Henrietta Lacks

Hey Spotlights I hope your day is amazing. I had the pleasure of attending the screening of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Oprah Winfrey, who played Deborah the daughter of Henrietta Lacks.  It is based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot and documents the story of Henrietta Lacks, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the 1950s, and whose cancer cells (later known as HeLa) would change the course of cancer treatment and modern medicine. The film premiered on HBO on April 22, 2017. If you do not have HBO please get the book or do a simple google search to learn more about this amazing woman and how she changed the world of medicine.

Photo of Henrietta Lacks

Photo of Deborah pictured with photos of her mother and older sister.

Until next time Spotlights have a great week.

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LEDISI (ISO) VOCALISTS

HEY SPOTLIGHTS I WANT TO SPREAD SOME SUNSHINE TO YOU ALL…

ATTENTION ALL VOCALISTS R&B’S SONGSTRESS LEDISI IS HOSTING OPEN AUDITIONS FOR BACKGROUND  VOCALISTS. 
COME OUT ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 2017 FROM 12-5 

AMP STUDIOS 5259 LANKERSHIM BLVD NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91601

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ROLAND JACK  AT TEAMLEDISI@GMAIL.COM

CHECK OUT YOURS TRULY IN LEDISI’S  BRAVO VIDEO  I REMEMBER MY MOM THINKING THAT WAS ME SINGING LOL 

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WORK IT OUT!

Hey Spotlights, its Work Out Wednesday’s   so I decided to spread some sunshine to your day. Now that March has kicked off, some of you may or may not have continued with your New Year’s resolutions/weight loss goals. I am here to let you know that we all have our moments. We get tired, distracted, or just flat out not motivated anymore. Don’t ever stop, if you do pick it back up again. Remind yourself of what you want to accomplish. Trust me the fitness journey is not always easy, but it’s worth it when you see those fitness results!!!


Allow me to introduce you to Mark Smiley the Fitness Extraordinaire, he has over 15 years of experience as one of the top instructors at 24 Hour Fitness. Mark teaches Kick Boxing, Yoga, Step Aerobic, and the Ultimate Body Work Out (weights incorporated).

 He is not only a great fitness instructor but he’s truly a motivator! Mark played an integral part in my 50 pound weight loss in 2016, he kicks butts and takes name he won’t accept any excuses from a class member! 



Mark is not a drill sergeant or a mean in your face type, he wants to see you reach your fitness goals. Mark’s Kick boxing classes are like no other. His warm-ups and stretching before the class sets the tone, with upbeat music , easy to follow routines, and simply fun people in attendance you’re truly in for a treat! He also gives out nutrition and fitness tips, he wants you to have a good understanding of how both go hand in hand.

WORK IT OUT  
In Los Angeles you can find Mark at the Kinetic Studios on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10a for just $5 you will get a full body workout. Mark’s classes are so much fun and encouraging, there are different levels of fitness in attendance. You will absolutely feel welcomed and get a great workout. Naturally you will catch me cutting up or getting yelled at, all in fun though. Everyone gets a good laugh in when Mark and I banter with each other.

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If you are looking for a great workout without a gym membership commitment or just want to try a group class join me and the rest of the crew.  Below you will find Mark’s schedule and contact information. Private training is available. 

Don’t forget to let him know the Spotlight Diva sent you, enjoy your week Spotlights!
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Mark’s Social Media – IG: marksmiley66 Twitter: @smiley_mark  
$5 Mondays and Wednesdays 10am 

(Kinetic Studio)

3701 W. 54th St. Los Angeles, CA 90043

Thursdays 7pm (Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall)

3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008

THE HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL -ISSA RAE

Hello Spotlights, how are you dazzling lights of influence? I hope all is well, last night it went down at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The Hollywood Confidential partnered with SAG-AFTRA and Walgreens for an amazing Panel discussion, about the (television) entertainment industry with panelist Issa Rae , Logan Laurie, and Dawn-Lyen Gardner.


Each panelist was amazing and had their own journey into the entertainment industry.

Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure) kept it real and shared her struggles of being broke, celebrating way too early (quitting her job), and how she learned patience with the process of transitioning from the internet to Network Television. As a native of Los Angeles it was very important for her to highlight South Los Angeles in her hit show Insecure. 



Dawn -Lyen Gardner (OWN’s Queen Sugar) another Los Angeles native was your typical LA story she was approached by a manager and was told that her complexion would look great on television. Dawn entered the industry at a young age, she shared that as a black actress she has a responsibility to the community. 


Logan Laurie (VH1’s Hit the Floor) moved out to LA at the age of 14 she wish someone would have told her about the struggle life of being an actress. A struggle of hers is she didnt want to be typecasted in hollywood, prior to landing her role on Hit The Floor, Logan spent 8 months in dancing training on her own dime. (Talk about dedication) 
Whether you are an up and coming entertainer or seasoned this event was the place to be because many gems were dropped. Issa said let your work speak for itself, Dawn said stay in learning mode when youre not working be in acting class. Logan said she was a realist but she was very much in tuned with God. Make sure that you communicate with God and take his lead. 


Here are my gems for my spotlights 1) Invest in your craft/yourself by attending acting/modeling classes /workshops, 2) maintain your health/style/look 3) Do the work by gaining experience/exposure even if its non-paid, step out of your comfort zone. 4) Continue to put out content (updating headshots, portfolios, blogs, etc and stay creative! 


The best surprise: Logan ended the event in prayer. I am telling you don’t just come to Los Angeles. thinking you don’t need prayer or God – this entertainment world isn’t for the faint of heart. 

 

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For more information on The Hollywood Confidential Visit www.hollywoodconfidentialla.com 

Allow God to lead you in this journey we call life”. -Spotlight Diva 

Empower With A Vision 2016

Happy New Year everyone!!!! I hope you all have kicked off your new year to a great start!!!!

One Chance Entertainment  (www.1chanceent.com) & Mind Body Spirit, Reformers LLC  (www.mbsreformers.com) came together for the 2nd Annual Empower With A Vision: (Vision Board Party) on January 9, 2016 at the beautiful upscale Foundry Loft in Fort-Lauderdale, FL. During his presentation, Councilman Alix Desulme announced that I received a proclamation from the City of North Miami. I was so humbled and shocked from this announcement but I thank God for this blessing and for the success of this event. It was a pleasure working with Miss B and all of the dynamic men and woman that made this a 5 Star Experience.

 Councilman Alix Desulme and I.

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Special Guest Speakers: Councilman Alix Desulme
Scot Frenzel –www.buzzbehind.com
U.S. Congressional Candidate Allen Ellison- http://www.ellisonforcongress.com

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Featured Panelists: Alicia Couri – www.acbeautyonline.com
Raidesha Francis – www.raideesha.com
Lelia Fore – www.forecgraphics.com
Davica Williams &
Demetria Williams – www.therealwondertwinz.com

Thank You to Sherley Pierre-Jullot for your Couponing 101 Presentation she brought in a haul that day that was less than $3.00 you cant beat that!!!!!!

If you are interested in any workshops with Mrs.Jullot feel free to contact onechanceentertainment@gmail.com

       sherley pierre

This was a blessed event! I hear you loud and clear on what you expect from me in #2016 and I am here to fulfill God’s will.
Once again MBS Reformers and I thank you guys for your continued support and look forward to more collaborating projects because when women come together, success is achieved!

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Fancy Swimwear Charity Fashion Show (15 Shades of Pink)

I had the great pleasure of attending the “Fancy For Life -15 Shades of Pink Charity Fashion Show at Fuego Lounge in Downtown,L.A.

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  Swimwear Designer Liz Luque never cease to amaze me, with her fly swimsuit collection to the production of her shows. Liz and her team always bring their A-Game.IMG_1566
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Liz launched Fancy Caps for Cancer Patients campaign, the caps you see from the fashion show are designed for cancer patients.

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Please Donate your best to her go fund me campaign FancyCapsforCancerPatients

Each model at the show represented a survivor of cancer,  their story was shared by the host as they graced the runway.

We learned about 15 Survivors (Crystal Maria Munoz, Bianca Jasmine, Stephanie Seban, Diana Franklin, Ruby Smith, Ann Caruso, Vanessa Bell, Maria Watts, Susan Angrisano, Patricia Scales, and Daryn Rodriguez)

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 Did I mention that Liz herself is a two-time survivor! I am inspired and motivated by this young , talented, creative beauty,  I am extremely proud and happy for her success and journey.

During the show there was a “Hotline Bling” Dance Contest which naturally you guys know I killed it right?

Here is a clip of my crew and I, we should have won that contest  I demand a recount lol.  Alright everyone until the next event make sure you check out FancySwimwear

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Kelly Rowland and BET Networks are casting

Attention all talented female performers Kelly Rowland and Bet are looking for the next super star group! Please read below for the instructions on how to submit! Please follow the directions do not omit or do anything extra save that for the audition! You must be available to film in Los Angeles November 2015- March 2016! Good Luck ladies knock ’em dead!

Kelly Rowland and BET

*EVERYONE MUST SING
*DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE VIDEOS OF YOU SINGING NON-PRODUCED POP/R&B COVER SONGS.
*NO DOWNLOADS ACCEPTED- Upload your videos to youtube, mark unlisted and send us the link
 

 

Kelly Rowland and BET