Monique Jackson and Kita Williams Exclusive Interview with Sister2Sister

Monique and Kita are best known as Terrell Owens’ publicists on hit reality show “The T.O. Show” but their lives branch out more than that! Sister 2 Sister Magazine’s February edition features an exclusive interview with Mo and Kita where they talk about some of their other business ventures including hosting the UNCF Empowerment HBCU (Historically Black College and University) tour, and starting the “Define Your Pretty” movement.

Kita states in the article that “We are sending a message out there to show women that everybody has the same issues. It’s just about how you deal with them.”

She continued, “And we’re grateful that VH1 has given us a platform to be able to show powerful, independent businesswomen on a level as well as being able to expose a man of color and show the highs and lows of his life.”

Pick up a copy of Sister 2 Sister Magazine to read more, or check out the Sister 2 Sister website HERE

SBI and RKD Congratulate Laz Alonso for NAACP Image Award Nomination

SBI’s own Laz Alonso has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion picture for his role in Jumping the Broom. Jumping the Broom and its cast are nominated for a total of 4 Image Awards including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor.

The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. The 43rd NAACP Image Awards will air live February 17th at 8pm/7pm Central. Check out the NAACP Image Awards Website HERE

SBI’s Charles Dutton on “American Horror Story”

SBI’s very own Charles Dutton was a guest on FX’s newest hit show “American Horror Story.” Watch for his character Detective Granger in the second half of the season. Originally airing December 7th you can find Charles’ first appearance in the episode titled “Smoldering Children” and again in the season finale “Afterbirth” Check your local listings for reruns or catch the last five episodes on Hulu.com.

RKD Music and SBI Welcomes Rebecca Crews

RKD Music and Talent Management is pleased to welcome the lovely Rebecca Crews into the SBI family! 

Rebecca King Crews is a wife, mother, actress, singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the Executive Producer of her own hit reality series The Family Crews, airing on BET Networks Domestically and MTV International Worldwide! She was recently asked to co-direct the independent soon-to-be released feature film, Tucht written by Alex Molina and produced by ASAOPE Films, New York.

Born to an interracial couple in Benton Harbor, Michigan and raised in Gary, Indiana, she attended various schools and graduated from Lew Wallace High School at the top of her class. Rebecca was crowned Miss Gary 1984 during her senior year. She went on to study musical theatre at Western Michigan University and performed regionally with various productions, plays, and musical acts. Throughout high school and college Rebecca appeared in various musical theatre productions including The Wiz, Oklahoma, Pippin, The Music Man, Evita, and others. She also starred as Deena in a regional production of Dreamgirls for the Black Civic Theatre.

Rebecca also created her own gospel group “The Chosen Ones” where she served as a singer, songwriter, and producer. While at Western Michigan, she met and married her husband actor Terry Crews – an art and football major – while serving as the music director of her local church. He walked into service one Wednesday night, and the rest, as they say, is history! Terry was drafted into the NFL in 1991, with the Los Angeles Rams and went on to play with 7 different teams. They eventually moved to Hollywood to pursue the film and entertainment industry. Terry began his acting career on a show called Battledome and eventually starred in several films Friday After Next, White Chicks, The Longest Yard, Expendables, and more. His career made a way for Rebecca to stay home and raise her children and to eventually pursue her own acting and music career, as well as her own ministry. They have been married for 23 years and have 5 children ages 24 to 6—as well as 1 granddaughter.

Rebecca has been featured in several magazines including, Heart and Soul, Today’s Black Woman, Jet, Reality Magazine, and TV Guide. She is a sought after speaker and lecturer on youth, family, and fame. She brings insight and humor to her audiences as well as a dose of faith. Her Christian upbringing and faith-based materials kept her from a lot of the pitfalls of fame and will certainly always play a role in her career and life. She is also a sought after minister and encourager within the Christian community and has been asked by several charities to serve on their boards. Only this year she has spoken at the Uniquely YOU Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Heart and Soul Awards in Baltimore, Maryland, The Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida, The Well Done Awards in New York City, New York, honoring charitable works, at The American Heart Association Campaign to End Stroke, The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Awards Benefit, and the Englewood Baptist Church 15th Anniversary in Pensacola, Florida.

 

The Power to Get Wealth: Now Available at Medu Bookstore!

If you are in the Atlanta, Georgia area and haven’t had a chance to order your copy of The Power to Get Wealth: No Money Required by Author Keith Douglas, we have good news! Medu Bookstore in the Greenbriar Mall is now selling The Power to Get Wealth.

 

Medu Bookstore is located at:

Greenbriar Mall

2841 Greenbriar Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30331

(404) 346-3263

 

Pick up your copy today!

Urban Buzz Magazine Recommends #1 Book of the Year

Author Keith DouglasLooking for a great read to help you with your New Year’s Resolutions? Urban Buzz Magazine has declared The Power to Get Wealth: No Money Required a “must read for the New Year! The principles in this book will surely help you to meet your ability to obtain wealth”. Author Keith Douglas met up with Nigeria from Urban Buzz while in New York. Check out this interview:

Ni: In a world where money is a constant exchange, how did you conclude The Power To Get Wealth: No Money Required?

Douglas: I wrote the book because of the misconception of today’s society. I have started a lot of businesses and accumulated a lot of financial gain. Once I accumulated that financial gain I discovered that it had nothing to do with wealth. The meaning of wealth means all needs met. When you know who you are and whose you are, you begin to understand that God gives us what we need. Once you have all needs met you should be alright. The misconception is that wealth is about money and it’s not.

Ni: You shared with me about finding out you were dyslexic as a youth. What was that like?

Douglas: My mother had asked me to read for her, directions while she was driving.  I read it backward and she knew then that something was wrong. In class I could recite everything the teacher was saying but I could not express it on paper. In an attempt to hide behind my dyslexia I became a good actor. When it came to taking a test I would act out and make excuses not to be in class. When I would get in trouble I found other kids who were in trouble and realized they too had disabilities and were trying to hide.  You can have a disability but not be disabled. I had a disability that made disabled but I’m no longer disabled nor do I have a disability. I overcame dyslexia and decided to write book for such a time as now.

Ni: Amen, This is an “In Time” book.  When I hear a testimony like that, I can trust that what the Lord has given you is accurate.  As a CEO, author and representing artist, what have been some of the challenges to get there?

Douglas: It is all predicated on the Word. The bible mentions, Jesus learned by what He suffered. My testimony is right before you. I had a troubled teenage life but my transition from being a troubled teen, involved in illegal activity and all of those worldly things I was involved in then.  Prepared me for now. All along I had a passion inside of me for something better and everything I was involved with helped to shape me into what I am doing today.

Ni: Praise GodDuring the rough times did you know the call of God was on your life?

Douglas
: Well I knew the call of God was on my life as a little boy. I grew up in the church, my mother was a God fearing woman having 7 brothers and 1 sister. We lived in a single parent home but she always put the Word of God inside of us. As a kid, I always wanted to write a book and own companies. However, when I got older and began to study and learn the word of God for myself, I realized and recognized the call upon my life. I understood that my dreams and visions were not a figment of my imagination. It was glimpses into my future.

Ni: You represent both gospel artist and secular artist. How do you balance the two?

Douglas: What I do is this. I know that the word gospel means good news. So as long as the quote un quote secular artist come with good news. I represent them. If it is not good news I don’t represent them. What we do is represent positive music. For me it is not hard because I don’t consider it the music business. I consider what I do my ministry.  So, ministry are my artist and clients and as the Lord leads.

Ni: What are some encouraging words for someone who is reading this and want to start their own business?

Douglas: Hababkkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. As I mentioned before your vision and dreams are not figments of your imagination. The bible says where there is no vision the people perish. It does not say where there is no fasting the people perish or no praying the people perish. It says where there is no vision the people perish. When I began to study the word perish, I found the word perish means to suffer spiritual death. So it is important to hear from God and commune with God. So, when the Lord begins to speak to you it is no different than when He spoke to Moses giving him the ten commandments. If you are obedient to the vision He give you and you follow and write it down, you will reach your destination. Everything that I am doing started with a vision and I was obedient. What I would tell someone is this, the instructions you receive will determine the season you create.

Ni: That is good right there because the devil will speak to you too. You have to be clear with the word to know His voice. Jesus said my sheep hear my voice. Going back to what you said earlier you began to study the word. Hmmm okay let me get back on track. What are good values to maintain as a CEO?

Douglas: As a CEO you must acknowledge seed time and harvest. My life is a seed and my passion is simple to sow seeds into others and expect a harvest.

Ni: Amen I see you operate in principles for real and an example of what you have written in your book The Power To Get Wealth: No Money Required. For those who don’t know actress Tasha Smith is your wife, who has a new perfume out “US” what is Tasha like outside of the characters we see on screen?

Douglas: What most people don’t know is Tasha is a Minister and she goes all around the country with her workshop and train new actors/actresses. She is from New Jersey and a mighty woman of God. What you see on the screen is basically, her acting.  Her true passion as well is to help others.

Ni: Amen, Wow! you guys are doing great things. I believe that is what this year is calling the saints to do. We need more leaders like you both in this industry to provide us with entertainment we can appreciate. I just want to say thank you for taking out some time to speak with me and drop some words of encouragement to those who feel they cannot obtain wealth. I certify that this book has the keys to unlock your potential to move. I believe based on how you read it and receive it, will determine your level of wealth.  Mr. Keith Douglas you did not lack on providing a way and I pray people will purchase the book and obtain wealth. Consumers may purchase the book online at www.keithdouglas.org and www.amazon.com .

Douglas: Thank you Nigeria and the Urban Buzz Magazine for your time as well.

Ni: Keith you are truly a Key Player and I hope to see you both real soon. God bless.

Check out urbanbuzzmag.com/archives/1767 for more of this incredible  article!