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Fly :: Rachel Stewart in Jet Magazine
One of my favorite jewelry designers, Rachel Stewart, is featured in the April 2, 2012 issue of Jet Magazine! 
The Fly necklace featured in the picture is a Christmas gift from my hubby! :)
More here.

Fly :: Rachel Stewart in Jet Magazine

One of my favorite jewelry designers, Rachel Stewart, is featured in the April 2, 2012 issue of Jet Magazine

The Fly necklace featured in the picture is a Christmas gift from my hubby! :)

More here.

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2012 Stellar Award Weekend

I didn’t plan on attending any of the Stellar Award award weekend festivities, January 12-15. At all. There is so much hidden behind my face in these pictures…

…my mother unexpectedly passed away on January 2.

No one wanted success for me more, she was my biggest cheerleader. When I created The Queen’s Castle, she was so happy for me, and proud of me. The first person to subscribe. Big smile. All my life she’s been there, she was my Mommy… 

I KNOW it was God that helped me make it through. I convinced myself to do it in her honor, in respect of her awesome memory. Through tremendous grief, I kept telling myself, ‘If she were here…’ I miss her more than words can explain. I’m only able to keep going because I know she is with me. Everywhere. Always.

I’m really missing her today. I have an event tonight. She’s so strong on my mind and in my heart, forever. Proudly loving You Mommy, Leslie Walker, Rest in Eternal Love Always! <3

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Modelland by Tyra Banks
I remember when Tyra finished writing Modelland. 

Her smile beamed from ear to ear when she was done. 
If there was a photo of &#8216;fulfilled joy,&#8217; it&#8217;s likely that picture would accompany the definition. I&#8217;m sure I mirrored her smile a few times last year:
When I quit my job to focus on TheQueensCastle.net full-time
When I successfully moved the website from Tumblr to WordPress
When I completed my MBA in October
When I interviewed people whose work I&#8217;ve admired for years, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Golden Brooks and Bill Duke to name a few&#8230;
and when the autographed copy of Modelland arrived at my home.
Because of the respect I have for Tyra&#8217;s hustle, for me it served as another confirmation that ALL of the awesome life experiences I was honored to have and worked for in 2011, are filled with even more promise in 2012.
I&#8217;m in expecation of great things during the coming year! I hope you are too&#8230;

Modelland by Tyra Banks

I remember when Tyra finished writing Modelland

Tyra

Her smile beamed from ear to ear when she was done. 

If there was a photo of ‘fulfilled joy,’ it’s likely that picture would accompany the definition. I’m sure I mirrored her smile a few times last year:

  • When I quit my job to focus on TheQueensCastle.net full-time
  • When I successfully moved the website from Tumblr to WordPress
  • When I completed my MBA in October
  • When I interviewed people whose work I’ve admired for years, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Golden Brooks and Bill Duke to name a few…
  • and when the autographed copy of Modelland arrived at my home.

Because of the respect I have for Tyra’s hustle, for me it served as another confirmation that ALL of the awesome life experiences I was honored to have and worked for in 2011, are filled with even more promise in 2012.

I’m in expecation of great things during the coming year! I hope you are too…

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The Reason I Don&#8217;t Accept Random FourSquare Requests

The Reason I Don’t Accept Random FourSquare Requests

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Lance Gross!!

Me at the NAACP Image awards a couple years back…I stopped wearing earrings in my ears

I met him once a couple of years ago. He didn&#8217;t have on earrings. LOL!! Our picture didn&#8217;t come out great, but he was a wonderful gentleman, it was his birthday&#8230;  

&#8230;I want to interview him. I will one day (soon). #ReleasesThatIntoTheUniverse :)

Lance Gross!!

Me at the NAACP Image awards a couple years back…I stopped wearing earrings in my ears

I met him once a couple of years ago. He didn’t have on earrings. LOL!! Our picture didn’t come out great, but he was a wonderful gentleman, it was his birthday…  

:)

…I want to interview him. I will one day (soon). #ReleasesThatIntoTheUniverse :)


Last Night&#8217;s 2012 Stellar Award Nominations&#8230;
&#8230;were held in Nashville, Tennessee at NorthStar Studios. It was a really good show, it aired live on GMC! Did you watch?
Pictured left to right, Isaac Carree, Y&#8217;anna Crawley, Me and James Fortune. 
Great night, more here.

Last Night’s 2012 Stellar Award Nominations…

…were held in Nashville, Tennessee at NorthStar Studios. It was a really good show, it aired live on GMC! Did you watch?

Pictured left to right, Isaac Carree, Y’anna Crawley, Me and James Fortune. 

Great night, more here.

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@BlackQueen1010 Interviews Golden Brooks for The @Queens_Castle!
Watch our interview in its entirety, here.

@BlackQueen1010 Interviews Golden Brooks for The @Queens_Castle!

Watch our interview in its entirety, here.

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HMNY's Gabrielle Dennis and Caryn Ward IBFF :: Opening Night IBFF :: Day Three The Perfect Gift's Golden Brooks

The @Queens_Castle’s International Black Film Festival of Nashville Adventures!

The 5th annual International Black Film Festival of Nashville has been an absolute treat! 

…a few photos of my adventures, thus far! Tonight, the WORLD PREMIERE of Alvin Moore’s The Perfect Gift and Bill Duke’s Dark Girls!


Dr. Maya Angelou’s Rainbow

On Monday night, Maya Angelou taught me where rainbows come from, she says that “When it looked like the sun wasn’t going to shine anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds…”

It was an honor to hear her wisdom in person, “Let gratitude precede you…” She’s witty and brilliant, challenging the sold out crowd of more than 4,500 at Belmont University to be a rainbow in someone else’s life…

…I walked away from the event convinced of one thing — Maya Angelou is a national treasure.

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