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🍂🍁 Hello, Hey Papi Promotions Network Members! 

It is the Thanksgiving Season! Here is a great Thanksgiving Bible Verse to read with your family 1 Timothy 4:4-5: "For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer."

Please congratulate and support our members mention in the newsletter! Be Thankful and Happy Thanksgiving. Love You All!


Welcome New Members😉

Thank you for joining the Hey Papi Promotions Network Family! We hope you enjoy our global family-friendly Christian faith-based social media networking family. Give our new 7+ members a warm welcome!🎉 To see New Members CLICK HERE.



Aunt Hattie’s Cookbook | Southern Comfort Food Favorites 💛🥕🥦

This beautifully Photo-Illustrated hardcover book is go to reference for recipes that feature wholesome ingredients, and down home cooking techniques that will enthuse the novice, and will excite seasoned cooks seeking a traditional approach to preparing beloved southern comfort food favorites for the Thanksgiving Holiday, etc. Order ⭐Dr. Hattie Washington's Cookbook today! To order her Cookbook CLICK HERE.


Happy Veterans Day!👏💙

We give gratitude and thanks to all Veterans for their bravery and dedicated service! Thank you ⭐Jacqueline Griffin for your service so we can live in a better place!

The Griffin family’s story is one of perseverance and unity. In the Griffin household, faith development was essential; education was for their empowerment followed by other pursuits. Life in the US Army provided a unique environment for the Griffin family to grow. To read more about Jacqueline CLICK HERE.


🎉Open House and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

⭐️Beverly Winstead had her Open House and Ribbon cutting celebration on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Her team of the Law Offices of Beverly Winstead, LLC., new location is at 5 S Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Read more about Beverly's services CLICK HERE.


Coat & Shoe Giveaway!🧥

Wanda's Hope Klozet is partnering with Crossland High School & Dance Company, and Krewe of Pyros for a "Pull-Up and Pop The Trunk Coat & Shoe Giveaway" on ️Monday, November 20, 2023, from 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM (EST). The event will be located in front of Crossland High School, 6901 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748.

Visit ⭐Wanda's Hope Klozet website to read more on how you can support, volunteer, donate, give or receive items needed at her event. Contact Naioma Muse at 240.478.8642 or email wandashopeklozet@gmail.com. Read more about Wanda's Hope Klozet CLICK HERE.


🙏A DMV Night of Worship LIVE Concert!

Come ready for a night of radical praise and unplugged worship with ️⭐Pastor Victoria Orenze and ️⭐Jumbo Ane live in Concert on Saturday, November 25, 2023, 5:00 PM (EST) at 10001 Aerospace Road, Lanham, MD 20706. We hope to see you there! Get tickets at https://tmi.eventbrite.com. Get tickets for this event CLICK HERE.


🙉💖Please share our newsletter link with family and friends at: https://heypapipromotions.com/blogs/hey-papi-promotions-network-november-newsletter-2023


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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, '...in 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?


Articles that may interest you:


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-8255

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November Newsletter Member Highlights

Award-winning singer, writer, and speaker Royal Height "The Music Ambassador" has done it again! His new song and video, Black Lives Matter World Theme Song Anthem, is already shaping up to go viral.

The strong lyrics, music, and video are absolutely timely because this volatile topic is dominating the front pages of news and on the hearts and minds of people everywhere around the world.

For every great cause, there is the need for a great theme song anthem to unite supporters. Music has this unique ability to do just that and if a picture is worth a thousand words then this music video is priceless! We finally have a Black Lives Matter World Theme Song Anthem that says and shows the tragedies of racism against Blacks with the hope for positive change.

Venro Records and Royal Height challenge all listeners and viewers to share this music and video because our goal continues to be "Touching Hearts and Changing Minds".

For more information about Royal Height's music including purchase and booking engagements, please visit https://www.venrorecords.com

#RoyalHeight #BlackLivesMatterWorldThemeSongAnthem #BlackLivesMatter



Dr. Hattie N. Washington made Amazon #1 Best-Seller of Hot New Releases for her New E-Book titled AUNT HATTIE'S COOKBOOK: Southern Comfort Food Favorites. The book can be purchase by clicking the above picture or visit the Amazon page link https://www.amazon.com/author/drhnwashington



🔥Attention: ALL POETS !!!🔥
Check out Poetic Empowerment Network's FREE Poetry Contest with CASH PRIZES💸💰 
Contest Rules:
• The title of the poem is "COVID-19 Altered My Life".
• Submit an email of your typed poem of one-page only.
• Address your personal story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus has altered your life.
• Proofread your poem for any grammatical errors.
• Do not use texting lingo Poems containing language that is vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate will not be accepted.
• Email your contact number and poem to poethost@gmail.com
Your poem will be judged on Transparency, Originality & Creativity of “Social Distancing”.🥇🥈🏆
All poems have to be submitted by Saturday, November 28, 2020.⏳⏰
For more information contact Paula at 301-691-1108 or email poethost@gmail.com and website or https://www.poethost.me
Please share this contest with your family and friends!



Local celebrity ⭐Billy Campbell's book called MOONLIGHT is starting to make the news and getting great editorial reviews, etc.

Moonlight is the compelling true story of Billy Campbell, who endured a childhood of being a victim of abuse, bullying, and molestation, which led him to victimize others, before finding redemption.

To learn more about ⭐Billy Campbell including speaking engagements and book purchase, please visit 


#MOONLIGHT #TheBillyCampbellStory



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.

Wanda’s Hope Klozet is entirely dependent upon the charity of organizations and individuals to fulfill its operating expenses. We organize different donation drives, fundraisers, and social gatherings across the USA to collect essential apparel for our community. For more information about our services, please visit https://www.wandashopeklozet.com/

Please share this news with family and friends!
#WandasHopeKlozet #Love #Faith #Friendship #Respect


The Gore Boyz are making a mark with their latest single ‘Spend A Bag’. Having performed numerous concerts, including that of Justin Bieber's, The Gore Boyz are not just spending the bag, but chasing their dreams and goals to be the next Pop/R&B boyband too.

Watch the full interview with the band and read about their growth, musical inspirations, and future plans on SKRRRT Central.

The Gore Boyz’s new songs are backed by Grammy Award-winning producers and writers out in Los Angeles such as Ron Feemster who wrote the theme song for Men in Black and Mischke Butler who’s worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Little Mix. To learn more information visit their website at https://www.tgbrocks.com/



Do You Have A Book That Needs Exposure?

You can now join our new Hey Papi Promotions Network "Official" Online Bookstore!

For more information about our bookstore including advertising, please visit our network website link: https://heypapipromotions.com/bookstore


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Hello Network Family, we want to know what is going on in your city.

If you have or know any upcoming events, community outreach activities including church services let us know. You can post all your events, prayer requests, news/press releases, articles, blogs, business services, ministry activities, fundraisers, mission trips, etc for FREE exposure on our now global family-friendly Christian social media network "Events/Activities"  tab at https://heypapipromotions.com/events

I want all our members to see what is going on in your city. This will help network members find events near them they can support and fellowship. We now have 3,284 members all over the world! Please connect and welcome our new 3 members that joined our network family this year.



Don’t let the winter season make your business go undiscovered!

Maximize your exposure this season with our inexpensive 2020 Marketing & Advertising Rates for Hey Papi Promotions Network Members and Non-members. 

Click the link below to download PDF for our 2020 Marketing & Advertisement Rate Sheet:

Hey Papi Promotions Advertisement Rates 2020 PDF


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Merry Christmas Network Family !!!


John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Matthew 1:18-25 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 


Matthew 2:1-12 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,...


Matthew 2:11 - And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.


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In the news...

We've had a record number of new memberships to our global Christian social media network.

For the month of July we've had a total of 79 people to join our network,

this brings our total membership to 3051 people!!


Our new members are from the countries of China, Papua New Guinea, India, Nigeria, Brazil, Canada, Swaziland, Zambia, and the United Kingdom.

Within the United States members have joined from the following states; Virginia, Georgia, New York, Florida, Maryland, Texas, Delaware, Tennessee, Wisconsin, California, Maryland, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

Please help me welcome our new members to the Network Family!
Below is the link to see all new members https://heypapipromotions.com/profiles/members/

Here are some other links so members can fellowship and support each other.

Chat Room:
Recent News (Blogs)
Prayer Request:

Share the news, invite your family and friends to join our Network!

Membership is always FREE and all our welcome!
Have a blessed week!


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Excrepts from my book A Prayer Study Guide

This book makes a compelling argument for the value of prayers in the lives of all believers 8466511663?profile=originalregardless of religious persuasions. The non-believer can go to God in sincere prayer with a repentant heart; God will hear and answer if the prayer request aligns with the will of God. If one were to study prayer from an objective, psychological point of view, or even study prayer from a historical point of view, prayer has a definite value.

The book is available through Amazon.com and from the author by contacting her at white3285@sbcglobal.net.

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We want to know what is going on in your area! Post or view Network Members events from around the world. Posting your upcoming church, community or business service on our Network is FREE including membership! Click our Network's "Events and Activities" link to see the latest news & activities at https://heypapipromotions.com/event


Welcome to the Family!

We now have 2,925 Hey Papi Promotions Network Members that live globally in countries from United Kingdom, Africa, Canada, France, Russia, China and much more.

Please welcome our new members to the Network Family!

Visit our Network Member profile pages to find people in your area on link https://heypapipromotions.com/profiles/members/


Secrets for Raising A Superstar !!!

Jacqueline “Jackie” Marie Griffin – Motivational Speaker, mother of three, grandmother, and retired Army Sergeant – is known by many as the mother of Heisman trophy winner, #2 overall NFL draft pick and Washington Redskins’ former starting quarterback and NFL 2013 Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III (RG3). Jacqueline Griffin is now available for keynote functions, community service events or speaking engagements.

For more information about booking including reading her Bio, please click link https://heypapipromotions.com/group/jacqueline-griffin-speaking-engagements


The Summer Season is weeks away!

Get your outfits early before the summer starts with Christian inspirational apparel and accessories by Divine Acronyms. They have a variety of clothing and products that show Divine Acronyms with encouraging statements defining biblical words. You can choose from a wide variety of styles for Men, Women, Infants, Toddlers and Children sizes that are available to order. Please share this with your family and friends that are trying to find the perfect gift to evangelize to others wearing Christian inspirational apparel!

For more information or to view the complete inventory visit their store at www.DivineAcronyms.com

#DivineAcronyms #ChristianInspirationalApparel


Calling all Intercessors, Leaders and Prayer Warriors!

Fountain of Life International Ministries presents Rebuilding The Lord's House Prayer Conference 2019!

This conference will feature dynamic speakers such as; Pastor Denise Gistand, Apostle Garrett Lloyd, and Dr. Brenda Salter. The conference is hosted by Prophetess Marie Woodson, and Pastor Stephaine Swanza. The morning session will have a prerecorded greeting and message from Bishop Jackie McCullough.

Date And Time:
Sat, May 18, 2019
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center,
6250 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

Two Sessions:
Donation: $40.00 Morning - $30.00 Afternoon
Please register and RSVP at www.fountainoflifeintlchurch.com

#PrayerConference #Prayer


New Book Launch by Visionary Author Dr. Tasheka L. Green
You can Pre-Order Book "Coaching Champions - How to understand the players before giving the plays" for the price $20.00 & $4.00 S/H.

This book is also co-author by Hey Papi Promotions Network members Dr. Andrea Kane and Dr. Essie McKoy!

Order on her website


Please read Author Dr. Willie White article about Psalm Sunday & Passion Week
Click link below:



Zion's Daughters Dance Ensemble, Inc. presents COME BACK TO ME

Save the Date June 1, 2019, and get tickets now!

Zion's Daughters Dance Ensemble, Inc. presents COME BACK TO ME featuring Special Guest Praise 104.1's Cheryl Jackson, Multiple Stellar Award Winning Artists Isaiah D. Thomas, and other Dance/Mime Ministries within the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The event will be hosted by Minister Marjorie B. Gorham-Jones and Mrs. Chari Christie.

The event will take place on June 1, 2019, at St. Paul Church, 6419 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747.

The doors open at 4:30 PM and the program will start at 5:00 PM.
Tickets will be $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Children 3 and under will be free!

For more information about the event, please call Marjorie (202) 607-5828 or Chari (202) 365-2341.

Tickets can be purchased on the website https://www.zionsdaughtersdanceinc.com

Please share the news, invite your family and friends to this awesome event!

#ZionsDaughtersDanceEnsembleInc #ComeBackToMe


Rolloway Productions is now booking for national and international events!
Fun, inter-generational, cross cultural, quality entertainment & recreation - on roller skates!

Changing the world through Roller Skating...
We provide entertainment for Corporate Events, Grand Openings, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Celebrations, Community Days, Festivals, Fundraisers, Employee Recognition Day or any Special Events, etc.

For more information and to see complete services visit website https://www.rollowayproductions.com


Deep Cover "Let your light shine in dark places" Stage Play Production
by McClam Enterprise Productions

A stage play that brings awareness on the rise of social injustices, racism and gun violence.

About this Event
Troy, son of a Pastor, finds himself outraged in Seminary School at his religious peers response of being silent at the rise of social injustices, racism, and gun violence. These dark issues have caused people to become more divided in the community, workplace, and even inside the church. Troy taking a break from school demands his father to use his platform to speak out or else! Pastor Wilson refusing to be intimated reminded his son to be the light during this dark time to pray and show God's love, the ultimate way to change a person's heart. This production is sponsored by Divine Inspirations.

June 8th - 6 pm Hosted by Comedian Shaun Lionel
June 9th - 4 pm Hosted by Gospel Artist Marquis Dolford

Featuring one of the hottest choir in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Sam Roberts & the Levites Assembly & Steeple Awards Best New Artist Terrell "T-Rex" Simon

Date And Time:
Sat, June 8, 2019, from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Date And Time:
Sun, June 9, 2019, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Harmony Hall Arts Center,
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

For more information about the event including tickets, please visit website https://www.mcclamenterpriseproductions.com

#McClamEnterpriseProductions #DeepCoverStagePlay


Get your tickets now for the Stage Play, Laughing Inspite Of, written by Playwright Elaine Hutchinson.

This Stage Play is based on the popular book, Laughing to Keep From Crying, Written by Rosalyn Morgan.
The Stage Play is Directed by Jacquie Anderson and produced by Divine Revelation Entertainment & Educational Services, Inc.

Laughing Inspite Of is a Comedy-Drama based on a true story of a daughter's devotion and attention to her mother during her mother's onset of Alzheimer's disease. While taking the journey into the unknown, she finds humor in her struggle.

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Showtimes: 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Cost: $30 & $35 at the door

Location: Harmony Hall,
10701 Livingston Road,
Ft. Washington, MD 20744

Contact: 888-688-4424 or 301-523-0120

Get Tickets: http://www.divinerevelationent.org


Do you need more exposure for your business service or upcoming event?

Check out our Network Member & Non-member Spring Advertising Rates Sheet.
To download the 2019 Advertisement Rate Sheet click PDF link below:

Click Here to Download Advertisement Rate Sheet

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HEY PAPI PROMOTIONS has been chosen to do the lead marketing & promotions for the 25th Annual Stellar Awards. If you don't know this is the premier Gospel event that recognizes and honors African American artists. This one of a kind award show has showcased top Gospel artists and many television and film stars.

Stellar Gospel Music Awards Celebrate 25 Years of Honoring the Biggest and Brightness in Gospel Music.
Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and Vicki Winans to Host the Event to be Held in the City of Nashville for the 5th Year. HEY PAPI PROMOTIONS will serve as the Premier Promoter for VESSELVIBEmag.com's "Official" Pre-Stellar Awards Kick Off "Urban Gear Reception" in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Stellar Awards! More information and details of this event can be found at the website http://www.thestellarawards.com

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Hello Everyone,

Check out the HOT BLESSING NEWS of being nominated for Young African Americans for the "Top 30 Under 30?!!!

Radio One's 93.9 WKYS DJ Quick Silver & Angie Ange have finish the final voting! See the results of the nomination.

More information can be found on the Radio One WKYS Station website.

Here below is the "Official" Radio One 93.9 WKYS link for all the young professionals:

"Click below"




Nominate Young African Americans For The “Top 30 Under 30″ KYSDC - 93_9 WKYS DC's Home for the Hip-Hop Community.mht


Reception inclued:

1. DC City Council Members have confirmed attendance, including The Honorable Vincent Gray
2. Washington, DC will issue a City Proclamation Honoring the Top 30
3. Extended invitations to the following and are pending confirmation:

  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Congresswoman Donna Edwards
  • Honorable Jack Johnson, County Executive Prince George’s County
  • Prince George’s County Council
  • Honorable Isiah Leggett, County Executive Montgomery County
  • Mayor Adrian Fenty
  • Council of the District of Columbia
  • Mayor William Euille of Alexandria
  • Councilwoman Alicia Hughes, City of Alexandria


Nominees included:



#1 Mike Winans, Jr.

MikeMike Winans, Jr. was born in Glendale, California three days after his dad Michael Winans Sr. had won his first Grammy Award in 1982. Once his parents, Michael and Regina boarded the plane heading back to their hometown Detroit, it was apparent that Mike Jr. would be a Musical Prodigy.

As the nephew/neice of (Bebe & Cece Winans), growing in a musical family of icons was a natural fit to work in the industry. Mike began his musical career as a high school freshman singing and writing songs for the concert and gospel choirs at Martin Luther King Jr. high school. During his junior year of high school, Mike along with his cousins Marvin Jr., Carvin Jr., and Juan formed the group Winans Phase 2 and signed a record deal with
Word/Sony Records. The group toured worldwide and accomplished many accolades including their nomination for a Grammy Award in 1999.

In 2002, Mike attended Schoolcraft College majoring in Business Administration. He graduated in 2004 and started Baby Mike Music Publishing Co. The company experienced success practically from the beginning. Mike went on to write and produce songs for several artists including New Edition, Avant, Diddy, Chris Brown, Danity Kane, Day 26, B5, Case, Michelle Williams and Mario Winans to name a few. Mike has produced on 5 Billboard #1 Albums and 4 Platinum Albums so far in his accomplished career. He also serves as one of the Senior Producers on Diddy’s MTV’s Makin Da Band.

While the music production continues, Mike has began to encourage and motivate others who are interested in the field of entertainment and business via public speaking engagements. His goal is to offer knowledge and wisdom by sharing personal experiences and valuable commentary.
Mike recognizes that true success is predicated mostly by how many others you can assist to accomplish their dreams.You can contact Mike Winans directly at mrwinans82@gmail.com He would love to talk with you personally.

#2 Amleset Kidane

CoachPicAmleset Kidane referred to as “Coach K” is a Motivational Speaker and Certified Life Coach who began her career as a youth coach for at risk youth. Her passion to unleash the brilliance of youth and young adults propelled her to leave her prominent executive position and start her own coaching firm.

Coach K’s company created youth coaching programs for such institutions as Job Corps, DC Charter Schools, and The Oak Hill Academy. Coach K is one of the most insightful and compelling speakers in her industry. Her ability to persuade and connect with her audience on a deeper level makes her an irresistible speaker.

Coach K is also the Founder of Genesis International Consulting Firm, LLC, a Coaching Firm designed to change the way professionals and leaders approach, think, and live their life. She is passionate about serving as a catalyst for change in the lives of those who she connects with.

Coach K established the First Life Coaching Training Institute in the DC Metropolitan area with a special emphasis on minority populations. The Genesis Life Coaching Institute continues to receive high accolades. Having worked in higher education in the past, she created customized programs in the areas of executive leadership, business, marketing, youth and family, public speaking, spiritual empowerment, health advocacy and public policy, and personal development coaching. At her Institute several qualified Coaches and Consultants serve under her Leadership Training, Coaching, and Consulting Individuals.

In 2009, her Institute launched a campaign for individual and community success titled, A Better You for a Better Tomorrow ( ABYBT). Under the ABYBT campaign a series of workshops, seminars, camps, and retreats are being conducted to elevate participants to their next level. The theme and subsequent classes advocate for individuals to invest in personal growth in their daily living to gain a more prosperous future

As a college student Coach K was a NCAA Champion and All-Star Athlete in cross country and track at Southeastern Louisiana University. She has won numerous awards both athletically and professionally including, The Robin Roberts Award, Athlete of the Year, The Spirit to Serve, MVP, The Sports Writers Top Ten, Scholar Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the Year, and Community Leader Award.

She currently serves as Vice President of Rotary International Greenbelt Chapter and also represents the Rotary Youth Leadership program.

Contact Coach K at info@gicfirm.com.

#3 Shawn Hay

SimbaShawn Hay, also known as Shawn Papi aka Sean P. Diddy Combs of Gospel Promotion is the Premier Promoter for Gospel Celebrity Events and Community Service activities in the DMV.

Shawn is also the owner of The Penta Networking Group which is ranked in the top 20 Security Consulting firms in the country. The Hey Papi Promotions Network Company is the top Christian Marketing & Promotions Company in the DC metropolitan that is also owned by Mr. Hay.

Since the year of 1994 while attending college at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore he had early training as a promoter for college events and working under many night clubs including Marc Barnes of DC Live now Dream Night Club. He became one the Mega-Promoters of the DC area night clubs and was well honored for it. Having a calling from the Lord it was time to give everything up and use his talent for serving God.

Today, Mr. Hay is now the Top Christian Promoter in the DC Metropolitan Area and has a network contact of 100,000+ People. He has promoted major events The National Pan-Hellenic Council Community Fundraiser; The Voices of Praise Concert with Jonathan Nelson, CeCe Winans Praise in the Park Event; Run-DMC’s Citywide Foster Care Adoption Walk and most recently The 2010 Stellar Awards.

When not working Mr. Hay enjoys traveling the world, exercising, watching movies, and community service. Mr. Hay can be reached at his “Official” website at www.heypapipromotions.ning.com.

#4 Shayna Yvonne Rudd

Shayna RuddShayna Yvonne Rudd is a proud native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the prestigious Howard University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and African-American Studies. Upon graduation, Shayna remained in Washington, D.C. and was hired through “Teach For America” as an educator at Anacostia Senior High School and upon completion of her two year service, she taught at Maya Angelou Public Charter School. Miss Rudd is currently pursuing her MBA at Trinity University in Washington, D.C.

It was during her tenure at Howard University that Shayna was introduced to pageantry. In 2005, she was crowned Miss Howard University and Miss Black and Gold, Eastern Region. During her reigns, Shayna’s platform and passion for mentoring and empowering the lives of young women was the cornerstone of her dreams becoming a reality. As a result, Miss Rudd founded The LadyDiva Corporation where she is presently enriching the lives of women from all walks of life.

In July of 2007, Shayna earned the honor of being crowned Miss District of Columbia (D.C.) and represented D.C. at the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. As her once in a lifetime week of competing came to a close, Shayna earned the non-finalist preliminary talent award that captivated the audience. Being honored opened many doors and fostered relationships that allowed Shayna to return to D.C. as an educator with a drive to serve her community as Miss District of Columbia while changing the lives of many people.

In 2009, The LadyDiva Corporation held its first LadyDiva Honors Awards where she recognized and honored several women in the District of Columbia for personal heroisms and their dedication to enriching the lives of others. On January 29-31, 2010, LadyDiva heldd its first “Having the Audacity to Dream” young ladies conference in Philadelphia, PA. During the conference, Ms. Rudd unveiled her first book, “Lady Lessons: The LadyDiva Guide to Embracing the Truth About You!” With this book, Miss Rudd says, “I want to reach out and effectively touch, help, heal and encourage young women to capture their dreams. I want them to have the audacity to dream and turn those dreams into action.”

Shayna is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Service Sorority, Inc. and the reigning Miss Black USA 2009. She is determined to make a difference through the arts, education and social awareness.

For more information on The LadyDiva Corporation, please visit www.ladydivaforlife.com.

#5 Ryan Richmond

30-under-30-ryan-richmondRyan Richmond is a Washington, D.C. native and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. As a cinematographer, he has shot more than 40 films and music videos. His cinematography has been showcased in some 50 festivals nationally and internationally, including Sundance and Cannes. He shadowed Spike Lee on “25TH HOUR” and Mathew Libatique on “INSIDE MAN”.

Richmond’s directorial debut film MONEY MATTERS, was the first Short to be nominated for the Independent Feature Project’s (IFP’s) Gordon Parks Award (2001). He developed the short film into a feature screenplay, which was selected by Tribeca Film Festival’s All Access Program, won UrbanWorld Film Festival’s HBO Screenplay Competition and won 2nd place for the Larry Neal Dramatic Writing Competition. With MONEY MATTERS now complete, the film will star Aunjanue Ellis (RAY, UNDERCOVER BROTHER), Michel Wright (WPGC) and Antonio “The Cuban Cigar Smoker” (WKYS) with executive producer Sam Pollard (INSIDE MAN, JUICE).

Currently, his cinematography is airing on HBO with the documentary “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”, and Ryan is producing a four-part documentary series with Spike Lee on President Barack Obama for A&E Indie Films (A&E Channel).

#6 Pharoh Martin

30-under-30-pharoh-martinPharoh Martin is the national correspondent for the NNPA News Service. “The Black Press of America” serves over 200 Black and community newspapers nationally.

As a reporter for NNPA, Martin focuses largely on issues of the aging, civil rights and public policy, as well as covering the White House and Capitol Hill for the Black Press.

The Fresno, California native also writes regularly for Theurbandaily.com, Radio One/ Blackplanet’s most trafficked entertainment website (2.5 million+ monthly page views).

In 2004, Martin co-founded urban lifestyle periodical Streetz Magazine, where he served as it’s editorial director. He recently launched Thesmugger.com, a life and style blog geared toward urbane gentlemen.

Martin is a 2009-2010 NNPA/AARP fellow. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Howard University John H. Johnson School of Communications, where he was twice nominated for a Hearst Award for feature writing.

Interview subjects include entertainment celebrities 50 Cent, T.I., Diddy and Kanye West, mother of rapper Notorious B.I.G. Voletta Wallace, Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams, actor Hill Harper, civil rights leaders Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, civil and women’s rights icon Dorothy Height, Michael Jackson’s family lawyer L. Londell McMillan and AARP’s first black CEO A. Barry Rand, among many other prolific subjects. He has also covered President Barack Obama as a White House correspondent.

His work has been published in Vibe, GIANT, J’Adore and XXL magazines, as well as The Legal Times, Newsone.com and Allhiphop.com, The Los Angeles Sentinel, Amsterdam News, The Chicago Defender, The Afro Newspaper, The Final Call and The Philadelphia Tribune, among many other places.

#7 William Lance Blake

30-under-30-william-blakeWilliam Lance Blake currently serves as an educator in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). As a product of PGCPS, Mr. Blake displays a sincere dedication to serving as an innovative educator, who is determined to educate youth and inspire them to create their individual “Blueprint of Success.” Mr. Blake graduated from Forestville High in 2002. He went on to attend Morgan State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Consumer Sciences. Shortly after graduation Mr. Blake was hired by PGCPS as the Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher at Gwynn Park High School. Mr. Blake’s drive and eagerness to actively participate in the educational culture at Gwynn Park High School has allowed him to serve as: Director of Peer Mediation, Senior Class Advisor, Curriculum Writer, Chairperson of Student Activities and Administrative Intern in his first three years.

While learning the ropes of being an educator, Mr. Blake simultaneously completed coursework to earn his Master’s Degree from Trinity University in Curriculum & Instruction. The accolades and degrees of higher learning have only been stepping stones for the ultimate platform that Mr. Blake seeks to execute. To add to his many accomplishments, Mr. Blake was recently accepted into the New Leaders for New Schools Program (NLNS). NLNS is a National Initiative that trains Resident Principals to lead urban schools and close the achievement gaps in our urban communities. This program seeks leaders who are “influential agents of change who impact not only students and schools but entire communities…”At the tender age of 25, Mr. Blake is the youngest person to be accepted in the program in which he will be a Resident Principal for the 2010-2011 school year.

Mr. Blake believes that all students can excel no matter what circumstance they encounter in life. Building relationships with family, school, and community are the faucets of success that Mr. Blake believes creates levels of achievement amongst all students. Only 25 years of age, most colleagues assume that Mr. Blake has 25 years of experience in the field of education due to his relentless drive and motivation to connect and engage with students who have been underserved or disenfranchised from their education.

Aside from his professional track, Mr. Blake is also a community activist and has been honored by the United Methodist Episcopal Church for his unselfish work in the community. He serves as Co-Founder of The Fellaz Inc., which is a non-profit organization geared toward empowering the youth to achieve in every field of their human endeavors. Last but certainly not least, Mr. Blake is a devoted member Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

#8 Stephen Conti

30-under-30-stephen-contiStephen Conti, President and CEO of Tocar Spa, concentrates his practice on athletic re-development and recovery massage. He is trained and licensed in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pregnancy, & Hot Stone massage. His experience ranges from work with Collegiate and High school athletic teams to Day Spas. Stephen’s formal training was conducted at the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC. His massage incorporates a variety of techniques including: myo-fascial release and advanced stretching. With an in-depth understanding of anatomy and structural kinesiology Stephen is able to work the issues at the root and not just the surface.

In his previous post he was the Guest Services Manager at a Multi-National Spa & Salon and was responsible for designing a comprehensive Quality-of-Service training program for Guest Service Representatives. In the capacity he also developed a company wide guest incentive based reward program to increase customer retention.

Stephen is a firm believer that we should all empower ourselves to achieve the goals which we have set forth in our own lives. “Setting goals for your health should be no different from any financial or professional goal that you have set. We need to view our health as a top priority, rather than an afterthought. It is imperative to remember we are only given one body and that we need to take care of it.”

Stephen, 27, is currently single and resides in Hyattsville, MD.

#9 Natasha Eubanks

30-under-30-natasha-eubanksNatasha Eubanks is the creator of TheYBF.com, one of the largest and most popular celebrity gossip and entertainment websites. She started the blog as a hobby in July 2005 while in her first year of law school. TheYBF.com is the product of her obsession with all that is Hollywood and celebrity. Natasha noticed there was a lack of African-American celebrities being represented by mainstream media, and decided to create a lane for celebrity gossip and entertainment news focusing on Black Hollywood. Today, at 27 years of age, Natasha has developed TheYBF.com into a full-fledged business that enjoys a readership of over 15 million readers per month. The brand focuses on shedding light on the fabulous side of Black Hollywood, as well as having fun with the drama that makes Hollywood—Hollywood.

In July of 2008, TheYBF.com expanded from the web into the airwaves! Natasha became the Gossip & Entertainment Correspondent for the nationally syndicated Big Boy’s Neighborhood Morning Radio Show. You can hear Natasha giving the most up-to-date entertainment news daily to listeners in over 40 markets in several major cities across the United States.

Natasha is just as hard working off the air and away from her computer. Natasha was featured on the cover of the January 2010 issue of Black Enterprise magazine. She is working hard to dominate the business landscape through all areas of media. Natasha stresses, “Maintaining ownership is the end-all, be-all of my goal because it is important, especially for the black community.” Her company, The Young, Black, and Fabulous LLC, boosted revenue near the $1 million mark in 2009!

Natasha has also created an online magazine, TheYBF.com Extra, and is currently developing several more businesses to create a media empire.

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