Last night, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love In the City,” which stars real life friends Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collection of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion including Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment), Angela Yee (Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club”), Demetria Lucas and Geneva Thomas(“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Elle Varner (recording artist), Charlene Dance (Global Marketing Director, Strength of Nature),Ursula Stephen (Celebrity Hairstylist), Felicia Walker Benson (ThisThatBeauty), Arianna Davis (O, the Oprah Magazine), Tai Beauchamp, Kahlana Barfield (In Style), Nikki Ogunnaike(Glamour.com), Marvet Britto, Chef Roble, model Sesilee Lopez and legendary model and fashion activist Bethann Hardison.
Following dinner and networking, guests previewed the premiere episode of “Love In the City,” followed by an insightful Q&A hosted by Claire Sulmers, founder and editor of Fashion Bomb Daily.
Multiple people between the ages of 15 and 60 were stabbed by a student at a school outside of Pittsburgh this morning, according to reports. The attack occurred just after 7 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School; a suspect is in custody. “A critical incident has occurred at the high school,” reported the district’s website. “All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure.” While the situation is still developing, NBC reports as many as 20 people were hurt.
The buckle may become stuck in a latched position, making it difficult to remove a child from the seat. This could prove critical to a child’s safety in the case of an emergency. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes 1.3 million child safety seat buckles used in a number of children’s convertible and booster seat models manufactured between 2011 and 2014. The models include Evenflo’s Momentum, Chase, Maestro, Symphony, Snugli, Titan, SureRide and SecureKid. The affected seats have model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371, or 385.
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Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world.
These are just some of the beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.
Last week, all eyes at the Barclays Center weren’t on Jay Z’s better half, Beyoncé — but on the coaster-size golden pendant swinging from the rapper’s neck as the couple sat courtside. Asked once if the group’s symbol — an eight-pointed star with the number 7 in the middle — held any meaning for him, the rapper shrugged, “A little bit.”
So what exactly do Five Percenters believe?
“The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally,” says Michael Muhammad Knight, an author of two books on the radical group.
“Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”
The group was founded in 1964 in Harlem by Clarence Smith, who later changed his name to Allah, a former student of Malcolm X who disagreed with the Nation of Islam over the nature of God.
Smith rejected the notion of a supernatural deity and instead believed that all black men had God in them and that black women were “earths” who took on a complementary yet subordinate role to their gods.
The idea is empowering, Knight says.
“Anytime someone is saying you have to accept your conditions of oppression and slavery and pray to an unseen god — that kind of god is just being used to keep people down and to keep people from looking to themselves as a solution to their problems,” he notes. “If there is a problem, no one will fix it for you, except yourself.”
Five Percenters don’t consider themselves Muslim, but their name comes from the Nation of Islam’s belief that 5 percent of humanity are “poor righteous teachers” who exist to enlighten the masses about the truth of existence.
Members will sometimes refer to themselves as “scientists” to drive home the search for truth. And they face a tall task, because under their belief system, 10 percent of the world’s population controls the other 85 percent by spreading the belief in a “mystery God.”
To show followers the way, members must learn the Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet — powerful tools to decipher the meaning of the universe. In both, each letter and number represents a concept: for example, 1 is knowledge, 2 is wisdom, while A is Allah and B is be, or born. The number 7 on Jay Z’s pendant stands for God.
Caucasians, meanwhile, don’t enjoy an exalted status in the narrative of the Five Percenters.
“The first lesson I learned from the Five Percent was simple: F–k white people. Seriously. White people are devils,” Knight, 36, who is white and converted to Islam as a teenager, once wrote.
He insisted the movement has been welcoming and that he views the controversial sentiment as a statement about power rather than biology.
“For me, it is about who is marked as privileged in the power relations of this society,” he says.
Some followers take exception to those who transform their flag into a fashion accessory.
“Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him” Saladin Allah, a representative of the group’s upstate region, told The Post. “It was always understood that you don’t wear the regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.”
We grow up not having what we need because a lot of times our pride won’t let us ask. I have talked to several of my mentors and they told me to start telling people what I need! God will touch some folks and they will release it to you. Some folks have several cars while some folks don’t have one and need one and it’s time for you to start telling people what you need! Swallow your pride and speak up. You have not because you ask not. some of us had it and when we lose it we don’t want people to know that we are in need! OPEN YOUR MOUTH! The devil will plant a prideful seed In your spirit and you will go years without because you don’t want to ask. I wrote a list of things I need for my company and I’m sending it to people and I’m standing on God’s word to deliver!
The body of missing doctor Teleka Patrick has allegedly been found, at least according to her mother. Authorities are not yet confirming that a body found in Northern Indiana is that of Patrick, but her mother told 24 Hour News 8 that this was indeed her missing daughter.
Patrick was a medical resident at Western Michigan University in Kalamzazoo who disappeared without a trace. The case became even more confusing when it was revealed that Patrick seemed to have a love interest in Pastor Marvin Sapp. Sapp has not, however, been implicated in Patrick’s disappearance.
The body has been extracted from Lake Charles, according to the Indiana State Police. Another family member also called the news station to state that they were waiting for official confirmation.
Today I had a great time hanging out at Nubian Book Store for the Book signing for ‘Breeze Bye’ by Author Tanisha Bowman. When I received my copy a few weeks ago I read it the same night. I was shocked how it kept my full attention throughout the whole book and was never a dry moment. Make sure you support by purchasing this great book and check out the interview below.
Captain America Fans I hope you are ready for THE WINTER SOLDIER! After last weeks advance media screening we were invited to a press junket w/ Anthony Mackie and Marvel Producer Nate Moore. Anthony Mackie was great in the movie as Falcon but he was also a real cool cat in person. He had us laughing the whole time. When I arrived I started ‘Ear Hustling’ and found out that we couldn’t shoot video but what’s an vent without any vid from Kingsmen Media so here is a short clip of Mackie talking about the movie:
I hope this helps someone! Lately I’ve been hearing the same word in my spirit. “Use what you got”. I heard this 3 days straight now. God said “I gave you Kingsmen Media, use it! you don’t need anything NEW! Use what you Got!!!! I’m sharing this because I have a lot of friends that are in the Ent. business and we are always looking for something NEW or a NEW idea and just when God was about to move on the first plan we already switched to something NEW. Sometimes there is greatness inside of what he gave you that you haven’t even seen yet and you are ready to put it down! Even while I am writing this he just showed me a lil transformer toy that’s a truck and YOU haven’t even discovered how to transform it into a robot because you have been using the truck for so long! So get up and get at it and stop looking for extra because God is going to make a way with what you got! use it!!!!
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