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Last Night In NYC: PYNK Magazine hosts a #PYNKPowerDinner For Monica Brown…

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Last night in NYC, PYNK Magazine hosted a #PYNKPowerDinner to celebrate the upcoming release of Songstress, Monica‘s new album, Code Red (available 12/18).

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Last Night In NYC: Surprise #PYNKPowerDinner In Honor of Brandy Norwood

 

 

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Last Night In NYC…PYNK Magazine hosted a surprise #PYNKPowerDinner honoring legendary singer/songwriter and actress, Brandy Norwood presented by Creme Of Nature with curation by Gabriel Williams and Mecca Moore.

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The evening was filled with good music, good food from Omar’s Kitchen and good vibes from the VIP guests in attendance.

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The dinner was held at Harlem Haberdashery, decorated with rustic accents of antique tables to old-fashioned sewing machines.

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Before diving into the delicious appetizers and entrees, memories and kind remarks were shared amongst the guests about the celebrated Chicago star. PYNK‘s own Mecca Moore and Meeka Claxton reminisced on their first cover shoot with Brandy, emphasizing on how gracious and humble then she was then and continues to be now, along with SFPL‘s own Gabriel Williams and Rae Holliday who also expressed their appreciation for the humble star.

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Sweet treats from BCakeNYSelfie Cookie and gift bags filled with beauty products from Creme of Natures’ newest line were given away, while guests took photos with the photo booth from Shake And Share Media.

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The surprise was indeed a success! Got ya B!!! 🙂

Special thanks to Creme of Nature, First and Last PR, Celfie Cosmetics, Style Your Party, Paper Paint Lipstick, Selfie Cookie, BCakeNY, Harlem Haberdashery, MBK Entertainment, Omar’s Kitchen, Savvy Davis Jr, Shake and Share Media and all the wonderful people who made this night possible.

Photo Credit(s): Shake And Share Media & Bernard Smalls

Get a quick glimpse of the dinner festivities below in this cool video by Shake And Share Media:

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#PGOTD: Empire’s V Bozeman Lands Spotlight for Women’s History Month [Interview]

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With the major success of Fox‘s hit series Empire, producer Timbaland‘s female protege V Bozeman has been making quite the name for herself, and is this year’s new break-out artist.

From the opening scene of the highest-rated show, inquisitive minds wanted to know — who was the beautiful female in the studio booth, singing with such power and control? From then on, Bozeman’s featured song soared via social media and Spotify gaining her credibility, placing her in the high rankings of “the artist to look out for.”

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Recently, the singer/songwriter sat down with Pynk Magazine for their ‘PGOTD: Pynk Girl of The Day’ Spotlight for Women’s History Month; to discuss some of her biggest setbacks that she faced in the music industry, and what she does to uplift herself when she’s feeling discouraged.

This feature was “Approved” by L.A.’s own top-tier Lifestyle Specialist and Pynk Girl, Miss Diddy of The Brand Group.

Check out a few quotes from the interview below:

What was the most difficult struggle that you faced during the beginning of your career? Are you still dealing with the struggles?

I think that the most difficult struggle that I’ve dealt with was just breaking into the entertainment world period. I’m from South Central LA, so I had to go through a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing to really get to legitimate people that could really help me to get to the next level. Different experiences could have taken me on a dark path or just not even gotten me here period. You have to go through the growing pains.

What are some setbacks that you’ve faced getting into the industry?

I’ll be real; there were so many setbacks. People have tried to put me in a box. Labels are always trying to put me in a neo-soul box. Not that I hate neo-soul, but I’m just like yea I’m dark, I’m baldheaded, but that doesn’t mean I only sing a certain kind of way. I think that’s so narrow minded and simple to think. People would also say, “you don’t have the look.” Being an artist you can’t let other people define who you are. You really have to know yourself, be comfortable in your skin and know that you are enough. I think that carrying those ideals with me along the way got me through. I know that god has given me something special and my mission is to touch the world with this gift. So once I kept that in mind, the world seemed much more clearer than if I didn’t know these things.

When you are feeling discouraged, how do you lift your spirit?

First I pray and I ask god to give me strength. I work out a lot. Working out helps me release tension and it helps me reset and literally sweat out the stresses that I have. I also meditate often. I spend time with myself and there’s nothing wrong with spending time with you and getting used to just being by yourself. At the end of the day you’re going through your struggles, not to say that people aren’t there to help you do it, but you are the only one going through it. It’s important to coach yourself through it because life is going to bring something new everyday, some good some bad. You just have to get through it.

Read more of the interview over at ThinkPynk.com.

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Fly LIGHTs: Emily B Supports BDonnas’ Bella Bosses Tour with Hennessy V.S & Pynk Magazine

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The BDonnas Founders, Alexis Weekley and Tiffanie O’Bryant stopped in New York City for their Bella Bosses Tour this past Saturday with special guest Emily B at Woodland NYC in Downtown Brooklyn!

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Last Night In NYC: Ne-Yo’s 2nd Annual ‘Fostering A Legacy’ Benefit Gala

Grammy winning singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and his charity, The Compound Foundation, held the 2nd Annual “Fostering a Legacy Benefit” this past Saturday in East Hampton hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, sponsored by Malibu Red, Porsche, Empire CLS and Liberty Helicopters.

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Last Night In NYC: Top Women in Media Gather to Honor 135th Founder Shante Bacon @ Pynk Power Dinner in NYC

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Some of the most influential women in media and entertainment gathered last week in NYC at ReSette for Pynk Magazine’s “Pynk Power Dinner Series” honoring 135th Street Agency Founder & CEO Shante Bacon.  

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Last Night In NYC: Pynk Magazine & Bleu Magazine Presents A Private Sound Collage Release Party for Po Johnson…

 

Monday Evening, Team SFPL were invited by Pynk Magazine & Bleu Magazine to a “Music Is Love”, a private Sound Collage Release Party for Po Johnson‘s new project “The Diary Of The Love Drunken Monkey”. (Pictured here; Gabriel Williams, Dice, LaLa, Po Johnson & Rae Holliday).

 

 

The Private Release Party for Po (most notably known for her role on VH1’s Lala’s Full Court Life) was held at Tammy Hall on the Lower East Side in NYC.

Po shared the stage with singer Ro James who previewed cuts off his upcoming project, “Coke, Jack & Cadillacs”. Both projects were dope and had the crowd completely rockin’, we are excited about both projects based on what we heard alone.

The building was filled with Po’s family, friends & supporters, as well as bloggers, influencers and media! 

 LaLa was on deck to support her best friend!

Ciroc provided the beverages for the festivities and the event was also filmed for VH1. Congrats to Pynk, Bleu & Ciroc for a great event!

 

-Stay Fly!

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[Fly-LIGHTs] Rocsi Diaz Rocks Out With PYNK Magazine, Says She Is Looking Forward To A New Chapter

Before her last days as 106 & Park‘s host, Rocsi Diaz exclaims; a farewell and goodbye – to the BET family and NY streets, as she moves to LA to be apart of the Entertainment Tonight family. Peep her exclusive photo spread and interview below…

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[Fly-LIGHTs] Karen Civil For Pynk Magazine

Self-described as social media’s head puppeteer, music industry insider and Fly Girl, Karen Civil is a force to be reckoned with. At the amazing age of 26, she has held enviable posts as Social Media Coordinator for Lil Wayne’s YMCMB camp, Digital Marketing Manager at Beats by Dre and Head Bloggerati of her own KarenCivil.com.

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[Fly-LIGHTs] Angela Simmons For Pynk Magazine…

Fly girl, Fashion designer and Socialite, Angela Simmons covers the FALL Issue of PYNK Magazine! The cover girl delivers a full fashion spread styled by the dynamic styling duo, Alisha Crutchfield and Becca Alexis, who succeed in an amazing spread inspired by the fashionista Cult Classic, Sex And The City!