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Treme Sidewalk Steppers Presents 2020 She-King-Mona Scott-Young

The Treme Sidewalk Steppers invited us to their 2020 Royal Gala as they celebrate King Mr. Hiram Smith and She-King Mona Scott-Young at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. February 7th, The gala presented a celebration of culture, commemorating our very rich African heritage. This celebration was given to you “Nola Style” kicking off The Mardi Gras Season. The theme of the gala had a cultural African vibe related to “Coming To America”. This Gala was very formal and would be beyond anyone’s imagination how beautiful this event would be.

King Mr. Hiram Smith and She-King Mona Scott -Young

The room was filled with so many beautiful people that it became overwhelmed with the greatest energy you can ever possess. We saw TV personality and entrepreneur Phaedra Parks and the beautiful Tami Roman, TV personality and member of Mona’s Royal Court. Their support and presence was very fulfilling to see.

Mona Scott-Young introduces her Royal Court of Queens which are beautiful ladies that are her sisters. She states how not only does some ladies work with her but are also her very close friends. Stephanie Mills, Trevia Williams, Keisha Jack, Tami Roman, Stephanie Gayle, Johnna Lister, Laetitia Anguh, were all apart of showcasing unity as beauty, strength, and becoming lord-willing as women. Sharing moments like these will leave a mark on each of these ladies hearts, as they witness something so powerful, yet beautiful at the same time.

The Royal Court of Queens before They Take Of For The Sidewalk Steppers Secondline

The Royal Gala had the best music where no one was sitting at a table. The entire room was filled with everyone dancing, smiling, and just full of enjoyment. Our New Orleans culture is heavily influenced by music. There were so much joy within the room, you had no choice but to dance!

There were performances by :

  • Major – Grammy nominated Musician
  • New Orleans Bounce Artist- Big Freedia
  • New Orlean’s Rap Artist – Juvenille
  • New Orlean’s Female Artist – Mia X
Nyte Lyfe Lexx and New Orleans Legendary Mia X

As the sponsor of the event, The Mane Choice granted all hair wishes your hair would desire! Everyone was gifted with their “Fro The Culture” BOLD Buttery Gel and the Triple layer Leave-In. The beautiful ladies working with The Mane Choice were great at assisting everyone with all questions on phow to maintain great hair. Their presence and gratitude towards the people was a great thing to see. The CEO of The Mane Choice Courtney Adeleye was present in supports of The Royal Gala. She was stunning in her beautiful gown by MNM Couture, giving us pure African culture and beauty.

The Mane Choice- photo taken by #TKOI
The Mane Choice- photo taken by #TKOI
CEO of The Mane Choice Looking Stunning Before The Royal Gala

We were presented with cocktails and drinks from MYX fusions, Branson Cognac, Bartenura Wines, LVOV Vodka, and more.

There was great support from sponsors Monami Entertainment, Hiram Style, Treme Sidewalk Steppers, The Mane Choice and benefits the Because I Can Foundation, Inc., a non-profit that educates youth based on community needs.

We like to thank Angela L. Young, Dee “The Nola Chic” Hollins and Anita Muhammad, M.Ed for sharing with us about this event! As women working together in unity, we possessed a great time to connect with each other during this weekend of festivities!

Overall, the Royal Gala became a huge success with gathering people from all walks of life in one room. The gathering to kick off this Mardi Gras season was a complete success. The Sidewalk Steppers out for themselves every year with their events for the community to be involved in. What should we expect next year!

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King Mack Fitness Goals Are To Provide A Healthier Lifestyle

King Mack Fitness commits to helping his community learn more about health and fitness. King Mack shares concerns about how his community suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes. He watched family and friends suffer from these illnesses. This encourages him to create a life changing experience for everyone. He has made it accessible to provide after school care, meal prep, and several training tools. King Mack Fitness was inspired helping change people’s lives providing mentorship program, personal training, and group training. They specializes in speed training, weight loss, cardio fitness, athletic training, muscle toning, and more.


He shares his concerns with helping clients who may have children and could not engage much in the gym. He now provides a motivating resource for families to become more aware of their health. King Mack advise his clients to do their research to what effects our bodies. Food is a prime example of what became an epidemic in our family. It is fundamental to know the importance to eating correct and strengthen yourself physically. King Mack Fitness provides you with all the tools you will need with hands on assistance from professionals. Receive more insight on King Mack’s Fitness in the interview below.

Entrepreneur/Actor Lucky Johnson Gives Insight About His Leading Roles In The Film Industry

Lucky Johnson had a great year within his filming career. Being featured in three big screen movies this year, he continues to break barriers in the film industry and the city of New Orleans. Now you can currently see him in theaters in “Queen and Slim” “Semper Fi” and “Black and Blue”. Lucky learned the fundamentals of acting at the age of eleven. Wearing several hats as a director and an actor, he began with his first movie “Block Party” to his first breakthrough movie “Contraband”. Lucky shares how the growth from his beginnings until now becomes a blessing.


Lucky Johnson has been in several movies such as:

  • Queen and Slim
  • Black and Blue
  • Semper Fi
  • Treme
  • Queen Sugar
  • 2 Guns
  • Contraband
  • Kidnap
  • Wards
  • Carter & June
  • Preacher, and many more

He ventured into his own business, The Lucky Johnson Production and Studio. It provides acting classes, theatre, community center, several activities for the youth and homeless. Lucky also also individuals to volunteer at his studio in exchange of acting classes. This drives the youth and people inspired, to work with him even more. Being an entertainer most of his life gave him the idea to share with others who want to work in film. There is opportunity and motivation shared throughout his city with the work he commits to.

As an entrepreneur, Lucky Johnson inspires others to keep consistent and stay positive throughout their journey and success in film:

“Stay true to yourself, go to acting class, be authentic, and work in your purpose.”

Tru Baughber Shares His Story Becoming a Successful Barber in New Orleans – Watch Full Interview Today

Many entrepreneurs have an interesting perspective on what it takes to strive to being the best you can be. At the age of sixteen, Tru Baughber, owner of Tru Barber, began his journey as a barber. Dropping out of school in the 9th grade helped create a pathway to find something he loved to do. Tru is an individual that has a unique style and a connection with his clients. Tru is now located downtown of New Orleans. He believe meeting people personally is the best form of promoting his shop. Social media is a good source for marketing but Tru is a hands on guy.

Tru Baughber has a great talent cutting hair which attracted celebrities to his shop. He has worked with NBA Youngboy, Saints football player Vonn Bell, Eric Gordon, The Pelicans Jrue Holiday, and more.

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Tru and Method Man

Tru contributes to his community by supplying free haircuts to the homeless. His main goals are to help give to those in need and assist the children as well. He has a passion to continue his mission to make the community a better place.

What inspires Tru the most is watching his clients smile as they leave his shop. He also explains how at times a customer may dislike his service. “It’s apart of having a business” he states. He share advice to others to wake up everyday and go get it. Do not let others manipulate your choices. Nothing comes to a person who sleep. As an entrepreneur in New Orleans, he brings awareness to working and and giving back. This generates good karma that everyone should show gratitude for.

Nicki Minaj Drops Her “Prints On” Fendi Collaboration with Fendi This Week

The Female Rapper Nicki Minaj blesses her fans and Fendi lovers with her latest Capsule of clothing by Fendi. October 15th, Nicki paints Beverly Hills Pink with 127 pieces added to her collection. The collection was created with creative directed Silvia Venturini Fendi.


She has stylish bags, jewelry, footwear, swim wear, and much more. The pink monograms and aluminum foil type pieces are spreading across the globe. She announces the release throughout social media.

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IN THE NYTE LYFE Experience with Afro Beats- Houston

The Houston Nyte Lyfe this Friday Night was an experience! Skybox HTown premiers a live concert from Artist Afro B. He has the crowd rocking as he perform his hit “Johanna”. Afro B’s fans and supporters Gather to see him bring in an great time they can remember! There were performance by Devyn Kelly, Frosh, King K Kwamoe, and King Millz.

Stay tuned for more footage of the show


Gucci Gets Banned After Blackface Designs Surface

Social media has went into a frenzy about Gucci advertising their blackface sweater. The sweater becomes questionable and the black community becomes furious! Why would Gucci even put out such a design, even during black history month?

Many in the hip hop community blasts the high end fashion brand. Soulja Boy, T.I., Waka Flocka, and more goes in on Gucci and how they no longer will be supporting this brand. With most of blacks buying and flaunting the brand, this becomes a slap in the face to one of their biggest buyers.

Gucci sends out an apology:

As a whole, we should stop supporting these brands that still embrace to racist acts from the elite. We need to become more supportive of our black owned businesses that create clothing for our body design. These European brands don’t even fit us properly. Why do our black people complain but never make a call to action not to support these brands that care less? We are in high hopes that our people get the picture one day to end The ill mannered actions.

BUD LIGHT Had Their Offical Launch Party in Austin Gearing for SXSW

Bud Light is the official beer for SXSW. They had their Offical Launch Party at The 3Ten ACL Live. There were limited tickets to the public, which allowed some to enjoy great music and tasteful beer. The event presented the new packaging and design of the beer. Giving the beer a local and original look.

There was a live and intense performance by Rock band Goodbye June. We were gifted with a dope performance and get a chance to meet a few of the band members!

We enjoyed joining with Bossyinc as we had a night out on the town and explored Austin. We also met female producer and DJ Jaehussain. We will update you with these great women and their work this year for SXSW.

Be sure to check out Bud Lights new look for SXSW!

Swisher Sweets Presents Their Huge Artist Project Concert with Special Guests – NOLATakover

New Orleans was granted a special gift after the holidays with Swisha Sweet’s massive show. Swisher Sweets presents The Artist Project where they created a show to highlight both mainstream and independent artists. The concert took place at The Orpheum Theater downtown of New Orleans. Every year, The Artist Project travels to different cities across the nation.

The NOLA Takeover gave seven emerging artists a chance to shine, opening for some of our biggest hip hop artists today. The artists consists of Snap Dogg, Kelechi, Iman, Charles Bryan, J Soulja, Don Doliver, and Rizzoo Rizzoo. These 7 artists were chosen and voted in by fans. They received the chance to open up for MGK, Desiigner, Gucci Mane, and Fetti Wap.

Concert Review:

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a special welcome from Swisher Sweets. The venue was filled with a great amount of fans, supporters, and special guests. The cheerful crowd anticipates all talents.

With New Orleans legendary, DJ Mannie Fresh and Comedian Rude Jude, they kept the crowd rolling. They kept us hyped and full of energy.

What we noticed was that the lineup for the show became diverse. We would normally see all opening acts perform before the headliners. Well, Swisher shuffled the stars with aspiring artists. Giving everyone a chance to be equally heard throughout the show. This made the show more exciting.

Every artist gave a good show, we received a special show from Fetti Wap. He served his fans up and down the stage. He seemed to have enjoyed the show as much as the audience did. Wap dances and sang without a doubt in his mind. We got the chance to see him live performing all of his hit songs.

Next, we seen the best performance of the show By Machine Gun Kelly. MGK show seemed to be one of the most anticipated from the crowds reaction. He bounced from one end of stage to another, even climbing on top of balcony. Touching everyone from upstairs on down, we loved that part of show.

The last performance was worth waiting for as LaFlare (Gucci Mane) comes unto the stage glowing the venue up! Atlanta’s own comes to New Orleans and sang his fans favorite songs. Gucci is no stranger to the Big Easy, you can tell he felt as f he was at home. He performed hits such as “Lemonade”, “Freaky Girl”, “Wake Up In The Sky”, “Black Beatles”, and more.

Overall, concert was a great experience. We become intimate with the artists, which joined the fans together. One thing that we did noticed was some of the crowd participation become tough for some of the opening acts. The support from the audience lingered throughout the show. Besides that, we give the show both thumbs up! We would like to thank Swisher Sweets for allowing us to attend their show. Can’t wait to see what’s next for the New Year!

Giving Back with Honorary Mayor of Sunnyside Sandra Massie Hines

 

One way to truly give back to the ones who need it the most. Us meeting with Sandra Hines a few months ago. Now we cannot resist to be apart of her movement and involvement in her community. As Honorary Major of Sunnyside, she has curated food drives and neighborhood watches. Also events against crimes, housing conferences, and plenty more. This sleeping giant has been shaking the streets with her determination and willingness to serve her city. We attended her Metropolitan CME Men’s Ministry ” Homeless, Senior, and Community Luncheon”. Ms. Hines is a loving member of Metropolitan C.M.E. Church where she gathers people to apart of this family oriented church.

Sandra Hines also had her Senior Cinderella Ball Affair in September. She was honored for her influence and hard work for her city. She also honored many who made significant contributions. They impacted so many lives and help spread love for those in need.

We would like to thank Sandra Massie Hines for her major impact on not only the city of Houston, but the nation.

http://www.fox26houston.com/news/the-isiah-factor/whats-plaguing-sunnyside

“Doing Our Part”

Senior, Homeless, & Community Luncheon

Senior Cinderella Ball Affair