All posts tagged: Courage Network

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 …

Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Author Rosaura Torres

When the Law Fails to Serve and Protect: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Author Rosaura Torres What happens when the one you vow to love betrays you through abuse? What would you do if you go to seek the help of law enforcement, only to find out there is no help because the one you love is law enforcement? Rosa Torres was faced with those decisions when she met a man over 20 years ago that became her husband who was a police officer. Their relationship with violence resulted in her receiving severe, physical battering. Rosa found herself facing a system that became numb to her cries for help. Rosa’s retelling of years living with domestic violence in her memoir Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge is a message of “self-affirmation and love of one’s self-worth” according to Anthony P. Johnson, Philadelphia political candidate. Tune in Tuesday, March 29th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacificto www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to hear Rosa Torres, author of Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge and learn more about her heroing story. Visit Author Rosa …

Gang Life and Teenage Killings: Lyn Twyman Explores the Issue

  Gang Life and Teenage Killings It is estimated that more than one in 100 adults in the United States is in jail or prison. On the March 8th broadcast of Lyn Twyman’s Courage Empowerment Forum, our featured guest will be Pastor Princeton Holt, writer and director of One Hour 2 Live and President of Soul of DAWN Performing Arts Troupe. One Hour 2 Live is a stage play about a gang member on death row at his last hour of life when he is visited by the spirits of the people he has killed. We will explore Princeton’s inspiration in creating this work and how we can prevent our young people from living a life of crime. Our featured musical artist will be Michael Manson, renown smooth jazz guitarist who has shared the stage with musical greats such as Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Roberta Flack, Joe Sample and Kirk Whalum. Tune in live at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on March 8th atwww.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY. To listen to previous broadcasts, visitwww.vimeo.com/courageempowermentforum orwww.lyntwyman.com/Radio.html …