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Pepsi celebrates African-American fathers with special booklet featuring quotes from celebrity dads

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Pepsi is celebrating Father’s Day and the essential role of fathers and father figures in the African-American community with “Four Weeks For Father!” a free booklet available at The booklet features words of wisdom from notable African-American dads, including Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, Grammy Award-winning musical artist Common, former professional football player Jerry Rice, acclaimed actor Mekhi Phifer and Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., among others.

Pepsi partnered with the Howard University Division of Fine Arts to gather the four contemporary and engaging images featured in the “Four Weeks For Father!” booklet. Student artists at the university submitted drawings for the project and graduating senior, Nia Lindsey, 22, was chosen as the winner. Nia was awarded the $5,000 grand prize and her designs are featured on the Web site as well as throughout the booklet. Three first prize winners received a $500 gift certificate and are also highlighted in “Four Weeks For Father!”

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Monthly Gossip Column: NFL, Lorena Ochoa, Mary J. Blige, JLo, Danny Glover, Kat DeLuna

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Four NFL players with roots in Nigeria visited the country in March to establish scholarships at 10 Nigerian universities, distribute HIV testing kits to clinics and dig water wells during a a mission called Athletes in the Diaspora: Community Interventions. The participating players were Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, Houston Texans defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, and Chicago Bears defensive linemen Adewale Ogunleye and Israil Idonije. Plans are in progress to return to Nigeria in 2009 and to visit another African nation in 2010. Source: New York Times

Golf sensation Lorena Ochoa was named one of the most influential people by TIME magazine. She was not only recognized for her domination of the 2007 LPGA tour but also for her philanthropic work. She founded the FundaciĆ³n Lorena Ochoa in 2004 to provide disadvantaged children with academic resources and is the leading benefactrix of the elementary school La Barranca located in her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. Source: TIME


Talk Radio Star Joe Madison Joins XM Satellite Radio

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

“The Black Eagle” to Broadcast Live from XM’s D.C. Studios Each Weekday on The Power (XM Channel 169) - the only National Radio Channel Dedicated to African-American Talk

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation’s leading provider of satellite radio with more than nine million subscribers, today announced that talk radio star and renowned social activist Joe Madison has joined XM Satellite Radio. Beginning Monday, June 2, Joe Madison, also known as “The Black Eagle,” will broadcast live each weekday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET from XM’s Washington, D.C. studios on The Power (XM Channel 169), the only national radio channel exclusively dedicated to African-American talk programming. Source: XM Satellite Radio