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Misunderstood Youth Development Center: Save Our Youth Benefit Night – 2013

The Misunderstood Youth Development Center (MYDC) is a 501(c)3 youth non-profit organization founded in 2005 in the State of New York by Terryl Ebony De Mendonca. MYDC is a prevention/intervention service center for youth ages 8-24.

MYDC is recognized for its unique program model that weds direct services and policy advocacy to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. Unlike other service organizations, which focus mainly on prevention and activities, MYDC distinguishes itself by focusing on prevention and intervention. This encourages social development behavior modification and consequential thinking techniques.
These techniques allow the youth to use their imagination to create a better foundation for their future. The strength of our intervention is the depth of the engagement we have with each youth.

MYDC’s intentions for all of its programs is to further its charitable purpose of helping to understand, develop, and stimulate the minds of our youth. MYDC’s staff and volunteers devote 100% of their human resources to planning and supporting its programs.
World Liberty TV’s staff was on hand at the MYDC Save Our Youth Benefit Night, where youths, organizers, and politicians were honored for their contribution to the Misunderstood Youth Development Center (MYDC).

The 16th Annual Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit – 2013

Three day conference with many accomplishments from the career symposium, to the business of Hip Hop, to discussing business opportunities in Africa to procurement opportunities to the Small Business Institution. Attendees were able to walk away with real connections and strategies for economic success.

At the top of the day, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson held a press briefing where he gave brief remarks on the passing of Mayor Ed Koch stating that ‘his efforts will be remembered as he served and lived an extraordinary life…I offered up prayers for him in the months he was ailing.” During the briefing Rev. Jackson went on to state that we need to make a new commitment to reinvest in America, “investing in women and people of color is the business.”
The following events took place:
The Labor Breakfast: Assault on Labor Unions, The Business of Sports panel moderated by Curtis Symonds, Chief Executive Officer, HBCU, The Civil Rights and Economic Justice Ministers Luncheon.
Rev. Al Sharpton gave the audience a history lesson in Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s mission, and how he charged Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. with continuing that legacy.
The luncheon attendees were driven to their feet with a speech about reconstruction by one on the 21th century’s most prolific pastors Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, TX.
World Liberty TV’s team was on hand for the three days and also had the pleasure of interviewing Rev. Jesse Jackson, the founder of the Rainbow/PUSH, Wall Street Project.

AVNAH by Avnah Davis-Long – Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2013

The AVNAH Collection is a women’s line created by Avnah Davis-Long. The boldness of design reflects the strength of the Collection producing the most innovative pieces. This Collection is very diverse with a futuristic approach to fashion and embodies exclusive structured designs. The distinctive style of this Collection is becoming the favorite, along with the playful use of cuts which gives her pieces a distinctive look and contrast.
Fashion Designer Avnah Davis-Long was raised in humble surroundings with strong artistic traditions. She grew up and attended schools between Youngstown, Ohio and a small town in North Carolina. Although Avnah has always had an eye for fashion, the true artistry was introduced to her by her mother who taught her the creative skill of crochet at the young age of nine.
In 2002, she moved to Atlanta, GA and she took those teaching with her which created a buzz as she began to launch her crochet swimwear and clothing line giving her high recognition. Starting off as a crochet designer, her desire for sewing soon transformed into something bold, daring and very futuristic. In 2010, the Haute Couture Collection was introduced, adding multiple arrays of fashion.
AVNAH is making a huge mark in the fashion industry. This Collection featured structured cuts, diverse pattern and creative design. She is known for her ability to evolve, to take risk and go in a 360 degree opposite of the normal or everyday trends. Although she never received any kind of formal training or fashion schooling, her career as a designer has made a tremendous mark in the fashion industry in a short amount of time.
Her dreams as an International Fashion Designer keeps her focused as she pushes for the Collection to be featured in Tokyo, Japan, Paris, Dubai, Milan and other fashion capitals. She has distinctive style and wants every woman that wears her designs to feel confident, powerful and demand attention. Known for pushing the envelope you can always expect the unexpected from this designer.
Her goal is to make the world more beautiful through the AVNAH Collection. Many of her designs have been worn by artists such as Kelly Rowland, Sasha Piertese of ABC’s Pretty Little Liars, Cynthia Bailey, and numerous spreads in magazines. Her vision is to team up with different charity organizations so that every purchase of AVNAH goes to a mission to help someone or some country. That is and will continue to be the beauty of AVNAH.

Designersberg by Bernice Morgan – Sterling, Virginia, 2013

Bernice Morgan is the owner and driving force behind Designersberg. She migrated to the United States from Liberia, West Africa, 20 years ago in order to further her education. She holds a BS and M.S. in Accounting and is a CPA, working in Corporate America for a large cooperation.
Due to her love for fashion, jewelry and colors, Bernice has closely watched the fashion trends in West Africa as they moved from traditional garments to more modern, easy to wear garments. As Bernice has never been afraid of thinking outside of the box, she started working closely with Bertha Moniba and seamstresses in West Africa to design and incorporate all the latest trends in summer dresses with the glamour of high fashion into her African Line.
Bernice also looks for unique quality jewelry that she can buy at a bargain and pass on the savings to her clients. In the past year, she has focused on runway shows in order to showcase her African Line with special emphasis on the “Total Look”. On the runway each outfit is accessorized by Bernice from Designersberg’s unique collections of jewelry, purses and hats resulting in a completely modern look. This has resulted in Designersberg having clients from all ethnicity.

BCA 9th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience Gala – 2012

This holiday season, BCA celebrated diversity at its 9th annual Global Food and Wine Experience which took place at Guastavino’s, located at 409 East 59th Street (underneath the 59th Street Bridge) in New York City This premier BCA Global culinary event recognized Harlem as one of NYC’s top food Mecca. During this event, over 50 chefs, wine and spirit merchants, and hundreds of food connoisseurs come together to create a platform for extraordinary culinary exploration.
As part of the event’s unique experience, more than 50 culinary students worked side by side with New York’s premier industry professionals as they prepared and unveiled the latest trends. The event highlighted a culinary sampling from select restaurants paired with gourmet tastings from winemakers, distributors and outlets from around the world.
Helen C. Shelton, Senior Partner at global public relations firm Finn Partners, was presented with the 2012 BCA Vision in Wine & Spirits Award.
The World Liberty TV Team was on hand to interview Alex Askew, President & CEO of BCA, as well as meet the movers and shakers of the Food and Wine Business.

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