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Angela Simmons, Laz Alonso, Will Packer, Roddy White, and Devonta Freeman were the hosts of Pepsi’s #TheRecipe event in Atlanta. The private event was held at Atlanta’s favorite pizzeria “Do Restaurant” to a packed house. #TheRecipe is a dope networking event that focuses on the entertainment and sports that’s been going across the country over the past few weeks in celebration of Black History Month.

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Guests were given the opportunity to network and chat with the panel. Pepsi #TheRecipe was truly star-studded with it’s panel and guests that included:

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 RHOA Kandi Burrus

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Atlanta Exes Monyetta Shaw

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R&B singer Kelly Price

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DJ Fadelf

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Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns

 

The night was truly awesome and inspiring. Guests were able to network and mingle with the star-studded panel. Check out the images below.

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February is Black History Month and we have been celebrating all month-long; I have an exclusive invite from the good people over at Pepsi that’s totally star-studded. Pepsi is celebrating black history, spotlighting icons in the entertainment and sports arena with its #TheRecipe Event that’s been going all across the country. You can’t have a black history event without coming to the ATL!

If you are in ATL you will definitely want to be in the house for Pepsi’s #The Recipe that’s going to be dope. Click the link for details below. READ MORE

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Yesterday, R&B crooner Usher, producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper/activist Killer Mike and rapper Big Krit celebrated the first day of Black History Month in a major way.

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The four entertainers made their way to Citizens Trust Bank in Atlanta to open up new personal accounts at the small, black owned financial institution. In doing that, they hope to inspire others to start banking small and “banking black.”

Killer Mike said on Instagram, “Four Entertainers Four New Accounts! #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack #CitizensTrustBank #happyblackhistorymonth” 

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In another IG post, Mike said, “A buncha guys with #CitizensTrustBank President Cynthia Day. She is the most powerful human in the pic. This is why I love ATL, Amercia, My Culture and My people. #CitizensTrustBank #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack #95Yrs #CuzImBlack”

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Nice! Big ups to them.

Barack Obama found himself testing his vocals skills again singing the blues anthem of his hometown of Chicago, after being persuaded by the legendary singer B.B. King. During the performance of “Sweet Home Chicago,” President Obama, who wowed many when he sang a few words from “Let’s Stay Together” at a Harlem event, was coaxed to deliver a few lines. ”Come on, baby don’t you want to go?” President Obama sang into the mic, as Mick Jagger and B.B. King rocked on stage.

Obama then delivered the final lyric: “Sweet Home Chicago.” According to the Associated Press, Obama talked about the what the blues mean to him at the event, saying that “this music speaks to something universal. No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note. ” Check out the video below… READ MORE

One1 Nation “Jay & Lil-1” Perform at iNetwork event titled “Black Hair Story“. Photo shown above w/local artist “Jaquise”. Dredlocks, Afro puffs, Twists and Braids filled the room at this Natural Hair Event. Host “Headcrack” of Hot107.9 along with Rashida Jenkins CEO of iNetwork Inc. invited the community out for an evening of Live Entertainment by One1 Nation, the Aquanauts, Hair-Styling, Nyssa GreenRoom Agency, Food prepared by Chef Santana Burriss (sneak menu peek – Signature Soul Rolls, Spinach Crab & Artichoke Tarts, Baked Cheese Farfelli,& Shrimp Skewers over Salsa) Yum! He did that! This annual Hair/Art event was held at EllaRose Natural Hair Salon. The best part of the night was the complimentary cocktails “Qream” a new liquer by Pharrell Williams. There was strawberry and peach and when I tell you it was “da Bomb”!!! Does anyone still say that? Oh well, A whole lot of Natural Hair Styles was floating around the room. Ok, ladies? Do some of you use Natural Hair as an excuse just NOT to comb Yo Hair at All? #Imjustsayin! S/O to my homegirl Rashida Jenkins from Hot 107.9 in the ATL & Founder of “iNetwork Inc.” Great Event! Yes FreddyO Networks w/iNetwork!


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