Rapper Bow Wow Gets Arrested in Atlanta

According to reports by Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, the rapper Bow Wow was arrested Saturday morning in Atlanta due to accusations by a woman on the 205 12th street around 4:15 am. Bow Wow whose real name is Chad Moss was  involved in an altercation with Leslie Holden. Based on reports from Atlanta police, they both, “sustained visible minor injuries,”.

No details were determined as to who  initiated  the attack, both parties were charged with battery. Mr. Moss’ lawyer later released a statement on how he was wrongfully arrested and attacked by an “out-of-control,” and intoxicated female who beat rapper Bow Wow with a lamp, bit and spit on him.

There has been no comment by Ms. Holden or any word as if she’s been out on bond as if yet. Bow Wow has since been released.

Dreams Really Do Come True! Actress Taraji P. Henson Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The “Cookie Lyons” actress gets to see her dreams come into fruition when she is given her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 28th, 2019. Celebrating her many years in the business going from her breakout role in Baby Boy The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, Acrimony, along with many more. Plus, her new romantic comedy set to release in theaters soon, What Men Want, Henson has certainly proven why she deserves all the accolades and more. Taking part in the joyous occasion is singer and longtime friend Mary  J. Blige and Baby Boy director, John Singleton.

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Three Life Changing Mindsets For Success

It is about that time….

At this moment, time has spread its wings once again. The year seems to be into overdrive! Several months ago, I was about to shadow the same routine I do on New Year’s Eve. Normally, I would click the switch watching the ball drop, writing down all my “new year new me” resolutions that would become second nature but were never achieved. Some of you might be able to relate. Lose X number of pounds/Kilograms? Better relationships? Getting out of Debt? That raise your boss said will be open in the new year? Or just having a better new year?

I was on the same page…until I changed paths for 2018. I slept the night away. I could NOT take it anymore! Knowing that these resolutions I have mindlessly written down were only based on hype and tradition, I did not want to keep this cycle up for long.

So, for the year of 2017 (or any other year for that matter), I will hand to you 3 concepts I have started to live by that will help you re-engineer your 2019!

1.Scratch the “New Year New Me” motto. Now!

It is not logically possible to create a whole new you at the start of the new year. From the day you were born to your last dying breath, you will always be you. This is what I advise you to do:

To NEVER forget last year.

Even if it was the worst year you have ever experienced in your lifetime- keep it with you. These unaccomplished goals and heart-filled failures should motivate you for the new year.

Start assessing last year and use it to plan a whole new year. Most importantly, it’s time to achieve your goals.

Notice how I said “goals”, not “resolutions”. There is a distinct difference, and that is where our next concept comes into play.

2.Many Resolutions vs. One Progressive Goal

To start off, what is a resolution and what is a goal?

Resolution- a firm decision to do or not to do something

Goal- the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result

Honestly, I thought these terms were the same but they’re quite different.

Resolutions aren’t something to base your life from. It is a good start, but it only gives you TEMPORARY motivation with little discipline. From [New Year’s Resolution Statistics], it stated 58.4% of resolutions are maintained after one month! Can you believe that? And that’s only from the percentage who’ve written down their resolutions. As I said, you must start somewhere but that doesn’t mean you stop there. Now you transform those resolutions into one goal.

Goals in their purest nature are who we are and what we really want. It is emotion-driven. Unlike resolutions, you would have an ongoing desire to scope for a way to achieve it. No matter the cost.

In addition to having goals, I’d like to introduce what Brendon Burchard has talked about in his information-packed video Plan an EXTRAORDINARY 2017!

So, what is a Progressive goal?

To give a basic understanding of what a progressive goal is, I’ve made a little illustration of what generally happens when we act on resolutions, goals, and progressive goals.

3.Habit! Habit! Habit!

You can change your mind in the new year and develop an awesome progressive goal that will keep you motivated, but there is one problem.

How do we stick to our goal?

At the end of the day, we are human beings. We are going to forget and might even lose interest, but success isn’t if you like it all the time. It’s you willing to work hard to obtain your goals and aspirations. Let me solve this ONE problem with a ONE-word answer.

Habit.

To achieve your goal, it is a must to develop a habit. Consistency is a habit. Habits result in success. So, success is based on consistency with goal-oriented habits.

In some shape or form, you must work on your goal every day. Building up to your goal takes one step a time, one day at a time, to achieve greatness.

Look at the videos and articles I have linked. They have broadened my knowledge on personal development.

“If YOU don’t create a future for yourself, who will?” — Oheine Porter

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Everybody Hates CiCi

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 - After PartyThere seems to be a misconception in the black community that a girl can’t mature and “Level Up.” Hit R&B singer, dancer, and model Ciara has been the subject of criticism as of late. As early 2000s rapper Slim Thug took to radio air waves dishing his opinion on how Ciara can’t truly be happy with Russell Wilson because she is accustomed to thugs, and bad boys and Russell Wilson is well…a square.  Here is the video of what the rapper spit out about the talented songstress and her marriage.

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But what is seeming to be so troubling is how black men can’t accept the fact that somebody accepted Ciara for the woman that she is. Along with her child. Yes! A single black man married, a single black mother and made her a wife. They also had a child of their own.  What Future didn’t see in her Russell did and now they have a beautiful family together. What woman hasn’t made poor dating choices throughout her life. She went from a girl to a woman. God forbid she matures into a “grown woman” status. Hence, the title to her new hit song, “Level Up.”

 

 

ciara-and-future-instagram-7Ciara seems to be a subject of criticism since the beginning of her career. She has been talked about simply due to her height, and not being born a full blown woman which was soon debunked. But what we can’t figure out is why she needs to be labeled as “damaged goods,” just because Future (Ciara’s ex and son’s father) deemed her unworthy although he has several children of his own. It seems like Future is the one who needs to think about his own future with all the kids he’s making. Besides why would Ciara need to be with Russell solely because of his cash when she is making her own just fine. It seems to us that when ever people are happy there will always be haters waiting to throw salt in the game.  Russell Wilson may be what other bad boys consider ‘simp’ but only if they knew these are the men that real women truly want. Not the smooth talking, future faking, baby momma having, trail of babies everywhere with no future guys.

Ciara wanted a man with a ‘future,’ and she finally got one is what it seems like and now that she is glowing and leveling up in life everyone has something to say. Well, Cici go ahead and be happy with you and yours.

 

Is There A Conspiracy Against Our Famed Black Men?

Is there a conspiracy against our black men in the media? Why are all of our famed and talented men fallen victim to sexual harassment claims.  Just last year R&B pop star usher-raymondUsher Raymond was said to have allegedly  given a women herpes.

 

r-kellyNow legendary hit maker R. Kelly is in the hot seat for stories of not only harassment of several women but also giving a woman an incurable STD.  Now many companies are boycotting his music in a protest called, #MuteRkelly. A family has actually came forward saying that the Piped Piper is keeping young women against their will. What is really going on?

fb-morgan-freemanNow, the #Metoo movement is something that is so powerful to all the women that have been sexually abused and harassed. But now I am beginning to wonder if the women are just conspiring against the many celebrities in the industry. Morgan Freeman, is the newest male artists  to be caught up in this scandal. Mr. Freeman has yet came out to apologize for this actions.  This is not to say he is guilty but to save face for PR.  It may very well be that many women are riding this #Metoo movement. How many women have came out against famed comedian and actor Bill Cosby. After all these insane accusations it gets to be pretty hard to believe that so many women were impacted by the actions of this man.

Is it a conspiracy or do many men in Hollywood have problems behind closed doors?

Let us all stay aware of what is really happening to the urban community that the media refuses to report. #staywoke

2nd Annual Bay Area Hair Show Competition By Cali Braids Owner, Kiasha Madave

Kiasha Madave has solidified herself as one of the top hair braiders and stylist in Northern California as well as within the Central Valley. Madave has well over 30 years’ experience as a professional braider. As a successful entrepreneur Madave independently opened her very own braiding salon entitled “Cali Braids,” which stemmed from her love of braids and the state of California.

Her salon is currently located in Stockton, California. With her unique braiding styles, and creative vision Madave has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States. She knew early on how beneficial it’d be to work for herself rather than others.

This year on Sunday, April 8th marks the 2nd year for the annual hair show competition presented by Cali Braids. There is also a $1,000 grand prize for the winners of the competition.

“There will be a fantasy style runway like the old school hair shows,” Madave says. “We’ll be creating different costumes and hair pieces for the models. There’s a kid competition, it’s a family event that will have an opening act, radio hosts, vendors, food, fun and a safe environment.”

Madave, has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Heald Business College. In 2015, she created Cali Hair Care, and Cali Natural Care an organic hair and skin cream product line selling throughout the United States.

As an entrepreneur Madave must balance home, life and career. She actively participants with her children’s school, extracurricular activities, and more. She is a mother of 8 and a grandmother of 3. Recently, she joined the Alpha Omega Theta Sorority this year.

“It is very hard. I created Saturday and Sunday as weekend family time,” Madave says. “While during the weekdays is for kids, practices, businesses. I put everything in a calendar to know how much time to spend with clients.”

Her company, “Cali Braids,” often donates time, resources and scholarships to the Urban Heat Academy, to assist inner city youth with their educational and life goals. Also, Cali Braids offers gift certificates, back to school back packs, offers free hair styles for kids as well as donate to churches.

Madave has some helpful tips for those aspiring to get into the hair industry.

“Don’t be just a braider, go to cosmetology school. At one time you didn’t need a license to braid hair but to wash hair you need a license because it opens doors. Educate yourself, do your research and be a student of the craft.”

Sista 2 Sista, is a hair school created by Madave that will empower young women to become young professionals and to enhance business relationships. The school will help instill pride in its students for their work. To find out more about Sista 2 Sista hair school please visit https://calibraids.wordpress.com.

For more information about the Bay Area Hair Show or to get discount tickets and registration please visit 2018Bayareahairshowcompetition@eventbrite.com. Tickets are $20 online and $30 at the door. The doors open at 3pm and the event starts at 4pm on Sunday, April 8th at 12250 Skyline Boulevard in Oakland, CA.

Rapper Rick Ross Hospitalized

Alright by now everyone has heard the sad news about Rapper Rick Ross who’s real name is William Leonard Roberts II. He was rushed to a Miami hospital after possibly suffered a heart attack early Thursday morning.

Supposedly, he has been put on ECMO or which is pretty much life support, according to reports from TMZ.

But friends and family of, “The Biggest Boss Thus Far,” denies that Rapper Rick Ross is on life support. He has been hospitalized due to a heart attack. But he has been “doing good” and has “never been on life support”

Plenty of celebs are sending well wishes for Mr. Ross to pull through. Will continue on this story as new facts come in. I definitely wanted to wait and see what was going on first.

Set It Off, Is Coming To The Stage

The hit culture classic, Set It Off, which debuted in 1996 starring Queen Latifah, Vivica. A Fox, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Kimberly Elise is coming back to theaters. But not how you think.

The 20 year old film which was directed by F. Gary Gray is getting released as a stage play. Yes, that’s right! Set It Off is coming to a stage near you.

This time the leading ladies will be rapper Da Brat, Letoya Luckett, Demetria McKinney and Kyla Pratt.

The tour is set to hit several major cities such as, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Detroit and many more.

The play is directed by Je’Caryous Johnson, who’s past work includes the stage adaptation of Two Can Play That Game starring Vivica A. Fox.

For more information and to purchase tickets you can visit je’caryous.com.

Video Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar and SZA , “All Of The Stars”

This week’s Video of The Week is coming straight from The Black Panther soundtrack.

Kendrick Lamar and SZA with All Of The Stars. A beautiful masterpiece of what’s it like to be black, African and dope!

What a great way to celebrate the release of such a great film with a video straight from the soundtrack.

Bill Cosby’s Daughter, Ensa Cosby Has Passed

According to reports from CNN and spokesman Andrew Wyatt for legendary comedian and actor Bill Cosby, Ensa Cosby has died from Renal failure, a disease that impacts the kidneys.

She was only 44 years old and one of five children.

Ensa, was a very active voice during her father’s sexual assault trial. Stating how race has played an important role. She once stated, how she helplessly stood by and watched the media ridicule her father’s name while protecting the rights of others.

No word as of yet on a funeral arrangement for Ensa Cosby.