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If this is your first visit to the website of Sacculturalhub.com WELCOME and we hope that you are also aware of our monthly publication, Sacculturalhub.com Urban Entertainment Newspaper.  June is Black Music Month and our newspaper is loaded with fantastic, in-depth articles, including the feature about local artists who were awarded the winner and finalists of The Hub's Choice of Sacramento's 2007 Black Music Artist of the Year contest.  We are so happy to be in our 5th year of being online and now in our second year of publishing and proud to celebrate Black Music Month with our June 2007 issue.  In addition to the feature article, staff writer Keadrian Belcher-Harris had a chance to interview one of Sacramento's local DJs--DJ Symphony, from Brooklyn, N.Y.--and got the inside scoop that takes more than spinning records to get a party bumpin' and found out what's going on in the life a Sacramento DJ.

I wish to congratulate all preschool, junior high, high school and college graduates.  Education is power, and it's important for all of us to be empowered.

Author Ben Sweetland said, "We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own."  Education is the shining light that can illuminate your path, leading you on a journey that can better your opportunities, your means and, in turn, your community.  To secure a stable and lucrative future, including a career that is prosperous and satisfying, it is with education that you can achieve your goals.

I can remember when I participated in the Black Graduation Ceremony at San Jose State University in May 1999.  It was da' bomb!  This was a major milestone and one of the best moments in my life, and I was proud to share it with my family--my grandmother, uncle and cousins--and friends.  It was such a happy and glorious occasion to see an auditorium full of thousands of Black people who celebrated and honored the ceremony of hundreds of Black college graduates.  When my name was called, and I walked to the stage to receive my diploma, my family stood up and roared with excitement.  I had a smile from ear to ear!

When my diploma was placed in my hand, it became the torch that not only lights my path, but the paths of others. My accomplishments--an yours--can lead the way for those in our community.

And I would like to send a shout-out to all the fathers of Sacramento--Happy Father's Day!

Get ready for a hot summer of fun in Sacramento.  Don't miss the Juneteenth Festival at William Land Park, the Meadowview Jazz Festival at Cosumnes River College, the California State Fair at Cal Expo and several concerts coming to SacTown!

STAY-IN-THE-KNOW at Sacculturalhub.com with what’s happening for African Americans in the Greater Sacramento Valley Region. Become an official subscriber of the Sacculturalhub.com Urban Entertainment Newspaper so that you receive this publication in your mailbox each month. Be sure to also patronize our advertisers in this issue and future issues as they support the mission/vision of Sacculturalhub.com.

True Blessings!

CEO and Founder Pleshette Robertson

The Hub is proud to announce its endorsement for the Sacramento for Obama '08 campaign.  The campaign headquarters is located at The Loft, 727 1/2 J Street in Downtown Sacramento, and is the site for business affairs and fund-raising coordination.  For more information regarding the Sacramento for Obama '08 campaign, visit www.sacramentoforobama.com.

Kelvin Powell, owner and CEO, and Katanya Maina, Events Director Consultant opened The Loft in January, which is a new entertainment and events center, complete with VIP rooms.  With a capacity of 300-500 people, The Loft provides space for weddings, dinner banquets, parties and business meetings.  For more information, visit www.loftonj.com or call (916) 444-0424.

True Blessings!

CEO and Founder Pleshette Robertson

 

Best-selling author T.D. Jakes in one of his latest books, "Reposition Yourself: Living LifeCEO & Founder of Sacculturalhub.com - Pleshette Robertson Without Limits" is a must read.  I've been reading bits and pieces of the book after hearing from my sister about some of the most powerful and profound statements made in this book.  I'm so excited about the simple words of wisdom that T.D. Jakes offers to us in every aspect of life.

We are in the process of respositioning the status of Sacculturalhub.com.  It's all about "Shifting Gears and Changing Lanes--Repositioning Yourself for What's Around the Next Corner" (Chapter 6).

Be sure to watch for new and upcoming projects sponsored by Sacculturalhub.com.  The new name of our publication is now Sacculturalhub.com's Urban Entertainment Magazine. Pick up the August 2007 issue.  We've got a new attitude, and we are determined to keep you informed about the urban lifestyle of African-Americans living in the Sacramento Valley Region.  If you just moved to Sacramento and you want to learn about who's who, what's what and where the excitement is for Black folks in the capitol city, bookmark Sacculturalhub.com and check our site at least once a week.   See what you've been missing and see photos of local residents and beautiful people at past events in The Hub's Photo Gallery.

True Blessings!

Pleshette Robertson, CEO & Founder

Holiday Greetings & THANK YOU to the Hub Fans, Hub Partners, and allCEO & Founder - Pleshette Robertson - Sacculturalhub.com of the wonderful people who attended and supported Sacculturalhub.com's 1st inaugural event -- 2007 Hub Choice Awards:

The Founder of Sacculturalhub.com, Pleshette Robertson, would like to sincerely APOLOGIZE for the oversight of not publicly recognizing, with a formal stage presentation, each and every hair salon and barbershop that was listed as a nominee and also announcing the winner at the Hub Choice Awards on Sat-12/1 at Sacramento High School Auditorium.

The WINNER for Best Barbershop was "Brother's Place" located in South Sacramento.

The WINNER for Best Hair Salon was "Another Look Hair Salon" with two locations in Midtown Sacramento and South Sacramento.

From year one, when the Sacculturalhub.com website launched in March 2002, the salon and barbershop industry have been a huge supporter of Sacculturalhub.com.  For myself and so many others I know the salon and barbershop has served as the "Black Country Club" of laughter, excitement, drop-in counseling center, and entertainment.  See listings of all nominees in all categories.

I, Pleshette, was so overwhelmed with excitement and joy during my closing speech at the end of the show that I forgot to mention these additional THANK YOUS and SPECIAL APPRECIATIONS to the following folks for adding to the success of the awards show:

  • Our incredibly funny GUEST MC and one of my favorite comedians from BET's Comic View -- Cory Crenshaw
  • The BEST of Celebrity Host MCs --Tommie Goss of 103.5 The Bomb's Gospel Express Show Radio Host and Adrienne Bankert of KCRA 3 Traffic Anchor and/or Reporter
  • DJ Gino - our Sound Manager
  • The wonderful jazz band - The Garrett Perkins Jazz Project
  • Our celebrity star guest performers - Grammy Award Nominee R&B Artist, Carl Thomas and Amar Khalil of Toni Tony Tone
  • All of the Presenters and all of our Model Escorts
  • Photographers Ray Johnson and Khiry Malik, and our videographer, Charles White
  • Premiere Promotions for presenting and hosting the official Awards Show Mixer/Party
  • Graphic Designer - Reese Roundtree
  • All of our presale ticket locations: Another Look Hair Salon, The Vault, Underground Books, Diversity Salon & Spa, and Sandra Dee's Seafood & BBQ
  • Rick Warren for his inspiration, insight and ongoing advice/consultation on the overall management of the Awards Show
  • All of our advertisers in the December 2007 issue of the Sacculturalhub.com Urban Entertainment Magazine
  • Tree of Hope Funding for their continued financial support and business consultation

We hope that everyone enjoyed the 2007 Hub Choice Award Show and the After Party Mixer.  Please take the time to complete the Post Awards Show Survey to let us know your opinions about the Awards Show.  The photos from the Awards Show will be posted in The Hub's Photo Gallery very soon.  See my entire Thank You e-blast announcement about the Hub Choice Awards.

True Blessings,

Pleshette Robertson, CEO & Founder of Sacculturalhub.com