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Saturday, June 8, 2013

HBCU Digest and Creativity Moves on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013 listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, tune in to hear Jarret Carter, founder of HBCU Digest and The Center HBCU Media Advocacy, and Jacob Weiss, founder of Playing by Air and Creativity Moves.

Carter will share about the upcoming Inaugural HBCU Media Summit and the 3rd Annual HBCU Awards that will be held on the campus of Jackson State University. Tune in to hear the list of nominees and why Carter took a leap of faith to start HBCU Digest and the need for more HBCUs to be proactive in media literacy.

Jacob Weiss will also share about his leap of faith last to create a vehicle to help socially conscious entrepreneurs and individuals connect with causes and non-profits that help create change in communities. Weiss with share how he started with Playing by Air, an entertainment company that performed for many cancer patients and cancer organization. With Playing by Air garnering national and international media coverage, Weiss wanted to share his passion for helping others with the community at large.

Carter and Weiss have become "go to" individuals in their fields. They used their entrepreneurial skills and passions for unique causes to create events to share their knowledge. Their events, HBCU Awards and Creativity Moves, are helping others to change perceptions, connect with like minded people, and become more educated by bringing individuals together to think outside of the box.

Tune into 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, streaming live on line at UStream.TV and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. 

More About National Media Week

Jackson State University will be the host site for the inaugural National HBCU Media Week, to be held June 27-29, 2013. Two major events, the National HBCU Media Summit and third annual HBCU Awards, will cap off a week of national forums, celebration and training in the areas of media literacy and development for America's 105 historically black colleges and universities.

Designed to engage the national HBCU community in media literacy and development, the National HBCU Media Summit will provide best practices in media culture building from HBCU communities from around the nation. Through dialog with practicing journalists, administrators, PR professionals, faculty and students, the Summit assists in providing a focused, national media strategy for HBCUs.

More About Creativity Move

Creativity Moves inspires, empowers, and connects local individuals and organizations to make a difference through a spirit of creativity, entrepreneurship, and giving back to the community.

It is a movement that celebrates and nurtures partnerships between creativity and causes, generating awareness, support, and transformation for entrepreneurs and local communities resources. The same passion that drives entrepreneurs and creative growth also fosters a desire to give back to meaningful causes and non-profit organizations.

Creativity Moves recognizes and partners with a wide range of local leaders and organizations who provide services and support to the community throughout the year. A guiding philosophy of Creativity Moves is to support and work collaboratively with other local initiatives for creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and community-based programs.

Creativity and the spirit of giving back are common threads that tie our cities and organizations together, and we hope that each of you get involved as a partner, collaborator, leader, supporter, and active participant in your community.

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