Article Written By: Fougere J
This month's First Friday's Open Mic Night, presented by Sarahca with The Round Table Project, C&S Signature Events, & Will Seri’us was everything and more one could have asked for.
The night started with the beautiful DJ Kaidot on the turntables, firing up the audience with hit after hit of the latest and hottest tunes. As time moved closer to the opening of the show guests began to fill in the seats, while others placed their food and drink orders, taking pictures, and exploring the tables of the featured vendors of the night.
Opening the show, host Will Sir'us kicked it off with hyping up the audience with his jokes, collective crowd engagement, and closing out with one of his very own spoken word pieces. In his opening, he introduced the master mind and creator of this highly anticipated monthly event, by Sarahca with The Round Table. Recognized by many, Sarahca is deemed “the Hottest Poet in the Game.” As she Flamboyantly graced the stage and melodically welcomed everyone in the most comforting and sweetest tone, suddenly changed into a more serious one. Her heightened tone, expressing both a temperamental and aggravated one, tuned the audience into her raw feelings surrounding the reality and underlying truth of the current disparities within the black communities. Her truth and choice words used to characterize her feelings while reciting her poem grasped the attention of the audience, causing them to go into an encore frenzy.
Once the tone of the show was established, the host Will Seri’us, prepared everyone for the moment in which they came for, to see the artist and their talent, collectively introducing the performers pumping them up for their big moment. But before the performers took to the stage, Sarahca returned to the stage teasing the crowd with one of her blissfully erotic poems, leaving the crowd yearning to hear more. As each performer took to the stage one by one displaying their art, they each brought their “A” game, maintaining the excitement in the room. To name a few of those who performed, the first act was comedian June, who had everyone laughing into six-pack ab’s throughout his entire skit. Next was the rapper Chopdayung, who amazed the audience with his lyrical flow on the mic rapping, followed by,to name a few and their talent, Feng Shui (Rock & Roll artist), BlocboyJah (Rapper),
Daddy D (rapper), Poettis (Poet), and Comedians ( Pookie & Unk).
After a few performances, intermission took place allowing patrons to refill their drinks, which were well made by AMU Bartending and place their food orders from the highlighted food vendor of the night, April Eats. From the reaction of many and myself, I must say April Eats showed out with her generously drenched in (your flavor of choice) savory & saucy wings, mac ‘n cheese, and fries having the crowd notating her name and following her on Instagram. Also the host, Will Seri’us, was a vendor providing Hookah service with 35 different yummy flavors of tobacco for one to choose from and enjoy their flavored cloud of smoke, with his brand Wills Hookahs. And I can’t forget my favorite performer and poet, Poettis, who came through with merchandise of all sorts for purchase.
As the show began to near its closing, the featured guest for the night who’s a well-known rapper here in Miami known as the Opa Locka Goon, Brisco, took over the stage with each song that he performed the crowd danced and sang the lyrics to each of his songs.
His performance for the night, most say “was like a mini Live Exclusive concert.” After his performance with 3 acts left, they finished off the night strong, maintaining the high energy level in which the Open Mic Night started off with. 1st Fridays Open Night Mic with Sarahca, was just what the doctor ordered after a long work week to kick back and enjoy a great night amongst like minded individuals.
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Article written by: Fougere J.
This weekend we attended the Love of Urban Design popup shop and fashion show presented by Karine Melissa, held at Top Golf in Miami Gardens. This event was one of many held during Miami swim week. The vendors and designers that participated in this event displayed their various creative designs, products, clothes, jewelry, make-up, and many other valuable items to share with patrons that attended the show for purchase. While making our way around the room stopping at each vendor table, we had the opportunity to meet with many of them and gain insightful information on their products while doing a little shopping and supporting of our own.
While exploring the numerous vendors tables that were presented at this pop-up show and fashion show, conducted a shot interview to get to know who they are. Our first interview to take place was with “The Fitting Room” who carters to the plus size women ranging from sizes 12 and up, providing sexy and stylish attire that is dared for plus size women to wear. Next, was Kaviar Swim, who was part of the fashion show, with her new bathing suit collection called “Sugar” which consisted of all types of colorful and stylish sparkly bathing suits for women of all sizes. As we continued to make our way through the room we came upon this young girl by the name of Myla, who must be eleven years of age. She brought her line of natural lip balm called Myla’s my love beauty to display, which I couldn’t resist supporting by purchasing 2 of her lip balms, and then we Elie Tout Puissant with his brand Proud Black. In addition to those previously mentioned, there was also Me’Allure Beauty with her cosmetics line that she created and is great for women with sensitive skin. Foxxy Epoxy who handmakes resin items, displayed her products ranging from purses, name signs, key chains, and portraits just to name a few. Then there was Janise with My Fantasy World, who makes customized scented oils tailored to each individual need, printed shirts and, other body cosmetics. And lastly Island Vibes Spades Cruise promoting her spades cruise for June of next year traveling to several islands offering competitive rates while hosting a spades tournament.
After all the shopping and networking, the event went into their next phase which was the fashion show. The models, clothes, and bathing suits that were all presented on the runway were all eye catching. Ending with the mastermind of this event Karin Melissa, being presented with a proclamation from one of the officials of the city of Miami gardens for all her hard work and dedication that she has put to create this amazing event.
Article written by: Fougere J.
If you missed this weekend event, Made in Broward Networking and Shopping Extravaganza you missed out on a great opportunity to meet and network with some of the hottest and newest entrepreneurs coming up here in Broward. This event was filled with music, great shopping items, good food, and much more. The event was filled with people that came from all over the county to get a piece of some of Broward’s hottest vendors.
Upon walking into the venue we were meet with both Niques exquisite accessories and Made in Broward apparel tables, displaying some of the most unique hand bags looking like stacks of money, dazzled up head bands, and shirts with styles of all sorts branded with M.I.B on them. As we pressed through the entrance we meet with one of the creators of M.I.B. getting her hair touched up by one the vendors, Pink Plum hair, who’s goal is to deliver great service to women by providing quality hair products and hair installments. Then we had Cyndi with smiles and Silhouettes providing teeth cleaning services and products, for everyone’s oral hygienic needs. As we continued to make our way through the room there was Boodablitzz, who shared with us her fancy handmade candles that came in all assorted smells and colors with cute little puppy faces as the wick of the candle along with some of her clothing merchandise that also caught the attention of many.
For those who are into fitness and getting their bodies nice and tight, Driven 2 Conquer Fitness showed us some of her fitness gear such as leg bands, weight shakers, and workout apparel end explaining the services that she provide as personal training. One of my favorite vendors of the evening was Ms. Pecan who had all the high end labeled swim wear for both men and women, from Christian Dior, Versace, Fendi, and Gucci just to name a few. Then there was Juicy Kitty, who had the women’s kitty cleanser, which she explained to us helps naturally clean out the ladies kitty and making it taste and smell good leaving it feeling much more silkier than before. Another dope vendor that we encountered for the evening was Boujee Boss Collection. She had all the bat eye lashes, fancy lips scrubs, body oils, lip balms, and many other facial products for one to purchase. To note there were many other vendors who participated in this event presenting their unique items and giving great discounts to those who came, supported, and shopped with them. If you missed this Made in Broward shopping and networking extravaganza be sure to be on the look out for the next one. I promise you will want to be there to meet some of the most flamboyantly fly entrepreneurs that we have here in Broward.
Article Written by: Fougere J.
On Thursday June 25, Celebrity Star Cree Campbell the daughter of Luke Campbell "Uncle Luke" held a live private watch party for the reality show Growing Up Hip Hop L.A., where she is a cast member on the show. The watch party was held in one of North Miami’s most popular venues, Nomi’s Bar & Grill, where the food was finger-licking good, and the drinks were made with just the right amount of kick.
The night started off with bright lights flashing from cameras that were found in every corner of the venue, while influencers, media publications, and patrons who attended took pictures, mixed & mingled, exchanged business cards and social media tags. This allowed everyone to relax and get their interviews in from other well-known influencers that were present. I must admit the venue was filled with nothing but winners. Following was the live watching of the show, season 6 episode 7. If you know anything about young "Love", then you know along with it comes Drama, Gossip, and Situation ships. During the show there were talks about infidelity, heated discussions between cree and her father Uncle Luke that caused emotions to run high, and the unveiling of feelings that were kept under wraps. With everything that unfolded during the show, this reality show is definitely one that will have you grabbing for a chair to sit and catch all the tee’s.
After the show, the DJ had the place jumping, while the networking kicked backup and the flashing lights of the cameras were going off like sparkling stars. To make it a Fabulously Flamboyant night, we topped the night off with an interview, with the host herself, Ms. Cree Campbell. From her style to her personality, Ms. Cree is most definitely Flamboyantly Talented, Fly, and Vivacious. In our interview we asked her how was it being on the show? She stated, “Like everything in Life, it has its ups and downs, I had to push through it and take it day by day.”
We would like to thank the beautiful Queen that she is, Ms. Cree Campbell for allowing us, Flamboyant Talent Media Group, to cover this event and celebrate this memorable moment in your life with you as you continue to stamp your name on the big screen.
For my reality T.V. fans, if you haven’t tuned into Growing up Hip Hop L.A. with the talented
Ms. Cree Williams, your missing out. I know you all are going to love this one. Be sure to watch Growing up Hip Hop L.A. Each and every Thursday Night at 8pm on WE tv.
Are you a lover of the creative arts and enjoy the raw authenticity of those who allow their God given talents to flow freely through their mind, body, and soul? Artists who are not afraid to display their creativity to the world through either dance, poetry, music, and/or art? If so, I would like to introduce to you a woman who prides herself in her work and has been recognized throughout the state of Florida by many for her poetry, creative works, and community activism. Her name is Sarahca Peterson, who prefers to go by just Sarahca. Sarahca is a mother of three who keeps herself busy by working on her different projects, one being The Art of Community and the other being The Round Table Project. The Art of Community is a non-profit organization that acts as a bridge in underserved and underprivileged communities, its mission is to utilize the arts as a means to drive creatives to economic prosperity while enriching the lives of their community. By hosting the “Small Towns Need Poetry Too” initiative she has introduced an art form to an audience that have never had an experience with poetry and spoken word.. This project serves as a platform for artists of all kinds to display their work and gain financial literacy and is held in three different towns: Arcadia, Sebring, & South Bay, FL. The purpose of this project is not only to provide artists a place to display their work, but to also collect funds to assist young creatives with their dreams and aspirations . Under the same umbrella she has the “Under Godz” project, which she has partnered with the NFL Sisters In Service, an organization of NFL wives, sisters, daughters and mothers of current and retired professional football players from the league. The partnership was forged with their joint desire to help build bridges within underserved communities for those in need of resources and opportunities. In addition, she has The Round Table Project, which she holds dear to her heart. This business provides live art and entertainment, along with customized private and public events for a variety of audiences. Sarahca also sits as the Sr. VP of Cultural Programming & Development for DNA Films Reality TV, where she champions and creates television concepts and films that represent people in marginalized communities.
During a phone interview with Sarahca, I asked her a few questions to get a better understanding of who she is, what inspired her love for the arts, and what is her main goal.
Ever evolving, flawed, imperfect, an artist, a lover of life, and a mother is how Sarahca best describes herself. She was born in Arcadia, FL and grew up in Pompano, FL. Having the experience of living in both an urban city, where most people place value on material things and represented the fast life mentality and the hustle versus the small rural town, where the folks there valued things such as land and livestock all while moving at a slower pace than those living in the city, has molded her to become the humble women that she is today. Her journey into the world of the arts started at the age of eleven when she started writing after an attempting to commit suicide and later being on the verge of failing her English class in middle school. She goes on to explain, she was failing her English class so bad that the school guidance Counselor at Desoto Middle School told her not to come back for the 8th grade graduation activities and to wait until the summer to take the class over. But before her exit she had to turn in the final assignment given to her by her English teacher Mrs. Schudel. The assignment was to submit a project on the Holocaust , which she decided to write a poem. After standing in front of the entire class and reading the poem, her teacher was so touched by the emotions and words used in the poem that it afforded her to go from a failing grade to a passing grade in the class. Also, while in high school she won 1st place two years in a row in a literature contest put on by the NAACP ACT-SO competition, which afforded her the opportunity to travel to Baltimore and New Orleans to compete in
Saturday May 22, 2021 Are You Okay, Inc. in conjunction with Charitable Giving Hearts hosted their 2nd Annual Safe Zone open forum surrounding the topic of Mental Health Awareness. This was in accordance with May being Mental Health Awareness Month. This event was open to the public to allow people from all walks of life to have a “Safe Zone” to discuss, vent, and be enlightened on the mental health issues that we or someone we might know is or have faced. According to the American Psychiatric Association “Mental illness is a multitude of health conditions involving changes in emotions, thinking, and behaviors, which are associated with distress and/or functioning in social, work or family activities.” (www.psychiatry.org). In the United States “over 16% of those who identify as Black reported having a mental illness in the past year, which equates to a little over seven million people who have suffered from this form of illness (www.mhnational.org).” This program also brought awareness to the disparity of mental illness in the Caribbean culture. The people from a Caribbean background who shared their stories stated that mental illness is something that is rarely acknowledged and almost always disregarded. The whole experience of the “Safe Zone” was filled with testimonials, questions, games, and prizes, while photographer MaxoKeyz captured every heart-felt moment with his lens. Ending the event and evening with DJ Lexxma playing the latest tunes that you just couldn’t help but dance to.
The program commenced with a series of questions posed to panelist’s Marilyn N., Natacha A., Maxi D., & Fougere J. For each question that was asked, the responses given by each panelist, brought a wave of emotions to everyone in the room, ranging from anger and disappointment to tear shedding and pure sadness. After all the questions were asked, replied with knowledge, intertwined with life experiences, and the added rollercoaster of emotions came to an end, everyone in the room became empathetic to the things that some of the panelist had to experience. Thereafter, was the Step into Your Truth session. This session was open for any and all to step into their truth and release by verbalizing what it is that has been a bother to them for such a long time, to acknowledge that they have a happy place to retreat to, and ways to overcome those demons that haunt them inside.
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Baton Rouge has been consistently ranked as one of the 10 least safe cities in America, as per WalletHub. A problematic city to live in, by most accounts, with a high incidence of crime. From a myriad of challenges comes an astute music producer by the name of Joshua Johnson. Or by his rapidly-becoming-popular stage moniker, the SoundTrackGeniuz.
Whilst other kids were getting into crime, Joshua was getting into his own unique brand of trouble. By his own account humming with his mouth and making weird noises, were a source of exasperation for those around him. It brings the image of a geek in high school that is misunderstood by those around him. Socially awkward yet a lot of conversations are being conducted in his mind. “The next big thing” is often not perceived by those around it.Despite having a passion for music, Joshua didn’t always think he would become a producer. “I always knew I would be something just never thought (it would be) music.”
SoundTrackGeniuz started his production journey as a 14-year-old using beat making software FL Studio. There is a great success quote: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” The SoundTrackGeniuz taught himself how to make beats and hasn’t looked back since then. He would admit that there were numerous days when the beats ranged from bad to terrible but it was a necessary process for one of Baton Rouge’s burgeoning producers.
The talented producer has become a name synonymous with good beats in the south. His talents have allowed him to expand his reach around the USA with collaborations with popular musicians. The list includes Youngboy, OG_3three, NBA BigB and many others. This has vastly contributed to the rise of a gifted musician. This is a long way from his mother’s small room where he realized that beat production was the path he wanted to take. By consistently playing and developing beats on his mothers’ box computer he was able to refine his skills and develop his own distinct sound.
Together with AshleyDenay, SoundTrackGeniuz launched STGAudio in Denham Springs, Louisiana in the year 2019. It was only a year before that Joshua started to use the name SoundTrackGeniuz. The talented pair both take on the roles of sound engineer, producer and songwriter. A jack of all trades with a brush of arrogance!
It’s quite an awesome tale of a self-made man. Many aspiring producers attend university education but never attain the level that Joshua now operates. Even though surrounded by crime and other challenges in Baton Rogue, the “SoundTrackGeniuz” was birthed through dedication, commitment and belief that music can be a way out of those problems.
Even amid a global pandemic, the SoundTrackGeniuz harbors great ambitions for 2021. The year can and should be a defining period for the Louisiana native. More collaborations and the growth of the STGAudio brand is the vision being pursued. Due to the rapid ascendancy and immense talent of this producer, its fulfilment almost seems like a foregone conclusion.
A story already of inspirational proportions is on the precipice of expanding even further. All personal development coaches communicate the value of loving what you do and the positive impact it has on your success. The SoundTrackGeniuz provides a positive case study for this hypotheses. Passion is indeed a great driver of success. And music has always been a viable tool of passionate self-expression. How ironic that music is the fulcrum of this tale!
Brandy "Bee" Jackson is the CEO of her homeless ministry "BEE-KIND". BEE-KIND was founded to give back to the local community and to help those in need. The importance of the non-profit is to bring awareness about homeless individuals. BEE-KIND was given to Bee by God. Every month, she feeds and clothed over 100 individuals.
Brandy is a food and beverage manager that has worked with high profile guest such as The Wayans Brothers, Diana Ross, Britney Spears as well as Jay-Z and Beyoncé for the Sean Carter Foundation. Being in the hospitality industry for over 10 years has awarded her many connections and a better perspective on life.
As a young entrepreneur, Bee is motivated to help those who are truly in need in anyway possible. Growing up in the inner city of Miami, Bee lived in an area known as "Brown Sub" in a one bedroom apartment with her mother and younger brother. Bee was taught at a young age by her mother to always share what she had and to give back to those in need.
Bee strives to work with individuals who are focused on building a better future for themselves and those around them. As a humanitarian, it is important to Bee that non-profits like BEE-KIND get resources directly to the people. The purpose of BEE-KIND is to feed those in need and give back to the community through the love of God. To inspire those who are set back by life obstacles, to involve those who are in need of mentorship and guidance and to be intentional with developing productive members of society.
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