HEATHER COVINGTON’S HEATLIST COUNTDOWN-WWW.DISILGOLD.COM

 

MAY 20, 2008 (DISILGOLD.COM)-HEATHER COVINGTON’S TOP 20 HEATLIST COUNTDOWN-WWW.DISILGOLD.COM

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #20- Entertainment Vibes TV presents “U CAN BE A STAR!” produced by BOOGIE “The Boss” tonight on Channel 68 at 10pm. For more information, visit www.entertainmentvibes.net.

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #19- According to Jawn Murray of AOL Black Voices, Oprah Winfrey will not renew and bring bag her reality tv show, “Oprah’s Big Give.” In a recent New York paper article, a woman was reported to have given Oprah the idea for the show and threatened to sue, but the charges were dismissed. Could this be the reason for Oprah’s departure from one of the most successful humanitarian tv shows in history. Click here to read entire article: http://www.blackvoices.com/blogs/2008/05/14/big-boot-oprah-winfrey-ends-her-own-show/

 HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #18- E-MAIL: bsi-international@earthlink.net
(215) 546-0262

THE BANDANA REPUBLIC BOOK TOUR LAUNCH SET FOR 9 JUNE 2008
AT NEW YORK CITY’S HUE-MAN BOOK STORE & CAFE

NEW YORK, NY (USA) – 14 MAY 2008 – Although its release to bookstores throughout the United States is scheduled for 28 May 2008, THE BANDANA REPUBLIC: A LITERARY ANTHOLOGY BY GANG MEMBERS AND THEIR AFFILIATES (www.softskull.com) is already the subject of Internet radio talk show interviews.

Hailed as one of the most provocative and powerful literary works of 2008, THE BANDANA REPUBLIC: A LITERARY ANTHOLOGY BY GANG MEMBERS AND THEIR AFFILIATES is co-edited by Def Poetry Jam Co-Founder, Founder of The Bandana Republic (www.myspace.com/thebandanarepublic), poet, activist and social entrepreneur BRUCE GEORGE and award-winning poet, author and journalist Luis Reyes Rivera winning poet, author and journalist LUIS REYES RIVERA. On Monday, 9 June 2008 beginning at 6:00 P.M., New York City’s Hue-Man Book Store & Café located at 2319 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (between 124th and 125th Streets) will be the site of the launch of THE BANDANA REPUBLIC Book Tour.

Messrs. George and Reyes along with a number of contributors to THE BANDANA REPUBLIC: A LITERARY ANTHOLOGY BY GANG MEMBERS AND THEIR AFFILIATES will be on hand to discuss this riveting book project with members of the general public and the media.

So, what is THE BANDANA REPUBLIC: A LITERARY ANTHOLOGY BY GANG MEMBERS AND THEIR AFFILIATES — the foreword of which has been written by NFL Hall of Fame running back, author, activist and Founder of the Amer-I-Can Program and Foundation JIM BROWN (www. amer-i-can. org) – all about? It is a riveting work that pulsates with the hauntingly soulful literary artistry of creative geniuses throughout our global village who also happen to be members of street organizations and intermingled with the works of Ruby Dee, Malik Yoba, Oscar Brown Jr., Piri Thomas etc.

For further information concerning the 9 June 2008 book tour launch for THE BANDANA REPUBLIC: A LITERARY ANTHOLOGY BY GANG MEMBERS AND THEIR AFFILIATES, contact the Hue-Man Book Store at (212) 665-7400 or visit the following websites: www.skull.com ; www.myspace.com /brucegeorge, and/or (www.myspace.com/thebandanarepublic ).

  HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #17-

You are cordially invited…
Fashion with Compassion

FASHION WITH COMPASSION
 
DATE: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Te’Casan, 382 West Broadway
(btwn Spring & Broome)
MORE: Come join nationally syndicated radio host & magazine publisher
Flo Anthony as she celebrates the recent accomplishments of Sil Lai Abrams
with an evening of shopping & cocktails.
 
RSVP to rsvp@tecasan.com or call 212-792-5847
 
20% of the proceeds of this event will benefit Dress for Success.  Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

 

Sepia LLC
48 West 21st Street, Ste. 901
New York, New York 10010
347-227-8418

 

  HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #16- Mega- top selling singer, Usher set to perform for Dancing With the Stars tonight in a rare television performance appearance prime time.

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #15- Ted Kennedy is diagnosed with malignant brain cancer and said to have only one year to live. The political community is in mourning. This sudden knews brings all political parties together on this day.

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #14- Barack Obama is reported to have surpassed Hillary Clinton by 10%. Does this officially mean that Barack Obama should get ready to take office now!

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #13- Governor Patterson is hospitalized for migraines today. It is reported he has Glaucoma in his eyes.

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #12- Producer Dennis Bell is receiving critical praise for his new cd, Champagne Sunset: Infinite Embrace featuring saxophonist Casey Benjamin, but can the man who was instrumental in producing hip hop acts in the 1980’s change the sound of music today? It looks like album sales are down at an all time low and real music with real instrumentation is on the rise and what music listeners are craving. Dennis Bell may very well be able to save the state of music before music listeners turn in heading to the music store for only downloading albums they want to hear. Check out the exclusive interview with the Grammy Award winning artist on www.Disilgold.com this June along with an exclusive feature on HIP HOP Literary pioneer Deshawn Taylor. The wait it over. Visit www.guavajamm.net.

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #11- WAR , INC. receives 4 Stars from Film Critic  Kam Williams. Maybe everyone should check out this movie!It’s not easy to get a 4 satr review from this critic! Some films featured on www.disilgold.com have received 1 star!  Read Review now!

                                    War, Inc.

                                    Film Review by Kam Williams

 

Headline: John Cusack as Mercenary on Mission to Kill Middle East Oil Minister

 

            In the not too distant future, if it hasn’t already transpired, mega-corporations might replace nations as the world’s most powerful political entities. This is the state of affairs contemplated by War, Inc., a sophisticated satire directed by Joshua Seftel (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy).

            The story reads like a logical extension of what some cynics say we have unfolding in Iraq, as it revolves around the efforts of a former U.S. Vice-President (Dan Aykroyd) to monopolize the economy of a mythical war-torn country, Turaqistan, on behalf of Tamerlane, an American company to which he has close ties. This scenario amounts to a thinly-veiled allusion to Dick Cheney’s ostensibly engineering lucrative no-bid contracts in Iraq on behalf of Halliburton and its subsidiaries.

The fun starts soon after the ex-VP hires a mercenary, Brand Hauser (John Cusack), to kill Omar Sharif (Lyubomir Neikov), no, not the actor, but a Middle East oil minister representing Tamerlane’s primary competitor. Hauser is a burnt out hit man in need of a break, having just come from an assignment where he had to waste a bunch of beer-swilling Germans in a bar.

Upon arriving in Turaqistan, he is ushered into Emerald City, a heavily-fortified sanctuary suspiciously similar to the Green Zone. There, he is given a position with Tamerlane and a secretary (Joan Cusack) to provide a cover for his real reason for his being in the region. While awaiting an opportunity to eliminate Omar, he divides his time between wooing a leftist American journalist (Marisa Tomei) and planning the wedding of Central Asia’s current singing sensation, Yonica Babyyeah (Hilary Duff).

Like a campy cross of Dr. Strangelove and Wag the Dog, this celluloid anti-war screed serves up a mesmerizing mélange of action, romance, slapstick, intrigue, gore, sentimentality, sensuality and sleight of hand when not offering pointed insights about the dire prospects for a corporatized planet. Fortunately, front man John Cusack’s face has finally matured to the point that it no longer has that boyish look about it. His ever-underrated sister, Joan, turns in one of her trademark nonpareil performances, and not to be outdone are either Marisa Tomei or the barely-recognizable Hilary Duff in her capacity as a musical Muslim moll.

As humorous as it is thought-provoking, War, Inc. is chock full of memorable moments, perhaps the best being the hand-to-hand showdown in the belly of a garbage truck between our reluctant hero and a worthy adversary (Ben Kingsley). Ever seen a villain trash compacted into submission?

A preposterous, impossible to pigeonhole spoof which somehow satisfactorily adds up to more than the sum of its seemingly incompatible parts.

 

Excellent (4 stars)

Rated R for violence, profanity and brief sexuality.

Running time: 107 minutes

Studio: First Look Studios

 HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #10- The number one game in America is Grand Auto Theft. Can you wonder why?

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #9- Everyone is reading all of the books on the headline page of www.Disilgold.com

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #8-Disilgold Soul Magazine Top Album of the Season is Mariah Carey’s E=MC2 with Leona Lewis who we predicted before she blew up very close. Check out her Spirit Album!

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #7- DLNA Poll Survey: Which fragrance is your favorite, USHER, Fabulosity, Emporium or Unforgiveable?  Results on www.Disilgold.com in June!

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #6- Congratulations to  Beyonce’ and Jay Z who are officially married, but the media coverage has been dismal when a black relationship in matrimony among two high-profiled celebrities should be grand. It shows that media only wants to mock black relationships. All articles about the couple have been disgraceful. I don’t blame this couple for keeping their ceremony private. It’s disrespectful. Both have made the media so much money and attention to their publications. The least media could do is herald Jay and Beyonce’ as modern day Kings and Queens on a throne. Both kept their genre of music at the top and if it wasn’t for these two love birds, a lot of folks may not have discovered some other artists now at the top!

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #5-Heather Covington’s Top Rap Artists of All Time Tribute on her www.MYSPACE.COM/HeatherCovington  blog gets jeers from Hip Hop fans that claim she left out the greatest rapper of all time? Can you guess who folks are gripping about?

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #4- Did E.Lynn Harris write the book of all books. Disilgold has an exclusive sneak peek of JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by the one and only E.Lynn Harris. See new 5 Star Book Reviews load on www.Disilgold.com in June.

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #3-Compact, Important and Necessary! Black Men In America founder, Gary A. Johnson wins big with new guide, 25 Things That Really matter in Life: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Life Better. Visit www.Blackmeninamerica.com.

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #2-Naomi Campbell debuts on Ugly Betty this Thursday. Will the ratings  sky rocket thanks to Naomi’s recent diva behavior at an oversea airport, and is this what it takes to be a star these days. 

HEATLIST COUNTDOWN #1-

COUNTDOWN TO BOOKEXPO AMERICA 

 
CELEBRATE WITH THE STARS AT THE
FIFTH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN
 
PAVILION  AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA 

IN LOS ANGELES, CA
MAY 30TH – JUNE 1ST, 2008

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IT’S HERE!  THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA,
LOS ANGELES, CA
 
Los Angeles Convention Center
Save the Date: (May 30- June 1, 2008)
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION

                                                          
BOOKEXPO AMERICA 2008
 
            MAY 30-JUNE 1, 2008, THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
 
TONY ROSE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER, PRESENTS
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA
 
WITH  SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION STAGING AREA.
 
STARRING
 
DENISE NICHOLAS
 
MAGIC JOHNSON 
 
HILL HARPER, CSI: NY
                                                
PRAS MICHEL  
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR –  FOUNDING MEMBER OF  THE FUGEES.
 
        
GEORGE C. FRASER – TERRIE WILLIAMS – MAX RODRIGUEZ 
 
ZANE
MARY B. MORRISON
MARY MONROE
OMAR TYREE
GWYNNE FORSTER
VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY
SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES
DR. JEWELL PARKER RHODES
DONNA HILL
IRENE SMALLS
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA  LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES
LERONE BENNETT JR. AND TAVIS SMILEY
 
WITH
 
CHERYL D. WOODRUFF, JUDITH CURR, DAWN DAVIS, WADE HUDSON, MELODY GUY, MARCELLA SMITH
 
C. SUNNY MARTIN, CURT MATTHEWS, CEVIN BRYERMAN, DR. PHILIP S. HART, TONYA EVANS-WALLS, PAM PERRY, TROY JOHNSON, RON KAVANAUGH, DANTE LEE, KEVIN WAYNE JOHNSON, MICHELLE GIPSON, DARRELL MILLER, STEVE ROSATO
 
 MARC LACY, NAIJA, ABIOLA ABRAMS, FREEDOM SPEAKS DIASPORA
 
DR. KENNETH EDELIN, KEN HUDSON, OMAR BRADLEY, NAKISHA CRAWFORD, BEVERLY BLACK JOHNSON, SHERRI GLOVER, ROBIN AYELE, JOY MARIE, WEST COAST BIZ.
 
HOST
 
HEATHER COVINGTON, RENEE FLAGLER, THEREZ FLEETWOOD
 
 
                                                 
 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS  

 
The list of exhibitors expands each year and is growing rapidly.  The 2004, 2005, 2006  2007 and 2008 exhibitors include:  African American Books On Tour;  Africa World Press/Red Sea Press; African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com); Afrikan World Book Distributors; Alight! New York Grit Books; Amber Communications Group Inc.;  Amiaya Entertainment; AmmPublishing; Annie Busby; Aphesis Publishing; Arc Type Press; Around the Way Books; Asta Publications; Aya Press; Aspicomm Media; Avo Publishing; Austin Publishing/Kaden Publishing; Baker Publishing Group; Barry Nix; The Beckham Publications Group Inc.; Big Door Presentations and Publications; Big Time Studios; BIS Publications; Biz-E-Bee Publications; Blacast Entertainment/ Urbanbooksonline.com; Black Americans In Publishing; Black At Work.com; BlackBoard Entertainment Media Group; Black Issues Book Review; BlackListed, LLC.; Black Print Publishing; Brand Nu Words; Brooklyn Christian Center; BroSis Publishing; Brown Erotic Publishing; C&B Books Distribution; Chocolate Angel Publishing; Chocolate Pages; Creative Wisdom Books; Christian Nations Center; Connie Leon; Color Bridge, LLC; Cultured Expressions; Delores Quinerly Press; Destiny Publishing; Disilgold Soul Publishing; Diversity City Media, Inc.; Emida International Publishing; Every Generation Media, LTD; firebrandpublishing; First Black Autos-The Story of Charles C.R. Patterson; FYOS; Genesis Press; GhettoHeat; Green Olive Tree Publishing; GS Publishing Group; Gumbo For The Soul Publications; Harobed House: Hilton Publishing; Imperious Publishing; In and Out the Dugout; In the Note of C; Irene Smalls; It’s Time For Bed; Jewels Publishing; Just Like Me Books; Just Sisters Publications; Just Us Books, Inc.; Kaden Publishing; Kandour Publishing; Ken Hudson & Associates; Kidding Around Entertainment; K Harris Publishing, Inc.; Kija Entertainment; Kingdom Kids Clubs; Kinship Press; Kymber Jae Publishing; Late Bloomer; Lefall and Company; Le’Femme Fatale Productions; Lift Every Voice/Moody Publishers; Lighted Mansions; Literally Speaking Press; Literamed Publications;  Mad Parent Publishing; M&E Abrams Publications; Maria Falconer; Mahogany Star Publishing; Melodrama Publishing; Mind Candy; MomoWilly, Inc.; Mirror-Gibbs Publishing;  Mosaicbooks.com; Ms. Gail’s Books; Nay-jay Publishing; Nefrawerks Diversified; Nega Fulo Books; Nile Publishing; Nunes Productions; Outskirts Press; Papa Lemon; Papyrus Publishing; Pathway Publishing; Paul L. Woodring; Parker Publishing; People Skills International; Pond View Press; Power Play Media; Prodigal Son Ministries; Publishing Associates; Q-Boro Books; QBR The Black Book Review/Harlem Book Fair; Quick Qwest publications; Relentless Content, LLC; RJ Publications; Renaissance Media Sales & Distribution; River Maverick Publishing; Ruby Burke; S.E.L.F. Publishing; Shawn Ryan; Sheryl Walker Press; Silver Maple Publications; Strebor Books International; Sun Cycle Publishing; Tate Publishing; The Cartel Publications; The Elevator Group; The Healing Tree; The Pilgram Press; Third World Press; Triple Crown Publications; Urban Ministries; Urban Touch Entertainment; White Men Can’t Hump; Wisdom Books, Inc.; Who’s Who Publishing; W. James Richardson; Walk Worthy Press; and Writing for the Lord Ministries; Written Magazine.  More Exhibitors TBA.

 

 

 

 

   
FOOD – FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  GIVEAWAYS – HUGE BOOK DISCOUNTS
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION FIFTH YEAR GRAND OPENING
 
 
ALL EXHIBITORS, EVENTS, SEMINARS, AND TIMES WILL BE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS JOURNAL.  PLEASE PICK ONE UP AT BOOTH # 4256.  THANK YOU, 
 
Tony Rose, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America.
 
 
EXHIBITS OPEN 9:00am-5:00pm
 
ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION STAGING AREA.
(unless noted)
 
FRIDAY, MAY 30th 9-10am
 
OPENING DAY FIFTH YEAR STAR STUDDED GALA CELEBRATION.
 
The African American Pavilion and BookExpo America will present on opening day, A Fifth Year star studded gala celebration, Friday, May 30th at 9:00am, beginning with a ribbon cutting, unveiling the art of Synthia SAINT JAMES throughout the pavilion and celebrity speakers, featuring  Hill Harper, an NAACP Image Award, for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and Emmy Award Winner, National Bestselling Author of Letters To A Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny an accomplished film, television and stage actor, starring in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY. reading from his new book Letters To A Young Sister, and Omar Tyree, New York Times Best-Selling Author, NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, the 2006 Harlem Book Fair/Phyllis Wheatly Award winner for “Body of Work in Literature”, the author of 18 books, selling over 2 million copies worldwide, including Flyy Girl and A Do Right Man.  Omar will be reading from his new children’s book 12 Brown Boys on Just Us Books.  All three special guests wiill be honored during the program.  Aisle 4145

   

10:00AM PRAS MICHEL, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE FUGEES

10:00AM – PRAS MICHEL, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE FUGEES WILL BE SHOWING HIS AWARD WINNING FILM DOCUMENTARY “SKID ROW“IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION STAGING AREA .

11:30AM-12.OO NOON PRAS MICHEL WILL MEET AND GREET AND BE AWARDED THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, OCTAVIA E. BUTLER “HUMANITARIAN” AWARD 

HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 

 

THE HARLEM BOOK FAIR AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA

MAY 30th Friday 1-3pm

Music, food, refreshments, celebrity speakers, author readings, booksignings and book giveaways

 

 
Sponsors: Sheridan Books, Inc., Amber Books, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales.
 
1:05 – Keynote Speaker, Max Rodriguez, Founder, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
1:15 – Max Rodriguez will be presented, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Sonia Sanchez “Legends” Award.
 
1:20 Gwynne Forster – An award winning author of over 30 novels, reading from her new title, Getting Some of Her Own.
 
1:30 – Michelle Gipson – Publisher, Founder, Written Magazine.
 
1:45 – Troy Johnson – Founder – AALBC.com.
 
2:00 – Omar Bradley – Former Mayor of Compton, author, The King of Compton.
 
2:15 – Featuring Mary Monroe, Essence and New York Times National Best-Selling author of God Don’t Play, God Don’t Like Ugly, God Still Don’t Like Ugly, Red Light Wives, In Sheeps Clothing, and Deliver Me From Evil, reading from her new novel, She Had It coming.  
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
   
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION – WELCOMING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MAY 30th – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
 

FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  GIVEAWAYS – BOOKSIGNINGS
 
 HUGE BOOK DISCOUNTS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

 

 

 

 

 
Sponsors:  Sheridan Books, Inc. and Amber Books.
 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sponsors: Sheridan Books, Inc., Amber Books, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales.
 
1:05 – Keynote Speaker, Max Rodriguez, Founder, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
1:15 – Max Rodriguez will be presented, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Sonia Sanchez “Legends” Award.
 
1:20 Gwynne Forster – An award winning author of over 30 novels, reading from her new title, Getting Some of Her Own.
 
1:30 – Michelle Gipson – Publisher, Founder, Written Magazine.
 
1:45 – Troy Johnson – Founder – AALBC.com.
 
2:00 – Omar Bradley – Former Mayor of Compton, author, The King of Compton.
 
2:15 – Featuring Mary Monroe, Essence and New York Times National Best-Selling author of God Don’t Play, God Don’t Like Ugly, God Still Don’t Like Ugly, Red Light Wives, In Sheeps Clothing, and Deliver Me From Evil, reading from her new novel, She Had It coming.  
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
   
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION – WELCOMING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MAY 30th – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
 

FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  GIVEAWAYS – BOOKSIGNINGS
 
 HUGE BOOK DISCOUNTS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

 

 

 

 

 
Sponsors:  Sheridan Books, Inc. and Amber Books.
 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

10:00AM PRAS MICHEL, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE FUGEES

10:00AM – PRAS MICHEL, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE FUGEES WILL BE SHOWING HIS AWARD WINNING FILM DOCUMENTARY “SKID ROW“IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION STAGING AREA .

11:30AM-12.OO NOON PRAS MICHEL WILL MEET AND GREET AND BE AWARDED THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, OCTAVIA E. BUTLER “HUMANITARIAN” AWARD 

HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 

 

THE HARLEM BOOK FAIR AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA

MAY 30th Friday 1-3pm

Music, food, refreshments, celebrity speakers, author readings, booksignings and book giveaways

 

 
Sponsors: Sheridan Books, Inc., Amber Books, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales.
 
1:05 – Keynote Speaker, Max Rodriguez, Founder, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
1:15 – Max Rodriguez will be presented, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Sonia Sanchez “Legends” Award.
 
1:20 Gwynne Forster – An award winning author of over 30 novels, reading from her new title, Getting Some of Her Own.
 
1:30 – Michelle Gipson – Publisher, Founder, Written Magazine.
 
1:45 – Troy Johnson – Founder – AALBC.com.
 
2:00 – Omar Bradley – Former Mayor of Compton, author, The King of Compton.
 
2:15 – Featuring Mary Monroe, Essence and New York Times National Best-Selling author of God Don’t Play, God Don’t Like Ugly, God Still Don’t Like Ugly, Red Light Wives, In Sheeps Clothing, and Deliver Me From Evil, reading from her new novel, She Had It coming.  
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
   
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION – WELCOMING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MAY 30th – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
 

FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  GIVEAWAYS – BOOKSIGNINGS
 
 HUGE BOOK DISCOUNTS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

 

 

 

 

 
Sponsors:  Sheridan Books, Inc. and Amber Books.
 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sponsors: Sheridan Books, Inc., Amber Books, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales.
 
1:05 – Keynote Speaker, Max Rodriguez, Founder, The Harlem Book Fair.
 
1:15 – Max Rodriguez will be presented, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Sonia Sanchez “Legends” Award.
 
1:20 Gwynne Forster – An award winning author of over 30 novels, reading from her new title, Getting Some of Her Own.
 
1:30 – Michelle Gipson – Publisher, Founder, Written Magazine.
 
1:45 – Troy Johnson – Founder – AALBC.com.
 
2:00 – Omar Bradley – Former Mayor of Compton, author, The King of Compton.
 
2:15 – Featuring Mary Monroe, Essence and New York Times National Best-Selling author of God Don’t Play, God Don’t Like Ugly, God Still Don’t Like Ugly, Red Light Wives, In Sheeps Clothing, and Deliver Me From Evil, reading from her new novel, She Had It coming.  
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
   
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION – WELCOMING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MAY 30th – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
 

FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  GIVEAWAYS – BOOKSIGNINGS
 
 HUGE BOOK DISCOUNTS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

 

 

 

 

 
Sponsors:  Sheridan Books, Inc. and Amber Books.
 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC, with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion.
 
3:01 Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 
 
3:02 – Benediction by:  Kevin Wayne Johnson, Founder/Publisher, Author, Writing For the Lord Ministries.
 

3:03 – Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author.

 

 

 

 

 
3:04 – BEA Remarks: Steve Rosato, Director of Industry Development, BookExpo America.
 
3:05 – Opening Remarks:  Denise Nicholas, an Award Winning Actress and Writer.  Ms. Nicholas has appeared in numerous films and television shows including, Room 222 (for which she earned Two Golden Globe Nominations) and In the Heat of the Night.  She has received Two Emmy Awards for the PBS special, Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as Four NAACP Image Awards for her embodiment of work. Ms. Nicholas is also the National Best-Selling Author of Freshwater Road.
 
3:18 – Ms. Denise Nicholas will be presented The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Maya Angelou “Legends” Award. 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – Keynote Speaker, Terrie Williams, National Best-Selling Author, Founder and Youth Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and President, The Terrie Williams Agency, author of BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.

 
3:40 – Melody Guy, Senior Editor, Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group and Publishing Director for One World, Ballantine’s multicultural imprint.
 
3:45 – Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Artistic Director, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (ASU), and National Best-Selling Author, Douglass’ Woman. 
 
3:50 – Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author, Wicked Ways, Rhythms, An Ordinary Woman, author of On the Line;  
 
4:00 – Curt Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group (IPG).  
 
4:05 – Cevin Bryerman, Associate Publisher, Publishers Weekly.  
 
4:10 – Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., The nation’s foremost experts in the African American Christian Public Relations market, and President of Chocolate Pages.  
 
4:15 – Dr. Philip S. Hart, National Best-Selling Author, Up In the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman and author of African Americans and The Future of New Orleans: Rebirth, Renewal & Rebuilding an American Dilemma;  
 
4:20 – Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media/BlackNews.com, Best-Selling Author of, 2007-2009 African American Scholarship Guide For Students and Parents;  
 
4:25 – Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries, author of the Give God the Glory! series of books; 
 
4:30 – Ken Hudson, author of A Tree Stump In the Valley of Redwoods: Achieving Success In Sports
and in life;
 
SATURDAY MAY 31, EXHIBITS OPEN  9:00AM – 5:00PM
 
10:OOam – MAGIC JOHNSON
MEET AND GREET
 
10:15 – MAGIC JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE THE 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA, “REGINALD F. LEWIS VANGUARD BUSINESS LEADER” AWARD”
 
HOST – LYNETTE McMILLION, DIRECTOR, THE TUSHE GROUP. 
             
 
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS FORUM (MEET THE EXHIBITORS)
 
                                                      Saturday May 31, 1:00pm -3:00pm
 
SPONSORED BY; PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM
 
MUSIC, FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, BOOKSIGNINGS, POETRY AND AUTHOR READINGS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.

   

 
1:00 – Hosted by Renee Flagler, ASPICOMM Media, author of Mountain High, Valley Low, and Miss-Guided.
 
1:05 – MC’d  by Therez Fleetwood, author of The Afro-Centric Bride.
 
1:07 – Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence National Best-Selling Author of, Joy, Temptation, A Sin and A Shame, Grown Folks Business, and The Ex-Files reading from her Grand, Fabulous, Hip and Holy new teen book The Divine Divas.
 
1:20 – Naija, author of Spanish Fly 1;25 Mark Lacy, poet and author of Rock & Fire;  1:30 Abiola Abrams, author of Dare, with readings and performances by the publishers, self-publishers and authors of the African American Pavilion.
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
                              

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION RECEPTION   

 

 

 

                &                       
 
AWARDS PROGRAM
SATURDAY MAY 31st  3:00pm – 5:00pm  
FOOD –  FUN –  MUSIC –  PRIZES –  BOOKSIGNINGS – GIVEAWAYS –
4:30 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AWARD PRESENTATIONS
 
June 1 Sunday
EXHIBITS OPEN AT 9:00AM – 4:00PM
 
 
Seminars In the African American Pavilion Meeting Room # 502B will be given by:  
 
Marcella A. Smith, Director, Small Press and Vender Relations Barnes & Noble  Dante Lee, CEO, Diversity City Media, Inc. / BlackNews.com;   Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC;   Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.COM;   Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.COM,   Dr Ida Greene, President,  People Skills International;   Pam Perry, Chief Visionary,  Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc.;   C. Sunny Martin, CEO, Whos Who Publishing;   Kevin Wayne Johnson, Publisher, Writing for the Lord Ministries;   Irene Smalls,  Children’s Book Author;   Nakisha Crawford, CEO, Author, Pathway Publishing;   Sheridan Books, Inc., Book Manufacturing.  
 
Dates and times for the seminars will be included in the African American Pavilion Exhibitors Journal.   Please pick one up at booth # 4256.
 
 
The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 by Tony Rose, Executive Director of The African American Pavilion and Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, President, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC. and Niani Colom, Associate Publisher, Genesis Press.
 
 

The 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION IS SPONSORED BY: 

 

 

 

 

 
 HUGE BOOK DISCOUNTS
 
Meet and Greet the Authors and Speakers at our Booksigning Tables.
 
The African American Pavilion Reception and Awards Program, Saturday, May 31, 3-5pm,
 
Sponsored by: Sheridan Books, Inc.;  Scholastic Inc.;  Oxford University Press;  Amber Communications Group, Inc.
 
The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America will celebrate the achievements of these African American publishing professionals with:   
 
The “Haki Madhubuti” Independent African American Publisher of the Year;  Self Publisher of the Year;  Christian Book Publisher of the Year;  Bookstore of the Year; Distributor of the Year and Book of the Year.
 
Nine industry professionals will be honored with The Third Annual Glenn Thompson “Lifetime Achievement” Award;  Toni Trent Parker “Author of the Year” Award;  The Ntozake Shange “Legendary Writer of the Decade” Award;  The James Haskins “Pioneer” Award;  The Audre Lorde “Gamba Adisa-Distinctive Voice Writer and Publisher” Award;  The BEA “Trailblazer” Award;  The Children’s Book Author Award;  The Chester B. Himes “Street Lit” Award;  
 
3:00 – Welcoming Remarks:  Pavilion Co-Founders – Tony Rose, Executive Director, The African American Pavilion – Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.,, and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, LLC., with Yvonne Rose, Director, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America.
 
3:01 – Host:  Heather Covington, CEO, Disilgold.com  National Best-Selling Author of, Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African American Women In Literature, NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literature (Biographies) and Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales with Therez Fleetwood, National Best-Selling Author of The Afro-Centric Bride. 

3:02 – Michelle Gipson, Publisher, Founder, Written Magazine; 

3:04 – Darrell Miller, Miller and Pliakas, LLP, client list includes Angela Bassett, Courtney Vance, Outkast and Ludacris; 

3:06 – Tonya Evans-Walls, Publisher, Legal Write Publications, author, Literary Law Guide For Authors;  

3:08 – Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Publisher, Pond View Press, author of Broken Justice: A True Story of Race, Sex and Revenge In A Boston Courtroom; 

3:10  Beverly Black Johnson, Publisher, Gumbo For The Soul Publications;  

3:12 – Wade Hudson, President/CEO, Just Us Books, The nations largest African American Children’s Book Publisher;  

3:17 – Keynote Speaker, George C. Fraser, National Best-Selling Author, Founder of FraserNet and the PowerNetworking Conference, author of CLICK: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships. 

3:40 – ZANE, Publisher, Strebor Books International, LLC/Simon & Schuster, National Best-Selling Author of several New York Times and EssenceBest-Selling titles including: Addicted, The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, The Heat Seekers, Nervous, The Sisters of APF, Shame On It All, The Sex Chronicles 2 and Skyscrapers.

 3:50 – Mary B. Morrison, New York Times and Essence National Best-Selling Author of Sweeter Than Honey, He’s Just a Friend, Some Bodies Gotta Be On Top, Never Again Once More, She Ain’t the One, When Somebody Loves You, and author as Honey B., of Sexcapades.

4:05 – Cheryl D. Woodruff, President and Associate Publisher of SmileyBooks, the publishing co-venture between Tavis Smiley  and Hay House, Founder and Former Associate Publisher of One World, Random House’s multi-cultural imprint where Ms. Woodruff published such authors as Bebe Moore Campbell, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., and Connie Briscoe, upcoming authors being published this fall on SmileyBooks will be Iyanla Vanzant, Dr. Cornell West and Tavis Smiley. 

4:10 – Judith Curr, Executive Vice President, Publisher and Founder of Atria Books a division of Simon and Schuster, Ms. Curr to date has published over 105 New York Times Best-Sellers, incuding THE SECRET by Rhonda Byrne, the number one overall bestselling book in the United States.  

 4:15 – Dawn Davis, Vice President, Editorial Director, Armisted Press/Harper Collins and Pulitzer Prize Winning Editor, The Known World;  

4:20 – The 2008 African American Pavilion at BookExpo America Glenn Thompson “Lifetime Achievement ” Award is being presented to two of America’s greatest literary and media giants:

4:21 – Lerone Bennett Jr., Author of the great and eternal National Best-Selling Book,  Before The Mayflower: A History of Black America.  His numerous titles include: What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., The Shaping of Black America, and Pioneers In Protest, Black Power U.S.A..  As one of America’s greatest historians and a prolific writer, he served on the staff of Ebony Magazine for over 50 years and is the former Executive Editor now Executive Editor Emeritus of Ebony Magazine“.  Mr. Bennett has received numerous honors and awards including the prestigious Literature Award of the Academy of Arts and Letters.  He is an Alumnus of Morehouse College.

4:27 – Tavis Smiley, the author of eleven books, including: The National Best-Seller What I know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America and editor of The New York Times #1 Best-Seller The Covenant with Black America.  Mr. Smiley has been an outstanding advocate for change in America through his Tavis Smiley Presents, bringing people together through symposiums, seminars, forums and town hall meetings, The Tavis Smiley Talk Show, The Tavis Smiley Group, and The Tavis Smiley Foundation, which encourages, enlightens and empowers black youth.  He has received numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees and is an Alumnus of Indiana University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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