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The 67th Emmy Nominations are approaching and with it the nominations for actresses and actors who have given us riveting and entertaining performances in the last year. I love this event, because I know these actors are taking writers’ work and bringing it to life. What a wonderful thought. I imagine how excited Shakespeare was when stayed up late nights with ink, paper and wine writing beautiful plays to be performed by deep-thinking actors (even if the women’s parts had to be played by men). To be or not to be…that is at least one question on every actor’s mind on this list. Take a look and weigh in if you like. Really happy to see African-American women and men representing and the African-American experience being represented. Lead Actor in a Drama Series
From the popular multicultural author, Latrivia S. Nelson, comes the highly anticipated second installment of the Medlov Crime Family Series, Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen. For Dmitry and Royal Medlov, money doesn’t equal happiness. Forced to leave Memphis, TN and flee to Prague after a brutal mafia war, the couple nestled into the countryside to raise their daughter, Anya, and lead a safe, quiet life. But when Dmitry’s son, Anatoly, shows up with an offer he can’t refuse, Dmitry is forced to go back to the life he left as boss of the most feared criminal organization in world. Consequently, the deal could not only destroy the Medlov Crime Family but also Dmitry and Royal. Royal hasn’t been the same since she was attacked three years ago. Where she used to be a sweet, innocent girl, she’s now the jaded, bitter mistress of the Medlov Chateau. However, a reality check is in store for the pre-Madonna when Anya’s new teacher shows up with her sights set on stealing Dmitry, and Ivan’s old ally shows up with his sights on killing him. Can Royal save them all? Will she? With a family in such turmoil, the only way to survive is to stick together. Read the gripping tale of a marriage strong enough to stand the test of time as Dmitry realizes that he has the best cards in the house as long as he has a Royal Flush.
Print Length: 338 pages
Publisher: RiverHouse Publishing, LLC; 3 edition (July 1, 2010)
I was quoted the other day as saying that my books were for women of discriminating tastes. And I really feel as though that statement is accurate. The reason that I feel that this statement is accurate is because every once in a while I take a look at the profiles of the women on social media who support my work (ok, I stalk them). And I can really say is wow. They are amazing women doing amazing things all over the entire world, and they love my work. So it must be edifying in some way. And to be edifying to women who are basically conquers in their own right is like the self-esteem of a cook who feeds chef Ramsey (not to mention that life is very much like Hell’s Kitchen).
These women are mothers, grandmothers, single feisty women, doctors, lawyers, business owners, nurses and administrative giants, scientists, activists…I could go on. The point is that I realize that there is a big difference between knowing your market (which in bw/wm books is basically spelled out for you) and knowing your market, which is me trolling the social media sites to read posts and celebrate birthdays, new cars and even new relationships with my readers. So, I’m proud to say it again. I am an author of interracial romance for women of discriminating tastes
These women are educated, driven, successful warriors in their own right and they still like a little romance in their lives. I’m happy to provide the entertainment.
Let’s run the world.
Latrivia S. Nelson
I saw this on MSN news and thought it was interesting and might make for a good part of an upcoming story….
In a startling and completely unexpected confession, Elliot Seymour, the 1-9 pro boxer who fought actor Mickey Rourke in Russia last month, has admitted that their bout was fixed.
When 62-year-old actor and former amateur boxer Mickey Rourke obliterated Elliot Seymour in their exhibition match in Russia, boxing aficionados were immediately quick to point out that Rourke could potentially be the superstar at heavyweight who could immediately threaten Wladimir Klitschko and “curbstomp” Deontay Wilder with one hand tied behind his back. To refresh your memory, here were the two bone-chilling knockdowns that forced the 2nd round stoppage.
Sadly, this feel-good story has taken a turn for the worse. Seymour, who is unbeaten in 1 of his 10 career pro fights, spoke with TMZ Sports and made the disappointing confession that this fight wasn’t actually legitimate after all.
Elliot Seymour tells TMZ Sports the deal was he would go down from a body shot in the 2nd round … and he would get $15,000 — $10k up front and the rest when he got back to the U.S.
Bestselling Novelist Hopes to Expand from Books to Screen
(November 16, 2014 – Los Angeles) Bestselling Interracial Romance Author Latrivia Nelson recently signed a one-year contract with esteemed talent agent, Tracy Christian, Partner at TCA JEDROOT, based out of Los Angeles, California. The indie author, based out of Memphis, TN, has written 20 novels, including 8 bestsellers from the popular Medlov Crime Family Series, Lonely Heart Series and Agosto Series.
“I’m truly excited about the possibilities, which could be endless,” said Nelson. “When I received the call from Ms. Christian, I was both honored and impressed with her presentation of TCA JED ROOT and the synergy that we could create. Their track record in this industry is phenomenal and Tracy truly is an inspiration. I was happy to sign the contract, and I’m looking forward to working with her team to take my books from print to the small or big screen.”
Nelson was the first in the sub-genre of interracial romance to write about organized crime syndicates as a central focus of her storylines. Centered on the Russian mafia, she created a series of books that have been sold worldwide in over 124 countries and has a base of over 50,000 fans. Since her books launched in 2010, the genre has exploded with interracial romantic suspense novels about Russian, Italian and other fictitious international bad boys, but she has maintained her position as not only a pioneer but a genre leader.
“When I started my company over two and half years ago, I knew the thing that would set us apart in the industry is because we only represent clients that we are passionate about and have a plan for,” said Tracy Christian. “Latrivia Nelson definitely falls into that category. We are looking forward to helping shape her career in the industry.”
TCA Jed Root specializes in actors and producers of television series such as the Love and Hip Hop franchise (Vh1) and Kandi Factory (Bravo) The company’s clients include personalities on The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), What Not to Wear (TLC), and actors such as Tommy Flanagan, Busta Rhymes, Jamie Hector, Paz de la Huerta, and many more.
The Carter Malone Group is the public relations agency of record for Latrivia Nelson and RiverHouse Publishing, LLC.
Only the dead have seen the end of war… Plato
Just a few months after the death of Dmitry Medlov’s girlfriend, Elsa, he is back in London, trying to salvage what he can of Hutton Enterprises. As a young, inexperienced businessman, his only options lead him to accept failure in order to avoid complete defeat.
However, true to Dmitry’s complex life as a Russian mob boss and a billionaire business mogul, he is forced to deal with not only the hard truths of bad business acumen but also bad blood in his family
In the wake of the big announcement for Hutton Industries, an old but beautiful acquaintance resurfaces, reminding him of how he arrived at his financial success. For Dmitry, it could be a fresh start with a woman whom he messed over for more ambitious endeavors. For Ivan, however, it’s an opportunity to get from under his brother’s thumb and begin to fix a growing problem with the Irish drug dealers that he’s had working secretly for him for years.
The two brothers struggle to gain more independence in their lives but their decisions set them on a violent clash with unchangeable collateral damage. Read the short story that finally turns the famed Dmitry Medlov and Ivan Medlov from warring brothers to blood enemies in only one day.
It’s almost time for me to start that year-long walk with Nicola Agosto. As you all know, it literally takes a year to write his books. They are always long and they are always complicated. There is so much grown to cover with Johnson, the Medlov family and his wife. We know that he’s now Deputy Director of the Memphis Police Department, but we don’t know what he’s walking into with this new business deal on President’s Island. No matter what, it’s sure to be a hellacious ride.
As throwback to the second book in the Agosto Series, here is an old interview in my neck of the woods.
I don’t know about you, but as a die hard Clinton fan (still a die hard Obama fan also, but just keep in mind I love the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox), I was celebrating with the family when they brought home their new bundle of joy.
Chelsea Clinton, 34, carried newborn Charlotte Mezvinsky as she left New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital on Tuesday, accompanied by her husband, Mark Mezvinsky, and proud grandparents Hillary and Bill Clinton. (9/30/14)
Our Presidential Families are as close as we get to royalty and that’s close enough for me. I’m very happy that Charlotte is healthy, happy and safe. Sending blessing her way.
XoXo and all that jazz,
Disturbing video of what appears to be Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator has been obtained by TMZ.
Hours later, the Ravens tweeted they had terminated Rice’s contract.
The video is the first look into what happened in the elevator.
Previously, only video of Rice carrying his fiance’s limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. had been released.
But the video from TMZ shows Rice and Janay Palmer enter the elevator and Rice viciously punch her.
She goes down to the floor and is out. According to TMZ, Palmer hit a handrail in the elevator before hitting the floor.
Rice was suspended for two NFL games, but league commissioner Roger Goodell says the league“didn’t get it right” when it handed down Rice’s punishment in July.
Rice faced a felony aggravated assault charge in the case, but he accepted a pretrial intervention program that allowed him to avoid jail time and could lead to the charge being wiped from his record.
Rice and Palmer were married in March, just a month after the elevator incident.
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As more companies move their data between corporate networks, mobile devices, and the Cloud, the task to remain cyber secure remains ever more challenging.
BOISE, IDAHO, USA, August 22, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cyber crime is growing exponentially and organizations throughout the US are under increasing pressure to protect their sensitive data. As more companies move their data between corporate networks, mobile devices, and the Cloud, the task to remain cyber secure remains ever more challenging.
IT Governance, the global leaders in information security, has released a new infographic as part of its campaign to encourage awareness of cyber crime against US organizations, and the solutions available to help mitigate the threat.
The infographic, which accompanies this announcement and may be published by the media, quantifies the reality of today’s cyber threat with hard-hitting statistics.
Just last year there were 1.5 million monitored cyber attacks in the United States, a 700% increase in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and an 87% increase in phishing attacks.
Even though the US Department of Homeland Security has recognized cyber crime as a serious threat to the country’s critical infrastructure and economy, 67% of US cybersecurity professionals said that their agency is ‘not ready to fend off hackers’.
IT Governance is urging US organizations to take action and implement a robust information security management system (ISMS). ISO27001 is the internationally recognised best-practice Standard that lays out the requirements of an ISMS and forms the backbone of every intelligent cybersecurity risk management strategy.
Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance, commented: “If understood and implemented correctly, ISO27001 can help to rationalize security expenditure and reduce the impact of cyber crime, while giving a business a competitive edge.”
IT Governance, a specialist in the field of information security, has created ISO27001 packaged solutions to give US organizations online access to world-class expertise. Each fixed-priced solution is a combination of products and services that will enable organizations to implement ISO27001 at a speed and budget appropriate to a company’s needs.
Find out more about IT Governance’s ISO27001 packaged solutions
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This was posted by Deidre Malone after last night’s election results…
I want to thank everyone who supported my bid for Shelby County Mayor. We ran a race that we can be proud of and we offered Shelby County a viable Democratic choice for Shelby County Mayor. I want to thank my family, campaign team, volunteers and donors for their unwavering support. To mention a few team members that worked so hard on this campaign: Randa Spears, Ian Randolph, Belinda Anderson, Dave Cambron, Diane Cambron, Brian Malone, Darrick Harris, Kermit Moore, Alandas Dobbins, Vicki Johnson, Dawn Carter, Latrivia Nelson, Gabriela Salinas, Gale Jones Carson, TaJuan Stout Mitchell, State Rep. GA Hardaway, Jesse Johnson, Anne Carter Nelson, Lauren Anderson, Regina Jones, Brittany Ousley and Debra Davis. To the Unions that supported this campaign: Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council, United Steel Workers, Sheet Metal Workers, IBEW Local 1288, Ironworkers Union, Teamsters, Shelby County Firefighters, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy’s Association and the Tennessee Equality Project and Emily’s List – Thank You. I will be forever grateful for all that you did to get us this far. We cracked the glass ceiling for a woman winning a primary for Shelby County Mayor, we didn’t shatter it by winning the General Election but I’m hopeful for the next woman that makes the effort. I want to say a special thank you to Commissioner Steve Mulroy for his endorsement and willingness to aggressively campaign for me during the General Election. We had a hard fought Primary Election where some of my supporters accused him and his campaign of race baiting. I’ve known Steve Mulroy for years and he is not a racist and he has spent his life, professionally and personally, fighting racism and advancing civil rights and equality for all people. Thanks Steve for all you do for our community.
What can I say? She truly is a gracious and wonderful woman, who will always have my vote. I’m proud to stand with her now, and I was proud to stand with her yesterday. She has done so many great things for our County and she will continue to do so.
The United States’ goal throughout the crisis in Ukraine has been to support a democratic Ukraine that is stable, unified, secure both politically and economically, and able to determine its own future. Therefore, we support ongoing dialogue among the foreign ministers from Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia to work toward a sustainable ceasefire by all parties in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine that would build toward a lasting peace. We should emphasize, however, that our ultimate goal is not just a temporary halt to violence. We want Russia to stop destabilizing Ukraine and occupying Crimea, a part of Ukraine’s territory, and allow all of the people of Ukraine to come together to make their own decisions about their country’s future through a democratic political process.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko has proposed a detailed peace plan that includes a promise of amnesty for separatists who laid down their arms voluntarily, and who are not guilty of capital crimes, decentralization of powers within Ukraine, and protection of the Russian language. He also implemented a unilateral ten-day ceasefire on June 20 to create room for a political solution, which unfortunately was not reciprocated by the separatists and their Russian backers.
While Russia says it seeks peace, its actions do not match its rhetoric. We have no evidence that Russia’s support for the separatists has ceased. In fact, we assess that Russia continues to provide them with heavy weapons, other military equipment and financing, and continues to allow militants to enter Ukraine freely. Russia denies this, just as it denied its forces were involved in Crimea — until after the fact. Russia has refused to call for the separatists to lay down their arms, and continues to mass its troops along the Ukrainian border. Many self-proclaimed “leaders” of the separatists hail from Russia and have ties to the Russian government. This all paints a telling picture of Russia’s continued policy of destabilization in eastern Ukraine.
Here are the facts:
Ukraine’s Good-Faith Efforts: In a bid to unify the country, President Poroshenko outlined a comprehensive peace plan on June 7. President Poroshenko’s plan offers amnesty to separatists who lay down their arms voluntarily, and who are not guilty of capital crimes; commits to providing a safe corridor for Russian fighters to return to Russia; establishes a job creation program for the affected areas; includes an offer of broad decentralization and dialogue with eastern regions, including the promise of early local elections; and grants increased local control over language, holidays, and customs. President Poroshenko also has reached out to the residents of eastern Ukraine and is pursuing constitutional reform which will give local regions more authority to choose their regional leaders and protect locally-spoken languages.
President Poroshenko implemented a unilateral seven-day (later extended to ten days) unilateral ceasefire on June 20. He also proposed meeting with leaders from eastern Ukraine – including separatists – despite their stated unwillingness to abide by the cease-fire or to negotiate.
Yet Russia and its proxies in Donetsk and Luhansk did not act on this opportunity for peace. Hours after the ceasefire began, Russia-backed separatists wounded nine Ukrainian service members. During the course of the ten-day ceasefire, Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian security forces over 100 times, killing 28 service members. The separatists continue to hold more than 150 hostages, mostly civilians, including teachers and journalists. Separatists have refused all offers by the Ukrainian government to meet.
This timeline of events leading to, during, and after the unilateral Ukraine ceasefire illustrates how the good-faith efforts of the Ukraine government and European leaders to broker a ceasefire with Russia and the separatists it backs have been rejected. Russia and the separatists they are supporting continued to destabilize Ukraine throughout the ceasefire, and continue to destabilize Ukraine today.
As General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, stated on July 1: “The cease fire in Ukraine was not ended because of accusations; it was ended because Russian-backed separatists responded with violence while President Poroshenko tried to open a window for peace. Russia’s commitment to peace will be judged by its actions, not its words.” As the United States and our European allies have repeatedly stated, we call on the Russian government to halt its material support for the separatists, to use its influence with the separatists to push them to lay down their arms and abide by a ceasefire and to release all hostages. Only then can the process of bringing peace to Ukraine truly begin.