‘Uplifting Minds II' Launches GoFundMe Campaign
for Expansion of its Services to Inspiring Entertainment Industry Artists
(Baltimore, MD) - The 20 year-old free entertainment conference called "Uplifting
Minds II" (ULMII), held annually in the communities of Los Angeles and Baltimore, launches a GoFundMe.com campaign in 2019 in order to inspire more artists across the country. The free conference has an impressive success record
of helping to launch the careers of some of the industry's most known artists today, such as Grammy winning Miguel, Naturi
Naughton (STARZ "Power") and RoShon Feagon (Disney's "Shake It Up"/ABC's "Dancing with the Stars).
"Uplifting Minds II" was founded in 1999 by Eunice
Moseley (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com) while Promotions Director at The Baltimore Times to introduce a younger audience to the newspaper. The event was
so popular nationally that she immediately included annual dates in Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. The "ULMII"
conference offers a panel discussion on the entertainment business by notable industry executives and artists, and a national
talent competition and showcase of former winners or panelists. The competition categories include vocal, songwriting, dance
and acting. Winners received on average over $15,000 valued in prizes and of course the "ULMII Best Artist" Award
that includes a year of constant publicity.
The 2019 editions of"Uplifting
Minds II" begins on Saturday April 20, 2019 at Security Square Mall from 1 - 5 p.m., held in partnership with BCDSS Foster
Care Program, Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times, with an impressive panel, a cool DJ and a very funny
host. The Los Angeles event is normally held in late October.
stories include Baltimore competitors the Featherstone Brothers who performed an original song heard by 6x Grammy winning
SisQo, there to support group member Jazz (Dru Hill) serving on the ULMII panel. SisQo placed the song on Dru Hill's 3rd album
as "I Should Be (Your Boyfriend). The song went platinum and today the brothers are still riding the wave of success
as writers/producers for such high-profile artists as Chris Brown. Another Baltimore competitor, Naturi Naughton, from nearby
New Jersey was scouted at the event by a Broadway agent. That Broadway performance led to her joining a popular R&B group
and that experience led to her starring role on the STARZ series "Power." In Los Angeles competitor Miguel's performance
was so impressive that "ULMII" panelist Jimmy Maynes - then Vice President of Jive Records - signed him to a recording
contract. Today Miguel is a Grammy Award winning artist. Another success story in Los Angeles was competitor RoShon Fagan.
His manager said what he learned from the event's founder Eunice Moseley at "ULMII" helped him take RoShon to the
next level. That level was a co-starring role on Disney's "Shake It Up". That role led to another Disney role and
that experience landed him a starring role on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Even the "ULMII" panelists
have success stories such as iconic Rapper MCLyte, who once performed during the talent showcase - hooked-up with fellow "ULMII"
panelist Mathew Knowles - then manager of Destiny's Child - to be a featured artist on a Destiny's Child project. "ULMII"
panelist Talib Kareem - then member of the group Imajin at Jive Record - co-wrote/produced the debut single of Solange Knowles
via a hook-up with fellow "ULMII" panelist Mathew Knowles and "ULMII" panelist Tiaunte Kelly - then an
executive at Hidden Beach Recordings - was scouted by the Dr. Phil show while serving at the event to produce a episode.
All panelists, DJs, hosts, soundman and the Baltimore venue are sponsors. Funding "Uplifting
Minds II" means these "hook-ups" and next level opportunities can grow to more communities than in Baltimore
and Los Angeles. It would mean expenses would not have to be drained from its founder and its high profile panelists and companies
that serve it for free. Those who fund this free entertainment conference will receive a very impressive "sponsorship
The Baltimore Times is media partner in
Baltimore and media sponsors for Los Angeles and Baltimore include EURweb.com, ThePulseofEntertainment.com, TheMelodyTriceShow.com and Praise98FM.com. Security Square Mall is a conference presenter in Baltimore. L. A. Sound is sponsoring sound for the Los Angeles event.
Competition winning prizes are sponsored in part by TheGardnerLawGroup.com, LawyersRock.com, Rebellious Beauty, ImaginationLunchbox.com, DustDemAFF.com, Malachi Carter Photography, Superstar Entertainment and Freelance Associates (PRSA).
For more information log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com or to fund "ULMII" you can log onto www.GoFundMe.com/Uplifting-Minds-II-Entertainment-Conference. You can also call 562-424-3836 or email for more information at FreeAssocInc3@aol.com.
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