Last year, $630,000 in scholarship awards was offered to minority students during the Empower Me Tour’s first stop in Minneapolis, with a roadshow total of nearly $4 million.  This year, a significant increase in awards, attendance and admission offers to students at top HBCUs is a testament of the value of HBCUs to students and parents. MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 28, 2017) — The UNCF Empower Me Tour is a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow presented in partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Monique Linder, Founder OMG Media Solutions Tel: 612.787.8705 Email: Monique@omgdigitalmediasolutions.com   Ujamaa Place Announces Host Committee For The Upcoming Nonviolence365 Training Coming To The Twin Cities Dr. Bernice A. King, youngest daughter of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will facilitate “Nonviolence 365™ Education and Training” with her team from The King Center on October 10 -11, 2017 at the Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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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Tank & the Bangas are a New Orleans, Louisiana-based R&B band fronted by Tarriona Ball, aka Tank, a singer and poet. The band's instrumental core, capable of shifting from classic soul and funk to hip-hop, reggae, and rock, consists of musical director and drummer Joshua Johnson, keyboardist Merell Burkett, keyboardist and bassist Norman Spence, and saxophonist and flutist Albert Allenback. They're joined by a cast of supplemental musicians that has included background vocalists Angelika "Jelly"

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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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Interview by Monique Linder The celebration of culture and community continues on day seven of the Minnesota State State with Native Pride Dancers featuring Larrie Yazzi, from Iowa's Meskwaki tribe.  Native Pride Dancers is an internationally known high-energy dance troupe featuring an innovative blend of modern and traditional Native American dance styles. The ensemble's rich, cultural heritage is reflected in its movement and authentic regalia.  Larrie Yazzi as a solo singer, eagle dancer and men’s

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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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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE African American Leadership Forum (AALF) Presents “Building Strong Innovative Communities Together” Community Awards and Fundraising Dinner at US Bank Stadium Featuring Keynote Speaker, Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President of Target Corporation to be honored as the recipient of this year’s Community Service Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 28, 2017) Minneapolis, MN – As a leading community organization, AALF is focused on improving the economic

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Article by: Monique Linder   (Photo Credit: Gus Bennett, Jr.)  As you plan your family outing to the fair, you will want to add September 3rd or 4th on your schedule to see a musical talent phenomenon coming to the Fair.  Enjoy your favorite food on a stick and a memorable line up of free concerts like the nationally acclaimed R&B group from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas.   Tang and the Banga's took

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Monique Linder, Founder OMG Media Solutions Tel: 612.787.8705 Email: Monique@omgdigitalmediasolutions.com  Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute Empowers Alabama Students in a Week of Learning SYLDI Summer Program 2017 trip from the Alabama State Capitol to the US Capitol with a week teaching 27 participating students skills in innovation, technology, coding, financial literacy, advocacy, public policy and cultural heritage. Birmingham, AL (July 17, 2017) – Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute’s module seven, in

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PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Monique Linder, Founder OMG Media Solutions Tel: 612.787.8705 Email: Monique@omgdigitalmediasolutions.com   Rock The Schools with Citizen Stewart Celebrates 100 Episodes With Special Guest Shavar Jeffries And A Special Announcement That A New Show Is In Formation MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 5, 2017) – Host Chris Stewart announced at the end of Rock The Schools episode 100 that the series will be ending on a high note.  Chris Stewart and Rock The Schools

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Press Release   Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President of Target Corporation to be honored as the recipient of this year’s Community Service Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 12, 2017) Minneapolis, MN – As a leading community organization, AALF is focused on improving the economic health of communities through public and private partnerships that create opportunities for underserved citizens where business opportunities have been denied, unemployment remains high, affordable housing is scarce and chronic homelessness has reached

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