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[September 23, 2007] Minneapolis, MN—Who many consider as one of the most profound crooners of R&B, Ann Nesby did more than win two Grammys, she spoke to the hearts of women.

Nesby is most remembered for her tenure with the perennial Sounds of Blackness, a thirty-person choir that juxtaposed African music with traditional urban soul. As the lead vocalist for the choir, Sounds of Blackness lived on the Billboard charts with top five hits like “Optimistic” and “Pressure pt. 1.”

Branching off a tad, but staying true to her musical roots, in 2003, we saw Nesby grace the big screen in the musical comedy, The Fighting Temptations, with lead actors Beyonce Knowles and Cuba Gooding Jr. The soundtrack to the film was nominated for a Grammy, as Nesby and Gospel singer Shirley Caesar collaborated on “The Stone.”

She will be releasing her highly anticipated inspirational soul album "This Is Love" September 25, 2007.

Ann Nesby will be performing at the opening night concert on October 12, 2007 to help kick off the second annual Loving From The Inside Out (LFTIO) women’s empowerment symposium. This concert, hosted by Q Bear of KMOJ Radio will feature other artists like Zsame’ and Tonya Hughes with a tribute from the Grammy award winning Sounds of Blackness. The Loving From the Inside Out opening night concert is held in conjunction with a music tournament featuring Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Gospel, Reggae and Latin at Club 3 Degrees. All of the LFTIO activities planned by the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation in honor of the late Mamie Till Mobley are set to be one of the most life-changing weekends for women of color.

The symposium, hosted by Dawn Stevens of FOX 9 News, brings a diverse mix of women into an atmosphere of love, trust, and confidence. LFTIO helps women create and have the love, wealth, career, and ultimately the life they've always wanted and deserved. Women at the symposium will be inspired by the testimonies and advice from a host of personalities, who include the symposium Ambassador from the Minnesota Lynx, Lindsey Harding and keynote speaker Kelci Stringer along with presenters; Rev. Denise Warren, Dr. Verna Price, Dr. Mary Owens, Frangena Johnson and Miss Minnesota International Danielle Epps, among others. The “Woman Of Courage” award recipients and panelists include, Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, business owner Hyon Kim, Donna Smith philanthropist and wife of Univ. of MN Basketball coach Tubby Smith and actress, playwright and recording artist Jevetta Steele.

A paid registration includes all three events and more, i.e. October 12, 2007 at 5 p.m. Pampering Party at Lifetime Fitness, Opening Night Concert at Club 3 Degrees, starting promptly at 7 p.m. with a private VIP post reception held at Bellanote and the October 13, Symposium, Market Place, Luncheon and panel at Radisson Plaza Hotel starting at 8 a.m. in Downtown Minneapolis. Early registration is only $55 and a 2 for 1 special price at $70 is offered through Sept.30; afterwards registration is $70 for each attendee. (NOW EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 6, 2007)

Special hotel room rates are available for $109, call 1 800 333-3333. For registration and exhibitor forms, please visit . For more information regarding the symposium, please contact, or phone the “Loving” hotline at 1-888-509-9614 ext 82.

Loving From the Inside Out Women's Empowerment Symposium Oct 12-13, 2007

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Loving From The Inside Out Women's Symposium set to be the most life changing event of the year!
Women's empowerment symposium goes beyond superficial beauty to change the lives of Women

Minneapolis, MN--September 17, 2007 Bring together over 300 women, sessions on tapping into your power, finding your hidden treasures, surviving abuse and broken relationships, exploring ways to love your self, building a strong spiritual foundation, self exploration, health topics and phenomenal guest speakers and you have the recipe for the most life changing Women's Symposium of the year.

The 2nd Annual Loving from the Inside Out (LFTIO) Symposium is a weekend event on October 12-13th 2007 that brings women together in an atmosphere of confidence, and trust to show them how to change their lives, to become stronger, healthier women by using experts and seminars covering many of the issues facing
women of color. Loving from the Inside Out" is intended to help women create and have the love, wealth, health, career and the life they want and deserve! It's their turn and it's their time!

The symposium is produced by the Board members of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation along with a group of talented volunteers called the Circle of Women. Throughout the weekend the attendees will be challenged by Spokesperson WNBA All Rookie team star, Lindsey Harding of the Minnesota Lynx and Host Dawn Stevens from Fox9 News to connect power up, recharge, grow, find love and leave enriched. This life changing weekend begins with a pampering party at Lifetime Fitness, 600 First Ave. North, on the evening of October 12, with fitness demonstrations, a variety of pampering stations with Dr. Sharon Adams a beauty expert and medical doctor, Jocelyn Dawson a makeup expert, hair consultations by Lights, Camera, Action, with makeovers and massages. The evening will conclude with an opening night concert featuring, national Grammy Award winning recording artist ANN NESBY along with other artists with a special tribute to the attendees by the Sounds of Blackness at Club 3 Degrees. The full day symposium on October 13 is set to take place at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis, 35 South Seventh Street. The powerfully engaging presenters are: Rev. Denise Warren, motivational speaker Frangena Johnson, medical doctor Dr. Mary Owens, author, motivational speaker and Coach Dr. Verna Price, and Fitness Expert Sheila St. James. An inspiring panel will include Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, Kelci Stringer a philanthropist, community builder and widow of Viking football player Korey Stringer, business owner and former U of M board of Regents Hyon Kim who will be sharing there very own "Wisdom from my Journey" moments during the awards luncheon. Miss Minnesota International, Danielle Epps along with Minnesota Lynx WNBA player, Lindsey Harding and Danni Starr of B96 will host a youth session with a discussion on image, relationships and health. Author and motivational speaker, Deborah Watts joined with event sponsors will close out the symposium with a special presentation.

Women today have to juggle work, business and family life, with most not having enough time to take care of them selves. The LFTIO symposium will give women the tools and confidence they need to take the band aid off of their issues and find real solutions. "Women are the backbones of their families and communities, and if they are not thriving in a healthy way (physically, emotionally and spiritually), it will begin to take a toll on their bodies, mindset, well being and ultimately their families, and their lives. We want to give women an opportunity to recharge and to remind her how important it is to love herself from the inside out first, putting her in the best position to help herself and bring out the best in others! " said Event Director and Emmett Till Legacy Foundation board president, Deborah Watts.

The symposium, Woman of Courage awards, lunch and panel are in memory and honor of the late Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett Till (a 14 year old young man who was brutally murdered for whistling at a white women in 1955). Her courageous and unselfish decision to hold an open casket funeral, helped to spark the modern civil rights movement. Her life's journey and her continued efforts to seek justice after the acquittal of the murders showed the world grace, unnatural strength, the power of forgiveness and what Loving From the Inside Out, is all about

Early registration is $55 through September 30 afterwards registration is $70. A Sister 2 Sister 2 for 1 price is available too. Exhibitor/Vendor spaces ($175 for small business vendors with 1-5 employees or $350 for medium to large businesses and corporations) are also available. Need registration forms? Go to or ask at popular venues in the twincities. For more information email: or call the "Loving" Hotline at 1-888-509-9614 ext 82.
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