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MANKS Productions Launches its $3.2 Million Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign – a first for Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Canada – August 1, 2017 – MANKS Productions Inc. announced the launch of its forty-five day Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to finance the company’s first feature film, Happy Father’s Day: a Tragedy. The ambitious endeavor is seeking to raise $3.2 million, one of the largest crowdfunding campaigns ever launched for an indie film and a first for Canada.

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Manks Productions Hires Gabriel PR for Feature Film Campaign

Manks Productions founder James Russell is launching a crowdfunding campaign for their feature film, Happy Father’s Day: A Tragedy. Public Relations & Digital Marketing professional, Sandra Gabriel of Gabriel PR will be planning and managing the international campaign to raise funds and bring the film to audiences around the world.

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Dr. Candice Bridge Makes Brit + Co’s List of 2016 Boss Babes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orlando, FL (January 5, 2017)—Coming off the heels of our viral news about Dr. Candice Bridge and her amazing work developing research on evidence for sex crimes, Brit + Co releases their selection of Boss Babe’s in 2016, which places Dr. Bridge in the lineup alongside notable women in entertainment, science, sports, fashion and more.

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Candice Bridge Receives $324,000 Grant for Forensics Research from National Institute of Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orlando, FL – Nov. 28, 2016 – Candice Bridge, Ph.D., a Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF), was awarded a $324,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to develop new forensic science techniques to aid in sexual assault investigations.

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The Hip Hop Preacher to visit London!

The secret’s out!   Author, speaker and consultant Ava Eagle Brown and author and radio influencer Sonia Poleon have teamed up to bring world-renowned motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas to London on September 24, 2016.   Don’t know who Dr. Thomas is? He also goes by ET The Hip Hop Preacher. Or, perhaps his infamous “How Bad Do You Want It” speech would ring a bell? During his time on British soil, Dr. Thomas will be revealing more of his secrets to success, including how to overcome the dead-end job, make six figures and create a “winning” mindset.   For …

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Season 1 Finale of “I’m Still Standing” to Air on March 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ON (March 29, 2016)—“I’m Still Standing,” the 5 part documentary series introduced to us in January, is wrapping up their first season on March 31, 2016 with community champion and entrepreneur, Shereen Ashman as she revisits the location of her near death experience from gun violence.

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Jemila Jackson and “I’m Still Standing” Docudrama Series is Featured in ByBlacks Magazine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, CANADA – March 27, 2016 – Jemila Jackson, host and executive director of the docudrama, “I’m Still Standing,” has been featured in the prestigious online ByBlacks magazine where she discussed the series, the stories and the women behind them.

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Akademia Names “I Heart Reggae” Album by Kaisha Number 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, CANADA– March 16, 2016 – Singer, songwriter and performer Kaisha Lee has won the Best Album award in the Reggae category at Akademia with “I Heart Reggae.” It was voted best album for March 2016 at Akademia.

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Jemila Jackson Discusses I’m Still Standing Series on Women Unchained Radio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ON (March 7, 2016)—Toronto Social Worker, Counsellor and blogger Jemila Jackson was recently a guest on Women Unchained Radio with Sherika Powell to talk about her I’m Still Standing docu-series which features 5 women telling their stories of overcoming challenging circumstances.

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The C.A.L.L. Reaches No. 1 On Amazon Best Seller List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 17, 2016)—Dr. Towanna Freeman announced that her new book, “The C.A.L.L: Inspiring Stories for Young Men About Character, Accountability, Love and Leadership,” will be released in May 2016. Available for a limited time for pre-order, the book has already topped #1 in three different categories on the Amazon Best Seller’s list.

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