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The Story of the Orange Dress: Ashburn-Based Private Chef Turned Heads at her Wedding in Local Berryville, VA

ASHBURN, Va. /ScoopCloud/ -- Private Chef and Owner of Fleur de Cuisine, Natalie Ramos (now Natalie Vaughn), has shared her story about overcoming adversity on her way to success in building her chef and catering business in Loudoun County, Virginia. Through sharing her story about growing up in Brooklyn, New York's housing projects, Natalie has gained a large following for her strength, willingness, and determination for overcoming obstacles that led to her personal and professional success.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Local Anchor Teams Up with The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to Launch Kindness Card Initiative as Part of Annual ‘Season of Sharing’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Local Anchor joins the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to kick off the annual "Season for Sharing" campaign. Local Anchor will mobilize the South Bay Los Angeles communities with a Kindness Cards initiative to bring a personal touch to food delivery around Thanksgiving time.

Tori Belle Cosmetics Cover Model Contest!

SEATTLE, Wash. /ScoopCloud/ -- In partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Tori Belle Cosmetics is searching for the next bold, brave and confident model to grace the front cover of their magazine and other digital platforms totaling an audience of over 2.5 million per month and a prize package valued at $500.

31 dogs saved from a dog-meat breeding farm in China have arrived in the United States following year long CDC dog ban

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- hina Rescue Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization, committed to rescuing and saving dogs from the slaughterhouses, meat trade, abuse, and neglect in China, has rescued into the U.S. the first large shipments of dogs from China following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dog ban.

An Innovative Approach to Bringing Historical Roots to Contemporary Art

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Over the past four decades, Kaloust Guedel has worked in diverse styles and techniques, constantly searching for the "perfect" resonance, ever aware that his search is an endless one. His next experiment was to combine a painting he had painted with a sculpture he didn't particularly like.

Death Row Resident Reveals Poignant Childhood Trauma – Compassion Prison Project Interviews author Jarvis Jay Masters

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Compassion Prison Project Founder and Compassion in Action podcast host, Fritzi Horstman, has released a riveting, in-depth interview with San Quentin death row resident and author, Jarvis Jay Masters, author of "That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row." Oprah Winfrey has recently selected "That Bird Has My Wings" as her latest pick for Oprah's Book Club.

Launch of a New Monthly Magazine – ‘A Journal of Human Understanding’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Announcing the launch of a new monthly magazine, HumanNature.org, dedicated to exploring human nature in all its gory and subtlest aspects, through short stories, new characters, reader feedback, and cartoons illustrative of human nature-like holding a mirror to humanity.

BabyLiveAdvice Announces $1.1M Seed Investment to Improve Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

CALABASAS, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- BabyLiveAdvice, the leading virtual maternal telehealth provider, announced the completion of a $1.1 million seed investment led by Venn Ventures and Synergen Technology Labs. BabyLiveAdvice, founded by CEO Sigi Marmorstein, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC, partners with healthcare providers and health systems to support coordinated, comprehensive prenatal, postpartum, and infant care.

Opening Thurs., Sept. 15: ‘Veils’ The Musical Takes Center Stage Reminding Us of The Price Paid for The Freedoms Won and The Women Behind It All

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, D.C.) to bring the popular musical "Veils" to the Los Angeles area for a short run Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center in Los Angeles.

Flight 93 on September 11 Final Call: New Animation Video

SAN JOSE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Jack Grandcolas, Pebble Beach, California, lost his wife on flight 93 on 9/11/2001 and shares his story and the actual final call on an answering machine message from her. In this animated video from YouTuber Kipp Berdiansky and his channel, "Heroes of War," the viewer can listen to this message and see how that day unfolded and how it has affected him to this day.

Healing addiction and illness through writing: ‘Silently Said’ by author Diana Lee

CUDWORTH, Saskatchewan /ScoopCloud/ -- A harrowing story of painful illness and the damage alcoholism has on a family, "Silently Said: A Journey Through Illness and Addiction" (ISBN: 978-0228811848) is the first in the new "Silence" series by Diana Lee.

BHERC Presents Its First Health Matters Film Screening and Panel Focused on Mental Health During The 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to welcome an incredible lineup of Films, Filmmakers and Healthcare Professionals to the stage of speakers for our 28th Annual Film Festival and First Annual Health Conference: "SUPLLEMENTALLY": Mastering Mental and Brain Health After the Pandemic Across the Globe: Recovery, Healing, Hope, Reimage, taking place August 27, 2022, Cinemark 18 & XD, 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles and virtually.

New Children’s Book Embraces the Bond of Parents and Child Through Life and Death

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- With an aim to help families begin to heal after the terrible loss of a child, "ScootieToots and the Feathers From Heaven: A Family Healing Book" (ISBN: 978-0228866862) by Audri B. Cabness is a whimsical children's story with a powerful message that offers families an uplifting vantage point, at any point in their healing process, from which they are given the opportunity to begin to pivot from despair to serenity.

Teen Social Entrepreneur Michael C. Platt’s Cookbook ‘Michaels Desserts’ to Launch Our Tomorrow Series, Fall 2022

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Sixteen-year-old social entrepreneur Michael C. Platt's highly anticipated cookbook "Michaels Desserts" (Mixed Media Resources; Paperback/eBook; On Sale: Nov. 1, 2022; $19.95; ISBN: 978-1684620470) will be the first title in the Our Tomorrow series published by Mixed Media Resources LLC. The food justice advocate will make his literary debut as the first of four authors in a groundbreaking series created to amplify the voices of teen activists using their gifts to make the world a better place.

Danielle Alura Crowned Miss Global USA 2023

ORLANDO, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Last weekend, Danielle Alura of Miami was crowned Miss Global USA 2023 in Orlando, Florida. She will go on to compete on the world stage representing the USA for the chance to win the title of Miss Global 2023. She had interviewed for Miss Florida Global USA this year and earned the state title before competing in the 2023 Miss Global USA pageant.

Californian Traveled to Poland to Interview Ukrainian Soldiers and Refugees and Animated their Stories

SAN JOSE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Kipp Berdiansky, a 57-year-old engineer from Silicon Valley, traveled to Poland in May to interview Ukrainian soldiers and refugees. He subsequently had Ukrainian illustrators, animators and voice-over freelancers animate the story for a new YouTube channel called "Heroes of War."

2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit Announced Sept. 14 to Improve Economic Diversity Outcomes

PHOENIX, Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- Building on the success of 2021 "United Diversity Business Summit Day," which included a special proclamation from Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega, the second annual United Diversity Business Summit will be held on Sept. 14, 2022. Presented by Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the City of Scottsdale, the summit will engage business and community leaders in efforts to create more diverse and inclusive outcomes.

Marching on DeSantis for Abortion Rights: Large March Planned Ahead of Florida Supreme Court Decision on 15 Week Ban

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Pro-choice protestors are taking to the capitol on August 27, 2022, ahead of the anticipated Florida Supreme Court Ruling on the 15-week abortion ban. Bans Off Our Bodies Florida, is planning to show DeSantis, and the Supreme Court Justices, that upholding this new law is an assault on equality, health, privacy and the constitution of Florida.

Black Maternal Mental Health Week Begins July 19 – Shades of Blue Project will host a week-long event

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Black maternal morbidity is on the rise and the numbers are higher than originally reported. According to a study by the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, Black mothers are 3.5 times more likely to experience death by pregnancy. Kay Matthews, founder of The Shades of Blue Project and Black Maternal Mental Health Week says the mental health of Black mothers is also a factor in the significantly higher numbers.

Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC Releases Bat Guide Providing Connecticut Homeowners with Knowledge to Identify Possible Bat Infestations

NORWALK, Conn. /ScoopCloud/ -- Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC announced today they released a guide on their website that will help homeowners identify any signs of bat problems or infestations within a home. The guide is called: "How Do I Know If I Have Bats in My Home? 9 Signs You Might Have a Bat Problem."

Bans Off Our Bodies Florida announces Independence Day Boycott from Roe v Wade Decision

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Local and national pro-choice groups have declared that since women are rapidly losing the freedom to control their own bodies, Independence Day has struck a new chord this year... with a spending strike. Bans Off Our Bodies in Florida is calling for a complete strike of all retail goods from July 2 until the completion of July 4, 2022.

Bans Off Our Bodies Florida announces Independence Day Boycott from Roe v Wade Decision

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Local and national pro-choice groups have declared that since women are rapidly losing the freedom to control their own bodies, Independence Day has struck a new chord this year... with a spending strike. Bans Off Our Bodies in Florida is calling for a complete strike of all retail goods from July 2 until the completion of July 4, 2022.

The Obsidian WROTE Collection and Black Writers Workspace Launch Writing Competition for Black Creators

CHICAGO, Ill. /ScoopCloud/ -- Black writers, bloggers, journalists, poets, songwriters, and screenwriters now have a place to showcase their work, find writing jobs, win cash prizes, and collaborate with peers. The Black Writers Collaborative, a new literary competition designed to empower writers with a flair for crafting culture-infused works of art, is the latest brainchild of The Obsidian WROTE Collection, and the Black Writers Workspace.

A New Plus-size Dating App – PlusCupid Got 500,000+ Downloads in App Store Within 3 Months

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- PlusCupid is a new dating app designed for plus-size people that launched 3 months ago. Nonetheless, it got more than 500,000 downloads on the United States App Store after its first release. Why can a dating app for plus-size singles to chat and date grow so fast? Perhaps because of these days, more and more plus-size people expect to have more opportunities to show their beauty and find their circle, friends, and partners.

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV Series is Casting 10 Lucky Homeowners for an Eco-Friendly Yard Makeover

LAKE MARY, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- The television series, "Flip My Florida Yard" - with a 10-episode season of half-hour programs - aims to teach homeowners how to "flip" their yard from ordinary to extraordinary by employing natural, Florida-specific, water-conserving landscaping principles. Created by Crawford Entertainment in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida IFAS Extension.

Taking it Down to Earth: Debunking Myths about Lightning Protection

CUMBERLAND, Maine /ScoopCloud/ -- Old and new myths about lightning protection continue to circulate through the internet and unsafe lightning protection products still manage to find their way into construction job specifications in many parts of the U.S. To help safeguard properties from a leading weather threat, the National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is stressing the importance of separating fact from fallacy about lightning protection systems (LPS).

Ida Gasparova is a Living Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Rising Fashion Icons

MILAN, Italy /ScoopCloud/ -- Renowned European entrepreneur, model, and fashion icon, Ida Gasparova has proudly announced the launch of her new Capsule Collection under her fashion brand Incantevole Milano. In 2021, Ida ventured into entrepreneurship with her fashion line Incantevelo Milano, which is designed exclusively for young and fearless women.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases comedic memoir about mother-daughter relationships by Bonnie Lorber Habyan

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- How can you honor a lifetime of quirky, funny and off-color perspectives from your beloved but aging mom? If you're Bonnie Lorber Habyan, you gather all those moments, write them into a hilarious book and launch it on her 91st birthday. Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is proud to be releasing "The World According to Bess: A Funny, Unfiltered Memoir of Life Lessons from My 90-Year-Old Mom."

Couple Writes Ideal Book for People Thinking About Parenthood, Those Already Expecting, or New Parents Wanting Some Comfort As They Navigate Delightful Highs And Overwhelming Lows

MELBOURNE, Australia /ScoopCloud/ -- "What Do You Even Do With A Baby? A Parent's First Year" (ISBN: 978-0228869689) is a book aiming to demystify parenting so people can make well-informed decisions about becoming one. Authors Sarah and James Dunham struggled with the lack of a clear picture of what life would be like on the other side of the umbilical cord. "It doesn't get talked about openly."

Trauma and Substance Abuse Survivor Turned Writer and Entrepreneur, Shannan Mondor Turns Addiction Into Triumph In Debut Memoir

CALGARY, Alberta /ScoopCloud/ -- "HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Forever Changing the Genetic Blueprint" (ISBN: 978-0228871224) is a riveting and raw story of how author Shannan Mondor overcame alcoholism and mental illness and broke free from the genetic blueprint of addiction that demonized her family for generations.

New Memoir has Grit, Faith and Compassion – Larry Callies, the Black Cowboy Story

ROSENBERG, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- "HERE COMES COWBOY LARRY, STEPPING OUT IN FAITH" (ISBN 978-1667838816) is the biographical story of Larry Callies in his own words, he dreamt from the age of ten of becoming a Cowboy; and his spiritual journey as man of color to the founding of the First Museum honoring the long history of the Black Cowboy Heritage.

Boise Spring Carnival Invites All Families

BOISE, Idaho /ScoopCloud/ -- MyPlaces Community Events, a community-based charity creating events accessible to people with disabilities, announced today that it is hosting its 4th Annual Spring Carnival, Saturday May 28 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.! These events have been a constant draw and boon for connecting special needs individuals with the larger community, in the universal language of HAVING FUN!

China Rescue Dogs Fights to Save 46 Golden Retrievers, 8 Puppies And 22 Corgis from Being Slaughtered in China

VASS, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- China Rescue Dogs, a leading International non-profit dog rescue based in the United States, is in the middle of an urgent dog rescue effort in China. Shanghai Animal Rescue reached out to China Rescue Dogs for help after they discovered a dog breed farm north of Harbin were selling all their dogs into the meat-trade.

Los Angeles Child Author Releases His Debut Book in Conjunction with Children’s Book Week

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace, will release his debut rhyming children's picture book, "I Slept in My Bed Last Night" (ISBN 979-8985784404; WF Publications), on May 2, 2022, in conjunction with Children's Book Week.

‘Bop-It and No More Covid’ – Book One in The ‘Bop-It’ Series Written and Illustrated By Jessica J. Wohlgemuth

VANDERHOOF, B.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Children's book, "Bop-It and No More Covid" (ISBN 978-0228839965; paper), written by country prairie girl Jessica J. Wohlgemuth, looking to help children cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Are you tired of living the COVID life? Find hope and cheer in this little book about a fuzzy little grey bunny named Bop-It. Read about how he and his friends learn to cope through the pandemic, finding fun in the new normal.