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About This Episode
We’re back with season 3 of Home Savvy and this time we’re in search of a brand new host! MadameNoire, in conjunction with The Home Depot, sought out engaging, dynamic candidates with passion and personality. After a full day of in-house auditioning at our NYC studio we’ve narrowed down our list of finalists to five lucky ladies who have moved to our final casting challenge.
In this episode you will see the finalists compete to be the next host and who the judges selected to be our lucky winner!
Aliyah Davis-McHenry is a mom of two, wife, business owner, blogger, and volunteer on several nonprofit boards. She recently bought a home with her husband in New Jersey and they have put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into making this house a home and would love to show the tips and tricks that they have learned along the way.
Sherie Graves is a native of Oakland, CA with a BA in Radio & Television. She was Associate Producer and Reporter on “The Lady of Soul Awards”, hosted various television shows such as “HYPE” and Fashion Buzz”. For years she has also worked in interior design with a gift to create new and exciting designs within the home.
Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J.Williams is a freelancer writer and creator of the website Looking Fly on a Dime. In addition to the website she’s also hosted recurring fashion segments for Today Show, WE TV and the Nate Berkus Show. Previously she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX-NY where she wrote and produced weekly fashion and lifestyle pieces.
Brandhyze Stanley is a NYC based actress/on-camera host. She is currently a How-To Instructor for the popular site, eHow and a freelance fashion writer and video journalist for Newsday Westchester. In addition to this, she is also a hosting instructor at TVI Actors Studio in NYC and the resident DIY girl at Mood Fabrics.
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- Episode 6: How to Light Your Home For The Holidays
There are few people in this world who can say they’ve made it to a certain level in their careers without hard work and perhaps, someone who didn’t mind lending a helping hand.
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer has taken it upon herself to lend that hand in her industry. EURweb is reporting that Spencer is currently holding a contest on her Facebook page for aspiring filmmakers. She explained that she knows the struggle of “making it big” in the industry because it was the same way with her and many of her friends. As she stated:
“What many people don’t know is that it takes an average of 15 years to become an over night success. At least that’s how long it took me and my friends. But, in that time you must create and continue to hone your skills. If you are a musician, write poetry and turn it into an amazing song. If you are a filmmaker write a short and shoot it. I’ve done it twice now. I know it’s not easy. Two of my friends shot beautiful, award winning shorts on the CANON EOS 60D. One of those films was shortlisted to potentially receive an Oscar nomination yesterday. Trust me I know money is tight. So, in honor of Award Season, I’d like to help someone else see their dream realized.”
Each film, which must be in short form, must be posted right on her page and cannot exceed 20 minutes in length. All filmmakers can enter as many films as they’d like but can only submit each film once. The winner will receive a Canon EOS 60D, Platinum 6000 digital tripod and $1,000. The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $250, respectively.
All entries must be submitted before February 10th and the winner will be announced during Oscar weekend (the show will air live on February 24th).
This is a wonderful thing Spencer is doing. Not only is she encouraging up and coming artists by sharing her story (which clearly hasn’t been easy), but she’s also doing her part to further a filmmaker’s talents. There’s something to be said for a person who sees that their success can be used to build up someone else.
If you’ve got a film or have been thinking about making one, get to it and submit!
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a contest in which the winner will get $50,000 for the best idea for stopping unwanted robotic marketing calls.
There are regulatory rules in place, like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, that are meant to help people keep telemarketers at bay. Nonetheless, the calls keep coming. So as part of its continuing efforts, the FTC has decided to tap the public for the next great plan.
“The FTC is attacking illegal robo-calls on all fronts, and one of the things that we can do as a government agency is to tap into the genius and technical expertise among the public,” said David Vladeck, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, who also called the potential winner a “national hero.”
Submissions for landlines, mobile phones, or both will be accepted starting October 25 through January 17, 2013. Workability, ease of use and the ability to implement the idea on a broad scale will be taken into account.
According to The Huffington Post, there are have been two million robo-call complaints filed with the FTC in the past year and 217 million phone numbers have been listed on the National Do Not Call Registry since it was introduced in 2003. Many of the robo-calls are fraudulent.
If you’re unemployed and between the ages of 18 and 30, Benetton wants to help you out.
As an extension of last year’s controversial “UnHate” campaign that had world leaders making out with each other, the fashion label has launched its “Unemployee of the Year” contest, which will award about $650,000 (500,000 Euros) to 100 projects that seek to make life better in communities around the world.
“That is meant to counter the widespread complaints directed at jobless youth, Mr. Benetton said, charging them with being ‘lazy’ or being ‘anarchists,’ or that it is somehow ‘their own fault’ they are unemployed,” The New York Times quotes Alessandro Benetton, chairman of the company.
The budget for this marketing campaign is $26.2 million, so the Times points out that this is just a sliver of what is being spent, in total, to promote the Benetton brand. But it’s striking for its youth target. You can catch an ad for the campaign on The Cut, along with this quote from the press release announcing the campaign: ”Unlike previous Benetton campaigns that have sparked controversy around an issue, this one has set up a Call to Action and a framework for HELPING the situation.”
What do you think of this campaign?
In these troubled economic times, small businesses need all the help they can get. Well, an equity-based crowdfunding platform EarlyShares has launched the Small Business Challenge. Businesses can compete for a share of $50,000 in cash and prizes. The Small Business Challenge is sponsored by EarlyShares along with digital marketing agency lonelybrand and online video and display advertising solution company CometAds.
The competition, which was launched on September 1st, runs through October 31st. The three companies that show the most promise will be rewarded. It is open to a wide range of startups and small businesses across a variety of industries, including coffee houses, manufacturers, retailers and specialty apparel designers. The top winner will receive $25,000 in cash and marketing resources. Second and third place winners will be awarded $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.
What do you have to do? Each company that applies to the SMBChallenge must make a pitch for how the Small Business Challenge will help their business create more jobs in the USA. Competitors also need to submit an application on the Challenge website and receive at least 100 votes from their supporters through social media and email campaigns.
“The Small Business Challenge is our way of safeguarding that small businesses, which provide value to the national economy, are not overlooked because of limited funding options,” said Maurice Lopes, founder and CEO of EarlyShares.com, in a press statement.
After the initial voting period ends, 25 companies with the most votes will be named semi-finalists. A judging panel will select another 25 companies that demonstrate the most job-creating potential. After the top 50 semi-finalist companies are selected, the panel will go through a process to select the top 10 finalists. The three prize winners will be chosen by voters between November 2nd and 7th. Will you enter? Good luck to the competitors!
If you have a small business idea, DailyCandy wants to know about it.
The e-newsletter covering all manner of lifestyle interests is accepting entries through August 3rd for its third annual “Start Small, Go Big” contest. The winner will get a ticket to New York City where they’ll have the opportunity to meet with a mentor and attend a party in their honor. The list of mentors includes fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff and Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio.
They’ll also receive exposure via DailyCandy’s newsletter, website, and social media outlets.
Finally, the lucky entrepreneur will also be inducted into the DailyCandy “Start Small, Go Big Academy,” where they’ll have help developing your big idea. Each of last year’s winners say their businesses have grown and expanded after being chosen.
Click here to participate.
Raime probably received some of the best treatment of her life from the good people over at African Pride.
African Pride sponsored “My Pride. My Way” Glam Weekend in which the winner would receive an all expense paid weekend in Atlanta, a make over, photoshoot and a private dinner with recording artist Miguel.
Raime Reed was the lucky winner and she brought along guest, Lajoya Reed.
Raime’s hair was styled by Gail Hudson, her makeup by Christian Balenciaga and Tameka Foster (Usher’s Ex- Wife) put her outfit together
Check out some of the pictures from the weekend below.
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(AOL Black Voices) — Oprah Winfrey is running a contest called “My Own Show Contest,” which helps Oprah-wannabes compete for a chance to have their own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The contest is a great promotional tool for the new network, built on the problematic use of the hopes and dreams of those who may not understand how the entertainment industry actually works.