ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’S DASCHA POLANCO HONORED WITH HER OWN DAY IN NEW YORK CITY

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One time for the Curvy Chicks! It has been one hell of a week in Chunky Chickz World but I’m glad we can end the week on a good note!

Dascha Polanco of #OITNB fame was honored with her very own day in New York City on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Aug. 8th has officially been declared “Dascha Polanco Day.” On Tuesday Mayor Bill de Blasio honored the actress during Dominican Heritage Night, he presented her with a proclamation dedicated to her philanthropic impact on the Dominican community, her groundbreaking career as a Hollywood star, and for opening a theater program with The Dream Project in her native Dominican Republic.

Dascha took to Instagram to share her excitement, with a video clip from the ceremony and a caption that read.

“Today was an honor to have the Mayor of NYC & the First Lady celebrate my culture. It was a moment to embrace, they honored me today with a proclamation that today 8/8/2017 is DASCHA POLANCO DAY in the City of NY. I’m proud to be a Dominican raised in Brooklyn. #selflovery #ismellgood

 

That is MAJOR! Congrats!!!

– Empress ❤

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THAT’S MY SONG! CHILDISH GAMBINO’S “REDBONE” GOES DOUBLE PLATINUM

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Dedicated to my Honey Bun ❤

Back to the topic at hand. I tend to get off topic every now and then… Can we say swoon?! Cause that’s exactly what this song does for me. The single from Childish Gambino’s  Awaken My Love! project has reached double-platinum status.

Well Alright Donald Glover! I’ve been a fan since before you released 3005 a.k.a. another banger! RIAA released the announcements for platinum and gold acts. In addition to the single’s success, the album also reached gold status by selling over 500,000 copies.

Glover is also nominated for an Emmy for Best Comedy  & Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his series Atlanta (which I love) see I told you I was a fan. He also received nominations in the category “Best Writing for a Comedy Series” for Donald and his brother Stephen for the episodes “B.A.N.,” (Donald) and “Streets on Lock” (Stephen).

The brother is winning! Kudos to him, and please don’t retire from music the game needs you!

– Empress ❤

LOVED IT! #STEPTHEMOVIE A MUST SEE!

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So,  yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the premiere of a very special movie. Directed by Amanda Lipitz, the movie, featuring Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre, and Paula Dofat is more like a documentary which documents the senior year of a girls’ high school step team in inner-city Baltimore, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest.

The cast was present at the premiere and there was a question and answer session. This is all apart of the American Black Film festival which is being held in Miami June 14 – June 18.

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Okay, back to the movie! I must say I left the the Miami Beach Cinematheque inspired, the movie takes you through a gamut of emotions and honestly I saw myself in each of the girls. I could even relate to the each of the Mother’s struggles. I am a single Mother raising children and I’ve been in situations that mirror the women in this movies lives so much so that I left the theater feeling inspired to keep going.

Some how this movie spoke to me and let me know that my struggles as a Woman, Mother, Friend, Daughter & Companion were not just exclusively my own but that we all struggle and though we may struggle our situations are not impossible to overcome.

Go see this movie! STEP will be in theaters August 4, 2017

Check out the trailer…

 

– Empress ❤

A NEW THING…

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God is soo good!

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19

It’s been a while since I’ve actually had the desire to blog. But, here I am with so many updates for you all.

Chunky Chickz Radio Show is back! The movement is in motion with a brand new look & I couldn’t be more satisfied with the direction that things are moving in.

The REAL is BACK! & this time we intend to make a statement in this industry like only a Chunky Chick can.

If you’ve been rocking with us for years… Thank You! We have so many great things in store for you all so Stay Tuned. Be sure to tune into Chunky Chickz Radio Each and Every Sunday at 8:30 pm on www.sndsradio.com

Also we have a Chunky Chickz Can Dance too, Dance class that is COMING SOON so look out for that!

I’ll also be bringing back Miami Renaissance a networking a event for local artist as well.

Again thank you for rocking with us even through my hiatus.

The Best Is Yet to Come!

 

  • Empress ❤