Friday, September 9, 2011

Vh1’s “The T.O. Show” Creators, Co-Stars and Executive Producers Monique “Mo” Jackson & Kita Williams to Headline UNCF’s HBCU ‘Empower Me Tour’


Mo & Kita to Introduce “Define Your Pretty” Empowerment Campaign and “Define Your Pretty Collection” of Hair and Beauty Products

September 8, 2011 (New York, NY) – The creators, co-stars and Executive Producers of VH1’s “The T.O. Show,” Monique “Mo” Jackson and Kita Williams, have partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to headline their 2011 “Empower Me Tour” of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Kicking off on September 9, 2011 in Washington, DC, the duo—along with actor Brian White—will travel across the country speaking, inspiring and motivating young people to help them set high academic standards for themselves and instill self-confidence while offering beneficial information to students to achieve their goals.

Mo and Kita are successful businesswomen on a mission to empower women (and men) to change their outlook on life and to achieve their highest potential. As the first African-American women to create, executive produce, and star in a sports-based reality show, Mo and Kita understand the meaning of hard work and the importance of being positive role models. Their hit VH1 reality series, “The T.O. Show” follows the life of American football star Terrell Owens, highlighting the trials and tribulations of his personal life. As his friends and publicists, Mo and Kita play a huge role both on and off the screen. A refreshing change of pace from stereotypical reality television, Mo and Kita set a positive example for young women everywhere and remind viewers that although they are in the limelight, they haven’t lost touch of their inner strength and beauty.

While on the UNCF “Empower Me Tour,” Mo and Kita will introduce their “Define Your Pretty” empowerment campaign; a new initiative designed to instill in young women a sense of confidence while redefining beauty from the inside out. As part of this campaign, Mo and Kita will also be introducing their brand new line of beauty and hair-care products: the “Define Your Pretty Collection.”

Catch Mo and Kita on the UNCF’s “Empower Me Tour” in the following cities this fall/winter, and on the third season of “The T.O Show” every Monday at 9:30PM EST on VH1 now through November 2011:

September 9 - Washington, DC
September 17 - Detroit, Michigan
October 8 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 22 - New York, New York
November 5 - Boston, Massachusetts
November 19 - Kansas City, Missouri
February 3 - Miami, Florida
February 18 - San Francisco, California
February 25 - Los Angeles, California

For more information on Mo and Kita, follow them on Twitter @MoniqueJackson and @KitaPubDiva and please visit: http://www.defineyourpretty.com/. For more information on the Empower Me Tour, visit http://www.empowermetour.org/.