DMV native, Raheem Devaughn, talks about reinventing himself and who he loved working with. He even expresses his love for the mambo sauce at his favorite DC restaurant, The Hamilton.
Check out the videos below:
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Elsewhere in the city, it didn’t take too long for DC’s infamous stripper joint to get its groove back. Stadium reopened on November 22, 2013 — you can go get those dollar bills to throw again. Check out what the Washington City Paper had to say about Stadium’s troubles.
Last night Drake announced via Instagram (@champagnepapi) that he is now a member of team Jordan.
One can’t help but notice the timing, since this happened right after Kanye’s recent announcement to switch from Nike to Adidas by way of a (reported) $10 million contract.
It would seem that Nike, of which the Jordan brand is a subsidiary, wants to let it be known that they’ve moved on since that breakup.
The Jordan brand confirmed the collaboration in a tweet as well:
Drake’s samples for the new OVO-branded Jordan X’s and Jordan XII’s feature various colorways, including white with gold flecks and all black, some with visible OVO branding and some without. One thing is for certain; they look a whole lot better than those custom purple 5′s he was seen with in 2009.
Check out more photos of the “new” kicks from Drake’s Instagram below:
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Other Photos via Instagram
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1.Channel Your Inner “Sitter”
The Holidays are a peak time for parties and travel. Channel your high school days and offer to watch someone’s kids. Babysitters are charging upwards of $12-$15 per hour these days. This is a great opportunity to make a lump sum of cash quickly because parties can sometimes run until the wee hours of the morning. House sitting is another feasible option because families may be gone for extended periods of time. Your duties may be as simple as checking the house to make sure everything is locked or doing some light cleaning. Love furry friends? Dog walking and sitting is a great way to make extra cash during the holidays. Owners may need you to do things like take Fido out for a brisk walk or change Felix’s litter. Don’t want to put up flyers around the neighborhood? Try sites like Sittercity.com or Care.com.
2. Sell Your Junk on EBay
The holiday season also means the end of the year. What better way to start fresh than to clean out your closet? Sell your ex-boyfriend’s college hoodie or those old clothes that haven’t been your style for years. Old MP3 players and cell phones can even help you accumulate extra cash online. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
3.Sell Your Body
Well, legally of course! Clinics always need people to donate things like plasma and bone marrow. You can accumulate as much as $300 doing this. Need a haircut? Donate ten, uncolored, well taken care of inches to a good cause for some quick cash and a new “do”. Check out BeTheMatch.Org for bone marrow and Online Hair Affair for locks.
4. Utilize Your Talents and Create a Small Business
Tap into your creative side and find something to make and sell. Sites like Etsy.com are the land of homemade masterpieces. Can you draw? Transfer your drawing onto a t-shirt or a phone case and sell it. Are you a sewing machine pro? Make some holiday skirts or sweaters. Take a trip to your local craft store and let your imagination run wild. The beauty about creating a business is your income could carry you well past the holidays and even turn into a career you never thought you would have.
5. Take Up a Part Time Job
Stores are constantly hiring seasonal workers during the holidays. Pick up a part time sales or stock position at your local department store or retail chain. Work full time? If you’re up to it you can work on the weekends or in the evenings. Seasonal jobs are perfect for college students who are going to be at home for a few weeks. Even better, if you find a place where you work on commission, you could end up making an extra $500-$2000 in a short period of time. This could also be beneficial for the sake of buying Christmas presents because most seasonal workers get the privilege of the company discount immediately. To find seasonal positions utilize sites like Craigslist or Indeed.
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We’re all #FacingAIDS, so it’s our responsibility to fight stigma, encourage more research for a cure, and educate others on how they can prevent the spread of the disease long after Dec. 1.
As for African Americans, our community accounts for almost more than half of all new infections. What our culture also faces is that many are unaware of their status. Responsibility is key in the HIV/AIDS fight. Even if you do not participate in rallies and walks, you’re still doing your part by getting tested. Check out this service locator for testing sites in the DMV.
There were many events in the DMV yesterday for World AIDS Day, but if you didn’t have the opportunity to attend one, no worries you can still check out the events listed below as well as go get tested. Find a Testing Area by checking out this locator.
World AIDS Day 2013: Getting to Zero
Wednesday, December 4, 2013; 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, MD
The MCAC 2013 World AIDS Day symposium will focus on new perspectives of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with specific emphasis on the impact on those living with HIV/AIDS, including the collateral issue of healthcare insurance, senior citizen statistics, mental health and family/caregiver considerations.
For more information, visit: www.mcacdst.org/event/world-aids-day-2013-getting-to-zero/
The Gold Ticket Prevention Party
Thursday, December 5, 5 PM – 9 PM
Tropcalia, 2001 14th Street, NW (U Street Metro)
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Elite DC spoke with Ashley as she let us in on the secrets of the decision making process of choosing acting as a career, her favorite parts of the industry and which actresses she’s looking to emulate. Choosing to get her start at one of the elite HBCU’s in the country, Ashley gives credit for her choice, “My mom is a Howard alum so that legacy is important to me. I did in fact apply to NYU (Tisch), Emerson, and other awesome colleges and universities. The distinguished alumni that came from [HU], with the likes of Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, made me feel like this was the place for me. The tradition of going to an HBCU is unmatched.”
With a musical theater background, Featherson has experienced the different realms of acting. “I have to be honest. I can’t say I enjoy one more than the other. I think what’s so unique and cool about me is I love it all. I love performing. What I love about theater is that it’s different every night. It may be the same lines but the energy is almost always different. With television, I like that the schedule is more like a regular day. You can also go through seasons and have your characters grow immensely,” says Featherson.
Hello Cupid, briefly mentioned above, was co-created and co-stars Featherson, alongside Hayley Norman, chronicles two friends who are frustrated with the dating scene, tries online dating, but not with a little offline drama. The concept is quite true to life for some in the dating world. Featherson shared her very brief brush with the online dating world: “I actually signed up for online dating, and didn’t even last a week! I was like, this is crazy! I never went on a date, but that first episode is very much so in alignment with my personal experience.”
With season 2 coming up in the early part of 2014, Featherson confirms “[the]viewers can expect for Whitney (my character) to loosen up a little bit and I think that’s what people want.”
Choosing to be “open to all great opportunities,” Featherson refuses to be pigeon-holed in one arena of entertainment, shadowing the foot prints of Vanessa Williams, who she deems her role model with “the kind of varied and layered career” she’s working hard for, asserting that “as long as it feeds [me] creatively, I’m there.”
The year of 2014 is nothing short of continous great things from Featherson as she expresses a passion to focus more on “producing content and collaborating with other brilliant minds.”
Your DC fam will most definitely be watching, Ashley!
Remain up to date with Ashley and her upcoming projects via her social profiles!
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Administrators had set a goal to have the health insurance marketplace back up to speed for the majority of its users by the end of November, and made the goal, it seems, by the skin of their teeth.
However, Mashable.com reports that we shouldn’t get too excited just yet. They explain:
“…it’s unclear if the site actually does load that much better today. The administration claimed on Sunday that the site has uptimes exceeding 90%, but ProPublica‘s reporter Charles Ornstein ran into some familiar issues when he put it to the test.”
The site goes on to quote multiple IT experts who break down why, though noticably improved, the site still simply isn’t what it should be.
Twitter was also ablaze with complaints from frustrated users going back and forth between the site and its customer service specialists, only to be told to “try again later.”
Campus Reform reporter Caleb Bonham summed it up nicely with this Tweet:
Read the full story at Mashable.com.
What has been your experience with signing up for healthcare via the Healthcare.gov website? Let us know in the comments below!
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In the kit you receive a perfect set of basics: the large angled contour brush, the blending brush, the flat definer brush, the eye shader brush and the angled foundation brush. The kit comes inside of the specially designed Stroke of Midnight bag that features a classic black and white pattern with gold piping to complement the brush set. At a cool $49.50 this set aims to please the woman and the wallet.
Pick up your Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit or other gift sets in this collection at local retailers such as the MAC store in Georgetown, Nordstrom at Pentagon City or at MacCosmetics.com
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