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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ethnic World Press Release

For Immediate Release:


Betrice Coleman-Sweet


Serving Angels Media

Ethnic World Pageants is Changing The Face of Pageantry

(Culver City, CA September 9, 2010) - Beauty, Class, Style, Glamour and more is in store at The Ethnic World Pageant Sunday, September 19, 2010 at The Radisson West Hotel located at 6161 Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90280 at 7:00 PM. This Grand Red Carpet Event will showcase women from all around the world from different backgrounds, cultures, ages and ethnicities. These women will not only "strut their stuff" but they will also signify their intellect competing in several aspects including Fashion Wear, Cultural Expression, Evening Gown, Athletic Wear and Community Service. The Ethnic World Pageant has Six (6) divisions : Pre-Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms. , Mrs. and Elegance The purpose of the Ethnic World Pageant is to give women the opportunity to build positive relationships with other women who are inspiring and working diligently to leave a dynamic impact on the communities they serve.

This awe-inspiring event will be filled with live entertainment including a very special performance by R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop Sensation Trueful who will be serenading the Queens with his new hit single "Beauty" from his new sophmore CD "A Taste of Class. The charity focus for the 2010 Ethnic World Pageant is HIV/AIDS Awareness. Brandy Sanders, Founder of The Kierrah Foundation, will be a guest speaker along with many others. Invited Celebrity Guests, special announcements, prizes, vendors, TONS of Media and much more. THIS IS AN EVENING THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

Aiisha Ferguson, Director of the Ethnic World Pageant and Owner ALIZ Productions, has been producing the Ethnic World Pageant since 2005.

Excitement is not even the word to describe her emotions on this year's gala.

The judges for this prestigious event are Norma Guerrez (Plus Size Fashion Designer/Translator), Jahna Cole Houston (Actress), Fitz Houston (Actor), Carol Espinoza (HR Director), Jawanna McFadden (Actress), Daisy Pollard ( BQM Management) and Rochelle Scott (Director of CA Miss & Cover Boy).

Current Ethnic World International Queens Pageant Queens:

Miss Ethnic World International 2010 - Tenecia Harris

Ms Ethnic World International 2010 - Marlena Martin

Mrs. Ethnic World International 2010 - Barbara Bertrand

Ms Elegance Ethnic World International 2010- Lisa Tallarigo



Pre-Teen California Ethnic World - Mia Gardner Hire

Teen Belize Ethnic World - Brittany Sinclair

Teen Latina Ethnic World - Andreina Mayora


Miss Belize Ethnic World - Brittani Carbral

Miss Latina Ethnic World - Jessica Quintero

Miss Maryland Ethnic World - Aisha Cole

Miss New England Ethnic World - Shalon Chester


Ms. California Ethnic World - Daneisha Kain

Ms. Latina Ethnic World - Yadira Orozco

Ms. West Coast Ethnic World - Cachet Mitchell


Mrs. California Ethnic World- Jennifer Palomba

Mrs. Latina Ethnic World - Michelle Villanova

Mrs. New England Ethnic World - Lovern J. Augustine


Ms California Elegance EW - Nashika Alexander

Ms. Florida Elegance EW - Lynette Williams

Ms. Latina Elegance EW - Jessenia Vasquez

Ms. U.S African American Elegance EW- Talisa Hopson

The board is Larhonda Braxton(Assistant Director) Gwen Hill (Board Director), Milton Guiness (Liason), Jaimie Mill (Artistic Director/Choreographer, Betrice Coleman- Media/Public Relations

Prelim Directors: Janelle Woods "New England Ethnic World", Michele Vilanova "Latina Ethnic World", Perpetua Phillips "Florida Ethnic World", Eva Forman "Belize and Caribena Ethnic World", Sophia Minor "African American U.S Ethnic World".

Ethnic World Pageant is also celebrating and congratulating Miss Caressa Cameron ( Miss Teen ethnic World 2005) on being crowned Miss America 2010!!!

Partial Proceeds from The Ethnic World Pageant will benefit The Transgender Department (TransGia Divas) of The Minority Aids Project.

Media Check in: 5:30 P.M.

Red Carpet starts: 6 P.M.

Show Starts: 7:00 P.M.

For Additional Info on the Ethnic World Pageant please go to or

For Media Credentials/Press Inquires & Client Submissions, Please contact Betrice Coleman-Sweet, Publicist, Serving Angels Media at (562) 556-9161 or

About Minority AIDS Project: Transgender Dept:

In 1991 Minority AIDS Project establish the first and oldest Transgender Program in California. The program was developed to reduce the risk of sufferings and deaths due to HIV/AIDS in African American and Trans Communities in Los Angeles County. Their goals and objectives are accomplished through various interventions such as Community Outreach, Behavior Modification Worksops, Individual Level Intervention, Free HIV testing and Counseling, Mental Health Housing, Substance Abuse Recovery Referrals and Hormone Referrals.

For More info on Trans Girls In Action Divas (Trans GIA Divas):


Beautiful Girls Around The World and Ethnic World Pageants

Our fashion is a fundraiser for the transgender dept, Tickets are $10. Raffle entry with ticket purchase.September 11th is the date set for our fashion show. We will be presenting two prevention skits that are designed to showcase how services are linked here at Minority AIDS Project (MAP). Providing useful tools for HIV prevention, along with, pointing out some of the other services available at MAP is our primary goal. We have designers who will be showcasing their fashions. Transgender women will be apart of the model line up for the show. This is a collaborative venture with Diva’s Arc from LAMP and Tina Steven’s Transgender Group from Oasis Clinic that will serve to demonstrate the unity which exists among the various African American Transgender Support Groups in Los Angeles. The show will feature a broad spectrum of entertainment including singers, comedians, praise dancers and illusionists. It will definitely be a night to remember. Just a taste of what we have planned for you. Here are some tour designers and guest that will be appearing on the program.

Dru Hill, Silk, H-Town, Ricky Jones and Trueful hosted by KJLH


Monday, September 6, 2010

Starting the School Year off right for our young people at The 5th Annual Kierrah Foundation Back To School Celebration

(September 7, 2010- Carson, CA ) - It's that time of year again. You've got that right. It is time for The Kierrah Foundation's Annual Back to School Celebration  on September 11, 2010. 2010 marks the 5th year and will be taking place at Del Amo Park  located at 703 East Del Amo Blvd, Carson, CA from 2:00 P.M.-5:00P.M.

This festive celebration will be filled with sharing, giving, fun times and touching lives as it is every year. Celebrity guests will be in attendance to offer words of encouragement, sign autographs, story-telling, take pictures and assist with passing out back packs to our children.

Each year, The Kierrah Foundation, along with the generosity of the community assists approximately 50 children with school supplies. This tradition was started by the Founders of The Kierrah Foundation, Brandy "Auntee"  Sanders and her late husband Stan "Unc" Sanders. It  is their "vision turned reality" in serving young women and their children who have "aged-out' of the foster car system that has made such an powerful impact on everyone outside the community as well including celebrities.

Past celebrity supporters of The Kierrah Foundation include: Michael Coylar, Parker McKenna Posey, Official Kierrah Foundation Spokesperson and Kierrah's Angel of Laughter Luenell, Brenda Lee Eager, Ayanna Stokes, Alfre Woodard, Spinderella, Kymedienne, Mc Lyte, California Dolphins, D.j. Spark, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Eugenia Wright, 2-U-Neek, Trueful, Tionne Williams, Cassius Weathersby and many, MANY more.

This year we have a host of celebrity guests in store including Some of the Queens from the Ethnic World Pageant, Actress/Hip-Hop Artist Charyse (Ladi Sharp) Monet and more to be announced soon. You never know who will drop in.

This year's event could not taken place at Del Amo park without the gracious help of a wonderful community supporter Carla Dorhan Spiller.

The Kierrah Foundation is currently accepting monetary and school supply donations. For more info please go to

If you would like to register your child for this event please contact Brandy Sanders at or call (213) 309-9900.

About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation assist young women who have "aged-out" of the foster care system. Many of these women are young mothers themselves. The Kierrah Foundation's objective is to empower former foster girls to become self-sufficient and avoid the pitfalls of aging out of the system which can include poverty, homelessness, victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, prostitution, gang affiliation, aimlessness and automatic slippage into welfare and perhaps the most frightening for these young women, losing their own children to the foster care system.

For Media/Press inquiries, please contact, Betrice Coleman-Sweet, Serving Angels Media @ (562) 556-9161 or


Betrice Coleman-Sweet
Serving Angels Media
(562) 556-9161

~Serving those who Serve~

Mrs. New England Ethnic World "Loverne Augustine" WBZ-TV Centro

Raised on the island of Trinidad & Tobago, Lovern lived there for 15 years with her parents and 4 siblings. After migrating to the United States, she finished high school and originally attended Suffolk University to study Marketing while working at Boston Financial & Equity Corporation.

Following her daughter's birth Lovern decided to switch gears and attended The New England Institute of Art where she graduated with a degree in Television/Broadcasting.

Her 1st job in the industry was at WFXT Fox 25 in the Traffic Department where she was responsible for placing the day’s national commercials in between programming. She also enjoyed freelancing in the station’s newsroom on her free time.

After being with the station for 4 years, the industry suffered some losses due to the economic climate, Lovern sought to re-invent her career and re-joined Boston Financial & Equity Corporation where she currently is a National Account Executive in the leasing industry. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending weekly church services, volunteering
and trying new things.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

State Ethnic World Queens

Ethnic World Queens parades a Taste of Trueful's Class World Queens parades a Taste of Trueful's Class @ Old Skool Vs. New School Press Conference and Red Carpet Concert

Ethnic World Pageant Announcement at Press Conference on “Old School meets New Skool” concert takes place @ Four Points Sheraton Hotel (San Diego Room) Friday, September 17th @ 2:30PM

Ethnic World Beauties to take the stage with Pop/R&B/Hip Hop singer Trueful @ Old School Meets New Skool” star-studded red carpet concert to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall)
Sat., September 18, 2010 @ 7:00PM
Featuring R&B sensations:
Trueful, Dru Hill, H-Town and Silk on-stage for the smashing R&B concert of concerts – Ricky Jones opens show... Doors open 6:00PM

(Los Angeles, California, September, 2010) – On Friday, September 17, 2010, Aiisha Ferguson, Director of Ethnic World Pageant along with two (2) of the pageants international Queens will be in attendance at the Official Old School Vs. New Skool Press Conference to discuss the annual highly anticipated Ethnic World Pageant that will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the Radisson Westside Hotel located at 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90280.
20 Ethnic Pageant Beauties including current queens and delegates will also be sashaying their sashes and crowns on stage with R&B /Hip-Hop/Pop Singer Sensation Trueful at his Sophmore CD release concert on Saturday Sept. 18, 2010 as he sings his new hit "Beauty" from his new album "Taste Of Class." These lovely ladies will exemplify what a Taste of Class truly is at one of the greatest R&B concerts of the year featuring R&B leaders Dru Hill, Silk, H-Town and Ricky Jones just to name a few.. Old School vs. New Skool is presented by French Royalty Entertainment in assn. with Bigg Whale Distribution. In preparation for the big concert set to take place September 18th, 2010 @ the LA Convention Center, the media is invited to meet the stars Trueful, Dru Hill, H-Town, Silk, Ricky Jones, Aiisha Ferguson and pre-show opening acts in an intimate one on one setting at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel 9750 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA in the (San Diego ballroom) on Friday, September 17th @ 2:30PM the day prior to the show. Other celebs at press conference will include: Luenell, Kathleen Bradley, Annie McKnight, Xango Henry, and surprise guests.
Producers and talent will convene to announce the reason behind this exciting lineup for the concert and what lies ahead..
Media will be able to interview artists as well as Aiisha Ferguson and pick up credentials for the “Old School meets New School” concert taking place the following day. There will be refreshments and light snacks served at press conference.

Who: Pop/R&B/Hip Hop singer Trueful releases sophomore CD “Taste of Class” joined by popular R&B chart toppers Dru Hill, H-Town and at press conference to announce special show “Old School meets New Skool” concert and projected plans. Aiisha Ferguson, Director of Ethnic World Pageant along with celebrities lending support at press conference will include: (Luenell, Annie McKnight, Xango Henry). Some surprise guests too.

What: Old School Meets New Skool Press Conference and Media credentialing for Friday, September 17th. Followed by concert slated for Saturday, September 18th @ The LA Convention Center.

When: Friday, September 17th Four Points Sheraton Hotel located at 9750 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA in the San Diego room for credentialing to concert.

Time: Media set up 2:00PM Talent arrives via limo at 2:30PM Ends at 4:00PM

For booking information on Trueful log onto or; for Dru Hill log onto; for Silk visit their; for H-Town visit their, Tickets avail
For further media information on press conference and credentialing to concert contact: Eugenia Wright @ ISA Public Relations
(818) 552-9459 or (818) 489-3502

About Ethnic World Pageant:
Produced by Aliz Productions in Los Angeles, CA since 2005, The Ethnic World Pageant is an International System that strives to promote cultural diversity through the medium of pageantry. The Contestants compete in personal interviews, Fashion Wear, Cultural Expression, Evening Gown, Athletic Wear and Community Service. There are four divisions which are Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. Ethnic World Pageant is open to women of ALL ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The pageant affords every delegate the opportunity to grow and achieve her goals while being an exemplary role model for women all around the world. To get more info or purchase tickets for the Ethnic World Pageant, please go to

Ethnic World International-"Changing the Face of Pageantry"

For Media Inquires/Bookings for Ethnic World, please contact Betrice Coleman-Sweet, Publicist, Serving Angels Media at (562) 556-9161 or

This press release was written by Eugenia Wright, Isa Public Relations and Betrice Coleman- Sweet. Serving Angels Media
Betrice Coleman-Sweet
Serving Angels Media
(562) 556-9161

~Serving those who Serve~

Ethnic World Pageant 2010 Pageant

The 2010/11 Ethnic World Pageant will be held at the Radisson Westside 6161 Centinela Ave. September 19, 2010. The "Red Carpet Event" begins at 5pm at the pageant will begin promptly at 7pm hosted by your 2010 Ethnic World International Queens.

There are six divisions: Pre-Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms, Mrs and Elegance. the delegates will compete in Interview, Fashion, Athletic Wear, Cultural Expression, Evening Gown and Community Service.