On Saturday, June 5, 2021, Enduring Hearts hosted the 6th Annual Bourbon Gala and Auction- Special Belmont and Bourbon Event. The auspicious event was hosted at Rustix Manor in Woodstock, GA. Imagine waking up on a rustic decorated lawn area filled with like-minded professionals gathered together for an amazingly charitable cause.
Hosted at Atlanta’s amazing Gold Room, many heavy hitters in the music industry gathered to watch and listen as the winner of Season 6 Remy Producers was crowned. A highly anticipated event, many aspiring music producers from around the country join the highly competitive ranks for a chance to be sign with Hip Hop Legend, Jermaine Dupri of the illustrious So So Def Records.
Curlfest Atlanta 2019
BOLD. BRIGHT. BEAUTIFUL.
Bold describes the attitudes, personalities and spirits of those in attendance. Bright describes the colors in the fashions, and the looks in the eyes of those there. Beautiful describes every single person that was in attendance! On Saturday, September 21, 2019 I had a chance to attend Curlfest Atlanta. With this wonderful tour, of a celebration of being your own unique self and embracing your curls, being in Atlanta, GA for the first time, as expected the turnout was amazing!
Curly Girl Collective, which is a group of five women celebrating authenticity and being your natural self, started in 2014. The five founders are Melody Henderson, Simone Mair, Charisse Higgins, Gia Lowe, and Tracey Coleman. Sitting on the stage rocking beautiful cloths and amazing hairstyles, the group discussed what it meant to start Curly Girl Collective and Curlfest. It was explained that it does not mean just rocking your natural girls but just being comfortable in the skin you are in and being your true authentic self, regardless of what that looks like. Curlfest was created with little black girls in mind to have positive images and celebrating just that!
There were vendors from all over, collectively in Candler Park to offer things from hair care, hair accessories, fashions and finances. The list of vendors included Aunt Jackie’s, Cantu, Fro Babies, Chase Bank, Target, Soap and many other local artists and seamstress who were displaying their appreciation for culture and all that they had to offer. Seeing all the beautiful melanated people gathered in one positive space celebrating each other brings one word to mind… UNITY!
I truly enjoyed sharing space and my afternoon with everyone who attended Curlfest Atlanta 2019. I racked up on so many goodies for my family and me and look forward to being in attendance again next year!
Written By: Whitney J. (@__whitney.j)
On Saturday, September 14, 2019 I attended the Revolt Summit here in Atlanta, GA put on by Diddy and Combs Enterprises. The event was both inspiring and enlightening! The event hosted many different sessions with a plethora of celebrity event hosts dropping gems of knowledge about how they have survived and made their mark on the entertainment and music industry. Celebrities in attendance were Terrence J, Teyana Taylor, Angie Martinez, Tamika Mallory, Dia Simms, DJ Khaled, Quincy Combs, Justin Combs, Christian Combs, T.I, Killer Mike, and of course Sean “Diddy” Combs.
On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Atlanta’s stars and elite gathered in Byers Theatre for the 2019 BMI awards and of course it was a star-studded event! BMI, Broadcast Music, Inc has been a global leader in music rights management for over 78 years, servicing songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses. The event was hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neil and BMI Vice President, Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton.
Electrifying. Inspiring. Heart-Wrenching. Compassion. Anger. Love. Unity.
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 the “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” season 3 premiere party hit Tongue and Groove lounge!
Many of Atlanta’s elite in the Hip Hop & entertainment business hit the scene! Those amongst the guest list include Masika Kalysha, Jhonni Blaze (both new cast members of the show), Mama Dee, Porscha Williams, Jermaine Dupree, Da Brat, Miss Mulatto, DJ Hurricane, Kiyomi Leslie, KeKe Wyatt and Cynthia Bailey!
Thursday, August 30, 2018, Atlanta, GA rolled out the red carpet at the Woodruff Arts Center in honor of the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards where the common statement of the night was, “If Janet Jackson is going to be here, I had to make sure I was in the building!” On this night Janet Jackson was being honored with the 2018 Icon Award, the highest award of the night!
With this day and age of social media being a catalyst in the careers of many of the talents you follow, it seems most fitting the BET would be hosting the Inaugural Social Awards show.