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What it do with LUE: Lashaun Turner

Lashaun Turner

Lashaun Turner

By Lue Dowdy

Aspiring Women in the Music Industry is What it Do! Please learn all about Lashaun Turner, one of LUE Productions 2016 My Music, My Mic honoree. This queen is doing her part to help Indie Artists. 

In 2010, self-described Entrepreneur and Music Publicist Lashaun Turner developed TRC Social Media with a vision to become a source content provider for social networks. Lashaun developed several lifestyle and entertainment webzines including an award nominated blog and then built social connections across all the major networking platforms to share this content. Lashaun’s writing style and abilities led her to become an established blogger and contributor to popular globally recognized magazines and social websites which include BlackPlanet, YoRaps, Gorilla Leak, Yahoo, and others.

Having connected with artists and entertainers through networking, Lashaun was asked to work media/publicity for the play “GOD Is Watching You,” which led to a business venture that evolved to include “Look like a Star P.R,” working as a Publicist with actors, musicians, and entrepreneurs to increase and manage public interest in their creative assets.

In 2012 the company re-branded itself as “URBAN STARZ MEDIA & P.R,” with a continued focus on becoming a strong voice for urban artists and entrepreneurs in the emerging new media realm that is the Internet. Over the next 3 years Lashaun would represent clients such as Atlanta rapper Bone Crusher, Coast2Coast DJ Fred Malone, International Pop Star Natalia Damini, and Mysterious Ent., a Major Indie Record Label, to name a few. 

The company expanded into streaming media by launching the only Licensed Independent Internet Radio Station in the greater Los Angeles area playing Urban Indie music 24/7 at Urban Indie Radio- Los Angeles, with its Headquarters in Moreno Valley California. Lashaun programmed and developed content for the station. She created and produced BLAZE INDIE L.A  which was known as the #1 Urban Music Review Show. The show was a hit and evolved to a Web Series, then a weekly TV Show that aired in California, Atlanta and Washington DC.

FEB 2015- WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT PROCLAIMS” LASHAUN TURNER IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST INDIE P.R PROFESSIONALS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW”

 As the company’s platforms increased in notoriety, Lashaun was sought after to cover media events, red carpets, and lend her expertise as a Music Publicist to panels and showcases across the country. URBAN STARZ MEDIA and P.R has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Lashaun continues to evolve as a celebrity host and media talent.  She created and produces CALI’S BEST Radio Show broadcasting on CNBC/KCAA 106.5FM and 1050AM in California. The program is a unique platform which showcases the Who’s Who and What’s “BEST” in Music, Business, Entertainment and Lifestyle. For indie music entrepreneurs it’s an opportunity to share the spotlight with established artists and to have their music played amongst mainstream music.

Having delved into so many aspects of the industry, Lashaun now defines herself as a Media Talent, Artist Influencer, Music Publicist and a “Celebrity in her own right”. Her focus these days are on expanding the audience at Cali’s Best and providing promotional opportunities. Lashaun has partnered with REVERB NATION, Fleet DJ’s, Core DJ’s, and is currently blogging at Thisis50 and One West Magazine online.

URBAN STARZ MEDIA is a hybrid multi-media/P.R firm that provides Event & Artist Publicity, Media Placement Management, Content Development, Hosting, Sharing and Distribution throughout various platforms. The company works with Independent Artists, Celebrities, & Entrepreneurs in providing innovative exposure strategies. Contact email UrbanStarzMedia@gmail.com Social Media @calisbestradio.

4th Annual Women’s Wellness Conference 2016

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Young Women Empowerment Foundation will host their fourth Annual Women’s Wellness Conference at San Bernardino Community Hospital Henderson Auditorium, 1800 Western Avenue in San Bernardino, on Saturday, September 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. YWE invites family, friends, faith base, students and community supporters to this augural event that focuses on emotional and physical health and wellness. This is a free event for all women in the Inland Empire

This year’s theme is Double D’s. Double D’s refers to diabetes and depression. Both of these diseases plague all people but especially minority women. The conference will focus on the prevention of diabetes and depression as well as learning to live with and maintain if one is diagnosed with either. The women in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in interactive demonstrations and hear life changing testimonials from other women on diabetes and depression.  There will also be a free continental breakfast, lunch, entertainment, giveaways, and opportunity drawings.

The two keynote speakers for the wellness conference will focus on issues that are important and relevant to diabetes and depression. The keynote and guest testimonial speakers are as follows: Dee De La Cruz (Diabetes Keynote), Lue Productions 2016 1st Big Beautiful Woman Modeling Queen Winner; Pasha Fruman, PA-C (Depression Keynote), Health Educator and Community Health Activist; Deborah Smith (Depression Testimony), Community/Business Relationship Specialist-Personal Banker WFAW; Gloria Dowdy (Diabetes Testimony), Retired IT Specialist (Programmer)-Department of Veterans Affairs; and Lea Michelle Cash (Depression Informational), President/CEO of The Brightest Star, Inc.

In addition to providing useful health and wellness information at the conference, the attendees will also be presented with the opportunity to get physical during the live dance/exercise demonstrations and have their funny bone exercised as comedian Amber Thorney-Croft  explore the humorous side of life. Please come dressed to participate. Workout clothes are highly encouraged and recommended. 

Please register on Eventbrite under “Free Young Women’s Empowerment Foundation (YWE) 4th Annual Women’s Wellness Conference.  Also, please encourage and invite family and friends to register and attend this noteworthy opportunity focused on empowering women to live mentally and physically healthy lives. Space is limited, sign up today.

All inquiries, pre-register individual or groups, please email Devona Robertson or Tiffany James at ywefoundation@gmail.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/youngwomenempowermentfoundation or visit www.youngwomenempowerment.org.

“Oh What a Night: Social Lites, Inc. 60th Anniversary Celebration”

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The elegant women of The Social Lites, Inc. from past to present enjoyed celebrating 60 years in the Inland Empire with over 200 guests in attendance on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  Among the guests were Beautillion Alumni and former participants of the program, community leaders, and various community organizations.  Awards presented included a financial donation towards The Social Lites, Inc. 501© 3 scholarship foundation from Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. (Riverside Chapter), recognition certificate from Assemblymember Cheryl Brown, 47th District, Councilwoman Bessine Littlefield Richard, 6th Ward, presentation plaque from The Swans Club to name a few. The celebration Master of Ceremonies included both Hon. Rikke Van Johnson, Former City Councilman, San Bernardino, Beautillion Knight 1973, and Anthony S. Blacksher, Professor of Sociology, Sir Knight 1999.  Dr. Regional Woods, Senior Pastor, Life Changing Ministries of San Bernardino, Sir Knight 1976 provided the invocation followed by entertainers Edwonda White and Soul Brothers Band. 

Be It Blue, Lavender, Or Lace, These Are the Women of Style and Grace was the theme for this elegant celebration in which Beautillion Sir Knight 1978 Robert Grace, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County was the keynote speaker.  Attorney Grace stated as a young man growing up on the West Side of San Bernardino he reflected on how women in The Social Lites, Inc. inspired him to go to college.  Education continues to be a road map to meaningful employment.  Moreover, the Beautillion program provided not only him but a group of young men meaningful, lifelong experiences, including a trip out of the community in which they stayed in a nice hotel, attended cultural events, performed community service, and awarded scholarships to help finance their education beyond high school. Attorney Grace reminded attendees all lives matter, however, we need to know how important it is in the spirit of all lives matter, to remind others “Black Lives Matter!”  

Over 30 years this organization raised funds by bringing The Ebony Fashion Show annually to the community. This organization was one of the first organization to donate a sizeable scholarship to California State University, San Bernardino, contributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue located in downtown San Bernardino, holding membership with the NAACP, Chamber of Commerce and was recognized earlier this year by The San Bernardino League of Women Voters. 

The 50th Beautillion Season will start the second weekend in October, 2016.  Mentoring young men towards a better future is their mission.  For additional information for the upcoming Beautillion season, please contact Mrs. Bettye Brewster, President at 951-204-0022 or Mrs. Helen Thomas, Correspondence 909-854-7730.  Application available via e-mail: Sociallites2@msn.com or www.socialitesinc.com.