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Fashion, Kanye, and Memes: Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton's New Menswear Designer @balleralert Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton’s New Menswear Designer -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The founder of streetwear brand Off-White and Kanye West’s longtime creative director, Virgil Abloh, has been named Louis Vuitton’s New Menswear Designer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Abloh is the first African American artistic director, and one of the few black designers at the top of a French heritage house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The designer expressed his excitement about the new position, saying, “I feel elated. This opportunity to think through what the next chapter of design and luxury will mean at a brand that represents the pinnacle of luxury was always a goal in my wildest dreams. And to show a younger generation that there is no one way anyone in this kind of position has to look is a fantastically modern spirit in which to start.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bringing Abloh onboard is going to bring a new look and vibe to the men’s collection. “Product is only one part of the luxury narrative,” he continued. “I want to use Louis Vuitton’s history with travel to really look at different cultures around the world to help make all our humanity visible. When creativity melds together with global issues, I believe you can bring the world together. Fashion on this level can really open eyes.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Abloh has taken on a new position, he will continue to run Off-White, which he says is for his 17-year-old self. Louis Vuitton will represent who he is today at 37-years-old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection will make its debut in June for Paris Men Fashion Week. Congratulations to Virgil Abloh on your new position!
Fashion, Kanye, and Memes: Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton's
 New Menswear Designer
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Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton’s New Menswear Designer -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The founder of streetwear brand Off-White and Kanye West’s longtime creative director, Virgil Abloh, has been named Louis Vuitton’s New Menswear Designer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Abloh is the first African American artistic director, and one of the few black designers at the top of a French heritage house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The designer expressed his excitement about the new position, saying, “I feel elated. This opportunity to think through what the next chapter of design and luxury will mean at a brand that represents the pinnacle of luxury was always a goal in my wildest dreams. And to show a younger generation that there is no one way anyone in this kind of position has to look is a fantastically modern spirit in which to start.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bringing Abloh onboard is going to bring a new look and vibe to the men’s collection. “Product is only one part of the luxury narrative,” he continued. “I want to use Louis Vuitton’s history with travel to really look at different cultures around the world to help make all our humanity visible. When creativity melds together with global issues, I believe you can bring the world together. Fashion on this level can really open eyes.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Abloh has taken on a new position, he will continue to run Off-White, which he says is for his 17-year-old self. Louis Vuitton will represent who he is today at 37-years-old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection will make its debut in June for Paris Men Fashion Week. Congratulations to Virgil Abloh on your new position!

Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton’s New Menswear Designer -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The founder of streetwear brand Off-White an...

Ja Rule, Memes, and Migos: PE.RI U.S. NEWS FYRE FESTIVAL FRAUD Mar 07 | Fyre Festival founder and CEO Billy McFarland pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, facing up to ten years in prison. Fyre Festival founder and CEO, Billy McFarland, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud yesterday, and will face up to a decade in prison. McFarland admitted in a Manhattan federal court that he had defrauded investors and falsified documents as a way to provide funding for his promised luxury Fyre Festival experience. The two wire fraud charges each carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, but McFarland made a plea agreement which may allow him to face only eight to ten years, with a fine of up to $300,000. McFarland’s sentence is scheduled for June 21st. ___ McFarland and fellow festival-promoter rapper Ja Rule made Fyre Festival out to be a “luxury concert” to take place on a small island in the Bahamas. The festival was to include performances from Blink-182, Migos, and Disclosure with extravagant housing accommodations and celebrity-chef-cooked meals. However, when concertgoers started to arrive to the festival, they were met with flimsy tents and boxed lunches and told that the musical acts had been canceled. Mcfarland told the judge, Naomi Reice Buchwald, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, that he had begun organizing the festival with good intentions but had “greatly underestimated the resources” it would take to deliver the experience that was advertised. ___ Photo: Mark Lennihan | AP
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Fyre Festival founder and CEO, Billy McFarland, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud yesterday, and will face up to a decade in prison. McFarland admitted in a Manhattan federal court that he had defrauded investors and falsified documents as a way to provide funding for his promised luxury Fyre Festival experience. The two wire fraud charges each carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, but McFarland made a plea agreement which may allow him to face only eight to ten years, with a fine of up to $300,000. McFarland’s sentence is scheduled for June 21st. ___ McFarland and fellow festival-promoter rapper Ja Rule made Fyre Festival out to be a “luxury concert” to take place on a small island in the Bahamas. The festival was to include performances from Blink-182, Migos, and Disclosure with extravagant housing accommodations and celebrity-chef-cooked meals. However, when concertgoers started to arrive to the festival, they were met with flimsy tents and boxed lunches and told that the musical acts had been canceled. Mcfarland told the judge, Naomi Reice Buchwald, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, that he had begun organizing the festival with good intentions but had “greatly underestimated the resources” it would take to deliver the experience that was advertised. ___ Photo: Mark Lennihan | AP

Fyre Festival founder and CEO, Billy McFarland, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud yesterday, and will face up to a decade in prison...

Albert Einstein, America, and Blackhistory: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist said: "The separation of the races is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it." Repost @theblaquelioness - Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." . AlbertEinstein BlackHistory BlackHistoryMonth BlackBoyJoy BlackGirlMagic physics einstein science history pennsylvania
Albert Einstein, America, and Blackhistory: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at
 Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania)
 in 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist
 said: "The separation of the races is not a
 disease of colored people. It is a disease of
 white people. I do not intend to be quiet
 about it."
Repost @theblaquelioness - Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." . AlbertEinstein BlackHistory BlackHistoryMonth BlackBoyJoy BlackGirlMagic physics einstein science history pennsylvania

Repost @theblaquelioness - Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights. ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Eins...

College, Community, and Definitely: Congratulations to Luis A. Perez on being sworn in as an attorney today! Luis became the first undocumented student to graduate from UCLA School of Law! HOOLSNOTPRISO CHOOLSNOTPRISO SCHOOLSNOTPRISO SCHOOLSNOTPRIS SCHOOLSNOTPRI CHOOLSNOTPR HOOLSNOTP OLSNOT OLN COLS Rp @JustinoMora1: In 2010, Luis became the first undocumented student to graduate from UCLA School of Law (@uclalawschool) and paved the way for others to follow. Luis is a fellow Bruin, an activist and a fighter! Through his advocacy, Luis has helped thousands of young immigrants in California apply for DACA despite not being eligible to apply himself. Luis attended LA Mission College and began his activism in the early 2000s. He played an important role in the early fight for the CA Dream Act, the Federal DreamAct, DACA, and other pro-immigration legislation. Luis did not qualify for DACA because he aged out but that didn't discouraged him from continuing to fight for the immigrant community. I remember the first time I heard the story of an undocumented student studying law at @UCLA and thinking to myself "if we can learn the law, then we can definitely change the law, represent our people in court, and bring about greater change". Luis was one of the reasons why I decided to transfer to UCLA - I knew that it was the breeding ground of undocumented student leaders and organizers. Luis is an inspiration to so many of us and it was an honor to attend his swearing in ceremony! HereToStay Luis was ALSO a co-founder and the first co-chair of IDEAS at UCLA (@ucla_ideas), the first and the official immigrant youth-led organization for undocumented students at UCLA. For over a decade, IDEAS has provided a safe space for undocumented students to seek support, share their stories, and gain valuable leadership skills. cleandreamact dreamact dreamactnow NoDreamNoDeal dreamer immigration undocumentedandunafraid
College, Community, and Definitely: Congratulations to Luis A. Perez on being
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Rp @JustinoMora1: In 2010, Luis became the first undocumented student to graduate from UCLA School of Law (@uclalawschool) and paved the way for others to follow. Luis is a fellow Bruin, an activist and a fighter! Through his advocacy, Luis has helped thousands of young immigrants in California apply for DACA despite not being eligible to apply himself. Luis attended LA Mission College and began his activism in the early 2000s. He played an important role in the early fight for the CA Dream Act, the Federal DreamAct, DACA, and other pro-immigration legislation. Luis did not qualify for DACA because he aged out but that didn't discouraged him from continuing to fight for the immigrant community. I remember the first time I heard the story of an undocumented student studying law at @UCLA and thinking to myself "if we can learn the law, then we can definitely change the law, represent our people in court, and bring about greater change". Luis was one of the reasons why I decided to transfer to UCLA - I knew that it was the breeding ground of undocumented student leaders and organizers. Luis is an inspiration to so many of us and it was an honor to attend his swearing in ceremony! HereToStay Luis was ALSO a co-founder and the first co-chair of IDEAS at UCLA (@ucla_ideas), the first and the official immigrant youth-led organization for undocumented students at UCLA. For over a decade, IDEAS has provided a safe space for undocumented students to seek support, share their stories, and gain valuable leadership skills. cleandreamact dreamact dreamactnow NoDreamNoDeal dreamer immigration undocumentedandunafraid

Rp @JustinoMora1: In 2010, Luis became the first undocumented student to graduate from UCLA School of Law (@uclalawschool) and paved the way...

Community, Family, and Memes: Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca @SarahiSalamanca First I Dreamed NowI March Soon I'II RUN for office! #ffirstwem archnowwerun #DreamActNow #DREAMersAreAmericans #Why!March #Dreamers RunningForOffice 1/22/18, 5:40 PM 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾@Sara_hiEspinoza just announced she’s running too! Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca was undocumented for 22 years and had DACA for 2 1-2 of those years. She became a legal permanent resident in 2015 and has had papers for just over 2 years. In addition, she is founder and CEO of @dreamers_roadmap an app that connects undocumented students with scholarships. I’m ready to make calls and knock on doors for her! . . Read more: Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca is the Founder and CEO of DREAMers Roadmap, a mobile app platform that helps undocumented students navigate the necessary resources to access higher education. This is Sarahi’s latest project in a longer trajectory of activism within and for the undocumented community, which has placed her in the spotlight of continued conversations centered on national immigration policy. Sarahi was a Champion of Change at the White House in 2014, has received 2 House of Representatives Awards, and was recently named in Forbes 30 under 30. A former undocumented student who once had to drop out of school to support her family, Sarahi’s personal experience informs her unwavering vision: to help hundreds of thousands of Latino students eliminate the barriers to success and achieve their full potential. . . CleanDreamAct TrumpShutdown immigration Congress governmentshutdown
Community, Family, and Memes: Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca
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 NowI March
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👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾@Sara_hiEspinoza just announced she’s running too! Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca was undocumented for 22 years and had DACA for 2 1-2 of those years. She became a legal permanent resident in 2015 and has had papers for just over 2 years. In addition, she is founder and CEO of @dreamers_roadmap an app that connects undocumented students with scholarships. I’m ready to make calls and knock on doors for her! . . Read more: Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca is the Founder and CEO of DREAMers Roadmap, a mobile app platform that helps undocumented students navigate the necessary resources to access higher education. This is Sarahi’s latest project in a longer trajectory of activism within and for the undocumented community, which has placed her in the spotlight of continued conversations centered on national immigration policy. Sarahi was a Champion of Change at the White House in 2014, has received 2 House of Representatives Awards, and was recently named in Forbes 30 under 30. A former undocumented student who once had to drop out of school to support her family, Sarahi’s personal experience informs her unwavering vision: to help hundreds of thousands of Latino students eliminate the barriers to success and achieve their full potential. . . CleanDreamAct TrumpShutdown immigration Congress governmentshutdown

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾@Sara_hiEspinoza just announced she’s running too! Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca was undocumented for 22 years and had DACA for 2 1-2 of t...

Community, Lenny, and Lenny Kravitz: #BAGreekLove. Happy Founder's Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. @balleralert BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, and of course to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at the historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where they had little power or authority, due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some well known Alpha Kappa Alpha’s feature PhyliciaRashad, LorettaDevine, RoxieRoker (mother of Lenny Kravitz), MonyettaShaw, ShamariDeVoe (R&B Group Blaque), and StarJones. Honorary members include AliciaKeys, MayaAngelou, GladysKnight, CorrettaScottKing, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day!
Community, Lenny, and Lenny Kravitz:  #BAGreekLove. Happy Founder's Day
 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, and of course to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at the historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where they had little power or authority, due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some well known Alpha Kappa Alpha’s feature PhyliciaRashad, LorettaDevine, RoxieRoker (mother of Lenny Kravitz), MonyettaShaw, ShamariDeVoe (R&B Group Blaque), and StarJones. Honorary members include AliciaKeys, MayaAngelou, GladysKnight, CorrettaScottKing, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day!

BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about ...

Community, Love, and Memes: #BAGreekLove: Happy Founder's Day Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc @balleralert BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Delta Sigma Theta (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Delta Sigma Theta was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. The ladies used their strength to promote academic excellence and assistance to those in need. In March of 1913, the Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was incorporated in 1930. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some well known Delta Sigma Theta members are KeshiaKnightPulliam, MaraBrockAkil, KymWhitley, ShirleyChisholm, CicelyTyson, ArethaFranklin, NatalieCole, AngelaBassett, and so many more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day!
Community, Love, and Memes:  #BAGreekLove: Happy Founder's Day
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
 @balleralert
BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Delta Sigma Theta (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Delta Sigma Theta was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. The ladies used their strength to promote academic excellence and assistance to those in need. In March of 1913, the Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was incorporated in 1930. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some well known Delta Sigma Theta members are KeshiaKnightPulliam, MaraBrockAkil, KymWhitley, ShirleyChisholm, CicelyTyson, ArethaFranklin, NatalieCole, AngelaBassett, and so many more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day!

BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Delta Sigma Theta (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about your c...

Bad, Children, and Fabolous: Ballerific Woman: Karleen Roy, From Diddy's Assistant to Being Her Own Boss @balleralert Ballerific Woman: Karleen Roy, From Diddy’s Assistant to Being Her Own Boss- blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are BallerificWomen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is KarleenRoy, who went from being Diddy’s assistant to being her own boss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Karleen Roy is the founder of The Vanity Group, which is a luxury life’s management company that specializes in event planning, luxury concierge services and talent relations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Roy was Diddy’s Assistant for six years before realizing she was ready for the next chapter in her life. After leaving Bad Boy, former colleagues began reaching out to Roy to secure talent for red carpet events and planning events. That’s when Karleen realized that everything she was doing was a business venture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Karleen Roy has worked with many clients from Diddy, Kobe Bryant, Fabolous, and many more. Roy was able to turn something she loves into her very own business. Now that’s a Ballerific Woman!
Bad, Children, and Fabolous: Ballerific Woman: Karleen Roy, From
 Diddy's Assistant to Being Her Own
 Boss
 @balleralert
Ballerific Woman: Karleen Roy, From Diddy’s Assistant to Being Her Own Boss- blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are BallerificWomen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is KarleenRoy, who went from being Diddy’s assistant to being her own boss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Karleen Roy is the founder of The Vanity Group, which is a luxury life’s management company that specializes in event planning, luxury concierge services and talent relations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Roy was Diddy’s Assistant for six years before realizing she was ready for the next chapter in her life. After leaving Bad Boy, former colleagues began reaching out to Roy to secure talent for red carpet events and planning events. That’s when Karleen realized that everything she was doing was a business venture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Karleen Roy has worked with many clients from Diddy, Kobe Bryant, Fabolous, and many more. Roy was able to turn something she loves into her very own business. Now that’s a Ballerific Woman!

Ballerific Woman: Karleen Roy, From Diddy’s Assistant to Being Her Own Boss- blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men a...

Community, Fraternity, and Love: #BAGreekLove. Happy Founder's Day Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. @balleralert BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending a HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, and of course to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded as Kappa Alpha Nu on January 5, 1911 by Founders Elder Watson Diggs; John Milton Lee; Byron Kenneth Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra Dee Alexander; Henry Tourner Asher; Marcus Peter Blakemore; Paul Waymond Caine; Edward Giles Irvin and George Wesley Edmonds. The early vision of the Kappas was to serve as a social group dedicated to Black students on Indiana’s campus and to promote personal excellence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kappas have become known for their elaborate cane-assisted “stepping” routines and their “shimmy,” but the group prides itself for its service work beyond step show performances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day frats, and of course our faves ColinKaepernick, CedrictheEntertainer.
Community, Fraternity, and Love:  #BAGreekLove. Happy Founder's Day
 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
 @balleralert
BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending a HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, and of course to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded as Kappa Alpha Nu on January 5, 1911 by Founders Elder Watson Diggs; John Milton Lee; Byron Kenneth Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra Dee Alexander; Henry Tourner Asher; Marcus Peter Blakemore; Paul Waymond Caine; Edward Giles Irvin and George Wesley Edmonds. The early vision of the Kappas was to serve as a social group dedicated to Black students on Indiana’s campus and to promote personal excellence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kappas have become known for their elaborate cane-assisted “stepping” routines and their “shimmy,” but the group prides itself for its service work beyond step show performances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day frats, and of course our faves ColinKaepernick, CedrictheEntertainer.

BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending a HBCU to learn mor...

Beautiful, Family, and Head: Essence Acquired By Independent African- American Owned Company; All-Black, All- Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business @balleralert BEAUTIFUL < ADEITヒトWAY 10 BETTER DEERRO NATURAL RECIPES FoR T FAMILY SN SMOOTHING RESTORING TOTAL FRIZZ-FIGHTING BEAUTIFUL POWERS OL INVE RUN Made with Tahinian Nomi &Monoi oanicl ENT soothe friu And soft㎝ Licks, and neranic Sha l'utter to condition and spair damage Feacuring shampoo, d daily hair po tos, plus specially folatemts n ayotaplete straightening mem kie niee Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis who is also the founder of Shea Moisture, plans to expand the multi-platform brand’s digital businesses, as it continues to “plant its rich content” in more global markets, according to Essence Ventures’ release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ . . . [W]e are excited to be able to return this culturally relevant and historically significant platform to ownership by the people and the consumers whom it serves, and offer new opportunities for the women leading the business to also be partners in the business,” Dennis said of the Essence brand acquisition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Essence’s leadership, the brand’s president will continue to head the company, however, she will also join the board of directors and receive an equity stake in the company. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This acquisition of Essence represents the beginning of an exciting transformation of our iconic brand as it evolves to serve the needs and interests of multigenerational black women around the world in an even more elevated and comprehensive way across print, digital, e-commerce and experiential platforms,” Michelle Ebanks said. “In addition, it represents a critical recognition, centering and elevation of the black women running the business from solely a leadership position to a co-ownership position,” she continued, in reference to the brand’s executive team, which is comprised of black women.
Beautiful, Family, and Head: Essence Acquired By Independent African-
 American Owned Company; All-Black, All-
 Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake
 In The Business
 @balleralert
 BEAUTIFUL
 < ADEITヒトWAY 10
 BETTER DEERRO
 NATURAL RECIPES FoR T
 FAMILY SN
 SMOOTHING RESTORING
 TOTAL FRIZZ-FIGHTING
 BEAUTIFUL POWERS OL
 INVE
 RUN
 Made with Tahinian Nomi &Monoi oanicl
 ENT
 soothe friu And soft㎝ Licks, and neranic Sha l'utter
 to condition and spair damage
 Feacuring shampoo, d daily hair
 po tos, plus specially folatemts n
 ayotaplete straightening mem kie niee
Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis who is also the founder of Shea Moisture, plans to expand the multi-platform brand’s digital businesses, as it continues to “plant its rich content” in more global markets, according to Essence Ventures’ release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ . . . [W]e are excited to be able to return this culturally relevant and historically significant platform to ownership by the people and the consumers whom it serves, and offer new opportunities for the women leading the business to also be partners in the business,” Dennis said of the Essence brand acquisition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Essence’s leadership, the brand’s president will continue to head the company, however, she will also join the board of directors and receive an equity stake in the company. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This acquisition of Essence represents the beginning of an exciting transformation of our iconic brand as it evolves to serve the needs and interests of multigenerational black women around the world in an even more elevated and comprehensive way across print, digital, e-commerce and experiential platforms,” Michelle Ebanks said. “In addition, it represents a critical recognition, centering and elevation of the black women running the business from solely a leadership position to a co-ownership position,” she continued, in reference to the brand’s executive team, which is comprised of black women.

Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - bl...

Community, Family, and Memes: Karla, an undocumented activist & founder of UndocuTravelers, will be perhaps the last DACA recipient in history to travel abroad this Dec. She will produce a documentary about the lives of immigrants that were deported and separated from their families. Please consider donating to her campaign: bit.ly/SupportKarla ← Documenting the ex Undocumented: Returning to Mexico For: Karla Estrada Sanchez Los Angeles, CA Organizer: Karla Estrada Sanchez 250 SHARES 284 On Dec. 16th, Karla Estrada, an undocumented activist, will board a plane to Mexico to direct and produce a documentary about the lives of undocumented immigrants that were deported and impacted by family separation. She will traveling using a temporary travel permit granted under Advanced Parole. 💯🙌🏽 Karla needs our help, donate today: bit.ly-SupportKarla OR also on her BIO 👉🏾 @karla_estrada_222 This is her story, please consider donating: "This fundraiser is dedicated to documenting the story of my family's separation, their experiences with various social aspects in the United States and their struggle after returning to the Homeland. My greatest hope for this project is to educate and raise awareness of what it means to be separated from your family due to issues that could've easily been avoided if we just had an opportunity in the U.S or access to healthcare. It will also touch upon the subject of how the Mexican government is not helping deportees-returnees. On April 2017, my younger brother Voluntary Departure to Mexico, after months detained and mistreated by the Agents of Adelanto Detention Center. My parents joined him on June 2017, making me the only member of my family in the United States. I was approved for Advance Parole only a week before DACA was rescinded, and Advance Parole terminated for the recipients. I will perhaps be one of the last DACA recipients to travel with AP. I need the help of my community and allies to be successful, I am want this project to be a community effort, because this is the story of many of us and our family members. This will be a project led by undocumented youth-POC for the world." Donate: bit.ly-SupportKarla
Community, Family, and Memes: Karla, an undocumented activist & founder
 of UndocuTravelers, will be perhaps the last
 DACA recipient in history to travel abroad
 this Dec. She will produce a documentary
 about the lives of immigrants that were
 deported and separated from their families.
 Please consider donating to her campaign:
 bit.ly/SupportKarla ←
 Documenting the ex
 Undocumented: Returning
 to Mexico
 For: Karla Estrada Sanchez
 Los Angeles, CA
 Organizer: Karla Estrada Sanchez
 250
 SHARES
 284
On Dec. 16th, Karla Estrada, an undocumented activist, will board a plane to Mexico to direct and produce a documentary about the lives of undocumented immigrants that were deported and impacted by family separation. She will traveling using a temporary travel permit granted under Advanced Parole. 💯🙌🏽 Karla needs our help, donate today: bit.ly-SupportKarla OR also on her BIO 👉🏾 @karla_estrada_222 This is her story, please consider donating: "This fundraiser is dedicated to documenting the story of my family's separation, their experiences with various social aspects in the United States and their struggle after returning to the Homeland. My greatest hope for this project is to educate and raise awareness of what it means to be separated from your family due to issues that could've easily been avoided if we just had an opportunity in the U.S or access to healthcare. It will also touch upon the subject of how the Mexican government is not helping deportees-returnees. On April 2017, my younger brother Voluntary Departure to Mexico, after months detained and mistreated by the Agents of Adelanto Detention Center. My parents joined him on June 2017, making me the only member of my family in the United States. I was approved for Advance Parole only a week before DACA was rescinded, and Advance Parole terminated for the recipients. I will perhaps be one of the last DACA recipients to travel with AP. I need the help of my community and allies to be successful, I am want this project to be a community effort, because this is the story of many of us and our family members. This will be a project led by undocumented youth-POC for the world." Donate: bit.ly-SupportKarla

On Dec. 16th, Karla Estrada, an undocumented activist, will board a plane to Mexico to direct and produce a documentary about the lives of u...