Thanks you for all you have given up for your family…Time, sleep, money, your own desires, your dreams…Much of yourself was left on the shelf for years—the only thing dusty in your home, waiting for the freedom to be heard and experienced. Some of it never did come into being because of your self-sacrifice; it will all be waiting for you in Heaven. So, I rise from my chair to show my respect, and I say what others haven't said enough: You are an intelligent, beautiful and wonderfully strong women, Mom. You have weathered your storms well and have come out better because of them. Many have benefited from the gift of who you are. And you will follow Gods mandate when you leave this world. You will leave it better than you found it so many years ago through us. May every seed of love that you planted in our lives be returned to you in multiplied ways in heaven.
Barbara V. Brandy was born and raised in South Bend, In. A graduate of Central High School and she went on to continue her education at Indiana University of Bloomington. She was the first black secretary to be hired at Robertson Department Store, Bendix Corporation, Kaley/J.F.Kennedy Elementary School and Executive Secretary of the St
Barbara V. Brandy was born and raised in South Bend, In. A graduate of Central High School and she went on to continue her education at Indiana University of Bloomington. She was the first black secretary to be hired at Robertson Department Store, Bendix Corporation, Kaley/J.F.Kennedy Elementary School and Executive Secretary of the St. Joe County Engineer Dept. where she retired. This mother, grandmother and great grandmother is known as "The Little Girl In The Red Bathing Suit," the civil rights icon of the Indiana University Civil Right Heritage Center of South Bend, Indiana. Mrs. Brandy's mindset as a woman/mother was knowledge is key and she prided herself in continued self education outside of the class room. Literature, history, the arts, business, current policies and local government could be the topic of the day when conversing with her. When her children posed a question to her, the response would be "It's in one of those books in there", to encourage the process of research, independent thinking or it was teaching time as she loved to do by bi-weekly taking trips to the library. She passed these practices to her children, grand, great grand and neighborhood children. They were taught that the only thing that can stop you is you. God has placed you here to show the world there is a light inside of you. Let it shine, work hard, perfect your craft and leave things better than you found it.
We are a social enterprise organization whose primary objectives is to continue the legacy of civil rights icon Barbara V. Brandy through philanthropy, social well-being, fundraising, arts/entertainment and educational activities. We strive to serve the public’s interest and influence the common good. With a focus on the 3P's: Policy, Pra
We are a social enterprise organization whose primary objectives is to continue the legacy of civil rights icon Barbara V. Brandy through philanthropy, social well-being, fundraising, arts/entertainment and educational activities. We strive to serve the public’s interest and influence the common good. With a focus on the 3P's: Policy, Practice, & Power - holding accountable those who are in power that practice, change and control policy.
An entertainment executive, producer, computer science tech, philanthropists, and a digital asset entrepreneur. This husband, father of three and youngest son of Barbara V. Brandy clients has graced the Top 100 Billboard charts, award winning, Multi-platinum and Grammy Nominated. Music publishing administration of some of the biggest rec
An entertainment executive, producer, computer science tech, philanthropists, and a digital asset entrepreneur. This husband, father of three and youngest son of Barbara V. Brandy clients has graced the Top 100 Billboard charts, award winning, Multi-platinum and Grammy Nominated. Music publishing administration of some of the biggest records and artist in the music industry. Also, a music director, soundtrack and visual content producer.
His computer tech experience ranges from government data center operation/design, business continuity and disaster recovery for fortune 100 & 500 companies. Tech support for a $4 billion dollar Information Technology company focused on providing managed hosting, disaster recovery, information security, high-availability storage, records management, contingency planning, software, and consulting practices. He has expanded his tech entrepreneurial prowess into the Web3, crypto currency and (NFT) non fungible tokens. With all the parallels in tech and entertainment, he’s positioned for continued success for him and those who aligns themselves with his current NFT & NIL ventures.
His professional music industry career began in 1996 when his singer/songwriter clients had the chance to collaborate with 4x Grammy Nominated, 3x ASCAP Award Winner producer Steve “Silk” Hurley and Marc “M-Doc Williams on Chantay Savage’s album “I Will Survive (Doin’ It My Way) released on RCA Records in 1996. The Album peaked at #14 on the Billboard Top R&B Album chart. Among the noteworthy dance/pop crossover artist for which Hurley/Williams is credited to produce/remixed for are Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Debbie Gibson, Jennifer Lopez, CeCe Peniston, and Brandy, to mention a few.
In late 1997 Kenneth signed R&B boy band ”Entourage” to an independent deal that led them to the Top 100 Billboard charts, Top 100 Hot Singles & Top 100 Billboard sales chart with a bullet in 1998 for several weeks. They toured the country, appeared on B.E.T's soundstage, The Ricki Lake Show until tragedy struck with the death of one of the groups member that lead to the disbandment of the group.
Trans Continental Record, known for the development of boy bands BackStreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town, TV show “Making The Band” and Aaron Carter borrowed his talents for a short stint as Director of Development for new artist/talent scouting in the Chicago market.
For several years K.B. held the title as Manager of Production and Manager of Label Operations for Creators Way Associated Labels and Pub company The Legendary Traxster, Inc. based in Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angles. Responsible for managing “The Legendary Traxster” a multi-platinum songwriter/producer, 2x grammy nominee and his artist roster. Grammy nominated for Album of the year & RIAA Certified 6x Platinum for Mariah Carey’s “Emancipation of MiMi”. Also, Grammy nominated for Best Rap Duo, RIAA Certified Platinum single “My Chick Bad” by Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj. 5x ASCAP rhythm & soul awards winner for Twista’s “Wetter” & Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj “My Chick Bad”. Traxster also produced the entire Twista RIAA Platinum certified album "Adrenaline Rush" and the hit that gave the Midwest its sound RIAA Gold certified "Po Pimp" by Do or Die.
Traxster Co-produced with Grammy Award winning producer No ID on “I Do It” by Big Sean. Hit singles like “Make A Movie” by Twista ft. Chris Brown, Twista’s “Yellow Light” ft. R. Kelly as well as Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, Ray J., T.I., Lil Boosie, Cam’ron, Scarface, Bun B, Mystikal, E-40, Tech N9ne, 2Pac’s Outlaws, Raekwon, Shawnna, Eve, and Trina have all been featured on Traxster's production.
Kenneth has handled Booking/Tour support & Marketing/Promotions for Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Universal, Def Jam/Soul, MCA, Priority, Bad Boy, EMI, Capital, RCA, Jive, Virgin, Atlantic, Interscope, Miller, Sprit, Coca-Cola, Kid Capri, Lil’ Scrappy, Rich Boy, Crime Mob, Mike Jones, Next, Silk, Faith Evans, Immature, Jesse Powell, Jodeci, Public Announcement, Das EFX, Black Moon, Conscious Daughters & other.
He's also represented Reality TV, clients from the “Flavor Of Love” series, also gospel music’s american idol…. BET Sunday Best Season 6 Top 10 Finalist and 2014 CGMA Contemporary Male Vocalist of The Year Nominee.
In 2023 Kenneth holds the position of Publishing Administrator and music manager for Manticore Publishing and its 17 affiliated publishing companies (Kobalt - Empire). Publishing administration for some of the biggest records and artist in the industry. The likes of Yung Bleu, Drake, Money Bagg Yo, NBA YoungBoy, Rod Wave, Chris Brown, Lil Dirk, DJ Khaled and the 80X platinum Latin music history making song “Te Bote” by Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jams & Bad Bunny.
Kenneth L. Brandy is the CEO of Bully Boy Entertainment, Founder and Executive Director of Ripples In The Water - The Barbara V. Brandy Foundation.
Mrs. Brandy Vance Brandy
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