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Atlanta is an “eventful” city, and we mean that in the most sincerest terms. Indeed, there is an event for everything you can think of; business launches, re-branding, fashion shows, and even potato chip bag reveals (we are not joking). Seldom, however, at any of these events will you find food for your soul, medicine for your spirit, and genuine empowerment to fuel you through life. Thankfully, local Atlanta fashion stylist and philanthropist, Rishawn Felton, managed to give us just that with his panel discussion at the aptly named, “Breaking The Cycle Empowerment Conference!”

Rishawn Felton & Brandi Williams

The event took place at local Atlanta hot spot, The Buckhead Loft, where Rishawn, alongside the host and singer, Brandi Williams (Blaque), Dr. Shana Lewis (author/counselor), Tyler Burton (writer/journalist), Latonya Sampson McDonald (life coach/associate marriage family therapist), Byron Jamal (author and founder of PathFinder guide), Rodney Wash (television personality), Antwain Donte (motivational speaker/artistic director), and Christoper McKinley (motivational speaker/beauty enthusiast) tackled topics and issues surrounding spirituality, mental health, and racism. Noted attendees included Julian Lark (Celebrity stylist/Editor-in-chief of Kontrol Magazine), Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning (media personality/radio host), Maurice Ravennah (philanthropist/CEO of Phoenix International, Inc. & Griffin Global Bank), Lipstick (television personality), Tramel Harris (television personality), and Martel Star (Web Star and artist).

Breaking The Cycle Empowerment Conference

The panel each had their own feelings about each topic, but all came with hope and belief that their past experiences and various fields of expertise would be able to help someone. The progress of the event was straightforward and to the point allowing ten minute intervals for a break between each topic of discussion, giving the guests chances to mingle and network. Each topic was one that hit close to home for so many. Spirituality and mental health in particular were quite jarring as panelists and guests opened up about the importance of a relationship with God and that all paths of belief were a way to connecting to Him personally. As for mental health, many disclosed how they were delivered from suicidal ideation, and challenged the stigma of seeking therapy in the African-American community. Lastly, as it pertained to racism the panelists discussed how hundreds of years of systematic racism and current oppression can and do have an effect on the spirit and psyche.

Yes, the topics at hand were heavy; but they were all the more timely. In the age of social media, rates of depression and suicide are at an all time high, people place themselves on unrealistic and unhealthy timetables, and people are mistaking self-confidence with self-consciousness. This conference was needed. Rishawn plans to do this annually, but is willing to make them more frequent as the need arrives. All we have to say is kudos, my friend.

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He’s “Supersonic!” Win Your Free Movie Passes to See “Sonic The Hedgehog!”

Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Now is your time to get in on the fun! All you have to do is answer these four Sonic The Hedgehog-themed questions below, CORRECTLY!

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FOR ATLANTA RESIDENTS ONLY!

He’s “Super Sonic!” Everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog has made his way to the Big Screen!

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Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

sonic the hedgehog movie

Now is your time to get in on the fun! All you have to do is answer these four Sonic The Hedgehog-themed questions below, CORRECTLY!

  1. What is another name for Dr. Robotnik?
  2. What is the name of the planet Sonic is from?
  3. What is the name of Sonic’s sidekick?
  4. What game system first introduced us to Sonic?

The first 25 people to answer the questions above (again) CORRECTLY will receive a free movie pass that admits themselves and one guest to a free screening of Sonic The Hedgehog.

Date:

Saturday, February 8th

Location:

xx

Time:

11:30 AM

 Email your answers to heymikeyatl@gmail.com! Happy viewing and “may the odds be forever in your favor!”

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG OPENS IN THEATRES

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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[PHOTOS/RECAP] “Cherish the Day” Atlanta Launch Party w/Ava DuVernay & Cast!

Last night, a bevy of Atlanta’s most influential press, celebrities and influencers gathered at The Stave Room to celebrate the launch of OWN’s new original anthology drama, CHERISH THE DAY, from award-winning creator Ava DuVernay.

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Last night, a bevy of Atlanta’s most influential press, celebrities and influencers gathered at The Stave Room to celebrate the launch of OWN’s new original anthology drama, CHERISH THE DAY, from award-winning creator Ava DuVernay.

ava duvernay at cherish the day launch party event atlanta

Creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay, along with cast members Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller, Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson and Kellee Stewart were on hand to introduce the project to guests.

Additional celebrities and influencers in attendance including our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, DeWanda Wise, Santana Raymond, Joel Rush, Terri J. Vaughn, Karon Joseph Riley, Deelishis, Trina Braxton, Rashan Ali, Syleena Johnson and Jasmine Guy.

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Guests were treated to an interactive conversation with the cast and crew, led by Ava DuVernay, where they were able to preview the series through episodic clips and engaging discussion. Following the conversation, attendees had the opportunity for a Q&A with the cast. 
Throughout the night, guests vibed to the sounds of DJ Princess Cut, sipped on refreshing cocktails, sampled an array of tasty food selections and flicked it up at the ever so popular Mirmir photo booth.
We really loved this event, and of course, getting to meet some of the truly amazing media, personalities, and socialites. Most of all, however, we enjoyed “Cherish The Day!” The show is going to be amazing from the clips we saw. Love, Black love in particular, really deserves its day in the sunlight. Thanks OWN for this amazing new anthology series. It may be just what the doctor ordered.
“Cherish the Day” will have a two-night premiere on Feb. 11th and Feb. 12th at 9/8c on OWN. 
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[Even Recap] Cocktails & Cupcakes w/ “Family or Fiance’s” Tracy McMillan!

OWN never ceases to amaze us with its amazing series and original content. The network continues to push the envelope with self-care and love, and we are not talking about “Super Soul Sunday!” Instead one of its reality series, a vitamin/television show, “Family or Fiance,” has stolen our hearts and attention!

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OWN never ceases to amaze us with its amazing series and original content. The network continues to push the envelope with self-care and love, and we are not talking about “Super Soul Sunday!” Instead one of its reality series, a vitamin/television show, “Family or Fiance,” has stolen our hearts and attention!

 

The event took place at The Gathering Spot, and began with a light lunch of various salads, croissants, cookies, chips, and of course “Cocktails & Cupcakes.” There Atlanta’s biggest in brightest in media gathered to ask longstanding questions about “Family or Fiance, and sought relationship advice from Tracy McMillan. Tracy discussed, among many things, how the concept of the show came to be, how they come up with the challenges for the show, difficult moments for her to watch, and even what to wear on a first date!

The overall theme of her discussion with us all was that we all want love and we have to know what boundaries to set in place for them for the sake of our romantic relationships. She also relayed that “people ultimately want to be together, but relationships are all about compromise and communication.” We can definitely eat (bites cupcake) and drink to that (downs Plushberry Lemonade)!

Catch the season premiere of “Family or Fiance” this Saturday, January 11th. Check your local television listings for showtimes!

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