Monday, December 26, 2011

NABJ Seeks Entries for 2012 'Salute to Excellence' Awards

College Park, MD -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is now accepting entries for the 2012 Salute to Excellence Awards competition.  The NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards recognize exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African/African American Diaspora.

The competition is open to all professional journalists in print, broadcast, new media or photojournalism nationwide.

Only work originally published or broadcast during the judging period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 is eligible for consideration. The deadline to submit entries is January 9, 2012.

Entries will be disqualified if they fail to follow the rules and eligibility requirements of their designated category.

Award winners will be announced at the 2012 NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Relax, It's Ok 2 Help the Hungry

TWG congratulates Tre' Tailor and Relax, It's Ok 2b Single on the success of their kickoff event on Monday, December 19th.

As part of the event, attendees contributed non-perishable food items and more to help the less fortunate during the holiday season.  A group from Relax dropped off the donations at Harvest Hope Food Bank on Thursday, December 22nd.  "During the holiday season, it's important for everyone to remember that no matter how bad things might be for us, there are others who are struggling more," said Tailor.  "We just wanted to do something to help make a difference."

NABJ to Honor News Director and Diversity Champion Michael Fields with Ida B. Wells Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 23, 2011) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today that Michael Fields, news director of WABE 90.1 FM in Atlanta, will receive the prestigious Ida B. Wells Award. The annual honor is given to a media executive or manager who has made outstanding efforts to make newsrooms and news coverage more accurately reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

Michael Fields
Fields will be honored on January 26, 2012, at NABJ's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D. C.

Fields is being recognized for his efforts which have resulted in excellent WABE news coverage and a more accurate reflection of the diverse communities that public broadcasting station in Atlanta serves. The award is a joint offering from NABJ with the National Conference of Editorial Writers. Previous recipients include: Steve Capus of NBC News; Reggie Stuart of Knight Ridder; Paula Madison of NBC Universal; and Walterene Swanston of NPR.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Successful Kickoff Event for "Relax, It's Ok 2b Single"

TWG client and media personality Tre' Tailor hosted a holiday drop-in for Relax, It's Ok 2b Single on Monday, December 19th at Ms Scotto's Events Center on Two Notch Road.  It was a great evening of fun and socializing to introduce local singles to the Relax, It's Ok concept.  “Everyone can relate to this because everyone has been single at some point in their life,” said Tailor.  To help facilitate the discussion, Tailor has launched a campaign to foster that communication among singles of all ages.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tre' Tailor to appear on WIS News 10's "Awareness"

Media personality and TWG client Tre' Tailor will appear on this Sunday's edition of Awareness on WIS-TV in Columbia, SC.  Tailor, a former host of the program, was invited to sit with Columbia attorney and former state lawmaker I.S. Leevy Johnson to discuss this week's "Hot Topics" with host Chelsea Washington.  Among the subjects covered are the GOP presidential race, the recent sexual abuse scandals at Penn State and Syracuse universities, and the controversy over voter identification laws.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Steve Jobs
I'm looking forward to reading the newly released official biography of Steven Jobs written by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.  I anxiously await the book's arrival from Barnes&

Friday, April 1, 2011

Columbia News Ratings Roundup: February 2011

The Nielsen television ratings are in for the February 2010 survey period in the Columbia market. Here's a quick breakdown of the local news races:  (Rating/Share)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Karen Jenkins to hold book signings at Fort Jackson

Author and financial empowerment coach Karen R. Jenkins will hold book-signing events on Thursday, February 3rd and Friday, February 4th at Fort Jackson.  The events will take place at the Main Post (PX).  The events are scheduled from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm each day.

Jenkins released her first book, "Nobody Told Me! The Path to Financial Empowerment," in 2010.  She is an experienced banker, financial coach and the mother of two teenagers.  Her tips are smart, savvy and super timely as people everywhere work to weather the down economy.  "Everyone needs to know how to navigate the money maze to reach financial freedom," said Jenkins.  "My mission is to make the rules well known and easy to understand."

With the tax season now in progress, this is a good time to focus on personal financial health and planning for the future.  Jenkins will teach participants the best ways to avoid pitfalls that often leave people financially fatigued and unable to achieve their goals.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase “Nobody Told Me!” and have it autographed following the workshop session.

For more information about Karen R. Jenkins and her book, "Nobody Told Me! The Path to Financial Freedom," please visit

Friday, January 7, 2011

TWG clients to participate in Richland Two book festival

Authors Karen R. Jenkins and Brandi Cummings will participate in the Richland Two Foundation Literature and Arts Festival on Saturday, January 29 at Richland Northeast High School from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Karen R. Jenkins, a certified mortgage banker and housing counselor, will discuss her new book, “Nobody Told Me! The Path to Financial Empowerment,” and conduct a money matters workshop.  “Nobody Told Me!” outlines a simple to follow plan to help young families find their way to personal prosperity.  The book also provides parents with information to help them educate their children about personal money management.  More information on "Nobody Told Me!"

Brandi Cummings is a broadcast journalist and author of the book “Straight to the Heart: Life & Love.”  “Straight to the Heart” is a collection of original poetry for girls and young women dealing with issues including self-esteem, self-identity, heartbreak and love.
More information on "Straight to the Heart."

Both authors will have books available for purchase and signing.  The festival is free and open to the public.

More information on the Literature and Arts Festival.