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Today is the lovely Rasheeda’s birthday who casts on the reality television series “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”. Rasheeda has been making moves with her beauty and clothing line recently and the results are very evident. I have not watched the show recently but last I checked she was doing one hell of a job juggling her youngest son, her new business, and her marriage of 15 years with Kirk Frost. I wonder how things are holding up?

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Atlanta PAY ATTENTION!!!!

Queen U is coming to your city and Ms. Julia came to slay!

Her intention is not to slay only in fashion as she does in the pic below; nope, her purpose is greater and BIGGER than fashion, she came to FREE YOUR MINDS!

So who is this innovative powerhouse diva that dares to get ya’ll in formation?

Her name is  Ms. Julia Sewell.

She is the Chairwoman and CEO of Sewell Speaks LLC, a company specializing in the arts of motivation, training and the development of individuals with whom she comes in contact with ,she is also the Founder of Queen U!

Ms. Sewell has spoken at more than 200 conferences and events and has worked with various prominent entities state-wide such as, St.Paul and New York public school districts, Minneapolis Park Board, BET, America’s Promise Alliance, City Year, Special Olympics, and Youth Leaders International, just to name a few. Her most recent feat was the launching of the Queen U initiative with her vision being the complete and world changing evolving of women globally. When asked what was the difference between Queen U and other women’s empowerment organizations she responded with this,  “Queen U will revolutionize the world, because we are empowering women to be their highest selves by first modeling it in our lives. I strongly believe that when you empower the women, you empower the man, you empower the child, thus a nation rises.”

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Queen U is the brain child of Ms. Sewell and was formed with the vision of empowering, teaching and helping women around the world to find their happiness and life success by reaching into themselves and utilizing the talents and gifts that they possess to truly maximize their best potential, not only for themselves but also so that their contributions to the world would ultimately assist in making it a “better” place, “Queen U will be that aid to guide us in elevating our nation by gathering queens with the purpose of unification and manifestation of our best selves. When we are at our best, we have more to offer around us” Sewell said.

Earlier this year, Ms. Sewell advertised with the online blogging site The Shaderoom for an Ambassador search to progress her initiative. Since then, Queen U is able to boast 33 women ambassadors worldwide with the intent to double that within the next few months.

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In a series of monthly conferences scheduled for each calendar month this year around the world, Queen U’s conference is scheduled for July 16th this month in Atlanta. Queen ambassador Jaya Cain, alongside Queen U founder Julia Sewell, will host a women’s empowerment conference under the theme “Knowledge of Self”. This workshop styled conference will engage participants in a series of self analysis activities that aim to teach women how to positively, cognitively and smartly assess their life’s choices to discover whether or not they are living their best lives.Women are expected to walk away with a  wealth of new found networks, a sense of empowerment and a new drive to maximize the best that life has to offer to them and to embody that “can do” attitude.

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If you would like to be a part of this great movement, or if you would like to attend the Atlanta event, you may visit the organization’s website at www.queensspeak.com for tickets and more information about Queen U.

 

 

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Dwight Howard and his crew...Is that one of his sons? He's a cutie

Dwight Howard and his crew..  -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt

Sunday May 23, marked the first WNBA Atlanta Dream home game since the new season has begun. We aren’t surprised that 2016 Olympic team player and Atlanta’s Dream Team superstar Angel McCoughtry with 21 points led the team in their win (final score 87/81) against the Chicago Sky. This wasn’t an easy task as the Chicago Sky has starter 6’5 Elena Delle Donne, WNBA’s MVP leading the team who actually gave the Atlanta Dream a good run for it. READ MORE

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NBA Legends from Left to Right… Dominique Wilkins, Gary Payton and Isaiah Thomas

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NBA Star Lou Williams

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 WNBA Atlanta Dream’s Angel Mccoughtry

The Dew NBA 3X Tournament is more than a basketball tournament, the events featured fan-friendly entertainment, including skills contests, celebrity appearances from personality India Love and Dew NBA 3X Ambassadors Dominique Wilkins, Lou Williams, just to name a few, and celebrity DJs, food trucks and more. Hall of Famer Gary Payton, a Dew NBA 3X Ambassador, appeared alongside local NBA players and legends, all of whom will interact with fans. As you can see, this weekend was filled with lots of NBA action packed fun !

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Rickey Smiley, Da Brat, Gary Wit Da Tea and their celebrity friends battled Ed Lover and Monie Luv in the first annual “Rickey Smiley Celebrity Bowling Tournament” benefitting the Rickey Smiley Foundation ! As you can see, the hilarious Rickey Smiley and the lovely Porsha Williams is having a blast at this star studded event !

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The good people over at Mountain Dew and the NBA is presenting a dope event in the ATL for fans that enjoy the refreshing pop and the game of Basketball with its premiere of the DEW NBA 3X Tournament at Atlanta’s Prive.

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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to support and capture images at the 2nd Annual Alpha Derby presented by the Alphas of Atlanta. As a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc I had to show my support to this worthwhile cause and celebrate the aspects of charity, scholarship, and flyness of the Kentucky Derby. We took over the City Club of Buckhead and we are FLY.

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"HISTORY's "Roots" Screening With Cast Member Tip "T.I." Harris And Executive Producer Will Packer"

I had the opportunity to check out the first episode of ROOTS the new miniseries presented by the History Channel. I grew up watching the miniseries and did not know if we needed another slave story. But after seeing the first episode and listening to Director Will Packer speak about his motivation to recreate this epic series; I am ecstatic to share this historical moment with you all.

"HISTORY's "Roots" Screening With Cast Member Tip "T.I." Harris And Executive Producer Will Packer"

The movie is a visual masterpiece and a great conversation piece about being American. The private event was held at Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and some of Atlanta’s most influential were in attendance to see the first episode and discuss its impact.

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