2013 is the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the National Black Arts Festival taking place in downtown Atlanta from July 6th thru September 14th. WXRP is excited to celebrate this timeless organization as the station hosts seven dynamic local authors during a literary event like no other.
“I Am An Awesome Woman: The Pen and The Voice”
WXRP (Press Release) – June 25, 2013 – WXRP invites the community to join us during The National Black Arts Festival as we host seven dynamic local authors and amazing musical talent for what promises to be a night to remember!
“I Am An Awesome Woman: The Pen and The Voice” will feature seven authors from various genres and is set to take place at the beautiful New Copper Blu Restaurant and Arts Complex located at 117 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Atlanta Georgia.
Our authors will be set up on the second story, selling their works and distributing materials and products by select sponsors, while our musical artists are conducting a concert in classic NBAF “Jam Session” style! Food and [non-alcoholic] juiced drinks will be available for purchase by customers. Entry for this event is FREE.
Dorothy James is the author of “Hiding Under The Covers,” an autobiographical account of her marriage to an abusive Christian pastor. She is also the president and founder of KINGDOM PRINCIPLE MINISTRY, INC. She says, “I am a Teacher of God’s word. I taught in various cities in the Atlanta area and Florida ministering God’s word to the body of Christ. I minister at women’s conferences in the United States, teaching them that they are God’s phenomenal women according to Jeremiah 29:11. At one point, I was ministering on the internet teaching women how to become Kingdom Women according to biblical principles. I believe that this teaching will only enhance and inspire women today only if they would apply these truths to their daily lives.”
Aduke Aremu was born in New York City where she led a dual career in Education and Theater/Writing. Aduke Aremu has written three children books, one book of poetry which was published in Germany, one nonfiction, and 10 plays for the stage. Aduke’s nonfiction book “The Princess Chronicles” with art by world famous St. Thomas artist, Ademola Olugebefola, has sold out several times in the independent book market. Aduke is an honorary member of a major African American Sorority, CEO of Dove LLC, a host for WXRP talk radio, and a consultant for BOP TV of Atlanta.
The following plays written by Aduke have been presented in the U.S.,( Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, NEC, Town Hall, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Billie Holiday Theatre and the Public Theatre etc. ) . Her plays have also been produced in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean: “The Liberation of Mother Goose”, “Ode To A Bum”, “Babylon, “Spirit Song”, “Reaching Out With Love”,” JuJu Man”, “Land of the Egyptians”, “The Winter of Discontent”, “Hannibal” and “The Musical Kwanzaa Story”. Aduke Aremu received the Congressional Award for her life’s work from Congressman Edolphus Towns and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. The Consul General of Nigeria also gave her an award for her literary work in Nigeria; she also received a theatre Audelco award from her New York City theatre peers. Aduke Aremu is known for her international festivals and productions.
Charmaine is the author of “The Bait To Get Your Mate” and host of the popular Relationship Party radio show. She is also the founder and CEO of WXRP Talk Radio Atlanta.
Lakia “LB” Brandenburg is a published author and passionate speaker. She has a heart for women who desire to become happy, effective wives and create healthy marriages. Lakia currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Single Wives Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to molding single women into wife-materials and as the Director of The Wives Society, a Single Wives mentoring program. Her first book, “He’s not perfect. I’m not perfect. But together we’re…Picture Perfect shares her personal journey on how she redefined her perception of marriage and created a healthy, successful marriage. Lakia believes that anyone who desires love, happiness, and joy in their marriage no longer has to fantasize about it, you just simply have to create it to be their reality. Your story can be Picture Perfect, too.
Benecia Ponder is the author of “Prepare to Receive MORE,” WXRP Radio host, speaker, and Life Coach including her widely popular and successful “From Stuck to Unstoppable” boot camp. Trained by the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute, Benecia utilizes the cutting-edge techniques and tools provided by the research and evidence-based field of positive psychology to combine wisdom and compassion into one captivating and entertaining message that empowers Christian women to prosper in business and in life.
Dawn Bedingfield is a mom, entrepreneur, WXRP Radio host, and author of several self help books, including her increasingly popular title, “Why Not Black Women?: A Report.”
Kenni York is an author, motivational speaker, community activist, and entrepreneur. She has penned nine literary works including her poetry autobiography, A Girl’s Perspective, her best seller, The Girls, and the increasingly popular Karma Series. Kenni’s company, Kenni Enterprises LLC, is dedicated to primarily providing creative writing classes and workshops to youth and adults across the metro Atlanta area. What motivates Kenni’s projects is her drive to be an author that makes a difference and not just a dollar. As such and as a survivor of sexual abuse, Kenni hosts an annual sexual assault awareness benefit event entitled ‘Let Your Voice Be Heard’. This showcase event benefits the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and also gives others in the community insight to the growing epidemic, an outlet to express their concern or hurt related to the topic, and an opportunity for survivors to encourage one another. Kenni is a military wife and mother of three. Her drive is relentless and she enjoys being a blessing to others.
Plus! Musical Concert by
An Honorary U.S. Cultural Ambassador
From M.T.V. and B.E.T. to the historic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yewande’s socially charged music (www.yewande.com) has taken center stage with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Sean Paul and India Arie, but it is her work as an award-winning lecturer, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador that has become perhaps her greatest achievement. Since 2006, her humanitarian organization, The Change Rocks Foundation, (http://www.changerocksfoundation.com/home) and www.youtube.com/changerocksinc) has empowered some of the world’s most vulnerable children by using music to promote education, leadership, health awareness and sustainable skills from Africa to the Americas. It is this inspiring commitment to the fight against global poverty that has ignited a movement heard around the world.
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