Where was this cartoon when I was growing up ? A show about a black family whom are super heroes . How cool and interesting is that ? The shorts are based on the original DC character Black Lighting and his daughters. These shorts were released two years ago and gained lots of attention. Don't you agree that it would rock to have a cartoon that catered to young girls? I do . So check it out below and contact Cartoon Network if you are interested in getting this show to air as a series (Here)
Are you excited about "Fantastic Four" ? The action packed Sci-Fi film based on Marvel's original comic book . I am !!! The movie is about four young outsiders whom teleport to an alternate dangerous universe which alters their physical form and gives them superhero abilities . F4 releases August 7, 2015 world wide. MJB takes on the role of "Johnny Storm" whom can engulf his entire body in fire and he can also control fire. The film is directed by Josh Trank. One things for sure this role is going to be straight fire , the cast is amazing, and everyone can agree that Michael .B. Jordan is definitely a hot commodity. So MJB get your flame on and continue to be the trailblazer that you are #HumanTorch style!
Actor Michael. B. Jordan is truly an sensational . I can't wait until the day we all see him give his first of many Oscar acceptance speeches with his heart warming smile. There's no doubt about it , that this young man works hard and definitely deserves numerous awards, tons of congratulations and applause, and don't forget for everyone to go see him on the big screen. He is superb and absolutely fantastic , and here's four reasons why.
Its just something special about him when you see him on screen . He's super captivating and makes you feel his character. In the new Rocky spin-off "CREED" which releases in November , MJB plays Apollo Creed's son Adonis whom comes to Philadelphia to be trained by Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stalone). Michael worked really hard along side real life Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet to get his body toned up for his role as Adonis. The movie also stars the beautiful Tessa Thompson . This is going to be huge considering its the 40th anniversary of the Rocky .
MJB trained super duper hard for this film directed by the incredible Ryan Coogler whom also directed "Fruitvale Station" in which MJB portrayed 22 year old Oscar Grant whom was fatally and wrongfully murdered by a police officer in Oakland, California on January 1, 2009. Michael has the ability to be very compelling.He's definitely in a league of his own and he's going for the win. He's powerful, influential and strong!
A lot of times people are scared to stand up for what they wholeheartedly believe in because they fear how others will judge them, their career, or they don't feel others will believe in their cause. When "Fruitvale Station" was released it showed how blatant young black males are killed by police on the big screen . We see it in the news all the time but its rarely shown in a film. Ryan Coogler deciding to share a story that not only was real but one that hit so close to home and pulled on so many heart strings globally was epic and unforgettable. To have Michael a black male whom is so close to the age of Oscar take on this role and bring life to Oscar's story so truthfully and honestly was mind blowing. The film showed you how much MJB is willing to stand up , make some changes, and take on roles that are daring, mind provoking, important , and challenging. He is also apart of the non-profit "Blackout". Blackout is a network of filmmakers, spiritual leaders, musicians, advocates and more whom stand up for victims whose human rights are violated in the USA. You can find out more about "BlackOut" on www.blackoutforhumanrights.com. As a young man to stand up for human rights, for justice, for equality, for change, and for peace is inspiring and bold and we definitely need more people like him in today's world!
4. HE'S THE MAN
Michael.B. Jordan is the man to watch! 2015 is going to be an amazing year for him. So far he has two major films releasing and I'm sure he has some more epic things to come. Over all he's the true definition of an actor with versatility, a human with a heart, and a mind with big dreams . Whether he's making you laugh in a film such as "That Awkward Moment" or making you shed tears , Michael . B. Jordan is definitely the one to watch. He's stylish, handsome, assiduous, and he's the man.
P.S . I met Michael.B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler on the set of "CREED" in Philly as a background actor thanks to Heery Casting of Philadelphia . To see them in action is marvelous and exciting. Congratulations and much success! Flammmeeee On! Now I'm thinking an interview would be perfect!!
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Let me start off by saying that Kim Coles is absolutely beautiful! Growing up watching her on TV I always thought she was pretty and funny but seeing her in person was absolutely amazing! I introduced myself to her and she said "Hi pretty lady " . I had the biggest smile on my face ever (laughs). On April 11,2015 at The Voyeur so many stylish natural haired ladies filled the building to celebrate beauty, woman hood , hair , style and more. The Hairlicious day consisted of various workshops, natural products , and more. During the "What Does Your Hair Say About You?" workshop with Kim and her fiance Reggie the ladies and I learned how important good energy, healthy eating, and using natural products can not only keep you beautiful but save your life. Tameeka's Transformation aka The Curl Whisperer, Simply Neftah's art of head wrapping , and Loc It Up With Kim Rollins we all learned how simply easy it is to style natural hair, to be adorned with a fabulous head wrap, or use house hold items such as thread, pipe cleaners to add a bit of flavor to locs. The Voyeur was filled with smiles, out of this world products, laughter and good energy. The host Candace Kelley was in a super hot and stylish jacket as she instructed the ladies on what was happening next. There were so many products to buy from vendors such as Imbued , 2 Lite Creations, Naturaz, Estacey Porter, Nick Knacks, Holistically Natural, Gladberry's Handmade, Clovee, Traci Lynn, and many more. Each person in attendance received a swag bag from Hairlicious sponsor CurlKit. The bag was full of amazing products including a super cute Hairfinity T-Shirt. There were raffles and so much fun. Karen of Karen's Body Beautiful did a special presentation on her products which can be found online www.karenbodybeautiful.com and in Target. It was a Be-YOU-tiful day! The Top Shop photo booth was also a cool spot to take funny pics. From the joy that filled the room, you can definitely tell that everyone was having a joyous time. It was definitely a good day!! P.S. Kim Coles and her fiance Reggie have such great spirits and it was just a pleasure to hear them speak. Thank you to Peyton for inviting The Mogul Minute to Hairlicious. Thank you to Hairfinity for presenting the event. Special thanks to Curl Kit for the super cool swag bags. Also thank you to the lovely Kim Coles for wanting to inspire woman from allover the world to be themselves, to be Be-You-tiful, and to be happy!
Rihanna the Barbadian beauty from the other side of the ocean is definitely living the "American Dream". She came to America as a teenager to pursue her career and she hasn't stopped dreaming since. Our favorite bad gal is set to release her eighth studio album "R8" soon. Its amazing to continue to see Rihanna's growth and how she continues to diversify her dreams whether its acting, fashion, or even an animated voice. Its true we do "sweat for a nickel and dime and turn it into an empire". Its a blessing to see your visions become a reality, to know your hard work is paying off , to look back and see how far you've come, and to know that your life has changed and your families life has changed for the better because you didn't give up on your dreams . Even though we're here where we can become whatever we want to be, we have to work extremely hard and yes we do face many obstacles but we stay strong and continue to go after our dream.
I remember walking into Kenny B's and the owner handed me Rihanna's demo CD. I played it non stop. I even had "if Its Lovin That You Want" on my answering machine on my pink Razor ( think about how long ago that was) Haha. Anyways I am highly anticipating her new album and to see what she does next in the "uRIHverse". So download "American Oxygen" on iTunes (Here)
I posted this on my IG a year ago. Its the cover from Rihanna's demo CD! Its just really inspiring to see her dreams come true and to see her continue to be herself "Rihanna".
You know that moment when you are scrolling through your phone and you realize that you have a whole lot of pictures of yourself and maybe food? Lol, I have! My grandmother told me a few weeks ago that "I take too many pictures of myself and that I'm addicted to taking selfies". I wish I could insert an emoji here to show my hysterical facial expression. However, mother, wife, and business woman Kim Kardashian West loves taking selfies. Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram and saw a Kim K selfie that's super bomb? Yeah! We all have. Now the selfie queen is releasing her own book "Selfish" on May 5, 2015 via Rizzoli which is full of Kim K West selfies . I wonder what my grandmom would say if I gave her a book of my selfies for her birthday (laughs) You can find out more about her release on Instagram by following @KimKardashian on Instagram . I actually think this idea and book is PRETTY cool! She discussed the reason she started the book on KUWTK that she couldn't think of a gift to get her hubby Kanye so she got a polaroid and decided to put the pics together in a book and the pics came out so cool that she decided to share it with everyone!
Tonight via I.G Kim announced that she's
"Obsessed with @Gilt's exclusive, limited-edition version of my new @rizzolibooks release, Selfish. Only 500 signed copies, get yours at NOON ET tomorrow at gilt.com/selfish ! I'm going to be posting some exclusive selfies that are in the book!
Entrepreneur , actor, and platinum recording artist Shad Moss is continuing to get his mogul on! For years Shad has continued to work hard and maximize on his dreams. The 28 year old father to his beautiful daughter Shai and fiance to the fiery hot Erica Mena is all about his business . He is rocking TV week after week on the new TV show CSI:Cyber as agent Brody Nelson. He is the CEO of NDI Vodka, Asphalt Yacht Club (clothing and jewelry ) , and we definitely know he has a whole lot more planned. On Instagram a few weeks ago Shad said " The work don't stop! I'm half these dudes age and we about to blow pass them. I got my hands into too much stuff ". Shad is putting in work and he's definitely winning so far in 2015 . So this definitely calls for a big NDI Vodka toast !
Make sure you follow him
Twitter : @Smoss
"On my grind so I can shine for the next nine summers"
The name Sam in Hebrew means sun child or bright sun.Therefore Philadelphia hip hop artist "Young Sam" is on his grind and he is going to be shining for a very, very long time. The acclaimed "Voice Of The Streets" has consistently dropped songs and videos to share his story, to show his grind, and to let the world know just what he's thinking. I've been tuned into Young Sam's grind for a while and he's definitely one of my favorite Philly artist. Sam speaks on being raised in a single parent home, his dreams to become giant, not having all he wanted growing up, losing friends to the street, growing up without a father figure and how since he's grown things have changed, girls , not letting his mom down, and making his dreams a reality . If you are hustling for your dreams and have a goal to make things better for yourself, your family, and those you love, you can definitely relate to the rawness and lyrical honesty from Young Sam.
There's no doubt about it that he is lyrically fire and the ladies love him. On March 13,2015 he dropped a blazing "BET Cypher Freestyle" which currently has over 157K views. Young Sam is for sure an artist to keep your eyes on. I wanted to know more about his story so I reached out to him for an exclusive interview. Actually he's the first Philly rapper I've interviewed this year! So Congrats Sam and keep shining. Read his "The Mogul Minute" interview below.
1.) The Mogul Girl : What or who inspired you to rap?
Young Sam : It's a few things that inspired me to rap for one I kinda grew up on rap. Besides that I think it's the whole art of it, it's sorta like a therapy. I was inspired by rappers I could relate to that spoke about how the hood was like Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss & DMX.
2.) The Mogul Girl : Where's your favorite place to eat in Philly?
Young Sam : Well I don't actually have a favorite it's a lot of good places but one of my favorites is Ishkabibble's.
3.) The Mogul Girl : Out of all your songs what are your favorite lyrics?
Young Sam : That's hard. I have too many hot verses but one that I really like a lot is on YouTube when I was on the Come Up Show rapping to my mom.
4.) The Mogul Girl : There's a lot of violence plaguing communities all over. What do you think about that?
Young Sam : It's been going on for years it's nothing new it's just that technology upgraded and made it easier to actually see what's going on, you know the type of things the news would never show.
5.) The Mogul Girl : If you could have been featured on any hip hop track from the past what would it be and why?
Young Sam : Probably Nas ft Lauryn hill "If I ruled the world" because it's basically speaking on how the world would be if you had the power to change it.
6.) The Mogul Girl : You are one of the rappers the ladies really like . What do you look for in a lady?
Young Sam : Well I'm the type to like people for who they are. Most females wanna put on an act to impress the person they like. So for the most part just them being themselves . I like the hustle in a woman. Any female who isn't too dependent on a man and who doesn't settle or wait around is something I look for.
7.) The Mogul Girl : What do you want your supporters to get from your music?
Young Sam : That it's a way even when you haven't figured it out. I want them to get that the hood isn't the best of places but it makes you a strong person and you have to utilize it and see the good in it even tho it's messed up for most young black kids growing up.
8.) The Mogul Girl : Are you dropping a project soon?
Young Sam : Yea, aiming early summer. I'm only a few tracks in on it and still don't have a title for it yet.
9.) The Mogul Girl : What do you want The Mogul Minute readers to know about you?
Young Sam : That I'm a super humble person, sometimes people listen to my music and mistake that. They think because I rhyme cocky that I walk around every day all day with my nose in the air but that's just how you're suppose to flow. Music is all about having confidence in yourself but off the mic I'm a very down to earth and laid back person.
10.) The Mogul Girl : Are there other things you'd love to do in the business?
Young Sam : Not really, besides actually making the music it's not too much I rather do. If I was to ever get signed I would probably become an actor before anything.
11) The Mogul Girl : What's your message to the world?
Young Sam : To think bigger and strive further in life. Sometimes your vision may be clouded by the type of environment you grew up in or the crowd you choose to hang around. You have to learn to be your own self motivation and know that doing the impossible is possible you just have to believe in yourself and be dedicated to what you love.
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They have a distinct eye for talent thus so they have their own talent/artist management division "RIVETING MUSIC". Their first hip hop artist is 25 year old lyricist "Cal Scruby" of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cal Scruby is set to release his debut single "Wasted" on 4/20 at 4:20 P.M.
Here's an exclusive from RIVETING ENTERTAINMENT the "Wasted" video is being directed by the CEO of "RIVETING ENTERTAINMENT GROUP" Andrew Listerman today 4/14 at a private estate in the Hollywood Hills from 10 A.M to 10 P.M .
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WIPEOUT Run is going to be a super soaking blast of fun! There will be thrills, spills, sliding, jumping and more. The producers of the hit TV show Wipeout comes the first ever Mid-Atlantic WIPEOUTRUN. This 5k race contains 12 larger than life obstacles. These obstacles are definitely a challenge. Do you think you can handle them? Or will they handle you? Get Ready ! WIPEOutRun kicks off in San Diego on May 9th and ends March 28 in Houston. F.Y.I the Mid Atlantic WIPEOUTRun for Philly,NY,and NJ is on June 13th. For more dates, locations , and to register visit www.wipeoutrun.com .
I covered ROC Race in Philadelphia last year and I had a ball so I hope to see you slide through this year.
Use code "MG10" to save 10% on your registration (here) . Ready, set, Wipeout Run!
Click here to check out my Roc Race adventure last year(here)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : GYPSY JOE HARRIS: THE SON OF PHILADELPHIA (THE MOGUL GIRL INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY MOLOCK )
Anthony Molock the brother of boxer Joe Harris has created the stage play "Gypsy Joe Harris: The Son of Philadelphia ". The play will give you an inside look of the 2006 Pennsylvania Hall of Fame boxer. Joe Harris reach an all time high in his career but quickly fell to the depths of despair and hopelessness. The acclaimed son of Philadelphia was the first non heavyweight and non champion to be featured on the front cover of Sports Illustrated. Joe Harris faced tons of ups and downs including that his entire career he fought blind in one eye. Joe's career included 24-1 which placed him in a category of his own. The play is written by Anthony Molock, directed by Karen Vicks, (“The First Breeze of Summer”), produced by Anthony Molock, Daaiyah Waheed (the older sister of Gypsy Joe whom is a retired employee of the Camden City School District) and Kameelah Waheed. The story of Gypsy Joe Harris will be told live on stage Saturday April 11, 8:00pm at The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tickets: $25 more at the door www.eventbrite.com GypsyJoe
I interviewed Anthony Molock author of four books: Son of Philadelphia, Coco Goes Bald, The Adventures of Coco Pelou and Swamp Diamond.
1.) The Mogul Girl : Why did you decide to share the story of Gypsy Joe Harris on stage?
Anthony Molock: Right before he died, he sat me down and told me stories about his life . After he passed away it was brewing in me . So I wrote the book talked it over with my our sister and decided to do the play.
2.) The Mogul Girl : You've written four books do you have another one planned?
Anthony Molock : Yes! I'm debating a sequel to Swamp Diamond.
3.) The Mogul Girl : Why should people come see this play?
Anthony Molock: A lot of athletes want a lot of money but can't handle it. When success comes we abuse it. When success is gone you wind up with nothing. He did the same thing back in the 60's with drugs and alcohol. You have to remember that you have a responsibility to yourself also. I did the same thing but I had a mentor that looked out for me. I just want people to know his story and what he went through.
4.) The Mogul Girl What was it like to see him fight?
Anthony Molock : It was a show! He was the first boxer to put on a show. He broke the mold. He had three quarter length satin shorts, tassels on his shoes. He danced when he fought. He had a flashy style.
This is going to be huge! Come share apart of Philadelphia history . Get your tickets (here)