The Heads Up! Foundation held their first annual Turkey Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser at USA Bowl in Dallas.
The event was co-hosted by comedian "Q" and Deejay Ro Parrish.
The event was held to raise funds for inner city youth in the program.
Mentor and Broadcasting Icon Cheryl Smith was in attendance along with Yolanda Adams show producer and Spinderella from Salt-N-Pepa.
Check out the photos below.
Click here for more information on the Heads up Charity
The 2013 Lone Star Chapter of the
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Awards were awesome!!!!!! Okay, so I didn't take home the coveted trophy, but I had a great time kicking back with colleagues and spending time with my big brother Johnny!
My brother, a Criminal defense attorney and Pastor in Durham, NC took the time to fly into San Antonio and kick back with his lil’ sis!
Here's the deal San Antonio was beautiful. I spent the first day
shopping where I caught a nice work dress and almost spent tons of money on shoes. Next, my brother and I checked into the GRAND HYATT hotel where the service was exceptional.
That night we visited the famous Riverwalk, where we had dinner
inside the Landry's Seafood house. I recommend the Blue Crab and Lobster.
The best part was the band!! They sang all the old R&B hits and my brother even got up and danced to a Stevie Wonder track ha!
The day of the EMMYs I was in shock and so nervous. The event was amazing; they had penguins from SeaWorld on hand to take pictures with us. I also took photos with the AFL team and cheerleaders. I met the King of the San Antonio parade that was held on the Rivewalk earlier that day. I also had a chance to see a Mariachi Band, dancers and so much more.
It was a wonderful week-end and I really am so blessed to be nominated for such a prestigious award, even if I didn't win, because after all, there’s always next year~!
To check out my EMMY videos that were nominated click here
Thanksgiving Issue: release date November 9th
What an honor!! Amanda will be featured in the Southern Dallas Magazine November 9th issue!!!! You can check out the article online or pick up a free copy at local businesses.
When she was contacted about the issue, she was told that her work in the community and reports for CW33 News were worthy of recognistion. After learning even more about Amanda's journey, publishers felt she would be a great feature story for their Thanksgiving, thankful issue.
Again, she is so honored to have a chance to show young girls that hard work, prayer and perseverance pays off. Read here.
I'm so blessed to announce that I've been nominated for not one, but TWO Lonestar Emmy Awards! The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lone Star Chapter receive hundreds of entries from talented journalist across the State. The EMMY represents the most
experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Texas’ 19 television markets.
Nominated in the 'HEALTH/SCIENCE - NEWS SINGLE STORY/FEATURE' category:
Research shows that African-Americans are less likely to register as organ donors, which ultimately means they can often times find themselves waiting longer for certain organs. This video takes a look at why the topic is taboo in the Black community, and why they say more people should register to donate.
Nominated in the 'HISTORIC/CULTURAL- NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE' category:
For more than 40 years, Tom Joyner has been an advocate for the plight of African Americans, using radio, web and television as a platform to bring about social change and reform. From marching in the civil rights movement to supporting other various causes, the nationally syndicated radio host of the Tom Joyner Morning show is much more than just a radio deejay.
Joyner is the founder of REACH Media Inc., with subsidiaries including the Tom Joyner Foundation, The Tom Joyner Morning show and BlackAmericaWeb.com.
In 1998, he was the first African American to be elected for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Joyner was inducted in the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site on January 12, 2008.
To read more, visit: http://nightcaptv.com/2013/02/27/black-history-month-celebrating-local-heroes/#axzz2gDQROCJH
Published by: Ivanna Williams
ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! Amanda Named One of the Grand Marshals of the 28th Annual Elite News MLK Parade & Festival !!!!
What an honor!! Elite News has been an intricate part in the lives of residents in Dallas for decades. The first African-American owned newspaper, with a readership of 160,000 , the Elite News is the inroad to the community.
And now, they have asked me to be one of the Grand Marshals of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Elite News Parade!!!!!!
I can't wait to participate, I remember covering the parade two years ago for NBC5 and enjoying every minute of the music, floats and people. Now I get to be in the parade~!!!! What a blessing!!
The Elite News was founded by William “Bill” Blair and is
family-owned and has been a part of the Dallas area for over 45 years.
When: Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Dallas, Texas Various Venues (MLK Parade route)
Dates and more information to come!!!!!! Check out http://dfwelitenews.com for more details