Category Archives: Events

African Pride and Curl Peace hosted a Welcome to the Big Easy Reception on the 4th of July

Essence Festival Kick Off at the W Hotel Sponsored by African Pride and Curl Peace

IMG_7636The W Hotel was the perfect place to be on the 4th of July to kick off the Essence Festival. Upon entering the W Hotel from the cobblestone streets minutes from Bourbon Street was a tunnel of blue lights which led to a beautiful garden setting.  The minute guests entered the building there was a beautiful rustic cart filled with African Pride and Peace Curl beauty products. Continue reading African Pride and Curl Peace hosted a Welcome to the Big Easy Reception on the 4th of July

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Netflix Announces “The Family Reunion” now available July 10th

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Photo Credit – Jonell Whitt

The new show “The Family Reunion” created by Meg DeLoatch is now available as of today July 10th on Netflix. This type of Family Show could be described as being “just what the doctor ordered.” It’s definitely a prescription for laughter and exemplifies the union of family. Continue reading Netflix Announces “The Family Reunion” now available July 10th

Scrapp Deleon to Attend Third Annual Creation of Fashion – June 1st

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Phaedra Parks is scheduled to be the host and mistress of ceremony at the 3rd Annual Creation of Fashion. Jamila T. Davis will also be a special guest as well as radio host Michael Moultrie. Letitia Scott-Jackson Co-Founder of Keeping Families Connected is elated about the weekend of events scheduled. She and her husband self fund this entire event to raise money for their non-profit organization “Keeping Family Connected.” Purchase tickets here.

This non profit provides luxury uber rides for families of incarcerated that have no transportation to visit their loved ones. Keeping Family Connected was created after the release of once (wrongfully accused) incarcerated Letitia Scott-Jackson; when she had no access to her family especially her kids because no one was able to provide them transportation to see her. This was an awful feeling she never wished anyone else to experience. Once released she and her husband decided to devote their lives to families of the incarcerated to make processing this new temporary way of life a little less painful for those grieving. Keeping Families Connected is definitely an organization that walks the walk and is not just about lip service.Screen Shot 2019-05-28 at 5.31.30 PMPlease join the above mentioned celebrity talent. Scrapp Deleon from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (and newly released from Federal Prison in Georgia) will actually be a guest speaker at this event to drop gems of knowledge and comforting words of wisdom to the families that may help ease the pain of their situation. Advocate Jamila T Davis who also recently served several years in Federal Prison will also be a guest speaker at the Third Annual Creation of Fashion Show.

If you want to hear more information on co-founder Letitia Scott-Jackson please click the following link to hear her full interview. Letitia Scott-Jackson interview

 

Van Jones – Redemption Project – 5 Reasons to tune in to CNN Sundays at 9pm

van jones panelVan Jones is an accomplished Yale educated attorney who’s been honored with numerous mind blowing awards and spotlights. He was TIME Magazine’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Rolling Stone’s 2012 “12 Leaders Who Get Things done, The World’s Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader” designation and in 2017 Van Jones signed a management deal with Roc Nation, becoming the first political commentator & activist in their family. It’s no wonder passion runs through his veins for his new REDEMPTION PROJECT on CNN which airs Sunday nights at 9pm. Continue reading Van Jones – Redemption Project – 5 Reasons to tune in to CNN Sundays at 9pm

Hip Hop Journalist Dee Barnes Visits the Wendy Show!

Wendy Williams Promises to Help  Journalist Dee Barnes Publish her Memoir and Produce Movie of her Life Story

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Beloved Director John Singleton has passed away at 51

Screen Shot 2019-04-29 at 11.59.20 PMShocking news hit the headlines thirteen days ago that John Singleton had suffered a stroke. I for one was immediately disturbed and distraught until I first heard it was a mild stroke. ( My mother recently suffered a mild stroke as well so I immediately had  confidence that he would have a slow but successful recovery. To my dismay days later I first heard John Singleton was now in a coma and his family was having a discrepancy about his estate. Continue reading Beloved Director John Singleton has passed away at 51