The DEC Network is a cutting-edge digital network on the Amazon Fire TV platform. DEC Network’s programming is developed to entertain, educate, and inspire multi-cultural audiences around the world.

We deliver content that universally speaks to the changing lifestyles of urban audiences everywhere. DEC Network’s signature content is live-streaming music concerts that gives members an up close and personal experience with the celebrities they want to see.

DEC also connects its worldwide subscribers with products and brands that support urban lifestyle consumers. By providing a diverse range of programming, DEC Network brings relevant content directly to viewers in a matter of minutes on every digital device.

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The DEC Network is a cutting-edge digital network on the Amazon Fire TV platform.  DEC Network’s programming is developed to entertain, educate, and inspire multi-cultural audiences around the world.

We deliver content that universally speaks to the changing lifestyles of urban audiences everywhere.  DEC Network’s signature content is live-streaming music concerts that gives members an up close and personal experience with the celebrities they want to see.

DEC also connects its worldwide subscribers with products and brands that support urban lifestyle consumers.  By providing a diverse range of programming, DEC Network brings relevant content directly to viewers in a matter of minutes on every digital device.

DJ FINK

DJ FINK

A House Music, Hip Hop, and EDM DJ, as well as a blogging Journalist, and On Air TV talent who uses digital mediums to promote various projects. Since 1992, he has been the host of the music entertainment television show called ClubbinTV. While hosting ClubbinTV, he has interviewed over 5300 celebrities from Alicia Keys to Warren Beatty. The show won the billboard award for best regional music television show. Producing the show has allowed DJ FINK to venture into other avenues and use his creative abilities to help fortune 500 companies market new products and services to a grass roots tastemaker and influencer database that is approaching 4 million contacts.

While the TV show has led DJ FINK to the marketing side, he  got his start doing stand up in high school and was voted one of the six funniest up and coming high school comedians in the state of Illinois. The stand up lead him to place 2nd in the Doritos Comedy College Tour Contest search nationally in 1991. The writing bug has stuck with DJ FINK since then and allowed him to use the creative talents to write scripts for the ClubbinTV show as well as pen 4 full screenplays and 5 new TV shows that will change the way that people align with advertisers. These on screen mediums are the vehicles that will take DJ FINK to heights never imagined. There are other reasons DJ FINK wants to dominate in-front of and behind the screen; the lack of positive African American role models in movies and on television. The Movies, the TV SHOWS, and other vehicles that he has written do not push pre-existing stereotypes on any race. DJ FINK think that this is key in developing the melting pot which much exist in the future.

Lynette Commodore

Lynette Commodore

Lynette Commodore started her career in the broadcast communications industry in the 1990s when she hosted an afternoon radio show “The Urban Storm” on WTSC, the college radio station at Clarkson University in
Potsdam, NY where she was a student. She graduated with a B.S. degree, double majoring in Psychology and Technical Communications, and later attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, as part of the SCALE accelerated J.D. program. Lynette has been working with Street Scene Marketing as Director of Production, wherein she executes Brand Activations and produces videos to showcase them.  She now brings her diverse talents to DEC as Director of Brand Activation.

Lynette’s professional experience is varied and diverse, from working as a Behavioral Specialist at Hillside Psychiatric Hospital in Atlanta, GA to Commercial Lending departments at both UMB bank Missouri and First National Bank of Olathe in Kansas, to Project Manager at Hargrove & Associates in Minneapolis, MN

She began developing her Marketing talents in 2001 in Kansas City, Missouri, where she co-owned Solutions Marketing, a firm specializing in hosting career fairs. Later, at JM Neil & Associates in Kansas City, she worked with clients such as Sprint and Honeywell. At the world-renowned Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, she helped to manage several initiatives in the Advancing Innovation department, including launching istart.org and relaunch of ibridgenetwork.org online platforms.

Lynette’s personal mission is to spread joy and promote advancement and she is using Film/TV as a medium to depict positive role models for people to emulate.

Duane “DaRock” Ramos

Duane “DaRock” Ramos

Duane “DaRock” Ramos was destined to be a music legend. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Duane DaRock’s grandfather, Tarnarse Ramos, was a famous upright bass player that performed along such legends as Duke Ellington. At the age of fifteen, Duane DaRock started rapping and performing up and down the east coast. While showcasing at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY, he was discovered by Kevin and Amelia Moore, of the Moore foundation. His undeniable
talent earned him the opportunity to work with Whitney Houston.
Duane DaRock enjoyed some moderate success in the early 90’s and eventually moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to expand his career where he unveiled a true talent as a producer. Big Daddy Kane was one of Duane DaRock’s earliest clients. Thanks to his skill and an intuitive understanding of what’s hot in music, Duane DaRock’s clientele over the last 20 years includes dozens of Hip Hop’s legends and royalty. His musical savviness has landed him deals producing tracks and remixing songs for heavy hitters in the industry ranging from LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Common and Jay-Z to Tatiyana Ali, The Pussycat Dolls, Faith Evans and Shaquille O’Neal. He also remixed “Enough Crying” for Mary J. Blige. Another remix he did for Wisen Y Yandel, “Rakata”, spent 5 weeks at the top of the Latin
music charts. Recognizing the depth of the Latin market, Duane DaRock released Puro Fuego, his own Latin Hip
Hop compilation album, in 2007.
As one of the most established producer-writers in music today, Duane DaRock continues to shine. With “Letter to Big”, co-written by Duane DaRock and performed by Jadakiss featuring Faith Evans, Duane DaRock’s music broke into film as part of the soundtrack of Notorious, which was nominated for the World Soundtrack Award in 2009. He also has a collaboration with Jadakiss, called “Bottle Service” and produced “She Likes Me” featuring Nicki Minaj. Additionally, Duane DaRock has produced a song on Jim Jones ft. Teyana Taylor & Cam’ron titled “Party Tonight”. He just recently collaborated with Bobby Valentino on a song titled “Get to Know U” in 2012.
Now in 2013 Duane DaRock has recently place his song called “Aint Looking Back” In score of the movie “Let Me Explain” Starring Kevin Hart. Also in 2014 He produced a song called “Going All In” Duane DaRock Ft Styles P & Cassidy. In 2015 Duane DaRock Is dropping his mixtape called Da Resume Vol 2. It features artists Nicki Minaj, Jim Jones, Teyanna Taylor, Jadakiss , Styles P, Pit Bull,Cassidy Camron, His first single is Called “That Feelin”he is the artist on that song. He is dropping a new song called ‘She Want That” Ft Jadakiss & Styles P off “Da Resume” Mixtape Vol 2 Always seeking ways to challenge his creativity Duane DaRock continues to stay on the razor’s edge of new music.
His eyes always focused on the future, Duane DaRock established his own Hip Hop, R&B and Pop record label, called Radiant Music Group “This is a new decade. Fresh faces and new music are ready to bust out of nowhere.

I just want to be a part of that,” says Duane DaRock. With a full roster of talented new artists, writers, and producers, expect for Make Da Plug Music to make its mark on the music charts.
Duane

Don Thompson

Don Thompson

Don Thompson II is the founder and President of Horizons LLC. Sports & Entertainment a company that consults, advises, and manages Athletes & Entertainers.

He has the most distinguish pleasure of having a well rounded background. After finishing University of Cincinnati majoring in business he spent 5 yrs at Fortune 500 company 5/3 bank working in Consumer Leasing.

To step up his sales and management experience Mr. Thompson embarked on Retail Sales career with Footlocker first then Just For Feet where he became General Store Manager. At Just For Feet he set many mile stones selling most pair of Jordan’s at one time, turning a six figure store into a multi-million dollar store, and creating a new income for the store by offering Team sales to local High Schools.

After his success in Retail he went back to Banking and became Branch Manager for US Bank. At US Bank he was awarded twice for his Branch Audits and was sent on several occasions to train Managers in Sales and Leadership. During this time at US Bank Don Thompson II started to find his passion and created Horizons LLC Sports & Entertainment.

This is when he developed the 3E & 3P Formula to solve athletes and entertainers challenges, of the rigors of every day life. After totally creating his passion Mr. Thompson left US Bank and has loved every minute of  pursuit of total Capitalism .

Denise Faulkner Sims

Denise Faulkner Sims

Denise Faulkner Sims is originally from St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated from Ritenour High School.  She attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, majoring in Mass Communications.  Her professional
experience in Marketing and Experiential Marketing developed from her tenure with Anheuser-Busch, as a Contemporary Marketing Specialist, and Marketing Manager.

After several years in the beverage industry she transitioned to media.  She spent a several years working at Clear Channel radio in Chicago at WNUA as an Adverting Representative, the Topeka Capital Journal as a National Advertising Manager, and a FOX network affiliate as a National Advertising Representative.  This valuable experience sharpened her media skills and catapulted her as a strong player in the advertising industry.
She spent three years with Jones Huyett Partners Advertising Agency where she served as Media Director; leading the agency charge in traditional and digital media planning, buying, and reporting.  She worked with clients such as: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Stormont Vail Hospital, Commerce Bank, among many others. She then assumed the role of Digital Marketing Manager for the Chicago Bulls and White Sox Academy; developing their digital marketing strategy from non-existent to a thriving platform in the digital space.
Currently, Denise is the President of Street Scene Marketing LLC., a boutique activation agency that specializes in branding CPG brands to consumers.  Her company directed the Budweiser Experience at NBA All Star and supported the Bud Light Hotel at Super Bowl.  Her company has transitioned to content development for television networks and digital platforms.

Catrice Armstrong

Catrice Armstrong

Catrice Armstrong is an expert Public Relations Strategist with over 13 years of marketing and business development experience. She is a member of the National Sales Network and a proven driver of revenue through district
and regional market expansion. Armstrong has worked for The Quaker Oats Corporation, where she was instrumental in launching the Energy Bar brand; The Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund, managing multiple projects and implementing operational procedures, and Merck Pharmaceuticals, where she provided strategic leadership–increasing profit growth and industry presence through key relationship building. Named among Merck’s top 5% nationally and top 2% regionally in pharmaceutical sales, Armstrong is a well-known leader in raising brand awareness and delivering quantifiable results.

Discovering her talent as an assertive communicator with an innate ability to deliver powerful presentations and game-changing deal closings, Armstrong took a leap of faith and founded the PR Werks Consulting Firm, in January 2015. The firm seeks to help established and emerging businesses through it’s 4-Pillar business model—Leadership, Development, Collaboration and Innovation. Her clientele includes The Shrine Chicago, Razzmatazz Chicago, Juanita Jordan, Celebrity Stylist Barbara Bates, and Teresa Caldwell (mother of award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Shad Moss aka Bow-Wow). A master collaborator, Armstrong has partnered with some of Chicago’s most highly sought after Public Relations firms including W&W Public Relations (on the Steve Harvey Foundation Gala and the Super Bowl Gospel Fest) and The Brown Farmer Group, Inc. (on The Indigo Foundation’s Annual Gala, Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s Bud Billiken Parade participation and the production of the Saint Sabina Faith Community’s Annual Peace Basketball Tournament).

As a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Armstrong was instilled with a belief in sisterhood and reaching back to be a resource for younger women. She continues her passion for encouraging and empowering women, through a partnership with Reel Beauty, Inc., where she helps to provide self-esteem building workshops to help inner-city girls learn the importance of self-worth and confidence. With Armstrong’s support, the organization has mentored over 1500 girls through a revitalization of their mind, body, and spirit. Each year Reel Beauty introduces the girls to positive male figures during its annual charity softball game. Past celebrity participants included Miami Heat Assistant Coach Juwan Howard, CBS 2 Sports Anchor Ryan Baker, and Comedian Damon Williams, to name a few.

Obtaining a Master of Science degree in Marketing/Public Relations from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Armstrong is a successful thought leader with the acumen to design and implement compelling, effective media campaigns, utilize strategic partnerships and leverage celebrity endorsements.

Mark Fourte

Mark Fourte

Moe Fourte graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a BA in Theatre. After college he promoted a very successful college comedy tour before relocating to Los Angeles where he served as a casting director for Master P’s No Limit Films. While at No Limit Films he was credited with casting over 250 music videos and 10 feature films including Lockdown, Foolish, Hotboyz, and No Tomorrow starring Pam Grier and Gary Busey. After leaving No Limit Films he established Honor Films, which is credited for producing the critically acclaimed short film “Soul Searching” which he wrote and executive produced. Through Honor Films he also wrote, produced and directed the movies Squatter’s Rights, Rapstarz and his first theatrically released feature film From Harvey To Hollywood. He still owns and operates Honor Films which is responsible for creating and producing the highly regarded web series Musicality and My Life.
 
For a partial listing of Moe’s credits visit hmp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0288573/ 
Marcus McAllister

Marcus McAllister

Marcus McAllister is a National Trainer for Cure Violence, named a top 15 global NGO in 2016 by NGO Advisors, and the #1 NGO focused primarily on violence prevention. In 2005 Marcus joined CeaseFire Illinois (the program delivery partner for Cure Violence in Illinois) as a Violence Interrupter, and after serving in the position of Violence Interrupter was promoted to Outreach Worker. Shortly thereafter, Marcus was promoted to Program Manager where he managed two sites with a combined staff of 14 people. After successfully managing these sites, Marcus was asked to interview for a position as one of only three Cure Violence national trainers to help hire, train and set up replication Cure Violence sites throughout the world. Today Marcus serves in that capacity and oversees sites in NY, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Trinidad.

Marcus was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. As a child, he found himself shuttling between Chicago and Los Angeles, shifting between parents. Marcus was introduced to the gang & drug culture as a result of living in two cities with high rates of violence in America. At the age of 18 Marcus decided to return to Illinois to finish his last year of high school.

Unfortunately, Marcus’s mother never got to see him graduate because at the age of 18, Marcus found himself in a federal court room in Chicago fighting a drug & gang conspiracy charge. He was ultimately found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison. After serving 9 years of his ten year sentence, he was released in December, 1998. After release, he had difficulty finding permanent employment, wound up working odd jobs and narrowly avoided falling back to life on the street.

In 2005, Marcus was approached by CeaseFire Illinois (now known as Cure Violence) where his street background was considered an asset and his status as an ex-offender could actually be used to change lives for the good. He became a violence interrupter, a highly-trained community health worker, whose job was to stop shootings and killings using a public health behavior change approach. Since Joining Ceasefire, Marcus has devoted his life to helping others change their lives, just as CeaseFire helped him to finally turn his own life around. Marcus has excelled in his role as a national trainer for Cure Violence, and was selected to receive the WARRIOR award from the King of Kings Foundation in New York City in June, 2015. He was also awarded a New York State Assembly proclamation in recognition of his dedication and commitment to stopping violence in New York City, across the US and globally.

Marcus and his wife of 15 years live in the Chicago suburbs. They are parents of a 12 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. Marcus travels regularly and is a frequent guest speaker/presenter on the contagion of violence at events across the U.S.

Marcus McAllister

Recent Media and Video Appearances Crime Watch Daily, 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=s3EZ5xYzL-g

Participant Media, 2015: Mini-Documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtL6yD151lU

Participant Media, 2015: Documentary Segment Focused on Marcus McAllister:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=PNnL4ETbDyw

Hollywood Reporter, 2016:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/debbieallens-freeze-frame-hit-856334

Architects of Change LIVE: Panel Conversation on Gun Violence with Debbie Allen and Maria Shriver, February, 2016:

http://mariashriver.com/blog/2016/03/architects-of-change-live- panel-conversation-on-gun-violence-with-debbie-allen-mariashriver/

July 2016 Milwaukee:

http://milwaukeenns.org/2016/07/11/safe-zones-sets-sightson-expansion-impact/ https://www.google.com/amp/fox6now.com/2016/06/30/cure-violence-chicago-based-grouptraining-interrupters-in-milwaukee/amp/?client=safari#

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