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There is that one special moment shared with your mother in which you can always look back on and smile.  NCM Publishing would like to share that moment with our fans.  Starting on April 24-May 2 you can participate in the “Mother, May I?” promotion towin a great prize package of e-books composed of NCM Publishing authors.  Simply upload a picture of you and your leading lady and share a special moment between you two, via,, or  The winner will be chosen by the NCM Publishing staff and announce May 4 at 9 pm EST on all of our social media outlets.

Contest Rules

1. must upload a photo with both the participant and their mother figure
2. Cannot be a celebrity; must be someone they know
3. Statement must be no more than 1 paragraph

Happy Mother’s Day and Good Luck!!!

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Join us at 8:30 pm EST on and on twitter #CaribbeanBizMom for a LIVE Google Hangout AND Twitter chat where I will share my insights and offer you the chance to tweet your questions. Ambitious moms and/or aspiring entrepreneurs, this online event is for YOU.

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I will be making sure that ten lucky readers, will get a chance to relax with one of my titles with this amazing giveaway! Comment on this post, tweet about this event, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and register your entries in the form below for your chance to win.

Blogger Week 2014


Blogger Week™ 2014 is a multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and social media mavens hosted byBlack Bloggers Connect. Coming April 28th – May 3rd, Blogger Week™ features four days of online festivities and two days of in-person events including: Twitter parties, Google Hangouts, workshops, panels, and networking events.

Blogger Week™ in-person events will be hosted in Washington, DC and surrounding areas.The Blogger Week™ Networking Mixer is May 2nd and the Blogger Week™ UnConference is May 3rd. The Blogger Week UnConference will feature hot-topic discussions and breakout sessions to promote innovation, creativity and success for bloggers and social media mavens.

Blogger Week Events

Monday April 28th – Mega Twitter Party #BloggerWeek

Tuesday April 29th – Blogging For Business Workshop

Wednesday April 30th - How To Make Your Blog Go Viral/ Google Hangout

Thursday May 1st - Link Party Extravaganza

Friday May 2nd – Blogger Week Networking Mixer

Saturday May 3rd – Blogger Week UnConference


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The Lipstick Lineup Professional Women’s Networking Mixer (Recap)



The Lipstick Lineup Guest Panelists (left to Right)
Hosts: Jasmine Akakpo and Somalia Ramin (Fusion Teen Talk Show)
Fash’Mor D (Beauty Blogger, Lover 4 Fashion), Yanique Downer (Celebrity Makeup Artist, YaYa Beats Face), Nancy Klausner (Mrs. Georgia US United 2012 / CEO Higher Family Achievement), Stacy Epps (CEO Japanubia Musik and Attorney/Owner of Epps Harrell LLC), (Jasmine Crowe (Founder/Editor in Chief, Black Celebrity Giving), Yonikka Jackson (Owner/Creative Director, YK Beads)
The Lipstick Lineup’s first annual mixer kicked off on March 22, 2014 produced by the Atlanta fashion duo Kay Lynn and Cari Rene of LAYLLAH.   Passionate about female empowerment and uplifting women in business, The Lipstick Lineup featured 6 female business owners from various backgrounds who fostered, enlightened, and educated guests about female entrepreneurship.  The guest panel, hosted by Jasmine Akakpo and Somalia Ramin of Fusion Teen Talk Show, covered topics included startup capital, competitive advantages, mentorships, business plans, and the power of networking.  The room also filled with 33 female owned and operating small businesses from fashion and beauty, to health and wellness, to travel and professional services, all for our guests’ shopping pleasures.
As we came together in this positive setting to uplift and empower one another in business, guests, vendors, and panelists enjoyed an eventful afternoon of music, raffles, giveaways, cocktails, complimentary pastries/appetizers,  shopping, networking, and relationship building.
Stay Connected With LAYLLAH
Instagram: @layllahstyle
Facebook: thelipsticklineup
Special Thanks
  • Cream Ultra Lounge and staff, Yahriel’s Hands on Fire, Fusion Teen Talk Show
  • The guest panelists, vendors,  guests
  • All the friends, family, and supporters who helped make The Lipstick Lineup a success



Now Available Nationwide Beautiful Liar from the pen of Ni’cola

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Beautiful Liar is now available for only 99 cents! Get your copy today!

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[Event Recap] Candid Conversations With Female Entrepreneurs 5th Edition



Brittany B (Brand Confessions), Ericka Dotson (Co-Founder, Indique), Nicole Garner (Founder, The Garner Circle PR & Entrepreneurs Ivy League), Tahira Wright (CutLifeOnline.Com), Arkeedah McCormick (ItsArkeedah.Com), Shanti Das (Press Reset & The Hip Hop Professional), Joi Mebane (Author, The Glam Executive).
Female entrepreneurs from all walks of life united for a night of girl power for the fifth edition of “Candid Conversations With Female Entrepreneurs” at the uber cute Indique Atlanta retail boutique. With cupcakes and cocktails courtesy of Voscato, the panel was hosted by Brittany B. of Brand Confessions who discussed topics including work/life balance, taking ideas from dreams to reality, getting to the next level and more. Produced by Nicole Garner (The Garner Circle PR) and Shanti Das (Hip Hop Professional), the event concluded with an inspirational toast to the dreamers and doers by Ericka Doton (Indique Founder).
Special Thanks to the Entrepreneurs Ivy League @HiEntrepreneurs, Voscato, Press Reset, Vosato and Indique.
Candid Conversations with Female Entrepreneurs is all about the fiercely fabulous female business owner. Catering to a diverse audience – whether career choice, age, ethnicity, industry or mindset, the creators of Candid Conversations want women to not feel alone in their entrepreneurial journeys. With intimate Q&A panels, femme fatale mixers, business mentor/ mentee luncheons, and an online network that socially connects entrepreneuistas, Candid Conversations with Female Entrepreneurs, provides a
transparent look into what women experience in this unique category. The Candid Conversations with Female Entrepreneurs site and social media platforms provide valuable forums for sharing business tips and sparking real time conversations through online platforms and point-of-touch events, we introduce you to like-minded entrepreneurs.
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Watch all-star cast Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps & Sanaa Lathan in REPENTANCE. In Theaters TODAY!


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WEtv and Mary Mary Hosts Season 3 Premier Screening in Atlanta Produced by Yardstick Learning (Media Recap)

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Thursday night, WEtv along with Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary premiered the first episode of their 3rd season of MARY MARY at Word of Faith’s Riverside Epicenter in Atlanta, Ga.  Produced by Yardstick Learning and hosted by comedian Tommy Ford, special celebrity guests and fans gathered for an exciting live performance by Erica Campbell and a sneak peak of the most intense season yet of WE tv’s MARY MARY, premiering next Thursday, February 27 at 9PM ET/PT.  Attendees also donated hundreds of canned food items on site benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  For more information visit,
::Special Guests Included::
Issac Carree (Gospel Recording Artist)
LaTavia Roberson (TV One’s R&B Divas)
Nicci Gilbert (Recording Artist)
Toya Bush-Harris (Bravo’s Married to Medicine)
Kelsey Nykole (MTV’s Couples Therapy)
The Tankards (Bravo’s Thicker Than Water)
::Special Thanks To::
Chef Sammy Davis
African Pride Hair Care
Riverside Epicenter
The Garner Circle PR & Co.
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Donations Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank
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Audience at the Mary Mary Season 3 Premier Screening
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Toya Bush-Harris (Bravo’s Married to Medicine)
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Ebbie and Ayana Parsons (Yardstick Learning)
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Mary Mary and LaTavia Roberson (TV One’s R&B Divas)
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The Tankards of Bravo’s Thicker Than Water

::Continue the Conversation::

T: @WEtv | #MaryMaryScreeningATL


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::Photo Credit::

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