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Stomp Wars Virtual Homecoming Experience

Stomp Wars, the celebrated national stepping competition and cultural institution, insisted the show must go on for 2020, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen!

In order to engage, rally, and uplift students, the Stomp Wars program announces a historic first with the launch of The Stomp Wars HBCU-KNOW Virtual Homecoming Experience on September 26 – October 28. The event will be powered by The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and broadcast live from stompwars.com, with a live simulcast on Facebook and YouTube. The Top 2 Step Team Winners will go on to compete in the World Of Dance Championships.

Now on the event’s 13th year, on-air personality Rock-T returns as the host. In this latest installment of the program, The Collegiate Edition will celebrate the HBCU community by showcasing incredible stepping by the Greek organizations Divine 9, HBCU-KNOW Battle of the Bands, HBCU-KNOW Cheerleaders, HBCU-KNOW Majorettes, and more.

Since its inception, Stomp Wars has consistently inspired generations to graduate high school and pursue higher education. To date, more than 10,000 students have been galvanized by the event as the initiative rewrites the rules and brings us one step closer to the eradication of social injustice and systemic racism. For 2020, the core messageTomorrow can be better than today will be transmitted to the online audience.

Check out the impactful message for yourself by watching the virtual Stomp Wars.

About Rock-T:

Rocky Turner is an American Radio-TV Personality, Host, DJ, Producer, Sports Announcer, Author, and entrepreneur. Known to listeners as Rock-T and currently a member of the phenomenally successful Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Rock-T reaches 7 million listeners daily through this nationally syndicated show with markets that include Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, and Orlando. He is also a member of the wildly popular TV show, Dish Nation and Rickey Smiley For Real.

Rock-T is also the founder and creator of Stomp Wars, the most successful stomping competition in the country. As Rock-T’s vision for these disenfranchised youngsters continued to grow and expand, as did the reach of the event. Today, Stomp Wars is not only an annual sell-out on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington, it is also a hit with thriving teens across the country teaching students about the power of perseverance and diligence.

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Dusan Brown – Presidential Scholar

Teen actor Dusan Brown receives the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar for directing and writing

Teen director, writer, actor and honor roll student, Dusan Brown, has been named one of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The award was announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Brown, to be celebrated in the Arts. Brown is a rising, talented director, writer, actor, and recent high school graduate from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts this week. LACHSA, the nation’s #1 public arts high school, has brought to us such famous alumnae as Jenna Elfman, Marla Sokoloff, Josh Groban, Terran Killam, Zoey Deutch and Anthony Anderson.

Brown is one of 161 outstanding American high school seniors who the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars believed to have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, technical expertise, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. Of the 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,300 candidates qualified for the 2020 awards. Brown chose Drew McClellan, LACHSA’s Cinematic Arts Department Chair, for the Distinguished Teacher recognition. The Presidential Scholars Class of 2020 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer, as public health circumstances permit.

Brown’s short film, REECE, where he served as writer, director, co-DP, editor, colorist and is featured in, was originally created as a submission for his high school’s annual Moondance Film Festival. To date, this project has allowed him to become a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Winner, a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation Winner, as well as a Gold Level YoungArts Winner, $10,000 – which is presented to as few as five and as many as 13 winners over the past several years. In addition, over the past year, Reece won five film festivals: Winner Best Short Film at WILDsound DIVERSITY Film Festival, Winner Best Student Film at Alexander Valley Student Showcase, Winner Best Film – Spark Award at All American H.S. Film Fest, Winner Best Student Film at Indie Short Fest, and Winner Best Cinematography at Moondance Film Festival. Since July 2019, Reece received 14 nominations and was officially selected into 13 festivals such as Sacramento International Film Festival, Westflix Film Fest, Baltimore Black International Film Fest, San Diego International Kids’ Film Fest, LA Shorts International Film Fest and San Francisco Frozen International Film Fest, to name a few.

The excitements in Brown’s life continue to grow. Brown can next be seen in a strong supporting role in the upcoming Netflix movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. In addition, Brown committed to one of the country’s top ranked film schools, Chapman University, where he will pursue his BFA in Film Production with a concentration on directing and writing.

Brown has written several features with plans to film his first one summer 2021. His newest shorts, Cereal and Trash, will both debut via LACHSA’s 1st Virtual Film Festival. In addition, Brown’s award-winning, 10 minute film, REECE, will debut June 10th via www.DusanBrown.net.

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Lil’ Nas x Nas – Rodeo

LIL NAS X RELEASES “RODEO” REMIX (Feat. NAS)

Lil Nas X has released a new remix of his song “Rodeo” featuring Nas.

The two performed the song live at The GRAMMYs last night, where Lil Nas X also took home 2 awards for Best Music Video for “Old Town Road (Official Movie),” and for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Old Town Road (Remix)” with Billy Ray Cyrus.

Check out the lyric video for “Rodeo” (Remix) (feat. Nas) here

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Pantone Fashion Color Trend

Pantone LLC, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 edition for New York Fashion Week. Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, the trend forecasting and color consultancy, this season’s report features the top 12 stand out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see on the runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York, express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self- expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment. “Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

About the Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW Color Palette

Colorful favorites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of modern color classics.

18-1662 Flame Scarlet** : Burning bright, Flame Scarlet exudes confidence and determination.

14-1064 Saffron** : Pungent Saffron adds a flavorful brilliance to the palette.

19-4052 Classic Blue** : A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.

15-5718 Biscay Green** : An aqua shade connected to cleansing waters, Biscay Green cools and refreshes.

19-0323 Chive** : A savory herbal green, Chive imparts a healthy and restorative harmony.

17-4021 Faded Denim** : Faded Denim, a relatable and dependable blue conveys comfort and ease.

16-1359 Orange Peel** : Piquant Orange Peel introduces a tasteful tang.

18-4528 Mosaic Blue** : The teal Mosaic Blue displays an air of mystique, grace and depth of feeling.

13-0822 Sunlight** : Soft Sunlight invites happiness, pleasant cheer and a smiling presence.

14-1318 Coral Pink** : Coral Pink wraps you up in a warm and welcoming embrace.

18-1345 Cinnamon Stick** : Earthy and warm, Cinnamon Stick is sweet yet spicy.

18-3513 Grape Compote** : Grape Compote is a composite of mysterious and mellow purple shades.

About the Spring/Summer 2020 Classics:

Displaying an element of natural sophistication and versatility, this season’s core hues serve as singular color statements or as a foundation for playful color contrasts.

16-1324 Lark** : Authentic and low-key, Lark is an understated and versatile khaki.

19-3923 Navy Blazer** : Deep blue Navy Blazer is stylish and self-assured.

11—4001 Brilliant White** : Clean, crisp and pristine Brilliant White is suggestive of simplicity and modernity.

16-3802 Ash** : Solid and strong, eternally timeless Ash conveys a message of longevity.

Jax Jones “Harder” Featuring Bebe Rexha

Fresh from his latest single ‘One Touch’ with Jess Glynne, two-time BRIT Award nominated DJ/producer Jax Jones is back with yet another collaboration in the form of ‘Harder’ with pop powerhouse Bebe Rexha. Out today via Polydor/Interscope Records, stream and download ‘Harder’ here.

In typical Bebe style the lyrics on ‘Harder’ showcase her sass and sharp wit underpinned by the infectious dance and pop beats Jax is synonymous for. ‘Harder’ offers an empowering and self-assured message on how to handle love that is frank but yet fun.

Collectively both Bebe and Jax have set the charts on fire with a succession of award-winning collaborations although ‘Harder’ is the pair’s first joint record. With both boasting an impressive back catalogue of hits, the release of ‘Harder’ is all set to bring their legions of loyal fans together providing the perfect soundtrack to summer. 

Speaking of the single Jax said “Me and Camille have a great relationship and we’ve enjoyed a lot of success together – ‘All Day and Night’ and ‘Ring Ring’ – so to join forces with her and Steve Mac, who I’ve looked up to for a long time, was a great opportunity for me to try something different and flex my pop muscles. Bebe Rexha linking up with us on this record was the icing on the cake, she’s pretty iconic and is just a don. ‘All Day and Night’ was for the clubs, this one’s the daytime snack”.

Having just completed a SNACKS residency at Ibiza Rock last month, Jax Jones will be joining Zedd on his North American headlining “Orbit” tour, kicking off September 7 in Los Angeles at the LA Historic Park. See US tour dates below.

 

September 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ LA State Historic Park (Zedd in the Park)

September 13 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre (Supporting Zedd)

September 14 – Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum (Supporting Zedd)

September 17 – Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair (Supporting Zedd)

September 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (Supporting Zedd)

September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (Supporting Zedd)

September 26 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheatre (Supporting Zedd)

September 27 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center (Supporting Zedd)

September 28 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory (Supporting Zedd)

October 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy (Supporting Zedd)

October 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House (Supporting Zedd)

October 4 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem (Supporting Zedd)

October 5 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre (Supporting Zedd)

October 8 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live (Supporting Zedd)

October 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Supporting Zedd)

October 11 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee (Supporting Zedd)

October 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory (Supporting Zedd)

Full tour dates are here.

  

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RNW Garments

RNW Garments is a Los Angeles based independent street wear label founded in 2011. The brand philosophy “Since Birth” is born out of their tagline NO GUTS, NO GLORY. Hailing from South Central LA, designer Raphael Na’te Walton has organically grown RNW Garments to be a brand for people of all walks of life no matter their ancestry or background.

For all the old and young souls still chasing their glory, to those who have achieved the greatest achievements, but strive for more; RNW Garments embody the hustler spirit and serves as a symbol of that fire within all of us to chase our own glory.

RNW currently offers traditional street wear pieces such as tees, hoodies, jackets and headwear but will soon transition into cut and sew production which will allow founder Raphael Na’te Walton for the opportunity to bring the brand to new heights.

www.rnwgarment.com
@rnwgarments

ARIANA GRANDE × SWEETENER WORLD TOUR

ARIANA GRANDE KICKED OFF SWEETENER WORLD TOUR LAST NIGHT

AWARDED MULTIPLE RIAA PLATINUM CERTIFICATIONS

 
Multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar 
Ariana Grande, kicked off her Sweetener World Tour last night in Albany, NY.  The tour will continue through 2019 with stops worldwide, including a headlining Coachella performance next month. Full Sweetener World Tour schedule HERE.
                    
In addition to her previous RIAA certifications,
 Ariana has been awarded multiple new certifications commemorating her stratospheric success over the past six months.  Her awards now include a platinum certification for her 2018 album Sweetener, a platinum certification for last month’s thank u, next album, a triple-platinum certification for “no tears left to cry, and a double-platinum certification for “God is a woman

Icewear Vezzo and Big Sean “Balance”

Detroit underground icon Icewear Vezzo links up with multi- platinum superstar and fellow Motor City son Big Sean for a new single entitled “Balance.”

Get it HERE via Motown today.

Though their paths have crossed many times over the years, “Balance” marks the first proper collaboration between these two, and it represents a massive moment for their hometown. Be on the lookout for the music video’s debut very soon.

Following the success of his new project Clarity 6, Icewear Vezzo will be preparing more music for release in 2019. Stay tuned!

Icewear Vezzo’s takeover is well underway now.

CHAMPION × “100 YEARS FOR THE TEAM”

CHAMPION® ATHLETICWEAR CELEBRATES “100 YEARS FOR THE TEAM” WITH LAUNCH OF GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

Brand partners with sports legend Magic Johnson in a quest to find unique teams around the world to share their stories

Champion®, the global athleticwear icon, is celebrating a century of teamwork with the launch of its centennial anniversary campaign – “100 Years for the Team” – that will explore what it means to be a team in 2019 from the perspective of participating teams, clubs, squads and crews across the world.

From its humble Rochester, N.Y. beginnings in 1919 as Knickerbocker Knitting Mills to its position today as one of the largest and fastest growing global athleticwear brands, Champion has always been about one thing – the team. To celebrate a century of team spirit, Champion will engage with teams small and large around the world to share their passion about teamwork and what it means to them to be a team.

Throughout the year, Champion will highlight and celebrate teams through social media, a special website, exclusive product collections, events and influencer partnerships. Select teams will even be featured in a centennial celebration video.

“This significant milestone for Champion allows us to reflect on what ‘team’ and the evolution of ‘sports’ means today to consumers around the globe,” said Jon Ram, Group President, Global Activewear, Hanesbrands Inc. “Helping people come together as teams and being innovators in the industry has been an important part of our brand’s story since the very beginning. Now is the time to look ahead and celebrate how teams today have the power to change the world for the better, and how we assist in enabling them.”

The campaign will launch with a special film that features someone who has experienced the power of the team personally – the iconic basketball legend Magic Johnson. In the film, Johnson shares his reflections and insights into what truly makes a great team.

“As part of the ‘Dream Team’, I experienced first-hand the power of people coming together to achieve great things,” said Johnson. “I’m pleased to celebrate the power of teams in Champion’s 100th anniversary campaign.”

From its inception, Champion has been a part of some of the most important moments in sports and cultural history. From designing collegiate apparel to supplying military uniforms, and dressing iconic sports teams such as the gold medal-winning 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball “dream team,” Champion has proudly outfitted a broad range of teams over the past 100 years. Be it on the field, on the court or in the street, Champion has been embraced by teams around the world. Champion has also been at the forefront of innovation since its establishment with patented creations, such as the iconic Reverse Weave sweatshirt. In 2018 the Reverse Weave hoodie was permanently installed into the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

100 Years for the Team Campaign

Throughout the year, Champion will showcase a variety of modern-day teams while also looking back at key milestones in the brand’s rich history that have cemented the signature ‘C’ logo within sports and popular culture. The 100th anniversary campaign will feature a global digital and social media campaign, a limited-edition Century Collection, and partnerships with key influencers.

“The ‘100 Years for the Team’ campaign allows us to connect with teams throughout the world to really show what team means during our centennial anniversary, in addition to partnering with the legendary Magic Johnson to celebrate and explore his own authentic history of passion and team spirit,” said David Robertson, Director of Brand Marketing. “Whether you’re a sports team of four from Tokyo or a team of three hundred from Texas interacting in everyday life, Champion wants to find you and to share your story.”

Teams are encouraged to share their stories via social media using #Champion100 or through the Champion100.com website for the opportunity to receive limited-edition product, be featured in a centennial celebration video and spotlighted on Champion’s social media channels and website. Limited-edition product collections, events and influencer partnerships will be announced throughout 2019. For further information on the Champion “100 Years for the Team” campaign, please visit the website and follow the brand on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

*Photo credits – Champion

Hasselblad Masters Book

Hasselblad is a well respected photography company with Swedish roots dating back to the 1800s when photography was founded. Today, they are leaders in camera design and still handcraft their cameras in Sweden.

Every two years, the commemorative Masters book features ten world renowned photographers narrowed down from a pool of 1,700+ worthy contestants. The Masters book includes creative pictorials of each of the 10 winning photographers as they interpret the theme of 2018, innovate, working with only the best Hasselblad cameras at hand. The book includes sections that explore architecture, portraits, fashion, and more. Included below are some examples of the exclusive images from the book for you to view.

To check out more of the Hasselblad Masters Book, click here!