Brad “Kamikaze” Franklin is forever grinding. Husband, father, hip hop artist, socially conscious journalist and CEO of OurGlass Media Group, whenever I spot him in public he’s either working or running errands (i.e. still working). Despite the menacing conotation of his moniker, he oozes positivity and intelligence. Watch as he breaks down the meaning of his name, the reason he is Mississippi’s greatest MC, the importance of supporting local artists, and his OG-ness.
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THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PLAN by Shanna Hatfield After Cadence Greer is jilted a week before her wedding, she takes a job as housekeeper and cook to seven cowboys, including Trey Thompson. With a lot of faith and a little Christmas magic, can they make a new happily ever after? Category: Christian Fiction Deal Price: Free! Deal ends: December 24 Original Price: $2.99 Get Deal: Amazon
Room for Love By Sophie Pembroke
When wedding planner Carrie Archer inherits the Avalon Inn, she’s determined to make her favorite summertime haunt a home. But first she must manage the quirky residents while planning her cousin’s Christmastime wedding.
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The Gift By Cecelia Ahern
From the New York Times bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes an uplifting, magical Christmas story. When workaholic Lou helps a homeless man get a job, he learns an important lesson about what’s most important. With over 3,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.
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Pharrell Williams recently joined the growing list of celebrities who’ve offended not just Native Americans, but Natives. Period. To the dismay of many, Pharrell wore a war bonnet on the July 2014 cover of Elle UK. He later apologized, but not all offenders do. While some things are blatantly offensive others might not be so obvious, especially if the reason its offensive hasn’t been thoroughly explained.
Continue reading Native American Fashion Trends- What’s acceptable and what’s offensive?
American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity documents the experiences of six Afro-Native Americans who open up about racism and identity issues. Continue reading Watch American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity
Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day garner all of the attention during the month of November when the entire month is actually Native American Heritage Month.
Okay, sure Thanksgiving plays in schools across the nation give a small nod to Indians regarding the “feast”; and Natives serve in the military and are thus honored as Veterans, but can you name one without a quick internet search? Besides the foods feasted on by the Pilgrims and Indians, what other contributions have Natives made that you can name off the top of your head?
My point is that Native Americans don’t receive the recognition they deserve.
Continue reading November is Native American Heritage Month
Had it not been for The View (with new co-host Rosie Perez) , I wouldn’t have know that its Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrated from September 15 through October 15, it hardly receives any recognition.
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What: 115th Annual Mississippi State Fair
When: October 1-12, 2014. Gates open at 5:00 pm Wednesday October 1, 2014
Where: Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS 39202)
Ticket info, parking & ride specials:
Hashtags: No official hashtags as of opening day. Share your own fair hastag(s) on the Mississippi State Fair’s facebook page (link below).
- traditional fair food and drink
- Free App
- Fun Guide
- Car Finder
- Full calendar/schedule of events
- Fair Map
- Social Media
- Photo Gallery and link to submit your own
- Nearby Attractions
- and more
Other Relevant links:
Are you going? Show us your good time. Just tag @etudelife on instagram or twitter. Don’t forget to like Étude Life on facebook.
I’d been planning to write about wines for some time now so I can appreciate these tips from pslovecharli.com.
Voted Most Transformative film at the 15th Annual Crossroads Film Festival, Will To Change is about a three strikes offender from Mississippi who breaks the cycle of violence and addiction in his life and becomes a positive force in his community. Continue reading Watchlist: Will To Change
This weekend, Comcast will recognize the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program during the Soul City Showcase. Since the scholarship program’s inception, there have been over 19,000 winners totaling more than $19 million in scholarship funds.
“I applaud the Continue reading Presentation of Scholarships and Grant at Soul City Showcase