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New Marcus Garvey Documentary – With Never Seen Before Info – Seeks Investors

Marcus GarveyA Jamaican based elder from the Rastafari community, who had connections to Marcus Garvey, is now ready to share some never seen before material about the black icon. The elder has information, as well as physical items, that will provide additional insight into the mind of Garvey.

He believes the most appropriate way to share the content is in a documentary, and as such, he is seeking serious investors to partner with.

For additional information about this project, persons are being asked to contact Maria Jackson via email at info@mjent.net

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Masters of Empowerment: Mutabaruka & Dr. Umar Johnson Live in London


On Saturday, April 7th, Bro Edison Agbandje, Leo Muhammed, Mutabaruka and Dr. Umar Johnson will all speak at an event called Masters of Empowerment. It takes place at The Lighthouse, located at 262-274 Camberwell Road in London, UK from 6 PM to 12 midnight.

Tickets are available now for only £25 (more at the door) and they can be purchased HERE.

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Lt. Stitchie Gives Back To His High School (Tivoli Gardens)

Tivoli Gardens High School Alumni Track CorporationLt. Stitchie has joined forces with Dr. Michael Weir, Clive Foster and Neil Harrison – all past students of Tivoli Gardens High – to form the Tivoli Gardens High School Alumni Track Corporation. The organization was established to support inner-city youths by getting them sports gear, lunch, breakfast, school supplies, uniforms, bus fare, to and from school, tuition fee, shoes, vitamin supplements, cosmetology training & equipment, academic & financial scholarships etc.

In addition to the aforementioned, the organization will also help by providing athletic track & field written training programs to assist in developing their skills in this area; while simultaneously cultivating their thinking process into one of positivity and self-awareness. Their hope is to demonstrate to these poor inner-city youths that poverty is not an excuse to failure, but can be a prerequisite for success, as they are all living witnesses to this truth.

The organization is a 501c3 registered none profit organization in the state of Florida, with structured, professional and functional executives, directors and members.

Visit their official website here: www.tghsatc.org.


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Jamaica to Sign Multi-Destination Marketing Agreement with Cayman Islands

Bartlett_Kirkconnell2Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett discusses possible opportunities for Jamaica to collaborate with Cayman Islands with: President and CEO of Cayman Airlines, Fabian Whorms; Minister of District Administration, Tourism and Transport for the Cayman Islands, Hon. Moses Kirkconnell; and Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands, Rosa Harris. Noting the common cultural experiences and unique features both countries have, it was agreed that a multi-destination marketing agreement will be signed later this year, to provide a more diverse offering for international visitors.

The Ministers also discussed the role of Cayman Airways in enabling connectivity within the region, operating within the concept of the spoke-hub paradigm, to distribute visitors from far destinations such as Russia and China. The meeting took place at Minister Bartlett’s New Kingston office on January 24, 2018.

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Showtime Launches new TV Series About a Black Chicago Community ‘The Chi’ (@SHOTheChi @Showtime)

the chiThe Chi is an American drama series created by Lena Waithe about life in a particular neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. In this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.

The pilot was directed by Rick Famuyiwa. It premiered on Showtime on January 7, 2018. Executive producers are: Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa and hip-hop star Common. Click here or on the image above to watch the premiere episode.

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Frontline Publishing Releases Two New Books About Emperor Haile Sellassie I (@fbpinfo)

Emperor Haile Sellassie I“The Wise Mind of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Sellassie I” and “Members of a New Race: The Teachings of H.I.M. Haile Sellassie I.” Two titles most recently republished by Frontline Books & Miguel Lorne Publishers. 

Both books are compilations of excerpts of speeches made by the Conquering Lion H.I.M. Haile Sellassie I over the years of his reign. Both books offer great advice and instruction to ones seeking to navigate through life in a modern and continually advancing world where common-objective morality and integrity are always challenged. We find that lots within the Rastafari community, both past and present, have drawn deep inspiration to better themselves and encourage others to better themselves from these speeches.

Visit the publisher’s website to purchase.

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Happy Holidays from MJE

happy holidaysMaria Jackson Entertainment would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday. Our prayer is that you have a peaceful, loving and happy holiday season, spent with family and friends. Please be safe on the road and remember to take care of yourself and those around you.


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Platinum Comedy Tour: Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake & Bruce Bruce (@TheRealMikeEpps @sommoresofunny)

Mike Epps & Sommore
Mike Epps & Sommore

MJ Magazine has learned that four of America’s biggest comedians: Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake and Bruce Bruce will be headlining the Platinum Comedy Tour. The tour will kick off on Saturday, December 30th at the Mobile Civic Center in Alabama and will continue through the Spring of 2018. Below are the dates and locations that have already been confirmed.

FEB 10 – DAR Constitution Hall – Washington
FEB 14 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville
FEB 16 – CFE Arena – Orlando, FL
FEB 17 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL
FEB 18 – Metro Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
FEB 23 – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium – Shreveport, LA
FEB 24 – UNO Lakefront Arena – New Orleans, LA
MAR 02 – Cox Convention Center – Oklahoma City, OK
MAR 10 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
MAR 23 – Verizon Arena – North Little Rock, AR
MAR 24 – Fox Theatre – Detroit
APR 07 – NRG Park – Houston, TX

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Hurricane IrmaThe Caribbean Cultural Coalition seeks your help and assistance for the people who were affected in the Caribbean island nations devastated by Hurricane Irma.  These islands includes: The U.S. Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas and Saint John in a much-needed spotlight.  The French territory of Saint Martin and the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten, Tortola, Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, parts of Antigua, and now, Dominica. Our organization, located in Houston, Texas have mobilized to bring relief to the Caribbean region affected by Irma and Maria.  Caribbean Americans represent roughly 9 percent of the population of the Greater Houston Area or a little over 400,000. Let us come together as a community to assist our organization in relief efforts through the Help for the Caribbean Islands relief fund.

We are also seeking donations of such items like bottled water, adult and children’s clothing, cleaning supplies, toiletries, diapers, tarpaulins, heavy duty garbage bags, batteries, canned goods.  Fundraising for relief efforts for the Caribbean has been a challenge because here in Houston, we are recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Given the devastation of that storm, resources are limited since so many stores like yours and businesses donation of necessary supplies for those adversely displaced by the storm.  We however humbly ask you for consideration of a donation or a donations of items listed above, to benefit those in the Caribbean who lost everything during the passing of Hurricane Irma.

Our non-profit organization is uniquely positioned to assist people in the Caribbean because we have direct contacts on the ground to whom supplies can be sent to directly; further we have over eighteen (18) Caribbean Cultural organizations in the Greater Houston Area including The Houston Virgin Islands Association, all working to assist the Caribbean. National  media coverage steadily increasing, shining light on the fact that the destruction caused by Irma and Maria is far worse than anticipated. Appearing on All Inon Monday evening September 11, 2017, United States Representative Stacey Plaskett (D) United States Virgin Islands, said to host Chris Hayes: “I would like to thank you for really bringing to light what’s happening here in the Virgin Islands.  We are very concerned, although the Federal Government is doing its part, the national news is not really taking note of what’s happening in another part of the United States.”

Through Help for the Caribbean Islands, we ask you to assist us in this worthy cause.  Anything you can do to assist us in helping our citizens in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the other Caribbean islands would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact Melvina Chapman-Audain at 832-248-5007.


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The Golden Mic: Hosted by Sunni Patterson (@SUNNIPATTERSON)

Golden MicThe Golden Mic is the biggest Spoken Word Event of the Year; it takes place on Thu, Sept. 28 and Fri. Sept. 29. Congo TV Network launches this Fall and one of the most anticipated shows on the network is The Golden Mic. It’s the ultimate Spoken Word experience hosted by iconic artist, Sunni Patterson, live in New Orleans. It features 32 of the most reknown poets from all over the world all meeting at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (1901 Bartholomew St., New Orleans) to do one thing… Bless The Golden Mic.

Kyla Lacey (Orlando) , Masterpiece (Dallas) , Prince Akeem (New Orleans) , Ebony Stewart (Houston) , Georgia Me (Atlanta) , Dichotomy (Atlanta) , Huggy Bear (Mobile) , Sade Cru (New Orleans) , M’Reld Green (Chicago) , Caren Green (New Orleans) , Ed Mabrey (Charlotte) , Moses West (Jacksonville) , LGB (Dallas) , Jonathan Samuel Eddie (Colombus) , Kataalyst (New Orleans)

Real Talk (Chicago) , A Scribe Called Quess (New Orleans) , Lady Tess (Mobile) , Red Storm (Atlanta) , K Love The Poet (Chicago) , iCon (New Orleans) , Louis ConPhilction (St. Louis) , Freequency (New Orleans) , Steven Willis (Brooklyn) , Abyss (Atlanta) , Xero (Baton Rouge) , John Lacarbiere (New Orleans) , Lamar Hill (Baltimore) , Brittany Marshall (Baton Rouge)

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Mudbound, a film starring Mary J. Blige & Others hit theaters on November 17th (@maryjblige @mudboundmovie)

MudBoundMary J. Blige will be hitting the big screens this Fall. She is one of the stars of the new film, Mudbound, which will air on Netflix as well as in theaters on November 17th.

Mudbound is about a family that relocated to rural Mississippi only to find themselves trying to deal with numerous issues, including racism and a relative returning from World War II. The movie also stars Jason Mitchell and a host of other amazing actors.

Make sure you check it out!