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Ashley Stewart Celebrates Black History Month by Partnering with the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.

SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashley Stewart is celebrating Black History Month with a unique cd promotion that benefits education. During the month of February, Ashley Stewart is donating 100% of the profits from the sale of its cd to the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. The cd is entitled a Tribute to Great Women of Style. The donation will be used to create scholarships for African-American women pursuing a degree in fashion design, retail management, merchandising or marketing.

"We wanted to celebrate Black History Month in a unique way," said Ashley Stewart's Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Marla Minns. "Through our Tribute cd, we are able to share the greatness of 12 icons who redefined not only music, but also style. And, all the profits from this cd will help educate our next generation of great women."

Customers can purchase the Tribute to Great Women of Style cd at any Ashley Stewart location nationwide. The cd retails for $12.00 and are $10.00 with any Ashley Stewart purchase. Artists on the cd include: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Dandridge, Dinah Washington, Etta Jones, Etta James, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Shirley Horn, Patti Labelle and Mavis Staples.

For more information, please visit http://www.ashleystewart.com/ or http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/

Ashley Stewart

Since 1991, Ashley Stewart has continued to provide great styles and accessories for fashion-forward full-figured women. Known for stylish and great-priced apparel Ashley Stewart's clothing reflects its customers' inner-confidence. With 170 stores (and counting) located in urban areas from New York to Los Angeles, Ashley Stewart is the premier destination for Great Women of Style.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) was established in 1987 to carry on Justice Marshall's legacy of equal access to higher education by supporting exceptional merit scholars attending America's Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges (OAPBC) created TMSF with Justice Marshall's support. [OAPBC is an information and advocacy unit of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) in cooperation with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.] Today, 47 schools are members of the TMSF, including many of the nation's largest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. (All TMSF information taken from http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/)
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 Charell Charleston
 Public Relations Manager
 (201) 319-9093 ext. 2780
 ccharleston@urbanbrands.com



CONTACT: Charell Charleston, Public Relations Manager, +1-201-319-9093 ext. 2780, ccharleston@urbanbrands.com, for Ashley Stewart

Web site: http://www.ashleystewart.com/ http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/
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