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THE MEN UNDER SIEGE CONFERENCE
An Honest Dialogue
Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway, Oakland CA 94609
Friday, June 27, 2014 Saturday, June 28, 2014
5:00pm – 8:30Pm 8:00am – 5:30pm
Food will be provided Lunch included
For tickets & information Contact 510-414-9801
2014 Artist Schedule – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Artists times coming soon
Chaka Khan – Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Affectionately known around the world as Chaka, she is revered by millions of fans as well as her peers for hertimeless, classic and unmatched signature music style and ability. The late, great Miles Davis often said, “She [Chaka] sings like my horn.” And the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin says, “[Chaka] is a one- of- a -kind, premier vocalist.”
Jonathan Butler Love & Soul Tour w/ Norman Brown featuring Alex Bugnon – Acclaimed smooth jazz and soul guitarists Norman Brown and Jonathan Butler will join with jazz pianist Alex Bugnon to flood the Red Hat Amphitheater June 28 with pure, smooth, cool. The trio’s performance is part of its “Love & Soul” Tour.
Jeffrey Osbourne – “This new album is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Osborne says excitedly. “I had a pretty clear idea of what songs I wanted to record because I’ve liked them so much over the years. But there are so many that it was difficult narrowing it down to just 12.” So much so that he jokes A Time For Love will be the first in a trilogy of albums so that he can get to all of the songs on his wish list. In the end, most of the classics he selected were ones he began singing in Rhode Island nightclubs back when he was just 13 years old.
Mike Phillips – Mount Vernon, NY, native Mike Phillips became interested in music at a young age, moving through several different instruments before settling on the saxophone. By the age of 16, he had decided to play professionally. He made an impromptu New York debut at Wilson’s nightclub in New York in 1993, and that led to a series of session and sideman jobs in jazz, R&B, and even rap.
Come out and celebrate with Brown Girls Connect at the 27th Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival. Don’t forget to stop by our booth for your chance to win freebies by spinning our prize wheel! Have a Happy Father’s Day.
Northern California’s original and longest-running Juneteenth festival held every June. It offers a cultural experience and a dynamic lineup of blues, jazz, reggae, R/B, dance, poetry with an array of entertainment for all to enjoy.
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time: 10 am – 6 pm PDT
Location: Berkeley, California @ Alcatrez & Adeline
It’s such a relief knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to student loans and debt. However, with the Loan Forgiveness Program one must proceed with caution. There are companies that are posing as credible entities working with the government that are there to help you with the loan forgiveness process.
First off, Obama’s Loan forgiveness program does not require a fee!!! Lets be clear about that. Don’t get scammed by companies that are attempting to capitalize from the loan forgiveness program. They are pathetic and ethically disgusting. More important, the forgiveness is not available to every one and I will explain this later. I would like to direct you to a company that I spoke with today regarding forgiving my student loans.
There was a sponsored ad on face book called Student Loan Forgiveness Program, website USLPR.org (1-888-596-1919) Please be aware, THEY ARE SCAMMING AND ARE ASKING FOR MONEY to forgive loans!!! Do not get suckered into their game. This is the post that is currently active on face book.
I, like millions of other students who are in debt for student loans called this USLPR company and after attempting to gain my trust, they asked me for an “investment set up fee” of $699. Mario,who was the guy that I spoke to was very friendly, talkative and good at communicating that everything that he is saying and doing is in your best interest. But clearly that is not true.
Everything that he assure me, 0$ monthly loan payment (income based) and complete loan forgiveness after 120 payments (10 years) is FALSE. I was smart enough to cross reference what’s listed with the department of education studentaid.ed.gov after my loving fiance told me that it sounded like a Scam.
Secondly, It is best contact your loan provider and work directly through them for consolidation, income based payments or loan forgiveness. If you are dealing with a “contractor” then that is a serious problem and you will be asked to pay for the service. What they are going to do for you is the very thing that you can do for yourself.
Finally, The LOAN FORGIVENESS is ONLY available to PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS who have Direct Loans
Qualifying employment is any employment with: a federal, state, or local government agency, entity, or organization (including entities such as a public transportation, public water, or public bridge district, or a public housing authority) or a not-for-profit organization that has been designated as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
However, there are qualifying payment plans that allow you to have lower payments (longer payments, additional interest & higher loan than can be forgiven)
(a) Income Based Repayment (IBR)
(b Pay as you Earn
(c) Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) or the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan (Make all required 120 qualifying payments & there wont be a balance on loans to be forgiven. But you must qualify for one of the income based plans.
For more information,visit the Federal Student Aid Website studentaid.ed.gov
Stop by the Brown Girls Connect booth at the Berkeley June-teeth Festival this Sunday, June 15, 2014 (10am-6 pm) for your chance to win a fabulous prize.
Selection includes the designer handbags shown here, gift cards, comedy tickets and more!!! We will also be giving away a complimentary free tote bag to everyone that visits our booth. So stop by and say hello, we would love to connect with you.
We look forward to seeing you all there!!
The Berkeley Juneteenth Festival is free and open to the public. Family entertainment is the focus of all Berkeley Juneteenth Festivals
The RD BONDS MAIN STAGE is the “heart” of Juneteenth-in-Berkeley. The music incorporates the best of the African American experience: African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Local talents, like John Handy, Faye Carol and Pharoah Sanders have graced our stage, but the BJF is a vehicle for showcasing “up and coming acts”, providing them with an opportunity to show their talents.
The LOTHARIO LOTHO STAGE features specialty performances like dance, spoken word, fashion, and community performers.
HEALTH SCREENINGS- Alameda County health agencies offer informational workshops and health screenings.
TWO ON TWO BASKETBALL TOURNEY provides wholesome, physical competition on event day.
HISTORICAL EXHIBITS includes exhibits featuring a collaboration of presenters.
ART FOR CHILDREN programs and for-fun activities which are coordinated by practicing artists.
The VISION MAGAZINE is a BJF souvenir publication sold on Festival day that features highlights about the performers and artists, and stories pertinent to the community.
This concert series at the Woodminster Outdoor Amphitheatre features world-class music. The 2014 series runs weekly runs from Sept. 21 through Oct. 12. This event theme is Magic In The Music, September 21, 2014. Event start time is 2pm and will end at 7pm. General admission tickets are $18 each and VIP Tables with seating for 8 is $288.
Sundays in the Redwoods is the ultimate outdoor concert experience!
Don’t delay, we’re likely to sell out again this year. General Admission Tickets are just $18 and VIP Tables for 8 are $288. It’s going to be a great year so get your tickets today before they’re gone!
September 21, 2014
Ozomatli is renowned for their riotous live shows, they play a unique blend of salsa, hip-hop, reggae, rock, merengue and funk.
Dos Four’s sound is a fusion of Reggaeton, Musica Urbana, Hip-hop, Salsa, Merengue, Rap from both Cuba and the U.S.