Thursday, May 16, 2013

'Kunta Kinteh Island' Debuts in New Bern and Co-executive Produced by Dr. Nathaniel Johnson


New Bern will host screenings of a new documentary film,"Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles" on May 23 - 24 with a red carpet public screening on Sunday, May 26th at The North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, New Bern Waterfront from 7pm - 10pm. The film honors the celebrated captive African, Kunta Kinteh, who gained worldwide recognition in the 1977 ABC television series "Roots".

The insightful documentary has the support of many prominent African Americans, including writer, director and actor Tyler Perry, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, and many other entertainment, civic and spiritual leaders. Produced by filmmaker Elvin Ross, the film is also co-executive produced by New Bern's very own prominent Atlanta physician, Dr. Nathaniel Johnson and Berry Bryant. The film has been widely supported by academia at influential institutions including Harvard University, Morehouse College, Wayne State University and Northeastern University. Dr. Johnson explains, "It is with great honor that we bring this documentary home to New Bern. I am excited to share not just an important piece of history but the makings of a powerful movement!"

New Bern media interested in covering, attending or interviewing should contact T.MORRISON AGENCY.

Click here for full press release 'Kunta Kinteh Island' Debuts in New Bern supported by Tyler Perry, Soledad O'Brien:

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Life & Relationship Strategist Kenny Pugh Launches Abstinence Matters with Multi-City College Tour


In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life &  Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker, Kenny Pugh ( launched Abstinence Matters ( on May 1st.

Abstinence Matters is a national program targeting young adults ages 18 - 29 that will encourage dialog with young people of diverse backgrounds in an open-forum format that will address everyday issues affecting young people with a focus on sex, relationships and money. Launching a multi-city tour,"It's A.M.!" (Abstinence Matters) is dedicated to helping to reverse the trend and change the culture that an over-sexed society has had on single young adults directly addressing the consequences associated with engaging in premature sexual relations.

In collaboration with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy which launches its twelfth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy event on May 1st. Pugh asks that teens nationwide visit and take the National Day Quiz throughout the month of May. This online activity challenges teens to think carefully about what they might do in a number of risky sexual situations through a series of interactive scenarios.

Spread the word and support the cause and better yet, see how you rate at being a 'sexpert' will you pass?!? Also, want to see this program at your school or organization, contact to become an Ambassador!

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'via Blog this' Announces finalists for 2nd Annual Black Man Can Awards


Carmelo Anthony, Ne-Yo & Luther Campbell among the nominees

Often negative portrayals of black males make indelible impacts on how the people of the world view black men and boys and how they view themselves, especially when a positive male role model is absent. Brandon Frame, a 25 year-old author, scholar, educator and Morehouse graduate didn't meet his own father until he was 18 and with his desire to seek out positive Black male role models finding none, he created the website, to counter the stereotypes he found with positive stories of Black men and women globally. To-date the site has featured over 150 extraordinary men and women and is embarking upon their 2nd Annual Black Man Can Awards ceremony that will take place on Father's Day, honoring over 60 distinguished Black men in 12 categories and also give out a Man of Distinction award to a black man serving in the armed forces.

2013 Nominees include: Carmelo Anthony, Ne-Yo, Luther Campbell, Mayor Jamel Holley (Roswell, NJ), Michael Tubbs (Youngest Elected Official in the Country), Sean-Michael Spence (Entertainment Attorney), Rob Hill, Sr. (Author/Motivational Speaker) and more. Voting began on May 7th and a host committee will help narrow down all nominees and assist with selecting the 2013 winners; The Black Man Can Awards will also honor men of distinction in both medicine and the military. Distinguished winners from last year include: Olympian Cullen Jones, Sean Walton, Jr., Chris Johnson, Jesse Muhammad, Ramel Werner, Greg Gadson and Andre Knighton.

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Morehouse Graduate Recognize Outstanding Black Men at Annual Father's Day Award Ceremony:

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