Circle of Sisters 2016 Presents Some of the Biggest Names in Entertainment at the Jacob Javits Center NYC

Circle of Sisters, presented by AARP New York and hosted by Emmis New York has released some of the biggest names in art and entertainment.

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Circle of Sisters 2016, is even bigger this year in releasing the desired cast of entertainment, health, food, business, women of color, and of course, men.  Sister Circles are critical in addressing support from other Blacks in the industry to build upon existing friendships, fictive kin networks, and a sense of community founded upon African American females.  A Cultural Infusion was born ten years ago to understand one's self by using Cultural Competency under the framework of mental health and substance abuse.  The primary goal was to address or facilitate change that co-occurred as a disordered to best address examples of what distracts the African American from cultural competency.  Today, after many successful years of presenting the New York Circle of Sister's events, revelations and new directions have taken African Americans to an atmosphere where people are free to build and dream better business models as leaders.  The incorporation of Black culture and cultural identity is an organizational function best described by AARP New York & hosted by Emmis New York's WBLS-FM 107.5, your #1 source for R&B, 1190 WLIB-AM, your home for Gospel & Inspiration, and WQHT-FM HOT 97, Where Hip Hop Lives.

On Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th  at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, some of the biggest names in entertainment, health, food, business and more are scheduled to participate at this year's event.  A one-on-one panel discussion with television host & news broadcaster, Robin Roberts will illustrate how her career continues to be a success year after year.  The MetroPlus Performance Stage will present shows, presentations, and special guest appearances by singer/songwriter, Joe, actor/singer, Rotimi, and singer/producer, Mario.

HealthFirst Cooking Pavilion will present celebrity chefs Bobby Brown, Pat Neely, Vonda McPherson, Melba, and more, including unique scrumptious vegan recipes from former NBA Champion, Jon Salley.  Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, will speak out about her Military background, and casting from the Ashley Stewart Fashion Show Campaign will present the latest fashion trends in the industry.  Let's not forget, if you have not purchased your tickets for the Sunday morning MetroPCS Gospel Explosion, with electrifying, spiritually filled performances by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, VaShawn Mitchell, and newly added JJ Hairston, with the hit song, "You Deserve It," then you missed an early morning touch from the Lord.  The show is sold out!  

Tickets for the EXPO are also on-sale now. Tickets are $15 per day in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased on The EXPO runs from 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, October 15th, and 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, October 16th. The MetroPCS Gospel Explosion concert takes place on Sunday, October 16th at 4 pm. A separate ticket is required for the MetroPCS Gospel Explosion concert; however, the concert ticket will also provide access to Sunday’s EXPO. 

About WBLS 107.5 FM

WBLS 107.5 FM is a New York Urban Adult Contemporary station with 2.3 million listeners. 60% of WBLS’ listeners are between the ages of 25-54. Broadcasting from its signal are award winning and internationally known personalities like Steve Harvey, Shaila, Lenny Green, Donnie McClurkin, Dahved Levy, DJ Marley Marl and more. WBLS has been America’s most recognizable black radio station, as the #1 source for R&B music and lifestyle reaching the tri-state area. For more information, please visit,, or

About WLIB 1190 AM

WLIB 1190 AM is New York’s leading Gospel and Inspirational station with over 300,000 weekly listeners. 50% of WLIB’s listeners are between the ages of 35-64. WLIB hosts award winning and internationally known personalities including Erica Campbell, Rev. Al Sharpton, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Lady Niecy T and more, as well as ministry leaders such as Pastor Floyd Flake of the Greater Allen Cathedral AME Church and Pastor David Jefferson Sr. of the Metropolitan Baptist Church. WLIB is also one of the country’s leading sources for Gospel Music and Motivation. For more information, please visit,, or

About WQHT HOT 97 FM

WQHT HOT 97 FM is the world's first all Hip Hop station and has held the dominant position in New York for over twenty
years. HOT 97 is best known for its celebrity on-air talent, such as Ebro Darden (Asst. Programming Director, radio host for Beats1), Funk Flex (television host, multiple gold records) and Nessa (television personality and host for MTV), as well as being the world's premier source for Hip Hop music culture. HOT97 online and the Where Hip Hop Lives app are the destinations for original web series, celebrity content, concerts and music videos. For more information, please visit,, or

About Emmis Communications

Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 9th largest radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis owns 19 FM and 4 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin (Emmis has a 50.1% controlling interest in Emmis’ radio stations located there), Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN. 

Source: Emmis New York

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