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Neo-Soul Duo Presents Annual ‘Kindred the Family Reunion’ in Philly

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Kindred the Family Starts Annual “Family Gathering” in Philly with Celebrity Friends

*Philadelphia  Kindred the Family Soul presents the Annual Kindred the Family Reunion at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave., Philadelphia, on Sunday, August 9 from noon to 5 p.m. The community event will feature a “Kindred and Friends Jam Session”, celebrity softball game, basketball clinic, food, activities for kids, an artist meet & greet, and other fun activities.

“Our music has taken us all around the world to share our message of love, hope, and hustle with our amazing fans. But no matter where we go, Philly is home. It’s where we live. It’s where we work. It’s where we play. It’s where we’ve raised our growing family,” said Aja and Fatin of KFS. “It’s our way to show appreciation and love to our community.”

Some celebrity friends of the self-proclaimed “Philly’s First Family” will participate in the Annual Kindred Family Reunion including CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill, NFL Super Bowl champ Barrett Brooks and more, as well as a special appearance by ESPY winner Mo’ne Davis.

Married couple, Fatin and Aja Dantzler, formed KFS in the late 90s. Discovered in 2003 by Jill Scott, the duo is known for such hits as “Far Away” and “Stars”. KFS can be seen on their national Walmart television commercial, which debuted in June.

“Kindred the Family Soul has always been about bringing family together, loving relationships and having fun,” said Fatin. “It’s in our music and we live it every day.”

The  Annual Kindred the Family Reunion is open to families, youth, and community members in and around the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Sponsorship, press, vending and volunteer opportunities are still available.  For more information, please visit the KFS website: http://kindredthefamilysoul.com

 

 

source:
jasmine Walden
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FAMU Awarded $675,000, Multi-Year NCAA Academic Grant

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FAMU President Elmira Mangum congratulates former softball player Christina Robbs, who recently received her bachelor’s degree in sociology.

*Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was one of nine NCAA Division I schools awarded more than $4 million in grants to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees.

FAMU was selected from among a competitive group of athletic departments to receive a multi-year Accelerating Academic Success Program Comprehensive Grant valued at $675,000.

The comprehensive grant will be distributed over three years and used to fund academic initiatives that increase academic support services, staff, and tutors; enhance summer academic programs; and assist current exhausted eligibility student-athletes with completing their degrees.

“FAMU is committed to the academic success of our student-athletes,” said President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D. “Pursuing and receiving this grant is demonstrative of our resolve to achieve success in the classroom, which we believe will contribute to success on the field. I applaud the Department of Athletics for leading this effort.”

Incoming Athletic Director Milton Overton explained that receiving the grant was a great example of how the University’s units are collaborating to ensure the success of our student-athletes.

The proposal team consisted of Interim Athletic Director E. D’Wayne Robinson, Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs Angela Suggs, Assistant Director for Access & Athletic Academic Support Joycelyn Ellenwood, Director of the Office of University Assessment Mark Howse, Ph.D., and Faculty Athletic Representative Ebenezer Oriaku, Ph.D.

“We are looking forward to putting the resources to work as we build champions in the classroom, on the field, and in life,” he said. “The NCAA and the University have made a financial commitment to ensure our student-athletes have the resources that they need to be successful in the classroom, and I encourage everyone in the Rattler Community to join us in building champions on ‘the Hill’ through academic excellence and integrity.”

Milton also expressed gratitude for the collective efforts of President Mangum and the Board of Trustees Oversight Committee for committing the matching funds and personnel resources necessary toward preparing a well-received NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) Grant proposal.

He announced his personal contribution of $5,000 to the Academic Enhancement Success Fund.

The grant will also help support the University’s efforts to meet the requirements of the Division I Academic Performance Program, which was developed to ensure schools provide an environment that supports education while enhancing the ability of student-athletes to earn a degree.

Other athletic programs benefiting from the grant include:

•    The Enhanced Academic Support Staff/Monitoring Program, which is designed to increase the overall support structure around student-athletes, including administrative leadership, tutors, assistance with certification and eligibility, and additional services for at-risk, student-athletes.

•    The Rattler Summer Institute, which serves as an enhancement to the University’s Access Summer Bridge Program and provides weekly academic support programming for incoming freshmen and transfer student-athletes.

•    Ready to STRIKE, a fifth-year exhausted eligibility degree completion initiative designed to assist student-athletes through financial and programmatic support.

Participating schools can request a maximum of $300,000 per year for three years from the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program. The awardees are required to match grant dollars each year of the program, with either direct funds and/or in-kind contributions.

In the first year, the school must commit a 25 percent match, 50 percent in year two, and 75 percent in year three.

The announced awards mark the third round of Accelerating Academic Success Program funding distributed by the NCAA.

 

 

 

source:
FAMU Public Relations
public.relations@famu.edu

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Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic Tees Off August 17

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Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic Tees Off August 17th

*Los Angeles, CA -A star-studded afternoon and simply the most fun ever experienced at a golf outing, the 3rd annual CedricThe EntertainerCelebrity Golf Classic sponsored by Adidas,  Xerox, and Zacapa Rum, tees-off at Spanish Hills Country Club Monday, August 17th.

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Cedric “The Entertainer” Celebrity Golf Classic for the Kyle Family Foundation

“I’m excited to announce our third annual Cedric the Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic and thrilled to once again bring my celebrity friends and those in the business community together to celebrate the joy of helping others,” says Cedric The Entertainer.  “I have been blessed to provide smiles and laughter all over the world, entertaining folks in the poorest housing projects, to military troops, to Heads of State and Presidents.  I happily share the gift of goodwill.”

This year’s special guests for the “Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic” include George LopezSugar Ray LeonardAlan Thicke,Julius “Dr J” IrvingSally RichardsonMarcus Allen, and Chris Tucker to list a few. On Monday, following a highly competitive  afternoon of golf, there is also a post-play awards reception.

The “Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic” kicks off with a VIP dinner to be held at Toscanova Restaurant in Calabasas on the evening of Sunday, August 16th.

Proceed from the event benefit The Kyles Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching life skills to urban youth, The Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles and The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo.

Social Media

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter Hashtag: #CedricGolf

 

 

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Darren D. Dickerson
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Take a Special Look Inside the Making of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (WATCH)

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Universal Pictures has released an exclusive look inside the upcoming film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON! Check out these behind the scenes interviews with original N.W.A members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Director F. Gary Gray, and cast member O’Shea Jackson, Jr. Check out the featurette below!

*Universal Pictures has released an exclusive look inside the upcoming film “Straight Outta Compton.

Check out these behind the scenes interviews with original N.W.A members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Director F. Gary Gray, and cast member O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

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Universal Pictures has released an exclusive look inside the upcoming film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON! Check out these behind the scenes interviews with original N.W.A members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Director F. Gary Gray, and cast member O’Shea Jackson, Jr. Check out the featurette below!

Check out the featurette below.

Straight Outta Compton – In Theaters August 14 

 

 

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Chardae Jenkins
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K. Michelle Performs at Sold Out Honey Jam Concert, Joined By ‘Rebels’

K. Michelle greets one of the Honey Jam sweepstakes winners in New Orleans. As part of the sweepstakes presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, five of her fans won an all-expenses paid trip to join her in New Orleans for the Honey Jam concert. (Photo provided courtesy of It Was Worth It Photography /Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey)

K. Michelle greets one of the Honey Jam sweepstakes winners in New Orleans. As part of the sweepstakes presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, five of her fans won an all-expenses paid trip to join her in New Orleans for the Honey Jam concert. (Photo provided courtesy of It Was Worth It Photography /Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey)

*Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey foots the bill for five K. Michelle fans and their guest to an all expense paid trip to New Orleans. Plus, they won VIP tickets to the sold out Honey Jam concert at the House of Blues New Orleans.

The awardees were the first place winners of the 2015 Honey Jam Sweepstakes.

Time with K. Michelle was another perk that the winners enjoyed. The K. Michelle meet and greet was designated an exclusive VIP experience. K. Michelle even gave her group an affectionate name. calling them her “Rebels.”

Special moments for K. Michelle’s ‘Rebels’ included an ‘Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart’ performance. Which included a mix of songs from her body of work.

In other news: K. Michelle’s upcoming projects include a scripted ‘Dramedy and also a relationship show. Plus, the singer recently announced the return of her VH1 series, ‘K. Michelle: My Life.

Photo Gallery: K. Michelle at the Honey Jam Concert

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source:
C. Nicole Pierce
cnpierce@explorefcg.com

 

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Family Dynamics Cause Scare in Saturday’s ‘Flex & Shanice’ (WATCH)

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Shanice’s mother Crystal experiences a health scare in a brand new episode of “Flex & Shanice” Saturday, August 1 at 10 pm ET/PT. Photo Courtesy of the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

*The Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series, “Flex & Shanice,” following actor and comedian Flex Alexander (“One on One”), Grammy-nominated singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) and their hilarious extended family returns this Saturday, August 1 at 10 pm ET/PT.

After Ruba’s house party is abruptly cut short, Flex & Shanice head back from Atlanta to get the house back in order inSaturday’s episode. Shanice’s mother Crystal is still on the hunt for an apartment, much to husband Mike’s dismay.

He doesn’t believe Crystal is truly interested in leaving the family home, and she is over pretending otherwise. Crystal continues to stand her ground and insists she’s found the perfect place, but her broken heart lands her in urgent care. Egos will be tested, as Flex and Shanice must decide if they will invite Crystal back home.

Meanwhile, as the house gets increasingly more annoyed with surprise house guest Brooklyn, Uncle Spirit decides a spiritual intervention is in order and tries to get in tune with a tuned-out Brooklyn.

Catch “Flex & Shanice” this Saturday, August 1 at 10 pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek Clip: Shanice Rushes to Her Mom at the Hospital Below

Shanice receives a distressing phone call from Mike: her mom, Crystal, has been admitted to urgent care after experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath. Knowing that Crystal has had heart problems in the past, Shanice can’t help but panic and imagine the worst-case scenario.

Clip: Uncle Spirit Tries to Help Brooklyn with Meditation

Uncle Spirit is cleansing the house of negative energy but in order to do so he needs houseguest Brooklyn to get in touch with her soul.

New Single “Another Lonely Day” Now Available on iTunes

(as featured in July 25 episode of “Flex & Shanice”)

 

 

source:
Kristin Robinson
Kristin_Robinson@own.tv