Monday, August 12, 2013
Welcome To The Show Three days ago, we had the honor of producing our first pilot TV program/web series with Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. The show is a fun, entertaining show that will focus on new techniques in original content & publishing, the ins and outs of creative production, and the coolest mobile engagement tools being used by today’s industry leaders as well as their peers.
This is the Boomerang generation of publishers. The group that has published more content than any other generation before them. Nearly everyone is involved in producing content via web 2.0. With the emergence of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, and countless social media sites, the need for a show that gives you insights into the booming industry of original content production is ripe for this Generation.
Back To The Smart Board Meet Chekesha & Tiffany, the new faces of a refreshing new web series created to give fans and followers of online programming a weekly look into the original content production world. In the lines of popular talk shows targeting adults, the show’s format will keep viewers engaged with personal interviews, creative news stories, LIVE youth targeted events, and artistic expression coming from young millennials.
A Star Millennial Is Born This segment will comprise a profile of a “star” young millennial who has an interesting story to tell. It could be a recovery from a dramatic failure, a demonstration of artistic and creative expression, or overcoming challenges in their personal life. The objective will be to elevate and celebrate the “art” of personal fulfillment and self-confidence.
What Do Experts Think? Each week Chekesha & Tiffany Live will invite an expert in a particular field (literary agent, studio animation, publishing, book app developing, music production, merchandise and product marketing, entertainment, etc.) online via video social networking, who will give their opinion on “What’s Hot?” in games and book app development, the ins and outs of creative content production, and the future of original programming and ideas as it relates to digital media.
The Classroom Bookshelf With CJ Bott In the spirit of teaching, each week, educational consultant CJ Bott will discuss the importance of using children’s and young adult’s literature to help address the issues of bullying behaviors in the classroom.
Each segment will highlight three sections: Book Review, Teaching Invitations, and Further Explorations. The show’s segment will identify books that can be used in K-8 classrooms in a variety of ways such as LIVE readings.
Be A Buddy, Not A Bully Each week Chekesha & Tiffany Live will invite a children book author, illustrator, celebrity, athlete, businessmen, political figure to have a one-on-one, sit down interview with them.
Sponsors' Corner This segment will be set aside for the sponsor of Too Good Show to air a promotional message.
Movie Reviews Each week informative movie blog critic Ambre Anderson of ‘What To See PG!’ & Jackson Murphy of 'Lights Camera Jackson!' will give an inside scoop on what movies you’ll either want to see or completely avoid.
What's Happening? Each week Chekesha & Tiffany Live will give a fast-paced summary of the week's publishing news and youth targeted industry events such as the WNBA's NY Liberty 'School Day' event, Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, or Kids Are Heroes Day II event.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The Big Story - Associated Press Remember Karen Klein? A video of the school bus monitor being brutally bullied by kids went viral last year.
Now retired, she used donations strangers offered her to start a foundation dedicated to ending bullying in America.
"Thank you Carolyn Thompson, Buffalo, NY Correspondent and David Duprey, Photographer at The Associated Press for writing such a sincere national story about me, my anti-bullying foundation, and what we've been doing for the past year. You're welcome to interview me anytime in the future."
Have a great 2013,
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Yesterday, the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying foundation officially joined forces with Macmillan's Children's Publishing Group to introduce a national anti-bullying awareness educational program called 'Be A Buddy, Not A Bully' to help provide bullying prevention education in schools, at home, and throughout our communities.
As part of the launch, we had the honor of working with Keia Clarke, Manager of Promotions & Fan Development for the NY Liberty to introduce our educational program book display during their annual anti-bullying rally 'School Day' event being held at the Prudential Center. The basketball game (NY Liberty vs. Indiana Fever) brought together 5,000+ students from Newark, NJ to take part in a half-time cyberbullying discussion with Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte.
The event also featured a "free" educational content giveaway with former Ford Escape Routes reality TV stars/models & college division 1 basketball players Chekesha Johnson & Tiffany Jackson, 15 year old Universal recording artist & Teen Spokesperson for the Foundation Breje; MCPG award-winning authors Matt Davies & Nick Bruel; seasoned songwriter & children storybook-music artist Ron Surrey; and our own bullied bus monitor Karen Klein.
With the support of our network of authors, illustrators, music artists, celebrities, athletes, city officials, community leaders, and corporate sponsors, we were able to film the last chapter of the 'Bullying Behavior In America' documentary project.
Thank you Karen, Amanda, Elizabeth, Ellen, Audrey, Robby, Mariel, Kelly, Molly, Jaime, Liz S., Marie, Kelsey, Nick, Matt, Ron, Tiffany, Chekesha, Breje, Seema, Donovan, Alexandria, Matti, Patrick, Fabio, Cameron, Mallie, Charles, Keia, Hasim, and the entire WNBA NY Liberty 'School Day' event team for helping us make a difference in the world...One child at a time! :-)
Meet Illustrator Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of, among other books, BAD KITTY, POOR PUPPY, BAD KITTY GETS A BATH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAD KITTY, BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY, and now BAD KITTY SCHOOL DAZE.
The reason we chose Bad Kitty School Daze to be the perfect tie-in to an anti-bullying message for kids is because Bad Kitty and Puppy had to go to obedience school for fighting.
Thank you Nick for sharing your story and allowing us to take your latest book from the shelves to the classrooms.
Meet Cartoonist Matt Davies, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for Tribune Media Services and The Hearst Newspaper Group in Connecticut.
Ben Rides On is the first ever children's picture book from our award-winning cartoonist and bullying prevention advocate Matt Davies.
Thank you Matt for helping us to inspire young readers and listeners a like to rally behind a worthy book.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
It's now 2013 and the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation will be finalizing a strategic partnership with Moscow Ballet and Akiva Talmi, President & CEO of Akiva Talmi Presents (ATP) Inc. to introduce a national anti-bullying awareness tour campaign and fundraising initiative to help address cyberbullying in the US and Canada.
The People Behind Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker As part of the tour, we're also developing a TV program, a documentary series, and a book on "Karen's personal bullying story" with seasoned journalist & author of eight books Patricia Burstein.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Dear Karen Klein, We are pleased to confirm your Walt Disney World® Resort and Disney Cruise Lines® vacation for December 21-29th, 2012.
Your hotel accommodations (4 rooms) for the first night on December 21st, 2012 will be at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa located at 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000.
Fourteen (14) round trip coach airline e-tickets and your complete travel itinerary can be accessed through Sabre® Virtually There®.
Upon arrival at the hotel, you will receive the following:
Fourteen (14) adult 1-Day Magic Your Way tickets with the Park Hopper® option. This ticket will include park hopping privileges to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for one (1) day. The park passes will be in one package under the name of Karen Klein.
Your Disney Cruise Lines vacation is confirmed on the Disney Fantasy for a 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida on December 22nd, 2012 to the following destinations:
• Port Canaveral, Florida
• At Sea
• Grand Cayman
• Costa Maya, Mexico
• Cozumel, Mexico
• At Sea
• Disney's Castaway Cay
• Port Canaveral, Florida
Four (4) Verandah staterooms have been booked. You should be receiving your Disney Cruise Lines documents in the next few days.
And finally, you will have transportation from the Grand Floridian Resort to Port Canaveral and from Port Canaveral to the Orlando International Airport via Disney Magical Express Service.
If you have any questions regarding your prize, please email or call me.
We look forward to having you as our guest!
Thank you Christi Partridge for the wonderful vacation package. I look forward to telling all my Facebook friends.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
PEOPLE Magazine's Best of 2012, Every week PEOPLE spotlights the Heroes Among Us, those who are making a difference in their community and in the lives of others.
From high school students taking a stand against bullying to the generosity of a police officer, Karen Klein was 1 of five inspiring stories that warmed PEOPLE's hearts in 2012.
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Sunday, December 9, 2012
Today, we received confirmation from Livio Harris of Who's Harris/Genius Child Entertainment that 2 of his clients, Jonathan "Lil' J" McDaniel and Shanica Knowles, will be able to participate in our national anti-bullying tour campaign in 2013.
Both young talents are currently 2 of the 4 faces and voices of Kenya Rock Star Madness Band and the re-launched Kenya Dolls, which was introduced in stores on November 2012 as part of a nationwide promotional tour campaign.
Jonathan "Lil' J" McDaniel is an American actor and rapper who's currently starring in Robert Townsend's incredibly Directed movie "IN THE HIVE" with the late great Michael Clark Duncan, Loretta Devine, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Vivica A. Fox. He is best known for his role as Devon Carter (Raven's boyfriend) on the hit Disney Channel show That's So Raven.
Shanica Channell Knowles is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Amber Addison on Hannah Montana. Shanica is also the cousin of R&B singers Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles.
Watch Shanica Knowles as “Kenya”, Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel as “Dwayne”, Ryan McDaniel as “T.J.”, and Kia Hampton as “Denise” in their new 'KENYA DOLL' music video 'PROUD'.
Meet Jillian Jensen - The X Factor USA 2012 Today we received an email confirmation from Jillian Jensen, former contestant on Fox's No. 1 unscripted series, THE X FACTOR. Miss Jensen will be joining our national bullying prevention awareness tour campaign in 2013 as one of our Artists Against Bullying cast members.
"It would be a great honor to connect myself with the Karen Klein Foundation. I am so appreciative that you have even considered me as working with such an amazing foundation. This venture would certainly be another main highlight in my career. I am pleased to be able to represent such an incredible organization. Your program stands for all that I believe in...So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me. I can't wait to get started and I look forward to hearing more exciting details." - Jillian Jensen
Watch as Rocker Jillian Jensen bonds with Demi Lovato over bullying and delivers a teary-eyed and emotional performance of Jessie J's "Who You Are" at her Providence audition.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Today, we had the honor of joining forces with The Wease Show 95.1 The Brew in Rochester, NY to discuss cyberbullying and Time magazine's just released "Top Ten Lists" for 2012 and the video of Klein being bullied ranking third on the list of "Most Viral Videos" of the year.
Brother Wease even encouraged his listeners to support our national awareness tour campaign and fundraising partnership in 2013 with Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker to help address cyberbullying in the US and Canada.
During the interview, we discussed ways for Brother Wease to get involved in our Upstate NY anti-bullying rally campaign to help bring cyberbullying legislation to New York and create awareness for the Jamey Rodemeyer Anti-Cyber Bullying Bill (aka Jamey’s Law).
Thank you Brother Wease for helping us get the word out about a worthy cause. Our own Karen Klein from Rochester, the bullied upstate New York bus monitor who got national attention after a video of boys lobbing insults at her went viral, has turned the third most watched negative video into a positive.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lisa Nikolaou, co-owner of Harbour Sixty Steakhouse in Toronto, Canada has decided to use her dynamic people skills, successful business savvy, and exceptional handling of public relations both for Harbour Sixty Steakhouse and the Chairman’s Suite at the Air Canada Centre to help bring awareness and funding support to the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.
Lisa's commitment to empowering youth and Karen's own personal bullying story has brought the two together to help spearhead an international anti-bullying message in schools throughout Canada.
Previously, Lisa had a rewarding career as a teacher.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Project54Tour has developed an inspiring new music CD project called Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt, Volume 1, that will introduce seventeen (17) recordings from artists such as R&B artist Marckel, Gospel rapper Testimony, Pop singer Adam Web, the all-girl teen pop band Still Saffire, Grammy nominated pop artist Beau Badrick, and Universal teen recording artist, Brejé, one of pop cultures new budding stars.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Yesterday, the local media in Buffalo showed up at The Tralf Music Hall during the No Bully Tour 2012 performance event to interview Karen Klein about her vacation plans for retirement, long-term goals for Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation, and why she'd like to invite the boys who bullied her on the bus to become teen advocates for the foundation.
Karen even had the opportunity to introduce the Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt CD, Volume 1 and other educational content that the foundation will help introduce in schools across America.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Meet Beau Badrick, Still Saffire, NATEKid, Testimony the Artist, Marckel Robinson, and Adam Web as they showcase their talents during a LIVE performance at The Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY.
We look forward to having the rest of the Artist Against Bullying cast - Breje, The Love Jones Girlz, Norman Thomas, Ron Surrey, and Sonia & Ramon Morant - in Hartford, CT on Saturday, October 27th, 2012.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Yesterday, Kathy Sledge of the successful 70's & 80's Pop group called Sister Sledge made a surprise visit to the For Your Entertainment (F.Y.E.) store in Philadelphia, PA to show support for the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation and her son Testimony the Artist.
As lead singer of Sister Sledge, Kathy sang on popular songs including “He’s the Greatest Dancer,” “Got to Love Somebody,” “All American Girls,” “My Guy,” and “B.Y.O.B.(Bring Your Own Baby).” And of course, her signature performance of ‘We Are Family’!
Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West joined forces with the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation to create a :30 second promotional spot during the No Bully Tour 2012 stop in Philadelphia, PA.
Miss Logan West is the Founder of United Against Bullies, which is an anti-bullying initiative started in Connecticut, that aims to empower student leaders to help prevent bullying in their community.
Too Good Road Show co-hosts NATEKid and Breje help promote the Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt music CD in the F.Y.E. store located on 100 Broad Street in Philadelphia.
The Volume 1 CD includes songs from R&B artist Marckel, Gospel rapper Testimony, Pop singer Adam Web, the all-girl teen pop band Still Saffire, Grammy nominated pop artist Beau Badrick, and Universal teen recording artist, Brejé, one of pop cultures new budding stars.
The goal of the F.Y.E. in-store experience was to showcase the artists and their music during a LIVE performance, which included autograph signings with customers, celebrity guest appearances, and more filming around the Bullying Behavior In America documentary project.
Thank you Love Jones Girlz (Sammi Sanchez, Taylor Nirvana Jones, Noni Storm Chinn, and Claire Jones) for a great performance, positive attitude, and sharing your own personal bullying stories.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Two days ago, we had an email exchange with the Facebook marketing team about launching a Q&A with Karen and posting it as a Note on the Stop Bullying: Speak Up page.
As a way to introduce the online campaign, we started filming promos for our pre-show Q&A's with Karen and the Artists Against Bullying cast.
The first "meet us at Starbucks" spot encouraged visitors to come out and meet Karen outside the Starbucks on Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to help celebrate National Bullying Awareness Month.
Let's just say the first coffee shop destination was a hot spot.
Labels: Stop Bullying: Speak Up
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Today, we launched the No Bully Tour 2012 PSA music tour campaign from New York City to Myrtle Beach, S.C. in support of National Bullying Awareness Month and the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.
Grammy nominated pop artist Beau Badrick used the 10 hour bus ride as an opportunity to teach his fellow No Bully Tour cast the lyrics to his hit song 'Lucky Enough'.
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Just a few months after video of students taunting bus monitor Karen Klein went viral, Klein embarked on a national anti-bullying campaign that launched today on The TODAY Show.
The No Bully Tour 2012 cast of talented artists got to witness the interview right outside the studio plaza window, which appeared LIVE during the show.
Monday, September 17, 2012
October is Pacer Center's anti-bullying prevention month.
In light of recent events, our Artists Against Bullying family and friends have shown their support for putting an end to bullying by teaming up with Play Pretty, Play Pals Project and various campaigns, including JNFE's No Bully Tour 2012, Breje's No Bullies™ program, Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West's 'Bully Proof: Empowering Children Today to Stop Bullying Tomorrow' anti-bullying initiative, and others.
So many around the world have been anxious to find out what the bullied grandmother was going to do with the excess of $700,000 donated on her behalf from over 80 different countries.
“My foundation is not about reinventing the wheel. The intent is to utilize this money to support great organizations that are already fighting the fight against bullying. Along with Chris Surrey and Project54Tour, we will develop some new material and create new events that will take the anti-bullying movement further than ever”, explains Karen Klein.
One of the first projects created is a not-for-profit CD project entitled ‘Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt, Vol. 1’ that brings together songs from world-renowned and local talent from a variety of genres to help spread the StopBullying.gov message and improve the quality of life for our youth and young adults.
Musical artists Beau Badrick, Adam Web, NATEKid, Marckel Robinson, Still Saffire and Testimony are amongst the myriad of performers on the CD. Already, the anti-bullying song created by BREJÉ called Facebook Lover, has garnered the attention of Top40-Charts.com.
The single and music video tells the story of a male teen that has a crush on a classmate and how this fondness is communicated through interaction on Facebook, today's most used platform for communications for youth across the United States.