Recently I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic networking event in Washington D.C. The event was organized and hosted by five very motivated young women. Alexandra Smith , Mila & Fire and the Golddiggers organized and featured their brands in an exclusive designer showcase that consisted of street wear brands Babylon Cartel ( www.babyloncartel.com ) and Kings Rule Together (www.kingsruletogether.com ). The event was a great success and attracted creatives and young professionals from the east coast. You can follow the event organizers here @MilaFireVintage , @AisforALEX , @Golddiggers.
Whether you like yours hot, iced, black or with sugar, one thing’s for sure: Coffee serves up plenty of health benefits. Not only can a cup of Joe help ward off depression, but it has even been linked with a decreased rate of skin cancer and increased fertility. Read on to learn about the unexpected heath benefits of coffee, plus other brew-related facts.
1. It may help ward off depression.
Anyone who perks up after the first sip of morning coffee will tell you that it has mood-boosting effects. Now there’s proof: A study from the Harvard School of Public Health, published last month in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that women who regularly drink fully caffeinated coffee have a 20% lower risk of depression than non-coffee drinkers. The study, which followed a group of women for 10 years, found that as more coffee was consumed (up to six cups per day), the likelihood of depression decreased.
“It’s about a passion that’s unyielding. I need you to know today, It is YOUR time. It is YOUR hour. It is YOUR moment. GO TAKE IT!!!” ~The Roots.
Listening to the Roots new album Undun, it becomes more clear that the hidden jewels of hip-hop are not hidden. The jewels are blatant and in your face. The jewels are in the form of beats that move you. They are the lyrics that motivate you. That push you rhythmically to go beyond your limits. To exceed in your desires to succeed. If you listened to their last album “How I Got Over” and their latest release “Undun” or practically any of the other Roots’ albums, it’s clear that this group has a unique style of their own. A style that incorporates socio-political issues, common struggles and even street knowledge. I believe all true hip-hop fans will agree, the Roots never fail to disappoint. But don’t take my word for it, listen to the album(s) yourself. In the meantime, take that quote from the song “Stomp” [track 163] and incorporate it into your day—Engrain it into your LIFE.
It is YOUR time. It is YOUR hour. It is YOUR moment. GO TAKE IT!!!!
Come check an interesting discussion on “The Portrayal Of African American Women In Entertainment” as a few of my peers and I share insight on the pro’s and con’s on how African American women are represented. The event takes place Friday evening at St. Joes University from 7pm-pm. Hope to see you there.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has confirmed the discovery of its first alien world in its host star’s habitable zone — that just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water to exist — and found more than 1,000 new explanet candidates, researchers announced today (Dec. 5).
The new finds bring the Kepler space telescope’s total haul to 2,326 potential planets in its first 16 months of operation.These discoveries, if confirmed, would quadruple the current tally of worlds known to exist beyond our solar system, which recently topped 700.
The potentially habitable alien world, a first for Kepler, orbits a star very much like our own sun. The discovery brings scientists one step closer to finding a planet like our own — one which could conceivably harbor life, scientists said.
“We’re getting closer and closer to discovering the so-called ‘Goldilocks planet,’” Pete Worden, director of NASA’s Ames
Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., said during a press conference today. [Gallery: The Strangest Alien Planets]
The newfound planet in the habitable zone is called Kepler-22b. It is located about 600 light-years away, orbiting a sun-like star.
Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts , Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy , book , clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health , political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art , spoken word , and fine music while shopping different local vendors.
This month’s ABE focused on the donation of Toy’s for the holiday season. I would like to personally thank those who continuously support this great cause.
Photos by Mianna Charles
This event was the ice breaker for me and my partner Angelo , This was the first event we stumbled across during a busy week at Basel. This event was held in the Miami design district , I had the pleasure of meeting different artist and influential individuals. I enjoyed the live artist and vendors that enhanced the element of the event.
I look forward to working with Lola Black in the future as they continue to inspire Miami’s art culture. Check out a few photos from the event after the break.
Hip Hop and Entertainment photographer Jonny Mannion held a Q&A event with Miami bred artist Rick Ross this past weekend. Mannion displayed classic work at the event , photos of Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” , Aaliyah and Biggie Smalls were some of the work displayed. Mannion focused on his most recent shoot with Rick Ross for his upcoming album “God Forgives , I dont”
“I wanted this album to feel more like a movie , I wanted to give the people a movie type feel. This album is more introspective and eclectic” says Ross.
Mannion and Ross sat on stage as Mannion went through a slide show of art work that will be included in Ross’s album art. They both explained the nature and detail of each photograph from fashion , pose and setting.
“I love photography , I love the art of photography. I feel like when I’m old , I’m going to come across certain photos and peep every detail to enable me to know where I was and what I was doing during the time I took the photo. – Rick Ross
The event was a great success , I met many aspiring talents in various trades and look forward to learning and growing in the Art of Photography.
Check out photos from the event by following the link below.
Art Basel took Miami by storm once again this year with tons of events and social gatherings. Artist and professionals worldwide gathered in Miami’s Art District and Miami Beach to display and view various forms of Art.
This particular event was the Launch of Lovecat Magazines “Art Issue” that featured Mr Brainwash. The event was sponsored by Ford Model , Jack Daniels and Dream Water. The event was a major success that assembled many creatives like members of Falling Whistle , Ford Models and Warby Parker.
I had the pleasure of attending and meeting so many great people , check out some visuals of the event after the break.