Chokwe Antar Lumumba is now mayor-elect of Jackson, Miss., beating Republican opponent Jason Wells with 98 percent of the vote. He won in a landslide victory. Lumumba ran on a progressive platform that included creating a civilian law enforcement review board, reforming public school education pedagogy and prioritizing businesses owned by people of color for city contracts. Continue reading
Kinfolk! Many people are quick to say that this new generation of children are doomed, but 15-yr-old Moziah Bridges is proving that narrative to be false. He is the founder and CEO of MO’s Bows, a bow tie company. He started the company at 12 years old with the help of an investment from the popular televison show, Shark Tank.
Fast forward 3 years and Bridges has signed a seven figure licensing deal with The National Basketball Association(NBA) to produce bow ties with NBA logos on them. You read that right THE NBA! This isn’t the first time he has worked with the NBA, back in 2015 he served as a fashion correspondent for that year’s draft. He provided handmade ties to the drafts picks. His bow ties will be sold on the NBA’s website and also in retail outlets. This is huge!
“My goal has always been to make Mo’s Bows a household name for kid entrepreneurship and men’s accessories,”
He also says,
“Partnerships like this one will help me reach my goals of having a full clothing line by the time I graduate from college. It feels really good to know a major company like the NBA believes in me and my vision to shake up the world through fashion.”
His websites states that he plans to attend college in New York City to persue a degree in fashion design, and have his own clothing line by age 20. These are amazing goals and aspiration for an outstanding young man.
Check out his website MO’s Bows and step up your wardrobe. Also check out his Instagram Page. This is definitely black excellence and this young man is flexin in his complexion!
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If you have not discovered the greatness that is Kid Fury then you don’t know what you’re missing! I first discovered Miami native Kid Fury on YouTube watching his hilarious and smart videos. He always hit the nail on the head with his commentary on pop culture and life. His YouTube videos progressed into the website http://www.sofurious.com. This was an extension of his hilarious YouTube videos and included celebrity gossip and music news. His website was staple on my blog roll and part of the reason I started my website.
Fury linked up with fellow blogger Crissles for “The Read” Podcast which is a weekly podcast where Fury and Crissles give you commentary on topics ranging from Beyonce to Black Lives Matter. They also give advice to listeners and also “Read”you favs for filth! If you haven’t listened to “The Read” Podcast what the hell are you waiting for? Go listen!
It is amazing to see this 20 somethings ascent to stardom. I knew upon first watching him he was destined for stardom. He recently transitioned from YouTube/Podcast to the live stage where he recently presented his solo show “Furious Thoughts: Live” in New York. Check it out below:
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The Wiz live premiered on NBC last night to rave reviews, and I am here to give you my two cents. When I first heard about this project I was skeptical at first. The Wiz is a classic, and I normally not HERE for remakes of classics(movies, music, or TV shows etc.). But not one to rush to judgement, I decided to wait and see what they were cooking up. Continue reading
When you’re talking about rising above negativity and letting your haters be your motivators you have got to add Gigi Cunningham to your list. Gigi is an aspiring model/entertainer, who already has number modeling jobs under her belt. Now you might as why is she so amazing? Gigi has Down syndrome, and she is using her platform to shed light on Down syndrome and put a end to bullying.
On October 10, Gigi will serve as one of three representatives in the Buddy Walk in Urbana, Illinois, which is a National Down Syndrome Society event. Later in the month Gigi will walk the runway in the 2015 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver, Colorado, which is her biggest achievement yet.
Even with her recent success, Gigi was bullied by her peers at her school, we all know that children can be very cruel. After a long talk with her mother, Erica Butler, the two figured out how to turn a negative into positive. Her mom made it clear to Gigi that there are cruel and uncaring people in the world, but you can’t let these people tear you down. Gigi continues the push forward. Gigi watches DVDs from the Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center and frequently reads their anti-bullying literature for inspiration.
Gigi is a shining example of resilience in the face of diversity, she is not naive to that fact that she will face challenges trying to break into the entertainment.
“Many doors will close and many will open…Always approach your obstacle with a ‘I can’ attitude and with a smile on your face because you are worth it. My belief is that you can do all things through Christ and with prayer nothing is impossible. Never give up and if no one else believes in you I do. We are winning. I am determined to help change the face of beauty.”~Gigi in email to The Mighty
With this attitude this young lady will definitely go far, and she is well on her way to changing the face of beauty. I take my hat off to this young lady. She is the perfect role model for young girls. I will definitely be keeping up with her story, and can’t wait to see her walk a runaway at New York Fashion Week. To read the full article head over to The Mighty.
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