By: Tamika L. Morrison
Grammy-winning Singer Monica and sons with It's Hip-Hop Baby
Three years ago, Candi Carter struggled to communicate with her then, three year old son Emerson, who lives with a rare chromosome disorder that caused several medical issues and a severe speech delay. In an attempt to reach her son and help him transition and learn, she decided to make up songs with instructions in them. Carter Immediately saw an improvement in his behavior and social interaction. After creating multiple songs and testing them out on young family members, she decided to create an educational DVD series using family-friendly hip hop music. The Award-winning “It’s Hip Hop, Baby!” CDs and DVDs was launched in March of 2009 and is being distributed by Rhino Entertainment a Warner Music Group Company. It’s Hip Hop Baby has been seen in the news on media outlets such as CBS Atlanta, Oprah & Friends with Dr. Robin Smith and XM Radio with Gayle King and is a favorite among celebs and their children such as R&B songstress, Monica, Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy), Holly Robinson-Peete, Dr. Oz, Roland S. Martin, and more.
Candi Carter has a BA in Broadcast Communications from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. She started her television career at CNN in Atlanta, GA and later produced news specials and children’s programming at WISN-TV-ABC Affiliate in Milwaukee, WI. There she won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Programming. Over the past fourteen years, Candi has produced award-winning television for an internationally syndicated talk show based in Chicago. (wink)
Candi lives in Oak Park, IL with her husband Joseph Carter, a Private Client Services Banker for JP Morgan with their six year old son and 7 month old daughter.
Tune in at 11am ET on BTR’s The Greenlight Project, a TWS Media Production and listen in as Candi Carter shares how ‘It’s Hip Hop Baby’ got its start and where you can cop your own!
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By: K. Denise Richardson
C. Denise Hendricks is an award- winning producer, writer and journalist. She is currently a Producer for BET’s “The Mo’Nique Show.” She spent the previous five years as an associate producer for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” in Chicago. She has also worked as a Producer and Executive Producer for CNN, and NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX TV News affiliates.
Over the years, Denise has interviewed, field produced and written segments for several celebrity and newsmaker guests. She co-coordinated dozens of live show performances and appearances for several music artists. Denise played an integral role with “The Oprah Show” in securing high end donations and sponsorships, all while bringing some of the most pressing issues of our time to television, including the Virginia Tech Shootings, the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Denise is a recipient of the 2009 National Association of Television and Program Executives/Walter Kaitz Foundation Diversity Fellowship. She is a member of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and serves on the board of directors for Power Girls, Inc. and the Black Women Film Network. Denise is active in the community, mentoring youth and speaking frequently at schools about careers in media and entertainment. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from Florida A & M University and a Master’s in Christian Education from the Interdenominational Theological Seminary.
C. Denise Hendricks will air as the Special Guest on Friday’s (4/9) live airing of The Greenlight Project on BlogTalkRadio. This is a show you will not want to miss! www.blogtalkradio.com/greenlightproject
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Tagged ABC, Barack Obama, BET, black women, Black Women Film Network, CBS, CNN, Denise Hendricks, Florida A & M, FOX TV, Inauguration, Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Mo’Nique, National Association of Television and Program Executives, NATPE, NBC, News, Oprah, Power Girls Inc, producer, Walter Kaitz Foundation