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Great Photography Apps for I phone Users

I’ve always been fascinated with taking pictures and editing them; more like me taking ten million selfies and photos of myself! LOL.  A couple of years ago, I saw a frog on the side of my house and back then I had an Android Samsung Galaxy and decided to take a picture of it.  I am very fascinated with taking unique and nature pictures as well as pictures of flowers. 

 

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I am always downloading different photo editing apps to change the filter and effect on them for a more artistic look.  Now that I’ve crossed over to the I phone Apple side for the last two years and with a recent new upgrade, I’m always in portrait mode taking precise pictures.  I discovered this amazing article on top photo editing apps that you should use for photos if you enjoy taking different pictures like myself.  Are you ready for some fun and liven up your photos a little bit more? Then let’s get into these amazing apps!

 

  1. Snapseed– It’s a free app and one of the most popular I Phone editing apps.  It has a different selection of filters to create different moods in your photos.
  2. VSCO– There are 130 plus filters available through classic film.  It’s free to download in the app store with a subscription fee of $19.99 a year.  That’s not really bad if you are only paying an annual fee. It is also known as the best photo filter app for i phone users.
  3. Afterlight 2– It is best for all-purpose photo editing with additional creative options.  The app is only $2.99 and has double exposure for blending images and enhancing or changing the mood.
  4. Enlight– This app is best used for selective control over edits and artistic effects.  It is only $3.99 so let’s get creative with your editing!
  5. Touch Retouch– this app is best used for removing unwanted blemishes and objects from your photos . You can duplicate items using the clone tools.  It is only $1.99
  6. Instagram– A great way to edit your pictures as well if you enjoy sharing and posting pictures.  It offers good editing tools for enhancing images before sharing them with your followers.
  7. Adobe Lightroom CC– It is best for precise fine-tuning of color and exposure with advanced editing tools.  It is free to download with a subscription fee for additional features.
  8. Mextures– Best used for applying textures, grains and light creative edits. Only $2.99
  9. Lens Distortions- Best for enhancing photos with sunlight, len flares, rain, snow or fog. This app is free
  10. Superimpose X– It is great for creating digital unique art by blending and combining images.  It is only $4.99

Source: www.http://www.iphonephotographyschool.com

 

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Five Ways to Motivate Yourself

Sometimes finding the right motivation can be hard.  For instance, getting up in the morning is one of the hardest for me.  But what get me motivated is knowing that I have new opportunities to look out for everyday.  It’s either get up or don’t go to work (I can’t afford to loose money)  There has to be some great tools you use to motivate yourself.  Here are five ways you can stay motivated!

 

  1. Play Your favorite music on your phone or on the radio.  Music can be great therapy when you feel like you are down in the dumps or you just don’t feel like doing anything.  If you have planned your goals for the rest of the year, then maybe getting through your day would be some quick tunes in your ear.  What is your favorite song that you have on repeat? (I know you have about a few, because I surely do!)
  2. Write down the reason why you started in the first place!  If you have a dream or a goal that you are trying to achieve, then ask yourself what made you start? Was it because you are a single mother with kids and you want them to become better than you or you have a whole lot of people counting on you? Whatever it is, write it down, meditate on it for a few minutes and get to work!
  3. Your haters! Of course they should motivate you because they are the ones who talk down on you and they definitely don’t want to see you prosper in life.  So proving them wrong is great motivation! Don’t give up and give them the benefit of the doubt!
  4. Self-encouragement.  When no one else is rooting for you or encouraging you, then it’s your job to motivate your own self.  Not everyone will do that, so it’s very important that the only person you rely on is yourself.
  5. Last, but not least reward yourself! After all of the hard work that you have put into the day of achieving all of your goals and building networking relationships with other business-minded people, it’s time to relax, pump the brakes and treat yourself to something nice.  After all, you deserve it!

 

Count it All Up: Mississippi Indie Artist Counts all of His Blessings in New Single ‘I Needa Bag’

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Kelo ‘Countitup’ is an independent artist from Mississippi who has a passion for the music world.  He started his music career after losing loved ones to gun violence and cancer.  Kelo got bit by the music bug by the age of ten where he began creating music.  It wasn’t before long that him and his brother invested in a studio  where he created his first three series underground mix tape.  His new single ‘I Needa Bag’ is based off of struggles and his rise to success. 

TRGB MEDIA: I WAS READING YOUR BIO AND SAW THAT YOU STARTED YOUR MUSIC CAREER AFTER LOSING LOVED ONES TO GUN VIOLENCE AND CANCER.

KELO: When I was six, my uncle got murdered by his fiancé.  It’s crazy because every time I see them they are smiling and in love.  You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Me and my little brother used to play on this teddy bear that my grandma got us for Christmas.  It was a hip hop teddy bear and when you squeeze it, it records up to 30 seconds.  We would go back in forth playing rapping not thinking what was going to come out behind all of it.

TRGB MEDIA: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS MUSIC INDUSTRY?

KELO: I have been recording music professionally for twelve years.  But when it comes down to major platforms, this is my first year.  I’m a newbie when it comes down to the world-wide.

TRGB MEDIA: WITH YOUR NEW SINGLE, ‘I NEEDA BAG,’ WILL THAT BE APART OF AN EP OR ALBUM?

KELO: I just can’t talk too much about what I’m going to put on the EP because I haven’t really set a title for it yet.  I want to go hard and give them all new music; like when I drop my EP, I don’t want nothing old on it.

TRGB MEDIA: DO YOU THINK THE MUSIC IN TODAY’S GENERATION IS GETTING BETTER OR WORSE AS FAR AS LYRICS, SOUNDS AND BEATS?

KELO: I like the new vibe, but I’m stuck on old school.  Some old school just depends on the artist.  I can listen to 2-PAC all day and Snoop Dogg.  The wave wasn’t the trend back then. I even listen to blues and gospel; I’m all over the place.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR MUSIC AND OTHERS?

KELO: When you get through listening to my music, it’s all positive vibes.  Majority of my music is motivation.

TRGB MEDIA: AS FAR AS DEFINING MUSIC, WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?

KELO: Music means everything.  Music helped me through a lot of stuff.  I don’t know how I got through a lot of stuff without music. It is like air, you got to have it!

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND ‘I NEEDA BAG’?

KELO: Man the song speaks for itself.  When the music started getting professional and real things started going on, and real opportunities started opening up, like a lot of financial problems starts hitting.  That’s definitely my motivation.  I started perfecting my craft and pushing my brand.  I sold three tracks back to back less than two weeks.

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TRGB MEDIA: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU HAVE FACED SO FAR?

KELO: Number one, instrumental.  You don’t want to know what it costs to get the instrumental rights, putting the right studio to go to and making sure you got a good engineer; you need a good engineer and whoever you got promoting your music, make sure they are legit because there are a lot of scams going around.  You don’t want to loose money as an independent artist.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR 2019?

KELO: I expect to do at least two features with a celebrity; somebody in the industry.  I plan to have my own tour going on, my EP dropping at the end of the year, that’s going to go crazy, I’m going to have a celebrity on that and I expect to go overseas by the end of the year.

TRGB MEDIA: ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING ANY EVENTS WHEN YOUR PROJECT DROPS IN MISSISSIPPI?

KELO: I plan on doing a tour, but I don’t have a date yet.  Also I will be doing a release party real soon.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT’S NEXT FOR KELO?

KELO: First I’m dropping my video, ‘I Needa Bag,’ I got this new single called ‘Shot’  It has a little thug title of the song, but that’s not the concept. The concept of the song is you miss all the shots you don’t take.

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Taraji P. Henson Launches Foundation to Bring Awareness for Mental Health and to Honor her Dad

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Actress Taraji P. Henson just launched a new foundation called “The Boris Henson Foundation” in honor of her late father that passed away in 2006 due to liver cancer.  But the main reason why Henson is doing this is to increase awareness for mental health among the black community.  

Her father also suffered with mental health so Henson wanted to do something revolving around that.  He was also a Vietnam veteran who suffered through various of things; being homeless was one of them.  Henson named the foundation (BLHF) after her dad is because of his unconditional love.  The foundation will launch a special fundraiser called “Taraji’s Boutique of Hope” which will be held on September 22nd in Beverly Hills.  The goal of the fundraiser is to raise funds to provide resources to increase mental health support in urban schools. 

 

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Are Your Curves Worth DYING For?

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A new show is coming to BET called Killer Curves: Bodies to Die for is produced by Lala Anthony.   So many women in the industry has leveled up to certain expectations that having a phat butt and large breasts and thighs will make them look physically attractive and hot! Maybe in that case, but what about the health side affects or the after math years down the line? A lot of black women; especially on reality TV is getting butt injections, breast implants and even lip injections just to have that banging body.  Personally I don’t think that is worth dying for.  

K-Michelle who an R and B singer and a reality star on Love N Hip Hop Hollywood has had butt injections and has paid the price for it when she started getting sick and getting headaches all the time.  “After I got my butt shots, I felt like I had confidence,” stated K. Michelle in an article on The Source. 

She will be on Killer Curves: Bodies to Die for which airs tonight on BET at 10 pm EST. 

 

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35-year old man Randomly Stabbed at a California Restaurant while with his Daughter

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We all know that we are going to eventually die soon, but how soon is soon?  As for 35-year old Anthony Mele, he was randomly stabbed in the neck while holding his 5-year old daughter in his lap at a crowded Southern California restaurant on April 18, 2018.  49-year old Jamal Jackson who is homeless was convicted of first-degree murder.  According to patrons and restaurant staff, the two haven’t exchanged words prior to the random attack.  

Mele was taken to the hospital and later died after being taken off of life support.  There is a go-fund me page that Mele’s friends and family have started to raise money for his funeral arrangements. 

Source: Los Angeles Daily News 

Time’s Most Influential People

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Time Magazine has officially released the 100 Most Influential Leaders for the year 2018.  This year’s turn outs were very pleasing to the eye and an honor.

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Some of the people that made it on the list are:

Chadwick Boseman; Actor in 42, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, Captain American: Civil War and now Black Panther and Avengers Infinity War.

Rihanna; Singer and Entrepreneur of Fenty Beauty Line

Cardi B; Rapper and Singer

Tiffany Haddish; Comedian, Producer, Actor and Writer

Issa Rae; Writer and Producer

Ryan Coogler; Writer, Producer and Director

Lena Waithe; Writer and Producer

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Jesmyn Ward; Writer

Jennifer Lopez– Singer and Actress

Maxine Waters; American Politician

Sterling K. Brown– Actor

Oprah Winfrey- Producer, Writer, Entrepreneur, Correspondent

 

 

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First African American Headliner at Coachella: Beychella Makes History!

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Coachella had some very talented performers, but nothing topped what Queen Bey brought to the table.  With two hours of performing time and several outfit changes (including nail polish changes), her performance wasn’t just any regular performance at a Grammy Awards show or BET Awards show, but a lesson on cultural pop culture.  If you haven’t seen the performance, you are really missing out on history in the making. Let’s get started on her performance in different categories.  

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The Intro: Crazy in Love

Have you ever been to a homecoming at a HBCU and the everyone couldn’t wait for the bands to perform?  That’s how the intro felt like.  Beyonce came in wearing a very distinct black and gold long chic outfit that represented the leader.  It’s like a band director type of thing that left the crowd speechless walking in and the band wearing yellow shirts with her initials on it.  “BK” 

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While the band performed and the dancers were lit, Queen Bey had enough time to change into her second outfit which displayed the yellow and black sweat shirt and cut up jeans and make shorts with her white boots with fringes on them.  One thing I can honestly say about Beyonce is that she doesn’t need to go all out on her fashion wardrobe to prove a point.  Every outfit she puts together fits her and her taste in fashion.  Get ready for a work out because if you ever watched a step show with the ladies stepping, it is like a work out every time.  Beyonce’s dancers strutted their stuff showing off their potential and moves and long legs I may add stepping with power. Then when Beyonce joined in, it was a wrap!  You can tell that these ladies practiced the routine for about a year prior to the show because their legs almost touched their heads!  This was definitely a performance to see! 

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The Reunion:

 

If you are a true Beyonce fan, then you should already know that her career got started in the group Destiny’s Child that includes Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.  The reunion of Destiny’s Child on stage singing some of their hottest singles such as “Say My Name” and “Soldier” really took us back to the early 200’s! It is great to see the popular girl group come together as one and perform at Coachella.  What were some of your favorite songs by Destiny’s Child?  Mine are from The Writings on the Wall; first album: Say My Name, Bills, Bills, Bills, Bug-a-Boo, Jumpin, Jumpin and Sweet Sixteen.  

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Jay-Z and Bey: Stronger than Ever!

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I love this couple!! They bring so much life when performing and despite some personal issues between the two, they have bounced back stronger than ever and still are great!  On Beyonce’s album: B-Day, she performed one of her songs called “Deja-vu” where it features Jay-Z on the track. I always admire when the two of them performs together because it truly brings life!  They are a prime example of what real love is!  You bounce back from every difficult situation and stay true to the marriage and love.  With the parents of three beautiful children, I am definitely rooting for this couple!  Beyonce changes again to another sexy, but classy outfit with her name on the front.  It’s Bey’s world and we are living in it.  

 

I am my Sister’s Keeper!

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This picture is life and everything!  I thought it was very cool to have Solange performing with Beyonce the last few minutes of her set to the song “Get Me Bodied” also on the B-Day Album.  These sisters were really twerking it out giving you a work-out watching them perform.  Solange was looking very chic in her black two-piece and blonde wig.  

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They were definitely the talk of the show as a dancing duet together spreading that sisterly love.  

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Also on Solange’s performance, Beyonce danced with Solange.  This is one of the sweetest moments ever and will always be cherished in Beychella History!  And once again, you can see that Beyonce has changed up her wardrobe again and adding a black hat to complete her outfit.  

Bey giving us a Fashionista Show!

 Olivier Rousteing is the designer for Beyonce’s five outfit changes during this year’s Coachella performance.  

Which one was your favorite outfit?

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Was Blac Chyna Wrong for Her Actions at Six Flags?

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The news with Blac Chyna and 18-year old boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay is surfing and eating the internet sites like crazy! Of course by now, I hope you all have seen the video of Blac Chyna’s rant and out-of-character rant at Six Flags while enjoying herself with her kids and boyfriend.  I’m not going to repeat what happened; you can simply visit http://www.tmz.com to read the detailed story.  But yoooo, really?? I understand trying to protect your children from danger and harm and yes that’s totally fine, but when you get buck-wild and show your “ghetto” side, it can be very messy. Now hear me correctly that I felt Blac Chyna was only trying to protect Dream, but it turned almost into a deadly scene.  If you don’t want people touching your kids, just simply tell them “Please don’t touch my child or children” in a nice respectful way.  But nahhhhh, Blac Chyna decided to show her ghetto side and tried to “swing” the baby stroller at the victim (who is 18 years old and came forward)  I mean by watching the video, the girl did called Blac Chyna a hood rat and that’s what sparked a fuel in Blac Chyna to go beat her butt!  So the real question is, “Is Blac Chyna in the wrong for checking the random chick about touching her daughter without permission?” In these days and times, you don’t touch NOBODY’S child unless you have permission to do so!  But the whole stroller situation was a bit insane, because now new news has been confirmed that  a stroller company she was collaborating with called “Momiie” has now been terminated according to The Hollywood Unlocked website.  After the stroller incident used as a weapon was the final last straw and pulled the plug with Blac Chyna.  SMH.  First her sex tape was leaked and now this! When will it be over?  Not only to mention that her EX Rob Kardashian wants to take her to court and try to reduce child custody for Dream.  A lot of people agreed that Blac Chyna should have handled the situation in a better way.  It would have made things a lot better in my opinion.  

Then to have your boyfriend try to jump in and allegedy punched the victim in the face? (according to the 18-year old known as Sexxii Lexxii on Twitter)

 

So Rob is thinking about having some rules for Blac Chyna and her boyfriends she has that they aren’t allowed to be introduced to the kids unless the relationship has been solid for at least six months.  I totally agree with that new solution.  

 

 

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So after doing some more research of the story of Blac Chyna and the stroller incident, I come across this video that now the victim has CHANGED up her story when she talked to TMZ! We got the official receipts and the exact words of this victim claiming “she slapped the Dog S*** out of Blac Chyna!” I’m not sure if Blac Chyna should sue this young chick but now I’m wondering why she changed up her story? Lawwddd, I’m getting stressed reading all this mess Blac Chyna has stirred up and not to mention, her young boo thang is caught in the middle defending his boo no matter what the wrong she has done.

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