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Ameera R. Leguex is the founder and C.E.O. of Tastemakers Events and PR. Tastemakers Events and PR is a multi-service public relations, personal chef, and event planning boutique agency with clients in the entertainment, health & beauty, and foods specialty industry.
Ameera, a self-taught chef, has honed her culinary skills over the past 15 years. She began her career in the special events and personal chef business over 7 years ago. In 2006, Tastemakers Events and PR was officially launched and attracts clients from all over. Her culinary and event planning skills produce the most spectacular events and have become Ameera’s trademark. source
October 24, 2009
AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 8pm
Massey Hall | $69.50 - $39.50
The Afro Cuban All Stars return for a sizzling night of hot Cuban rhythms!
A multi-generational big band led by Juan de Marcos incorporate the full spectrum of Latin dance music, including mambo, cha cha, salsa, rumba, son montuno, timba, guajira, danzón, abakuá, and bolero.
October 23, 2009
FFAWN created a women's center that offers a broad range of services to Yonkers women of all ages to provide them with a second chance, no matter what cards they've been dealt in life, and to help them lead confident, independent, full, and healthy lives. The Center will also provide a safe haven for women to seek services, engage in beneficial activities and programs, and fell comfortable confronting the changes in their daily lives.
The Mary J. Blige Center for Women will be located just off South Broadway in southwest Yonkers, easily accessible by public transportation. source
Growing up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, she went to Langstaff Secondary School. According to host Kevin Frankish, "she spent much of her youth as a Baton Twirler with the Progress Yorkettes in York Region." Moore then earned a BA at McGill University and Masters at the University of Western Ontario.
October 22, 2009
"As the niece of Sierra Leone’s ex-president and the only daughter of the country’s former director of mines, in charge of minerals, diamonds, and gold, Zainab Sumu grew up exceedingly rich. Paris shopping trips, royal dinners, and round-the-clock chaperones were all part of the deal. And yet Zainab, as she likes to be called, has always felt like an outsider. During her private school years in London in the ’80s, she was one of the only African students, doffing her oxfords and blazers for Doc Martens, Chanel jackets, and blond extensions. While at college, when her family was abruptly exiled following a military coup in 1992, a particular fuchsia Thierry Mugler jacket helped her through it. And later, when she moved to New York and found a job at Comme des Garçons, the statuesque Zainab relied on an Afro and her increasingly avant-garde style to hold her own among a tight-knit Japanese team. Fashion always got her through." Continue reading here
October 21, 2009
"One of our goals was to focus on the importance of educating our kids about healthy eating," said Obama. "
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DJ, Beverly Bond. source
October 17, 2009
October 16, 2009
The 6th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black ball took place last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
October 15, 2009
" Fiesta Latina brought some of the country's best Latin music performers to the White House, including: Mark Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Pete Escovedo, Thalía, Tito "El Bambino," Aventura, Los Lobos and Sheila E., with hosts Jimmy Smits, Eva Longoria and George Lopez. " source
October 13, 2009
Monique Péan was raised in Washington D.C. and has traveled the world, visiting more than 30 countries. Monique is thankful that her mother, Gail, solidly encouraged her to pursue her love of art. She credits her inspiration to the art and cultures encountered during her travels to destinations such as Haiti, Bali, Russia, Egypt, Brazil, China, Greece and more. With a Haitian father and American Jewish mother, Monique was no doubt inspired by her own heritage. Continue reading here.
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President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The first African-American to win the White House, Obama was praised by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the committee said. "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."
The committee also said Obama has "created a new climate in international politics."
The announcement came as a surprise -- Obama's name had not been mentioned among front-runners -- and the roomful of reporters in Oslo, Norway, gasped when he was named.