Congratulations: Tamron Hall, Yandy Smith-Harris and Monique Idlett-Mosley Honored At Pow(H)er Awards In NYC

Pow(H)er Awards Dinner

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Change Makers Honored For Their Career Achievements

Veteran journalist Soledad O’Brien and civil rights activist Tameka Mallory were among the big names who helped honor Tamron Hall, Yandy Smith-Harris and Monique Idlett-Mosley at the Pow(H)her Awards this week in NYC.

More than 200 women from the worlds of finance, media, entertainment and business attended the third annual Pow(H)er Awards, hosted by Tene Nicole Marketing and Public Relations Nov. 19 at Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine in Manhattan.

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Singer Esnavi kicked off the festivities before the journalist and “Boss Bride” author Charreah Jackson emceed the gala, which honored women with an “Unapologetically HER” Woman of the Year award for their contribution to their respective industries.

Besides Smith-Harris, Idlett-Mosely and Hall, ADCOLOR founder Tiffany R. Warren and the ladies behind the Curly Girl Collective – Tracey Coleman, Melody Henderson, Charisse Higgins, Gia Lowe, and Simone Mair – rounded out the honorees.

Pow(H)er Awards Dinner

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In her remarks, “Love & Hip Hop: New York” star Smith-Harris urged attendees to give back, stand up for what they believe in and advocate for civil rights.

“Each and every one of us has an obligation to our communities – we have an obligation to our children,” Smith-Harris, who looked stunning in a pastel-colored sequin junpsuit, said.

Pow(H)er Awards Dinner

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She added: “We need you on the front lines at the prisons, we need you on the front lines at the Department of Justice, we need you on the front lines when there are brothers shot and killed, we need you on the front lines when our sisters are being harshly criminalized.”

Pow(H)er Awards Dinner

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Angelic Creations curated the evening’s interior designs, while Papi Wines and Harlem Haberdashery Bespoke Spirits provided the beverages. At the end of the evening, guests took home bags heaving with gifts from sponsors that included InStylish, Urban Hydration, Curlee Girlee and more.

Looks Litt? Puma Pop Up At ComplexCon Brings Out Dani Leigh, A Boogie, & More

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Celebrity Sightings At Puma Complex Con

 

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PUMA debuted their newest sneaker franchise, Rider, including a limited-edition all pink colorway with Chinatown Market only available for purchase at ComplexCon!  Some of this year’s trendiest artists and influencers popped up for swag sessions, gaming tournaments, and more.  A Boogie posed with the new kicks while Dani Leigh turned heads in a lime green windbreaker.  Peep more pics of what you may have missed on the flip!

Lil Kim, Wale & Gal Pal India Graham Help Honor LaQuan Smith & Jonathan Mannion At Moët & Chandon Dinner

Moet Chandon Dinner featuring Jonathan Mannion, Wale, Lil Kim and LaQuan Smith

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Moët & Chandon’s “Nectar Of The Culture” Campaign Celebrates People Pushing Culture Forward

The worlds of hip hop and fashion came together for an event this week celebrating New York City’s own, photographer Jonathan Mannion and designer LaQuan Smith.

Moët & Chandon’s hosted a private dinner Tuesday in New York City’s Garment District in honor of the veteran hip hop photographer and luxury womenswear designer.

Moet Chandon Dinner featuring Jonathan Mannion, Wale, Lil Kim and LaQuan Smith

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The creatives were part of the brand’s “Nectar of the Culture” campaign, which recognizes people, places and moments that have pushed culture forward.

Moet Chandon Dinner featuring Jonathan Mannion, Wale, Lil Kim and LaQuan Smith

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“I thought that this was the perfect union to be a part of something like this,” Smith told us before the dinner. “Me being from New York City, being from Jamaica, Queens, it’s a huge honor for me.”

The event, catered by celebrity chef JJ Johnson and featuring a seemingly endless amount of chilled Moët rose, brought out the big names. Lil Kim arrived in a white chauffeured Bentley and later took selfies with Wale – who pulled himself away from his tactile display of affection for gal pal India Graham.

Moet Chandon Dinner featuring Jonathan Mannion, Wale, Lil Kim and LaQuan Smith

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Singers BJ The Chicago Kid and Mack Wilds chatted for almost the whole evening while model Andreja Pejic stunned in a barely-there denim mini dress.

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Been On: Kandi Burruss, Toya Wright & Other ATL Baddies Attend The Launch Of Nicki Minaj’s ‘FENDI Prints On’ Collection

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Atlanta FENDI Prints On Collection Launch

Atlanta’s flyest and finest stepped out on Wednesday to celebrate the launch of FENDI’s latest collaboration with Nicki Minaj: FENDI Prints On. Celebs like Kandi Burruss, Toya Wright, and Tanya Sam hit up the pink-hued Buckhead location to celebrate the hip hop Queen’s highly anticipated capsule collection.

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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Eva Sterling and Marlo Hampton were also in attendance…

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as well as Quad Webb and stylist No IG Jeremy who indulged in the futuristic FF designs as DJ Princess Cut provided the soundtrack for the night.

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Minaj’s collection is described as “space-like, futuristic inspiration meets high-end glamour, where the iconic FF logo all-over pattern is combined with metallic, shimmering surfaces and rich texture.” Several FENDI execs were also in the building to assist customers and tell them more about the luxury line.

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The collection further blends sophisticated craft with elevated leisurewear styles, showcasing body-hugging silhouettes juxtaposed with oversized puffers and coats. The same eccentric and street style attitude characterizes the accompanying accessories with legendary Peekaboo and Baguette bags in a range of sizes and colors such as metallic silver – from sequins to embossed FF logo – and fluo pink. Several of the high-end pieces were on display and available for purchase.

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FENDI Prints On capsule collection, including lines for women, men, and children, are available now in 52 Fendi stores and online at Fendi.com.

See more from the Atlant FENDI Prints On launch on the flip.

Been On: Kandi Burruss, Toya Wright & Other ATL Baddies Attend The Launch Of Nicki Minaj’s ‘FENDI Prints On’ Collection

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#FENDIPrintsOn

Atlanta FENDI Prints On Collection Launch

Atlanta’s flyest and finest stepped out on Wednesday to celebrate the launch of FENDI’s latest collaboration with Nicki Minaj: FENDI Prints On. Celebs like Kandi Burruss, Toya Wright, and Tanya Sam hit up the pink-hued Buckhead location to celebrate the hip hop Queen’s highly anticipated capsule collection.

FENDI

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FENDI

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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Eva Sterling and Marlo Hampton were also in attendance…

FENDI

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FENDI

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as well as Quad Webb and stylist No IG Jeremy who indulged in the futuristic FF designs as DJ Princess Cut provided the soundtrack for the night.

FENDI

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FENDI

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Minaj’s collection is described as “space-like, futuristic inspiration meets high-end glamour, where the iconic FF logo all-over pattern is combined with metallic, shimmering surfaces and rich texture.” Several FENDI execs were also in the building to assist customers and tell them more about the luxury line.

FENDI

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The collection further blends sophisticated craft with elevated leisurewear styles, showcasing body-hugging silhouettes juxtaposed with oversized puffers and coats. The same eccentric and street style attitude characterizes the accompanying accessories with legendary Peekaboo and Baguette bags in a range of sizes and colors such as metallic silver – from sequins to embossed FF logo – and fluo pink. Several of the high-end pieces were on display and available for purchase.

FENDI

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FENDI Prints On capsule collection, including lines for women, men, and children, are available now in 52 Fendi stores and online at Fendi.com.

See more from the Atlant FENDI Prints On launch on the flip.

BOSSIP Be Trippin’ – Driving Through Southwest Oregon With Polaris

Polaris Hosts Test Drive In Southwest Oregon

The southwest coast of Oregon is full of pine tree forests that stretch down to the ocean, sand dunes that go on as far as the eye can see and coastline that is so picturesque that it looks like it came out of a storybook.

And it was the perfect backdrop for a three-day trip to test drive Polaris’ newest fleet of off-road and specialty vehicles. The vehicle maker invited a select group of media and tastemakers (like Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus and social media star Mapy) to test the new Slingshot – a three-wheeled convertible-style roadster, and the Rzr – a four-wheeled off-road vehicle – among the natural splendor.

After checking into our hotel, the Inn At Fifth in Eugene, we spent the afternoon getting to know each other and getting outfitted with Polaris gear to get us ready to drive.

Polaris Slingshot And RZR Host Star-studded Adventure Ride

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The next day, we drove to the coast, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way: rushing streams, the occasional farm, forests and open fields. We first arrived at the Spinreel Dune Buggy & ATV Rental in North Bend, where after a safety check, we piled into our Rzr’s and set out for the sand dunes. Cruising the dunes in the Rzr was a blast – especially riding the four-wheeler all the way up a dune and then careening down it.

After a lunch of local Dungeness Crab at the Coos History Museum, we got into our Slingshots for the final drive of the day. The two-seater resembled a cross between the Batmobile and a motorcycle, and the convoy of our Slingshots driving through the streets and highways along the state’s coast turned heads wherever we went. Riding in the open air Slingshot with the music blasting was simply exhilarating. No wonder celebs like Chris Brown are fans.

Polaris Slingshot And RZR Host Star-studded Adventure Ride

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We ended our trip by driving the Slingshots to the Heceta Head Lighthouse – a scenic spot that had its own beach – where put our feet in the water and snapped a group photo.

This reporter had never experienced – or even considered – off-roading or specialty vehicles before, but after this trip, we realized that it can be an exciting soft adventure for the whole family and a thrilling way to see the country.

Check out the video above for more from the trip.

Black Excellence Abound: Oprah, Halle Berry & Other A-Listers Attend Opening Of Tyler Perry’s $250M Studio

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Tyler Perry Studios Opening Gala

Black excellence was abound Saturday for the grand opening of Tyler Perry’s $250 million movie studio. ALL the A-listers you could think of were in attendance including Oprah, Beyonce, Taraji P. Henson, Maxine Waters, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson, and Halle Berry.

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Beyonce was also on hand, and while she skipped the carpet she took pics inside with several celebs.

Tyler’s 330-acre studio that once served as a Confederate army base and has sound stages named after black actors, Will Smith was on hand for the reveal of his.

Oprah walked the carpet with Stedman…

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Tyler Perry Studios

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and beamed with pride while bragging about her close friend.

“He didn’t wait for other people to validate or to say you should go this way or that way. He said I’m going to create my own way and as we can see here, become a force for himself,” Winfrey told The Associated Press.

“I remember when he was thinking about buying this place and I said ‘You’d be crazy not to take it.’” she added.

Other stars spotted on the carpet included Kelly Rowland, LaLa and Michelle…

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Monica….

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Colin Kaepernick and Nessa…

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Jeannie and Jeezy…

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and TONS more.

Inside guests dined on lump crab salad and had a choice of spiced beef tenderloin or pepino and orange crusted sea bass. Looks like good times were had by all—including the Clintons who didn’t walk the carpet but were in attendance.

Now, this was a star-studded affair; more pics on the flip.

Yandy Smith-Harris, Misa Hylton & More Honored At Harlem Fashion Week Gala

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Harlem Fashion Week’s Season Seven Gala & Show Closed NYFW

New York Fashion Week went out with a bang with a gala and runway show honoring Harlem’s own.

The fashion crowd headed uptown to honor people and organizations making a difference in Harlem and beyond.

Reality star Yandy Smith-Harris, fashion entrepreneur Misa Hylton and musician and playwright Vy Higginsen were among the honorees Sept. 15 at the Harlem Fashion Week Opening Night Charity Gala at the Museum of the City of New York.

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Also honored was local activist Jackie Rowe-Adams, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.

The gala also celebrated the centenary of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Following the benefit, the space turned into a catwalk, and the guests were treated to three different fashion shows featuring both emerging and established designers, including Remilda Rose Designs, La Maison Chevalier and Nothing To Wear.

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Sterling Shephard, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown & Ashley Benson Launch McDonald’s “McDelivery Night In” With Uber Eats

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McDonald’s & Uber Eats Launch “McDelivery Night In” Event Across Six Continents

Sterling Shephard said he’s looking forward to sharing his love of Mickey D’s with his one-year-old daughter.

“I grew up on McDonald’s,” he told BOSSIP. “I used to eat McDonald’s after every single football game. So Cali’s going to be eating McDonald’s all the time.”

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The New York Giants wide receiver and husband of supermodel Chanel Iman was one of the celebs on hand to launch the global “McDelivery Night In” at Chelsea Market Sept. 17.

Also in the crowd was actress Ashley Benson – without partner Cara Delevingne – “Queer Eye’s” Karamo Brown and “The Bachelor’s” JoJo Fletcher and Becca Tilley.

McDelivery Night In

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Customers who order McDonald’s through the Uber Eats app after 5 p.m. on Sept 19th are automatically eligible to win an item from the line. There were similar events across the globe.

The fast-food brand also unveiled its “McDelivery Night In” line of merchandise for nights on the sofa – like pajama pants, sweatshirts and socks.

“They have a blanket with a hoodie on it, which is my favorite,” Shepherd said, “some T-shirts and shorts as well.”

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Congratulations: Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Honored At Charity Gala; Raises $1.6 Million

CC Sabathia's LecaCCy Gala Sept 16

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Pro Athletes Pack LegaCCy Gala In NYC

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was honored for his career in sports and his commitment to giving back at a charity gala that raised some $1.6 million.

Sabathia was the guest of honor at the LegaCCy Gala at Sept. 16 at Hudson Yards in NYC, where Andy Pettitte spoke about Sabathia’s work with his PitCCh In Foundation, and later presented him with the LegaCCy Award.

CC Sabathia's LecaCCy Gala Sept 16

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Celebs on hand to celebrate Sabathia included Amar’e Stoudemire, Michael Vick, Desus & Mero, Tiki Barber, Carlos Beltran and Victor Cruz – who arrived without lady love Karrueche.

Hosted by radio personality Angie Martinez, the evening also featured performances from T-Pain, DJ Olivia Dope and Questlove.

CC Sabathia's LecaCCy Gala Sept 16

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The event raised $1.6 million which will benefit the PitCCh In Foundation’s programs and services.

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Black Stories: Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Opening Night Pays Tribute To South Africa

Jazz at Lincoln Center Opening Weekend

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Perform From The South African Songbook

Jazz at Lincoln Center brought the music of South Africa to Manhattan for its opening night concert.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis opened its new season by paying tribute to South African jazz, performing “The South African Songbook, Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy.”

South African artists, including pianists Thandi Ntuli, Nduduso Makhathini and saxophonist McCoy Mrubata joined the orchestra at the Frederick P. Rose Hall for a selection of songs from the land of the Zulu and Xhosa.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Opening Night

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The concert gave the crowd a glimpse of the spectrum of South African Jazz. The orchestra performed interpretations of work from legends like Hugh Masekela’s “Send Me,” as well as the late pianist Winston Mankunku Ngozi’s musical tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu – each arranged by an orchestra member.

The evening came 25 years after the country’s racial caste system, Apartied, came to an end, and many of the songs reflected a sense of hope and reconciliation as well as a musical call to action to work towards a better society.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Opening Weekend

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The works infused South African culture and traditional music with improvisational jazz to the delight of the crowd, which later gave the orchestra a standing ovation.

Considered one of the nation’s premier music institutions, Jazz at Lincoln Center is a performance space, artist incubator, music education classroom and record label that hosts workshops, performances, and an annual high school jazz band competition and festival.

Take That: Jeezy, Jidenna, Dj Khaled & More Celebs Spotted At Diddy’s Revolt Summit In Atlanta

Diddy Hosts Revolt Summit In Atlanta

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Jeezy, Jidenna, Dj Khaled & More Celebs Spotted At Diddy’s Revolt Summit In Atlanta

 

Over the weekend, Diddy hosted some of the Industry’s biggest names in music, entertainment, and tech at the Revolt Summit in Atlanta.  Dj Khaled, Remy Ma, Swizz Beats, Quality Control, and many more sat on panels to discuss changes in the culture, bridging the gap, and the roads to success for fans and fellow taste makers.

Diddy Hosts Revolt Summit In Atlanta

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We spoke to Justin Combs on the main stage carpet about importance of family, community, and how he spent his “Hot Boy Summer”. It was more than just a family affair, with influencers including B. Simone, Kway Rogers, Shiggy, & more gracing the stages.

QC At Revolt Summit In Atlanta

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QC executives joined Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz to discuss how to be seen as an artist on the rise, and the crowd gathered in song to show Chainz love for his birthday. Jidenna talked with Tuma Bas about the influence of African culture  on hip hop, and TI spoke with Killer Mike & Candace Owens about the state of politics and hip hop. See more photos from the 3day summit on the flip!