March 21, 2017

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Jenifer Lewis The Mother of Black Hollywood

O Girl Media is asking fans of veteran actress Jenifer Lewis to submit videos of          1 minute or less telling why they LOVE Jenifer Lewis!

 

CONTEST RULES

1.Upload your video to our #OGirlMedia

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Nikki Giovanni is on tour promoting her new book of poetry “A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter.” She stopped in New York City for several events including a discussion and book signing at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

 

Her new book of poetry focuses on the memories of friends, family and former students. I have not read the

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I Interviewed a #hiphop legend at #CityFest in MountVernon NewYork! Dres is 1/2 the hip hop duo BlackSheep!

He gave a special evening performance in MV a few weeks ago. This was such a surreal moment because I grew up watching Dres in Texas. I never thought I’d ever interview the guy behind “The Choice Is Yours.”

The iconic drum line and catchy chorus was a favorite of mine to try to rhyme. I definitely

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HAPPY NOVEMBER! 

I was born in November.

Legends are born in the fall.

 

CELEBRATE WITH ME!

I am approaching a milestone age on the 11th of November. As I look forward to the day I am reflective on my life thus far. The theme for this year’s birthday for me is CHANGE! I am seeking life-changing moments & opportunities for

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In life, does our careers ever go as planned? What’s your plan B?

What is your plan C? Are you prepared for the curve balls life will throw at you?

I was invited to participate in a webinar sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists entitled “What’s Your Plan B? How to Prepare for Career Transitions.” I began to think what advice would I have to give. As I sit and write this

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The Moonlight Cruisers Car Club, based in Eastchester, NY held their annual car show this past weekend in New Rochelle. O Girl Media attended the family friendly event. A portion of the proceeds benefitted The Ursuline School.  100 trophies was given out at the cars show that was bursting with close to 400 cars! There was no way to film them all. Enjoy a look at a few classic cars. Learn the stories behind the

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Happy 6th Birthday William!

October 18th, 2010 I became a mother to a 3-month preemie baby boy I named William. My son is a fighter, a survivor and intelligent boy. I have been his Mom for 6 years. For most in my family the time flew by, but to me I felt these 6 years. 

YEAR ONE: The first

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October 5th, nationwide is National Depression Screening Day. The annual day is held during the first week of October which marks Mental Illness Awareness Week.  

To commemorate both I am sharing my journey with Depression. 

 

THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY DEPRESSION

  It has a familiar tune in my spirit. The melodies paralyze me out of nowhere, forcing me to deal with emotions I thought I buried deep inside. Emotions and feelings

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In its 48th year the African American parade is an awesome display of the beautiful diaspora of Black people living in New York City.

The African American Day Parade celebrates the best of #BlackPride! Watch the parade as thousands of people marched through Harlem.

#OGirlMedia is proud to bring you another #NYC parade celebrating ethnic pride!

Shoutout to Srexprezzions for sharing her beautiful artwork with #OGM!

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Mount Vernon Classic Car Club of New York recently held their 6th Annual “I Know You Got Soul” Car Show in Mount Vernon, New York. Featuring classic cars from around the five boroughs, the car show was a family friendly event with soul music.

 

O Girl Media enjoyed our time browsing through the cars and learning the stories of many of the car owners. We took our camera to capture this wonderful event

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Did you know that African American are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? O Girl Media is telling the story of Lisa Love and her five-year battle with kidney disease. She wears her scars proudly from the fight, no longer using arm cover-ups. Her arm is her personal testimony. The family matriarch overcame at home hemodialysis to receive a life changing kidney transplant. Her new kidney isn’t the cure to her disease but

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O Girl Media attended the 2017 Dominican Day Parade, celebrating the people and culture of the Dominican Republic. In its 35th year the parade was attended by thousands who marched along 6th Avenue to the sounds of Dominican music.

 

This years theme “Nuestra historia, al ritmo de guira tambora y acordeon is an ode to the richness and diversity of Dominican culture. It’s a fusion of African, European and Taino roots. Dominican

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I‘ve always been a dancer. My Mom says I was never too shy to shake my little butt as a child. I grew up dancing the wop, the snake, the reebok, the prep and other dances imitating my older sisters. It was something I always felt good at. I did it freely whenever a song moved my body. At a summer program I attended we did a production of The Wiz. I got to dance

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While checking out the local indie film scene in my hometown, Fort Worth, Texas I was reunited with two friends from college. I was happy to meet local filmmakers at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Read the story of two awesome women in film, whose film Given Circumstances debuted at the film festival. Watch the story of their film, complete with interviews from two actors in the movie.

Patrice M. Logan

Working

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FOOD AND VENDORS!

New York City street fair are truly a wonderful experience!

Summer in New York City means some of the coolest streets fairs. O Girl Media spent a sunny Sunday afternoon walking the street festival. Watch our story of the Fair. We featured a few street vendors. Check out their products and the artist during our story! Links coming soon!   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XgbdRNKmd7Y    

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*Only scene names were used to write this piece.   It’s the Black Family Reunion you aren’t attending this summer! Weekend Reunion (WR) offers fun, BDSM and fetishes! Yes you read that right! BDSM and fetishes! “Weekend Reunion is the only national three day black BDSM event in existence,” says cofounder *Coffeebaby. Weekend Reunion takes place the first weekend in August in Piscataway, New Jersey.

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I grew up chanting, “Yeah!! We going to Midland!”

As the boys crushed another team to advance in the playoffs

I know the agony of defeat

I was there in 93 when they scored 70+pts

And became the State Champs.

I remember the names, familiar faces

Of life long fans you only see during the season

I’ve caravanned

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Season 2 of this hilarious new Black rom-com premiers tonight! Whether you ended season 1, #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence or maybe you didn’t even watch, catch up briefly with my notes on Season 1. These are my random musings as I binge watched the show one weekend. I enjoyed watching the show. I was able to connect instantly with all the characters especially Issa, Lawrence and Molly. I’ve faced relationship issues similar to Lawrence and Issa,

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*Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.  

I have this complicated work history. Sadly I’ve been fired twice but it was such a good thing. Once I explain, you will think so too. I was fired from Walt Disney World in college and secondly from a summer teaching job in high school. Had I not been fired from Disney World I would not have been

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O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, It’s Fourth of July! America’s Independence Day! The day we celebrate our country with patriotic red, white and blue. I wanted to spend the day at the beach being a bum! I’ve never celebrated the nationwide holiday at the beach! In Texas my longstanding tradition was the backyard family BBQ every year. It never failed.

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WATCH ME NOW on The Chew!

This all started as something fun for my boyfriend and I to do. Audience tickets for TV shows are free. Living near New York City gives us ample access to so many shows we couldn’t possibly try to attend them all. My boo attended culinary school and has some interest in cooking. I grew up cooking with my Mom and sisters. The Chew seemed like the

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A friend introduced me to soul singer Donnie’s album The Colored Section (TCS) while in college and changed my world! I had just started my sophomore year at the University of North Texas. This album would become a major part of the soundtrack of my college years. Recently I spent one gloomy Saturday stuck inside interviewing the wonderfully insightful Donnie. I was nervous, breaking out into a sweat like a whore in

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  https://youtu.be/-1sZjzjbXSo I have many goals and dreams I want to do with my journalism career. I have literally dreamed about interviewing El DeBarge. I skipped news writing class, checking this off my bucket list. Leaving school early to film DeBarge at the now closed J&R Music World was a once in a lifetime opportunity. #YOLO Being a fan, I knew El’s new album was coming out. It had been 16 long years since

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As summertime returns, I’m sharing my summer of 1993 memories of the best family road trip ever! From Texas to NYC and stops in between, I travelled the highways of America with my parents and a childhood friend. I was ten years old and had just graduated from fifth grade. My parents were retracing their steps with me on this trip. I missed the earlier family vacations with my older siblings because I wasn’t born.

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –Maya Angelou

On Mothers Day I attended #50in50:Writing Women Into Existence. The event celebrated Black women from across the world with our stories. From childhood, youth, young adulthood, middle age and mature, the stories spanned through life. 221 stories were submitted but only 50 made the cut. The well-regarded cast included Simone Missick, Pauletta Washington, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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