All posts tagged: Courage Empowerment Forum

One Woman’s Triumph: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Sexual Assault Advocate and Author Sophia A. Strother

  Tune in Tuesday, July 19th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to  www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear sexual assault advocate and author of Sophia I’m Back! Sophia A. Strother, and learn more about her amazing journey from survivor to thriver. FEATURING THE MUSIC OF VARIOUS ARTISTS “By the age of sixteen I felt like a washed up rag. I felt like – what else!” Those are the words of Sophia A. Strother quoted from her book Sophia I’m Back! Her young life was not only hard, it was tragic, having to suffer indescribable torment by a sexually abusive father and subsequent rapes by three men. She later became pregnant at 15 but not withstanding other struggles. Sophia’s life appeared to be wrecked and ruined but through her faith, it never succumbed to that devastation. Now she is the founder of Empowerment Driven by Knowledge Coalition, an organization whose mission is to empower others to survive and overcome. Sophia is also the CEO of Trustworthy Consulting. An inspirational and motivational speaker and consultant, Sophia works alongside Martin Luther King III and many …

A Voice for the Innocent: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes True Crime Author and Crime Novelist Diane Fanning

Tune in Tuesday, June 21st at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY For some of us, the inspiration to do something comes from a motivation of a role model. In the case of Diane Fanning, a frightening and near abduction of herself at the age of 9 set a “lifelong interest in the psychology of the criminal mind.” A winner of the Innocence Project’s Defenders of the Innocent Award for her book about a Texas serial killer that helped exonerate Julie Rea of Lawrenceville, Diane has become a highly accomplished and well respected crime author. The author of over a dozen books, Diane continues to draw readers not only interested in mystery and crime, but readers in search of real justice. Her latest book MOMMY’S LITTLE GIRL recounts the life and death of 2 year old Caylee Anthony. It’s available at all online and local book retailers.  Diane has recently been featured on TruTv, Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro, The Joy Behar Show, and several talk radio shows around the country covering the Casey Anthony Trial. For …

Knowing No Limits: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Award-Winning A Capella Vocal Band Duwende

Tune in Tuesday, June 14th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear the amazing vocals of Duwende. Host Lyn Twyman is pleased to feature award-winning vocal band Duwende. The dynamic power and versatility of the human voice is demonstrated by this renown six-person a capella group comprised of J. Aaron Boykin, Derrick L. Hicks, Abbey Janes, Neal Mortimer, Edward Chung, and Ari Picker. Duwende “Whips up a crowd with their exuberant funk-pop tunes… but all six musicians perform empty-handed. Duwende is a band foremost and an a cappella show second. Their bubbly funk and hip-hop-fueled tunes draw fans more for their refreshing, expansive sound than their novelty,” according to The Boston Globe. Their album Collective won the “2008 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Original Song”. Now Duwende has embarked on a new journey that’s well on it’s way to becoming another hit, their newly released Michael Jackson Tribute album. Visit www.duwende.com.   We will be featuring the music of Duwende during the hour, our featured musical guests!  You can listen to previous broadcasts …

The Queen of Jazzipino: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Charmaine Clamor

Charmaine Clamore is “celebrated by The New York Times as “a gifted vocalist” and by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade,””. She is a riveting performer who not only captivates audiences with her sound, but also with a style that is unique, sophisticated and fun. Charmaine is a musical pioneer, fusing Filipino music with the Jazz style, creating a blend that is soulful and a celebration of two cultures. She began her career at the tender age of 3 entertaining passengers on the bus traveling to Manila, and she’s been going ever since. From award winning and topping on theJazz Week World Music Top-20 with three consecutive albums, Charmaine is a vibrant, unstoppable musical force. Charmaine is also an activist. She won the V-Day “Vagina Warrior” Award for Championing Women’s Rights from the National Federation of Filipino American Associations. Tune in Tuesday, June 7th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear Charmaine Clamor, the Queen of Jazzipino. Visit www.charmaineclamor.com. You can listen to previous broadcasts of Courage Empowerment Forum …

“…but can she play?”: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Jazz music was created in the early 20th Century, originating in Southern African American communities. As a male dominated genre that has delighted the hearts of billions throughout the world, it may leave you also wondering ‘…but where are the women?’. Janice Rhosalle Littlejohn explores this concept in her up and coming documentary called “…but can she play?”  Janice, an award-winning columnist, highlights the careers of at least 10, successful female horn players in the jazz world. Each of these women have a story to tell about not only their art, but how they are received by audiences around the world. Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn has had a diverse career as a journalist covering all facets of entertainment, arts, politics, community news and issues related to women, African Americans and the African Diaspora. She spent 12 years as a freelance writer and worked as a columnist for the Associated Press. She’s received numerous awards including a commendation from the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also co-authoring a book for Simon & Schuster and developing a …