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Three-Track We Got To Change EP Features Storming J.B.’s Lineup Starring Brothers Catfish and Bootsy Collins and “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield

RELEASED FEBRUARY 16, 2024 (Santa Monica, CA) – “Can you imagine James Brown saying, ‘We got to change’?’ Well, he did,” says William “Bootsy” Collins. “And who’s playing bass?  Little ol’ funky me. Let’s go!”

A never-before-released James Brown song, “We Got To Change,” stream HERE, made its debut February 16, 2024 on Republic/UMe and made its debut on SMN Radio March 14, 2024.

“James Brown always leaned into the social tip,” Bootsy continues. “He always was trying to keep the youngsters informed and the people informed on what’s going on. The new breed was coming in and certain things were going out. He loved to inform people on what was coming and what was going to be because he felt like he was part of it, and he was.”

Recorded at Miami’s Criteria Studios on August 16, 1970, “We Got To Change” was laid down during a pivotal period in the world of James Brown – a few months earlier, longtime members of his famed James Brown Orchestra had walked out.

Brown quickly assembled a new group anchored by guitarist Phelps “Catfish” Collins and bassist William “Bootsy” Collins, two young brothers from Cincinnati. They brought a harder edge and a fresh identity to Brown’s music on such singles as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being) a Sex Machine,” “Super Bad,” and “Soul Power.” Brown called them The J.B.’s.

Their Criteria session featured a reunion with one of Brown’s 1960s sidemen: the great Clyde Stubblefield. “The Funky Drummer,” as he was known, would grace several of Brown’s subsequent hits and become one of the most sampled drummers of the hip-hop era. Also on the track is James Brown’s longtime No. 2, Bobby Byrd, who is heard alongside Brown on the chorus.

 “We Got To Change” is another example of James Brown’s social outreach seen in singles like “Don’t Be a Dropout,” “Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud,” “Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved” and “King Heroin.”

It is also a testament to Brown’s diverse musical language, quoting from Little Jimmy Dickens’ 1949 hit “Take an Old Cold Tater (And Wait)” and the African-American anti-war spiritual, “Down by the Riverside.”

“The James Brown Revue invented the Funk,” says Funk author Rickey Vincent, “and the J.B.’s perfected it.” Newly unearthed and hitherto unheard, “We Got to Change” adds a critical page to the history of that perfection’s evolution.

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We Got To Change – Digital EP Track List

  1. “We Got To Change” 3:45
  2. “We Got To Change” (Extended version) 4:35
  3. “We Got To Change” (Pixal Remix) 3:35

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Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planners


Introducing Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner: Edition 1

Charlotte, North Carolina, October 13, 2023 — Today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest innovation, Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner: Edition 1, designed to empower individuals and professionals alike in achieving their goals, boosting productivity, and taking control of their daily lives.

In a fast-paced world where every moment counts, Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner is your trusted companion to streamline your day, stay organized, and unlock your true potential. Crafted with precision and user-centricity in mind, this planner is more than just a tool; it’s a pathway to success.

Key Features:

  1. Structured for Success: Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner offers a meticulously designed structure that helps you set clear goals, prioritize tasks, and track your progress. With sections for daily planning, you’ll never miss a beat.
  2. Time Management: Our planner provides time-blocking features to allocate your valuable time effectively. Plan your day down to the hour and maximize productivity without feeling overwhelmed.
  3. Goal Tracking: Achieving your dreams is easier when you break them down into manageable steps. The Ultimate Daily Planner helps you set achievable milestones and monitor your progress towards your long-term goals.
  4. Inspiration and Motivation: We’ve integrated motivational quotes and inspirational prompts throughout the planner to keep you motivated and focused on your journey.
  5. Space for Creativity: Blank pages for sketches, notes, and brainstorming allow you to unleash your creativity and explore new ideas.
  6. Quality Craftsmanship: Our planner is made with high-quality materials, ensuring durability throughout the year. It’s the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics.
  7. Eco-Friendly: We care about the environment. Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner is made from sustainable materials and is 100% recyclable.

Whether you’re a professional striving for work-life balance, a student juggling classes and extracurricular activities, or an entrepreneur chasing your dreams, The Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner is designed to be your ally in every aspect of your life.

“The Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner isn’t just a tool; it’s a mindset shift,” said Tammy Johnson, CEO of Sunshine Marie Network. “We believe that when you plan your day with intention and positivity, you unlock your true potential. We are excited to bring this powerful tool to individuals worldwide. Its undated so you can start whenever you like.”

Tomorrow’s Seed Daily Planner: Edition 1 is now available for purchase on Amazon. Join the journey to a more organized, productive, and fulfilling life today!

For media inquiries, please contact:

Tammy Johnson CEO Sunshine Marie Network Email: Phone: 704-380-0723

About Sunshine Marie Network: Sunshine Marie Network is a leading provider of innovative productivity solutions designed to help individuals and professionals achieve their goals and make the most of their precious time. With a commitment to quality, sustainability, and user satisfaction, Sunshine Marie Network continues to revolutionize the way people organize their lives.

Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s

Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s

On The Cover: The Signature Zioso Roll


Indulge in Sweet Creations with “Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s” – A Delicious Time-Saving Cookbook for Baking Enthusiasts

Charlotte, July 20, 2023 – Johnson Five Publishing is delighted to announce the release of “Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s,” an exquisite baking cookbook that unveils the time-saving secrets of pastry dishes and invites readers into a world of few chosen delectable treats and frappes to enjoy any time of the day and season. Written by coffee blend owner and pastry chef Tammy Marie Johnson, this culinary piece welcomes baking enthusiasts, home cooks, and anyone with a sweet tooth to create while on the move.

“Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s” showcases a tantalizing collection of recipes, ranging from its signature Tarrazu Cookie Crumble Hazelnut Frappe and Zioso Roll to classic twists and inventive creations. With a focus on technique, flavor, and presentation, this cookbook guides readers through the process of empowering them to master and create delicious confections and frappes in their own kitchens without having to source expensive or hard to find ingredients.

From a easy bubbly delicate tasty pandowdy to luscious mango muffins, “Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s” offers a range of recipes to satisfy every dessert lover’s cravings that can be easily converted to gluten free. Each recipe is crafted, providing detailed instructions.

“Being passionate with my coffee and as pastry chef, I wanted to share my love for creativity, the craft and empower others to create beautiful and delicious pastries without having to spend all day in the kitchen, unless they choose to do so. We cannot deny that times have changed. When it comes to my catering business I do create from scratch with our signature coffee bistro butters that is also low in fat and sourced from local farmers but that is not available to the everyday consumer. So I decided to come up with a way to make a few of my recipes accessible and great to the everyday consumer.” said Tammy Marie Johnson. “In ‘Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s,’ I aim to demystify the process, inspire creativity, and bring joy to every reader’s baking journey.”

“Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s” will be available in both print and ebook formats, ensuring accessibility for all baking enthusiasts. ebook orders are now officially available on Amazon, making it the perfect gift for anyone passionate about the art of pastry.

“Tammy Marie Johnson” is thrilled to introduce ‘”Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s’ to the baking community,” said Johnson Five Publishing. “We believe this cookbook will become an essential companion for home bakers, offering inspiration, guidance, and a taste of sweet indulgence.”

For more information about “Ms. Marie’s Coffee Blend’s Secret Recipes: Comfort Pastry’s,” including author interviews, recipe samples, and media inquiries, please contact Tammy Marie Johnson at or visit

About Johnson Five Publishing: Johnson Five Publishing is a reputable digital publishing house dedicated to delivering exceptional content across various genres. Committed to promoting excellence, Johnson Five Publishing strives to bring creative and insightful digital, ebooks and print literature to readers worldwide.

The Blk Biz Summit







Durham, NC – July 17, 2023- Give It To The People® is proud to announce its flagship event, the BLK BIZ SUMMIT, a one-day extravaganza designed to enhance the business acumen, connectivity, mentorship, and development of Black Entrepreneurs. This dynamic event is set to take place on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Chesterfield Building located at 701 W. Main Street Durham, NC 27701, generously sponsored by the Durham Tech Small Business Center.

“We are incredibly excited to be hosting the second annual BLK BIZ Summit here at the Durham Tech SBC,” said Jonathan Collins, SBC Director. “We had such a great response last year, and we are planning to make this year’s summit bigger and better to provide the black business community with a bounty of information and resources around finding new ways to do business, curating side hustles, increasing capacity with government contracting, and building relationships with organizations that advocate for small business.”

The BLK BIZ SUMMIT is a premier gathering that seeks to empower aspiring and established Black entrepreneurs across North Carolina. With a commitment to fostering communal resources for business growth both online and in-person, this year’s event promises to deliver insightful and action-oriented sessions that will equip attendees with valuable skills and knowledge.

As part of the BLK BIZ SUMMIT experience, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in high-energy, information-packed sessions aimed at providing tangible takeaways and shop with local Black owned businesses, while gaining mentorship from community partners. Highlights of the event include:
1.Finding New Ways to Do Business

2.Curating Side Hustles

3.Increasing Capacity with Government Contracting

4.Building Relationships with Small Business Advocates

5.Effective Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Brand Online

“We are thrilled to host the BLK BIZ SUMMIT, where we aim to uplift and empower the entrepreneurial spirit within the Black community,” said Chisa Pennix-Brown, the event curator. To secure your spot and register for the BLK BIZ SUMMIT, visit For further information and updates, follow us on social media [@GiveIt2ThePpl] or visit our website