Newark, NJ – April 19, 2010 – Former radio host and CEO of WeThePeoplezMedia (WTP), Realism Hargrave, freelance writer and publicist Robyn Leigh Butler, and freelance photographer Nicole Wilkerson combine their media talents in the establishment of a full service public relations and multimedia firm “Hargrave, Butler & Wilkerson PR” (HBW) in Newark, NJ. Hargrave will serve as the Director of Communications, Butler will serve as the Director of Media Relations, and Wilkerson will serve as Director of Photojournalism.
HBW is a full service public relations and multimedia firm featuring brand and image visibility campaigns and specializing in the production, distribution, and management of information through multimedia platforms such as social media, online publications, Radio and TV. HBW’s, ultimate goal is to gain authentic, long lasting visibility for emerging and present talent in the community through documentation and brand awareness as well as to provide audiences with entertaining, informative, and inspiring content.
"The New Jersey and Tri-state area specifically the city of Newark has an emerging population of young, urban socialites on the rise and we at Hargrave, Butler & Wilkerson PR would like to seize the opportunity to assist them in becoming more visible by creating, maintaining, and/or expanding their image or brand. HBW is unique because we also create media products that will assist in cultivating, documenting, archiving, and legitimizing these individuals by way of distribution. We believe that Hargrave, Butler & Wilkerson PR has the experience, expertise, the passion, determination, commitment, drive, focus and the connection to the people that is so desperately needed when cultivating success,” states Realism Hargrave.
The company’s official private launch was on March 25, 2010 when they debuted a short film developed by WTP “Social Media Impacts”, Hargrave moderated the panel discussion as well as produced and directed the Newarkumenatary, Butler constructed the Press Release and was videographer, and Wilkerson photographed the “Twestival Newark ” event. Later that evening HBW covered Mission Entertainment’s New Jersey VIP Kick Off Party for the 14th Annual American Black Film Festival by way of press release construction, videography & photography services.
To find out more information about HBW you can visit www.hargravebutlerwilkersonpr.com as well as become a fan of their facebook page at facebook.com/HargraveButlerWilkersonPR.
NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 2, 2010 – FP YOUTHOUTCRY along with community partners Newark Now and Against All Odds are inviting the community to come together on March 6, 2010 from 2pm – 6pm at The Club House, 205 Spruce St. Newark NJ. A day of emotional and spiritual healing activities has been planned for participants.
Hosted by Kyle Abercrombie with special guest speakers Realism-We the Peoplez Media, Christine Carter-Davis-AAO, Beautiful SeeAsia-IYO and performances by Gwendolyn Hubbard, Filman Cooper & Company, Chosen Generation Ministries, Rev. Stephanie McKay of 1st Timothy Baptist Church, Terell Carr, Mz. Hayes, and Gemini.
“How do We Say Goodbye to our lost loved ones when their lives are cut short due to senseless violence in our streets? FP YOUTHOUTCRY has pledged in the past, to not let the cries of our youth go unnoticed and now we pledge the same for our families!” said Al-Tariq Best, CEO & Founder of FP YOUTHOUTCRY, “I invite everyone to come out and share in the healing.”
Those who wish to participate in the collage of photos titled, Wall of Love, are asked to bring a non-returnable picture of their loved one. The Wall of Love will be displayed during the event and may travel to other FP YOUTHOUTCRY healing events. There will be a panel discussion and Q&A period. Then FP YOUTHOUTCRY will open the floor to participants for an Open Forum to share experiences. The ceremony will close with a Thought of Love simultaneous balloon release to take place adjacent to The Club House.
The Day of Healing Ceremony will also be filmed for upcoming documentaries by FP YOUTHOUTCRY, Visually Mastered and Denotes Entertainment.
FP YOUTHOUTCRY’s Day of Healing Event Details
Location: The Club House
205 Spruce St., Newark, NJ
Date: March 6, 2010
FP YOUTHOUTCRY’s Day of Healing Event Details, cont’d. pg. 2
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Host: Kyle Abercrombie
Wall Of Love
Speakers: Realism (We The Peoplez Media), Christine Carter-Davis (Against All Odds), Beautiful See-Asia ( IYO)
5-Member Panel Discussion
NEWARK, NJ – JANUARY 11 2010 – FP YOUTHOUTCRY Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce that its first RHYMES 4 REASONS class will graduate on January 28, 2010 at 7pm. The graduation ceremony will be held at The Coffee Cave at 45 Halsey St. There will be a surprise guest host, performances by special surprise guests and performances by the graduates showcasing their work during the program. A small soiree will be held immediately afterward.
During the past three months the young men and women have learned the technical aspects of arranging and recording music at the RHYMES 4 REASONS studio located at The Club House on Spruce St. from audio engineer Chris DeSilva. The students learned the business side of the music industry from instructor Charles “Chuck” Love. The students also received guest lectures from other industry professionals.
“Music saved my life and I pray that it saves some of our lost youth here in Newark. As a youth and as an artist Music was my alternative. As an adult Music is my sanctuary. It is my wish that these graduates find sanctuary not only in Music itself but in the knowledge they now possess to create their own music, their own sanctuary.” said Al-Tariq Best, CEO and Founder of FP YOUTHOUTCRY Foundation, Inc.
FP YOUTHOUTCRY FOUNDATION, Inc. a non-profit youth organization with 501c3 status formed in 2006 dedicated to Entertaining, Educating and Empowering the youth in Newark, NJ. For more in-formation please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 7 2009 – FP YOUTHOUTCRY FOUNDATION, Inc. in conjunction with the Humane Society, Prodigal Sons & Daughters, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark hosted Philadelphia Eagles football player Michael Vick in Newark on December 1, 2009.
Michael Vick greeted the auditorium filled with school children and families of all ages who waited anxiously to hear the football star talk about his experiences with violence and animal cruelty. He spoke to the children and parents about the lessons he learned while serving his sentence for dog fighting. He encouraged the children to make better choices than he did stressing that they are able to make wise decisions on their own.
―The Michael Vick event was great. It was wonderful that he came to Newark to speak to the kids, but dog fighting is not our biggest issue. We have people violence issues in Newark. I’m only disappointed that he didn’t speak on that.‖ said Realism host of Real Talk on NJ Elite Radio 99.5 who was in the audience.
Although many were dismayed by the rush of reporters and kids wanting autographs which occurred immediately after Michael Vick spoke, FP YOUTHOUTCRY FOUNDATION, Inc. treated the attendees to a MTOL (My Thoughts Out Loud) Traveling Youth Summit hosted by ―Free‖ (formerly of POWER 105). The auditorium filled to capacity as the children and families voluntarily participated in the summit. Parents and children were excited to see Free hosting the MTOL and great performances by dance groups, The Ill-Matic Force and The Emperorz.
―I am so glad that FP YOUTHOUTCRY was involved in securing Michael Vick’s presence in Newark, NJ. My mission in life is to lead by example and teach what was taught to me. I feel that FP was once again successful at entertaining, educating and empowering youth and families. Check out the pictures, the proof is in the footage!‖ said Al-Tariq Best, Founder of FP YOUTHOUTCRY FOUNDATION, Inc.
Coverage of the event was seen on NBC-TV NYC, ABC-TV NYC, FOX-5 NEWS NYC and their national affiliates. Print, video and on-line coverage can be found at The Star-Ledger, NJ.com, Local News Service, All Eyes On Who.com, and FP YOUTOUTCRY FOUNDATION, Inc Facebook Fan Page.
NEWARK, NJ—NOVEMBER 26, 2009—FP YOUTHOUTCRY FOUNDATION, Inc. celebrated Thanksgiving Day with volunteers from The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark, The Leaguers, Inc., and many other individuals from across the city of Newark who came out to help serve dinner to those who did not have a place at a Thanksgiving table.
Caravans of people arrived around 10am bringing food and refreshments to Military Park. Chairs and tables were provided by Newark Now and the Newark Housing Authority.
“It was an amazing experience. I was deeply touched by all the people who pulled up with cars full of food. It was a beautiful thing. People want us to do it again.” said FP’s CEO and Founder, Al-Tariq Best.
Tables and chairs were lined up so that all participants and volunteers could eat family style. Those eating were served dinner plates by volunteers while everyone joked and laughed.
“FP YOUTHOUTCRY’s 1st Annual Breaking Bread Ceremony was by far the most thankful Thanksgiving I’ve ever had. I was moved by the eagerness of the volunteers and the gratefulness of the recipients.” said an excited Tiffany Aliche, FP’s Executive Vice President.
At the end of the ceremony many of those served walked away with plastic bags full of food. Some FP staff members gave more than just food away. Audrey Daniels, Executive Assistant to the CEO, gave her coat away to a homeless man who didn't have one.
Jermaine Foster, FP’s Senior Vice President, gave away his belt to another man keeping his pants up with a plastic rope. “They say God loves a cheerful giver. Well he must really love FP YOUTHOUTCRY and their volunteers. We didn’t just serve food, we gave love with a smile.”
Recently profiled in the Newark Star-Ledger, Newark resident Kevin Lewis spoke on the ceremony on the FP YOUTHOUTCRY FOUNDATION, Inc. Facebook Fan Page, “GREAT event !! Newark needs more individuals like the ones involved in FP YOUTHOUTCRY and I for one am proud to have been involved in such an event like this that gives back to the community.”
Newark, NJ—November 20, 2009—Al-Tariq Best, CEO and Founder of FP YOUTHOUTCRY Foundation, Inc. was honored Friday, November 20, 2009 by Odyssey International Productions at their Business Networking 2009 Awards Ceremony held at the Robert Treat Hotel. The Excellence in Community Service Award was given to Mr. Best for the dedication he displays in answering the cries of the disadvantaged youth and their families in Newark. “I was glad someone recognized the hard work we put into helping the community.” Mr. Best said, “It is our mantra at FP that to whom much is given, much is required. We understand what we are required to do.” The FP YOUTHOUTCRY Foundation Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides positive alternative programs that entertain, educate and empower youth and their families in the city of Newark through their My Thoughts Out Loud (MTOL), Rhymes 4 Reasons, and Families Involved in Structured Training (FIST) programs. Odyssey International Productions located in Newark, NJ is a multi-cultural production company that creates detailed events with a purpose for their clientele. This is the third year Odyssey International Productions have honored those who have made a lasting impact on their communities and small business.