The Cast of FX’s Snowfall Host Screening at Regal South Beach on July 28, 2017

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Have you been watching this show?! Well, If you haven’t you need to start!

I attended the screening for FX’s Snowfall that was hosted by the cast a few weeks ago at the Regal Cinema theater on South Beach. Saw a few familiar faces of Miami’s taste maker’s, power players and obviously the cast of Snowfall. Shout out to my girl Elora Mason for the plug!

The heart of Snowfall, John Singleton’s new FX series about the origins of the crack epidemic, is Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), a smart, kindhearted teenager who takes care of his mother, keeps the neighborhood kids in line, works nights in a bodega, and sells weed on the side for his uncle Jerome (Amin Joseph). One day, a white friend from his fancy high school in the Valley recruits Franklin to procure more cocaine for his pool party. “You afraid to go get it, so send a black guy, right?” Franklin says, quizzically. “I’ll be the black guy. Shit, I’m always the black guy.” Which is how he finds himself in the house of a comical Israeli cocaine dealer (Andrew Howard) who only sells in bulk. And senses an opportunity.

Snowfall is full of moments like this—scenes and interludes that attempt to put the complex racial and geopolitical dynamics of the 1980s drug trade in context. Franklin is just one of a revolving cast of characters who see the growing enthusiasm for cocaine in the U.S. as a way to further their own ambitions, while staying willfully blind to the consequences. There’s Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a disgraced CIA agent who gets involved in an off-the-books operation with Nicaraguan Contras to try and resurrect his career. And Lucia (Emily Rios), the niece of a drug lord who stages a robbery to fund her own business. In its sprawling consideration of the many different players who kickstarted an epidemic, Snowfall ticks all the boxes of a prestige drug drama. But its characters often feel like ciphers, generic stand-ins for the various factions implicated in cocaine’s rise. Singleton can’t quite get to the core of why these sympathetic and intelligent people would be so willing to risk everything for a business whose ugliest elements seem to horrify them.

I got a chance to interview a few of the cast members on the red carpet check it out!

 

– Empress ❤

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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 ❤

CHUNKY CHICKZ RADIO SHOW LAUNCH @ MR. KREAM IN WYNWOOD

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The REAL is Baaaaaack!!!

Its been a hot minute since the Chunky Chickz Radio Show has been on air, lol but we are back! You can tune in to the Chunky Chickz Radio Show each and every Sunday at 8:30 pm on www.sndsradio.com.

We thought it would be a great idea to host our official Radio Show Launch party at Mr. Kream which is owned by Miami’s very own DJ Affect. DJ Affect basically was the mastermind behind Chunky Chickz Radio. Many years ago, he found our flyer on the street on South Beach,  gave us a call and that is where Chunky Chickz Radio got its start. Back then, DJ Affect owned an online radio station called w305.com which was a pretty big deal back then.

In addition to celebrating the return of Chunky Chickz Radio, DJ Affect named an ice cream flavor after us! #ChunkyChickzTwix Yes, you can stop by Mr. Kream any time and get a taste of The Chunky Chickz… It’s soo good!

We had a few notable guests stop by to Congratulate us on our return, as well as a special live interview with Miami Tip ( word on the curb is that she will be featured in the inaugural season of Love & Hip Hop Miami… but you didn’t hear that from me) Shhh!

We are so happy to be back on air! If you’ve been rocking with us from the beginning… Thank You. If you’re just getting familiar… Just be prepared to be entertained!

Here’s a few pics & vids from the event!

 

 

 

-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 ❤