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    (BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine Partners with Marriott to Launch “Uptown Studio”, “Uptown ProFiles”, and “The H List” to be featured on “Uptown Unplugged” Video Channel

    - Digital Web Series to Provide Original Content Targeted to African Americans -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UPTOWN Magazine, the only luxury lifestyle magazine for the affluent African American consumer, today announced it has launched “Uptown Unplugged,” a digital channel featuring original content. As a part of this new venture with Uptown Media Ventures, Marriott International is proud to be the presenting sponsor of “Uptown Studio,” “Uptown ProFiles” and “The H List.”

    "We are thrilled to be expanding our brand experience to the digital space and very excited to have Marriott International as our partner in this venture,” said Len Burnett, UPTOWN Magazine Co-Founder and Group Publisher. "Our strategy is to create a strong mix of original and curated content and provide our clients with the best in class production, programming and custom branded entertainment.”

    Each episode will be filmed in the Uptown Studio located in the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 located at Lexington Avenue and 57th Street in New York City.

    The channel will also feature branded entertainment segments from brand partners Marriott International and Ciroc, among others to be announced shortly.

    “Each episode will run approximately 3-5 minutes and the first show will launch in November 2013,” said Executive Producer Lynne McDaniel. “With a strong social media push, the channel will allow Uptown to connect with consumers utilizing online digital content and social engagement tools.”

    “Uptown Unplugged offers Marriott the unique opportunity to reach an audience in a significant way that not only educates, but entertains," said Kristine Friend, Senior Director of Segment Marketing for Marriott International.

    About UPTOWN Magazine
    Founded in 2004, UPTOWN is the only luxury lifestyle brand that targets the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after male and female demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers both traditional and innovative strategies across multiple platforms including UPTOWN Magazine (published bi-monthly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte and National editions),, the interactive website, Uptown Social event updates, Uptown's signature events and digital production.

    About Marriott International, Inc.
    Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at, and for the latest company news, visit

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    - Honorees on 28th Annual List Include President Barack Obama, Kerry Washington, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Marcus Samuelsson, Nick Cannon and Marian Wright Edelman

    Motown Founder and Music Impresario Berry Gordy will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award

    Gala Celebration Will Take Place in New York City on November 4, 2013 -

    CHICAGO, IL, OCTOBER 23, 2013 —EBONY® Magazine today unveiled its annual EBONY Power 100 list, which salutes the remarkable achievements of African-Americans. Among the game changers honored this year are President Barack Obama, actress Kerry Washington, NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson, actor Michael B. Jordan, entertainer Nick Cannon, film director Lee Daniels, chef Marcus Samuelsson and activists Harry Belafonte and Marian Wright Edelman.

    Berry Gordy, founder of the famed Motown record label, music impresario and legendary songwriter will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala celebration will take place in New York City on November 4, 2013, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center.

    The EBONY editorial team selected the 100 most influential African-Americans in the country. These achievers have made noteworthy accomplishments over the past year. Our list of outstanding leaders highlights individuals from many disciplines, including business, medicine, sports, media, religion, the creative arts and more. These game-changers have positively impacted our society in profound and lasting ways.

    By being named to the EBONY Power 100, these leaders are honored and recognized for changing the course of history and making an enduring and lasting impact in their communities and across the globe.

    “The EBONY Power 100 speaks volumes about the diversity of our accomplishments and the power of our collective influence across virtually every spectrum of society,” said Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of EBONY. “We are thrilled to honor these exceptionally talented people who have inspired and enthralled us, and who have helped to shape our lives.”

    The 2013 Power 100 list will appear in the December/January issue of EBONY on newsstands the week of November 4. The full list of the EBONY Power 100 can be found here.

    About EBONY:
    EBONY is the No. 1 source for an authoritative perspective on the African-American community. The monthly magazine, now in its 68th year, reaches nearly 11 million readers. EBONY features the best thinkers, trendsetters, hottest celebrities and next-generation leaders of African-Americans. EBONY ignites conversation, promotes empowerment and celebrates aspiration. Available nationwide on newsstands and the iPad, EBONY is the heart, the soul and the pulse of African-Americans.

    Follow us and tell us what’s on your mind: @EBONYMag on Twitter | EBONYMag on Facebook| on Tumblr| online

    EBONY: It’s more than a magazine; it’s a movement.


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    (BPRW) Scripps Networks Interactive’s Chris Powell Named To Savoy’s “100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”

    (BLACK PR WIRE)--KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chris Powell, executive vice president for human resources at Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), joins some of the nation’s most accomplished business leaders on Savoy Magazine’s 2012 list of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” Powell is responsible for the strategy, development and delivery of initiatives, programs and policies to recruit, develop, retain and reward employees for Scripps Networks Interactive. He also leads the company’s efforts related to diversity and other key strategic initiatives.

    The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African-American influencers and achievers impacting corporate America. Selection of the “Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America” begins by examining the landscape of spheres of influence impacting Savoy’s readership including: corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition.

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    Chris Powell, executive vice president, human resources at Scripps Networks Interactive, earned a spot on Savoy Magazine's "Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America." (Photo: Business Wire)

    “Chris’ accomplishments are vital in developing the diverse, inclusive environment that makes our company so successful,” said Ken Lowe, chairman, CEO and president of SNI. “This recognition is well-deserved and rightly places Chris among the elite in American business.”

    In addition to his duties as the head of human resources, Powell chairs the company’s Benefits Committee, serves on its Executive Diversity and Management Committees. He is vice chair of the Knoxville Area Urban League, 2012 Leadership Knoxville Program participant and the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associate Council. Powell serves on the board of directors for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) and is board vice president/president-elect for the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA).

    About Scripps Networks Interactive
    Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is a leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television, the Internet and emerging platforms, where on-air programming complements online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites and broadband vertical channels. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular lifestyle television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and country music network Great American Country.

    Identifying international expansion as a key growth strategy, Scripps Networks has launched Food Network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through a joint venture with Chello Zone; and Food Network Asia, distributed through MEASAT Satellite Systems and Ascent Media. Scripps is a partner in UKTV, one of the United Kingdom’s leading multi-channel television programming companies. Scripps Networks’ brands collectively are available in more than 170 countries and territories on all seven continents, and through more than 1,000 outlets on U.S. military bases and U.S. embassies around the world via the American Forces Radio and Television Service.

    In addition, Scripps Networks has launched HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel in high-definition and is aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for broadband and video-on-demand.

    Scripps Networks Interactive is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Nashville, Tenn. and Chevy Chase, Md.

    About Savoy Magazine
    Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African-American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.


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    sowing new thoughts, planting new possibilities, creating joy, making good manifest.Akua Lezli Hope Poet, Writer, Artist.

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    Anthony Davis is an internationally known composer of operatic, symphonic, choral, and chamber works.

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  7. Carter G. Woodson Institute ...
    The Institute was established in 1981 in response to student and faculty demands for a more coherent African-American and African Studies program and a more aggressive program of minority recruitment at the University.

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    Surpreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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    United States Secretary of State.

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    Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans website.

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    Third Congressional District of Florida Office of Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

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    Dick Gregory was on the frontline in the sixties during the Civil Rights Era; today he continues to be a “drum major for justice and equality."

  14. Encyclopedia of Prominent African-Americans ...
    Encyclopedia of Prominent African-Americans website.

  15. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site ...
    The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous African American ofthe19th Century.

  16. Grace Bumbry ...
    Grace Bumbry recorded on four labels and sang in concerts worldwide as a renowed opera singer.

  17. James E. Clyburn ...
    Congressman James E. Clyburn 6th District of South Carolina.

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    Poet James Langston Hughes was a member of an abolitionist family. He was the great-great-grandson of Charles Henry Langston, brother of John Mercer Langston, who was the first Black American to be elected to public office, in 1855.

  19. Les McCann ...
    Contemporary soul-jazz.

  20. Malcolm X : A Research Site ...
    Scholarly research on Malcolm X, his life and activities. A serious look at his words, written and spoken, a webliography, extensive chronology, bibliography and study guide.

  21. Marian Anderson ...
    This exhibition celebrates the artistic development and musical career of Marian Anderson. Renowned throughout the world for her extraordinary contralto voice, she is also remembered for her dignity and grace under pressure.

  22. Matthew Gaines ...
    Former slave, community leader, minister, Republican State Senator and courageous leader in the 12th Legislature, which established free public education in the State of Texas and enabled the founding of Texas A&M University.

  23. Maya Angelou ...
    Maya Angelou is a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director. She lectures throughout the US and abroad and is Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

  24. Prominent African Americans ...
    Very nice website that gives details of the lifes of prominent African Americans in America.

  25. Sanford Bishop ...
    Office of Rep. Sanford Bishop, Second Congressional District of Georgia.

  26. Society Noir ...
    Covering events, news, philanthropy and lifestyles of the International black community, that the mainstream media ignores. Introducing you to black socialites and other influential people in our society.

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    Covering The Lifestyles of Black Socialites.

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    Thurgood Marshallled a civil rights revolution in the 20th century that forever changed the landscape of American society.

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    An eclectic collection of poetry, music, essays and the musing of one African American woman on race, gender, health care, law, and legal education.

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    Congressman William Lacy Clay - Representing Missouri's First District.

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