The 36th Annual Black & Gold Gala: Guiding the way for Future Leaders
was held at the NY Hilton on February 18th, 2016.
The 36th Annual Black & Gold Gala: Guiding the way for Future Leaders
was held at the NY Hilton on February 18th, 2016.
A hilarious clip from the upcoming comedy DADDY’S HOME, starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini and Hannibal Burress. In theaters Christmas Day!
DADDY’S HOME is in-theaters December 25th!
PARAMOUNT PICTURES and RED GRANITE PICTURES Present
Directed By Sean Anders
“DADDY’S HOME” follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
Carol Dunkley unmasks the stars behind the scenes with the Unlabelled Awards
Unmasking the stars behind the scenes has been Carol “Butterfly Tia” Dunkley’s goal for years. The fearless and gorgeous entrepreneur and mother got tired of the fact that too many people in entertainment, business and media go un-noticed no matter how exemplary their contribution is to our society and world. “There are women and men who tirelessly behind the scenes to create the finished products that we all marvel about,”begins Dunkley. “So many beautiful people are responsible for the end for the results of the things we love. It could be a look, music, a film, a song, a T.V show whatever it is, requires the labor of love from an individual that may never get credit or recognized in the limelight. These people are designer, make-up artists, techies, publicists, songwriters, media people, stylist the list goes on and on. I think it’s a little disheartening that they must alway remain in the shadow of oblivion or in the background that many never get access to. What I wanted to do is celebrate all these people. They deserve an award and their own moment in time, explained Dunkley. Her thought process gave birth to her unleashing the Unlabelled awards.
Who I met at Tech Week?
CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, and dreamers meet at Techweek to see what’s next. Anyone who helps build, support, or celebrate the tech ecosystem in New York City is encouraged to learn from top speakers, meet their next co-founder at the Expo or at one of our Gatherings, and demo the newest products making waves in New York. I met several of entrepreneurs presenting new apps.. Here are the fashion apps, you've been waiting for...
Findmine creates outfits on-demand around any item you find on any site online. Like a personal shopper getting you a top and shoes to go with the pants you picked. Except we aren’t as pushy or sweaty while doing it.. Find Mine personal shopping app lets users shop directly from their favorite street style photos featured in the inspiration feed. The app recommends outfits and pieces for you to shop based on your personal style and interests. almost any retailer website, so shop the same stores you normally would until you find something you like.
Notify Nearby is a free mobile shopping application featuring the latest coupons, sales, styles and product launches sent directly from retailers. Users only follow the brands that they want information from. The platform allows retailers to post fully customizable information in our mobile app. Retailers can post information to the app on sales, promotions, product launches and anything else they want to communicate.
I hate when men call women crazy. I hate when women call other women crazy. First, if we were suffering from mental illnesses, the term “crazy” would be insensitive. As we’re not, it’s just wrong.
It’s a way of saying: You have emotions and that scares me. You’re acting in a way that I cannot control, which makes me uncomfortable, so I’m just going to dismiss you by calling you crazy.
Crazy is so convenient. When you break up with someone, you don’t have to go into the nuanced complexities of the relationship. Nah, just say she’s crazy.
In my conversations with men, they never call their current girlfriends or love interests crazy. It's always the woman who gets this title after things turn sour.
Sometimes women turn into complete lunatics when dealing with the wrong guy, and there was always a common denominator in all of their situations.
All we want is for men to actually listen when we talk and to make an effort to please us.
Women may talk a lot, but none of our words are fruitless. There is truly a message behind our madness.
"Crazy" is defined as senseless, impractical and completely unsound actions — and that does not describe our outbursts.
The Five Deadly Words
There are certain words that are applied to women specifically in order to manipulate them into compliance: “Slut”, “Bitch”, “Ugly/Fat” and of course, “Crazy”. These words encapsulate what society defines as the worst possible things a woman can be. Slut-shaming is used to coerce women into restricting their own sexuality into a pre-approved vision of feminine modesty and restraint. “Bitch” is used against women who might be seen as being too aggressive or assertive… acting, in other words, like a man might. “Ugly” or “Fat” are used – frequently interchangeably – to remind them that their core worth is based on a specific definition of beauty, and to deviate from it is to devalue not only oneself but to render her accomplishments or concerns as invalid.
“Crazy” may well be the most insidious one of the four because it encompasses so much. At its base, calling women “crazy” is a way of waving away any behavior that men might find undesirable while simultaneously absolving those same men from responsibility. Why did you break up with her? Well, she was crazy. Said something a woman might find offensive? Stop being so sensitive.
Women are not crazy. I'm not in denial or defending absurd actions. I just think there's a more accurate word.
"Annoyed" is fitting. "Peeved" is even better. Crazy, though? Absolutely not.
September’s New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest gatherings around the runway featuring new collections from household names and up-and-coming designers. Brett Johnson is a rising designer in town to promote his new menswear clothing line. Brett Johnson Collection hosted trunk shows in seven Neiman Marcus locations. and the designer appeared to unveiled his 2015/ Autumn Collection. Johnson, 25 is the youngest male fashion designers to showcase his designs at Neiman Marcus.
Brett Johnson is the founder and creative director of the Brett Johnson Collection, a distinct brand of menswear which offers premium apparel that exudes style, sophistication, and edge for the global lifestyle. The Collection includes a variety of contemporary polos, t-shirts, shoes and elegantly tailored Italian outerwear. As a designer, Brett has always been passionate about fashion, sports, and entertainment. He has a keen sense of design and performance and credits international travel, music, and architecture as heavy influencers on the unique look and feel within the Brett Johnson Collection.
Brett Johnson is the founder and creative director of the Brett Johnson Collection, a distinct brand of menswear which offers premium apparel that exudes style, sophistication, and edge for the global lifestyle. He is the son of BET co-founders Robert L. Johnson, chairman of The RLJ Companies, and Shelia C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons, the New School for Design in New York City.The Collection includes a variety of contemporary polos, t-shirts, shoes and elegantly tailored Italian outerwear. As a designer, Brett has always been passionate about fashion, sports, and entertainment.
Favorite Handbags to wear this Fall 2015- Luana
When you invest in a handbag, chances are you wear it to absolute death. Sometimes, after weeks (or months!) of toting your go-to crossbody or satchel, you don’know what style to choose. Beauty Within handbag style pick for Fall is the Luana collection. It includes cross-bodies, satchels, and totes in beautiful hues and textures that translate to both the sophisticated uptown or cool downtown girl.
Paley Mini Satchel in Tusk
Leather & Sherling $328
Theo Mini Bucket in Cherry Soda $328
Anais Shoulder Bag (Smudge) $298
Athena in Medium Tote in Ebony Croco- $458
Fall 2015 showcases vibrant colors including Ebony, Bianco, Biscotti, Limoncello, Verde and Smudge… There is something to tempt every taste. The collection ranges from $250-$698
Wednesday night, TIDAL threw a concert during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at Webster Hall in New York City.
Snoop Dog performed various songs, drop it like it's hot, Gin & Juice, P.I.M.P, Still a G thang and much more.
Suave singer Jidenna hit the stage singing "Classic Man" and other songs from his upcoming album.
First Lady Michelle Obama said getting girls educated is the key to solving many of the world’s ills, lamenting the 62 million girls worldwide who are unable to go to school.
“For me, this is personal. When I think about those 62 million girls that aren’t in school, I think about myself. I think about my daughters,” Obama said at an event at Harlem’s Apollo Theater Tuesday hosted by Glamour magazine. I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. These girls are our girls, and I simply can't walk away from them. So for me, this is truly a moral issue.
“If we want to end global poverty, if we want to improve the plight of our country, educating girls is the key to all of that. It just is.”
And Obama offered plenty of personal advice for the audience of American high school girls on getting through the travails of being a teenager - focus on school, don’t sweat the small stuff, and don’t go for boys who are “too stupid” to appreciate a smart woman.
“There is no boy at this age that is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education,” said Obama, who recounted commuting three hours a day by bus to go to a public magnet high school in her native Chicago.
“If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States.”
JumpLife is the first known studio in the world that is dedicated solely to trampoline fitness classes. The studio offers a variety of classes, Jump Dance, Jump Gym, Jump Fusion and Jump Kids. Jump Life in New York City’s newest exercise trend with a top 40 soundtrack and flashing lights.
The JumpLife JumpDance class is in the dark.
The mini-tramp has a stabilizing bar that you can grab for balance if you’re feeling wobbly. And if you’re going to wear anything – wear neon! The room is lit up by black lighting, disco balls and lasers.
The heart-pounding cardio classes burn an average of 500 calories.
Looking to party the night away without all the calories? Jump into Jumplife, the trampoline-centric workout that'll make you feel like you danced the night away..
Techniques You Need to Know to Prepare you for the Future of Seo
Change is inevitable and apart of our everyday evolution to become better, smarter individuals in our society. The forever changing internet world is no different than the world in which we live and is subject to rules that will never change such as gravity, our need for oxygen, and water. Search Engines have been updated with new algorithms to safe guard spam and help people to find exactly what they are looking for online quicker and easier. No one knows what the future is, but there are certain Techniques that will still apply in SEO that will reign supreme in the coming years over the outdated techniques that will become obsolete in the upcoming algorithm updates.
After working with hundreds of customers, building their brand, social media presence, and optimizing their website content, our Tech contributor, Gerald Long II CEO of AdsManagerPro has created a list of 5 Techniques that he believes will still determine your rank in search engines in 10 years or more.
1. Super Content
Its called Super Content cause its supposed to be high quality and stronger than normal content than most people post on similar subjects. You want to make sure you content is engaging and offers learning material for your readers so they can grow with your business and learn from you. You’ll get more visitors and (CTR) click through rate will be higher with higher quality content. If running running ads on your website this will generate more revenue.
The SEO reason for Super Content is you need it to rank higher in the search engines based on clicks, searches, shares, and overall engagement with your content. The more people who engage with your content the higher it will rank regardless of how many black hat seo tricks they use one spam sites you will over come them in the algorithm changes, and its best not to focus solely on getting to the number 1 search rank slot but for you to make sure your content is searchable and delivers high quality content to your customers to build loyal customer base.
Without being descriptive enough about your content and what its about will lead Super Content to being overlooked by your customers. There are better descriptive words that can be used to drive more search traffic and return visitors to your website. When your building your website make sure you use the best keyword to describe the url link so that search engines will display your website in searches. The keywords used in the content can also have a great impact on your CTR and drive more traffic to your website.
Using the wrong keywords will do the opposite, and bury your website urls and blog posts under the spam sites where no one can find them in the searches. If this happens you’ll waste more money trying to build your SEO and your website will become ineffective in searches.
3. Optimize Website
Websites have the same principals as a textbook of information in which there are table of contents, foreword, chapters, sections, and appendix sections to help people find what they want to read in the book better. To optimize your website build it like a textbook, and create a sitemap (table of contents) which labels all the pages (chapters) links and contents (sections) for people to easily navigate the website. Search Engine crawlers is what search engines like Google use to find content and determine what’s on a website to optimize the search. It will read your website like a table of contents and rank it based on engagement and clicks/shares to determine if the information is important to its readers before the post search results. Make sure your url are in order on a sitemap and organize your website so you can gain more visitors and traffic leading to sales.
4. Social Media Presence
It should be obvious but if you don’t have a social media presence your not going to have anyway to share your Super Content to. Your website needs an audience, just like a movie release needs moviegoers. Try to research and learn more about which social media services will help your business the most before you build your social media platform, but optimize it by adding your website link (back linking) back to your website which will create social media traffic. Each followers or like you receive can see your future posts about your content and decide to click to learn more about your business. Services like AdsManagerPro can help you grow your social media presence so that your rank will rise based on CTR and engagement. People tend to trust services with higher follower rates or at least social media platforms with high engagement. You don’t want to lose business, because your social media account looks brand new or unprofessional.
5. Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics
Google Offers Free tools to help businesses, brands, and individuals build better websites using keyword search, term search, and many more SEO tools. Keyword Research will help you find the best words to use in your blog posts, or content used on your website which will build your search rank higher. Using Google Analytics will help you with choosing demographics for who to target your SEM when you incorporate paid advertisements into your SEO strategy. If a lot of your traffic is coming from a different area then intended you can make adjustments with your social media campaign to grow customers in the areas you actually want business. Its also helpful in keeping up with the CTR and return visitor traffic and also how long they are visiting your pages for to learn ways to keep them engaged longer.
It’s a lot of work to keep your SEO rank high on search engines when algorithms change every few months. Utilizing these 5 Techniques will put you ahead of the spam killing updates and allow your site to benefit from the updates instead of suffer. If you have trouble with building your Social Media presence or SEO for your website reach out to AdsManagerPro.net to gain expert assistance and also check out their blog for tips on specific SEO topics that may help you in your DIY webmaster project.
Coke has removed the logos from its packaging in the Middle East to encourage people not to judge each other
Coke wants to encourage people not to judge one another based on their appearance.
The group members are then asked to reach under their chairs, where they pull out the Coke cans and their "Labels for cans" messaging.
In a statement, Coca-Cola explains the thinking behind the campaign: "In a time when equality and abolishing prejudices is a hot topic for discussion around the world, how does one of the leading brands like Coca-Cola join in the conversation? In the Middle East, during the month of Ramadan, one of the world's most well-known labels has removed its own label, off its cans, in an effort to promote a world without labels and prejudices."
The Middle East campaign ties in with Coke's global "Let's take an extra second" push, which encourages people to forget stereotypes and take the time to get to know people better.
Who says you can't get a second chance at life? Hip Hop artist, Antonio Taylor who is better known as Eastside Boobie is getting just that after experiencing all the hard knocks of growing up on the Eastside of Louisville. Raised from the concrete of the Clarksdale Projects, Boobie always had a bigger dream than what Louisville could contain. Despite the fact that he had a troublesome childhood he never lost sight of the bigger picture. After making a few wrong decisions that took him off his path, Boobie is now trying to show other young kids from the streets that they can rise despite their obstacles. "Im out here grinding and trying to make it cause I have to. There is no other option or path for me, says Boobie "Im really focused and learning from the mistakes that I've made being . in the streets Ive lost friends in the game and I know what future I want and don't want. I'm still affected by my friend Arlin White who got killed and I hope I can show people a different path. Boobie's close friend, Whisper also got shot and is now permantely blind. "I've seen it all and I just want to be in a position to allow my music to take care of the people I love and care about. I want others to see there's more to life than the difficult times we experience." Boobie is putting Louisville on the music map with his popular song "Had to" featuring Ice WearVezzo. "I was dealt with these cards for a reason and I'm going to make it anyway."