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Keisha Brown, serial entreprenuer and owner of IV Hydration Therapy Spa ‘D.O.P.E. (Doing Only Positive Energy) Healing’ relocates business from Decatur, Georgia . The Grand Opening took place April 15th at 600 Westridge Parkway in Mcdonough, Georgia. This facility is a luxury concierge nursing service that offers vitamin treatments, B12 shots, rapid COVID testing, IV Hydration therapy, CPR training, and more.
According to Rollingout.com Brown is an E.R. traveling nurse specializing in pediatric and adult emergency medicine. It was important to relocate her previous Decatur location closer to her home so she could better serve the community in which she lives. From a young age, Registered Nurse Keisha Brown developed a passion for helping people. During the past two years the need for patient care has skyrocketed and Keisha felt her community required assistance to keep individual’s immune system boosted, so she made it a personal priority to provide a facility in which this could happen.
Atlanta influencers and Keisha Brown’s immediate family members attended the ribbon-cutting event as well as R&B music artist/producer RL of Next, Red Rush, sports agent and co-founder of ‘Weight No More’ Alexia Adams. reality star, former WNBA, publisher Jamie Foster Brown, Henry County Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett, and Entertainment Industry Visionary Game Changer,Joseph Nixon Jr.
Ebony Austin CEO & Founder of Nouveau Restaurant Bar & Grill provided the food, music provided by DJ Sings of the infamous Atlanta Mimosa Jam.
Houston native Hefe Wine released the documentary ‘When Thugs Fly’ on Friday March 4, 2022 on Tubi . The documentary is a memoir chronicling the life of Hefe Wine aka Wine-O aka Nuwine aka WINE, from his young teenage years leaving home at 14 years of age; up until he hit a level of success in the rap game on through his adult hood.
‘When Thugs Fly’, the documentary has several teachable moments, especially for young black men trying to navigate their way through life. Times are truly different today than they were for African Americans in the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights leaders in his day. But what you will see is how Hefe Wine (like other young black men) will face certain obstacles almost every black man will encounter in his lifetime. Will he experience consequences for his choices?
At the end of the day no matter what shade of brown or black your skin is. If you are an African American in America you will be judged. Parents make sure your young African American boys and girls have knowledge about their culture and understand their history. They must be prepared and understand they have choices and options.
Owner of Nouveau Bar & Grill Ebony Austin has had an amazing 2021. Despite national pandemic conditions. In a city where social justice was top of the list, riots and rallies month after month, waterboys attacking the public, a wing shortage and mask mandates were mask on then mask off; Austin refused to let anything stand in her way.
From giving back consistently Ebony truly believed in the quote “If you do good to others God will definitely do his part to make sure you prosper.” (The elaborate version of karma)
Let’s go down Memory Lane and see how it started and where we are now. In January 2021 Ebony Austin was a part of her first docs-series where she got to tell her story in, “Making of a Mogul” an independent film project. Tanya Sam former (Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate was Host). February there was Valentine’s Day for couples at Nouveau with an entire Valentine Day menu. In March Ebony was offered a board member position with the BIRTHRIGHT organization. Also it was on the night of February 22, 2021 Austin agreed to a mentorship program and to employ the kids of the Birthright organization and participate in Motivation Monday every Monday night going forward.
In March the Nouveau Owner had the pleasure of welcoming the Baddest Chick “Rapper Trina” to experience the Mimosa Jam Sunday Brunch on the Balcony. There was even a surprise visit from Rapper Flo Rida. That Sunday was definitely one for the history books. Later that month she celebrated her first national feature in Sheen Magazine’s April issue featuring Influencer/reality star Pretty V on the cover. The the month ended with a fundraiser to help several families who were victims of “child sex trafficking” . The event was very emotional as families told their experiences. Ebony donated her event for 4 hours so families could gather and gain support from each other while the organization went live with media to raise funds.
April Showers not only brought in May flowers but also brought in Reality Star from OWN TV Martell Holt who absolutely loved the Nouveau experience and even had the viewing party for season 2 at the establishment. The month of April was the bittersweet end of the ad campaign Nouveau rain for 3 issues of the “Buckhead Life Magazine.”
Clearly Nouveau had a stellar first quarter of 2021 coming off of a terrible year in 2020 of lockdowns and longtime business owners having to shut their doors for good. The springtime zipped by and by summer Nouveau’s patio was packed and the upstairs balcony patio dining was booked and busy. Weekends turned into 2-hour waits and lines wrapped around the corner. Nouveau was now the official lunch hot spot.
Ebony was a regular Monday morning face on the (23 year old ) infamous Rolling Out A.M. show for several weeks discussing what’s new on her menu, worldwide events and local news. The IGNITE RESOURCE CENTER of College Park held a Charity Gala for the BIRTHRIGHT TEEN AGILE Leadership Program. Then the Mayor of Jonesboro declared July 25th Ebony Austin Day! It was also the day the 2nd Nouveau location was birthed! How beautiful to see this Chicago native live out her dreams and get her flowers while she is alive and has many years to go.
At the Grand Opening Ebony Austin presented one of the High School Bands in Clayton County with a check for $5000.00. In the month of November for Thanksgiving, Nouveau Jonesboro gifted over 600 turkeys and full meal packages to families in the community. Actors Naturi Naughton and Marlo Hampton were on deck to help along with several volunteers.
To top the ending of 2021 on a very high note the owner Ebony Austin (female African American Business Owner ) was announced and presented with an award from the city of College Park as “Business Person of the Year” for all her Charitable Contributions to the community and running her business with style and grace. A true asset to the community.
Ebony blessed the children of the community with over 80,000 worth of toys. From Huffy Bikes, flatscreen vizio televisions, chromebooks, toys, games, trampolines, video games and everything a child could dream of to make their Christmas Day the best day ever. There were 50 Christmas full dinners given away as well as six $1000.00 scholarships to students in college and preparing to go to college. Truly Ebony Austin and Nouveau Bar & Grill Restaurants are a Class Act addition to the community.
After being stuck in a train station on Christmas Eve, two strangers actors (Thomas Q Jones) and (Asia’h Epperson) meet in a bar, only to lose contact a few hours later. They reconnect after a series of unexpected events, but on much more complicated terms.
Thomas Q Jones was feeling ambushed into what appeared to be “the perfect marriage”. However while his heart was stuck on this lady he met at a bar (Asiah’h Epperson), she was busy in a relationship she settled for with (Michael Anthony) after finding out her prince charming had a whole fiancé.
Will the two find their way back to each other? You will have to tune in to TV ONE on Sunday December 12th at 8pm Eastern.
Thomas Q. Jones was recently featured in the Bounce, Johnson series. He helped create the show, which has already been renewed for a second season. Michael Anthony most recently landed a co-star role as Ricky the husband of Big Fifty (played by Remy Ma) in the Big Fifty biopic on BET. Asia’h Epperson recently starred in Lifetime’s A Christmas Family Reunion.
‘Money Mu’ is making his stage rounds as he recently performed at 107.9 Birthday Bash 25 in Atlanta , Georgia
It’a always amazing to see folks from your hometown when attending a concert. But this wasn’t just any concert; fresh out of a year long pandemic with concerts and large music events restricted the “ROLLING LOUD” annual event was able to happen in Miami, FL. This music event brings out the top new artists next to blow along with the artists we have come to know and love who have used platforms just like this to expose and elevate their brand.
Money Mu was no exception, and he showed gratitude as he posted a video clips from the event giving a huge shout out to @BRSKASH for bringing him out on stage to drop some bars on the crowd. This was a stand up move and let’s you know this display of humility lets you know Money Mu is on his way. Look out for his next project.
Owner Ebony Austin receives Proclamation from the Mayor of Jonesboro declaring July 25th Official “Ebony Austin Day” for all her work in the community through philanthropy.
The City of Jonesboro will truly be changed forever after the Grand Opening of Nouveau @ Broad Street in Jonesboro, GA. The opening of this restaurant is part of the ‘Broad Street Project’ to bring Black businesses back to downtown Jonesboro. On July 25th we entered the building of the new restaurant (after we made a pit stop at the Stella Rosa Wine truck for samples of their new flavors); but once we were checked in we couldn’t help but notice that on the wall was a beautiful media mural that captured the moments from the beginning of Owner Ebony Austin’s journey from Chicago to the historical city of College Park on Main street where she birthed her first official Nouveau Bar & Grill location. We spotted “The Producer’s Channel TV’ on the wall and we were totally not only caught off guard but honored that our work of recognizing amazing restaurants had not gone unnoticed. We were truly grateful and honored.
The VIP escort/bodyguard ushered us into the VIP room where we were served Grey Goose Essence cocktails (Strawberry & Lemonade), and delicious cupcakes. The location used to be a firehouse but the way they transformed the building was truly amazing. Looking out the glassdoors there was a beautiful stage & a lawn filled with tables and people who were so excited to be in this black owned venue which truly represented Black Excellence.
The show started with an amazing performance by the Jonesboro High School Band. Afterwards the Owner of Nouveau, a beautiful Black female business woman Ebony Austin presented the Jonesboro High School Band leader with a check for the band for $5000.00. The team was so elated. They also had a special announcement: They were invited to perform at the White House for 4th of July celebration in 2022.
After the Mayor totally shocked everyone reading the Proclamation from the City of Jonesboro to Ebony Austin and stating that July 25th will Officially be ‘Ebony Austin Day’ in the city of Jonesboro. There wasn’t a dry eye on the stage or in the audience as everyone was truly surprised of the growth of this Southside of Chicago native business woman. Congratulations Ebony!
Now it was time for the real show to begin: BET’s Encore cast member Nivea opened up the show and she looked amazing! There was a little mic trouble but she just kept right on singing. Next up was the singer RL, formerly of the group NEXT. RL took us right down memory lane with songs we love love to sing. From hits he wrote ending with “WIFEY”. Then we learned a fun fact that ‘Lil Mo’ was actually singing background.
The night ended with an amazing performance by ‘ Lil Mo’. I almost forgot Lil Mo was a triple threat! She’s not only an amazing singer and rapper, Lil Mo is an all around entertainer/radio host with personality bursting through the ceiling. After her dynamic performance Yung Joc ‘the MC’ of the night, kindly took the mic back and called Ms. Shyneka to the stage. Joc challenged Ms Shyneka to a friendly karaoke contest & I think Joc might have won that round esp since Ms Shyneka was lipsynching . Next they found someone in the audience who was having relationship issues to prove “The Love Doc Joc” was real with his advice.
Before we end this article, we can’t forget to mention the food was absolutely amazing! It was being passed out all night long. There was the Spinach Dip, Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp, Salmon, Crab meat & Grits, and Buffalo Shrimp w Blue Cheese were the samples the guests got to choose from. Rave reviews were coming from people all around as the table talk banter continued all night long.
Everyone thought that Volvo Cars of Marietta had their XC60 Black 2021 vehicle out on the side of the stage as a give away prize. I soon realized it was one of the branded sponsors for the event. Oh what an amazing night. Please check out the photos in the gallery.
Big Daddy Kane Speaks Out and Sets the Story Straight
In April, Big Daddy Kane revealed that Biz Markie was recovering from a stroke but said he is “getting better.”
“He’s in rehabilitation now. He’s getting better and stronger every day,” Kane told The Breakfast Club.
“Last time I talked to him on the phone, he got a real light voice, but last time I talked on the phone. He stuck his middle finger up at me, so I think he’s coming along.”
Biz Markie is not dead, his management has confirmed, after reports of the rapper’s death spread through social media.
The rapper, 57, is still alive, despite legions of fans sharing their condolences on social media in response to the false rumors.
A number of high-profile celebrities also mistakenly tweeted about his death, with Pharrell Williams and Talib Kweli deleting tweets after Biz’s representatives confirmed the rumors were false.
A source close to the Juice Crew legend tells HipHopDX he’s still alive as of a few hours ago but isn’t doing well. Unfortunately for Biz, his fans and family, his passing could be “eminent” and he needs Hip Hop’s help.
TV One journalist Rolands Martin also confirmed Biz is still alive, tweeting, “Folks, @BizMarkie has NOT died. I have been in contact with sources who are texting and talking to his wife. My source talked to Biz TODAY. Per his wife, Biz HAS NOT passed away. Please stop responding to non-credible sources. This hurts the family, friends and fans.”
BASED ON THE UNTOLD TRUE STORY OF BLACK FARMER JOHN BOYD JR. AND LAWYER JAMES FARRIN WHO WORKED TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE JUSTICE FOR BLACK FARMERS IN AMERICA
Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 2021 – Today,CMNTY Culture, a Black-owned entertainment and media enterprise founded by eight-time GRAMMY award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence, announced its first film project, The Last Plantation, via its film/ TV vertical, CMNTY Culture Films. CMNTY Culture will be the lead production company on The Last Plantation, an untold true story chronicling one of the largest civil rights settlements in history. Hunt Lowry(A Time to Kill, Last of the Mohicans) of Roserock Films and Jesse Kennedy (Brooklyn’s Finest, Stolen) are signed on to produce the film, joined by Philip Lawrence, CMNTY Culture Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Legal Officer Miles Cooley, CMNTY Culture CEO Thomas St. John, and main character/ lawyerJames Farrin as executive producers.
Written by Tyger Williams (Menace II Society, Self Made: Madam C.J. Walker), The Last Plantation follows Black soybean farmer, John Boyd Jr., and white car accident attorney, James Farrin, as they overcome long odds and Washington gridlock to obtain a $1.25 billion settlement for over 18,000 Black farmers who had been discriminated against by the U.S. government. For years, the USDA routinely treated Black farmers unjustly, earning it the unfortunate nickname “the last plantation.”
“With its underlying themes of racial justice and social equity, ‘The Last Plantation’ showcases everything that CMNTY Culture stands for. It’s an important story to tell, not only because of its historical context, but also because it points to how we can come together to address social issues and injustices, even in a polarized world,” said CMNTY Culture Founder and Chairman, Philip Lawrence. “We couldn’t be happier to launch our film/ TV vertical with such an inspiring project and hope that it helps shed some much-overdue light on the often-neglected plight of Black farmers in America.”
The premise of the film aligns closely with CMNTY Culture’s mission of promoting and advancing racial equity, social justice, and diversity/inclusion in all aspects of its business, which includes film/TV, music, music publishing, and real estate. Philip Lawrence founded the company in 2019 alongside a visionary group of accomplished leaders: Thomas St. John, Founder of Thomas St. John Group; Miles Cooley, formerly DLA Piper; Marlena Kaplan, formerly Blackstone; Malik Rasheed, formerly Epic Records; and Chief Johnson, formerly PUMA Group.
About CMNTY Culture:Launched in 2019, CMNTY Culture is a Black-owned, independent music and media enterprise founded by eight-time GRAMMY award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence in partnership with Thomas St. John, founder of Thomas St. John Group, a leading international accounting and business management firm. The company has several portfolio entertainment verticals in the music, music publishing, film/ TV, and real estate spaces. CMNTY Culture is dedicated to advocating for and empowering artists across disciplines, as well as promoting and advancing racial equity, social justice, and diversity/inclusion in all aspects of its business. To find out more, you can visit: https://cmntyculture.com/
From the Creator of LIVING SINGLE and the Executive Producer of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
“Run the World” follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant 30-something Black women – fiercely loyal best friends – who live, work and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going. At its core, it’s an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together. The series stars Amber Stevens West (“The Carmichael Show”) as “Whitney,” a perfectionist who almost always plays by the rules; Andrea Bordeaux (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) as “Ella,” an audacious romantic, who is figuring out what she truly wants both personally and professionally; Bresha Webb (“Marlon”) as “Renee,” the vivacious, soon-to-be-divorced diva with a seemingly thriving career; and Corbin Reid (“Valor”) as “Sondi,” an erudite professional who begins to re-evaluate both her career and personal priorities.
Premiere: Sunday, May 16th @ 8:30pm ET/PT | Genre: Comedy
Showrunner/Executive Producer: Yvette Lee Bowser Creator/Executive Producer: Leigh Davenport
We are watching our girl Issa Rae grow up right before our very eyes. She went from the Awkward Black Girl to being insecure & now she will be swinging off buildings? This is just how awesome you can be when you are a black girl who rocks!
The Hollywood Reporter explained it so eloquently:
Rae will join returning actors Shameik Moore, who voiced the film’s hero Miles Morales, and Hailee Steinfeld who played Gwen Stacy, a.k.a. Spider-Gwen. Both actors have already confirmed they will appear in the sequel which, after multiple reschedules, is now set to arrive in theaters on October 7th, 2022. Rae is the first new addition to be announced.
Little is known about the sequel’s plot, but it’s safe to assume that it will have a similar, multiverse structure as Into the Spider-Verse. In the Oscar-winning film, a young Brooklyn kid named Miles Morales becomes the new Spider-Man and acclimates to the role with a little help from other Spider characters across multiple universes. John Mulaney plays a pig who was bitten by a spider and now goes by the name Spider-Ham, and Nicholas Cage turns in a memorable performance as an old-school, Humphrey Bogart-esque Spider-Man known as Spider-Man Noir.
To put it simply, Into the Spider-Verse blew people’s minds when it first came out. Pretty much everyone from Barack Obama to Kevin Smith praised the film for its heart, humor, and comic book-come-to-life quality of animation. Even MCU’s Spider-Man and Esquire cover star Tom Holland gave the film a glowing review, writing on Instagram, “Honestly one of the coolest films I’ve ever seen. Do yourself a favor and go see this movie.”
As for the sequel’s closely guarded plot, some have suggested that the presence of Spider-Woman means that the film might include a visit to one of MCU’s most important landscapes, Wundagore Mountain. You see, Spider-Woman, who made her Marvel debut in 1977, grew up on Wundagore Mountain after moving there with her family from London when she was a young girl. You know who else is from Wundagore Mountain? Quicksilver and his twin the Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda. Does that mean we’ll be getting an Elizabeth Olsen cameo in the Into the Spider-Verse sequel?? Probably not, but who the hell knows!
Just like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the follow-up film exists in a separate universe than the MCU Spider-Man films, but that doesn’t mean a future, potential collaboration that melds the two worlds is entirely out of the question. When it comes to Spider-Woman, the two studios could reach an agreement that allows them to share the rights to the character, just like they did in regards to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films. But as of now, both Sony and Marvel are developing their own separate takes on Spider-Woman. As Esquire’s own Brady Langmann reported recently, Emilia Clarke is rumored to have been cast in the role of Spider-Woman in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series, Secret Invasion.