• Love & Pest Control – Starring Tito and Yolanda Dunn

    -As Seen in the April 2015 issue of The INDIEgator Tito and Yolanda Dunn, Owners of Leave Me Bee Pest Control in Aurora, Illinois We've seen it all haven't we? Love & Basketball (one of my favorite movies)... Love & Hip Hop... Love and War... Well here's a new one for you: Love & Pest Control? Ok it's not really a movie, but I am sure there's a script in there somewhere. If there is one thing I am totally a sucker for, it’s a true genuine love story. When that story happens to feature a Power Couple working together as Entrepreneurs to secure their future, live out their dreams AND provide an invaluable service to their community all at the same time…"Love Button!" As we mentioned previously in our interview with Spoken Word Artist Chill, during his “Street Gospel” album release event in Aurora, IL this past February, I sat at a table next to Tito and Yolanda Dunn. They are a Husband and Wife team, the Owners of Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc. and were the

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  • Filmmaker MaLissa Alexander on Changing the World

    MaLissa Alexander (far left) was born in Houston, TX and is a very humble proud parent of three school aged boys. She’s had a passion for writing since the age of 11. Her dream is to see her stories brought to life on the big screen. Using the knowledge she’s developed over the years, including hands on trial, error and God given talent, MaLissa established RGG Media Group. With this movement, she hopes to not only live her dreams, but to allow others the chance to live theirs as well; one film at a time. The INDIEgator wanted to know more about her company's mission and the following are her responses to our interview. Love this Interview? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/u00dRj or http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4554 by MaLissa Alexander What inspired me to begin writing at such a young age was my English Teacher Ms. Wolfskill at Fondren Middle School.  When she introduced writing to me, it changed my life. For the first time I was actually good at something

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  • Filmmaker DeWayne Etheridge on Determination

    By Kitty Y. Williams Originally from Washington, D.C., independent Filmmaker DeWayne Etheridge currently resides in Charlotte, N.C. where he is living out his dreams of Writing, Directing and Producing several independent movies. His journey in filmmaking began after he graduated from high school in 1999 and reached a crossroads in trying to determine what do with his life. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do career wise after finishing school, but I always loved to write stories and watch movies when I was younger. I decided initially to become a music video Director but that was short lived.” Etheridge then made the decision to take his love of writing stories and movies into a career and enrolled in classes at a local cable access channel called CTV in 2002. While there, he learned the rules of basic camera movements, lighting, editing and sound. In addition, he took what he learned about the proper format of Screenplay writing and began writing his own for a

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  • Catching Up With Keisha and Caneil

    Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3706 We caught up with our friend and previous feature Actor & Poet Chill to see what's new in his world. We're also introducing you to Actress & Model Keisha Rose (Rolls) who is in the Chicago area as well. They are both constantly on the move and living out their dreams. Currently both Artists are represented by Moore Talent Management. Photo Credt: Donnell Collins ACTOR and POET CANEIL “CHILL” (OLIVER) has been quite busy lately performing in several TV Shows, Stage Plays and traveling since we last featured him in The INDIEgator (Issue #1). He has continued to perform his powerful Spoken Word around the nation and has a new CD coming out in August 2014 entitled Street Gospel. In a progressive pursuit of his Acting career, Caneil also took some time out to act in the movie Madison and State. In addition, he is currently a cast member of the stage play The Black Social Network Directed by Christopher Nolen and

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  • Pieces of Reese: Remembering Reese Kirkland II (Tawab Rawchaa)

    Article Shortlink: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3989 Comment and Share Below!!! Actual True Story: On Saturday, February 22nd 2014 our Friend, former Producer and Co-Host Reese Kirkland Jr. (also known by his Hebrew name: Tawab Rawchaa) was murdered while picking up his daughter from his ex-girlfriend's house for his regularly scheduled weekly visit. In honor of our Brother, our YouTube playlist above is a collection of videos that we have from when Reese filmed his special informative segment "The Real With Reese" on The Kitty Williams Show. This playlist will also include videos we've found from around the web that mention or show tribute to Reese while he was living and the circumstances surrounding his unexpected passing as well. Please check back regularly for updates. by Kitty Y. Williams That First Time... I remember the first time I met Reese Kirkland. In the summer of 2011, a friend of mine had just become partners with a local television station and was holding

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  • Mz Fee’s Grown Folks Party

    - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3965 We first came across Mz Fee years ago during a 3PG Big Phat Block Party held in September 2007. She's been in the Entertainment industry for years now promoting independent Artists across the world via Radio, Internet Radio, Club Showcases, Block Parties and other mediums. Our Music Editor Austyn "MrBugz" Jeter caught up with Mz Fee to learn what events led up to her getting into this field of work and what plans she has for the future of her company and endeavors. Austyn: Mz Fee, How did you get started in the Radio/DJ industry? Mz Fee: My late husband Kevin "KP" Ener had an Indie Record label along with his business partner Sean "Bdash3" Whittington. We were tired of going to mainstream radio stations asking for air play only to be told to go out, make some noise in the streets and then come back. With a city as big as Houston, you'd go broke trying to do that off of the income that we had coming in. After realizing

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  • Tajoure Management’s Path to Success

    - As seen in the January 2014, Business Edition issue of The INDIEgator. - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3833 Tremayne Colgate (aka Colgate Smilez) started his company, Tajoure Management, in 2012 and is based out of Houston, TX. His firm specializes in Marketing, Advertising and Talent Management with the motto of “Let Us Lead You To Success”. Tajoure Management has a diverse portfolio including work with Small Business owners, Medium sized Businesses and Performing Artists. With one-on-one consultations, they will clarify your goals and as a team will coordinate with you on how to make your business successful on a budget you can afford. The INDIEgator: How important is it for Entertainers to have proper management? Colgate: Every single Talent, especially Independent Talents, needs to have proper management.  I'm not talking about a friend or family member that they like having around. I'm referring to a person who knows about the

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  • Grown Folks Only: What’s In YOUR Bedroom?

    - As seen in the January 2014, Business Edition issue of The INDIEgator. - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3531 (Note:  You can skip right to the Interview on Page 2) Business Review: On Saturday, September 7th, 2013, The INDIEgator Magazine attended the Bedroom Kandi "Ladies Night" Launch Party, hosted by our friend Michele Thompkins. The theme was mature, educational conversation about Sex and how to spice things up in your bedroom. This was a classy event which took place in a Fabulous upscale neighborhood in Sugar Land, TX. The whole setup was very Beautiful and Tasteful, the Dessert selections were quite Creative and Artistic. We loved it! Nothing was awkward despite the fact that this was our very first time attending an event like this. Our Editor even participated and won a few prizes! Michele and her Assistants ensured that everyone was comfortable and no one felt left out. Ladies (and Gentleman), if you need a little help getting things even

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  • Who Knows Like JNoS? Houston PR Firm Making Moves

    - As seen in the January 2014, Business Edition issue of The INDIEgator. - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3773 Photo by: Marqmillion Photography. From L to R: Johntino, Jennifer, Karma, DeeSmuve JNoS Public Relations is a boutique Entertainment Public Relations firm specializing in Music, Film and Business Consulting. The owner of this Houston based company, Jennifer Simpson of North Louisiana, often wears many hats to ensure that all of her Clients receive the best representation and opportunities to further their careers. She discovered her passion for this Career path while supporting her Husband DeeSmuve in promoting his music back in 2009. Three years later in 2012, JNoS Public Relations was born. Read our interview with Jennifer below to learn more about her background and what keeps her inspired to bring a spotlight to others. At the end, find out how you can contact her firm for a consultation and see what it takes to get you to the next level in

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  • In-Home Senior Care With a Friendly Face

    - As seen in the January 2014, Business Edition issue of The INDIEgator. - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3722 Qiana James is a Healthcare Professional who specializes in the in-home non-medical care of Seniors living independently as well as non-medical Disability care services for those living with disabilities. Her company is very committed to providing an excellent one on one experience for each client with a smile. Promoting stability, personal growth, individual development and happiness in the comfort of ones own home is part of the Friendly Faces Senior Care mission. As the foundation for her passion, Qiana has obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship & Management from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. She is a graduate of the prestigious Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, one of the Nation’s Leading Entrepreneurship Programs. Check out Qiana’s Exclusive interview

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