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Spring 2023 Early Opening Announced by One of America’s Most Unique Places to Stay – Clear Sky Resorts Grand Canyon

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Clear Sky Resorts announces an early April 27 opening of their one-of-a-kind resort near Grand Canyon National Park. "An increase in daylight hours and temperatures also increases demand for rooms at the Grand Canyon," explains Hal Feinberg, co-creator of Clear Sky Resorts. "We wanted to offer visitors the option of an experience at one of America's most unique resorts."

Spring is an ideal time to visit to avoid the peak travel season of summer. Daytime temperatures are perfect for exploring below the canyon rim where temps can often be 20 to 25 degrees warmer.

Then there's the delicate spring wildflowers - with around 650 flowering herbaceous plants, the Southwest high desert is abloom in whites, yellows, reds, oranges, pinks and purples.

Late spring and early summer are the driest times of year, although the occasional spring storm can create unique conditions that emphasize the visual impact of the landscape creating dramatic photo opportunities. Clear Sky Resorts' spacious Luxury Sky Dome accommodations offer spring guests the best of both worlds - expansive windows that bring the outside in and climate-control systems to keep the outside out. Every dome also has its own private bath featuring a large glass-enclosed shower with a rain showerhead and plush towels, amenities not always found at other glamping resorts.

Late spring and early summer also provide great weather for stargazing. Every Clear Sky Resorts' Luxury Sky Dome offers a skylight and large panoramic window for epic stargazing from the comfort of a luxurious bed. "Nights in your dome are magical, I definitely got lost in the stars," said a guest who rated their Clear Sky Resorts experience as five-star plus a few thousand.

Beyond stargazing, Clear Sky Resorts is also about fun-filled opportunities to get to know your fellow guests, your family and even yourself. Family-friendly onsite activities connect people to each other and make every Clear Sky Resorts vacation a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll want to experience again and again.

* Sunrise yoga in the a.m. & live music in the p.m.

* Native American storytelling & flute-making

* Movie nights in the resort's projection dome

* Nightly s'mores around artisan firepits

* Glow-in-the-dark frisbee golf & cornhole

* Super-sized bounce pillow, Tryke Track & playground

Opening for the 2023 season early on April 27, book your Clear Sky Resorts' Grand Canyon spring vacation in the next two weeks and receive discounted spring rates.

For reservations and information, go to or contact Clear Sky Resorts by phone at +1-888-704-4445 or email at

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Founded in 2020, Clear Sky Resorts is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. As the first resort of its kind in the U.S., Clear Sky Resorts delivers a unique hospitality experience with luxurious Sky Domes, perfect for nighttime stargazing and lots of fun activities for the whole family. Learn more:

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New Book, ‘Our Walk with Grandma’ by Dolores F. Kurzeka, Showcases That Fun Multigenerational Walks Create Memories that Transcend Generations

MURRIETA, Calif. -- A newly released children's book, "Our Walk with Grandma" is both fun and educational. It shares a cherished time of a grandma and her grandkids enjoying a beautiful walk together while learning about the surrounding nature. It's written by Dolores F. Kurzeka, delightfully illustrated by Nichole Monahan and posthumously released by her children to honor her memory.

The book highlights happy memories of grandchildren and reminds older people everywhere that simply taking a walk with a grandparent creates an unbreakable bond that transcends generations. It is available on Barnes & Noble, FriesenPress and Amazon. Hoping that the book will inspire families to share a walk together, the family will donate copies of the book to suggested libraries. The public can email

Children of all ages will delight in the colorful illustrations, uplifting message, and counting of butterflies throughout the book.

"Fun Facts" provide helpful resources that further encourage multigenerational interactions. Grandparents and older adults everywhere can build connections with younger generations by doing something as simple and inexpensive as taking a walk.

"Our mom was a world traveler who loved nature. She always looked for teachable moments to share with her kids and grandkids," says her daughter Tracy Cook.

Daughter Kerry Hirsch adds, "Mom was not able to publish this beautiful book before she died. It is our privilege to share this heartwarming story that is based on the walks she took with our children. They always looked forward to those moments that have now become cherished memories."

The public is welcome to suggest their favorite public library to receive copies of "Our Walk with Grandma" (ISBN: 978-1039145450, FriesenPress) by emailing or submitting a message on the "Contact Us" page on Please include library name, address, and a little information about the suggested library.

Dolores F. Kurzeka was the dedicated mother of six, grandmother of twelve, and great-grandmother of seven. As a brilliant artist and world traveler she loved to explore the beauty of life and nature, and always looked for teachable moments to share with her family. Kurzeka passed away of Covid-19 in 2021 at the age of 92. She would be thrilled to share her charming book with readers around the world.

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Title: Our Walk with Grandma

Author: Dolores F. Kurzeka

Illustrator: Nichole Monahan

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 978-1-03-914546-7 (hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1-03-914545-0 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-03-914547-4 (ebook)

Size: 8.5x8.5: 36 pages, 33 color

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MIRACLE MILES GROUP INC. Expands with Launch of New Sustainable Footwear Brand BURUDANI

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- MIRACLE MILES GROUP INC., a footwear technology enterprise that owns the popular brand Dream Pairs, Amazon's #1 female fashion footwear brand, and Bruno Marc, is pleased to announce the launch of a new sustainable brand, BURUDANI. Rooted by a mission to provide "natural comfort with every step," MIRACLE MILES GROUP INC.'s newest brand is dedicated to providing innovative footwear solutions for the modern woman.

"At BURUDANI, we believe in creating a joyful and relaxed atmosphere so that every step is a moment of leisure no matter where the day takes you. With a focus on classic styles and addressing every pain point of our customers, we strive to provide a personalized experience. Our commitment to comfort and sustainability is the foundation of our long-term development," says founder of MIRACLE MILES GROUP INC.

Focused on eco-friendly, easy-to-wear, accessible styles, BURUDANI offers responsibly crafted options without sacrificing comfort. All offerings are crafted utilizing repurposed materials; recyclable uppers are woven from plastic bottles through unique zero-waste 3D knitting technology, and upcycled mesh, latex, and rubber complete interiors and soles. BURUDANI heels are 50mm tall, at most, for comfortable all-day wear. Additionally, flats and loafers are 140g, feature a 20mm heel, and are machine washable, providing a light fit for easy commuting, and mitigating unnecessary waste to affirm their eco-focused mission.

BURUDANI's styles span categories including flats, heels, and sandals, with timeless classics to stand the test of time and every trend cycle. As BURUDANI grows, the brand plans to continue improving its technology, making shoes increasingly lighter, softer and more comfortable. In May, BURUDANI will launch flats where every single shoe weighs less than 140g - 50% lighter than other similar flats on the market.

BURUDANI is proud to present these masterfully crafted styles befitting to those who appreciate the finest in quality, design, and comfort.

To celebrate the grand launch, BURUDANI is offering $10 off at, to all new subscribers with the code BDNEW10.

All offerings retail for under $100 and are available for purchase at as well as on Amazon (US and CA).

MIRACLE MILES GROUP INC also intends to expand Amazon availability throughout Europe and other marketplaces as they continue to grow and strive to deliver accessible, stylish, and comfortable footwear solutions for women around the world.


MIRACLE MILES GROUP INC. is a tech-driven footwear enterprise with three well-established brands: Dream Pairs, Bruno Marc, and Nortiv8, covering various categories: women's shoes, kids' shoes, men's shoes, outdoor shoes, and work shoes. With over two thousand shoe styles and twenty million users, MMT's mission is to create value for and make quality fashion accessible to consumers by providing stylish, functional, comfortable footwear with reasonable pricing.

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Innovative Tree Care Marketing Strategy Helps Jake’s Tree Service in Pennsylvania Grow by More than 1,300-Percent

GLEN MILLS, Pa. -- Jake's Tree Service, a leading provider of tree care in Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, and throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, has seen an astonishing revenue increase of 1300% since 2017. During that time, the company has gone from about $500,000 per year in annual revenue to now over $7 million. The owner, Jacob Chmielowski, attributes the company's strong growth to quality work, dedication to his customers, and the implementation of an effective marketing system.

"We have been around for well over a decade and we have always provided quality service at a fair price, all we needed was a marketing system that works," Chmielowski says. "When we partnered with Tree Leads Today in 2017, things really started to take off. At that time, we had just one crew. Now we have five crews that stay busy all the time."

Jake's Tree Service is a full-service tree care company that provides tree trimming, tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, cabling and bracing, crane services, and emergency tree care for both residential and commercial customers. They provide services to communities throughout the area, including Plymouth Meeting, Fort Washington, Ridley Township, Springfield Township, and Haverford Township.

Don Dowd, founder of Tree Leads Today says that Jake's Tree Service is the exact type of company they were looking to do business with. "Tree Leads Today tries to partner with the best companies in every area since we only work with one company in each zip code," Dowd says. "We saw that Jake's had been here for a while, they had great reviews, they use state-of-the-art equipment, and they offer a wide range of services. They are an ideal company to work with because we know that they will do right by each customer we send them."

Jake's Tree Service is proud to have earned a reputation for providing high-quality tree care services at reasonable prices, and they are committed to ensuring that each and every customer receives the best possible service. As the company's business continues to grow, it has not lost sight of these foundational principles.

"We look forward to many more years of partnership with Tree Leads Today," Chmielowski continues. "And as we grow, we will continue to put our customers first and give them the same exceptional service that they have always come to expect from us."

For more information about Jake's Tree Service and the services they offer, please visit


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Camarillo Wedding Expo Takes the Planning Outdoors on March 26

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- On Sunday, March 26, couples and wedding planners have the opportunity to nail down the details of their upcoming special day at a unique event spanning two Ventura County cities. The Camarillo Wedding Expo grants people access to five different wedding venues so they can explore their options in a single, fun-filled day.

The Expo is geared toward couples looking to take advantage of the stunning natural surroundings of the County and its consistently beautiful weather. At this event, they get the chance to find their perfect outdoor wedding location.

With a ticket to the Expo, attendees can visit all five of these venues:

* Casi Cielo Vineyards (1735 Pancho Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012 - @casicielovinyards)

* Gerry Ranch (9015 Rosita Rd, Santa Rosa Valley, CA 93012 - @gerryranchweddings)

* Maravilla Gardens (8620 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012 - @m_gardens)

* Walnut Grove (3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 - @walnutgroveweddings)

* Eden Gardens (3900 Brennan Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 - @e_gardens)

Upon visiting their first venue, attendees get a wristband that grants them access to the remaining four. The Expo runs from 1 to 5 p.m., giving engaged couples and planners plenty of time to explore each venue and enjoy the scenic drive between.

At the venues, people won't just get the chance to look around and imagine their wedding there. To further help them plan their celebratory day, the Expo also brings together a range of vendors. With music, tastings, and giveaways, the Camarillo Wedding Expo promises to be a day that's both enjoyable and useful in wedding planning endeavors.

Nearlyweds are invited to bring friends and family to the event.

Tickets to the Camarillo Wedding Expo cost $10 per person.

Anyone who purchases a ticket is automatically entered to win the Camarillo Wedding Expo Raffle. The Grand Prize winner will get two nights at a hotel, dinner (including wine) for two, and a gift certificate for the Camarillo Premium Outlets.

The event coordinators extend many thanks to Visit Camarillo for generously sponsoring both the Expo and the raffle.

To learn more and to register for the Expo, visit

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The Efficiency Journal – designed by world-renowned neuroscientists to help get results

TORONTO, Ontario -- Renowned life coach and psychotherapist Misha Saidov has created a system that can help you become the hero of your own life. Such promises have been made by others in the past. However, Misha Saidov's latest project, "The Efficiency Journal" (IBSN: 978-0228887645; Released February, 2023) sets itself apart. More than a book, "The Efficiency Journal" is a first-of-its-kind toolkit that uses proven scientific methodologies to help you achieve results. He and his team have removed all the technical mumbo-jumbo and focused on four simple principles: planning, introspection, gratitude, and reward.

The book is designed to assist you in setting important goals, reaching them, and winning. There is support material to help you through your transformative journey, especially when you find yourself lost or confused - "The Efficiency Journal" will help you stay on course. Readers are not required to adhere to a strict schedule - instead, they are directed to complete three key daily tasks and set goals that fit into 12-week sprints - with the opportunity to reflect on results once every week.

Science tells us that our results come from our character and that character is built daily through voluntary actions. This means you have the ability to create better results from within. With "The Efficiency Journal" you will learn to manage your energy and analyze your actions, achievements, and experiences.

Misha Saidov, a life performance coach and author, is the founder of IMCP (Institute of Metacognitive Programming) and Think Meta, a coaching company that conducts 4000+ client sessions per month.

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Author: Misha Saidov

Email: info(@)

Website: Think Meta - a life performance coaching company -

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Genre: Self-Help

Released: Feb 28, 2023

PAPERBACK ISBN-13: 978-0228887645

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Step Into Spring in Style with Bruno Marc 20% Discount Sale

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. -- Spring is just around the corner, and it's time to update the footwear collection to match the new season. Whether for casual shoes or formal wear, Bruno Marc offers a wide range of shoes that will suit the style and budget. Recently, Bruno Marc introduces a limited 20% discount on the first order with the code "Instyle20" for its new customers.

Bruno Marc is a leading footwear brand that offers top-quality shoes for men. From Leather Oxford shoes to casual mesh sneakers and combat boots, the brand has something for everyone. With a commitment to quality, comfort, and style, Bruno Marc designs shoes that meet the expectations of its customers.

Here are the details of the offer:

1 - 20% off for new customers on their first order with the code "Instyle20."

2 - The offer is only valid on Bruno Marc's official website,, and not on third-party sites.

3 - The offer is valid until 20 April 2023, so hurry and grab your favourite pair of shoes before the offer ends.

Some of the best-selling footwear products from the Bruno Marc official website:

* Men's Casual Mesh Sneakers: These shoes are perfect for a formal occasion or a casual day out.

* Men's Leather Dress Boots: If you're looking for something comfortable and stylish, these dress boots are perfect for you.

* Men's Penny Loafers: These loafers are perfect for a casual day out or a day at the office.

About Bruno Marc:

Bruno Marc is a well-known footwear brand that has been providing high-quality and stylish shoes for men for many years. The brand has established a strong reputation for producing footwear that combines comfort, durability, and style to meet the needs of today's modern man. Bruno Marc has a wide range of shoes that cater to different styles, occasions, and preferences. The brand's collection includes casual sneakers, dress shoes, work boots, loafers, and more. The shoes are made of high-quality materials, ensuring longevity and comfort.

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108-Year-Old Tulsa Race Massacre Survivor Viola Ford Fletcher Turns to Literary Activism to Seek Justice, Making History as Oldest Woman in the World to Publish Memoir

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Mocha Media Inc is honored to announce the publication of "DON'T LET THEM BURY MY STORY, The Oldest Living Survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre In Her Own Words" (Hardcover; On Sale: May 30, 2023; $29.99; ISBN: 978-1737168409) by Viola Ford Fletcher with her grandson Ike Howard on the 102nd Anniversary of the event that caused the single worst incident of racial violence in the history of the United States.

"I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot." - Viola Ford Fletcher.

A lifetime in the making, "DON'T LET THEM BURY MY STORY" shares the journey of the oldest survivor and last living witness of the Tulsa Massacre of 1921. In her memoir, Ms. Fletcher, affectionally known as "Mother Fletcher," takes us through the journey of a terrified seven-year-old girl awakened in the middle of the night and forced to flee her burning neighborhood of Greenwood to the 107-year-old family matriarch testifying before Congress100 years later to the date seeking justice for the families of the greatest tragedy to take place on American soil.

"I will never forget the violence of the white mob when we left our home. I still see Black men being shot, Black bodies lying in the street. I still smell smoke and see fire. I still see Black businesses being burned. I still hear airplanes flying overhead. I hear the screams," Fletcher told Congress. "I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot."

Despite 1921 Tulsa being a highly segregated city, the 10,000 Black residents of its Greenwood community created a thriving business district known as "Black Wall Street." But unfortunately, what should have been an opportunity to create generational wealth, became a nightmare that killed hundreds of Black Tulsans. The thousands of survivors who had just lost loved ones and millions of dollars in property were then forced into internment camps.

With no one ever held accountable for the horror they endured, these traumatized American citizens had to figure out how to survive in a country that attacked them with military force and threatened their lives if they ever attempted to tell their stories. For 102 years, the remaining survivors patiently waited to be acknowledged, heard, and restored.

"My grandmother was afraid to tell her stories for many years in fear of retaliation," says her grandson Ike Howard, co-writer and President of the Viola Ford Fletcher Foundation. Finally, the retired military veteran suggested that perhaps God had blessed her with longevity so she could tell everyone what happened in Tulsa. "Knowing I was here to protect her, she was encouraged to conquer her fear. She looked at me and said, "Alright then, go tell my damn story."

"DON'T LET THEM BURY MY STORY" is set to publish on May 30, 2023, the 102nd Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, under Mocha Media, a Black-woman-owned publishing company that produces original, curated, and user-generated content digital and traditional formats. Upon publication Ms. Fletcher will be 109 years old, making her the oldest centurion to ever write a book.

"What an honor it is to make history on International Women's Day with Mother Fletcher, who is using the power of the pen to keep her survival story alive. It's Literary Activism at its finest," says Margo Ochoa, CEO of Mocha Media Inc. "Because our publishing model not only provides a platform for marginalized writers but it also allows Ms. Fletcher to receive immediate royalties, this we in our own way can do our part to assist in the economic restoration of Ms. Fletcher and her family."

Ms. Fletcher and Ike Howard along with her "Baby Brother" Van Ellis (102) who wrote the forward to the book will embark on tour during the spring and summer of 2023.

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The American Gem Society Celebrates Women’s History Month 2023 Through Women Designers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection, is proud to celebrate and recognize its women designers, as well as women leaders in the jewelry industry during Women's History Month 2023.

Throughout March, AGS will feature beautiful jewelry created by women within the association's community. From double-drop earrings to diamond hoops, floral pendants, and bold bracelets, the women designers of AGS will take center stage. AGS will also highlight women-owned jewelry stores like Exclusively Diamonds in Mankato, MN, and Huntington Jewelers in Las Vegas, NV.

"The American Gem Society takes immense pride in its community of talented women who have contributed significantly to the association's growth and success. Whether they are leaders or creative talents in the design industry-or both-they have been instrumental in shaping our association," said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society. "As we celebrate Women's History Month, we are thrilled to showcase the exceptional designs created by our women members. We hope to inspire our audience with the beauty and artistry of their creations and highlight the remarkable contributions of women to our industry."

Lisa Bridge, President of the American Gem Society's International Board of Directors, acknowledges the significant impact the female leaders at AGS had on her career. "Witnessing the achievements of the strong and talented women leading AGS when I was younger left a lasting impression on me. We are fortunate to have a supportive and collaborative community at AGS that champions and uplifts each other, men and women alike, leading to collective success and growth for the industry. I am grateful for their inspiring example and the path they have paved for all of us to excel."

AGS encourages everyone to celebrate Women's History Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of the remarkable women in their lives through the timeless beauty of jewelry. Whether it is a gift intended to honor a special someone or a self-purchase as a testament to personal accomplishments, jewelry can serve as a significant and meaningful symbol of recognition and respect.

To see jewelry from the American Gem Society's participating women designers, follow the American Gem Society on Instagram. AGS also has a section on its Trending Now page to honor its women designers.

AGS is also proud to participate in the Women's Jewelry Association's March is Me month, celebrating women in the jewelry industry.

To find an American Gem Society jeweler in your area, visit

About the American Gem Society:

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the industry's highest standards and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Members of the AGS membership are passionate about jewelry and dedicated to creating a positive buying experience for their customers. To find an AGS jeweler near you, visit



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Black History Month – Teaching Black Children The Value Of Building Wealth, Saving Money, and Financial Literacy

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- On the last day of Black History Month, nationally recognized Black Producer and Creator Joe Young, Jr., in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, will launch a print and digital comic book teaching financial literacy to students featuring "KEMET, BIG TIME SAVER."

On February 28, 2023, 10 a.m. at P.S. 171 Patrick Henry Preparatory school in Harlem, Principal Dimitres Pantelidis, will host a Black History Month event for fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade students to celebrate the conclusion of the month.

Students will officially meet KEMET, a ten-year-old time-traveling comic character who goes back to meet African-American historical firsts, legends, and inventors, both living and deceased, who share with KEMET what they have done to contribute to the outstanding accomplishments of building this country and improving civilization.

By traveling through a history time capsule called "Sankofa 82," KEMET, in mascot form, will talk to the students about the value of money and saving and the importance of financial literacy.

"There is a dire need for youth in urban areas to understand the importance of basic money management," said Joe Young, Founder and Producer of Joe Young Entertainment. "KEMET, BIG TIME SAVER will engage the students to think about the value of money, saving, and investing. Promoting financial literacy in our schools impacts the mind and behavior towards money management and understanding the value and importance of generational wealth."

"Financial health is a critical component of creating a stronger economic foundation and building generational wealth for the Black community," said Jumoke Fagbayi-Butts, Vice President and Senior Business Consultant at Chase. "We are committed to addressing the unique financial needs of those too often left behind in a growing economy. Our firm works with leaders like Joe Young to support the next generation of Black prosperity."

"We are happy to join nationally recognized cartoonist Joe Young, his cartoon character KEMET, BIG TIME SAVER, and JoAnn H. Price, Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Fairview Capital, to present this comic book to all students at P.S. 171 in Harlem," said Rocky Chowdhury, Vice President, and Community Manager for Chase in Harlem. "Building positive financial health habits early in life leads to great success, and applaud Joe's work to teach students responsible money habits that will help secure their financial futures."


KEMET, BIG TIME SAVER comic book, was co-written by Joe Young and his daughter Paige Young. The comic book story features ten-year-old "Ro" who runs a lemonade stand and decides to use her profits from the revenues generated from her lemonade stand business to buy a new scooter. She gets frustrated after running into problems raising enough money.

KEMET, alerted about her dilemma, takes off in "Sankofa 82" to help her. He introduces Ro to three successful Black entrepreneurs from past and present: the late A.G. Gaston, one of the wealthiest African Americans of his time, including a $130 million business empire spanning communications, real estate, and insurance; JoAnn H. Price, Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Fairview Capital Partners (Private Equity and Venture Capital firm) with over $10.4 Billion in assets under management since inception; and the late Mary Ellen Pleasant, a 19th-century entrepreneur, financier, real estate magnate, and abolitionist who was the first self-made millionaire of African-American heritage.

Beginning in March, Young and his mascot KEMET will commence a tour to visit schools and youth groups with his KEMET BIG TIME SAVER PROGRAM. The KEMET youth activity sheets, which include fun and educational Black history facts, are distributed nationwide to schools and Black newspapers, reaching over 22 million readers a week. Young is in pre-production for the KEMET BIG TIME SAVER animated film.

* 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. P.S. 171 Patrick Henry School, 19 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029

Black History Month event with over 100 elementary students to meet KEMET, celebrate African American leaders and discuss the importance of financial health and generational wealth for young people. Courtesy of JP Morgan Chase, every student will receive a copy of KEMET, BIG TIME SAVER.

* 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

Joe Young will host a KEMET Book Signing at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem to celebrate Black History Month.


Joe Young is the Founder and president of Joe Young Entertainment and the President and CEO of Hartford's Got Talent!, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. He is an award-winning cartoonist, filmmaker, producer, writer, and teaching artist. Young is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The University of Bridgeport. In 2022 Young teamed up with music icon Smokey Robinson to produce the animated BLACK AMERICAN film. The animation was featured on ABC's "The View" TV program. In 1999, he received the Daily Point of Light award from the White House from Presidents Bill Clinton and the late President George H.W. Bush for volunteering to bring the arts to inner-city youth.

He has been recognized for his accomplishments, including being an Amazon National Best-Selling Author, featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not, and in The NAACP 100 Most Influential Blacks in CT. His work has appeared in People, Ebony, GQ and Jet Magazine, the Boston Globe, New York Times, C-Span, ABC's The View, CNN, the Black Family Channel, and other national media outlets.

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