People on the Move

People on the Move Damien the Sauce Boss

My Name is… Clarence Damien Noble

The reason you are reading about me is… I am known in the industry as The Sauce Boss, I have over 30 years of experience in this business. In 1991 I introduced my first BBQ sauce on the market Damien’s original sauce, and a several years later came The Pastor’s sauce and now in conjunction with my family we are in the process of bringing different flavors and spices to BBQ sauces.

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Lauren the Cute Cook is On the Move

My Name is… Lauren Cooper, The Cute Cook

The reason you are reading about me is… Because I believe that cooking can be fast, easy, and fun. I’m here to show you how to do it and still KEEP IT CUTE.

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Stephanie Humphrey is On the Move

My Name is… Stephanie Humphrey

The reason you are reading about me is… I’ve done what very few people get the chance or have the courage to do – left my “good” job to blaze a new path in line with my true passions. I’m a former engineer who made a ridiculously exciting and scary transition into the entertainment industry. The plan is to kill the game completely, and the birth of the brand has already begun…

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Mitch Brooks is On the Move

My Name is… Mitch Brooks.

You are reading about me because… 1) I co-founded and currently run a business called the Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group that hosts special events and parties, and which operates in four major national markets, and 2) because number one is not my day job.

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Jemal Gibson is On the Move

My Name is… Jemal Omar Gibson.

The reason you are reading about me is… Just published my first book “Drugs My Curse My Savior”. It’s an American feel good story of triumph over tragedy, and perseverance through pain. I was born to drug addicted parents in a world engulfed in drugs, death and destruction. Many people in my family used drugs, sold drugs, went to jail for drugs and even died because of drugs. Thus my curse. But I managed to make it out of that environment with the same element that cursed me for much of my life and that’s drugs. I have sold billions of dollars of drugs and have made millions in the process. Unfortunately, as I climbed the corporate ladder in the legal world of drugs, my family kept pulling me back into a world I desperately wanted to leave behind. If you’re looking for encouragement you can find it here, if you’re looking for inspiration you can find it here, if you’re life is all good and you just enjoy reading and cheering for the underdog then you can find it here.

News People on the Move

[Book] The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang

ARU asks author Natalie Y. Moore about the motivations behind her latest book, “The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang.”

“If you loved “The Wire,” you might find this nonfiction, urban tale worthy of a read. Although I can only wish to be as prolific as David Simon.”

ARU: What sparked you to write this book?
NYM: Nothing had been written on this street organization. It’s very useful now in the discussion of gangs, terrorism and homeland security.

ARU: How did the gang culture of Chicago affect you growing up?
NYM: When I went to Howard, I realized that colors and hats cocked to one side didn’t matter on the East Coast. That was initially a big adjustment.

ARU: What was your experience doing the research for this book? Any interesting happenings?
NYM: The Blackstones had a story bigger than just some young guys hanging out on the South Side of Chicago. They have interacted with the civil rights movement, black power and the wars on poverty, drugs and terrorism. The cast of characters range from white, liberal do-gooders to Min. Louis Farrakhan.

ARU: How was writing this book different from your last book Deconstructing Tyrone?
NYM: With DT, we could always say this is our perspective on black masculinity or talk about the book being cultural criticism. With the Stones, we are telling someone else’s story and that privilege and responsibility weighed on me throughout the writing/researching process.

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As the reporter for WBEZ’s South Side bureau in Englewood, Natalie covers news and issues in that community and surrounding areas.

Prior to joining the WBEZ staff in May 2007, Natalie was a city hall reporter for the Detroit News. She has also been an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem.

Natalie’s work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. She is co-author of the book “Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.” (Cleis Press, 2006). She is also co-author of “Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang.” (Feb. 2011, Lawrence Hill Press).

Natalie is a 2009 fellow at Columbia College’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which allowed her take a reporting trip to Libya. She’s also on the board of directors of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Natalie is a 2010 recipient of the Studs Terkel Community Media Award. She has won several journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

Natalie has an M.S.J. in Newspaper Management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University. She is an adjunct instructor at Columbia College Chicago and is the former program chair for the Association for Women Journalists.

Business People on the Move

Dr. Pinkett & Dr. Robinson on “Black Faces in White Places”

Dr. Randal Pinkett (Season 4 winner of The Apprentice) & Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson, authors of “Black Faces in White Places”, share priceless business insight. Earl Christian III sits down with them for the NYC book signing, as they kick off the Redefine The Game National Town Hall Tour.

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La’Shanda Holmes featured on NBC

La’Shanda Holmes, the first black female copter pilot in the US Coast guard, and Alum of Spelman College, was featured on NBC during Black History Month. She has a compelling story, as a foster child, and a victim of abuse who has gone on to inspire those around her.