Introducing: SHOW YOUR FIERCE FORCE featuring Alexandra Shipp & her fierce Baddies. (Bossip)

From the Desk of Bossip ….

In the spirit of Dark Phoenix (also known as X-Men: Dark Phoenix, in theaters now), one of the movies stars, Alexandra Shipp, has solicited an amazing array of influential women, taking their respective industries by storm to show their FIERCE side. Curated specifically for two of the hottest digital kingdoms on the net, Bossip & Madame Noire, the ladies took their talents to The Los Angelos Roosevelt, to give you a little DRIP! Ohh, you thought Girl Power was just a phrase? Nah, it’s a movement. A Fierce one.

We curated a shoot about it, like to see it? Here it go!


Alexandra Shipp, Actress, Dark Phoenix.

On The Gram.

1. What brings out your Dark Phoenix. (superhuman abilities) and wha are they?

Whenever I see someone being mistreated or some type of injustice happening in front of me, I always want to jump in and fight for the victim. I’ve been this way since I was a kid on the playground fighting everyone else’s battles for them.

2. What does women empowerment feel/look like to you?

I think it feels like gratitude! Just being thankful that you’re seen!

3. 5 things that help you feel empowered.

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4. How do you plan to empower other women?

I think that support of my fellow women is the best way I can empower them! Letting them know that I see their greatness and even celebrate it is key to our joined feminine success!


Ashley Everett, International Dance Star.

On The Gram 

1. What brings out your Dark Phoenix. (superhuman abilities) and what are they?

When it’s go time! I thrive when it’s time to show up and show out. Whether its performing live, on tv, on film, during photo shoots, teaching, or public speaking, I tap into “go mode” and give my all for the audience to receive. At the end of the day, I am human, but I am also a performer and I believe all performers have somewhat of an alter ego that we have an on & off switch for. When my switch is on that’s when my Dark Phoenix comes out… and she’s a BEAST!

2. What does women empowerment feel/look like to you?

I’m all for women empowerment! We are so much stronger together than we are individually. I have truly been supported by women from all different walks of life and it is so amazing to see how we connect. I always do my best to reciprocate and support my ladies however I can!

3. 5 things that help you feel empowered.

Five things that help me feel empowered are: 1. Performing 2. Genuine love & support 3. Accomplishing something for the first time. 4. Taking risks & stepping out of my comfort zone. 5. Most importantly, loving myself and others, flaws & all!

4. How do you plan to empower other women?

I always look to empower other women through supporting their dreams and endeavors. I help guide with relevant advice and positive reinforcement, while giving back and sharing knowledge from my own from life experiences.


Kayla Brianna, Songstress.

On The Gram. 

1.What brings out your Dark Phoenix (superhuman abilities) and what are they?
When I push myself to do something I’ve never done before that challenges me is when I feel my “Dark Phoenix” is brought out. I am forced to push myself to reach new heights.

2. What does women empowerment feel/look like to you?
Women empowerment feels like women supporting other women and genuine friendship.

3. 5 things that help you feel empowered
Five things that help me feel empowered are: working out, performing, recording in the studio, being with my family and helping others.

4. How do you plan to empower other women?
I plan to empower other women by supporting them, lifting them up and encouraging them to be the best version of themselves.


Angela C. Styles, Emmy Award winning hairstylist.

On The Gram

1.What brings out your Dark Phoenix (superhuman abilities) and what are they? 

When I’m under pressure or when I’m being my most creative self. My superhuman abilities are being able to think quickly on my feet and making something out of nothing.

2. What does women empowerment feel/look like to you?

Women empowerment feels like sisterhood. It feels like honestly, trust, and respect for other women. It looks like every situation when you just needed to get advice or support and another woman was there to help. That feeling of protection is like none other.

3. 5 things that help you feel empowered.

1.Sharing experiences with other like minded women 2.Learning something new 3.Making a woman look and feel her best 4. Giving love and encouragement to the youth 5. Helping someone in need

4. How do you plan to empower other women?

I do it daily by helping guide women into more healthy hair care practices and styling tips. Great hair gives ultimate confidence. Also focusing more on self love and the beauty of what we are born with is a message that I can’t say enough. I plan to continue to share my love for textured hair and all its incredible facets.


Miryam Lumpini, international tattoo artist and Global Creative Director for BodyMark by BIC.

On The Gram

1. What brings out your Dark Phoenix? (superhuman abilities) and what are they?

My superhuman abilities are healing with Art! I am Art! creating Art with and on other people has been my passion and also has been my way of surviving which also became my career path. what brings it out of me is my passion for different cultures, nature, animals, traveling, space, things that are healing to us when we view it from a bigger picture. we can compose and express ourselves through these elements and therefore help create healing images in our forms that we can carry with us.

2. What does women empowerment feel/look like to you?

Women empowerment to me is anything that inspires mental freedom as sexual freedom, economical freedom and independence and freedom to love and control your own body and appearance. Uplifting women without having to put another woman down!

3. 5 things that help you feel empowered.

1. I feel empowered listening to other women who don’t give a f*ck! It is very refreshing because you actually realize how simple it is, how we know we allow our minds to get blocked with so much bullshit just because we want to fit into a cute society frame whatever that is, and we end up living in invisible cages.

2. being a woman in 2019 is also very empowering I feel like women now are finally starting to really understand each other‘s value and support each other and therefore I also feel like men are starting to respect women more as well even though we have a long way to go still.

3. I feel very empowered when people value my opinions in corporate/business meetings and when people really respect and listen to me when I do business no matter what type of culture they come from.

4. I feel empowered when a man cares about my sexual pleasures

5. I feel empowered being around other women when we get to really just open up and laugh about things that we feel that we have in common

4. How do you plan to empower other women?

I have always been the type of person who practices never preaches! so what I usually do is empower through my actions of spreading as much positivity in general because this world needs love, needs healing, needs kindness, needs compassion, needs to rid itself of ego. The world is mother nature, the world is healing female energy. there are so many negative energies that I don’t want to even associate myself with in order to inspire to live a life far away from destructiveness so that we can fully evolve and grow into our true self and be who we authentically were born to be… to live a limitless life!

Photography via Mad Works Photography.

MUA Tai Young  @Taiyoungstyle 

HAIR Mary Daniels 

Stuff Fly People Like

SFPL RECAP: The Road To Boston With Amtrak

The last two years of my life have taken an exciting turn as some of my dreams as a young brown boy growing up in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, have really come true. I was no stranger to imagination as a child, but there was one thing that fascinated me way more than anything, and that was travel. I dreamed of getting on planes, running late for trains and hopping into taxis, just like I saw in my favorite movies and television shows.

At the top of 2016, in an effort to create realistic New Year’s resolutions, I vowed to visit every state in The United States. I mean, why not? I was born and raised in America, Who said I needed to stick to a few states and never visit the others? In order to do that though, I’d needed to do it in a way that would factor in my busy work schedule. Oxymoron right? I thought so too, until I found the best solution imaginable, Amtrak.

I represent the social generation and just happen to have a job that relies on the pulse of social media. So I can’t afford to take many pauses in my line of work. A few hours away from social media can result in missing breaking news and reporting it in a timely manner. Hopping on a plane can be a nightmare if the Wi-Fi isn’t working properly, not to mention the extra cost considering the fact that plane tickets are not cheap.

Amtrak was my ride of choice when I made my first visit to Washington D.C., and I couldn’t forget the supreme luxury and comfort of the quiet car (I’ll get to that in a second), oh, and did I mention no traffic? So now I had my sites set on discovering my next state, Massachusetts. Specifically, Boston. Best known for fish & chips, the Freedom Trail and “Cheers”, among other things, I was ready to add another notch to my belt, Amtrak style.

All aboard! Business Class!

I took my best friend, Harlem, who had also never been to Boston with me to enjoy the festivities. He’s a head chef at a busy Manhattan eatery and could have used some relaxation just as much as me! The boarding process was effortless. My tickets were scanned quickly, and I wasn’t asked again for the remainder of the trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better seat, because there is NO MIDDLE SEAT! The overhead compartment was perfect for our overnight carry-ons. And I couldn’t recline fast enough! The legroom was reminiscent of the space I’m use to in the comfort section of my favorite airline. I can’t tell you how priceless that is. The ride was smooth, the sights were so lovely they distracted me from my computer a few times (the complimentary Wi-Fi was very speedy might I add), and I took advantage of the café car on my arriving and departing trains. I must mention that the wine and cheese basket was amazing, and put me in the mood to catch a quick much needed nap before I returned to NYC.

How was Boston, you asked? Clean as a whistle. I didn’t get fish & chips, but I did take in some authentic tacos that were absolutely scrumptious! I stayed at the Boston Wyatt Waterfront, luxuriated in the Jacuzzi, and took a few walks on the waterfront. Because I was able to get some work done on the way there, I was able to unplug, which was priceless.

I’m super excited for my next state, as Amtrak will definitely be my travel choice. I already have my heart set on the quiet car in business class, but #staytuned for that adventure!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Amtrak, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make our blog possible.

-Stay Fly!


SFPL Exclusive: Jkinggz ‘Patek.’


You might remember Jkinggz from his trio membership in the group 3kz, that we posted not to long ago. Well, he’s back with a solo track and video for his newest contribution, Patek.

After recently being sentenced to 30 days, Jkinggz spent all of his free time on creating new music. After living a life of fear based on his past, he is now free to flourish in his passion. Here is his offering.

Check it out!

-Stay Fly!



New Music: Sade Serena ‘Swerve’ Featuring

Caribbean Pop Princess, Sade Serena just released her most recent single, “Swerve.”

“I am a sucker for love, so I feel like a lot of the content of my music is geared towards not only my anger or my sorrow, but really just my lessons in life with relationships, as far as men, or even friendships,” gushed the singer.

For this single, the singer brought on legendary Jamaican artist Elephant Man for double the energy paired over her  soulful vocals. Listen to the dancehall vibes below…

-Stay Fly!


FLY VISUAL: You Won’t Get “No Apologies” from KAY LEI

#FlyGirl, Kay Lei, just stopped by to drop off the visuals for her debut single (and BOP!) “No Apologies“.
According to the streets, the Bostonian-teen-songstress has been taking the industry by storm with her unique tone and charming demeanor readying for her mainstream breakthrough.
As the song goes..
You won’t get no apologies tonight
And I don’t need to explain my reasons why
But you can watch why, Step into the video below …


-Stay Fly!


FLY Music: Coi Leray “Huddy”

If you woke up this a.m. ready for something fresh, step into New Jersey artist, Coi Leray who delivers a West Coast Meets East Coast vibe, sprinkled with the Dirty South in her new single “Huddy”.


We seriously can’t get enough of dope female rappers.


Fresh off the heels of her ode to loving one’s self, By Myself , produced by Emdot, Coi is quickly aiming to make sure that hip hop is hers for the taking. Take a listen for yourself.



-Stay Fly!

Fly Reviews

FLY EXCLUSIVEs: The Cast Of Beautifully Broken Defines The Title

We recently took our talents to Nashville Tennessee for the world premiere of, Beautifully Broken, a film that explores a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret that converge in this inspiring true story of hope.  As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

To say this film is amazing is an understatement. Not only was it memorable, but it lives up to it’s name. But what does Beautifully Broken mean? We caught up with the films executive producer, stars and the beautiful CeCe Winans (who is on the soundtrack) to get their take on the beautiful meaning of the title of this film.

What does the title, Beautifully Broken, mean to you?

“We are all broken, But God still has a beautiful plan for us. If you keep the faith, and keep moving forward, he can turn it around. It’s like stained glass, it’s all shattered, but put together it’s the most beautiful art there is.”

-Executive Producer, Randy Hartley

‘Wow, well they mean a lot. But mainly, beautifully broken means if you have pain, you are not alone. I think it’s our honesty and authenticity with each other that builds a brighter community, and beautifully broken is all about that.’

-Actress, Emily C. Hahn

“Living in such a social media age, where everyone is posting their high peak moments, I feel like we need to uncover our flaws and have more authentic relationships, so I love the title from the beginning because of that is what it means to me.’

-Scott Williams Winters

“Well, God is close to the brokenhearted, and so many times the enemy will make you feel like everything is over and broken because you’re hurting. But God has proven time and time again that he will take your brokenness and turn it into something pretty. So I think it’s a powerful movie, a powerful message and a powerful song.

-CeCe Winans

The Beautifully Broken cast includes Scott William Winters (Lethal Weapontelevision series, Good Will Hunting)Benjamin Onyango (God’s Not Dead, Inception), Emily C. Hahn (Toy Story 3, Fresh Off The Boat television series), Jessica Obilom (Trafficked), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Nashville television series), Alan Powell (Quantico television series), Eugene Khumbanyiwa(District 9), Tammi Arender (Pitch Perfect 2), and television personality Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (Mary Mary series). Christian music legends Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith also make appearances in the film.

Beautifully Broken is in theaters now.

-Stay Fly!

Last Night in NYC

Fly Exclusive: Afropunk & Toyota Get The ‘Green’ Conversation Started In Brooklyn

Before we took our talents to this year’s Afropunk Festival, as part of Toyota’s overall Afropunk Brooklyn experience, we were privy to attend a special dialogue/panel (done over brunch) which promoted and discussed the growing community of African Americans engaging in and practicing sustainable living.

Held at Brooklyn’s newest obsession, Sweet Chick (the downtown Flatbush location), tastemakers and members of the elite brown press in NYC congregated over the franchise’s signature chicken & waffles, mac & cheese, mimosas, bloody mary’s and more over a smooth Brooklyn soundtrack as the conversation started up.

Kerene Tayloe, policy director for Green For All, a national organization working to ensure people of color and working families have a place and voice in the climate movement, lead a panel conversation with sustainability advocates and TGI coalition members, hip-hop artist Stic of Dead Prez, selfproclaimed “Queen of Green”, Yoli , as well as, Yvonna Wright of Lomar Farms.

The group kicked off the conversation about the emerging green movement among people of color and the importance of building a coalition of green advocates in those communities at an intimate brunch near the festival.  Needless to say it was a much needed conversation, and we were glad to be in attendance.

-Stay Fly!

SFPL's New Music

Fly Visual: Estelle Wants Us To Be ‘Better.’

Earlier this month, Fly Girl, Estelle exclusively premiered the official video for her latest single “Better” (directed by Estelle and Denzel Williams) on Apple Music. Today, the visual is now available to the masses, and we got you covered!

Produced by Harmony Samuels [Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande], ‘Better’, is the first single from Estelle’s forthcoming new reggae album, Lover’s Rock due out in September 2018. “Better” is the follow up to her previous single “Love Like Ours” off the album which has already garnered over 4 million streams on Spotify and over 2 million views on all digital platforms.
Ya’ll know we LOVE Estelle, she’s been a HUGE supporter of Stuff Fly People Like since day 1, and we are uber excited for her new music!
Lover’s Rock is on track to be Estelle’s most personal album to date, as she centers in on her West Indian roots with a full-fledged reggae album. On this LP, Estelle has assured to fuse her signature R&B and hip-hop sound while paying homage to her Grenadian roots as she concentrates on reggae, but also embraces Afro-beats and Soca music.
We are in!
Step into her new video below….

-Stay Fly!

FLY Interviews

Fly Interviews: SFPL Chats With The Cast Of Power Season 5

Everybody’s favorite show, Power is BACK to give us a huge amount of anxiety and stress, as is the norm! Our own Rae Holliday caught up with the cast to talk about the new season of the blockbuster show.

Step into our chat with your favorite characters; Tasha, Tommy, Dre, Kesha & Angela.


-Stay Fly!