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  • I.AM FIRST

    I.AM FIRST

    Science and technology have great potential to improve lives around the world. In a recent study, 15-year-olds in the U.S. ranked 26th out of 35 countries in math and science scores. Our aim is to improve that statistic through our support of STEM programs – science, technology, engineering and math, to motivate the next generation of innovators. We have partnered with inventor Dean Kamen and his FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) after school program to encourage […]

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  • Virtual Internship leads to HitsWorks.com Launch in 2015!

    Virtual Internship leads to HitsWorks.com Launch in 2015!

    Coming in 2015! HitsWorks.com North Carolina and Northern California collaborators present HitsWorks.com, a One-Stop hub site for promoting and distributing digital media. HitsWorks.com is a start up social marketing and social media talent development incubator. We provide resources and tools for new and emerging talent to create, distribute and market their work. HitsWorks.com offers a great business opportunity linking talented student interns to professional mentors, development services, professional support, workspace, equipment and training. Interns will go on fieldtrips to venues […]

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  • Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices  academies at work

    Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices academies at work

    About i.am angel Foundation Founded by will.i.am in 2009, the i.am angel foundation is focused on its mission to do its part and make a difference by transforming lives through education, opportunity and inspiration. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, will.i.am, with The Black Eyed Peas, has sold 31 million albums and 58 million records worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group (originally an alternative hip hop group, they have since added R&B,pop, dance, electro and techno influences). Though founded in Los Angeles, California in 1995, it was not […]

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  • Chase, Will.i.am team up to support Urban Communities (Commits $7 million)

    Chase, Will.i.am team up to support Urban Communities (Commits $7 million)

    Chase, will.i.am team up to TRANS4M Boyle Heights Chase commits $7 million to support transformation of the East Los Angeles neighborhood LOS ANGELES – (March 28, 2012) – Chase and will.i.am announced today an unprecedented collaboration focused on transforming the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The partnership will focus on providing multiple social services that address Boyle Heights’ particular needs including education, jobs and job training, health, home ownership and green space. The TRANS4M Boyle Heights collaboration is being built […]

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  • United Roots Urban Success Movement

    United Roots Urban Success Movement

      United Roots Launches Web Design Training Program for Youth This Summer, in collaboration with Urban Success Movement and Agent Hi5 Productions, United Roots launched a web design training program for youth as part of the Oakland Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy. On July 10th, 2012, seven young women ages 14-19 were enrolled in the web design program at United Roots as part of a paid intership through the City of Oakland Mayor’s Summer Job Program. The internship placements happened […]

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  • Al Green

    Al Green

    Albert Greene (born April 13, 1946),[1] better known as Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer. He reached the peak of his popularity in the 1970s, with hit singles such as “You Oughta Be With Me,” “I’m Still In Love With You,” “Love and Happiness”, and “Let’s Stay Together”.[2] In 2005, Rolling Stone named him #65 in their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’. The nomination, written byJustin Timberlake, stated that “people are born to do certain things, […]

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  • Naima Adedapo

    Naima Adedapo

    Naima Adedapo (born October 5, 1984) is an American singer, dancer, actress from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Adedapo placed in the top 11 on the tenth season of American Idol Early life Adedapo was born in Maywood, Illinois, and her family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when she was ten.[1] Adedapo is the daughter of Milwaukee area jazz singer Adekola Adedapo.[2] Adedapo graduated high school from St. Joan Antida and majored in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee[1]. Personal life Adedapo is married with two daughters, age one and three, […]

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  • May 3rd IS JB DAY!  “The Godfather of Soul’s Birthday”

    May 3rd IS JB DAY! “The Godfather of Soul’s Birthday”

    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. Eventually referred to as “The Godfather of Soul“, Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up.[4][5] He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called “the hardest-working man in show business”.[6] A prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry, […]

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  • Cornell Haynes, Jr.-Better known by his stage name Nelly,

    Cornell Haynes, Jr.-Better known by his stage name Nelly,

    Cornell Haynes, Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American rapper and singer. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly made his solo debut in 2000 with Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at #1. Country Grammar is Nelly’s best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies […]

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  • Steven Tyler on Charlie Sheen’s TV Show

    Steven Tyler on Charlie Sheen’s TV Show

    Steven vers Charlie Sheen Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is also known as the “Demon of Screamin’” and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose […]

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  • The Bentley Motors Story

    The Bentley Motors Story

      Bentley may be known for its focus on supreme luxury, but that doesn’t mean that it slouches on the performance end of things. It’s demonstrated this most prominently with its Continental GT Speed road car as well as its GT3 race car iteration. More subtly, Bentley has packed a surprising amount of power and agility in its Flying Spur and Mulsanne sedan. With this is mind, it seems that the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept that debuted at […]

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  • RIP Elizabeth Taylor. The last of the GREAT MOVIE STARS!

    RIP Elizabeth Taylor. The last of the GREAT MOVIE STARS!

    Michael Jackson at Liz Taylor\’s Birthday party Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011)[1][2] was an English-born American actress.[3]Beginning as a child star then throughout her adulthood, she became known for her acting talent, glamour and beauty; as well as a much publicized private life, which included eight marriages, several near-death experiences, and decades spent as a social activist, championing the cause of AIDS awareness, prevention and cure. Taylor, a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, […]

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