ATLANTA, July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm. (ET) on Tues. July 11. All-new In The Cut episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the summer.
Bounce also announced today that Ed Gordon will host a star-packed special featuring interviews with the biggest African-American celebrities in movies, television and comedy today, including Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Omari Hardwick and Cedric the Entertainer, which will world premiere on Mon. July 17 at 10:00 p.m. (ET).
Coming off its highly-rated second season, In The Cut stars Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) as Jay Weaver, an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Cheryl, played by Smith (The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family), the co-owner of the beauty salon next store and his love interest. Ken Lawson (The Parkers)returns as Jay's 32-year old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling now in on the family business as does John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) as fellow barber and pal Smitty. Among this season's storylines: Social media pressures, positive pregnancy tests, old grudges, evading the government, a special engagement and much more. Guest stars include Tamar Braxton, Ed Lover, DC Young Fly, Cocoa Brown, Nephue Tommy, Marques Houston and Earthquake.
In the celebrity-driven Ed Gordon special, the award-winning journalist interviews the stars of the upcoming summer comedy Girls Trip, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, who discuss their careers and reflect on the contributions of black women in Hollywood today. Gordon profiles Super Bowl champion-turned broadcaster Michael Strahan and the very busy television talent discusses his life, his controversial departure from Live with Kelly and Michael and more. Power's Omari Hardwick talks with Gordon about his hit series and how he has handled fame in the social media era. Gordon also sits with Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley who discuss the state of comedy in the age of President Donald Trump and more.
Visit BounceTV.com for information.
Nationwide -- Life is all about energy. Authors Carolyn Denise and Renard Gales explore the idea that to make real change in life, a person often needs to make a sacrifice to free up the energy to achieve their goal. All this and more is explored in their new book, The 30-Day Sacrifice: What Are You Willing to Give up to Get What You Want?
It's not an uncommon statement that nothing great comes without sacrifice. Authors Carolyn Denise and Renard Gales have taken that idea to heart and through experience proved it to be true in their new book, The 30-Day Sacrifice: What Are You Willing to Give up to get What You Want? The book delivers a challenge to readers to stop living off excuses and lies and, instead to embrace the truth, by keeping a personal promise for 30-days to focus on higher ideals.
'The 30-Day Sacrifice asks an important question, commented Carolyn Denise about her new book. If a person is really fed up, what are they willing to sacrifice, give up for 30 days, and use that energy to get their real desire, what they want and long for?
According to the authors, the The 30-Day Sacrifice program was developed by the pair as they took 30-days to get their relationship right again with God. To free up the energy and time needed to make important life changes. They sacrificed watching television, which had been an important part of their lives. The 30-Day Sacrifice documents their 30-day eye opening and exciting journey, with actionable tips that can help others also achieve their goals following the same method.
Denise is a well-known self-help author and motivational speaker who have earned the nickname the Approachable Accessible Author from the many people she has helped with her work. Renard Gales is her husband, whose background includes close to twenty years in the Army before retiring. In addition to writing, he is also a freight driver for FedEx - a position he has held since 1996.
Early feedback from readers has been very positive.
John C., from Chicago, commented, I was so tired of my 9 to 5 and The 30-Day Sacrifice showed a clear way out. I followed the advice, and I'm now happier than ever. Fully recommended!
For more information, visit www.carolyndenise.com
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Stephen Wicks, founder of BlackBusinessList.Com, says "This change in our model will allow us to better reach large numbers of people. We are committed to increasing the number of Black Americans who start, run, and maintain their own businesses. In addition to a free membership, we will also be rolling out new programs that aim to educate and assist our community on various business topics."
We are also planning an annual national business conference for the last quarter of 2016.
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Individuals wishing to join our movement can do so by simply visiting our website and signing up at the bottom of our homepage.
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Press Release - Sept. 2, 2015 - Sundial Brands, the natural skin care and hair care manufacturer widely recognized for introducing the New General Market concept to beauty and retail, today announced that it has signed an agreement to enter into a strategic partnership with Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global investment firm, to accelerate the company's growth. Sundial founder and CEO Richelieu Dennis will continue to provide vision and leadership for the company, which will remain majority family-owned and operated including board, management and day-to-day operations. The partnership will drive Sundial's social entrepreneurship model, accelerate its multi-brand portfolio strategy – including investments in community-minded entrepreneurs and brands – and advance its transformative approach to serving New General Market consumers. It also ensures that Sundial's community of consumers will remain at the forefront of the beauty landscape. Financial terms of the minority investment were not disclosed.
"Our love of people has always been our motivation and our competitive advantage," said Dennis. "While we have been presented several opportunities to be acquired by multinational corporations, we are most excited that our collaboration with Bain Capital fulfills our commitment to remain an independent family-owned and operated company with a purpose-driven business model that puts community at our core. Our consumers have always been partners with us, and now they can continue to walk with us on this journey. We recognize that African-American women have long been at the forefront of the natural hair and body movement that has created the dynamic cultural shift that we see today. It is exciting for us to see how Naturalistas have now empowered women from all backgrounds to embrace their natural beauty. In addition, they have compelled multinational beauty brands and retailers to acknowledge and be more respectful of their needs. Our family has understood this since 1912 – the value of listening to underserved consumers and delivering on their unmet needs. We are moving forward to build Sundial into a global family-owned-and-operated consumer brand of which they can be even more proud."
"We are also excited to welcome Bain Capital as a valuable partner who shares our commitment to our communities globally and understands how our brand of social entrepreneurism can be enhanced to achieve our vision for growth and impact," Dennis added. "Sundial is now in the strongest position to continue to lead this beauty revolution, alongside all of our consumers, so that no one gets left behind." Deval Patrick, a Managing Director at Bain Capital and the former Governor of Massachusetts, played an active role in the partnership discussions and will join the Board of Directors of Sundial.
In 1992, Dennis founded Sundial with his college roommate, Nyema Tubman, and his mother, Mary Dennis, shortly after graduating from Babson College and being unable to return to his home country of Liberia because of civil war. With a passion for entrepreneurship and a vision to fill unmet consumer needs, Dennis decided to pursue a bold concept: address skin and hair care issues traditionally ignored by mass market companies. Drawing from culturally-authentic traditions born out of his family's roots inAfrica and passed down to him from his grandmother, Dennis incorporated four generations of recipes, wisdom and global experiences into efficacious natural bath and body care products. In two short decades, Sundial has grown from selling products on the streets of New York City to having distribution and co-creation of its flagship brands – SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage – with major retailers across the United States. Via its purpose-driven Community Commerce business model, the company creates opportunities for sustainable social and economic empowerment throughout its supply chain and communities in the U.S. and Africa, focusing on entrepreneurship, women's empowerment, education and wellness.
"We are strategically aligned with our new partner around the elevation of the New General Market as a key growth driver and the opportunity to identify and invest in new ways to better serve our consumer community," said Dennis. "We have defined the New General Market as 'an amalgamation of cultures, ethnicities and demographics aligned against commonalities, need states and lifestyles.' Most critical are the commonalities and employing multi-need strategies that acknowledge both the differences within populations and the similarities across populations. We all share similar needs that are often unmet or under-served. When we focus on those, we can provide solutions that serve everyone in much more meaningful, relevant ways."
Bain Capital Private Equity has a long track record of investing in and partnering with management teams to help grow companies. Some of its consumer and retail investments have included TOMS, Canada Goose and Bright Horizons Family Solutions.
"Richelieu and his family have built an amazing business and community centered on the idea of the New General Market, an idea that is very well aligned with where we as consumers and as a country are headed. We could not be more excited to partner with Sundial Brands to continue to enhance this differentiated approach to innovation, social entrepreneurship and community engagement," said Ryan Cotton, a Managing Director at Bain Capital.
For a list of Sundial's "10 Reasons We Partnered with Bain Capital," visit www.sundialbrands.com/news.
About Sundial Brands
Sundial Brands (www.sundialbrands.com), a leading skin care and hair care manufacturer, is committed to making the highest quality products possible with natural, certified organic and ethically-sourced ingredients. Widely credited with introducing the concept of the New General Market to the beauty and retail industries, Sundial founder and CEO Richelieu Dennis began the company in 1992 with his college roommate, Nyema Tubman, and his mother, Mary Dennis, shortly after graduating from college and being unable to return to his home country of Liberia because of civil war. From its humble beginnings selling products on the streets of New York City to distribution and co-creation of its flagship brands – including SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage – with major retailers across the United States, Sundial is rooted in a commitment to community and a vision to fill unmet and underserved consumer needs. A certified B Corp company with a Fair for Life social and fair trade certification, Sundial engages in ethical and cruelty-free business practices and manufactures its products at its state-of-the-art facilities in Long Island, NY. Through its purpose-driven Community Commerce business model, the company creates opportunities for sustainable social and economic empowerment throughout its supply chain and communities in the United States and Africa, focusing on entrepreneurship, women's empowerment, education and wellness. In 2015, Sundial was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
About Bain Capital Private Equity
Bain Capital, LLC (www.baincapital.com) is one of the world's foremost private investment firms, with approximately $75 billion under management across several asset classes including private equity, venture capital, public equity, credit products and absolute return. Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's more than 400 professionals are collectively the single largest investor in all of its funds and are dedicated to investing in and building its portfolio companies. Bain Capital Private Equity has a long history of investing in leading consumer and retail companies such as TOMS, Canada Goose, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Bombardier Recreational Products,, Sealy Corporation, Michaels Stores, Dunkin' Brands, Domino's, Bob's Discount Furniture and Burlington Stores. Bain Capital has offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Palo Alto, London, Munich, Dublin, Luxembourg, Tokyo, Shanghai,Hong Kong, Mumbai and Melbourne.
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