The Stars Came Out to Support Robi Reed (PICS) 5

The Stars Came Out to Support Robi Reed (PICS)

Radio Facts: [caption id="attachment_142333" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Honorees Reception (L-R): Pastor Toure Roberts, Eva Marcille, Lorna Johnson, Robi Reed,  Donna Reed, Samantha Granberry, Tony Lee   ll Photos by A Turner Archives & Malcolm Ali Honorees Reception (L-R): Pastor Toure Roberts, Eva Marcille, Lorna Johnson, Robi Reed,
Donna Reed, Samantha Granberry, Tony Lee
ll Photos by A Turner Archives & Malcolm Ali[/caption] Emmy® Award-winning casting director and talent executive Robi Reed held her legendary end-of-summer event, "Robi Reed's 12th Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration" - The Day Party With A Purpose benefiting The Reed For Hope Foundation, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the opulent estate of philanthropist and healthcare entrepreneur Lorna Johnson in Beverly Hills, California. As one of the most highly-coveted invites in the entertainment industry, Reed brought together a select, diverse group of over 300 influencers, ranging from Hollywood insiders and business executives to community leaders, close friends and associates, for a fundraiser unlike any other. The special event was hosted by actress/model Eva Marcille ("America's Next Top Model") and actress/comedian Kym Whitley (OWN's "Raising Whitley"), with music spun by DJ Tendaji Lathan and special musical performances by singer/songwriter Goapele and the Hidden Beach Experience featuring Unwrapped performing jazz instrumentals of hip-hop hits. Guests enjoyed champagne and Red Bull cocktails and a delicious healthy food menu prepared by celebrity chef Judson Todd Allen. Reed had many reasons to celebrate this year, including her birthday weekend, recent membership in the invite-only Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a successful second year of her non-profit organization, the Reed For Hope Foundation (RFHF), which focuses on health, wellness and disease prevention. RFHF's Love Healthy campaign is aimed to initiate meaningful conversation about how influencers can use their social currency to affect public attitudes about health disparities, disease prevention, and general wellness. RFHF is extending the Love Healthy Tour next year, which launched in 2013-14 in target markets around the country and with activations on HBCU campuses, encouraging everyone to get screened for HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, diabetes, blood pressure, stress, cholesterol, and breast cancer. Other RFHF initiatives include building wells for clean drinking water in Africa and a documentary film produced by Will Packer ("Ride Along," "Think Like A Man Too") about sickle cell anemia, which has personally affected Reed's family members. robijill Celebrities and notables in attendance included Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, actress Regina King, former NFL player Terrell Owens, hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte, singer Kenny Lattimore, Emmy-winning actress Lynn Whitfield, veteran actor John Amos, actress Nadine Ellis ("Let's Stay Together"), rapper/actress Lil' Mama ("CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story"), TV personality Omarosa Manigault ("The Apprentice"), actress Nicki Micheaux ("Lincoln "Heights"), actress Robinne Lee ("Being Mary Jane"), news anchor Leslie Sykes (KABC TV), TV personality Petri Hawkins Byrd ("Judge Judy"), among others. Reed recognized honorees during a pre-event reception hosted by esteemed actor/producer Wren T. Brown (Founder, Ebony Repertory Theatre). Special awards were presented to this year's honorees: Lorna Johnson (Founder, Advanced Family Care Medical Group), Tony Lee (CEO, Dickerson Employee Benefits), Samantha Granberry (Senior Director, AIDS Healthcare Foundation), Toure Roberts (Pastor, One Church International), Eric and Maleka Beal (Co-Founders, BetterChoices, LLC), and Eva Marcille (RFHF Awareness Ambassador). [caption id="attachment_142336" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Goapele Performing for the star-studded audience Goapele Performing for the star-studded audience[/caption] The 2014 SBS Celebration was presented in association with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Co-sponsors included the American Heart Association, Bling H20, Chef Judson Todd Allen, Chef Works, Healthy Infused Cuisine, Hidden Beach Recordings, Lorna Johnson, NIKE, Ralph's, and Wings Limousine. [caption id="attachment_142338" align="aligncenter" width="534"]toregina Terrell Owens and Regina Hall[/caption] [caption id="attachment_142339" align="aligncenter" width="534"]Leslie  Sykes and Robi Reed Leslie
Sykes and Robi Reed[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_142340" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Kenny Lattimore Kenny Lattimore[/caption]
Tom Joyner Morning Show to Broadcast Live from WTTH-FM's Atlantic City Studios ...

Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) to Broadcast Live from WTTH-FM’s Atlantic City Studios...

tom joyner Many Atlantic City residents still remember when the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) first came to town back in 1995. At that time 96.1 WTTH-FM had just started broadcasting the Tom Joyner Show was just the fledgling syndicator's third affiliate station. Yet thousands of fans lined up outside the Taj Mahal Casino, many of them camping out all night, just to get a glimpse of Tom Joyner his national radio show. With its loyal fan base expanding steadily since 1994, the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) has now grown to be the most listened-to morning program in America, with 122 affiliates 8 million listeners each week. Thanks to the joint efforts of WTTH-FM the City of Atlantic City Tom Joyner will soon return to where it all began, as he originates his entire national program live from the 96.1 WTTH-FM studios in West Atlantic City on Friday, June 1, 2012. 96.1 WTTH-FM, known locally as "The Touch," began broadcasting in 1992 is celebrating 20 years of service to the Atlantic City marketplace with its exclusive Urban Adult Contemporary format. "We're thrilled to provide our listeners with the opportunity to interact up close personal with Tom his co-hosts Sybil Wilkes J Anthony Brown," stated Equity Communications President/Owner Gary Fisher. "It's the perfect way to kick off Atlantic City's first annual Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival, which is a weekend-long celebration of entertainment, sporting events, parades concerts highlighting Atlantic City's diversity." "We're committed to making this festival an iconic legendary event that's sure to please generations of Atlantic City's multi-cultural families for years to come," added Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford."Our festival will be market-wide in scope across the breadth of Atlantic City's world famous assets, including but not limited to Gardner's Basin, Bader Field, Sandcastle Stadium (Bernie Robbins Stadium) the world famous Atlantic City beaches boardwalks. We will be proclaiming Friday June 1st as Tom Joyner Day will be presenting him with a Key to the City at the Surf Stadium meet greet event." WTTH-FM listeners will be able to win free 96.1 VIP Meet Greet passes through the WTTH contest line, on the station's Facebook Fan page facebook.com/961wtthfm, or online @ 961WTTH.com. Admission to the event will be free. The entire broadcast will be streamed to the mezzanine level of Surf Stadium where a viewing party will take place to kick off the weekend's activities events. More details are available @ cityofatlanticcity.org/ About Equity Communications: Equity Communications is the largest locally-owned radio company in New Jersey the most listened-to radio group in Atlantic City. The Company's nine stations (7 FMs 2 AMs) reach over 280,000 diverse listeners each week more than any other South Jersey radio group. The Equity-owned stations include 95.1 WAYV-FM, 100.7 WZXL-FM, 96.1 WTTH-FM, 99.3 WZBZ-FM, 93.1 WEZW-FM, 1340 WMID-AM About Tom Joyner : "The Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) " debuted in January 1994 and is now the most listened-to morning show in America with over 8 million listeners weekly across 122 stations. Joyner's program mixes urban contemporary music with talk, comedy, news, politics, satire sports has made him the leading force in urban radio today. He was elected into the Radio Hall of Fame, received Impact Magazine's "Joe Loris Award" for Excellence in Broadcasting Billboard's "Best Urban Contemporary Air Personality" award. Impact Magazine's "Best DJ of the Year Award" was renamed "The Tom Joyner Award" because he received it so many times. The Tom Joyner Foundation provides money directly to the Historical Black Colleges Universities (HBCUs) for the purpose of helping students complete their education.  
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Rashan Ali Get New Sports Gig

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Marc Lamont Hill Joins Staff at Morehouse College

Marc Lamont Hill Joins Staff at Morehouse College

Congrats to Marc Lamont Hill in his new endeavor at Atlanta's Morehouse College.The college made the announcement:
"We are excited to announce that Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is joining the faculty at Morehouse College this Fall. Dr. Hill will serve as Distinguished Professor of African American Studies. He comes to Morehouse from Columbia University. Dr. Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. An award-winning scholar, he has published four books, including "Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity" and "The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America." Dr. Hill is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for cnn. He is the former host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise. Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences."