Archive for August, 2010


Did you tune in last Thursday – August 26th?   Media Personality Anji Corley made her debut on CNN’s Headline News “Prime News hosted by Vinnie Politan” along side guests Bob Leonard (Blogger & Radio Host) and Janell Weinstein (Attorney).  Vinnie, Anji, Bob and Janell discussed topics ranging from the SeaWorld lawsuit to the Jersey Shore cast; from the rumors of Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars to the rumors of Jon Gosselin’s parenting book.  Well, she is baaaack!!  Be sure to tune in again this week to Headline News (HLN) – set your DVR’s & TIVO’s, watch online or on your iPhone ….. Media Personality Anji Corley returns to HLN’s “PRIME NEWS” Tonight!  And be sure to Text 45688 Keyword: Prime during the show or join Prime News’ Facebook page and let them know what a great job Anji is doing and that you’d like to see more of her on Prime News!!  One fan left a comment after last weeks show – “I love Anji Corley!! Hope you bring her back again. She’s awesome!!!”. Prime News must agree!

Anji Corley won “America’s Next Top Jock” contest to join the Donnie Simpson Morning Show on WPGC 95.5 FM less than a year ago.  In true style, DC has embraced Anji and Anji has shown her love for the DMV.  She currently hosts her own mid-day show on WPGC from 10 am to 2 pm – Monday through Saturday.  Many of you voted for her in the Regis & Kelly’s “Women of Radio Co-Host for a Day” contest – THANK YOU!!  She made it to the Top 10 finalist in a contest that started out with over 150,000 female radio personalities.  Out of the 150,000 nominations, Anji Corley made it to the Top 100 where she was the only Radio Personality from the DC metropolitan area.  On August 9th, Regis and Kelly announced that Anji Corley had made it to the Top Ten in the Regis & Kelly’s “Women of Radio Co-Host for a Day” contest.

Tonight, Anji Corley will be a guest on Prime News with Vinnie Politan.  Watch “Prime News” live weeknights at 6 ET on HLN. Want to be on air? Call 1-877-TELL-HLN during the show and share your opinion!

HLN’s Prime News host Vinnie Politan uses the day’s most powerful headlines as a starting point for diverse perspectives and spirited debate. In each show, Politan challenges newsmakers and experts to help viewers gain a clearer understanding of the “right vs. wrong” conflict playing out across the country every day.  “Prime News,” airs weeknights at 6 ET on HLN and the weekend edition airs Saturday and Sunday nights at 6 ET.

Anji Corley brings her wit, charm, personality and professionalism to the airwaves at WPGC 95.5.  She came to D.C. from Pittsburgh’s WAMO 106.7, entered and won the “America’s Next Top Jock” contest as a part of the former Donnie Simpson Morning Show, and now hosts her own show during the afternoon drive.  A native of New York, Anji has been in media/radio for over 14 years, and has worked in Radio, Television, and Print Media in a variety of capacities including On-Air Personality, Promotions Director, Lifestyle Contributor & Producer, and Entertainment Reporter.  Named as one of Ebony Magazine’s “Super Sexy Singles” in the July/August 2009 issue; New Pittsburgh Courier’s Fab 40!: The Steel City’s rising young professionals under 40 & as Co-Host and Judge on the weekly NBC television show Gimme The Mike!, Anji Corley proves time and time again that giving back to the community and doing what you love is its own reward.  “Wherever the job is and wherever I’m called to be is where I’ll go. I just want to be happy and blessed with the opportunity to do what I love.  Let’s keep it moving and have some fun.” – Anji Corley.

On the move with Anji Corley!!  From 10 am to 2 pm, Anji Corley is on our radios – at work, in the car, at home, online – as she hosts the mid-day show on WPGC.  But when Anji is off the air – she is true to her nickname “the energizer bunny”.  Anji is currently the spokesperson for the Neediest Kids campaign; she recently hosted the main stage at National Night Out 2010 with DC’s Metropolitan Police Department; and will host/emcee the National Congress of Black Women’s 26th Annual Awards Luncheon on Sunday, September 19th.  Earlier this summer, Anji was the guest speaker at the 2010 Teens Count Summer Youth Employment Program; the 2010 DDOT (District Department of Transportation) Summer Interns; and last week, Anji served on the host committee for ReNew Orleans – a social consciousness event that remembered and honored the residents of the Gulf Coast on the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  No matter what the endeavor, Anji brings a positive, uplifting spirit filled with a mission and a message.

Follow all things Anji: Anji’s Facebook Fan Page; Anji on Twitter and Anji on WPGC.

For media interviews & inquires; if you would like Anji Corley to speak at your organizations next event; serve on a Media/Entertainment Industry Panel; or emcee/host your next endeavor (concert, event, etc.) – contact Rachel Newman at (202) 210-6735; Rae@MGSandbox.com.

Rachel J. Newman
Publicist for Anji Corley

Strategist :: Consultant :: Branding :: Events :: PR

HIP HOP HARMONY (HHH) shapes and reinforces urban culture as a power for social and economic transformation in the African context.

HHH is a 2-part project that will regionalize Hip Hop; bridging divides in Africa while strengthening and developing the quality of Hip Hop expression.

HHH includes one prized Emcee from MALI, SENEGAL, MAURTIANIA, MOROCCO & GUINEA BISSAU, along side a DJ – who will converge in Dakar, Senegal in November of 2010 to produce an album. This aspect of HHH will be produced by Ze Manel Fortes, the composer of the first Pan-African Opera (The Sahel Opera) & Jean Pierre Senghor, known for his longstanding work as pianist for Gilberto Gil. After the recording, HHH will travel to neighboring, Guinea Bissau to participate in an artist residency program and engage BIG UP GB, Guinea Bissau’s hip hop movement.

Guinea-Bissau’s under-recognized and under-supported urban culture is a key focus of this project. Guinea-Bissau is isolated from its neighbors by language (Portuguese Creole), a small economy, and a tumultuous recent history of conflict and narco-trafficking. Though tremendously popular at home, Guinea-Bissau Hip Hop has received little local support, regional and international projection.

Cobiana Communications & Culture is a non-profit organization based in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. We focus on and believe in the power of culture and communication to drive social and economic transformation. Cobiana Communications grew out of Cobiana Records, a record label that transmits the cultures, dignity and identity of Bissau-Guineans. Cobiana represents some of Bissau’s most cherished musical heroes, who have proven that one well-placed act of communication can change everything.

Join us in making HHH a reality. The proceeds of this event will go directly to producing deserving MC’s from these 5 NW African countries, and helping them contribute to a very isolated youth movement in Guinea Bissau.

This event is hosted by Shivani Ahlowalia (Hip Hop Harmony/ Cobiana Communications & Culture), Magee McIlvaine (Nomadic Wax), Sadio Diatta Rosche, (Ussoforal) & The Eighteenth Street Lounge

LIVE HIP HOP PERFORMANCES BY:
HASAN SALAAM (USA),
WATERFLOW (Senegal/ USA),
DOOME RIGHT (USA/ Zimbabwe),
FATSO – NASJOTA COLLECTIVE (USA)
MAMOUDOU (USA/SENEGAL)
with DJ RA (TORONTO/ INDIA) on decks.

FEATURING
RON TRENT(CHICAGO),
SAM BURNS (DC) &
ADRIAN LOVING (DC)

Eighteenth Street Lounge – 1212 18th ST NW

August 29 at 9:30pm – August 30 at 2:00am
LINKS:
www.hiphopharmonyafrica.com
www.cobianacommunications.org
www.nomadicwax.com
www.Ussoforal.org

PRESS & PREVIOUS EVENTS:
The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424
052748704407804575425470611302494.html

The IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC SESSIONS: http://www.impossiblemusic.org/session-2.html
NPR:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128216493
BIG UP GB:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdxyEoaPWy8
THE NATIONAL:
http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090703/FOREIGN/707029908/1135
THE VOICE OF AMERICA:
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-02-voa51.cfm
SONGLINES MAGAZINE: http://www.songlines.co.uk/interactive/063/
MTV:
http://blog.mtviggy.com/2009/07/13/guinea-bissauan-rappers-use-hip-hop-to-speak-out/
PLANETWIZE:
http://www.planetwize.com/2009/06/guinea-bissau-first-hip-hop-festival-brings-solidarity/
THE WORLD HIP HOP MARKET: http://www.worldhiphopmarket.com/blog/?p=1162
AFROLUTION:
http://www.afrolution.com/article.php?id=31

For more information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148829945136965&ref=mf


LIQUID SOUL – A Liquid Arts Experience
by AM Radio + Vitamin Water
LIQUID SOUL is a live arts experience where the artists of AM Radio will create live art pieces mixing actual Vitamin Water into their paints as well as the flavor each artist uses will also  serve as the inspiration for their piece which will allow for a truly  authentic experiential experience.
Event details include:
* Date: Wednesday Sept. 1
* at The Fridge DC – Rear alley of 516 8th St SE (across from Matchbox, Capitol Hill)
* Complimentary Vitamin Water and cocktails courtesy of Bacardi
* Free admission
* Community Wall: event attendees to express themselves through paint
* DJ 2-Tone Jones: hip hop, soul, rare grooves