Priscilla Clarke, Joi-Marie McKenzie and Forest Godwin among PR panelists

Online PR News – 01-April-2010 – – March 31, 2010 (Silver Spring, MD.)— Join the Black Public Relations Society of DC (BPRS) and the Capital Press Club for a panel discussion on sports and entertainment PR.

This panel will include public relations professionals who will share their career path, experiences and insight into the exciting and dynamic world of entertainment and sports public relations.

The event is free to members of BPRS and CPC and $15 for non-members.

WHO: Panelists include Priscilla Clarke, president & CEO of Clarke & Associates, LLC; Joi-Marie McKenzie, creator of; and Forest Godwin, senior project manager for Bold American Marketing.

WHAT: The Black Public Relations Society of DC and Capital Press Club join together for an interactive panel discussion on sports and entertainment PR.

WHERE: Marcus Johnson Studio 8121
8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD 20910 US

WHEN: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The panel boasts a roster of very accomplished professionals in the world of PR, who are based in the DC metropolitan area.

Priscilla Clarke is the president and CEO of Clarke & Associates, LLC, with its principals collectively representing more than 25 years of experience in the area of public relations, entertainment, event management and production. Clients have included Beyonce, Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker, Robert Townsend, Dick Gregory, The Legendary O’Jays, Michael Colyar, Omarosa, The Washington Wizards, Malik Yoba, Shaquille O’Neal and many more.

Joi-Marie McKenzie is the creator of, a nightlife, entertainment and society website covering cities across the U.S. Joi-Marie will share how social media has changed how entertainers and celebrities are covered.

Forest Godwin is the senior project manager for Bold American Marketing. As a sports publicity specialist, Forest has worked on numerous campaigns, including a signature event for the National Kidney Foundation with San Antonio Spurs' Roger Mason. A popular voice in the DC
Metro/Baltimore area, Forest has provided award-winning coverage for teams ranging from the Wizards to the Baltimore Ravens. A highly requested speaker, he as made guest appearances on talk shows...including ESPN Radio 1050 in New York and "Talk Lounge" based in Baltimore.
Black Public Relations Society of Washington, DC
The Black Public Relations Society of Washington, DC (BPRS-DC) is the premiere professional organization in the nation’s capital for African-Americans in the field of public relations. Its members represent every specialty within the public relations industry.
The aim of the organization is to unite and increase the active participation and employment of African-Americans in the professional practice and study of public relations by providing educational and professional development, mentoring, networking opportunities; creating alliances with other professional organizations and recognizing accomplished leaders and professionals in the industry.
Capital Press Club
The Capital Press Club exists to unite communications professionals of color through professional development, networking, new business opportunities and entrepreneurship, and issues advocacy. Its diverse membership is dedicated to maintaining superior standards of ethics, promoting cooperative business competition, and addressing the recruitment and retention of qualified minority communications professionals.