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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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Azealia Banks, born Azealia Amanda Banks May 31, 1991, in Manhattan New York, is a product of her environment!

According to her Wikipedia biography Azealia comes from an abusive home in which her mother, following her father’s death, “became really abusive both physically and verbally” towards her and her sisters  She is quoted saying “Like she would hit me and my sisters with baseball bats, bang our heads up against walls, and she would always tell me I was ugly. I remember once she threw out all the food in the fridge, just so we wouldn’t have anything to eat.” If that isn’t a “broken home” i don”t know what is. With that being apart of her “history” its no wonder this girl is on the constant prowl for attention!

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Snapchat Sued for Teen’s bad judgement!

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18 year-old Christal McGee had a “Brilliant” idea to snap and drive testing Snapchat’s speed filter so that she could get a trophy for her “accomplishment. She crashed and injured two civilians injuring herself as well in the process. Don’t be like 18 year-old Christal McGee.

Earlier this week McGee was behind the wheel of her father’s C230 Mercedes Benz drving at 107mp before crashing into the gray Mitsubishi being driven by Uber driver Maynard Wentworth. The lawsuit alleges that McGee was too distracted by her to notice  Wentworth’s appearance. Mr. Wentworth’s lawyers have stated that their client had suffered serious brain damage, that he requires assistance to walk resulting in him having to spend five weeks in intensive care and that he is unable to work.

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Snapchat is not specifically commented directly regarding this specific case but did release this statement, “No Snap is more important than someone’s safety. We actively discourage our community from using the speed filter while driving, including by displaying a ‘Do NOT Snap and Drive’ warning message in the app itself.”

The company’s terms of service that can be found on their website clearly states, “Do not use our Services in a way that would distract you from obeying traffic or safety laws and never put yourself or others in harm’s way just to capture a Snap.”

Shortly after the accident McGee posted this picture to her Snapchat

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Since this accident, personal injury lawyers across the country have been trying to capitalize on this and soliciting clients asking people if they’ve been in a car accident that may have involved Snapchat or any other social media app.One thing is for sure social media is not for everyone!

Obama: Simply the best!

On January 20th, 2009 the White House became inhabited by its 44th and first black president. His name was Barack Hussein Obama. America was ready for change. He defeated Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton in 2007 and in 2008 went on to defeat Republican John McCAin making Black History and sating America’s demand all in one day.

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His presidency though has not been a bed of roses! During his first year in office, his citizenship was questioned, his race was questioned, his ability to be bipartisan with regards to politics and specifically to racism in america was questioned and with dignity and professionalism Obama wore that megabillion dollar smile and his response to his critics was “Yes I can,” that was 8 years ago.

Last night at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, President Obama delivered his final speech and in Obama fashion jeered, “It is an honor to be here at my last and perhaps the last  White House Correspondents’ Dinner,you all look great. The end of the Republic has never looked better. ” Obama was stacking bodies with the shots he was firing!

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The President’s speech was laden with shade, humor, sardonism at its highest, but most importantly sincerity and a relativity of sadness that we could all relate to, he was in good spirits though and ready for the night. After his intro he started off roasting himself with self-deprecating jokes about his appearance and how his eight year term had given him his ‘salt and pepper tresses’. Eight years ago, I was a young man, full of idealism and vigor, and look at me now. I am gray and grizzled, just counting down the days ’til my death panel.” He went on to speak about the disparaging racial joke between Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Joe Diblasio apologizing for his tardiness, “I was running on C.P.T.  which stands for “jokes that white people should not make.” It’s a tip for you, Jeff.

The commander in chief wasn’t done yet though, he reloaded that 12 gauge and kept on firing, blasting the GOP’s Chairman Reince Priebus. “Glad to see you that you feel that you’ve earned a night off”, he jeered, Congratulations on all your success! The Republican Party, the nomination process, it’s all going great; keep it up.” the crowd was in uproar!

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As his address was coming to a close the President alluded that he had said all that he was going to say, you could almost hear the disappointment in the crowd, but he was just playing! The commander is known for his colorful humor and this crowd was not exempt from being his victims! In my best Vanessa Williams sultry voice he saved the best for last! It was time to give Trump his last 15 minutes (he was not in attendance), but after the 2011 sizing up that Obama spewed at him, i think that was the smart thing for him to do!

Obama noted Trump’s absence and he didn’t let him off easy, “Although I am a little hurt that he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time and it is surprising. You’ve got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no? Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump Steak; tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel, what’s he doing?

As american’s had become accustomed to the president’s jovial personality, his sharp shooting words and piercing barbs, the president delivered in his half hour speech, but was time to say goodbye. “Anyway, here we are. My eighth and final appearance at this unique event, next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot and it’s anyone guess who she will be.” the president quipped, and with that, I just have two more words to say;Obama out.  He then dropped the microphone!

If there’s one great thing that you can say about America’s 44th president (and there are many), you can definitely say that america will never see another president that was transparently honest about who he was. Obama was the 44th president of the United States of America, he is Michelle Obama’s husband, he is a black american and he is “Simply the best!’

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Ethika knows how to play “The Game”

Ethika has now capitalized on the highly publicized marketing that “the Game” gave to them featured in his “Fineniggafriday” show! Everyone that knows me knows i’m always looking for an excuse to talk about Jayceon Taylor A.K.A “The Game”! So when i heard that he had signed on to make money-moves with underwear phenom Ethika i was uber excited so let me get to it!

If you don’t know what “Fineniggafriday” is allow me to introduce you to Game’s one man tease show! The platform is Instagram, the star is Game’s “Meatprint” and the audience is The world! Every Friday the Game would take a bathroom selfie wearing only his Ethika briefs with his very aroused elongated ‘meat’ in those briefs, men don’t roll your eyes and ladies breathe! So with all the attention that he received about his err’ junk’ Ethika went on ahead and did the genius thing and that’s made the call and told Game, “let’s make some paper”!

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After a 500% increase in sales reported by TMZ, Ethika offered Game an opportunity to collaborate with them for a line of men’s briefs specifically for the rapper. It is being reported that sales from the underwear line will benefit Game’s own charity “The Robin Hood Project” and he will also be giving donations to a random homeless shelter.

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For those of you that are not aware of his philanthropic side, you can follow his verified Instagram page @losangelesconfidential to see how the self-proclaimed modern day Robin Hood gives back to people across the world! In September (15) to promote the release of his anticipated album “The Documentary 2” (the red and blue album), Game promoted a little bit of extra hype by telling his Instagram followers to comment each day under his post #thedocumentary2keepthecitylit after which some lucky and random fan would receive $1,000. Where he was not able to personally deliver the funds he enlisted friends and family to get the money to the winners!

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He may not be your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, but im pretty sure he’s your woman’s favorite “Fineniggafriday” every day and its not hard to see why!

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Welcome to Eastchester Gardens, home to some of the Bronx’s nefarious criminals and the streets are talking, or at least they will be now that the NYPD is on the move and are taking everyone that’s guilty as prisoners! According to NY1 members of the 2Fly and BMB  (Big Money Bosses) gangs were arrested and will be indicted on various charges.

Around 2 a.m. today in the Bronx, in what’s being speculated as the LARGEST gang take-down in New York City’s history, in a collaborative effort, the NYPD’s Bronx Gang Squad, U.S. Homeland Security, the DEA and ATF arrested 120 alleged rival gang members and their affiliates at multiple New York City Housing Authority developments in the borough, including the Eastchester Gardens Houses. Prosecutors say it is the most people indicted at once in New York City history.

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The charges included but were not limited to, Illegal use of firearms, narcotics, drug trafficking in school districts, conspiracy and racketeering.Their arraignment is scheduled to take place in the Federal District Court in Manhattan. Since 2007, officials said the turf war between the two groups has led to shootings, stabbings, slashings, beatings and robberies.

According to the indictment, leaders of BMB referred to themselves as Big Suits, and had subcategories signifying rank, such as Burberry Suits, Louis Suits, Gucci Suits, Ferragamo Suits, and Sean John Suits.The indictments also identified the suspects by theatrical aliases ranging from “Money Making Kenny”, “Broadway”  “Mark the Gritty Shark” and “Wayne Brady”!

2Fly YGz, a.k.a 2Fly, operated around the Eastchester Gardens public housing project in the Bronx and in the vicinity of Gun Hill Road, much of their crimes were committed against rival gangs specifically BMB and Slut Gang who’s territorial claim was in the White Plains Road and Boston Road areas.

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara said members of the 2Fly and BMB gangs were also connected to several homicides including the the murder of 92-year-old Sadie Mitchell who was struck and killed by a stray bullet in 2009 whiles in her Williamsbridge apartment,the 2014 shooting death of Keshon Potterfield on 232nd street, stabbing deaths of Alexander Walters, 17 in 2012 and 15 year old Jeffrey Delmore near East Gun Hill Road; Donville Simpson, also 17, shot to death in 2013.

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“We bring these charges so that all New Yorkers, including those in public housing can live their lives as they deserve; Free of drugs, free of guns, and free of gang violence,” the U.S. Attorney said.

“These gang members do not belong on our streets, instead they belong exactly where they’re going, in federal prison for many years where they won’t be surrounded by their buddies, they won’t be close to their families, and they’ll no longer be free to terrorize the neighborhoods in which they grew up,” Bratton added.

Angel Melendez, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations claimed that between the two gangs 1,800 shots had been fired among them and was responsible for the deaths of 39 people.

“Those arrested today allegedly used violence and fear to intimidate people who live within and around the Eastchester Gardens public housing,” said Angel Melendez, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

It was a sigh of relief and a happy day for residents of Eastchester Gardens who praised the surprise action of the Law enforcers.

“Finally we’re going to be able to sit outside with our children and grandchildren without having to worry,” said Donna Fischer, 61. “We’re getting our development back from these criminals.”

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