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14.9.18

One Music Fest the Recap!



One Music Festival

The Sweat was real this pass weekend as thousands gathered in Central Park for two fun filled days of One Music Fest 2018.  


Nas/ Big Sean/ Atlanta/ Central Park/ Her/ Music Festival

Saturday’s lineup consisted of  Nas, Big Shaun, Miguel, H.E.R, DVSN, and many more. On Sunday sets from familiar names including T.I., Big Boi, George Clinton, Monica and festival-closer 2 Chainz. 
Big Sean/ Central Park/ Music Festival/ Atlanta/ Event

One of the crowd favorites on Sunday was the ATL Crunk Set featuring many of the rappers responsible for countless hits of the early 2000s (Lil Jon was not in attendance).
In addition to all the impressive performances this weekend, there was a variety of amazing food from the many food vendors inside the park to the many food trucks along the side of the park.
Many local vendors selling items from jewelry to clothing items and much more. I got a chance to meet some very talented people responsible for the Wakanda inspired jewels. Let’s just say I was impressed.  Many of the T-Shirt vendors displayed items representing my natural hair black sisters.  Speaking of my Melanin Sista’s, Atlanta brings us out in all shapes and sizes; the BEAUTY was Real this weekend. 



There was a technical difficulty causing H.E.R’s set to be delayed along with an unexplained delay for Miguel but all in all the One Music Festival 2018 was a huge success. I look forward to experiencing next year’s festival.

Did you attend One Music Fest? What were your favorite parts of the festival?

*Guest Contributor Monique Dillard*

Monique Dillard/ Music Festival/ Nas/ Her/ Miguel/ Big Sean/ Monica

11.9.18

It's a Fine Time to be a Woman!


It's a fine time to be a woman FABulites and I for one am truly counting my blessings! Over the past few weeks I have been so inspired by this thing called womanhood that I just had to talk about it! Get ready to discuss current happenings, the women empowerment movement and more but best of all let's talk why simply being a woman rocks!

Women, Boss, Girl Power, Athletes, Moms, Business Owners, Motivation

Gone are the days when we sat by the curbside wondering what to do with our lives, wondering whether or not to fulfill our dreams, wondering who if anyone is going to take care of us. Today's woman can have the successful marriage or relationship while raising the kids, growing the business, being the boss, educating herself and those around her, fight injustices and is making sure she brings her girlfriends along for the ride. We are women and we are proud!

This past week I got to witness something so very amazing and as you can probably tell I am beyond inspired. Last week I witnessed one of my favorite athletes and women, Serena Williams,  fight like hell when she believed someone had done her wrong and then turn around and show unwavering love and compassion for  another women, her competitor Naomi Osaka! I mean did you all see the strength, dignity, and class this beautiful black woman showed. As women this is a wonderful representation of exactly who we are and I love it!

Earlier this week we sadly said goodbye to a Blogger, Fashion Influencer, and if nothing more friend in our head Kyrzayda Rodriguez. Kyrzada  inspired so many and was the picture of strength and dignity as she fought cancer with everything in her. Although I did not know her personally this amazing woman taught us all why it's important to follow our dreams, why you should do the things you love and the importance of  motivating others. While the fashion blogging world will miss you dearly just know that the impression she left on us all in never ending! 

FABulites, Do you ever just sit around and feel truly blessed by the fact that you're a woman? what is it that makes you  proud to be a woman. Share it with me below in the comments and as always thanks for stopping by!



14.8.18

Broward County Launches First Ever Black Chamber of Commerce!


Have you ever stumbled into something and within mere minutes of you being there you realize your purpose for being in the room. That's exactly what happened yesterday as I had the honor and privilege of attending the launch of Broward County Florida's very first Black Chamber of Commerce. Before attending this launch I knew very little about the Black Chamber of Commerce but after soaking up as much information as I possibly could I now know it's main purpose as well as why an organization such as this is so very needed. 

Small Business Owners/ Black Business Owners/ Female Business Owners

As a Black Female Boss and Business Owner things can get real hard real quick! It's a proven fact that black business owner have a harder time getting the capital they need to operate a successful business, harder time obtaining government contracts, and a harder time turning their business into a thriving community based business, that's where the Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce comes in. The goal of the Black Chamber of Commerce is to foster economic success for Black Business Owners and the Black Business Community in Broward County.  Allow me to share with you some of the major disparities that showed the major need for this organization.

1. Minority entrepreneurs are very underrepresented
2. 1.9 million don't have paid staff or are sole proprietorships
3. 58.9% of black own business are in the 20 industries with the lowest sales
4. Only 1% of Black own business are in the 20 industries with the highest sales
5. Black firms average $58,000 in sales, Hispanics 2.5x's more, Asians 6x's more and majority firms       over 9x's more

Now do you get the idea why an organization of this magnitude is so needed? One of the things I learned that stuck with me from yesterday's opening is now knowing that if  Black consumers spent just 10% more with Black Business we could create 1 million more jobs in our communities,  and after the federal government Black Business are the largest employers of African Americans in the United States!

Thanks for allowing me to share something so very much needed in my community with you and I hope to keep you updated on so much more the Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce is doing for both me and you. For additional information on the Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce please visit https://browardcountyblackchamberofcommerce.com/

Are you a member of the Black Chamber of Commerce in your community? How has it helped your business grow?