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You’re cordially invited to attend National Action Network‘s annual “Action & Authority Reception” during CBCF ALC. Our honorees are women of color, who’ve answered the call to action in the battles against injustice.
This year’s honorees include: The Honorable Yvette D. Clarke, (NY-9), Yamiche Alcindor, National Reporter New York Times, Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee of Civil Rights under the Law, Waikinya Clanton, Former Executive Director, National Organization for Black Elected Legislative Women, and Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President of Community Investment and President of the Comcast Foundation.
The reception, held Sept. 21 from 6-9 p.m., will be located inside the Comcast/NBCUniversal building (300 New Jersey Avenue NW).
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Eight dope, socially conscious emcees will be paired with eight visionary entrepreneurs to tell a compelling story of social enterprise, while addressing the United Nations’ Global Goals.
It’s all happening on Wednesday, Sept. 13 inside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Family Theater (2700 F Street NW).
During the event, hosted by MC Lyte, the emcees will compete for three rounds with DJ D-Nice providing the soundtrack.
Special guests Young Paris, Stretch Armstrong and Melissa Bradley will give comments and feedback on the emcees.
The best part about it all is that it’s free!
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We’re not exaggerating when we say this year’s “Insider’s Guide to Congressional Black Caucus Week” is the biggest we’ve ever had.
Our ninth edition of “the guide” to get you through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference clocks in at nearly 40 pages of forums, panels, informational receptions, networking receptions and parties.
We hope you rested over the Labor Day weekend because in a couple of weeks, it will be non-stop building.
But we do hope you use this time wisely. With the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s even more imperative to organize and strategize to ensure a more just and equitable America. We are not fighting the same fight our foremothers and forefathers have already won. They’re work was not in vain. Let this year’s theme for the ALC — “And Still I Rise” — be our rallying cry.
After you register for the conference, RSVP for the best events and networking receptions to hopefully help you change the world.
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It’s a little over a month before Blogalicious heads to Miami on Oct. 5.
To get everyone excited about this year’s theme, “Tribe Up,” the largest network for multicultural bloggers hosted a pop-up panel experience at Vapianos in Union Square last Saturday.
The event, sponsored by Coca Cola, allowed guests to mix and mingle with other Blogalicious attendees while enjoying pizza and of course ice-cold Coke.
Blogger Ada Rojas along with The Fab Empire creator, Joi-Marie McKenzie, who will be speaking at this year’s conference, were the two featured panelists.
The two not only spoke about what this year’s theme means to them, but also how Blogalicious has helped changed their careers.
Want to go to Blogalicious? Join Joi-Marie and hundreds of other bloggers in Miami on Oct. 5-8.
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Calling all New York boss bishes.
Join The Fab Empire creator Joi-Marie McKenzie at “Leading Ladies,” a networking event and panel being held at Buzzfeed (111 E. 18th Street) on Thursday, Aug. 24.
Along with meeting tons of cool ladies, Joi-Marie will lead a panel discussing “adulting” — from personal finances, to shattering stigmas to finding work-life balance and pursuing your passions past your 9-5.
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Recap: Red Carpet Premiere of ‘True and The Rainbow Kingdom’ Brings Out Pharrell, Kelly Rowland and more!August 11th, 2017
Get ready for the next Netflix movie to watch with your little one.
“True and the Rainbow Kingdom” is coming to Netflix on Aug. 11 and the stars are excited. Executive Producer Pharrell Williams hosted a red carpet premiere for the film in Los Angeles’ Pacific Theaters at The Grove.
“True and the Rainbow Kingdom” centers on an 8-year-old girl named True as she solves problems in Rainbow City.
Celebs and their kids enjoyed organic snacks as they watched the film. They also got to play on a giant inflatable rainbow.
Along with Pharrell, we spotted Kelly Rowland, Christina Milian, Tyga, and even Ally Hilfiger.
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Last Sunday, New York City insiders were invited to MADE and BMW of North America’s “Women Who Pay It 4ward” awards, which honored four amazing women committed to bettering communities.
The invite-only event was held in STK in Midtown Manhattan and was hosted by Bevy Smith.
The honorees included co-chair of the Women’s March Carmen Perez, Agent of Change founder Rachel Goldstein, refugee activist Fatima Rahmati and actress Yvonne Kopacz Wright.
We also spotted actress Sharon Leal in the audience along with fashion blogger Claire Sulmers.
Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails as well as passed brunch bites, while learning more about these amazing women.
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You’re invited to attend the second “Bougie Brunch: NYC Edition” at Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine (485 10th Avenue at 37th Street) on August 19 at 12 p.m. It’ll be an amazing event to network with amazing women!
Your ticket will give you access to a full brunch buffet and bottomless beverage menu, on-site employment recruitment hosted by Google and Etsy along with a professional headshot station.
Guests will also go home with giftbags, thanks to sponsors such as Miss Jessie’s, Papi Wines, Money Tequila, Pin Up Cosmetics and Shop ML Couture, just to name a few.
Author Joi-Marie McKenzie, and the creator of The Fab Empire, will also be giving away a copy of her memoir, The Engagement Game, to one lucky attendee.
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending my Thursday nights watching We TV’s “Growing Up Hip Hop ATL.”
And it’s come to this. I have to sound off…especially after we found out exactly what happened when Reginae Carter — you know, Lil Wayne‘s eldest daughter — and Brandon Barnes — Deb Antney‘s godson — came head to head.
At Reginae’s 18th birthday party, well the pre-dinner, the teen asked for an apology for the way Brandon spoke to her. And yes, Brandon was completely out of line after telling Reginae that he could “save her father’s career.” To play devil’s advocate though, he did spill that shade after Reginae asked him who he was…and y’all know how that is.
— babygirl👑 (@LifewithSyd__) June 23, 2017
Unfortunately, with the parents’ names being thrown around, Reginae not only called her cousins, but also asked her mother, Toya, to come talk some sense into Brandon. And Toya broke it all the way down. She told B, “You can’t save him baby,” talking about her ex-husband, Wayne. “He’s already saved.” But I guess this really is “Growing Up Hip Hop,” because Reginae needs to grow up. Who asks their moms to fight their battles? But anyway…
— 🌻Relle 🌻 (@anitaphaker) June 30, 2017
Across town, Bow Wow and Funk Master Flex got into a Twitter beef. Yes, a beef on Twitter because somehow we’re still doing those in 2017. Words like “mumble rapper” were thrown around by Flex. But thankfully Bow turned to his older brother, Snoop Dogg, for help. And the big Snoop talked some sense into Bow and the TV streets (because man, Snoop inspired me!)
— Queen A (@AliceaTheGreat) June 30, 2017
When Bow spoke about retiring from rapping, Snoop replied: “How you gon’ retire before me? That don’t even sound right. Man knock it off.” Snoop ended his speech by just encouraging Bow to produce good music. Point. blank and the period.
The episode ended with Brandon’s showcase…and you know what? It was a bit of a mess. Thanks to the club not having the best sound, a lot of the artists didn’t sound good. Thankfully, that didn’t translate on TV so I enjoyed the performances. But when it comes to Brandon and his talent development business, well, he may need to focus on that and focus less on battling with rapper’s daughters.
Tune into the next episode of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” when it returns next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The bLink Marketing Network and Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Recap: Culture Creators Celebrates Russell Simmons, Charlamagne, Angela Rye During BET Awards WeekendJune 25th, 2017
BET has taken over Los Angeles and those in touch with the culture celebrated their own at the second annual Culture Creators brunch.
The afternoon honored cultural leaders, hosted by a friend of The Fab Joi Pitts, the SVP of Marketing and Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records.
This year’s honorees included radio and TV personalities, deejays, along with actors and industry executives. Charlamagne Tha God, DJ D Nice, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Angela Rye, Kevin Liles and Tiffany Haddish just to name a few.
Yesterday more than 200 industry elites attended the brunch, which also honored Russell Simmons with the Culture Creators Icon Award.
Photo credit: Getty Images
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