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

For Colored Girls : Beauty Blogger Jackie Aina Working To Create More Shades For Our Melanin


I dont want to put the facts out there but too many cosmetics brands still haven’t came to the realization that skin tones don’t stop at peanut butter or toffe — that’s not news. Whats is BOMB is that Too Faced is the latest high-end line to finally embrace darker shades and it’s thanks to beauty blogger Jackie Aina.

Aina is well known for the beauty tutorials on her YouTube channel which has over 1.5 million subscribers, regularly highlighting brands who cater to women of color — and calling out those who don’t. Sis dont PLAY 🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

Jackie made the announcement via Instagram on her 30th birthday

it's my birthday!!! finally the big 3-0 is here and I can't think of a better day to announce the biggest project of my career to date. I've been keeping a little secret for the past few months 🙈 but it's FINALLY time to announce that this year I will be working with one of my favorite brands @toofaced to help expand their Born This Way foundation line and create darker AND deeper shades for all of you 💖 I'm so glad that all of the awareness we've created about INCLUSIVENESS is finally being heard and I get to curate these new shades from the FORMULA all the way to the shade names that will be available to all of you in the near future!!! This is literally one of my dreams! And it couldn't have happened without all of you ❤️ This is what happens when you stand your ground and believe in your message and keep your supporters number one at all costs. I'm so happy that Jerrod and Too Faced trust me with this initiative. best birthday EVAAAA 🙌🏾 time to CELEBRATE

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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!

Fashion & Style 411 : Breann Danae

Meet Breann Danae (25) from Fort Worth, TX. She recently moved to Atlanta to finish school, and further her modeling career. Breann Danae is taking a break right now to get back to where she needs to be physically. She’s been in front of the camera as well as the mirror since before she could even tie her shoes. Fashion is something Breann has been very into, but she haven’t always been in the position to display her fashionista side like she wanted to. She has now been in several fashion shows in Atlanta, and Dallas and plan to do many more. Breann’s favorite type of shoot would be something showing an artistic, or creative side…or definitely something that tells a story. She plans to show the world that as a thick, brown skin girl she don’t have to be an urban model. I’m here to make a difference.

 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

BreannDanae : I’ve been into fashion really since I was a child, about 5 yrs. I always wanted to pick out my outfits, and would be so quick to pose for a picture. I used to think I wanted to be a fashion designer, but soon after getting a sewing machine, I decided I’d just wear the clothes instead.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

BreannDanae: I honestly don’t believe I have a signature style. I’ll follow a few trends here and there, while remaining true to myself. But a lot of the time, you can catch me wearing a nice pencil skirt, or a good pair of high wasted skinny jeans with a simple strappy heel. My favorite colors to wear would definitely be earth tones.

Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

BreannDanae: To be honest, I don’t have a favorite “celebrity” designer. I do have a favorite Instagram designer though. I’ve never met her, but I love her work. Her IG handle is _bumblebryy. She has a true passion for what she does, and her pieces are gorgeous! 

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?

BreannDanae: My current style crush is definitely Rasheeda. Her style is everything! Very simple, but very fashionable. It can even sometimes be a little “tomboyish”, but still classy and that’s why I love it. I love to mix looks together. I’m also a big fan of Heather Sanders. Heather has that 90’s look most of the time…yet so chic. They both have their own boutiques as well. Rasheeda has Pressed ATL in Atlanta, and Heather has her Sorella Boutique in LA.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

BreannDanae: When it comes to picking out my clothes, it definitely depends on the situation. But for the most part, I take into consideration the type of event, the weather, how I feel, and what looks best at that moment. At night I tend to go for darker colors. While during the day, I would prefer something more light

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

BreannDanae: There are so many boutiques now, it’s hard to keep up. But I love shopping at a local boutique in Arlington, TX called Blu Chandelier. The owner is a doll, and the clothes are bomb.com. One of my favorite online boutiques would actually be Fashion Nova. I’ve ordered so many pieces from there that I was extremely pleased with. 

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Which LOOK is your FAVE?

This times its going down between two of our fashion faves, Cassie and Jada Pinkett Smith. Both ladies were recently spotted rockingthe same Céline Pre-Fall 2017 wide leg pants with rasta stripes.


Cassie wore hers on an Italian baecation with Diddy and rocked it with a rasta crochet bikini top and Lanvin sandals.


Jada paired hers with a yellow Maison Rabih Kayrouz Spring 2017 fringe coat during a visit to the Sirius XM studios in NYC.

Im not feeling these pants!I do LOVE the way Cassie styled hers…. But I have to ask, which look is your fave?!