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Trea Day PR Introduces Newest Hip-Hop Client F.A.M.E.

F.A.ME.

F.A.ME.

As a true voice for the people; F.A.M.E, which is an acronym for “Finally Achieving My Excellence,” is an inspirational hip-hop artist seeking to inspire the world through making powerful music. For as far back as he can recall, F.A.M.E. reflects on music being a profound influence in his life since birth.  Fathered and raised by a musician, F.A.M.E. was introduced to music development as a lifestyle, which would eventually develop into an escape, passion and career opportunity.  Hip Hop in particular was a genre F.A.M.E. was drawn to; he admired artists such as Tupac Shakur, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Common, Nas, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Black Thought, and Lil Wayne just to name a few. VIEW AND POST PIECES OF KING EPK NOW!

Born in the Nation’s Capital, F.A.M.E has established an undeniable presence in the DMV; winning Raheem DeVaughn’s (368 Music Group) “DMV’s Diamond in the Rough Competition,” which featured 18 talented artists hip-hop groups, as well as being a stand out in the wild card round of the “2012 DMV’s Cap City Cipha” hosted by nationally recognized radio disc jockey P Stew.  Recently teaming up with the independent label L Train Music Group (LTMG) in addition to video features on top industry hip-hop blog sites such as Thisis50 and VLAD TV, F.A.M.E. believes that losing is not an option and anticipates traveling the world with his music.

For more information on F.A.M.E., the upcoming “King Sh!t” single,Pieces of a King  album release or to schedule interview opportunities, contact Treavion Davenport at 678-327-8281 or treadaypr@gmail.com.

Follow F.A.M.E. on Social Media 

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/FAMEishiphop @FAMEishiphop

IG:  http://Instagram.com/FAMEishiphop @FAMEishiphop

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/FAMEishiphop

YouTube:  http://Youtube.com/FAMEishiphop

Bandcamp:  fameishiphop.bandcamp.com

Riverside County Hosts 4th Annual Multi-Cultural Business Fest and Mixer

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RIVERSIDE, CA-The stream of Riverside County employees leaving the County Administrative Center in downtown Riverside on Thursday, August 14 was matched was matched by the stream crowding into the center to attend the 4th Annual Multi-Cultural Biz-Fest co-sponsored with the County. Businesses that were involved included Inland Empire  Asian Business Association; Moreno Valley Hispanic Leadership Council; Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce. The program was launched in recognition of their shared interests in marketing to and expanding access to business with Riverside City and County government & private enterprises. (Photos and caption by John Coleman)

Letter to the Editor: “How Long, Not Long”

Dr. Mildred Henry

Dr. Mildred Henry

From: Dr. Mildred D. Henry, Retiree

This 81-year-old writer asks, “How long will the slaughter of African American males continue?”  In my lifetime, Black males have been tortured, executed, and hung from trees. This writer witnessed our family cotton gin and general store burned to the ground, twice, by racists.  Today, horses have been replaced with cars; and sticks and ropes traded for guns.  In Fruitland Park, Florida, sheets of a notorious hate group were traded for law enforcement uniforms.  On behalf of Dan’te Parker, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Donte Jordan; and others, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I ask How long?” Through the years the south was infamous for racial hatred and abominable acts, however, now barbaric activities against Blacks take place nationwide.

Weekly, in California, Missouri, Alabama, Illinois, Ohio, all across the nation, a Black mother’s son dies at the hands of professed law enforcement personnel who are sworn to protect, not to kill our citizens.  Black men have been shot in the back; shot in the top of the head; choked, and electrocuted to death by law enforcement officers.  How long before these atrocities are stopped?

Dan’te, a hard-working, good natured, father of five children, who loved to sing, left home in Victorville, California riding his son’s mongoose bike because Dante’s bike had a flat tire.  He was exercising to lose weight.  Dante was stopped at approximately 5 PM by a Deputy Sheriff because of a reported attempted break-in at a residence. The resident, reporting the incident, said the suspect left riding a bicycle.  ‘A Black man on a bike’ was stopped by a law enforcement officer, stunned by a Taser “multiple times”, “more than five times”, was dead by 6 PM, and his family never notified.  Why?  How Long?

By 11 PM, when her husband had not returned home, a concerned, alarmed, wife began phone calls only to be informed that her husband was at a medical facility. Accompanied by her father-in-law, the wife went to the facility, was questioned by detectives, and after several hours of waiting, when she asked to see her husband, was informed that her husband’s body had been transported from Victorville, in San Bernardino County, to Riverside County.  The family was never notified.  Reportedly Dante’s six year old son asks every morning, “Why all black men have to die?”  This writer asks, “How Long?”

The eleventh edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines genocide as: “The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.”

How long will this seemingly open season on Black males continue? From the cradle, through the prison, to the grave, seems to be the designated channel for too many Black males in our society. Blacks do not own the airplanes and ships that bring drugs to the neighborhood, nor do we manipulate the systems that eliminate jobs.  However, there is always an ample supply of drugs and gangs on the street corners. Seemingly, there are those who destine Black youth to go from the schoolhouse to the courthouse to the jailhouse, so that they have no opportunities to be in their own house.  How long will we tolerate this systematic demise of a people?

The outrage crosses racial, generational, gender, and all barriers. A 90 year old Caucasian female survivor of the Holocaust was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri as she marched for transparency and justice. We send Black males around the world to protect the very hands which needlessly kill them in their own country.  How Long will this continue?

How long will culturally uneducated politicians refuse to listen to those who have “boots on the ground” in the Black communities and culture?

This “open season” and massacre of Black males must end.  How long?  I hope not long because we can wait no longer for accountability and an end to the genocide.