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MyJet247JET is your authority and credible go-to-source that quickly delivers a unique Black take on the latest news and entertainment through MyJET247.com and JET magazine, the No. 1 African-American newsweekly with more than 7 million readers. Through its properties, the JET brand connects the Black community through timely information with a trusted point-of-view. JET magazine, which was founded in November 1951 by the late entrepreneur John H. Johnson, is a division of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Linda Johnson Rice is chairman and CEO and Anne Sempowski Ward serves as president and COO. SB’s performance of ‘U Got Me Singing’ at Austin’s Fuel Room is featured on the site under “VIDEOS” courtesy of Tastemaker TV!

Tap IT MusicTap It is not only a revolutionary product that has the ability to empower and emancipate various artists in the fields of Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment, but it is also a vision statement of how we should continue to look forward to the next evolution of our own abilities. Tap It believes that we have created a process and product that benefits not only the artist, but also the labels ( Industry ) and consumers. By using the FAME engine, you can: Increase your market presence Research opportunities Have a multi genre presence Reduce cost in multiple departments Clearly identify target audiences Creatively market your talent(s) Not only do we love art in all forms, we love what we have accomplished and are driven to continuously improve all aspects of Tap It FAME! So, with over 40 years of entertainment experience on the staff along with cutting edge technical experience at some of the worlds most prominent corporations, Tap It FAME is poised to define a new standard.

Consciousness MagazineConsciousness Magazine™ – “Urban Inspiration,” is committed to raising the level of consciousness of the residents in our community. The mission of Consciousness Magazine™ is to promote understanding, make a difference in society, touch hearts, as well as, emphasize positive celebrities and significant social figures through strong articles and compelling visuals. This publication embraces ethnicity and diversity, in hopes of bringing different cultures together in peace and friendship.

AFRODISIAK CLOTHINGAfrodisiak Clothing, LLC. is a private fashion label founded on the belief of provoking dialogue and promoting self-awareness and self-respect using fashion to do so. The use of graphic tees is very important to Afrodisiak Clothing, LLC because it makes people take notice. People, who would not normally view or interact in certain issues such as race and unity, will be forced to at least think of the message the graphic might portray. And at most open a dialogue of the topic hopefully bringing young, old, black, white, educated and uneducated together in a way of understanding.

Joseph MathewsAuthor, Motivational Speaker, Life Skills Presenter Joseph has a Bachelor Science degree from Langston University and was recently accepted to the #1 School of Education and Ivy League University, Columbia University Teachers College in New York City. He is the author of two books, The Dropout: How a Lost Kid Found His Dream, and Me and My Homies: 7 Lessons About Life, Choices, and Friendship. His inspirational messages teach youth that it’s truly not where you start but where you finish! His life experiences demonstrate that even in the midst of obstacles you can achieve great things

African Festival Of The Arts 2010 Festival Highlights: The African Festival of the Arts now in its 21st year is a series of festivals within a festival built around, and produced to expose the talents and history of all ethnicities that encompass the African Diaspora. For the entire family there is culture, art, music, history, food, over 300 vendors to shop with, and a host of other fun filled activities that appeal to the African American community. This year’s headliners on the main stage include Chaka Khan, Tito Jackson, Angelique Kidjo, and Javan Jackson featuring Les McCann. Festival Headliners: Festival Pavilions: Film Pavilion (Sponsored by ICE Theaters) Author and Book Pavilion African Marketplace DrumVillage Bank of the Nile Food Court Beer and Wine Garden Children’s Pavilion (Sponsored by Target) Spirituality Pavilion Health and Wellness Village Cyberspace Pavilion *** Schedule of Activities Updated Weekly*** Chaka Khan Mon, 06 September 2010 Main Stage Angelique Kidjo Sat, 04 September 2010 Main Stage Tito Jackson Sat, 04 September 2010 Main Stage

My Soul CafeBliss Life Bliss. If it were to remain undefined through words, it would still be recognized by the heart as home and by the soul as invigorating. Music is bliss; bringing into recognition the most unexplainable of joys, once unknown and now properly expressed. Through uncomplicated honesty the feeling of bliss takes root from within and like a tree, extends its branches towards infinite possibilities. The Bliss Group is an entertainment company established in 1997 taking its home in the heart of Brooklyn N.Y. Comparatively speaking, it lends itself to being a collage of talents bound by the strength of authenticity and quality.

Minister Faust’s official websiteAuthor of one of the most refreshing sci-fi/fantasy novels I have ever read, “The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad “! Make sure you buy a copy, you’ll thank me!

Home of author/researcher Gregory Walker bka “Brother G”If you loved The Lord of The Rings and the Harry Potter series you will love The Shades of Memnon trilogy!!! Entertaining and refreshing!!!

ERIC ROBERSONKnown for his insightful lyrics and soothing vocals, Roberson has cooked up another delightful smorgasbord of tasty “honest music.” The menu includes fulfilling vittles, opening with N2U, a fun and satisfying freestyle duet with Marsha Ambrosius, the singing half of popular R&B group Floetry. The delightful, uptempo tune What I Gotta Do is instantly infectious; while the energetic, Chicago-style stepping groove called Hesitation will make you want to hit the dance floor immediately.

MorselandHere you’ll find great food in a cozy room, accompanied by talented musicians, flavored with a world class bar, and topped off genuine, friendly service.

The Wild HareFrom its earliest beginnings The Wild Hare has been a Mecca for internationally renowned musicians.

Mind & SoulMind & Soul is music to chill by, and feel good again. Where dope beats come with rich, original music and meaningful lyrics. It’s carried forward by an Atlanta-based coalition of artists and musicians, led by founder, composer, and producer William Forsyth, dedicated to creating and promoting a new genre of urban music that bangs and at the same time is of the highest quality and spiritual level in all respects. Most closely related to neo-soul and “conscious” rap, the Mind & Soul philosophy is all about providing hope, healing the soul, the development of the art form, and raising the quality bar on lyrics, musicianship, arranging, melody, and more. Mind & Soul believes that dope beats demand original and rich music and lyrics. In August of 2006, even before it’s first release the song “Life” placed as a finalist in American Songwriter Magazine’s national “This Craft of Music” songwriting competition – not bad for a soul/hip-hop track at a singer/songwriter magazine. Lot’s of other fires are being lit. Expect to hear more and more about this music and movement.

INCHICITY.comInChiCity.com announces its entry onto the city scene with plans to do away with the monotony that’s commonly associated with other Chicago resources. The brainchild of webmaster Errol Dunlap, a freelance web developer working under the name of mindstate web, InChiCity.com targets all facets of Chicago, ranging from entertainment and dining to local events and conferences.

SOB’s21 years ago, June 1982 to be exact, something began to bubble on Varick Street in lower Manhattan. Fueled by a total commitment to exposing the musical wealth and heritage of the Afro-Latino Diaspora to as many people as possible, Larry Gold opened the doors to what would become New York City’s premier venue for world music; Sounds Of Brazil, commonly known as S.O.B.’S.

ABB RecordsABB is an independent record company that focuses on exposing artists and music not often heard by mainstream audiences.

Swank SocietyWe fellowship in Funk, Jazz, & Soul. We lounge to down-tempo, reggae and Classic Rock, and party to world music, 80″s and house.

Okayplayer.comokayplayer [noun] 1. “Okayplayer” is the shorthand name for okayplayer.com. Okayplayer is not a record label. Okayplayer.com is an online community. This community is made up of like-minded recording artists (who keep their official Internet homes here) and visitors to the site. 2.”Okayplayer” is also, simply, the name of a person who enjoys this site. All of the artists and staff are okayplayers. Hopefully, most people who visit this site are okayplayers as well. I guess we’re a light version of Trekkies or Deadheads. Sentence example: Okayplayer Krewcial, a longtime poster to the okayplayer boards, recorded “The Okayplayer Theme Song” (You need Real Audio to hear it.) (okay, if this wasn’t supposed to be a dictionary entry, we’d be biased and say “Okayplayers are the smartest, best-looking people on the Internet. They also have an uncanny ability to gather offline in peace. Oh, and they also listen to really good music.”)

GiantstepEstablished in New York in 1990, Giant Step started as a weekly underground dance party that featured live musicians with DJs. Over the last 15 years it has grown into an internationally respected brand. The company is now a leading concert promoter, music and lifestyle marketing company, and independent record label. Giant Step’s mission is to introduce high quality, innovative music, talent, and products to our national and international community.

THE BLVDPastor Frank Thomas was the first pastor that got me excited about GOING to church. I had always been spiritual/religious but had encountered mostly what I felt to be pimps in the pulpit so I mostly worshipped in the privacy of my home…until I attended New Faith Baptist Church many years ago and heard Pator Frank’s sermon. I became a regular attendee for the entire length that he served as pastor there. His knowledge and insight into the Word of God is incredible but more so, his ability to articulate how to apply this knowledge and insight to our daily lives is truly priceless. He is truly a man of God with a special annointing. Watch one of his sermons at his present church, Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, and experience for yourself…I’m confident that your life will be enriched as a result.

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