Growing Up Hip Hop

Growing Up Hip Hop is a new reality show, which will air on WE TV. As the network says, it’s truly the rise of a real empire.
  
The show dipicts the life of the children of celebrity hip hop artists. The cast includes, Angela Simmons (who is one of the producers of the show), Romeo Miller (son of Master P), Damon “Boogie” Dash (son of Damon Dash), Kristina DeBarge (daughter of James DeBarge of the group DeBarge), TJ Mizell (son of Jam Master Jay), Egypt Criss (daughter of Saundra “Pepa” Deton) and Angela Simmons (daughter of Rev. Run), she’s also one the producers. 

Growing Up Hip Hop follows the next generation of hip hop royalty as they attempt to step outside the shadow of their famous families. Music legends Damon Dash, Rev. Run, Russell Simmons, Master P, El DeBarge and Pepa are always nearby as each up-and-comer tries to build their own life and fortune in careers ranging from music to acting and fashion. At every turn they are challenged with maintaining their own identity while evolving the hip-hop sound and culture they come from.
With their love and work lives intertwined and with their overprotective families always nearby, these friends will each face challenging and sometimes surprising situations as they strive for independent success.

– wetv.com
Last night at Haus in NYC, WE TV hosted a premier party. The red carpet included many celebes, such as: Taye Diggs (who hosted the party), Marquisse Jackson (50 Cents son), TJ Mizell, ASAP Ferg, Diggy and Russy Simmons, Angela Simmons, Kristina DeBarge, Salt-n-Pepa, Egypt Criss, Lil Kim, Reven-Symone’, Damon “Boogie” Dash, Romeo Millers, Ray J, and more. 

Lovely Miss Jones was on the scene to get some of the footage. Below you’ll see a few pictures on the red carpet. Inside the stars along with well known guests, press outlets, and more celebrated the upcoming realty show, which will air January 7th at 10pm. A night where everyone came together to celebrate the success of these stars who are not in the shadows of their parents, but are walking in their own paths. 
Special thanks to Entertainment Fusion Group. 
   
(Marquisse Jackson)

(Taye Diggs)    
(TJ Mizell) 

 

(Diggy & Russy Simmons)
   
(Angela Simmons)

 

(Salt-n-Pepa & Egypt Criss) 
  
(Damon “Boogie” Dash)

 

(Romeo Miller)
  

(ASAP Ferg)

  
(Lil Kim)

Breast Cancer Awareness Meets Fashion

Marcelle Ceide and CLassIs Shoe Magazine shows support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by creating this lovely spreadsheet.

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Below you’ll find out more about the magazine and what the spreadsheet represents:

CLassIs Shoe Magazine is a book of content that discusses the lifestyle of the fashion business industry. It represents, the latest trends, the newest talent, the latest news of designer’s successes, and any battle over real estate between designers. CLassIs brings women together to discuss the fun things, and the important things about shoes and handbags. It’s a platform where women can meet, have small talk, do the most fundamental thing, ”READ” and have a discussion about the lifestyle of fashion luxury shoes & handbags. I wanted to create a book about shoes & handbags with content and not just a book of pictures.

I created the spreadsheet because the month of October is about celebrating overcoming cancer, and being a part of finding a cure for the disease in its entirety. I know that women love to feel beautiful and look beautiful. So, I created a spreadsheet to represent all women that have overcome this disease and is battling cancer. Also giving them a vision of beauty that is a part of healing, to feel encouragement, friendship, family, and love.

My team and I came up with a concept of the color, texture, and style of the shoe & handbag. The shoes are lace and the soles are pink. Pink represents feminine and lace representing sophistication. The handbag is designed with a gold bling bow, snake print and pink lining that represents style, beauty, & fashion rock. “So does overcoming cancer”.

Marcelle Ceide
Creator of CLassIs Shoe Magazine
Instagram: @itsbiz4fashion
Email: mceide32@gmail.com

Breast Cancer Awareness: Firsthand Survivor Story Part II

As promised, here we continue our testimonies from family members of breast cancer survivors.

This story is about Andrea Wilmer, a breast cancer survivor. To have personally known this woman, I saw firsthand her incredible strength during this time. Those around her, including myself, may not have even known her story until she personally gave her testimony. Which speaks volumes. Through her scary experience, her faith allowed her to stand strong. And we can now call her a survivor.

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The following was submitted by her daughter and Brooklyn College student, Alexis Wiggins.

The experience
To be honest I never really thought about life without my mom. My mom hid all her doctors notes/reports or anything pertaining to her having breast cancer hidden from my sister and I. She would go to the hospital and not say a word. It would be days my grandmother would call and say did you hear from your mother.

The effect on me
I would say there really was not an effect on me because I knew so little. Before this happened my great aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. Hospital visit one after the other she never left her smile or her aura. She was a fighter. I’m sure she had gotten bad doctor reports but all I knew was God was a healer. Everyday I would sing to myself ” I don’t believe you brought me this far to leave me”. And that goes for about everything.

Strength till the end
God is my strength, a very present help in trouble. Not to be so spiritual but I’m serious. After what I’ve seen God do for my cousin, little George who was sick unto death, I could never doubt him for anything especially healing. As Tye Tribett would say if he did it before he can do it again.

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