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Archive for January, 2012

Recently The Young Fly Girlz’ performed on Better Mornings Atlanta at 9am. (YFG) mission is to promote a wholesome image of young girls. These honor roll students showcase their talents through singing, song writing, dance and acting. The messages in their lyrics are clean, inspiring, educational and most of all positive.

YFG was inspired to create their first video of the Keep It Movin’ song in support of the “No Bullying” movement. They feel that the best way to defeat bullies is to have self confidence, a positive attitude and desire to “Keep it Movin'”!

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We had some beautiful models come in for a Better Mornings Atlanta segment for The BlackBride.com Bridal Show will answer wedding planning questions for brides-to-be and provide interactive access to the best exhibitors in the business. Taking them step by step through the planning process, their A-list exhibitors will showcase the most contemporary wedding planning ideas, advice and services, to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Experience a fashion show showcasing all the latest trends for you, your groom and your bridal party. Explore booths with fantastic giveaways for your wedding and honeymoon, on-site examples of floral arrangements, photography packages, and reception décor, and tasty samples from local caterers and bakers sure to infuse something special in your menu. Gain your all-access pass to experts with priceless advice, all while sipping a glass of Champagne, a Bellini or a refreshing Mimosa!

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive up-close and personal attention, valuable information, participate in fantastic giveaways, discuss honeymoon destinations, and enjoy on-site examples of floral arrangements, photography packages and reception décor while nibbling on tasty samples from local caterers and bakers.

Brides and their guests will be able to preview the latest bridal fashions for brides, grooms, and the bridal party in an intimate runway setting with couture gowns by top wedding industry designers. The Therez Fleetwood bridal collection combines the exotic and romantic with the modern and structured, while the Bryan K. Osburn Collection will inspire the hopeless romanticism of love and marriage. Both designers come with notable backgrounds in the fashion and design industry. Brides will also have a sneak peak at spring bridesmaid’s gowns provided by Alfred Angelo, and stylish fashions for grooms by Express Tuxedo.

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We just loved 20 year old Jamie Grace Harper when she came on the show this morning to perform during the 9am edition of Better Mornings Atlanta.
When she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, at 11 years old, a GRAMMY nomination was the furthest thing from her mind. But a few years later came a Twitter contact from Christian music star and record label owner TobyMac, who had been following the teenager’s music postings on YouTube for more than three years.
Fast-forward a few months and “Hold Me,” the song the Lithonia native composed on her dorm room floor at Atlanta-area’s Point University, a four-year liberal arts Christian university, garnered the top spot across an unprecedented three different radio charts. Recently, the self-described “weird kid with Tourette” learned she has earned her first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.”
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. “I missed lots of school, lost my hair and, by the age of 14, just wanted to stay in my room all day,” Harper said. Noticing her discouragement, Jamie Grace’s grandfather gave her a drum set and guitar. “Even though I didn’t know what I was doing, the second I hit those drums, I seriously felt life coming back!”
Then, moved by a teen conference speaker who had overcome great adversity, “I thought, ‘I’ve cried enough. Even with Tourette, God has a purpose for me. I love to sing. I have a story, and I’ve got to share it.’ ”
Harper shares her story with thousands of middle and high school girls each year through the national Revolve Tour, as well as through her own nonprofit mentoring program called GraceTalk, which she started at the age of 15. Jamie Grace credits her struggles with Tourette, the support of her parents – pastors in Stone Mountain – and her major of child and youth development at Point University, for helping her understand the insecurities many youth in her audience are facing.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place Feb. 12, 2012. Jamie Grace’s latest single, “You Lead,” recently hit No. 2 on the CHR Chart. She released the EP “Christmas Together” Nov. 29 and will travel on Newsong’s “Very Merry Christmas Tour” through Dec. 20.

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