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The Buzz is Back!
The Charlotte hornets are back or should I just say the buzz is back. Thursday night Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton expressed his excitement for the new season by wearing a pair of inspired Charlotte Hornet cleats while he warmed up before the game. Newton was then seen wearing a team colorway for the official game thursday. Are these cleats by far one of the best we have seen this season? Feel free to leave your thoughts on our Twitter and Facebook. Check out more images of the cleats below. Check out more images of the cleats in the gallery below.
AJR is pushing for time. Follow her on Twitter @Iar4_!
Saturday nights on OWN Network have gotten a bit more entertaining.
An all- new season of “Deion’s Family Playbook,” airs on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network beginning tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The highest rated freshman docu-series in OWN history, “Deion’s Family Playbook” follows retired NFL Star and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders as he raises ten kids with the help of his mom Connie and longtime girlfriend and Hollywood producer, Tracey Edmonds.
In the premiere episode, Deion throws the family for a loop when he drops the news that they will be moving to South Dallas to be closer to Prime Prep Academy, where Sanders doubles as founder and head football coach.
Change becomes the new normal as his household struggles to leave the mansion they call home and acclimate to a downsized living situation.
Additionally, Deion takes his sons Shilo and Shedeur to TRUTH camp, where they get a taste of college life. Meanwhile, while Deion is away at camp, Florida decides to entertain back at the house.
Meanwhile, Tracey is busier than ever as she tries to juggle the upcoming move in Dallas with producing a new film and preparing for her first TV hosting gig in Los Angeles. That change has created additional challenges for their long-distance relationship.
Blue Ivy just moonwalked over the competition
It’s that one day of the year where most people have a valid excuse to wear the outrageous things they wish they could wear to work, and other inappropriate places, and Blue Ivy took full advantage. Draped in that all-red jacket with the zippers, a pink microphone, a black fedora and even a faux jheri curl, Blue Ivy hit the streets looking like the King of Pop. Good to see Hov and B aren’t too busy to help their kid engage in one of the great joys of being a kid: playing dress-up.
Your move, North.
In July, Chicago lyricist Phenom held a HEIST in the Source.com when he released a single with that exact name.
With today being Halloween, PHENOM’s displays an excellent degree of emcee skill and mastery as the Chiraq representer flips Bobby Shmurda’s Hot N***a.
Brought to life by Aaron Perkins, Jr’s APJ FILMS, the single questions The Devil’s existence in the music industry as it directly relates to the mysteries of Hallows Eve and All Saints Day.
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Last night Jamie Foxx, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Jr. were a few of the notables who attended BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The award show which will air on BBC America this Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET was hosted by Rob Brydon. Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh, Dame Judi Dench and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were all honored. Ben Barnes, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Josh Gad, Dustin Hoffman, Armando Iannucci, ”Theory of Everything” stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (star of the upcoming “Beyond The Lights”), Jim Sheridan and Hailee Steinfeld were presenters.
Mike Leigh received the the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by the GREAT Britain Campaign. ”The Jugde” star Robert Downey Jr. received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honored with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Emma Watson won the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry. ”Foxcatcher” star Mark Ruffalo won the Britannia Humanitarian Award. The legendary Dame Judi Dench received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.
Other notables in attendance included Lauren Cohan, Jenna Coleman, Rosie Fellner, James Frain, Christopher Guy, Patricia Heaton, Tom Hughes, Jamie Gray Hyder, Celia Imrie, Jeremy Irvine, Allen Leech, Nigel Lythgoe, Callan McAuliffe, Sofia Milos, Cameron Moir, Jane Seymour, Lea Thompson, and Chris Vance to name a few.
The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts.
“Homecoming season births MeccaFest.”
Before Kanye West became Yeezus he was just a College Dropout. Before Notorious, Biggie was “All About the Benjamins.” And before Jay Z was wearing Tom Ford, all three emcees shared one thing in common: they all made appearances at Howard University Homecoming’s Yardfest. Unfortunately this year’s Yardfest was canceled, with HU Homecoming organizers stating “it will not include live music due to crowd control”. Fortunately for all the people who traveled to D.C. this past weekend, another event filled the void: the MeccaFest Music & Arts Festival.
Providing both a platform for upcoming artists and top billers, MeccaFest is an independent open-air festival created by four Howard graduates known as The Culture Collective. This year’s line-up included performances by Wale, Future, Teyana Taylor, Jeremih, Elle Varner, and DMV’s own MC Black Cobain and the Backyard Band. Varner sparkled with her voice, very reminiscent of a Generation Y Teena Marie. One of the highlights of the festival, however, was a memorable go-go remix of Young Thug’s song “Lifestyle” by the Backyard Band. They also performed their hit “Pretty Girls,” which has become widely known after Wale sampled the track for his single of the same name. MeccaFest also provided a venue for MCs like Black Cobain to try out new material from his upcoming mixtape. When interviewed about what MeccaFest means to him, Black Cobain stated “I just want to have a memorable mark on the game and be one of the best MCs the DMV has had”.
Although MeccaFest is billed as a music and arts festival, fashion and beauty also played a big part in the event. Boutiques selling hemp butter and organic, cruelty-free vegan hair products were being sold in the open-air market full of fashion vendors.
MeccaFest goers also had their pick of various designer taco trucks lined up and down the street. The one that was most in demand was the Nutella taco (for obvious reasons). MeccaFest definitely lived up to its namesake and proved to be a Mecca of hip hop and hipster fashion. See more photos from the event after the jump.
-Michele Amira @nicejewishswag
Caesarstone, luxury quartz surface manufacturer, participated as a lifestyle partner a couple of weeks back at the REVOLT Music Conference in Miami Beach, FL. The company showcased their custom speakers that are currently up for auction.
In its continuing effort to support important philanthropic programs, Caesarstone created and showcased custom casings for high-end speakers that were signed by stars like Sean Combs, LA Reid, Busta Rhymes, Ne-Yo, Russell Simmons, Guy Oseary.
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The energy speakers are wrapped in Honed Pebble Caesarstone and are currently being auctioned online now through November 14.
Proceeds will support the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. Visit www.biddingforgood.com/turnitup for more info.
The Thunder are in big trouble
About a month ago, Kevin Durant suffered a Jones fracture in his foot, and he’s officially been sidelined to sometime in December. Last night, Russell Westbrook‘s latest injury freed up yet another spot in the starting lineup.
In the 2nd quarter of the team’s second game of the season in which they took on the Los Angles Clippers–who were playing their first game under their new owner–Russell Westbrook fractured his hand while fighting for a rebound in what appears to be a freak incident involving Westbrook hitting his hand on his teammate, Kendrick Perkins’, elbow. This is a devastating blow to the Thunder, who already have a decimated starting lineup and bench, not to mention the reigning NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, is currently sidelined until at least December. Jeremy Lamb, the team’s starting shooting guard is also on the mend and has yet to play this season, not to mention 6th Man Of The Year hopeful Reggie Jackson, and several other vital role players.
To literally add insult to injury, Russell Westbrook can be seen from several official and camera-phone angles getting into a verbal altercation with a Clippers fan in the stands as he exited the court and headed to the locker-room. From the television camera angle (above), you can only see Westbrook gesturing to someone in the stands, but in the following video clip, which was taken from the actual stands, Westbrook is visibly and audibly upset, and though the audio clip is blurry, you can make out what he says.
“He called me a n***a he can’t do that sh*t”
This week’s edition of Hood Health 101 gives you tips and tools to build your stamina and endurance.
Let’s face it life can get really hectic at times providing plenty of opportunities for things to go awry. Sleep deprivation in the form of late nights and early mornings is common place for many of us. The various combinations of sleep deprivation, stress, over exertion, and other potential issues, have the ability to take a toll on your stamina. Stamina according to Webster’s Dictionary is defined as the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort. So whether you’re burning the late night oil working, studying, or other adult activities, having stamina is important. It is something that we all can appreciate when we have it and yearn for when we don’t have it. A person should not tire easily doing physical or mental work for medium to long periods of time. If you find that this is the case for you, then there are some things that you can do to increase your endurance.
Building stamina is not a difficult thing to do, however it does take time and effort. Starting a regular exercise program combining strength and cardio exercises during the same session will assist in building ones stamina. It’s also important to keep in mind that variety is the name of the game! Try not to get caught up in the same exercise routine because that is counterproductive to increasing your endurance.
HERBS TO INCREASE STAMINA:
Ashwaganda root: This plant is known for increasing mental sharpness and physical endurance. It contains chemical compounds that stimulate neurotransmitter passageways in the brain which improve memory, alleviate anxiety, and reduce mental and physical fatigue.
Reishi: Is a mushroom that enhances immunity, vitality, balances stress, inflammation, supports adrenals and increases stamina.
Bee Pollen: Delivers a burst of energy for the nervous system to utilize.
Dandelion: Is a restorative and rejuvenating herb that addresses cycles of fatigue.
Burdock: Is an alkalizing herb which is helpful for circulating stagnation and purifying blood.
Oats: Can increase overall vitality, health and has been used for balancing the nervous system and assisting with low sexual vitality.
Ginseng: Is a restorative herb that is good for exhaustion, clarity and focus. For many individuals Ginseng proves to be helpful for late nights with long hours spent studying, working, or etc.
Always remember to consult your health care practitioner before starting a new health care regimen or undergoing an herbal regimen. This is always important to point out because you may have other health issues or factors that any of the above could adversely affect. Ultimately, stamina or endurance is something that you are going to want to have. Keep in mind beloveds, having stamina will increase the quality of your life enabling you to live a more fulfilling and active lifestyle. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @NakeashaJ and on Instagram @Melanated_Beauty.
FlyLo and ‘Salad Fingers’ animator bring someone’s lighthearted nightmare to life
Just from listening to his music, it’s easy to tell that Flying Lotus – real name Steven Ellison – has both an eye and an ear for the eerie and mysterious. He’s indulging it in a new way in the video for his song ‘Ready Err Not,’ fresh from his latest album ‘You’re Dead!,’ which premiered early Halloween morning. The song’s always held a special place in his heart:
Ready err not is my mischief song
— FLYLO FM (@flyinglotus) October 7, 2014
The video was directed by English experimental animator David Firth, most famous for the “Salad Fingers” video series and one of FlyLo’s “favorite animators of all time,” and in keeping with the Halloween spirit, it’s as surreal, disturbing, and darkly humorous as anything else Firth has made in the past. Ellison’s minimalistic synth-based production gels well with Mirth’s tale of a family that redefines the meaning of the word dysfunctional. Populated with oblong looking (and frequently naked) characters and some pretty gruesome gore effects, it’s certainly not for the squeamish and a far cry from any video FlyLo has put his name on prior. This video is definitely NSFW, or your dreams, for that matter.
Check it out below and Happy Halloween! Download “You’re Dead!” here.
- Dylan’s never going to look at eyeballs, bathtubs, or children the same way ever again (@Rastaman0318)
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