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Disilgold Soul Magazine Dedicates The 4th YGA Awards to a Publishing Legend of Excellence, Mr. Tony Rose & Yvonne Rose, Winners of the Global Legacy Publisher's Award honored live at the BOOKEXPO's African American Pavilion Awards among the top African American Publishers in History and many honorable guests. We thank Tony & Yvonne Rose for their diligence in bringing the African American Literary Community together at the BOOK EXPO for African American author's works to be recognized internationally. Stay tuned for photos of ALL publishers, authors and publishing industry officials who joined us at Book Expo on this momentous day.
JUST IN: TONY ROSE WINS QBR PHILIS WHEATLEY AWARD
YGA Award Winning Director Rel Dowdell was the last person to interview with Gordon Parks, Sr. and his son before he passed, as well as cast greats like Esther Rolle, and give rise to future star actors in his film, Train Ride on DVD, an Amazon Top #25 Seller which reveals peer and drug abuse on college campuses. Rel continues to be a political voice setting the standards of excellence in the film industry, and while he denounces Blackexploitation films, creators of such works still respect Rel for mentioning their works in the same breath in his widely heard interviews. When Rel Dowdell speaks, the film industry listens. A MUST SEE FILM, now on DVD.
Rel Dowdell is honored as the YGA AWARDS 2007 MAN OF THE YEAR
Dedication is honored to Legends Who Have Passed too Soon!Your Legacy Lives on at Disilgold.com We Salute the YGA! Photo by Heather Covington (Taken at QBR: Phillis Wheatley Awards) Disilgold Soul Literary Review Legacy Event of the Year Other Photos of Gordon Parks by Mr. Seitu Oronde'
Gordon Parks- Photo by Seitu Oronde' for Disilgold SOUL Magazine
Gordon Parks III & David Parks- Photo by Seitu Oronde' for Disilgold SOUL Magazine
Gordon Parks- Photo by Seitu Oronde' for Disilgold SOUL Magazine
Here are all of the attendees and guests of Gordon Parks Funeral!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE! THE 2007 YGA NOMINEES & AWARD WINNERS ARE...
For Immediate Release: (January 5, 2008) When the clock struck 12am Midnight on the cusp of New Year's Eve December 31,2007-January 1, 2008, Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine Celebrated the YGA Award Winners of 2007 on the Literary Legends Ball at www.Disilgold.com with an Online Spectacular Event of the Year honoring awardees in over 250 YGA Award categories, and decided by the prestigious and honorable Disilgold Top Advisory Board. Additionally and in tradition, the TOP 5 AWARD CATEGORIES were decided by the growing community of book lovers, Disilgold Literary Network Association and YOUnity Guild of America Members of Excellence. Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine YGA Awards 2007 TOP 5 AWARD CATEGORY WINNERS were:
1. Deborah Slappey Pitts, voted "Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine YOUnity Guild of America Most Outstanding Book of the Year" for title, Shadow Living, Paintings of Grief which explores a woman's biographical memoir of her account of coping with the sudden death of her young husband which has gone on to receive numerous reviews from national top reviewers and is now a Barnes & Noble best seller receiving critical acclaim and and our pick for an author to watch.
2. Single named author Venesha, voted "Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine YOUnity Guild of America Most Outstanding Author of the Year" for title, Mistress Me, which is an urban couture drama about a woman's journey as the mistress of a wealthy man, quite exciting and a notable favorite of the community represented by Dream Relations and since the Disilgold Soul Magazine Literary Review Top Referred Magazine Award Cover Tribute, has gone on to win more awards and the attention of the entire YGA media community. Venesha has been trademarked titled "THE AUTHORESS" by the Disilgold Community. Look out for this dynamic author on the rise. A Literary Star is born!
3. Lee Bailey, Mastermind creator of EURWEB.com still reigns supreme for quality media news you can trust as an originating resource, former radio host connected to everyone important in the industry and a friend of the Disilgold Soul family. Guests of EURWEB.com headline pages have gone on to meteoric success and Disilgold salutes Lee Bailey with the " Disilgold Soul Literary Review Most OutstandingMedia of the Year."
4. Monica Carter, Publisher, Author and Business CEO Extraordinaire of RootSky Publications, is the "Disilgold Soul Literary ReviewMost Outstanding Business CEO of the Year," catapulting her literary services as a resource for authors and publishers in 2008 and an amazing individual to look out for and support in 2008.
5. Alicia Keys is overwhelmingly voted as the "Disilgold Soul Literary Review Most Outstanding Entertainer of the Year" for her album, As I Am, which boasts quality music and lyrically produced hits like NO ONE.Alicia Keys' sound is universal and world renown. She plays her own instruments, has successfully debuted as an actress, selflessly supports several charities and health awareness events, exudes style and charisma as a role model for youth, infuses Caribbean music with American Pop for a universal vibe and remains unscathed by controversy as the Disilgold family noted, "Angel of R&B/Pop Music" who everyone is routing for Alicia to continue bringing great music, great songs and great performances as she sets of on her worldwide tour. An amazing and gifted singer reminiscent of icons of yesteryear like Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Patti L Belle, Nancy Wilson and Gladys Knight to name a few is born.
Highly anticipated and one of the most exciting online award shows, Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine's YOUnity Reviewers Guild Awards was founded by Heather Covington, author of Literary Divas:™ The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature (www.Amberbooks.comwww.LiteraryDiva.com), A NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATED book for Outstanding Literature, Educator, Promoter, Publisher, Author & Poet; who spearheaded the YGA Awards in 2003, and launched a live YGA Awards Show in 2004, 2005 & 2006 bringing out the most notable professionals and YGA awardees from multi-industries such as Michael Baisden, Tony Rose, Bruce George, Lawrence Wayne, James Lisbon, Layding Kaliba, Heather & Aalim Elitou,Marc Medley, Omar Tyree (Am official judge and co-host), Deborah Peterson, Charlene Luke Skipworth, Rosalind Graves Baker, Helen Foster, Dale Benjamin Drakeford, Baba Evan's Moore, Bea Joyner, Calvin Grace, Denise Campbell, Max Rodriguez, Troy Johnson, Bill Clayton, Charmaine Maraugh, Darshell DuBose Smith, Kenda Okes, Def Jam Poets Karen Roc& Kayo, Angela Darling, Angelique Pickett Henderson, Deborah Maisonet, Gina Philips, Rosette M. Union, Joe James, Glen Thornton, Harold Antoine Anderson, Alex Lopez, Stephanie Wills, Kim Perkins,' Steve Caravello, Francis Ray, William Frederick Cooper (A co-host), Rich Simmons, Sho Love Da Poetic, and many more distinguished guests.
We look forward to another successful YGA AWARDS SHOW 2008.
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YGA AWARD WINNERS 2007
Congratulations to all winners! More to be added momentarily. See you at the same time, same place, next year. For questions, email Disilgold@aol.com or visit www.Disilgold.com.
JUST IN: VENESHA WINS SELF-PUBLISHER AND BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY AWARDS SHOW!
Heather & Aalim Elitou
Miasha & Simon & Schuster Publicist
Susan Taylor & Daughter
Electa Rome Parks
Darren B. Rankins
Unacknowledged awards of awardees contacted have been removed. MOVING ON!
Alex Hairston- Most Outstanding Long Black Fiction Work- "She Creeps"
Alice Dear- Most Outstanding Worldwide Humanitarian of the Year-"Africare" Alicia Keys- Most Outstanding Entertainer of the Year-"As I Am"
Alvin Vincent Grimes- Most Outstanding Intricate Generational Gangster Saga-"Black Pearl"
Barack Obama- Most Outstanding Political Campaign by a Black Male Author
Assuanta Collins- Most Outstanding Independent Small Press of the Year- "Asta Publications"
Basil O' Phillips- Most Outstanding Posthumous Photo Editor of the Year- "Ebony Magazine"
Bea Joyner- Most Outstanding Self-Help Spoken Word Cd-"A Taste of Honey"
Beverly Black- Most Outstanding Anthology of the Year- "Gumbo for the Soul"
Beyonce'- Most Outstanding International Music Artist of the Year-"B-Day" Black Enterprise- Most Outstanding Black Business Publication of the Year
Brian Jordan- Most Outstanding Male Children's Book Author of the Year-"I Told You I Can Play"
Candace K- Most Outstanding Web designing Services of the Year
C& B Book Distributors- Most Outstanding Self-Publishing Services of the Year
Chase Von- Most Outstanding Debut Male Poet of the Year- "Your Chance to Hear the Last Panther Speak"
Cheri Dennis- Most Outstanding Breakthrough Female Artist Single of the Year-"Color of Love"
Chunichi-Most Outstanding Female Street Literature Novelist of the Year
Chris Brown- Most Outstanding Singer & Dance Artist of the Year
Common- Most Outstanding Hip Hop Lyricist of the Year Darline Coupet- Most Outstanding Long Work Romance Novel of the Year- Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Darren B. Rankins-Most Outstanding Spiritual Spoken Word Artist of the Year Darshell DuBose Smith- Most Outstanding Music Instruction Guide
David L.- Most Outstanding Urban Thriller of the Year- "Over Your Dead Body"
*Dashawn Taylor- Most Outstanding National Hip Hop Male Author of the Year
Dawn & Jason Rodriguez- Most Outstanding Family of the Year
Dawn Michelle- Most Outstanding Publicist of the Year- "Dream Relations"
Dena Silver- Most Outstanding Young Adult Spiritual Guide of the Year-"Turning to Prayer"
Deborah Maisonet- Most Outstanding Corporate Website Designer of the Year-"Webfulyours"
Deborah Slappy Pitts- Most Outstanding Book of the Year- "Shadow Living"
Denise Campbell- Most Responsible Drama Fiction Work on Domestic Abuse-"A Woman's Wrath"
Dennis Bell- Most Outstanding R& B Smooth Jazz Album of the Year- "Infinite Embrace"
Denzel Washington- Most Outstanding Film Producer of the Year-"The Great Debators" Electa Rome Parks- Most Outstanding Female Drama Fiction Novelist-"Ladies Night Out"
Electa Rome Parks, Cheryl Robinson, Joya King, Meta Smith- Most Outstanding Short Story Anthology Compilation-"These Are My Confessions"
Elissa Gabrielle- Most Outstanding Romance Erotica Novelist of the Year-"Good to the Last Drop"
Elissa Gabrielle- Most Anticipated Anthology Compilation of the Year- "Triumph of My Soul"
Eric Pete- Most Outstanding Male Drama Fiction Author of the Year- "Blow Your Mind" Fantasia- Most Outstanding Female Actress of the Year- "The Color Purple"
50 Cent- Most Outstanding Hardcover Biographical Work- "50x50"- An Illustrated Autobiography
50 Cent- Most Popular International Hip Hop Single of the Year-"Get Money" Gene Roberts & Hank Klibanoff- Most Outstanding Historical Press Book of the Year-"The Race Beat"
George C. Cook- Most Outstanding Author Interviewer of the Year-"Let's Talk Honestly"
George C. Fraser- Most Anticipated Black Male Author of the Year- "Click"
George C. Fraser- Most Outstanding Business Network of the Year- Fraser Net
Gerald & Eddie Levert, Sr.- Most Outstanding Dual Memoir of the Year-"I Got Your Back"
Harlem Book Fair- Most Outstanding Televised Seminars- "C-Span Book Tv" Heather & Aalim Elitou- Most Outstanding Debut Online Magazine- "Infinite Magazine"
Hip Hop Weekly- Most Outstanding Hip Hop Publication of the Year
Ian Smith, MD- Most Outstanding Humanitarian of the Year-"50 Million Pounds Challenge"
(DR. IAN SMITH SWEEPS OVER 5 MAGAZINE COVERS)
J. Holiday- Most Outstanding Debut Soul/ R&B Ballad of the Year-"Bed" & "Suffocate"
Jay Z.- Most Outstanding Hip Hop Rap Album of the Year- "Blue Magic" Je Caryous Johnson- Most Outstanding Book to Stage Play of the Year-"Men, Money & Gold Diggers"
Jel D. Lewis- Most Outstanding Best Selling Self-Help Romance Book-"Great Sex, Happiness & Marital Bliss"
Jerone L. Davison- Most Innovative Self-Help Book of the Year-"The Spiritual Fragrance of a Woman"
Jewelene Banks- Most Outstanding Made for Cinema Book of the Year- "Spider Web"
Kam Williams- Most Outstanding Independent Movie & Book Review of the Year
Kanye West- Most Outstanding Hip/Hop Rap Artist of the Year-"Graduation" Karrine Steffans- Most Controversial Best selling Memoir of the Year-Video Vixen Diaries
Kashamba Williams-Most Outstanding International Author of the Year-"PreciousTymes Entertainment"
Kelly Starling Lyons- Most Outstanding Debut Children's Book Author of the Year- "One Million Men and Me"
Ken Smikley- Most Outstanding Literary Magazine Publisher of the Year-"Black Issues Book Review" Kenda Bell- Most Outstanding Breakthrough Best selling Novelist of the Year- "There's Always a Reason"
Kenny Leon- Most Outstanding Broadway Play of the Year- "Radio Golf"
Keston Karter- Most Outstanding Celebrity Male Calendar of the Year
Kevin Johnson- Most Outstanding Christian Book Publisher of the Year-"Give God the Glory Series"
Kevin L.- Most Outstanding Indie Hip Hop Gospel Artist of the Year- "SouledOutCd"
Kevin M. Weeks- Most Outstanding Debut Best selling Urban Author of the Year-"The Last Street Novel"
Latrese Carter- Most Popular Debut Book of the Year-"Liar, Liar"
Lawrence Wayne- Most Outstanding Writing Conference of the Year- "Memphis Black Writers Conference" Lee Bailey- Most Outstanding Media of the Year-"EURWEB.com"
Marc Lacy- Most Outstanding Tour by Male Poet of the Year- "Rock & Fire"
Max Roderiguez-Most Outstanding Bookfair of the Year- "Harlem Book Fair" Mary J. Blige- Most Outstanding Soul/ R& B Artist of the Year-"Growing Pains"
Maurice Skillern- Most Inspirational Male Poet of the Year- "Messages: Reflections of Being"
Melissa Forbes- Most Outstanding Typesetting Services of the Year- "Carbon Copy Editing"
Michael Baisden- Most Outstanding Humanitarian Radio Host of the Year- "Jena 6"
Michael Presley- Most Outstanding Urban Contemporary Novelist of the Year
Monica Carter- Most Outstanding Business of the Year- "Rootsky Publishing"
Moses Miller- Most Outstanding Rising Urban Novelist of the Year-"The Trifling Times of Nathan Jones"
Naleighna Kai-Most Outstanding Popular Book of the Year- "Every Woman Needs a Wife"
Nicole Stevenson- Most Outstanding Radio Host of the Year-"First Cut"
Omar Tyree- Most Outstanding Contemporary Urban Street Fiction Author of the Year- "The Last Street Novel"
Oprah Winfrey- Most Outstanding Talk Show Host of the Year- "The Oprah Show"
Paul Robeson, Jr. - Most Outstanding Male Book Cover of the Year & Black Contemporary Non-Fiction Work- "A Black Way of Seeing: From Liberty to Freedom (Cover work by Gordon Parks, Sr.)
Pat G'orge Walker- Most Outstanding Gospel Comedy Book of the Year-"Crusin' on Desperation"
Pat Simmons- Most Outstanding Spiritual Romance Novelist of the YearPublishers Marketing Association- Most Outstanding Catalog Media Mailings for Authors
Raw & Uncut- Most Anticipated Televised Hip Hop Show of the Year- "Starz Channel"
Rel Dowdell- Disilgold Soul Magazine Man of the Year- "Train Ride" Relentless Aaron- Most Outstanding Motivational CD of the Year-"I Did It, You Can Too!"
Rihanna- Most Outstanding Video of the Year- "Shut Up and Dance"
Rick James- Most Outstanding Posthumous Memoir of the Year-"The Confessions of Rick James: Memoirs of a Super Freak"
Rique Johnson- Most Outstanding Murder Mystery Writer of the Year-"Whispers From a Troubled Heart"
Ron Kavanaugh- Most Outstanding Literary Website Design & Promotions for Authors-"MosaicBooks.com"
Rosette M. Union- Most Outstanding Television Producer of the Year-"Literary Living"
Ryan Leslie- Most Anticipated Producer of the Year- "Next Selection"
Saadia Ali Aschemann- Most Outstanding Debut Poetess- "Lavish Lines/Luscious Lies"
Sammie Ward- Most Outstanding Female Self-Publisher of the Year-"Seven Days"
Seitu Oronde- Most Outstanding Celebrity Photographer of the Year-"Oronde Media"
Sha - Most Outstanding Street Fiction Debut Author of the Year- "Harder"
Shang- Most Outstanding Comedian of the Year- "I am Shang"
Shelia Goss- Most Outstanding Book Debut Promotions- "Paige's Web"
Sil Lai Abrams- Most Outstanding Self-Help Memoir of the Year-"No More Drama"
Sonia Booker- Most Outstanding Real Estate Guide of the Year-"Real Estate Wealth Investing in the American Dream"
*Stacy-Deanne- Most Anticipated Author of the Year
Spaceman Patterson- Most Outstanding TV Show Editor of the Year
Stacy-Deanne- Most Anticipated Latin Romance Novelist of the Year Susan L. Taylor-Most Outstanding Magazine Editorial Columnist of the Year-"In the Spirit"
Tavis Smiley- Most Outstanding Male Television Host of the Year-"The Tavis Smiley Show"
Tavis Smiley- Most Innovative Website of the Year- "TavisTalks.com"
Terry O'Neal- Most Outstanding Children's Novel of the Year-"Sweet Lavender"
*Tichaona Chinyelu- Most Outstanding African-American Poetical Work of the Year- "In the Whirlwind"
Time- Most Outstanding Educational Issue-"What Makes us Evil by Jeffrey Kluger Headline Story" & Barack Around the Clock
Tonya Blount- Most Outstanding Independent Talk Show Host of the Year-"The Tonya Blount Show"
Tony Rose- Most Outstanding Global Legacy Publisher of the Year- "ACGI, AmberBooks.com"
Troy Johnson- Most Outstanding Book Promotions of the Year- "AALBC.com"
Tyra Banks- Most Innovative Talk Show Host of the Year- "The Tyra Banks Show"
Venesha- Most Outstanding Author of the Year
Vickie Stringer- Most Outstanding Urban Literature Publisher of the Year
Yvette Hayward- Most Outstanding Literary Awards Show of the Year-"The African American Literary Awards Show"
Yvonne Bridges-Most Outstanding Debut Family Drama Novelist-"Everybody Get's Tired" *Walter Mosley- Most Outstanding Male Adult Erotica Novelist of the Year
Wayne Dawkins- Most Outstanding Male Journalist of the Year- "The NABJ Story"
Wil Smith- Most Outstanding Action Film Actor of the Year-"I Am Legend" Wil Smith & Jada Pinkett- Most Outstanding Celebrity Black Couple of the Year William Frederick Cooper- Most Compelling Drama Fiction Novelist of the Year- "For Every Love there is a Reason"
Zane- Most Outstanding International Multi-Genre Publisher of the Year
Note: Some awards are still pending. Stay tuned.
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DOROTHY GOINS 2006 AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
JUST IN: DOROTHY GOINS GAINS A SYNDICATED INTERVIEW ON THE MICHAEL BAISDEN SHOW!
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