Showing posts from October, 2013

African Leadership Magazine To Present "Special Showcase" Atlanta

The African Leadership Magazine is pleased to invite you to attend a special investment forum tagged 'Investing in Nigeria's Non-Oil Sectors of the Economy' Forum Showcase! This showcase will highlight the huge untapped investment potentials in Africa's largest market. The event which is billed to hold from 15 - 16 November 2013 at The W Downtown Hotel, Atlanta would have as theme "unlocking Nigeria's untapped investment Potentials for Development". The 2-day forum, which is supported by the Nigeria Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory and Megarice Nigeria Limited - an emerging Nigerian Agribusiness company, shall feature presentations from select state governments, keynote presentations, panel discussions, Business to Business matchmaking, networking sessions, visits to industrial sites, and a dinner Gala. Already confirmed to participate at this forum are the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yaro; Nigerian …

Claudette King: the ‘Bluz Queen’ comes into her own!

Claudette King: ‘Bluz Queen’ comes into her own! “Is it the root of everything — all other genres — it isn't Rhythm & Blues, it is the Rhythm in the Blues.” — Claudette King

Claudette King will headline the Picayune Main Street “Blues, Q & Brew” on October 26 in historic Mississippi.
Claudette King can be described as dynamic, amplified, larger than life and down right sassy. She exudes a confidence that perhaps was born of her struggle to prove who she is and at the same time carve out her own identity.
The youngest daughter of Blues icon B.B. King, she grew up attending church and had a “normal” everyday life which included attending public school and seemed far removed from the star-studded world of her father.

Her life was so normal that her classmates did not believe she was the daughter of B.B. King

“There was a high burden of proof for me to convince my classmates,” says King.
“They didn't believe my father was B.B. King and felt sorry for me that I would make …

Kanye pops the big one! | VIDEO

Kim Kardashian got the surprise of her life for her 33rd birthday as her "baby daddy," Kanye West has proposed!  And she said "YES!"
Kanye West popped life's most important question to Kim Kardashian last night at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The rapper rented out the venue for the occasion and asked his baby mama for her hand in marriage in front of various friends and family members... and Kim said YES! 

With a 15-carat diamond designed by Lorraine Schwartz, the words "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!"on the stadium jumbotron and he even hired a 50-piece orchestra to play Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" in honor of the occasion.

The song was followed by Kanye's own track with Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson, "Knock You Down."


From there, fireworks and roman candles were set off when Kim gave her response" and her loved ones poured out of the dugout in celebration.

Looking happy as ever, The rapper had…

Kelly Clarkson Weds Brandon Blackstock

"Our whole life is a celebration,"

Congratulations are in order for Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock. 
The couple tied the knot at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, on Sunday, October 20. Blackberry Farms is a 4,200-acre luxury hotel and resort situated in the Great Smoky Mountains. 
Kelly Clarkson’s Wedding Dress: Kelly selected a Temperley Bridal dress by designer Alice Temperley for her wedding finished off with a Maria Elena headpiece designed by "American Idol" season one alum Jim Verraros. She carried a bouquet of sunflowers and Bluebonnets, the official flower of her home state of Texas. The lace gown featured long sleeves with small buttons and a v-neckline that allowed the singer to flaunt her assets in a tasteful way. An empire waist gave way to an A-line silhouette, while the frock featured a small train. From the long sleeves to the way the lace skimmed over her silhouette, the gown was a great choice for a festive fall wedding. The ense…

Photography ART Vacuum-Wrapped people: "FLESH LOVE"

Check out these Photographs of Vacuum-Wrapped Tokyo Couples by Haruhiko Kawaguchi.
On a kitchen floor in Tokyo, Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi spends 10-20 seconds photographing couples that he meets in nightclubs. He arranges them like pieces of meat inside bags meant to store futons and blankets. He then seals their conjoined bodies inside the bag using a household vacuum.

"FLESH LOVE" is one of the most unique photograph projects in the world and received the 1st place award in The Art of Photography Show 2011 held in San Diego, USA. France's Photo and art magazine "AZART" featured it inside and on the cover of their March 2011 issue.
Haruhiko Kawaguchi, who goes by the name Photographer Hal, is a Tokyo photographer and artist whose project FLESH LOVE literally vacuum packs couples of all types in 100x150x74 cm plastic bags.

The idea is to keep love fresh forever. Once the air is sucked out of the bag by a vacuum cleaner, Kawaguchi only has about 1…

Holyfield’s former mansion to be auctioned

The Fayette County mansion that once belonged to former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield will be taken to auction next month, according to the property’sreal estate listing agent. J.P. Morgan Chase first listed the 109-room Fayetteville home in April...
J.P. Morgan Chase first listed the 109-room Fayetteville home in April for $8.5 million, according to real estate data provided by The price was dropped to $8.3 million in May, $8.2 million in June, just under $8 million in July and nearly $7.9 million at the end of August.

Listing agent Jackie Campbell of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners said bidding will start at $2.5 million for the Nov. 11-13 auction, but there is a reserve, meaning J.P. Morgan Chase will not accept a figure unless it reaches a certain threshold, which was not disclosed.

The home has 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a bowling alley, a movie theater, huge exercise rooms and a dining room with a table large enough to accommodate 32 upholstered chairs…

NBC Pulls ‘Ironside

"Ironside" has been canceled. NBC has pulled the Blair Underwood series from its schedule.

The original Ironside lasted for 199 episodes and one TV movie. NBC's remake starring Blair Underwood has been pulled after just three episodes. Canceled along with the freshman drama is rookie comedy Welcome to the Family.
The Peacock also said that “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago P.D.” will premiere Jan. 8 in the former 10 p.m. Wednesday timeslot of its forerunner, which now airs on Tuesdays. “Ironside,” starring Blair Underwood, will vacate that time period after its fourth episode airs Oct. 23, in favor of editions of “Dateline” and various specials (including “Saturday Night Live”-themed specials, as well as consecutive holiday outings for Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble in December) through the end of 2013. Meanwhile, “Welcome to the Family” is being axed immediately after three episodes. An encore episode of “The Voice” will air on Thursday for NBC next week, with an “SNL Hal…

Tea Party Candidate Steve Lonegan Brushes Off Wife During Concession Speech...

Vanquished senatorial hopeful Steve Lonegan was less than a minute into conceding the race to Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Wednesday night when his wife Lorraine tried to console him with a warm pat on the shoulder.

 Lonegan, however, apparently wasn't in the mood to be touched.

In animated GIF form:

We won’t speculate as to what’s going on behind the scenes but...

Coupled with his tea party politics, New Jersey voters helped us to dodge a bullet by keeping that guy out of Congress

Restaurant sign: 'Obamacare' revenge

ROGERS, Ark. —

An Arkansas restaurant owner has learned the hard way that it's usually better to stick to promoting your menu than your politics, especially when you mix in a dash of racially charged messaging. A sign in front of Smokin' Joe's Ribhouse in Rogers, Ark. read "ObamaCare" America's punishment for slavery years." The sign was up for only 45 minutes before owner Johnny Howard pulled it down due to the almost immediate response from locals.  Howard says he is sorry for posting the message and insists he never meant to make it "racist-orientated."  He toldABC 40/29his criticism was aimed at the Affordable Care Act, and notPresident Barack Obama, "It's the policy and I made the mistake of wording it in the wrong fashion. The policy. It’s not the person it’s the policy." Howard does argue that "Obamacare" will hurt his business. He replaced the health care message with a tamer, "Why cook? Get some carry out.&…

Cory Booker becomes the first black senator from New Jersey and heads to Washington!

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a rising national Democratic star, was elected to the U.S. Senategiving him a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor.

Booker, 44, will become the first black senator from New Jersey and heads to Washington with an unusual political resume. He was raised in suburban Harington Park as the son of two of the first black IBM executives, and graduated from Stanford and law school at Yale with a stint in between as a Rhodes Scholar before moving to one of Newark's toughest neighborhoods with the intent of doing good. He's been an unconventional politician, a vegetarian with a Twitter following of 1.4 million - or five times the population of the city he governs. With dwindling state funding, he has used private fundraising, including a $100 million pledge from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, to run programs in Newark, a strategy that has brought his city resources and him both fame an…

Meet The "Flatbush Four"

Four best friends decide to escape retirement and throw the ultimate  Last Vegas bachelor party for the last single member of their group.

Meet The "Flatbush Four" 

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Jamie Foxx Lands New Biopic to Play Martin Luther King Jr.

FOXX - KING- STONE.. ALREADY AN OSCAR NOD! If you haven't heard the news, Jamie Foxx signed on to another blockbuster film with director Oliver Stone, and it has OSCAR written all over it! Check out who Foxx is prepping to play this time!

It looks like Jamie Foxx will be taking on another potentially Oscar-worthy biopic role in the near future. Foxx previously won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004 for his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray," and now it looks like Foxx will get the opportunity to dive into the mind of Martin Luther King Jr. for an upcoming biopic.

Foxx has been selected to play the role of peaceful civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The pair previously worked together on Any Given Sunday and have since both received praise for their work on biopic films. Oliver Stone was responsible for JFK and Nixon, which were both Oscar nominated box office hits.

Despite there already being a number of films depicting the inspiring story of Dr King, this wil…

Move Over Lady O! Lady F is now the richest Black women in the world.

We all know Oprah’s one of the wealthiest Black woman across the world making major money moves, but over in Nigeria, our favorite media mogul has some extreme competition!

Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija, is worth $7.3 billion, whereas Oprah is worth a whopping $5 billion less! Folorunsho Alakija is a businesswoman from Nigeria. She was born in 1951 to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She is a business tycoon involved in the fashion, oil and printing industries. She is the Group Managing Director of The Rose of Sharon Group and is the Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil.

Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija has a foundation called the Rose of Sharon foundation that helps widows and orphans by empowering them through scholarships and business grants

According to Ventures Africa, contrary to the Forbes Magazine ranking which pins Alakija net worth at only $600 million, essentially her worth is $7.3 billion. 
Alakija owns 60 percent of the Brazilian oil company, Pet…

2nd Annual “Georgia Latino Film Festival”

Each year on Hispanic Heritage Month the Georgia Latino Film Festival will bring together inspiring days filled with premieres, classes, panels, exclusive parties, and awards showcasing the top storytellers and film makers. As an added feature, GALFF will host our Celebrity Golf Tournament at Stone Mountain!

The mission of the Georgia Latino Film Festival is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; provide educational opportunities for students and Georgia Latino filmmakers; and create opportunities for the Georgia communities to experience high-quality Latino films. We hope that in years to come the Georgia Latino Film Festivals continues to grow and is the place where careers are born, where we leverage our collective voice and resources to empower our community.

Schedule of Events

Rick Najera Najera, an award-winning writer, actor, and director will perform at the GLFF. He is the author of "Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywoo…