All posts tagged: Courage Empowerment Forum

Addressing Diversity with Children: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Kim Wayans

Addressing Diversity with Children: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Kim Wayans, Actress, Producer, Director, and Author of the Amy Hodgepodge Children’s Series Kim Wayans has made millions laugh throughout the years with her colorful and hilarious characters, from the gossiping Ms. Benita Butrell, to celebrity impersonations like Grace Jones. She has acted in dozens of TV series like the all time favorite In Living Colorand in major motion pictures such as Juwanna Mann and Dance Flick. Her one-woman autobiographical stage play A Handsome Woman Retreats has been inspiring audiences throughout the country. She also has a role in the new independent film Pariah. Aside from acting, Kim has also authored a children series titled Amy Hodgepodge, co-written with her husband Kevin Knotts, a delightful series about multi-racial fourth grader Amy Hodges who leaves homeschooling to attend regular school. This series takes a modern look at our racially diverse generation through the eyes of the main character Amy who is Caucasian, African American and Asian. Tune in Tuesday, May 10th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear Kim Wayans, actress, producer, director and author, as we discuss …

Tearing Down the Walls: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Daniel Beaty

Tearing Down the Walls: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Daniel Beaty, Actor, Singer, Song Writer, Composer and Obie Award-Winner Daniel Beaty is a riveting spoken word artist, actor and Obie award-winner. His plays are emotional and thought provoking, typically ending with a message of hope. Known for his rich characters depicting the dynamics of African American life and culture through performances such as Knock Knock and Run Black Man Run, he has brought laughter and tears to diverse audiences. His 43 character performance Emergency and 6 black male character play Through the Night have amazed audiences and drawn “Artistic Ambassadors” such as Bill Cosby, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Hill Harper, Phylicia Rashad and Malik Yoba, just to name a few, in support of this vibrant, animated actor. Now Daniel is premiering in New York his new musical productionTearing Down the Walls . He is not only the Writer and Director but Co-Composer along with Oscar and Grammy nominated songwriting team Jamal Joseph and Charles Mack. This play “infused with soulful music, impassioned spoken word and laugh-out-loud humor …tells the story of the residents of …

Sports, Family, Faith and Fitness: CCourage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Kimberli Russell of VH1′s Basketball Wives

Kimberli Russell of VH1′s Basketball Wives, Wife of Retired NBA Player Bryon Russell, Owner of Faith N Fitness, Board Member of the Non-profit WOVA Kimberli Russell is an amazing woman.  She is the wife of now retired NBA player Bryon Russell and a mother to 3 lovely children. She placed her career goals aside to be a stay-at-home mom and to support one of the greatest shooting guards ever in the NBA. Now she is a cast member of VH1′s Basketball Wives, Season 2, with executive producer Shaunie O’ Neal. But the dynamics of Kimberli doesn’t stop there! This educated, bright, spirited woman believes in empowerment. As a philanthropist she gives back to children and women affected by abuse. As a board member of Women of Vision Alliance (WOVA), founded by Bernadette Holder, she is furthering the empowerment of women and helping to strengthen their vision and she also hosts a program call WOVA Cafe on Blogtalk Radio.  Additionally, healthy living is a major part of her life and she is helping others achieve that as the Owner …

The Impact of Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Donna Savage, Author of The Blood and Tears of Domestic Violence, Executive Director of Domestic Violence and AIDS Mission of New Jersey

Donna Savage At the age of 16, Donna Savage left home and got married with the hopes of a better life. She did not imagine that her new husband would become her abuser for nearly twenty years. At the near end of her divorce, she was urged by her lawyer to write about her experiences in what became her first book titledThe Blood and Tears of Domestic Violence: A Survivor’s Revelation. Writing her debut book proved to be a struggle as she unraveled flooded memories of years of violence. It was until a tragedy that occured in the life of a friend that jolted Donna to move past the pain and forced her memoir’s completion. Donna is also the founder of The Domestic Violence and AIDS Mission of New Jersey, a faith based organization serving those affected by domestic violence and AIDS, trying to help healing sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) through faith and belief. It’s also the home of the first abusers helpline called the National 24 Hour Abuser Hotline. Tune in Tuesday, April 19th at …

A Look at the African American Family: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Christelyn Karazin, Founder of No Wedding No Womb!

On September 22, 2010 an online campaign, that included approximately 100 bloggers from all walks of life, was officially launched by Christelyn Karazin to address the issue that spurred waves of heated discussion. This conversation reached local and main stream media outlets including the Los Angeles Sentinel, Power 98, NPR, Essence, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, and MSNBC in 90 days. The Twitter hashtag #NWNW was tweeted over 100,000 times because of it. What was the conversation about? It was about the out-of-wedlock birth rate that is at an approximate 73% high in the African American community. Why is this issue so important, especially to Christelyn and the thousands that have joined the movement? In Christelyn’s case, her first child was born out-of-wedlock so she understands the struggles that single parents face who have children unplanned and when the other parent isn’t active in the child’s life. Tune in Tuesday, April 12th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear Christelyn Karazin, journalist, interracial dating expert, and founder of No Wedding No …