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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Announcement - 2015 African Family Induction Nomination - Deadline September 15, 2014

It is that time of the year and African Focus Incorporated proudly calls for the nomination of qualified candidates for the 2015 African Family Induction ceremony. We are very excited with the progress that has been made to rebuild, restore and celebrate the African family and here is your chance to be part of this historic celebration.

Attached is information on the program and an Interest form for those that would like to be considered for the 2015 Family Induction ceremony. Please note that the deadline to submit the interest form is September 15, 2014 and only those that complete the process of form submission and follow up will be selected to participate in the ceremony.  

If you are nominating someone, please don't forget to include your contact information. 
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SAVE THE DATE: Uduak Oduok, Esq. to Present Seminar on How to Create Media Buzz for Your Brand & Stay Out of Trouble

Join us for our “Secrets” series of educational topics, networking and check out the wine and appetizers.
You will learn:
  • The value of media buzz.
  • What the media wants.
  • How to approach & pitch your story to the media.
  • How to use social media to create buzz for your brand, and avoid legal liability.
About the Presenter:
A self proclaimed “Certified Game Changer,” Uduak Oduok is an inspiring and powerful speaker recognized for her visionary and trailblazing work, especially on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets.
A graduate with a degree in Speech Communications, Uduak also has a passion for entrepreneurship and is the co-founder of EBITU LAW GROUP, P.C., a law firm with offices in Sacramento and the Bay Area, providing legal services to businesses and individuals including those in the fashion and entertainment industries.
She pioneered the first Fashion Law seminars in Northern California, and is a recognized name within the growing niche practice of Fashion Law in the USA. Uduak has been quoted and has authored numerous published and syndicated articles in national and international magazines and newspapers. She has been nominated for several awards in receognition of her effforts. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Sacramento Chapter.
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Friday, August 8, 2014

FestAfrica! Free Festival at Veterans Plaza Silver Spring

FestAfrica! Free Festival at Veterans Plaza Silver Spring -MD
Saturday Aug 9th &, Sunday Aug 10th 2014 - Time 1pm - 8pm

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UC Hastings to Host Inaugural Fashion Law Panel Moderated by Fashion Lawyer Uduak Oduok #Fashionlaw

Attorney Uduak Oduok Ebitu Law Group PCFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UC Hastings to Host Inaugural Fashion Law Panel Moderated by Fashion Lawyer Uduak Oduok

(SAN JOSE, Jan. 9th, 2013) – On Thursday January 17th, 2013, The University of California Hastings College of the Law will host the f

irst ever Fashion Law Panel in Northern California. The free event, which also plans to provide MCLE credit for attorneys attending, will be held at 200 Mc Allister Street, Hastings campus, from 6:00-7:15pm, with a reception to follow right after.

The event, co-produced and organized by Ebitu Law Group, P.C. (ELG), will be moderated by the firm’s Partner and Hastings alumni Uduak Oduok.

“I am delighted to return to Hastings after twelve years of graduating from the school to introduce the emerging field of fashion law to students, faculty and fellow colleagues,”
said Oduok whose twenty years experience in the fashion industry encompasses fashion modeling, media, publishing, fashion production, branding, public relations and law.

“Hastings which is one of the top law schools in the country is uniquely positioned to push the emerging field of fashion law in Northern California. The school is located in San Francisco where Levi’s and The Gap, two global apparel brands, are headquartered.”

Indeed Oduok is right. Hastings boasts the #1 Moot court program in the country, the school has produced more judges than any other law school in California and as of this January 2013, The National Jurist ranked UC Hastings Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu as the most influential dean in legal education, #3 in the nation among legal educators and advocates influencing the ongoing debate about legal education.

Joining Oduok at the Hastings Fashion Law Panel are Mariessa Terrell, an attorney at SBC Law Group and former trademark attorney for the US Patent and Trademark Office, and Staci Riordan, a Partner and Chair for the Fashion Law Practice Group at Fox Rothschild, LLP.

“I am proud to be a part of the growth of the Fashion Law Movement and honored to be a part of this historic panel at UC Hastings College of the Law,”
said Riordan. Riordan, who is also a former apparel industry executive, professor and descendant of a long line of garment makers, prepares to teach the first fashion law course at the newly formed fashion law program at Loyola Marrymount School of Law this January, a first in California.

Also joining the panel is San Francisco’s leading fashion designer Brian Scheyer of gr.dano. “It’s both exciting and promising that the Bay Area’s fashion community has grown to the level that it now warrants a discussion on Fashion Law,” said Scheyer who will provide the much needed perspective and insight on the fashion industry for attorneys and law students looking to work with fashion designers in the future.

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About Ebitu Law Group, P.C.

Founded in 2012, Ebitu Law Group (ELG), a Professional Corporation, is an experienced firm committed to the pursuit of legal excellence and client service. The firm remains uncompromising in delivering quality, compassionate and affordable solutions to its clients’ legal problems. The firm offers legal services in several practice areas including Fashion and Entertainment Law, Business Law and Litigation.

Ebitu Law Group, P.C.

Uduak Oduok, Esq.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is Ladybrille Woman of the Month October 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Beverly Johnson, The First African-American Supermodel, is Ladybrille Magazine Woman of the Month October 2012.

Contact: Ladybrille Magazine
Public Relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sacramento, CA (October 15th, 2012) – Beverly Johnson, The First African-American Supermodel, is Ladybrille Magazine Woman of the Month for October 2012.

The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month is a monthly feature on Ladybrille magazine which celebrates women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to their communities and society at large.

Beverly Johnson’s stunning features and superstardom landed her on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1974, making world history as the first black model to ever grace the acclaimed magazine’s cover, and forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world.

Beverly’s remarkable career, which spans three decades, is a showcase of accomplishment: from model to mom to actress, author, activist, businesswoman, TV personality, and—finally—icon.

As a model in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, Beverly appeared on more than 500 magazine covers from Glamour and Cosmopolitan to Essence, Ebony and French Elle. She has thousands of editorial pages, and hundreds of advertising campaigns to her credit. Her success during the 70s and 80s transcended race as Beverly became a household name. She signed with the Ford Modeling agency and was one of the highest paid models in the industry in a very short period of time. Her work wasn’t limited to print; Beverly also worked the runway for such designers as Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Halston.

In the 1970s, Beverly embarked on an acting career appearing in such feature films as Ashanti, Deadly Hero and The Baron. She continued her acting career throughout the 1990s and more recently, appearing in movies, including Meteor Man, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon, 54, How to Be a Player and Crossroads. She also added TV to her portfolio, playing guest roles on popular shows as Martin, Law and Order, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. For two seasons Beverly appeared as a judge on the reality show She’s Got the Look, which launched in the spring of 2008.

In the 1990s, Beverly appeared in Revlon’s “The Most Unforgettable Women in the World” legendary campaign. She also penned two books, Beverly Johnson's Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty and True Beauty: Secrets of Radiant Beauty for Women of Every Age and Color.

Throughout her career, Beverly has been active in charity work and speaking out about health issues. In the 1980s Beverly worked as an AIDS activist and continues to this day to support health issues affecting gay men. During the Clinton era, Beverly was appointed the Ambassador of Goodwill to the Fashion Industry to help with the elimination of sweatshops. In 2008 she became the national spokesperson for Ask4Tell4, a campaign that seeks to educate women about the options available to treat uterine fibroids, a painful condition that affected Beverly’s life for more than 10 years. In the fall of 2008, Beverly appeared on NBC’s Today Show to discuss the protocol for the Ask4Tell4 campaign.

A media mainstay, Beverly is often called upon to speak about beauty, fashion, style, hair, fitness and health. She has interviewed with many news outlets and TV shows, including OPRAH, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America and The View.

Beverly paved the way for future African-American women in the fashion industry and set the standard for models venturing outside the industry. She would eventually become the first “modelpreneur” with the launch of the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection. She unveiled a new e-commerce site——featuring a luxurious line of haircare, bath & body and skincare products in late 2011. In February 2012, Beverly introduced the Model Logic haircare line and Beverly Johnson Drawstring Ponytails at select TARGET stores nationwide. In the summer of 2012 she brought The Beverly Johnson Luxurious Lifestyle Brand to Frederick’s of Hollywood, featuring hair, bath & body and skincare product lines—Model Logic, Beautiful Body and Flawless Skin.

“We could not think of a personality more fitting to celebrate as our Woman of the Month for October than Supermodel Beverly Johnson,” said Uduak Oduok, Editor-in-Chief for Ladybrille Magazine. “Beverly embodies all that the Ladybrille (brilliant) woman is about: intelligence, beauty inside and out, a genuine care for her community, giving back and so much more. We are truly honored to celebrate her this month.”

"I appreciate the honor, and there is nothing better than being a part of a group of celebrated, intelligent and hardworking women,” said Beverly Johnson on being honored as Ladybrille Woman of the Month.

Beverly Johnson’s interview will be published on Wednesday October 17th, 2012 on the magazine’s website at

About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® Magazine stands as the authority on African fashion and entertainment for the globally conscious style driven American and European woman. Breaking the mold and trailblazing a path never traveled before, Ladybrille® Magazine is a fusion of WWD, Vogue and ESSENCE with a very distinct African perspective.

The magazine has served as a platform for brilliant exclusive and/in-depth interviews for many brilliant personalities, worldwide.The Magazine’s recognition as a pioneer and relevant authority in its niche market has meant media powerhouse like CNN, consulting giant McKinsey and numerous high profile personalities and individuals have sought and/regularly seek it as the authority on all things “Africhic.”

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