Showing posts from November, 2013

Ursula Stephen, Responds to Rihanna’s “Doobie Wrap” at the AMA Awards


On Sunday at the 2013 American Music AwardsRihanna accepted the first ever Idol Award. For a special night the pop star needed special hair, so of course she turned to her longtime hairstylist Ursula Stephen. Ursula gave Ms. Fenty a  ”wrap” ["doobie"], which is created by brushing the hair in one direction around the circumference of the head and securing with bobby pins. Most sistahs reserve this style for the comfort of their own home, but Rihanna boldly hit the award show wrapped tight [and she f*ckn killed it].
Elle Magazine spoke with Ursula Stephen, to get the lowdown on the inspiration behind RiRi’s wrap on the red carpet and to see if she thinks the style will become a bona fide trend.
Whose idea was it for Rihanna to wear a doobie wrap? It was actually Rihanna’s idea. She had her mind made up! Honestly, I was a little hesitant but I knew she could pull it off, so I was all for it.

Did you anticipate the overwhelming reaction? I knew it would get a reaction …

African Leadership Magazine Spells Success In Atlanta, Georgia

African Leadership Magazine does it again. Wowing people from two separate continents'... with their trending brand of fusing ArtFashion andLeadership together in one main Gala event at the oh so swanky -Whatever Whenever "W" Hotel in Downtown Atlanta this past Saturday evening. Their form of branding lends excitement to an otherwise comme ci comme ça political or business event and it's catching "WILD" fire with the political leaders from all point's in Africa and the United States. Their formula; bringing formidable national leaders together in 5 star settings in major locals' to meet and discuss investing in each other, their cultures and business', eased by spares of entertainment is a smash hit. By setting their events against the backdrop of social settings, softens the greetings of world leaders and captains of industries and serves a a perfect announcement to one another. With such a fusion, the magazine has drawn the attention of inte…

Black Nativity- THE MUSIC

Music From the Motion Picture  Black Nativity

RCA Inspiration released the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight Pictures holiday musical drama “Black Nativity” on November 5th.

A new film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ stage drama “Black Nativity”comes complete with a soundtrack album that features performances by an all-star cast of vocalists, including Mary J. Blige, Nas and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, whose song “Test of Faith”premieres today on Speakeasy, along with the previously released track “Be Grateful.”

Hudson in the film plays a single mother raising Langston (Jacob Latimore), who heads from Baltimore to New York to spend Christmas with his minister uncle and aunt, played by Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett, respectively. Chafing under his uncle’s strict rules, Langston sets out for home, and life lessons ensue.

From the sound of “Test of Faith,” Hudson’s character has already learned a few of her own. She sings the understated R&B ballad (written by executive producer Ra…

Claudette King to perform at Global Winter WonderLand

The world of illuminated lanterns and multicultural holiday celebrations opens Nov. 21 at Turner Field:
Global Winter Wonderland.
But along with international cuisine, carnival rides and festive lights and inflatables comes an entertainment lineup that includes Atlanta based blues singer Claudette King,B.B. King’s youngest daughter,  (Nov. 27). Atlanta R&B songstress Keri Hilson, launches opening night and will perform at 8 p.m. Other artists performing through the holidays areThe Little Tamsand The Tams(Nov. 23), the R&B group founded by the late Charles Pope, father-in-law of T.I.; gospel singer Aaron Shust(Nov. 26); country artist John Michael Montgomery(Nov. 29); P. Diddy recruitsB5(Nov. 30); pop groupOMG Girlz (Dec. 12); Atlanta pop-R&B singer Cristina Quinones(Dec. 21); Radio Disney artist CoCo Jones(Dec. 21); and former “America’s Got Talent” contestant, singer David Militello (Dec. 21).

All shows are at 8 p.m. except Jones, who performs at 5 p.m. Ticket prices include …

Laurence Fishburne To Reprise Walter Mosley’s Socrates Fortlow Novels

Project to revisit character brought to HBO in 1998 TV film 'Always Outnumbered'Fifteen years after Laurence Fishburne starred as Walter Mosley‘s Socrates Fortlow in the HBO movie Always Outnumbered written by Mosley and directed by Michael Apted, the actor-producer is revisiting the character. Fishburne is joining forces with HBO to bring back to life character Socrates Fortlow from the 1998 pic “Always Outnumbered” — this time, as a TV series. The pay cable network is developing The Right Mistake, a drama series from Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Prods and Fox Television Studios. 
Fishburne will also take a behind-the-scenes role as executive producer.It is based on the series of novels by Mosley featuring Fortlow: an ex-convict who seeks redemption — while battling inner demons and external forces — after serving 27 years in prison.  Thebooks include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, Walkin’ The Dog and The Right Mistake. Mosley and Patrick Charles are co-writing the series a…

Is Kmart's New "Show Your Joe" Christmas Commercial too risque?

A new Kmart commercial that depicts a group of men in boxer shorts shaking their booty to a commonly sung Christmas carol has some viewer's undies in a bunch. The 55-second ad created an online maelstrom yesterday and today when it was aired on national TV.

The commercial, dubbed "Show Your Joe," begins with a wide angle shot of six men, who appear to be dressed in tuxedos, standing behind a curtain while ringing bells. However, a few seconds into the clip the curtain is whisked away, revealing the men's bottoms are clad in Joe Boxer underwear. Racy? Not really, but it's what happens next that has some viewers up in arms. The men squat down and begin shaking their booties to the song "Jingle Bells." The typical interpretation of their actions is that the men's xxxxx are swinging in their shorts, thus creating the bell sounds. The commercial is part of a new advertising campaign for Joe Boxer, a brand of underwear and related apparel sold exclusively…

US Senate Candidate Lodges Official Complaint Against Party Chair

“Sadly, newly elected party Chair
Dubose Porter is not a man of his word"

Nov. 14, 2013 - ATLANTA -- (November 12, 2013 - Decatur, Georgia) – Former State Senator Steen Miles, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, today filed an official complaint with the Georgia Democratic Party against Chairman Dubose Porter for violation of the party’s bylaws.

“Sadly, newly elected party Chair Dubose Porter is not a man of his word and is in violation of Section 7 Section 1.7 of the Georgia Democratic Party Bylaws which explicitly prohibits supporting a Democratic candidate who has opposition during a primary or special election. The blatant disregard of other Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and publicly stated support and other actions favoring one candidate over others is a clear violation of party rules, thwarts the democratic process and perpetuates ‘good ole boy’ blatantly discriminatory practices,” said Senator Miles. “It is not a good look. 
While I cannot sp…

Unlocking Nigeria’s untapped Investment Potentials for Development

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W1S 1JY, London FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFRICAN LEADERSHIP MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES “INVESTING IN NIGERIA’S NON OIL SECTORS FORUM” ATLANTA GEORGIA 2013 Unlocking Nigeria’s untapped Investment Potentials for Development Atlanta, Georgia, November 11, 2013: The forthcoming “Investing in Nigeria’s Non Oil Sectors Forum”, billed to hold 16, November 2013 will be held at the swanky, “W” Downtown Hotel, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta GA 30308. The events theme: "Unlocking Nigeria’s untapped Investment Potentials for Development" is designed to bring together policy makers, investors, as well as other stakeholders in Nigeria’s Non-Oil Sectors to showcase the vast, but untapped investment potentials of these sectors to the international investing public. The event will also draw the attention of American businesses and institutional investors to the huge investment potentials in Nigeria’s Non-oil se…