CNPR Owner Creates New Digital Fitness Platform- Introducing #SpinYourWayToHealth


CNPR Owner, Candice Nicole has recently fallen in love with spinning. She is currently in her second phase of weight loss and spinning has played a big factor in jump starting the weight loss again. As a result, she has now created #SpinYourWayToHealth (Website Coming Soon) which will highlight the benefits of spin, why you should just give it a try, highlight instructors and students + more!

#SpinYourWayToHealth is also very happy to announce they have partnered with local cycle studio in downtown Silver Spring, MD to host two classes! The first one will be held Memorial Day Week on May 29th at 10:30 AM and the second one will be June 5th at 11:30 AM!

Registration is NOW OPEN and you can claim your bike here -> 

Candice hopes to see you in the saddle!

CNPR Second Quarter Internship

CNPR is proud to announce they are now accepting applicants for the second quarter! 

The boutique PR firm is seeking interns who are interested in the following categories:

Public Relations
Social Media

The ideal candidate is a college student/individual with a college degree. They should be 21+ and have a vehicle or access to public transportation and located in the Washington, DC area. CNPR also seeks an individual who is a hard worker, self starter, self motivator, creative, knows how to work with a team, knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Social Media platforms.

If this is you, please email CNPR by Friday, March 18, 2016.

EMAIL: (SUBJECT LINE: CNPR 2016 Internship Program)

The CNPR 2016 Internship Program

Good Day!

CNPR is proud to announce their first Internship Program! In 2016 CNPR will be bringing in 7 women interns to the program that will give them hands on experience, access to the new CNPR referral program, build their portfolio and have exclusive access to CNPR owner Candice Nicole.

The boutique PR firm is seeking interns in the following categories:
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Events
The ideal candidate would be a college student, but that is not required. They should be 21+ and have a vehicle or access to public transportation and located in the Washington, DC area (The PR/Marketing/Events Intern). If you're interested in Social Media, you can work virtually. CNPR also seeks an individual who is a hard worker, self starter, self motivator, creative, knows how to work with a team, knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Social Media platforms.

If this is you, please email CNPR by Sunday, Dec. 20 2015.

EMAIL: (SUBJECT LINE: CNPR 2016 Internship Program)

Tis' the Season to Give Back with Feed The 500!


Media Contact:
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations

to GIVE AWAY a Week’s Supply of Groceries to Food Insecure Families in Baltimore City,
Ft. Meade Military Base, Prince Georges County & Washington, DC.
Food Distribution Will Be Facilitated by a staff of compassionate and dedicated volunteers

In response to current economic conditions and lengthy unemployment lines, there is an undeniable need for FEED THE 500.  In its SEVENTH year, visionary Tracy Price, along with her team of dedicated volunteers from the surrounding communities will be reaching out across the DMV, Fort Meade Military Base and Baltimore City to feed more than 500 families on DECEMBER 19, 2015 FROM NOON – 2PM.  Since 2009, FEED THE 500 has been committed to GIVING AWAY A WEEKS SUPPLY OF GROCERIES TO A MINIUMUM OF 500 FAMILIES and will do the same for 2015!!  There are no restrictions that would inhibit anyone from receiving food free of charge!!!
FEED THE 500 is funded through the generous donations of individuals, churches, small business, and corporations.  To speak with Tracy about this worthy cause or how you or your organization can support this year’s event, please contact Tracy Price at 240-606-5987 or  Individual and Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.  PLEASE DONATE DIRECTLY AT

ABOUT THE THRIST NO MORE CORPORATION - We are a 501c3 humanitarian organization based in the state of Maryland, started in 2008. We exist to aid the poor and empower the destitute both nationally and internationally. We have three main areas of concentration including community empowerment, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.


CNPR Owner Releases First E-Book- "The PR Puzzle"

On Small Business Saturday, Candice Nicole who is the owner of Candice Nicole Public Relations released her first e-book titled "The PR Puzzle". It's under $10 ($7.99 to be exact) and is packed with great knowledge of the PR industry. It's an easy read and definitely a book that will you keep going back to for advice! The table of contents is below:

One. "What is PR"
Two. "The Benefits of PR"
Three. "PR for Startups"
Four. "Utilizing Social Media in PR"
Five. "Creating the Ultimate PR Plan"
Six. "Making a Budget for PR"
Seven. "How to Choose a PR Firm"
*BONUS* How to Receive Media Invites to Exclusive Events
Purchase Your Copy Today!

CNPR Cyber Monday Deal

Happy Cyber Monday Everyone!

CNPR is PRoud to announce that for Cyber Monday we will be offering PR Consultations for 50% Off! The call will be for 15 min and the link to secure your spot is now open, and only 10 spots are available.

This is a great opportunity for new/current business owners!

Hope to speak with you soon on a call!

-Candice N. Mackel

Event Recap: Short Film "ALX" Screens at Historic AFI Silver Theater

"ALX" Screens at Historic AFI Silver Theater


Early Sunday evening at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD Writer/Director Collins Harris IV held a screening for his new short film ALX . This was only the second screening for the film as it already made its debut at the Martha Vinyard's African American Film Festival this Summer. In short, ALX is a film about a young woman attending an HBCU who finds herself at a crossroads when she begins to start bumping heads with administration. There is a new rule specifically pertaining to the appearance/presentation of the African American students and she now needs to make some decisions about life and collegiate experience.

The private screening for family/friends, Indiegogo Supporters and Press was held in a 75 seated theater but as the screening was in high demand 10 additional chairs were added to accommodate and even towards the end when the panel discussion was being held there were individuals standing/seated on the side. Before the screening started the crowd was greeted by Collins as he thanked them for attending and expressed his excitement for them about to see the film. After the film concluded there was a panel discussion which raised questions about natural hair, how African Americans are viewed in mainstream America when they wear their natural hair, organizations with rules banning certain types of hair styles + more. The panel was moderated by Tim Gordon who is the President of the Washington, DC Film Critics Association.

  • Tim Gordon- President of the Washington, DC-Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)
  • Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever- Founder of The Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, Former Executive Director of NCNW, Author, International Speaker & Contributor to TV One, PBS, Siris/XM Radio & Huffington Post
  • Jarielle Uter- Lead Actress in "ALX"
  • Paul Craig- Lead Actor in "ALX"
  • Tamon George- Recent MBA Graduate & Creator of Campaign against an Organizational Dreadlock ban
  • Collins Harris IV- Writer/Director of ALX
ALX received a standing ovation after the screening/panel discussion concluded with everyone stating how much they enjoyed the film, how the film is very much needed and the conversation is something that needed to be started.
Before the year is over,  ALX will be embarking on a mini screening tour. If you're interested in hosting a screening in your city please send over your inquiry to 

About ALX

ALX (pronounced Alex) is a short narrative film set on an HBCU campus. Follows a young girl who bumps heads with school administration over a new rule. Amongst her growing business and a budding relationship, she must decide her next step.

The school's policy is specific, dealing with the appearance and presentation of their African-American students. However, the ideology is rooted in a broader category known as the 'politics of respectability'. The film engages issues surrounding hair, attire, and sexual respectability. ALX is a fictional interpretation of young African-American collegiate life on a fictional HBCU campus.


Photo Gallery

ALX Film Poster Hanging in AFI Silver Theater Lobby

An Actor in ALX & Writer/Director Collins Harris IV

BET Producer Chantel Costen & Husband

ALX Lead Actors Jarielle Uter & Paul Craig

The Esteemed Panelists

Writer/Director Colliins Harris IV caught in laughter!