Victory at Indie Fashion Week

The final show of Indie Fashion Week was a victory.

Producer Harley Morgan and his team really gave the audience something to talk about and created a platform for new and indie designers to showcase their work.

This year’s show was held at the Dance Place Theater, a unique venue option which allowed all attendees a great view of the stage. The VIP attendees felt very important as they were ushered inside, escorted to the first four rows and given a swag bag filled with goodies including Emerge the Magazine.  The flashing lights and tripods of the many photographers in attendance snapping pictures gave the atmosphere the feel comparable to that of NY Fashion Week. Serving as Emcee, Mr.Morgan’s excitement was evident throughout the evening as he enthusiastically described the designs with clarity and spoke eagerly about all the designers. The timing of the designers showcasing their work was brilliant. The audience was entertained with brief skits about Prince and domestic violence paying homage to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month while dancers floated across the stage. The connection between Prince, the color purple, and domestic violence awareness was well blended. The lighting gave that theatrical ambiance. The audience felt very engaged and the wow factor was definitely in the air.

This was an overall amazing event and Harley Morgan is definitely one to watch as he continues to emerge in the world of fashion. We commend Harley Morgan and his team on having a successful third cycle of Indie Fashion Week and creating a platform for new and hardworking fashion designers. This week is a must attend.


April is Stress Awareness Month

April 1 – 30, 2016 we recognize stress awareness month. Entrepreneurs and business owners are under constant stress. Throughout the month Emerge the Magazine will be sharing tips on how to relieve stress. We will end the month with our first annual Zumba Networking event.

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Listen to Music

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a stressful situation, try taking a break and listening to relaxing classical music. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body, can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress.

We recommend cello master Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach, but if classical really isn’t your thing, try listening to ocean or nature sounds. It may sound cheesy, but they display similar relaxing effects to music.


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The Black Women in Jazz Open Golf Classic

The Black Women in Jazz Open Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the North Fulton Golf Course

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in Atlanta, GA. A proceeds from this tournament will benefit the A Change Generation. A Change Generation Non-
Profit which supports Foster Care Program Young Adults who leave the Foster Care Program and transitions to independent Adults.

Atlanta, GA, March 2, 2016 -For Immediate Release: Golf tournament to benefit A Change Generation Foundation The 1st Annual Black Women in Jazz Open Golf Classic invites golfers to the 1st Annual Black Women in Jazz Open Golf Classic on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the North Fulton Golf Course in Atlanta, GA.

Golfers who participate will win the satisfaction of helping a charitable organization because a portion of the proceeds from this tournament will benefit A Change Generation Non-Profit which supports Foster Care Program Young Adults who leave the Foster Care Program and transitions to independent Adults..

Shotgun scramble time is 8 a.m. The registration fee of $185 includes the greens fee for 18 holes of golf on the beautiful North Fulton Golf course. An Honors Luncheon will follow at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, when players finish their rounds of play.

This year, the golfer who gets closest to the pin on the 5th and 17th holes will win a prize. In addition, there will be prizes for the first and second low score foursome as well as the longest drive. Tee signs are available for $50.

Sponsorships and Advertising opportunities are available. For more information and reservations, call Sha Battle at (770.904.9599 or visit us at and click the tab Black Women In Jazz Open Golf Classic. The Black Women in Jazz Open Golf Classic is a part of the 3rd Annual Black Women In Jazz & The Arts Awards.

About A Change Generation:

A Change Generation Independent Living Program provides young adults the opportunity to practice daily living skills and prepare for the future in a semi-supervised apartment setting. Young adults enrolled in the program will share a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1300 sq. ft., fully furnished apartment at no cost to them. Young adults have access to program staff 24 hours/ 7 days a week and services to meet their individualized needs. It is the goal of the program to meet our mission by providing young adults with a supportive living environment, superior case management, therapeutic services, community integration, and living skill development to ensure their successful transition into adulthood.

About Black Women In Jazz:

Black Women In Jazz & The Arts Awards Association was created to assist in meeting the unmet needs of women in jazz and the arts professionals. We create a greater awareness by honoring the many contributions of black female artists and related professionals globally. Black Women In Jazz & The Arts Awards Association strives to spotlight the awesome work of females in the arts, jazz vocalists, female jazz instrumentalists, composers, producers, in dance, theater, film, music, and visual arts, who may have gotten lost in the shuffle of time as well as artists who are currently in the spotlight.

Through various networking events, education and training, seminars, workshops, award galas, features and interviews, concerts and more, we want to ensure that women are honored as a vital part of the past, present, and future of jazz and the arts. African Descendants include: African American, Afro-Mexican, Afro-Latino, Afro- Argentine, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-European, Afro Bolivian, Afro-Colombian, Afro-Guyanese, Afro-Peruvian, Afro-Bahamian, Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Dominican, Afro-Puerto Rican, Afro-Saint Lucian, Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonian, Afro-Vincentian Afro-Asian, Italians of African descent, Afro-Greeks, Afro-French, Afro-Germans, Black British.

Black Women In Jazz & The Arts Association

Contact: Sha Battle


Phone: 678.913.6194

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