Celebrating Women Who Lead: Learn “How to Brand Yourself in Media”

Celebrating Women Who Lead: Learn “How to Brand Yourself in Media”


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Lauren Poteat




Miss Black America Delegate 2018, Lauren Poteat and former Miss Black USA/Founder of  womens empowerment network “Good Girls Getting Better,” Dawn Moss, host exclusive panel discussion: “How to Brand Yourself in Media.”


Integrated Marketing Specialist for TV One, Latifah Majied; News Anchor for FOX 45 Baltimore, Chardelle Moore; Founder and CEO of Dynamic Public Relations, Alee Opuiyo; Director of Public Relations for Howard University, Alonda Thomas; News Producer for WHUR, Candice Adkins and more expected to attend.


MC-Onyachi Chuku-Media Specialist, Prince George’s Cable Television Station

MODERATOR-Alee Opuiyo-Founder, Dynamic Public Relations


Chardelle Moore-News Reporter, FOX45 Baltimore; Lifestyle Anchor MYTV

Latifah Majied-Integrated Marketing Specialist, TV One

Candice Adkins-News Producer, WHUR

Alonda Thomas-Public Relations Director, Howard University

Natalie Nicole-Founder of Women Who Boss Network, CEO Plush Enterprises

Jenee James-Senior Production & Asset Manager, TV ONE

Monica McNutt-Freelance Journalist, Former News Channel 8 Reporter

WHAT: Celebrating women who lead, join top news and entertainment professionals as they discuss, “How to Brand Yourself in Media.” Learn how to stand out in some of media’s biggest markets and receive exclusive tips, with a follow up Q&A session.

WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2018

                7:00-9:00 P.M.

WHERE: Carolina Kitchen, 6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, MD 20782

  *This will be a ticketed catered event. Proceeds will go toward the 50th Miss Black America Pageant.  

To Purchase Tickets Visit: Celebrating Women Who Lead: Learn “How to Brand Yourself in Media”

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All Media Must RSVP to Attend: laurenmeredithp@gmail.com

Lauren Poteat

Miss Black America 2018 Delegate



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Ruth E.Carter Styles the Kings and Queens of Black Panther

Ruth E.Carter Styles the Kings and Queens of Black Panther

I was so excited to attend the Smithsonian Museum of African Art’s recent one on one discussion with Ruth E. Carter, the famed costume designer for the new Marvel film The Black Panther.

Featuring an all Black cast, the movie takes place in the fictional land of Wakanda, said to be located around eastern Africa.

Carter, who shared her journey developing the costumes, emphasized that although the place (Wakanda) is literally nonexistent, its African essences pulled from countries all across the continent, proving that “Wakanda” truly lives in all of us.

Ruth E. Carter: 

“The idea was to present a new model for a vision of Afrofuturism,” Carter said during the Saturday, Feb. 10 event. “I had to make this Black Panther costume come to life. From designing the texture of the fabric all the way to lacing the entire suit with vibranium — this sacred metal only found in Wakanda. … There’s this sacred geometry when you look at the continent of Africa. There’s a triangle that’s used throughout the continent and all other types of forms. So we took a tiny triangle and we printed on the fabric. So when you get up close, and you will, you’ll see that little triangle throughout.

“That overall patterning throughout the suit —with or without the Black Panther’s helmet on — became the king’s clothes in a way, so not only is he a superhero, but he is also this African king,” she said. “And that was one of my major contributions to the film.

“That’s what’s so great about this project,” she said. “You should be able to say you’re from Wakanda, you’re part of … the Turkana tribe,” Carter said. “That’s the beauty of what this film can do for you. You should be able to pick it apart and say, ‘I’m gonna find out more about myself.”’

West African Health Beverage Makes Big Impact



Comprised of fresh ginger, cold-pressed pineapples, fresh squeezed lemons, vanilla, anise, and cane sugar; Ginjan is a wildly popular West African beverage making its way all around the United States.

Crafted out of a West African tradition, the new beverage is headquartered in Harlem, New York, and is purposed as an organic non-gmo, full of health benefits.

Its founders, Mohammed and Ibrahima Diallo, are establishing Ginjan as the premier drink of their company Ginjan Bros, LLC, and are also offering fun “spirited” drink recipes derived from the tasty ginger beverage from “Summer’s Blush” to “Ginjan Mules,” for a fun treat.




Apothic Red

Apothic Red

Apothic Red

This mysterious wine is hands down one of my favorite grape drinks!… Apothic Red  does a great job of mixing Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and my favorite, smooth Merlot, with added notes of dark cherries, vanilla and mocha. Moderately priced ($9.99-$13.99) you can’t go wrong with this masterpiece, that’s literally available everywhere! (Target, Corner Store, Wal-Mart, Total Wine)

Fun Fact: The term “Apothic” was said to be inspired by “Apotheca” a mysterious place where wine was created and stored in the 13th century in Europe.

Macy’s Launches First Hijab-Friendly Collection

Macy’s Launches First Hijab-Friendly Collection

Partnering with Verona Collection, an upscale Islamic boutique, Macy’s will make history as the first major retailer to exclusively carry fashion products for both Muslim and non-Muslim women across the U.S.

Set to hit Macy’s online Feb. 15, the complete line is perfectly full of cool and warm colored hijabs (headscarves), tops, pants, dresses and abayas, (a loose garment worn by some Muslim women) for all confident females


“Verona Collection is more than a clothing brand, it is a platform for a community of women to express their personal identity and embrace fashion that makes them feel confident on the inside and outside.” -Lisa Vogl, Founder