January 16, 2014
VideoBuzz: In Her Own Words – DryerBuzz and Route TV Remembers Dee Dee Cocheta Williams - How She Changed the Game In Her Own Words
Deemed by Atlanta Journal Constitution as the ‘maestro of marketing,’ Dee Dee M. Cocheta orchestrated her marketing skills in Radio before she went on to her next goal in life, spearheading A.B.C. Publicity in 1999. This award-winning PR and marketing professional coordinated publicity efforts for music, fashion & film events, developed marketing and PR campaigns for hundreds of independent and major Grammy-award winning artists. Because of her influence, Dee Dee was contracted by brands, small businesses and non-profits for her contacts, media relations and social media strategies.
Recognized as a thought leader with extensive experience working with women and Generation Y/GEN Next, Dee Dee could be found advising business owners, organizations, public officials and companies on how to reach this audience who rely on the impact of trendsetters within these demographics for their branding efforts.
Not only did Dee Dee have a successful career, she understood her growth was to learn, give, share and love. In 2013 she shared her message of how to Change the Game with DryerBuzz and RouteTV in an initiative to bring more women to the boardroom of business.
Private services held in Portland with her family. An Atlanta tribute to take place in spring. We miss you Dee Dee.
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January 13, 2014
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PR Veteran and Founder of A.B.C. Publicity Dee Dee Cocheta-Williams, known as the Hip Hop Mama, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014 after fighting breast cancer.
The world learned of the news via Facebook from Dee Dee’s eldest son, he stated, “Good morning everyone. This is Alkebulan @alkbln, DeeDee’s eldest son. I want to inform all of you beautiful people that my mama has passed on but she is still here with us and we are strong as ever. She was happy and a fighter in passing but she has not gone anywhere. I ask that you all hold your pity and frown and share only your genuine love, peace, and smiles with my family. My siblings and I are soldiers. My daddy got us. My mama is in all of us. Let us all carry on her legacy and remember her in light!” “Queens Never Quit! – Dee Dee Cocheta-Williams”
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There was no getting in the game unless you knew Dee Dee Cocheta-Williams. I still can’t believe Dee Dee is absent from this world. Such an angel and friend to all. We shared a love as mothers, entertainment and special love for Atlanta and the talent that poured in and out of this city. A true friend will be missed. ~ Yalanda P Lattimore, DryerBuzz.com
December 5, 2013
Sunset: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
BREAKING: South African president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 5, 2013
“Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived.” —President Obama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela was inspirational. On behalf of NZ I’d like to express my sincere condolences to his family and all South Africans.
— John Key (@johnkeypm) December 5, 2013
A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I’ve asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) December 5, 2013
Nelson Madiba Mandela was the hero for all freedom loving people. He will always be remembered for what he gave the world – human dignity.
— Amama Mbabazi (@AmamaMbabazi) December 5, 2013
Madiba- President (1st,post-apartheid SA) passes on-but what is certain he will continue to live in the hearts of many of us # rest in peace
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) December 5, 2013
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) December 6, 2013
I’m hearing about Nelson Mandela’s death while on African soil in Oran, Algeria. Sending prayers to Mandela’s family. pic.twitter.com/i5ONBP9Xez
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) December 5, 2013
World leaders mourn the death of Nelson Mandela http://t.co/vFxCKc851X
— TIME.com (@TIME) December 6, 2013
Here is the full text of Mandela’s iconic speech – “An ideal for which I am prepared to die” http://t.co/JAgwn9Fgv4
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 6, 2013
— NASA (@NASA) December 5, 2013
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November 30, 2013
Paul Walker, 40, dies in crash: report http://t.co/rYh2XxjmIM
— CoreRx, Inc. (@CoreRx) December 1, 2013
MORE: Publicist says “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles: http://t.co/vVF4zJUXuG -KH
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 1, 2013
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) December 1, 2013
Actor Paul Walker, best known for the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies, has died in a Calif. car crash, his publicist confirms http://t.co/JYsgK5DVg5
— TIME.com (@TIME) December 1, 2013
“Sadly I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon,” Walker’s rep Ame Van Iden said. http://t.co/RoMirgq8FM
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2013
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October 7, 2013
Bishop W. Ron Sailor, Sr., Pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church and former journalist for CBS Radio – WAOK 1380 and V-103, passed away yesterday October 6, 2013. He was 63. Sailor, Sr., a native of Buford, Georgia is survived by his wife, the Rev. Dr. Marion Sailor, and their 4 sons and 2 daughters.
As a journalist and commentator for television, radio, and newspaper, Sailor has been awarded the highest accolades and awards of his profession. A seven-time EMMY award winner for his outstanding performance in television as well as being named Outstanding Commentator in the Southeastern United States three-times, Bishop Sailor was the first African-American to serve as commentator for the evening news for a major southern television station on WSB-TV and also the first African-American to host an afternoon television program in Atlanta, when he hosted the “Backtalk” program on WXIA-Television.
Buzz offices saddened to hear of this lost in media and radio. Who didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Ron Sailor, Sr? I personally had the pleasure of being in Sailor’s presence and learning from his media and radio wit. When owner of WIGO, Sailor took me under his wings giving me not only a show on his station, but a love for and understanding of the power of media. ~ Yalanda P Lattimore.
September 26, 2013
Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader Joseph E. Lowery, died overnight in her Atlanta home.
She was 88.
Lowery, the founder of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N. (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), suffered a stroke on Sept. 18 and had been hospitalized for a week. She returned home from the hospital on Wednesday, after doctors told the family that her condition would remain critical.
Prior to her passing, family issued statement that doctors had done all they could and family was taking her home.
After receiving notification by medical experts of the irreversible damage caused by the massive stroke that our dear wife and mother experienced on last Wednesday evening, and understanding that the medical team has done all that they could do, the Lowery family has prayerfully made a decision to release her from the hospital and return her to the comforts of her home.
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September 13, 2013
Patti Webster(AP Photo/W&W Public Relations, Inc.) NEW YORK (AP) — Patti Webster, a longtime publicist who represented stars including Usher, Janet Jackson, Chris Paul and Alicia Keys, died Friday. She was 49.
Patti Webster(AP Photo/W&W Public Relations, Inc.)
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Webster was suffering from brain cancer. She died at a hospital in Somerville, N.J., her firm announced.
Webster founded W&W Public Relations in 1991. She represented celebrities in almost every field, including Halle Berry, Dwight Howard and Steve Harvey, and organizations including Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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August 20, 2013
Lee Thompson Young (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Thompson Young, who began his acting career as the star of the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and was featured in the film “Friday Night Lights” and the series “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead Monday, police said. He was 29.
There was no official cause of death, but Young’s manager, Paul Baruch, said the actor “tragically took his own life.”
August 6, 2013
The news came via notification from Ron Brewington, Motown Alumni Association (MAA). He was informed of George’s passing from former Supremes member Scherrie Payne in the note below
I just received the devastating and sad news that the great musician, George Duke, passed away this evening at St. John’s hospital in L.A. It was just one year earlier, July 18th, that his beloved wife and my friend, Corine, went to be with the Lord. Please keep his sons, Rasheed and John, in your prayers.
Funeral services will be private.
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June 19, 2013
James Gandolfini (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally fragile mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.
James Gandolfini (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
In a statement, the cable channel and Gandolfini’s managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders said he died while on holiday in Rome. No cause of death was given.