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Auntie Karen's Place TV Show

With the help of various Auntie Karen characters, students can explore important life skills through topics such as music, health, financial literacy and emergency preparedness.

The series is housed on Knowitall.org, where it was featured as part of ETV's Streamline Series.

 

Civil Rights Oral History Project

The Auntie Karen Foundation partnered with the State Department of Education to highlight the experiences of eight key South Carolinians during the Civil Rights movement.

 

Young Entrepreneurs (YE) Biz Chats

Join The Auntie Karen Foundation as they explore the entrepreneurial spirits of fellow students and past young entrepreneurs. Inspired by the annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference, YE Biz Chats seek to gain direct insight into the minds of ambitious students and dive deeper into their passions.

 
YE Biz Chats S1 E9   Sheldon Ferguson
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YE Biz Chats S1 E9 Sheldon Ferguson

Sheldon Ferguson Artist, Guitarist and Producer Sheldon Ferguson is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, international recording artist and multi- platinum selling producer. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Sheldon currently calls Atlanta, Georgia home. His music has sold in over 70 countries and made it into the Top 10 on the Smooth Jazz Global Listener Chart. Sheldon has also produced music for Travis Scott, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and many more. Sheldon played guitar on the soundtrack for Oprah Winfrey's Greenleaf and appeared on the show during seasons 2 and 3. Sheldon Ferguson's latest album is entitled Love Languages. This project features guest appearances from 10 incredible R&B vocalists as well as two saxophone features from the sensational Allan Knighton and Walter Beasley. All songs were written and produced by Sheldon Ferguson himself, making it an album that you simply must hear. Love Languages is available now on iTunes, Amazon and all streaming platforms. For more information, contact Sheldon Ferguson Direct: (803)-422-7412 sheldonferguson.com IG: @sheldonferg The Auntie Karen Foundation is a global, 501(c) 3 charitable corporation based in Columbia, SC. To learn more about the Auntie Karen Foundation, visit www.auntiekaren.org. #thinkbigknowbigger ### Video Credits:  Sheldon Ferguson (Interviewee) Karen Alexander-Banks (Interviewer) Lisa Macon (Research) Nina Rutherford (Post Production Editing) Auntie Karen Foundation (Producer)
AK YE Biz - S1 E8 Brian McQueen
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AK YE Biz - S1 E8 Brian McQueen

AK YE Biz Chat S1 E8- Brian McQueen Auntie Karen YE Biz Chat: Where Are They Now Edition featuring Brian McQueen. Brian is a bass-baritone opera singer from Columbia, South Carolina currently living in New York, New York. In this episode, Brian chats with Guest Host Sha’Ante Graham from The University of South Carolina. About Brian McQueen Brian McQueen is a bass-baritone currently residing in New York City. A frequent performer of recital, concert, and opera, Brian made is operatic debut as Thierry in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites with the Lyric Opera Theatre at Arizona State University. They also performed the role of the Peruckenmaker in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with the same company. Other roles include Zuniga in Bizet's Carmen with the Janiec Opera Company, Balthazaar in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors for the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts' Winter Series, both Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute and John Shears in Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan with Miami University Opera. In concert, Brian performed at both the Manchester Literary Festival and Poetry International(London, UK) as the bass soloist in the premiere of WISTERIA, poetry by Kwame Dawes and music by Kevin Simmonds. Additionally, Brian was featured recording of selected songs from WISTERIA for BBC Radio. Brian worked again with both Dawes & Simmonds, performing as the bass soloist for the premiere of Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, commissioned by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis. Other concert performances include the bass soloist in Kurt Weill’s Das Berliner Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. An admirer of poetry & song, Brian is a frequent recitalist & recipient of the Artist in Residence with Tohno International Arts Association. In September 2018, Brian premiered an original performance piece "We Wear the Masc" at Anita's Way in NYC. Brian has been a fellow with Emerging Leaders in New York Arts (ELNYA) & is currently Artist-in-Residence with ChaShaMa in NYC. They have performed with The Dream Unfinished, Trilogy: An Opera Company, & were most recently seen in concert with New Camerata Opera. BA in Music-University of South Carolina, MM in Voice-Miami University of Ohio, alum--Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.  The Auntie Karen Foundation has presented the annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference. This innovative conference brings youth, ages 7 to 22, from across the region together to foster economic empowerment. The Auntie Karen Foundation is a global, 501(c) 3 charitable corporation based in Columbia, SC. To learn more about the Auntie Karen Foundation, visit www.auntiekaren.org. #thinkbigknowbigger ### Video Credits: Brian McQueen (Interviewee) Sha’Ante Graham (Interviewer) Lisa Macon (Research) Karen Alexander-Banks (Post Production Editing) Auntie Karen Foundation (Producer) Contact: Brian McQueen Email: bravomcqueen@gmail.com www.briancmcqueen.com
AK YE Biz Chat S1 E7- Sergio Hudson
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AK YE Biz Chat S1 E7- Sergio Hudson

Auntie Karen YE Biz Chat S1 E7 – Sergio Hudson Auntie Karen YE Biz Chat: Where Are They Now Edition featuring Sergio Hudson. Sergio Hudson is a Luxury Women's ready-to-wear label designed and produced entirely in Los Angeles. Composed of jaw dropping statement pieces, and wardrobe staples. The collections masterful use of color, and silhouette, makes the Hudson woman stand out from the rest. Every garment is carefully designed and crafted to exude power and sexiness, while maintaining elegance, and class, when a woman purchases a Sergio Hudson piece she can be assured she is acquiring a show stopping look made from the best quality materials, that will stand the test of time. In this episode, Sergio chats with Guest Hosts Sha’Ante Graham, Gillian Haviland and Addison Bryant from The University of South Carolina. About Sergio Hudson Born in the mid 80’s, Sergio Hudson always had a broad perspective of Rock & Roll fashion, admiring icons such as Gianni Versace and Grace Jones. At a young age it was evident that he was destined for a career in Fashion. After attending Design School in Atlanta, GA, Hudson’s career shifted into overdrive when he was chosen as an alternate contestant, on Bravo TV's “Styled to Rock”. The fashion based docu-series allowed him the opportunity to work with celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne and Pharell Williams, just to name a few. Hudson advanced throughout the competition and became the winner, after his designs were chosen by singer, fashion icon, and executive producer Rihanna. In 2014 Hudson Launched his namesake Ready-to-wear collection, establishing a aesthetic defined by emaculate tailoring, infusions of androgyny, paired with overtly sexy silhouettes. His vision is to bring back the joy of dressing. He is doing just that, one collection at a time. Sergio became a part of the Auntie Karen Foundation is 20?? The Auntie Karen Foundation has presented the annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference. This innovative conference brings youth, ages 7 to 22, from across the region together to foster economic empowerment. The Auntie Karen Foundation is a global, 501(c) 3 charitable corporation based in Columbia, SC. To learn more about the Auntie Karen Foundation, visit www.auntiekaren.org. #thinkbigknowbigger ### Video Credits: Sergio Hudson (Interviewee) Sha’Ante Graham (Interviewer) Gillian Haviland (Interviewer) Addison Bryant (Interviewer) Lisa Macon (Research) Karen Alexander-Banks (Post Production Editing) Auntie Karen Foundation (Producer) Contact: Sergio Hudson Collections, LLC Email: info@sergiohudson.com www.sergiohudson.com

Gordon's
Healthy Living Blog

Learn more about the importance of eating fresh, healthy foods through Gordon's personal blog.  Follow along as Gordon embarks on his journey to live a healthier life and shares his favorite recipes.