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Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. (PGCDPC) awarded 13 $1,000 scholarships
to students for its annual “Empowering Future Leaders” scholarship awards program.

OXON HILL, M.D., October 25, 2021 - The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. awarded 13
$1,000 scholarships to students for its annual “Empowering Future Leaders” scholarship awards program.
Student applications were reviewed by the Coalition's scholarship awards committee chaired by Jerome "Duke"
Haggins. Aside from this recognition, the students received citations from Maryland State Senator Obie
Patterson. Congressman Steny Hoyer will be sending the students citations as well.

The thirteen students receiving scholarships this year were: Trinity Gourdin, Cassandra Swilley, Nia
Nottingham, Arielle Swilley, Nicholars Read, Evelyn Anderson, Shayne Richmond, Seth Adams, Taylor Nolan,
Ronald Weaver, Victoria Costen, Matthew Waits and Marlon Waits. Two of the students were high school
graduates, attending either Oxon Hill High School or Crossland High School with the remaining students
attending either the University of Miami, Old Dominion University, Frostburg State University, Towson
University, University of Maryland College Park, or Morehouse University.

Aside from the documentation required with the application, students provided their views on the essay
question, What advice would you give to legislators who are considering legalizing marijuana for recreational
use in Maryland this year? If this topic is placed on the ballot next year, the Coalition will share their views on
this controversial topic. Over the past nine years, the Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. has
awarded over $200,000.00 in scholarships to students, allowing them to continue their education in preparation
for their future careers.

Students were involved in a variety of community and leadership activities. Some have served in leadership
roles for sorority or fraternity projects in their community or academic institutions, served as an election judge,
traveled abroad for service projects in Haiti, St. Croix and Brazil, distributed hygiene packets for the homeless
and served at local hospitals and clean-up programs in the community.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, speakers at the Coalition’s breakfast program have included: Mrs. Jacqueline
Griffin, motivational speaker and mother of NFL Quarterback RG. III, Judge Arthur Burnett, Sr. National
Executive Director of the NAADPC, former States Attorney Glenn Ivey, Former U.S. Marshal, Matthew Fogg,
and Ronald Blakely, Former Associate Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges
and Universities (HBCUs), Dr. Ivory Toldson, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
Mrs. Ebony N. McMorris currently with the White House Press Corp and former National News Correspondent
for Reach Media, Radio One, often served as the Coalition's Mistress of Ceremonies for their scholarship
breakfast awards programs.

Dr. Valencia Campbell, President of the PGCDPC said, "Despite the impact of COVID-19 on our business and
so many of our partners, we are extremely pleased that we were able to continue helping students realize their
academic goals. Our donors deserve a special thank you during this difficult time,” she added.

About: The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes
policies and laws that embrace the public health nature of drug abuse. Through our scholarship program, we
provide community-based support to families within the county with a focus on students obtaining higher
education and living a drug free life. Through the support of interested organizational partners, and grassroots
members like you, we hope to prevent and reduce illegal drug abuse and related crimes in Prince George's
County. For more information about upcoming events and how to partner with us, please visit our website at

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Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, of Baylor, is photographed with the award during a news conference, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) (Craig Ruttle | ASSOCIATED PRESS) By Darby Brown Published: Oct. 12, 2021, at 4:18 PM EDT
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The Board of Directors of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2022 which will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on March 12, 2022. The Class was selected by ballot through a statewide selection committee; votes were tabulated by Simply Voting.
The 61st Annual Induction Banquet will be held in the BASE at the Extraco Event Center in Waco, Texas, on March 12, 2022.
The newly elected inductees for the Class of 2022 are as follows: Bob Beamon, Chris Bosh, Manu Ginóbili, Robert Griffin III, Tony Parker, Carly Patterson Caldwell, Mike Renfro, Suzie Snider Eppers, and Michael Strahan.
Bob Beamon- Track & Field | Beamon attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he competed in track and field. He first rose to prominence in 1967, when he won the AAU Indoor Title and medaled in the Pan American Games, both in the long jump event. Beamon won gold in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, jumping 29 ft. 2 ½ in., blasting the previous world record by nearly two feet. Beamon’s world record stood for 23 years, and he still holds the Olympic record. His world record jump was so incredible that it worked itself into sports vocabulary. “Beamonesque” is a commonly used phrase that describes a feat that is overwhelmingly superior to what preceded it, referencing Beamon’s famous leap. Beamon was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1977 and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983.
Chris Bosh- Basketball | A product of Dallas and Lincoln High School, Bosh is an 11-time NBA All-Star (2005′-16), two-time NBA Champion (2012, 2013), and Olympic gold medalist (2008). Bosh was drafted fourth overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors and spent six years with the Miami Heat (2010′-16). He quickly cemented his dominance in the post by being named to the All-Rookie Team in 2003-’04 and the All-NBA team in 2006-’07. Over his 13-year career, he averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. His #1 jersey was retired by the Miami Heat in 2019. In September 2021, Bosh was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Manu Ginóbili- Basketball | Ginóbili is one of only two players to ever win an NBA Championship, a EuroLeague title, and an Olympic gold medal. After playing seven seasons in Argentina and Italy, winning the EuroLeague title in 2001, he joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2002. Ginóbili spent his entire NBA career with the Spurs (2002-2018) where he claimed four NBA Championships (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014), two NBA All-Star appearances and the 2008 Sixth Man of the Year award. His No. 20 was retired by the Spurs in 2019.
Robert Griffin III- Football | The greatest quarterback in Baylor football history, Griffin was unstoppable during his four years at Baylor. A four-star recruit out of Copperas Cove High School, Griffin was immediately handed the reigns to the Baylor offense his freshman year, where he won Big 12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Griffin was also a standout hurdler under Coach Clyde Hart during his freshman year at Baylor. In 2011, he won the ultimate honor in college football, the Heisman Trophy. Griffin was also named the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year and won the Davey O’Brien Award and the Manning Award. The Heisman winner was drafted second overall to the Washington Redskins, where he won Offensive Rookie of the Year and was selected to the Pro Bowl his first season. Griffin was able to carve out a successful eight-year career in the NFL, playing for the Redskins, Browns, and Ravens.
Tony Parker- Basketball | Parker was born in Belgium and raised in France before he descended on Texas in 2001 to play for the San Antonio Spurs. The Frenchman did not disappoint during his time with the Spurs, winning four titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) in one of the most dominant dynasties in NBA history. Parker was a major contributor, averaging 15.5 points per game and 5.6 assists per game throughout his career. He’s a six-time NBA All-Star and was named to four All-NBA teams, and was the NBA Finals MVP in 2007. Parker retired in 2019 having played a total of 1,254 career games. His No. 9 jersey was retired by the Spurs in 2019.
Carly Patterson Caldwell- Gymnastics | Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson, was one of the greatest gymnasts of her time, known for her signature dismount, the Double Arabian. Patterson won her first gold medal at the senior level, winning all-around and balance beam at the American Cup in 2003. The year after, Patterson would compete in her first and only Olympics, becoming the second American woman to win the all-around gold medal since 1984, and the first to ever win in a non-boycotted Olympic Games. Patterson would end her career in 2006 with a total of 27 medals to her name. She was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2009.
Mike Renfro- Football | Renfro has represented nearly every Texas football team there is. The wide receiver played at Arlington Heights High School before playing collegiately at Texas Christian University, and then professionally for the Houston Oilers and Dallas Cowboys. Renfro was a standout at TCU, being named All-SWC three times and a second-team All-American. Renfro finished his collegiate career with the third-most receiving yards in SWC history with 2,739 and left TCU with the most receiving touchdowns, yards, and receptions in program history. Renfro played 10 years in the NFL and was named the Dallas Cowboys’ most valuable player in 1985. He retired with 323 career receptions for 4,708 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Suzie Snider Eppers- Basketball | Born and raised in Robinson, Texas, Eppers was the first in a long line of star basketball players to play for Baylor women’s basketball. After leading Robinson High School to its first-ever basketball state championship in 1970, Eppers took her talents to Baylor University in 1973, where she became the first women’s scholarship athlete in school history. Throughout her collegiate career, Eppers accumulated 3,861 points and went on to become Baylor’s first-ever All-American in women’s basketball. Her No. 23 jersey was retired by the Lady Bear. Eppers’ talent wasn’t just confined to the basketball court; She was a decorated track and field athlete in high school, where she still holds the Central Texas shot put record at 50 feet and 10 inches.
Michael Strahan- Football | Michael Strahan was without a doubt one of the most feared defensive players in NFL history. After attending Texas Southern University, Strahan was drafted 40th overall by the New York Giants, where he spent his entire 15-year professional career. Strahan was a seven-time Pro Bowler and led the NFL in sacks for two seasons (2001, 2003). His best season came in 2001, where he set the single-season sack record with a staggering 22.5 sacks and won NFL Defensive Player of the Year. In his final game as an NFL player, Strahan helped lead the Giants to a Super Bowl victory (2008) against the undefeated New England Patriots. He finished his career with 141.5 sacks, sixth all-time in NFL history. He is also a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s and Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Today, Strahan is a co-anchor for ABC’s " Good Morning America”, a two-time Daytime Emmy award winner, Co-CEO of SMAC Entertainment, “Fox NFL Sunday” sports analyst, and a best-selling author.
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For Immediate Release:

Billboard's #1 Most Added Song in the Country!! Renee Spearman's "I GOT GOD" 13 NEW ADDS


(Hollywood, CA)  The follow-up single to her Top 5 smash "I Love Him" featuring 10-time Grammy nominee & multiple winner Hezekiah Walker, Stellar & Grammy nominee Renee Spearman's new smash hit single "I GOT GOD" is Billboard's #1 Most Added Song in the Country!!  

Leaping 5 more spots this week on Billboard with +102 spins, "I GOT GOD" has 13 new adds in major markets all over the country including Atlanta, DC, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, etc!

  • WPZE - Praise 102.5
    Atlanta, GA
  • WPRS - Praise 104.1
    Washington, DC
  • WPZS - Praise 100.9
    Charlotte, NC
  • WPZZ - Praise 104.7
    Richmond, VA
  • KROI - 92.1 FM
    Houston, TX
  •  WJMO - Praise 94.5
    Cleveland, OH
  • WNNL - The Light 103.9 FM
    Raleigh, NC
  •  WWIN - Spirit 1400
    Baltimore, MD
  • WDMK - 105.9 FM
    Detroit, MI
  • WGRB - Inspiration 1390
    Chicago, IL
  • KATZ - Hallelujah 1600                            St. Louis, MO
  • WCAO - Heaven 600                                      Baltimore, MD
  • WTJZ - Praise 104.9 FM.                                Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA
Recently named one of BMI's 2021 Trailblazers of Gospel and up for a 2020 Dove Award for "Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year", Renee Spearman is one of gospel music’s top singer/songwriters having worked with some of music's biggest stars including Grammy winners Gladys Knight, Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bobby Jones, and Byron Cage, just to name a few. 
With 4 Billboard topping releases in a row, Renee’s career has soared on highly regarded indie powerhouse label JDI Records (Brent Jones, Beverly Crawford, Norman Hutchins, etc.).  Produced by Quadrius Salters (Ricky Dillard, Kurt Carr) and Professor James Roberson (Dorinda Clark-Cole, Dr. Bobby Jones), check out the powerful new video for "I GOT GOD": 
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Welcome.US provides a single point of entry for Americans to donate to frontline organizations, host arriving families through Airbnb and find other ways to help Afghans as they rebuild their lives in the United States after fleeing the Taliban


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The social enterprise grocery store opens its second location dedicated to improving food access and community health in underserved communities

SEAT PLEASANT, MD (September 24, 2021) – Good Food Markets, a local grocery store, opened a second location in Seat Pleasant, MD on Wednesday September 15. Good Food Markets is a social enterprise of DC nonprofit Oasis Community Partners. In 2015, they launched their pilot location in the DC neighborhood of Woodridge in Ward 5. The Prince George’s County location was selected after extensive dialogue with the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (PGC-EDC) as part of their efforts to improve food access in underserved areas of the County.  

Good Food Markets is located in the Addison Plaza shopping center which had been home to a Safeway grocery store until it closed in 2016 creating greater difficulty for residents, many of which are seniors or low-income, to access fresh food. Mayor Eugene W. Grant of Seat Pleasant, Maryland enthusiastically welcomed Good Food Markets and said, “For over 1,902 days since the closing of a major grocery store in Seat Pleasant my residents have suffered the effects of a food desert.” He went on to say, “Good Food Markets will have a tremendous positive effect granting many of our senior citizens, families and neighbors access to fresh, wholesome and nutritious and healthy food options that they had been denied of for a long time.” 

In addition to everyday grocery access, this location will also have a full-service café with a made-to-order menu and communal seating. “Good Food Markets is truly a welcome grocery opportunity to this area of District 7/Capitol Heights and Seat Pleasant communities in Prince Georges County! We welcome the retail grocery market to help supplement our need for quality foods, meats and vegetables,” said Saundra Womack of the Peppermill Village Civic Association.  

Further, Good Food Markets will host health education events for adults and children, and partner with community organizations to provide residents with tools to stay healthy. “We are more than just a grocery store,” expressed Good Food Markets Marketing Manager, Krista Carter. “We have hosted over 400 programs since opening our first location on Rhode Island Avenue, and are excited to learn what our neighbors need in order to best serve as a comprehensive health and wellness resource,” she added. 

The project was funded in late 2019 through grants, a Healthy Food Financing Initiative loan from the Low-Income Investment Fund (LIIF), and an Economic Development Incentive Fund loan from the PGC-EDC. The independent nonprofit organization has been able to battle through the challenging pandemic circumstances, and open this store despite rising construction and materials costs, and ongoing delays.  

“Good Food Markets was founded on the fundamental belief that everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy food. The new Seat Pleasant location is the culmination of the work that numerous organizations and individuals have put in over years to advocate for policies, funding and action to expand food access in this neighborhood,” stated Good Food Markets Executive Director, Philip Sambol. He continued, “We are proud to be serving the Prince George’s County community and will continue to expand on our vision later this year with our third store in Ward 8.”  

Throughout the pandemic Good Food Markets has provided emergency food to nonprofits and public sector entities, including the Prince George’s County health department, delivering over 540,000 meals worth of groceries in DC, Maryland and Virginia. 

A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled on Saturday, October 2 from 10am – 2pm, with Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant, and other community leaders scheduled to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

About Good Food Markets 

Good Food Markets is social enterprise grocery store operated by nonprofit Oasis Community Partners with the mission to improve food access and community health by providing fresh healthy food, hosting fun educational events, and collaborating with neighborhood groups. 


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September 16, 2021 Publicist, Shawn Hay, 301-641-0814,

The LM Foundation's Annual 5K Walk/Run Against Domestic Violence

Landover, Maryland, September 17, 2021 – Join us for the LM Foundation's Annual 5K Walk/Run Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT at Prince George's Sports and Learning Center - Outdoor Track, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 21043.

The fundraising event will help to support survivors of domestic violence by providing food, toiletries, and help to find temporary housing, etc. This Walk-a-Thon will also address and provide assistance to families on available resources, education, health, counseling, and a temporary safe haven from an
abusive environment. In support of Bethany House, VA, the Walk-a-Thon goal is to raise awareness. A portion of the funds raised will be donated to financial support the Bethany House, No. Virginia.

“The goal of this event is to bring awareness of knowing the signs of domestic violence and how to support domestic violence survivors. If I had known the signs many years ago, Iwould have been able to help my best friend. I do this now so one will have to watch someone they love go through it and not
know what to do." – Founder & CEO, Pamela Price

Event Details:
+ Duration: (minimum) 5K or 3.1 miles
+ Sponsorship Pledges/Donation: $50.00 per lap
+ Individual Registration Fee: $35.00 (non-refundable)
+ Group Registration Fee (4 or more): + $25.00 (non-refundable)
+ Tee Shirts - $15.00 Adult $10.00 Children
+ Onsite registration opens at 9:00 AM and the official start time is 10:00 AM
+ Early Bird Registration at

About The LM Foundation
Our mission is to give hope to those who need it most! We aim to rebuild hope where it’s been damaged or lost. We work to rebuild and restructure with those in need, those who are underprivileged, and those who are underserved. Our focus lies on community efforts, including small-scale construction protects, shelter, food aid, community awareness, and educational opportunities. We firmly believe it takes a village to raise a child, and if you work on creating the most well-equipped society you can, so many problems simply work themselves out. To learn more, please visit




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Press Release:
June 19 Museum, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Ms. Jacqueline Griffin to its Board of Advisors.

Jacqueline (aka Momma Griffin) Griffin is a Motivational Speaker, mother of three, grandmother, and retired Army Sergeant. Many also know her as the mother of Heisman Trophy Winner, Number Two (2) Overall NFL Draft pick, NFL 2013 Rookie of the Year, and NFL Quarterback, Mr. Robert L. Griffin III (RG3).

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Motivational Speaker Ms. Jacqueline Griffin recently joined June 19 Museum, Inc as an advisor to prepare for the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration. Ms. Griffin will be a spotlight speaking at special Juneteenth banquets and become a Juneteenth Ambassador. In this role, she will support fundraising activities and other national observance activities.

June 19th, referred to as Juneteenth, marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and free all enslaved people. The troops' arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Presidential Executive Order freeing slaves in all rebelling states. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.

Jacqueline (aka Momma Griffin) Griffin is a Motivational Speaker, mother of three, grandmother, and retired Army Sergeant. Many also know her as the mother of Heisman Trophy Winner, Number Two (2) Overall NFL Draft pick, NFL 2013 Rookie of the Year, and NFL Quarterback, Mr. Robert L. Griffin III (RG3).

Ms. Griffin has two amazingly talented daughters: Miss Jihan Griffin and Miss Dejon Griffin and four gorgeous, intelligent, and talented granddaughters Jania Moten, Reese Griffin, Gloria Griffin, and Gameya Griffin and a handsome grandson, Baylor Griffin.

The Custom House Juneteenth Museum will offer interactive exhibits leveraging augmented reality and other technologies, a learning center, community outreach, education, job creation of museum staff, and cultural and historical preservation. The museum will develop and facilitate activities principally to commemorate the Juneteenth Celebration. It will also develop and facilitate activities that celebrate global diversity and inclusion through the stories and historical significance of Juneteenth. Our collections leverage modern technology to enrich, engage, and inspire communities through insight, visualizations, and interaction.

Jacqueline is not new to working with initiatives to give back. She has a long history of support to building greater awareness of the history and importance of Juneteenth. She serves as the President of The ROBERT L. GRIFFIN III (RG3) FOUNDATION, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization whose mission is to discover, design, and support programs that benefit struggling military families, underprivileged youth, and the victims of domestic violence. Jacqueline Griffin founded MOMS MOTIVATING MOMS (M3) to help mothers empower each other through encouragement, resources, and the support needed to make a difference in the lives of their children, their families, their communities, and our society. The organization supports all women that are and have mothered a child in their lifetime. Jacqueline believes when we invest in each other positive change happens for us and our families, which results in our communities and our society prosper.


The MOMS MOTIVATING MOMS (M3) organization's mission is to encourage, educate, and energize moms by fostering an environment of inclusiveness. Our goal is to help mothers (all women who have mothered a child in their lifetime) empower each other through encouragement, resources, and the support needed to make a difference in the lives of their children, their families, their communities, and our society. Learn more about (M3) at

About June 19 Museum Inc.

June 19 Museum, Inc. develops world-class tourist destinations dedicated to the Juneteenth Holiday. The Customs House Juneteenth Museum will feature interactive exhibits, a boutique hotel, a restaurant, and a learning center to support the Galveston, Texas community. Learn more about June 19 Museum Inc at

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Promises of God from the Psalms eBook

Promises of God from the Psalms eBook

Here is a word from the author, Robin McKinley. “Recently after a storm the beautiful rainbow seen on the cover of this eBook appeared in the sky. I took this picture from my front porch. It reminds us of the promises God has given to each of us in His Word.”
The Psalmist shared many of those promises. Click below to read about some of them.


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WE DID IT!!! BESTSELLING BOOK!!! ACHIEVEMENT RECEIVED!!! Oh I'm so grateful and it's wonderful to shout VICTORY! I wanted to take the time to thank all who assisted "Finding Joy In The Journey Vol 2" to BESTSELLER status. You are appreciated. 🤩 Should anyone want a signed copy. It's $20 plus $5 shipping. I love you all. Again, thanks for making me a Bestselling Author the gold star feels great. 🌟

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I penned some tools that help you find joy during difficult times. This devotional is filled with 90 different perspectives and ways to find JOY! I am so excited about the project.

"FINDING JOY IN THE JOURNEY VOL 2" is available for pre-order in the Kindle store. It is available*

The Amazon Kindle book is $1.99. You can also DM me or comment your email below and send $1.99 to my cashapp $queencle1 or

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Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Artist Hezekiah Walker Establishes Center for Gospel Music at Virginia Union University

June 02, 2021

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Union University (VUU) will launch the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at Virginia Union University. The academic center is the first of its kind in the United States. It will provide education and resources to help musicians and budding gospel artists to learn the cultural and business aspects of gospel music and the industry. Courses will be available to all VUU students and a variety of certification courses related to work in the industry will also be available to the general public.  

Walker, a second-year student of the Virginia Union University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology said, “the strong theological training I’ve received here at Virginia Union during the past two years has helped to shape my ministry.” He continued, “My goal is to give back to the school that has poured so much into me, by helping emerging gospel artists learn the business, as well as theological aspects of the gospel music industry.”

“Gospel music is an important part of our culture and VUU is honored to partner with  Walker to create a central hub for the study, writing, and preservation of gospel music. Walker has poured his spiritual gift and innovative ideas into the development of courses and events planned for the Center,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President and CEO of Virginia Union University. “VUU is growing to meet the changing career interests of our students by creating academic programs where the workforce demand is high or where students can explore opportunities in STEM, history, or the arts.”

The primary purpose is for the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at Virginia Union University is for all components of gospel music to work cohesively to blend our vast areas of ability and excellence in the knowledge of the arts. Students will learn through the study of sacred arts and how it relates to African heritage; explore music and worship traditions that promote understanding of biblical texts in faith-building; and participate in several planned live recordings to be produced under the direction of  Walker and VUU Choir director and award-winning gospel producer, Elder J. David Bratton.

The Center will launch in June 2021 and is an extension of Walker’s mantra, “And Because God is the greatest power, we will not be defeated!”



About Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University is a premier liberal arts urban institution of higher education and Center of excellence for the preparation of students and the development of leaders for tomorrows world. It was founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. Virginia Union University offers a broad range of educational opportunities that advance liberal arts education, teaching, research, science, technology, continuing education, civic engagement, and international experiences. Visit for more information.



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Do you feel like you can't go on?


There are times when we have felt that today would be our last, thinking tomorrow would never come. Anxieties of Life can weigh heavy on our Mental Health. Would you believe that you can find the Answers in the Bible to WHY you feel the way you do?


Please read the following scriptures. (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Did you notice the first verse reads, ' the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here'? This allotment of time is a Conclusion of a System of things. This time period of distress pangs is known as the Last Days. It's not the end of the world, but rather the end of wickedness that permeates the world of mankind, righteous and unrighteous alike. This time period will soon come to an end. These anxieties you feel today will evaporate and dissolve for those who become survivors of the Last Days. Notice the instruction of what to do in 2 Timothy 3:2-5? It says, '...and from these turn away.'


The scriptures provide a roadmap for certain ones to escape the time of distress. "During that time {Jesus Christ} will stand up, the Great Prince who is standing in behalf of your people. And there will occur a time of distress such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time..." But notice the ending of this verse. "And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book." (Daniel 12:1)


Remember, "Bad associations spoil useful habits." (1 Corinthians 15:33) "Now, O Israel, what is Jehovah your God asking of you? Only this: to fear Jehovah your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul," (Deut 10:12) "At that time those who fear Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening. And a book of remembrance was written before him for those fearing Jehovah and for those meditating on his Name." (Malachi 3:16)


The Bible tells us, "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Pslams 34:18) Also, we have a helper in the His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ whom states, "Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you." (Mat 11:28)


Would you like to be a Survivor of the Last Days?


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Press Release: Blackeye Entertainment Films: "The Show Must Go On'-Interview with Director/Producer of DMX's Final Film

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2021

Publicist, Shawn Papi, Office: 301-641-0814, Email:

c/o Joy T.J. Riley



To download PDF File click the link: (The Show Must Go On Interview with Director Antonio Simmons (b).pdf)



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In the news...

Check out the LIVE interview on WUSA9 by news reporter Ellen Bryan with Hey Papi Promotions Network members Jacqueline Griffin and Tasheka Green.


Tasheka Green and Jacqueline Griffin, hosts of the Facebook show "Mom We See You" share tips on how to be the best mother you can be.
 10:54 AM EDT April 12, 2021
Updated: 10:52 AM EDT April 12, 2021
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March 12, 2021                                                                                                         

Publicist, Shawn Hay

Office: (301) 641-0814



Crossland High School Dance Company, students, staff, Wanda's Hope Klozet, and the Gamma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, as well as the Bowie/Mitchellville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternities, hosted a "Pull-up and Pop The Trunk Coat Giveaway" to help local residents in Temple Hills, Maryland.

TEMPLE HILLS, M.D., March 12, 2021 - Prince George's County Public School's Crossland High School Dance Company, students, staff, and Wanda's Hope Klozet organization hosted a "Pull-up and Pop The Trunk Coat Giveaway" on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Maryland.  Wanda's Hope Klozet members and several generous community partners assisted with resources and support for this successful community service event.  More than 500 NEW coats were donated and given away to local families as they drove through the school parking lot. The community is still significantly impacted by the school and government closures related to COVID-19 and Wanda's Hope Klozet and partners were able to serve the community through this coat giveaway. Principal Michael Gilchrist, Wanda J. Knotts, students, fraternity members, and Crossland staff and alumni helped children and families on Saturday. Please share some of the highlights from the event below with family and friends!

Bowie State University students, Crossland High School alumni, former Crossland High School employees, the Gamma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, and the Bowie/Mitchellville Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi all came together with coats and smiles to safely support and serve the community during this pandemic.

“It is truly a pleasure to give back to my alma mater and this community,” says Ikey Staton, Crossland Alumni and member of the Gamma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

“I have a strong desire to connect communities to proper resources to restore Hope so families can thrive. This is why these events are so important to me”, says Wanda J. Knotts.


About Wanda’s Hope Klozet

Wanda’s Hope Klozet is a leading organization that addresses the basic clothing and shoe needs of underrepresented families around the USA. We support children, women, and families as they navigate through life challenges and hardships. We assist the community in developing a positive power that aids them along in life while offering them some of the luxuries that we frequently take for granted. Wanda’s Hope Klozet believes in a society that offers all humans irrespective of their status, race, and circumstances, equivalent opportunities to live a normal and happy life. Lack of access to clothes and shoes are some of the factors that are marginalizing our nation's neediest citizens. We provide coats and shoes to help people fight freezing winters in the USA and around the world. For more information about Wanda's Hope Klozet, please visit their website at







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