Inspiration by @TTill243 – You Deserve

This month we are especially highlighting and celebrating all of our fabulous entrepreneurs of color.

Today we want to take the time to shine the spotlight on motivational speaker, aspiring life coach/author, and supporter of Tania On The Scene, Mr. TTill. His poem “You Deserve” speaks life into us;

You deserve to start fresh, you deserve love, success, money, health and a great career. Life isn’t over because you had a few failed relationships. Life isn’t over because you lost a couple jobs. Life isn’t over because you mismanaged your money. Life doesn’t end because your parent(s)were never apart of your life. Life ends when you let these experiences become your whole story instead of being just apart of it. Challenge yourself daily to becoming a better version of yourself. Do whatever it takes to rebuild yourself mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.


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Filmmaker of ‘Fresh Dressed’ Talks Hip-Hop and Fashion

CNN Films: Fresh Dressed- Sacha Jenkins; Director Of Fresh Dressed

Sacha Jenkins, director of “Fresh Dressed” (photo courtesy of CNN Films)

The Museum of the Moving Image has partnered with the Hip-Hop Education Center to present the film series Made You Look: Documenting the Art, History, Power and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture at MOMI through Nov. 13. It will feature one screening per month. To kick off the series on Aug. 27, MOMI and CNN Films came together to present “Fresh Dressed” by Queens native Sacha Jenkins.

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LL Cool J Comes To Hollis, Queens

20-aeLL Cool J was welcomed home with a lot of love. (photo by Yvette Brown)

Good weather, children and families, ice cream, a bounce house and competitive sports were all a part of LL Cool J’s 11th annual “Jump & Ball” charity event in Hollis, Queens.

On Saturday, rapper, entrepreneur, actor and Queens native James Todd Smith, otherwise known as LL Cool J, came to Daniel O’ Connell Park to celebrate his 11th annual charity event which takes place every August and aims to give back to his local community. This athletic five-week summer program allows children to have fun while promoting physical health and wellness and teaching them team building and leadership skills.

With welcome arms, the community gave James amazing love when accepting him back home, and he told TaniaOnTheScene it is always special to be back.

“It always feels good to come home, it always feels good to just be where it all started, you know it’s beautiful,” James said while watching the basketball tournament.

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Real Talk With Actress Dominique Elysee

Dominique Elysee is a Haitian native with a budding acting career.

From hosting on the red carpet to TV award shows, Elysee is currently working with some notable names to build her acting resume.

She has starred in The Vampire DIaries, Deadly Sins, including roles in theater, and appearing in music videos (Three Six Mafia: Stay Fly.)

We talk to the star to find out where it all started.

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Hangout Session with @memphisjoegotti

Joe Yung Spike has been shooting videos for over 15 years, creating joints for Faith Evans, Diddy, T.I and plenty more. You may not be familiar with him but odds are you’ve seen his work. As owner of House of Shoots, Atlanta’s biggest independent production companies, Yung Spike is a top choice among entertainment’s elite. He is the creative force behind the hottest music videos out today.

Yung Spike is currently doing a music video tour, traveling 50 cities in 23 states, giving up and coming talent the chance to work with the video director. As NYC being one of his stops, I traveled to DUMBO to speak with Yung Spike as he speaks on the tour, life on the road and tour horror stories.

@memphisjoegotti | House of Shoots