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Celebrity Stylist/ Showroom Founder Kanayo Ebi & Pop Up Africa Launches its 2nd Season of The Kach It Project!

Leading New York based celebrity fashion stylist and the Kach Me If You Can Showroom founder, Kanayo Ebi, whose clients include the likes of Angela and Vanessa Simmons has teamed up with Pop Up Africa, the curators of London’s biggest African inspired shopping event ‘Africa at Spitalfields’, to launch its second instalment of their first ever collaboration in a series of pop-up events.

After a successful launch in London, The Kach It Project, will be returning for its second and much anticipated event in New York City, showcasing a collective of fashion forward and groundbreaking designers and brands from ready to wear to haute couture clothing and accessories inspired by Africa, in an exclusive two day shopping and lifestyle experience event.

The Kach It Project NYC edition will take place on Saturday August, 26 and Sunday August, 27 2017 at the upscale dining lounge – Manhattan Brew and Vine in the historical neighborhood of SoHa, Manhattan.

Fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food lovers will enjoy an assortment of African enthused and contemporary brands from 2017’s one to watch list, plus interactive demos, tasters and talks.

Designers include Ago Watch, Angelica Curtis, Bad Butterfly (by Vanessa Simmons), Deucxe, Ezie, Gregriang, Muehleder, Pop Caven, Prelim, RAAAH/Rahima Mohamed
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The Anonymous Vintage (T.A.V) and Winner Clothing whose pieces have been worn by celebrities Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Adrienne Bailon, Ashley Tisdale, Christina Milan, Dascha Polanco, Emeraude Toubia, Issa Rae, Justine Skye, Leslie Grace, Pearl Thusi, and more; in addition to live customized art by Chermia Amour, an African dance class by Afrobeats Dance NYC, plus an exclusive intimate two hour panel discussion and networking brunch titled Kach Your Dream (on Sunday August 27 only) with celebrity stylists Kanayo Ebi and Misa Hylton, reality TV personality Vanessa Simmons, author and entrepreneur Jai Hudson, Miss Teen USA/beauty blogger Kamie Crawford, fashion designer Larissa Muehleder and celebrity photographer Noemad.

Sponsors include Erase Spa, My Sweet Justice of Harlem and Yummy Tummys.

Organisers Kanayo Ebi and founder of Pop Up Africa, Jessica Laditan, said: “We’re delighted to finally bring The Kach It Project pop up series to the city of New York. After much demand, we’re excited to showcase some of the most talented fashion designs and brands from across the globe together with home-grown talent, in such an iconic location. Expect to be blown away whilst shopping for the most sought after art and fashion, coupled with exceptional food and drink, an exclusive celebrity panel discussion and live entertainment all over a two day shopping experience. We’ve got something here for everyone.”

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Leading New York based celebrity fashion stylist and the Kach Me If You Can Showroom founder, Kanayo Ebi, whose clients include the likes of Angela and Vanessa Simmons has teamed up with Pop Up Africa, the curators of London’s biggest African inspired shopping event ‘Africa at Spitalfields’, to launch its second instalment of their first ever collaboration in a series of pop-up events.

After a successful launch in London, The Kach It Project, will be returning for its second and much anticipated event in New York City, showcasing a collective of fashion forward and groundbreaking designers and brands from ready to wear to haute couture clothing and accessories inspired by Africa, in an exclusive two day shopping and lifestyle experience event.

The Kach It Project NYC edition will take place on Saturday August, 26 and Sunday August, 27 2017 at the upscale dining lounge – Manhattan Brew and Vine in the historical neighborhood of SoHa, Manhattan.

Fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food lovers will enjoy an assortment of African enthused and contemporary brands from 2017’s one to watch list, plus interactive demos, tasters and talks.

Designers include Ago Watch, Angelica Curtis, Bad Butterfly (by Vanessa Simmons), Deucxe, Ezie, Gregriang, Muehleder, Pop Caven, Prelim, RAAAH/Rahima Mohamed
Couture, TAJE
The Anonymous Vintage (T.A.V) and Winner Clothing whose pieces have been worn by celebrities Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Adrienne Bailon, Ashley Tisdale, Christina Milan, Dascha Polanco, Emeraude Toubia, Issa Rae, Justine Skye, Leslie Grace, Pearl Thusi, and more; in addition to live customized art by Chermia Amour, an African dance class by Afrobeats Dance NYC, plus an exclusive intimate two hour panel discussion and networking brunch titled Kach Your Dream (on Sunday August 27 only) with celebrity stylists Kanayo Ebi and Misa Hylton, reality TV personality Vanessa Simmons, author and entrepreneur Jai Hudson, Miss Teen USA/beauty blogger Kamie Crawford, fashion designer Larissa Muehleder and celebrity photographer Noemad.

Sponsors include Erase Spa, My Sweet Justice of Harlem and Yummy Tummys.

Organisers Kanayo Ebi and founder of Pop Up Africa, Jessica Laditan, said: “We’re delighted to finally bring The Kach It Project pop up series to the city of New York. After much demand, we’re excited to showcase some of the most talented fashion designs and brands from across the globe together with home-grown talent, in such an iconic location. Expect to be blown away whilst shopping for the most sought after art and fashion, coupled with exceptional food and drink, an exclusive celebrity panel discussion and live entertainment all over a two day shopping experience. We’ve got something here for everyone.”

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ICYMI! Harley Who!? DC Comics Gives The Joker A New Deadly Girlfriend–Punchline!

They say “there is someone for everyone.” That seems to apply for Batman’s archenemy, The Joker, as well. As you may already know, for years The Clown Prince of Crime was in a dysfunctional relationship with his former psychiatrist turned super villain girlfriend, Harley Quinn. Now Harley has gone through her own “emancipation” and not only has she broken up with The Joker, but has become a bit of an anti-hero, protecting a part of Gotham City and even entering an open relationship with Poison Ivy! The Joker–and happily–has moved on to a new, deadly “henchwoman,” Punchline!

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They say “there is someone for everyone.” That seems to apply for Batman’s archenemy, The Joker, as well. As you may already know, for years The Clown Prince of Crime was in a dysfunctional relationship with his former psychiatrist turned super villain girlfriend, Harley Quinn. Now Harley has gone through her own “emancipation” and not only has she broken up with The Joker, but has become a bit of an anti-hero, protecting a part of Gotham City and even entering an open relationship with Poison Ivy! The Joker–and happily–has moved on to a new, deadly “henchwoman,” Punchline!

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The Joker and Punchline

Punchline is set to play a major role in Batman’s life in the upcoming “Joker War” storyline, rumored to be the final showdown between The Dark Knight and Jester of Genocide.

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A brand-new DC villain set to play a major role in Batman’s life is already generating buzz and press interest…but who is Punchline? Writer James Tynion IV has teased her appearance in a few upcoming issues, but as of yet we don’t know much about the brand-new character! Here’s the breakdown of where you’ll be seeing her ahead of Batman #95’s “Joker War” storyline!

The mysterious new villain pops up on February 19 in a one-panel cameo in Batman #89; art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey:

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Punchline, unlike Harley Quinn, is seemingly far more dangerous than Harley Quinn and even more devoted to The Joker. There is not much information about her past, but the daggers she is holding and the bulletin board with the various members of the Batman Family and their secret identities make her a formidable opponent. Perhaps Harley will help Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Red Robin and Red Hood take down these clowns once and for all!

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What do you think of Punchline? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Charm City Kings| Official Trailer + Poster Release!

Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse (JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON, Queen & Slim, Proud Mary, The Upside) feels the fierce pull of different forces: Between notorious ex-con Blax (Grammy-nominated best-selling artist MEEK MILL) and concerned Detective Rivers (WILLIAM CATLETT, TV’s “Black Lightning”), and between the straight path set for Mouse by his concerned mother (TEYONAH PARRIS, If Beale Street Could Talk, Dear White People, TV’s “Empire”) and the dangers of gang life, which took his brother’s life.

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Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse (JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON, Queen & Slim, Proud Mary, The Upside) feels the fierce pull of different forces: Between notorious ex-con Blax (Grammy-nominated best-selling artist MEEK MILL) and concerned Detective Rivers (WILLIAM CATLETT, TV’s “Black Lightning”), and between the straight path set for Mouse by his concerned mother (TEYONAH PARRIS, If Beale Street Could Talk, Dear White People, TV’s “Empire”) and the dangers of gang life, which took his brother’s life.

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Jahi Winston as “Mouse”

The one truth Mouse knows is that he loves the power, artistry and energy of “The Ride” — the exhilarating motorized-dirt-bike scene that is both pastime and passion on the streets of Baltimore. During one eventful summer, Mouse steers his way through two father figures, a first girlfriend, the pull of illegal choices and the thrill of stunt-riding that makes him and his friends feel like CHARM CITY KINGS.

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Meek in “Charm City Kings”

We are really excited to see “Charm City Kings!” We personally know Jahi and he is one amazing young actor. Did you catch him in “Queen & Slim?” The film is reminiscent of “Biker Boyz” (2003), with the motorcycle motif. We have no doubt this film is going to amazing. Besides we want to see if Meek Mill has any real acting chops!

CHARM CITY KINGS will debut at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a release in NY/LA/Baltimore on April 10thand nationwide April 17th 2020.

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[EVENT RECAP] “grown-ish & broke!” Essence & Freeform Tackle College Debt w/ African-American Graduates on Spelman College!

College debt is something many Americans know all too well. In fact, according to Forbes, it affects forty-four million Americans who collectively owe 1.46 trillion dollars!  However, of that population it is African-American college graduates who are disproportionately affected. One in two of them default on their loans at some point in the twelve years following college, they tend to carry more student debt loans, and graduates of History Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take on thirty-two percent more debt than students at other colleges.

Recently, at Spelman College, Essence and Freeform collaborated on an event, “grown-ish x broke,” to show a screening of the latest episode of Freeform’s hit series, grown-ish (2018) which tackled and informed students on student debt and some solutions they could use to alleviate or solve them.

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College debt is something many Americans know all too well. In fact, according to Forbes, it affects forty-four million Americans who collectively owe 1.46 trillion dollars!  However, of that population it is African-American college graduates who are disproportionately affected. One in two of them default on their loans at some point in the twelve years following college, they tend to carry more student debt loans, and graduates of History Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take on thirty-two percent more debt than students at other colleges.

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