Friday, December 26, 2008

Look for the interview I did with Morris Chestnut on YouTube about the hot new movie. Coming soon....
"NOT EASILY BROKEN" is an uplifting drama about love and family adapted from the book of the same name by renowned pastor and author Bishop T. D. Jakes. Starring Morris Chestnut & Taraji P. Henson.(TRISTAR PICTURES) Rated PG-13. (trailer)
Get this book: "David Mathison's BE THE MEDIA is a text and bible on how modern methods permit every person and organization to reach an audience that only a few years ago was reserved for the multi-billion dollar media conglomerates. It is a reference for uninhibited and unlimited methods that use print, computers, and the whole spectrum of devices right at hand in almost every community and household. It shows how to spread ideas without the traditional massive presses, major networks and commercial studios."
- Ben H. Bagdikian, Author, The New Media Monopoly; Pulitzer prize-winning journalist; Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - Christian Authors Connect on New Social Networking Site - Christian Authors Connect on New Social Networking Site
Detroit, MI ( -, a new online social networking community, allows its member to connect with each other, learn more about the book industry and share personal trials and triumphs in book promotion. founder Pam Perry, said, "Here members will find literary PR experts and fellow authors who are willing to share tips on how to get out there." Perry is a literary publicist, agent and pioneer in the ministry marketing field. Her company, Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc., works with publishers and self-published authors targeting the African American Christian market.

Christian authors, aspiring authors, book club members, book industry professionals, book store owners, freelance writers, graphic artists, journalists, multi-media professionals, publicists and readers will now have the ability to share a platform and connect with one another in a ministry and industry forum.

"The site is unique because it is the only site that provides a social media community for people with a wide range of interests and experience in the book industry - while also encouraging members with Christian love and prayer as they market the message of Jesus," said Perry.

As a social media web site, lets members interact and connect with similar skills and interests while also expanding their databases of professional contacts.

"There are so many gifted, anointed writers out there just waiting to be recognized by the world," said Perry.

"With, people never need give up their hopes and dreams. Our site will take them to the next level, using the power of social networking to get recognized and get connected." also facilitates exposure with industry experts, best-selling authors by giving members the ability to prominently feature contact information and links back to an official web page. There will also be cross promotion on with on The Chocolate Pages Show as well as on other web 2.0 sites such as Myspace, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Promotion on will help people gain exposure for their books which will equate with more book signings, sales and speaking opportunities as well as allowing for the exchange of ideas, innovative branding advice and prayer.

"We encourage everyone to promote their talent and their work via blogs, video or by posting a news items or calendar events. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. We are the children of the dream. Our time has come - and this social network is part of what will make it come true," concluded Perry.

The social network, run through, is available at:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Women of Excellence 2008

Women of Excellence
50 Women of Excellence honored at the Gem Chrystal Johnson

High-heeled decorated chocolate shoes were the signature trademark of the Women of Excellence high tea celebration last Friday at Detroit’s Historic Gem Theatre.

Fifty of Metro Detroit’s professional women were celebrated and awarded with engraved serving trays and decorated chocolate shoes provided by National City Bank, the presenting sponsor.

From Detroit’s Chief of Police Ella Bully-Cummings to Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick these women represented the professionals in our community who continue to strive for excellence.

These African-American women were nominated for their dedication, integrity, high standards, proven records of success, contributions, and unwavering courage as leaders in the African-American community.
Beautiful teacups and fresh flowers graced the tabletops while the women were pampered with champagne, refreshments and decadent deserts. The Michigan Chronicle along with National City, McDonald’s, Global Hue, Carol’s Daughter, Mercedes Benz, Green Room Spa, Mahogany Tasters, Korbel and MGM Grand Detroit Casino produced the special event.

“As we continue to strive for excellence, despite these peculiar times we are living in, let’s remember that we are all women of excellence,” said Cheeks-Kilpatrick.

Detroit’s famous on-air personality, John Mason emceed the event that included more than 150 guests of the honorees.

“We celebrate the Women of Excellence in our community because they are courageous, extraordinary and uphold the highest levels of conviction,” said Karen Love, Chief Operating Officer of the Michigan Chronicle. “We have a sanctuary of professional women in Detroit who continue to help build a community of pillars and for that we are proud.”

This event will mark an annual celebration of such women in Detroit. These women have helped to build, fortify and propel Detroit to its Renaissance. They strut their stuff, wielding their power to build bridges, filling gaps that fortify the community. In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Though I'm grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.” This message was given to the women with their decorated high-heeled chocolate shoes; representing their grace, grandeur, power, elegance and style.

The 2008 Women of Excellence are:
Pamela Alexander, Director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services; Jocelyn Allen, Senior Communications Manager, OnStar; Roberta C. Archer, Judge, Michigan's 36th District Court; Lenora Ashford, Principal, Lewis Cass Technical High School; Christine Beatty, Chief of Staff, City of Detroit; Emma Bell, Chairwoman, Michigan Women's Commission; Delores Bennett, Executive Director & Founder, North End Youth Improvement Council; Carolyn Bogerty, Vice President of Human Resources, American Laser Centers; Betty Brooks, Vice Chairman, Brooks Group International; Ella Bully-Cummings, Esq., Chief of Police, Detroit Police Department; Connie K. Calloway, Ph.D., Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools; Vivian Carpenter, President, Supreme Communications; Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick, Congresswoman, State of Michigan- 13th Congressional District; Georgea Cole, Domestic Violence Home Director, Victory Outreach Detroit; Wanda Cook-Robinson, Superintendent, Southfield Public Schools; Frankie Darcell, Radio Personality, Mix 92.3; Linda D. Forte, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Comerica Bank; Marilyn French Hubbard, Corporate Vice President, Organization and Community Partnerships, Henry Ford Health Systems; Brenda Gilchrist, Marketing Outreach Representative, Detroit Medical Center; Carol Goss, Chief Executive Officer, Skillman Foundation; Karla Hall, Manager, Corporate Contributions & Community Involvement, DTE Energy; Delora Hall-Tyler, President, First Media Group; Barbara Hannah, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Women's Center/Health Care Physicians, PLLC; Kim Harris Jones, Vice President & Chief Controller, Chrysler L.L.C.; Joyce Hayes-Giles, Senior Vice President, Customer Service, Detroit Edison and Michigan Consolidated Gas; Deborah Hunter-Harvill, President, National Alliance of Black School Educators; Diana Jones, Vice President of Community Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Janie Kinloch, Triumph Church; Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale, Managing Partner, Foley & Lardner, L.L.P.; Denise Langford-Morris, Judge, Oakland County Circuit Court; Brenda L. Lawrence, Mayor, City of Southfield; Denise J. Lewis, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn; Bella Marshall, Chief Operating Officer, Wayne County; Patricia Maryland, Dr.P.H., President and Chief Executive Officer, St. John Health; Juanita Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles H Wright Museum of African American History; Carmen N'Namdi, Principal, Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit; Juliette Okotie-Eboh, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs and Administration MGM Grand Detroit Casino; Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., Annette Rainwater, President Emeritus, National Congress of Black Women; Vivian Rogers Pickard, Director, Corporate Relations, General Motors; Suzanne F. Shank, President and Chief Executive Officer (Partner), Siebert Branford Shank & Co., L.L.C., Jennifer Smith, Director of Multicultural Marketing, Pepsi Bottling Group; Angela Spencer Ford, Vice President of PR & Events, GlobalHue; Linda Swanson, Executive Vice President, Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.; Lorna Thomas, M.D., Dermatologist; Kimberly Trent, Director, Governor's Office SE MI State of Michigan; Rhonda Walker, TV News Anchor, WDIV- Local 4; Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Surgeon General, State of Michigan; Sophie Womack, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Detroit Medical Center; Jacqueline Woods, Director, Motorcity Casino.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Marilynn Griffith's New Book: Rhythms of Grace


In a gritty new book from the popular author with a growing African American audience, Marilynn Griffith introduces readers to Grace Okoye, a promising young dancer whose career was cut short by a brutal assault that left her scarred for life. Twenty years later, when her past gets in the way of her happiness, she heeds the invitation of her dance instructor and returns home to help hurting children and rediscover the rhythms of grace. What she doesn’t expect is to meet a man who already seems to know her beat. But for all they share in common, the biggest thing in Grace’s life is noticeably absent in his—faith. She’s finally found the love of her life, but can she choose between him and God?

In Rhythms of Grace (Revell Books, ISBN 978-0-8007-3278-3, Paperback, $12.99), Griffith’s real but redemptive style offers a positive addition to urban fiction where strong characters overcome their broken pasts and inspire readers.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Do you Click? Networking is key to PR - The PR Distinction!

Networking is love in action (see 1 Corinthians 13). The master networker, best-selling author of “Success Runs in Our Race” and publisher of the Success Guide, George C. Fraser said, “I think success really involves the situations you get yourself into and the people you meet. No one can be successful by themselves. It’s the relationships that you develop with the people around you. Throughout my life, I’ve had people who helped me do better.”

Success does run in our race. Fraser has been on a mission to link African Americans together for the betterment of them all. For ten years, he has published The Success Guide to accomplish this goal. More than an upscale directory of contacts, it is the only vehicle that has African American professionals from 7 different countries and 75 cities. “It’s networking in an instant with real people getting real results,” said Fraser. He is also the author of “Click.”

The Bible tells us in Matthew 25:39 to “love your neighbor as yourself.” This is the key to a successful life. Another recurring phrase in the Bible is “one another.” We are to: love, instruct, encourage, stir up, lift up, rejoice with, prefer, serve, pray with, submit to, admonish, minister to, fellowship with and edify ONE ANOTHER. Sounds like networking to me.

Nobody gets to the highest peaks without help of others. Networking is the identification of relationships for the purpose of sharing information and resources. Taking time for people and communicating is the key. Don’t ever get too busy to share information or your wisdom.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Gospel Today - History & Mission

Gospel Today - Publisher is Teresa Hairston, my mentor and friend

It is the mission of GOSPEL TODAY MAGAZINE to provide a quality publication for the Urban Christian Community that informs, inspires, educates, and empowers. The content of GOSPEL TODAY MAGAZINE includes profiles of inspirational subjects, news coverage of events, information and helpful counsel.

Gospel Today Magazine began in 1989. It was originally called THE GOSPEL SCORE, and was a newsletter designed to provide information about Gospel music to a national audience. Teresa Hairston, the founder of the company, had a vision to impact the world with positive information about the Gospel community.The mission of Gospel Today is: “to inspire, inform, empower and educate people toward godly standards of excellence in their daily lives.”

1989, Hairston, a divorced mother of three small children, raised a meager investment of $300. to start the four-page newsletter that she distributed to about 500 Gospel industry “insiders.” That newsletter has now grown and evolved into Gospel Today, an internationally distributed magazine reaching 250,000 people. She has also expanded the company to include several ancillary products. Hairston is recognized as a leader in her field and has built a positive rapport with many other ministries and industry leaders.

History of Gospel TodayBetween 1991 and 1993, SCORE grew from a newsletter into a glossy magazine and increased its advertising and distribution base (newsstand and subscription) significantly.In 1992, SCORE began focusing more on consumer issues in Gospel music; SCOREBOARD, an industry-specific trade publication, was launched.In 1994, SCORE Magazine was retitled Gospel Today and SCOREBOARD was retitled Gospel Industry Today. Gospel Industry Today was absorbed into Gospel Today in 2005.

Between 1995 and 2005 Gospel Today underwent the following changes:

Refocused editorial content from Gospel music to Christian lifestyle

Redesigned the magazine to be newsstand competitive.

Increased marketing efforts; formed strategic alliances with progressive international ministries

Expanded distribution in mainstream outlets (Wal-Mart, Barnes & Nobles, B Dalton, Blockbuster, etc)

Launched Gospel Today TV as a marketing tool for Gospel Today Magazine.

Relocated offices from Nashville, TN to Atlanta, GA (2002)

Increased brand recognition by assisting in the launch/sponsorship of Gospel Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the Gospel Heritage. In 2003, Gospel Today was selected as the OFFICIAL MAGAZINE for T.D. Jakes’ MEGAFEST. The largest Christian Festival in the world. During the next three years, Gospel Today was re-selected. Over 100,000 attendees of MEGAFEST receive a free copy of Gospel Today, as a part of the partnership.

In 2004, Gospel Today restructured it’s advisory board to include key Christian leaders around the country. The new leaders consist of major pastors and organization leaders.

Love from my friends.....

“Pam Perry is the consummate PR professional. She has extensive public relations experience and has carved out a niche for herself with Ministry Marketing Solutions and puts a stamp on everything she does with class and grace. I first met Pam Perry years ago as an intern and was delighted to learn from an expert. She is at the top of her game with the level of results that she delivers to legions of clients all across the US. Mrs. Perry not only delivers results, she exceeds expectations and is capable of handling tasks in any industry with ease. She comes highly recommended and is one of the outstanding Publicists not only in metro Detroit but beyond.”
Lisa .Wilmore, President, Publicist, The Wilmore Agency
“Pam really is a master connector. Within 5 seconds of listening to someone speak on what they are passionate about, she can get them connected with at least 5 other people that can assist them in marketing and attaining their dreams.”
Leah Hubbard, Owner, Wise Administrative Associates

Pam Perry is a consummate professional who not only provides a much needed service, she is a trailblazer. Pam has taken her marketing expertise and her love of ministry and combined the two to create a marketing powerhouse. She provides excellence in service, no matter who you are. Established authors as well as up and coming authors will always receive the individual attention that they deserve. I highly recommend Ms. Perry for all of your marketing needs.”
Jackie Moore, Life & Health Producer/Executive Assistant, Colonial Life
“Pam Perry is the consummate networker. We worked on several projects together for National Association of Black Journalists. She understands the power of networking to make things happen. If I need to connect with someone, I'm pretty sure that Pam can help. You've heard of six degrees of separation? Pam is at about a .5 degree of separation from most folks. A great trait for a marketer to possess!”
Rhonda Welsh, Community Relations/Public Relations, St. John Health

“I simply adore Pam! She is absolutely THE BEST at getting quality publicity for you and your Christian book or novel. How she does it with only 24 hours in each day is still a mystery to me! She is in-the-know, talented, well-connected, creative, and relentless about helping you to promote your work. She's a fierce marketer, but Pam is such a sweetie at heart! She is an extremely loving and generous person. Pam pours out her heart and soul into every project she works on and every person she works with. You cannot go wrong having her working for you.”
Genikwa Williams, President & Founder, Jordan Media Group

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


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