Soulfood Sessions with Niya Matthews: Rooftop Brunch

Its that time again for another amazing Rooftop Brunch in ATLANTA! Soulfood Sessions with Niya is bringing yet another empowering, spiritual sisterhood experience that’s sure to leave you RESTORED!  An exquisite menu, classy atmosphere, surrounded with positives vibes, good music, cocktails and more. Soulfood Sessions with Niya Rooftop Brunch is sure to give hope, promise, and comfort to all those in the atmosphere. If you’ve ever attended a Retreat or Brunch hosted by Soulfood Sessions with Niya, then you know you WON’T be disappointed.  TICKETS ONLY $40.00 Brunch included ( reserve your seat to take advantage of this price)

Bring your Sister, BFF, Girlfriend, Mom, Aunt, or come make a new friend, this sisterhood experience is AUTHENTIC, and Life Changing…

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Juvenile, Mystikal, Trick Daddy and More!

Atlanta, GA (January 3, 2017) Hosted by Award-winning comedian, MC Lightfoot, the New Year’s Eve Old School Hip Hop Festival, at Philips Arena, in Atlanta, GA brought together many of this genre’s greatest – Scarface, 8Ball & MJG, Pastor Troy, Juvenile, Mystikal, Trick Daddy, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, and Jalil & Ecstasy of Whodini.
Pastor Troy, with his signature championship belt and high energy, opened up the festival and set the tone for a night that all attendees would remember, with fan favorites such as “Vice Versa” from his fourth studio album, Face Off.  Grammy Award-winning artist, Big Daddy Kane wowed concert-goers with the skills that has placed him on some of the most highly regarded industry lists.  The legendary lyricist who has enjoyed several notable collaborations (Jay Z, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Patti LaBelle, Quincy Jones) and gold albums added his musical rays to the venue’s energy with hits like “Smooth Operator”.
His peers expertly handled the passed musical baton and ensured that the collective energy.only.got.higher as they owned the stage and their respective sets.  Trick Daddy delighted the crowd with his 2001 hit, “I’m a Thug” which reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Veteran and “I am Hip-Hop” (BET Hip Hop Awards) award recipient, Scarface took attendees on a wonderful musical journey with his hits.  His most successful single, “Smile” from his fourth album, The Untouchable and “Mind Playin’ Tricks ’94” from his third studio album, The Diary, were interwoven with other fan-faves.  Mystikal’s set wouldn’t be complete without “Danger (Been So Long)”, from his fourth album, Let’s Get Ready, which had peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, and #3 on the Hot Rap Singles.  As with all of his musical peers, he wished ATLiens, in attendance, a happy new year but unapologetically (and with a smile) gave a shout-out to his fellow New Orleans natives.
Jalil and Ectasy of Whodini worked the stage as they have since splashing on to the scene over 30 years ago with “Friends” and “One Love” while 8Ball & MJG’s Billboard charting and other hits added nicely to the exciting essence of the festival.  Juvenile perfectly set the stage for the festival closers as he moved around further enlivened by attendees who reminded him of why “Slow Motion” hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  Singing along with the Southern hip-hop veteran, there was no turning back as festival highlights were now set to become wonderful year-end memories.
Still at the top of their game, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s set kept attendees on their feet as they took them through their high number of classic hits (“Children’s Story” – woohoo), body of work, and into 2017! Legends holding it down for decades, the two were the perfect headliners for the festival.
Hip hop fans who missed the New Year’s Eve festivities have more chances to catch the Old School Hip Hop Festival on Feb. 14th in Lousville, KY and April 14th, in Columbus, GA!  To find out more about this tour and the Legends of Southern Hip Hop one, please visit  www.hiphoplegends.com
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Erica Campbell features hair line on Home & Family

MULTI-GRAMMY® WINNING SOLO ARTIST AND RADIO HOST
 ERICA CAMPBELL
PRESENTS HAIR LINE ON HALLMARK CHANNEL’S  HOME & FAMILY;
SHOW AIRED NOVEMBER 28TH, 2016
 
MULTI-GRAMMY® AND AWARD WINNING MARY MARY STAR
OFFERS FABULOUS, FLEXIBLE, FUN AND AFFORDABLE HAIR FROM ERICA BY ERICA CAMPBELL HAIR LINE 

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Los Angeles, CA: November 28th, 2016:  Grammy® Award winning soloist, multi-Grammy and award-winning member of sister duo Mary Mary, national radio host,  TV star, the inexhaustible Erica Campbell presents her new hair line today, November 28th, 2016, on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family at 10:00 a.m./9:00 a.m. cst. The new business enterprise launched Christmas Day 2015, called Erica By Erica Campbell, offers affordable hair extensions, wigs, closures and clip-ins.
“People are always complimenting me on my hair styles,” says Campbell, adding, “So, I decided to create a hair line to share some of the styles and products I’ve used over the years.”
Erica’s mission is to provide everyday women with the highest quality of affordable  hair, including hair extensions, wigs, closures and clip-ins. Wig prices range from $250 and up, extensions starting for as little as $100.  Virgin Remy unprocessed hair, which hasn’t been altered with dyes, color, bleach or perms, and is not mixed with synthetic fibers, is used.
 Erica By Erica Campbell is a joint venture with VeMa Couture Hair Products owned by celebrity hair stylist Vernon Martin who has worked with the likes of actress Kerry Washington, tennis stars Venus & Serena Williams, model Chrissy Teigen, actress Bellamy Young and television producer Shonda Rhimes. “We are so thrilled to partner with Erica Campbell on this wonderful hairline,” says Martin. “Erica is a role model and a symbol of the sophisticated modern woman so I know that Erica By Erica Campbell is going to be eagerly welcomed by women all over the world.” The hair products are available exclusively online at EricaByEricaCampbell.com.
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Duvwon Robinson

For Immediate Release
Contact: Marquez P. Davis (404) 437-4554

Duvwon Robinson to hold Jan. 30th press conference to announce plan to unseat incumbent Superior Court Clerk Fulton County in 2016 County Race

Atlanta (Jan. 28, 2016) — Atlanta native Duvwon Robinson will formally announce his candidacy for the seat of Superior Court Clerk of Fulton County on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. on the steps of the Fulton County Superior Court, 136 Pryor Street, Atlanta 30303. Robinson will discuss his background, qualifications for the position, his vision for the county and address speculation of corruption and scandal under the current County Clerk.

Robinson said, “My goal is to change the way that Fulton County views leadership and accountability, and by entering into the 2016 Fulton County race, I plan to inspire a new generation of leaders to step up and become more involved in the County’s governance.”

Born at Grady Memorial Hospital, raised in the Bowen Homes community and educated in the Atlanta Public School system, Robinson graduated from Frederick Douglass High School at the age of 15. However, as he explains, he stumbled through life for three years, hanging out, gambling and playing basketball until he enrolled in Morgan State

University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in political science; a turnaround in his life.

“Today, my passion and reverence for my city and community are unmatched,” he said, “…and my goal is to take the position of the informant in this campaign, where I will truly lead and educate communities across Fulton County with honesty and transparency. My plan to bring about positive enhancements within the Office of the Clerk will enable us to better serve our constituents, and most importantly, create partnerships that foster relevant solutions to the many problems that Atlanta residents face daily.”

Robinson is a career counselor for the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, a position that enables him to direct an array of community initiatives and provides more than 2,000 jobs (alongside job training) to Atlanta residents since the agency was re-organized in 2014. He is also known for his unwavering service to the Atlanta community and is a four-time recipient of the Male Mentorship Award and Volunteer of the Year Award, both from Atlanta Public Schools. Among a wide array of community involvement, he is a devoted volunteer at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA as a mentor for youth and a member of the Young Democrats of Georgia.

 

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Paint the Town in Style with Color

 Paint the Town in Style with Color 


The “Let’s Paint” women’s fashion collection created for spring and summer of 2016 offers a splash of colorful contrast against black silhouettes. Fashion Designer, Delia Alleyne introduced the line during the September 2015 market week in New York City. The looks include rompers, jackets, funky trousers and that classic little black dress. The “Let’s Paint” collection is splashy, bold and is styled with a retro artist’s cap that makes the collection reminiscent of the psychedelic sixties. The applied fabrics range from nets to denim, to brocades as the paint splatter and appliqueing adds detail and an interesting design element to the collection.

 

Painting is like a metaphor for life…“, explains Delia. “We are born as blank canvases waiting to be. Then moment by moment; stroke by stroke… We create life’s memories by applying one colorful moment in our life at a time.

 

Delia, with her distinguished pink hairstyle, has a passion for colorful fashions. Residing in Trinidad and Tobago, Delia creates fashions tailored towards confident women. Her personal clients are bold about making a grand appearance during special occasions, nightlife hot-spots and red carpet showcases. Delia is inspired by the many crafty artists who surround her Caribbean nation. She began her career designing fashion gowns for pageantry. Delia’s tenure at Trinidad’s Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design school prepared her for a mentorship working on costume design projects with the famed Caribbean couturieres Meiling Esau. Delia strives to bring an avant-garde genre of fashion design into ready-to-wear by applying unique design details, and using finer fabrics. Delia’s goal is for the “Let’s Paint” collection to become a luxuriant lifestyle brand that is recognized throughout the Caribbean.

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Mr. Melvern Isaac

Delia Alleyne Atelier

17 Second Street West

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Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

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www.deliaalleyne.com

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Actress/Singer Demetria McKinney And Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Kandi Burruss Team Up Causing Unnecessary Trouble

Atlanta, GA- December 28, 2015– R&B songstress Demetria McKinney releases her new single and video featuring singer/songwriter Kandi. The song titled “Unnecessary Trouble” premiered last night on Season 8 of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta where McKinney made a guest appearance. The video was directed by famed photographer Derek Blanks and features RHOA alumni Claudia Jordan.Regarding the inspiration of the song and video, Demetria had this to say, “Unnecessary Trouble” came from the drama of season 7 of RHOA regarding not only my relationship with my boyfriend, but also the murmurs about Kandi and Todd’s relationship.The song is an anthem made to remind people that relationships have to be figured out between the people in the relationship.

McKinney is widely known for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” which has taped over 254 episodes and received five NAACP Image Awards for Best Sitcom. After her stint with season 7 Real Housewives of Atlanta the eOne Music recording artist has been keeping busy touring with the Pepsi Funkfest and opening for R. Kelly on his Black Panties tour.

Demetria’s  gut wrenching ballad “Trade It All” is currently on the Urban AC charts and her club and radio hit single titled “100.”  skyrocketed to #4 and is currently on the iTunes R & B charts. “100” is a hip hop infused women’s anthem featuring one of the rap genre’s first ladies – Da Brat.

Kandi Burruss is a singer-songwriter, television personality,occasional actress, record producer and a former member of the group Xscape. Now, Burruss currently stars as one of six members in the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta since its second season premiere on July 30, 2009. Kandi will also serve as executive producer on Demetria McKinney’s upcoming LP “Officially Yours”.

To view the video click here
For press/interviews contact Anje Collins acollins@theluxeprgroup.com

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VH1 Honors Teddy Riley

It’s Time We Give Teddy Riley The Credit He Deserves For Changing American Music

Teddy Riley is more than just the father of a Love & Hip Hop star. He is a musical genius whose impact on the music industry is sorely underrated. Known as the King of New Jack Swing, Teddy forever transformed American music in many different ways. Throughout his career, he’s written, sung, and produced countless records that have soared to the top of the charts. These songs have impacted culture for the better and continue to affect our lives—whether we realize it or not.

For someone who has done so much for us, his accolades are surprisingly few. Can you believe that he’s only won a single Grammy in his entire career? Where are his Lifetime Achievements awards from the Grammys, American Music Awards or BET? For crying out loud, Teddy invented a completely new genre of music!

Let’s break down how much this genius has done for the industry, one musical fact at a time.

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Champagne and Stilettos with Bravo’s TV Amber Bryant & Cara Alwill

 

 

A Sparkling Night of Girl-Power with Amber and Cara

 

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{Atlanta, Ga.} Champagne and Stilettos was indeed a sparkling night of inspiration and empowerment. On September 3rd, this event at Atlanta’s MBarwas to celebrate the launch of Amber Bryant’s Stiletto Mom and the release of Cara Alwill Leyba’s book entitled Girl Code. Both women and ventures were the highlight of the evening as a packed house showed their love and support.
Cameras flashing and question asking kicked off the night as Amber’s media friends, such as Upscale Magazine, Jubliee Magazine and Laugh Magazine just to name a few, began to dig a little deeper into the inspiration and story behind both Amber and Cara. While the rest of those attending the event got to enjoy the bar, music and food MBar had to offer, Amber and Cara had the chance to personally answer media questions and promote their brands, which they did with such poise, energy and honesty.
But the highlight of the night was the toast! Not an empty seat or cup in the house as a room filled with some of Atlanta’s most influential women toast to the ladies of the evening as they shared their stories and introduced to the city and now the world #StilettoMom and #GirlCode! We were excited to have guests from both WeTV and Bravo TV support this occasion.
After the toast, fans and supporters were able to get first dibs on merchandise and the opportunity to personally meet with both ladies and their special guest