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I’m Keynoting at San Jose State University

Thursday, August 25, 2011

social entrepreneur, activist, writer/editorAPRIL R. SILVER Founder and President, AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc. Will give the keynote addressto incoming freshman at  SAN JOSE STATEUNIVERSITY   THIS MONDAYAUGUST 29,201112 – 2pmMartin Luther King LibraryOne Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192TOPIC: “Redefining Success: Essential Tools for Extraordinary Student Living.” EVENT SPONSORS: SEIU Local 521, UFCW 5, NAJL CA, Parents …

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“Psychology Today: Stop Publishing Racist & Sexist Articles” (from Change.org)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The following is from Change.org. Go to this link to SIGN THE PETITION. On May 15, 2011, Psychology Today contributor, Satoshi Kanazawa posted an article entitled “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” (now removed from their website, but reblogged here). We demand that the Psychology Today editorial board publicly account for …

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“Sing Your Song”: Harry Belafonte on Art & Politics, Civil Rights & His Critique of President Obama

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Family Watches “Freedom Riders” by Stanley Nelson

Monday, May 16, 2011

I went to my brother and sister-in-law’s home in Virginia two weeks ago for Mother’s Day. Jenny B. Silver had wished for an extended Mother’s Day weekend with her children so we obliged. It was a sweet weekend of enjoying each other’s company and playing with Hoshi (my brother and sister-in-law’s dog). Saturday, we took …

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Get Rid of “Communication Debt”

Monday, April 25, 2011

Get out of what I call “communication debt.” If you owe someone a return phone call or email, set aside time (every day if you have to) to get ride of those debts. Even if your reply email is to say “It’s going to take a little extra time for me to get back to …

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Why I Don’t Use The Term “Brand”

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Words are not simple. Maya Angelou said they are things. They are absorbed by people, they fill up rooms, they settle on furniture. Maybe. Like dust. Further, I believe that words carry spirits and intentions. They are magic in that they have the ability to transform, be it for creative or destructive purposes. So as …

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I’m Speaking Here > “Remixed and Remastered: Defining and Distributing the Black Image in the Era of Globalization”

Monday, April 4, 2011

This Saturday (April 9, 2011), I will be speaking at the Remixed and Remastered: Defining and Distributing The Black Image in the Era of Globalization conference at the New School in New York City. The panel I’m on is entitled “Developing Brand Identity and Audience with Social Media.” It’s from 2:30-4pm. A glance at just …

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Rev. Al Sharpton and April R. Silver Endorse Rhymefest for Alderman

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

“We are asking them to get involved and give back.  Che is doing that. I am here today because I support Che “Rhymefest” Smith. If he was a negative force, I would not be here today.”  ~ Rev. Al Sharpton “Hip hop culture at its best teaches us love of self, love of family, and love …

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I Host a Screening of “I Will Follow” THIS SATURDAY

Friday, March 18, 2011

I am happy to make this special announcement about the film “I Will Follow” and the fact that I’m hosting a screening THIS SATURDAY in New York City at 6pm (all details below). Shout out to ImageNation for doing great work and for helping to market the hell out of this indie film 🙂 — …

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Walter Mosley, A Discussion, Reanding & Book Signing (Free in Brooklyn)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

An Afternoon with Walter Mosley Discussion, Reading and Book Signing Sunday, March 20, 2011 1:30 p.m. Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11228 FREE & OPEN to the public. Best-selling author Walter Mosley, creator of the Easy Rawlins mystery series, and the novels Walkin’ the Dog; Always Outnumbered, …

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April R. Silver Waives Speaking Fees

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Social Entrepreneur • Activist • Writer/Editor APRIL R. SILVER Waives Honorarium through April 3, 2011 * For Women’s History Month and beyond, social entrepreneur, activist, and writer/editor April R. Silver announces that she will waive her speaking fee for select engagements, regardless of location, through April 3, 2011. Silver is a respected entrepreneur and activist …

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Technology/Facebook at its Worst!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I missed this one folks. Here’s yet another example of why you should use social media sites, like Facebook, as your back up presence on the Internet. If being recognized in the public arena is an objective of yours, then invest your resources into developing and growing your own email list. Check this from The …

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Imhotep Gary Byrd Honored as Black Media Legend

Monday, February 28, 2011

From Put On BLAST During the final hours of Black History Month, I send you this wonderful announcement about Imhotep Gary Byrd. I’m thrilled to share the news that he was honored earlier this month by McDonald’s. I’m even more excited to share a few things about this legendary person that you just might not …

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4 Deaths, 11 Days: In Memoriam…

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In memoriam: I’m praying for the souls of my cousin Bubba (from Mattie Mabry’s side of my family); of the grandmother of Lumumba Bandele, of the mother of Wm. Jelani Cobb, and of the grandmother of Marcella Runell Hall…all who passed between January 23 and Feb. 2, 2011 (an 11 day stretch). That’s alot. Something …

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Quote of the Week: Rumi

Thursday, January 27, 2011

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi Thanks to Mo Beasley for introducing me to Rumi.

My Trip to Cannes with Sonnyboy (Part 4)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Trip to Cannes with Sonnyboy (Part 3)

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Trip to Cannes with Sonnyboy (Part 2)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Trip to Cannes with Sonnyboy (Part 1)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quote of the Week (from The Wiz)

Friday, January 21, 2011

“…and the world has got no shame…”

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