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Diversity News Media Brands Publisher Files Trademark For Diversity News Magazine Dot Com Domain Name

Diversity News Magazine dot com December 2011

Diversity News Magazine founded and owned since 2011 by Esteban Steven Escobar files for domain name trademark!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDiversity News Media Brands formerly Diversity News Publications publisher of Diversity News Magazine Org and Diversity News Magazine Dot Com files for Diversity News Magazine Dot Com trademark with the USPTO. Mr. Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar who is the owner and founder of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com files for company name and domain trademark.

During July – September 2019, Mr. Escobar was not able to pay the renewal fees to GoDaddy immediately due to financial hardship and litigation going at the moment. When Mr. Escobar was ready to renew its domain on September 2019 GoDaddy has already sold the domain to a guy overseas from Punjab, Pakistan who is a domain squatter. Immediately Mr. Escobar registered the domain name Diversity News Magazine Org while consulting with his colleagues and friends on ways to get back his Diversity News Magazine Dot com domain. Mr. Escobar was advised to trademark his domain name which he has done.

For your information, the domain squatter will first perform searches on the availability of domain names, which include business names, brand names, trademark names, or anything he or she feels will be valuable to the company willing to pay for. If it’s available, the individual buys the domain name, with the intent of selling it at a higher price to the owner of the business or the brand.

Sarah Jones who is currently violating our trademark domain name is a been a cybersquatting participant. Please note that she is not an employee, not an agent, not consultant, not a representative or is not part of Diversity News Magazine.com neither DiversityNewsMagazine.org or any other subsidiaries of Diversity News Media Brands. We ask that to be aware of possible fraud and scams where we are not to be held liable or responsible for the individual cybersquatting tactics.
Archive org Diversity News Magazine November 2019 page 2

For those people who does not know what Cybersquatting means, it means the practice of registering names, especially well-known company or brand names, as internet domains, in the hope of reselling them at a profit. It also means registering, trafficking in, or using an Internet domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The term is derived from “squatting“, which is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building that the squatter does not own, rent, or otherwise have permission to use.

So after purchasing the domain, the Pakistan domain squatter man contacted Mr. Escobar asking to give him access to his Diversity News Magazine Gmail account and wanted all his Diversity News Magazine social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. The Pakistan middle east man offered Mr. Escobar $100 US Dollars for all his social media profile pages. However, this Pakistan domain squatter did purchase Diversity News Magazine Dot com because he needed to make a quick buck. The Pakistan cyber squatter has read online that Mr. Escobar needed money. The Pakistani Cyber squatter tried to Cybersquatting Mr. Escobar by asking him to sale all his social media profile accounts including Gmail for $100 US dollars. Mr. Escobar very well knows that his social media pages are worth more than $100 US dollars in fact he knows some of his pages are worth thousands of dollars.

Domain squatting is illegal. A domain squatter is blocking the rightful owner of the trademark or brand from acquiring the domain name and using it to increase his or her internet visibility.

The law looks at domain squatting as similar to holding a property (the domain name) in order to raise ransom, and it is considered a trademark infringement. If a domain squatter can’t prove a legal intent in owning the domain name, it is considered to be a bad faith registration, and he or she is considered guilty of domain squatting.

For those who does not know what Cybersquatting means, it means the practice of registering names, especially well-known company or brand names, as internet domains, in the hope of reselling them at a profit. The Pakistani guy contacted Mr. Escobar via Facebook and Twitter. One time the Pakistan man asked Mr. Escobar to buy back Diversity News Magazine Dot Com from him for a higher price.

Mr. Escobar has been keeping an eye on his domain and because he keeps getting emails from former readers, partners, affiliates and colleagues asking if he is still in charge of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com. So after consulting with various colleagues, on 3-31-2021, Mr. Escobar decided to trademark Diversity News Magazine name and Diversity News Magazine Dot Com domain.
Diversity News Magazine Dot Com and Diversity News Magazine Org are Mr. Escobar companies in the US. Mr. Escobar tells us that lots of middle east people are desperate to make a quick buck so they do this kind of illegal things. Mr. Escobar advices anyone reading this press release to secure your intellectual properties because out there in the battle field are desperate rats! who trying to benefit on others hard work. To the individual that purchase Diversity News Magazine Dot com domain from the domain squatter you know that’s illegal and if you are a good person, you should have contacted Mr. Escobar directly but not been a desperate rat with no brains to start your own media site! Perhaps you haven’t read the newspaper or seen the news online on how companies reach  to each other to purchase to make offers and an end buying legally those media companies.

DiversityNewsMagazine dot com with trademark register logo

So the Pakistan worm domain squatter man researched Mr. Escobar’s Diversity News Magazine Dot com and Diversity News Publications Dot com domains. The Pakistan worm domain squatter man found out that Mr. Escobar is been investing, running and promoting Diversity News Publications and Diversity News Magazine since 2003 to the present which is over 18 years. Diversity News Publications and Diversity New Magazine are known and recognized in Southern California by many organizations including government officials. In fact Diversity News Publications and Diversity New Magazine has received multiple awards and nominations in Southern California from non profit organizations and government officials.

Hollywood Star Recipient and Actress Kate Linder from The Young and the Restless featured on Diversity News Magazine

Mr. Escobar wants to set the record clear that yes in deed he is the owner and founder of Diversity News Magazine, DiversityNewsMagazine.com name and domain. Diversity News Publications Dot Com and Diversity News Magazine Dot com were founded in 2003 in Los Angeles, CA. The name Diversity News Publications which owns Diversity News Magazine Dot com was a registered business entity in the City of Los Angeles and as well Diversity News Magazine. Diversity News Media Brands formerly Diversity News Publications is the publisher of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com and Diversity News Magazine Org. So Diversity News Magazine is known as a company name and a trademark as well. His founder and owner Mr. Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar is known for those company and domain names.


If you Google Diversity News Magazine Dot com and Diversity News Publications Dot com you will find that Mr. Steven Escobar information is listed along in various website directories as the owner and publisher with his contact information such as emails and telephone number. Also lots of marketing and public relations organizations email their press releases for publication to Mr. Escobar to be published on his domains Diversity News Magazine Dot com, Diversity News Publications Dot com and Diversity News Magazine Org.

So now that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has published that Mr. Esteban Escobar has filed for the trademark DIVERSITY NEWS MAGAZINE – DIVERSITYNEWSMAGAZINE.COM. Mr. Escobar issue a Trademark Infringement – Cease and Desist and Domain Trademark Infringement – Cease and Desist to the known Registrar and Hosting companies as well the contact in the domain Whois database which is mostly hidden as private. So Mr. Escobar received a response from the person that may have bought Diversity News Magazine Dot com from the worm Pakistan domain squatter. The person is refusing to cooperate by transferring Diversity News Magazine Dot com to Mr. Escobar hosting company. Also one of the hosting companies representative has responded stating that the trademark is not true enforceable because is in process at the USPTO.

Diversity News Magazine State of CA Assembly award

Mr. Escobar just want his the infringement person or individuals to stop using his domain name. Mr. Escobar is the one who has expended many years and thousands of dollars on Diversity News Magazine Dot com in the domain marketing, SEO, performance and online footprint. He would not do something like that if he is not interested on it. So the domain squatter knew what he was doing just to get a quick buck. Mr. Escobar bumped with a woman of the name of Sarah John who has is hiding her identity. Mr. Escobar thinks Sarah John may be the one that make a deal with the worm Pakistan domain squatter by buying the domain from him. That makes Sarah John a domain squatter herself!

For those of you reading this press release let me tell you that Sara John or any aka’s she may use is not the owner of Diversity News Magazine Dot com We have requested proof of registration and ownership from Sara John and she haven’t comply neither is not cooperating. Sara John keeps infringing Mr. Escobar trademark name. Sara John Cybersquatting is illegal and you must transfer the domain to Mr. Escobar because he never gave up on his domain. To those individuals or companies that are paying or sponsoring Sarah John to publish guest articles on Diversity News Magazine Dot Com I ask to stop because Sara John is not the owner of the trademark Diversity News Magazine neither an agent, nor an employee of Diversity News Magazine. Mr. Escobar will ask the Icann organization to shut the website down if Sarah John doesn’t transfer to him before the end of July 2021.


Also please note that Sara John or whomever she is affiliated does has any rights and do not own Diversity News Magazine dot com and be cautions of fraud or scams. Mr. Escobar does not want to consider a lawsuit against the infringer, but he is considering shutting down website Diversity News Magazine Dot Com. That only thing Mr. Escobar wants is his domain name to be transfer to his hosting company name Free Hosting at (502) 791-5340 You can also contact Mr. Escobar at his cellular 213-321-9408 or email to: diversitynewsmagazine@gmail.com

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Partial press release first appeared on PR Log at https://www.prlog.org/12878341-diversity-news-media-brands-publisher-files-trademark-for-diversity-news-magazine-dot-com-domain-name.html

Diversity News Media Brands Files Trademark For Diversity News Magazine Dot Com Domain and Name

Diversity News Magazine dot com December 2011

For Immediate Press Release!

Steven Escobar Founder and Owner of Diversity News Magazine files for name and domain trademark.

Los Angeles, California Jul 16, 2021 (Issuewire.com)  – Diversity News Media Brands formerly Diversity News Publications publisher of Diversity News Magazine Org and Diversity News Magazine Dot Com files for Diversity News Magazine Dot Com trademark with the USPTO. Mr. Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar who is the owner and founder of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com files for company name and domain trademark.

The main reasons why Mr. Escobar during 2019 was not able to pay his renewal fees to GoDaddy was due to financial hardship and litigation expenses. When Mr. Escobar was ready to renew GoDaddy had sold the domain to a guy overseas from Pakistan who is a domain squatter. Immediately Mr. Escobar registered the domain name Diversity News Magazine Org while consulting with his colleagues and friends on ways to get back his Diversity News Magazine Dot com domain. Mr. Escobar was advised to trademark his domain name.

For your information, the domain squatter will first perform searches on the availability of domain names, which include business names, brand names, trademark names, or anything he or she feels will be valuable to the company willing to pay for. If it’s available, the individual buys the domain name, with the intent of selling it at a higher price to the owner of the business or the brand.

For those who does not know what Cybersquatting means, it means the practice of registering names, especially well-known company or brand names, as internet domains, in the hope of reselling them at a profit.

Diversity News Magazine archive.org photo of June 2019

So after purchasing the domain, the Pakistan domain squatter man contacted Mr. Escobar asking to give him access to his Gmail account and all his social media accounts. This Pakistan middle east man offered Mr. Escobar $100 US Dollars for all his social media profile pages. This Pakistan domain squatter did purchase Diversity News Magazine Dot com because he has read that Mr. Escobar needed money so he tried to Cybersquatting Mr. Escobar by asking him to sale all his social media profile accounts including Gmail for $100 US dollars. Mr. Escobar very well knows that his social media pages are worth more than $100 US dollars in fact he knows some of his pages are worth thousands of dollars.

Domain squatting is illegal. A domain squatter is blocking the rightful owner of the trademark or brand from acquiring the domain name and using it to increase his or her internet visibility.

The law looks at domain squatting as similar to holding a property (the domain name) in order to raise ransom, and it is considered a trademark infringement. If a domain squatter can’t prove a legal intent in owning the domain name, it is considered to be a bad faith registration, and he or she is considered guilty of domain squatting.

For those who does not know what Cybersquatting means, it means the practice of registering names, especially well-known company or brand names, as internet domains, in the hope of reselling them at a profit. The Pakistani guy would contact Mr. Escobar via Facebook and Twitter. One time the Pakistan man asked Mr. Escobar to buy back Diversity News Magazine Dot Com from him for a higher price.

Mr. Escobar has been keeping an eye on his domain and because he keeps getting emails from former readers, partners and colleagues asking if he is still in charge of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com. So after consulting with various colleagues, on 3-31-2021, Mr. Escobar decided to trademark Diversity News Magazine name and Diversity News Magazine Dot Com domain. Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Magazine Dot Com are Mr. Escobar companies in the US. Mr. Escobar tells us that lots of middle east people are desperate to make a quick buck so they do this illegal things.

DiversityNewsMagazine dot com with trademark register logo

Mr. Escobar advices anyone reading this press release to secure your intellectual properties because out there in the battle field they’re desperate rats! Who trying to benefit on others hard work. To the individual that purchase Diversity News Magazine Dot com domain from the domain squatter you know that’s illegal and if you are a good person, you should have contacted Mr. Escobar directly but not been a desperate rat with no brains to start your own media site! Perhaps you haven’t read the newspaper or seen online news on how companies reach to each other to make deals to purchase a media outlet or a business to each other. They don’t go around looking for a domain squatter to cybersquatting a well know company name or brand name in this case domain name. Each company reach professional to each other to make the deal to purchase in this case a media outlet company.

So the Pakistan domain squatter researched Mr. Escobar Diversity News Magazine Dot com and Diversity News Publications Dot com domains and found out that Mr. Escobar is been investing, running and promoting Diversity News Publications and Diversity News Magazine since 2003 to the present which is over 18 years. Diversity News Publications and Diversity New Magazine are known and recognized in Southern California by many organizations including government officials. In fact Diversity News Publications and Diversity New Magazine has received multiple awards and nominations in Southern California from non profit organizations and government officials. To learn about our social impact in Southern California please click on Nominations and Awards at https://diversitynewsmagazine.org/about-us/nominations-awards/ Our service has  been recognized by non profit organizations as well government agencies politicians.

Mr. Escobar wants to set the record clear that yes in deed he is the owner of Diversity News Magazine, DiversityNewsMagazine.com name and domain. Diversity News Publications Dot Com and Diversity News Magazine Dot com were founded in 2003 in Los Angeles, CA. The name Diversity News Publications which owns Diversity News Magazine Dot com was a registered business entity in the City of Los Angeles and as well Diversity News Magazine. Diversity News Media Brands formerly Diversity News Publications is the publisher of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com and Diversity News Magazine Org. So Diversity News Magazine is knows as a company name and a trademark as well his founder and owner Mr. Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar is known for those company and domain names. If you Google Diversity News Magazine Dot com and Diversity News Publications Dot com you will find that they are listed in various website directories and Mr. Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar is listed as the owner and publisher. Even lots of marketing and public relations emails press releases for publication to Mr. Escobar on his domains Diversity News Magazine Dot com, Diversity News Publications Dot com and Diversity News Magazine Org.

Sarah Jones who is currently violating our trademark domain name is a been a cybersquatting participant. Please note that she is not an employee, not an agent, not consultant, not a representative or is not part of Diversity News Magazine.com neither DiversityNewsMagazine.org or any other subsidiaries of Diversity News Media Brands. We ask that to be aware of possible fraud and scams where we are not to be held liable or responsible for the individual cybersquatting tactics.

So now that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has published that Mr. Esteban Escobar has filed for the trademark DIVERSITY NEWS MAGAZINE – DIVERSITYNEWSMAGAZINE.COM. Mr. Escobar issue a Trademark Infringement – Cease and Desist and Domain Trademark Infringement – Cease and Desist to the known Registrar and Hosting companies as well the contact in the domain Whois dot com which is mostly private. So Mr. Escobar received a response from the person that may have bought Diversity News Magazine Dot com from the Pakistan domain squatter. The person is refusing to cooperate by transferring Diversity News Magazine Dot com to Mr. Escobar hosting company. Also knownhost.com for privatesystems.net which is one of the hosting companies, a representative has responded stating that the trademark is not true enforceable because is in process at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

GoDaddy has responded to our Domain Trademark Infringement – Cease and Desist letter – – [Incident ID: 45255087] on July 16, 2021 providing the following response:

“The website is not hosted by GoDaddy. We ask that you please note the following information:

The registrar is the company that sells a domain name registration to a person or company.
The registrant is the person or company that purchases a domain name for use.
The hosting provider is the company that provides space on its computers for the files that make up the content of the website.
Name servers do not determine the hosting provider of a website. Website content is not stored on name servers.

While GoDaddy offers services as both a registrar and a hosting provider, this does not mean that we provide both services for every domain that is registered through our company.

If you first identify the IP address of the website, you can then find the hosting provider that IP address is assigned to. In most cases, this is a much more accurate method for determining who is hosting a website. You’ll want to reach out to the hosting provider that the IP address is assigned to for further assistance with this content based issue

Also, our internal policies, as well as ICANN regulations, prevent us from acting as the arbiter of domain name disputes. We are not able to assist you with claims regarding the wording of a registered domain name.

Complaints of this nature need to be taken up with the domain name owner directly, or should be filed in a UDRP or court proceeding.

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/help/dndr/udrp-en

Kindest Regards,

Chris
Trademark Department
Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC
TrademarkClaims@GoDaddy.com”

Mr. Escobar just want his the infringement person or individuals to stop using his domain name. Mr. Escobar is the one who has expend many years and thousands of dollars on Diversity News Magazine Dot com in the domain online footprint. He would not do something like that if he is not interested on it. So the domain squatter knew what he was doing just to get a quick buck. Mr. Escobar thinks that Sarah John who has been hiding her identity may have fall on the domain squatter fraud and scam.

Archive org Diversity News Magazine November 2019 page 2

For those of you reading this press release let me tell you that the current person communicating with you of the name of Sarah John is not the owner of Diversity News Magazine Dot com and by not cooperating she is been participating in Cybersquatting which is illegal. If you get a response from her please be aware that she does not own Diversity News Magazine dot com and be cautions of fraud and scams from her. Mr. Escobar does not want to consider a lawsuit against the infringer. That only thing Mr. Escobar wants is his domain name to be transfer to his hosting company because that’s his trademark!  So please contact Mr. Escobar at his cellular 213-321-9408 or email to: diversitynewsmagazine@gmail.com

Sources: Diversity News Media Brands at https://diversitynewsmediabrands.com/2021/07/16/diversity-news-media-brandss-diversity-news-magazine-new-branding-logo/

Diversity News Magazine at https://diversitynewsmagazine.org/

USPTO Trademark at https://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4804:o1yom5.2.1

Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34

Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34

Lourdes Duque Baron has accomplished a lot in her life and even at her current age of 74 she is not stopping. She is just getting started, and now she looks even younger and more beautiful than ever. Ms. Baron says that she feels like she is 34 years old not 74. After working long hours in different projects she finally got tp go on vacation. First she went to Hawaii and then Chicago. We can’t wait to see what new project ideas she brings on next.

Before she went on a well deserved vacation, she worked in a couple of projects including a stunning beautiful photoshoot on June 7, 2021 at Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA USA. We were informed that her photographer was the favorite wedding and beauty pageant celebrity photographer Huy Khiem from Huy Khiem Photography.

Yes, she still works hard. Before, during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic,  she was very busy working with her movie production marketing team in the Philippines and here in the USA where she has contractors in Los Angeles and New York.

Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34

Lourdes Duque Baron has written 3 books. Her first published award winning book title is called “Scripted In Heaven”. Her second published book title is “I Called Myself Casandra” and her third published book title is “New Breed of Sapiens.” No, she did not write about snakes because of the word Sapiens. In fact her fourth book is about stem cells and their benefits. Ms. Baron may even have her fourth book in the works. In fact, our sources tells us that she is working in another book, and the title and the contents will be revealed soon.

Award winning book Scripted In Heaven by Lourdes Duque Baron
I Called Myself Cassandra by Lourdes Duque Baron
Living Proof of the Power of Stem Cells – Lourdes Duque Baron
Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34

Lourdes Duque Baron has also performed and recorded various songs, acted in various movies, and even started producing movies. Her movie credits include multi award nominated and winner Tombstone Pillow, Promdi, Ms. Lou. Her production credits include Tombstone Pillow, Promdi, Butanding, Dr. Baron, Covina.

Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34

Lourdes Duque Baron is also well educated. She earned her Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) and her Master of Science in Gerontology (MSG). She may also have other higher education that we may not be aware of. Businesswoman Lourdes Duque Baron is the founder of Feeling Good at Any Age the One-Stop Rejuvenation Center. Lourdes Duque Baron is the administrator of Dr. Robinson Baron Medical Clinic as well Feeling Good at Any Age the One-Stop Rejuvenation Center. Lourdes Duque Baron also oversees her entertainment company Timeless Entertainment Inc. Lourdes Duque Baron is a former beauty pageant contestant and as well a very proud grandma.

Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34
Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34

One thing about Lourdes Duque Baron is that she is a woman of her word. We know her since 2014,  and our friendship has grown stronger each and every day. We admire and respect Lourdes Duque Baron as well her husband Dr. Robinson Baron. Working with her is an honor and pleasure, and we try to get involved in her projects as much as we can.

Author Singer Actress Producer Lourdes Duque Baron Living Like 74 is the New 34

Remember to visit us here at Diversity News Magazine to catch up with all the latest news and updates of our dearest celebrity friend Lourdes Duque Baron. For more information visit Lourdes Duque Baron IMDB at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5505708/

Where to Go Camping this Summer

Banff National Park – Camping

Camping is the ideal summer hobby.  Campers get the chance to disappear into forests, relax away from phones and screens, and reconnect with nature.  What’s better than that?  If you’re wanting a chance to get away and see new views without having to deal with the risk of tourist traps and drama: nothing’s better than one of these camping spots.  You’ll need bug spray and sunscreen at all of them, but they each have their personality that you can’t find elsewhere.

Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park

On the southeastern end of British Columbia is a park unlike any other.  Yoho National park is home to some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and lakes.  Although this park is known for its endless water features, the trees and mountains aren’t anything to ignore.

 

Camping in Yoho is fantastic because of the artsy vibes of the area and how giving and open the other campers are.  As a tradition, if you have extra wood left over when you leave, you set it in the bordering camp of someone who’s staying longer than you. So the entire park feels like one extended version of paying it forward that you could never get tired of.

Where to Go Camping this Summer
Banff National Park

Banff National Park is one that you’ll want to keep returning to year after year.  Although it’s become a tourist trap in the winter, in the summer, camping is king.  Countless green and vibrant hiking paths, beautiful clean air and atmosphere, and a fun attitude has created a camping experience that is as much about adventure as it is about camping.  Don’t let the steep mountains scare you away; countless camping spots all over the park are set up for any kind of camper imaginable. So if you want to fish, hike, or enjoy ziplining above the mountain’s deep dips and craigs, this is the place for you.  

Algonquin National Park

Home in southeastern Ontario, Algonquin National Park is paradise.  The best time to camp is in late summer or early fall when the leaves are beginning to change, but the air is still warm enough to keep you comfortable.  Wildlife like moose, bears, and loons call these woods home, and you won’t want to put your camera away in fear of missing a fantastic wildlife shot.  Visitors who have stayed in this part say that the trails are well established, and they felt safe and relaxed while they started.  Although there’s no fix to get rid of bugs, you won’t mind them if you get to stay here.

Whistler National Park
Whistler National Park

Because of how popular it is for camping, real estate for sale in Whistler always seems to fly off the market the moment the weather heats up.  In the winter, this park may be known for being the home to Olympic athletes; this is camping territory in the summer.  The high elevation, mixed with beautiful views and incredible locals, combine into a space where you’ll want to spend the rest of your life.  Whistler is more than just a national park; it’s a space you’ll want to call home.

Billboard Hit Recording Artist Fawn Releases New Song, “Wait for The Sun.” In Support of Black Lives Matter

Debra Wilson and Fawn.
Photo credit to: Melissa Schwartz

On July 9, 2020, Stonedef Records, Inc., announced that Billboard hit songwriter and recording artist Fawn’s “Wait For The Sun” featuring Debra Wilson. Also joining forces are Joanna Cassidy, Judy Tenuta, Kate Linder, Shanice Wilson and many others in
support of Black Lives Matter.

“After seeing the horrific video footage of Ahmaud Arbery being murdered in cold blood, I couldn’t sleep. It haunted me. Then I heard about Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Elijah
McClain and countless others.” said Billboard Hit Recording Artist Fawn.

Fawn immediately started to reach out to her, friends, acquaintances and colleagues, asking them to join with their voices.

Actress Kate Linder from The Young and the Restless.
Photo credit to: Bob Freeman

“I couldn’t take it any longer, and I can no longer be silent, so I’m adding my voice against the atrocities, injustices and heinous actions people of color go through daily.” concluded Fawn.

“Wait for The Sun” is a song Fawn wrote about struggling and fighting your way through difficult, dark times. The message of the chorus, “Wait for The Sun” is a reminder to hold on because the sun is going to come out again.” A key unifying line is, “let the love remind you we’re one, and wait for the sun.”

Fawn and Cher Rue.
Photo credit: ©FFD
Judy Tenuta and Fawn.
Photo credit: ©FFD

The music video has a handful of soulful celebrities and people uniting for a spiritual journey into cosmic positivity and change. When Fawn saw Debra Wilson’s silent monologue performed to the song, there was one particular moment she felt captured the anguish, pain and frustration of the African American community.

For more information visit: https://www.fawnmusic.com

and

https://www.youtube.com/FawnTV

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Hitmaker Paula Abdul to Open CSW LA Pride 2019

On Saturday, April 30, 2019, Christopher Street West (CSW), the 501(c)3 non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade presented by Verizon, announced that EMMY and GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and hitmaker Paula Abdul will headline the 2019 LA Pride Festival Opening Ceremony with a special outdoor performance on Friday, June 7. As a trusted ally to the LGBTQ+ community, the iconic pop star is proud to show her support for her LGBTQ+ fans with an unforgettable 60-minute performance in West Hollywood Park as part of the free Friday night festivities.

” I am so happy to be a part of this year’s LA Pride Festival and to celebrate this year’s theme, #JUSTUNITE. Throughout the course of my career, the LGBTQ+ community has stood behind me, and I’m honored to now have the opportunity to show my support and gratitude by performing at this year’s Opening Ceremony. I’m hoping the night will be a chance for all generations of the community to come together to celebrate one another and the work that has been done,” said Paula Abdul.

Paula Abdul will be promoting her upcoming Las Vegas residency. To purchase tickets visit
https://www.ticketmaster.com/paula-abdul-tickets/artist/734383

Also if you want to attend CSW LA Pride Festival from 12 pm to 1 am, you need to purchase tickets at

https://lapride.org/event/2019-la-pride-festival/

About Christopher Street West (CSW):
Christopher Street West (CSW), a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970 as a response to and in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Since then, we have built a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. For more information visit
https://lapride.org/about/

By Alison Martin – Paula Abdul, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17865848

About Paula Abdul:

Worldwide sensation Paula Abdul is best known as a music superstar, with 60 million records sold and 6 number one hits, and more recently for her nine-season run as a judge on American Idol. She continued her on-screen success as executive-producer and star in the CBS competition series, Live To Dance, followed by another role as a judge on Fox’s The X-Factor. She soon after completed two seasons as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance and one season on So You Think You Can Dance Australia. After over 25 years, she made her triumphant return to touring with Live Nation’s The Total Package Tour. Selling half-a-million tickets, Abdul hit 45 cities in the US alongside Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block. Known as one of America’s pop music pioneers, she has been recognized with two Emmy Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, three American Music Awards and is a multi-platinum recording artist.

Paula has appeared on Fox’s Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva and more!

Aside from being a gifted entertainer, she has become an active spokesperson and advocate for national charity organizations, some of which include the American Humane Association, Natural Balance Pet Food and Petco, and Turnaround Arts. Recognized for her charitable work, the Avon Foundation previously tapped Abdul to become their Avon Global Ambassador for their international #CheckYourself digital campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Paula Abdul has traveled the country, speaking publicly on her creative passions, drive, and professional experience. Some of the leading companies, organizations and events in which she has spoken at include WE.Org, Pepsico’s Women CEOs, Cigna Health, Greater Miami Jewish Federation for Women, Empower 180, Genius Network, Hudson Union Society and others. For more information visit
https://paulaabdul.com/

How to Kill Time During the Winter Months

Winter often means that it’s too cold to go outside, the roads are impassable and there are fewer daylight hours. During warmer times, there’s a ton of fun activities you get to do for fun. But come winter, crickets are chirping in your head without any worthwhile ideas to do to pass time.

Staying indoors is considered boring, plain and repetitive, but if you’re open-minded, there are some really fun activities you can do to keep yourself entertained at home. Here are some great ideas on how to kill time during the winter months.

Read an Interesting Book

Are you one of those guys who buys a ton of books but never gets to read them? Winter time is a great time for you to finally get some quiet time and start reading an interesting book. If you have none at home, you can search online for some of the best sellers on a variety of genres. Here you’ll find an endless list of books to get lost in at least until winter is over.

Try Your Luck Online

Gambling is something that people have turned to for fun for years. Playing online, is a new way of gambling that is fast gathering momentum. How about giving it a shot this winter. If you are quite new at online gambling you can find the best online sites here, no need to worry, just follow the easy sign-up process and you’ll be fine.

Always Start by choosing a credible online site regulated and licensed.

Cook Some Good Food

Everyone has that one or two dishes they love ordering in from their favorite restaurant. Now that you’re indoors, it may be a good time to try out the recipe. In fact, why not make enough food that you can pack in smaller containers and store in the fridge to last you a few days.

What’s more, you can try to make your own original cocktails to sip as you eat the warm dish you made yourself. Cooking is a great way to warm up during the cold winter.

Watch the Latest Movies

Each year, lots of movies and TV series are released. If you love to cover yourself and stay warm during the winter, his is the plan. They keep you occupied and entertained. Movies have a way of leaving you in high spirits. With numerous free movie sites available online, it would take ages for you to watch everything available. Start with Game of Thrones, The Passage, The Crown, and wile at it, try Start UP.

Pick Out a New Hobby

If you like riding bikes as a hobby, for instance, it can be challenging to keep up during the winter. Have you thought about finding alternative hobbies to kill time? How about knitting, drawing or painting? These three are good hobbies to take up because they are easy to learn even if you’re trying them for the first time.

Plus, hobbies have a way of whetting your creative side. For example, you may be surprised to find out how great you are at painting.

Conclusion

Winter doesn’t have to be that time of the year that you look down on. With the activity ideas suggested above, the winter season is surely going to be a season you anticipate.

The 31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015 Raised $2,375,946 at Event

Celebrities, elected leaders, and 20,000 other caring people united to raise funds for much needed HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs.

On Sunday, October 11, 2015, MZA Events held their 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles in West Hollywood Park at 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

More than 20, 0000 caring celebrities, elected leaders, corporations, small business and caring participants showed unity to raise funds, education, find the cure for HIV/AIDS and awareness for our next generations with new services and prevention programs.

“Today’s high temperatures did not stop our supporters from turning out in massive numbers and raising $2,375,946,” said AIDS Walk Founder and Senior Organizer Craig R. Miller.“Just as they have since the beginning of the epidemic, this inspiring community continues to manifest the commitment, compassion, and power necessary to end AIDS, regardless of the political, epidemiological, or literal climate. AIDS Walk supporters are anything but fair-weather friends. They tough it out with us year after year, no matter what.”

“We are incredibly thankful for everyone who raised funds, showed up this morning, and braved the heat to do the Walk with us,” APLA Chief Executive Officer Craig E. Thompson said. “We are at a pivotal moment in the epidemic. The funds raised through the Walk give us an opportunity to really change its arc by ensuring that people living with HIV and AIDS are getting the support and health care they need while now also being able to deliver health care—including HIV testing, STD screening, and PrEP—to HIV-negative individuals in L.A. County. It’s a pretty powerful combination that will have a real impact.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke about the current HIV/AIDS crisis in the city, encouraging everyone to know their status. “We want people to go out there and take advantage of free testing, and to spread the word,” he said. The Mayor also noted his support of the trans community, a population that experiences disproportionately high rates of HIV infection. “We need trans equality in this city and in this country and in this world, today, right now, right here,” said Mayor Garcetti.

Other elected officials in attendance included: California State Senators Ricardo Lara, Isadore Hall, and Ben Allen; California State Assemblymembers Mike Gipson and Adrin Nazarian; Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang; West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem Lauren Meister, who spoke on behalf of the AIDS Walk host city; West Hollywood City Councilmembers John D’Amico, John Duran, and John Heilman; L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz; and L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin.

The Celebrities in attendance included:, Drew Carey (The Price Is Right), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black), Kim Johnson & Robert Herjavec (Dancing With the Stars), Chris Kluwe (professional NFL football player), Carson Kressley (Dancing With the Stars), Our Lady J (classical pianist, TV writer on Transparent, and singer-songwriter), Danny Pintauro (actor and HIV/AIDS activist), Jai Rodriguez (actor and musician), Ken Todd & Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Rules), and Nick Wechsler (Revenge).

The Sposato Brothers sang “In My Life,” and Ashley Brown (The Sound of Music at the Ahmanson Theater) closed the program with a stirring performance of “Climb Every Mountain.”
The corporate community continued to show its strong support for the event through team fundraising and corporate sponsorship. Longtime AIDS Walk supporter ABC7 News Anchor Ellen Leyva addressed the crowd. ABC7 returned this year as AIDS Walk Los Angeles’ television broadcast sponsor.
Also in attendance were representatives from the event’s top sponsors and top corporate teams, including Premier Sponsors Quest Diagnostics and Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Grand Sponsors ABC7, the City of West Hollywood, Delta Airlines, Paramount Studios, and Paul Hastings LLP; and Principal Sponsors Albertsons|Vons|Safeway, Macy’s, Crescent Heights LLC, Time Warner Cable, Toyota, and Wells Fargo. Time Warner Cable once again provided free WiFi access to walkers along the entire route, allowing them to fundraise and share their experiences via their mobile devices.

For more information, please visit la.aidswalk.net. To connect with the online community on Facebook, simply join the AIDS Walk Los Angeles Facebook Fan Page. To view exclusive video content, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles YouTube channel at youtube.com/aidswalkla. To receive instant updates, follow “@AIDSWalkLA” on Twitter.

Editor’s Note: On behalf of APLA and the thousands of people who benefit from its services, thank you once again for joining AIDS Walk Los Angeles and for your dedication to bringing about an AIDS-free generation.

While they gladly accept donations year-round, you have until Friday, November 6, for funds to count toward your total and to earn Fundraising wards. In the next few weeks, please continue your commitment by collecting 100% of your remaining pledges.

If you were unable to attend AIDS Walk Los Angeles today, we nonetheless appreciate your support.  You can mail in your contributions to AIDS Walk Los Angeles, P.O. Box 933005, Los Angeles, CA 90093-3005.

Thank you again, and see you next year!

Important Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine is a proud media partner for the fifth year in a row of AIDS Walk Los Angeles benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. For more information visit http://diversitynewsmagazine.org or Diversity News 3960 for Aids Walk LA

Wardrobe Spring Cleaning

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The weather is warming up, people are starting to spend more time outdoors, and it’s about to be everyone’s favorite time of year. With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your spring cleaning. And while cleaning out your oven is essential, it’s not that interesting to read about. So we’re going to take a look at another, often neglected area of spring cleaning, cleaning out your wardrobe.

When was the last time you went through your clothes and decided to get rid of all of those clothes you never wear? Can’t remember? You’re not alone. Many of us just let the clothes pile up over time with the thought that hey, we’ll wear this old shirt again someday, right? Wrong. You need to cut the cord and realize that the clothes you don’t like now, you’re never going to like. Spring cleaning is the time to be judicious, and that means taking a hard look at what should stay and what should go. Need some help getting started? We’ve put together a little checklist to guide you along the way. Check it out:

Start with the Basics
Need a place to start? Go for the socks, tee shirts, and underwear drawer, as these are the items that tend to go unnoticed for the longest time. And trust us, you don’t want to let them go that long. In most cases, you could use a refresher on your socks and underwear. Instead of just getting the same plastic package from the department store, treat yourself to something a little higher quality this time around. Try something like VK Nagrani designer underwear that you’ll actually enjoy wearing. With higher quality materials, more interesting styles, and a more flattering cut, you won’t miss your old undies, we promise.

Move into Outerwear
Once you’ve covered the basics, you should move into your outerwear collection. As the weather is getting warmer and you’re going to be moving your jackets to the back of the closet, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about which items are worth storing, and which are just taking up space. If you live somewhere exceptionally cold, we understand holding onto a few extra layers for the sake of warmth, but for most people, if you have more than four jackets, you’re probably never wearing them. Do yourself a favor and toss the ones that you haven’t taken out in years. They’re just a bulky waste of space, and the people at Goodwill can give them to someone who will appreciate them much more.

Judge Your Footwear
Out of everything in your wardrobe, your shoes tend to age the fastest. With the constant contact with rain, pavement, dirt, and grime, your shoes show their age very quickly and very noticeably. While you might have broken in your favorite pair, they probably don’t have the same luster they did when you bought them. It’s ok to say goodbye to your shoes, they were never made to last forever.

When in Doubt, Toss It
The golden rule of spring wardrobe cleaning, if there is such a thing, is that when you’re not sure if you should hold onto something or not, you shouldn’t. Donating your old clothes and shoes is a therapeutic exercise and helps set the stage for becoming the person you want to be. In the spirit of spring renewal, starting over with a new wardrobe is refreshing. You’ll be relieved of that guilty feeling when you see a shirt you haven’t worn in ages, and you’ll make room for some new things to freshen up your look.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wardrobe Spring Cleaning is been re published from Diversity News Magazine Dot com archives at archive org

Tips and Tricks to Make you a Better Date

Honesty is the best policy. Photo credit to: Celestine Chua

Dating can be quite a challenge for some people, especially if they’ve been out of the dating scene for a while.

Of course, there can be many reasons why you might be out of dating practice. Perhaps you’ve been single for a long time and now decided to change that, or maybe you were in a long-term relationship that’s only recently come to an end.  

Either way, the prospect of going through those early dating experiences again can be quite scary. It’s almost like having to go through those awkward teenage years all over again.

One thing that definitely won’t help you in today’s dating world is a lack of confidence. So, why not take a look at the ideas below on how to boost your dating confidence before you dive back into it all?

There are some basic principles when it comes to dating that will help anyone who’s looking for love.

1. Be honest

We all learn as kids that we should always tell the truth, so why treat dating any differently? You may want to pretend you’re a bit younger than you are, or that your job’s a bit more high-powered than it actually is, but if the person you meet on a date becomes a part of your life, will you want to keep up the fibs?

Being honest about who you are and what you believe in will allow you to be more confident – and that in turn will make you more appealing to any potential partner.

2. Don’t let your expectations get out of control

It might be nice to meet the person of your dreams on that first date, but realistically, it’s a slim chance. You might have better odds with the lottery! So instead of putting too much hope on a date, treat it as a social event – a way to meet someone new and have some fun. If it turns out to be the beginning of a new relationship, that’s great. If not, you haven’t lost anything, and you’ll have gotten some dating practice under your belt, ready for the next one.

3. Learn to read the signs

Sometimes, people are so keen for a date to work out well that it’s almost as if they have blinkers on and miss the signals the other person is giving them. Learn to read the signs of what your date thinks of you. The way someone looks at you while you’re talking, the way they move their hands or choose to sit, can all be indications of how they feel about you.

On a date, curiosity is a good thing. Photo credit to: Pixabay

4. Remember, it’s not all about you

People going on a date often focus on what the other person will think of them, and consequently can get quite anxious about what kind of impression they’ll make. To help avoid this, think about what you want to know about your date. What do they do for a living, what do they like doing in their spare time, where would their dream vacation take them? However, you don’t spend the whole night just quizzing each other – so perhaps have a couple of current affairs topics in mind to discuss – it’ll take the pressure off you both.

The most useful advice for anyone going out on a date is to relax and just be yourself. That way, whoever you’re meeting will get to spend a nice evening with you, and get to know you. Wherever the date takes you, it’ll be some dating practice and that experience will be useful for any future dates.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tips and Tricks to Make you a Better Date is been re published from Diversity News Magazine Dot com archives at archive org