1st Annual Cherry Mae Reynolds Christmas Hope

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For  the past few months I have spoken to my mother in regards to creating a Caribbean themed event in Atlanta where the proceeds go to an Aids organization.  After a long debate, we  have decided to purchase Christmas gifts for the kids of the infectious disease unit of Grady Hospital. She was even going to come down and help work the event. We even decided to have her prepare rum cakes to put inside of the VIP gift boxes the day before she passed….

So my family decided to instead of asking people to send flowers for the funeral, we are requesting for people to donate money towards purchasing presents for the  hospital. Since she passed November 10, 2015 during the holidays, we have decided to pick a different county hospital in different cities and do the same thing every year.

The 1st annual Cherry May Reynolds Christmas Hope fund was a success! We raised 725 in total allowing us to purchase gifts for 41 children ages 3-17.

We shopped at several different stores but we started off at Care Mart. For every hundred dollars spent in this store provided cared for a family of 4 including their utilities. We were able to provide for 8 people on our first run shopping!

 

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                 The breakdown of Care Mart

 

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We purchased 41 gifts for the children ages 3-17.

 

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Dropping off gifts to the social workers of the Infectious Disease Clinic of Grady Hospital!

 

 

The Lipstick Lineup Professional Women’s Networking Mixer (Recap)

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The Lipstick Lineup Guest Panelists (left to Right)
Hosts: Jasmine Akakpo and Somalia Ramin (Fusion Teen Talk Show)
Fash’Mor D (Beauty Blogger, Lover 4 Fashion), Yanique Downer (Celebrity Makeup Artist, YaYa Beats Face), Nancy Klausner (Mrs. Georgia US United 2012 / CEO Higher Family Achievement), Stacy Epps (CEO Japanubia Musik and Attorney/Owner of Epps Harrell LLC), (Jasmine Crowe (Founder/Editor in Chief, Black Celebrity Giving), Yonikka Jackson (Owner/Creative Director, YK Beads)
The Lipstick Lineup’s first annual mixer kicked off on March 22, 2014 produced by the Atlanta fashion duo Kay Lynn and Cari Rene of LAYLLAH.   Passionate about female empowerment and uplifting women in business, The Lipstick Lineup featured 6 female business owners from various backgrounds who fostered, enlightened, and educated guests about female entrepreneurship.  The guest panel, hosted by Jasmine Akakpo and Somalia Ramin of Fusion Teen Talk Show, covered topics included startup capital, competitive advantages, mentorships, business plans, and the power of networking.  The room also filled with 33 female owned and operating small businesses from fashion and beauty, to health and wellness, to travel and professional services, all for our guests’ shopping pleasures.
As we came together in this positive setting to uplift and empower one another in business, guests, vendors, and panelists enjoyed an eventful afternoon of music, raffles, giveaways, cocktails, complimentary pastries/appetizers,  shopping, networking, and relationship building.
Stay Connected With LAYLLAH
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Facebook: thelipsticklineup
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Special Thanks
  • Cream Ultra Lounge and staff, Yahriel’s Hands on Fire, Fusion Teen Talk Show
  • The guest panelists, vendors,  guests
  • All the friends, family, and supporters who helped make The Lipstick Lineup a success

 

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WEtv and Mary Mary Hosts Season 3 Premier Screening in Atlanta Produced by Yardstick Learning (Media Recap)

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Thursday night, WEtv along with Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary premiered the first episode of their 3rd season of MARY MARY at Word of Faith’s Riverside Epicenter in Atlanta, Ga.  Produced by Yardstick Learning and hosted by comedian Tommy Ford, special celebrity guests and fans gathered for an exciting live performance by Erica Campbell and a sneak peak of the most intense season yet of WE tv’s MARY MARY, premiering next Thursday, February 27 at 9PM ET/PT.  Attendees also donated hundreds of canned food items on site benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  For more information visit, www.wetv.com.
 
::Special Guests Included::
Issac Carree (Gospel Recording Artist)
LaTavia Roberson (TV One’s R&B Divas)
Nicci Gilbert (Recording Artist)
Toya Bush-Harris (Bravo’s Married to Medicine)
Kelsey Nykole (MTV’s Couples Therapy)
The Tankards (Bravo’s Thicker Than Water)
 
::Special Thanks To::
Chef Sammy Davis
African Pride Hair Care
Riverside Epicenter
The Garner Circle PR & Co.
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Donations Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank
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Audience at the Mary Mary Season 3 Premier Screening
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Toya Bush-Harris (Bravo’s Married to Medicine)
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MM with LaTavia Roberson
Mary Mary and LaTavia Roberson (TV One’s R&B Divas)
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The Tankards of Bravo’s Thicker Than Water

::Continue the Conversation::

T: @WEtv | #MaryMaryScreeningATL

 

::Courtesy of the Garner Circle PR::

Note: Please send all press coverage to PR@TheGarnerCircle.com

::Photo Credit::

Paras Griffin – Additional Photos are  Available:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thegarnercircle/sets/72157641176549315/

Places and Spaces Lookout Atlanta: Junkie Monkie Candie Jungle

1013523_492960187439809_49440088_nAre you an author/artist that is looking for a cute place to host an event?  Check out Junkie Monkie, Candie Jungle in the heart of Atlanta’s downtown area.  Minutes away from the Historical Auburn Street, Junkie Monkie is an affordable and modern day Candy Store!  To find out more contact at the following:

Junkie Monkie, Candie Jungle

340 Blvd N.E. #G-39

Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Email: junkie_monkie@yahoo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/junkiemonkieamc/info

Phone: (404) 565-2820

Book your next event today!

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CANDIE WALL & MIRROR — at JUNKIE MONKIE CANDIE JUNGLE.

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VANILLA CUPCAKES — at JUNKIE MONKIE CANDIE JUNGLE.

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CUSTOM CANDIE APPLES — at JUNKIE MONKIE CANDIE JUNGLE.

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CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS — at JUNKIE MONKIE CANDIE JUNGLE.

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BANANA PUDDING CUPCAKES — at JUNKIE MONKIE CANDIE JUNGLE.

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MILK, WHITE & DARK CHOCOLATE POTATO CHIPS — at JUNKIE MONKIE CANDIE JUNGLE.

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Come and sample this delicious looking popcorn

Get your tickets today for Da Kink in My Hair Stage Play September 6-8

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“If you want to know a black woman, you touch her hair,” says Novelette, as she delves into the tresses and stresses of her clients to reveal their hidden stories.

Set in a Caribbean hair salon in Toronto, ‘da Kink in my Hair gives voice to eight black women who tell their unforgettable stories in a kaleidoscope of drumming, singing and dance. It is a testament to the challenges and triumphs in the lives of contemporary black women, many of whom are immigrants to North America from the Caribbean. Mixing laughter and tears, revelation and inspiration, the unapologetically intense stories of each woman are woven together in this powerful piece.

‘da Ladies of ‘da Kink…

The salon is presided over by the languorous Novelette who serves as the catalyst for each woman’s disclosure.

Patsy is the epitome of rage and grief as she relives her son’s shooting at a high school dance.

Sherelle is at the top of her game in the financial field, wielding power and influence. Under Sherelle’s confident façade lies a loneliness that consumes her.

Shawnette finds herself incredulously watching her husband and his posh new wife enjoying a luxurious new life, after supporting his years of study with double shifts and uncomplaining toil.

Closeted actress Sharmaine has a stage mother who has been behind her every step of the way in a hard fought march toward artistic achievement. But she finds herself abandoned by her mother who cannot come to terms with her sexuality.

Canadian winters are an exciting shock to little Staci Anne, a newly arrived immigrant from Jamaica. She misses her grandmother back home, but she has a secret to tell, and reveals a harrowing tale of incest as she longs for safety but fears expulsion from the country she has come to love.

Nia confronts her ambivalent feelings about her recently deceased mother, who always preferred the sister with lighter skin.

Suzy is a  young, southern, white, working class, girl next door, who  struggles with her own inability to fully accept her bi-racial child and how to truly love and reconcile her fractured family.

Finally, Miss Enid is the widowed septuagenarian who gets her groove back, giving a little sweet potato pie to her neighbour, and getting’ some good lovin’ in return.

Atlanta: September 6th – 8th, 2013
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Tickets ON SALE NOW!!!!
Click here to purchase your tickets now!
Box Office Number: Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000

Find out more about the stage play:  http://www.dakinkinmyhair.com/da-tour/

Photos from the Staged Reading of Da Kink in my Hair Stage Play

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Melanie Fiona, Terri Vaughn, Zuri Adele and more of the cast

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Melanie Fiona, Terri Vaughn, and Angie Stone

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Melanie Fiona and Terri Vaughn

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