Dr. Beverly Crockett and Kim Price (“Survival Living by Design”) L.J. Jackson (“Sleeping with My Shoes On How to Reclaim Your Power”); Claudia Cooley (Rev Up for Success”); Jacqueline Wallace (“Brokenness to Beauty”); Sherpa VeJauan (“Goals Journal 2018”); Joe Lim (“Half My Life: The Testimony of a Father and His Special Needs Child”); Dr. Rose Parker (“Still Standing The Rose Parker Story”); Gisele Beauty (“Breaking Through Generation Cycles”); Vera Brown Sisler (“I am Not My Dress”); Andrea Jones (“Streets of Grace”); Dr. Kudjoe Sumney (“Kingdomnomics for Kingdom Business”); Barbara Ruby (“Woman at the Well Today”) Yvonne Camper (“Healing the Wounds Prophetic Leadership Transformed”); Taura Stinson (“100 Things Every Black Girl Should Know”).

Interested authors and vendors may contact Women with Voices at (909) 559-6662 for more information. 

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased through Eventbrite or by visiting www.womenwithvoicesca.com.

Inland Empire Native Raises Awareness to Human Trafficking, Domestic Abuse in Upcoming Web Series Geared Towards Millennials

By Naomi K. Bonman

RIVERSIDE, CA-Be apart of a movement! Purposely Awakened, a self-consciousness and awareness media company for Black and Minority millennials, is proving to be more than just a news source for the next generation. Purposely Awakened is positioning itself as a movement, as an agent of change and its first epic project in doing that is through a web series that will premiere Spring 2018.

“Purposely Awakened: The Series” is currently in pre-production. The team met this past Sunday where they put together a plan of action that is required for the series to be of high-quality. Of course, when it comes to anything pertaining to change, it is always a great idea to get the community apart of that change

So, how can you be apart of this movement? You can purchase a T-Shirt at www.purposelyawakened.com/webseries or you can check out the campaign page where you can also view a short teaser and read more information about the series at igg.me/at/awakenedseries.