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  • multiracialbookclub
    The Black Women Who Date Interracially (BWWDI) online social organization would like to present information on the Love Without Boundary: Black Women Who
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      The 'Black Women Who Date Interracially' (BWWDI)

      online social organization would like to present information

      on the
      'Love Without Boundary: Black Women

      Who Date Outside-the-BOX'
      Panel-Discussion
      ,

      which is to take place on
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

      from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Ripley Grier Studios located

      at 520 8th Avenue / 16th Floor (Conference Rooms F & G)

      in New York, NY (10018).



      For more information on the event, please
      feel free to visit the links listed below.


      http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/
      http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/contact.html 
      http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/register.html


      The following panelists will be speaking at / participating in the event:






        


      Nikki Doughty
      Music junkie and freelance writer, her articles have been published in
      various music and entertainment websites. Nikki Doughty is the Moderator
      & Founder of
      Black Women Who Date Interracially a social online
      group for black women who engage in interracial romantic relationships.
      She is also CEO of
      Multimixx, an organization that hosts
      mixers, parties and special events in New York City.
      In addition to these events, Multimixx actively promotes awareness,
      acceptance and discussion of interracial relationships.
      Ms. Doughty received her B.A. in Media
      Studies and Film from Hunter College.



        Wendi Muse
      Wendi Muse is the Managing Editor of The Coup Magazine, which
      focuses on issues that affect black women here and abroad, and the
      Current Events Contributor for the magazine's blog component.
      Ms. Muse is also a Special Correspondent for
      Racialicious, a blog about the
      intersection of race and pop culture, where she writes weekly articles
      on a wide array of topics ranging from reality tv to global politics.
      In addition, she also manages her own blog
      Does Race Matter? where she documents her daily
      musings on race, gender, ethnicity, and -isms galore.
      Her work has been featured in the
      UTNE Reader, and various blogs ...
      She has carried her work beyond the page through lectures on race and
      ethnicity for St. John's University in Queens and New York University .

      Ms. Muse is a graduate of New York University 's Gallatin School
      of Individualized Study, where she created a concentration in
      legal and cultural studies of oppressed and marginalized peoples,
      closing her undergraduate years with a colloquium on
      cross-cultural communication and activism.
      She plans to pursue a graduate degree and PhD in Brazilian Studies
      and Portuguese and hopes to continue writing in the future.

      For more of Ms. Muse's musings check out
      www.mattersofrace.blogspot.com.

        Jacquetta Szathmari
      Jacquetta Szathmari is a New York based writer and comedian.
      A native of extremely rural Maryland , she escaped to a Delaware
      boarding school where in the face of crew races and bold
      Laura Ashley floral prints, she developed a unique comic style.
      She performs and hosts in numerous local comedy clubs including
      Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club,
      Comix and Laugh
      Lounge and was recently featured in a Comedy Central pilot.
      Her act is a witty, acerbic and candid commentary on
      race/class relations and the failures of modern society.

      Ms. Szathmari has been a finalist in National Geographic's
      Comedy of Travel Contest, appeared in the
      NYC Underground
      Comedy Festival
      and was a Project Breakout Finalist.
      She has been published on a leading pharmaceutical
      company's website and has written for the daily
      METRO.

      She holds a degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Medieval Studies and
      Theatre and has an MSTESOL. She is currently studying with screenwriting
      guru DB Gilles while completing her first feature length script.
      When not on stage she teaches academic writing
      and grammar at The New School University.
      For more information visit
      www.biggunsbigtobacco.com

        Ken Tanabe
      Ken Tanabe is the founder of
      Loving Day, a project
      that fights prejudice through education, connects
      cultures, and builds a sense of community among people
      who engage in meaningful intercultural relationships.
      Loving Day is named after a Supreme Court case
      entitled Loving v. Virginia (1967), which legalized
      Inter-Racial marriage in the United States .
      The Loving Day project encourages people to host celebrations
      on or around June 12th, which is the anniversary of that decision.
      Recent press for Loving Day includes pieces
      in the Washington Post, ABC, and BBC World.

      Mr. Tanabe has an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons
      the New School for Design, where he is also an adjunct professor.
      He specializes in design for print, web, broadcast, and identity.
      Mr. Tanabe has worked on creative projects for
      brands including MTV, Samsung, and Comedy Central.
      He uses his professional expertise to direct and create materials
      for Loving Day. Ken Tanabe is the son of a Belgian mother and
      a Japanese father, and he is a first generation American.

      Learn more about Loving Day online at
      www.lovingday.org

        Erika J. Kendrick
      Erika J. Kendrick, a Chicago native, rocks out in the
      middle of Manhattan with her Himalayan hottie, Cody.
      She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psych and after
      a few bouts of indentured servitude at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and J
      Records, Erika completed her MBA and escaped to New York City .
      She snagged both her luggage and a coveted gig
      (read: "...and you'll be sharing office space with the warm sodas in
      the utility closet...") at the ultra-chic record label, Island Def Jam.

      Kendrick quickly took a first class flight out of her
      own minstrel mind, clicked her Henri Bendel heels
      three times, and stubbornly left the music game behind.
      She switched stilettos and hopped on a publishing plane after inking
      a 2-book deal in the reputable Random House literary game.
      Her first born, Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader:
      A Novel, dropped February 27th, the second,
      APPETITE, will follow in '08, cleverly close behind.

      In addition to working on her second sneak peak read, Kendrick is a
      television personality/host and the resident emcee for WOMEN
      WHO JAM, a monthly music showcase in New York City .
      She has recently been a guest host for
      Vibe.com and a guest panelist on
      several episodes for the critically acclaimed BETJ series, MY TWO CENTS.

      Kendrick is the President of Erika Benjamin Inc. and the President of the
      New York chapter of NABFEME - the National Association of Black
      Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (
      NABFEME.org).
      Erika is a member of the Stanford Alumni Association, the National
      Association of Black Journalists, the National Black MBA
      Association and a recipient of several "Who's Who" honors.
      And proudly, her heart perpetually pumps to the
      oh-so-fabuloso crimson-and-cream stomps of Delta Sigma Theta!

      Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader hit bookstores nationwide
      February 27, 2007 and was named the Wendy Williams March Book
      Club Pick of the Month and Ebony Magazine's Top 3 Pick for April Fiction.
      The acclaimed title, Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader, has garnered
      coverage in Publisher's Weekly, Upscale Magazine, Romantic Times,
      Black Beat Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, W.I.N.E. (Women In
      Entertainment), Ebony Magazine and several online publications
      including, but not limited to, Shake Your Beauty, Nia Online, Urban
      Reviews, Crème Magazine, Strive Magazine and Black Athlete Online.
      Kendrick is currently in talks with networks and
      studios to option both the television and film rights.

      Erika can be contacted at
      www.erikakendrick.com,
      Erika@..., as well as her blog,
      www.erikakendrick.blogspot.com, or through her agent,
      Stephany Evans, at
      imprintagency@....

        Maureen Tokeson-Martin
      Maureen Tokeson-Martin is a Media
      consultant with over 15 years of experience.
      She has created and produced TV pilots, as a partner of
      SteelPetal Media her company develops feature films, handles
      promotional events and product launches for luxury brands.
      Her company is set to launch a lifestyle radio program, on October
      1st, "The Lux Life Reports" which will air on Sirus/XM radio.
      She is a soon-to-be published author
      of "How to pray a mate into your life".
      She and her husband reside in New York City .

      Maureen Tokeson began her career at Much Music TV in Canada
      acting as an assistant producer in entertainment – writing and
      scheduling segments for the news, arranging celebrity interviews,
      special events and the entertainment calendar.
      Since that time she has accumulated over 10 years of experience
      in Publicity/Special events/TV & Film Production.

      NYC experience includes various stints with the cities largest Public
      Relations firms including Cohn & Wolfe, Chisholm Mingo and the
      Wachsman Cear Group working on numerous projects including
      the census 2000 campaign, publicity events/promotional
      events, product launches (the Discover Card featuring
      celebrity artists Tina Turner, Patrick Ewing etc…).

      Ms. Tokeson PR experience provides clients with
      expertise in business development, marketing and
      creating strategic alliances with major brands.
      The company also represented stars of Day time dramas, recording artists,
      fashion designers, a former Ms. Universe, hosted a book launch
      for a Patricia Hinds, editor of ESSENCE Magazine and co-author
      and editor of, "Making it Happen: Creating Success and Abundance",
      and a handful of independent feature film productions.

      Ms. Tokeson has also acted as the creator and executive producer
      for a celebrity driven travel and lifestyle pilot soon to air in
      addition to acting as associate producer for several
      independent films (Love Goggles, the Family Web).
      Ms. Tokeson is a member of the National Religious Broadcasters
      Association and has helped several productions (documentaries,
      TV specials) create programs and documentaries that
      appeal to the sensibilities of the Christian community.

    • mulatta_loca
      I think it s great that there s a group calling attention to this topic. It seems that in the United States the majority of interracial relationships are Black
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 4, 2007
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        I think it's great that there's a group
        calling attention to this topic.
        It seems that in the United States the majority of
        interracial relationships are Black men and White
        women, so it's good to hear about the other side.



        "multiracialbookclub" <soaptalk@...> wrote:



        The 'Black Women Who Date Interracially' (BWWDI) online
        social organization would like to present information
        on the 'Love Without Boundary: Black Women
        Who Date Outside-the-BOX' Panel-Discussion,
        which is to take place on Saturday, November 3rd,
        2007 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Ripley Grier
        Studios located at 520 8th Avenue / 16th Floor
        (Conference Rooms F & G) in New York, NY (10018).

        For more information on the event, please
        feel free to visit the links listed below.

        http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/
        http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/contact.html
        http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/register.html


        The following panelists will be speaking
        at / participating in the event:


        Nikki Doughty


        Music junkie and freelance writer, her articles have been
        published in various music and entertainment websites.
        Nikki Doughty is the Moderator & Founder of Black Women
        Who Date Interracially a social online group for black
        women who engage in interracial romantic relationships.
        She is also CEO of Multimixx, an organization that hosts
        mixers, parties and special events in New York City.
        In addition to these events, Multimixx actively
        promotes awareness, acceptance and
        discussion of interracial relationships.
        Ms. Doughty received her B.A. in Media
        Studies and Film from Hunter College.


        Wendi Muse


        Wendi Muse is the Managing Editor of The Coup
        Magazine, which focuses on issues that affect
        black women here and abroad, and the Current
        Events Contributor for the magazine's blog component.
        Ms. Muse is also a Special Correspondent for
        Racialicious, a blog about the intersection of race
        and pop culture, where she writes weekly articles on a wide
        array of topics ranging from reality tv to global politics.
        In addition, she also manages her own blog
        Does Race Matter? where she documents her daily
        musings on race, gender, ethnicity, and -isms galore.
        Her work has been featured in the
        UTNE Reader, and various blogs ...
        She has carried her work beyond the page through
        lectures on race and ethnicity for St. John's
        University in Queens and New York University .

        Ms. Muse is a graduate of New York University 's
        Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where
        she created a concentration in legal and cultural
        studies of oppressed and marginalized peoples,
        closing her undergraduate years with a colloquium
        on cross-cultural communication and activism.
        She plans to pursue a graduate degree and PhD
        in Brazilian Studies and Portuguese and
        hopes to continue writing in the future.

        For more of Ms. Muse's musings check
        out www.mattersofrace.blogspot.com.


        Jacquetta Szathmari


        Jacquetta Szathmari is a New York based writer and comedian.
        A native of extremely rural Maryland, she escaped to a Delaware
        boarding school where in the face of crew races and bold
        Laura Ashley floral prints, she developed a unique comic style.
        She performs and hosts in numerous local comedy clubs including
        Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, Comix and Laugh
        Lounge and was recently featured in a Comedy Central pilot.
        Her act is a witty, acerbic and candid commentary on
        race/class relations and the failures of modern society.

        Ms. Szathmari has been a finalist in National Geographic's
        Comedy of Travel Contest, appeared in the NYC Underground
        Comedy Festival and was a Project Breakout Finalist.
        She has been published on a leading pharmaceutical
        company's website and has written for the daily METRO.

        She holds a degree from Sarah Lawrence College
        in Medieval Studies and Theatre and has an MSTESOL.
        She is currently studying with screenwriting guru DB
        Gilles while completing her first feature length script.
        When not on stage she teaches academic writing
        and grammar at The New School University.
        For more information visit www.biggunsbigtobacco.com


        Ken Tanabe


        Ken Tanabe is the founder of Loving Day, a project
        that fights prejudice through education, connects
        cultures, and builds a sense of community among people
        who engage in meaningful intercultural relationships.
        Loving Day is named after a Supreme Court case
        entitled Loving v. Virginia (1967), which legalized
        Inter-Racial marriage in the United States .
        The Loving Day project encourages people to
        host celebrations on or around June 12th,
        which is the anniversary of that decision.
        Recent press for Loving Day includes pieces
        in the Washington Post, ABC, and BBC World.

        Mr. Tanabe has an MFA in Design and Technology
        from Parsons the New School for Design,
        where he is also an adjunct professor.
        He specializes in design for
        print, web, broadcast, and identity.
        Mr. Tanabe has worked on creative projects for
        brands including MTV, Samsung, and Comedy Central.
        He uses his professional expertise to direct
        and create materials for Loving Day.
        Ken Tanabe is the son of a Belgian mother
        and a Japanese father, and he is a
        first-generation American.

        Learn more about Loving Day online at www.lovingday.org


        Erika J. Kendrick


        Erika J. Kendrick, a Chicago native, rocks out in the
        middle of Manhattan with her Himalayan hottie, Cody.
        She graduated from Stanford University with a BA
        in Psych and after a few bouts of indentured
        servitude at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and J Records,
        Erika completed her MBA and escaped to New York City .
        She snagged both her luggage and a coveted gig
        (read: "...and you'll be sharing office space
        with the warm sodas in the utility closet...")
        at the ultra-chic record label, Island Def Jam.

        Kendrick quickly took a first class flight out of her
        own minstrel mind, clicked her Henri Bendel heels
        three times, and stubbornly left the music game behind.
        She switched stilettos and hopped on a publishing
        plane after inking a 2-book deal in the
        reputable Random House literary game.
        Her first born, Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader:
        A Novel, dropped February 27th, the second,
        APPETITE, will follow in '08, cleverly close behind.

        In addition to working on her second sneak peak
        read, Kendrick is a television personality/host
        and the resident emcee for WOMEN WHO JAM, a
        monthly music showcase in New York City .
        She has recently been a guest host for Vibe.com
        and a guest panelist on several episodes for the
        critically acclaimed BETJ series, MY TWO CENTS.

        Kendrick is the President of Erika Benjamin Inc. and
        the President of the New York chapter of NABFEME -
        the National Association of Black Female Executives
        in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME.org).
        Erika is a member of the Stanford Alumni Association,
        the National Association of Black Journalists,
        the National Black MBA Association and a
        recipient of several "Who's Who" honors.
        And proudly, her heart perpetually pumps
        to the oh-so-fabuloso crimson-and-cream
        stomps of Delta Sigma Theta!

        Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader hit bookstores
        nationwide February 27, 2007 and was named the
        Wendy Williams March Book Club Pick of the Month
        and Ebony Magazine's Top 3 Pick for April Fiction.

        The acclaimed title, Confessions of a Rookie
        Cheerleader, has garnered coverage in
        Publisher's Weekly, Upscale Magazine,
        Romantic Times, Black Beat Magazine,
        Rolling Out Magazine, W.I.N.E.
        (Women In Entertainment), Ebony Magazine and
        several online publications including, but not limited
        to, Shake Your Beauty, Nia Online, Urban Reviews, Crème
        Magazine, Strive Magazine and Black Athlete Online.
        Kendrick is currently in talks with networks and
        studios to option both the television and film rights.

        Erika can be contacted at www.erikakendrick.com,
        Erika@..., as well as her blog,
        www.erikakendrick.blogspot.com, or through her agent,
        Stephany Evans, at imprintagency@....


        Maureen Tokeson-Martin


        Maureen Tokeson-Martin is a Media
        consultant with over 15 years of experience.
        She has created and produced TV pilots, as a
        partner of SteelPetal Media her company develops
        feature films, handles promotional events
        and product launches for luxury brands.
        Her company is set to launch a lifestyle radio
        program, on October 1st, "The Lux Life Reports"
        which will air on Sirus/XM radio.
        She is a soon-to-be published author
        of "How to pray a mate into your life".
        She and her husband reside in New York City .

        Maureen Tokeson began her career at Much Music
        TV in Canada acting as an assistant producer
        in entertainment – writing and scheduling
        segments for the news, arranging celebrity interviews,
        special events and the entertainment calendar.
        Since that time she has accumulated over 10
        years of experience in Publicity/Special
        events/TV & Film Production.

        NYC experience includes various stints with the cities
        largest Public Relations firms including Cohn
        &
        Wolfe, Chisholm Mingo and the Wachsman Cear
        Group working on numerous projects including
        the census 2000 campaign, publicity events/promotional
        events, product launches (the Discover Card featuring
        celebrity artists Tina Turner, Patrick Ewing etc…).

        Ms. Tokeson PR experience provides clients with
        expertise in business development, marketing and
        creating strategic alliances with major brands.
        The company also represented stars of Day time dramas,
        recording artists, fashion designers, a former
        Ms. Universe, hosted a book launch for a
        Patricia Hinds, editor of ESSENCE Magazine and
        co-author and editor of, "Making it Happen:
        Creating Success and Abundance", and a handful
        of independent feature film productions.

        Ms. Tokeson has also acted as the creator and
        executive producer for a celebrity driven travel
        and lifestyle pilot soon to air in addition to
        acting as associate producer for several
        independent films (Love Goggles, the Family Web).
        Ms. Tokeson is a member of the National
        Religious Broadcasters Association and has
        helped several productions (documentaries, TV
        specials) create programs and documentaries that
        appeal to the sensibilities of the Christian community.
      • multiracialbookclub
        Good point Rosanna -- this really does sound like a great idea. [=D ] Also, you made another good point, as well, about how things can often seem (in
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 4, 2007
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          Good point Rosanna -- this really does sound like a great idea. =D>

          Also,  you made another good point, as well, about how things
          can often 'seem' (in regards to interracial-relationships).

          As, although 'the media' seems to only want to focus on
          the interracial-relationships that are between Black men
          and White women -- it is my understanding that the highest
          number of interracial-relationships in the United States
          are actually between Asian women and White men. :-?

          Often, depending on the spin it wants to protray, the
          media has the uncanning ability to make things 'seem'
          to appear in a way which may not actually reflect reality. ;)

          Have a great day, Rosanna  -- and everyone else, too.  :)



          "mulatta_loca" <rosanna_armendariz@...> wrote:



          I think it's great that there's a group
          calling attention to this topic.

          It seems that in the United States the majority of
          interracial relationships are Black men and White
          women, so it's good to hear about the other side.



          "multiracialbookclub" <soaptalk@...> wrote:



          The 'Black Women Who Date Interracially' (BWWDI)

          online social organization would like to present information

          on the
          'Love Without Boundary: Black Women

          Who Date Outside-the-BOX'
          Panel-Discussion,

          which is to take place on
          Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

          from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Ripley Grier Studios

          located at 520 8th Avenue / 16th Floor (Conference

          Rooms F & G) in New York, NY (10018).


          For more information on the event, please
          feel free to visit the links listed below.


          http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/
          http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/contact.html 
          http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/register.html


          The following panelists will be speaking at / participating in the event:






            


          Nikki Doughty
          Music junkie and freelance writer, her articles have been published in
          various music and entertainment websites. Nikki Doughty is the Moderator
          & Founder of
          Black Women Who Date Interracially a social online
          group for black women who engage in interracial romantic relationships.
          She is also CEO of
          Multimixx, an organization that hosts
          mixers, parties and special events in New York City.
          In addition to these events, Multimixx actively promotes awareness,
          acceptance and discussion of interracial relationships.
          Ms. Doughty received her B.A. in Media
          Studies and Film from Hunter College.



            Wendi Muse
          Wendi Muse is the Managing Editor of The Coup Magazine, which
          focuses on issues that affect black women here and abroad, and the
          Current Events Contributor for the magazine's blog component.
          Ms. Muse is also a Special Correspondent for
          Racialicious, a blog about the
          intersection of race and pop culture, where she writes weekly articles
          on a wide array of topics ranging from reality tv to global politics.
          In addition, she also manages her own blog
          Does Race Matter? where she documents her daily
          musings on race, gender, ethnicity, and -isms galore.
          Her work has been featured in the
          UTNE Reader, and various blogs ...
          She has carried her work beyond the page through lectures on race and
          ethnicity for St. John's University in Queens and New York University .

          Ms. Muse is a graduate of New York University 's Gallatin School
          of Individualized Study, where she created a concentration in
          legal and cultural studies of oppressed and marginalized peoples,
          closing her undergraduate years with a colloquium on
          cross-cultural communication and activism.
          She plans to pursue a graduate degree and PhD in Brazilian Studies
          and Portuguese and hopes to continue writing in the future.

          For more of Ms. Muse's musings check out
          www.mattersofrace.blogspot.com.

            Jacquetta Szathmari
          Jacquetta Szathmari is a New York based writer and comedian.
          A native of extremely rural Maryland , she escaped to a Delaware
          boarding school where in the face of crew races and bold
          Laura Ashley floral prints, she developed a unique comic style.
          She performs and hosts in numerous local comedy clubs including
          Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club,
          Comix and Laugh
          Lounge and was recently featured in a Comedy Central pilot.
          Her act is a witty, acerbic and candid commentary on
          race/class relations and the failures of modern society.

          Ms. Szathmari has been a finalist in National Geographic's
          Comedy of Travel Contest, appeared in the
          NYC Underground
          Comedy Festival
          and was a Project Breakout Finalist.
          She has been published on a leading pharmaceutical
          company's website and has written for the daily
          METRO.

          She holds a degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Medieval Studies and
          Theatre and has an MSTESOL. She is currently studying with screenwriting
          guru DB Gilles while completing her first feature length script.
          When not on stage she teaches academic writing
          and grammar at The New School University.
          For more information visit
          www.biggunsbigtobacco.com

            Ken Tanabe
          Ken Tanabe is the founder of
          Loving Day, a project
          that fights prejudice through education, connects
          cultures, and builds a sense of community among people
          who engage in meaningful intercultural relationships.
          Loving Day is named after a Supreme Court case
          entitled Loving v. Virginia (1967), which legalized
          Inter-Racial marriage in the United States .
          The Loving Day project encourages people to host celebrations
          on or around June 12th, which is the anniversary of that decision.
          Recent press for Loving Day includes pieces
          in the Washington Post, ABC, and BBC World.

          Mr. Tanabe has an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons
          the New School for Design, where he is also an adjunct professor.
          He specializes in design for print, web, broadcast, and identity.
          Mr. Tanabe has worked on creative projects for
          brands including MTV, Samsung, and Comedy Central.
          He uses his professional expertise to direct and create materials
          for Loving Day. Ken Tanabe is the son of a Belgian mother and
          a Japanese father, and he is a first generation American.

          Learn more about Loving Day online at
          www.lovingday.org

            Erika J. Kendrick
          Erika J. Kendrick, a Chicago native, rocks out in the
          middle of Manhattan with her Himalayan hottie, Cody.
          She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psych and after
          a few bouts of indentured servitude at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and J
          Records, Erika completed her MBA and escaped to New York City .
          She snagged both her luggage and a coveted gig
          (read: "...and you'll be sharing office space with the warm sodas in
          the utility closet...") at the ultra-chic record label, Island Def Jam.

          Kendrick quickly took a first class flight out of her
          own minstrel mind, clicked her Henri Bendel heels
          three times, and stubbornly left the music game behind.
          She switched stilettos and hopped on a publishing plane after inking
          a 2-book deal in the reputable Random House literary game.
          Her first born, Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader:
          A Novel, dropped February 27th, the second,
          APPETITE, will follow in '08, cleverly close behind.

          In addition to working on her second sneak peak read, Kendrick is a
          television personality/host and the resident emcee for WOMEN
          WHO JAM, a monthly music showcase in New York City .
          She has recently been a guest host for
          Vibe.com and a guest panelist on
          several episodes for the critically acclaimed BETJ series, MY TWO CENTS.

          Kendrick is the President of Erika Benjamin Inc. and the President of the
          New York chapter of NABFEME - the National Association of Black
          Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (
          NABFEME.org).
          Erika is a member of the Stanford Alumni Association, the National
          Association of Black Journalists, the National Black MBA
          Association and a recipient of several "Who's Who" honors.
          And proudly, her heart perpetually pumps to the
          oh-so-fabuloso crimson-and-cream stomps of Delta Sigma Theta!

          Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader hit bookstores nationwide
          February 27, 2007 and was named the Wendy Williams March Book
          Club Pick of the Month and Ebony Magazine's Top 3 Pick for April Fiction.
          The acclaimed title, Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader, has garnered
          coverage in Publisher's Weekly, Upscale Magazine, Romantic Times,
          Black Beat Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, W.I.N.E. (Women In
          Entertainment), Ebony Magazine and several online publications
          including, but not limited to, Shake Your Beauty, Nia Online, Urban
          Reviews, Crème Magazine, Strive Magazine and Black Athlete Online.
          Kendrick is currently in talks with networks and
          studios to option both the television and film rights.

          Erika can be contacted at
          www.erikakendrick.com,
          Erika@..., as well as her blog,
          www.erikakendrick.blogspot.com, or through her agent,
          Stephany Evans, at
          imprintagency@....

            Maureen Tokeson-Martin
          Maureen Tokeson-Martin is a Media
          consultant with over 15 years of experience.
          She has created and produced TV pilots, as a partner of
          SteelPetal Media her company develops feature films, handles
          promotional events and product launches for luxury brands.
          Her company is set to launch a lifestyle radio program, on October
          1st, "The Lux Life Reports" which will air on Sirus/XM radio.
          She is a soon-to-be published author
          of "How to pray a mate into your life".
          She and her husband reside in New York City .

          Maureen Tokeson began her career at Much Music TV in Canada
          acting as an assistant producer in entertainment – writing and
          scheduling segments for the news, arranging celebrity interviews,
          special events and the entertainment calendar.
          Since that time she has accumulated over 10 years of experience
          in Publicity/Special events/TV & Film Production.

          NYC experience includes various stints with the cities largest Public
          Relations firms including Cohn & Wolfe, Chisholm Mingo and the
          Wachsman Cear Group working on numerous projects including
          the census 2000 campaign, publicity events/promotional
          events, product launches (the Discover Card featuring
          celebrity artists Tina Turner, Patrick Ewing etc…).

          Ms. Tokeson PR experience provides clients with
          expertise in business development, marketing and
          creating strategic alliances with major brands.
          The company also represented stars of Day time dramas, recording artists,
          fashion designers, a former Ms. Universe, hosted a book launch
          for a Patricia Hinds, editor of ESSENCE Magazine and co-author
          and editor of, "Making it Happen: Creating Success and Abundance",
          and a handful of independent feature film productions.

          Ms. Tokeson has also acted as the creator and executive producer
          for a celebrity driven travel and lifestyle pilot soon to air in
          addition to acting as associate producer for several
          independent films (Love Goggles, the Family Web).
          Ms. Tokeson is a member of the National Religious Broadcasters
          Association and has helped several productions (documentaries,
          TV specials) create programs and documentaries that
          appeal to the sensibilities of the Christian community.

        • mulatta_loca
          Wow, didn t know that. The media probably doesn t call as much attention to relationships between White men and Asian women b/c that topic isn t as
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            Wow, didn't know that. The media probably doesn't
            call as much attention to relationships between
            White men and Asian women b/c that topic isn't
            as sensational, and doesn't carry w/it the sort
            of cultural baggage associated w/any sort of
            Black/White relationship in the United States.


            "multiracialbookclub" <soaptalk@...> wrote:


            Good point Rosanna -- this really does sound like a great idea.

            Also, you made another good point, as well, about how things
            can often 'seem' (in regards to interracial-relationships).

            As, although 'the media' seems to only want to focus on
            the interracial-relationships that are between Black men
            and White women -- it is my understanding that the highest
            number of interracial-relationships in the United States
            are actually between Asian women and White men.

            Often, depending on the spin it wants to protray, the
            media has the uncanning ability to make things 'seem'
            to appear in a way which may not actually reflect reality.

            Have a great day, Rosanna -- and everyone else, too.



            "mulatta_loca" <rosanna_armendariz@...> wrote:



            I think it's great that there's a group
            calling attention to this topic.

            It seems that in the United States the majority of
            interracial relationships are Black men and White
            women, so it's good to hear about the other side.



            "multiracialbookclub" <soaptalk@...> wrote:



            The 'Black Women Who Date Interracially' (BWWDI)
            online social organization would like to present
            information on the 'Love Without Boundary: Black
            Women Who Date Outside-the-BOX' Panel-Discussion,
            which is to take place on Saturday, November 3rd,
            2007 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Ripley Grier
            Studios located at 520 8th Avenue / 16th Floor
            (Conference Rooms F & G) in New York, NY (10018).

            For more information on the event, please
            feel free to visit the links listed below.

            http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/
            http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/contact.html
            http://www.lovewithoutboundary.com/register.html


            The following panelists will be speaking
            at / participating in the event:


            Nikki Doughty

            Music junkie and freelance writer, her articles have been
            published in various music and entertainment websites.
            Nikki Doughty is the Moderator & Founder of Black Women
            Who Date Interracially a social online group for black
            women who engage in interracial romantic relationships.
            She is also CEO of Multimixx, an organization that hosts
            mixers, parties and special events in New York City.
            In addition to these events, Multimixx
            actively promotes awareness, acceptance and
            discussion of interracial relationships.
            Ms. Doughty received her B.A. in Media
            Studies and Film from Hunter College.


            Wendi Muse

            Wendi Muse is the Managing Editor of The Coup Magazine, which
            focuses on issues that affect black women here and abroad, and
            the Current Events Contributor for the magazine's blog component.
            Ms. Muse is also a Special Correspondent for Racialicious,
            a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture,
            where she writes weekly articles on a wide array
            of topics ranging from reality tv to global politics.
            In addition, she also manages her own blog
            Does Race Matter? where she documents her daily
            musings on race, gender, ethnicity, and -isms galore.
            Her work has been featured in the
            UTNE Reader, and various blogs ...
            She has carried her work beyond the page through
            lectures on race and ethnicity for St. John's
            University in Queens and New York University .

            Ms. Muse is a graduate of New York University 's
            Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where
            she created a concentration in legal and cultural
            studies of oppressed and marginalized peoples,
            closing her undergraduate years with a colloquium
            on cross-cultural communication and activism.
            She plans to pursue a graduate degree and PhD
            in Brazilian Studies and Portuguese and
            hopes to continue writing in the future.

            For more of Ms. Muse's musings check
            out www.mattersofrace.blogspot.com.

            Jacquetta Szathmari

            Jacquetta Szathmari is a New York based writer and comedian.
            A native of extremely rural Maryland , she escaped to a Delaware
            boarding school where in the face of crew races and bold
            Laura Ashley floral prints, she developed a unique comic style.
            She performs and hosts in numerous local comedy clubs including
            Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, Comix and Laugh
            Lounge and was recently featured in a Comedy Central pilot.
            Her act is a witty, acerbic and candid commentary on
            race/class relations and the failures of modern society.

            Ms. Szathmari has been a finalist in National Geographic's
            Comedy of Travel Contest, appeared in the NYC Underground
            Comedy Festival and was a Project Breakout Finalist.
            She has been published on a leading pharmaceutical
            company's website and has written for the daily METRO.

            She holds a degree from Sarah Lawrence College in
            Medieval Studies and Theatre and has an MSTESOL.
            She is currently studying with screenwriting
            guru DB Gilles while completing
            her first feature length script.
            When not on stage she teaches academic writing
            and grammar at The New School University.
            For more information visit www.biggunsbigtobacco.com


            Ken Tanabe


            Ken Tanabe is the founder of Loving Day, a project
            that fights prejudice through education, connects
            cultures, and builds a sense of community among people
            who engage in meaningful intercultural relationships.
            Loving Day is named after a Supreme Court case
            entitled Loving v. Virginia (1967), which legalized
            Inter-Racial marriage in the United States .
            The Loving Day project encourages people to
            host celebrations on or around June 12th,
            which is the anniversary of that decision.
            Recent press for Loving Day includes pieces
            in the Washington Post, ABC, and BBC World.

            Mr. Tanabe has an MFA in Design and
            Technology from Parsons the New School for
            Design, where he is also an adjunct professor.
            He specializes in design for print,
            web, broadcast, and identity.
            Mr. Tanabe has worked on creative projects for
            brands including MTV, Samsung, and Comedy Central.
            He uses his professional expertise
            to direct and create materials
            for Loving Day. Ken Tanabe is the son of
            a Belgian mother and a Japanese father,
            and he is a first generation American.

            Learn more about Loving Day
            online at www.lovingday.org


            Erika J. Kendrick


            Erika J. Kendrick, a Chicago native, rocks out in the
            middle of Manhattan with her Himalayan hottie, Cody.
            She graduated from Stanford University with a BA
            in Psych and after a few bouts of indentured
            servitude at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and J Records,
            Erika completed her MBA and escaped to New York City .
            She snagged both her luggage and a coveted gig
            (read: "...and you'll be sharing office space
            with the warm sodas in the utility closet...")
            at the ultra-chic record label, Island Def Jam.

            Kendrick quickly took a first class flight out of her
            own minstrel mind, clicked her Henri Bendel heels
            three times, and stubbornly left the music game behind.
            She switched stilettos and hopped on a
            publishing plane after inking a 2-book deal
            in the reputable Random House literary game.
            Her first born, Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader:
            A Novel, dropped February 27th, the second,
            APPETITE, will follow in '08, cleverly close behind.

            In addition to working on her second sneak peak
            read, Kendrick is a television personality/host
            and the resident emcee for WOMEN WHO JAM, a
            monthly music showcase in New York City .
            She has recently been a guest host for Vibe.com and
            a guest panelist on several episodes for the
            critically acclaimed BETJ series, MY TWO CENTS.

            Kendrick is the President of Erika Benjamin Inc.
            and the President of the New York chapter of
            NABFEME - the National Association of Black Female
            Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME.org).
            Erika is a member of the Stanford Alumni Association,
            the National Association of Black Journalists,
            the National Black MBA Association and a
            recipient of several "Who's Who" honors.
            And proudly, her heart perpetually pumps
            to the oh-so-fabuloso crimson-and-cream
            stomps of Delta Sigma Theta!

            Confessions Of A Rookie Cheerleader hit bookstores
            nationwide February 27, 2007 and was named the Wendy
            Williams March Book Club Pick of the Month and
            Ebony Magazine's Top 3 Pick for April Fiction.
            The acclaimed title, Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader,
            has garnered coverage in Publisher's Weekly, Upscale
            Magazine, Romantic Times, Black Beat Magazine, Rolling
            Out Magazine, W.I.N.E. (Women In Entertainment), Ebony
            Magazine and several online publications including, but
            not limited to, Shake Your Beauty, Nia Online, Urban Reviews,
            Crème Magazine, Strive Magazine and Black Athlete Online.
            Kendrick is currently in talks with networks and
            studios to option both the television and film rights.

            Erika can be contacted at www.erikakendrick.com,
            Erika@..., as well as her blog,
            www.erikakendrick.blogspot.com, or through her agent,
            Stephany Evans, at imprintagency@....


            Maureen Tokeson-Martin


            Maureen Tokeson-Martin is a Media
            consultant with over 15 years of experience.
            She has created and produced TV pilots, as a
            partner of SteelPetal Media her company develops
            feature films, handles promotional events
            and product launches for luxury brands.
            Her company is set to launch a lifestyle
            radio program, on October 1st, "The Lux Life
            Reports" which will air on Sirus/XM radio.
            She is a soon-to-be published author
            of "How to pray a mate into your life".
            She and her husband reside in New York City .

            Maureen Tokeson began her career at Much Music
            TV in Canada acting as an assistant producer
            in entertainment – writing and scheduling
            segments for the news, arranging celebrity
            interviews, special events and
            the entertainment calendar.
            Since that time she has accumulated over
            10 years of experience in Publicity/
            Special events/TV & Film Production.

            NYC experience includes various stints with
            the cities largest Public Relations firms
            including Cohn & Wolfe, Chisholm Mingo and
            the Wachsman Cear Group working on numerous
            projects including the census 2000 campaign,
            publicity events/promotional events, product
            launches (the Discover Card featuring celebrity
            artists Tina Turner, Patrick Ewing etc…).

            Ms. Tokeson PR experience provides clients with
            expertise in business development, marketing and
            creating strategic alliances with major brands.
            The company also represented stars of Day time
            dramas, recording artists, fashion designers,
            a former Ms. Universe, hosted a book launch
            for a Patricia Hinds, editor of ESSENCE
            Magazine and co-author and editor of,
            "Making it Happen: Creating Success
            and Abundance", and a handful of
            independent feature film productions.

            Ms. Tokeson has also acted as the creator and
            executive producer for a celebrity driven
            travel and lifestyle pilot soon to air in
            addition to acting as associate producer for several
            independent films (Love Goggles, the Family Web).
            Ms. Tokeson is a member of the National Religious
            Broadcasters Association and has helped several
            productions (documentaries, TV specials) create
            programs and documentaries that appeal to the
            sensibilities of the Christian community.
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