Welcome to part 2 of my networking event that will take place every first thursday of each month . Red Alerts ”Lets Connect is a forum that connects black ownerships and starter-ups in the Harlem community . It consists of Black owned banks , vendors and guest speakers such as well-known influencers like Ralph McDaniel .It was unselfish community of love and support fun and great networking . I can’t wait until the next event . It’s about pouring love back into our community villages with all the national gentrification going on the black community must thrive from one another and support one another . Please enjoy some of the visuals at the lounge MIST located in Harlem .
kenya nicole (me ) with Ralph McDaniels
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The title alone should not have you asking who are these two Pioneers . I give you a quick history lesson both ,( remember it s a blog , not a book ) ha !ha!. ”Kool DJ Red Alert New York is recognized as one of the founding fathers of hip hop and culture. and […]
Janelle Monáe is a 360 degree of soon to be a legendary iconic artist ball of “DAM!”. A queen from Kansas City that literally pushed through her blueprint of life. Who would have thought she would go from the cliché of New York City Broadway To Hotlanta (Atlanta ) Stardom . Capturing the eyes of Big Boy ,joining a local circuit band . He was admirably impressed. From there she created her own collective compilations of music catalogs. From Sean P. Diddy , Prince , OutKast (group) , Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding, Solange, and Miguel. Ms Monáe is a force to be reckoned with . Standing outside her box , because she would not let you box her in . I would say she rolled out her own dam red carpet without permission .
She was honored at the CFDA Awards earned the nickname of “fashion’s Oscars” for its star-studded guest list and attendees’ elaborate fashions. She listed a few A-listers as being her sheros Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Monáe was honored by the CFDA Board of Directors for her contributions to January’s 2017 Women’s March .
She also paid tribute to her family proudly boasting and humbly praising the fact that her mom was a janitor and father a trash collector and step father a postal worker . Which lit fire to her iconic fashion sense . she stated ”My family wore those uniforms with pride , dignity while continuing to provide for herself and sister “. My tribute to Ms. Monáe is not enough to add to her never ending accomplishments . She is not just a woman she is a movement .
I recently attended the shoe launch of the double debonair Von Boozier twins February 17, 2017. Though , I have always wanted to meet them , Their accolades are covered in celebrity credits. I was excited this time to show up . As i walked into The Refinery Hotel the Quero store sat cozy in the corner of the Hotel. The ambience was serene and quaint . The shoes were planned out like soldiers in formation . The most delicious pairs of shoes I had ever seen . Each shoe hand crafted /custom done. From the rich colors of browns , reds, blues, greens . There were custom leather bags ,and wallets satchels to name .
The very thought of it being created by two successful men was not surprising to me . My people (black people) created almost everything . (research with shade lol). I am definitely gonna purchase this well made product, Once I have save my coinage . The night was filled with socialites , spectators and fabulous folk like myself ha!. I enjoyed the company of the Atmosphere , wishing the twins the best in all their endeavors.