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#blkcreatives Happy Hour In Houston | Find Out What Made It So Special via @bornceo & @mike_mogul

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There's so much going on in the world, especially events where millennials can mingle, network and express themselves. It just so happens, the go to online hub for Black creatives, BlkCreatives is starting a series of happenings that combine all of that in the physical environment. For its first installment they took the Happy Hour to Houston. I got the scoop from Monica of Born Identity Project on just how it went. She and Mike hosted the event that from the photos, looks like an amazing turn out. But I needed the real deal...what made it so special. Check it out straight from the source.

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Hosting the blkcreatives HH kick-off meant a lot for the city of Houston as the 4th largest city in the US too often do we get overlooked for our creative ability and talent.

 

Hosting the mixer was also a great way to for me personally to build my professional network with like minded creatives who share in the pursuit of greatness.

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The #blkcreatives HH also provided another opportunity to help a friend and business peer bring their vision to reality. Being able to support the founder of #BlkCreatives and push her brand forward in a new market was a honor.

 

Simply being able to have open dialogue and connect with people who are equally inspiring was a breath of fresh air.

Stay tuned for more as Washington D.C. just had one and I hear, Nashville is on the way.

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#eyePISSGLITTER | Cultural Festival Yoga On A Rooftop & More In Nashville This Weekend

So as I look around, I'm finding more and more exciting things to do in Nashville. If I can't be at everything, I'm sure someone I know will be. If you're in the area and looking for something to do this weekend before you get ready for the Beyonce concert on Sunday, check out a few activities that you and a few friends would enjoy. And tell them they've been EYEPISSGLITTER Certified!

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

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Food. Ok, there's more than food it's actually a great event to bring your kids, little cousins, or some children you know. If you decide not to, it's extra fun, food from every culture you can think of, art, performances and a park of love and people sharing and caring for their culture. It takes place at Centennial Park, Saturday 10AM-6PM.

Rooftop Yoga...Oh Yeah It's Free

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And it just so happens to be the last one, since it is getting cold. I'm so sad I'm late finding out about this. But if you're lucky enough to RSVP and attend, have fun for me. It's at ACME, so you know it's going to be fun and they have drink specials! 

Saturday, October 1 10AM-11AM

Nashville Whiskey Festival

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Yes, an entire festival of whiskey. Stay calm and say hydrated. There will be more than 60 whiskey producers and actual seminars to check out. Knowledge is power and if you want to know more about how it's made and the tastes, you should definitely go. Also, there will be a cigar bar, grown and sexy! Tickets are $100 VIP $150

Saturday, October 1 6:30PM-10:00PM

Beats & Brushes

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I never get to go to any of the cool stuff, nope, just playing. But I have yet to attend the Beats & Brushes event. As we step into the cold crispy weather and get ready for a spooky Halloween, why not have some fun in the art realm. For this installment of Beats & Brushes they chose to do a tribute to Michael Jackson's Thriller. This should be really fun. More info here

Saturday, October 1 6:30PM

Homemade & Bound Nashville Festival

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If you love Zines, independent published books, mini-comics and prints, this is the place for you this weekend. Watkins Community Education is a sponsor, so you know it's going to be full of great art! Local artists present their work via the series Stitches + Stories which showcase handmade books inspired by the healing power of art and storytelling. Sounds dope right. So go! 

September 30-October 1st

Art Crawl  

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Every first Saturday of the month from 6PM-9PM you can get your life by meeting new people, viewing great art exhibits and of course the free wine. Being that I always find myself downtown in the Arcade this time I'll make my way in the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood. Hope to see you there. 

Saturday, October 1  

So Excited About Culture Shock Mag!! BaHahahaa word to @KourtneyDenise

So I’ve been particularly quiet for many reasons about what is going on with Culture Shock Mag. Ok that’s all I’ll say thanks for reading and looking at this cool ass photo:)

Toni x KD x TOT! BigPhukinDeal.

#EyePissGlitter.

Random Memory: Flat Irons x Icy Laffy Taffy x C'mon Let's Go!

Right before we would get ready to go to parties. Everyone would come over to my apartment, plastic bags full of makeup, shoes, dresses, “JUICE”, blank cds (cuz I’d burn hot mixes). We would never leave “on time" and leave with my apartment smelling like burnt hair and all kinds of scented lotion.

Our Soundtrack Consisted of:

  • Laffy Taffy- D4L
  • Sit Down Hoe- Maceo
  • Shoulder Lean- Young Dro
  • Do It- Baby D
  • Back to the Basic- Yo Gotti
  • Grey Goose- All Star
  • Cocaine Muzik-Yo Gotti
  • Air Force One’s- Young Jeezy
  • So Icy- Gucci Mane ft. Young Jeezy

Those were some really good times.

Literary Licks: Narrative of the Life of

a man who taught himself how to read, write and escaped slavery. We have nothing to complain about and reading this story true in it’s form made it so clear. This autobiography was very detailed and if you’re not familiar with slavery life then you may have been blown away. It was the perfect example of history repeating itself and the end result of persistenceFREEDOM

Yet, he pointed out many a times or maybe I got it confused with the book I read last week that Not a body on this planet can give you, your own FREEDOM…FREEDOM is all in the mind and it begins and ends with you. 

I was saddened because I thought this book was the whole entire story that began with him as a slave and ended with him starting the North Star. But don’t fret my Literature Lovers…there are two more books that he pens.

#EyePissGlitterPhilosophy 2: READ READ READ.