Archive for September, 2019

September 13, 2019


Hip-hop icon Redman released his newest single, “Black Man in America” today; and it’s perhaps his most poignant and culturally relevant message to date. With more than 20 years in the rap game, Redman brings wisdom, relevance and grace to a delicate subject impacting the world we live in.

Teaming up with Pressure on vocals and Riveting Entertainment for the visual, which he directed himself, Redman raps: “This black man made it in America. Can you believe how I did it? I had faith and God as my witness. I couldn’t just be an artist, I had to learn the business.” The visual takes the viewer on a journey through the trials and tribulations faced by minorities in America on a daily basis, including a police chase, a riot, vandalism and a startling, yet incredibly profound, scene in a church during a prayer group.

“The world and media inspired this video,” Redman said. “As an artist I felt it was a responsibility to shine the light on some of these subjects shown in my video. We living in a day and time where Internet and media rules and the outcome of that is more self destruction and racial tension.”

The fourth collaboration between Redman and Riveting, “Black Man in America” follows up 2018’s “I Love Hip-Hop”, “YA!” and “1990 Now”. “When the Funk Doc played me this song it was obvious right away how important the message was and his vision for the video was crystal clear,” said Andrew Listermann, CEO and executive producer at Riveting Entertainment. “It’s great when an artist knows exactly what he wants to accomplish and my job is to make that happen. I think Redman’s fans will connect with the finished product and it will hopefully help create a positive change in the world.”

“Black Man in America” is available on all streaming platforms and can be viewed here.

G.R.A.C.E 2nd Annual Back to School Bash
September 2, 2019

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, Gracie Cedres the CEO/Founder of G.R.A.C.E (Granting Resources And Community Enrichment) non-profit went above and beyond for Harlem scholars to ensure they are prepared for the school year. Her continuous strides, steadfast due diligence and hardwork within honoring the legacy of her grandmother placed her in the position to be recognized by Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City.

Prior to this prestigious recognition on August 27, 2019 Gracie also was announced as a recipient of the Hershey’s Heartwarming Project Action Grant. This honor was awarded for implementing and taking the iniative to curate service based programming in the Harlem community.

The fun family filled day hosted activity stations such as: the slime station (a big hit with the kid’s), paint party, face painting by @zilladidit, giant Jenga and a fitness (tug of war, football, kickball and more). The goal of G.R.A.C.E Back to School Bash was to one alleviate parents from costly school supplies and to donate the necessary items to the scholars while celebrating them in the process.

G.R.A.C.E curated an event that provided families with food, entertainment, healthy snack options and crafts that kept a smile on the faces of many.

To the sponsors and those who have donated you played an imperative role in the success of this celebration. We thank you for providing your services and donating your products. To every volunteer that kept the children entertained we appreciate your time.

Special thank you to all of the companies who were sponsors, vendors and raffle contributors:

Chef Ham

CEO of One Bite At A Time [chefham_23]

Papa John’s

Hershey’s Heartwarming Project Action Grant


Shrewd Food

Harlem Shake

ChildLife Essentials

Red Lobster

New York Life Insurance

Minnow & Mars

Taliah Waajid

Home Depot

Chica from [@Kreakyproducts]


Insomnia Cookies

Light House Labels

and BitMar Networks

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