Friday, January 27, 2012

Innocent Flesh The Play, Olympians and Protecting Your Business Online

LaFern Cusack speaks with Kenyetta Lethridge and Diana C. Zollicoffer about how their new project Innocent Flesh is bringing awareness to human trafficking. Also, Track and Field Olympic Champions Leroy Dixon and Rodney Martin talk training for the Olympics and Brent Franson provides useful online safety tips and powerful online marketing strategies.
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Brent Franson, Senior Director, Advanced Client Solutions, -Brent Franson is a recognized search engine-marketing authority with a proven track record of creating powerful online search marketing strategies. Before coming to, he founded and built a successful global full-service search engine-marketing firm, with offices in Mountain View, Denver, Philadelphia, and Bangalore, India. In his current role as Senior Director of's ReputationDefender Client Solutions, he uses his decade of experience in search marketing strategy and deep search algorithm expertise to manage and maintain our clients' online reputations. Photo Credit: For more information:

Kenyetta Lethridge (Actress/Writer/Director) and Diana C. Zollicoffer (Producer), Innocent Flesh:Innocent Flesh - This is a haunting one-act play written by NAACP award winner, Kenyetta Lethridge about teen prostitution and human trafficking in America. The play is an eye-opening and intimate conversation that unveils the secrets of how girls from all walks of life can find themselves on the streets, selling their bodies to men. Loosely based on the real experiences of four young girls and the hardships they face as underage prostitutes, Innocent Flesh is a universal story that informs, inspires, and challenges audience members to take a deeper look into the ugly reality of underage prostitution. For more information:

Track and Field OlympiansLeroy Dixon and Rodney Martin: Leroy Dixon has a passion for making a mark in the sport of track and field and leveraging his successes to affect change in his community is what separates him from the average athlete; an organic talent and unmatched personal endurance will propel him towards continuous success. In 2007, Dixon won the Gold Medal in 4x100 relay in Osaka, Japan. He was ranked 4th in the U.S. and 6th in the world in the 100-meter run. In 2008, he was a U.S. Indoor runner-up and qualified for the Indoor World Championships. He also qualified for the Beijing Olympics, an impressive feat considering he was in a cast just 4 weeks before the Olympic trials due to a stress fracture in his fibula. He was ranked 8th in the world and 4th in the U.S. in the 100- meter run. In 2009, he made the outdoor world championship team but could not participate due to injuries. He was ranked 6th in the U.S. and in the world in the 100- meter run. In 2010, he was ranked 5th in the U.S. and 10th in the world in the 100- meter run. With a newfound focus and a dynamite support team, Dixon hopes to sprint to the finish line more invigorated than ever before. His love for the sport, clear goals for the future, and his mother's strength through a relentless fight against cancer serves as his main motivations for the upcoming 2012 Olympics. For more information:

Since turning professional in 2006,Rodney Martin has been consistently ranked among the top ten athletes in the 100m and 200m distances in the US. Martin secured his presence at the top of elite international lists in 2007 by finishing third in a loaded 200m final at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, and fourth in the 200 at the World Outdoor Championships in Osaka, Japan. Each year he has bested his previous performances and in 2008 achieved personal best marks in both the 100m (9.95) and 200m (19.99) distances at the 2008 Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. Martin's fifth-place 100m finish at the 2008 Olympic Trials placed him in the 4x100m relay pool for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he ran the lead leg in the opening round. Martin is currently preparing for the 2012 London Olympic Games. For more information:


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  2. Very informative article! Have you seen this Rodney Martin and Leroy Dixon interview? They are such humble, amazing athletes! I'm excited for the 2012 Olympics!