No Days Off : Reach For The Stars

You can get a Grammy without being signed to a label or having physical copies of your music.
Chance The Rapper

You can make a comics series and get picked up by Netflix.
Mark Millar 

You can be an art school dropout, vlog about makeup, become one of the most successful YouTubers of all time and create a $500 Million beauty product subscription service.
Michelle Phan

You can make a YouTube webisode series, get picked up by HBO for a show where you’re the producer AND the star, and end up in a Jay-Z video.
Issa Rae

You can blog, write a book, become a New York Times best seller, and then get your book turned into a show by Shonda Rhimes.
Luvvie Ajayi

You can be an architect, make a blog to help you study for an architectural exam, get LAID OFF from your job, find out that you’re getting over 5000 unique hits a day from that blog because other people were studying for that same certification, turn your blog into a book, make profit, and go on to create an online business that generates well over $100K a month and end up in Forbes as one of the “thought leaders of tomorrow.”
Pat Flynn

You can be an 11-year old #girlboss, make a lemonade recipe with honey to save bees, get an $60,000 investment from ABC’s Shark Tank and land an $11 Million dollar deal with Whole Foods.
Mikaila Ulmer

You can be a visual artist/activist and create an art installation about equality with NIKE and SOLANGE.
B Mike

You can create killer content and create a FREAKING empire!

Degrees of separation is ZERO. If you’re doing some dope stuff that’s truly authentic, if you keep it simple, AND if you’re consistent, you will rise above the noise and you WILL be heard. You don’t have to make a spanking brand new product/service…all you have to do is expand your product/service’s category. You don’t need to promise be the best. You just need to be the leader!

THIS is the new “realistic.” You need to know that. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE. WHAT A TIME to 5X and 10X your goals!

The question is no longer “how will you get it done…” there’s all kinds of resources out there at your fingertips. The new question is “WHEN” you’ll get it done. You better take FULL advantage of the time that we are living in.

Get it DONE! YOU can DO it! WE CAN DO IT

Eccentric GLOW Presents “Toast With Tesha”

August 5th was amazing. I really really appreciated everyone who decided to come spend their Saturday night with for my first event. I was so worried about who wouldn’t show up BUT everyone who was suppose to be there was there.

This was my cherry pop event and it was LOVE 😍😍😍 to top it off it was on the LAS VEGAS STRIP


I dont think i stopped smiling all night , i was a high no one can ever began to understand. 👑👑👑 You guys don’t just rock with #eccentricglow , yall also rock with me! Thank you for your support, words can’t express how much I appreciate you! More on thee way world😁😁😁

Sucks my phone died after almost 2 hours 😏😏😏

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I just wanna say Thank You to @kashevabrownsugar and @nikki1tyme yall always have my back and continuous push me when i doubt myself. Every post , pic or photoshoot yall always there no matter what doing whatever it takes for EG. Thank yall for the countless pics yall take , the lookbooks yall shoot and the unedited love and support yall have given me. Yall the real MVP 👑👑👑

Jay-Z Recreates ‘Friends’, Starring Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Jerrod Carmichal For ‘Moonlight’

Jay-Z has used the classic sitcom Friends as inspiration for his new video, “Moonlight.” Directed by Alan Yang, the African American version of Friends featured an ensemble of A-list actors and comedians including Jerrod Carmichael who played Ross; Issa Rae who played Rachel, Lil Rel Howery who played Joey, Hannibal Burress who played himself, Tessa Thompson who played Monica and Tiffany Haddish who played Phoebe.

This was soooo a dope idea. I know im not the only who thought this was pure genius and so for the culture 😎😎😎

Yara Shahidi’s ‘black-ish’ Spinoff Gets A Name Change

Freeform changed the name of Yara Shahidi’s ‘black-ish’ spinoff series from ‘college-ish’ to the what i think is much better ‘grown-ish.’

via Deadline:

Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook (The Good Place), and Trevor Jackson (American Crime) have been tapped as series regulars on the comedy, joining previously cast Shahidi and Deon Cole. Parnell and Jackson will reprise the roles they originated in the planted spinoff episode of black-ish, while Arlook plays the role originally played in the black-ish episode by Mallory Sparks.

The series, from ABC Signature Studios, will start production next month and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App .grown-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey (Shahidi) as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Deon Cole plays Charlie, Dre’s eccentric and unpredictable co-worker at Stevens & Lido. Arlook plays Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no holds barred attitude. Parnell plays the dean of Southern California University. Jackson will portray a socially-conscious sophomore at Southern California University.

“grown-ish reflects what we’ll be dealing with in the show – that in between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” said creator and executive producer Kenya Barris. “Where black-ish examines what it means to be black, grown-ish is an examination of what it is and what it means to be grown.”

Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series. grown-ish is one of two upcoming single-camera comedy series on Freeform, along with Alone Together.

After watching the backdoor pilot during this last season of ‘black-ish,’ I can’t WAIT to see more!

Girls’ Trip : New Orleans For Essence Festival

Essence Festival is the mother of all festivals its been going down since 94′ Its the official party with a purpose, and this year the legacy continued with four days of music, empowerment, community and entertainment.

Big names in the game like Queen Latifah , Jada Pinkett Smith , Larenz Tate , Issa Rae and more where in the building to inspire us. While Mary J. Blige , Diana Ross , Chance the Rapper , Xscape and more where there to keep us on our feet. It was truly an amazing experience.

It was alot of free experiences too that i didnt know about that im now kicking myself for but ill be back!

June 30 – July 5th we visited New Orleans for Essence Festival. We rented a guest house called Blue60 Guesthouse for our stay. This video is of our day to night adventures with my sister Kay and our friend Nikki. We really enjoyed our stay and we let our hair down – Nawlins was LIT! I filmed what i could but i definitely was indulging in the moment. Hope you like it

GLOWING : Naturi Naughton Maternity Photoshoot

Naturi Naughton, 33, actress on the hit Starz television show Power is expecting her first child with longtime partner, Ben. The couple got with Essence to produce these glowing maternity photos

This will be Naturi’s first child and she is expecting a girl this summer.

When asked about the orange color scheme of the shoot, Naturi had this to say:

“We both just really appreciate Black culture. Ben wore a shirt from Ghana and my theme was “It takes a village to raise a child” for my baby shower. We just always try to incorporate African proverbs or Kente cloth or using different images to celebrate this beautiful Black girl that’s coming into the world.”

IF I RULED THE WORLD: Nas & Lauryn Hill Announce Tour

Nas & Lauryn Hill Announce Tour

Days after Lauryn Hill celebrated her birthday with Nas, the 21st anniversary of their hit song ” If I Ruled The World”…. the iconic artists announced they are joining forces to embark on a tour this fall.

This will be the second tour for the dear friends who hit the road together in 2012 for 10 dates following the release of Nas’ Life Is Good album.

See the full list of dates for the Queenbridge Representer and L Boogie Tour below:

September 7 – Chicago, IL @ HuntingtonBank Pavilion at Northerly Island
September 8 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
September 10 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
September 12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 14 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
September 15 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
September 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Red HatAmphitheater
September 22 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
September 23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
September 27 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
September 28 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilionat Irving Music Factory
September 30 – Austin, TX @ Austin360Amphitheater
October 3 – San Diego, CA @ Cal CoastCredit Union Open Air Theatre
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 7 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 10 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
October 11 – Vancouver, BC @ PacificColiseum

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 2nd at 10 a.m.

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