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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — After just 5 days of being listed on HitBTC.com, Verasity’s VRA (ticker) zooms to number 1 Price % increase among the 400 other alt tokens listed on HitBTC. The 400% increase appears to be due to demand for the VRA token used by publishers to promote rewarded video. Demand also appears due to VRA staking. The VRA token can be staked for 36% annual interest at https://verawallet.io

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Sci-Fi Author Launches Revolutionary Space Opera

Space Opera Series by Matthew J Opdyke (SciFi & Fantasy Author)

ISBN-13: 978-1793496683

Space Opera Series by Matthew J Opdyke (SciFi & Fantasy Author)

ISBN-13: 978-1795693790

Space Opera Series by Matthew J Opdyke (SciFi & Fantasy Author)

ISBN-13: 978-1798511374

Introducing Cutting-Edge Series, Further Than Before: Pathway To The Stars

Your dreams are yours to pursue, they are beautiful, and you can't let anyone slow you down.”

— ~ Sky Taylor (Pathway to the Stars: Part 1, Vesha Celeste)

USA, March 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Matthew J Opdyke is a brilliant and newly published Science Fiction & Fantasy Author with a passion for taking his audience on journeys into the cosmos and inspiring his readers to look at the world with a new vision of futurism. This space novel series is sure to enhance the spirit of fans and the future ideology of the whole world – portraying the relationships between a newly established team of intellectual superheroes, their psychological discovery of big ideas, new philosophies of healing and not harming and utopian-fantasy twists of advancements in science and cutting-edge technological breakthroughs.

This newly published Space Opera Series is titled 'Further Than Before: Pathway to the Stars' and will attract readers with a creative mind and a passion for looking at the world with a new vision of improving our environment, increasing our freedoms, and enhancing a state of mind toward progression.

A NEW publication titled 'Pathway to the Stars: Part 4, Universal Party' was most recently published as a continuum to his literary Space Opera saga and will be a delight to readers everywhere idealizing and readying for a newly-devised political system without limits that apply to our vast galaxy and the entire Universe!

Matthew prides himself on displaying empathy and ethics in his literary writings to captivate his fans. People enjoy Matthew's literary appeal because of the positive angle and creative scientific and fantasy nuances they know they'll specifically find within his writing style. Explore this original space opera series for yourself and discover the unlimited human potential within each of us in this newly orchestrated universe! Check it out and let's journey through the Cosmos!

All publications are available on Amazon in eBook and printed format.
https://www.amazon.com/author/matthewopdyke

FTB Pathway Publications is an independent publishing gateway focused on promoting a newly released Space Opera series titled 'Further Than Before: Pathway to the Stars' written by Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author Matthew J Opdyke. For more information or to contact Matthew Opdyke, visit his author website at https://www.ftb-pathway-publications.com or email: info@ftb-pathway-publications.com.

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Karlisha Hurley Joins “How to Identify a Serial Killer” In Development alongside Harry Potter star Ellie Darcey-Alden

Australian starlet Karlisha Hurley joins “How to Identify a Serial Killer”

Karlisha will star alongside ‘Harry Potter’ actress, Ellie Darcey-Balden. The two are pictured here in this official pic released to media.

The Australian star will topline the thriller series to be helmed by Director Kristine May

Karlisha is a one-of-a-kind actress who will bring great truth to the role of Alice.”

— Ellie Darcey-Alden

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ventura Court Productions is developing a thriller series about a paranoid teenager Alice, who struggles to distinguish the difference between reality and her imagination in a world full of serial killers and murderers, particularly while living with her best friend Harriett.

Karlisha Hurley ("Wrapped", Lifetime’s "Nightmare Tenant") is set to play Alice, a naive, charismatic 19 year old runaway with an obsession for serial killers and figuring out how to identify them. She is so obsessed with the topic she starts a blog which upsets at least one real crime reporter, Jemma, who despises her lack of experience and uncanny ability to stumble into crime scenes ahead of her. Alice’s constant snooping gets her into some sticky situations and brings up dark matters from her past that she never thought she would have to relive again. The role of Alice is expected to appear across the entire season, and the casting marks another collaboration between Hurley and May.

Ellie Darcey-Alden ("Harry Potter" and "Doctor Who") stars alongside Hurley as Harriett, Alice's smart, sensible flatmate and protector. While not close at school because of Harriet's other friends thought Alice to be too much of an outsider, the two become friends as neighbours when they are forced to share the same secret.

Weaving her evil around Hurley and Harriett in this women empowered plot is Kylie Riddle (Nameless: Blood and Chains) in the role of Jemma, a 28 year old smooth, smart, calculating journalist…and killer. She does krav maga combat classes on her day off and can con her way into getting any story she wants… no matter what the cost, producers tipped.

Hurley recently judged the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival which now includes a focus on women empowered films and became judge and Program Director of the Port Stephens Film Festival with a focus on bullying – positions that caught the attention of producers striving to work with more female actors who assumed positions of leadership in their industry.

Delighted to be working alongside Hurley, Ellie Darcey-Alden said “Karlisha is a one-of-a-kind actress who will bring great truth to the role of Alice.

Director Kristine May said “We are all so excited to be developing this series from the ground-up with the phenomenal Karlisha set to star.”

Karlisha is repped by the Elev8 agency with both Nicole St John and head of Commercials Susie Krueger.

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Sight, Sound & Story Event Series Launches Audio Podcast

The Sight, Sound & Story audio podcast series debuts featuring acclaimed Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC

It’s a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in the art and tech of filmmaking and storytelling.”

— Jason Banke, "Sight, Sound & Story" Executive Producer

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — This new bi-weekly series will highlight an acclaimed editor, cinematographer, sound designers, VFX artists or content creator pulled from our decade long events; as well as our upcoming 2019 symposiums. This audio podcast will have exclusive interviews with masters like Anne V. Coates, ACE (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Elephant Man”), Michael Kahn, ACE (“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Jurassic Park”), Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” “Ray Donovan”), William Goldenberg, ACE (“The Imitation Game,” “Argo), Kelley Dixon, ACE (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”), Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars: Episode I – A New Hope,” “Tron”), Dylan Tichenor, ACE (“Boogie Nights,” “There Will Be Blood”, Alan Heim, ACE (“All That Jazz,” “Network”), and Susan Morse, ACE (“Manhattan”) to name just a few. “We are very proud to make all of our content available in full audio form to go along with our existing highlight videos already on YouTube,” says Executive Producer Jason Banke. “It’s a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in the art and tech of filmmaking and storytelling.”

You can subscribe to the Sight, Sound & Story podcast on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/sightsoundandstory or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sight-sound-story/id1455528822?mt=2.
Look for new podcasts from our archives or new events on a biweekly basis. Our first episode highlights the eclectic career of Bruce Logan ASC, from his not-so-humble beginnings on “2001 A Space Odyssey” to his crowning achievement as the cinematographer on “Tron,” the first film to combine live action and computer-generated images."

About “Sight, Sound & Story” Speaker Series:
Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), Sight, Sound & Story is an ongoing high-profile speaker series that brings audiences “behind the scenes” with legends of visual storytelling. Each event will be hosted in the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at 1871 Broadway, just footsteps from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. For more information go to https://www.sightsoundandstory.com/.

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ConnectHER Media’s Gen Z Social Summit Goes National for 2019

Pictured Gen Z Social Summit attendee with Celebrity Ambassador’s Connor Dean, Jax Malcolm, and Chloe Noelle

Pictured Gen Z Social Summit attendees with their families at the Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge Atlanta and SoCal locations will host the 2019 Gen Z Social Summit. A weekend of education and engagement for Gen Z and their families.

ConnectHER Media recognizes the importance of Generation Z in family purchasing and decision making. These digital natives are the most diverse, tech savvy, and entrepreneurial generation to date.”

— Laura Filipowiz President ConnectHer Media

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 2019, ConnectHER Media goes national with the production of two Gen Z Social Summits, in partnership with Great Wolf Lodge for the second year in a row. The Summits will be held in Atlanta May 17 – 19 at the Great Wolf Lodge 150 Tom Hall Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240 and in Orange County, CA October 18-20 Great Wolf Lodge SoCal 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840. The brain child of Laura Filipowicz President of ConnectHER Media the Gen Z Social Summit brings together innovative Gen Z influencers and connects them with brands and leading organizations from across the nation. The Summit is primarily an invitation-only, interactive, and educational convention for Generation Z Influencers, their families, and Social Media Moms.

ConnectHER Media recognizes the importance of Generation Z in family purchasing and decision making. These digital natives comprise the most diverse, tech savvy, and entrepreneurial generation we’ve ever had. With the Gen Z Social Summit ConnectHER Media is leading the way in educational workshops led by industry professionals and young influencers who have already made their mark in social media, the entertainment industry, and business. Celebrity Ambassadors to the 2019 Gen Z Social Summit include Reid Miller (Brat’s A Girl Named Jo), Jax Malcolm (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Connor Dean (Fox’s 9-1-1), Jordyn Curet (Dreamworks TV’s Life Hacks for Kids), Chloe Noelle (HBO’s True Blood), Madi Filipowicz (Youtube’s Gen Z Experiment), Zoe Nazarian (Youtube’s Hashtag Zoe), and Audrey Hope (See/Saw).

The 2019 Gen Z Social Summit includes a one-of-a-kind VIP Launch Party at the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark complete with Red Carpet arrivals and Fashion Show including designs from Kezz Skate, Mixed Up Clothing, Just Zoe, and Trident by Jax Malcolm. A Brand Expo with hands-on activations specifically geared towards the Gen Z demographic will be held throughout the weekend. An integral part of the Summit are the educational workshops including the "We Can, Together" Workshop Series: Providing Parents With Tools to Positively Navigate their Teen's Success in Social Media, Entertainment, Business and Life.” Limited general tickets are available for purchase at www.genzsocialsummit.com.

The Gen Z Social Summit 2019 Sponsors include: ConnectHER Media, LRM Publicity, Xcaret, Hashtracking, Petite 'n Pretty, Young Artists Awards, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, FamiLeague, and Paper Mart.

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Yoshie Morino Joins Len Davies projects Team 4 and Astral Princess

Yoshie Morino (photo by Avissh collection) has joined two of Len Davies’ upcoming projects.

Yoshie Morino at the premiere of Sharknado 5 (courtesy of Getty Images)

The Japanese actress is working on two future projects with executive producer, Len Davies.

We are thrilled to have Yoshie attached to the cast, and know she will help attract international audiences.”

— Len Davies

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acclaimed Actress Yoshie Morino has been announced to star in two future projects, Team 4 and Astral Princess, by executive producer, Len Davies. The series is expected to be filmed in Los Angeles.

“We are thrilled to have Yoshie attached to the cast, and know she will help attract international audiences,” Len Davies said.

The action TV-series, Team 4, is about high-level law enforcement agents who have been implanted with nanotechnology to give them greater skills and knowledge to perform their missions. These agents risk their lives protecting the world from all threats. Yoshie will portray the team leader of these nano-enhanced agents as Controller Kumiko Kobayashi.

Kobayashi's primary responsibility is to program the nanobots that are inside the agents. She was an assistant on the original project and was given the highest level of security clearance from the NSA.

"I am very excited to be working on such a groundbreaking project, with so many incredible actors," Yoshie said. "I especially appreciate the opportunity to represent such a strong and intelligent female leader in the character of Kumiko."

In Astral Princess, Yoshie plays the role of FBI field agent Ami Soto working on a complicated case involving a kidnapping. The story becomes more intriguing when the FBI enlists the aid of a woman with extraordinary abilities to help them solve the case.

Yoshie's film credits include Sharknado 5 with Tara Reid and Bai Ling, and is well known in industry circles for her strong ties with The Asylum production company and appearances in other sci-fi films. Her series regular credits include the dance-themed series First Step, and the role of Ana in the comedic series Bro-Dum with British actor, Alexander Loxton. She recently appeared at the TOSCARS, and is serving on the panel again for the 2019 Glendale International Film Festival.

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20 Books Every Computer Science Student Should Read

New Book: Will Computers Revolt?

Adds New Book: Will Computers Revolt?
Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

A bold and rigorous contribution to the literature on an increasingly important scientific subject.”

— Kirkus Reviews

ANNAPOLIS, MD, USA, March 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Computer science is one of the hardest and most intellectually challenging subjects to take. The specialization within it means entire areas are inaccessible to even talented computer scientists. Here are 20 suggestions of books you should read…to have a more broad understanding of the subject,” says Taegan Lion at fupping.com. This list includes Will Computers Revolt? A new book detailing the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in an easy-to-read format of what and how humanity should prepare for the impending revolution.

“All of us—not only scientists, industrialists, and generals—should ask ourselves what we can do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits of future AI and avoiding the risks.” —Stephen Hawking.

Here is what the press is saying about Will Computers Revolt?:

Kirkus Reviews Magazine selected Will Computers Revolt? to be featured in Kirkus for reviews of notable books. An excerpt, “A bold and rigorous contribution to the literature on an increasingly important scientific subject.” —Kirkus Reviews.

Engadget.com, a technology news and review series—Hitting the books, writes-up Will Computers Revolt? Quote: “If humans can possess consciousness, there's no reason machines can't too…interesting, thought provoking”

Boston Commons says…“There is a lot of excitement about artificial intelligence” and the article is adapted from Will Computers Revolt?

Want to read more reviews of this book? Or BUY it at Amazon or other retailers worldwide.

Author Background: Charles J. Simon
Will Computers Revolt? is written by nationally recognized computer software/hardware expert and AI pioneer, Charles Simon. He is noted for two generations of CAD, the creation of two Artificial Intelligence Systems, neuroscience, along with software for EEGs. Also, Mr. Simon has co-founded several pioneering technology companies. Previous publications include a book on Computer Aided Design, numerous technical articles, book contributions with write-ups in Newsweek and other media. Mr. Simon is a member of IEEE, TripleNine, Intertel, Mensa, AAAI and AAAS. Mr. Simon is also an active and engaging speaker.

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Hey Qween! Season 7 Premiere with RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star Bendelacreme

Clockwise from Top Left: Jasmine Masters, Eureka O’Hara, The Vixen and Bendelacreme

Lady Red and Jonny McGovern on the set of Hey Qween!

Season 7 premieres with Bendelacreme

Digital darling Hey Qween! and its successful spin-off Look At Huh are back for Season 7 and it’s going to be epic!.

Our guests represent all of the letters in the LGBTQ+ rainbow and they are revealing more than ever.”

— Jonny McGovern

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hey Qween! Is launching its seventh season on Monday March 11th, 2019 with an exclusive sit down with RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Bendelacreme. Hey Qween! hosted by Jonny McGovern and nicknamed the gayest talk show show of all time has become the quintessential place for the new generation of drag stars to tell their stories. This season on Hey Qween! and sister show Look At Huh, Jonny and side-diva Lady Red Couture get a closer than ever look into the uniquely creative world of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars like Gia Gunn, The Vixen, and Eureka O’Hara.

“I’m so proud of this season of Hey Qween!, "proclaims McGovern. This season’s guests will also include: Carmen Carrera, Alexis Mateo, Jackie Beat and Jasmine Masters to name a few, all of whom slay the Hey Qween! stage with a perfect mix of controversy and kiki.

Drag and LGBT culture have made their way into the mainstream as has HeyQween TV, which had a huge year with a streaming debut on Netflix, multi-season pick ups from OUTTV and awesome Patreon content. ”Everywhere in the world i travel I meet fans of Hey Qween! who tell me how much the show means to them,” Jonny explains, “we can’t wait for even more people to join in on our Hey Qween! party this season”

About Hey Qween TV
Hey QweenTV, a division of Power Media, is the gayest channel you'll ever watch. Every week, host Jonny McGovern and drag diva Lady Red Couture interview amazing LGBTQ+ guests on our fabulous show “Hey Qween!” and the fun continues on “Look At Huh” the show where the guests look at their besties and worsties and spill the “T” Our FABULOUS past guests have included: RuPaul, Jackee Harry, Michelle Visage, Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel, Katya, Detox, Trinity Taylor, Pearl, Farrah Moan, Bob The Drag Queen AND MORE! To learn more about Hey Qween TV visit: https://www.facebook.com/heyqweentv/

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Seattle Film Institute; Offering Filmmaking Education for 25 years

Hands-on training for today’s film and media markets.

The education we offer provides new filmmakers with plenty of insight into the job markets they are hoping to pursue. I am really proud of what we have accomplished over the last 25 years.”

— David Shulman – President, Seattle Film Institute

SEATTLE, WA, US, March 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Seattle Film Institute; Offering Filmmaking Education for 25 years

Over the last 25 years, thousands of local filmmakers have walked through the doors of Seattle Film Institute. Located in the Interbay neighborhood, Seattle Film Institute is a small local family owned private-college with a rich history of training filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest. The college started offering screenwriting classes in 1994. “In the early years students took classes in my living room,” laughs founder and college President, David Shulman.

During the days leading up to the abrupt closure of another local college, the Art Institute of Seattle, Shulman has worked tirelessly with state and local leaders to find transfer solutions for students wanting to study filmmaking and stay in Seattle. “SFI has always been a unique community for people exploring their own storytelling skills and helping them discover their own entrepreneurial skills. I taught at the Art Institute many years ago and I hate to see what is happening now.” Seattle Film Institute is working with individual students to offer a seamless transition to bachelor degree completion.

“Seattle Film Institute has always been a small school with a lot of programs,” says Shulman, “The education we offer provides new filmmakers with plenty of insight into the job markets they are hoping to pursue. I am really proud of what we have accomplished over the last 25 years.” Shulman credits his staff and faculty for SFI’s continued success, “They are committed to the next generation of storytellers.”

Currently Seattle Film Institute offers certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students study filmmaking, acting, sound design, film scoring, screenwriting, motion graphics, film producing, animation and cinematography. “We have incredible faculty,” says SFI Communications Director, Chris Blanchett. “Our programs provide hands-on opportunities to learn the skills needed to be competitive in today’s film and media markets.”

Over the next year Seattle Film Institute plans to celebrate 25 years of success with film screenings, lectures and events. One of the first events will be the current graduating class who began their journey a little over a year ago. “We have a great group of students graduating March 23rd,” says Associate Director, Monique Anair, “One has already started a successful production company with clients in Seattle and Las Vegas. Another is working for a Los Angeles production company in their local Seattle office as a studio manager.”

David Shulman says the theme of the 25th anniversary year is creating community and celebrating partnerships. “My hope is that we can help students from the recently closed Art Institute of Seattle navigate their educational options,” says Shulman. Seattle Film Institute is planning to accept all credits completed at the Art Institute of Seattle towards their bachelor degrees in filmmaking, so that displaced students do not lose time or money. Shulman cites his experience as a parent of a college student as his impetus for his efforts. “Seattle Film Institute is like a family,” says David Shulman. “I wouldn’t want to run a college any other way.”

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First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio Honored for Her "Hands Off Our Girls" Initiative

Her Excellency Fatima Maada Bio is quickly making her mark in Sierra Leone history. For the first time in history, spearheaded by Bio, First Ladies from different African countries were united in the fight against gender based violence in Dec 2018.

First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone Fatima Bio officially launched her flagship program ‘Hands Off Our Girls’ to leave no stone unturned in the fight against issues affecting teenage girls.

Isatu Timbo is the first appointed Honorary Consul for Sierra Leone in Los Angeles, CA. For years, she has provided much-needed assistance to the nation of Sierra Leone by shipping containers of medical supplies to various hospitals and health centers.

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Sierra Leone Mrs. Isatu N. Timbo Hosts First Lady Fatima Bio at Red Carpet Dinner Reception in Carson, California on March 8

We are proud of our First Lady Fatima Maada Bio for her mission to help and protect women and girls through her program, 'Hands Off Our Girls.'”

— Honorary Consul of the Republic of Sierra Leone Mrs. Isatu N. Timbo

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Her Excellency First Lady of Sierra Leone H.E. Fatima Maada Bio will be honored by Honorary Consul of the Republic of Sierra Leone Mrs. Isatu N. Timbo, elected officials, and the Sierra Leonean Community in California at a red carpet dinner event on Friday, March 8, 2018 at the Unik Hall, 801 W. Victoria Street, Carson 90745. Media Check-In is 5:30 p.m. and Red Carpet is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Followed by Dinner and After Party until 2 am. Donations are strongly encouraged. Contact: [Talent Submissions] m.lemelle@att.net/[Media Submissions] Marie Lemelle at info@platinumstarpr.com.

"We are proud of our First Lady Fatima Maada Bio for her mission to help and protect women and girls," said Honorary Consul Timbo. In December 2018, Her Excellency launched “Hands Off Our Girls” to combat sexual violence, child trafficking and prostitution, child marriage and teenage pregnancy. On February 7, 2019, President Julius Maada Bio declared a National Emergency on rape and sexual based violence.

According to the Rainbow Initiative, a local organization dedicated to the fight against sexual violence, nearly 150 young Sierra Leonean women get pregnant due to rape every month.

"Rape is unacceptable and should be frowned at in society, while calling on women to not only help in the prosecution process, but to name and shame perpetrators found guilty before sending them to prison," said First Lady Bio. "We should not condone rapists, as they are bad people and what we should do is to name and shame them." Her Excellency is passionate about women rights and equality. She refers to the women of Sierra Leone as “Women of Substance.”

The Hollywood elite will also be in attendance to welcome the First Lady Fatima Bio. As one of the most elegant Nollywood actresses, she is no stranger to the entertainment industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors Degree in Performing Art from the Roehampton Institute in London. She enjoyed a successful career in the African Film Industry, screenplay writer, and executive producer.

Invited/confirmed guests: Congresswoman Karen Bass; Congresswoman Maxine Waters; Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; Alex Vargas, Mayor of Hawthorne; Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles; Tasha Cerda, Mayor of Gardena; Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton; Albert Robles, Mayor of Carson; James T. Butts, Mayor of Inglewood; Los Angeles City Councilman District 8 Marqueece Harris-Dawson; foreign ambassadors; members of the United Brothers and Sisters of Sierra Leone (UBSSL); Miguel A. Núñez Jr. (A Family Business); Patrick Faucette (The Haves and Have Nots); Two-Time Grammy Award Winning Artist Jerry Bell; Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters); Marc Cayce (Flint Tale); Suga-T (“The First Lady” of her family rap group The Click, featuring her brothers E40, D-Shot and cousin B-Legit); and more.

"Special thanks to everyone who quickly helped with extending invitations throughout Los Angeles County in order to help us honor our First Lady of Sierra Leone," said Mrs. Timbo, who spearheaded the special event. "I am especially grateful to Chief of Protocol Lourdes Saab of the Office of Protocol." The Office of Protocol is responsible for ensuring that appropriate protocol is observed when foreign dignitaries visit Los Angeles County; maintaining a liaison with the Los Angeles Consular Corps; promoting international business, tourism and cultural exchanges throughout Los Angeles County; and promoting international understanding and cultural awareness.

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