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Monthly Obsession: Tis the Season of Boot Season!

So this is my first time ever writing about a monthly obsession and I can honestly say that I have more than one.  We all that one thing that we are obsessed over and whether we can’t afford it at the present moment or can’t eat it at the present moment, we have a plan to get what we want! Sounds familiar?

As for me, I’ve been more of the “go-getter” type in anything that I want, whether it’s a new eye shadow palette or a new phone case for my phone (I am actually proud of myself because I just upgraded my phone and I haven’t purchased a whole lot of phone cases) This month or shall I say the last couple of months I have been obsessing over a few things.  The first item is a pair of combat leopard and plaid print boots I ordered online at Rainbow Shops.

One thing about me is that I don’t tend to follow the latest trend or style because I create my own trend and style! My taste is rather unique and I like to go outside the box just a little to see if I can pull it off! When I first saw these boots online in my promotions email, I knew right then and there that I had to have these cute combat boots! You can say that I am a big fan because I have two other pair of combat boots at my house.  A pair of pink waterproof converse and some Candies combat boots from Kohl’s Department Stores.  It just started getting a little cold where I’m at in Virginia, so I will have plenty of opportunities to wear these boots.  I was thinking of wearing them with a solid denim collared shirt and mild accessories.

What do you guys think about that combination? And be honest! lol. I don’t bite! LOL I purchase a lot of my plaid button down shirts from Kohl’s since I’ve been working there for the last eight years and the discounts are great!  With my associate discount and other discounts we can stack on top of that I sometimes be racking up! There are other obsessions that I have, but I want to save that for my next blog post which will be a continuation.  I can’t wait to share with you all what I’ve been obsessing over! Until then take care and don’t forget to hit that follow/submit button to keep updated of all my blog posts.  

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Young Rapper Plans New EP for Spring Release

2019 is the year for Blesdtharapper!  This 22-year old rapper is here to stay!  If you don’t know by now, he is speaking his dreams into the atmosphere including being on the big screens!

Blesdtharapper is a gay rapper with big dreams and knowledge. His music speaks volume and with a purpose.  His single “Wrong N****”” is making a lot of noise on the charts.  He is now working on his first official EP called “Angels are Real” 

“Expect a lot of noise in 2019.  It’s seven songs and the mood is malatic; very high-tempo,” said Blesd

Although this is his first official EP, he has several singles already out like ‘Nicki Drip,’ ‘Belguim,’ ‘Did you Right’ and others.  His EP is set to be released in March 2019

“I’m always coming out with new songs. Expect a lot of noise in 2019!”

Follow Blesdtharapper on IG @blesdtharapper Check out his music on all platforms where music is streaming. 

 

Stay tuned for the official magazine interview with  1 World Mag COMING SOON!!!

 

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Missy Elliott Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

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“I can’t stand the rain against my window..I can’t stand the rain..” These are some of the lyrics to Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot’s hot songs “I Can’t Stand the Rain” She has been on of the 6 people that got inducted into the Songwriters Hall on Fame marking her as the first female ever to be inducted as a rapper alongside Jay Z induction in 2017 and Jermaine Dupri last year.

Elliot has a total of six studio albums certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America)

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Elliott and others will be inducted on June 13, 2019 in New York City Induction

 

 

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Photo Courtesy by Vulture 

 

 

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Congratulations to Regina King and Mahershala Ali on their Global Win

The 76th Golden Globes Awards was filled with laughter, tears and a lot of great wins! But the two wins that stood out the most from the African American Film Industry are two familiar faces that we all have seen on the big screen before.  ‘Moonlight’ star Mahershala Ali and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk‘ star Regina King has set their mark in their careers taking home the win of ‘Best Supporting Actor/Actress of a Motion Picture’ category.  This is both their first win for any Golden Globes Award, but for Regina, she won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film ‘Seven Seconds’  

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The speech King made was very heart-warming and encouraging women.  (Rolling Stone) “Regina King Speech

 

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Music Spotlight: J’Meel Music

The music industry is filled with talented indie artists, but there is always room to win! In the R N B Industry, there is a new King in town ready to sit on the throne! He goes by J’Meel Music.  Hot Lanta is the place for the entertainment scene and J’Meel is putting out songs that will make you fall in love..again. Starting out as a youngin’ whose potential was in music has released several singles and an album.  ‘Now N Never’ released in 2017 has singles on it such as ‘Official’ and ‘Friendzone’ Vocals as smooth as this R N B singer is definitely the new eye candy for music.  Move over world, Mr. J’Meel Music is here to stay slay..them music bags! 

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It’s officially the holidays and ladies he has the perfect song for you! ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ Let him sing to your blissful hearts.  Check out his music and be sure to download on Itunes and on other music platforms. 

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Indie Artists are here to stay! J’Meel Music puts you in the mood and to remind you what good R N B Music sounds like.  There is room for everyone to win and J’Meel Music is definitely winning!

Follow J’Meel Music on IG @jmeelmusic

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R N B Singer and Florida Native Denequia opens up for Lil’ Duval

 Florida get ready for a night that you can’t forget! R n B singer originally for Florida Denequia will be opening up LIVE for Lil’ Duval on November 30th at Shaun’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.  If you are in the area, please show up and show your support for this Queen who is new in the music game.  You don’t want to miss this birthday bash!

Denequia has recorded two albums and is working on the Heartbreak Visual which will be coming soon. Make sure you download her latest album “Therapy 365” which is on all music platforms. 

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May 2017 Release

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Release Date July 6, 2018

 

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REST, RENEW & RECHARGE YOURSELF!

Ah! when was the last time you took more than a few moments to rest from the daily pulls of life?  Seriously the demands of life here on earth in the current times we live in can place a strain on even the strongest people we know.  God never intended us to get so busy with the affairs of our lives that we never take the time to rest in the most sincere yet simplest forms of relaxation. When was the last time you took a long-winded walk around your neighborhood or local park just to do so? If your response is two weeks ago or longer – you may not be resting intentionally in order to renew yourself for your best interest and those family members and loved ones who are counting on you to live a long life. I happen to love running, cycling and live a very active lifestyle that also involves caring for my two daughters but even with my active lifestyle and as a vegetarian – I recently heard the Holy Spirit whisper Rest, Renew & Recharge! You see in the beginning when God completed creation in 6 days, he rested on the 7th day (Genesis 2:2). Even the Most High God knows we all need rest for he created rest. 

If I am being totally transparent, as a single mom – the word rest has always sounded a bit foreign to me because I used to believe I needed to complete a majority of my long list of action items before resting. Perhaps you too have an extremely busy lifestyle that involves working full-time, caring for your loved ones and quite possibly your parents.  Listen, Jesus knows all the past, present and future demands you will ever face but in order to Renew – you must first find Rest. Your mind, heart, blood pressure and body will all thank you in the long run! Do not wait until you are faced with a health scare before you take the necessary rest you need. Consider good rest will lead to the re-establishment of your health in Christ Jesus! While this may be easier said than done, if you lead a busy lifestyle – make sure you seek the Lord’s help in showing you how to rest. One simple way I have found rest is by purposely leave my cell phone downstairs during my much needed rest period. Yep – I simply place my device in silent mode and disconnect from the world to avoid unnecessary interruptions. Our bodies are not electronic devices powered by batteries intended to operate in non-stop mode, No! we are limited human beings created by an unlimited God so rest is found first in our Heavenly Father. 

So here’s to your goal of Recharging your body, mind and spirit. To Recharge simply means to regain energy or spirit! To fulfill all the things God has purposed us to do in the earth, we must regain energy expended during the course of our daily demands. What I know for sure is that my daughters are depending on the best version of me to take care of them. I simply cannot give them that best version unless I intentionally press pause on the pressures of this world, renew my mind in Christ Jesus by getting the much needed rest the Father intends for me to have.  Likewise you cannot be superwoman or superman to anyone while you are exhausted from the cares and demands of society.  Remember we are reminded in Matthew 11:28 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Here are a few simple ways to add relaxation back into your daily routine:

Unplug your phone for an hour; Grab your journal, favorite cup of tea and sit outside for 30 minutes while you write a letter of gratitude for the many blessings you already have

Schedule a 1 hour massage which can help to relieve tense muscles.

 Research shows those who intentionally unplug by resting purposefully are more productive in fewer hours than those who do not. 

May we find comfort in Psalms 23:2 “He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams” (NLT).  I am standing in agreement with you as you Rest, Renew and Recharge for God’s glory!  Remember, you were fearfully and wonderfully made for such a time as this!

~Amadi E. Leaks

 

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Visit her website at http://www.amadileaks.com for more encouragement and inspiration!

 

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Whatz in Oneika’s Closet!

It’s not about brand, it’s about Style”

This quote is so true. People get so caught up in all these brand name clothing and going broke. When you can take something old and make it look like it cost just as much as that Big name brand that your chasing. I never been caught up and wanting that Tommy Hilfiger, Louis Vuitton or that Chanel bag. Just wasn’t raised like that.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s nothing wrong with these items but don’t go broke trying to keep up with the Jones’s because they are broke. Trust me I would love to get some of these items but I’m all about living for what I have in my pockets! I’m not about trying to impress others with some high end garments, but will impress you with inexpensive pieces with my STYLE.

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I will walk into a store and go to that sale and clearance rack in a minute. Just like these checkered black & white high waist pants from Rue21 for $9. I love a awesome deal and can find some big name brand items mentioned before in a Thrift Store with tags on them as well. So brands are great for the right price at your local Thrift Store 😀. This entire outfit is under $50!

“Fashion fades, Style is eternal”-Yves Saint Laurent

Oneika’s Closet: 
Lace Cover up: @blazinvintage (IG)
Checked Pants: @rue21official 
Purse and Shoes (old): @shoedazzle-blog-blog 

Endure T-shirt: @schznsession @cadsvabrands (IG)

To Become a Member, hit link below.
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Captivating in Kate

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Every girl should have a timeless piece or two in her closet. Quality over quantity is a great
fashion practice to follow. You’ll find that you’ll love on your clothes more. You’ll also learn to
get more resourceful and creative with the items stocked in your closet.
Kate Spade (gone too soon) is well known for her dresses, shoes, hand bags and accessories that
provide a crisp perfect finish. This fit and flare “holiday” dress is from a collection of Kate’s that
is at least two years old. Even in today’s world of Fashionista, this dress turns heads, for sure.
Who knew stripes could be so stunning? It’s great for a wedding, a dance, or a dinner. But darlin’!–
You can also dress this number down a bit. Paired with a basic nude or black pump, it is perfect worn as
your Sunday’s best.
A fit and flare dress is a flattering piece because it gives the appearance of an hour-glass shape. Women
of all shapes and sizes enjoy the cinched waist as the flared part of the dress drapes over the lower parts of
the body. I hope you enjoy this look.

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Entrepreneurs Get Ready to Make SPACES in your Career Goals!

 

The business world is expanding everyday and with people like David Morrison, Area Manager of SPACES; it gives business owners an opportunity to feel comfortable while meeting up with clients or potential clients.  

What is the story behind SPACES? Is it an acronym for something?

SPACES wants to redefine how work is done. Making a call to the inspired ones. The corporate shakers, business nomads, freelancers, energetic entrepreneurs, international workers, mobile movers, project teams, start-ups and well-established companies. SPACES in your place to work. Where you’ll watch businesses grow because of people and ideas. Where you’ll surround yourself with those who love what they do. And, where nothing beats a mental block like a really great cup of coffee.

Originating in Amsterdam, SPACES was built on the idea that success breeds more success. That’s why we’ve cultivated a community of members who are thinkers, achievers and imagineers. We’ve built work spaces that suit your every need. And our energetic staff attends to all the details so you can focus on your next big idea.

 

How did you come up with this idea?

We wanted to give our members the ability to meet new people without leaving the office. Each moment provides our members with the opportunity to pick a new spot in the business club which is a beautifully designed work space created to facilitate new connections. Whether your mind-mapping, meeting, collaborating or crunching numbers, the designer desks, tables, sofas, incredibly fast WiFi and informal meeting areas provide the perfect place for every business need. So even if you want a quiet desk Monday to finalize the details of your plan, a large table Tuesday to coordinate with your team, a lunch table Wednesday to meet a new client, and a cozy coffee corner the rest of the week to meet potential candidates. SPACES has all the spaces you’ll need.

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What is your general idea or mission when it comes to helping business owners and entrepreneurs take the next step in their career with SPACES?

Afraid of commitment I say? We have your own office space with flexible contracts. Some businesses do better with their own office space. Somewhere you can post your plans for world domination away from prying eyes. No matter if you need a few square feet or a few hundred square feet, SPACES can provide you with a perfectly sized environment for you and your team. Forget the cube farm – customize your new space with your own identity, set it up the way it works for you, and settle in knowing you can access your secure space 24/7 – with full access to the rest of the floor. And because we know how quickly business can change, we’ll never ask you to sign your life away – our contract terms are flexible and tailored to your specific needs. Plus, you’ll still have access to everything SPACES has to offer, so you can rent less space while having more space to use.

 

Do you have any strategies for making a client feel comfortable in their work space?

The first thing you do is personally walk them over and introduce them to the onsite center team. Knowing who the points of contacts are for the location is crucial for a member. The new member would also be personally invited to the first event at the center to demonstrate the additional value SPACES provides and introduce them to as many other members as possible to make them feel welcomed. The more people they know at the office the more included they feel in the community.

 

Can you tell me more about your business plans when working with people in the business world to helping them achieve their goals?

Today’s connections could be tomorrow’s new business. More than simply a place to plug in your laptop, what really makes SPACES unique is the community we’ve worked to cultivate. Start up a conversation while you wait for your coffee or introduce yourself over lunch, and you may just find a partner for your next big venture. Or download the SPACES app to help you find a member or book a room for your meeting. The energy of the SPACES community is contagious and even if you don’t find a new business associate, you may find a new friend. Add an international network of mobile work spaces and a full calendar of business events,  speakers and networking lunches, and you’ll see just how hard SPACES works to keep you engaged and open to new possibilities. At SPACES we believe that a cultural program of events enriches your work-like experience.

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What are the next steps when it comes to SPACES?

To change the way, how, where and when people work. Plug into our energy and watch your world accelerate. Let’s discover the world together.

 

Are you planning to expand your business?

We now have over 50 locations currently in the U.S. with 15 of those in California with our newest location set to open in October of this year in Hollywood.

 

How has your customer service skills in the community and towards business clients helped you in your career?

Keeping the customer first in any light always helps to keep the focus on the key element in driving any business which is ultimately customer service. Maintaining this at the forefront of a business is crucial to its success. Striving for excellence here each and every day is always the goal not only for myself but the entire team. Making sure this is communicated to the entire team is what keeps the message consistent.

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Was this something you always wanted to do?

Well, I was always very much into sports and WAS competitive in pretty much everything I did, so once I figured out I wasn’t going to be a major league athlete I set my focus in the business world. Property management is also very competitive so although I don’t have fans clamoring here for me I still get the fulfillment  and satisfaction for helping our members succeed.

 

How can readers reach out to you and connect with you?

SPACES – Fashion District DTLA (213)358-7000

                Mobile – (424)362-5562

                Email – David.Morrison@spacesworks.com

                Website – https://www.spacesworks.com/los-angeles/row-dtla/

 

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