Michael Jordan is the latest celebrity of many to finally speak up and use their platform to address the issues that are currently plaguing our society: the unjustified shootings of African Americans and the killings of police officers.
It’s no secret Chef Mali Hunter has the most infamous #FamousDinners at the legendary Tree Sound Recording Studios. Typically these dinners are private invites for artists who have invested their time & recording energy to perfecting their crafts in one of Tree Sound private studio rooms. The dinners serve as congratulatory salutations to celebrate the artists hard work & let the media and taste makers of Atlanta experience the finished product.
Quincy Jones wanted to make sure his artist Lee England Jr was presented to the world in the best light possible. So its not a surprise that he would tap Mali Hunter on the shoulder to set up an amazing dinner with some pretty amazing people in Atlanta! Lee England Jr not only introduced us to his incredible Soul Orchestra but he brought along a friend, the infamous Ashanti the mad violinist. What an incredible evening!
To top things off Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall showed up (along with his wife Natalie Hall) and made a special announcement. Not only did he present Mali Hunter, Groove Chambers and Paul Diaz and the Tree Sound Recording Studios with a proclamation from the city of Atlanta because of all their philanthropic efforts but Monday July 18th was declared National Tree Sound Recording Studio Day!
Courvoisier cocktails permeated throughout the room. Coronas flowed galore for the beer lovers and of course you can’t eat Mali’s #Famousdinners without topping off your dishes with tastely “Cholula Hot Sauce.” You never know who you are going to see at Chef Mali’s Famous Dinners so it’s best to just be prepared. You may be able to network with people you would never have met anywhere else and the relationships you form at Tree Sound studios could be 100% life changing.
Special thanks to Terri J Vaughn, Angie Stone, Jasmine Guy, Shanti Das, Kwanza Hall, Loraine Smith, Jonell PR, Ed Lover, Paras Griffin, Romello, Daniel Watson the Tree Sound staff and a host of others that always support #ChefMali
A.J. Bohannon, a Black Lives Matter activist who once watched his cousin mistakenly get gunned down by police in 2012, had gathered more than 1,000 other activists to march through the streets of Wichita, Kansas on Sunday afternoon. But that plan changed when he received a call from Wichita’s new police chief just days before the scheduled event. The new idea was to hold an event where police and protesters could effectively come together to ease the tensions that have risen in the wake of recent police shootings in America.
He was and still is more than an iconic figure for so many hopeful and hopeless people in the world. Nelson was the light for African people who had no idea if they would ever see better days again including himself. He was active in making many social changes that are still in effect till this day in making the world a warmer place and today we honor the greatest of all time on his birthday!
Nelson was influential during the time of apartheid in South Africa where many black people were being killed by their own people. The corruption was insane and the bloodshed was out of control at this time.
Hmmm, sound familiar…?
Yeah, exactly this is another example that proves beyond measure that we have not come so far as people love to portray. However, with that being said Nelson was a strong believer that knowledge and the power of love was a true conqueror over all.
There is a famous quote that I love by him that basically says if people can be manipulated to hate out of fear than people can be taught to love because loving is more of a natural human instinct than hate is.
Think about it!
Happy Birthday Legend!
Had to weigh in on the senseless violence that is taking place now across America…We all can understand the level of frustration with a justice system that fails so many victims, but the answer is NOT to go after the men and women in blue that serve to protect you. Not all police officers are careless about taking someone’s life. READ MORE
Money, Money, Money! The quickest and easiest way to stay ahead of the game is to be educated, correct? Well, guess what artist is on the rise in making a billion, yes I said BILLION, dollar contract with Adidas? Don’t worry I’ll wait…
Okay, I’m tired of waiting, Kanye West is at it again and he will never stop, yes he is in the process of making a big money deal with Adidas. But I know everyone wants to know why Adidas, right?
Wednesday Adidas announced that they made a deal breaker contract with the genius Kanye West that could have a seismic impact on the sport and street fashion worlds. Well, we never expect less from Kanye anyways so I honestly can’t wait for that collaboration to unfold, how about you?
He is also getting his own design team made up of the best of the best in the industry!
We are told that part of the contract will include Kanye actually designing clothes for basketball and football players. The only thing is that this will take some time. Anything worth it takes valuable time and precision with all this being said it will take a couple of years to get the proper merchandise and materials but it will be worth the wait!
We love you Kanye keep inspiring these artistic people all over and being a smart businessman!
Let me just start by saying that the 4 minutes of spotlight that Jesse Williams was allotted had the potential to change someone’s life. While he was speaking last night I was speechless as I’m sure many others were. The truth was reiterated time and time again in Jesse’s speech at the BET Awards when he was presented with the Humanitarian Award.
Jesse started his speech off strong and humble, saying that the award was not just for him but the struggling people all over the world. He gave special and much needed recognition to the African-American women and mothers of the world because he realizes that they are rarely appreciated daily for everything they go through. Beyond this he goes into talking about the racial dynamics of this country and the breakdown of where it all starts.
Yes, African-Americans were oppressed (and still are) and our ancestors fought to get us out of oppression so why do we continue to do the dirty work for them by oppressing ourselves? His speech was honestly a s for everyone to wake up because it i so much bigger than making money and throwing a couple of name brands on your body.
Look at the bigger picture!
I strongly urge everyone to take 4 valuable minutes of your life and analyze each bullet that Jesse hits in his speech, it is amazing.
Btw, Jesse graduated from Temple University which is my school! Great minds really do think alike, that gives me so much hope for the future!
Who enjoyed this year’s BET awards? As I mentioned yesterday, many people were shocked at the fact that Beyoncé’s dancers had made an appearance and they wondered if that meant Yoncé was in the building. Well, again to everyone’s surprise she was and she performed a powerful song from her album, Lemonade. Can anyone guess which one it was?
“Freedom, Freedom, I can’t move. Freedom cut me loose.” Yes, Beyonce along with the talented genius Kendrick Lamar performed “Freedom” last night. Not only was it an amazing performance because of who they are but also because of the severe messages that pierced through each word, each note, and each movement.
When you are educated you start to see the world in an entirely new perspective and every little thing carries a lot of weight. With that said, the underlying messages in their performances literally brought me to tears.
If you gave up on BET before I now encourage you to go check out this latest show because that was not the only profound moment of that night!
Positivity, peace and love is what it is all about.