A Message from the CEO of OMG Digital Media Solutions Photo Credit: Desiree Benton Wells, DASH Collective Location: The Coven, St. Paul, MN OMG Media Hair Stylist: Kelly Knight + Makeup Artist: Allyssa Swanson Last week, I spent a lot of alone time in our new studio located in the North Loop area of Minneapolis thinking about another crisis period in my life, which felt much like what we are experiencing today. I am sharing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 11, 2019) St. Paul, Minnesota - ARTS-Us is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992 by a group of African American artists, and multicultural educators. Using the experiences of the African Diaspora at its core and collaborating with artists, educators, and communities of other backgrounds and cultures, ARTS-Us provides "edutainment" programs to schools, business and community environments. ARTS-Us' three major programs: Camp Teranga summer workshops, Timbuktu after-school programs, and the Civil

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By: Monique Linder           Photo Credit: Bianca Rhodes ARTS-Us methodology of developing youth leaders through an integrated program of Arts, Culture and Sciences, traveled with Twin Cities high school students to the South recently on a 5 cities,  5 Days Civil Rights Research Experience (CRRE.). Day 1: Minneapolis – Memphis- Tuskegee Day 2: Tuskegee-Montgomery- Selma Day 3: Selma - Jackson, MS Day 4: Jackson, MS – Memphis, TN Day 5: – Memphis,

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By Monique Linder, Founder of OMG Media Solutions My dear beloved community, Yesterday, I was honored to be on Freddie Bell's show on KMOJ with St. Jude Amanda Cahow, Amanda Cahow of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to discuss my role as an advisory council member. The main two reasons I find this role important is the history of St. Jude and the vision of its founder Danny Thomas,

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Sankofa: Spirit of the Ancestors 2019 fundraising celebration on April 13, 2019 is a chance to welcome the community to reflect on 26 years of developing young leaders through African Arts, Culture, and Sciences featuring a heritage presentation of music, dance and video produced by ARTS-Us youth, followed by a keynote address by ARTS-Us alumnus, Mayor Melvin Carter, who will share his story about how African cultural programming at ARTS-Us impacted his life. FOR IMMEDIATE

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Tickets are going fast for the legendary superstar Lionel Richie.  Not surprised at all. With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Richie sold out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years, he’s headlined festivals, including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees. Mr. Richie has a discography of albums and singles that is second

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Join OMG Media Solutions in celebrating the "Greats Gone 2 Soon" . . .  "Greats Gone 2 Soon" is a music series honoring the greatest entertainers of all times who left us with their gift of unforgettable memories through their music. These artists presented are the legendary Etta James, Teddy Pendergrass, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Teena Marie and Rick James. Musicians4Musicians, founded by Kathleen Johnson in 2009, was established to support musicians through

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Reviewed by Jesse Nathaniel Jenkins  You can’t be led astray whenever the music is led by absolute freedom and an intention to have a good time. I couldn’t think of a better place to be than to see Tank and The Bangas in downtown Minneapolis! I went to their show with little to no expectations of what to expect. To my pleasant surprise, I came to discover that Big Freedia was her opening act. I

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Dear Community Partner,  Nonviolence365™ is a two-day education and training certification program facilitated by the youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Bernice A. King, based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s nonviolent leadership philosophy and methods. The King Center is encouraging people all over the world to embrace Nonviolence365™ every day of the year. The primary goal of Nonviolence 365™, is to help people adopt nonviolence as a way of life, resulting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     September 8, 2017   UNCF Institutions Offering Millions In Academic Scholarships At Upcoming Empower Me Tour Coming To The Twin Cities Last year, nearly $4 million in scholarships were awarded by UNCF Member Schools at UNCF’s Empower Me Tour, a free traveling college and career readiness expo set to present a new season of opportunity to award Minnesota seniors with scholarships to our nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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by Monique Linder Celebrating culture and community with the iconic George Clinton on day 3 and 4 of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair was "the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk".  By the time George Clinton and P-Funk started "One Nation Under A Groove", the audience was in FULL FUNK FORMATION!   I had the opportunity to talk to George before the show where we went live on  Facebook from the green

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PODCAST: INTERVIEW WITH RUTH POINTER Celebrating culture and community at the Minnesota State Fair producer, Monique Linder and long-time TV personality and author, Roxane Battle co-host the first of a series of interviews with fair artists and musicians, with the amazing Ms. Ruth Pointer about her new book, "She's So Excited" and her upcoming performance at the Great Minnesota Get-Together on August 24th & 25th.  Ruth talks about the history of The Pointer Sisters and the

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Monique Linder, OMG Media Solutions Tel: 612.787.8705 Email: Monique@omgdigitalmediasolutions.com  Ujamaa Place Bringing Nonviolence365™, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  Nonviolent Philosophy and Methodology, To Minnesota  Dr. Bernice A. King, youngest daughter of global human and civil rights leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will, along with a team from The King Center in Atlanta, facilitate “Nonviolence365™ Education and Training” on October 10 -11, 2017 at the Martin Luther King,

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PRESS RELEASE  Media Contact: Monique Linder, Founder OMG Media Solutions Tel: 612.787.8705 Email: Monique@omgdigitalmediasolutions.com Sheila E. Releases Iconic's Title Track Funky National Anthem: Message 2 America Inspired By Iconic Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ahead of the release of world-renowned recording artist Sheila E.’s eighth studio album on 9/1, title track Funky National Anthem: Message 2 America Set 2 Release 8.12.17 LOS ANGELES, CA (August 12, 2017) – World-renowned recording artist Sheila

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