(Atlanta, GA) Booklovers from across the country flocked to Atlanta, GA for the first LIVE African American Book Clubs on the Move also known as the AAMBC awards. Real Housewives of Atlanta starlet Claudia Jordan hosted the ceremony celebrating various genres of literature in the African American culture. "When we learned that Claudia Jordan was working on a literary project, we were even more excited to extend an invitation to her to host the inaugural show," Tamika Newhouse (Delphine Publishing, AAMBC awards) says, "It was a great fit and our audience enjoyed her very much." Newhouse was also thankful to the sponsors that stepped up to make the evening special. "We were blessed to have amazing sponsors that stepped up to the plate to make this first show amemorable experience for our participants," publisher Tamika Newhouse (Delphine Publishing)says. In addition to the ASPIRE network coming on board as the official media partner, the AAMBC awards was sponsored by Newhouse's new publishing site LITISH, David Weaver presents, Miss Virgo Girl Media, the Z Bailey Collection, John Silvey (Zaxby's) MBP Publishing, and Pure Sip hyper-purified water.
The awards were presented by a mixture of Atlanta celebrities, authors and socialites. 2015 AAMBC award nominees included; Poet of the Year- Laqueshia Malone, Breakout Author of the Year-Piper Huguley, Book Club of the Year-Keys No Lock, Male Author of the Year-David Weaver, Indie Publisher of the Year- Brown Girls Publishing, Female Author of the Year-Zane, Indie Book Store- Nubian Books, AAMBC Author of the Year- M. Skye, Romance Author of the Year- Sheila Goss, Magazine of the Year- Rolling Out, Christian Author of the Year- Denora Boone, Independent Digital Publisher- David Weaver Presents, Blogger of the Year- Orsayor Simmons "Book Referees", Reader's Choice-K'wan Foye, eBook of the Year- Jessica Watkins,Street Lit Writer of the Year- Silk White, AAMBC Reviewer of the Year-Kiera Northington. The Francis Ray award was given to popular urban fiction author K'wan and steed media/rolling out publisher Munson Steed received the 2015 Media Innovator of the Year. In his acceptance speech Steed spoke of support for African American authors in establishing a platform for them via rolling out. "We want to support our literary community. So if there are any authors here that we haven't featured, we'd like to share an opportunity with you to connect with our readers," Steed explained.
Guests of the 2015 AAMBC awards included Brittish Williams (VH1/Basketball Wives) Adrianna Lombardo (R&B/pop singer), Bo Talley (Atlanta philanthropist/socialite) Shay (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta) and several other notables. Newhouse says she is looking forward to the next AAMBC awards which she has set the date of June 11th, 2016.
Enchanted Branding & Public Relations is a multimedia marketing, branding and public relations agency with headquarters in Atlanta, GA and a partnership office in New York City.
Enchanted Branding and Public Relations specializes in fusing creativity with strategic industry know-how to create impressionable and measurable customized campaigns, especially as it relates to entertainment/arts. Our agency has worked with top talent to segue their careers into alternate dimensions by cross-branding and promotion, exposing them to a larger consumer fan base. Enchanted Branding & Public Relations actively seeks exposure for clients that include television, print, radio and sponsorship opportunities.
In this episode of The Remix, Christal Jordan from Enchanted PR joined us with her new client Scarzeo. The St. Thomas born MC was in town from New York and stopped by to talk about his career and his upcoming album 15 to Life.
Christal also represents Chilli (TLC) so she talked about the crowdfunding campaign for TLC. Christal and Big Dee had a funny exchange talking about men and scrubs! You've gotta hear it.
We had Ceb from Think Shop Designs on the show to talk about his clothing line and poetry book.
Chi Christine joined us for the first time. She helped with a couple of the interviews and offered her insight on a few topics.
DJ Yogi and Brittany joined the show later and talked about the upcoming Boombap Saturdays on Feb 7. Gerald and DJ Yogi had fun talking about the Atlanta Hawks and their 15-game winning streak.
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Enchanted Branding & Public Relations president Christal Jordan launched a webisode series entitled, "A PR Minute with Christal Jordan" via the company's youtube channel Enchanted PR online.
"My team and I have been looking for ways to effectively showcase what PR Practitioners and Brand Managers do on a daily basis. There are so many misconceptions about the nature of our job and the discipline itself, so I thought this would be a fun way to connect with students and those new to the profession," says president Christal Jordan.
The former radio/talk show host was excited at the opportunity to return to her broadcasting and production roots. "I really enjoyed doing radio and even a community talk show years ago," Jordan explains. The webisodes give us an opportunity to get back into that while focusing on my passion, which is PR."
Jordan formerly co-hosted a radio show on Air America under the leadership of Public Enemy front man Chuck D. You can tune in to A PR Minute with Christal Jordan here: http://youtu.be/rzTXZbUQjMI
A new webisode will be released every Friday at noon EST. For more information contact: email@example.com
For More Information Contact: Enchanted PR | Christal Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org | 678.499.0297
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THE 2014 GEORGIA ENTERTAINMENT GALA ANNOUNCES THE SECOND EVENT CO-HOST
(Atlanta, GA) A night of immaculate elegance, the Georgia Entertainment Gala showcases the immense talent that Georgia has to offer. Emerge yourself in a themed Roaring 1920's Black Tie event featuring an awards ceremony honoring the excellence of Georgia's film industry professionals, live entertainment, the world's most tantalizing cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres, and more. While this night is designed to peak all of your senses, it also is developed to advance an excellent cause. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Art program of Bethune Elementary and Corporate Code.
WHO: Autumn Bailey Entertainment, LLC; Get Connected & SEMAJ Consulting
WHAT: The Haves and Have Not star Tyler Lepley will co-host the Second Annual Georgia Entertainment Gala
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2014
WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
INFO: Event information and tickets on sale at www.GAEntertainmentGala.com
For additional information partnership opportunities contact: info@GAEntertainmentGala.com
Tyler Lepley grew up as an only child in Philadelphia. From a young age he began athletics where he was a three sport star at Central Bucks West High School, competing in basketball, track and football. Tyler also played collegiate football at Kutztown University, where he was a starting running back for 2 years. He graduated from Kutztown with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, he moved out to Los Angeles, unsure of what lied ahead but wanting a change and a quest for more. He began a career in personal training, where one day he was approached by a producer who loved his look and personality, and thought he could be right for a role in an upcoming film. Tyler auditioned for the part and booked his first role in an independent feature. After that, his passion for acting began to flourish. He knew he had found his calling and began to cultivate and hone his craft. He began taking numerous acting classes, acquired an agent and manager, and the opportunities came with abundance. With talent, the right tools, advice, and team, his journey had begun. He is currently shooting season 2 of the breakout hit series on OWN called The Haves and the Have Nots, created and produced by Tyler Perry. He can also been seen in the recently released FOX Searchlight film Baggage Claim with Taye Diggs, Paula Patton, Tia Mowry, and Derek Luke.
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS:
Georgia World Congress Center Sunseeker Media
Clayton County Film Office
AFR Event Furnishings
Georgia Music Industry Association
Williams Turner & Mathis, Inc.
The National Association of Professional Black Women
Women in Film and Television Atlanta
BronzeLens Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Rome International Film Festival Georgia Latino Film Festival
Food Therapy owner Tamar Telahun and Chef Jose Flores hosted the Libra edition:Charm & Deceit brunch on Sunday, October 20th as a birthday celebration for Enchanted PR president Christal Jordan. A select group of media influencers, publicity gurus, foodies and special guests of Enchanted PR were treated to signature menu of Mediterranean cuisine and specialty fruit-infused margaritas courtesy of Girls Nite Out Margaritas. Nestled in one of Atlanta's oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods, Food Therapy offered a brief reprieve from the publicity driven status of midtown Atlanta.
"Food Therapy was the perfect place to host this event, as its fresh, intimate and charming yet it has the sophistication of a long standing establishment. The chef has a very different approach to Mediterranean food and the décor is unique," says Enchanted PR president Christal Jordan. Special guests included media personality Tami Reed (TalkingwithTami.com) Judy "Jae" Nash (VH1/Tough Love/Sister 2 Sister Magazine) author Elizabeth Whitmore, entertainment blogger Gyant, and many more.
Libra edition: Charm & Deceit was sponsored by Girl Nite Out Margaritas, Bella Rose Cosmetics and Food Therapy.
For More Information Contact: Enchanted PR | Shantez Evans email@example.com | 410.499.3773
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August 20, 2013
I AM A QUEEN FOUNDATION HOSTS "GIRL MIND YOUR BUSINESS" FOR YOUNG QUEENS
Demetria McKinney, Queen Aftan, Aleacea and influential entrepreneuHERS partnered to uplift future businesswomen
(Atlanta, GA) I Am A Queen Foundation hosted Girl Mind Your Business for young inspiring girl entrepreneurs August 18, 2013 in Atlanta, GA at Future Vision. The event hosted by award winning actress Demetria McKinney and I Am A Queen Foundation Founder Queen Aftan moderated an esteemed panel of entrepreneuHERS influential in the Atlanta community and powerful forces in business. 12-year-old singer and dancer Aleacea also entertained the Queens-in-training with a special performance of her hit single "Mean Girlz."
Demetria McKinney and Queen Aftan kicked off the event with each panelist and guest introducing themselves as "I am Queen..." The panel of entrepreneuHERs included Christal Jordan, April Ann McCrae, Sheri Riley, Saptosa Foster, Tina Fears, Robin Marshall, Sheron Heron, DJ Rockabell, Diane Regular Lay, and Bella Rina. The businesswomen candidly discussed and answered questions from the young girls about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship as a woman. "I am truly honored to be a part of such a distinguished panel of amazing women and to have the ability to share my wisdom with the Queens-in-training" said Christal Jordan, President of Enchanted PR, a premiere entertainment PR firm based in Atlanta, GA. "I love the message of the I Am Queen Foundation and will continue to supports its effort to uplift and educate young women."
Junior Queen singer and dancer Aleacea inspired the little Queens to speak up against bullying and performed her single "Mean Girlz." The 12-year-old and her dancers received a standing ovation from the girls and women who were proud of her for making such a brave stance to end bullying once and for all. The Girl Mind Your Business event ended with a fun raffle drawing and closed out with prayer and well wishes for the young Queens. Guests also enjoyed h'orderves and colorful drinks provided by the Bow Tie Chef.
"I think it was a fabulous event for young girls 10-18 years old to hear from the caliber of female entrepreneurs on the panel at such a beautiful venue like Future Vision," said Queen Aftan, the Founder of I Am A Queen Foundation. "It went well with the motto of I Am A Queen Foundation which is transforming the mindset of a girl into the mindset of a Queen." For more information about the I Am A Queen Foundation please visit yesiamaqueen.wix.com.
ENCHANTED PR'S CEO/PRESIDENT CHRISTAL JORDAN RECEIVES ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM KONTROL MAGAZINE
Founder of PR firm is honored at leading magazine's annual award showcase
(Atlanta, GA) On Thursday, May 16, 2013, CEO and President of one of the top 100 PR firms in the country, Christal Jordan, was honored by Kontrol Magazine as Entrepreneur of the Year at the Kontrol Your Destiny Awards. The program honoring some of the most recognized names in the Atlanta metro area was held at Metro Fuxon in Atlanta, Ga.
"Being given the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Kontrol was very special to me", says Jordan. "I have known Julian Lark, the Publisher, since the second issue of the magazine and I believe we have watched each other's businesses grow. I am so proud of the growth and expansion the magazine has experienced. I truly believe that with God's help all of us have the ability to "Kontrol" our destiny. I am inspired every day by the many small business owners, my colleagues that get up every day against all odds fueled by their passion to continue pushing towards their dreams."
One of Atlanta's premiere entertainment PR firms, Enchanted PR under the leadership of Christal Jordan represents celebrities, key influencers, etc. as well as working alongside lifestyle and consumer brands on marketing campaigns and activations. Enchanted PR is currently working with iconic pop group TLC on their 20th anniversary package, which includes their upcoming biopic, new music and upcoming tour dates. Enchanted PR also provides media consultation and coaching services, produces promotional materials including bios, media/press kits, one sheets, etc. The company has also coordinated campaigns with brands such as L'Oreal, SoftSheen Carson, Monster Energy Drink, Coca-Cola, Peroni, PZI Jeans, Ford and many more.
Kontrol Magazine's Kontrol Your Destiny Awards honors those individuals in philanthropy, new business ventures and entrepreneurship who have demonstrated excellence and have made an impact on modern culture. "Our mission is to honor people with groundbreaking work and talent that push the boundaries of creativity. Everything we do is fueled by our passion for celebrating the power of creativity, provoking action and nurturing your vision", says Julian Lark, Kontrol Magazine's Editor in Chief. Nominees were categorized based on their profession or field of excellence and consisted of categories such as Executive of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Health Practitioner of the Year and more. Other awardees included Talking with Tami for Blogger of the Year, Saptosa Foster for Tastemaker of the Year and Stephan Labossiere for Author of the Year, along with many more.
Kontrol Magazine is a bimonthly publication that highlights artists, musicians, models and photographers that fly under the radar and blends the edgy with the classy. Kontrol Magazine reaches various demographics and is available at over 350 Barnes &Noble bookstores, B. Dalton bookstores and independent bookstores across the U.S. and Canada.
For more information on Christal Jordan visit enchantedpublicrelations.wordpress.com. For media inquiries or to interview Christal, please contact Shantez Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410)499-3773.
TOP PR FIRM ENCHANTED PR RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR BLACK CELEBRITY GIVING AWARD
One of the top 100 PR firms in the nation is nominated for Best PR and Event Planning Firm Award
ATLANTA- Enchanted PR, the agency known for creating fairytale endings for every client, had a fairytale ending of its own for 2012 by receiving a nomination by the Black Celebrity Giving Awards. The Atlanta based entertainment agency has been nominated for the 2012-2013 Best PR and Event Planning Firm Award for its efforts in giving back and serving the underserved on the scene and behind the scenes.
Receiving such a nomination has Enchanted PR President Christal Jordan thrilled about the recognition the company is earning. "We are so excited to be receiving this nomination", says Jordan. "It is a true honor to be recognized for the charitable efforts of our clients. We were able to spearhead Chilli's first summer camp for her Chilli's Crew foundation, and we also worked with Show Me the Way Foundation's annual charity kids fashion show, Runway Red. One of our first orders of business with every client is to find a charity cause they support. This is just more inspiration for us to continue to work hard for our clients, build our firm and continue to produce the results that has gotten us thus far."
Enchanted PR is a full service public relations agency that fuses creativity with industry know-how and public relations practice to create memorable individualized campaigns for clients. It also focuses on media training, branding and creating social media campaigns/messages. Enchanted PR represents some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Grammy Award winning singer/dancer/actress Chilli of TLC and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole. Alongside entertainment clients, Enchanted PR has created campaigns and events for sports, health and fashion clients and organizations including PERONI Style Atlanta: Emerging Designers Competition and "Body Talk" with celebrity OB/GYN, Dr. Tosha Rogers. In addition to working with celebrity clients, Enchanted PR has been instrumental in creating unique community outreach campaigns as well as working with many charitable and non-profit organizations including Runway Red and Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Be the Voice campaign. Having only been in existence for roughly six years, Enchanted PR is still a growing agency that has managed to establish relationships with some of the biggest corporate companies including Coca Cola, Dasani, Monster Energy Drink, General Mills Box Tops for Education, Food Network, VH-1, MAC Cosmetics, SoftSheen-Carson and many more. Enchanted PR is also one of the very few agencies to have its own social media apps for its followers and clients to stay connected with on their Android, BlackBerry and iPhone/iPad.
BlackCelebrityGiving.com is a website dedicated to providing news, videos and photos of black celebrity philanthropy and non-profit organizations that correlate to the black community. This is the 2nd Annual BCG Awards and voting for the awards will commence on Monday, January 7th at 12:00a.m. PST and will close on Friday, January 18th 11:59p.m. PST. In order to vote for the awards, a Facebook or Twitter account is needed to login. For more information on the awards and how to vote, visit www.blackcelebritygiving.com.
For media inquiries, please call 703.622.1835 or email@example.com.
Boutique PR agency secures major endorsements for clients, scores big with creative campaigns
2012 has been a stellar year for Enchanted PR, the agency known for creating fairytale endings for their clients. Under the leadership of President Christal Jordan, the Enchanted PR team secured national media exposure for clients, hosted red carpets, created national campaigns, and launched a new iPhone app. The full service public relations agency based in Atlanta, GA specializes in strategic PR consultation, media training, branding and creative social media campaigns/messaging. This summer Enchanted PR was named among one of the top 100 PR firms in the country this year.
Enchanted PR kicked off the year by solidifying a spokesperson position for client TLC's Chilli with General Mills Box Tops for Education. The endorsement with Box Tops included working in conjunction with BET on several programs. Chilli traveled across the country to several key events encouraging parents and communities to support the Box Tops for Education campaign. Enchanted PR also secured the singer/actress a feature on the sweeps finale edition of Good Afternoon America.
Major media outlets covered exclusive celebrity and non-profit events this summer due to the media savvy skills of Enchanted PR. Show Me the Way Foundation's fourth annual charity fashion gala Runway Red, garnered monumental press coverage for its August program. The celebrity kids fashion show was featured on CBS Atlanta Better Mornings with the foundation's President Tashawyna Menefee and supermodel Cynthia Bailey (RHOA) along with the celebrity kids of T.I. and Tiny (Family Hustle/VH1) and heavy weight champion Evander Holyfield. The 2012 Runway Red also received diverse media coverage from Fox, Jet, Upscale, Uptown, Black Celebrity Kids and many more outlets. Enchanted PR had the privilege of co-hosting a private cover party for Michael Ealy on behalf of rolling out Magazine surrounding the Atlanta premiere of Steve Harvey's blockbuster film, "Think Like a Man, Act like a Lady."
In addition to securing major media outlets to cover events, Enchanted PR co-produced the first PERONI Style Atlanta: Emerging Designers Competition. The event was monumental for the firm with respected fashion experts and entertainment industry notables in attendance such as the creators of Perazzi Apparel/PZI Jeans Dan and Claire Jason, country music star Tribble Reese and R&B singer Nivea Hamilton. Enchanted PR also secured sponsorship by Uber Luxury Car Service for PERONI Style Atlanta.
In addition to working with celebrity clients, Enchanted PR was instrumental in creating unique community outreach campaigns for corporate clients. The firm co-produced celebrity OB/GYN Dr. Tosha's Body Talk campaign which works to promote early detection and encourage regular OB/GYN appointments especially for African American and Latino women. The firm also worked alongside another agency to coordinate a grand opening for a prominent fitness center. Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole is also working with Enchanted PR to continue her Be The Voice campaign against domestic violence. The firm is also currently working on several television projects and endorsement deals with several clients to be announced after the top of the year.
2012 has proven a monumental year for the company with huge events, clients, and projects and there is so much more to come in the next few months. Everyone can keep up with the latest news and updates on all things "enchanted" with the company's app which is now available to download on iPhone. The Enchanted PR app is also available for Android, Blackberry and any other smart phone.
"We've had an amazing year and there is still the fourth quarter ahead of us. At a time when social media has claimed the livelihood of many PR firms and consultants, we continue to find ways to merge solid PR practice and theories with social media to achieve results for our clients," said Enchanted PR President Christal Jordan. "We have always worked closely with our clients to help them realize their career goals and aspirations. Combining cross-promotion and securing major branding opportunities has proven key to our success. For 2013 we are looking forward to working more closely with advertising agencies and offering support with PR and social media support."
ATLANTA-Atlanta's fashion community gathered at the beautiful Carnegie Salon at 200 Peachtree in Atlanta, GA for the PERONI Style Atlanta: Emerging Designers Competition on Thursday, August 16, 2012. Presented by Peroni Nastro Azzurro and under the leadership of Field Marketing Manager, Steve Canal, the Italian beer synonymous with style and fashion hosted the first of a series of global competitions providing emerging designers with the opportunity to showcase their lines before an audience of fashion industry experts and tastemakers. The Atlanta competition was a huge coup for the city looking to establish its mark in the global fashion industry.
Four talented designers qualified as semi-finalists after attending an intensive open casting call held the previous month. Olivia Prance, Afriyie Poku, Sarah Pankiewicz and Megan Huntz created spring/summer 2013 collections inspired by their individual style and passion. Atlanta-based designer Afriyie Poku won the competition by a standing ovation for his menswear line entitled, Oberama Afriyie, translated, "the man who is at the right place at the right time."
Born in Ghana, Afriyie recalls his excitement for fashion began years ago as a child in Ghana watching his mother create garments. Although he was fascinated by the industry, male children were not allowed to touch a sewing machine, so for a time he kept his passion to himself. The self-taught designer says his inspiration for Oberama Afriyie came from menswear designs of the 18th and 19th century with his own modern twist.
As winner of the 2012 PERONI Style Atlanta competition, Afriyie Poku will receive:
- A trip for two to New York Fashion Week February 2013
- Complimentary seasonal PR from AW Media Group and Enchanted PR off participation in AmericasMart Atlanta Emerging Designer Category for January 2013 market
- Complimentary consultation with Global Bridge Builders
- Complimentary photo shoot for their collection with photographer Dewayne Rogers
In addition to the competition, Peroni Nastro Azzuro awarded Dan and Claire Jason, the creators of Perazzi Apparel/PZI Jeans with the 2012 PERONI Style Award; recognizing the couple's accomplishments in both fashion and their commitment to the community.
Produced by AW Media Group and Enchanted PR, the evening was a monumental one for the city, as some of Atlanta's most respected fashion experts participated in the event. Judges for the 2012 competition included Tenley Gilstrap of SCAD-Atlanta, Ashley Skaggs of AmericasMart, Michele New of Saks Fifth Avenue - Atlanta, Joseph Smith of Konsortium Koncepts, Meredith Garcia of theFashionList.com and David Goodrowe of Goodrowe | Hobby. Industry notables in attendance included entertainment mogul Devyne Stephens, Ebony Steele of the Ricky Smiley Morning Show, Hannah Kang of Grand Hustle, Socialite and Boutique Owner, Teresa Caldwell, Country Music Star Tribble Reese, R&B singer Nivea Hamilton, International Deejay Baby Yu and numerous celebrity stylists, boutique owners, buyers and key influencers. Additional sponsors for PERONI Style Atlanta include co-hosts Eboni Elektra and Tracy Nicole, Uber Luxury Car Service, One Stop Productions, Style Session Firm, MikkiFarrar.com, Salon Soy, and the Fabian Photography.
For additional information about PERONI Style Atlanta, please contact:
Christal Jordan | Enchanted PR | 678-499-0297 -Or- Angela Watts | AW Media Group | 678-637-0982
NEW YORK, NY- B. Scott, The Multimedia Maven, is excited to team up with BRAVO and Chef Roble, as he hosts 'A Legendary Affair with B. Scott'. The event will take place at a private location in SoHo on Friday, August 10th. Invited guests will gather to celebrate B. Scott's recent accomplishments - including the expansion of B. Scott Cosmetics, his Ask B. Scott column via EBONY.com, hosting B. Scott's Fashion Patrol on 'Celebu-Tsushin' (a Japanese TV Show) and the re-launch of his popular website lovebscott.com. Guests in attendance of this legendary night will also indulge in exquisite cuisine prepared by Chef Roble.
B. Scott is best known as one of the first Internet celebrities to successfully transition into television and radio. He launched http://lovebscott.com in 2007, which created a platform for his videos to be seen by millions across the world. He's had the pleasure of interviewing and working with numerous A-list celebrities, including his good friend Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Chaka Khan. Some of his television appearances include guest spots on HLN's Dr. Drew, BET's 106 and Park, Access Hollywood, Extra, The Tyra Banks Show, and both seasons of Oxygen's Hair Battle Spectacular. He also hosted his own Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Show, The B. Scott Show on Jamie Foxx's channel, The Foxxhole.
World renowned Chef Roble will be creating the thrilling culinary masterpieces he's become known for since the debut of his hit reality series; Chef Roble and Co. While growing up in Houston, TX, Chef Roble developed a passion for food and strived to further his culinary skills, citing his grandfather for inspiration. Upon graduating high school, he enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Shortly after, Chef Roble became one of the most sought after chefs in the country and has since acquired an extensive list of celebrity clientele.
'A Legendary Affair with B. Scott' will kick off with a red carpet reception at 7:00p.m., followed by the main presentation at 8:00p.m. For more information and/or media credentials please email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. ##
Looking at this picture, I am struck by the brightness of your smile. There were rare moments growing up that you allowed yourself the luxury of a smile that free. It's beautiful. You should know that. I wish you could see how the freedom reflected in that smile is utterly beautiful, so much more so than the smile you practice to fit in with others and be accepted. Even back then at age 16 you were cautious always purposeful, trying to "enchant". What began as a shyness and insecurity, years later you will embrace, and it will make you unique. So I am here to tell you, it's ok to be Christal.
Words are so powerful. I am the embodiment of unsure words you uttered during high school and college. You wanted so badly to be a "PR" to be like the ad execs on Melrose Place, wearing short skirts with stilletos and handling fabulous accounts. Well little one, you did it. I don't even think you realized how powerful your words were. You never acknowledged your actions, but they paid off as well. If there is one thing I would tell you, it would be to stop looking at the greatness in others and downplaying yourself. Its something you still struggle with today, but you're getting better. Its ok to be Christal.
You owe a HUGE thank you to your mother. Making you write poems and short stories for family and friends paid off and you are a brilliant writer. Words empower you, and they will help you through one of the biggest tragedies of your life, losing your father. The goal of making your father proud isn't realized, but you find yourself in the process. Writing your first novel, "Under the Cherry Moon" is one of the biggest accomplishments of your life and you owe it to your mother who kept pressing you to utilize the talent within. With tremendous pain often comes tremendous growth. I am proud that you continue to grow throughout every stumbling block. You don't always acknowledge your progress, but you pick up and keep moving. There is value in that. Its ok to be Christal.
The lessons that you gave the little girls in your Women of Tomorrow class while teaching them charm & etiquette; they apply to you as well. You must realize that you to deserve everything you taught your students. Yes you planted good seeds for your beautiful daughter, but my darling she can't harvest those lessons if she doesn't see her mother apply them. Take time to love Christal just the way she is. Don't wait for a higher paying job, more money or a bigger house, love her today. She is worthy. Its ok to be Christal.
The little brown-skinned boy you fell in love with at the first dance at the University of Oklahoma, turned out to be one of the biggest loves and losses of your life. He isn't the love of your life but he is your first true love and will introduce you to the meaning of heartbreak. I will not lie to you, at times it will seem as if the enormity of the betrayal will overcome you, but in the end you will persevere. Pain is real and there is nothing you can do to avoid it. Sometimes avoiding it, makes the pain more poignant, so sometimes just take a moment and swallow your truth. You will be ok. That boy gave you the most beautiful gifts in the world and they offered you unconditional love something you'd been searching for all your life. They give it to you just because you're Christal. Being Christal is enough.
Your career will have ups and downs but I can assure you giving up your plush PR job at the hospital is not the end of your story. Eventually you end up in Atlanta, GA running your own PR firm and accomplishing things you never dreamed of doing, working for and meeting people you looked up to as a child. Many times along this journey I have wished I could've sent you a snapshot of some of the things you will accomplish in hopes that it would make you appreciate and celebrate Christal. MTV, E!, Entertainment Tonight, the Grammy's you've done it all little one and yes on your own. Its ok to be Christal.
You are constantly told that you are strong. Instead of lowering your eyes and refuting the claim, put your shoulders back, chin forward and embrace their words. You are strong. There is no shame in being strong. A few months ago I looked in the mirror and I realized that you indeed do become the woman you always dreamed of being.. So much was in you, if only you'd looked in the mirror and appreciated yourself instead of pointing out all the things that could have been better or should've been fixed. Know that you are enough. Know that you are brilliant, caring, loving and an asset to those that have you in their life. Most importantly, fall in love with Christal. She is enough, just the way she is.