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Dr. John M. Palmer is the President of John Palmer Associates, Inc., a consulting company. Dr. Palmer is also the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM). He is a member of the Board of the Gotham Health FQHC, Inc., of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, and he serves on the New York State Department of Health’s Public Health Health Planning Council as the Vice Chair of the Codes Committee. Dr. Palmer was recently appointed to the board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

Dr. Palmer was the Executive Director of Harlem Hospital Center and the Renaissance Health Care Network for over 12 years, the longest serving Executive Director in the history of both institutions. Dr. Palmer also served as the Executive Director of Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Deputy Regional Director of the New York City Office of the New York State Office of Mental Health and Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services.

Dr. Palmer has master degrees, in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology, as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Derner Institute at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Dr. Palmer is a licensed Psychologist in the State of New York. For two years, he authored a regular column on health and wellness in the Positive Community Magazine. Dr. Palmer has published articles in the Journal of the National Medical Association, the New York University College of Dentistry’s Global Health Nexus Magazine and has presented research at the National Conference of the American Psychiatric Association, the Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy, Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Educations Third Annual Health Disparities Conference, and the Conference on Emergency Preparedness at the Metropolitan College of New York. Dr. Palmer has earned the Advanced Black Belt in Karate.

 
 

Faith Evans is the ultimate multi-hyphenate: multiple platinum selling and Grammy Award winning recording artist; New York Times best-selling author; television producer; mother of four; and entrepreneur. With a career spanning almost two decades in the music industry, Evans' newly released GRAMMY nominated project, Faith Evans: R&B Divas, features the hit single, "Tears of Joy" and serves as a companion album to her new hit reality docu-series, R&B Divas. The charity compilation album put together by Evans, boasts features from her fellow cast mates Monifah, Syleena Johnson, KeKe Wyatt & Nicci Gilbert, and special guest appearances by Fantasia & Kelly Price. A portion of the album's proceeds will benefit the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative & Performing Arts, in East Orange, NJ. Faith serves as Executive-Producer of the R&B Divas Franchise (R&B Divas ATL & LA). Both shows debuted with groundbreaking numbers. R&BDivas shattered TV One's ratings becoming the most-watched original premiere in the network's history. 

Faith Evans: R&B Divas is the follow up release to "Something About Faith," which debuted at no. 1 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart and earned Faith a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her single "Gone Already." In addition, Evans' impressive discography boasts three Platinum-certified albums - "Faith," "Keep The Faith" and "Faithfully," a Gold-certified "The First Lady", the holiday classic, "A Faithful Christmas.” 

Faith is a seven-time Grammy nominee and winner for "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" in 1998 for "I'll Be Missing You," where she paid homage to her late husband, Hip-Hop legend Notorious B.I.G. It is undeniable that Faith Evans is a multifaceted creative force. Having experienced life’s greatest highs and lows throughout her storied career, what has been consistent in her world and also her greatest source of power can be summarized in one word -- “FAITH.”

THIS JUST IN!!!!!- - - - -

Just days before attending the 56th Annual Grammy Awards as a nominee for Best R&B Album for the release of Faith Evans: R&B Divas, R&B’s resident First Lady, announced to her fans via twitter (@FaithEvans), that she is currently finishing her 8th studio album, Incomparable set for release in 2014!!!  She has also confirmed collaborations on this album with Missy Elliot, Jazmine Sullivan, Karen Clark-Sheard, and BSlade (formerly known as Tonex) to name a few.  Look for the single available everywhere, THIS SPRING!!! 

 

 
 

Dr. Ian Smith is the author of the no. 1 New York Times Bestsellers SHRED: THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET, and SUPER SHRED: The Big Results Diet.  He is a co-host of the Emmy winning daytime talk show, The Doctors.  He also served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1’s highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club, and is the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile.  He was also appointed by President Obama to a second term on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.  Dr. Ian is a medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show Rachael Ray and the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show HealthWatch on American Urban Radio Networks.  Dr. Smith is a former medical correspondent for NBC News network and for NewsChannel 4 where he filed reports for NBC's Nightly News and the Today show as well as WNBC's various news broadcasts.  He has appeared extensively on various broadcasts including The Oprah Show, The View, The Tyra Banks Show, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, and Showbiz Tonight. He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Men’s Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, People, Essence, Ebony, University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway, Cosmopolitan, and Black Enterprise.

A highly-sought after speaker, Dr. Smith's work has been honored by several organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his coverage on the momentous events beginning on Sept. 11, 2001.  He is also very active in charitable causes.  Dr. Smith has served on the boards of the American Council on Exercise, the New York Mission Society, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, and The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.

Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB and received a master’s in science education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith is the author of 11 books, 5 of them #1 New York Times Bestsellers including Super SHRED: The Big Results Diet, Shred: The Revolutionary Diet, The Fat Smash Diet, Extreme Fat Smash Diet, and The 4 Day Diet.  He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Blackbird Papers (2005 BCALA fiction Honor Book Award winner). Follow Dr. Ian on Twitter: @DrIanSmith, Instagram: DoctorIanSmith, website: www.shredlife.com.

 

 
 

Big Tigger, the Official DJ and in game host for the Washington Wizards, has earned a name for  himself as one of radio and television’s most distinctive personalities. His Djing and hosting talents keep him in demand for celebrities from Shaquille O’Neal to Michael Jordan, as well as corporate entities such as Nike and Macy’s. He reaches millions of fans weekly as the host of his internationally syndicated countdown show, Live In The Den With Big Tigger”, as well as his Emmy winning entertainment TV program on DC’s CW50 Network, “Direct Access with Big  Tigger”.
   
Well-known for his silky smooth tenor, Big Tigger entered the television scene performing voiceovers for  BET in 1997, while still working the radio circuit. Within 2 years, fans were watching him on-camera, on Rap City’s “Hip Hop News” segment. From there, he swiftly advanced to become the co-host in its 10th season. Internal changes at BET led to the reform of Rap City into “Rap City:  Tha Bassment”.  As host, Big Tigger was a prime factor in the show’s success as the longest-running nationally televised hip-hop show.  After a 6 year run Rap City: Tha Bassment, which featured the hottest DJs and artists in hip-hop, plus the very popular “Booth” segment allowing the multi-faceted veejay to showcase his freestyle talents, aired its final program on January 17,  2005. From there he would go on to host “BET Style” and the ever popular “106 & Park” on BET from 2005 - 2007 as well as numerous special projects including “The Blueprint” and “Spring Bling”. He served as the Co-host and “Voice” of the 2011 Soul Train Awards alongside Cedric “The Entertainer”  and for the 2013 Soul Train Awards  he was the show’s DJ  in addition to his duties an associate producer. This year at the BET Awards he hosted the BET Awards Post Show, in addition to BET Centric Acoustic Soul Showcase.

Big Tigger’s newest radio endeavor as of Jan 2013 is “ The Big Tigger Show”, which airs Mon-Friday (2-6pm) on V-103 CBS/Atlanta.

A natural in front of the camera, Big Tigger has been chosen for commercial and television roles;  highlights include a national Reebok commercial, a guest star appearance on The Dave Chappelle Show, and recently serving as an entertainment insider for NBC Washington’s News 4 at 4.  Recently, Tigger expanded his acting resume has  with his role in the feature film “Where Is The Love, and his role in the upcoming film  “Drumline 2”.

As DJing is one of this Bronx, NY native’s 1st loves, Big Tigger has once again embraced that part of his life as the, and recently hired for the 2013-14 season resident DJ for Atlanta Hawks and for the WNBA Dream, after being the 5 year resident DJ for the Washington Wizards and a Cirocboyz DJ for over 3 years.  Presently he is a member of the Core DJs and  Monster DJs. Some of his more notable Dj credits include:

Congressional Black Caucus Official Black Party Sept 2013
Congressional Black Caucus Inaugural Ball Jan 2013
The 2012 World Basketball Festival in Washington DC July 2012
*The Washington Redskins “All-Star Survivors Celebration” 2012 Charity Event!

 *The Shaq All Star Comedy Jam Tour - 2011-2012
*The Summer Soul Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2009-2010
*Washington DC Niketown Grand Opening 2012
*The 2004 NBPA All Star Players’ Ball

Big Tigger also began offering FREE Podcast Mixes available on iTunes at BT RADIO and on www.podomatic.com/bigtiggershowbeginning in December 2011. To date, he has accumulated nearly 1.8 MILLION downloads of those mixes to date. (12/1/12)

Out of his genuine  concern for the community and youth, Big Tigger organized The Street Corner Foundation (SCF),  a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Complimenting a variety of testing initiatives, SCF and Big Tigger launched an annual three-day charity event in Washington, DC in 2002.  Attended by celebrities from the worlds of music, sports and film/television, the weekend highlights include: HIV/AIDS Testing Program, Youth Sports Clinic, Private Welcome Reception & Silent Auction, HIV/AIDS Panel Discussion, Sponsors Luncheon, and All Star Celebrity Basketball Game. Big Tigger’s 9th Annual Celebrity Classic, was last held in Washington, DC on June 10-13, 2010.

During Big Tigger’s downtime, he enjoys motorcycle riding, cars, gadgets, playing basketball, softball, football, and participating in charitable events.

Whether he’s on the radio or  television, emceeing, DJing or hosting, Big Tigger leaves a lasting impression in the minds of millions of fans.