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LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as V.P. of Marketing and Special Programming at Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film.
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Beautiful Textures™ Launches ‘Fall in Love with Your Hair’ Campaign

Beautiful Textures Fall in Love with Your Hair Campaign

Diana’s Glory is a featured style created by Beautiful Textures’ celebrity stylist Tasheara Neshell. Featuring Vlogger Chime Edwards, the look highlights the use of Beautiful Textures styling items such as Curl Definer Mousse, Curl Control Defining Pudding and Edges to Ends (pomade).

* SAVANNAH, GA – The radiant colors, burnished sunshine and cooler temperatures of fall mark a new season of inspiration for fashion and beauty for women across the country.

In celebration of the season, Beautiful Textures™, the leading hair care innovator for women of color with curly, coily or kinky hair, is launching a nationwide campaign inviting women everywhere to fall in love with their hair.

Through the Fall in Love with Your Hair campaign, Beautiful Textures is enabling women to experience their premium quality, affordably priced line of moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids while unveiling the season’s most alluring hair styles.

A major highlight of the campaign is the unveiling of a digital look book featuring celebrated vlogger Chime Edwards.  Entitled A Curl Story, the Beautiful Textures fall digital look book showcases six hairstyles for women with textured hair, including new takes on the classic updo and ponytail.

Beautiful Textures Fall in Love with Your Hair is launching with a five-city sampling tour that kicked off in Atlanta on October 21 with additional stops scheduled in Houston (October 23), New Orleans (October 26), Chicago (October 28) and Cleveland (October 31).  For times and locations, please visit

On each stop of the Fall in Love with Your Hair tour, nearly 300 curlfriends will gather for a full beauty immersion, discussing the latest natural hair trends and healthy hair tips for the winter months ahead.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet with and hear the latest from a stellar panel of hair experts while taking part in live hair demonstrations and hands-on style stations.

Beautiful Textures launches 5 city tour with new products and Digital Look Book!

Beautiful Textures launches 5 city tour with new products and Digital Look Book!

Among the key products to be sampled are:

  • Curl Definer Mousse® – Restores shine and body while softening and defining curls without build-up
  • Curl Definer Styling Custard® – Frizz taming, non-flaking hold and curl separation manageability
  • Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Crème® –Revives softness and bounce
  • Curl Control Defining Pudding® – Smooths and defines styles every day with ease
  • Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner® – Helps control damage and adds brilliant shine


“Fall is a time to celebrate change,” says Charlene Dance, global marketing director of Strength of Nature, makers of Beautiful Textures and other leading ethnic hair care products. “The Beautiful Textures girl is also about change, switching up her look as often as leaves turn color in autumn!  We couldn’t think of a better way to usher in the new season than to highlight the variety of products from our line that help women achieve the ultimate in versatility with their hair styles every day.”

To allow consumers to get a jumpstart on the new styles for fall, Beautiful Textures is also offering a $1.00 off coupon good for various Beautiful Textures styling products. This coupon good at Walmart and other retailers can be downloaded from the Beautiful Textures Facebook page

For more information about Beautiful Textures products please visit Beautiful For styling tips and secrets, as well as more information about the “Fall in Love with Your Hair” five city tour, please like Beautiful Textures on Facebook ( and follow the conversation on Twitter @LovinMyTextures, #BeautifulTextures.

About Beautiful Textures
Enriched with soothing Aloe Vera, the strengthening power of Coconut, Olive, Soy and Argan Oils as well as softening Shea and Mango Butters, Beautiful Textures addresses the needs of consumers with kinky-coily, curly, wavy and frizzy hair patterns, providing solutions that will help them achieve versatile hairstyles. Beautiful Textures is comprised of 10 moisture-rich products (Tangle Taming Moisturizing Shampoo, Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner, Curl Control Defining Pudding, Curl Definer Mousse, Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Crème, Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner, Curly to Straight Flat Iron Silkener, Shine & Silken Growth Oil, Naturally Straight Texture Manageability TM System and Edges to Ends Silkener) that prevent breakage, define curls, smooth tresses and promote maximum growth. Available in stores now, each product retails for less than ten dollars. The Beautiful Textures product line is now available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Sally’s Beauty Supply and local beauty supply stores.


(Beautiful Textures Fall in Love with Your Hair Campaign )
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Last Chance to See West Coast Premiere of ‘Choir Boy’

Cast of Choir Boy delights audiences at LA's Geffen Playhouse til October 26th 2014 Photo by Michael Lamont

Cast of Choir Boy delights audiences at LA’s Geffen Playhouse til October 26th 2014
Photo by Michael Lamont

“Choir Boy is an amazing production on every level. There are no weak spots here. Every member of this talented ensemble of actors shine! Sorry it has to close so soon!–DeBorah B. Pryor,

Don’t miss this amazing production in it’s final Los Angeles Performances at The Geffen Playhouse through October 26, 2014.  The show is written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Trip Cullman and features Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman, Caleb Eberhardt, Leonard Kelly-Young, Donovan Mitchell, Jeremy Pope & Michael A. Shepperd.

The show is set in the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, where academics and spiritually inspired vocals ignite and sometimes clash. Still the young gifted students sort through complex emotions and the pressures that they face from stern superiors with songs filled with the depths of their souls and the height of their ambitions.  Great seats are still available.   Enter Promo Code: EURWEB for special discounts of this West Coast Premiere.  Go to

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Mother Love Ready to Return to TV

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Mother Love campaigns for new television show! Current host of the Mother Love Show on & spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.

*Talk show host, author, comedian, actress and humanitarian Mother Love is putting her fans on notice that she is poised to make a return to television.

In 1998 Mother Love transitioned from her radio career into syndicated television when she hosted the show Forgive Or Forget. Just two years later Mother Love was back in the market for a venue for her worldwide appeal with a hometown feel.

Internet radio was the perfect fit, and Mother Love has graced the mic for the past several years via her sassy, spirited and high ranked show on LA Talk Radio.  She has hosted scores of celebrities, authors, community figures and other exciting guests.  The show airs Monday through Friday from 2:00-4:00 pm Pacific Time at

Mother Love is a also long-time spokesperson for the American Diabetes AssociationNovo Nordisk, Glucerna, and AETNA.  Mother Love has authored three books Forgive and Forget(Harper Collins 1999), Half The Mother/Twice The Love (Atria Books 2006) and Listen Up Girlfriends (St Martin’s Press 1995).

Forgive or Forget (Mother Love’s previous TV show) now airs on Bounce TV but currently the Cleveland native has her heart and soul devoted to answering the call to all of those who ask when she’s going to be back on TV with a new show.   The even more fabulous Mother Love has taken that mission into her own hands by launching a campaign to Get Mother Love on TV.  Click here to join her fans and Get Mother Love on TV!

Among Mother Love’s many accomplishments she has received the 2010 USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications Award, the 2009 Living History Makers Award from Turning Point, Inc. and The Most Inspirational Woman of 2010 from Women In Business.  Mother Love is also a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.


(Mother Love Ready To Return To TV )
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EURweb Exclusive: New Twist in Corey Clark Lawsuit (Audio Interview)

New Twist In Corey Clark Lawsuit

*On Friday, October 10, 2014 Federal Judge Kevin Sharpe reversed his decision to dismiss former “American Idol” contestant  Corey Clark’s $120 million lawsuit against the two major networks, Fox and E!, and reopened the case for discovery and trial.

That’s right, Corey Clark is finally going to get his day in court to prove his claims and that could spell trouble for the defendants and the “American Idol” franchise if what he’s said all along pans out to be true.

The lawsuit focuses on the fabricated investigation and dissemination of the false defamatory results of the said sham investigation, allegedly conducted by Fox in 2005 to ascertain the truth of Clark’s alleged sexual affair with Paula Abdul while he was a principle role performer and Ms. Abdul was a judge on the production of the 2nd season of American Idol. Its all surrounding the E! Networks’ republication of those defamatory statements in 2012 with the broadcast of E!’s popular series True Hollywood Story: Paula Abdul, according to Clark’s complaint.

The judge noted that even though clips of Clark are seen throughout the majority of the program, you never hear from him, not once.

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The discovery process will produce evidence to bolster or hurt Clark’s claims, but at the center of it all is one of the people key to the answer. Paula Abdul. Unnamed sources say a Federal subpoena for her deposition and testimony is now inevitable, it’s only a matter of when that deposition will occur. At such time Miss Abdul will have to answer the hard ball questions about her relationship to Clark at that time. Her handlers will not be in control of the interview, and they won’t have reign over Clark’s attorneys.

If Clark’s allegations are found to be true, after being publicly defamed throughout the last 12 years, Clark seeks closure. In light of Judge Sharpe’s reversal, there is hope for a remedy and vindication in the form of an apology.

Corey Clark explains more about the ordeal in this Exclusive with LaRita Shelby.

Statement from Corey Clark:

“My attorney Matthew Martin and I are elated that Judge Sharpe made the decision to reverse his own dismissal of my case. I am thankful for the opportunity presented to me now to prove the facts of a situation that has haunted and adversely impacted my personal life and family while stifling my career throughout the last 12 years, in a distinguished court of law . This is a chance for justice to right a wrong based on the facts, evidence and law. The adversarial process will allow everyone involved to come to the table, tell the truth, get to the facts, set the record straight and put this behind us once and for all. My goal is simply to clear my reputation and the hard work and dedication of my attorney has afforded me that chance. I truly appreciate those of you who have continued to support me through the rough times. When this is all said and done, people will never look at reality competitions the same again.”

Info on Corey Clark’s latest project is found by clicking here.

Source: G & C Media &


(New Twist In Corey Clark Lawsuit)
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The West Coast Premiere of Choir Boy Soars at the Geffen Playhouse

Credit is “Jeremy Pope, Caleb Eberhardt, Grantham Coleman and Nicholas L. Ashe. Photo by Michael Lamont.”

Pictured: The Cast of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy at The Geffen Playhouse 2014 Jeremy Pope, Caleb Eberhardt, Grantham Coleman and Nicholas L. Ashe. Photo by Michael Lamont.

*At the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, a young black man knows what is expected of him. Work hard, fall in line and if you’ve got the voice for it, use it to praise God in the school choir. Within these walls, Pharus Young (with the voice of an angel and a keen mind) should be a star. But in the face of Drew’s time-honored traditions, can music overcome silence?

The Geffen Playhouse is now home to award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Choir Boy,a show that navigates expectation, alienation and the overwhelming desire to be heard.

Since mid September, audiences have been inspired by the stage presentation in the heart of Westwood at The Geffen Playhouse, 10866 LeConte Avenue,  Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Critics agree that it is a well spent night out on the town. Performances remain Tuesday through Sunday, now through October 26th 2014.

“This is a true ensemble effort and totally worthy of your time and faith. Go see Choir Boy!” – Broadway World

CRITIC’S CHOICE! “Touching and funny!” “Finds its sublimity in the music … Beautifully performed … Inspiring!” – Los Angeles Times

“Soars on its revelatory singing … energetic and engaging.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Believe the buzz … a coming-of-age play with terrific young actor-singers that deserves its kudos.” - Variety

“Fills the stage with joyous music and plenty of food for thought.” – TheaterMania

“This is a play to see and a playwright to watch.” – KCRW

This critically acclaimed new play by MacArthur “Genius” Tarell Alvin McCraney must close in less than two weeks.

EURweb readers can save up to $55 on any remaining seats using the code EURWEB! Click here for tickets and more information.

Choir Boy is directed by Trip Cullman and features Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman, Caleb Eberhardt, Leonard Kelly-Young, Donovan Mitchell, Jeremy Pope & Michael A. Shepperd.


(Choir Boy Soars At The Geffen Playhouse)
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Charles Belk’s Curbside to Capitol Hill: Passion Leads To Action

Charles Belk meeting with the Legislative Director from the Office of Congressman Horsford (NV) Sept. 2014

Charles Belk meeting with the Legislative Director from the Office of Congressman Horsford (NV) Sept. 2014

*When I was told that it would cost an average of $5,000 and up to 6 months to remove the arrest record resulting from my wrongful arrest, I passionately launched an email campaign on social media, targeting the arresting law enforcement agency. I couldn’t believe it was going to cost me money and time to delete any record of me being arrested, especially given the fact that I was completely innocent, and had a document given to me that evening by the arresting agency saying that this “…was a detention only, not an arrest.” That social media driven campaign created attention and within 4 or 5 days, my arrest record was no longer in the system.

That quick turn around of my own arrest record situation ignited a passion inside of me that lead me to believe that it should be that simple and easy for anyone and everyone that was wrongfully arrested and declared innocent at the end of their process. From that was born the  We Can Make A Difference petition at to automatically erase the arrest record of innocent individuals that were wrongfully arrested. The petition is addressed to the 50 state Attorney Generals and the US Attorney General.

Encouraged by the immediate passion that was expressed by 2 state legislators from 2 different states to introduce legislation in their respective chambers, I decided that there may be an opportunity to engage the help of other state legislators. With luck and passion on my side, I decided to make my way to Washington, DC for a week — for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Capitol Hill!

Within a week, the #AutoErase team (because it has truly been a team effort, people from all over the country doing whatever they can to help with the cause), was able to get me meetings with my two US Senators, my US Congressman, a US Congressman from Nevada, and on four different panel discussions while I was in town for the CBC. A feat that was, if anything, short of amazing in such a short period of time. So big thanks to the #AutoErase team — i.e., anyone that shared my passion and took an action by offering suggestions or connections on Facebook, any legislative aid that took the call or email from me and championed it through the process, or anyone that just took the time out to connect me to someone else that connected me to someone else, that got me a meeting with a US Congress member or on a panel.

After being denied meetings with the US Department of Justice Attorney General office, it wasn’t until Kaye Meier from Senator Boxer’s office arranged for me to have a call with the Department of Justice, that I truly realized that when others share your passion, it leads to action!

SIGN the We Can Make A Difference

Change is happening. And it is very exciting. Make sure you tell YOUR story. Become passionate about the change you want to see take place, and then engage others that share that passion!

Charles Belk is a Digital Marketing Executive and an Independent Film Producer based in Los Angeles. He was wrongfully arrested on August 22, 2014, and held under a $100,000 bail for armed bank robbery.
TWITTER: @charlesbelk, FACEBOOK: /charlesbelk