Monthly Archives: October 2018

Opelousas native’s award-winning wines to appear in upcoming Tyler Perry film

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Darjean Jones Wines

By Grelan Muse Sr.
Inside The Pew

Magnolia, Texas – Darjean Jones Wines, a small boutique wine company owned and operated by scientist Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones, will be the choice of characters in Tyler Perry’s newest movie, “Nobody’s Fool,” which will be released on Friday, Nov. 2.

As the movie hits theaters next month, audiences are encouraged to experience Darjean Jones Wines for themselves by attending a special event from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Star Cinema Grill, 8920 Fry Road, in Cypress, Texas. Jones will host a private movie screening that will include dinner and a glass of her rosé, which is featured in the movie. Tickets are $60 and available on Eventbrite.

“Nobody’s Fool” stars Tiffany Haddish, who is just released from prison and reunites with her sister (Tika Sumpter) only to find the man her sister has been dating online may not be what he seems. Bottles of Darjean Jones Wines can be seen in scenes of the movie as the wine of choice for its characters. The brand’s inclusion is part of a continuing trend by movie producers to include wine as part of its characters’ lifestyles, further making them relatable to audiences.

“I’m honored that Darjean Jones Wines appears in Tyler Perry’s “Nobody’s Fool.” I identified deeply with the determination of the strong, female executive character,” said Jones, who earned a bachelor’s degree in plant science from Southern University in Baton Rouge. Jones, a native of Opelousas, La., and is the second Black woman to receive a doctorate degree in plant pathology from the University of California, Davis.

Darjean Jones Wines has received more than two dozen awards, including gold medals at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Since launching in 2010, the company’s portfolio has grown to include a Russian River Valley Viognier, a Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Pathologiē a Proprietary Red, a Napa Valley Cabernet Franc and a Napa Valley Merlot. This year, Jones introduced her latest addition, a 2017 Rosé of Tempranillo.

“I’ve poured so much of myself into my wines that success is the only option. I hope people truly experience ‘joie de vivre’ – joy of living when they open our bottles,” Jones said.

A portfolio selection will also be served on Nov. 7 at the James Beard House in New York City for the event, “Savoring Jamaica.”

As an award-winning wine brand, the placement is an important step in building more awareness about black-owned wine companies, like Darjean Jones Wines, in the U.S. and abroad which is currently less than 10%.

Darjean Jones Wines are available through their distributor, Delectatio, and online wine store. Learn more at www.darjeanjoneswines.com and follow @darjeanjoneswines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

King: Farewell Ambassador, welcome Justice

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By Evangelist Alveda King
Special to Inside The Pew

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose… A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away…” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6 KJV

In the last several days, we’ve had so many things changing that we’re having to pray hard to keep up. Certainly, President Donald John Trump is moving forward with the agenda; as he is keeping

his promises to make America great again. What with the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and approaching departure of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, we can expect more transformation.

Justice Kavanaugh and his beloved family have survived a trial by fire, and he is entering into a heightened season of public service. Ambassador Haley is seeking a well-deserved break from service to humanity to attend to her family for a season. Who can blame her? Well done Madame.

We’re living in a time that when we wake up we can either ask and say: “What is happening today? Let me turn on the news.” or we can ask and say, “What’s going to happen today? Let me tune in to God.” Your outcome will be guided by your perspective. My pastor Theo McNair at Believers Bible Christian Church often teaches that we should ask God to bless our perspective.

I’m saying all this to point out that as the world is moving on around us, we should be asking ourselves, “What are we going to do in the process?”

Please check out these two audio clips (Audio One and Audio Two) of some reflections; and be encouraged as you move forward. Begin to look at your day with a new perspective. There’s a song, “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord, I Want to See You.” Pray with open hearts, eyes and arms.

The world is out there; and we step into it all the time. What are we going to do with and about the events around us? Are we going to make the world a better place or are we just going to see problems and have problems? God uses people to make history. God uses people to accomplish divine purposes. Let’s join together, pray and actually become part of the solution.

For more on, Evangelist Alveda King, visit civilrightsfortheunborn.com.

 

Garner: Kanye-Trump meeting exposes liberal Democrats as plantation gatekeepers

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By Day Garner
Special to Inside The Pew

WASHINGTON, D.C. – I want to give Kanye West props for standing up for free speech and free thought.

Recently, we all watched how the media and Dems tore into Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family with disgusting lies and down-right demonic slurs.

Why attack Kavanaugh? Because Trump selected him. They would have attacked anyone Trump nominated.

With Kanye, it’s pretty much the same thing. It’s as if the media is saying “how dare anyone, especially a black person, have a friendship with — or support this President of the United States.”

So, then comes the derogatory name-calling: minstrel, Uncle Tom, coon, “negro,” and the other “n” word delivered by plantation blacks to the delight of their white colleagues.

Are we really surprised? Unfortunately, no.

The Dems and liberals will always attempt to marginalize black people who “step out of line.”

I experienced similar attacks years ago when I decided to compete in the formerly all-white Miss America Pageant* rather than compete in the all black pageant.

I received racially charged name-calling and death-threats from white people as well as racial slurs from many blacks.

Note to Kanye: Sometimes it’s hard to stand in the midst of an overwhelming flood. So, you learn to swim — and even float.

I know I did, and in a very small way, I helped to change the face of America’s girl next door.

Kanye and I don’t agree on much, but regarding President Trump, I stand with him as one of the thousands and thousands of black so-called “tokens” who truly believe President Trump — with God’s grace — has the ability to make America great, maybe even greater than ever before.

 

Day Gardner is president of the National Black Pro-Life Union. Gardner was selected Miss Delaware 1976 and was the first black woman to place in the semi-finals in the Miss America Pageant.