@TheCurtisShowNYC with "ICE COLD" Performs in Mt. Vernon on 1/7/2017 for 4 Squared Stop the Violence Movement!
MIssy Elliot has been silent for some time but has come to rise with her new protege Sharaya J. Sharaya is a rapper and dancer who is hard to miss, with her ever-changing bright hair colors and lipstick. The New Jersey native via Hawaii was exposed to a myriad of music at an early age. Her mom was an avid listener of various genres while her dad, a DJ, was a part of a popular crew back in hip-hop’s early days.
Everything from her dance moves to her style and aura crowns her as a Queen in the BANJI Scene. BANJI = BE AUTHENTIC, NEVER JEOPARDIZE INDIVIDUALITY. Hip Hip can truly live again! She has even pulled on popular music samples from BBD's "Poison" to Missy's own "Work It". I can't wait to see what this STAR has up her sleeve to influence the BANJI Movement to evolve into a lifestyle!
Athletes for Art Renaissance Tour (AART) recently held their Athlete for Art Exhibition at the luxurious Mondrian Hotel in Miami, Florida. The benefit event was packed with notable celebrities and art connoisseurs—generally people with caring hearts that found time during their busy holiday schedules—to help support Smile Design Gallery (SDG), a charitable organization that sells art—in order to provide free dental care for people in need.
Amongst the key supporters at the AART benefit exhibition was Grammy Award winning producer, philanthropist and art enthusiast—Swizz Beatz, who recently curated ‘The Dean Collection’ for SCOPE at Art Basel Miami Beach. “The Smile Design Gallery does lots of amazing work,” said Swizz Beatz, whose ongoing contributions have aided SDG in treating well over 500 patients since its inception in the spring of 2013. “Shout out to my brother Grady Spivey and (celebrity dentist) Dr. Lee Gause in supporting art and a great cause.”“My dental office used to be an art gallery,” said Dr. Gause, a graduate of Howard University’s School of Dentistry. “I figured—why not convert it back to a gallery from time to time, and do what galleries do best—sell art? And in selling art, we can raise funds to treat people who can’t afford dental care.” Not a bad idea—considering the fact that dental decay is the most common disease in children living in poor communities (more than asthma and the common cold). So—in order to bring his charitable vision to fruition, Dr. Lee joined forces with the founder of AART—Jumoke Mendez, and the rest is history.....
Writers Credit : Zangba Thomson
Photographer Credit: Peter Parkkerr
READ THE FULL STORY @ FIM on JANUARY 5, 2015!
So I have a Man Child in the "Promised Land", yet the only promise that I can make Him is that the system set up in this land was not meant to protect him. The news, media, entertainment industry and more have taken sides on the issues at hand, yet the one thing missing is unity. Jesus showed us that it is not about race, color, creed, gender or anything else for the matter-- but about unity.
When are we going to unify on our standards of education? When are we going to unify on our standards of living? When are we going to unify on our standards of worship? When are we going to unify as humans? When? It is unsettling to see such such promising futures cut short, not by one bullet, but by many. The many bullets and no indictment on numerous accounts, not just the media sensationalized accounts but the everyday accounts, shows the USA as a people divided to all other nations.
How so? Wasn't it enough proof that the North Korean president had called the POTUS a "Black monkey in the White House? The USA has shown that it is a color stricken country with no means to an end. The violence has become overwhelmingly outrageous.
We as a nation are at fault to some degree. Who are the people that stand in line for a pair of $400+ sneakers, newest iPhone or Samsung gadgets? Who are the people poisoning the minds of our young via the "Reality" TV that depicts people of color as false queens and kings? Who are the people that praise the newest twerk team, yet can't make it to a school recital? Who are the people that spend the most to impress people that could care less about whether you have the next meal on the table for your family?
Jesus taught us that our gifts are given to us to uplift US. Then from the uplifting of US through our gifts, we can leave a legacy worth HIS KINGDOM! Not these false clowns in crowns? My son? Yeah, he knows the difference and I will strive everyday to educate him mentally, socially, economically and most importantly spiritually.
So go ahead and protest the #Ferguson verdict as you count your pennies to shop #BlackFriday to make the powers that be even more powerful...aka follow the paper trail! Go ahead, and protest #JusticeforTrayvon as you donate to a cause that has nothing to do with your people #IceBucketChallenge. Go ahead and protest #JusticeforSeanBell #AmadouDiallo and the many more faces that made it to media as you dance to that new #HOTN*GGA song! Go ahead and protest #Isis as our young are being gunned down without question, regard or justice.
I may seem like I'm all over the place with this post, but that is where my head is. I'm not surprised at all of the verdicts because I see what happened to my Savior Jesus Christ. I do know that His death had, and still has purpose. I know the death of these innocents, now and future, have purpose. Fast, Pray, Act on Purpose.
#focusUP #PaperTracers #MyTEARShavePurpose
#History takes #Perseverance!
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Fashion I-Con Magazine has been an annually requested media outlet for Small Boutique Fashion Week , NOLCHA Fashion Week and Jersey City Fashion Week . Our November 2013 issue featured these three fashion events, and Sharon Braxton, Shanell Red (music producer/song writer) and Hip Hop Artist Jadakiss with a host of more A list celebrities we have personally interviewed. We recently covered the exclusive red carpet and backstage interviews of members of LOX, French Montana and 2 Chains at their NYC concert event on Wed, March 26, 2014. We were also behind the scenes for Casey and D'Lite's debut music video shoot at Griffin NYC. The magazine's September 12th RELAUNCH EVENT has been the buzz of 2014 in both the FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT industries.
Fashion I-Con Magazine has teamed up with the marketing & branding genius, S CUBED PRODUCTIONS, LLC, and offered numerous charitable contributions via participating and donating to Susan Komen's Walk for A Cure; NYC Aids Walk, TNT 5K Run and The NYC Alzheimer's Walk. We don't want to stop our giving at just giving through large organizations. The two entities sponsor 5 determined women to complete Business Skills Training at Grace Institute per year. They also gather clothing and toys for the Holidays with local community organizations.
On the cover of the December 2014 Issue is R&B Artist London's own Jahna Sebastian. Featured in this issue are in depth articles from Philadelphia's Sweetheart Actress Lynia Love, Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta 'Ab Guru' Deshaun Johnson, Refugee All-Star Bassist/Producer Jerry Wonda, plus ESPN correspondent/Lyricist/Poet Yaw.
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It's Been A Long Time Coming!
FALLY IPUPA LIVE IN NYC
Fally Ipupa is a strong performer from the Democratic Republic of Congo who worked with the legendary Koffi Olomide in his group, Quatier Latin before branching out on his own. His performances are energetic, his delivery unsurpassable. Female fans love to watch as he whips his songs to new heights in time to his swiveling hips(part of the reason he made the top ten sexiest men list).The mix of rumba, reggae, soul and ndombolo have proven to be his magicale lixir. He has performed to sold out audiences in Paris and New York and continues to gain recognition internationally for his music.
• Ipupa won the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa In 2010,
• Fally Ipupa won the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video (for Sexy Dance) and Best Francophone.
• He won the urban awards for best African artist.
• Ipupa was nominated in the Best Live Act category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.
• Host of the 2014 BET Experience in LA
You can experience his music via the links below:
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS TO HIS SHOW AT SOB's
His Wisdom defines your Maturation
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope.
As humans, we are taught several things about waiting. We learn to take our time with certain things. For example, we are urged to take out time with educational assignments, standardized tests, preparing food and building relationships. Then, on the other hand, we are taught to rush the 'necessaries' and wait for the outcome. Examples of this are: running from the express train to wait for the local, running to the front of the line in a store but still have to wait to scan the sale items or the rushing to an interview to sit in the lobby and wait for your turn.
We may hope for many things to go as swiftly and smoothly as possible, or as planned. We also forget what God commands us to do in 1 Peter 1v13, "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mid, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ". We are to be prepared by the minute and by the hour until Jesus Christ comes again. Even with these clear and concise guidelines from Bible, we choose to find our human agenda more important than waiting on the Lord. Sometimes our human agendas are no where close to what God has purposed for us.
We ought to sought out the true purpose of our lives from cultivating deep relationships with the Lord. He has all the answers if we can slow down long enough and wait on Him. There will be times in our waiting that we may get discouraged. God has to move some things for our blessings to really show forth their importance not only in your life, but in the lives others. Many people miss their blessings, block their blessings, or are unaware of their blessings due to the rush of the human agenda. We don't have the mental or physical capacity to think and do as the Lord will do (or has done) for us.
I ask that you mediate on Hope. Meditate on Faith. Meditate on Purpose.
Wishing you Peace, Prosperity & Purpose! KKDT