Friday, April 10, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Valerie Carey !!

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VALERIE CAREY

                                                 Once featured on the cable television network LifeTime sharing the message of menstrual wellness, Valarie Carey is a retired New York City Police Sergeant turned entrepreneur. She is the founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month!® and author of calendar series by the same name. TOTM! Time Of The Month!® (Val’s Word! Publishing) hands out tips and advice for girls and women of all ages who menstruate. Valarie Carey often called Val, conducts TOTM! menstrual wellness workshops for teens, women, and single dads. She is a published author, most recently co-authored The Art of Activation book with Lucinda Cross. Val is a mentor and community activist in her native Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. Having served with several national organizations including NOBLE National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives and publishing a monthly local newsletter named Val’s Word!, Carey believes in community. Carey has mentored the youth at the local PAL (Police Athletic League) through Mentoring USA and currently holds a seat on the executive board of Brooklyn CARES, a local chapter of The National CARES Mentoring Movement (NCMM). Val Carey hosted a 2x weekly show TOTM! Tea Talk for nearly 3 years until October 3, 2013 when her sister Miriam Carey was shot at with her 13 month old baby in the car and tragically killed in Washington, DC by U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police. She has since launched the campaign #YouPlus1 Until Justice is Done to have Congress conduct an independent query into the death of her sister Miriam Carey.



Friday, April 3, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Stacey Muhammad !

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STACEY MUHAMMAD

Stacey M. is an award winning writer/director and producer of narrative, documentary, broadcast and digital content as well as a social activist and cultural critic who has lectured on a broad range of topics including hip hop, pop culture,media,film,social justice issues,and most notably, the history of Black women filmmakers in cinema. A native of New Orleans, LA, Stacey has worked extensively to document and preserve hip hop culture and address social issues through film and media. Her work includes multimedia projects, music videos, arts and activism and social justice campaigns and award winning films including “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak, which made it’s film festival premiere at the PATOIS, New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. An official selection to the Media That Matters Film Festival, where it was awarded the “Speaking Out Award”, the film received international acclaim and toured with the HBO/ Media that Matters Film Festival screening for audiences worldwide. Her latest project, For Colored Boys, REDEMPTION starring Rob Morgan, Julito McCullum, Tim Reid and Jacinto Taras Riddick is currently on the festival circuit. The award winning series, Executive Produced by author, journalist and social justice activist, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is preparing for it’s second season with new cast members Charles Dutton and Adesola Osakalumi. In 2009, Stacey co-founded “Intelligent Seedz” with Artist / Activist, Wise Intelligent. The organization is committed to equipping youth with the necessary tools to tell their stories through documentary film. Stacey's work have been featured in The LA Times, Essence, Ebony, The Root, OkayPlayer, IndieWire, Shadow and Act, Colorlines, ScreenSlate, HuffPost Live and BET Online.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Indie Review welcomes producer SELF!

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SELF

With the ability to take his interpretation of sound and create a masterpiece, you have encountered a true craftsman in the world of music. Provided hits for JAY-Z, DMX, JA RULE, DIPSET, MUSIQ SOUL CHILD just to name a few. Self contributes to his field with passion and a desire that is second to none. This has made him one of the most sought after producers of his era. Supplying the entertainment industry with some of the best music of our time, Self has collectively earned over 20 platinum records along with 20+ years of experience in the music industry. Self has now brought his talents to the world of film and television combining his production experience with sound design and film scoring to create new innovative content to the world. 
In 2010, Self partnered up with Omar (02) White to start up True Sound MediaPlex, a successful multimedia facility in the Bronx, New York. VH1's Love and Hip Hop New York, BET, numerous independent television networks, and major artists on MMG were among their clientele. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Bradd Marquis

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BRADD MARQUIS

 
Towering, boyishly handsome, and boasting a baritone dipped in the gravel and gravy of Southern soul, Marquis is one of the streets and the steeple. A committed man of dedicated faith and community service, Marquis is the anti-thesis of today’s R&B bad boys. Like his inspirations, Marquis started his stage life in front of the pews. Deriving from a rich family legacy of performers that includes blood ties to Phyllis Hyman, Debbie Allen, and Phylicia Rashad, Marquis traveled as a child performer in the “Family & Friends” gospel troupe. He rocked the church with preternaturally grown vocals until high school. A star-turning performance at a college show returned Marquis to music and later membership with the R&B quartet, Mass Appeal. Soon joining up with Babyface’s production team, Marquis further refined his music and engineering skills, working with future Finding My Way producer, Jeremy “Cochise” Ball, Thank You producer, Angelo Ray, as well as the legendary Gerald Levert and the Rude Boys.  
Soon after, Marquis’ indie mixtape, All Love, All the Time, dropped in 2006, opening more doors. Signed to a production company, it wasn’t long before a 25-year-old Marquis was releasing his 2007 debut LP, Finding My Way (Quiet As Kept). Breaking through NYC airwaves with the regional R&B hit, “Radio,” Marquis booked Apollo Live and multiple guest spots on both BET’s 106 & Park and Showtime at the Apollo. Named Soul Singer of the Year by 106 & Park, Marquis landed the Soul Summer Tour and Budweiser Superfest tour where he traveled as the stable opening act for Jaheim, Tamia, India.Arie, Blue Magic, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Gordon Chambers, and Hal Linton. Marquis also toured as “Adam” in Oscar Brown Jr’s musical fable, In De Beginnin’. Additionally, Marquis starred in videos and wrote music for artists in New Zealand where Finding My Way hit. Marquis lyrical prowess soon scored song placement on projects by Styles P, Ethical, Young Sid, and Sly and Robbie.
In 2009, Marquis independently released the FMW2.5 mixtape. While Marquis debut and mixtape told of his broken engagement, 2011’s Authentic was more introspective. Moody blues and torch ballad rich, Authentic was a raw, transparent portrait of a man struggling with hard decisions at life’s crossroads. Singing about broken families, lost love, and the roughness of the industry climb prompted Marquis to take a hiatus to make peace with family, study, and re-discover his spirituality and church. 
Largely written and recorded in five days with sole producer Angelo Ray, the more up-tempo Thank You is a love letter to everyone who stuck by and loved Marquis through his turmoil and evolution into manhood. Straddling the line between the secular and spiritual, Marquis writes honest material of life and love lessons. With upbeat, melodic, and undeniably soulful party music, Marquis returns with his most assured set to-date. With unvarnished musical illustrations of an artist stripped of both ego and mask to reveal the interiors of his heart, connecting with a testimonial soul that both teaches and reminds listeners they are not alone all makes Bradd Marquis the everyman’s soul man for this generation.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Chef Shawnee !

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CHEF SHAWNEE

Shawnee Braggs is an amazing caterer that has tantalized the taste buds of many a celebrity, political figure and foodie for over 10 years. Known for her creative dishes and exotic marriage of foods, she has become one of the most sought after caterer on both coasts.  Well one bite of a meal prepared by Shawnee Briggs and it just doesn’t matter. Some may say she is a cook because the food is prepared with such love and endearment that it’s as if you are sitting at Grandma’s table for Sunday dinner. Others may attest that she has to be a Chef because of the flawless presentation and the skillful manner in which she prepares her meals. Both would be absolutely correct.  Whether you are savoring the flavor of her pan seared Salmon or enjoying the warm and fuzzy feeling of her mac & cheese, you must attest, the food is AMAZING. There is something undeniably regal about her food presentation. It encompasses the elegance of royalty while experiencing down home flavor. At any given setting you can sample one of her signature dishes like fruit or shrimp on a bed of roses. These are attributed to her grandmother Rose, which she finds as a source of inspiration to this day.  Her ability to create art with her food has not gone unnoticed. Her catering company, Cater By Shawnee, brags of a client list of artists and celebrities the likes of Aretha Franklin, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Fifty Cent, Essence magazine, Malaak Rock, Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat), the Prime minister of Antigua and Wendy Williams (radio / television host) as a short list. She has been featured on FatBoy Radio, XM Satellite and was at one point a regular on the Wendy Williams Show and made The Network Journal’s 40 under 40 List.  
Shawnee’s hard work has not gone unnoticed.  She has garnered the attention of a major network and will be shooting a pilot for the show at the end of the month. Things continue to look up for the young lady with the golden recipes. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Yalanda Lattimore of Dryer Buzz !

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YALANDA LATTIMORE

Engaging niche audiences for  two decades, Yalanda learned early on that in order to impact change, one has to make an impact through media.  Specializing in marketing strategies which accelerate contagion to create buzz in order to grow businesses.  Social media framer recognized by BlackWeb20.com as one of the Top 100 Black Women on Twitter.  Recognized by UberSocial (formerly UberTwitter as the one of the Top 30 Content Creators of African American Culture Content. The activist needs an advocate and storyteller. Building on an African Proverb “Until the lion has a storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story,” and a desire to see a different story on the front page of local and national news, Yalanda became the storyteller. Seeing is believing and ownership is key. Born from a passion for community organizing, media and writing, Yalanda developed a community newsletter which grew popular in Atlanta salons and other socialized venues. Add to that, pioneering skills with the Internet and an ability to engage audiences in conversation, the storyteller soon found her way online with live Internet radio after our country experienced back to back tragedies from Columbine to September 11th to simply listening to soldiers fighting a new war. Yalanda Lattimore brought conversations women were having in salons and men in barbershops  online for a more cohesive conversation connecting like minds. A self taught webmaster and blogging pioneer, DryerBuzz.com was born March 13, 2002. An international audience followed the storyteller from the early days of Internet radio back to Atlanta for the daily buzz behind the buzz. Today, DryerBuzz.com influences a social world, is award winning for its storytelling, and is one of the most trusted by celebrities judging from the sites headlines and podcasts. Additionally, Yalanda was recently recognized by BlackWeb20.com as one of The 100 Most Powerful Black Women on Twitter. Yalanda firmly believes we are our media; everything else is just syndication.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Marcus Dawson !

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MARCUS DAWSON
Marcus Dawson, singer/songwriter, Pastor and entrepreneur, is a Georgia native born with purpose and the drive to fulfill destiny. He is a visionary whose objective is to display God’s love and mercy with the world through music and ministry. Coming from a lineage of pastors, Marcus would soon accept the call to establish his own church as founder and Pastor of Called To Worship Church International located in Thomson G.A. Working as minister and praise team leader at the Martin Tabernacle Free Church of God in Christ at the age of 15 gave Marcus great insight and practicality of what it would take to cultivate his pastoral anointing as well as his musical craft. As Pastor, his revelatory teachings and his creative approach to preaching has deemed him one of the most trend-setting, diverse pastors of Thomson G.A. Though this is his main platform, it is his golden voice and eclectic style of worship that has allowed him to rub shoulders with some of the most dynamic and influential artists in the industry. 
Some of Marcus’ greatest accomplishments include performing at the James Brown Music Festival, participating in T.D Jakes Mega Fest and sharing the stage with Clifton Davis of the classic sitcom Amen. He has teamed up and collaborated with the likes of Canton Jones, Deborah Killings, Joanne Rosario, Antonio Neal, Ashmont Hill, Jonathan Phillips, L.G Wise, Darlene McCoy, James Fortune, Dwayne Woods, Earnest Pughe, Wes Morgan, and Karima Kibble of Virtue. He has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning artists such as, Tasha Cobbs, Pastor William Murphy, Stellar-Award winning Pastor Kim Burrell, chart topping Ms. Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, and has participated in two events with Mali Music. He has also shared the stage with Sunday’s Best Corey Webb and gospel sensation Travis Greene. Marcus has also been featured on the “United We Stand” compilation album for the movie Segregated Sunday and also appears in the gospel video King which has been aired on BET and the Word Network. It has been both an honor and privilege for Marcus to be nominated for the 2011 Gospel Choice Awards as New Gospel Artist as well as the 2014 Praise Factor Awards as Praise and Worship Artist, Solo Artist and Rhythm and Praise Solo Artist.
Marcus Dawson’s highly anticipated album Oxygen, which was released on November 18th of 2014 sky rocketed up The Billboard Gospel Chart landing a spot at #4 in its first week released. With celestrial sounds of heaven, urban/contemporary beats and a R&B/soulful vibe, this album is sure to give its listeners a praise and worship experience that is truly authentic. An innovator at its best, Marcus is trailblazing his own path to platinum status for the Kingdom of God. Through his music ministry he desires to equip God’s people with the power to experience an encounter with God.