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Will You Watch:  OWN’s  “Love Is____”

I’m a little excited about this show because of  the Executive Producers, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. Collectively they have gifted us with Girl Friends, Being Mary Jane, The Game, and Black Lightning.  They get us melinated folk and tell our stories with precision. I’m low key still mourning the loss of “Being Mary Jane”,  but I’m going to be alright. Love Is ____ is a romantic drama that tells the story of Nuri (Michele Weaver ) and Yasir (Will Catlett)) that according to OWN, are a couple from seemingly opposite…

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Social, Media, Consumption, It, Consumed, Me, Entertainment Inspiration 

Social Media: It Was Consuming Me, I Wasn’t Consuming It

As a blogger  finding a healthy dose of social media consumption was a must.  Social Media is a tool that I use in my  line of work, so to turn away from it completely was unrealistic- that is until I can afford to hire on a staff of amazing content specialist.  Social Media had become unappealing because I found myself reacting  and processing a lot of negativity.  I also noticed that I started sounding like a parrot and my original thoughts didn’t seem so well,  original. To find that balance,…

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Build Your Own Brand Retreat ReCap

The Build Your Own Brand Retreat is officially in the books. Hosted in the beautiful melinated city of Washington, DC at the well appointed Omni Shoreham Hotel & Conference Center. Over the span of two days attendants had access to over 35 well developed workshops. Facilitated by experts in their respective fields, keynote addresses from entrepreneurs such as Blavity’s Co-Founder, Jon Jackson, Antonio Brown, CEO of LVLXIII and Yvonne Orji with Gia Peppers. Up to $20,000 in SMB Grants awarded to entrepreneurs via the Pitch Competition presented by Verizon. Recipients…

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Chad, Focus, Rap, Music Entertainment Music 

Chad Focus’ single ‘Dance With Me’ Lands on Billboards & ITunes

  Baltimore, MD – Baltimore native and Recording Artist, Chad “Focus” Arrington, gains national recognition with his single, “Dance With Me” as it places on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and ITunes Top 40 Dance Chart.   Following up to his single, he called on legendary Recording Artist T-Pain, for the “Dance With Me Remix“, which is now available on all steaming platforms. With over 239K Instagram followers, 31K plays on YouTube, and 258K monthly listeners on Spotify, Chad Focus shows no signs of slowing down. However, all of this music success was not a part of Chad Focus’s…

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Build Your Own Brand Retreat: Where Dreams Are Realized

The Build Your Own Brand Retreat was amazing.  I came needing some tools to help me progress in my career as a blogger and owner of a digital medial company. I left with not only the tools I needed, but with meaningful connections as well. It was so empowering to  see and meet so many content creators that looked like me. We were all there grinding together and looking out for one another. I was going to initially only go as an attendant, until I noticed the invite for media.…

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Flau’jae’s America’s Got Talent Audition Moved the Audience

Flau’jae, the 14 year old female emcee from Savannah, GA rocked the mic and crowd during her performance of  “Guns Down” on America’s Got Talent.  I received a text message from a friend with a link to check her out. So me the curious blogger did just that. I waited with anticipation to hear her and I was stunned. The girl got bars, stage presence and most importantly..a timely message. Gun violence continues to plague our youth and her plea to put guns down is timely and necessary. Flau’jae has…

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Cute Hairstyles That Are Perfect for Summer Weather

The warmer months  can be brutal.  Wigs and other popular protective hairstyles are often  a no go when the temperature starts to rise.  Check out some of these cut hair styles  that your scalp will thank you for during the summer months. Yolanda Renee   Andrea Childress Be sure to check your products to. Some products don’t have great shelf life while others do. Look for product discoloration, foul odors or flakiness. If you see any of this you may want to ditch your product and start fresh. Don’t stop…

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Will You Watch? Whitney Houston Documentary Approved by Houston’s Estate

The only Whitney Houston Documentary approved by Houston’s estate is set to be released officially  in theaters on July 6th. I will be front and center. This is the documentary that Whitney deserved.  I’m reminded of how beautiful she was, but also of how ugly addiction is. I wrote about loving someone through their addiction. It’s tough not to pass judgement, but I came to the conclusion that people process pain in different ways and that  some ultimately find  healthier ways to handle their cloudy days in life. The documentary…

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Janelle Monae’s Third Official Studio Album: Dirty Computer

Janelle Monae is scheduled to release her 3rd official studio album “Dirty Computer” on Friday, April 27th, under Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records .  Preceding its release are four awesome singles, “Django Jane”, “Make Me Feel”, “Pynk” and “I Like That”.  Might I add,  the visuals accompanying the singles are absolutely stunning. When Janelle arrived on the scene  in 2007 it was on her terms with the solo release of Metropolis.  Janelle has never been one to shy away from major issues impacting members of  underrepresented…

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Content, Queen, Caution Entertainment Entreprenuership 

Content is Queen: Submit Your Work With Care And Caution

Content is queen. Submit your work with care and caution. I’m learning out here in this world of writing to look at the fine print. Recently, I submitted an entry to Spotify’s call for women of color podcasters. Later on in the week, I read a post on Twitter from a young lady outlining why she did not submit anything. What she shared made me wish that I had not submitted anything as well. Reason being, when you submit something you lose all rights to the work indefinitely without compensation.…

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