Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We Are Inspired By This BOSS: Egypt (Host for the BOSS NYC "Influencers" Event)

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Read through her impressive resume and you’ll understand why nationally syndicated radio and TV talent, EGYPT is a major force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry!

EGYPT simultaneously holds down duties as the Midday Personality on NYC’s 107.5 WBLS, host of Fine Living Network’s “Bartender Wars”, correspondent for NBC Universal’s “The Maury Show”, and co-host of the syndicated daytime TV hit “Home Delivery” (now re- airing on the Ion Network). She is also widely recognized as the voice of Premiere Radio NetworksSynopsis” entertainment report on “Live In The Den With Big Tigger” which is broadcast in over 72 cities across 3 continents, making her one of the most recognizable voices in the syndicated radio arena.

This multi-media do-it-all has been consistently making a name for herself in the TV, radio, commercials, on stage, and most recently in the blogsphere with her entertainment website EgyptSaidSo.com which boasts millions of hits per month.

Known for being down-to-earth and for her knack to make even the most private celebrities feel comfortable, EGYPT has interviewed countless  A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Ripa, Will Smith, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nick Lachey, Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry, P. Diddy, & Jamie Foxx just to name a few. 

This award-winning broadcast talent is also known as former host of the Power 105.1 Morning Show “Egypt & Ashy” in New York, as well as being a staple on radio stations in other major cities like 100.3 The Beat in Philadelphia and 92Q in Baltimore.
In her hometown of Philadelphia, EGYPT earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Temple University while majoring in Broadcasting & Telecommunications. She was also a theater student at New York prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.    
EGYPT has been featured as music expert and pop-culture pundit on CNN’s Headline News, The Today Show, Fox Network and Black Entertainment Television. She can often be seen on the Epix Network reporting from red carpet events and conducting one-one major film junket interviews with top names in entertainment.

EGYPT has been featured in The New York Daily News, Time Out New York, BE Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Source Magazine, VIBE Magazine, KING Magazine, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Black Man, and various other publications. She has been the recipient of various career achievement awards including being named at the top of R&R Magazine’s “Power Players On The Rise” Top 10 list.  She also received the “Executive to Watch” Award from NABFEME (National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment).  

EGYPT counts being a soon-to-be published author, licensed Realtor® and credit specialist as a few of her many talents.

EGYPT continues to be represented by Amber Noble-Garland of I For Talent Management, Adam Nettler of N.S. Bienstock and C. Anthony Mulrain of Epstein, Becker & Green Law Firm.


Come meet these BOSS "Influencer" honorees, at The BOSS Network's "Influencers" event on November 10, 2010 in in New York, NY. You can register for the event here. Come out and be inspired!

We Are Inspired By This BOSS: Ilyasah Shabazz

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Ilyasah Al-Shabazz leads a life dedicated to empowering young people by capitalizing on the arts & entertainment to encourage the undertstanding of history, culture and self-expression. 

As Assistant Coordinator for the Office of Academic Affairs - City University of New York, Ilyasah organized training programs to encourage higher education for innercity at-risk youth. She continues to mentor at various group homes, lock-up facilities and high schools through production of The WAKE-UP Tour™ X-Tra Credit Forums—her exclusive youth empowerment program.

In the area of Government – Ilyasah served for approximately twelve years on the Executive Youth Board for the Office of the Mayor in the City of Mount Vernon, New York. She also served the City of Mount Vernon as Director of Public Relations, Director of Public Affairs & Special Events, and was later promoted to Director of Cultural Affairs. Ilyasah served as an official member of the United States delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton on the historic tour of Capetown, Soweto and Johannesburg, South Africa to commemorate the election of President Nelson Mandela.

Ilyasah is Executive Producer of the 2009 television pilot, SHARE the eXperience©, a compilation of in-studio and on-location interviews of leaders in Entertainment, Sports and Politics, as well as citizens making a difference in their respective communities. Ilyasah’s book, Growing Up X, has won critical acclaim including nomination for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Literary Work and the United Press International book of the week. She is currently working on her second book scheduled to be released in the fall of 2010.

Ilyasah bint Al-Shaheed Malik Al-Shabazz retraced her father’s footsteps to the Holy City of Mecca. She has also explored religious and historical sites in Egypt and in Jordan as the guest of Her Royal Highness Princess Alia bint Al Hussein. Ilyasah has participated in Inter-faith dialogue study programs at The Garrison Institute and at American University.  She is corporation president and Board Member of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, Inc. at The Audubon, the place of her father’s martyrdom in 1965.  Ilyasah is also honorary Co-Chair of All For Africa, a campaign which aims to plant 1 million oil palm trees on approximately 17,000 acres of land in Africa to ‘knockout poverty’. Ilyasah served as a member of the American Interfaith Leadership delegation that participated with the Malaria No More foundation, to provide 2 million bed nets which ultimately saved the lives of 95% of at-risk children, ages 0-5, in Mali, West Africa.

Ilyasah Shabazz persists as a committed author, lecturer, and activist for social jusice as she lectures to capacity audiences on university and college campuses across the United States.  She holds a Masters of Science in Education & Human Resource Development and a Bachelors of Science in Biology. 

For further information, please visit www.ilyasahshabazz.com

Come meet these BOSS "Influencer" honorees, at The BOSS Network's "Influencers" event on November 10, 2010 in in New York, NY. You can register for the event here. Come out and be inspired!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

We Are Inspired By This BOSS: Celebrity DJ Beverly Bond (Tune in to BET Tonight for the BGR Awards Show)

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DJ and Founder of Black Girls Rock! Beverly Bond is a distinguished Businesswoman, Mentor, Executive Television Producer and Writer.

A true music connoisseur, Beverly Bond‟s passion for music and her uncanny ability to read the crowd has solidified her as one of the premier DJ‟s in the world. Over the last decade, Ms. Bond, a former Wilhelmina model, has brought her versatile talents to the most exclusive events in the world with performances at the VH1 Fashion Rocks Awards, The ESPN X-Games, The U.S. Open, The NBA All-Star Game, The American Music Awards and to a myriad of celebrity clients including Prince, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Erykah Badu, Diddy, Derrick Jeter, John Legend, Venus Williams, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Z, Martha Stewart, and Michael Jordan.

As a Mentor, Activist and Philanthropist, Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a non-profit youth empowerment mentoring organization to empower inner-city girls ages 12 to 17 through the arts. Bond also founded the annual Black Girls Rock! Awards which were created to celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers and who stand as inspirational and positive role models in the community. Past honorees of Black Girls Rock! include: Queen Latifah, Bethann Hardison, Erykah Badu, Iman, Susan L. Taylor, Common and many more. Now in its fifth year, Black Girls Rock! Awards will make its television debut on Black Entertainment Television in November 2010.

Beverly Bond's work as a community leader has earned her a number of prestigious recognitions. Most recently, Bond was honored by The United Way Young Leaders Council during its 2010 2nd Annual Red Carpet Soiree which spotlights young philanthropists. Bond was also acknowledged in the ESSENCE 40th Anniversary issue as one of the magazine‟s “40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who are Changing the World” placing her in the company of notables such as First Lady Michelle Obama, author Maya Angelou, artistic director/dancer Judith Jamison, media mogul/philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, President of the Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, supermodel Iman, singer/actress Beyonce´, actress/singer Queen Latifah, author Susan L. Taylor, singer/actresss Alicia Keys, actress Cicely Tyson and others. Additional recognitions include, EBONY magazine‟s "2009 Ebony Power 150-The Most Influential Blacks In America" listing her amongst top African American leaders including President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Cornel West, Dr. William H. (Bill) Cosby Jr., TV writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, singer/actress Beyonce´, music mogul Shawn (Jay-Z) Carter, actor Will Smith, CEO of BET Debra L. Lee and more. The Source Magazine also listed Bond amid their 2009 Power Circle group of leaders in hip-hop.

Other recent acknowledgements for Ms. Bond include: the "2009 Agent of Change Award" at the "Obama: THAT ONE!" Pre-Inaugural Awards Gala in Washington DC; "The 2009 Gold Rush Award" bestowed by Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation for her community work and for promoting youth Arts programs through BLACK GIRLS ROCK!; The Hip Hop Association‟s 2009 Womanhood Passage for making significant strides that have raised the bar of achievement for all women in Hip-Hop culture; Vibe Magazine‟s „Future Urban Icon‟; and named one of New York‟s Fifty Fabulous Females by Love Heals, a leading foundation for AIDS education in 2006 and 2008. Alicia Keys also handpicked Bond to be featured in her 2008 American Music Award Tribute to Super-women, which also included Queen Latifah and Opera Singer Kathleen Battle. Additionally, Bond is a recipient of the Justo Mixtape Award for best female DJ.

With such diverse talents combined with an unparalleled and passionate devotion to music and to community, it‟s little wonder that Ms. Bond has emerged as a force in music and a powerful and respected voice in the world. Humble and modest beyond measure, Beverly Bond has created a niche for success, determined to make a difference in the lives she touches that stretches further than ordinary boundaries—a true testament to reaching for the stars.

Come meet these BOSS "Influencer" honorees, at The BOSS Network's "Influencers" event on November 10, 2010 in in New York, NY. You can register for the event here. Come out and be inspired!